Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Dweezil Zappa For Debut Frank Zappa Cover At Red Rocks

first_imgFollowing the guitar fireworks that closed set one, Umphrey’s had no choice but to turn it up even more, and that’s what they did. Perhaps their best and truest progressive rock song, “Bridgeless” opened the second set in a huge way, as the song’s first section ended and bled into another progressive masterpiece in “2×2”. After this dream pairing of songs, the band started the funky “Bright Lights, Big City”. The song was was a great change of pace and gave fans a chance to dance after raging so hard to begin the set.Another multi-sectional classic was next, as the familiar percussive intro of “Der Bluten Kat” launched the band into outer space. The song was split into two parts, with an impressive cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “I’m On Fire” in the middle of the song. After finishing the final section of “DBK”, the band gave fans another chance to dance with the synth-laden “Day Nurse”, which led right into the final section of “Bridgeless” to close out the second set.After a short break, Umphrey’s McGee returned to the stage for a great disco-funk version of “Booth Love,” which took a left turn and transformed into “Miss Tinkles Overture” for a raging conclusion to an excellent night one at Red Rocks. Umphrey’s McGee return to Red Rocks tonight to conclude their run at the famous venue, this time with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead filling the opening slot.Check out the full setlist from Umphrey’s at Red Rocks, as well as photos from Phierce Photo, below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Red Rocks, Morrison, CO – 7/2/16Set One: Glory > In The Kitchen, Roctopus, Speak Up > Water > Utopian Fir[1] > Muffin Man [2] Set Two: Bridgeless -> 2×2, Bright Lights, Big City, Der Bluten Kat > I’m On Fire > Der Bluten Kat, Day Nurse, BridgelessEncore: Booth Love > Miss Tinkle’s Overture[1] With Dweezil Zappa[2] debut, Frank Zappa cover; with Dweezil Zappa Umphrey’s McGee returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, for what’s becoming a yearly July 4th weekend tradition. Expanding to two nights this year, the progressive jam masters hit the stage in Morrison, CO last night for a show filled with old favorites, new songs, rare covers, and an awesome guest appearance by opening act Dweezil Zappa.Set one opened with a classic pairing of “Glory” into “In The Kitchen.” These two songs have been hallmarks of Umphrey’s catalog for years, and it’s great to see them trot out two of their best live tunes to open such a huge weekend at Red Rocks. Next up was “Roctopus”, which only just debuted at UMBowl this year in Las Vegas during its Raw Stewage segment. After that was “Speak Up”, a relatively new song that only debuted this past New Year’s Eve.Glory/In The KitchenFollowing “Speak Up”, the band transitioned from new to old with a performance of the beloved ballad “Water,” played for only the second time this year. The song led directly into “Utopian Fir,” which is where things really got interesting, as Dweezil Zappa came out and ripped it up with Umphrey’s on the jam launchpad. Umphrey’s McGee, and specifically guitarist Jake Cinninger, are hugely influenced by Frank Zappa, so a guest spot by his virtuoso son is a dream come true. The band and their guest worked their way through the jam, and landed on a wild set-closing debut cover of Dweezil’s Dad’s classic “Muffin Man.”last_img read more

The new product development dilemma in banking

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ron ShevlinI’ve come to the conclusion that there are five types of people who attend my conference presentations:Those who expect to get tips and advice on what they can do to solve all their problems and challenges when they get back to the office on Monday;Those who are thought-provoked by the ideas I present, but genuinely wonder how they’ll “get there from here”‘;Those who are intrigued by the ideas and immediately start to think about what their organization has to do to make it happen;Those who violently and vehemently disagree with every idea I put forth in my presentation; andThose who sleep through the presentation.My evaluation scores are totally dependent upon the distribution of attendees across these segments. I mean, I know I give a great presentation, so a low score can’t be my fault, right? You might think I wouldn’t want Group 5 people at my sessions, but I’m OK with them (as long as they give me a good rating). It’s the Group 1 people that I wish wouldn’t show up. They’re always disappointed. continue reading »last_img read more

IIT Kharagpur offers financial assistance to every student based on their needs

first_imgStudents at IIT Kharagpur can take financial assitance from the institute and return it back once they are capable of. Top JEE Advanced scorers can apply for ‘Learn-Earn-Return’ scholarship that gives the recipient Rs 10,000 per month for four years. However, students have to maintain , a CGPA of 9 throughout and take a pledge to give back to the Institute once they are capable to do so.Types of financial assistance IIT Kharagpur, in fact, provides students need-based financial assistance.For all meritorious students whose annual family income is less than Rs 6 lakh, there is tuition waiver or some monthly scholarship, even free mess facility, free hostel and pocket allowance for the underprivileged for some.But financial aid is not denied even to those who come from upper middle class families. The Tower Research Capital India scholarship, for instance, does not take into account the economic criteria at all. Endowment scholarships such as the Ritesh Ranjan Memorial Scholarship, have relaxed the cut-off limit for merit-cum-means scholarships.Since the Institute believes in the all-round development of students, there are also scholarships – such as the Sushma Mukhija Memorial scholarship or the Vinod Gupta Leadership scholarship -that lend take into account students’ participation in sports, and extra-curricular activities. Close to 1,000 students at IIT Kharagpur receive financial assistance from various corporations, foundations and external agencies, all of them targeted at rewarding merit.International internshipsThe Institute however goes one step ahead and offers financial support along with the alumni for participation in international competitions such as Hult Prize, Solvay Business Plan etc. Further, the IIT KGP Foundation USA offers funding for international internships up to an amount of $3000 in order to groom the students for the professional world.advertisementStudents can look forward to financial assistance in research even at the UG level as the Institute aims to inculcate the culture of research early on among students. Besides, there are fellowships for research projects and special grants for incubated entrepreneurship projects.Mentors The perks that students can look forward to at IIT Kharagpur are not merely financial. They are mentored by the IIT KGP alumni, groomed professionally by the Institute for placements and receive invaluable professional experience by being part of student societies which participate in various institutional events and projects. Not surprisingly, students come out with flying colours at national and international meets.Awards While students have won international awards like Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19, Best Presentation Award at the Third International Conference on Machine Learning and Soft Computing, sixteen young alumni from the Institute have been featured by Forbes magazine for their 30 under 30 prestigious listing for India and Asia.Pushkar Singh of LetsTransport, a Bangalore-based intra-city logistics company, who recently made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of 2019, said, “Our achievement in large part is also because of the training we received at IIT Kharagpur, its extra-curricular activities and the network we developed in college”.last_img read more

Numbers game fails to add up for Sam Allardyce and Everton

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Sam Allardyce Share on Twitter Long before he forged a reputation as a one‑man insurance policy against relegation, Sam Allardyce was known for his fondness for facts and figures. He played the percentages in an essentially risk-averse brand of football. He has sought solace in the statistics. He still presents himself as a blend of old and new, traditional judgment and Moneyball-style metrics. “That’s the beauty of our matrix of statistics today, which backs up your eye,” he said.His notion is the numbers support his case. His programme notes for last month’s defeat by Manchester City amounted to a blizzard of self-justifying statistics. It seemed a selective interpretation of the data available because after Saturday’s Merseyside derby stalemate made him only the third manager to register 50 goalless draws in the Premier League – and at times Liverpool threatened to render him only the second to suffer 200 defeats – other numbers were more unflattering. Read more A complication, on the day and over the campaign, has been the presence of Wayne Rooney. The Evertonian is nonetheless the top scorer and struck away from home against Liverpool and Manchester City. However, he is yet to find the net in 2018 and completed a different double, substituted in the 57th minute on successive Saturdays. Rooney’s reinvention as a midfielder has been a mixed affair, and he laboured again while Everton looked underpowered and poor in possession. Allardyce was asked if it is a concern the 32-year-old now struggles against the best opposition. “I can agree with you to a certain degree,” he replied.It poses a question if Rooney’s appearances are rationed, if Everton’s biggest name is brought out only for the smaller games. They only gained a foothold in midfield when the more energetic Idrissa Gueye replaced him, a solid platform enabling them to spring Leighton Baines and Séamus Coleman forward on the flanks. Briefly, Everton resembled the side who had taken many a major scalp at Goodison Park before their 15-month drought.An apprehensive approach was reflected in the rhetoric. Take the strange case of Davy Klaassen, a £23.6m signing who has been granted only six minutes of Premier League football since September. He has been utterly unimpressive but perhaps an enigma could be unravelled.“If I had the opportunity to play him, I would but I haven’t because I’ve got to win,” Allardyce countered. Yet Everton, safe from relegation, do not have to win. They are one of the few teams who could experiment. “If we lose, it’s me that gets the stick,” Allardyce argued, a damage-limitation specialist seeking to limit the damage to his own standing. Everton Everton rue late misses as winless derby run against Liverpool goes on Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share via Email Liverpool Everton had four touches of the ball in the Liverpool box in the opening hour. They have mustered a solitary first-half goal since January. Under Allardyce, they have hosted Chelsea, both Manchester clubs and Liverpool. Over 360 minutes, they have recorded only three shots on target and one goal.All of which suggests either a lack of quality, a surfeit of timidity or both. A £200m outlay in the past 12 months ought to have injected ability, even if three-quarters of the spending preceded Allardyce’s appointment. Yet the fearful football that an often outspoken character has overseen may highlight his innate caution.“It could have been that in the first seconds and boosh. The crowd get up,” Jürgen Klopp said, trying to mimic the blood and thunder of a stereotypical derby; this rather placid affair had insufficient thud, even if there were a few blunders as Everton mislaid a third of their passes and misdirected a couple of late attempts to break the deadlock.“Let’s face it, they have got a terrific team, haven’t they?” Allardyce asked and when Liverpool are at full strength, the answer would be in the affirmative. Yet their front three included Danny Ings, whose last goal came more than 900 days ago, and Dominic Solanke, whose 23 Liverpool appearances have yet to produce any. Their full-backs were Nathaniel Clyne, making his first appearance of the season, and the out-of-position central defender Ragnar Klavan, who Klopp thought had never even played on the flank in his four-year Bundesliga career, let alone for Liverpool.His immediate opponent was Theo Walcott who, for 80 minutes, did his best work as a supplementary right-back before belatedly running at Klavan. A Liverpool team who had never played together before – and probably never will again – showed more cohesion and perhaps the most meaningful game of Everton’s campaign served as a microcosm for much of it: slow starters lost their way in the middle before seeking an uplifting ending. It eluded them. Share on Facebook features Topics He is only the third manager to register 50 0-0 draws in the Premier League Share on LinkedIn Premier League Share on Messenger Jürgen Klopplast_img read more