Steve Kimock, Jason Hann, Zach Deputy, & Members of Railroad Earth Join Everyone Orchestra IN DC [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Matt Butler and his Everyone Orchestra hit Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC on Friday night with a glorious lineup of musical companions. With Steve Kimock, Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Zach Deputy, along with Railroad Earth’s bassist Andrew Altman and violinist Tim Carbone, and Mike Quinn on deck, the jams were plenty.Photographer Mark Raker was on site to capture the fun, as seen in the gallery below:last_img

David Byrne Announces 15th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of 1994 ‘Grown Backwards’ Solo LP

first_imgDavid Byrne has announced the forthcoming reissue of his 2004 solo LP, Grown Backwards. The studio album, which was initially released on March 16th, 2004, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this spring when it arrives on vinyl for the first time via Nonesuch Records on March 15th. The album was Byrne’s last full-length solo project until American Utopia arrived in March of last year.The forthcoming reissue will include all 15 tracks originally featured on the album in addition to six new bonus recordings including a duet alongside Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso on a song titled, “Dreamworld”. The reissue will come in the form of a double LP pressed on 140g vinyl and will arrive in metallic sleeve packaging.According to a statement shared by Nonesuch, Bryne worked from the “top down” when initially developing the foundations of the songs which would end up on Grown Backwards. He began the process by humming melodies into a micro-cassette recorder and later unscrambling those raw musical ideas to develop what would ultimately end up as songs. That strategy marked a significant change from Byrne’s usual songwriting process. The album was recorded at Kampo Studios in New York City, where Byrne co-produced the project alongside Patrick Dillett.Related: David Byrne Reflects On Recent Trip To India’s Chennai Music Festival In New Blog Post Like many of Byrne’s projects, the recordings on Grown Backwards featured an enormous mix of instruments used in the tracking process. Clarinets, nylon-string guitars, euphoniums, prepared pianos, theremins, and even a vacuum cleaner were all used as instrumentation throughout the recording of the album.Byrne has kept a pretty low profile so far in 2019 after spending much of last year performing across the country in promotion of his Grammy-nominated American Utopia LP. The recorded performances captured throughout Byrne’s lengthy 2018 tour even resulted in a new live EP, titled, The Best Live Show Of All Time. Fans can click here to pre-order the forthcoming reissue, which costs a manageable $23 with a free digital download thrown in as well.last_img read more

Irish pension fund liabilities rise 15%, offsetting 9% asset growth

first_imgPension funds in Ireland saw their assets rise by 9% on average in the first half of this year on the back of bond price rises, but liability values rose by around 15%, according to consultancy Mercer. Sean O’Donovan, head of DB risk at the firm, said: “Global equities saw strong growth over the period.  “The majority of outperformance can also be attributed to falls in bond yields, which have seen fixed income assets increase in value by more than 10%.”However, the same market dynamic expanded pension fund liabilities. Because falls in government bond yields were echoed by corporate bonds – which companies refer to when valuing pension liabilities – pension fund liabilities rose by around 15% in the six months to the end of June, Mercer said.It said this had more than offset the gains made on scheme assets, with accounting deficits climbing to €7.6bn from €5.4bn.In 2013, deficits narrowed by €1.8bn.Mercer said employers and trustees wanted to capitalise on the big recovery in equity markets, but the problem was where to invest these assets, with bond yields now at historic lows.“More and more clients are looking for a half-way house between equities and long-dated bonds to capture equity gains until such time as bond yields hopefully increase”, O’Donovan said.last_img read more

Despite loss, goalkeeper Bono gives Syracuse a force in net against Georgetown’s aggressive offense

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — Alex Bono leaned over to fix the socks that had rolled up after another sliding save. But the freshman goalkeeper noticed that Georgetown had regained possession and was on the attack again, and that meant he would have to wait to brush the dirt off his shin guards.Bono was too preoccupied with the vaunted Georgetown attack to fix his socks or try to relax during Syracuse’s third-round NCAA tournament game. But even in a losing effort, he saved his best performance for his last game, saving eight shots and playing like the program centerpiece that head coach Ian McIntyre hoped he’d become.“Alex kept us in it tonight,” McIntyre said after the game. “He was brilliant tonight, and without him on our side it would’ve been tough to keep it that close.”McIntyre was right. The game had every making of a one-sided affair, with the third-seeded Hoyas holding the ball away from Syracuse and driving on goal again and again.Georgetown took 16 shots in the first 90 minutes. It shot five more times over the two following 10-minute overtime periods. And after that, Georgetown tested Bono four more times during the penalty-kick stage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBono didn’t save any of Georgetown’s four penalty kicks. He did, however, disrupt enough Hoya scoring opportunities to ensure that his team would even reach that stage.The Baldwinsville native started his strong performance early on. Thirteen minutes into the first half, a Georgetown corner kick taken by Steve Neumann curved from left to right and headed right to a pack of waiting Hoya players.But Bono ended that threat quickly. He boxed out two attacking players, leapt over another and snatched the ball at its highest point before landing squarely on his two feet.“Not a lot of other goalkeepers can do something like that,” said defender Nick Bibbs, who patted Bono on the back after he punted the ball away. “Sometimes you wonder how he can get so tall.”Bono would take charge of the SU defense again minutes later. On a free kick granted to Georgetown, he directed a wall of defenders to shield the goal from a striking Andy Reimer. The ball deflected off Bibbs and rolled back to Reimer, who played it back into the box and into another swarm of Hoya attackers.This time, Bono punched the ball away with two clenched fists, redirecting the kick out to midfielder Nick Perea and jumpstarting the SU counterattack.But no other save was more impressive than the one Bono notched with 10 minutes left. Brandon Allen gained position at the top of Syracuse’s 18-yard box, split two defenders, and launched a shot to the near post.Bono prevented a surefire goal when he dove right, jamming one arm against the post in order to block the shot with the other.He relinquished his first goal five minutes later. But after Jordan Murrell watched Bono deny one of the NCAA’s top teams over and over again, he couldn’t help but think about the future of his program — one that features an even better Bono than the one on display during Syracuse’s season finale.“It’s tough to lose, but this season opened up so many possibilities for us,” Murrell said. “It starts with the goalkeeper, and it just trickles down. It’s tough not to smile when you think about what he can eventually be for us.” Comments Published on November 25, 2012 at 11:36 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweets Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jagdeo blasts Govt over new tolls for Linden roads

first_imgDo not be surprised if traffic into the mining town decreases and the cost of transportation increases, alongOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeowith the cost of living within Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and its surrounding environs, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo indicated.In light of these added expenses to the general public, he noted that these outcomes are inevitable and will only result in the continued hardship of the ordinary man to sustain a livelihood.During a news conference on Wednesday at the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Headquarters Freedom House, Jagdeo strongly criticised the Government for imposing yet another burdensome fee as he struggled to comprehend the rationale of Government’s decision.“This will bring hardships to the people of Linden, why would you want to do something like that. People will minimise passing through there… it would mean probably higher fares, it would mean more increase in cost of living because goods that they take over will cost more. Why would you want to do that now,” he pondered.Jagdeo remarked that this is yet another of the many counterproductive policies of the Government which only resulted in additional suffering for the Guyanese public.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has approved the payment of 18 different categories of tolls to be paid to the Linden Town Council (LTC) for the use of its roads.The resolution was approved by Minister Bulkan last Thursday and the information has since been officially gazetted.The by-laws introduced by Minister Bulkan not only impose the need for the payment of the tolls, but creates offences should this new regime be breached.According to the by-laws, “Every vehicle specified in the schedule shall stop at a paying point at the toll station and the owner or person in charge of the vehicle shall pay in the full corresponding toll for the vehicle to the toll collector in local currency.”Under the newly approved by-laws, the Council, subject to the approval of the Minister, will be able to amend the schedule to add or remove categories of vehicles to be included.The tolls to be charged under the by-laws will not exclude persons living in Linden, though there is accommodation.According to the gazetted by-laws, the affected vehicles that are registered in the name of a person living in Linden shall pay a toll determined by the Council twice a year in January and July.Vehicles which had been identified to attract a toll, but are transporting essential supplies for the Government, shall be exempted by the Council from the payment of each toll upon notification and certification by the Regional Democratic Council of the vehicle to the Council.Meanwhile, offences for the refusal of the payment of tolls have been created under the by-laws for breach of the payment of tolls and also makes provision for the detention of the vehicle of a delinquent road user.According to the by-laws, in addition to the penalties imposed for refusing to pay, “the toll collector, in the event that a toll demanded is not honoured, may impound the vehicle and release the vehicle after the sum has been paid in full.”Additionally, the toll collector or the designated officer may release information to the Council or Town Constabulary on any vehicle in respect of number plate, colour, make, type or model, or in respect of any person passing through the toll station and the information shall be confidential, according to the by-laws.Reports indicate that the municipality will cash in on approximately $3 million monthly from the payment of these tolls.last_img read more