Jim James Guests On ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell

first_imgDuring this past weekend’s episode of A Prairie Home Companion, Jim James made an appearance as one of this week’s special guests along with fellow musician Aimee Mann and comedian Hari Kondabolu. The My Morning Jacket frontman first joined host Chris Thile in the middle of the show, which was taped at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Fitzgerald Theatre, where the musician performed solo renditions of New Multitudes’ “Changing World” and Quincy Jones’ “Everything Must Change.” James later reemerged half an hour later for an interview segment before additional solo performances of James’ “Here In Spirit” and My Morning Jacket’s “Wonderful.” To close out the show, Thile, James, Sara Watkins, Richard Dworsky, and The Show Band came together to cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” as a tribute to the late Chris Cornell, who unexpected passing last week has made waves across the music community.Watch Trey Anastasio Pay Tribute To Leon Russell On “A Prairie Home Companion”You can listen to this weekend’s episode of A Prairie Home Companion featuring Jim James here. James makes his first appearance around the 54-minute mark, and later around one-hour-and-thirty minutes in.[Cover photo: Andrew Rios; H/T Jambase]last_img read more

Fire sale! Burning desire behind sale of old Brisbane fire station

first_imgThe entrance to the former Ithaca Fire Station at 140 Enoggera Tce, Paddington.Due to its heritage listing, the fire doors can never be changed.Firefighters’ lockers and the solid timber fire pole — despite being half its original size — are constant reminders from the building’s former life. IS THIS QUEENSLAND’S MOST EXPENSIVE KITCHEN? Former owner of Brisbane’s old Ithaca Fire Station, John Summerhayes. Picture: Jamie Hanson.ONE of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings, the century-old former Ithaca Fire Station, has sold at auction for $1.375 million. The heritage-listed residence — complete with an original fireman’s pole — at 140 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington, will now be home to a dental practice. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The original timber fire pole remains in the property. Picture: Jamie Hanson.Marketing agent Max Hadgelias of Ray White Paddington said the property attracted five registered bidders at auction and inquiries from local investors and owner-occupiers.Mr Hadgelias said the buyer planned to live upstairs, run a home dental practice on the lower level and hold some of it as an investment. The former Ithaca Fire Station at 140 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, has sold.Vendor John Summerhayes bought the property for a “bargain” in 1996 when it was a derelict building and spent the past two decades breathing new life into the property.The 81-year-old converted the upstairs area into a three-bedroom home and leased out the lower level for commercial use. AUSSIE HOME BUYERS LURED OVERSEAS More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoIthaca Fire Station in the early 1940s. The upper level of the former Ithaca Fire Station is used as a private residence.center_img A fire truck outside Ithaca Fire Station in the early 1940s.He was reluctant to sell his labour of love, but hasn’t moved very far — downsizing to an apartment next door.Perched on one of the city’s highest points, the commanding residence was built in 1918 and retains some of the original fire station features. COAST PAD TIPPED TO PULL A CROWD The upper level of the building is used as a private residence.He said the buyer had been looking for the right property in the area for the past 10 months.The location was a major drawcard, with Enoggera Terrace boasting some of Paddington’s finest properties. The former Ithaca Fire Station at 140 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, has sold.last_img read more

Syracuse beginning to hit stride after 1-6 start

first_img Published on September 16, 2013 at 1:09 am Contact Eric: [email protected] Energy and confidence can go a long way. Syracuse found that out this weekend when it went on to win the Candlewood Suites Challenge.The Orange finished out the tournament by winning all three matches in straight sets. Just one week removed from dropping three of four matches, SU looked like a completely different team.Last week, Syracuse failed to develop an identity on the court. There were frequent substitutions and it seemed like no players knew what was expected of them. But now it seems head coach Leonid Yelin has figured it out.“We know who’s our starters… and most importantly we have the accepted starters too,” Yelin said. “This is really important, people are accepting their role. You’re not sitting there being upset and when your opportunity is going to come, take advantage of it.”After being benched in last weekend’s tournament finale, sophomore hitter Silvi Uattara came back focused. She tallied a total of 36 kills for the tournament, while adding five aces. She finished the tournament with a .447 hitting percentage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it helped me a little,” Uattara said regarding her benching. “Now I’m trying to do my best, best. Before I was trying to just do my best, but now I am trying to do even more than that to show coach and everybody that I deserve to be on the court.”Freshman setter Erica Handley also provided a necessary spark, tallying 92 assists in the three matches and a career-high five kills against Delaware State.But it wasn’t any individual player that made it happen. It was a team effort. The players seemed deflated last weekend, but this weekend they came out with more passion.Having a set lineup surely helps. Getting into a rhythm and developing a sense for the pace of play is key as well. So is having energy.Yelin acknowledged it at the end of the last game, about the lack of energy, and clearly he did something to correct it.“I think it’s just our attitude in practice, we were working really hard,” junior Nicolette Serratore said. “We just didn’t want to lose again so we were just really determined to get the win.”Energy and determination might not be the only thing that helped Syracuse this week. To go out and dominate like that the competition has to be a bit weaker, Yelin said.Syracuse took Friday’s first set 25-5, setting the pace for the whole tournament.One thing that cannot be overlooked is that when you start losing, no matter how well you play, your attitude will suffer, Yelin said.“Because when you’re trying, and in their opinion trying so hard, and maybe it’s hard but you have to work together,” Yelin said. “So they try hard and no result, it’s hard to stay up.”After a slow 1-5 start, junior Lindsay McCabe said the team was relieved to have won this tournament. With more positive vibes and a renewed sense of winning, Syracuse can now look ahead to its upcoming schedule.The youth on the team plays a role in its lack of confidence. Being inexperienced and not used to losing can do that to you, McCabe said. But changing to winning is a quick way to regain that confidence.“It feels really great especially since our beginning wasn’t that hot. It’s really a boost of confidence and I think it’s definitely going to help us,” Serratore said. “And to just kind of have that feeling of what it’s like to win and how great it feels is really going to push us to work harder.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more