Trey Anastasio Gives Update On New Music, Says He’s Open For More Grateful Dead Gigs

first_imgAfter a brief teaser the other day, Rolling Stone has shared a major interview with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio covering a number of threads in his ongoing career. The main focal point of the interview was the band’s current level of cohesion and their new music, for which Anastasio gives a major update on the new album.When asked about the progress of the album, Anastasio cited an interview with Jon Fishman where the drummer said the album was mostly done and that none of the new songs recently debuted would be on it.It’s not as far along as Jon Fishman would like to think! We were laughing really hard. He actually got a little ripping about that. Because he came in and played drums on a few songs and then left to go on Bernie tour. And then we saw this interview: It said, “The Phish record is done!” We were all laughing at his, um, perspective. But it’s not done. It sounds really great to me. We’re really happy. The band’s firing on all cylinders right now, so this is the perfect time to go into the studio. We’ll see, but it’s been pretty joyous. We’re kind of all over the place, flying down to Nashville to work, and then I’ve been doing a lot of work on overdubs at Avatar, which is in Manhattan, and then we go to Burlington, and worked at the barn, and we’re even working at Page’s house and Mike’s house a little bit. As for the songs themselves, Anastasio is confident they’ll be ready for the road.I do think we’ll be playing them this summer! Actually, contrary to what Fish was saying, a couple of the songs we busted out last year have been tracked for the album. I’m not entirely sure what’ll be on there, but I think in the interview he said there weren’t any. That’s not true. Another reason why we were laughing.Anastasio also talks about the band feeling more like a collective unit than in years past.There’s a feeling of unity that is pervasive on tour. When I think about last summer and then in Mexico, and the amount of time that we spent together, and where everybody is in their lives right now, it’s pretty magical. And I think that’s why it was really important for us to go right into the studio. Everybody’s bringing songs to the table. Page brought some great songs, Mike brought some great songs, Fish brought some great songs. I’ve got a lot of new songs. And everybody’s just diving in, in a unified way. And we can’t wait to get back on the road. It’s going to be a good summer.He also spoke at length about the band’s drive to play mostly original music, and even touched on the absence of “Fluffhead” for those fans keeping score at home (aka everyone).Yeah, first of all because we love to. We’ve always had a lot of fun playing covers, and I’m sure we will continue to. But what was starting to happen was after 2013, 2014, 2015, I would get home and kind of think to myself, “Man, we played, like, ‘Guelah Papyrus’ once in the last two years.” And I like that song. I’m a big “Guelah Papyrus” fan. It’s one of my faves. Last year we got home, and and we didn’t play “Fluffhead” the whole summer. And that wasn’t a conscious thing. We have a lot of good songs, and we have more in the repertoire all the time. But I’m sure this summer we’re going to do at least six or seven more [new songs], because we’ve been making an album. So we’re probably going to want to play them. So the original songs have sort of moved to the front burner. The interview then touched upon Anastasio’s role in the Fare Thee Well celebration for 50 years of the Grateful Dead. The band had mentioned there was “unfinished business,” and RS asked if Anastasio would be willing to do more shows with them.I’m open all the time. It was definitely a little gigus interruptus [laughs]. There’s a lot of practicing for a short run, but I don’t know. I had such a good time playing with Bob and hanging out with Bob. I spent a week out at his beach house before the Fare Thee Well tour; the two of us just played. We sat on two little stools in his living room and just played and talked and it was fantastic. He’s such a good guy, and really fun. And I got to go to Phil’s and spend time with him and his family before the shows. Billy came to New York and played drums with me. So, I mean, I love those guys, and I’m always open. I’m grateful for the opportunity.The Phish guitarist wraps up the interview by talking about his method for reviewing each show and how often the band members are in communication. You can find the full interview here.last_img read more

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This Week’s Picks! Tupac, a Wicked Tunnel of Love & More

first_img Get Fresh Air with Shakespeare Beginning June 3 at the Delacorte Theater Shakespeare in the Park is the NYC theatergoer’s ice cream truck: The start of summer’s good times—without the calories or sticky fingers. The cherished tradition begins with The Merchant of Venice alums Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe trading verbal blows in Much Ado About Nothing. Bonus: three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs the talented pair. Super bonus: the show is, as always, free! Eat Popcorn with Miss Daisy June 4 through June 10, check listings With unsupervised kids hopped up on soda and freedom, movie theaters can get scary. And those clip-on ties the ushers wear? Ugh. But tonight is different! The Australian stage production of Driving Miss Daisy starring stage and screen greats James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury opens in more than 500 theaters in the U.S and Canada. Two legends in a Pulitzer-winning classic? Get to the googolplex early, buy some Milk Duds, and bring tissues. Click for tickets! Fall in Love with Justin Guarini June 2 at 54 Below We can’t talk about our love lives without sobbing and reaching for the ice cream…but not Justin Guarini! In Lovesick, he willingly dishes on “all the horrifying places love has taken him”—American Idol hotel rooms?—alongside a seven-piece band and two back-up singers. Expect to hear heartfelt, funny tales from the Broadway star (Wicked, Romeo and Juliet) and songs ranging from Burt Bacharach to Beck. Click for tickets! Sing Along with Idina Menzel In stores June 3 Let’s be honest. As much as you love Frozen, you’re getting a little bored of singing “Let it Go” into your hairbrush every morning. Well, here’s your chance to update your Idina Menzel repertoire! The cast album for If/Then—the lyrical and lovely musical starring Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and LaChanze— hits stores. Warning: Don’t actually sing like Menzel without professional supervision. Trust us on this. Holler For Tupac on Broadway Beginning June 2 at the Palace Theatre It’s finally happening: Tupac Shakur is getting the Broadway treatment. Holler if Ya Hear Me, which begins previews this week, uses the rap god’s poetic lyrics to tell a fictional story about two friends facing challenges in the inner city. Two rumors to squash: First, this musical is not about Shakur. Second, he’s not recording a posthumous album with Biggie Smalls and Amelia Earhart. That project wrapped up years ago. Click for tickets! Boy, the couch looks comfortable, doesn’t it? And the A.C.! That frosty temptress is purring like Eartha Kitt. But whatever you do, don’t succumb. There are too many fun things to do this week, such as the return of Shakespeare in the Park, the debut of a Tupac Shakur musical, and a movie event featuring two stage legends. It’s all part of this week’s must-see list! View Commentslast_img read more

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HSAs: The medical IRA

first_imgWhen I travel around the country and speak with organizations about health savings accounts (HSAs), there is a fairly clear divide between those that see the longer-term value and those that see HSAs simply as a spending account with little value to consumers and no opportunity to cross-sell. It is the latter viewpoint that requires a respectful challenge.Let’s start with some basic assumptions.Not everyone is eligible for an HSA. When someone critiques an HSA, one of the first arguments is that it does not work for everyone. It is true that those who are receiving medical assistance or other forms of subsidized care will not likely benefit from an HSA, as they do not have money to set aside for medical expenses. But if someone is HSA-eligible and pays any level of federal income tax, that person is a strong candidate to benefit from using an HSA as a long-term savings tool.Individuals automatically get an HSA when their employer offers a qualifying high deductible health plan (HDHP). Unfortunately, recent surveys show that is not true. The surveys reflect that roughly 50 percent of employers (most of which have 200 or more employees) offer a paired HSA with the HDHP. Further, the data reflects that for those employers that do offer the HSA through payroll deduction, only half of the employees take advantage of it. This means that for employees who purchase an HDHP through their employer, only one out of four actually contribute. That leaves 75 percent of employees in this category plus those who purchase individual plans on the exchanges to understand HSA benefits on their own—and then find a financial organization that offers HSAs. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Tips to create a more secure password

first_imgThink about the passwords you have set for the dozens of work and personal accounts you access every day. Unfortunately, passwords are a pain to create, reset, and maintain. And, without robust logins, you could be a fraudster’s access inside.Password security is critical to protecting the confidential data of your credit union co-workers and members. By understanding common password mistakes, you can help minimize the potential for a hacker to attack your systems and platforms.Consider these four tips:Keep your passwords private. Though it may seem harmless to share your password with a friend or family member, do not do it. Keep your passwords private to ensure the highest level of security. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Rocky Point Man’s Death at Bar Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man at a bar in his hometown of Rocky Point over the weekend, authorities said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance at Rocky Point Ale House on Broadway, where they found Michael Murphy suffering from a medical emergency at 10 p.m. Saturday, police said.The man was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he was pronounced dead an hour and a half later.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

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All the Times Leonardo DiCaprio Has Tried Hiding in Plain Sight: Pics

first_img“I really didn’t understand what fame was and I didn’t understand what being in a giant hit was, and I didn’t understand what a giant hit Titanic was compared to other giant hits,” he said at the time. “There was no rule book. There was nobody to navigate me through the experience of being watched all the time and nobody to tell me how to be normal when everybody is acting and looking at me differently.”The Django Unchained actor added, “Look, if you’re not careful about it, it can develop into a social anxiety. It’s like, what’s going to happen, what photographer is going to jump out where, what kind of thing am I being set up for? You try to talk yourself out of it, but you’re never used to it.”Since 2017, the Aviator star has been dating actress Camila Morrone. An insider told Us Weekly in 2018 that the duo are “very in love and serious” and that the couple have “talked about getting engaged.”- Advertisement – The Revenant actor has utilized very unique methods to hide from the paparazzi while in public through the years. When he attended a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2019, he opted to wear black sunglasses beneath a blue Los Angeles Dodgers hat while indoors. A decade earlier, the acclaimed actor ducked down in a London taxicab while covering most of his face with a black hoodie.DiCaprio has not shied away from sharing the downsides of fame. In an Esquire profile in 2016, the Wolf of Wall Street star opened up about gaining recognition early in his career.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Scroll through the photos below to see all of the times DiCaprio tried to hide in plain sight — and failed miserably. It can’t be easy being one of the most famous faces on the planet. Leonardo DiCaprio’s A-list status has naturally caused him to want to keep to himself — but he’s not always successful.Someone of DiCaprio’s prestige, a sought-after movie star with seven Academy Award nominations and one win under his belt, is understandably a person of public interest. His romantic relationships, friendships and beyond have garnered an abundance of headlines, but he’s less than interested in having his entire life up for public display.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Why William Saliba is back at Arsenal’s training ground

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 5:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link640Shares Why William Saliba is back at Arsenal’s training ground William Saliba has been troubled by a groin injury and hasn’t played this season (Picture: Getty)William Saliba has returned to Arsenal’s London Colney training complex to continue his rehabilitation from a groin injury.Arsenal signed the highly-rated 18-year-old for £27million earlier this summer, beating Tottenham to his services but were forced to loan him back to Saint-Etienne as part of the dealThe teenager has been troubled by a groin injury since the end of last season and underwent surgery in August, a procedure that was signed off by Arsenal.‘Saliba had an operation earlier this week. We will take our time with his return,’ said Saint-Etienne coach Ghislain Printant last month.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27million from Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Saliba returned to north London on Friday for the first time since confirmation of his move and did some light ball work, training away from the rest of the first team squad and wearing the No.17 squad number vacated by Alex Iwobi following his transfer to Everton.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal travel to Watford, meanwhile, on Sunday looking to extend a promising start to the new season which has seen them take seven points from 12 available.‘I think we can improve in all situations: offensively and defensively,’ said head coach Unai Emery.‘Really, we have players and we have more options in the next weeks, and I am optimistic that we can work and we can have players to improve in all things, defence and attack.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

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France’s FRR addresses Brexit concerns in manager search

first_imgAnne-Marie Jourdan, chief legal officer and head of public relations at FRR, told IPE that the fund wanted to avoid penalising UK-based managers and potentially deprive itself of high-quality investment management. Many managers of small-cap strategies in particular were small, specialised UK-authorised firms without any branches or subsidiaries elsewhere in the EU, she said.FRR said it wanted UK-based managers to present an “alternative candidate” registered in the EU or EEA to take on the mandate in the event of UK firms losing their European passporting ability.The alternative manager could then outsource the investment management function to the UK-based firm.“We wanted to allow them to apply as a UK-based candidate,” said Jourdan. “It might not be a perfect solution and we hope there’ll be a soft Brexit, but we preferred to be prepared for a hard Brexit.”Some larger asset managers have increased their presence in the major EU fund domiciles of Ireland and Luxembourg, including Royal London, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Jupiter and M&G.Last month, Irish investment experts said managers realistically had until July to apply for authorisation to operate in Dublin. France’s €36bn pension reserve fund has taken steps to remove Brexit-related uncertainty from having an adverse effect on a newly launched investment manager search.The tender is for two small cap equity mandates totalling up to €1.7bn, one for domestic small cap companies (€600m) and the other for European small cap companies (€1.1bn).Managers outside France bidding for the mandates must have a European fund ‘passport’, FRR said, allowing them to conduct their activities throughout the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA).However, given uncertainty about Brexit and FRR’s lengthy procurement process – it is expected to be finalised in April 2019, shortly after the UK’s expected departure from the EU – FRR was concerned that some UK-domiciled asset managers might not bid for the mandates due to the risk of losing their European passports.last_img read more

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A night of ‘unspoken’ worship

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 640 Views   no discussions EntertainmentFaithLifestyleLocalNews A night of ‘unspoken’ worship by: Dominica Vibes News – August 29, 2016 Share Share The dance ministry of the New Day Fellowship and Deliverance Ministries, New Day Dancers, under the leadership of Pastor Leroy A. Hill, held a night of worship through dance dubbed ‘Raise the roof: A night of Unspoken Worship’ on Friday August 26, 2016.The event was organized as a fundraiser for the church’s roof repairs. Members of the Truth and Grace Fellowship Global’s Shakah Dancers and the Roseau Christian Union Church dance ministry also participated in dance.Many corporate bodies also provided sponsorship for the event. They were J. Astaphans & Company Limited, Dons and Divas, Towdah’s, Genesis Salon, CLC Bookstore, Dominica Brewery and Beverages, Josephine Gabriel & Company Limited, Green’s Wholesale, Springfield Trading, Dominica Fisheries Division, D&D Hardware Supplies, Cadrec, members of New Day Fellowship and Deliverance Ministries.Members of the dance fundraising committee expresses sincere thanks to all those who contributed in cash or kind. Also to Pastor Hill for his support, pastors of the participating churches for allowing their ministries to partake in the event and most importantly the Lord Jesus Christ.Fund raising activities continue on Friday September 2, 2016 with a movie night where ‘God’s not dead 2’ will be shown. – / 109last_img read more

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Kaymer left stunned by collapse

first_imgMartin Kaymer admitted to being shocked after he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory to hand world number 357 Gary Stal the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship title on Sunday. Press Association Reigning US Open champion Kaymer eventually finished third behind Stal and runner-up Rory McIlroy – with the German’s three-over-par 75 the joint worst of the day with England’s Andy Sullivan – and he admitted afterwards he was struggling to process his spectacular collapse. “I’m surprised and a little shocked. I don’t really know how to put it into words,” he said. “It was very, very surprising today. I started off well but then I hit a couple of bad tee shots and it cost me a double bogey and a triple bogey. “I do miss fairways, but usually you get away with it okay, you don’t make double or triple bogey. But that is what happened today. “Another thing was I didn’t make many putts. I missed a lot of putts and therefore it was very difficult for me to make birdies.” Despite fluffing his lines, Kaymer was philosophical in retrospect and is already looking forward to getting back into action in the coming weeks. “At the end of the day I was playing playing good golf all week long,” he added. “Today I didn’t hit many fairways and that was the problem and I didn’t make many putts either,” he added on Sky Sports 4. “On a golf course you can’t really afford that, but on the other hand I was playing really good golf and that is what you can build on and what is most important for me. “There are many, many tournaments coming up until the Masters and they will be great preparation.” Kaymer’s remarkable slump allowed Stal to pounce and the 22-year-old Frenchman promptly took the lead after Kaymer’s triple bogey thanks to six birdies in his first 11 holes. After parring the first three holes, Stal picked up shots at the fourth and six before reeling off four successive birdies to the 11th hole to move two clear at the top of the leaderboard. Four pars followed before Stal birdied the par-four 16th and finished with two pars to finish with a seven-under 65 for the day and win his first European Tour event. Afterwards, he admitted the victory had come as a bit of a surprise. “It was a crazy day but obviously I’m very happy to win this tournament,” Stal said. “It’s unbelievable to win, because when I saw the leaderboard on the fifth hole, I saw Martin Kaymer on 24 under par and I thought to myself then it’s not possible to win. “But when I saw my name on the leaderboard on the 16th green, I saw everything had changed, and then it was possible.” Rory McIlroy carded a final-round 66 to finish with a flurry and claim the runners-up spot. McIlroy began the day eight shots off the pace but shot three birdies on the front nine and four coming home to finish six under on Sunday – 18 under for the tournament. Stal’s compatriot Victor Dubuisson and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters were tied for fourth place on 16 under, while English pair Tyrrell Hatton and James Morrison were joint sixth with Austrian Bernd Wiesberger two shots back. England’s Ross Fisher and Wales’ Jamie Donaldson were tied for ninth place with South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel on 13 under, and Justin Rose – who matched Stal’s best-of-the-day 65 – was one of eight players a further shot back on 12 under. Kaymer carried a six-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round and extended his advantage to eight shots after birdies at three of his first four holes, but it went downhill fast for the three-time winner soon after. A bogey at the sixth hole, a double bogey at the ninth and a triple bogey at the 13th led to Kaymer’s demise and, although he stopped the rot with five successive pars, he ran out of holes with which to recover to gift Stal his maiden European title. last_img read more

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