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Widespread Panic’s John “JoJo” Hermann Tells Studio Stories And More On New Podcast Episode

first_imgLive For Live Music is proud to present the newest episode of our Inside Out with Turner and Seth, an extensive installation that sees hosts Seth Weiner and Rob Turner featuring conversations with Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus, John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic, and several core members of Deer Tick. Thanks to episodic engineer Josh Thane‘s (Wonder Dog Sound Studios) tireless work pulling together audio bytes from across the Internet and our own archives, this installment–the show’s 30th–is one of the show’s most involved offerings to date. You can listen to the latest episode of Live For Live Music Presents: Inside Out With Turner And Seth below:First, bassist Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus, Orange Then Blue) calls in for a quick chat and talks about the band’s career, including what led up their collaboration, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman. ”It started with (Redman) as our special guest playing our original music, and then evolved into this…band.”  Anderson says, “He’s a great musician and it was absolutely a pleasure to play with him.”  He also talks about preparations for their upcoming shows with Bill Frisell, his bandmate Ethan’s blog, how the band selected covers for their It’s Hard and For All I Care releases, and the differences between playing to European and American audiences.Next, Rob and Seth sit down with Widespread Panic keyboardist John “Jojo” Hermann to discuss Hermann’s new band Slim Wednesday, his choice to resurrect Panic’s “Daisy Mae,” recording at Diamond Street Studios in Atlanta, playing “Stagger Lee” with Colonel Bruce Hampton on JamCruise, upcoming downtime for songwriting and side projects, and a planned basketball tournament at next year’s Panic en la Playa. Hermann also talks about his days in New York City in the 80s, including the time he met the legendary writer Robert Palmer (Deep Blues, The World According to John Coltrane), who would encourage the Professor Longhair-admiring Hermann to move to Mississippi. Hermann speaks about how creating his own gig at an Oxford club would ultimately lead him to becoming a member of Beanland  [“Rob Laird (drummer, Beanland)…came in and heard me playin’, and Beanland was playing down the street and he invited me to come and sit in.”] Hermann reflects on his days with Beanland and early days with Widespread Panic – including how a gift from Freddie Jones Band would lead to one of Widespread Panic’s signature sounds. Jojo also shares his memories of playing with Art Neville, getting kicked out of shows, and how he ended up using a piano he found in the Bahamian woods for the studio recording of “Ribs and Whiskey.”Finally, the listener becomes a fly on the wall on one of “Weiner’s Poolside Chats” from Mexico. This one features Deer Tick members John McCauley, Ian O’Neil, Dennis Ryan and Chris Ryan sharing various insights while being interviewed by Weiner’s alter ego “LL Pool-J.” The guys chat with Seth about their upcoming double LP,the sense of community between bands in their musical circle, sweaty clubs, their favorite festivals, and more.[Cover photo via Josh Timmermans]Live For Live Music Presents: The Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast is slowly but surely earning a reputation for delivering some of the most unique and in-depth music interviews in cyber-land. The program serves up behind-the-scenes “industry” perspectives mixed with journalistic points of view and fan input to thoroughly tackle the vast world of organic music–with a pile of laughs mixed in for good measure.**For more Inside Out With Turner And Seth episodes, head to their SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher page. You can also email the podcast producers here to submit feedback which may be incorporated into future episodes!**last_img read more

PHOTOS: David Byrne, Jimmy Buffett, Irma Thomas Conclude Jazz Fest Weekend One

first_imgNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2018 | Day 3 – Sunday, 4/29/18 | Photos: Ronald Valle New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival forged on with another fantastic day of music, including performances by David Byrne, Jimmy Buffett and his Acoustic Airmen, Charlie Wilson, Irma Thomas, Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings, Chocolate Milk, Nicholas Payton Too Black, Tab Benoit, George Benson, John Mayall, Tuba Skinny, Magnificent 7 with Dave Malone, John Papa Gros, Tommy Malone, Mark Mullins, Robert Mercurio, Raymond Weber, and Michael Skinkus, and many, many more to complete the first weekend of festivities.Aside from the diverse stage performances, genre-specific tents, and various performers on the race track, the overall vibe of Jazz Fest is accentuated by the cultural food offerings, the colorful costuming, and the artisan arts and crafts that line the festival’s walkways.Photographer Ronald Valle was on the scene to capture the magic that is New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as you can see in the full gallery below. Stay tuned for more photos from throughout the rest of the festival, and follow us along on Instagram for real-time posts!Live for Live Music will be in New Orleans this year for Jazz Fest, where we’ll be putting on a series of late night and daze between shows at clubs across town. You can check out our late night guide for a comprehensive list of what New Orleans has to offer during Jazz Fest, and you can take a look at our own late night calendar below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Stirs Up Bob Marley & Grateful Dead Encore Cocktail On Night 1 In Dillon [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: John Verwey Last night, The String Cheese Incident continued their ongoing 7-show run in their home state of Colorado with their first of two performances at the newly renovated Dillon Amphitheater. In addition to a number of fan-favorite originals and Jason Hann‘s new ode to Cameroonian musician Andre Manga (debuted earlier this summer at Electric Forest), SCI laced the first set of their Dillon opener with a number of classic covers including Stevie Wonder‘s “Boogie on Reggae Woman”, a jam based on Bill Monroe‘s “Jerusalem Ridge”, and country blues standard “Sitting on Top of the World”.After a mostly seamless second set ended in a rare “Land’s End” > “San Jose”, the band returned for their encore, starting “I Know You Rider”, the traditional blues number popularized by The Grateful Dead. After working through the song’s structure, the band made a surprise left turn into Bob Marley‘s “Stir It Up” before finding their way back into “I Know You Rider” for a big finish, much like they did to close set one on July 21st, 2007 at Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre and during the encore at Stubb’s in Austin on April 15th, 2017.The String Cheese Incident’s Colorado run continues tonight, Wednesday, July 18th, with their second of two nights at Dillon Amphitheater, followed by their three-night engagement at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this coming weekend, from Friday, July 20th, through Sunday, July 22nd. For a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view an extensive gallery of photos from The String Cheese Incident’s first of two nights at Dillon Amphitheater courtesy of photographer John Verwey.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO | 7/17/18Set One: Got What He Wanted > Boogie on Reggae Women > Jerusalem Ridge Jam > Sitting on Top of the World, Windy Mountain > Manga, Come as You Are, You’ve Got the WorldSet Two: One Step Closer > Until the Music’s Over > Tinder Box, Pack it Up, Jellyfish > Land’s End > San JoseEncore: I Know You Rider > Stir it Up > I Know You RiderThe String Cheese Incident | Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO | 7/17/18 | Photos: John Verweylast_img read more

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig Interviews Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis About “Jamflowman” [Listen]

first_imgLast month on an episode of his Time Crisis radio show, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and his co-host Jake Longstretch discussed their unexpected admiration for Twiddle and their song “Jamflowman”–a track off the band’s 2007 Natural Evolution of Consciousness that describes the character development of a young guitarist.Vampire Weekend Announces Extensive North American TourParticularly fascinated by the characters within the Twiddle universe, Koenig and Longstretch admit listening to the song on repeat and making a concentrated effort to dissect the song’s meanings. On the latest episode of Time Crisis, Koenig continued the conversation by inviting frontman Mihali Savoulidis onto the show.As Koenig describes them, “Twiddle is a great jam band. Their song ‘Jamflowman’ sometimes gets picked on by people in the jam band community,” though Koenig notes he finds the song “fascinating”–especially the final verse that describes the older, darker version of the “Jamflowman” character. “It’s the type of song where the deeper you dive, the more you like it.” As a continuation of the show’s analysis, they go straight to the source by calling up Mihali himself.After discussing the origins of Twiddle and how the Vermont band came together in college, Mihali discusses some of his own influences outside of the jam bands (John Scofield, Ernest Ranglin). When “Jamflowman” comes up, Mihali explains that he wrote the song when he was 15 and only introduced it to the Twiddle repertoire as a way to fill a setlist for their first live shows. Of course, this shocks Ezra and Jake to a point of disbelief–especially when they hear that there are now live versions of the song that last nearly 30 minutes. Mihali goes on to explain the other characters in Twiddle’s songbook, like Frankenfoote and Carter Candlestick, and how “Orlando” is the latest meeting of all those characters.It’s obvious that the two show hosts are impressed and will be hitting up Twiddle the next time they come through town, in which case we might hear even more on the Time Crisis radio show.To listen to the complete episode with Mihali Savoulidis, click here.last_img read more

GPA SmartTALK Family Math Night February 16, 2011

first_imgThe North Allston elementary school’s first Math Night, held Feb. 16, brought parents into the school for an Italian dinner and a chance to learn fun ways to practice math with their children. But the evening, sponsored by the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI), also provided the school’s families with insight into the up-to-date learning tools that Harvard works with the academy to provide.last_img

Perfecting optics

first_imgApplied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created an ultrathin, flat lens that focuses light without imparting the distortions of conventional lenses.At a mere 60 nanometers thick, the flat lens is essentially two-dimensional, yet its focusing power approaches the ultimate physical limit set by the laws of diffraction.Operating at telecom wavelengths (i.e., the range commonly used in fiber-optic communications), the new device is completely scalable, from near-infrared to terahertz wavelengths, and simple to manufacture. The results have been published online in the journal Nano Letters.“Our flat lens opens up a new type of technology,” says principal investigator Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at SEAS. “We’re presenting a new way of making lenses. Instead of creating phase delays as light propagates through the thickness of the material, you can create an instantaneous phase shift right at the surface of the lens. It’s extremely exciting.”“Our flat lens opens up a new type of technology,” says principal investigator Federico Capasso (second from left). Capasso collaborated on the project with Francesco Aieta (left), a visiting graduate student from the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy, and postdoctoral research associate Patrice Genevet (right), among others. Photo by Eliza Grinnell/SEAS CommunicationsCapasso and his collaborators at SEAS create the flat lens by plating a very thin wafer of silicon with a nanometer-thin layer of gold. Next, they strip away parts of the gold layer to leave behind an array of V-shaped structures, evenly spaced in rows across the surface. When Capasso’s group shines a laser onto the flat lens, these structures act as nanoantennas that capture the incoming light and hold onto it briefly before releasing it again. Those delays, which are precisely tuned across the surface of the lens, change the direction of the light in the same way that a thick glass lens would, with an important distinction.The flat lens eliminates optical aberrations such as the “fish-eye” effect that results from conventional wide-angle lenses. Astigmatism and coma aberrations also do not occur with the flat lens, so the resulting image or signal is completely accurate and does not require any complex corrective techniques.The array of nanoantennas, dubbed a “metasurface,” can be tuned for specific wavelengths of light by simply changing the size, angle, and spacing of the antennas.“In the future we can potentially replace all the bulk components in the majority of optical systems with just flat surfaces,” says lead author Francesco Aieta, a visiting graduate student from the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy. “It certainly captures the imagination.”Aieta and Capasso’s co-authors at SEAS included postdoctoral research associates Patrice Genevet and Nanfang Yu (Ph.D. ’09), graduate students Mikhail A. Kats and Romain Blanchard, and visiting scholar Zeno Gaburro.The work was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NSF-funded Harvard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, and the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard (a member of the NSF-supported National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network). The researchers also individually received support from the Welch Foundation, the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.last_img read more

Justice Friday explores legacy of MLK

first_imgIn the latest installment of the Justice Education Friday series, Samira Payne, assistant director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement, and Gloria Jenkins, director of Multicultural Services, discussed the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2016, specifically with a focus on inclusivity and diversity on Saint Mary’s campus and the greater community. “The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the biggest achievements of the Civil Rights movement,” Jenkins said. “It was first proposed by President John F. Kennedy, and it definitely survived great opposition. It was after his death that it was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson.”The Civil Rights Act focused on ending the legality of discrimination, Jenkins said.“Under the Civil Rights Act, segregation on the grounds of race, religion or national origins is banned at all places of public accommodation, including court houses, parks, restaurants, sports arenas, theaters and hotels,” Jenkins said. “No longer could blacks and other minorities be denied service based on the color of their skin.”Junior member of the Justice Education student advisory committee Caylin McCallick said that while to some extent, King’s goals were met, modern times see a different form of discrimination that is not necessarily apparent at first. “I used to think things were getting better,” McCallick said. “Then I went on a tour of the Underground Railroad museum, and they talked about current slavery. … The majority of people in prison are actually black people, and it’s just a different kind of slavery that we’ve changed into.”Payne said one way to break down stereotypes and help fight against discrimination is to build relationships with people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. She said it can be as simple as striking up a conversation in the elevator or attending an event put on by one of the many multicultural groups on campus.“The value of relationships in terms of breaking down stereotypes and being able to gain a better understanding of different cultures and people from different backgrounds is huge,” Payne said. “Not just on our campus, but in our community as well. We talked about Saint Mary’s being a bubble. It’s really hard to get outside of that bubble and a lot of people from our community have these stereotypes of what South Bend means.“Often times, it’s a relationship that we create with someone in our community that helps change our perspective of how something is; it helps us to just open our eyes a little bit more,” she said. “Whether it be on campus or off campus, I encourage you all to work to build relationships with people, because I think relationships are a primary component of how we create change.”Jenkins said she believes students such as the ones who attended the presentation will help create the change that King dreamed of. “It is something that, even as myself, we’re put in situations when you know you’re uncomfortable, you know it’s not right,” Jenkins said. “So what is our role when we find ourselves in that place? It’s to make our voices heard. … We’re doing what MLK wants us to do. It’s going out there and making change. You might not think it’s big, but you never know how you might have touched that person that you said ‘Hi’ to or welcomed onto Saint Mary’s campus.”last_img read more

The Trunchbull’s Back 2 School Rule #3: The Importance of Phys Ed

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Watch rule #3 to learn about the importance of physical education and check back here throughout August for more of Miss Trunchbull’s rules! It’s back-to-school time, and is rolling out a series of tips for incoming maggots from esteemed Headmistress Agatha Trunchbull (Christopher Sieber) of Broadway’s Matilda. Learn how to get good grades and stay out of Chokey!center_img Matilda View Commentslast_img read more

Safe Well Water?

first_imgIf your home drinking water comes from your local water authority,you have assurance that it’s safe to drink. But what if it comesfrom your own drilled or bored well? How do you know then if it’ssafe?Having your water analyzed is as easy as visiting your countyExtension Service office.Your county agent can provide you a water sample kit you canmail to the University of Georgia’s water testing labs. Last yearthe labs tested about 4,000 water samples from Georgia homeowners.”Using our basic water test, we analyze water samplesfor pH, mineral content and hardness,” said David Kissel,head of the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories.”We can also test for levels of nitrate, chloride, sulfate,phosphate and fluoride.”Once your water sample is tested, you get a report showingresults that are above EPA’s primary and secondary maximum levels.”If your water’s copper content exceeds 1.3 parts permillion, that would be above EPA’s maximum levels and a healthconcern,” Kissel said. “Secondary levels aren’t healthconcerns but indicate the water contains minerals that are stainingyour sink or causing an odor or other nuisance.”The basic test costs only $10. Your county Extension Serviceoffice can arrange it.The lab can also do a separate $25 test that analyzes waterfor bacterial content.”When people think their water is contaminated by bacteria,they usually take a sample to their local health department,”said Paul Vendrell, the AESL program coordinator who manages thebacterial testing.”If you have a positive test from your health departmentthat routinely measures just the presence or absence of bacteria,we can analyze your water further to tell you how high the bacterialcounts are,” Vendrell said. “It helps knowing the bacteriacounts when trying to diagnose the source of contamination.”Testing water from a bored well for bacteria is especiallyimportant. “The samples we receive that test positive arealmost always from a bored well in the Piedmont region of thestate,” he said. “These shallow wells are very vulnerableto contamination because the water is near the surface and doesn’tgo through enough filtration.”Many people never make the connection between family illnessesand contaminated water.”People think they have a stomach virus and don’t thinkabout it coming from their well water,” Vendrell he said.”To be graphic about these bored wells, their well watercould be water from their neighbor’s septic system.”Vendrell said most of the bacterial tests his lab conductsare done in connection with new home loans.”If you drill or bore a new well or you’re selling a homewhere a well is the primary water source, you’re required to haveyour water tested for bacteria,” he said. If your water testspositive for bacteria, the AESL recommends ways to disinfect itand protect your well from future contamination.Last month, the AESL introduced a new Georgia Expanded WaterTest.”This test is a comprehensive package that includes thebasic test, the anions, soluble salts and alkalinity,” Kisselsaid. “With these tests we can calculate a saturation index,which is used to determine if your water is either corrosive,neutral or scaling.”Scaling water causes deposits in plumbing such as the buildupof solids in your water heater, Kissel said. Corrosive water cancorrode your plumbing, adding toxic metals such as copper andlead to your water. The $45 EWT package tests for copper but notfor lead. A separate $20 test could detect lead.”Lead is rarely found except in older homes with leadin the plumbing,” Kissel said.To learn more about any of these water tests, contact yourcounty Extension Service office. Or call the AESL at (706) 542-5350or 542-7690.last_img read more

IDX Systems Corp Reports Fourth Quarter and Year -End Results

first_imgIDX Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:IDXC) reported results today for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2002.Revenues for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2002 were $122 million compared with $103 million in the fourth quarter of 2001. Revenues for the twelve-month period ended December 31, 2002 increased more than 17% to $460 million compared with revenues of$391 million for the same period in 2001. Revenues reflect the adoptionof EITF 01-14, and all periods presented, including 2001, have been reclassified to reflect this on a consistent basis.Fourth Quarter Results excluding special itemsIDX considers net income excluding special items to be the most relevant benchmark of the Company’s core operating performance.The Company reported fourth quarter 2002 net income of $5.0 million, or $0.17 per share, excluding a lease abandonment charge, compared with net income of $242,000, or $0.01 per share, in the comparable 2001 period, excluding a restructuring charge.Including special items Including a pretax lease abandonment charge of $9.2 million, IDXreported a fourth quarter 2002 net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.04 pershare, compared with a net loss of $13.8 million, or $0.48 per share, inthe comparable 2001 period, including a pretax restructuring charge of $19.5 million.The lease abandonment charge is related to asset impairment and rentobligations associated with the Company’s Seattle office, which carries alease agreement through 2005. IDX recently moved to a new location inSeattle and has been unable to secure a sub-tenant to assume its priorlease. As a result of the charge, IDX raised 2003 earnings guidance by $0.06 per share. The charge and corresponding increase in 2003 guidance was announced December 11, 2002.Year-End Results Excluding special items For the twelve months ended December 31, 2002, excluding specialitems, IDX reported net income of $13.3 million, or $0.46 per share,compared with a net loss of $7.6 million, or $0.26 per share, excludingspecial items and the Company’s ownership interest in Allscripts, an unconsolidated affiliate, in the same period last year.Including special itemsFor the twelve months ended December 31, 2002, IDX reported netincome of $10.0 million, or $0.34 per share including a $4.3 millionpretax gain on a sale of investment in a subsidiary and the $9.2 million pretax lease abandonment charge compared with, in the same periodlast year, a net loss of $8.6 million, or $0.30 per share, including a $35.5million pretax gain on a sale of investment in a subsidiary, a $5.8 millionpretax gain on a sale of investment, a $19.5 million pretax restructuringcharge, and a $17.5 million pretax loss associated with the Company’s ownership interest in Allscripts, an unconsolidated affiliate.Outlook and Guidance”We are very pleased with our 2002 results,” said Richard E. Tarrant, Chairman of IDX. “We clearly demonstrated our ability to provideleading solutions to address the increasing demands of the healthcare information technology market. Our core products have exhibitedconsiderable momentum this year, signifying our unique ability to connectparticipants in healthcare across the enterprise. We look forward to continued success in 2003.””IDX begins 2003 with firmly established traction in the market,” said James H. Crook, Jr, President and Chief Executive Officer of IDX.”Our ability to execute our 2002 plan, despite difficulties at EDiX, is aresult of our unwavering focus on providing the best solutions to help ourcustomers make patient access simpler, care safer and accounting morestreamlined. We expect this strategy to serve us well this year and beyond.”IDX remains comfortable with 2003 revenue guidance of $530 million. The Company is raising earnings per share guidance to $0.77 from$0.74 based on an anticipated lower effective tax rate of 30% related toutilization of certain tax credits. Prior earnings guidance had assumed a 33% tax rate. Guidance assumes no special items in 2003. Leading Solutions Address Industry Demands IDX recently announced new division and sub-brand names for its product portfolio:Flowcastis the new name for the Enterprise Solutions Division (ESD), home to IDXtend for the WebT, an integrated enterprise- wide, web-based business performance solution.Groupcastis the new name for the Systems Division (SD), which includes GPMST and represents IDX’s group practice product suite for mid- to larger-size group medical practices and physicians service organizations.Carecastis the new name for the Integrated Solutions Division (ISD) and is IDX’s integrated clinical/financial solution and physician order entry system.Imagecastis the new name for the Radiology and Imaging Solutions Division (RISD) and IDX’s line of products for enterprise medical image and information management, which includes an integrated RIS-PACS solution.EDiXwill remain the name of IDX’s transcription and coding services business due to its high existing brand awareness.Separately today, the Company announced it had signed an IDXCarecastT agreement with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, thelargest health organization in Canada, and several significant agreementsfor IDX ImagecastT, its leading PACS and radiology informationmanagement solution. Fourth quarter revenues also included a number ofnew Flowcast solutions for Washington University School of Medicinein St. Louis, MO, where patient access and document imaging solutionsare expected to enable front-end workflow changes designed todramatically improve business performance across the organization.Other noteworthy agreements include a GroupcastT sale to CharterProfessional Services, an 18-location, multi-specialty physician networkacross Boston’s North Shore and an expanded agreement with UCLAHealthcare for EDiX services.last_img read more