Bob Weir Welcomes Members Of The National For “Campfire Tour” Opener [Watch]

first_imgBob Weir kicked off his Campfire Tour last night in San Rafael, California. The show, which took place at Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, featured a hodgepodge of fan-favorite Dead songs, as well as several tracks from his recently-released album Blue Mountain. The show kicked off with the Grateful Dead guitarist delivering a solo acoustic rendition of the album’s title track, before the band, which features Steve Kimock, brothers and members of The National Bryan and Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw, and the album’s producer Josh Kaufman, took the stage for the remainder of the show.Set one focused on mostly material from the new album, with “Only a River”, “Lay My Lily down”, “Whatever Happened to Rose”, and more leading the charge, before the band busted out the Dead’s “He’s Gone”. “He’s Gone” was followed by the appropriately titled “Gonesville”, making for a great pairing of tunes while bringing the set to a close.Set two featured a much heavier variety of Grateful Dead material, opening with a rocking “Althea”, before the band launched into a great version of “Me and My Uncle”. What followed was a show-closing sequence that started with “Playing in the Band”, transitioned into “The Other One”, followed by “Looks Like Rain”, and finally a reprise of “Playing In The Band” that brought the house down.The encore featured another Blue Mountain track with “Ki-Yi Bossie”, before the band brought things to a close with great versions of Merle Haggard‘s “Mama Tried” and the emotional “Ripple”.Weir returns to the stage tonight in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theatre. Check out a few fan-shot videos from the great first night of Bob Weir’s Blue Mountain tour below. See below for a full setlist as well!Watch Bob Weir perform a solo acoustic rendition of “Blue Mountain”.Watch Bob Weir perform a solo acoustic rendition of “The Other One”.Watch Bob Weir perform a solo acoustic rendition of “Ripple”.Bob Weir | Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium | San Rafael, California | 10/7/206Set 1: Blue Mountain, Only a River, Lay Me Lily Down, Whatever Happened to Rose, Ghost Towns, Gallop on the Run, He’s Gone, Gonesville.Set 2: Althea, Me and My Uncle, Playing in the Band, The Other One, Look Like Rain, Playing in the Band repriseEncore: Ki-Yi Bossie, Mama Tried, RippleBob Weir Blue Mountain Campfire TourSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016last_img read more

Video: Patagonia’s New Take on Down Filling

first_imgEarlier this week we reported on the new Responsible Down Standard, spearheaded by The North Face, Textile Exchange and other outdoor industry brands. Now, Patagonia is releasing its 100% Traceable Down, a project they have been developing for several seasons.Patagonia-traceable-down2Traceable Down means that any product with this qualification (which now includes all down clothing produced by Patagonia) uses only down materials that have been gathered under the best conditions for animal welfare. Patagonia says that it can “trace” all of its down resources back to birds at the heart of production that are neither force-fed nor live-plucked.To send its message home, Patagonia has launched a simultaneously entertaining and eye-opening video to explain why Traceable Down is so important. This isn’t your typical cartoon but rather an insightful look at the cruel processes behind the down clothing and bedding that makes a good argument for the changes that Patagonia and others have heralded.last_img read more

Colombia’s Largest Oil Pipeline Attacked by the ELN

first_imgBy Dialogo July 31, 2013 Saravena, like a number of towns near the border with Venezuela, has a strong presence of the leftist rebel group, the National Liberation Army, or ELN. The ELN has expressed interest in holding peace talks with the government, along the lines of the negotiations underway in Havana with the FARC, the country’s largest leftist rebel group. Colombia’s largest oil pipeline was hit by an explosion causing a significant oil spill in an attack blamed on leftist guerrillas, the Army said on July 29. The 780-kilometer (485-mile) Limon-Coveñas pipeline, operated by U.S. oil firm Occidental Petroleum (Oxy), was attacked near the town of Saravena, in eastern Colombia, the regional Army commander told reporters. center_img The oil spill has affected the local water source and vegetation, but the attack caused no injuries, he added, saying repair work has begun under military guard. The rebel group, Colombia’s second largest with some 2,000 fighters, claims it aims to prevent the exploitation of the country’s natural resources by foreign companies. But the government has insisted that any talks would be conditioned on the group releasing hostages — which would include a Canadian engineer held since January — and abandoning the practice of kidnapping.last_img read more

Siemens extends Joe Kaeser’s term as CEO

first_imgKaeser noted that although a lot has been done over the past four years, the company is still shaping the “digital transformation of the industry.”Implementation of the Vision 2020 strategic realignment was initiated at the start of the fiscal year that began on October 1, 2014. The core elements are the alignment of the company with theSiemens is focusing on aligning the company with the growth fields of electrification, automation and digitalization, as well as on sharpening of the focus of the company’s portfolio and the implementation of concrete, sustainable measures for enhancing its functional efficiency. Siemens has extended Joe Kaeser’s appointment as the company’s president and CEO ahead of schedule. His term in the office will now extend until the annual shareholders meeting in 2021, Siemens said on Thursday, noting this decision is part of the company’s Vision 2020 strategy program.Speaking of Kaeser’s extension, Siemens’ supervisory board chairman Gerhard Cromme, said, “He’s not only a guarantor of success but also of stability in increasingly turbulent times.”last_img read more

AFCON 2019: Didi Dramani escapes beating while scouting Cameroon

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko head coach, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani escaped physical assault while watching Cameroon in a pre-Afcon friendly in Spain, it has emerged.The FC Nordsjælland assistant coach was working as a scout for Ghana who have been drawn against the defending champions in Group F.Dramani and two others, David Duncan and Sellas Tetteh, were named Ghana’s scouts for the tournament in a statement by the Normalisation Committee last month.Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, Francis Oti Akenteng, lashed out at the NC for making the identities of the scouts public and explained how that nearly led to assault on Didi Dramani.“Normally it’s not advisable to announce your scouts because their job is to identify the weakness of opponents so for security sake it is not appropriate,” he said.“I will advise that going forward we should not announce our scouts, I made such recommendations in my report when I was scouting for Ghana in Australia but it’s not being used.“Didi Dramani was nearly beaten up when he went to watch Cameroon same applies to Sly Tetteh whilst trying to watch the Benin game yesterday,” he told Happy FM Sports“Didi Dramani was able to watch the Cameroon game but it was their second game against a Spanish side he got into trouble but he was able to escape”“He had to pretend he is not a Ghanaian. Sometimes he had to go to the washroom before he can note down some things,” he added.last_img read more