Remembering Jimi Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys With These Five Fantastic Live Tributes

first_imgIn the year before his death in 1970 at the age of 27, Jimi Hendrix convened a new power trio called Band of Gypsys with drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox–the group with whom he planned to forge a new path for his musical career. The band made their live debut at The Fillmore East for a 2-night, 4-show run over New Year’s ’69-70, where they planned to record an album that would fulfill his obligations to a former manager and allow him the freedom to move forward with his music unshackled. While fans were unsure what to expect from this new-look Hendrix group, the shows were a huge success.Concert promoter Bill Graham called the shows “the most brilliant, emotional display of virtuoso electric guitar” that he had ever heard. In total, the band performed and recorded 24 different songs, comprised of new material written by the group as well as unreleased Hendrix demos like “Machine Gun” and “Izabella”, but inconsistent recordings led Hendrix and engineer Wally Heider to whittle the Band of Gypsys album down to just six tracks. After the Fillmore run, the Band of Gypsys would play just one more show (at the Winter Festival For Peace in 1970) before disbanding due to Hendrix’s increasingly untenable drug abuse. By the end of that year, Hendrix had passed away. Band of Gypsys was his final record.The album showed a new direction for Hendrix, with deep, improvisational explorations and notes of driving funk, R&B, and soul that would go on to influence countless artists over the ensuing decade and beyond. To this day, as new generations of music fans come of age, many wistfully wonder to what heights the revolutionary guitarist could have risen on his new trajectory had he not tragically left us so soon. Band of Gypsys stands as a brief taste of what could have been.Some of our favorite musicians are coming together to play tribute to this final Hendrix era.On February 24th, pedal steel master Roosevelt Collier, along with guitarist Rob Compa (Dopapod), bassist Chuck Jones (Dopapod), and drummer Isaac Teel (TAUK) will perform a very special Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys tribute at American Beauty NYC (tickets are available here). The show will feature the group’s take on the Band Of Gypsys’ eponymous 1970 live album, along with other classics from Hendrix’s legendary catalogue. To prepare you for the performance, we’ve gathered five memorable tributes to Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys by some of our favorite bands for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!“Power of Soul” – Umphrey’s McGee – 9/21/11“Power of Soul”, originally titled “Power to Love”, is one of the songs Hendrix brought with him when he started Band of Gypsys. The tune was emblematic of a change in Hendrix’s songwriting at that time, as he moved from the playful humor of his early work and toward a strident new sense of self-examination. You can watch Umphrey’s McGee performing “Power of Soul” at their 9/21/11 show at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE below (via YouTube user mattcastaway):“Machine Gun” – Widespread Panic – 2/23/16Generally regarded as the highlight of Band of Gypsys, “Machine Gun” is an anti-war protest epic that draws on Hendrix’s early blues aspirations, but incorporates new improvisational approaches and tonal textures that help paint a vivid picture in the mind of the listener. You can watch Widespread Panic perform “Machine Gun” (as well as War‘s “Four Cornered Room”) at their 2/23/16 show in Norfolk Virginia below:“Who Knows?” – Ben Harper – Live Eurockéennes de Belfort 2008“Who Knows?” served as the opening number for both the second and third show at the Fillmore. Band of Gypsys’ characteristic mix of improvisation and R&B/funk elements is clearly evident in the song, framed by Cox’s economical funk-blues bass line and Miles’ steady drum beat. Below, you can watch pro-shot footage of Ben Harper performing “Who Knows?” at France’s Live Eurockéennes de Belfort in 2008 (via Vimeo user silva):“All Along The Watchtower” – Phish w/ Buddy Miles and Merl Saunders – 10/22/96On 10/22/96, Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles (as well as Jerry Garcia collaborator Merl Saunders) joined Phish at Madison Square Garden for an encore performance of “All Along The Watchtower”. The Bob Dylan-penned song was recorded by Hendrix in his heyday, and his version remains the seminal rendition of the song–a classic performance in the pantheon of rock n’ roll. While Band of Gypsys never actually performed the tune, Phish used Miles’ presence as a learning opportunity, following his lead and channeling the Band of Gypsys sound. Below, you can watch the Phish guys soak up Miles’ wisdom during a backstage rehearsal session, as well as fan-shot footage of their live performance of the song (via YouTube user Lawrence Blumenstein). Don’t miss Live For Live Music and American Beauty Present: A Tribute To Hendrix Band of Gypsys featuring Roosevelt Collier, Chuck Jones, Isaac Teel, Rob Compa, and more on Friday, February 24th. Get your tickets here! Tribute to Band of Gypsys (Full Video) – Roosevelt Collier, Adam Deitch, Ron Johnson, Jennifer Hartswick – 7/13/14Finally, you can get a taste of what’s to come on February 24th with full-show footage of Roosevelt Collier’s last Band of Gypsys tribute at BB King’s Bar and Blues Club in New York City on 7/13/14 with Adam Deitch, Ron Johnson and Jennifer Hartswick (via YouTube user LazyLightning55a):last_img read more

NetWorker Enhancements and Additions

first_imgIn Dell EMC’s most recent NetWorker release, valuable enhancements and additions are now available to our global customers, and a host of resources are ready to help you get started on your upgrade plan. Why upgrade now? Don’t miss out on the latest new features and functionalities. Start benefiting now from recent fixes and patches, protect your system from cyber threats, enjoy improved performance, get cloud-ready, and protect your data. These comprehensive upgrades encompass:Improved Functionality and Ease of UseReliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS)Security and AuthenticationUse Case ExpansionAre You Code Current?Being code current is defined as running code that is less than 12 months old. If you are not sure how to check your currency, a good indicator is if your code version number is greater than 18.2.If you are running old code (18.2 or lower), not only are you missing out on new features, functionality and fixes, but you are also not taking advantage of current security enhancements. Being code current is important. Customers on newer code enjoy greater functionality and fewer outages/service requests. Learn more here.If you are ready to upgrade, Service Engineers and Support Account Managers are ready to assist you, through Live Chat, Online Support, the NetWorker Community, and MyService360. Every month, we also publish a NetWorker Monthly Support Highlights Newsletter. Read the latest issue for product support highlights on the latest NetWorker release, where we encourage you to pursue upgrading to the latest NetWorker release, 19.2.Learn more about the latest in NetWorker Innovation and important information you need to know before you get started with your upgrade downloads in the NetWorker 19.x Recommendations, Cumulative Training and Downloads reference sheet.last_img read more

Certification available in antitrust and trade regulation without taking a written exam

first_imgCertification available in antitrust and trade regulation without taking a written exam August 1, 2005 Regular News Certification available in antitrust and trade regulation without taking a written exam There is still an opportunity for experienced antitrust and trade regulation lawyers to become board certified without having to take a written exam.“Florida Bar members who have been substantially involved in the area of antitrust and trade regulation law for a minimum of 20 years, and who otherwise meet the minimum certification requirements set forth in Rule 6-22, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, now have a final opportunity to apply and be exempt from the written examination,” according to Patricia A. Conners, chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee.Interested members may make application between September 1 and October 31 and take advantage of the recent amendment to the antitrust and trade regulation certification rules, she said.To determine whether you qualify to seek certification in antitrust law, you may review the rules and policies on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. Questions regarding the certification requirements or the process may be addressed to Mustafa Mahdi at The Florida Bar, (800) 342-8060, ext. 5768 or [email protected]last_img read more

Hempstead Man Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 58-year-old Hempstead man died after he crashed his vehicle in Lakeview early Monday morning.Nassau County police said Mark Law was driving his BMW northbound on Peninsula Boulevard when his car left the roadway, struck two trees and a utility pole near the corner of North Village Avenue at 1:30 a.m.The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.Forth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle for safety checks while the investigation is continuing but believe ths crash to be non-criminal.last_img read more

How To Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Looking forward to a big refund check from your tax return?Don’t be so quick to spend it, says David Schwartz, CFP, CEO of FCE Group, a wealth management, investment advisory and financial planning firm in Lake Success. While it may seem like an easy and justifiable round-trip ticket for your dream vacation, your refund is truly an opportunity to secure your finances.So, spend — and most importantly, save and invest — wisely.GOT DEBT?If you have any type of high-interest debt, clear it, or pay as much off as you can.“There is no good debt,” says Schwartz.Start with the credit card that is the most costly or has the highest interest rate and then work your way down from there.If you have no debt, then apply the “spend 1/3, save 1/3, invest 1/3” rule.SPEND ONE-THIRDSpend on something that creates worth, suggests Schwartz.Remodeling a kitchen can add value to your home if you’re looking to sell down the line. Fix your car so it doesn’t break down.“If you are going to spend your refund, spend it on something that has value instead of running to stores and buying stuff,” says Schwartz.Desperate for a getaway?“Your family vacation does not need to involve a plane ticket or boat or something lavish,” says Schwartz.It could be a simple day trip to Montauk.SAVE ONE-THIRDIf you’re going to save, consider a money market fund. Visit a local bank or discount brokerage firm and seek a high yield.“It’s just like a high-interest savings account and you can withdraw funds at any time,” notes Schwartz.That saved money can be a safeguard if your job is in jeopardy or if you’re looking to make a dramatic or risky career move. Plan ahead for your kids’ college tuition with a 529 plan.“You can save New York State tax, which is a good thing,” says Schwartz, however, that money could affect whether or not you qualify for financial aid.INVEST ONE-THIRDEstablish an individual retirement account (IRA) or contribute to an existing one and you’ll be setting yourself up for a healthier, more financially stable retirement, says Schwartz.You don’t need a minimum to open it and whatever it earns, you won’t pay taxes on the interest until you start taking retirement distributions. You should also see if you qualify for a Roth IRA: Although the contributions are not deductible, the retirement account grows tax-free and there is no tax to be paid when the distributions begin.“If you have extra money and you put it away,” says Schwartz, “it compounds and it grows and it makes life so much more enjoyable down the road.”WELLNESS PLAN: PERSONAL FINANCE HEALTH It’s but a lucky few that haven’t found themselves behind in their bills and struggling to get out of a financial hole at some point in their lives — some more so than others.Since it is only a matter of when, not if, financial hardships — natural disasters, divorce, job loss, to name a few — will occur, the best course of action is to plan ahead with a rainy-day fund and these tips from financial experts:Make a Financial Calendar: Key to balancing your budget is tracking when income comes in and when bills are due.Check Your Interest Rate: APR too high? Research lenders that offer lower rates. And switch to a credit union with a higher yield on checking accounts.Track Your Net Worth: Checking your credit score isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes time for a big-ticket purchase.Set a Budget: And if more money is going out than coming in, take corrective action immediately.Try an All-Cash Diet: Think of the savings at the gas pump alone!Take a Daily Money Minute: The budget isn’t going to track itself.Allocate 20 percent of Income to Financial Priorities: Like paying down debt, for one.Budget About 30 percent to Lifestyle Spending: Because once you have a budget, you’ll know exactly how much guilt-free fun you can afford.last_img read more

7 ways to turn around a credit union’s culture

first_img 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Culture in an organization is real. It isn’t some random, made-up term by consultants like me looking to get more contracts. Every organization, no matter the size or the amount of revenue, has a company culture.A culture is simply the personality of the company. It determines how employees act, how motivated and engaged they are, how they contribute to teams, how they solve problems, how they produce results and ultimately how they serve clients.It has been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. If the culture is toxic, you will throw that strategy right up. Don’t expect positive results from a negative culture. Positive results come from positive cultures that are focused on growth. I call this a Development Culture.If your organization’s results are poor, I suggest that your first look in the mirror. Look at yourself and your people. What kind of environment has been created? What is the climate of your organization? If you want to turnaround your results, you must first turnaround your culture. continue reading »last_img read more

CUs stepping up to help in response to COVID-19 pandemic

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions make a difference when they’re needed most, including during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan wrote to all 535 Congressional offices Friday. Donovan shared information on the re-launchof AmericasCreditUnions.org as a way to learn how America’s credit unions are serving members during the outbreak.“For too many Americans, financial insecurity remains one of life’s greatest worries. The Coronavirus pandemic is creating uncertainty and, in many cases, financial hardship,” Donovan wrote.He cited the latest results from CUNA’s survey of how credit unions are serving membersaffected by the pandemic, including:93% of credit unions surveyed are offering loan modificationslast_img read more

New and innovative Croatian product – the first modular beaches and terraces as a solution against concreting beaches

first_imgAlthough we are a tourist country, so far we have not offered any solution to this problem, in fact, as if there were no attempts, but no more. A phenomenal solution to stop the devastation of the coast and its concreting and at the same time increase the quality and capacity in the segment of beaches and terraces finally exists, and it comes to us no less than flat Slavonia. Concreting beaches is the most damaging to the environment, both ecologically and visually. On the other hand, we are irreversibly destroying the most valuable resource, and we are turning beaches and space into impersonal and classic boring standardization with the competition. The modules are made of galvanized steel pipes for protection against salt and rust, and the modules are connected to each other with stainless steel screws while they are fastened to the substrate with wedges or anchor bolts, depending on the substrate.The wood panels are made of hard Larch wood that is resistant to all weather conditions and that is just inserted into the module. It is possible to get it in three variants: raw wood, lacquered natur or dark shade – rosewood). The legs are modular and height-adjustable, and are connected as modules according to the surface we want or as “Lego” cubes. The standard module has a 10 cm leg as well as the possibility of 10 cm pull-out, and a load capacity of 500 kg, but as Alić points out, if there are major irregularities on the field, then the required leg height is added to order and thus adapts to any terrain. The price of one module (m2) is 599,00 kn + VAT, which consists of a solid metal structure, screws and a wooden base (decking). Delivery time is very fast and there is more than enough time for delivery until the new tourist season. It is important to emphasize that it is not necessary to obtain a building permit because it is an assembly-disassembly product. It is only necessary to obtain permission to use the space from the city or municipality. As Alić points out, so far, various domestic hoteliers and distributors have shown interest in this innovative product, and there is also interest from neighboring countries. “The holidays are over, the budgets have been adopted so we will start implementing them soon. We were contacted by a lot of cafes and restaurants from Zagreb to Istria that are waiting for permits from the cities to set up terraces, so they immediately order our modules. We are in negotiations for the market of Italy and Montenegro, along with several other countries that have sea tourism. This year we expect at least 10.000 square meters of prefabricated beaches and terraces, and we believe it could be much more if we confirm contracts abroad. Since it is a serial production, in a short time we can meet the needs of the market, whatever they may be”, Concludes Alić. This is the first such, completely new and innovative product on both the Croatian and world markets – modular prefabricated beaches, terraces and paths. The idea and the whole thing could not be simpler, more logical and more practical. By simply connecting the modules from the inaccessible rocky beach, you get a beach tailored to your wishes and needs. Also, through the inaccessible terrain and bushes we can easily make a beautiful promenade or quickly and easily we can mount a terrace for a restaurant or cafe. “Since these are assembly or disassembly elements, no building permits are required for their installation, and the legs of the module are height-adjustable, so no matter where you place them, you will always get a flat surface.”Points out Alen Alić from Aurea Group, a company from Osijek that manufactures catering furniture and tables for dining rooms and restaurants. The idea came the way the best ideas come, as a solution to a challenge that plagued him personally. “This year I bought a house on Peljesac and started dreaming about how to arrange apartments for the season and the beach for future guests, but without the devastation of the coast and encroachment on the natural environment. Then I came up with the idea to make modules that are easy to connect, which are adjustable, and so the first modular prefabricated beach, ie a terrace, was created.. ” Alic pointed out. And as life often writes strange stories and destinies, Alić is currently writing a doctorate on the topic “Improving the quality of the tourist offer in the whole of Croatia”, so in addition to a great business idea, he also received a topic for his doctoral dissertation. “The advantage of our beaches and terraces is that they are assembly-disassembly, modular, easily portable, easy to assemble and disassemble, the legs are adjustable and adaptable to any surface, the modules are very solid – load capacity of 1 module is 500 kg, no construction work required and some great interventions. The modules are installed before the season, later disassembled and stored in the warehouse for the next season, maintenance is simple and no building permits are required. It does not disturb the natural environment and balance, prevents devastation and concreting of the coast, and at the same time will increase the quality and capacity in the segment of premium beaches and terraces. The steel construction is hot-dip galvanized so that there will be no rust, and the wood is varnished with environmentally friendly weather-resistant paints.””, Explains Alic.last_img read more

Peel lets Salford Quays office scheme

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High hopes for Hilton

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