Last week, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart officially announced his upcoming solo album, RAMU (short for “Random Access Musical Universe”), and released a pair of new tracks (“Wayward Son” and “Big Bad Wolf”) featuring Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Tank and the Bangas’ Tarriona “Tank” Ball. Today, Mickey has shared the third single from the new album, the album’s first track, “Auctioneers”. The enthrallingly disorienting track begins in a sonic space you might find deep into a good old fashioned Dead “Drums” jam, and proceeds from there into a full break-beat freak-out.Listen to the newest release off Mickey Hart’s upcoming solo album, RAMU, below or here via Billboard:As Billboard explains, “The song is built from Library of Congress recordings of a 1948 tobacco auction in Kentucky, over which Hart and his collaborators built an uptempo, polyrhythmic swirl of sound. ‘It’s the rhythm of the auctioneers, that’s the energy of [the track],’ says Hart, who works regularly with the Library of Congress as well as Smithsonian Folkways, “They’re selling tobacco, but at such a rapid speed that it’s just fantastic, rhythmically, and it has a melody to it and it fits into the dance. It’s kind of a precursor to rap, in some ways. So I just created something on top of that old sound recording.”Mickey Hart Announces Solo Album, Shares New Singles With Avey Tare & Tank BallHart expounded on what “RAMU” was to Pitchfork last week. As he explained, “’RAMU is truly a multidimensional instrument that allows you to travel to new universes at the flip of a switch…Everything goes through RAMU, the mothership. It’s my instrument, and it’s a very powerful compositional tool. It’s vast, it holds new treasures, and it’s still revealing itself to me.” He continues, “This record includes sounds from radio telescopes around the world, solar winds, the radiation that comes from light and is turned into sound, weather conditions from hurricanes.”“‘I want people to appreciate and understand what’s lying in the archives of the world, just sitting there waiting to be discovered,’ continues Hart, who began developing RAMU during the ’80s and has continued to refine and perform with it, over the years. ‘I live with that stuff all the time, just being in the archives all these years. I’ve got my finger on the button there, and I’ve always loved it. All these things have never really coexisted; I mean, I’ve found things that never coexisted before and kind of married them and the music. You can really have fun with it, and ‘Auctioneers’ is a perfect example of that.’”Dead & Company Added To Band Together Benefit Concert, Oteil Burbridge Cancels NYC Show“‘I didn’t want it to sound like a standard record by any stretch of the imagination,’ Hart explains in the Billboard interview. “I didn’t want to use cliche elements that you would normally put in a pop or rock ‘n’ roll (album). I didn’t use much bass at all, very little guitar, no keyboards, not a lot of cymbals, not a lot of tom-toms leading into verses, choruses or bridges. I pulled out a lot of those things that I identify with modern music. I was looking for the new.”In addition to Tank (Tank and the Bangas) and Avey Tare (Animal Collective),the album features bassist Oteil Burbridge, guitarist Steve Kimock, the String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann, Planet Drum cohorts Zakir Hussain and Sikiru Adepoju, Michal Menert and others. Longtime Dead conspirator Robert Hunter provided lyrics, and the track “Jerry” even features samples of the late Jerry Garcia experimenting with MIDI guitar during the late ’80s.Dead & Company Announce Fall Tour WebcastsWhile the album release is fresh on his mind, Hart doesn’t have any plans to tour behind RAMU as of yet. He’s focusing on his “day job” in Dead & Company and appreciating how smoothly that ship is sailing. “There’s really hardly any words to describe it ’cause it’s so good now…We finally know how to do it, I think, after 50-some odd years. I think we finally figured it out…” Hart also says that Dead & Co is toying with the idea of hitting the studio to make a new album. “We’ve talked about it…We’ve got some new songs from [Robert] Hunter, and we’re considering it, just thinking about schedules and when we want to go in the studio and so forth and so on. It’s one of those things; We were never a great studio band…it’s really our live performances — and it’s not just the music but kind of a community experience when people come. It really is about them, not us. I think the music is secondary in some ways. We’re kind of just the soundtrack, just like it’s always been.”[h/t – Billboard][Cover photo – Phierce Photo by Keith G; Instagram: @phiercephoto]
Those Bad Jews are heading back to London! Directed by Michael Longhurst, Joshua Harmon’s hit show will play the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket February 8 through March 19.The cast will feature Ilan Goodman (The Imitation Game) reprising his role of Liam and new cast members, Ailsa Joy (TimePlays) as Daphna, Antonia Kinlay (Lady Anna: All at Sea) as Melody and Jos Slovick (Once) as Jonah.A beloved grandfather—and Holocaust survivor—has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other’s throats on the night after the funeral.Following its successful off-Broadway bow, Bad Jews has had acclaimed U.K. runs at Bath’s Ustinov Studio and London’s St. James and Arts Theatres. View Comments
677 Tomewin Mountain, Currumbin ValleyFROM estates set in rainforest and volcanic rock, to sunsoaked sandy beaches kilometres from the ocean, there’s a treasure trove of prestige property to be found in the hinterland.It’s the green behind the Gold Coast, where multimillion-dollar properties sprawl over lush woodlands, often offering much more than a single residence. 77 Wilson Rd, Tamborine Mountain is perched on top of the mountain. The interior design is next level.Raw industrial pieces, organic materials such as spotted gum, vast expanses of gliding glass and eco-sensitive features combine in this designer residence, on the market for $2.27 million. It also offers ocean and skyline views beyond the immediate treescape. 25-27 Forest Ridge Drive, Bonogin is in an exclusive estate. Industrial luxe. 1 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera has a tropical pool setting in the country.Sandy beach and 25m of sparkling water? It’s hard to believe this tropical oasis isn’t beachfront. The Tallebudgera Park Estate residence also features a built in aquarium, and if that’s not enough H20, there’s also a creek bubbling through tropical gardens. Each space is tasteful.“It had not been lived in for five years, it was in such a state of disrepair,” Mr Williams said.“It was completely dated, the bathrooms were out of order, there was a lot of damage done by the renters who were in, everything had to be redone.”Mr Williams’ family, all builders, pitched in over 18 months to complete the meticulous renovation, calling on an architect to design the interior and capitalise on its position on the highest part of the mountain. The Castle at Lisson Grove, 274-280 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine is fit for royalty. Be king or queen of your own private castle. This boutique hotel has hit the market for $2.99 million, complete with wedding and restaurant venue, day spa and six individually appointed and themed cottages. Timber features extensively throughout.“This is one of the real special ones of the Valley,” said Shaun Williams, who has just listed his 4.65ha ‘Hanging Rock Estate’, named after a nearby rock conglomerate formed when Mount Warning was a volcano.The property is one of only five tightly held, north east facing properties on Mt Tomewin.As with most acreage properties, it was a labour of love, and it took hundreds of thousands of dollars to transform the original house built in 1989 to the lavish timber abode of today. The natural surrounds attracts an abundance of wildlife.It’s private and tranquil, a sophiscated residence with touches of industrial luxe, nestled between flashes of green birdnest ferns, staghorns, palms and rainforest trees.There are also two cabins that are council approved for dwellings, and another is a class 10 shed suitable for multipurpose use.Manicured walking tracks meander to picture perfect spots throughout the property, situated on the Queensland/New South Wales border, reserve and National Park.“It wasn’t pretty to buy, but it’s turned out amazing now,” Mr Williams said.“We were going to have it as a business ourselves but we’re getting ready to retire. It would be very good for someone to have a tourism venture there.”The property listing outlines the rarity of the acreage. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoPull up a chair and soak in the view.“This is a rare combination of multiple residences that would be hard to duplicate with the environmental protection zones,” it reads.Mr Williams said the property measured up to its $2.4 million price tag.“There’s properties on this hill selling for $2.5-$3 million, this is one of the best.”It features as one of the top five Hinterland properties on the market. IN GOOD COMPANY: Other hidden hinterland gems The pool is also award winning.It’s described as “living on the edge” and this iconic property is certainly breathtaking. Uniquely, the residence encompasses an old farmhouse, that was absorbed into the new structure. The home is a Masterbuilder award winner.
Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:41 IST Penske To Give Command To Start Engines For Indy 500 Roger Penske will give the command to start the engines for the Indianapolis 500. Penske will take over a role held by the late Tony Hulman or the Hulman-George family for decades COMMENT First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:41 IST LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Roger Penske will give the command to start the engines for the Indianapolis 500. Penske will take over a role held by the late Tony Hulman or the Hulman-George family for decades.Penske in January became the fourth owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track on Friday confirmed to The Associated Press that it will be Penske giving the command.Speedway officials also confirmed the Andretti family will be honored before Marco Andretti leads the field to green. Mario Andretti, the 1969 winner of the race, drives the IndyCar two-seater for the series before events and will be joined by son, Michael, for the ride.Marco Andretti is the first Andretti on the pole for the Indy 500 since Mario Andretti in 1987.The two-seater ride for Mario and Michael will mark the first time three generations of the racing family will be on track together at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.“I’m one of the few that can say I’ve been teammates with both my father and my son, and now to have the opportunity for all three of us to be on track together, on race day at IMS, is really special,” Michael Andretti said. “Dad and I are really excited to do this together, but we’re still fighting about who’s going to drive.”The starter for the Indy 500, meanwhile, is an important element to the tradition of the race and made famous when Hulman began giving it sometime in the 1950’s. Hulman was a soft-spoken man who would rehearse the line in order to perfectly deliver the command in a proud and vociferous manner.Hulman’s widow took over the honor following his 1977 death, and it then went to their daughter, Mari George, and ultimately his grandson, Tony George.Penske did not give the command for the July weekend in which both NASCAR and IndyCar shared the track in his first events as owners. The command for the IndyCar race was given by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. For the NASCAR race, the command was given by Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records and he held a bottle of hand sanitizer for the occasion. Written By
Share StumbleUpon Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articles Viktor Hoffmann – VBETIn an interview with InsiderSport, Viktor Hoffmann – recently appointed Global Marketing Director at VBET -detailed why the partnership with Arsenal sends the perfect message for the VBET brand and its UK ambitions, as well as how the operator can maximise the partnership to expand its global footprint. ________________InsiderSport: Firstly, can you tell us how much it means to be associated with a club of the stature of Arsenal? Viktor Hoffmann (Global Marketing Director at VBET): It means a great deal for us, not least because Arsenal really is our club and we are big fans. It’s also one of those occasions when the media is the message; sponsoring a tier 1 EPL club like the Gunners sends a message that we are serious, financially robust, regulated and licensed, able to pass rigorous due diligence and generally not a fly-by-night, squirrely newcomer. We’re here to stay and we are not afraid of making long term investments. It means we are a credible new brand that should be part of your small repertoire of trusted betting brands.The partnership also lets us tell our brand story in the context of another loved brand, with shared values and aspirations. Using Arsenal IP; this is story-telling on steroids!InsiderSport: How can you harness the significant global fanbase of the club, to expand your footprint in new and existing markets? VH: The deal is exclusive for the betting and gaming category, globally, that in itself is quite rare and enables us to own the narrative and share of voice as Arsenal’s choice in our field.We planned our launch to coincide not only with the rollout of our new front-ends but also with the release of the league fixtures at a time when traffic across Arsenals official platforms was at peak levels. We used the launch PR opportunity to kick off the partnership with a bang and to start building memory structures in people’s mind that we are connected with a top EPL team, what we do, what we look like and how VBET is positioned in the market around great odds and innovation. We will now continue to consistently build on these associations over time to grow the brand and create market-based assets of our own.We will deploy Arsenal IP across all relevant marketing materials throughout the customer sales funnel (on-site, CRM comms, acquisition creative, affiliates, video, print, OOH, social media, search, SEO/ASO content etc) – this drives reputational uplift, credibility and brand awareness which over time lowers CPAs and lets us reinvest and diversify into more markets, reach and convert more customers.We include sign-up offers and enhanced odds on dynamic banners and other materials on the Arsenal official channels and plug into a pre-built audience of millions of social connections.We place brand messaging on the LED boards, seen by people in the stadium and on TV globally; embedding VBET into prime time TV around pre and post-match interviews and official set pieces like ‘The Breakdown’.We will use experiential assets, money can’t buy hospitality and merchandise as prizes in customer promotions and competitions in our core markets.Then we activate on match day as well to make VBET part of the experience and excitement of the game; reaching global fans at their most passionate and engaged. We also show a physical presence in and around the stadium and become part of all the excitement there.Lastly, we are keen to collaborate with other Arsenal partners, based around the globe, to create additional value for fans and potential customers; concessions in stadia, co-branded products and promotions. Those other sponsors support our team, after all, we have much in common.InsiderSport: What type of activations can we look forward as part of the partnership? VH: The deal includes a fantastic set of rights that give us opportunities to activate a host of physical and digital assets with high comparable media value to reach large, global audiences; including regions where it is otherwise quite restrictive in terms of available channels and routes to build brand.I particularly look forward to working with my team on activating the player access rights to create exclusive content. This content will be in demand by a passionate fan audience while also engaging the core football betting target with effortless authenticity and real sports knowledge.InsiderSport: It appears that Arsenal is embarking on a new era under Unai Emery, how much can the club’s success on the pitch impact the benefits of this sponsorship? VH: Success is a bonus and it increases exposure, interest and airtime even more. Obviously, we hope the club continues to go from strength to strength. But good friends are there in the hard times too, that’s when it matters most, and we are not fair-weather supporters. When the club faces tough competition, and this is arguably the most competitive league in the world, we will be there cheering them on with the rest of the fans and always adding value. InsiderSport: Lastly, can you detail a little further your evolving sponsorship strategy for the coming season?VH: I can’t talk about that in too much detail but suffice to say we are always on the lookout for partnerships that represent good value and a strategic fit. But sponsorship is only one part of the mix, we have many marketing weapons in our Arsenal, pardon the pun.____________________Viktor Hoffmann – Global Marketing Director – VBET