Pink Talking Fish Plays ‘Dark Side,’ Welcomes Special Guests On Concert Cruises

first_imgFan favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish has had a busy couple of weeks on the water, bringing their unique synthesis of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish‘s material to four separate concert cruises around the northeast.On July 8th, the band played two separate two-set cruises aboard The Jewel on NYC’s East River. The first cruise saw the band tackle Pink Floyd’s iconic album Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety. This marked the first time Pink Talking Fish has played a set of just one of the three bands it covers, though it also served as a subtle Phish reference, who once played the full album live themselves (11/2/98). The show featured Elise Testone on vocals for “The Great Gig In The Sky”, as well as several other songs during the second set. The second NYC cruise featured the Turkuaz horns section for a two-set dance party that raged into the early hours of the morning. This past Saturday, July 16th, Pink Talking Fish took to the waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont, and featured a sit-in from Seth Yacavone Band bassist Alex Budney on a super funky version of Talking Heads’ “Houses In Motion” from their 1980 album Remain In Light. Finally, the band hit the dirty waters of Boston, MA on Sunday Afternoon with support from Tom Hamilton’s American Babies. Hamilton also sat in with the band on extended versions of Talking Heads’ “Pull Up The Roots” (Speaking In Tongues) and Floyd’s “Young Lust” (The Wall). The special guest star of the cruise, however, was PTF bassist Eric Goulds’ 4 year old daughter, Zia Mei, who got on stage with a bring red guitar in hand and sang with the band on “Quinn The Eskimo”. Full Audio of both NYC Cruises courtesy of Keith Litzenberger can be found below:Video of PTF Bassist, Eric Gould’s, daughter joining the band for “Quinn The Eskimo” courtesy of Benny Tucker can be seen here. Video of Tom Hamilton sitting in with PTF for “Pull Up The Roots” >”Young Lust” courtesy of Benny Tucker can be seen here.After an action-packed couple of weeks on the water, Pink Talking Fish heads to San Francisco tomorrow, July 19th, for a Phish aftershow at MEZZANINE. CRUISE SETLISTS:July 8th, 2016 – Rocks Off Concert Cruises, New York, NY, 7pm Cruise:Set 1: (Dark Side Of The Moon) Speak To Me > Breathe > On The Run > Time > Great Gig In The Sky* > Money > Us And Them** > Any Colour You Like > Brain Damage > EclipseSet 2: Lengthwise***, Moma Dance > Wild Wild Life, Have A Cigar* > If I Could*, TakeMe To The River*, Dogs > Mike’s Song > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*, Fearless**** > Simple > Life During Wartime* > Weekapaug Groove*w/ Elise Testone on vocals; **w/ Waste tease; ***performed accapella while the boat was rocking particularly hard due to big waves; ****w/ Roggae and Prince Caspian teasesJuly 8th, 2016 – Rocks Off Concert Cruises, New York, NY, 11pm Cruise:Set 1: In The Flesh* > Bathtub Gin* > Burning Down The House, Run Like Hell, Gumbo, Nothing But Flowers, One Of These Days > Kung** > One Of These Days, Wolfman’s Brother > Crosseyed And PainlessSet 2: 2001*** > Another Brick In The Wall > Psycho Killer > Another Brick In The Wall > Tweezer > Houses In Motion**** > Young Lust > Suzy Greenberg >Girlfriend Is Better > Tweezer RepriseE1: Quinn The Eskimo > Character ZeroE2: Cities*No Horns; **”Kuaz” instead of Kung; ***w/ Manteca tease; ****w/ Stash teaseJuly 16th, 2016 – Lake Champlain Concert Cruise, Burlington, VTSet 1: Waves > Run Like Hell > Slippery People > Moma Dance > Slippery People, Have A Cigar > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Divided Sky > Once In A Lifetime > Divided Sky > Somewhere Over The Rainbow > Divided SkySet 2: Nothing But Flowers* > My Friend My Friend, Dogs > Pull Up The Roots > Time, Carini > Houses In Motion**, Dogs > Character Zero*w/ Ass Handed tease; **w/ Alex Budney on bass, Fiyo On The Bayou teaseJuly 17th, 2016 – Rock On! Concert Cruise, Boston MASetlist: Punch You In The Eye > Life During Wartime > Breathe, Quinn The Eskimo*, Take Me To The River, Fearless** > The Curtain > Pull Up The Roots*** > Young Lust***, Waves > Psycho Killer > Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Bug > Crosseyed And Painless > Eclipse*w/ Zia Mei Gould on guitar and vocals; **w/ Prince Caspian tease; ***w/ Tom Hamilton on guitarlast_img read more

France’s ice skating chief resigns over coach sex abuse scandal

first_imgThe under-fire president of France’s ice skating federation Didier Gailhaguet resigned on Saturday over his handling of accusations that a former national coach raped a top skater when she was in her teens. Gailhaguet finally bowed to pressure from France’s sports minister to step down after former world championship medallist Sarah Abitbol accused coach Gilles Beyer of sexually assaulting her. Didier Gailhaguet had been under intense pressure to resign following claims that a coach raped a skater in her teens “In the spirit of conciliation, I took the sensible decision to resign with philosophy, dignity but no bitterness,” Gailhaguet, 66, announced after a meeting of the federation’s federal council in Paris. In an autobiography published last month, Abitbol alleged Beyer raped her several times from 1990 to 1992 when she was between the ages of 15 and 17. That claim led to accusations from other skaters. Helene Godard accused Beyer and another coach Jean-Roland Racle of sexual abuse when she was a minor. Loading… French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu Abitbol was unimpressed at Gailhaguet’s resignation, telling French news magazine L’Obs that “the entire federation where he had friends still has to be cleaned out”. “Those who remained quiet and supported his system are still there,” she added. A lawyer representing Beyer says his client is prepared to talk to prosecutors investigating claims of sexual abuse of minors. On Gailhaguet’s watch, Beyer, already Abitbol’s coach, took over as manager of the French national team. There were previous complaints of inappropriate behaviour, and in 2000 an inquiry led the sports ministry to remove Beyer from his technical role at the federation, but he remained a coach at one of France’s top skating clubs. Beyer held an executive position at the federation until 2018. Gailhaguet’s long period at the helm of French ice skating, which began in 1998 was interrupted by a three-year international ban following a judging scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics .center_img Read Also: Fed Cup: Sevastova stuns Serena Williams to keep Latvia alive In 2004 he was forced to stand down as federation boss over a critical auditor’s report, only to be reinstated as FFSG chief in 2007. Maryvonne Del Torchio, who heads the federation’s council, will take over as president in a caretaker capacity. Before the scandal erupted French ice skating’s reputation had already been tarnished by an investigation into US-based skater Morgan Cipres for allegedly sending lewd photographs to a 13-year-old girl. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former skater Sarah Abitbol made the claims about coach Gilles Beyer in a newly-published autobiography Sports daily L’Equipe reported that the mother of another young skater claimed that Beyer sexually harassed and blackmailed her in 2017 and 2018 in return for coaching her daughter. Gailhaguet had initially refused calls from Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu to move aside, saying on Wednesday that he had “absolutely not protected Gilles Beyer” and protesting that he had found out about “90 percent of these incidents in the press and in a book… 10 days ago”. – ‘Dictatorship’ – In announcing his resignation, Gailhaguet hit out at “the ministerial dictatorship and in particular the shameful threat of withdrawing support” from the federation made by Maracineanu. The minister herself hailed Gailhaguet’s departure as “a first step”. “There is no other solution than to knock things down to rebuild again,” she said, adding: “We owe it to the victims.” Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To Worst7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To Know8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earthlast_img read more

It will be interesting to see if Djokovic can regain momentum, Evert says

first_imgIt will be interesting to see if men’s world tennis number one Novak Djokovic can regain the existing momentum, 18 times women’s Grand Slam champion Chris Evert said on Thursday.She pointed out that this was necessary as Djokovic had built up a real head of steam before the COVID-19 pandemic shut the tennis season down. The 33-year-old was on a 21-match unbeaten run before the season came to a halt in early March.He had won the ATP Cup with Serbia, an eighth Australian Open title and a fifth Dubai Tennis Championships crown.“I feel bad for Novak. He had the momentum,” Evert said on the French Open website.“Everyone was saying: ‘Is he going to win a Grand Slam? Is he going to win four in a row?’“He was playing awesome tennis and then all of a sudden (season stopped). He’ll be an interesting story to see if he can get that momentum back.” Djokovic, who recently returned to Serbia after being stranded in Marbella in Spain for two months due to lockdown, is now organising an event that will be played across the Balkans.It will include Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev.He said last month that he could win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world number one by the time he retires.Djokovic has 17 Grand Slams with Rafa Nadal on 19 and Roger Federer with 20.The possibility of tennis being wiped out for the rest of the year has led former players and pundits to speculate. The speculation was on whether the shutdown would be more detrimental to younger players or the game’s dominant talents.“I have a sneaky suspicion that the players that have been around for a long time, especially Serena (Williams), Roger, Rafa, I think they’re going to dive right into it,” said Evert.“They’re appreciating that they can be with their family. They’re appreciating that they can rest their bodies. But they also know that time is not on their side.”Reuters/NAN.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Tags: COVID-19MomentumNovak DjokovicTennislast_img read more

Sergio Aguero ready to return to his best, promises Pellegrini

first_img Pellegrini is aware of this, and knows the rewards are worth waiting for from a player who scored five against Newcastle in a stunning performance in October and plundered 31 goals from 42 appearances last season. The City manager said: “As we know with Sergio, always when he comes back from an injury he needs three or four games to return to his normal performance. “That’s why I never give him 90 minutes in a game. I think it’s better to play him for less minutes but with more intensity. “But I am sure in the second part of the season we are going to see the real Sergio without injuries.” Asked when Aguero might be ready to play a full game, Pellegrini said: “I hope on Saturday and he scores two or three goals.” City travel to Watford on Saturday looking for their first away win in seven. City’s other senior striker Wilfried Bony has struggled to impose himself in Aguero’s absences – which also include a spell out in autumn with a hamstring injury – and has been criticised by fans. But the Ivorian, who has also been hampered by injuries and a bout of malaria since his £28million move from Swansea last January, is determined to turn the situation around. Bony said: “Obviously I’ve had problems with injuries and I was ill, but this is football. For five years I haven’t been in this position, but sometimes you can’t control what’s happening. I just try to do my best every game. My hopes for 2016 are to be fit for the whole season and to win a trophy for City.” Bony has scored in four of his last seven appearances, and has eight for the campaign, but has also spurned a host of other chances. The 27-year-old said: “Scoring goals is most important for getting the confidence back. I know what I can do. Your first enemy is yourself so I just think about doing better and trying very hard to do my best in every game.” Press Association Manuel Pellegrini is convinced star striker Sergio Aguero will soon be firing for Manchester City. Aguero has produced two largely ineffectual performances for City since returning from a heel injury. But this is not surprising, with history suggesting it often takes the Argentinian a number of games to get back up to full speed following a lay-off. last_img read more