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

Wellington will vote ‘yes’ in splitting Class 4A into two classifications

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — At Crusader Club on Monday afternoon at Big Cheese Pizza, Wellington Activities Director Brian Buchanan was fielding a ton of questions — from the current state of the school calendar, to the athletic banquet on Friday. But one item in particular involved a recent proposal from the Kansas State High School Activities Association office, whether or not to split Class 4A into two divisions.A current proposal is on the table that would split Class 4A which currently has 64 teams and making it into two 32-team divisions for five sports — football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball. Wellington High School is a Class 4A school.At a meeting on Friday, the KSHSAA board of directors voted 35-27 to allow all Class 4A schools to vote on a proposal that would split the classification. A majority of at least 33 “yes” votes is needed to pass the proposal. Buchanan said at the Crusader Club meeting, Wellington will be voting “yes.”Wellington is currently No. 26 of the current school population list of the 64 4A schools tallied this school year. It has 487 students – from freshman to seniors (see list below). Thus it would be placed in the top division of the 32 Class 4A schools. It would probably play schools like Winfield, Ulysses, and Mulvane in the postseason in football.Andale, Clearwater and Wichita Collegiate would be in the bottom half division of 32 schools.However, Andale could very well move up into the upper division in that it is No. 33 on the list. So if not now, soon.The 64 schools have until June 15 to vote.Currently, Kansas has seven classifications from Class 6A to 1A with the bottom classification split into two eight-man divisions. The proposal came about because there is a significant gap between the most populated schools in 4A and the least populated. Topeka Highland Park, which has 729 students, is the biggest Class 4A school. Rock Creek and Frontenac have 258 students on the bottom end.The ratio is 2.83 which is almost three students for Topeka Highland Park to 1 student at Rock Creek and Frontenac. That is the largest gap of any classification in Kansas. Class 6A is 1.7, 5A is 1.61, 3A is 1.61, 2A is 1.56.Buchanan said the KSHSAA position is it doesn’t want to do anymore work than it is already doing. Adding a classification just adds to the misery. However, the KSHSAA decisioning body is the board of directors, are made up of athletic league representatives.There is the common complaint that Kansas has too many classifications already. Still, the gap in 4A doesn’t seem fair to many critics of the system. While Class 6A and 5A have 32 schools in its classification, Class 4A and 3A have 64.Buchanan agrees. He said he would prefer to see it go to 48 school classifications in which the smallest 16 of Class 4A would drop into Class 3A and the smallest of 16 would drop into Class 3A. By voting for the current proposal, he hopes will get the ball rolling for a complete classification overhaul.Someone asked about trying to separate the private schools from the public schools at the Crusader Club meeting. Buchanan said that proposal has been discussed in years past, but is actually losing momentum at the moment.This is what the classification list would look like if it was to pass with the current enrollment figures: DIVISION 1                                         DIVISION 21.    Topeka Highland Park 729             1.     Andale 4342.     Pittsburg 710                                 2.     Eudora 4333.     Bonner Springs 708                       3.     Clearwater 3694.     Winfield 691                                  4.     Santa Fe Trail 3625.     McPherson 690                             5.     Iola 3616.     De Soto 681                                    6.    Parsons 3617.     KC Sumner Academy 674               7.    KC Ward 3548.     Paola 650                                       8.   Osawatomie 3539.     Buhler 642                                      9.   Pratt 35010.   Ottawa 636                                   10.   Columbus 34311.   Spring Hill 636                               11.   Girard 33512.   Basehor-Linwood 599                   12.   Perry-Lecompton 32813.   Tonganoxie 595                            13.   Garnett-Anderson County 32114.   Rose Hill 585                                14.   Chapman 32015.   Independence 576                        15.   Holton 32016.   Augusta 567                                 16.   Colby 31017.   Mulvane 565                                 17.   Clay Center 30718.   KC Piper 563                                 18.   Wichita Trinity 30519.   Fort Scott 562                               19.   Meriden-Jefferson West 30520.   El Dorado 561                               20.   Nickerson 29921.   Chanute 552                                  21.   Hugoton 29722,   Labette County 527                       22.   LaCygne-Prairie View 29523.   Towanda-Circle 525                      23.   Hoyt-Royal Valley 29024.   Louisburg 490                               24.  Lindsborg-Smoky Valley 29025.   Topeka Hayden 488                      25.   Larned 28826.   Wellington 487                             26.   Baxter Springs 28527.   Abilene 476                                   27.  Concordia 28228.   Coffeyville 462                              28.   Goodland 27529.   Atchison 460                                 29.   Hesston 27030.   Ulysses 457                                  30.  Collegiate 26731.   Baldwin 456                                  31.  St. George-Rock Creek 25832.   Wamego 451                                 32.   Frontenac 258 Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Crusaderfan · 380 weeks ago The only problem there is in 4A is the bigger schools in the classification don’t win many of the state championships. The majority of them are won by those that will be in the lower division. I say the bigger schools in 4A need to step up and hit the weight room more often. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Anonymous Fella · 380 weeks ago In my opinion, this is another product of today’s “everybody wins” culture. Report Reply 1 reply · active 380 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Aspecificname 66p · 380 weeks ago You, anonymous fella, are exactly right. Somebody cried, somebody else cried, and here we are. Did you know there were over a dozen football teams that made the playoffs with losing records? Lots of changes need to be made, but they are being made for the wrong reasons. You want championships? Play better. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down pump u up · 380 weeks ago Crusader Fan most of the schools in 4A that win state titles are also private schools with low enrollment…Hit the weight room more often…yep that is the solution….more weight training….If it is like WHS maybe those two classes a day and all summer is not enough…yep I can see it…more weight training…Why is that every solution to every problem is more weight training….I am thinking if our test scores are low….we need to send all the students for..yes you guessed it…weight training. Report Reply 0 replies · active 380 weeks ago 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. 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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Alexander Kerfoot suspended two games for violent cross-check

first_imgMORE: Ex-Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser backs Commodore against Babcock Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot received a two-game suspension for cross-checking Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, the NHL announced Monday.Late in the second period of Saturday’s game between Toronto and Colorado, Kerfoot shoved Johnson across the numbers on the backcheck, causing him to collide with the boards in a violent fashion. Johnson did not suffer an injury. While the initial contact by the forward wasn’t extravagant, it was blatantly obvious his intention was not to simply locate Johnson and feel which direction the defenseman was going. As Johnson’s head and shoulders slid into the boards, the fans at the Pepsi Center in Denver rose to their feet in search of a call — which they received.Kerfoot was assessed a two-minute minor for boarding, but after review by the league, he was given his first-career suspension. He will miss Toronto’s games against the Red Wings on Wednesday and the Sabres on Friday. The 25-year-old forward had never been suspended or fined prior to the current suspension.Playing in 22 of the Leafs’ 25 games this season, Kerfoot has five goals and three assists. In his first two seasons, he played for Colorado before being traded with Tyson Barrie to Toronto in exchange for Nazem Kadri and Calle Rosen in July. Colorado also swapped a sixth-round pick for Toronto’s third-rounder.last_img read more

TRIATHLON NEWS – LETTERKENNY 24/7 CLUB ATHLETE IN ACTION ACROSS COUNTRY

first_imgLetterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club has seen a considerable amount of growth in its membership over the past year or so and this was never so evident than in the past week, with numerous athletes heading off on their travels to compete in races the length and breath of the country.Performances of the weekend have to go to two of our Junior members, Christine Russell and Orlaith Fogarty. The girls finished 1st and 3rd respectively in the Under 16 National Triathlon Championships in what was a very tight race and competitive field in Loughrea on Saturday afternoon. These two young ladies have been training very hard over the past year and deserve all the success they get.  Colin Dean headed to Sligo to compete in their sprint Triathlon finishing in a very credable 18th position. In Belfast, on Sunday Tommy Hill and Alan O Mahony took part in the Titanic Olympic Triathlon with both athletes performing well on the day. Alan picked up an age medal finishing third and Tommy will be delighted with his home town performance crossing the line in just over 1 hour 7 minutes, a new personal best at the sprint distance. Pauric Mitchell took part in the Shadowman Half Ironman event in the Midlands town of Athlone at the weekend, finishing in a time of 5 hours and 20 minutes, while Gavin Crawford was a member of a relay team that competed in and smashed the relay team record for the full Ironman, also in Athlone. The team came home in 8 hours 52 minutes, while Gavin put in a great display on the bike, completing the 180km course in 5 hours 10 minutes.  On Sunday in the surroundings of the Lancashire town on Bolton, Damien Mc Goohan joined that small band of club members that have completed the full Ironman distance as a solo effort. Damien completed the 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42km run in 13 hours 25 minutes. The Castlefinn trio, of Clint Doherty, John Mc Daid and Paul Kelly travelled to Cavan to compete in their sprint distance race, with Clint doing very well and finishing just outside the top 30. Pauric and Margret Kelly travelled to Loughrea along with Kevin Flangan at the weekend. In what was a very fast and competive field Margret put in a good performance to claim top spot in her age group. On Monday evening Aidan Callaghan, Gavin Crawford and Paul Doherty travelled to the Creggan in Derry to compete in Northwest Triathlon Clubs Aquathon. All performed well in the 750m swim and 5k run, with Aidan winning the event, Gavin finished 4th and Paul came home in 7th.Next up for the club and some of its members will be the Tri the Lough triathlon in Omagh this coming Saturday. TRIATHLON NEWS – LETTERKENNY 24/7 CLUB ATHLETE IN ACTION ACROSS COUNTRY was last modified: August 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:24/7 ClubletterkennyTriathlonlast_img read more