Watch “New Minglewood Blues,” thanks to LazyLightning55a:Watch John Mayer’s guitar solo for “Such A Night” below, courtesy of Dianna Hank:Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Andrew Blackstein!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17Set One (9:36PM – 11:30PM)Jam @ ->Greatest Story Ever Told # >CandymanFeel Like A Stranger $Loser % ->Crazy FingersCosmic Charlie (SM/JR) ^ ->Jam ->Althea &Set Two (11:36PM – 1:24AM)Jam * ->Here Comes Sunshine + ->New Minglewood Blues @@Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion >Jam ## ->Lazy Lightning $$ ->China Doll %% (TH) ->Marco Solo ->There is a Mountain ^^ ->I Know You RiderENC:Marco Solo ->Such A Night & ->Franklin’s Tower &@ – With The Wheel Teases (Band)# – With an Unknown Tease (MB) and The Wheel Teases (TH)$ – With a “Chameleon” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (either SM or TH)% – With a “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica) Tease (TH)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead& – With John Mayer on Guitar* – With “Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire) Teases & China Cat Teases (Band). With John Mayer on Guitar+ – With a Marco Solo that included a Cosmic Charlie Tease. With John Mayer on [email protected]@ – With a West LA Fadeaway Tease (MB). With John Mayer on Guitar## – With teases / jams of Uncle John’s, “Jolene” (American Babies), Ruben & Cerise, Playin in the Band & The Wheel if not more$$ – Not played by Almost Dead since 2016.02.14 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT, a gap of 57 shows%% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with teases of “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin), “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd) & something else that I can’t read from my notes :/^^ – Donovan cover, very short, just the ChorusJoe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Load remaining images On the fifth night of “Fall Ball,” Joe Russo’s Almost Dead welcomed a familiar face to the stage, the one and only John Mayer. Almost exactly a year after their first-ever collaboration, Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger welcomed the Dead & Company guitarist and vocalist to close the first set with an 18+ minute “Althea.” Appropriately, fans were giddy in shock and awe as the guitarists traded licks and smiles, but interestingly not vocals.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Busts Out Rare Radiohead Cover During A Wild Night 4 At Brooklyn BowlJohn Mayer returned to the stage for a scorching second set, joining the band in true jam fashion that eventually segued into “Here Comes Sunshine” and “New Minglewood Blues.” Watching the guest guitarist perform alongside the Grateful Dead reinventors brought true joy to those in attendance—as the band before the audience’s eyes is, by definition, a direct result of the music-loving souls in that very room. The Fall Ball is the Autumnal cousin of the annual Freak’s Ball, organized by the famous Freaks List of New York. The Almost Dead originally formed as a one-off band for the 2013 edition of the long-running Freaks Ball, and the band holds a special relationship with the group of fans who helped mold them. It’s only appropriate that the band still successfully exists, selling out show after show, welcoming an impressive roster of Grateful Dead, and company, members along the way—and that we get to celebrate the fact together at this semi-annual shindig.The second set continued in high gear, with the rebirth of “Lazy Lightning,” which had not been played by the Almost Dead since Valentines Day of 2016 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT. The quintet also debuted their version of “China Doll,” with teases of Led Zeppelin‘s “No Quarter” and Pink Floyd‘s “Run Like Hell.” The second set closed with an enormous “I Know You Rider,” before the band and their special guest returned for another satisfying encore. After a beautiful piano solo from Marco, the band and Mayer delivered a soul-stirring version of Dr. John‘s “Such A Night” before closing Friday night with a huge “Franklin’s Tower.” While John Mayer’s sit-in was certainly appreciated, JRAD fans agree that the core five are best influenced by their own synergy. Part of what makes the band so special is their intention to launch songs with surprise twists and turns, and their ability to do that is severely limited by an “other” on the stage. Despite that fact, we’ll welcome John Mayer’s May-RAD any time—or at the very least, once a year.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to the stage tonight for their sixth and final sold-out night of Fall Ball at the Brooklyn Bowl.Watch “Althea” below, courtesy of TimeZonerTV:Thanks to Moni Hampton, you can watch “Here Comes Sunshine” and “Franklin’s Tower” below:
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek MacharThe United States Monday urged South Sudan’s president to sign a peace deal with rebels within two weeks to end 20 months of brutal civil war. While rebel chief Riek Machar signed the accord, President Salva Kiir and his government did not, with a mediator saying they had “certain reservations” and would return within 15 days after consultations. The regional eight-nation bloc Igad, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, as well as the United Nations, AU, China and the “troika” of Britain, Norway and the United States mediated the talks for 10 days. “We call on the government to sign the agreement within the 15-day period it requested for consultations.” Kiir had warned from the start of talks that it would be impossible to sign a credible peace deal because rebel forces have split. “The United States deeply regrets that the government of South Sudan chose not to sign an agreement that was supported by all of the states in the Igad plus the troika — the United States, United Kingdom and Norway, China, the African Union and the United Nations today,” said US State Department spokesman John Kirby. Earlier in August 2015, President Barack Obama pressured Kiir and Machar to reach a deal by Monday August 17, 2015, and Washington has repeatedly called for an end to the fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people. At least seven ceasefires have already been agreed to and then shattered within days, if not hours, in the world’s newest country, which broke away from Sudan in 2011. South Sudan’s civil war erupted in December 2013, when Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of planning a coup, setting off a cycle of retaliatory killings that has split the poverty-stricken, landlocked country along ethnic lines. But so far, the threat of sanctions, an arms embargo, travel bans or the freezing of assets have not had any effect. NO AGREEMENT SIGNED He added that Washington would “work with our regional and international partners on next steps and on ways to increase pressure, especially against those that are undermining the peace process or opposing this agreement.” “As the president has stated, if there was no agreement signed today, we would consider ways to raise the cost for intransigence,” Kirby said.
…reminds of Govt’s illegal status, says all decisions after Sept 19 subject to reviewFollowing Government’s announcement that it would be recalling Ambassadors from overseas who it claims have overstayed their time, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has reminded that because of its illegal status, the Government has no authority to make such decisions.Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen CummingsNandlall, when contacted, informed Guyana Times that contrary to what the Government is claiming, the Government is currently not a caretaker Government but an illegal one. He claimed that the Government was supposed to act as a caretaker Government and announce a date for elections, up until September 19.“It was a Caretaker Government from the time the No-Confidence Motion was passed, that is, from the 21st December 2018 to three months immediately succeeding that time, that is, on or about the 20th March 2019, when elections were to be held under Article 106 (6) of the Constitution.”“Then the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its consequential orders delivered on the 12th July 2019, in the No-Confidence Motion cases, indicated that that litigation placed the constitutional clock on pause, in relation to the three months within which elections shall be held consequent upon the passage of the No-Confidence Motion, as mandated by Article 106 (6) of the Constitution.”Former Attorney General Anil NandlallNandlall referred to the CCJ’s act of referring to a three months’ grace period for Government to hold elections as “judicial benevolence”, but made it clear that the three months’ period has elapsed.“The first minute into the 19th September 2019, this Government became absolutely illegal, unconstitutional and unlawful. From that moment, it ceased to govern by virtue of constitutional authority.”“Consequently, every decision and appointment made, every contract signed and awarded and every cent of taxpayers’ dollars spent are illegal, unconstitutional and unlawful. Even monies budgeted for; they have no authority to spend because those monies were budgeted in accordance with the Constitution to be spent by a Government recognised by the Constitution.”Nandlall noted that at some point in time, all these decisions that were made including the decision to recall the unnamed Ambassadors from their overseas missions, will have to be reviewed.“This is a unit masquerading as a lawful Government and at some point in time, these decisions that are being made, contracts that are being awarded and monies that are being spent, will have to be reviewed, their legality or lack thereof examined and consequential legal actions taken,” he said.The Ministry’s announcement that it would be recalling Ambassadors follows speculation on the reason for former Director General Audrey Jardine-Waddell’s removal from the post. The Ministry confirmed that indeed, Waddell has been removed and will be replaced by Charlene Phoenix as their first Permanent Secretary, with effect from December 2.According to the Ministry, however, there are Ambassadors that have been serving for 20 years, when in fact their tenure is supposed to be 3 to 5 years. The Ministry claimed that this has impeded the work of younger, up and coming foreign service officers and that the reshuffling was part of “promoting greater efficiency”.A cursory check on the current Ambassadors’ residence overseas revealed only a few Ambassadors with over a decade of service abroad. But the Foreign Affairs Ministry has not revealed the names of those Ambassadors who were targeted.Questions have been raised as to whether there is more to the issue than the Ministry is letting on. For instance, there had been reports that Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings, was being undermined at the Ministry.Those reports appeared shortly before word got out that Jardine-Waddell was being reassigned. However, it has also been alleged that the technical staff were being impeded from doing their job due to political interference.Waddell’s reassignment also comes after reports in sections of the media that her contract was not renewed by the Government. When she was asked about these claims, however, Waddell had denied knowledge of such a development.
.DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has welcomed confirmation he has received from Finance Minister Michael Noonan that the Central Bank will later this month release aggregated data showing how much of the potential 35% leeway the banks are using under the new mortgage rules.Deputy Doherty said: “This is very welcome news from the Minister that, after my intervention, the Central Bank are moving to release its information showing how much leeway the banks are using. This is very importance because while it is currently looking for submissions on the effect of the rules, the Central Bank has until now refused to release this information.“Through interaction with the Central Bank and Minister I have argued that seeking submissions while not releasing this very important piece of evidence makes no sense. There is a national debate about these rules with many commentators jumping to conclusions without any idea of what use of the leeway the banks are using. “The only evidence we have on this issue is information provided to me in parliamentary replies by Permanent TSB which shows they used only 11% of the permitted 35% in 2015. If that figure proves to be typical of the entire sector then a reappraisal of where the real lending obstacles are would have to take place.“I look forward to seeing the data, albeit in aggregated format, so that it can add to the public debate. These rules are controversial but my party has always maintained that they are necessary. It is concerning therefore to read that the government is set on possibly undermining them with tax plans or top up schemes before we even know if the rules are the actual cause of the difficulties facing some people trying to buy.”DOHERTY WELCOMES PLANS TO RELEASE MORTGAGE DATA BY CENTRAL BANK was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)