The Band’s Garth Hudson Joins The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Show [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images For the past couple of weeks, an all-star crew of musicians have been on the road touring in celebration of The Last Waltz and its 40th anniversary. The final concert by The Band is known as one of the best live performances of all time, and artists like Warren Haynes, Don Was, Michael McDonald, Terence Higgins, Jamey Johnson and John Medeski have all come together in its honor.Last night, the band brought their wares to the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY, treating fans to classic tunes from The Band’s catalog. The Band organist Garth Hudson joined in for his first of two nights of the tour. Thanks to YouTube user Sean Roche, you can watch the majority of the show in the videos below.Cripple CreekStage FreightLife Is A CarnivalThis Wheel’s On FireKing HarvisCaravanHelplessRag Mama RagForever YoungThe Weight with Garth HudsonI Shall Be ReleasedGarth Hudson Organ Solo and Chest FeverCheck out our full gallery below, courtesy of Dave DeCrescente.The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary @ Palace Theatrelast_img read more

Skeeter Beater

first_img In the time-honored tradition of long-haul truckers and cheapskates road tripping across the United States, the backseat of my car has long served as an ad hoc bed for covert slumber away from home and on an adventure. Pull over, crack the windows, grab a fleece jacket for your pillow, and goodnight.Employed carefully — and legally — sleeping in a car makes a lot of sense for a quick night’s rest at a mountain trailhead before a climb or in a campground when you pull in too late to erect a tent. Drive a truck or a van and you can unfurl pads and blankets in back to convert your Ford into a makeshift motorhome.Timco Industries LLC of St. Louis Mo., makes a product to “turn your vehicle into a tent in seconds.” Essentially square sheets of netting with magnets stitched on the edges, the Skeeter Beater window screens attach on a car’s exterior to create instant screened window openings.Made of polyester no see-um mesh, the Skeeter Beaters can keep out mosquitoes, gnats and other bugs.In my test, the magnets snapped tight to the car’s metal and held the screen in place with no gaps. Strong wind might move the Skeeter Beaters, though in a windy setting gnats and mosquitoes — not to mention in-car ventilation — won’t be an issue.In the past, lack of ventilation often hampered my nights sleeping in a car on reclined bucket seats. But with the Skeeter Beaters air flows freely through the mesh-covered open windows, granting easy warm-weather slumber.Since they attach around the windows on the edge of a door, you can go in and out of a vehicle without removing the screens.The company (www.theskeeterbeater.com) sells the Skeeter Beater for about $30 a pair. They come in several colors and eight sizes to fit dozens of vehicles, from a Chevy Suburban to a Ford Focus.(Stephen Regenold writes a daily blog on outdoors gear at www.gearjunkie.com.)last_img read more

Police Body Cam Video of Rayshard Brooks’ Shooting Released

first_imgWARNING: Video contains disturbing images and sound. Viewer discretion is advised.Atlanda, Georgia — The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says the 27-year-old black man shot and killed by police in Atlanta on Friday, Rayshard Brooks’ death was a homicide.Brooks was shot twice in the back during an altercation with two officers who were trying to arrest him for DUI in a Wendy’s parking lot.The whole thing started with Brooks falling asleep in his car in the drive-through line at Wendy’s. The police were called, administered a sobriety test and then things escalated when they tried to make an arrest.Video from the scene shows Brooks in a scuffle with the arresting officers who attempt to us a TASER on him. Somehow Brooks got ahold of the stun gun and threw a punch at another officer before bolting. The officer’s pursued him and one officer fired his weapon when Brooks turned around and aimed the TASER at him.The Wendy’s where the shooting occurred was burned to the ground during protests Saturday night.“RIP Rayshard” is spray painted on a sign as as flames engulf a Wendy’s restaurant during protests Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Atlanta. The restaurant was where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police Friday evening following a struggle in the restaurant’s drive-thru line. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Also in the aftermath, one officer was fired and the police chief resigned. The terminated officer was identified as Garrett Rolfe, who was hired in October 2013, according to Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee. In addition to his wife, Brooks leaves behind three daughters and a step son.last_img read more