While Neil Young has been keeping busy with The Promise Of The Real, the beloved singer/songwriter has just announced plans for a brand new release. Titled EARTH, the new release is something quite unique, mixing live recordings with the music of the Earth itself, be it the natural tones of animals or the shrill sounds of the city.The new album is due out on June 17th, and the live audio was captured during Young’s 2015 tour with Promise Of The Real. That band features Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of the great Willie Nelson. With cuts from their new release, The Monsanto Years, as well as tracks from Young’s storied career, there’s no shortage of material for this new release. Couple that with the unusual mixing approach, and you have the makings of an intriguing new album.Young shared his own note about the new release, which you can read below:EARTHWe made a live record and every creature on the planet seemed to show up.Suddenly all the living things of Earth were in the audience going crazy.Then they took over the stage, letting their wild sounds mingle with the Vanilla Singers perfect corporate harmony.Earth’s creatures let loose, there were Bee breakdowns, Bird breakdowns and yes, even Wall Street breakdowns, jamming with me and Promise of the Real!The show was non stop bliss for 98 minutes, no breaks.EARTH does not fit on iTunes.It breaks all their rules(and couldn’t all really be heard that way anyway)No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH.I know I won’t.Neil
COOPERSTOWN (WKTV/WBNG)- On Monday, a jury in Otsego County Court found the mother accused of killing her babies by falling asleep on them, not guilty. Kimberly Steeley of Decatur had been charged with two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of her twin infants, Bonde and Liam. Prosecutors alleged Steeley smothered her children by falling asleep on top of them. The defense claimed their was no explanation for the babies deaths. Police say Bonde, a girl, was found unconscious on June 5, 2018 at their home around 4:30 a.m. and later died at an Albany hospital. Eleven days later, Liam was also found unconscious in the same home, also early in the morning, and later died. Steeley’s defense attorney Andrew Van Buren said, the autopsies of both children both said the cause and manner of death was undetermined and the mechanism of death was probable asphyxiation. Steeley had admitted she fell asleep while in bed with both children. She testified in her own defense on Friday.
Update on the latest in sports: Golf returns to TV with charity skins matchUNDATED (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson headline a $3 million charity match on May 17 that marks the return of televised golf. They will be partners against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins match called “TaylorMade Driving Relief.” All the money goes to COVID-19 relief.McIlroy and Johnson will be playing for the American Nurses Foundation, while the Oklahoma State alumni team will be playing for the CDC Foundation.The match will be played at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. It will be the club’s first event to be shown on TV.VIRUS OUTBREAK-REAL HEROES PROJECT Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-OBIT-SHULAWinningest NFL coach Don Shula dead at 90MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula has died at his home in South Florida. He was 90. May 4, 2020 BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo said on Monday that he is fully healthy and he will be ready for the season — if there is one.Verdugo has used the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic to rehab a stress fracture in his spine he already had when Boston acquired him from the Dodgers in the deal that sent Mookie Betts to Los Angeles on the eve of spring training. At the time, the Red Sox said he was not expected to break camp with the rest of the ballclub; Verdugo had said he may be ready “slightly after” opening day.Verdugo said he remained active at home after the Red Sox complex in Fort Myers, Florida, was shut down. But things have been easier since he was allowed to return to the ballpark last week, and he is now working out four days a week. Because of social distancing mandates, the only other player he has seen there is pitcher Chris Sale.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-LOUISVILLENCAA accuses Louisville basketball of recruiting violations The Miami Dolphins say Shula died Monday morning.He won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history.Shula surpassed George Halas’ league-record 324 victories in 1993. He retired following the 1995 season with 347 wins, 173 losses and six ties, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.Shula became the only coach to guide an NFL team through a perfect season when the 1972 Dolphins went 17-0. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says that if there were a Mount Rushmore for the NFL, Don Shula would be chiseled into the granite. NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole aren’t the only major leaguers with a big financial incentive to get back on the field.While they head a starry quartet that would take in more than $200,000 per game, 65 players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses.That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of their contracts.Most rookies and those making the minimum would get nearly $3,500 each from a major league payroll of about $24 million per game. Clubs would benefit, too, with huge revenue streams flowing from regional sports networks and national broadcast contracts.GOLF-SEMINOLE MATCH In other NFL moves:— The Dallas Cowboys have made room for new backup quarterback Andy Dalton by waiving the player who sat behind Dak Prescott for most of the past three seasons. Cooper Rush saw mop-up duty in five games. Prescott hasn’t missed a game in his four seasons. Dalton, a former Cincinnati starter, is guaranteed at least $3 million in his one-year contract.— Former third-round pick Nazair Jones was one of four players waived by the Seattle Seahawks as the team reached its 90-man roster limit. Jones, running back Adam Choice, defensive tackle Shakir Soto and linebacker Pita Taumoepenu were all released Monday. Jones was the only one to have played in a game for Seattle.MLB-RED SOX-VERDUGORed Sox OF Verdugo says he’ll be ready for start of season Sports greats celebrate health care workersUNDATED (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd are among the athletes who are participating in a project which will recognize and celebrate health care workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.“The Real Heroes Project” is a collaborative initiative among 15 leagues, including Major League Baseball, the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer.Participating athletes will share a personal thank you message on social media utilizing #TheRealHeroes from today. Athletes will cover their name on their jerseys or uniforms and replace it with the name of the health care worker they are honoring.Public service announcements will debut on Wednesday across league and team platforms. Other leagues also are participating.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA that accuses its men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an improper recruiting offer and extra benefits and several Level II violations that accuse former Cardinals coach Rick Pitino of failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance.The notice is the completion of a nearly two-year NCAA investigation.Louisville acknowledged its involvement in federal corruption investigation of college basketball related to the recruitment of former player Brian Bowen II, which led to the ousters of Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich in October 2017.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALL SALARIESAP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game NFL-BEARS-GINNBears sign Ted Ginn Jr. to one-year dealLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one-year contract.A 13-year veteran who has played in Super Bowls with San Francisco and Carolina, Ginn caught 30 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns with New Orleans last season. He has 409 receptions for 5,702 yards and 33 touchdowns for Miami, San Francisco, Arizona, Carolina and New Orleans.Ginn has returned 257 punts for 2,600 yards with four touchdowns and 307 kickoffs for 6,899 yards and three TDs. He is one of 10 players to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game. In 2009 he became the first to run back two for 100 yards in the same game. Associated Press