The Phish that we know and love today got their start in 1985, when Page McConnell joined members Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and guitarist Jeff Holdsworth. From their earliest days at the University of Vermont, the group embraced the psychedelic improvisational culture that had been spawned by the Grateful Dead, taking that mentality in their own direction with elements of jazz, funk, and more.Compared to shows throughout the 90’s and beyond, the early days of Phish are poorly documented. None of the band’s followers in Burlington suspected their meteoric rise in the jam subculture, which makes this 1987 video footage all the more impressive. Filmed at what is believed to be a graduation party for Mike Gordon, the show performed on May 20th, 1987 was filmed in the backyard of friend Eric Larson’s house, capturing the group with long hair and tie-dyed backdrops.The show itself is most likely incomplete, but features some tunes that are still in the band’s rotation: “Wilson,” “Run Like An Antelope,” “Golgi Apparatus,” “Possum,” “Harry Hood,” “You Enjoy Myself,” and “Alumni Blues,” the latter of which featured members of The Joneses and Mental Floss, two bands that most likely performed at the party ahead of Phish. The video was widely circulated during the band’s formative years, introducing new fans to some setlist staples.So sit back and enjoy watching this very early Phish show, and who knows, maybe they’ll write a song called “Fuego” in another 27 years after this was filmed…Setlist: Phish at The Ranch, South Burlington, VT – 5/20/87Set 1: Wilson / Run Like an Antelope, Golgi Apparatus / Back Porch Boogie Blues / Lushington / Possum, Harry Hood, You Enjoy Myself, Alumni Blues
As an executive, manager or supervisor you are supposed to have all the answers. After all, that is why you get paid the big bucks: to solve problems. And most of the problems you deal with are typically people problems. If there are people challenges in your organization, then as the leader you are the answer.But what if it’s the questions that you actually need?In his new book The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead, best selling author Michael Bungay Stanier notes that the key to successful leadership is successful coaching. But he also says, “You’re probably not getting very effective coaching; and you’re probably not delivering very effective coaching.” The difference between ineffective and effective coaching is asking questions. But not just any questions: the right questions.In his book, Bungay Stanier offers the seven best questions any manager can ask an employee to improve their performance. Below are three of those questions and how to best implement them. For the remaining four, be sure to pick up a copy of The Coaching Habit (it has tons of solid information to grow your leaders). continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — If you’re a Wegmans shopper in the state of New York, prepare for some major bag changes in the checkout line come late January. Wegmans employee Rusty Dewing said Monday, “We want to start transitioning everybody over to being used to hopefully reusable bags that way that’s the best sustainability for our county and our state.” It’s a bump in the road Wegmans anticipates, Dewing saying, “hang on there, we’ll help you through the transition as best we can.” “It may not make a big impact right now, but I think over the course of time, it will.” This change at Wegmans comes ahead of the statewide ban of single-use plastic bags on March 1. Wegmans customer Christine Showalter is all for the changes, and calls herself an avid reusable bag user. “Less waste, I mean we’re not going to have plastic bags being thrown away, I mean we’re not going to have them just drifting around, I think it’s going to be better for the world,” he said. Fellow shopper Paul Ulrich acknowledges the potential hassle for customers come the changes, saying, “I think it’s going to be an inconvenience for a little while.” Ulrich however, is focused on what he thinks the impact of the change will be. On January 27, Wegmans stores in New York will no longer offer single-use plastic bags. Rather, your options will be either reusable bags or paper ones for 5 cents per bag. At the Johnson City Wegmans, money raised through the purchase of paper bags will go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.