Perpetual Groove Welcomes Spafford’s Andrew “Red” Johnson For Paul Simon In Denver [Setlist]

first_imgYou can check out the setlist from Perpetual Groove’s 11/11/17 performance at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO below, via the band’s .SETLIST: Perpetual Groove | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO | 11/11/17SET ONE: GORILLA MONSOON > ONLY ALWAYS > MAN WITH ALL THE ANSWERS 53 MORE THINGS TO DO IN ZERO GRAVITY, MAYDAY, PEPPER*, THREE WEEKSSET TWO: BLACK STRING, PLAYGROUND, DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES+, TWO SHORES, SPACE PARANOIDS, CAIRO, WALKIN IN PLACEENCORE: PAPER DOLLS, ALL NIGHT LONG*with James Charles Dunstan Jr. On keys with Matt+with “Red” Andrew Johnson from Spafford on keys with Matt.For a full list of upcoming Perpetual Groove tour dates, you can check out Perpetual Groove’s band website.[Cover photo by Ryan Lewis via Perpetual Groove Facebook] Last night, following a Friday performance in Colorado Springs, Georgia jam favorites Perpetual Groove continued their 2017 Fall Tour with a highly-anticipated show at Denver, CO’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. The band’s first of two sets was highlighted by a guest appearance from keyboardist James Charles Dunstan for a rendition of Butthole Surfers‘ “Pepper”.Perpetual Groove Rounds Out Two-Night Run At Brooklyn Bowl With Saturday Blowout [Audio/Photos]During the second set, the band was also joined by keyboardist Andrew “Red” Johnson (who had just finished rounding out his own three-night Colorado run with Spafford at Denver’s Globe Hall) for an extended run through P-Groove’s fan-favorite cover of Paul Simon classic “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”.Fanshot photos and video screen grabs via Spaffnerds member Erin Locke:last_img read more

Turning personal stories into public policy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you ask five farmers in Ohio about the one issue that keeps them up at night, you might get five different answers. That’s what makes the annual Ohio Farm Bureau county presidents’ trip so interesting.Among the major topics of a new farm bill, regulatory reform and water quality, farmers from all over the state were also able to share their more close-to-home concerns to their respected members of Congress during one-on-one meetings on Capitol Hill.“We are kind of the boots on the ground because we do it, see it and work with it every day,” said Greg McGlinch, a Darke County farmer on this year’s trip. “Being able to come out here to tell them what we do and helping to set certain policies, then sharing how those policies effects our business is important.”For McGlinch, conservation was top of mind. He told District 8 Representative Warren Davidson that much progress has been made on the conservation front and this is no time to stop that positive momentum.“We have implemented a lot of conservation and have seen a lot of good progress,” McGlinch said. “With progression you have to keep investing to continue to see good results and from there when there is see something good that is working it is likely to be taken on by other farmers.”There were some dairy farmers lobbying with Ohio Farm Bureau inside the beltway and their long-term woes were heard by legislators as well. For Tuscarawas County dairyman Jim Rowe, dairy policy was high on the list, as was getting and keeping a reliable, legal workforce.“I think agriculture is getting a black eye because of the number of illegal immigrants and we realize that number is high but Congress hasn’t given us a vehicle to make them legal that makes sense,” Rowe said. “It’s a touchy subject and we’ve gone anywhere from throw them all out to let them all in and somewhere in between we have to come up with a program that keeps the workers that we need here in the United States.”Rowe is back in the milking parlor this morning and getting caught back up on the chores he missed while he was in Washington, but says he hopes the time spent getting his message across to Congressman Bob Gibbs was worth the effort.last_img read more

It’s Official: Legacy Tech Vendors Are In Permanent Decline

first_imgTags:#cloud computing#enterprise IT#IBM#legacy#Microsoft#Oracle#SAP Related Posts Matt Asay Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… SAP has missed key financial projections five times in the last 10 quarters. Oracle has whiffed four times in the last seven quarters. IBM has done better, but has tripped over earnings and revenue in the last two quarters. Microsoft? It has gone four straight quarters striking out on guidance for big areas of its business. Across the board these and other legacy vendors blame sales execution or macroeconomic factors.Perhaps they should instead blame their technology.Ignoring Secular Changes In The Technology LandscapeAs The Wall Street Journal notes of Microsoft, while “still a vastly profitable company [it] remains stymied in its efforts to adapt to a range of new computing platforms and approaches.” It’s not alone. Each of the companies listed, as well as EMC and VMware, has struggled to catch up with sweeping industry trends like cloud computing and open source.While these vendors naturally want to blame something easily within their control for the misses, as Oracle has, this isn’t a problem that can be fixed by throwing more high-priced sales executives at it, as Cowen & Co. analyst Peter Goldmacher stresses:We are concerned that Oracle is mistaking a secular change in the technology landscape with economic weakness and doubling down on distribution as the solution. We believe that we are in a major technology transition as IT buyers are increasingly turning to newer apps and data management technologies that offer more robust and flexible functionality at dramatically lower prices. Goldmacher is referring to both open source and cloud computing, but arguably it’s cloud computing that is shaking up yesterday’s dominant tech vendors. Some, like IBM, have spent years reorganizing their businesses to deemphasize slowing businesses like hardware. Others, including IBM and Oracle, boost earnings by acquiring companies and cutting costs, enabling them to grow inorganically even as markets shift.Bolting On The CloudIndeed, this may be the light at the end of the tunnel for these big tech vendors. While their traditional businesses are facing headwinds, each sees significant promise in the cloud or other new technologies. SAP, for example, has HANA, a successful in-memory database. While Goldmacher questions whether it’s growing as fast as SAP claims, it still offers a bright spot in SAP’s otherwise murky forecasts.More promisingly, IBM’s cloud business was up 70% in the first half of the year. While the actual revenue numbers behind that growth are shrouded in mystery, as InformationWeek‘s Doug Henschen illustrates, IBM’s last 30 years reflect a constant willingness to relentlessly reinvent itself in the face of shifting technology trends. In like manner, Microsoft is hoping to extend its Office monopoly into the cloud with Office 365, which is now tracking toward $1.5 billion in annual revenue, and Azure, its cloud hosting service that has also apparently crossed the $1 billion hurdle. Neither number will do much to staunch stanch the bleeding in its Windows and Office businesses, but they’re on the right track.Oracle, for its part, also undoubtedly has plans to reinvent its legacy businesses for modern application workloads. But thus far, things like its private cloud initiative, whereby it installs hardware and software in a customer’s data center and lets the customer rent this “cloud” from Oracle, mostly look like an attempt by Oracle to extend its legacy business model into the future. Good luck with that. Oracle traditionally hasn’t needed luck, though: what it can’t seem to invent, it buys. From business applications to the popular MySQL database, Oracle’s big wallet has helped it to remain relevant.But Can They Embrace The Cloud Business Model?The bigger question isn’t these legacy vendors’ ability to embrace new technology. Each, to varying degrees, has shown its willingness to do so.What remains to be seen, however, is whether they can shift their businesses to subscription revenue models, particularly for cloud services that tend to be offered at significantly lower price points. For companies built on the premise of large upfront license fees and ongoing maintenance commitments, the subscription model common to cloud or open source essentially removes the license fee and simply retains maintenance. Will technology’s incumbent vendors be able to subsist on maintenance fees alone? Perhaps. But they’re currently structured for a very different pricing model, and arguably the Salesforce.com’s and Workdays of the world are going to further wreak havoc on their revenue models and, hence, their earnings reports.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

PEOPLE ARE STEALING OLD TOWN ROAD SIGNS FROM THIS BC COMMUNITY

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Municipal staff told CTV News that while the Lil Nas X song “Old Town Road” has been dominating the airwaves, a handful of their signs have suddenly gone missing. READ MOREFANS OF SONG STOLE OLD TOWN ROAD SIGN, SO B.C. TOWN DECIDED TO SELL THEM‘They are selling like hotcakes already,’ says mayor of SicamousWhen American rapper and singer Lil Nas X penned the lyrics: “Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road” in his record breaking song, he probably did not have the District of Sicamous, B.C., in mind.However, due to the enormous popularity of the song Old Town Road, the southern Interior municipality’s sign with the same name along Old Town Bay has become a popular photo stop for tourists, and most recently, the target of theft.To try to remedy the situation, the local chamber of commerce has made replicas of the sign and is now selling them.  READ MOREcenter_img PEOPLE ARE STEALING ‘OLD TOWN ROAD’ SIGNS FROM THIS B.C. COMMUNITYIf you’ve been following the Billboard charts recently, you can probably guess why road signs are disappearing from the small B.C. community of Sicamous.Here’s a hint: They were all found along the district’s Old Town Road. Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz poses with an “Old Town Road” sign, which went up for sale Friday morning. (District of Sicamous) Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Family of KUSIs Mark Mathis on scene during Florida high school shooting

first_imgFamily of KUSI’s Mark Mathis on scene during Florida high school shooting 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe tragedy in Florida hit little too close to home for KUSI’s Mark Mathis.Mark’s sister has three children who all attend the high school where the shooting took place.KUSI’s Allen Denton had the opportunity to speak to Susan Mathis Siren, Mark’s sister, about what her children experienced. Posted: February 14, 2018 Updated: 8:20 AM February 14, 2018 , Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Biker group joins hands with Kolkata Police to spread message of Safe

first_imgKolkata: “Riders And World”, a group of motorcycle riders organised a Safe Drive, Save Life bike rally from Shyambazar to Queens Way, Victoria Memorial Hall, in collaboration with Kolkata Police on Sunday.The awareness campaign was launched as the number of motorcycle accidents is on the rise in Kolkata and its adjoining areas, during monsoon. A 22-year-old management student was killed, when the premium bike he was riding met with a fatal accident on Sunday in Charu Market. As the roads are slushy, a different riding technique is required during monsoon as grip levels from tires are compromised. But there are motorcycle riders who have a tendency to accelerate even on wet roads, which often results in fatal accidents. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPamphlets to make people aware of safe riding techniques during monsoon were distributed among two-wheeler riders at Bowbazar, Esplanade and Shyambazar crossings. The group handed over a memento as a token of appreciation for their daily support on the road to Kolkata Traffic Police personnel at Victoria Memorial. Inspector Pijush Sadhukan received the memento on behalf of Kolkata Traffic Police and appreciated the campaign of the riding group. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedBollywood star Raja Murad made a surprise appearance at the end of the rally. He met the riders and appreciated them for their campaign at Queens Way, Victoria Memorial. Subhojit Dutta, the founder of the group, stated that Riders And World is trying to promote motorcycle tourism and also working for other social causes. The group has already done a health checkup camp for street children, in association with Medical Bank and Indian Dental Association. Dutta said: “Safe Drive Save Life is a very crucial campaign for us as we have seen many road accidents in recent days. We can avoid meeting with such accidents if we take certain precautions while riding motorcycles and be adequately careful. We have already distributed pamphlets to make people aware of the dos and don’ts in this regard, in three major crossings during the rally.”last_img read more