On Saturday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their two-night run at Boston’s House Of Blues, marking the group’s final performances of 2017. Characteristic of the innovative Grateful Dead-inspired act, the final Boston show saw the group in proper form, offering up an energized mix of Dead tunes and other choice covers along with countless teases of other artists ranging across Michael Jackson (“Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”), Herbie Hancock (“Tell Me A Bedtime Story”), Steve Miller (“Fly Like An Eagle”), Rod Stewart (“Do You Think I’m Sexy”), Suzanne Vega (“Tom’s Diner”), John Coltrane (“Love Supreme”), Bobby Brown (“My Prerogative”), and more.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Full Audio Of LOCKN’ Set Featuring Bob Weir [Stream]Obviously a huge night for the band considering its placement as the group’s last shows of the year, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead managed to mix in a number of special songs into the setlist among tunes that more frequently see rotation during performances. After a show-opening cover of Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land”, the group hit a rousing rendition of “Shakedown Street” ahead of a jam built around John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. During this first set, the band also performed Jerry Garcia’s “Cats Under The Stars” for the third time ever and allowed Marco Benevento and Dave Dreiwitz to team up for an extended duo section during “Viola Lee’s Blues”.During the second set of the night, the band offered up the majority of its high-profile and sometimes hilarious teases. From the set-opening slinky rendition of “Feel Like A Stranger”, the band worked in tastes of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and Suzanne Vega’s “Tom Diner” as well as a more traditional “Slipknot!” tease. From there, the band was off and sprinting toward the finish, with the second set also seeing a “flipped” version of “Eyes of the World”—the band started with the song’s ’73 ending played in the key of the song before it, “Dancing In The Streets”—as well as a rendition of “Standing On The Moon”, marking the first time the band has the 1989 Grateful Dead tune since October 2nd, 2015 at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City.“Viola Lee Blues” > “Cats Under The Stars”[Video: Brosef Wilson]“Standing On The Moon” > “Truckin’”[Video: monihampton]“Feel Like A Stranger”[Video: Jamey Klein]“Franklin’s Tower”[Video: Jamey Klein]You can check out the setlist for yourself below, plus stay tuned for announcements about Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s highly anticipated performances in 2018!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 12/9/2017Set One: Promised Land > Shakedown Street @ -> Jam # -> The Other One $ > Viola Lee Blues % > Cats Under The Stars ^, One More Saturday NightSet Two: Feel Like A Stranger & -> Franklin’s Tower > Dancing In The Streets * > Eyes Of The World + -> Jam @@ -> Let It Grow ## > Standing On The Moon $$> Truckin’ -> Music Never Stopped Jam -> Truckin’ Reprise -> Born Cross Eyed JamEncore: GDTRFB %% > WBYGN (Instrumental)@ – Unfinished# – With a “Love Supreme” (John Coltrane) Tease (TH or SM)$ – With a Playin Tease (Band)% – With a Throwin Stones Tease (Band), a China Cat Tease (TH), a DD/MB Duo Jam, with TH on Drums, & a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Tease (MB)^ – With a “Walk Like An Egyptian” (The Bangles) tease (MB), a China Cat Tease (SM), a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (SM) & a “St. Thomas” (Sonny Rollins) Tease (SM)& – With an Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin) Tease, a “Tom’s Diner” (Suzanne Vega) Tease (SM) and a Slipknot! Tease (Band)* – With a DD Bass Solo, “Tell Me A Bedtime Story” (Herbie Hancock) Jam (MB) & Eyes Teases (Band)+ – “Flipped” Version – Started with the “’73 Ending” Changes played in the key of Dancin’, and a DD Bass [email protected]@ – With a “Fly Like An Eagle” (Steve Miller) Tease (MB)## – With an “Amazing Grace” (Traditional) Tease (TH), an “If You Think I’m Sexy” (Rod Stewart) // “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown) Jam that included audience vocals, and a Slipknot! Tease (Band)$$ – Not played since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, 2015-10-2, a gap of 88 shows%% – With a Not Fade Away Tease (Band)[Photo: Rob Chapman]
Share 121 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Food & DiningInternationalLifestylePrint Artist who cooked, served own genitals faces jail time by: – November 30, 2012 Tweet Mao Sugiyama shows off the spread that will eventually include cooked genitaliaAn artist from Tokyo who cooked and served his genitals to a paying group of cannibalistic diners could now face two years in prison. Mao Sugiyama, of Tokyo, has been charged with indecent exposure more than two months after the headline-grabbing meal, which five patrons shelled out $250 to consume, according to News On Japan.WARNING: Graphic descriptions below.The 23-year-old self-described “asexual” and three other people who helped organize the event face charges, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.Before turning 22, Sugiyama underwent elective genital-removal surgery. The severed penis, testicles, and scrotal skin were divided up and garnished with button mushrooms and Italian parsley.An MPD spokeswoman told AFP that the four suspects conspired to “openly display the severed male genitals to the assembled 71 guests” at a music club on May 13.Sugiyama made sure to follow all laws, including a ban on organ sales, processing of medical waste and food sanitation requirements, according to comments cited by AFP from the artist.Sugiyama also said the dinner was designed to raise awareness about “sexual minorities, x-gender, asexual people.”The Japan Daily Press reports that, if convicted of indecent exposure, Sugiyama could face up to two years in jail and a fine of roughly $32,000.Indecent exposure in Japan is described as displaying obscene objects, according to the Japan Daily Press. The paper seems to hint that the charge is a bit absurd considering people attending the event likely knew what they were in for.WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO OF THE MEALThe penis, scrotum and testicle…Braised, garnished and served for $250.Huffington Post Share Share
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoAfter another disappointing series against Alaska Anchorage this past weekend, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-4-2, 3-2-1 WCHA) finally has some good news. Barring any setbacks, forward Ross Carlson is expected to rejoin the UW lineup when the Badgers take the ice against Denver at the Kohl Center this weekend.The sputtering Badger offense has been held in check since losing Carlson and Jack Skille in their home opening series against North Dakota.”There’s a good chance Ross will be back in and I think the timing is right for Ross to come in, and what he brings as an athlete is something that we could use right now. It’s like getting a B12 shot,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said in a press conference Monday.Last season, Carlson was sixth on the team with 23 points — and is the Badgers’ active leader with 72 career points — but it is his gritty style of play and veteran leadership that the Badgers have missed most. According Eaves, a healthy dose of Carlson and Skille is just what the doctor ordered.”Ross is one of our seniors, and obviously he has an offensive flair, but you miss that senior leadership on the ice and in the locker room,” Eaves said. “You’re talking about [just] two guys, but the chemistry they provide helps make the soup taste good, if you want to make the analogy, so were happy to have him back in.”Skille, who suffered an elbow injury against North Dakota, is progressing on schedule and Eaves didn’t rule out the possibility of the Madison native making a triumphant return as early as this weekend.”[Skille’s] on the ice with us skating, puck handling, passing, and I think the next step is can he shoot the puck, because that will put torque on his injury. When he passes that test, we will be closer to having him back,” Eaves said. “This weekend is doubtful, but hopefully next weekend we will be looking at probable.”Two of a kindDespite Wisconsin’s offensive inadequacies the last few weeks, the Badger blue-liners have been quite effective, keeping shots and quality scoring chances to a minimum, while surrendering just 2.1 goals per game.”(Davis) Drewiske and (Matt) Olinger have played well as a pair … they have really stabilized that defense,” Eaves said.According to Eaves, the consistency of an unlikely duo has been instrumental in the defensive effort.”Not only have they played to their strengths,” Eaves said, “but actually they have stepped outside and picked up their games a little bit, so when you ask [who is the most consistent] that is what comes to mind.”Revenge factorAfter the Badgers’ 2-1 loss to Alaska Anchorage, Eaves questioned his team’s effort and their ability to play to their own identity. Wisconsin’s inconsistent play has frustrated the coaching staff and they will continue to address the issue.”I came across a good quote that said, ‘infinite patience produces immediate results’ which is a very paradoxical statement,” Eaves said. “But in the world of sport, you have got to have a certain mentality of how you have to play and play to a certain identity if you want to be a championship team.”When the Badgers lost goaltender Brian Elliott to an injury last season, Eaves was forced to give backup goaltender Shane Connelly the first starts of his career against Denver — the defending national champions at the time. The freshman’s inexperience was confirmed — Eaves related the magnitude of Connelly’s situation to being dumped “not into the deep end, but in the Pacific Ocean” — as the Badgers were swept at home, being outscored 5-2 in the two-game set.Despite the circumstances of last year’s matchup, Eaves expects the Pioneers to bring the same intensity and ability that has defined their team for the last few seasons.”It was a long time ago and [last year] doesn’t matter, it’s a new year, it’s Denver,” Eaves said. “They are always a quality opponent, they’ll bring their A-game. They like playing in this building like most teams, so it will be another great challenge for us.”
Source: BBC Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth world drivers’ title with second place in the United States Grand Prix.The result means Hamilton becomes the second most successful F1 driver of all time – moving him to within one championship of all-time record-holder Michael Schumacher, whose tally of seven is now within his reach.Hamilton failed in a valiant attempt to win the race by trying a different strategy to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas but that did not matter such was his points advantage.Hamilton held off Max Verstappen for second as Bottas stroked to victory.Hamilton had said before the race that he was not thinking of sealing the championship in Austin, Texas, only of winning the race, and he drove with the fierce competitive instinct that has defined his season and career.His decision to run long, do a single pit stop and try to hold off his rivals at the end did not quite work out – Bottas passed him with three laps to go – but it was a drive befitting the towering achievement he was to secure at the end of the race.Hamilton’s sixth title has also moved him clear of the legendary Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio.“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “It was such a tough race. Yesterday was a tough day. I really just wanted recover and deliver the one-two. I didn’t think the one-stop was going to be possible. I am filled with so much emotion. It is an honour to be up there with those greats.“My dad told me when I was six or seven years old to never give up. I was hopeful I might be able to win but I didn’t have it in the tyres.”Asked what he could go on to achieve in his career, Hamilton said: “I don’t know about championships but as an athlete I feel fresh as can be. We won’t let up, we’ll keep pushing.”Hamilton has secured the championship with 10 victories out of the 19 races held so far this season, with two remaining in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
Richardson was quickly ejected, though he knocked over a chair while being escorted to the locker room. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was critical of Richardson’s decision to throw his shoe but related to his frustration.“I think probably what you saw more than anything, and I agree with Josh – not throwing his shoe into the stands, that’s unacceptable – but going in for the dunk when there’s some contact there and he lost his shoe,” he said. “From my angle, it looked like there was contact. That is probably where the source of the major frustration came from. And also getting our tails handed to us for the majority of the game.”The fine was the same as a $25,000 fine Kyrie Irving incurred earlier this season after tossing a ball into the stands. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s beginning to look like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be on the curve, a positive development for a player who hoped to be a plug-in three-and-D weapon alongside LeBron James this season. Sunday night’s 19-point performance was the closest the 25-year-old has gotten to fulfilling that vision so far.“I gotta stay focused on the new role that I’m playing and not worry about too much,” he said. “Not worrying about minutes or getting my shots, just going out there and playing.”Caldwell-Pope’s near-invisible start to the season prompted an early changed in the starting lineup, and he was moved to the bench. From there, he hasn’t been much of an impact player: He’s shooting just 33.3 percent from 3-point range, despite the Lakers’ hope that he would become one of the team’s 3-point specialists.But the last five games have seen him begin to catch on: He’s scored in double figures in each contest, and his 3-point shooting has improved to 44 percent during that stretch. It’s also notable that Caldwell-Pope is attempting more 3-pointers, averaging five per game during that stretch. He went to the free-throw line eight times against the Heat – twice on 3-point attempts – and made all eight shots.“Just being confident, shooting when I’m open,” he said. “Not passing up too many open shots and taking myself out of shooting rhythm.”RICHARDSON FINED FOR SHOE TOSSThe NBA came down Monday afternoon with a $25,000 fine for Heat guard Josh Richardson after he flung one of his shoes into the American Airlines Arena crowd during Miami’s 113-97 loss to the Lakers on Sunday. Richardson got fired up about officiating, then appeared to get frustrated after losing a shoe on court before he threw it into the crowd.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years MIAMI — Tucked into the shadow of a monster night by LeBron James, there was a rotation shift by Luke Walton that signals how the Lakers plan to compensate for playing without Rajon Rondo for the next month.It’s simple: Lonzo Ball played more second-unit minutes against the Heat.Over the course of the season, the Lakers have played both LeBron James and Ball for an average of 21.5 minutes together per game. On Sunday night, it was just 15. Ball checked in at the start of the second quarter and near the end of the third in place of James, and was sent out to run the bench offense.“Yeah, we switched that,” Ball said. “Put me with the second unit more, try to get another guard in there with them. Just try to keep the game going. We got some good leads tonight. The starters obviously closed it out for us.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn all, the Lakers bench was outscored 35-26 by the Heat bench. Ball made only one of his six shots for two points, but he also had seven assists to one turnover.Given that the Lakers have already tried two different solutions to the problem of running the bench offense without Rondo, it’s tough to draw conclusions yet. Against the Magic, the Lakers attempted to use Brandon Ingram more in the second unit as a distributor, but the experiment with Ball playing more second-unit minutes might signal a new direction.Ball has been slumping offensively of late, shooting under 29 percent in his last eight games. Walton has been supportive of Ball, saying he thought he’s put forth an admirable effort on defense to make up for shooting woes.“He’s a young point guard; there are going to be off games for him,” he said. “But he’s been good. We will be fine as a team holding it down until Rondo gets back.”KCP BREAKS OUTUntil there are enough games in the season, it’s difficult to tell whether a player is what he is, on a flat line, or if there’s potential for an upward curve. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed