Vulfpeck Covers Stevie Wonder & Steely Dan During Rockin’ Fest Set [Full Video]

first_imgFunksters Vulfpeck continue to impress fans with their infectious live energy, tight-knit musicianship and humorous personas. The Ann Arbor, MI band hit the local Live On Washington Festival, playing an hourlong set that featured some of their best works like “Christmas In L.A.,” “Funky Duck” and more.The band also had vocalist Antwaun Stanley sit in throughout the set, and he lent his vocals to a version of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” for the performance. They also worked in a cover of Steely Dan’s “Peg” as the encore, playing with keyboardist Ian Finkelstein on the Rhodes.Thanks to DSA, we have full set video to share with soundboard audio. Tune in below!1. introduction by Neutral Zone LOW curators 00:00 (video begins 24 secs after audio)2. Outro – with Matthew Setzler, alto sax 01:113. Fugue State 05:434. Rango 08:325. My First Car 12:116. Back Pocket – with Jesse Clayton, keys 17:077. Smile Meditation – with Tyler Duncan, Irish whistle 22:458. Funky Duck – with Antwaun Stanley, vocals 28:119. 1612 – with Antwaun, and Ian Finkelstein, keys 32:5010. Wait for the Moment – with Antwaun 37:4011. Christmas in LA 42:1312. Beastly 48:2013. It Gets Funkier — 54:1214. I Wish – with Antwaun 57:1615. encore: Peg – with Ian Finkelstein, Rhodes 1:02:20[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Illinois officer fatally shoots suspect after being stabbed

first_imgEAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Police say an Illinois police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man suspected in a domestic violence incident early Tuesday after he stabbed and wounded the officer during a traffic stop. East Peoria Police Chief Rich Brodrick says the suspect left the scene of a domestic violence call before officers arrived. He says an officer spotted a vehicle matching the suspect’s vehicle and stopped it at a pharmacy, where the suspect stabbed the officer early Tuesday. State police say the wounded officer then shot the male suspect, who was 19. Police say the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and the officer was hospitalized in stable condition.last_img

Justin Turner’s full circle with Dodgers is drawn by hard work, powerful fate

first_img Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago So they understand the superstitions, and why Red wears his hair so and his beard so identifiably thick.“I do wish he’d clean it up a little bit,” Betsy said.“I don’t think the Dodgers are doing their job,” John said, with a familiar-looking grin. “They should be getting him a deal with Lucky Charms.”LOST AND FOUNDAnd, as baseball people, they know they’re not in control.You work and work and then hand off your life to inexorable fate.They have learned that in easy and hard ways.They were at the College World Series in 2003, the year before the Titans won, the second of Justin’s three.The Stanford pitcher was Matt Manship. His fastball hit Turner in the face.A surgeon, watching at home, immediately told his wife, “I’m going in and this is going to be a long night.”He raced to Bergan Mercy Hospital, attended to Justin, kissed him on the forehead and said, “Someone is looking after you. A quarter-inch either way and it’s really bad.”Turner was back in the dugout for the 10th inning, although his ankle started hurting.“But when the surgeon said somebody was looking out for him, I immediately knew who it was,” Betsy said.It was Ruben Gonzalez.When Justin was 13, Ruben was his friend and summer teammate, a 6-foot power hitter. His feet stuck out of the short beds on which they slept. For John, there is little doubt Gonzalez would be in the big leagues.“We were going to Vegas for a tournament and we heard Ruben had been killed in a wreck,” John said.“It was devastating to us. But we knew he was the one the doctor was talking about.”Team USA didn’t want to use Justin that summer because he might be gun-shy. In his first summer at-bat Turner immediately faced the pitcher and tried to bunt, just to prove something.By then his ankle was worse. A second diagnosis discovered it was broken, thanks to the force of Manship’s fastball.BARELY A DODGERThat’s how baseball was played at Lakewood High, when John Herbold coached, between Long Beach Poly High and Cal State L.A., on his way to 918 wins. His team was known as Herbold’s Hustlers, and John Turner was one.That’s how it is still played at Fullerton, where Red was a bat boy on teams with Mark Kotsay and Aaron Rowand.Rick Vanderhook, the head coach, was an assistant then. Florida sent the Turners a recruiting questionnaire, and John showed it to Vanderhook, who grabbed it, filled it out and sent it back.“Too late,” he wrote. “Justin Turner is a Titan.”Spirits kept intervening. Turner didn’t have a contract in February 2014. He went to the CSF Alumni game, and Tim Wallach, the Dodgers’ third base coach, talked with him, then recommended him.“He was 10 minutes from signing with the Red Sox,” Jill said. “And that’s when Ned Colletti (then the Dodgers GM) called. It was a dream to play here. He just didn’t know if he’d be distracted by being home.”“He could have worn out that wall in Fenway Park,” John said.Turner went to camp with no guarantees. Alex Guerrero was supposed to be the second baseman, and Turner was butting heads with Chone Figgins for a roster spot.Then third baseman Juan Uribe came to camp out of shape and then pulled a hamstring. “That opened the door,” John said.Turner never stopped knocking. He revamped his swing – “certainly not the way I was taught,” John said – and became a power source.He analyzed his 2016 performance and frowned at his 107 strikeouts and his .209 average against lefties. This year he hit .380 against lefties and struck out 56 times, with 59 walks.“We’ve always said he was lucky,” Betsy said. “And people would say what he is doing this year isn’t luck. I know, but you don’t get a chance in the majors until somebody else fails or gets hurt, not unless you’re one of those 5-tool players. You just keep working and be ready once that happens.”Now all the decks at Dodger Stadium and tens of millions of viewers look down on Justin Turner and a pressured pitcher.The Turners do, too, with someone they know. BELLFLOWER — John Turner was the third employee hired by NC Dynamics, a machinery firm in Paramount.That was 37 years ago. Now 183 people work there. It’s the type of business that let John leave at 2 p.m. and coach the Mayfair High freshman baseball team, then come back to work at 6.John’s son Justin was on that team, with the school just a few blocks away. Later, Justin started for four years at Cal State Fullerton, even as a 120-pound freshman, and he passed through three organizations before the Dodgers signed him in 2014.Now Turner hits walk-off homers in the playoffs, finishes second in the National League batting race, leads the Dodgers to 111 wins. Or the kid who won a summer game against a team organized by his cousins. On the way home Betsy asked him, “I was nervous when you came up.”Justin replied, “Really? I like pressure. The pressure isn’t on me. it’s on the pitcher.”GAME OF THEIR LIVESIt’s a baseball family. Jill works for the Legacy Group, which represents Justin. John celebrates his birthdays at spring training. Betsy celebrates hers at opening days.They try to add two new major league parks every summer.“And I’m J.T.,” John said. “I know they call him J.T., but he’s always been Red.”Related Articles Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores How the Dodgers’ roster was built: 2 front offices, 12 trades, millions of dollars Whicker: Dodgers’ merit system works both ways John and his wife Betsy will hold their usual anniversary dinner Monday night, their 35th, at Captain Jack’s in Sunset Beach.The next night they will watch Justin play in the Dodgers’ first World Series since 1988.Much has happened since, but Justin is still the kid who sat on the porch with glove, ball and bat, waiting for John.Or the kid who sat in the living room with the new Mayfair coach and discussed practice plans for three hours. Justin did the talking. The coach took the notes.Or the kid who sat in front of the TV and correctly predicted the hit-and-runs and the steals. “It was ridiculous,” said Jill, Justin’s sister. “How did he know that?” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Belief in Hell Lowers Crime

first_img(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A psychologist has determined that belief in hell reduces the crime rate.A finding like this might belong in the “Well, duh” category, but more interesting is the interpretation: what does the correlation mean?  Science Daily explained how a research team led by Azim F. Shariff decided to check the intuitive idea that worry about afterlife consequences tends to make people behave better.  They studied crime data covering 26 years from 67 different countries, and found that hope for reward in a blessed heaven is not enough; that hope by itself is actually a predicter of higher crime rates.  The fear of hell is what changes behavior:“Supernatural punishment across nations seems to predict lower crime rates,” Shariff said. “At this stage, we can only speculate about mechanisms, but it’s possible that people who don’t believe in the possibility of punishment in the afterlife feel like they can get away with unethical behavior. There is less of a divine deterrent.“For instance, last year “Shariff reported that undergraduate students were more likely to cheat when they believe in a forgiving God than a punishing God.”  He published this in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.  (There is not, apparently, an International Journal for the Religion of Psychology.)The article recognized that “these are correlational data, and so caution should be taken with the conclusions.”  Correlation is not the same as causation.  As for what the findings might mean, the article did not explore whether heaven or hell have any basis.  Instead, it and the researchers appear to have assumed that beliefs about heaven and hell evolved by a kind of cultural selection.  “The new findings, he added, fit into a growing body of evidence that supernatural punishment had emerged as a very effective cultural innovation to get people to act more ethically with each other.”That statement does not elaborate on what, or who, caused supernatural punishment to “emerge,” or why hell would prove more effective than heaven, when PhysOrg just announced a contrary finding, that “Carrots, not sticks, motivate workers.”  Furthermore, assuming the psychologists are evolutionists (a safe assumption), they did not explain why evolution would select for ethical behavior in the first place.  After all, another PhysOrg article had just stated that “Evolution by definition is cold and merciless” (see 6/08/2012 entry).  Ethical behavior or cooperation should, it would seem, be regarded as contrary evidence to “evolution by definition.”Maybe there really is a hell.  Did anyone consider that?  There is credible eyewitness testimony.  Maybe that’s why it acts as a deterrent, because it’s true.  A good scientist should examine all the evidence.  Since fear of judgment appears to be a natural trait of humanity, it would seem natural that a solution exists.  Fortunately, there is one.last_img read more

It’s Google Chrome Day! Extensions & Mac Version Available Now

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… If you haven’t tried Chrome yet, you really should. Poor little Firefox is a great community project and has done wonders for the web, but it’s grown bloated and slow over the years. Chrome was built with web applications, not pages, in mind. It runs separate processes in each tab so one tab can’t drag down or crash the others. The latest builds of Chromium for Mac are outperforming Firefox with Javascript (key for responsiveness) by up to 10 times. In other words, Chrome runs circles around Firefox. It makes us sad, but most of the ReadWriteWeb staff now runs Chrome or Chromium and we’ve been on the edge of our seats for the launch of extensions.Now we’ll see how a Chrome loaded down with extensions can do. Google says it shouldn’t be a problem: “Chromium’s extensive performance monitoring infrastructure has helped us ensure extensions affect Google Chrome’s speed as little as possible.” Tags:#Browsers#news#NYT#web Related Posts Google Chrome may be the best browser on the market. It’s faster and more stable than Firefox and today began opening up to user modification with the availability of more than 300 browser extensions. Official Mac and Linux versions were just made available today as well.Can Chrome remain so much stronger than Firefox once a pile of extensions or added on? That’s the question and now is your chance to start finding out the answer. It’s been more than a year since Google launched Chrome, but today is a big day for the browser.The one bit of bad news is that neither the official Mac version nor the developer version we’ve been testing for months – called Chromium – are allowed to install extensions from the official extension directory. You can, however, get a good view of the breadth of extensions available, and many extensions have links to their developer sites where you can find Mac installs unencumbered. You should probably just install Chromium, savvy readers. If you’re on a Mac, download this app that TechCrunch made to easily upgrade your developer install with just a click at any time.In the mean time, the independent site ChromeExtensions.org remains a great place to find extensions for your browser. The site is crawling right now, though.I’m currently using GleeBox, TooManyTabs and Glue. How about you? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more