‘The Lizards’ Send Phish Phans Home Smiling, Closing Out The MSG Run In Style [Watch]

first_imgWith three nights in the books at Madison Square Garden, the beloved jam band Phish finished out their 2016 New Year’s run in style, treating fans to an absolute monster performance. After three great shows, the band came prepared for one final night, packed with many fan-favorite songs and some exceptional jams.The show opened with the narration of “Your Pet Cat,” and the Chilling, Thrilling instrumental picked up the energy level to new highs in MSG. This was followed by a more-traditional set opener, “AC/DC Bag.” The version rocked from start to finish, entreating the crowd to sing along during some of more iconic lyrics. That segued into a bouncy “NICU,” which featured some excellent work on piano from Page McConnell.The set continued with two selections from Phish’s Rift album, “It’s Ice” and “Horn.” The former is always a welcomed addition to any set, though the jazz composition proved a minor challenge for the musicians. After an awkward transition, the band locked and loaded and rocked the remainder of the tune. The “Horn” was a straight up rocker, with Trey Anastasio working his magic on the song’s melodies.“Divided Sky” featured one of the biggest highlights from set one, as the beloved composition took MSG by storm. The band seemed to pause extra long during the middle section, almost as if to soak in the full scope of mayhem that has transpired. Between three nights at MSG and an incredible 2015, the band certainly has the right to look back with contemplative pride. Fans caught the feeling as well, and within seconds, seemingly half the venue held lighters up high in appreciation. It was a touching moment amid a rocking show.After “Divided Sky” ended, the band rocked once more with a killer combination of “Axilla > Maze.” Both were played  adequately, with “Maze” bringing a bit of tense-and-release jamming to the table. After a upbeat “Train Song,” led by bassist Mike Gordon, the band closed out the set with a smokin’ hot “Julius.”While the jamming overall in set one was on the tame side, it was the song selection that intrigued fans moving into the second half. The band went deeper into their catalog than at any other point during the run, and the opening “Tweezer” all-but cemented an incredible second set. This version jammed on for 22+ minutes, soaring beyond the song’s pentatonic frame into new sonic realms. The jam was particularly pleasant, powered by the light touch drumming of Jon Fishman. This was a standout of the whole show.The “Tweezer” broke into a grooving rendition of “Sand,” getting people to shake their heads before “Limb By Limb” blew us all away. The upbeat song is always brimming with energy, and Anastasio fueled the fires with his emphatic guitar playing once more. In the middle of the song’s ending, the band opted to keep the groove alive and segue seamlessly into a fun-loving “Suzy Greenberg.” From here on out, things were only going to get more wild.“Suzy” jammed its way into an old friend, “Harry Hood.” The almost-12-minute version felt like it had a little more room to grow, improvisationally, when Anastasio led the band through the song’s ending. We did, however, feel good about Hood. Finally, the band closed out set two with the song of the show, “You Enjoy Myself.” The band’s magnum opus shined brightly at the end of four nights of Phish music, complete with a jam session that saw Anastasio hop behind the drums to allow for Gordon and McConnell to solo. The vocal jam here was also something to behold, with lighting director Chris Kuroda complementing the band’s inane mutterings with psychedelic displays.With one open song spot left in the run, Phish dabbled in the opening notes of “The Lizards” before bringing the Gamehendgian inhabitants to the Garden. This was an exceptional performance, as Phish just nailed the song’s many transitions with ease. The soulful final melody brought this excellent song selection to a close, and Phish rocked out one last time on a “Tweezer Reprise” to end the night. Bravo Phish, bravo!Phish killed it with their great song selection, closing out an incredible four nights of music. Once again, phans remain ever-grateful for the band’s continued musical efforts. See you in Mexico!Setlist: Phish at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – 1/2/16Set 1: Your Pet Cat, AC/DC Bag > NICU, It’s Ice > Horn > Divided Sky, Axilla > Maze, Train Song > JuliusSet 2: Tweezer > Sand > Limb By Limb > Suzy Greenberg > Harry Hood > You Enjoy Myself[1]Encore: The Lizards, Tweezer Reprise[1] Trey and Fish on drums.Notes: This show is being webcast via Live Phish. Trey teased Stash during Divided Sky. During YEM, Trey briefly joined Fish on the drums.[Setlist via Phish.net, Image via Chad Anderson]last_img read more

Piloting Community Paramedicine

first_imgThe feasibility study, which was released in July, states, “Early experiences with CP programs suggest that they may lead to more optimal use of EMS assets and offer some potential for diversification of the EMS funding base.” Skip Kirkwood was the EMS chief at Wake County (N.C.) EMS when the agency launched its community paramedicine program. Kirkwood says Wake County EMS didn’t pilot its community paramedicine program to solve a healthcare access problem. Rather, the program was conceived “to make sure that at least one “˜very experienced’ paramedic was available for each critical call.” Californians often say that California leads the country. It’s true that in some legislative initiatives, the state with the fourth largest gross national product in the U.S. has been a leader in new requirements and allowances, such as smog certification and gay rights. However, a recent University of California, Davis, report recommending that the state pilot 10—12 community paramedicine (CP) programs is an example of California borrowing from other states to alleviate its problems–specifically ones brought on by a burgeoning population and lack of healthcare access. The UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) report “Community paramedicine: A promising model for integrating emergency and primary care” was led by Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, director of the IPHI and professor of emergency medicine in the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The community partnerships, and the improvement of paramedic skills, could be the keys for the California EMS community. “Community paramedicine is not just about healthcare,” Montera says. “It is about providing and linking health services like health, oral health, mental health and social services.” “Community paramedics help alleviate the access-to-care issue by providing low-cost or no-cost healthcare to people in their homes,” Montera says. “They fill a niche between home care and hospice and we see them as partners in our need to provide health care in the home. Community paramedics also alleviate the burden on frequent users in our system by providing social and other help from within the community.”center_img The IPHI report specifies CP programs may result in more appropriate use of EMS, increased access for the underserved and additional opportunities for provider use of skills. “Expanding the role of paramedics is a very promising model of community-based care that uses existing healthcare workers in new and innovative ways,” Kizer said in a prepared statement. “It is a model of care that several other states and countries have implemented to better leverage the skills of paramedics to meet specific community needs and to help ensure that emergency departments are more appropriately utilized.” The three-person research team cites comments from a February stakeholder meeting and the results of a survey of EMS agencies when recommending that 10—12 pilot programs would be needed. “If CP pilot projects were to be undertaken, we believe that as many as 10 to 12 would be needed to provide sufficient diversity of program focus, geography, demography, and community partnerships.” The reason Chris Montera began his Colorado agency’s CP program was also to help solve an access-to-care issue. He says more than 25% of Eagle County residents are uninsured and only one of the primary care providers in the county accepts Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the area hosts a large seasonal influx of tourists who bring their own health issues. Courtesy University of California, Davislast_img read more

Shocker: Referees ask NFF to hire foreign coach for Super Eagles

first_imgThe President of the Nigeria Referees Association, Tade Azeez, on Friday, urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to hire a foreign coach to re-position the Super Eagles.He said that hiring a foreign coach was the only way for the NFF “since indigenous coaches cannot separate coaching from business’’.Azeez said that indigenous coaches usually had their biases for some players, making such players to feature in tournaments, not minding the implication for the team.“If the board believes they can get a foreigner that will work very well and they know that they have a way of paying the salaries without affecting them, I support the agitation for a foreign coach.“This is because our indigenous coaches cannot separate their coaching abilities from business.“They are all businessmen, who have interest in one player or the other and because they want to make money, they force such players on Nigerians.“That has been the problem with them. “ They are not after the best players representing us and I think as professionals, they should be able to differentiate between coaching and business. I doubt if any of them can do that,’’Azeez said. The Super Eagles have been without a substantive coach since the sudden resignation of Sunday Oliseh.On April 20, the NFF named a Technical Director, Shaibu Amodu, and Salisu Yusuf to take charge of the Super Eagles on interim basis.The duo are expected to lead the Eagles to two international friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg’s national teams on May 27 and June 1, respectively.Yusuf is to take charge of the team, while Amodu is to supervise.To assist the duo are the coach of Rangers International FC of Enugu, Imama Amapakabo, and Kennedy Boboye, the coach of Abia Warriors FC of Umuahia.Aloy Agu remains the goalkeeper trainer.The match against Mali is to take place at Stade Robert Diochon in Rouen, France, while Luxembourg will host the Eagles in Luxembourg.last_img read more

Manchester United in ‘pole position’ for signing – Won’t give up,…

first_imgThe Italian media will not give up linking Manchester United with a move for Kalidou Koulibaly. Perhaps they can be forgiven for the never ending stories, because they’ve been encouraged by Napoli to run them. Aurelio De Laurentiis went on record to say he’d refused an offer of around €100m last summer, and it was clear that off record the club named was Manchester United.With Napoli needing sales to fund the purchases they plan to make this summer, talks of exits has increased again, which inevitably leads to more claims around Koulibaly moving to Old Trafford.This weekend, La Repubblica reported Manchester United are in ‘pole position’ to sign the defender this summer. They report his exit is more than simply an idea, presenting a transfer, somewhere at least, as likely.The Premier League seems the ‘obligatory destination’ for the Napoli player, and it’s stated talks between Napoli and United didn’t end, but were instead ‘postponed for twelve months’.Napoli want €90m, which feels wholly unrealistic for a defender who turns 29 years of age in June and who hasn’t had a great season so far.Despite the claims, there’s every chance United’s name is being used.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndolast_img read more