Last night, Pink Talking Fish hit the famed Nectar’s venue in Burlington, VT, bringing their blend of hybrid tribute fusion with covers of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish songs. The band bent their normal cover selection by working in two tributes to the late great Prince, with versions of “1999” and “Purple Rain” both coming through in the second set.The set started with Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House,” which segued smoothly into the funky Prince tune “1999.” Watch a snippet of “1999” below, courtesy of NYS Music:Listen to the whole “1999” cover below:From there, the band went into “Camel Walk,” before finding their way into Pink Floyd’s “Sheep.” “Sheep” had a “Life During Wartime” sandwiched in the middle, before a version of Phish’s “Mike’s Song > Weeakapaug Groove” that featured the Talking Heads’ “Houses In Motion” and Pink Floyd’s “Mother” in the middle. After a few more fun selections, the band ended the set by jamming from “Squirming Coil” into a solo piano version of “Purple Rain,” championed by keyboardist Richard James. Listen below:As bassist Eric Gould describes it, “very powerful stuff.” Check out the full setlist below:Setlist: Pink Talking Fish at Nectar’s, Burlington, VT – 4/21/16Set 1: Possum> Money> Crosseyed And Painless, Horn> Another Brick In The Wall> Psycho Killer> Another Brick In The Wall, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent> Shine On You Crazy Diamond> Fly Famous Mockingbird, Girlfriend Is BetterSet 2: Burning Down The House> 1999> Camel Walk, Sheep> Life During Wartime> Sheep> Mike’s Song> Houses In Motion> Mother, Weekapaug Groove*> Love – Building On Fire> Eclipse, Squirming Coil> Purple Rain**E: Wild Wild Life> Suzy Greenberg*w/ 1999 tease**solo piano and vocals by Richard James
Your weekly new’s update for the week of April 2, 2014.HOBIE FOUNDER PASSES AWAY AT 80Watersports cultural icon Hobart “Hobie” Alter passed away on Saturday at the age of 80. Alter began shaping surfboards and later an entire watersports culture, a story recently revealed in his biography, “Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves.”Born October 31, 1933, Hobie grew up on Laguna Beach and began shaping balsawood longboards for friends in the 1950s, opening the area’s first surf shop in Dana Point in 1954. With friend Gordon “Grubby” Clark the two pioneered the development of the foam surfboard and Hobie quickly became the number one surfboard brand in the world. The list of legendary surfers that shaped boards and rode for Hobie is a veritable Who’s Who of surfing legend.In the late 1960’s Alter unveiled his namesake “Hobie Cat” performance sailing catamaran – bringing sailing to the masses with a boat that could be launched from any beach. He also invented the “Hobie Hawk” remote controlled glider, the “Hobie Super Surfer” skateboard, a 33-foot mono-hull sailboat, a “Float Cat” for fly-fishing, and the “Katie Sue” 60-foot power catamaran.His goal to “not wear hard-soled shoes or work east of California’s Pacific Coast Highway” had become a reality. He introduced a brand of active lifestyle products that improved the lives of thousands worldwide. Alter received the Waterman Achievement award from the Surfing Industry Manufacturers Association in 1993, was inducted into the Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame in 1997, and was admitted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2011.CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HIS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE JAN. 2008Good news for outdoor apparel and gear, along with other industries. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had decreased in February, improved in March. The Index now stands at 82.3 (1985=100), up from 78.3 in February. It was the strongest reading since the index stood at 87.3 in January 2008, just as the Great Recession was beginning.ITALIAN SETS NEW SPEED SKIING RECORDClocking in at 156.8 mph, Italian Simone Origone broke his own world speed skiing record on Monday at Chabrieres in the French Alps.The Chabrieres slope drops more than 1,600 feet in three quarters of a mile and has a maximum grade of 98 percent. In comparison, most black runs in the United States have a maximum grade of about 35 percent. Whoa.Origone’s previous record was 156.2 mph, set in 2006. Check out the video here.GLAMPING AIMS TO GET MORE OUTDOORSGlamorous camping, or “glamping,” aims to get individuals who are timid about an overnight outdoors experience more comfortable in the wild.Companies like Solid Ground Shelters boast full-range camp set up and preparation, along with tear down after your trip is over. They offer homey amenities such as a real mattress and high quality linens to top off the experience, whether in your backyard or at a music festival.Campground attendance is strong in Virginia, with state parks registering 712,609 campers in 2013, and another 379,423 that stayed the night in cabins. While certainly not roughing it, glamping adds just another facet to the state’s bustling outdoor culture.
HealthLifestyle Weaves, braids may speed hair loss in black women by: – April 14, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Health.com — Weaves and braids may contribute to a type of permanent hair loss that appears to be common among black women, a new study has found.More than one-quarter of the 326 black women who participated in the study had hair loss on the top of their scalp, and of those women, 59 percent had signs of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA, a poorly understood form of baldness that begins at the crown of the head and leads to scarring.For many years, CCCA was known as “hot comb alopecia” because it was attributed to the use of hot combs to straighten curly hair. That appears to be a misnomer. Neither hot comb treatments nor chemical relaxers, which were used by more than 90 percent of the study participants, were linked with CCCA in the study, but braids, weaves, and other so-called traction hairstyles that tug at the scalp were.Health.com: Naturally gorgeous hair makeoversBlack women often maintain these styles for long periods of time, and the stress they exert on the scalp can lead to the development of pus-filled bumps, says the lead researcher, Angela Kyei, M.D., a dermatologist and chief resident at the Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute. “Over time, these bumps can develop bacteria” that can lead to scarring, she explains.Making matters worse, women who are already losing their hair are more likely to favor these hairstyles because they help disguise thinning hair, the study notes.Black women should consider refraining from using these hairstyles on young children, and they need to think about the consequences for themselves, Kyei says. “If you start to notice this type of hair loss, get evaluated early,” she urges.Health.com: 15 ways to be a natural beautyThe average age of the women with CCCA was 58. The condition often presents itself when women are in their 40s, but it’s sometimes seen in women as young as their 20s and 30s.It’s not clear from the study that these hairstyles are solely responsible for CCCA, however. Women with the condition tended to have balding maternal grandfathers, and they were also more likely to have diabetes. While only 8 percent of the women overall had type 2 diabetes, 18 percent of those with CCCA did?a “surprising finding,” Kyei says.Dermatologist Andrew F. Alexis, M.D., the director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital, in New York City, says that more research is needed to confirm a link between CCCA and diabetes. “However, it does suggest that it may be useful for dermatologists to ask their CCCA patients about diabetes and refer them to their primary care physicians for annual screening,” he says.Health.com: Could you have type 2? 10 diabetes symptomsIn the study, which was published Monday on the website of the Archives of Dermatology, researchers asked women from two African-American churches and a health fair in Cleveland about their medical history, family history of hair loss, and hair grooming practices. Dermatologists trained in hair loss examined the women’s scalps and graded them on the degree of hair loss and scarring they exhibited.Raechele Cochran Gathers, M.D., a senior staff physician at the Henry Ford Hospital’s Multicultural Dermatology Center, in Detroit, says that the findings, though preliminary, provide good information about a little-understood condition. “I think that the study’s excellent because it not only gives environmental factor data, which a few other studies have reported on, but also it’s unique in that it’s looking at these medical risk factors,” she says.In light of the findings, Gathers adds, it’s incumbent upon doctors and hairdressers to make women aware of CCCA and the potential link with traction hairstyles. 33 Views no discussions