Umphrey’s McGee Returns To NYC’s Central Park Summer Stage After 8 Years [Photos]

first_imgSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Central Park Summer Stage | New York, NY | 7/7/2017Set One: October Rain > Bridgeless, Miss Tinkle’s Overture, 2×2, Example 1 > Dump City > BridgelessSet Two: Plunger > North Route > Utopian Fir > Driven To Tears, Preamble > Mantis > The Triple Wide > MantisEncore: Rocker Pt. 2 (with Isaac Teel on percussion) Load remaining images Yesterday, Umphrey’s McGee and Aqueous took to New York City for a performance at Central Park Summer Stage. The show marked Umphrey’s third performance at the outdoor venue, with the last time falling way back in the summer of 2009. Ahead of Umphrey’s two-set headlining show, Aqueous warmed up the crowd. Despite the relatively short time allotment of 30 minutes, Aqueous tore through their performance, with an extensively jammed two-song set of “Second Sight” and “Kitty.” Following Aqueous’s opening performance, Umphrey’s McGee took the stage for two fiery sets following a bumpy start.Umphrey’s McGee Invites Jen Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier, And Snarky Puppy Members At Red Rocks Run [Video/Photos]After the opening number of “October Rain,” Umphrey’s started in on “Bridgeless,” which eventually was stopped as the group hit the song’s first verse. Issues with Ryan Stasik’s bass ultimately led to Umphrey’s leaving the stage twice early on in the show as the technical difficulties were resolved. However, once solved, the group more than made up for the disturbance, with a scorching rendition of “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” featuring note-perfect guitar harmonies from Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss that ultimately served as a true masterclass in their signature dual-guitar attack.While the Summer Stage performance was mostly a Jake-centric show, the next number, “2×2,” gave Bayliss his opportunity to shine, delivering a powerful solo at the end of the number. Coming out of “Example 1,” “Dump City” served as a jam vehicle of the first set, with the song containing a wild and heavy jam that ultimately served as the set’s improvisational climax as it easefully and expertly weaved between metal and funk. With the group wholly dialed in, Umphrey’s seamlessly dropped back into the final portion of “Bridgeless” to close out the set, with the second take on the track showing the band in proper form and on fire.Watch Joel Cummins From Umphrey’s McGee Join Colorado’s Eminence Ensemble At Electric ForestWith the first set featuring an old-school setlist with all the songs being written to 2004 or prior, set two kept in line with the first set’s throwback song selection, starting things off with a “Plunger” opener. As the overwhelming heat of the day subsided, a much-welcomed downpour rolled in during “North Route” and “Utopian Fir,” the latter of which contained teases of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” that worked up the crowd into a frenzy during the extreme rain. After a rendition of The Police’s “Driven 2 Tears” to close out the second set’s first four-song sequence, Umphrey’s McGee kicked off the second non-stop ending song sequence with “Preamble.” The song was jammed through to “Mantis,” which kicked off the set-closing sandwich by way of “The Triple Wide.” To end the show on truly a high note, the group invited percussionist Isaac Teel of Tauk to the stage for Umphrey’s encore of “The Rocker, Pt. 2.”You can check out the full setlist from last night below, as well as check out photos from the Summer Stage performance, courtesy of Chris Capaci of Capacity Images. You can also check out our recap of last night’s after-show, which saw Jake Cinninger and Joel Cummins join Aqueous for a performance at the Highline Ballroom.last_img read more

Clean Energy Fuels names new board chairman

first_imgClean Energy Fuels, the California-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier for North American transport industry named Stephen Scully as chairman of its board of directors. The election of Scully, who has been a member of the board since 2014, took place at the board’s meeting in December and is effective immediately, the company said in a statement.Scully will replace Warren Mitchell, who will remain on the board.Newly appointed Scully, was founder and president of the Scully Companies, a California based truck leasing and specialized contract carriage provider. The company was subsequently sold to Ryder System in 2011. He is a past chairman and director of the National Truck Leasing System, board member of the Truck Rental and Leasing Association, board member of Ameriquest Transportation and Logistics Resources and member of the California Trucking Association.Speaking following his appointment, Scully said, “the world is waking up to the harmful impact diesel is having on our environment and there is no better alternative for fleets than natural gas.” He noted that the company is looking to take advantage of this trend in the transportation industry.last_img read more

Wheat, darnel and mustard seed

first_img 193 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: andrewjbrown.blogspot.comToday’s Gospel presents us with different images of the Kingdom.  Each image in its own way says something significant about how we must imagine the Kingdom.  It is, first, like a field, says Jesus, in which good seed is sowed but where an evil person sows darnel (a type of weed).  In their early stages of growth, wheat and darnel were difficult to distinguish, with the result that in rooting out darnel you ran the risk of uprooting wheat.  ‘Let them grow together,’ says the Master of the field, ‘until harvest time.’  Then the separation will take place.  The darnel will be burnt and the wheat reaped and stored away.The early Church read this parable as a warning about the dangers of judging who was in the kingdom and who wasn’t.  Such judgments often mistook wheat for darnel and darnel for wheat.  You couldn’t tell very often who belonged where.  As St. Augustine said, some of those who are out are in, and some of those in are out.  Judgment should be left to the Lord.Judge not, Jesus also said in the Sermon on the Mount.  We do have to judge others at times, of course, especially if we are in positions of authority.  Every parent judges; so does every manager. What the prescription warns against is judging a person’s entire life.  It’s difficult to pass judgment on a person’s life, for the very obvious reason that we never have all the facts. And yet how casually we often summarize people as if we did. Sometimes a look does it, a raised eyebrow, or a nod – and a person’s entire life is dismissed.The imagery of wheat and darnel can be applied in other ways.  For instance, all young people have faults.  There’s also, as we know, in the young a great deal of idealism and generosity.  Every young person also goes through upheaval of some sort as part of growing up.  The difficulty a parent or someone in responsibility has is knowing what things time will take care of and what things require intervention now.  Not every fault is an occasion for intervention.  Sometimes one has to live with faults or tolerate them, because if you intervene too quickly or too harshly you will negatively affect or endanger other qualities.  What one has to say is what the master of the field says: let them grow together.   Sorting out will come later.  Often the young themselves, as they grow older and more mature, will progressively uproot the darnel, when they can distinguish more clearly what is harmful to their lives and what is not.The field in the image can also be taken to be the life of every person who reads or hears the passage.  None of us is all goodness.  We all have faults of one kind or another, shortcomings and weaknesses.  Both goodness and its opposite are in each of us, coexisting, indeed, interpenetrating, and the Lord says about that situation too: let them grow together.  There is a great deal of forbearance in that expression, a great deal of hope for what we may yet become, i.e. persons from whom an abundant harvest is always possible.Let me say finally just a word about the third image of the mustard seed.  This, of course, is meant to underline the truth that small or inauspicious beginnings have powerful results.  The community Jesus spoke the parable to, the small band of apostles and disciples, was one such beginning, which has grown into the major spiritual and civilizing force.  But one need not think only in Church terms.  Many significant modern achievements have been the fruit of the work of one individual.  Modern South Africa, for instance, is incomprehensible without the contribution of Nelson Mandela.  There were solidarity protests of different kinds around the world, of course, and they had their effect.  But even those protests were inspired by that single life.  The same is true of civil rights in the US.  All the benefits that are taken for granted by black persons today in the US would not have been possible without the life and energy of MLK.  Sometimes when we look at the world – the big one out there or the one just around us – and see how formidable the obstacles to improvement seem, we tend to say to ourselves: what can one person do?  The answer to that is that significant human achievement has rarely if ever been the work of a committee.  I remember being abroad when Cardinal Basil Hume passed away in London, and I read where all the churches in Britain, not only ours, thought they had lost someone who belonged to them, not to Catholics alone.  The example of his holiness, intelligence and humility was a beacon in a land where God to many people is more dead than alive.  Such is the possible range of influence of one person.Let us then pray at Mass this weekend to be patient with ourselves and other people, as God is patient with us, and continues to have hope for a harvest from our lives. Let us also pray that we may not look upon our individual lives as insignificant.  A mustard seed grows into a tree of stature and height. Great things can issue from small and insignificant beginnings.By: Father Henry Charles Ph.d Tweetcenter_img FaithLifestyleLocalNews Wheat, darnel and mustard seed by: – July 16, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Could Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell help break the ice between NBA and China?

first_imgYou wouldn’t want to be NBA commissioner Adam Silver these days. The tension between the league and a heretofore rabid and reliable fan base must be keeping the good commish awake at night.Thursday Silver told TMZ that he has not apologized to the Chinese government over Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet supportive of Hong Kong protestors. But he seems hell-bent on repairing the relationship.But wait. One of the newest Warriors appears to be making progress on a shoe contract with …last_img read more

SA will not tolerate corruption: Zuma

first_img17 February 2012 The South African government takes the fight against crime and corruption extremely seriously, President Jacob Zuma said in his State of the Nation debate reply on Thursday, noting that the country’s Anti-Corruption Task Team is successfully tackling graft in both the public and private sectors. “We reiterate our undertaking we made in 2009 to combat crime in tender processes,” Zuma said in Parliament in Cape Town. “Our announcement about vetting supply chain personnel is one of the interventions in this regard.” Members of the opposition raised concerns on Wednesday about crime and corruption, particularly in South Africa’s public sector. Assets obtained through illicit means amounting to more than R1-billion have been forfeited by the state in the past two years.R600-million in assets seized In his reply, Zuma said the Anti-Corruption Task Team, made up of representatives from the country’s various security agencies, was currently investigating 45 corruption-related priority cases against 151 accused people, with assets in excess of R600-million having been seized. In addition, Zuma said, since the inception of the National Anti-corruption Hotline, which is managed by the Public Service Commission, 1 499 officials had been charged with misconduct and corrupt activities at national and provincial government levels. “We will not become complacent,” Zuma said. “We are increasing the number of skilled personnel in areas such as crime scene investigation, forensic analysis, finger printing and investigation, prosecutions and legal aid, which will further improve performance in this regard.” The impact of the improvements in the investigative and forensic capacity was evident in the improved detection rates for serious crimes.Cross-border crime Regarding cross-border crime, Zuma said the deployment of the South African Defence Force on South Africa’s border was “yielding results. We are clamping down on illicit economic and crime-related border activities.” On rehabilitation of prisoners, Zuma said the Department of Correctional Services had introduced electronic monitoring of offenders who had been granted parole and reintegrated in society. To promote access to justice, the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development had completed additions to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein as well as constructing a new wing in the Western Cape High Court. Three new courts had been completed in the Tsakane, Ntuzuma and Kagiso townships, and construction would soon be complete on a new High Court in Limpopo province, as well as a new court in Katlehong. “We will also be starting with the construction of a new High Court in Mpumalanga, and that of new courts in Mamelodi, Port Shepstone, Dimbaza, Bityi and Plettenberg Bay,” Zuma said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Silent Encounters

first_imgArtist Amit Bharis is all set to take over the Capital with his magical canvases. Bhar belongs to the artistic tradition which is inspired by silent moods and contemplative conditions. His images are easy and uncomplicated, caressed by a mysterious but pleasant feeling. There is no room for strong, emotional outbursts in his works; they are never to be touched by anger, apprehension, anguish, or bitterness. Instead, Bhar’s art takes the course of a pilgrimage or a spiritual sojourn where negative thoughts are systematically filtered and eliminated; and in their place feelings of all-pervasive love, subtlety and gentle playfulness come to rest. Bhar’s works represents a meditative reflection, unburdened ambiance and a nuanced poignancy of an empowered spirit. It is clear that for the artist, creativity is an act of devotion, an act of connection, and a process of sharing. His paintings are acts of revelation, of affection, of softly spoken discourse, of giving as well as receiving. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bhar chooses the realistic mode for his artistic expression – a mode that is at once, penetrative, insightful and striking. The artist sees and perceives all things made by man and nature with all the care and grace they deserve. His paintings are filled with hues that pleases the eye. Bhar’s skill lies  in mixing colours, perfecting the line and forming a texture. He also captures the nuances of a magical moment, a silent chant, a personalized mantra. Light is his biggest source of stimulation; the shadow, a willing and worthy companion.Bhar’s art is about positive energy and joyous associations, be it with the serene Ganga herself with her sensuous waves and ripples; or the Enlightened One himself exuding both tranquillity and expansion at the same time. Don’t miss this one!When: 1st March till 15th March, 2014Where: ART INDUS, 37, Santushti Shopping Complex, Chanakyapurilast_img read more