first_imgWith Dead & Company tour in full swing, band members Bob Weir and John Mayer sat down with the Asbury Park Press ahead of the band’s New Jersey debut. The two guitarists talk extensively about building a large musical catalog with diverse influences, and how each are astute in hearing these influences and learning from one another.“When John plays blues, you can hear what subgenre he’s going for,” said Weir. “He’s real well-versed in particularly that idiom, but what that told me is that he’s basically a student and fan of American musical heritage.”He continued, saying “I could hear (Mayer’s) appreciation of the various fields, and that’s where our music comes from… We grew up — the guys in The Grateful Dead — grew up in an era in the Bay Area out here, where you had everything that America had to offer on the radio. And we were the kinds of kids who were just playing the buttons on the radio.”“If there was something playing that wasn’t catching our interest, we hit another button. We’d go from rock ’n’ roll to jazz to R&B or blues stations, classical music – whatever it took to grab our attention… And we were all different guys, but we all had that same approach, most particularly Jerry and I.” It seems Mayer has a similar mindset, something that Bob Weir finds endearing. Mayer chimed in about his own influences and mindset for building a diverse repertoire. “When you’re into music the way that Bob and I are, and you know, we’re separated by a lot of geography, a lot of time, but there’s a certain way to be in the music where it’s almost like collecting baseball cards… It’s like you collect the Texas blues card. You collect the Chicago electric blues card. You collect the country-western card.”“And it’s sort of like this love of all these different little cards you can collect and keep in a little stack and walk around with them in your back pocket.  It really for me was just about like sort of just getting another card or trading a card, you know?  And when musicians look at music that way, where it’s just sort of like this Rolodex of influences, it’s actually really great to have that conversation musically, and it’s just a matter of rearranging the cards a little bit.”That’s really part of the Grateful Dead magic, being able to go from folk to blues to funk in the drop of a hat. With these two guitarists up in front and the supreme talents of musicians like Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, there’s plenty of magic left to come!last_img read more

first_img The NCUA on Wednesday released its draft budget for 2019 and 2020, which estimates $304.4 million and $316.2 million in spending, respectively. The agency will hold a budget briefing Oct. 17; NAFCU has long supported public budget briefings to help ensure transparency and accountability in the budgeting process.“NAFCU and our members appreciate the NCUA’s continued commitment to an open and transparent budgeting process,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “The passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act ensures that the current NCUA Board’s commitment will continue under the direction of future boards. We look forward to reviewing the draft budget and providing the agency with our thoughtful feedback to ensure a strong but cost-effective NCUA.”NAFCU is currently reviewing the proposal, but a summary indicates the agency is continuing to implement its reorganization plan and will reduce the number of staff by 10 positions in 2019.The revised 2019 operating budget is roughly $1.7 million higher than the previously approved two-year budget. The 2019 combined total for operating, capital, and share insurance fund administration budgets is 1.1 percent higher than 2018 at $334.8 million. NCUA headquarters continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgMartial arts club ”Tigar-Bosna” from Cazin participated at the state kick-boxing competition which was held last Saturday in Kakanj.Fighter of ”Tigar-Bosna” won 7 medals, 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. State champions are Hamza Džinović (-25kg) who also won silver medal in different category and Elma Draganović (-50 kg).Silver medals went to Nadarević Ibrahim (-37kg) and bronze medals went to Muhamed Džinović (-32 kg), Hašim Kličić (-74kg) and Haris Ružnić (-84 kg).last_img

first_imgClaims that Chelsea Football Club will be sold to Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe have resurfaced on Twitter on Saturday night.The Secret Footballer’s Twitter account made the astonishing claim that a deal thought to be in the region of £2billion is currently being done.The well-respected account has over 100,000 followers and is also an award-winning author. LATEST CHELSEA NEWS 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT However, ongoing issues with the Russian’s visa has put his position in increasing doubt but he appeared to reaffirm his status as owner when Maurzio Sarri was appointed Chelsea manager earlier this summer.In June, the Daily Mail reported that Ratcliffe, the founder, chairman and majority owner of chemicals firm Ineos, had offered £2billion to buy the west London club.Ratcliffe is reportedly worth £21billion according to The Sunday Times’s rich list in May. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won I’m hearing that Chelsea football club is in the process of being sold to Jim Radcliffe for £2bn.— Secret Footballer (@TSF) July 28, 2018However, sources close to current Blues owner Roman Abramovich have said to SunSport the club is NOT for sale.Abramovich bought Chelsea for £140million in June 2003 just after the club narrowly avoided going into administration.The Russian has since built the Blues into one of the biggest clubs in world football by attracting a number of star-studded players to Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have won 17 trophies under Abramovich’s premiership including five Premier League titles. smart causal gameday cracker 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible standings center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED possible xi Ratcliffe reportedly made an approach for the club earlier this summer Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware Abramovich celebrates Chelsea’s Champions League triumph in 2012 shining REVEALED last_img read more