moe. kicked off an exciting two-night Halloween run at the Fillmore Philadelphia yesterday, as part of their “Tarantinoe. Halloweenoe.” shows. moe. has taken to turning movies into themed concerts, including The Big Lebowski and Star Wars in recent years. By putting the emphasis on director Quentin Tarantino, the group had a bounty of material from which to draw. The only question was, how would they pull it off?The night started with a debut cover of Dick Dale’s “Misirlou,” a la Pulp Fiction, before the band brought out their song “Crab Eyes” with rewritten lyrics. Re-named “Crazy 88,” the song was a reference to the Yakuza gang from Kill Bill Vol. 1. Watch that below, courtesy of 1Blackcard1 on YouTube.They kept the set going with The Meters’ “Cissy Strut,” played in Jackie Brown, before debuting the Al Schnier penned song “Django.” Schnier had written the song for a Django Unchained casting call, and though it wasn’t chosen, he finally unveiled the track in a premiere on Live For Live Music last week.The band then brought out the song “Stuck In The Middle With You” from Reservoir Dogs, and ended their set with “gimp.,” a parody of “meat.” that referenced a classic Pulp Fiction scene. Check out a snippet of “gimp.” below, courtesy of moe.The second set started off with a cover of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” a la Reservoir Dogs, which featured another moe. original parody called “Wolf Song” (aka “Bearsong”) in the middle. The Wolf is another classic Tarantino character from Pulp Fiction, and the band blended their original with the Tarantino movie well. After the conclusion of “Magic Carpet Ride,” the band treated their fans to a few classic moe. tunes, including “Buster” > “Jazz Wank” > “Four.” Finally, they closed the set with “Pussy Wagon,” a play off of their original “Paper Dragon” that referenced the opening scene of Kill Bill Vol. 1.Watch guitarist Chuck Garvey shredding in “Four,” per the band’s Facebook.With just an encore to go, the band returned and brought out another debut cover: “Woo Hoo” by 126.96.36.199.’s. The song is featured in Kill Bill Vol. 1 as well, and was an exciting way to get the encore started. Finally, moe. finished out the night with a classic cover in their arsenal, Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla.”Full audio of the show can be streamed below, courtesy of taper marcus.moe. will wrap up their Tarantinoe. run tonight, 10/29, with a return to The Fillmore Philadelphia. The band is also set to tour extensively this winter, with dates from January 19th through February 19th. Check out the schedule here. You can see last night’s full setlist in all of its glory, below.Setlist: moe. at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA – 10/28/16I: Misirlou*, Crazy 88^, Cissy Strut, Django#, Stuck In The Middle**, gimp.^^II: Magic Carpet Ride*** > Wolf Song^^^ > Magic Carpet Ride***, Buster > Jazz Wank > Four > Pussy Wagon^^^^Enc: Woo Hoo****, Godzilla* FTP (cover – Dick Dale) > Pulp Fiction^ alternate lyrics Crab Eyes# FTP – (original al. song)** FTP – (cover – Stealers Wheel) > Reservoir Dogs^^- alternate version of meat.*** FTP (cover – Steppenwolf) > Reservoir Dogs^^^ alternate lyrics for Bearsong^^^^ alternate lyrics for Paper Dragon**** FTP (cover – 188.8.131.52.’s) > Kill Bill[Photo by Paul Citone]
Spafford has been steadily rising the ranks of the jam band scene this year, extensively touring as support for Umphrey’s McGee and wrapping up their own headlining tour recently before a summer chock full of festival dates. On Friday and Saturday, the Arizona-based band headed back to Phoenix, playing two sold-out shows at Last Exit Live, and it’s safe to say the boys felt good being home. After two magical jammed-out performances across the two nights, the group had something special in store for their hometown fans, with a massive encore on Saturday night that included the debut of a new cover, Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” off the band’s 2000 release Kid A.You can watch full streams from Spafford’s sold-out hometown throw down that spanned the last two nights below, along with setlists from each night.4/21/2017Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 04/21/17 Set One: All My Friends > Bee Jam > Midnight Rider* > Leave the Light On, Sweet^, Virtual Bean Dip > Todd’s TotsSet Two: Red’s Jam > Weasel > Palisades > Weasel, Crazy, It’s a Bunch, Catfish John%, WallsEncore: PlansNotes: *The Allman Bros Band / ^Gary Ukura / %Johnny Russell4/22/2017Setlist: Spafford | Last Exit Live | Phoenix, AZ | 04/22/17 I: The Postman, Mind’s Unchained, All In > Salamander Song, Into the Mystic*, Spell Yourself^II: Simon & Lilly, Electric Taco Stand, Ain’t That Wrong, Shake You Loose, Backdoor Funk > Slip & SquanderEncore: The Man%, Everything in its Right Place& > All OutNotes: * Van Morrison / ^ Don Cheek / % Brian Solo / & Radiohead – First Time Played
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky. Citizen’s petitions are seeking to oust both the governor and the attorney general. One petition was spurred by grievances over the Democratic governor’s COVID-19 restrictions. The other stems from the outcome of the Breonna Taylor death investigation led by the Republican attorney general. Impeachment is a card rarely played in any serious way in Kentucky. Only a handful of Kentuckians submitted each petition. And it remains to be seen how seriously lawmakers take them. Republicans hold supermajorities in both chambers of the legislature. A special House committee has been formed to review impeachment petitions.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Laurie Maddalena Laurie Maddalena is a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker and leadership consultant. She writes a monthly online column for next generation leaders for CUES and has published articles in Credit … Web: www.envisionexcellence.net Details Before the year began, my husband and I took a mini-vacation to a bed and breakfast in West Virginia to relax and unwind. With three young kids at home, it’s not often we get away together alone. One of our favorite things to do is read by the fire. On this trip, I read two books cover to cover, and one impacted me so much, I want to share it with you.In studying success for over 25 years, there is something I have discovered that is a common theme in high achievers—they have a bias for action. They have the same fears, doubts, anxieties, and challenges as everyone, but they push through the negative mind chatter and get themselves to do things they may not feel like doing. Success and confidence are not innate qualities, they are the result of small actions that compound over time.In all honesty, my default is laziness. If I didn’t consciously push myself through the barriers my mind creates, I would sit around every day watching Hallmark movies, eating Lindor truffles, and drinking cappuccinos. Now, there’s nothing wrong with these things, but compound them daily over time, and they would not lead me toward my best self. My guess is that your default is also laziness. I know this, because of all the leaders—of all the humans—I have every worked with, been friends with, or had a conversation with, no one has ever said that sticking to their goals was easy peasy, lemon squeezy (this is a current favorite phrase of my almost seven-year-old).Sitting by the fire two nights before New Year’s Eve, I was reading the book, The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I had seen Mel’s Ted Talk a few years ago, so I wasn’t in a rush to read the book. Frankly, I thought the “5 Second Rule” she preaches was too simplistic to be of value. But as I read the book and the case studies from people around the world, I became enthralled with the concept and couldn’t put it down. There was one piece of research that Mel shared that really stuck with me, and made total sense based on my own personal experience. She said that in the quest to reach our goals, thinking is not the problem; we rarely make decisions based on logic. Research has shown that we make 95% of our decisions based on our feelings, not on our thoughts. I reflected on the choices I make each day, and realized that if I didn’t push myself, I would absolutely choose to watch Hallmark movies while drinking cappuccinos and eating chocolate all day.Left to my feelings, here is how I would make decisions each day:Do I feel like getting up an hour early today? No, I’d rather stay in my warm bed.Do I feel like working out today? No, it’s too much effort.Do I feel like writing two blogs today? No, it takes too much thought.Do I feel like eating a healthy salad for lunch? No, that doesn’t sound delicious!You see how that works? We make 95% of our decisions based on how we feel in the moment, and our feelings are rarely in our best interest. Change requires us to have the courage to make choices that feel hard and challenging. So what do successful people do? They make decisions before their feelings set in and hijack their life. Mel Robbins’ “5 Second Rule” is about counting backwards—5-4-3-2-1—and then taking action immediately, before your feelings set in and your mind rationalizes why not to do something.It’s not that successful people aren’t lazy. Most of us would rather take the easy way out rather than have to put forth effort to accomplish something. Successful people make the choice to push through, despite their feelings. It takes bold action—quick action—to move past your feelings and toward your goals. It’s our daily practices that will lead us toward our best self. No one is perfect every day, but if you consistently take action before your feelings set in, those small actions will compound to lead you toward better health, better relationships, better leadership, and a better life.Do I feel like tackling that hard project first thing in the morning? No, but I know if I do, I will get it off my plate and get to leave work on time today.Do I feel like having that tough conversation with my employee? No, but I know it’s necessary to maintain a cohesive team.Do I feel like taking 45 minutes to teach a task I can do in 10 minutes? No, but I know if I delegate it now, I will free up more of my time in the long run.This morning, when the alarm rang an hour earlier, instead of hitting snooze, I jumped out of bed before my feelings convinced me I needed more sleep. It may seem like a small action, but I started my day off in control—in control of my actions, in control of my goals, and in control of my life.