The Disco Biscuits Close Camp Bisco With Three Sets [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits closed their annual Camp Bisco on Saturday night with a whopping three sets. After the previous two nights of festival heaven, the electronic jam band pioneers led their faithful followers through the most anticipated part of the weekend with several hours of improvised jamming within the compounds of their favorited compositions.Camp Bisco Program Guide Reveals New Disco Biscuits DatesThe first set opened with “Caves of the East” into “Loose Change.” From there, “Bernstein & Chasnoff” sandwiched an inverted version of “Highwire” and “Tempest” within a monstrous extended jam. The band closed the first set with “Mulberry’s Dream.”In true Disco Biscuits fashion, the second set opened and closed with “Morph Dusseldorf,” with a non-stop run of songs including an inverted version of “Above the Waves,” “The Champions,” and “Exodus” featuring first and only special guest, guitarist Tom Hamilton–who celebrated his 15th year in a row as a musician at Camp Bisco. “Above the Waves” reappeared before the enormous second set closed with “Morph Dusseldorf.”The Disco Biscuits Launch Free Emoji App, And It’s IncredibleThe band again appeared for a third set, beginning with “Dub Dribble” and “Helicopters,” a favorited song that again emerged to close the show. Donna Summer‘s “I Feel Love” was debuted, then followed by “Tricycle” and “Air Song.”The Disco Biscuits offered a free stream of their performances throughout the weekend, so you can enjoy all three sets below: Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Camp Bisco | Montage Mountain, PA | 7/15/17I: Caves of the East-> Loose Change, Bernstein & Chasnoff-> Highwire (inverted)-> Tempest-> Bernstein & Chasnoff, Mulberry’s DreamII: Morph Dusseldorf-> Above the Waves (inverted)-> The Champions-> Exodus (w/ Tom Hamilton)-> Above the Waves-> Morph DusseldorfIII: Dub Dribble-> Helicopters-> I Feel Love (Donna Summer, 1st time played)-> Tricycle-> Air Song-> Helicopters[photo by Dave Vann]last_img read more

Irish Novelist Reflects on Changing Times

first_imgIrish novelist Patrick McCabe drew on his personal experience growing up in Ireland to address the effects of technological development Friday in a talk titled, “Irish Village Life Over 100 Years: From Brass Band to Broadband.” The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies sponsored McCabe’s talk in the Hesburgh Library’s Rare Books Room. McCabe quoted the poem, “A Sofa in the Forties” by Seamus Heaney, the recently deceased Irish poet to emphasize the changes that have taken place in society and morality in Ireland over the last century.  He said he agrees with Seamus Heaney and others who argue the core of Irish society always has been the family and the parish, and then the county.  “Everything radiates out from that,” McCabe said. “Familiarity and neighborliness is written into DNA.” McCabe said his mother’s awareness of everything going on in their neighborhood evidenced that community orientation so dominant within Irish society. “I thought what a gap exists between [my mother’s awareness] and a person who lived all his life in Wexford town. He could decompose merrily in the Christmas season, right through the spring and not be discovered until St. Patrick’s Day,” he said. McCabe began said a story from a March edition of the Irish Times demonstrated this decreased sense of community.  “The neighbors decided to pay a visit-they knocked on the door and there was no reply. They opened the door, and the [Christmas] lights were there, wishing the season along its merry way, and there was a skeleton there, sitting in the easy chair,” he said. “And it got me to thinking how times have changed.” McCabe said he is amazed that in today’s society, “the apotheosis of achievement is eating live bugs and worms on television” and “authority which for so long had held sway was now openly flouted.” McCabe said modern society is not without God, but a profusion of gods. Quoting G.K. Chesterton, he said, “When man stops believing in something, he starts believing in everything.””  McCabe said he cautions against willingly submitting to a kind of impersonal, godless society, “where the life of the sidewalk and the front yard will have all but disappeared.” “These are challenging times, and choices will have to be made,” he said.last_img read more