Comparing Bob Weir & John Mayer’s Sit-Ins With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

first_imgIn the past month or so, both Dead & Company guitarists – namely John Mayer and Bob Weir – have joined the acclaimed tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for extended sit-ins. Unlike most tribute bands, drummer Joe Russo has actually spent time performing with members of the band he tributes, during his tenure with Furthur. This sets Almost Dead on a unique trajectory, performing the music of the Grateful Dead with a background in, well, performing the music of the Grateful Dead.The first of these high-profile sit-ins came when John Mayer made his way to the Brooklyn Bowl back in October. Mayer has found himself in the center of the Dead universe after his full transformation into Deadheadism, catapulted to prominence by his fame and, more importantly, his talent. The guitarist is a faithful bearer of the proverbial torch, steeped in blues rock traditions.When he made his way to the Brooklyn Bowl, John Mayer didn’t just join in for a song or two – he played an entire set with Almost Dead. A set with this band is no easy feat, as Joe Russo & co truly take liberties with the Grateful Dead catalog like few before them. Fortunately, Mayer is a pro, and he handled the band’s style with a passionate energy. You can hear that in full force on “The Other One,” streaming below.While Mayer adapted to the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead style, it seems that the band “almost” adapted to Bob Weir’s style when the Grateful guitarist joined them last weekend. Weir met up with his former Furthur bandmate, Russo, his future “Los Muertos Con Queso” bandmate, Tom Hamilton, and the whole Almost Dead crew for an intimate moment at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Unlike Mayer sitting in for a whole set of Almost Dead music, the band stripped down and welcomed out Weir for a five song acoustic set.This wasn’t the first time that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead went acoustic; they actually did that at the afore-mentioned Brooklyn Bowl run in October. However, when you consider Weir’s recently completed acoustic “Campfire Tour”, it’s evident that Almost Dead adapted to Weir for the set. Not that that’s a bad thing! Bob Weir is a legend, after all. The set itself featured a mix of Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead classics, not too far off from the “Campfire Tour” setlists.Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead perform “Cassidy” (with “Let It Grow” teases), courtesy of MarkoVision Films, below.As Bob Weir was a founding member of the Grateful Dead. it would make sense that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead would cater to his desired performance style. Meanwhile, John Mayer, as revered as he is as a musician, is still a newcomer to the Grateful Dead world. He seems naturally elated just to play the Grateful Dead’s music, and what better way to do so than with a band who are equally as elated to play the catalog. It seems that John Mayer is almost on a level playing field as the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead crew, a member of the next generation of Grateful disciples, while Weir is O.G. Dead.All in all, these collaborations detail an underlying devotion to the Grateful Dead. The music never stopped!last_img read more

Guatemalan army to expel drug dealers from park

first_img Honduran authorities seize 500 kilograms of cocaine Colom has said numerous times he wants to let the cattle loose in the park, which is in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in the northern province of Petén bordering Mexico and Belize. Colom, however, did not reveal how many soldiers would be deployed or how many drug dealers are doing business on the 334,080 hectares (825,000 acres) piece of land, according to EFE. Officials have found hidden landing strips, narcotics shipments, undocumented migrant routes and numerous cattle-raising operations on ranches that have been acquired illegally. The Laguna del Tigre also is being threatened by widespread logging, hunting and forest fires. In July, Colom renewed the license for French company Perenco to keep drilling for oil, which has angered environmental groups. Nicaraguan police seize 230 kilograms of cocaine The drug had been flown into the country on a twin-engine plane officials found on the banks of the Chamelecón River, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Tegucigalpa, according to Radio Amé Security Minister Óscar Álvarez said police also seized three other vehicles in the operation. GUATEMALA CITY – President Álvaro Colom said he plans to send soldiers to the Laguna del Tigre National Park to drive out the drug dealers who have overtaken the area in the northern part of the country. Colom said beginning next month, the army “will take back” the park by kicking out narcotics traffickers. “Beginning Sept. 15, I have ordered the army to enter and take back Laguna del Tigre. Goodbye to the drug traffickers and their herds,” he said, as reported by the Guatemalan daily Prensa Libre. Colom used the word “herd” in reference to the illegal cattle ranches the drug traffickers have established as cover for their drug dealing. “They have been threatening me, but I’m not afraid of them,” Colom said, as reported by Prensa Libre. “They hate me, but I won’t retreat. I don’t want to ever see another head of cattle there, because I’m going to butcher it and distribute it among the poor.” SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – Authorities arrested four and seized 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine on a truck that was transporting the narcotic along the Atlantic coast, officials said. By Dialogo August 25, 2010center_img SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – An international narcotics trafficking syndicate run by five Colombians, two Dominicans, a Mexican and a Haitian that operated in the eastern region has been dismantled by the country’s counter-narcotics agency (DNCD). The drug ring had amassed US$50 million in assets, according to the DNCD. The nine suspects also have been linked to a shipment of narcotics seized in a parking lot in the nation’s capital on Aug. 19 and another shipment of drugs recently confiscated on a Venezuelan-registered plane that landed in the eastern town of Higüey, according to the DNCD. Shining Path guerrilla leaders running new drug gang in Peru Dominican Republic: International traffic ring dismantled MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Police in the department of León have arrested a truck driver after discovering the vehicle was transporting 230 kilograms (506 pounds) of cocaine. The truck, which was headed to Guatemala, was stopped as part of operation “Trojan Horse,” during which police discovered the narcotic wrapped in 187 packages, said Freddy Arana, the León department attorney general. “We will charge Jesús Rafael Rodríguez Delgado with the crime of international trafficking, and the penalty is 10 to 20 years in prison,” Arana said. “The Public Ministry will act with the full force of the law.” Arana said Rodríguez was paid US$15,000 by a criminal organization to transport the narcotic, as reported by EFE. PICHARI, Peru – Shining Path guerrilla leaders have started a narcotics operation in the southern Valley of the Apurímac and Ene rivers (VRAE), where 76% of the country’s cocaine is produced, a high-ranking military commander said. “The Quispe Palomino clan is a neo-firm in drug trafficking in the VRAE,” said Gen. Leonel Cabrera, the chief of the region’s special military command, EFE reported. He was referencing the Quispe Palomino brothers, who are known by the aliases of “Comrade Raúl,” “Comrade Alipio” and “Comrade José.” Víctor Quispe Palomino, “Comrade José,” is suspected of leading the guerrilla group. Cabrera said the gang is “just another drug trafficking firm in the VRAE,” EFE reported. The VRAE composes jungle sections of the southern regions of Ayacucho, Cuzco, Junín and Huancavelica, and stretches about 326 square kilometers (125 square miles).last_img read more

ICC World Cup New Zealand vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How and where to watch live streaming

first_imgNew Delhi: With pacer Lungi Ngidi back in the side, South Africa will look to avenge their 2015 semifinal defeat while New Zealand will aim to reclaim their position at the top when the two sides clash in a World Cup match at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday. South Africa, who suffered a heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in the last edition, had a dismal start to their World Cup campaign, losing three straight games followed by a wash-out before registering their maiden win against bottom-placed Afghanistan. In contrast, New Zealand are yet to face defeat in the tournament and are lying second on the table with three wins and a washout.ICC World Cup 2019, 24th match: New Zealand vs South AfricaWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa start?The 24th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between England and Afghanistan will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa be played?The clash between New Zealand vs South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between New Zealand vs South Africa?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the game between New Zealand vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between New Zealand vs South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Tuesday, June 18.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs South Africa?The match between New Zealand vs South Africa will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more