Trail Mix: Trampled By Turtles Visits the Blue Ridge with New Material

first_imgWinter isolation is nothing new for the members of Trampled By Turtles, but recording sessions for the innovative string band’s new album, Wild Animals, were beset with an additional challenges beyond the hard work of crafting new songs. While holed up last January in their home state of Minnesota at Pachyderm Studio—the place where Nirvana made In Utero—members of the quintet started passing around the flu.Despite fighting contagious illness, the group managed to craft the most sonically stimulating album in its decade-long run.“I think the fever brought something out in the playing,” says banjo player Dave Caroll, who was one of the flu-stricken. “Sometimes when you’re sick, you’re in a different state of mind, and good things can come out of that.”Trampled By Turtles formed in the small North Country city of Duluth back in 2003 and, like most independent bands, earned its audience with relentless road slogging. While armed like a back-porch bluegrass outfit, the band’s sound is hardly traditional. The group is in fact best known for pouncing on its strings with reckless abandon, riling up crowds with a punk ethos on acoustic instruments. But juxtaposing the foot-stomping rowdiness are introspective quiet songs, delivered through rustic aching vocals by band frontman and main songwriter Dave Simonett.On Wild Animals, the band leans on mellow material, crafting an effort that mixes experimental folk with primal pop instincts. Lead single “Are You Behind the Shining Star?” (performed by the band on the Late Show with David Letterman in July) shines with a sweet hook and vintage Wall of Sound glaze, but deep within Simonett’s lyrics is an emotional isolation in tune with the late Townes Van Zandt.The theme runs through the group’s latest and seventh studio release, as Simonett, who relocated from Duluth to Minneapolis, grapples with missing the more remote setting of his former home. “Solitary time in a nearly untouched landscape is my version of church, so I think there is a bit of loss of religion in a lot of my work these days,” Simonett said in a release about the new album. “I’ve always been a little obsessed with our struggle to stay connected to our simple animal side, the part of our nature that lived off the earth, hunted live game, worshipped trees and mountains.”The sentiment is felt right away in the opening title track, which flows with an ethereal, cinematic shiver. The mood can be attributed to producer Alan Sparhawk. Best known as a member of longstanding indie rock outfit Low, Sparhawk helped push the Trampled members beyond the conventions of their strings.Fresh off a sellout of Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the group is heading to the South this month with stops at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn., on September 7 and the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Va., on September 9.In planning set lists, Caroll says the band is careful to mix in the new material with more aggressive old favorites.“The slow songs can allow us to explore our instruments a little bit more,” he says. “There’s not as much going on, so subtle elements can go a long way. But we’ve learned how to gauge a crowd and know when they’re looking to get rowdy.”last_img read more

Govt to establish joint team to probe recent killings in Papua

first_imgThe government will establish a joint team involving officials and members of the public to probe the recent killings in Papua’s Intan Jaya regency, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said on Thursday.Mahfud added that the team’s members would include government officials, academics as well as religious, community and customary leaders. The team would report its findings to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo through the coordinating minister.“The government will form [this] joint investigation team that can be more objective in exploring [the killings], so as not to cause controversy,” Mahfud said during a press conference on Thursday. In the last few weeks, authorities and the press have reported several killings in the regency. Mahfud confirmed the deaths of one pastor, one civilian and two Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel, saying that an armed criminal group (KKB) was responsible.The Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) has alleged that the slain pastor, Yeremia Zanambani, was killed by a TNI soldier. The military has denied that.Mahfud also called on the police to continue investigating the cases. “We have ordered the police to continue to uncover these cases in a professional manner following the applicable law.”Mahfud also commented on the recent United Nations General Assembly, where Vanuatu Prime Minister Bob Loughman said that Jakarta had been selective in addressing alleged human rights violations in Papua and West Papua while abuses continue in the country’s easternmost region. Mahfud said Vanuatu’s persistence with the claims was “no longer interesting”, claiming that similar allegations from other countries had been decreasing since 2016.“For Indonesia, Vanuatu is making things up. […] Vanuatu is not the people of Papua and does not represent the people of Papua, because Papua is Indonesia and Indonesia is Papua,” he said, adding that the government would continue law enforcement and human rights protection efforts in Papua.In the UN General Assembly, the second secretary at the Indonesian mission to the UN, Silvany Austin Pasaribu, said countries had to respect other countries’ sovereignty and the principle of noninterference in domestic affairs, citing the UN charter.However, Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid said that issues of human rights abuse were universal affairs. He added that the occurrence of many extrajudicial killings in Papua still painted a bleak picture of human rights protection in the region, noting five unlawful deaths in the previous three months alone.“None of the cases of extrajudicial killings have been completely resolved. This is the task for Indonesia,” Usman said in Wednesday’s statement. “If Indonesia stayed true to its human rights commitment, there would be no critical questions from anywhere, from the UN Human Rights Council or from other countries, such as Vanuatu.”Topics :last_img read more

Seven homes sold before they could go to auction this weekend

first_imgSOLD before auction: 20 Waverley Road, Camp Hill (Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 3 Car Spaces 3). BRISBANE’S SATURDAY AUCTION SCHEDULE: 9AM: 434 Beaconsfield Tce, Brighton, Qld 4017 4/57 Shakespeare Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 67 Thomas Street, Auchenflower, Qld 4066 25 Broadhurst Street, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 52 Trafalgar Street, Morningside, Qld 4170 8 Aruma Street, Holland Park West, Qld 4121 9.30AM: 1/87 Russell Terrace, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068 27/36 Glen Road, Toowong, Qld 4066 51 Moola Road, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 38 Woodfield Road, Pullenvale, Qld 4069 10AM: 51 Salkeld Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 92 Kent Street, New Farm, Qld 4005 43A Eversley Terrace, Yeronga, Qld 4104 46 Effingham Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 4 Purcell Street, Moorooka, Qld 4105 94 Ellington Street, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 69 Tooth Avenue, Paddington, Qld 4064 20 Farrington Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 14 Ure Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 35 Boonaree Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 115 Broomfield Street, Taringa, Qld 4068 279 Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket, Qld 4069 10.30AM: 19 Hunter Close, Calamvale, Qld 4116 96 Ellen Street, Oxley, Qld 4075 19 Wildman Street, Clayfield, Qld 4011 19 Brinawa Street, Camp Hill, Qld 4152 122 Central Avenue, St Lucia, Qld 4067 52 Demigre Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 19 Verdelho Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 11AM: 20 Corbett Street, West End, Qld 4101 34 Kaloma Road, The Gap, Qld 4061 35 Louisa Street, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 29 Pine Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 140 Bilsen Road, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 74 Roseleigh Street, Wooloowin, Qld 4030 10/12 Mullens Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 65 Amy Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 2/40 Monro Street, Kelvin Grove, Qld 4059 13 Sirocco Place, Carindale, Qld 4152 20 Roebig Street, Aspley, Qld 4034 853 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale, Qld 4154 53 Welbeck Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 52 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia, Qld 4067 6/816 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Qld 4103 11.30AM: 23 Campion Avenue, Bardon, Qld 4065 3/28 Appleby Street, Calamvale, Qld 4116 18 Craig Street, Wishart, Qld 4122 19 Pine Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 12PM: 118 Preston Road, Manly West, Qld 4179 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day ago 50 Marban Street, Chermside West, Qld 4032 11 Thirteenth Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 32 Dalrymple Street, Wilston, Qld 4051 138 Sirius Street, Coorparoo, Qld 4151 37 Prospect Terrace, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101 5 Gordon Street, Hawthorne, Qld 4171 Lot 37, 7 Mckie Crescent, Cannon Hill, Qld 4170 7 Jermyn Street, Eight Mile Plains, Qld 4113 119 Lloyd Street, Alderley, Qld 4051 12.30PM: 742 CAVENDISH ROAD, Holland Park, Qld 4121 62 Park Avenue, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 76 Chilton Street, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 1PM: 534 Grandview Road, Pullenvale, Qld 4069 2/15 Kadanga Street, Ashgrove, Qld 4060 50 Jane Street, West End, Qld 4101 82 Elkhorn Street, Enoggera, Qld 4051 16 Sport Street, Kedron, Qld 4031 175 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, Qld 4011 35 Yarrabee Road, The Gap, Qld 4061 31 Wood Street, Kedron, Qld 4031 1.30PM: 11 Naldi Street, Sunnybank, Qld 4109 2PM: 128 Boswell Terrace, Manly, Qld 4179 23 Bridge Street, Nundah, Qld 4012 15 Oxley Terrace, Corinda, Qld 4075 45 Gaynesford Street, Mount Gravatt, Qld 4122 3 Marianna Street, Mansfield, Qld 4122 117 Fletcher Parade, Bardon, Qld 4065 26 Blaikie Street, Hendra, Qld 4011 92 Macrossan Avenue, Norman Park, Qld 4170 54 Eleventh Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 2.30PM: 15 Parnassus Street (11 Magnolia Grove), Robertson, Qld 4109 17 Carnation Crescent, Calamvale, Qld 4116 3PM: 2 Henry Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 178 Leybourne St, Chelmer, Qld 4068 53 Eleventh Avenue, Kedron, Qld 4031 87 Birley Street, Spring Hill, Qld 4000 9 Apollo Road, Bulimba, Qld 4171 1 Huegill Street, Calamvale, Qld 4116 7 Whitfield Street, Virginia, Qld 4014 3.30PM: 3 Barbigal Street, Stafford, Qld 4053 4PM: 7/32 Windsor Street, Hamilton, Qld 4007 70 Cronin Street, Annerley, Qld 4103 21 Weal Avenue, Tarragindi, Qld 4121 64 Cartwright Street, Windsor, Qld 4030 90 Borden Street, Sherwood, Qld 4075 5 Koala Road, Moorooka, Qld 4105 4.30PM: 7/5 Hillview Street, Runcorn, Qld 4113 5PM: 30 Archibald Street, West End, Qld 4101 10 Abbey Street, Wavell Heights, Qld 4012 11 Daniel Place, Newmarket, Qld 4051 5.30PM: 8 Liz Place, Sunnybank Hills, Qld 4109 (Source: realestate.com.au) SOLD before auction: 26 Keith Street, Clayfield. (Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Car Spaces 2). SOLD before auction: 47 Stuartholme Road, Bardon. (Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Car Spaces 2). Greg Wood had been trying to sell his Bulimba home for almost two years. Picture: Marc Robertson The absolute waterfront location was the biggest selling point for 77 McConnell Street, Bulimba.AN absolute riverfront home was among seven properties that have already sold hours before they could go under the hammer this weekend. Auction figures on realestate.com.au show 107 properties had been scheduled to be auctioned off on Saturday, seven of which were now under contract. AUCTION: Brisbane beauties arouse interest PREVIEW: Buyers crossed the road HAMMER: Looking for a seachange? How it looked from the street.The riverfront home at 77 McConnell Street, Bulimba, was among the most stunning homes that were due to go under the hammer, but agent Joanna Gianniotis marked it as being under contract Friday. The owner Greg Wood has had the property on the market for almost two years (22months). He had bought it in 2011 for $2.375m according to CoreLogic records.Among other homes to have found their new owners before auction this weekend were 47 Stuartholme Road, Bardon, 26 Keith Street, Clayfield, 20 Waverley Road, Camp Hill, 2 Ross Street, Paddington, 10 Pears Street, Auchenflower, and 318 Chapel Hill Road, Chapel Hill.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER on Twitter and Facebook FREE: Get The Courier-Mail ’s real estate news direct to your inbox The waterfront home has its own pool.last_img read more

MLB Winter Meetings: Everything you need to know about the MLB off-season’s busiest time

first_img Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront When: December 8-12 LIVE TV Last Updated: 7th December, 2019 17:20 IST MLB Winter Meetings: Everything You Need To Know About The MLB Off-season’s Busiest Time The MLB winter meetings are set to happen at San Diego on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Here’s everything to know about the busiest week of the MLB off-season COMMENT Written By The MLB winter meetings are all set to kick off on Sunday in San Diego. Traditionally, the winter meetings are the four busiest days of the offseason. Last season, there were four trades and ten free-agent signings including the likes of Andrew McCutchen, Charlie Morton and the three-team trade of Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion. MLB winter meetings main events: First Published: 7th December, 2019 17:20 IST Modern Era Hall of Fame Class announcement: Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Steve Garvey,  Marvin Miller, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Dwight Evans, Ted Simmons, Thurman Munson, and Lou Whitaker are the candidates to be deliberated by the Modern Baseball Era Committee to receive the Hall of Fame honour in the Class of 2020. Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities (PBEO) Job Fair: The PBEO Job Fair is a prospect for job hunters to come across team representatives and even have an interview. The agenda and registration info can be found on the official PBEO website. The majority of available positions are entry-level with minor league teams. Baseball Trade Show: The trade show is one of the most exciting parts of the MLB winter meetings. Dealers from around the country show off their products ranging from equipment to concessions to bobbleheads. You can find out more about the trade show on their official website. Bob Frietas Business Seminar and Awards Gala: The seminar features guest lecturers from both inside and outside the world of baseball alongside informal workshops. The Awards Gala consist of the presentation of the Bowie Kuhn Award, the Baseball America Organization of the Year award and a variety of Scout of the Year awards amongst other things.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE The MLB and minor league teams are presently negotiating a new Professional Baseball Agreement. MLB has suggested disregarding 42 minor league teams as part of a sizeable overhaul of the minor league. The minor league teams are quite understandably not in agreement with the proposal. The PBA terminates after next season and this week’s negotiations could be quarrelsome.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies Agree To 5-year DealThe first-ever All-MLB Team to be unveiled at the 2019 MLB Winter meetingsThe 2019 MLB Winter Meetings will see the revelation of the first-ever All-MLB Team. The All-MLB Team will mirror performances from last season, and there will be one solitary All-MLB Side covering both the leagues. The American League and the National League won’t have separate teams. The team will be selected through a combination of fan voting and a panel including journalists, former players and baseball officials. Fan voting closes a week earlier. The All-MLB team will be announced on Tuesday and will include a catcher, a first baseman, a second baseman, a shortstop, a third baseman and three outfielders regardless of their outfield positions, a DH, five starting pitchers and two relief pitchers.Also Read: New York Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner Believes Brett Gardner Would Be Perfect FitMLB winter meetings: A window for potential tradesThe winter meetings are the busiest days of the offseason because of the potential trades that could happen. All officials, including the team owners, general managers, president of baseball operations are at the meetings, meaning there will be a whole lot of face-to-face discussions and trading buzz. A lot of free-agent signings and trades take place.All MLB managers interact with the media during the MLB Winter Meetings to provide a “state of the team” press conference. It’s generally the first time that the managers are quizzed on their new acquisitions. A position change or injury update comes out once in a while during these sessions.Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: New York Yankees Consider Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg MoveMLB winter meetings: The Rule 5 draftThe annual Rule 5 Draft will signal the unofficial end of the Winter Meetings next Thursday. Players selected in the Rule 5 Draft must continue to be on their new team’s active 26-man MLB roster during the entire 2020 season or be placed on waivers and offered back to their former franchise. Players not on any 40-man roster are eligible for Rule 5 draft selection. It serves a medium to give minor leaguers blocked in their current organisation, a shot at the big leagues. This year’s pool of qualified players includes: Sreehari Menon Also Read: MLB Trade Rumours: Texas Rangers Could Sign New York Yankees Player Miguel AndujarHere’s everything to know about the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings Players recruited out of high school in 2015 or earlier. Players enrolled out of college in 2016 or earlier. Players contracted as international free agents in 2015 or earlier. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Bruce Bockman: Old School Kobe

first_img Fair enough. We all witnessed T-Mac gliding in uncontested for the deciding layup in the Lakers 76-74 loss to the Rockets in December. Without a true Big Man presence, Laker opponents are running the Harlem Globetrotters layup line out there. They ought to crank Sweet Georgia Brown over the PA and be done with it. But all those who believe Kobe’s “protecting the paint” rationale raise your hand. Yeah, me neither. Retaliation for the gash on his melon, courtesy of the same Mike Miller that Kobe jacked? Commenting on Shaq’s suspension after the Bulls mini-brawl, Kobe was quoted as saying, “There’s only so much a person can take as far as physical abuse! Sometimes you have to do what you have to do’. So who’s got Kobe’s back? The `Old Days’ had Enforcers, guys like Moses Malone, Calvin Murphy, and Kevin McHale. Mess with their teammates and you’d pay with pain. Maurice Lucas may have been a vegetarian, but low bridge Bone Spur Bill Walton and he’d eat you alive. Or better yet, take it out on their Star. Hit Walt Frazier and Phil Jackson, yes the Zen Master himself, would reduce your guy to a smear on the hardwood. In Geo-politics, we call this “Mutually Assured Destruction”.In sports, it’s “Competitive Balance”. But as with all things for the Lakers, if something needs doing, only Kobe steps up. So call it whatever you want. Nice guys finish last. Only the strong survive. Homie don’t play that. I prefer, Kobe goes Old School. Deal with that, Mr. Blackwell.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s outrageous! It’s egregious! It’s outragegregious! Kobe Bryant! Two games! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Whatever! Shaq received a one game suspension for using profanity in a televised post-game interview, and three games for throwing a wild haymaker at former Bull Brad Miller, so Kobe’s two-gamer for a forearm shiver slots in nicely on the Draconian punishment scale of the image conscience NBA. Hey, in a League where you can be fined for wearing white after Labor Day, Kobe’s just lucky his punishment wasn’t determined by Richard Blackwell. But a much bigger issue is afoot. Namely, what’s up with Kobe? “Any player that was going to come down the lane at that point in time, I was going to let them know that he can’t just walk through there,” Kobe reportedly said after the game. “Somebody comes down the lane, you’ve got to hit him”.last_img