A Few Of Our Favorite Collaborations From Monterey Pop 50

first_img[Video: Mariecar Mendoza]Jim James And Jack Johnson Perform The Beatles’ “Rocky Racoon” [Video: Kevin Shane]Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, And Father John Misty Over the weekend, Monterey International Pop Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary, returning to the same fairgrounds and falling on the same dates of the first festival exactly fifty years later. The first Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 was an iconic event with widespread cultural impact, renowned for the legendary musical performances — including sets by the Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, and other musical acts who came to define the music of the time. To honor this first Monterey Pop Festival, over the weekend, Monterey Pop 50 tapped Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., Father John Misty, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, The Head and the Heart, and Kurt Vile to honor the event’s legendary roots.Monterey Pop 50 Announces Tribute Sets By Jim James, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., And MoreWe’ve compiled a few of our favorite musical moments that went down over the weekend at Monterey Pop 50. With the celebratory nature of the festival and the stacked lineup compiled for the event, collaborations abounded. Thus, it wasn’t unusual seeing the likes of Norah Jones and Jack Johnson play the roles of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan on “I Shall Be Released” or Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Father John Misty having a ball up on stage together. You can check out the highlights below.Leon Bridges And Nathaniel Rateliff Perform Otis Redding’s “The Dock Of The Bay” And Sam Cooke’s “Shake” Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band With Nicki Bluhm During “The Music Never Stopped” [Video: Lindsay DPenha]Gary Clark Jr. With Booker T. Jones During “Bright Lights, Big City”center_img [Video: Mariecar Mendoza]The Head & The Heart Perform With The Mamas And The Papas’ Michele Phillips During “California Dreamin’” [Video: Lindsay DPenha]Norah Jones And Jack Johnson Perform Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” [Video: Mariecar Mendoza][Photo: Monterey Pop 50 Facebook // Tom Tomkinson]last_img read more

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What Nepal Has Lost Is A Lesson For Humanity

first_imgView image | gettyimages.com Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The first dead body I ever saw was lying on a funeral pyre in Nepal. It wasn’t a high-caste affair at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. There was no tell-tale shroud, so I was surprised when I realized that the oddly shaped stick being licked by the flames was actually an emaciated brown limb. Then I noticed the calloused foot.Now there’s so much death, so much destruction, it’s all you can see. The death toll is rising into the tens of thousands as the international rescue effort struggles to reach the far-flung villages of Nepal. As the days stretch into weeks before help arrives, I hope the living won’t come to envy the dead. I’ve trekked on those steep winding trails, climbing one hill only to descend to a narrow valley, and having to cross swinging rope bridges over raging rivers that would have given Indiana Jones second thoughts.When I spotted the top of a stupa, a Buddhist temple, overlooking a pile of rubble in Kathmandu, I felt some relief to know that some artifacts of the country’s priceless heritage survived the devastation. But so much will be lost forever.Kathmandu had its heyday about 500 years ago, give or take a century or two, when the silk trade between China and India was very lucrative through those Himalayan passes. At one point in the Kathmandu valley there were actually three kingdoms, when the royal family split apart, each son apparently competing with the others to build the most impressive temple complex in Bhaktapur and Patan as well as in the original royal city. Those are the pagoda structures that took the biggest hit from the massive shockwave. View image | gettyimages.com An earthquake in 1988 had registered 6.5 on the Richter scale and left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Saturday’s quake had a magnitude of 7.8. The loss is incalculable.Until 1951, Nepal was known as “the forbidden kingdom,” a Hindu monarchy about the size of Tennessee wedged between India and Tibet, separated on the north by the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world culminating with Mount Everest, and on the south by the Terai, tropical lowlands where the Buddha was born in Lumbini more than two millennia ago. The country’s sovereignty was protected by a treaty between Great Britain’s East India Company and Nepal’s aristocracy, who guaranteed a supply of troops in exchange for never becoming a colony like India. It was those fierce soldiers, the Gurkhas, who made a name for themselves fighting alongside the Allies against the Japanese in World War II.When they returned home after the war, they brought a different world view that ultimately led to a unique revolution. Instead of overthrowing the raja—the king—it restored him to power because since the 19th century the ruling family were the Ranas, whose progeny became Nepal’s hereditary prime ministers. The status quo came to an abrupt end in 1950 when King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah managed to escape the Ranas’ guards by allegedly going on a hunting trip with his family but instead seeking asylum in India. Tellingly, the Nepalese regard him as the Father of the Nation because he set the country on the path to a constitutional monarchy. He died in 1955.I arrived in Nepal in time for the 1975 coronation of his 29-year-old grandson, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, which had been delayed for a few years by the royal astrologers until the signs were most auspicious. Thanks to my college program, I’d taken my junior year abroad to live with a Nepalese family and get academic credit for making a 16 mm film and writing an article for The Rising Nepal Newspaper.That’s how I ended up at the home of Rishikesh Shah, Nepal’s first ambassador to the United Nations. On the walls of his study were photos of him shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Krushchev. But I never met him because he was residing out of the country while writing a book about the monarchy. Instead, my official host was his wife, a friendly, rather rotund woman, who greeted me upstairs in her bedroom, where she was seated in the middle of a large bed surrounded by paperback novels written in Newari, one of Nepal’s dozens of dialects. She was entertaining a stately, elderly gentleman who seemed to be most amused by my purpose in coming to Nepal.What caste, he asked me, did I wish to be considered equal to? Being an uppity 22-year-old, I scoffed at the notion and told him brashly that in America we had no castes; everyone was equal in the pursuit of happiness. He turned to Mrs. Shah and they nodded at each other knowingly. And so I found myself eating my meals and hanging out with her servants. My dinners were their nightly entertainment. Sometimes, I’d eat before 10 people, all crowded into a tidy kitchen at the back of Mrs. Shah’s compound, watching me plow through mounds of rice, hot chili curries and lentils, the sweat dripping off my brow. And whenever I managed to utter something in Nepalese, which I was allegedly learning during the day, they burst into laughter and smiled broadly.One of the highlights of my five months’ stay was seeing the raja and rani perched in their red velvet-canopied throne atop a lumbering decorated elephant as the royal procession left the old palace in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square after the coronation ceremony. Rani, also known as Queen Aiswarya, didn’t look too comfortable riding up in their howdah, no doubt preferring to be in the back seat of Rolls-Royce. But that ride was a breeze compared to the turbulence to come. With the vast majority of the country living in extreme poverty, tourist dollars and foreign aid, even before a major catastrophe like the recent earthquake, never trickled down far enough. A Maoist insurgency sprung up to bedevil the government, claiming thousands of lives as the rebels demanded land reforms, no royal family and no close ties to India.By the 1990s, Raja Birendra had his hands full. But the worst was yet to come. In June 2001, he and seven members of his family were murdered by his own son and heir apparent, Crown Prince Dipendra, in the new palace. Apparently, the raja, regarded as the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver, was no match for the barrage of bullets fired by his 29-year-old son who may have become unhinged because he’d fallen in love with a woman his mother disapproved of—and the astrologers had advised postponing his marriage until he was 35.The Maoist rebels put their guns down in 2006 but the Nepal government has never gained ground, let alone the upper hand. The average annual income is pegged at $700 a year, and that’s generous. One of the highest-paid gigs is also one of the most dangerous, being a Sherpa guide up Mount Everest where the pay might be up to $5,000. When the recent earthquake struck, it triggered a deadly avalanche that leveled the base camp at 18,000 feet above sea level, killing at least 18 people, injuring and stranding dozens more.The same geological force propelling Mount Everest to become the summit of mountaineers’ aspirations—the tectonic collision slamming the Indian and Eurasian plates—has torn the land asunder. It was only a matter of time. View image | gettyimages.com When I visited Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a redevelopment team led by West Germans was training a cadre of skilled Nepali carpenters to restore the temples to their original glory. The project also involved installing public sewers, improving the drinking water and building a bus depot for tourists because all cars were going to be banned from the temple square. The old buildings were too fragile, the project coordinator told me back then, 40 years ago, adding that “heavy traffic” would shake them apart.Today these irreplaceable structures lie in ruins.The question now is not about replacing the past, but helping the Nepalese survive the present.Read about local relief efforts and how you can help HERE.last_img read more

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Bees capture another Everton youngster

first_imgBrentford have agreed the signing of midfielder Adam Forshaw on a month’s loan from Everton.The 20-year-old is due to train with his new team-mates on Thursday and could make his Bees debut against Scunthorpe this weekend.Fellow Everton youngster Jake Bidwell has been on loan at Brentford since November.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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NTL’S FOR EX-NRL STARS

first_imgRobbie McCormack played Rugby League for the Newcastle Knights between 1988 and 1996. He played 154 games for the Knights, primarily at hooker, played for NSW Country in 1993 and 1994, played State of Origin in 1993 and is playing at his first National Touch League (NTL) tournament this year. After playing touch as a child Robbie had to give it up, as his potential in rugby league began to be fulfilled. During his time at the Knights, he was unable to stay involved with touch footy because coaching staff believed playing an alternative form of football would teach the players bad habits and impact upon their league skills and results. But now his rugby league days are finished and he’s suited up for the Hunter-Western Hornets Mens 35 years team at this year’s senior NTL’s. “I basically got asked by a mate to play for Newcastle in their Mens 35’s and then ended up here. It’s all another step up, the Country Cup was big, then I was blown away by the State Cup, which was even bigger and now the NTL’s”, he says. “The organisation and professionalism is fantastic, but mostly I’m having a lot of fun and just really enjoying playing, it’s great to see the occasional league mate out here as well.” Cliff Lyons is one of those mates who is also here at the NTL, playing Mens 40 years for the Sydney Scorpions. After a league career spanning 1986-1999, Lyons came away with over 330 games for the Manly Sea Eagles, two premierships, two World Sevens titles, six tests for Australia, six State of Origins and the list goes on. It’s his third NTL and his team started the tournament well with an 8-2 win over Tropical Queensland Cyclones. For players like Robbie and Cliff, the chance to compete in a National Tournament in the Senior divisions, is something incredibly worthwhile. “It’s so good to be back competing and playing for fun but also to win”, says Robbie. “After having a few years off from this sort of competition, it really brings it back to you and it’s great!” “Touch football goes up and back so quickly, but thankfully a lot of the rugby league skills and training programs we’ve done, combined with the touch football work, give us more options during games”, he says. Cliff played touch all through his NRL career and also believes that the game of touch improved his speed and fitness, especially being six players a side, and would do the same for others. For many young touch footballers, the attraction of playing rugby league can draw them away from the lower-profile sport of touch football. Benji Marshall is starring for Wests Tigers in the NRL and looks like he will have a successful career. What many sports trivia buffs may not realise is that Benji was a part of Australia’s winning Mixed Open team that won last year’s World Cup in Japan and he took home the International award for Player of the Series. Enjoy your career, but don’t forget touch football. That’s the message from players like Cliff and Robbie. “Go for the career and money in league, if that’s what you need”, says Cliff. “But don’t forget to come back to touch when you’ve finished, it’s always here and it’s a great sport”, he says. “Events like the NTL’s are great, I just keep enjoying myself and coming back each year.” Media contact: Rachel Moyle, 0422233165last_img read more

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University Games Results

first_imgIn Sydney, Macquarie University hosted the East Coast Challenge where Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed divisions were contested. University of Sydney, Cumberland claimed both Men’s and Women’s titles with the Australian College of Physical Education winning the Mixed.At the South Challenge in Melbourne, the University of Canberra claiming both gold and silver in the Mixed division. Beach Touch was the name of the game for the Gold Coast Challenge with Queensland University of Technology (Men’s) and Griffith University, Gold Coast (Mixed) having comprehensive victories in their respective divisions. East Coast Challenge at Meadowbank ParkWomen’sGold Medal Game: University of Sydney, Cumberland (8) defeated Australian National University (1)MixedGold Medal Game: Australian College of Physical Education (5) defeated University of Wollongong (2)Bronze Medal Game: University of Technology, Sydney (7) defeated University of Sydney (5)Men’sGold Medal Game: University of Sydney, Cumberland (4) defeated Newcastle University (3)Bronze Medal Game: Australian National University (10) defeated Macquarie University (2)Gold Coast Challenge at Surfers BeachfrontMixedGold Medal Game: Queensland University of Technology (14) defeated University of Sunshine Coast (1)Bronze Medal Game: Griffith University, Gold Coast (3) defeated University of Southern Queensland (2)Men’sGold Medal Game: Griffith University, Gold Coast (8) defeated Queensland University of Technology (0)Bronze Medal Game: University of Canberra 2 (4) defeated Southern Cross University (3) South Challenge at Princes ParkMixedGold Medal Game: University of Canberra (6) defeated University of Canberra 2 (3)Bronze Medal Game: Deakin University (6) defeated Victoria University (5)last_img read more

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4 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward: I’m not here to be famous

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: I’m not here to be famousby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists he doesn’t care about being famous. Woodward has the bore of the brunt of criticism from the United faithful over his recruitment decisions in recent seasons.But Woodward says he is committed to turning the club into a successful on and off the field.”I understand the scrutiny; it’s part of the job. And I don’t want to be famous and can’t be mates with the players,” he said. “But we have to do everything we possibly can to get back to winning the Premier League. We are not successful until we do. Second is not success – we have to win the Premier League.” last_img read more

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Restrictions on movement of people lifted in most parts of Kashmir

first_imgSrinagar/New Delhi: Restrictions were lifted from most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after strict curbs on the movement of people were imposed in view of Friday congregational prayers, officials said.They said barricades have been removed from the roads in most areas of the city and elsewhere in the Valley to allow the movement of people. However, deployment of security forces continued on the ground to maintain law and order, the officials said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsStrict impositions on the movement of people were out in place across the Valley on Friday in view of apprehensions of law and order problems after congregational prayers. Only ambulances and people in emergency situations were allowed to move. The officials said the situation remained peaceful on Friday and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Valley. However, normal life remained affected for the 27th consecutive day on Saturday. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe markets continued to remain shut, while public transport was off the roads, the officials said, adding schools also remained closed. Landline telephone services have been restored in most places in view of the improving situation, though the services continued to remain snapped in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk and Press Enclave here. The mobile services and Internet, including BSNL’s Broadband and private leased-line Internet, remained snapped since August 5 after the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution and reorganised the state into two Union Territories.last_img read more

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Kroos is Germanys key player – Matthäus

first_imgGermany legend Lothar Matthäus believes that Toni Kroos will be the key player for the national side as they bid to retain their World Cup title this summerThe 28-year-old has just recently won his fifth Champions League title after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool in Kiev last month and has become an integral member of the Spanish giants in his four years at the club.Matthäus, who won the 1990 World Cup with Germany, believes that Kroos can inspire the national team to retain their world title at Russia.“I think at this moment a key player is Toni Kroos,” Matthäus told the Bundesliga website.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“He’s won the Champions League four times. Three times in a row with Real Madrid. One time before with Bayern. I think he’s full of confidence. He’s coming to the tournament and he’d like to show that it’s not only possible to win titles with Real, he will win with the German team too. He can make the difference.”The 57-year-old welcomed the return of captain Manuel Neuer, who he rates as the “best goalkeeper in the world”.“We have good attackers. We have pretty much the best goalkeeper in the world [Manuel Neuer],” he said. “I think the team has good balance and good options from the bench, and this makes Germany one of the favourites.”Germany are in Group F and will face Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup campaign on Sunday.last_img read more

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Report Wolves boss emerges as a shock candidate to replace Mourinho

first_imgWolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly emerged as a potential candidate to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils have lost both of their opening four games of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.This has led to a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Mourinho’s future at Old Trafford.Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane had been touted as the most likely man to replace Mourinho at United.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.But One Football reports that another shock name has emerged in Nuno.The Portuguese coach has impressed the 20-time English champions in his spell in charge of Wolves.The 44-year-old led Wolves to the Championship title last season and the club have had a strong start in their return to the English top-flight.United will next face Watford away in the Premier League, while Wolves will host Burnley.last_img read more

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Guardiola remains obstinate on his style of play

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has vowed never to change his tactics despite losing two games on the spin.City are ten points behind League leaders Liverpool after suffering shock defeats against Crystal Palace and Leicester City. But they have a game in hand with a tricky trip to Southampton the next.But Guardiola was defiant about his tactics and gameplan suggesting the poor run of form will not force his hands into changes.“That is not going to happen. It has not happened in the first years and it is not going to happen,” he said via FourFourTwo.“Why should I change? Because I lost two games? No way. That is not going to happen.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Guardiola said he understood questions would come over his style, but added he worked quickly to work out his team’s problems.“Last season, I knew that when we were going to lose, we were going to doubt again that this is the right way,” he said.“It happened in Barcelona, where it was stable, or Bayern Munich, where we won a lot of titles but I failed because I did not win the Champions League.“I know that’s how it works in that situation, but I’m not concerned.“When it happens, I’m a little sad and depressed for five, 10, 15 minutes and after I charge the batteries and discover why. Why do we lose? The same way as when we win. The game is nice for that: Why? why?”last_img read more

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