Phish Debuted Ten New Songs At A Benefit Concert, On This Day In 1995

first_imgSetlist: Phish at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA – 5/16/95Don’t You Want To Go 0:08:24Ha Ha Ha 0:14:05Spock’s Brain 0:15:40Strange Design 0:21:16Reba 0:24:23Theme From the Bottom 0:39:49Hold Your Head Up 0:50:40Lonesome Cowboy Bill 0:55:55Hold Your Head Up 0:58:40Free 0:59:44Glide II 1:08:15You Enjoy Myself 1:12:30Sweet Adeline 1:38:05Sample in a Jar 1:40:10Encore:I’ll Come Running 1:45:55Gloria 1:49:20 Perhaps most infamous for the creation of “Spock’s Brain,” today marks the 21st anniversary of a legendary concert in Phish history. On this day in 1995, the Burlington band performed for a Voters for Choice benefit concert at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. The group was introduced by Gloria Steinem, who promised fans more new music than ever before. Then, the band delivered.What followed was debut after debut – 10 new songs in total – including some beloved originals that have made it in rotation ever since. Songs like “Free” and “Theme From The Bottom,” which would later make it onto Billy Breathes, were featured in the performance. The show also featured the debut of “Strange Design,” and a cover of Velvet Underground’s “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” that would foreshadow the band’s full-album performance of Loaded in 1998.“Ha Ha Ha” got its start at this show, as did an unnamed original that would later be referred to as “Spock’s Brain.” After playing the song, drummer Jon Fishman polled the audience with some alternate title options, including The Plane, The First Single, Israel, and Spock’s Brain. We all know what the audience chose.Other debuts included the traditional “Don’t You Want To Go?,” the original song “Glide II,” Brian Eno’s “I’ll Come Running” and Van Morrison’s “Gloria” as the show finale. Ten debuts in a single show is almost unheard of – not counting the band’s 2013 Halloween performance of the album that would become Fuego. To relive this magic moment, stream the full show below:last_img read more

Protests a great way to show outrage

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe March 12 letter with regard to the country’s gun problem posits that age and guns aren’t the problem. I’d suggest that age is one of many factors that should be explored to improve public safety relative to the use of firearms. Public policy often struggles to keep up with scientific findings — in this case (and others) with what research tells us about brain development. There’s a growing body of evidence that points to full maturation of the human brain well into our 20s. Less mature adolescent brains are prone to increased risk-taking, novelty seeking, lack of impulse control and influence by peers.By all means we need to do more and much better in order to address mental health, which is already at a crisis level. But the suggestion that gun laws wouldn’t deter someone with a mental health problem from obtaining a firearm, or an assault-type weapon like the AR-15, is defeatist. Screenings by qualified medical and mental health professionals as requirements to obtain a license to purchase a firearm would be prudent measures to decrease the likelihood of the frequent tragic consequences of easy access to guns. Such a screening might be periodically required to recertify gun licenses, as debilitating health and mental health problems may emerge at any point in our lives.No matter how we feel about it — and much of the debate is being driven by emotion right now — there’s strong evidence that we will all be safer by taking reasonable precautions, as have other countries quite successfully. Gun violence is a public safety issue that must be dealt with, just as we have put in place sensible measures for automobile safety, disease control, pharmaceuticals, smoking tobacco or using alcohol.Cooler heads must prevail and special interests sidelined, or we will continue to see people and children tragically injured, maimed and killed, and fear and anxiety rule our lives.Robert CarreauWatervlietMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehemlast_img read more

Jummai Blooms on Back-9 to Win IBB Ladies Closed Championship

first_imgFrom Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaJummai Abdulahi profited from a back-nine charge to emerge the overall best winner of the 20th IBB Ladies Golf Closed Championship played over the weekend in Abuja.The social secretary of IBB International Golf and Club, who played in the penultimate group on the final day of the tournament, shot a combined score of 149 nett to win.The 18-handicapper coasted to victory beating 69 other female competitors.Abdulahi put herself in contention with a composed play on the second nine. A birdie on the par 5 10th, and a bunch of pars on 15th, 16th and 18th set her up for victory. ” It was not easy, but nothing can stop you if you are destined for victory, ” Abdulahi remarked in reference to the dropped shots on holes 1 and 14- two holes that she double bogeyed.A former Lady Captain of IBB Club, Adebimpe Usman was also in the winning way.Usman carded 150 nett to claim the honour in the Handicap 0-18 flight category, beating another former captain, Faridah Wada by 24 strokes.The Lady Captain IBB Club, Nanfe Audu, thanked the members of the club for contributing to success of the championship.She added the lady section had agreed to support community projects, particularly children living in Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) camp.Minister of Women Affairs Paulen Fallen graced the closing ceremony as the special guest of honour.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more