On Friday night, Umphrey’s McGee made a stop at Albany, NY’s Palace Theatre amidst their winter tour, and invited up moe. drummer Vinnie Amico and keyboardist/organist Robert Walter during the first set. Robert Walter’s 20th Congress got the night started off, marking the group’s second show on the road offering support to Umph’s.Umphrey’s McGee opened up the first set with “Domino Theory”, before working their way into a cover of Ali Baba’s Tahini’s “Got Your Milk Right Here”. Next, the band invited up Robert Walter to lend a helping hand on keys on “Whistle Kids”, with Jake Cinninger tossing back and forth a series of gritty solos with Walter. Walter exited the stage, and the six-piece moved forward with a free-flowing segue of “Linear” into “White Man’s Moccasins”. Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss laid down some intricate guitar work together, backed by their tenacious rhythm section consisting of Kris Myers, Ryan Stasik, and Andy Farag. UM kept on chugging with another improv-heavy segue of “Resolution” into “Upward”. To close their first set, the sextet invited up Upstate New York resident and moe. drummer Vinnie Amico for a cover of ZZ Top’s “Cheap Sunglasses”, rocking the closing segment of the hard-hitting first set in grandiose fashion.Umphrey’s McGee came back to open their second set with “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”, before moving forward with “Walletsworth” and a cover of Fugazi’s “Waiting Room”. Last night’s rendition of “Waiting Room” marked only the fourth time that Umphrey’s has played the song since 2015. A groovy take on “1348” followed, as Cinninger and Bayliss locked in with Joel Cummins, powering their explosive six-piece unit into a tight-knit funk jam. Umphrey’s McGee powered forward with “Eat” and an deep take on “Maybe Someday”, before closing the second set with “The Floor” and a proper finish on “1348”. Umphrey’s McGee continued in the night’s improv-heavy theme, sandwiching “Soul Food I” in between “Puppet String” in their encore slot.Listen to full-show audio of last night’s explosive Umphrey’s McGee show below:Umphreys McGee – 2/1/2019 (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: Rob Clarke]Tonight, Umphrey’s McGee heads to Portland, ME’s State Theatre, with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress offering support once again. For a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 2/1/2019Set One: Domino Theory, Got Your Milk Right Here, Whistle Kids*, Linear > White Man’s Moccasins, Resolution > Upward, Cheap Sunglasses**Set Two: Miss Tinkle’s Overture > Wallestworth, Waiting Room, 1348 > Eat, Maybe Someday, The Floor > 1348Encore: Puppet String > Soul Food I > Puppet String* w. Robert Walter on keyboard, ** w. Vinnie Amico on drums
—issues invitation for Skerritt and Shallow to visit the Ancient CountyTHE President and executive members of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) would like to express our heartfelt congratulation to Ricky Skerrit on his election as President of the West Indies Cricket Board.We would like to congratulate newly elected Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow and it is our hope that their election would be the start of a new era in West Indies Cricket where the development of cricket is the main objective.The BCB stands ready to work along with every elected cricket officials whose mission is to make sure that cricket is always put first.We are very confident that Mr. Skerrit would not only be a fair, inspirational leader, but that he would spearhead a revival of cricket in the Caribbean.For too long, cricket in Guyana has been administered by an unelected executives who seemed more interested in staying in power than in the development of the game in every county.We at the BCB have not received a cent of funds from the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) for over a decade, and every effort has been made to stop the progress of Berbice Cricket while we have also been denied the opportunity to see our stars playing at home.Over the last fourteen months, we have witnessed the unbelievable scene of the GCB operating an unofficial office of the Berbice Cricket Board with a full-time staff who does nothing but pass on email messages from the Guyana Cricket Board to the President of the Berbice Cricket Board.The BCB will shortly take legal action to stop this profound nonsense as we did not authorise any person to act on our behalf.We remain committed to working with all cricket stakeholders and would like to publicly invite Mr. Skerrit and Dr. Shallow to visit the Ancient County.Berbice Cricket is currently undergoing a remarkable period of development due to hard work, transparency, visionary leadership and a culture of cohesion between the Berbice Cricket Board and all stakeholders. We look forward to discussing ideas with the new CWI bosses as we strive to return West Indies Cricket to the successes of the Frank Worrel, Clive Lloyd and Vivian Richards era.Congrats and May God bless West Indies Cricket under its new leadership.
Photo © Tipp FM Borrisokane Community College are Munster schools camogie Junior B champions. In the Munster schools Camogie Junior C Final played today in Dungourney Cork the Tipp representatives Cashel Community School were beaten 1-6 to St Marys Midleton 3-13.Meanwhile, the field in The Ragg will undergo a pitch inspection at 9am before tomorrows senior league clash against Offaly. The beat St Marys Nenagh 5-5 to 3-6 today at Dolla and are through to the All Ireland Semi final.
One of Sean Parnell’s final acts as governor was to remove the adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard. The cause was a federal investigation documenting problems with fraud and the handling of sexual assault. Now, a new adjutant general is tasked with restoring trust in the force. At a pair of confirmation hearings on Tuesday, Laurie Hummel was asked about her plans for reforming the Guard, and went through a personal line of questioning along the way. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports.During her first confirmation hearings before the Legislature, Adjutant General Designee Laurie Hummel was asked a lot of the standards, like what leadership is (“People believe in your abilities, they believe in your principles, and they want to follow you”) and what’s the timeline for National Guard reform (“I don’t believe it will be completed this session”).She was asked about terrorism and drones, her tenure at West Point and her academic background in geography. She walked the committees through her 12-page C.V., which lists four graduate degrees and 17 military medals and awards — including a Legion of Merit. She talked about her service in Afghanistan and work with NATO.But in addition to her resume and her policy positions, Hummel was also questioned on her personal life. Hummel’s military background comes from her 30-year career in the Army. But her husband, Col. Chad Parker, commanded a brigade in the Alaska National Guard until recently.In the House State Affairs Committee, Chair Bob Lynn wanted to know if her spouse would continue to serve in the Alaska National Guard alongside her. Hummel responded that her husband was taking a job with the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. HUMMEL: He is not within the employment of the DMVA, and of course, that is necessitated in order to comply with our nepotism statutes.LYNN: So he will still be in the National Guard, but not in the chain of command here, so he is not retiring from the National Guard.HUMMEL: That is correct, sir.During his time in the National Guard, Parker handled some of investigations into wrongdoing. Lynn, an Anchorage Republican, also wanted to know if Parker had ever talked to Hummel about difficulties the National Guard had in addressing sexual assault.LYNN: Your husband didn’t tell you about it?HUMMEL: No, actually, my husband — it wasn’t really discussed at home.Hummel said she learned about the problems by reading the news.At a separate hearing before the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, questioning took a different tack. Hummel was prodded on whether the state should adopt a Uniform Code of Military Justice to create more accountability in the Guard, and she was repeatedly asked if such a code should penalize extramarital affairs.Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux made the first inquiry. The Anchorage Republican has a history with Hummel, having beat off an election challenge from Hummel last year.“If someone were having an extramarital affair, or something of that nature, that would be adjudicated under the military, as opposed to our civil laws?” asked LeDoux.Rep. Shelley Hughes, a Palmer Republican, then continued down that line of questioning on extramarital affairs.“[I] was curious as to your thoughts as far whether any of that might be unreasonable, and whether under your leadership you would think that wouldn’t it be better for it not to be in the code because you wouldn’t see enforcing it,” said Hughes during the hearing.Hummel responded that she believes the Uniform Code of Military Justice is a “sound document.”After the hearing, Hughes said there was no specific motivation behind her questions. But she also said she wondered if Hummel’s personal experiences would prompt her to “change some of the standards.” Hughes said she knew that Hummel had previously been married to Eric Feige, a former state legislator, before getting remarried.“Whether through someone went through that would enforce it, yes, there is a curiosity about that,” said Hughes, referring to enforcement of provisions in the military code.Hughes said she learned of Hummel’s marital history during campaign season, but would not elaborate on what exactly she meant when talking of the adjutant general designee’s “personal experiences.”“I was out in Palmer. I wasn’t hanging out in Anchorage, so I never went into any of the activities or debates or anything like that,” said Hughes. “So, I was busy.”Hughes said she was satisfied by Hummel’s answers to her questions. Both she and LeDoux plan to support Hummel’s confirmation.Hummel said she did not have time for questions after the hearing.