moe. Delivers Emotionally-Charged Huckleberry Jam Set [Audio/Video]

first_imgmoe. played their second-to-last show before the coming hiatus to an appreciative crowd of long time fans and fresh faces last night at the Huckleberry Jam Festival. While bassist Robert Derhak seeks treatment for a rare but highly survivable form of cancer, the band will take time off for the healing process. Idahoans have been looking forward to moe.’s return to their fair state, and even though the circumstances had a somber edge, they were more than pleased at the stellar performance they witnessed.Last week’s show in New York served as a celebration for the band’s oldest fan base while the Huckleberry Jam gave moe.rons from the further reaches of the nation to come by and wish Derhak well. In the end it was a chance get down with the band for the last time for the immediate future, and thanks to a stocked set list, there was something for everyone.moe. and Aqueous To Join Forces As “moe.queous” At Brooklyn Comes AliveFrom set one opener “Moth” on, the music never stopped. Before they managed to finish “Moth,” the band wandered musically from a spacey solo into the well-received opening strains of “Puebla.” The massive jam from guitarist Al Schnier in the back half of “Puebla” calmed slightly before picking up pace and morphing into a ripping take on the Chuck Garvey led “Annihilation Blues.”Check out some video posted by moe. of their run closing first set below:moe. only paused a moment at best before the psychedelic strains of “Silver Sun” wafted from Schnier’s guitar. Drummer Vinnie Amico displayed his usual depth and control–as no matter the pace needed, the timing was ever-perfect. The last note of “Silver Sun” morphed perfectly into a set closing pair of songs from Garvey, “Four>Akimbo,” a spirited, extended instrumental, improvised intro.Observant fans had noted the lack of Derhak-led pieces in the first set, which though disappointing is perfectly understandable in light of the medical issues he faces. Luckily for all in attendance, his playing hasn’t been affected at all and his vive was up to backing vocal duties and even a couple of leads.Second set opener “Recreational Chemistry” showcased the band at their most expressive. Derhak strummed, plucked and slapped his bass with a frenzied passion that has made him a force to be reckoned with over the last few decades. Percussionist Jim Loughlin delighted as always with his bag of tricks, including his ever sharpening mallet skills as they progressed into the nearly instrumental “Meat.”As the crowd joyfully digested the massive “Meat” they were given, moe. gracefully returned to the final strains of the show opener “Moth” to close the set. Again, with the hiatus looming, it was nice of them to provide a sense of musical closure to their adoring fans who will be counting the days until their beloved band returns to the stage.Here are some second set highlights from the band’s Facebook:One of the greatest messages in any of moe.’s songs comes in the Garvey-sung “Wind It Up,” and it served as the perfect first of the two song encore that closed the show. “As the crowd passionately joined in the sing-around-chorus “Be on my side, I’m on your side,” the message was abundantly clear. They were there to represent a nation of fans who want nothing more than the speedy return to full health from the man who has stood at the center of the stage for as long as moe. has made their magic.Taking the mic for moe.’s last song of the night, Rob Derhak used the moments before to thank the audience and quietly promise to be back “…sometime soon.” Guitarist Al Schnier thanked the festival for allowing them an extra half hour of stage time to thank the fans who traveled from all points to come and see their band off in style.As the last note rang out, Derhak again thanked the crowd and told them he loved them. Though he surely knows after these last weeks of massive outpourings of well wishes that his love is returned, magnified a thousand times over. Cancer is a scourge on all walks of life, and most of us have had someone we know and love affected by the disease’s many forms.I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Mr. Derhak over the years and I know him to be a man of layers. Under a sometimes thick skin is a heart of gold, but under that is someone who enjoys a good fight, a hard knock, and the satisfaction of rising up after taking a blow. That spirit should serve Derhak well in this fight, and on behalf of Live For Live Music, and the nation of moe.rons of who I am proudly a member, I wish him a speedy and full recovery.Get well sir…we will be waiting when you are ready to rock once again!.moe has one final performance at LOCKN’ with Phil Lesh before taking their hiatus.Listen to last night’s full show below, courtesy of mark r. smith:moe. | The Huckleberry Jam | 07-28-2017 | Donnelly, IDSet I: Moth>Puebla>Annihilation Blues, Silver Sun, Four> AkimboSet II: Recreational Chemistry>Meat>MothEncore: Wind It UpEncore II:Captain America[Cover photo by Paul Citone from previous show]last_img read more

What are you talking about at your planning sessions?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a recent Success Magazine article, Robin Sorenson, founder of Firehouse Subs, said, “All conversations were about how we presented the brand. We focused on things we were really passionate about and everything ended up working out.”Think about that for a minute: every conversation (be it strategic or tactical) went back to the brand. As many experts will tell you, “branding is everything.”Sorenson elaborated on their brand-centric strategy by saying “It’s really all about our culture and matching our brand.” He noted that in their line of business, competitors can duplicate many things, “but not the Firehouse brand.”So when it comes to your strategic planning session, what are you talking about at your credit union or bank? Too much time is spent on the financials, past performance, data analysis and tactical plans. While those items certainly have their place if they become the centerpiece or dominant talking points your planning session is not focused on the right thing. continue reading »last_img read more

Marillyn R. Shaw, 77

first_imgMarillyn R. Shaw, 77 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Majestic Care Nursing Home in North Vernon. Marillyn was born on February 17, 1943 in Decatur County, the daughter of Arthur and Julia (Baylis) Willeford. Marillyn was a 1961 graduate of Greensburg High School and a 1966 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. On July 13, 1968 she married Rev. Stanley Shaw and he preceded her in death on October 24, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her son Timothy Shaw.Marillyn worked for many years as a cashier at Walmart in Greensburg.A graveside service will be held at South Park Cemetery on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11am, following the state guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings. Rev. Chris Stephens will be officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greensburg United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

Lakers withstand frantic final minute to beat Memphis 107-102

first_imgHe stripped the ball from James Ennis III then weaved to the other end. Using a screen from Lopez he got loose for a 19-foot jump that put the Lakers up 105-100. It was the Lakers first points since the 2:33 mark.“They (the Grizzlies) did have a lot of momentum,” Caldwell-Pope said, “but that strip right there and the bucket on the other end kind of slowed that momentum down, and we finished the game up.”The Lakers closed the game with two rookies, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, another 20-year-old, Brandon Ingram, on the floor with Lopez and Caldwell-Pope, who had come up big three nights earlier with a game-tying 3 in the final moments of an eventual loss to Portland.“That’s the difference between being in this league for a while,” Walton said. “When he was in Detroit, in a lot of their close games, he’s the one they ran plays for. So he’s taken big shots, he’s hit big shots.”He added: “That’s where it’s nice to be able to count on that type of veteran leadership.”There was one more piece of controversy before the Lakers, who won for the third time in their last four games, could go home.Tyreke Evans cut the score to 105-102, and Kuzma nearly turned the ball over on the inbounds pass. However, a review determined the ball had gone out of bounds off of Memphis, and Lopez was able to seal the win with a pair of free throws.“I don’t think you’ll ever see Kuz make that mistake again,” coach Luke Walton said. “That’s part of the fun of watching this team figure out how to win at this level and be able to pull out some wins while we’re doing it.”Brandon Ingram added 20 points, including 18 in the first half on 7-of-9 shooting, while Kuzma double-doubled for the second straight game with 13 points and 12 rebounds.Caldwell-Pope added 15 points and Ball, in a balanced performance, finished with nine points, nine assists and five rebounds.Ball continued to struggle from the field, shooting just 3-of-13 from the field and 1-of-8 from 3.History warns not to get too excited by a young Laker team’s early-season performance. Last year, the team started 10-10 before limping across the finish line at 26-56, next-to-last in the Western Conference.This year, however, the Lakers seem better equipped to sustain their success. Walton agreed.“Last year we were shooting the lights out to start the season,” he said. “When you shoot the ball that well, I think there’s a much better chance of hitting cold streaks.“When you get hit with injuries like we did last year, we just didn’t have the rest of the foundation set well enough to sustain that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBrook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored the Lakers final 12 points to ensure the Lakers escaped with a 107-102 victory that evened their record at 5-5.“That’s why they’re here,” rookie Lonzo Ball said. “Make big plays throughout the game and then we can definitely look towards them at the end.”Lopez led the Lakers with 21 points, including four 3-pointers, but with 42.5 seconds left in the game, he stood near mid-court, his hands on his hips, shaking his head. He had just been whistled for a foul that not only sent Grizzlies rookie Dillon Brooks to the free throw line to cut the Lakers lead to 103-100, but after a review the infraction had been upgraded to a flagrant foul.The Grizzlies also got the ball back. In the early stages of the season, the Grizzlies have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference, beating Golden State, Houston (twice) and, on Saturday, the Clippers.It was then, with 34 seconds left and a veteran team closing in, that Caldwell-Pope pieced together the sequence that preserved the Lakers victory. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, dunks as Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, passes the ball as Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, right, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Kanye West watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, dunks as Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 6Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Basketball has been a vexing, stubborn adversary for a Lakers team that has spent the last four years trying to learn from losing what it takes to win. .For 47 minutes on Sunday winning looked easy. The Lakers were pummeling a Memphis Grizzlies team that in the early season has been among the Western Conference’s best team.But then a young team started to lose its composure. Defensive lapses, turnovers. With a minute left,  what had been a 22-point lead was slashed to five on a 3-pointer by Mike Conley.The Lakers, however, have veterans of their own.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more