John Mayer Thanks Fan For Unlimited Dead & Co Devotion During Solo Show [Video]

first_imgAfter wrapping up his finest tour to date with Dead & Company this summer, John Mayer is back on the road continuing his The Search For Everything World Tour in promotion of his recently released solo album of the same name. While Mayer has switched gears and is tapping back into his more mainstream pop sensibilities, the guitarist and singer/songwriter continues to prove that he’s cognizant of the fact that he now serves as an ambassador for the Grateful Dead. Over the weekend, Mayer teased Grateful Dead tunes at all three of his concerts in the Northeast. During last night’s performance at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, he continued this theme, teasing “China Cat Sunflower” and later showing some serious love to a dedicated Dead & Company fan.John Mayer Teases “Fire On The Mountain” In Hartford [Audio]Mayer teased “China Cat Sunflower” during “Something Like Olivia”, a song off his 2012 release Born and Raised, which came as the third song of the night during the show-opening full-band portion of the evening. While the tease may not have been recognized by all the attendees at his solo concert, it was a subtle nod of acknowledgment to any new fans he might have picked up through time spent with Dead & Company. However, a truly special moment came during the banter right before his set-closing rendition of “Why Georgia”, when Mayer took the time to individually acknowledge and thank a fan who he’s seen at every single Dead & Company show.After thanking the audience at large for “making my music feel like usable music.” After catching a t-shirt a fan threw to him on the stage, John pointed out a member of the crowd, saying, “I’d actually like to thank this gentleman right here in the headband. This gentleman has been at every Dead & Company show. He’s been to every show—not almost every show. There’s maybe four or five people that I saw at every show, and I’ll tell you something: I’ve looked to you at times when I wasn’t sure that I really knew what was going to come next or whether I was on the right part of the guitar neck or whether I was making any sense at all, and this gentleman would just go like this [pumps fist in the air]. He would bring me right back to the confidence to continue sort of exploring and searching. What a great surprise to see you, and I just want to thank you. I want you to follow me around in life!”You can check out a video of this sweet shout out and his “China Cat Sunflower” tease in “Something Like Olivia” below, courtesy of ShoestringRacer.“Why Georgia” This special moment isn’t been the first time that John Mayer has acknowledged Grateful Dead fans during this leg of his tour, though it was his first thank-you to a specific individual. Earlier in August, Mayer gave a hilarious shout-out to the men in the audience—most of whom can be assumed to be fans of the Grateful Dead or his trio over his work as a pop artist—at his show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte in the middle of “Your Body Is Wonderland.” During his cheeky interlude during the lady-oriented song, which you can listen to below, courtesy of NSL, Mayer said, “Guys, we’re halfway through the song. I’m speaking to the men only for a moment. Men, we’ve made it halfway through, it’s almost over. All the guys with Grateful Dead shirts, all the guys who want to hear the Trio and don’t know what to do with their gaze…Don’t know what to look at during the song lest I look up and make eye contact with them. Fifty percent of the song is over. Hang in there!”[Photo: Carol Spagnuola; H/T: Jambase] “Something Like Olivia” and “Who Says”last_img read more

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Leslie Odom Jr. on Unique Techniques for Procuring Hamilton Tix

first_img View Comments Related Shows Leslie Odom Jr. is currently killing it (sorry, couldn’t resist) as Aaron Burr in Hamilton and on November 16 he stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to chat about starring in Broadway’s latest megahit. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tuner “asks everything of you every single night,” says Odom Jr. “When we reach the end it’s a miracle.” He also had some fascinating tidbits he’d discovered about Cabaret icons Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli after their visits to the production; one is one of the world’s best blaggers, the other is all about the medical marijuana! Check out below to find out all; the show, as you all know by now, is running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Hamilton Leslie Odom Jr. Star Files from $149.00last_img read more

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Dry Corn Good for Cows

first_imgFarmers in parts of Georgia have given up on their corn. With hardly any rain for weeks, there’s little chance their fields will produce enough grain for harvest. A University of Georgia expert said some of the farmers may consider harvesting the plants themselves. “Many fields of dryland (nonirrigated) corn didn’t get enough rain at an especially critical stage for optimum grain formation,” said Robert Stewart , an animal scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Some of these fields are being zeroed out for insurance.” Crop losses could be costly. The Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service last week listed 12 percent of the state corn crop, about 70,000 acres, in “very poor” condition. Average yields on that many acres would bring farmers about $23 million. But Stewart said the corn plants can be good feed for the farmers’ cattle. “Drought-stressed corn has a surprisingly high nutrient content,” he said. “The total digestible nutrients will be slightly reduced. But protein will likely be higher than normal corn for silage. The nutrient content will be similar to small grain silage.” Stewart tells farmers they can let their cattle graze the corn if it’s fenced in adequately and has a water source. But he said farmers should first test the corn for nitrate content. “Drought-stressed corn is prone to accumulate nitrate,” he said. “Green-chopped corn or grazed corn could be dangerous.” Even if nitrate levels permit grazing, Stewart tells farmers to let cows have a fill of hay before turning them onto corn. He advises them to limit-graze corn for two to four hours a day for the first week. Probably the best way to use the corn, Stewart said, is to harvest it for silage. That’s especially true if farmers need to try growing a second crop on the land. Silage is finely chopped plant fodder stored in an airtight place and allowed to ferment into a succulent winter feed for cattle. If the farmers don’t have a silo or a trench or bunker for storing silage, Stewart tells them to use their imagination in designing a homemade structure. “The important thing is to pile the mass with the least surface area possible,” he said. “Cover it with plastic. Sealing is important.” Stewart tells growers to store the silage in fields where the cattle will be, with a temporary fence around it. “Then when it’s needed, remove the fence and let the cows eat their way through the stack.” Even for corn harvested for silage, farmers should test the corn for nitrate. “Fortunately, the ensiling process removes 50 percent of the existing nitrate,” Stewart said. The nitrate level needs to be no higher than 5,000 ppm for pregnant cows or 10,000 ppm for any cattle.last_img read more

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Are you spending too much on pet food?

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details We all love our fur babies, and want them to be healthy. That’s probably why petfoodindustry.com reported the U.S. pet food market is projected to reach $27 billion in 2018, marking a 4.4% increase over last year.The site credited online and premium food sales for the increase, driven by the humanization of pets, a bond that defines the contemporary relationship people have with companion animals. Pet owners think of their pets as members of the family, and want them to eat the same “clean” foods that they do.Some premium pet foods are so expensive, pet owners might pay as much for their pet’s food as they do their own. Is it worth it?Surprisingly, the answer may not be found in the label.According to a blog post on the topic from Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University, the term “premium” is merely a marketing term that means manufacturers have created a product that provides “tangible or imaginary surplus value” at a higher price than typical products. That means the premium pet food you’re feeding your cat or dog might be better than average . . . or, just perceived to be that way. There are no standards required for pet food manufacturers to advertise their product in a way that will justify a higher price.Some foods may promote current trends, such as no grains, byproducts or GMO ingredients, but that doesn’t mean they have superior quality control standards or even attention to nutritional value. The manufacturer may just be using these ingredients to justify the higher cost, and the food might not even be better for your food, the blog said.The conclusion? Just because your veterinarian recommends a food (especially if he or she sells it – which probably means a mark up) or the pet food is marketed as premium, that doesn’t mean it’s worth the extra cost or healthier for your pet. Instead, first decide what your realistic budget is for pet food. Then, research the best food available that fits your budget. Instead of focusing on current food trends, pay attention to the manufacturer’s recall history, quality control ratings and overall track record. This strategy will ensure your pet food purchase is a good value, rather than something with a snazzy package.last_img read more

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10,000 tree seedlings set for planting

first_imgThese barangays are Alimono, Jaguimitan andSalngan, according to Mitzi Peñaflorida, senior environmental managementspecialist of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO). The tree seedlings – which include narra,jackfruit, cacao, kamagong, mahogany, Palawan cherry, among others – would beplanted on either side of the road traversing the three barangays. ILOILO – Some 10,000 tree seedlings would beplanted in three barangays of Passi City on Sept. 28, the 20th Pista saKakahuyan of the provincial government. The tree planting was originally scheduled onJune 22 in Barangay Pangilihan, Janiuay town but was postponed due to inclementweather. The PRDP road project is some 28 kilometersand serves 4,080 households in the villages of Imbang Grande, Talongonan,Jaguimitan, Salngan, Alimono, Magdungao, Tagubong, Agtabo, Dalicanan, andGemumua Agahon. center_img Peñaflorida said the tree planting would coveran estimated 11.5 kilometers of road.The three barangays chosen for the activity are near the biggest PhilippineRural Development Project (PRDP)-funded road project in the Visayas – theImbang Grande-Tagubong-Gemumua Agahon-Agtabo farm-to-market road. Saturday’s tree planting would have anestimated 1,000 participants from the provincial government, schools,government agencies, and volunteers. The 20th Pista sa Kakahuyan tree planting ispart of then governor Arthur Defensor Sr.’s regreening program called Actionfor Re-greening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (Art for CCA).His successor, son and namesake Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., deemed it wise tocontinue the Art of CCA./PNlast_img read more

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Twisters Fall Short To Rebels On The Diamond

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters were defeated by The Southwestern Rebels 4-3 in Varsity Baseball action to fall to 2-9 on the season.OA          000 300 00          3   9  3SW         200 000 01          4  6   1OA Batting:  Nick Bischoff 1-4, run, bb; Chase Hogg 2-4, run, bb; Sam Gast 1-2, bb, sac bunt; Tanner Alley 0-2, bb, rbi, sac fly; Aaron Huber 1-4, run, rbi; Dalton Mooney 1-4; Zach Pottschmidt 2-4, double; and Bryce Ahaus 1-4, sb.OA Pitching:  Zach Pottschmidt  7.2 IP, 4 runs, 1 earned, 6 hits, 3 k, 3 bb.    Loss.OA’s next game on Tuesday, May 3rd,  vs. Trinity Lutheran.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

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19 states already represented in early entries for Sept. 7-12 Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The 33rd annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation is already represented by drivers from across the nation.Nearly 200 drivers representing 19 states have already pre-registered for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, to be held Monday through Saturday, Sept.  7-12 at Boone Speedway.“We’re just over a month and a half from opening night and the numbers for Super Nationals are very encouraging,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “We’ve emphasized getting pre-registered and making pit parking arrangements as soon as possible. A lot of drivers have already com­pleted that process and the reserved pit stalls are filling up quickly.”Both registration and pit stall application forms are published in the second section of this month’s newsletter and are also posted on the www.imca.com and www.raceboone.com websites. A form for reserving camping spots is also on the track site.“Every year we try to fine tune the format and schedule. Last year it was about as good as possi­ble considering the number of cars (866 in the six divisions) and the weather,” Root said. “The only wild card continues to be the weather, which was certainly the case in 2014. The pit area, parking lot and even the Fan Zone were affected.”Pre-tech for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods starts on Sunday, Sept. 6.The Deery Brothers Summer Series program for Late Models is Monday, Sept. 7. Sport Com­pacts run their complete program on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Last-chance qualifying features for the Hobbies and SportMods are Wednesday, Sept. 9.Topping the Friday, Sept. 11 program is the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational while races of champions and main events for Hobby Stocks, SportMods, Stock Cars and Modifieds are Saturday, Sept. 12.Including weekly racing bonuses, championship payouts are a potential $7,000 for the Modifieds, $4,500 for the Late Models, $3,500 for the Stock Cars, $2,250 for the Northern SportMods, $1,850 for the Hobby Stocks and $500 for the Sport Compacts.All drivers can hot lap Monday and Wednesday. Sport Compacts only will hot lap on Tuesday; no hot lap sessions will be scheduled Thursday, Friday or Saturday due to time constraints.In addition to Iowa, early entries have been received and processed from drivers from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.IMCA’s Centennial Season is the theme for the best looking car contest at Super Nationals.Super Nationals will be broadcast live on RACEFEEDX.Nominate A WarriorIMCA drivers and fans are asked to Nominate A Warrior as an honorary starter for each of the three last-chance Modified features on Saturday at Super Nationals.Current or former service members are eligible; letters or emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to our country.Nominations should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office or [email protected] by Aug. 21.All three honorary starts will be recognized that afternoon when officials from Casey’s General Store and IMCA present a check to Hope For The Warriors.All-Star VotingThe first round of voting, to select 14 starters in the Fast Shafts All-Star Modified Invitational field, runs through noon on Monday, July 27.Another 14 starters will be elected, also through balloting via the IMCA Facebook page, that runs from July 29 to Aug. 5. Those candidates won 40-point features held between June 19 and July 16.Final additions to the All-Star field will be All-Star candidates not elected in the first round with the top national point total and the most feature wins competing at Super Nationals.last_img read more

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Cledous Morgan March 8, 1929 – April 25, 2020

first_imgCledous Morgan, age 91 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away peacefully at home Saturday, April 25, 2020. Born March 8, 1929 in Clay County, Kentucky the daughter of McKinley and Virgie (May) Scott.Cledous married Charles Morgan September 9, 1950 in Kentucky.Cledous is survived by her children Cheryl McConnell, Brenda (Robert) Damico and Daryl (Peggy) Morgan. Grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 16 and great great grandmother of one.Preceded in death by her parents McKinley and Virgie Scott, husband Charles Morgan, brother Clifford Scott and granddaughter Destiny Damico.Visitation will be held Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. Private funeral services will be held for the family with Pastor Shawn Crisman officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel cemetery.Memorials may be directed to Drewersburg Fire & EMS c/o the funeral Home.last_img read more

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Kenny: I fluffed it

first_img Kenny was part of the team sprint squad which placed eighth on day one and was unable to claim a place in the Keirin semi-finals on day two. The sprint loss brought his championships to a premature end. Kenny attributed the defeat to fine margins, after 25 riders of the 34 starters beat the 10-second barrier in the flying 200metres qualification which determines rankings for the head-to-head sprints. Two silvers – in the men’s and women’s team pursuits – are all the dominant nation on the track for the last decade have mustered so far. The last time Britain failed to win a gold medal at the Track World Championships was 14 years ago in Antwerp, Belgium. “I wasn’t aware of that,” Kenny added. “It just shows that we’re a very successful nation in cycling and with that comes a little bit of expectation. “We’re still there, we’re just on the wrong side of the tenth (of a second).” Kenny’s exit piles further pressure on his fiancee Trott. Trott was 13th in the 10-kilometres scratch race which began the omnium event, which concludes on Sunday’s final day. The 2012 world and Olympic champion, world silver medallist in the last two years, has work to do if she is to reclaim the rainbow jersey. “She’d want to win whether we’d won every single event or whether we hadn’t won a single thing,” Kenny said. “There is no pressure. In terms of the team getting a certain number of medals that’s not for us to worry about. We just get up in every race and try to win as much as possible.” Kenny downplayed the expectations on himself, too. The 26-year-old added: “I don’t think there are any expectations on me. I’ve bombed out in plenty of races before London and I still turned up and won London. “I want to win everything. We could be playing tiddlywinks and I’d still want to win. “I’m just a very competitive person and I’m disappointed when I don’t win.” Trott moved up to seventh after winning the second discipline of the omnium, the 3km individual pursuit. The Briton has 56 points, with Australia’s Annette Edmondson leading on 70 points. One discipline remains on Saturday, the elimination race in which Trott usually excels. Andy Tennant was fifth in the men’s 4km individual pursuit, missing out on the chance of a medal. Tennant clocked four minutes 20.733 seconds as Australia’s Jack Bobridge advanced quickest in 4mins 16.219secs. Jon Dibben was 15th and Ireland’s Martyn Irvine 17th with one discipline in the omnium remaining. Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria was in the lead ahead of the final discipline, the points race. Elinor Barker was 18th in the women’s scratch race after trying to make a late escape for victory. Barker accelerated away from the field four laps from the end, but was swiftly swallowed up to fall out of contention. Kirsten Wild of Holland won ahead of Australia’s Amy Cure. Great Britain face the prospect of a first Track World Championships since 2001 without a gold medal after Kenny’s first-round exit and Laura Trott’s poor start to the six-discipline omnium competition at Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, near Paris. The London 2012 gold medallist has one world title in the event, from 2011, but he exited at the first knockout round after qualifying in 10th place. Kenny, who was beaten by Venezuela’s Hersony Canelo, said: “We can turn it around in 18 months. It’s not like we’re 100 miles away. There’s all the time in the world. “There’s quite a long way to go and obviously that is our ultimate goal – to get on it and turn around those margins and stick our nose back in front.” Kenny is the natural heir to 11-time world champion and six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, but his form is worrying. The Briton has more Olympic titles (three) than world crowns (two) and last prevailed at global level in the Keirin at the 2013 Track World Championships in Minsk. Kenny was 10th in qualifying at the Velodrome National and Canelo 15th, but the Briton was unable to round the Venezuelan in the first round after appearing to hesitate. “I just fluffed it up,” Kenny said. “I just got caught napping. The margins are so fine. “It’s not concentration. Perhaps you could say a little bit of confidence. “It’s such a fine margin between looking like an idiot and looking like a hero.” Olympic champion Jason Kenny maintains he is still on course for the Rio de Janerio Games despite “looking like an idiot” in the men’s sprint on day four of the Track World Championships. Press Associationlast_img read more

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