Ever the masters of pop-funk, Vulfpeck has shared their newest music video release from their 2016 The Beautiful Game. At the heart of it all is an insatiable groove, powered by Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Joe Dart and Woody Goss. “Animal Spirits” is perhaps the album’s purest pop in the spirit of the Jackson 5, as explained in our album review. But instead of Little Michael we hear Theo Katzman singing lead and displaying impeccable range and precision. His vocals are never overly flashy and they serve the song perfectly. With typically catchy and winking lyrics, thick layers of keyboards and of course some great Joe Dart bass work, this song is pure fun. Also listen closely to the smooth and rhythmic outro lyrics by Christine Hucal and you’ll hear a clever nod to another Vulf favorite, “Back Pocket.”Paired with the classic video antics of Jack Stratton, this song is given new life in a lyrical video (in both English in Japanese) with a classic Vulfified Stratton dancing in his red and whites in what appears to be the field from The Beautiful Game drone video premiere. “Twitter on your telly, ramen in you belly, economics, put it in my pocket,” the lyrics read across the screen of an otherwise difficult part of the song to understand. Everything is so clear now! So wonderfully clear.
Batesville, In. — Effective Jan. 3, Margaret Mary Health is implementing visitor restrictions to minimize the spread of respiratory illnesses, including the flu. The following precautionary restrictions apply to visitation at the hospital’s main campus located at 321 Mitchell Ave., Batesville:No visitation by anyone who is currently ill or has been ill within the last 48 hours with any respiratory symptoms, including but not limited to, cough, fever, muscle aches, runny nose, sore throat, etc.No visitation by anyone under the age of 14. Children in this age group are more likely to be carrying viral or other contagious illnesses even if they are not showing active symptoms. Even if they do not get sick themselves, they can pass these illnesses on to our patients.In our Maternity Services Unit, the hospital will make the exception of restrictions for a newborn’s sibling(s) who are well at the time of the visit, as deemed by the Maternity Services staff.“We have seen an increase in the number of patients diagnosed in our emergency room and physician offices with the flu and other respiratory illnesses, such as RSV,” said Deanna Youngman, Margaret Mary’s Infection Prevention Coordinator. “To keep both you and your family members safe, it’s important you cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue or use your sleeve, wash your hands often and stay home when you are sick. The CDC also recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protection against flu viruses.”During flu season, families should also limit the number of relatives and friends accompanying patients to the hospital and/or doctor visits.Margaret Mary is working to protect our patients as much as possible from exposure to respiratory illnesses by providing seasonal flu vaccines to staff and implementing “respiratory etiquette” practices. The hospital has also made hand sanitizer, tissues and facemasks available to both patients and visitors at the entrances of all hospital facilities.It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Call our Occupational Health & Wellness Center at 812.932.5105 for more information.