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Pretty Lights Takes On Telluride With Fresh Perspective

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first_imgWhen last we met in this Southwestern Colorado mountain town one year ago, the Pretty Lights Analog Future Band changed the game, the traveling PL-fans from all over the country impressed the locals, who were all happy to welcome the fan-base back to Telluride, CO for a second two-night run.The ever-evolving lineup of musicians who support Derek Smith, now includes new drummer Alvin Ford Jr., along with PL-Veterans Brian Coogan (Hammond B3, Clavinet, Wurlitzer), Break Science’s Borahm Lee (Prophet, Farfisa, Fender Rhodes) and Chris Karns (turntables).  The PL Live Band took the project to new places with fresh takes on old school jams, classic rock remixes to stoke the locals, and brand new improvisational vintage future sounds.Something about the Telluride altitude elevates Pretty Lights Music and it was obvious that last year was a major turning point for the project.  The Telluride 2015 experience seemed to really deliver on the idea that this project goes beyond just the music; it’s a broader thing, about the family vibes of a group of travelers who rely on each other, who contribute to the experiential vibes that the band feeds off of, along with an improved and completely in-house approach to video (much of which was shot by Smith in the days ahead of the shows), along with a new lighting approach, where lasers and lights were accented by glittery raindrops on night two.In the past, PL-heads would live and die by set lists, hoping for rare gems, but with the current incarnation of the band, all of the music is new-sounding with way more empty space which creates a head nod hip-hop vibe that seemed to look back from the future toward Derek’s earlier collaborative hip hop project, Listen, where he was an MC and producer. This decade-plus old hip hop legacy came to a culmination on night two, where Derek asked drummer Alvin Ford Jr. to lay down a beat for him to ad-lib three full verses, providing a platform for the usually vague Smith to directly address the Telluride crowd, letting them know that the collection of letters delivered to him by the fans the previous year made him cry and changed his life, along with the his perspective on what the PL project is. Tossing his trademark Yankees hat into the crowd and removing his hood for the last two tracks of the weekend emphasized the extent to which Derek had put himself out there this weekend.  And everyone was most definitely on the same page.– words Brian Jonke [all photos courtesy of Djivan Schapira – B.A.D. Photography] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Colombia’s New Defense Chief Promises Continuity

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first_img President-elect Juan Manuel Santos named Rodrigo Rivera as Colombia’s next defense minister on Wednesday, picking a former member of Congress with a history of supporting tough security measures. Rivera will head Colombia’s fight against leftist guerrillas from next month, when outgoing President Alvaro Uribe hands over power to Santos. “The idea is to continue and consolidate the security policies that were so brilliantly applied over the last eight years,” Rivera, 47, told reporters. Uribe is the most popular leader in Colombian history for his U.S.-backed crackdown on drug-running rebels who have been fighting the state since the 1960s. Colombia’s cities and highways have become safer since Uribe first took office in 2002, prompting a sharp increase in investor confidence. Former senator and presidential candidate German Vargas Lleras was named interior and justice minister. He will be in charge of the government’s relations with Congress and the courts once Santos becomes head of state on Aug. 7. The incoming president is expected to move quickly to mend ties with neighboring Venezuela, where leftist President Hugo Chavez has cut off relations with Colombia in the latest crisis to hit a volatile Andean region plagued by clashing ideologies, guerrilla armies and cocaine smuggling. Uribe accuses Chavez of allowing 1,500 guerrillas to live in dozens of camps along Venezuela’s jungle frontier, where Bogota says they are free to plan attacks against Colombia. Chavez dismisses the accusation, saying it is part of a Washington-backed plan to invade his oil-rich country. He has said he hopes to improve relations with Colombia once Santos, himself a former defense minister, is in power. Chavez halted trade with Colombia last year to protest a deal allowing U.S. forces to use Colombian air bases for anti-drugs operations. The halt has nearly dried up what was once a $7 billion per year commercial relationship. Outgoing Defense Minister Gabriel Silva has been named Colombia’s next ambassador to the United States, which has given billions of dollars in military aid to the country. By Dialogo July 30, 2010last_img read more

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Isolation routine: Jurgen Klopp settles for movies and dance

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first_img Loading… Jurgen Klopp says he has spent his time in self-isolation watching the Taken trilogy and trying to dance like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Premier League season is currently on hold until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. The British government has enforced strident measures to try and halt the spread of the virus, insisting that people must stay at home as much as possible. And while Klopp is desperate for football to return, he has called on the public to be “disciplined” in the wider fight against COVID-19. “I didn’t cut the grass but I tried the dance of Ox!” he told Liverpool’s official website when asked what he has been doing. Liverpool celebration party in corona limboAdvertisement “Not as bad as you probably think! It’s very important in these times that we all show we take this situation seriously, but we are human beings. At the moment we are at home and when you are at home, you cannot do something to help outside. “We are not health workers, we don’t work in a supermarket. You have to keep your own mood up and you have to keep the mood up for other people. “If the boys do anything on Instagram, as long as it’s in a legal frame I’m overly happy about it – it just shows they are still cheeky and all that stuff. I like it, I like it a lot. I like the line-ups they do. All these things are really funny. It’s good. “I watched a few movies – I watched the Taken trilogy again! To be honest, that’s how it is – you do a lot of things you usually don’t do. I’m still in that period. Two weeks is long but it’s not that long.” Read AlsoKlopp says Liverpool spirits are high despite virus lockdown “We said it now often enough and I think everybody knows, football is not the most important thing in the world. One hundred per cent not. In this moment it’s clear what is. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeGeeky And Hilarious Shower Curtains For Adults7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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After 2 hung juries, county attorney Spencer is unclear whether to try Leclair for a third time

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Seth Leclairby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said he has not decided whether to retry Seth Leclair, 19, of Wellington who is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under 14 years of age.LeClair has now had two hung juries at Sumner County District Court, one on Oct. 16, 2012 and another on Jan. 9, 2012.The offender was 18-years or older at the time of the alleged offense which was said to have occurred on Jan. 13, 2012 according to a Sumner County District Court complaint. Leclair was found not guilty of a Class B misdemeanor of furnishing alcoholic liquor to a minor on Oct. 16.Spencer said he does not know if the county attorney’s office will pursue the charge for a third trial considering the amount of time and money that has been allocated to the case already.On a related incident, Christian McCormick of 1002 N. Jefferson in Wellington was convicted of rape by a Sumner County jury on Dec. 12, 2012 for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under 14 years of age and the offender was 18 years of age or older on Jan. 13, 2012.last_img read more

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Five reasons the NBA is now afraid of Black Men

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first_imgIf that is the case, then NBA team owners are rightfully nervous. If Black professional athletes were to get even a whiff of the power that they truly possess, they’d be amazed at what they could do. Here are five reasons that the NBA now has good reason to fear Black men:1) The athletes have options: Unlike the NFL, there is a strong global market for well-branded professional basketball players. When I taught a class in China, I was amazed by the fact that every single boy in my class loved the game of basketball; every television in the cafeteria featured the NBA finals, and one of my students actually told me that every boy he knows plays basketball at least once a week. There are opportunities for players around the world, so most high quality players (except for the perpetually sad Delonte West, who is working in a hardware store) have something to do during the lockout. What’s even worse for team owners is that the longer the players spend time playing overseas, the more they may realize that it’s not such a terrible existence after all. As in any relationship (dating, professional, etc.), having options is almost always a good thing.2) They are not afraid: Wade’s blow up at Commissioner Stern has all the racial undertones of a scene from the movie “Roots.” The fact that Wade referred to Stern as “David” on multiple occasions also says that Wade is not interested in submitting to the standard social hierarchy that exists between Black men and wealthy White guys. When one puts intelligence, power, unity and courage all in the same room, you’ve got the socio-political equivalent of a nuclear bomb.3) They know how to work together: The fact that Wade conspired with LeBron James to play together in Miami says that these guys have risen above the divide-and-conquer mentality typically held among professional athletes. They communicate with one another and seem to have realized that joining forces gives them a tremendous amount of power both on and off the court. Historically, NBA labor negotiations have been heavily skewed in favor of team owners, who vote in lockstep on nearly every issue. By engaging in the same degree of collusion, Wade and his colleagues have tipped the scales back at least a little bit.4) They’re a lot more educated than they used to be: With the advent of the Internet, there has been an explosion in the sharing of ideas and information. It’s no longer cool for Black men to be ignorant, and athletes can not only reach the public on their own, but they also have unprecedented access to intellectual resources. By watching many of their predecessors end up broke and powerless, some (not all) NBA athletes come to the league equipped with the tools necessary to be successful in both life and sports. They realize that being financially and politically savvy are just as important as being able to dunk a basketball.5) They are principled and battle-hardened: Dwyane Wade (I’ve never met him) appears to be a battle-scarred man with a certain degree conscientiousness that goes above and beyond the size of his paycheck. I watched this single dad fight like hell for the right to see his sons, and in quite a few ways, Wade is openly defiant of nearly every stereotype the American public wants to have about Black men in America. The fact that he and James have already stated that they have no problem sitting out for an entire season serves as notice to NBA owners that by utilizing hard ball negotiating tactics, they are jeopardizing the existence and economic stability of the NBA.Beyond the financial implications of the NBA lockout negotiations lies a deeper and more serious display of racial dynamics at work. While team owners are still likely going to put the hammer on the heads of the athletes, we may see a dramatic shift in the athlete-owner paradigm. In the nervous eyes of NBA owners, this is the rise of the planet of the athletes.(Dr. Boyce Watkins is a professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.) DR. BOYCE WATKINS by Dr. Boyce WatkinsFor New Pittsburgh Courier Many of us read with interest the blow up between NBA superstar Dwyane Wade and Commissioner David Stern. In a heated discussion taking place during the pending NBA lockout, Wade told Stern that he “isn’t his child,” and then stormed out of the meeting. I read about the interaction with curiosity, wondering whether or not I was witnessing the kind of revolt that hasn’t been seen among Black athletes since the 1960s.last_img read more

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