Watch Tom Hamilton Lead ‘Brooklyn Is Springsteen’ Tribute Show [Full Audio]

first_imgTom Hamilton is a busy man. Somehow, in between performances with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Electron, Billy and The Kids, and releasing a new album with his band, American Babies, Hamilton was able to put together a tribute to Bruce Springsteen – a beloved rock and roll legend who doesn’t generally get much attention from the jam band world. Acting as the band leader, Hamilton conducted the American Babies along with guest appearances from a slew of musicians – Jackie Greene, Ross James, Katie Jacoby, and the Superslick Horns – through a spot on musical impersonation of Springsteen throughout the night.Many of Springsteen’s songs sound like simple and straightforward rock songs, but there are a lot of moving parts involved. It was really fun watching Hamilton conduct the entire ensemble while also doing a Springsteen impression on the mic. At times, he put down the guitar to walk around stage and sing like The Boss, although there was no power slides or crowd surfing. You could tell these songs had been rehearsed – most songs sounded pretty close to the album versions, and the older Springsteen loving crowd seemed to approve of renditions by dancing and singing a long.It’s tough to find places to really provide true jams within Springsteen’s catalog. The solos are iconic at this point, there’s not much space to truly go off and improv. But, when given the chance, these musicians all know how to do it, providing some of the night’s highlights. The Ghost of Tom Joad, which works well as a jam vehicle, was probably the best of the night, including some incredible interplay between Hamilton and violinist Katie Jacoby, who really stole the show and came across as a star. The Boss and the E Street Band aren’t the easiest band to replicate on stage, but through Hamilton’s tight conducting and dedication to the material, this show worked extremely well. With more shows to come, hopefully the band takes some of these songs into new directions and really owsn them. Hopefully this project will continue to evolve and take a life of its own in the future.Check out videos below, and a full audio stream can be streamed via taper Eric McRoberts. The Ghost Of Tom JoadBadlands Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Stir-Fry Chinese Cabbage

first_imgGeorgia is well-known for many of the Brassica crops grown here. Cabbage,collards, turnips and mustard are all members of this family.Chinese cabbage is another family member that will do quite well in the Georgiaclimate.There are two basic types of what is normally called Chinese cabbage. Heading types,the Brassica rapa Pekinensis group, are referred to mostly as Chinese cabbage.Leafy types, the Brassica rapa Chinensis group, are most often called bok choyor pak choi. These are also called celery mustard, pei tsai, chongee and Japanese whitecelery mustard. They have shiny, dark-green leaves and a large, white midrib.Both types are important in the diets of many Asian countries. As stir-frying andeating green leafy vegetables grow more popular, they are getting more important in theAmerican diet.Chinese cabbage can be stir-fried, cooked as a green or eaten in raw salads. It’s oftenused in soups and egg rolls as well as being pickled.Originating in Asia, it has been known as a crop since around 2000 B.C. It wasn’tintroduced to the United States, though, until the late 1900s.Chinese cabbages aren’t generally round like regular green cabbage. They’re usuallytall like romaine lettuce, with a central midrib in the broad leaf.Among the heading types are two versions of the plant. Napa types produce barrel-shapedheads. They’re mainly short and broad, weighing from three to nine pounds. Chihili orMichihili types have tapered heads 15-20 inches long. These grow upright and weigh two tofive pounds.Chinese cabbage is a cool-season annual crop. It grows best between 55 and 70 degrees.It can stand light frosts, but doesn’t tolerate freezing.Great heat or cold in the seedling stage can cause bolting (premature flowers) and ruinthe heads. For this reason, there are windows for growing the crop best during the year.Probably the best time to grow Chinese cabbage is in the fall. But it will make a goodspring crop when it can be transplanted to avoid late freezes and can be picked before itgets hot (over 90 degrees).For south Georgia the best fall transplanting time would be from late August to lateSeptember. Or direct-seed the crop from mid-August to mid-September. Transplanting inearly March is best for spring.Adjust transplanting and seeding times for other parts of the state to later in thespring and earlier in the fall.Although the crop can be direct-seeded, transplanting is best, particularly in spring.Space plants nine to 16 inches apart in rows 24 to 40 inches apart.Grow the crop much the same as common cabbage. It requires a pH of 6.0 to 6.5. Calciumand magnesium levels are important, so use complete fertilizers.Apply nitrogen and potassium one-third at planting and the rest in two side-dressapplications.Among Napa varieties, Tropical Pride, Tropical Delight, China Pride and China Expressare popular. Jade Pagoda, Market Pride and Monument are good Chihili varieties. And MeiQing Choi, Choi Lei Choi and Joi Choi are popular bok choy varieties.Chinese cabbages grow fast and will only require 40 to 70 days from transplanting toharvest, depending on variety. Direct-seeded crops take longer to mature.The crop will have firm heads at maturity, but not as firm as a traditional cabbage.Cut the entire head at the soil level. Discard any ragged or diseased leaves. Then washthe heads, chop them up and get the skillet hot for some stir-fry right out of the garden.last_img read more

WWE: Kevin Owens is no longer listed as an active WWE superstar!

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 15:43 IST WWE: Kevin Owens Is No Longer Listed As An Active WWE Superstar! Kevin Owens, who defeated Shane McMahon on Friday’s Smackdown debut episode on FOX in a ‘Loser Leaves Town Ladder Match, has been removed from the WWE website. Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon competed on last Friday’s debut episode of SmackDown in a ‘Loser Leaves Town Ladder Match,’ where the loser was forced to abandon Friday Night SmackDown. Owens, who was unceremoniously fired by Shane last month, had the perfect opportunity to turn the tables around and get him out of the roster instead.Also Read | WWE: The Rock Delivers Highest-rated Segment Of SmackDown On FoxShane McMahon faces Kevin Owens to stay in control of SmackDownThis was a hard-fought ladder match with both men risking their bodies to deliver a five-star performance. Kevin Owens, however, retrieved the briefcase to win the match, guaranteeing himself a spot on WWE SmackDown. Post winning the fight, Owens grabbed Shane by his shirt and yelled the infamous line popularized by his father Vince McMahon, ‘You are fired!,’ signifying the end of Shane McMahon on SmackDown.Also Read | WWE RAW: Charlotte Flair’s Toughest In-ring Competitors In The WWE LIVE TV First Published: 10th October, 2019 15:43 IST Danish Ansari FOLLOW US Where does Shane McMahon go from here?With Shane losing control of SmackDown, Monday Night Raw seems like a viable landing place for Shane. However, with the WWE NXT currently being in a dogfight with AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite, fans can also expect to see him show up on the NXT brand.Also Read | Kevin Owens Gets Fired From WWE By Shane McMahon On SmackDownBut here is the irony!Kevin Owens, who won the battle against Shane McMahon, has just been moved to the alumni section of WWE Superstars – a list of former Superstars who do not compete with the WWE anymore. Shane McMahon, on the other hand, does not appear in this section.Well, on-screen firings do not carry much credibility in the pro-wrestling industry as the so-called ‘exiled’ wrestlers can turn up on other platforms within the brand or company. This is certainly an interesting twist by the Company which makes the WWE Universe question the authority’s end game in this whole rivalry.Fans will simply have to sit back and tune in to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown to see if Kevin Owens turns up again.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Kevin Owens To Fight Shane McMahon, Winner Stays In WWE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more