Oteil Burbridge Releases Magical Studio Record “Water In The Desert” [Stream]

first_imgOteil Burbridge‘s long-awaited studio record, Water In The Desert, is here. The album was produced by David Ryan Harris (who spent much of 2017 on the road with John Mayer), and features some of Burbridge’s favorite players, including brother Kofi Burbridge on keys, Lil’ John Roberts and Sean O’Rourke on drums, Mark Rivers and Alfreda Gerald on vocals, Dave Yoke on guitar and Miguel Atwood Ferguson on strings.“I started writing the songs on this record about ten years ago,” says Burbridge, two-time Grammy-winning bassist, in a statement. “They are all songs about love in some way; finding out how to love yourself, hoping that another loved one will love you just as you are, believing in someone when they find it hard to believe in themselves, love gone wrong, or finally finding the “perfect fit.” I feel like every problem we have on earth in some way comes back to the lack of love. That’s really what this record is about.”“Let Oteil Sing” Campaign Brings $4K To The Gorilla Doctors Following Dead & Co’s 2017 Summer TourWith elements of funk, soul, jazz, and beyond, the concept of love is beautifully executed on the 9-track record. Even better, Oteil is bringing the music on the road with him next month for a mini Oteil & Friends tour. During his time off from Dead & Company, the bassist will be joined by JGB keyboardist Melvin Seals, Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, Primus/RatDog/Electric Beethoven drummer Jay Lane, former Nth Power and current Trombone Shorty percussionist Weedie Braimah, and vocalist Alfreda Gerald for a 9-date tour this November.While Oteil & Friends were previously slated to perform a sold-out show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on November 9, the show was rescheduled for Dead & Company’s appearance at Band Together: Benefit Concert For North Bay Fire Relief.You can purchase Oteil Burbridge’s fantastic new record, Water In The Desert, on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and listen to it below on Spotify:Oteil & Friends 2017 Tour October 31 — The Ardmore Music Hall; PANovember 1 — Pour House; Charleston, SCNovember 2 — Georgia Theatre; Athens, GANovember 3 — Salvage Station; Asheville, NCNovember 4 — Neighborhood Theater; Charlotte, NCNovember 5 — The Lincoln Theatre; Raleigh, NCNovember 6 — Fillmore; Silver Spring, MDNovember 7 — The Rex Theater; Pittsburgh, PANovember 8 — Soundstage; Baltimore, MDlast_img read more

DPS teams up with LAPD, others to curb risky drinking

first_imgThe Dept. of Public Safety, the Los Angeles Police Department and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control are implementing a joint strategy to prevent irresponsible drinking at USC, after significant problems last year.Last weekend was the first stage of DPS’ new long-term strategy. DPS kicked the semester off with a “trap door” operation, hoping an increase in citations would send a message that it takes alcohol abuse seriously.Friday night resulted in five people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, one arrest for misdemeanor traffic warrant and 12 traffic citations for an improper license DPS Capt. David Carlisle said.An LAPD DUI checkpoint Saturday night sent an influx of law enforcement to the streets around USC.Four vehicles were also impounded when the driver was either unlicensed or driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, Carlisle said. Eight students were cited for alcohol violations, including four students who were transported to the hospital with alcohol poisoning.“We take alcohol abuse seriously,” Carlisle said. “We will not tolerate this. Students need to be responsible.”The university saw an increasing trend in toxic drinking toward the end of last semester as the number of hospital runs spiked considerably, Carlisle said. He said this concerned USC officials, so this year DPS says it will do everything in its power to ensure this does not happen again.DPS said that such dangerous drinking could have dire consequences.“We don’t want to see a repeat of last year,” said DPS Assistant Chief John Thomas. “Eventually someone is going to die. I would rather send a strong message now than see that happen.”Carlisle said misbehaving does not just affect individual students but also the entire community. The more attention law enforcement puts on students, the less they have for the surrounding community.“Every time a student is transported, they have to pull firemen to help that drunk student, and that affects the surrounding community,” Carlisle said. “The more DPS does not have to be involved in this issue it can free us up to take care of other issues.”To help solve this issue and to curb excessive drinking on campus, DPS wants all students to know it is taking action.“The key to being safe is smart decision making,” Carlisle said. “You’re not going to get in trouble if you stick around to help. Trojans care for Trojans.”Students expressed mixed reactions to the DPS crackdown.Tess Aktinson, a junior majoring in business and psychology, said there were inconsistencies in DPS’ handling of underage drinking and drinking in public.“[DPS] is doing a lot of freshman programming and that is a good, proactive way to go about it,” Aktinson said. “It would be nice if there were clearer policies in place that the entire campus was behind. I know [DPS] is cracking down on open containers right now, but during football games all that goes out the window.”Michael Ramires, an undeclared sophomore, said to end underage and public drinking, the university needs to adopt permanent policies forbidding such actions.“[The DPS crackdown] will work in the sense that it will calm things down a bit,” Ramires said. “But the problem is this is just temporary. Students won’t care anymore about the fear of getting caught. That will wear off if this is just one big display instead of being consistent with citing people.”last_img read more

Allardyce slams ‘outrageous’ Colombia conduct in defeat to England

first_img‘A cheating disgrace!’ 😡#ENG fans furious with #COL antics in dramatic #WorldCup last 16 clash https://t.co/k1CJUUwGcO— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 3, 2018It was particularly disgusting to watch when Colombia players deliberately scuffed up the penalty spot after England were awarded a spot kick in the second-half.American referee Mark Geiger didn’t see, he was too busy being bombarded by players in protest of the decision, while a few attempted to put off Harry Kane as he waited with ball in hand – not that that mattered either, as the ice-cool England captain rifled in his sixth goal of the tournament.There was also a headbutt on Jordan Henderson by Wilmar Barrios, who was only given a yellow card, and even a Colombia assistant got involved as he barged into Raheem Sterling as the England man left the pitch at half-time, with TV camera capturing a wry smile from the coach. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Join talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, July 7: KICK-OFF 3PM BST targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father World Cup latest on talkSPORT.com REVEALED 2 RANKED England players celebrate their penalty shoot-out victory center_img LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Colombia players used all the dark arts of football against England on Tuesday IN DEMAND targets Former England boss has branded Colombia ‘a joke’ for their dreadful conduct in Tuesday’s ill—tempered World Cup clash against England.The South Americans tried every trick in the book to rile the Three Lions in Moscow, but Gareth Southgate’s side refused to be affected by the gamesmanship and went on to seal their place in the quarter-finals with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win – their first in World Cup history.Colombia’s game plan was clear from the start – get in the faces of England’s players and do everything to upset their rhythm while hitting them on the counter. Not that they had much joy. Geiger actually did well to keep a lid on a game which, under another ref, could have descended into madness.Allardyce, though, believes the referee was too lenient towards the ‘outrageous’ behaviour, and said the much-derided VAR system has not been the biggest problem at the World Cup – it’s the officials using it.“It was a joke, there’s no doubt about that,” the former England boss said on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast as he reacted to the Three Lions’ last-16 win.“At least they got the penalty right with the tugging and pulling in the box, but again it’s not VAR it’s the referee’s decision which is the problem. moving on 2 “It’s not a problem with the system, it’s a problem with the referees using the system.“I have to say I have never seen a tournament where the refs are being so lenient.“Some of the stuff the players are getting away with is outrageous.”last_img read more