Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Plays Secret Acoustic Show In Brooklyn To Less Than 100 People [Setlist/Videos]

first_imgWith the group scheduled to play Brooklyn Bowl tonight, followed by a two-night stand at The Capitol Theatre to ring in the New Year, this pop-up show was the perfect way to kick things off.Show #92 | Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Threes Brewing | Brooklyn, NY | 2016-12-28I Know You Rider @ (All – requested by MB)Loser (TH – requested by TH)Casey Jones (TH – requested by SM)Viola Lee Blues (All – requested by DD)Estimated # (SM – requested by JR) ->Ruben & Cherise (TH) ->Let It Grow $ (SM) ->Jam % ->“Let Terrapin Grow” Jam ^ ->Let It Grow Reprise & (SM) ->Ramble On Rose (TH)Jam * ->Uncle John’s Jam +! ->The Wheel ! (All) ->Uncle John’s Band ! (All) ->The Wheel ! (All) ->Uncle John’s Band Reprise ! (All) ->Crazy Fingers (TH) ->Truckin’ @@ (SM) ->Born Cross Eyed JamEnc: Brown Eyed WomenEntire show was acoustic, with Marco on Upright Piano, Tommy & Scott on Acoustic Guitars thru their amps, Dave on Upright Bass & Joe on a small kit, with Kick, Snare, Hat & 1 cymbal. Only the piano & vocals were sent thru the PA. The performance space holds about 60 or so people & there were probably 75 or so there. The band started out with each member choosing a song from stage right (MB) to stage left (JR), hence the “requested by” notes for the songs up through Estimated. Every song except Uncle John’s Band (played Acoustic on 2016-10-06) was the First Time Played Acoustic by Almost [email protected] – With an “LA Woman” (The Doors) Tease (MB)# – With Terrapin Station & Ruben & Cherise Teases (Band)$ – With a “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Tease (JR)% – With multiple teases/themes, including “Careless Whisper” (Wham) & On The Road Again from Marco, Terrapin Station & Let It Grow Teases (Band)^ – Basically the band weaved the 2 songs together & went back & forth between them& – Not played since North Coast Festival 2015-9-4, a gap of 48 shows, with a Terrapin Tease (TH)* – With a tease of an American Babies Tune from their first album – will ask TH the title+ – First Time Played by Almost Dead! – This was basically a mash up of the 2 songs, sometimes with the band playing both tunes simultaneously, if that makes [email protected]@ – Contained multiple Other One Teases & Jams (Band)[photo via @fugknuckle] The last two nights have been quite interesting at Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing. On Tuesday, the Benevento Russo Duo played their first show in six years, after subtle hints led to the not-so-secret announcement of a free show. Then, last night, as most of New York was en route to Madison Square Garden, came another clue. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead would play an acoustic free show at the same joint, and were already billed as “Data Models”, an anagram for Almost Dead. Those not able to see Phish last night were lucky enough to see Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento, and Joe Russo in an intimate room on a Wednesday night to about 75 people.The band dug through Grateful Dead classics, with the acoustic debut of every song played last night with the exception of “Uncle John’s Band”. It was very much a public rehearsal, as the night started with the song request of each member of the band. With Benevento on the upright piano, Hamilton and Metzger rocking the acoustic guitars, Dreiwitz on the upright bass, and Russo on a small kit (with kick, snare, hat, and one cymbal), only the piano and vocals were sent through the PA — and the rest was left to hug the room with their innately special talents. The band played one full set, with covers, originals, teases, and the debut of a mash-up between “Uncle John’s Band” and “The Wheel”.Social media will lend some small treasures from last night’s spectacle, but none will compare to the real thing. Check out the clips below, courtesy of Instragram users @joerussosalmostdead and @justinzafran:last_img read more

Confessions of a Middle Aged Roadie: Goals

first_imgIn the fall of 2016, during an educational conference in Abingdon, the keynote speaker addressing me and my fellow teachers discussed the power of goals. Specifically, he made mention that one could increase the likelihood of realizing one’s goals by writing them down and placing them strategically, so that they could be easily seen.A sticky note on the mirror, or an alert on your daily calendar, some sort of constant reminder, so that the goal doesn’t slip from memory.At the time, I poo-pooed his advice, particularly when it came to my cycling. Sure, I rode. But I rode when I wanted to or when my schedule allowed for it. Didn’t get to it today? Didn’t want to hit that 5 A.M. training session or soccer practice got in the way? No biggie. I’ll get to it tomorrow. Or the next day.As you can imagine, this strategy didn’t lead to me becoming a stronger cyclist or increasing my fitness level.So I began 2017 with a different perspective and some semblance of a goal. Initially, it was simply to ride more, but that was really just a smidge better than my 2016 aspirations. My first real step towards establishing a goal was investing in some technology that allowed me to up my trainer game and count my inside miles. I got the necessary doo-dads and downloaded Zwift to my laptop and established my first goal of the year: 80 miles a week.And it worked. I had friends riding on Zwift and there was something about counting those miles – and the informal competition with my buddies – that pushed me to ride more.Once spring came and I was able to ride outside more, I made it my goal to ride 100 miles a week. A couple outside rides of 25 or so miles, coupled with my trainer sessions, got me there each week. I enjoyed the miles piling up. 2017 was shaping up to be my biggest cycling year so far, as I passed 1,000 miles, than 1,500, and then 2,000. The end of the summer had me approaching 3,000 miles. For this 45 year old cyclist, that was heady territory.Still, there was no end goal in sight. I had flirted, unofficially, of hitting 4,000 miles for the year. But that was never concrete. Until I joined Strava, that is. I had been using the app for free the last couple years, but ponying up the cash and joining as a member allowed me to set that 4,000 mile finish line as my end goal.That’s when the game changed. What had existed in the abstract became real. Each day, I was reminded by Strava that I was either ahead of or behind my pace. This pushed me. This was my sticky note. My riding gained a purpose, and I was able to map out each week the rides that would allow me to reach that weekly goal and maintain pace for my yearly goal.I was moving and on a mission, but I also learned there was a darker side to goals. My weekly and yearly goal weighed on me. Multiple days off the bike caused me some occasional stress, as I knew I was slipping behind, and having 1,000 miles to go at the end of September was daunting. I took the bike on family trips, trying to sneak in some miles when I could. I even considered taking the trainer on our Thanksgiving trip to Charlottesville, and recently – when laid low by the flu with just 72 miles to go until 4,000 – I hopped on the trainer to knock out a few miles once my fever broke.There was also a sense of sadness each Monday morning, as those weekly Strava miles reset to zero and the quest for that weekly goal began again.On December 30th, I hit my 4,000 mile goal. I began the day with 3,988 miles on the year, and I hit the trainer for exactly 12 miles. My kids came down to hold a finish line – my wife is pretty awesome – and they made it a pretty big deal. I must admit to being pretty proud. Those 4,000 miles and 241 hours spent on the bike accounted for more exercise over any given year of my life since I was a teenager.Goal achieved.Now, here I sit on January 1, 2018, perhaps the cruelest of Strava Mondays. Sure, my weekly goal has reset. But those 4,000 miles I have been counting up to the last year? Also gone. 0/4,000. That’s what I see. According to Strava, I am already 11 miles behind!Time to get riding.4,000 miles, here I come.last_img read more

Eastport Crash Leaves 1 Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 41-year-old Flanders woman was killed when the car she was a passenger in crashed into an SUV in Eastport on Sunday.Suffolk County police said Blanca Coslaya was a passenger in a Toyota Camry that 22-year-old Rudi Ramirez, also of Flanders, was driving southbound on County Road 51 when a northbound Hyundai Tucson made a left turn in front of Ramirez’ vehicle at the corner of County Road 111, causing the two vehicles to collide at 2:47 p.m.Coslaya was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Ramirez was taken to the same hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuriesThe other driver, 51-year-old Madeline Keane of Farmingville, and her two passengers were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, where they were also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img read more

New credit union loan program resonates with Hispanic community

first_imgby: Miriam De Dios, CEO, CooperaRecognizing that nearly 40 percent of California’s residents identify themselves as Hispanic, Vacaville, California-based Travis Credit Union has been working diligently to effectively address that need.In 2014, Travis CU formed a panel to improve its outreach to local Latino communities. Travis CU’s Hispanic Advisory Committee has since generated outreach efforts resulting in valuable insights into the cultural and financial needs of this largely underserved demographic.Additionally, the credit union created a modern version of a Mexican lending circle known as a tanda. In the New Era Tanda Loan Program, rather than making monthly cash payments to a group leader who safeguards the money as with a traditional tanda, participants pay off a group loan they can only access after the last payment is made. It’s essentially a savings account that builds credit.Travis CU’s Tanda Loan initiative has enjoyed great success, especially as it relates to Travis CU’s strategic intention to grow Hispanic membership. Five out of the six individuals originally participating in the program are still Travis CU members today, and three of those have become credit cardholders. The tanda has also helped build an understanding of how credit works and how new members can build their own credit histories. Additionally, the program has taught participants financial skills such as how to balance a checkbook and how to use direct deposit, online banking and bill pay. continue reading » 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

3 signs that you need to pay attention to cryptocurrency

first_imgRecently I’ve written about how credit unions are woefully behind the times, both in terms of the technology they possess and the policies they build around that technology. For example, my new credit union – one of the biggies in town – has a $500 daily ATM limit. Need $600 on a Sunday? Tough titty. While I was standing in line the other day waiting to withdraw $800 from my checking account – which I could’ve done at a drive-through ATM at Gigantor Bank – I realized why this branch always seems to be brimming with activity. It’s because my credit union forces members into the branch due to their second-rate technology and 1997 policies regarding that technology.I’ve also recently written about how credit unions that ignore the cryptocurrency revolution will be crushed by it like a tsunami. Three announcements that I saw earlier this week really drove this point home.First, the Litecoin Foundation announced that it is working with two other companies to develop a Litecoin debit card. It’ll be a debit card just like any other, except for Litecoin. Stopping at 7-11 to buy a Milky Way? Pay with Litecoin. Did you finally find that mint, sealed copy of The Traveling Wilburys Volume I online? Pay with Litecoin. Soon credit unions will be battling Gigantor Bank and cryptocurrencies for coveted wallet share.Next, a Berlin-based banking startup called Bitwala announced that it had partnered with solarisBank to create a hybrid account that lets consumers manage bitcoin and Euro through a single, unified mobile app. Makes sense. After all, consumers don’t care whether they’re spending bitcoin or dollars. They just know they’re spending money and they want to be able to spend it all the same way.Finally, on this side of the pond, my friends at DaLand CUSO announced the Coin2Core Extended Ecosystem Wallet™ (C2C). Similar at least in spirit to the Bitwala product, C2C lets credit unions become the custodians of their members’ cryptoassets. What’s more, C2C lets credit unions do that by leveraging the capabilities of their existing core processing platforms.When I first heard about C2C, I thought, holy crap, this is gonna be HUGE! Then I remembered how my credit union can’t even get ATM limits right and my excitement fizzled a little.We can all think of companies that failed to adapt to the digitization of their industries and thus failed, period. Kodak and Toys R Us come to mind. I’m sure the same will hold true for credit unions. Coin2Core and technologies like it will be huge – for credit unions smart to read the writing on the wall. For the others, well, it’s been nice knowing you. 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Serena Williams makes Forbes list

first_img Source: Bleacherreport The four-time Olympic gold medalist has long been a leading endorser for companies like Nike and Gatorade, but her long-term goal is to create something much greater, per Badenhausen.“I want to be a part of it,” Williams said. “I want to be in the infrastructure. I want to be the brand, instead of just being the face.”Williams concluded by saying while she’s in “no rush to get out of this sport,” she’s working hard off the court to ensure her brand has “longevity” that continues long after her tennis career comes to a close. Tennis superstar Serena Williams became the first athlete to land on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women on Tuesday with a projected net worth of $225 million, ranking her 80th overall.Williams is one of the greatest tennis players in history with 39 major titles, including 23 in singles, and over $88 million in on-court earnings. The latter total is more than double the nearest competitor—her sister Venus Williams at $41 million.The 37-year-old Michigan native, who’s a minority owner in UFC and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, has also earned money from high-profile endorsement deals, a clothing line and an investment company named Serena Ventures, which is focused on investing in “companies founded by women and minorities,” per Forbes.Williams told Forbes‘ Kurt Badenhausen she enjoys identifying companies in the early stages of development that could be helped by Serena Ventures’ funding.“It’s fun to get in there. I don’t gamble. I don’t jump off buildings,” she said. “I’m the most non-taking-a-chance kind of a person, but I felt like seed was where we wanted to be.”last_img read more


first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Help fund the construction of Percival Landing Phase 1 and be a part of history! Contributions are still being accepted for the Percival Landing Railing project.  Names of contributors will be sandblasted into a stainless steel railing plate – donation levels are $50, $100, $500, $1000.  Come visit the new Percival Landing, check out the names already there and pick up a donation form!  Donating on behalf of a friend or family member makes a great holiday gift!  Visit to download a donation form or call Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360/753-8380 for more information.last_img read more

Celebrating Miracles at Christmas

first_imgBy Muriel J. SmithVic and Courtney Rossomanno and their three children will be celebrating their own little miracle this Christmas. And they know that miracle came about because of the skill of specialists, technology, and a series of incidents they can only describe as happening because of their faith. The Rossomannos have a daughter, Elizabeth, who is 2, Vic’s son, Joey, who is 15, and Victoria, who will be a year old January 13.Victoria is the miracle they are celebrating.The youngest Rossomanno was born 25 weeks prematurely two weeks into 2014, and the medical reason for that surprise birth has never been identified. Courtney had had a wonderful, healthy and happy pregnancy up until the time she suddenly went into labor and was rushed to the hospital. Victoria weighed in at a critical 1 pound, 10 ounces, stretched over a 12-inch frame. She literally could fit inside a shoebox. And she was absolutely perfect, her proud mother beams.One of the highlights for the Rossomannos will be Christmas Eve, when their relatives will be gathering at their house rather than Vic’s mother’s, Mimi Mayes, to celebrate in the Italian tradition with music, song, love and friendship…and no fewer than seven fish entrees on the Christmas Eve dinner table. Courtney is overwhelmed with the excitement of it all. “I can’t put it into words; we are always experiencing miracles.”Victoria’s miracles began at her birth when, because of her tiny size, she was admitted to the neo-natal intensive care unit at Monmouth Medical Center, her home for the next 134 days. It was a time the family and close friends rallied together to ensure both parents could visit their newest daughter every day, juggling the care for Elizabeth at the same time. It wasn’t until nine days after the birth that they could hold the infant for the first time, and then for only an hour a day. Gradually the time was increased; in the meantime, they spent their time, sometimes up to eight hours for Courtney, talking to Victoria, singing to her, going on rounds with the nurses and learning the intricacy of caring for a determined little fighter after they could take her home. Big sister Elizabeth was able to come to the hospital and visit Victoria on Easter and Mother’s Day.There was a serious setback when Victoria was 2 1/2 months old and contracted a staph infection. It was a frightening time for the young couple who were first told Victoria had meningitis; an ultra sound showed she had two brain bleeds, apparently the result of the staph infection.Treatment of that problem is highly specialized and normally would mean the infant would have to be rushed to CHOP, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. But the next of many miracles the family has experienced had already occurred. Garrett Zoeller a Morristown physician specializing in both adult and pediatric neurosurgery, had just become affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center the day before Victoria’s situation developed. And while he could see, treat, and diagnose Victoria at Monmouth, he preferred to complete the necessary surgery at St. Barnabas in Livingston, one of the other hospitals with which he is affiliated.  At under three months of age, Victoria had her first surgery.  Back once again at Monmouth, it was determined she had hydrocephalus, and two more surgeries were necessary to drain the fluids. In July, Dr. Zoeller inserted a shunt which will be permanent for Victoria, but will continue to drain fluids before they build to a crucial level.The Rossomannos, grateful and appreciative of all the help and prayers they received, reacted spontaneously when they saw a sign about the March of Dimes and its work with premature infants. They immediately launched their own fundraising campaign for the March of Dimes, raising more than $6,000 through events both at one of Vic’s restaurants… he runs several Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in New Jersey…as well as other fundraisers. And the Rossomannos have been named the March of Dimes Family of the Year for the Jersey Shore for 2015.“We are so blessed, we have been so fortunate,” the attractive and capable mom smiles, “we believe Victoria was given to us for a reason. We feel we have to give back and help others.” They are active with Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Courtney took both girls to Washington, D.C. to visit with Sen. Chris Smith and other Congressional leaders to keep them better informed of the special problems premature infants face and the need for government support for foundations that help families and further education. They want to continue to inform the public of special situations, and great milestones, for children like Victoria who only have 50 percent of their total brain.They’re on Facebook at Victory for Victoria Community with dozens of photos of their happy, impish little daughter and progress notes on her growth and development, sharing information with other parents with premature children.There are the numerous visits to all kinds of therapists and specialists, Courtney admits, generally five a week. There are MRIs every two to three months to keep track of the infant’s progress. “But we were told not to expect her to have any gross motor skill development,” Courtney says, then giggles as she watches Victoria roll over, laugh, hold her bottle with great dexterity, and do everything else an average full-term 6 month old would do.The couple’s faith in God and their belief God has some special reason for giving Victoria to the Rossomannos cannot be denied. Courtney describes herself as a traditional, rather than orthodox, practicing Jew, so the children have been baptized Catholic, Vic’s religion, and the family, Courtney included, worships at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Tinton Falls. The family also lights the eight candles on their menorah set up in the dining room.  For both parents, whichever formal religion in which they worship isn’t the important thing, because “it really doesn’t matter….so long as God is there.”last_img read more

Lack of Boxing Ring Hampers Liberian Boxers

first_imgThe failure of the Liberia Boxing Association to make boxing’s presence felt in the country is due to the lack of boxing rings, its president Solomon T. Davis said last Saturday.In an interview with the Daily Observer, Mr. Davis said while there is a large group of young people interested in the sport, the association is hampered due to the lack of boxing rings; and is therefore appealing to the Ministry of Youth & Sports, interested Liberians and all to come to its rescue.“It is high time that Liberians understand that if we don’t invest in our youths in sports we will never create the impact necessary to compete with their peers in Africa and in the world,” President Davis said.He pointed out that boxing has not received proper treatment; that boxers and fans have not been treated with any fairness with Liberia’s inability to provide what boxers need to practice their sport.“We are all saddened by the death of boxing’s greatest athlete Muhammad Ali of the United States; and while we mourn his loss, we are at the same time using this period of mourning to call attention to what must be done to get good boxers for Liberia.“Liberian boxers must be provided with the most basic necessities of their sport, a ring, gloves, skipping ropes, among others to enable them to practice their sport with honor,” President Davis said.He said boxing is an individual sport through which a single boxer could earn a medal for the country in any competition.Davis said he is making this appeal to Liberians in the wake of the death of The Greatest Boxer that ever lived, Muhammad Ali.He said Ali gave world boxing a global appeal that today, with names such as (Americans) Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, (Briton) Amir Kahn, (Filipino) Manny Pacquoi and the former world lightweight champion, Floyd Mayweather.Davis said every year the LBA appeals to Liberians and friends of Liberia to assist the association with a ring, but without success.“We should not ignore appeals that can help our athletes gain the knowledge to better their sport and make the country proud,” Davis said.He added with proper support, Liberian boxers could do better abroad in the various divisions and to let the world know that “we are also ready to contribute our quota to develop boxing and other sporting disciplines.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Birmingham v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgJay Emmanuel-Thomas will hope to add to his two goals against BoltonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 17 October 2015Referee: Carl Boyeson (Hull)Six key battles: Onuoha aims to shackle ex-Brentford preview: QPR can win at St. Andrew’sMatch in a nutshell: QPR aim for back-to-back league wins as they take on fourth-placed Birmingham.Injuries and suspensionsBIRMINGHAM CITYRuled out: David Cotterill (hamstring), Neal Eardley (shoulder).QPRRuled out: Charlie Austin (hamstring), Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Armand Traore (calf). Possible line-upsBirmingham: Kuszczak; Caddis, Morrison, Robinson, Grounds; Gleeson, Kieftenbeld; Maghoma, Toral, Gray; Donaldson. Subs from: Legzdins, Spector, Lowry, Davis, Shinnie, Brown, Brock-Madsen, Solomon-Otabor.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Angella, Konchesky; Sandro, Henry; Phillips, Fer, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas. Subs from: Smithies, Perch, Hill, Doughty, Tozser, Luongo, Faurlin, Hoilett, Polter, Grego-Cox. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesBirmingham total: W W L D L (7 points)Home: L L W D W (7 points)QPR total:  W L D D L (5 points)Away: L D W W L (7 points)Top scorers – all competitionsBirmingham City: Donaldson 4; Maghoma 3; Cotterill 2, Gleeson 2, Thomas 2, Toral 2; Caddis 1, Gray 1, Grounds 1, Morrison 1, Shinnie 1.QPR: Austin 7; Chery 4, Emmanuel-Thomas 4; Onuoha 2, Phillips 2; Fer 1, Hill 1, Polter 1.Last five meetings8 March 2014: Birmingham 0 QPR 214 September 2013: QPR 1 Birmingham 028 October 2008: QPR 1, Birmingham 04 October 2008: Birmingham 1 QPR 026 December 2006: Birmingham 2 QPR 1Birmingham 2 wins, QPR 3 wins, 0 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more