The String Cheese Incident Covers Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Led Zeppelin, More In “Love” Set At Hulaween

first_img[cover photo by Patrick Hughes of Faces of Festivals] It was no real stretch of the imagination to guess the closing song, but you can’t go wrong with one of the greatest points ever made, The Beatles “All You Need Is Love”. Check out their take on the classic and the Halloween hi-jinks in the video below:“All You Need Is Love”After spending close to ninety minutes straight building the love, Cheese ended with a flourish to a waves of cheers and cries for more. Though their pleas for a second encore were to go unanswered, the fans were still riding high and spread out to disseminate their positive energy throughout the festival and, with any luck, the world itself. For spending their evening in that way, The String Cheese Incident is to be commended. The world would be a better place if we all took a chunk of our day and devoted it to spreading love to those we meet. A wonderful lesson for us all set to an awesome musical score.Check out the setlists below, courtesy of Hailey Alexandra in the “SCI Family” Facebook group.Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Suwannee Hulaween at Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park | Live Oak, FL | 10/28/2017I: Believe, One Step Closer* > Sometimes a River, Falling Through The Cracks, Give Me the Love> Undead Jam** > Can’t Wait Another Day, Joyful Sound > Rumble*Born Eyed Tease**Shakedown riffs III: Night of the Loving Dead SHABANG with Rhonda Thomas, Tony White, and the MOFRO HornsLove Roller Coaster(1), Did I Hear You Say You Love Me(2), Love And Happiness(3), Higher & Higher(4), Think I’m In Love(5) > The Power of Love(6) > If You Love Somebody Set Them Free(7) > Is This Love(8), Turn On Your Lovelight(9), Let Love Rule(10), What I Got(11) > Crazy in Love(12) > Where Is the Love(13) > Crazy in Love > Whole Lotta(14)> Crazy In LoveE: Love is All You Need(15) II: Let’s Go Outside, Rollover > Tasty Jam > Song in my Head > You Wreck Me* , Outside Inside**, Bumpin’ Reel****Tom Petty cover**with Roosevelt Collier w/ Dear Mr. Fantasy tease***with Kamasi Washingtoncenter_img UPDATE: February 14th, 2018: Last Halloween weekend at Suwannee Hulaween, The String Cheese Incident used their traditional Saturday Spectacle to shower the Spirit of the Suwannee crowd with love. Throughout their special set, they played a long list of songs about the power of “love” by a diverse mix of artists including Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Beck, Huey Lewis & The News, Bob Marley, Sublime, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and more.In honor of Valentine’s Day today, take a look back at our original recap and videos from the String Cheese Incident’s Suwannee love-fest. Because, as the set’s closing number reminds us, “love is all you need.”The String Cheese Incident pulled out all the stops for their Saturday headlining performances at the 2017 Suwannee Hulaween. The two afternoon sets, which featured special guest sit-ins from steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier and saxophonist Kamasi Washington during the later set, were packed full of cheese classics and fierce jams. Later in the evening, the massively anticipated “Night Of The Loving Dead Shabang” costumed extravaganza won over the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, as love-themed covers and guest collaborators took over the main stage.String Cheese Incident Debuts Beats Antique Collab At Hulaween [Video]The “Night Of The Loving Dead” celebration featured covers of The Ohio Players, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Jackie Wilson, Beck, Huey Lewis & The News, Sting, Bob Marley, Bobby Blue Band, Lenny Kravitz, SUBLIME, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, with musical collaborations with vocalists Rhonda Thomas and Tony White, and the Mofro Horns.The String Cheese Incident got the third set going with a spot-on rendition of the Ohio Players tune “Roller Coaster Of Love.” The crowd commenced to boogieing down in full force with every face showing a plastered smile of joy in the pulsing lights. Check out the fun below: “Rollercoaster Of Love”While Bobby Blue Bland may have originated it, The Grateful Dead were the ones who make “Turn On Your Lovelight” an emotional touchstone for so many fans of the genre. As such, simply firing up the song raises spirits among scene veterans and plain old folks who enjoy a good, uptempo horn tune. Watch them wind up the crowd and see them go below:“Turn On Your Lovelight”Once the theme was fully established, SCI separated the rest of the set into two extended medleys. The first medley featured old-school favorites, “I Think I’m In Love” by Beck, “The Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News, “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” by Sting, and “Is This Love” by Bob Marley. The second medley mashed together “What I Got” by Sublime, “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé, “Where Is The Love” by Black Eyed Peas, and “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin to close the set. Check out both massive medleys in the videos below!“I Think I’m In Love (Beck) > The Power of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) > If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Sting) > Is This Love (Bob Marley)”“What I Got (Sublime) > Crazy in Love (Beyonce) > Where Is the Love (Black Eyed Peas) > Crazy in Love (Beyonce) > Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin) > Crazy In Love (Beyonce)” 1. The Ohio Players cover2. Stevie Wonder cover3. Al Green cover4. Jackie Wilson cover5. Beck cover6. Huey Lewis & The News cover7. Sting cover8. Bob Marley cover9. Bobby Blue Band cover10. Lenny Kravitz cover11. SUBLIME coverI2. Beyoncé cover13. Black Eyed Peas cover14. Led Zeppelin cover15. The Beatles coverlast_img read more

Dutch opposition: Support for pensions accord on the line in case of cuts

first_imgGijs van Dijk, PvdA politician (left), and Paul Smeulders, MP for GroenLinksSmeulders described the looming pensions reductions as “a bomb under the pensions agreement”, and demanded a postponement of the cuts for at least one year.Earlier, the minister had promised parliament that he would outline his plans to prevent “unnecessary cuts” next week.Both MPs also chided looming premium rises and accrual reductions, following repeated warnings from several sectors.In Van Dijk’s opinion, these measures would be unacceptable, whereas Smeulders described them as “very bad for younger workers”.The latter said that he expected a solution that was fair to all generations.In Dutch pensions publication Pensioen Pro, Smeulders confirmed that he wanted the measures to be postponed for one year, for example through extending pension funds’ recovery period from five to six years.Earlier this year, GroenLinks, together with the party for the elderly 50PLUS, had tabled initiative legislation aimed at extending the recovery period to seven years.At the time the Raad van State – the highest court in the Netherlands and the government’s legal adviser – concluded that such an extension would be irresponsible.Last week, union FNV warned that the pensions agreement would be in jeopardy if pension rights cuts were to be implemented as legally required. Speaking on the news programme, Van Dijk demanded that the minister prevents pension discounts, “in whatever way”.He said it would be “madness” to implement rights cuts while a new pensions system was under construction.“We are on our way to a new world with new rules, and we shouldn’t lower pensions based on the old rules of a broken pensions system,” he argued.Van Dijk – a former trustee at trade union FNV tasked with pensions – said he was afraid that support in society for the “painfully established pensions agreement” would disappear.He noted that the accord was also meant to prevent rights cuts. Dutch opposition parties have threatened to withdraw their support for the pensions agreement if social affairs’ minister Wouter Koolmees doesn’t prevent rights cuts at pension funds next year.In interviews on television news programme NOS and daily De Volkskrant, Gijs van Dijk and Paul Smeulders, MPs for labour party PvdA and left-wing green party GroenLinks, respectively, made clear they also opposed contribution increases as well as reduction of pensions accrual.In June the cabinet received the support – needed to get legislation in the wake of the accord through the senate – of both parties for the pensions agreement between the social partners and the government.Since then, the financial position of pension funds has deteriorated, due to the significant fall of interest rates which caused the looming rights cuts.last_img read more

M’gladbach denies Leverkusen win in 13 matches

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Bayer Leverkusen came from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Sunday as they held on to fourth place in the Bundesliga with three games left and stayed on track for a Champions League spot.The draw lifted them to 57 points, one ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Schalke set a club record by failing to win for the 13th consecutive league game. The Royal Blues worked hard and earned a penalty in the 51st minute, which captain Daniel Caligiuri coolly converted.Yet they dropped back instantly and allowed Leverkusen far too much space at the Veltins-Arena.The visitors’ persistent pressure paid off in the 81st minute when Schalke defender Juan Miranda, under pressure, turned a Wendell cutback into his own net.Leverkusen should have scored again through Lucas Alario and Charles Aranguiz as Schalke, in ninth place, ran out of steam.The draw has left David Wagner’s side in ninth position in the league, having not won a single game since they beat Borussia Monchengladbach on January 17. Bayern Munich can clinch the title on Tuesday with a win at Werder Bremen. Borussia Dortmund are in second place, seven points behind on 66 points.Tags: Bayer LeverkusenBorussia MornchengladbachBundesligaChampions LeagueSchalke 04last_img read more

Volleyball’s identity hangs in the rafters

first_imgSince its inaugural season in 1970, the USC men’s volleyball program has been steeped in success. Thus, it’s only fitting that when the Pac-12 All-Century team was named this week, four Trojans (setter Dusty Dvorak, middle blocker Bryan Ivie and outside hitters Celso Kalache and Pat Powers) made the 16-man roster. Men of Troy like them have created a legacy at USC that accounts for the program’s extremely high expectations year after year.Expectations like that are part of the reason why this year’s slow start (1-6, 1-4 MPSF) has come as such a shock to the Trojan Nation.“At no time did I ever think we would start 0-6,” first year head coach Jeff Nygaard said before Tuesday’s win over Pepperdine. “However, the improvement that we make on a daily basis is exactly what I was looking for.”The Trojans started the season ranked No. 12 nationally but fell out of Monday’s rankings for the first time since the end of the 2013 season.Senior libero and captain Brooks Varni is more impressed with the in-game experience his team has gained than than he is concerned with the rankings.“I think they will settle themselves once we get toward the end of the season,” Varni said.Despite the slow start, the team has shown confidence in Nygaard’s new program.“We just got to trust our ability to do what we’ve been doing,” Varni said after Monday’s practice. “We’re just sticking to the routine. Our coaches are keeping their same mindset, and if we keep emulating that, it will help our team in the long run.”The team’s patience finally paid off on Tuesday night with a five-set win over No. 8 Pepperdine. While the Trojans got off to a 2-0 lead, they had to patiently wait three more sets before they were able to close out the match.“We’re getting better,” Nygaard said after the win. “We’re learning how to be mindful. Meaning, our emotions got away from us and we made sure to bring it in and take a deep breath.”Nygaard expects that as the season goes on his young team will learn to control emotions better and consequently play more consistent volleyball.“Guys tried to hit the ball far too hard and when you do that you lose the ability to actually control yourself, control the game, control what’s happening,” Nygaard said. “But hats off to the guys; they found a way to calm down, regroup, and get the win.”The return of junior middle blocker Andy Benesh from a back injury was a big part of the team’s added composure.Benesh brings experience, having played at the highest levels internationally this summer.“I’ve stepped into more of a leadership role this year,” Benesh said. “I know what it takes to be successful.”“I know there will be an experienced purveyor of decisions on the court that I can rely on,” Nygaard said of Benesh.With the new lineup, the Trojans seem poised for a dramatic mid-season turnaround and a return to the program’s winning history.Sophomore opposite Jon Rivera’s career performance Tuesday night (23 kills and .302 hitting) should serve as not only a testament to the team’s up-and-coming second half but also to the program’s growth at the dawn of the Nygaard era.“There’s been a lot of changes this season for the better,” Rivera said after the win. “Believe in the process, [Nygaard] is a genius. he really knows what he’s doing.”Nygaard has a plethora of volleyball accolades — he is a two-time NCAA National Champion and two-time National Player of the Year at UCLA (1992-1995), a two-time member of the U.S. Men’s Indoor Olympic team (1996-200), and an Olympian for the third time in 2004 in beach and indoor volleyball.Earlier this week, Nygaard was named to the Pac-12 All-Century team, an distinction he said is indescribable.“The individuals on that team are some of the best of the best and to be named in that group is an honor I can’t even begin to describe,” Nygaard said.While Nygaard’s legacy as a one-of-a-kind player will remain attached to his name forever, his new mission is to take what he learned throughout his career and share that knowledge with this Trojans team.He certainly learned the impact a coach can have on a team while playing under Pac-12 All-Century Coach Al Scates.“The thing I learned at UCLA under [Scates]is that the the best players play,” Nygaard said. “If you earn it in practice, you go on the court.”Nygaard believes in building winning teams around character, something he sees a lot of in his young squad.“I can’t help but feel that once we start clicking, which I know we will, we have a chance at going undefeated the rest of the season,” Nygaard said. “We legitimately have that capability. Is it going to be easy? No, but we have that capability.”last_img read more