Phish Debuts ‘A Day In The Life’ Cover At Red Rocks, On This Day In 1995

first_imgWhile Phish has settled into Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for their annual Colorado visits, there was a time in the mid-’90s when the band played the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheatre every year. Making their debut at the storied venue in 1993, Phish played the venue nine times between 1993 and 1996, plus four more times in 2009. Between the magic of Red Rocks and of a Phish show, especially during the 1990s, these performances are the stuff of legends.Our Phishtory piece for the day takes phans back to 1995, when Phish wrapped up a two-night run on this day. After laying down a solid show on night one, Phish took things to the next level with a fun performance on June 10th. Any show that opens with “Makisupa Policeman” has our attention, especially when that segues into a crunchy “Llama.”The first set featured a “Prince Caspian > It’s Ice > Free” combination, before going into a rare first-set “You Enjoy Myself” that somehow found its way into a “Hold Your Head Up” segment with a vocal jam. From there, drummer Jon Fishman took the lead on a cover of “Lonesome Cowboy Bill,” a full three years before Phish would perform the Velvet Underground album in its entirety.The second set heated up with some great jams, including a rockin’ “Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove” for the faithful. The biggest surprise of the night, however, came in the encore, when the band debuted their version of The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life.” The Beatles classic has become something of a live staple for Phish, popping up in setlists a full 65 more times throughout their career. That this show featured the debut surely cements itself in the Phish history books.Listen to the full show streaming below.[Audio: fromtheaquarium]Setlist: Phish | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/10/1995Set 1: Makisupa Policeman -> Llama, Prince Caspian > It’s Ice > Free, Rift, You Enjoy Myself -> Hold Your Head Up[1] > Lonesome Cowboy Bill > Hold Your Head Up, Suzy GreenbergSet 2: Maze, Fee[2] > Uncle Pen, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace, Sample in a JarEncore: A Day in the Life[3][1] Vocal jam.[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.[3] Phish debut.Notes: This show marked the first Phish performance of A Day in the Life. YEM segued into a HYHU vocal jam. Page teased Fanfare for the Common Man several times before Lonesome Cowboy Bill. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.last_img read more

Kenneth Omeruo: Leganes New Hero?

first_imgThe underdog side defended superbly against title-chasing Seville, but conceded in the final minute, with Omeruo putting in 52 touches and 87 per cent pass accuracy.The Nigerian defender at the heart of everything as this plucky Leganes side are now unbeaten in eight games and it’s based on the rock-solid defence that the Omeruo is part of.The 25-year-old has featured 10 times for the modest side – starting nine of those.Omeruo has been described as one of the best centre-backs in Spain, maybe also across Europe’s top leagues.Omeruo who is on loan from Chelsea has made four previous moves in search of first-team football and topsy-turvy as his journey has been the Nigerian is showing great adaptability and the stats prove he is heading up.The 25-year-old joined the Spanish side in August, his seventh loan move away from the English Premier League club Chelsea since he joined them in 2012. The Super Eagle defender was substituted in the 69th minute on his first League start due to injury but insisted that will not dampen his joy of playing in one of the best leagues in the world.“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different. It was a frustrating start due to my work permit issue, but after playing in two big La Liga games I must say things are finally looking up,” Omeruo told BBC Sport.“I’ve been playing away from England in Turkey for a while and every time I always craved for a visible league where people can watch me.“Luckily, after the World Cup where I had two good games, I got more options and I chose La Liga where everyone can watch me, and so far it’s been a perfect decision for me.”Omeruo, who is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea where he has a deal until 2020, spent a second spell at Turkish side Kasımpasa last season.A 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria, he has also been loaned to Dutch side ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough in England for two seasons and another Turkish side Alanyaspor.Back in 2017, he admitted he may have to leave Chelsea in his quest for first-team football on a regular basis.He now conceded his dreams of playing in England’s top flight with the Blues could be over as he looks to continue in Spain and hopefully earn a permanent move to Leganes.“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different,” he added.“Leganes have an option to sign me permanently and I would like to give everything to stay in the league. I’ve played in the English championship, I’ve gotten a feel of that but La Liga is very good. If I end up playing for Chelsea someday fine because it is one of the biggest teams in the world and they have the highest fan base in Nigeria.“I would love to play for them, even if it’s just a game, but right now I am very happy with my life here in Spain.”Omeruo can play at centre-back or right-back and is regarded as one of the continent’s best young defenders.His 41 caps for the Super Eagles also include appearances at the Confederations Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations.Meanwhile, head coach of the Super Eagles, Rohr has expressed his delight over Omeruo’s recent form in the Spanish League.“I am really impressed with his performances,” Rohr stated, adding, “playing against a team like Sevilla and he was able to stay defensively focused and consistent shows his great quality as a defender.”An obviously excited Rohr observed that Omeruo’s performance was a good development for the Eagles and also for his Spanish team as well. “We hope he continues in that manner and for me that gives a stiff competition in the first line of the Super Eagles.”Fascinating enough, Omeruo who could have been given the chance to play in the Premier League by his parent club is doing a better job than David Luiz.Another interesting comparison is the Nigerian’s numbers alongside Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk.Only two years older, Van Dijk is the toast of many and has been regarded this season as possibly the best central defender in the game… but hold up.The Dutchman has made 18 league appearances for the Reds a total of 1585 minutes; 734 more than Omeruo, but the latter has made more tackles (1.1 – 1.6) and more interceptions (1.1 – 1.4) in only 9 games for Leganes.Van Dijk edges the Nigerian only slightly in blocks (0.6 – 0.5), Omeruo having more dribbles (0.1) to Van Dijk’s none per Whoscored.com.However, overall both Van Dijk (7.46) and Luiz (7.22) are rated higher than Omeruo (6.77), obviously for the number of league games, but the young Chelsea loanee has shown he deserves to be mentioned in the same breathe.He was the only player among the three at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as the Netherlands did not qualify and Luiz was ignored outright by Brazil’s head coach Tite.Another season in that upward trajectory Omeruo could find himself in some very star-studded circles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations may still be six months away but Nigerian national team Manager, Gernot Rohr is already hoping that some of the Super Eagles players would maintain their scintillating performances till the summer when the AFCON kicks off.Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo is one of such players the German-born tactician is hoping he keeps his form. Last weekend the Chelsea loanee put up a man of the match performance in his club’s 1-1 draw against La Liga title contender, Sevilla, which is still enjoying a wave review in SpainSuper Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has continued to impress on loan at Spanish side Leganes from Chelsea. The Nigerian played in the 1-1 draw with Sevilla last weekend and was given the man of the match award rating in Spanish paper AS.last_img read more

Two silver and one bronze medal for taekwondo fighters of Sarajevo

first_imgDuring the last weekend in Swedish town of Trelleborg, at open tournament of A class, fighters of taekwondo club ”Novi Grad Sarajevo” made yet another great success and they won two silver and one bronze medal in competition with over 1200 competitors from 40 countries.The most significant result was achieved by Armin Gredić in category of senior up to 80 kg who in the first round defeated Swedish representative, in the second Serbian, in third the representative of the UK, while he lost in his final match against British fighter from Isle of Man Aaron Cooke.Sadmir Habibović won a silver medal in category of cadets up to 33 kg, and Nedžad Husić won bronze in category up to 37 kg.Coaches of the club Belmir Berberović and Haris Husić said that the achieved results are the result of hard work and that this competition was a test for Gredić before the European Championship and Mediterranean Games which will be held in the period to come.Coaches also thanked all BiH citizens who live in Sweden for their support.last_img read more

Ebola Outbreak, not Punishment from God

first_imgSince the outbreak of the virus was announced by government, there have statements issued by clerics that God had lost favor with Liberia for the country’s sins, and the punishment, according to them was sending Ebola to the nation.However, the Lutheran Church thinks differently and believes that God is not scared or weak as many think.At a press conference yesterday in Monrovia, LCL Bishop D. Jensen Seyenkulo disagreed with those who have characterized God in ways that run contrary to biblical revelation.“The God we know and serve, as Luther pointed to us through scripture, is not a God who kills because of sin. The incarnation is a clear manifestation of the gracious character of God.“Sickness and death have been part of the normal course of life since the fall of humankind through Adam and Eve,” Bishop Seyenkulo declared.LCL argued that assertions by some Liberians relative to said claims have no biblical foundation.Bishop Seyenkulo: “There is no scriptural basis for saying people who fear and love God do not suffer. While it is true that God hates sin, it is equally true that God loves the sinner. This is the Gospel message that we believe and that is what we preach.“To suggest that God is punishing this poor nation because of her sins is to say that God is too scared or weak to take on the more powerful nations that are just as sinful. The God we know and serve is neither timid nor weak.”The church reaffirms its commitment and support to the people and government of Liberia in the wake of the national health crisis, adding; “LCL is concerned about the Ebola crisis and stands with the government, religious and international communities in the fight.”LCL had been part of an effort by the Action of Churches Together (ACT Alliance) reaching out to hospitals and healthcare centers around the country with Ebola preventives and other medical supplies.The Church recounted the numerous assistances it has received and delivered through many different channels involving Global Health Ministers, Operation Blessing International, the Episcopal Relief and Development Organization and other outlets of the Church in the fight against Ebola.“We have, through the LCL-ZOE and Malaria Programs, provided Ebola preventive materials to 240 households of orphans and vulnerable children in Kakata, Margibi County. We declared Sunday, September 7 “Stand Against Ebola” day in the Lutheran Church in Liberia. On this day, all congregations of LCL gathered Ebola prevention materials and food items that will be distributed in Ebola endemic areas. We have begun to organize a task force that will handle all Ebola issues in the Church. We are ready to deliver a truck load of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies to Gbapolu County this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more