Spafford Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Three Cover Debuts [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgSetlist: Spafford | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT | 10/3/2017Set One: Lonely, The Postman, Leave The Light On, Slip And SquanderSet Two: Todd’s Tots, All My Friends, Walls, Electric Taco StandEncore: Learning To Fly*, Breakdown*, You Don’t Know How It Feels*Notes: * Tom Petty cover, First time played [Audio: Mike D (VT)][Photo: Bill McAlaine] Last night, the jam-band rising stars of Spafford continued their extensive fall tour, hitting the Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday as they continue to work their way across New England. For their show at the Higher Ground yesterday, Spafford put together a special setlist, with the Arizona-born band treating the crowd to a show with each set containing only four songs. Following this jam-heavy performance, Spafford returned with three debut covers honoring Tom Petty, the iconic rock star who died on Monday at the age of 66.Mike Gordon Covers Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” In Michigan [Video]Petty’s death made waves within the music community, as he’s largely considered to be one of the greatest songwriters of the past half-century. To honor Tom Petty, Spafford opened their encore with “Learning To Fly,” a number off Petty’s 1991 Into the Great Wide Open that was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. From there, the group laid into a cover of “Breakdown”, the first single off of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album from 1976, which launched Petty into the mainstream and kick-started his career as cultural icons. To close out the show and their tribute encore, Spafford closed their show at the Higher Ground with “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, the lead single off of 1994’s Wildflowers.Watch Emotional Footage From Tom Petty’s Final Live Show At Hollywood Bowl, 7 Days Before His DeathYou can check out the setlist from Spafford’s show at the Higher Ground last night, plus check out video of Spafford’s rendition of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” and full audio of Tuesday’s show below.last_img read more

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Blurs Reality

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Directed by Michael “explosions” Bay, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi details over a month leading up to and during the 2012 Benghazi attack.So, it’s actually almost 900 hours, not 13.Anyway…Everyone remembers Benghazi, right? One horde of Islamic extremists, plus four dead Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, multiplied by a storm of media mayhem and suspicion concurrent with the 2012 presidential elections equaled one stressful Thanksgiving dinner.Don’t worry, all that’s apparently way too complicated to condense into a two and half hour movie. Instead, Michael Bay adapts Mitchell Zuckoff’s book of a similar title, written from the confused perspectives of the six covert contractors hunkered down too long in a barrage of bullets and mortar fire.Bay impressed and surprised by humanizing the troops, the most memorable roles being John Krasinski (The Office) as Jack Silva and James Badge Dale (The Pacific) as Tyrone ‘Rone’ Woods. Jack watched his kids grow up and learned about his wife’s fourth pregnancy through Skype. Rone tucked a picture of his newborn beneath pounds of combat gear. The rest of the team read Joseph Campbell or played Call of Duty.Bay emphasized that, regardless of the politics, these are average dudes in extraordinary circumstances whose lives are forever altered. Considering Bay’s immature and downright horrific Transformers films, this was a definite step up.And then he overdid it.We’ve all seen it before in war films. The sad piano music, the slow motion “Nooo!” while sparks and dirt rain down, tearing off the helmet with glassy eyes while kneeling before a fallen brother. Was this really how the soldiers acted?And let’s not forget the American flag waving gently in the glimmer of the morning sun, then later wrinkled and torn following devastation. The soldiers noticed that in all those 13 hours of chaos?Almost everything relating to the Benghazi attack and the people involved felt scripted or dramatized in some way. This works fine as piece of entertainment, but the film sacrifices realism, which tends to be important when telling a true story. It comes off as dishonest when audiences are trying to better understand or even care about this controversial story.Was Michael Bay trying to make another action film or a biography? The answer seems to be something in between.last_img read more

Property comes with an American barn-style guesthouse

first_img1049 Tallebudgera Creek RoadTHE words luxury and barnhouse don’t often go hand-in-hand, but this spectacular property in Tallebudgera Valley has put a spin on the way we see barnhouses. In a cheaper-by-the-dozen like scenario, homeowner’s and newlyweds, David and Cheryl Forbes bought a vacant block 12 years ago and decided to build a place to accommodate their big, new family. 1049 Tallebudgera Creek Road“The kids are all grown up now, the youngest is 21 but they all still talk about the fun they had in the barnhouse when they used to visit from Brisbane.”Mr Forbes said he built the barnhouse in six months and another eight months for the family home. 1049 Tallebudgera Creek Rd“The barnhouse was always a short term arrangement so when we built something a bit more stylish on the block we didn’t need so many bedrooms,” the father-of-three said.“I had always admired American barnhouses so I thought why don’t I just build one myself.“The house is a lot more contemporary, it takes advantage of the cascading block and we used as much glass as possible so we didn’t lose the amazing outlook.” 1049 Tallebudgera Creek RoadMr Forbes said the two-storey barnhouse had five bedrooms but after the family built another house on the property they modified the barnhouse. 1049 Tallebudgera Creek Rd“I had three kids, and Cheryl had two kids from our past marriages so we had five kids between us collectively and when we moved in together we both wanted our kids to enjoy staying together, so we built a barnhouse to put them in,” Mr Forbes said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agolast_img read more

Tough day in the field leaves New Zealand in a hole

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneySYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) – Any hopes New Zealand had that the New Year would bring a change of fortune on their tour of Australia were shattered yesterday by a combination of illness, a lost toss, some questionable selections and brilliant batting from their hosts.At the end of the first day of the third Test, a match the Black Caps must at least draw to avoid a 3-0 series sweep, they were already in a big hole with Australia on 283 for three and centurion Marnus Labuschagne still at the crease.The first blow did not come entirely out of the blue with captain Kane Williamson and batsman Henry Nicholls having missed training on the previous two days with a flu bug that was sweeping through the squad.Spinner Mitchell Santner joined them in the sick bay on Thursday and while he was ruled out altogether yesterday, Williamson and Nicholls were allowed a net to test their fitness.“You could see pretty quickly that they weren’t right. Both those guys have been tough competitors and tough people,” said coach Gary Stead.“And when you don’t get an argument back around whether you should play or not, you know they are not very well.”The bug led to three changes to the team that lost heavily in Melbourne last weekend with batsman Glenn Phillips, who was flown over as cover on Thursday, handed his first cap.A fourth change was forced by the injury suffered by paceman Trent Boult in the second Test, but the fifth and last was the unexpected decision to drop experienced quick Tim Southee in favour of Matt Henry.“We just felt we wanted a bit more pace out there with what Matt offers over Tim,” Stead added.“The workload that Tim’s had, not just in the last two Tests, but you put the last four together it’s somewhere around about 200 overs in a short period of time. We felt that Matt would have given us a point of difference.”Southee and Henry could have both played, had New Zealand not elected to reduce their pace attack by one to make room for twin spinners Todd Astle and Will Sommervile on what they thought would be a dry wicket.That decision looked all the more questionable once stand-in captain Tom Latham had lost the toss.“We make decisions on what is in front of us and what are the best decisions to make at the time,” Stead said of the three-man selection panel. “We live and die by those as well.”last_img read more