Phish Spreads The Jams Around In Focused Camden Closer [Photos]

first_imgWith better weather than the night before, Phish returned to Camden, NJ for their second of two nights at BB&T Pavilion (formerly known as the Susquehanna Bank Center, the E Centre, and and the Tweeter Center), following up a Tuesday night show that included some very high points, and some that were rather average. However, the only Northeast shows of the summer (excluding Curveball) shook out to showcase some top-notch Phish, as the band continues soaring through their final week of tour before their heavily anticipated 11th festival.“Moma Dance” got the party started, as Trey Anastasio made no hesitation early on to use his washy-Leslie effect that he’s been loving and leaning on so much this tour. Trey and Page McConnell have been locking in with precision and tenacity since Phish’s tour opener in Lake Tahoe, and the pair found each other out of the gates before Anastasio soared into a short but very ambitious solo. “Free” followed, with a smooth intro leading up to the band’s opening lyrics. The four-piece looked as calm and comfortable as ever, as “Free” transitioned into Jon Fishman’s signature opening break down to “Undermind”.Leading out of the lyrical portion of “Undermind”, McConnell and Anastasio quickly found each other again, as Page splashed away on his grand piano, with Trey replicating a splashy rhythmic-riff through his Leslie speaker. Initially, “Undermind” had some legs and potential, but was short lived before the band continued pushing on, diving into “Theme From The Bottom”. With age and 35+ years on the road together comes experience and telepathic connections, and the band seems to be communicating with each other as well as ever. Phish’s were infectious, all of BB&T Pavilion beaming as “Theme” took off into Trey’s hard-hitting solo, with Mike Gordon and McConnell following closely along. Anastasio continued to peak, with a roaring crowd cheering him on, encouraging him to take things further.Picking up the pace, Phish hopped into “My Sweet One”, as Page dazzled the crowd with quick work on the keys. The uptempo ditty led into the ambient, trickling opening sounds of “Steam”, with Anastasio and Gordon locking into the main theme of the heavy-hitter debuted during Phish’s 2011 summer tour. With Fishman and Gordon providing a steady backbeat, Anastasio let it all hang out, bouncing around his extraordinary pedal board before a heavy-sustained power chord led back into the song’s final verse. “Train Song” made its first appearance of 2018 before the slightest pause led to Gordon’s comical opening lyrical work to “Halley’s Comet”. Gordon’s sticky bass bombs got the crowd grooving, moving to a spirited run of delicate improvisation before building to a rocking climax.“Everything’s Right” had a delayed and distorted intro, but the regular newcomer to Phish’s catalog continued to be an impressive exploratory vehicle for Type 2 improvisation.  Last night’s nearly 17-minute, set-closing rendition was nothing short of amazing. More delicate interplay from Anastasio and McConnell led to a monstrous build-up, as Anastasio hammered away up the fretboard. With Gordon holding it down on the low end, Anastasio continued pushing on til’ the day, before Phish sent it to the moon before finally landing back in “Everything’s Right’s” closing refrain.Following set break, Phish returned to the stage with “Julius”, getting things going with their jazzy two-step groove. Fishman and Gordon laid down a driving force no man wants to mess with, allowing Anastasio and McConnell to play off of each other before Trey took the reigns and delivered a gritty solo, continuing momentum as the jam reached its peak. Although not extremely lengthy, the upbeat “Julius” started the set off on the right foot, serving as a counterpoint for Phish to take things down a darker path with the “Carini” that followed. Expectations for the song were high after the band obliterated “Carini” 20+ minutes-deep in Alpharetta last weekend. While this “Carini” didn’t fly as far as the prior rendition, Phish still delivered with some precisely contemplated improvisation between all four members. Patience seems to be the name of the game this summer, and Fishman, Gordon, and McConnell’s patience surrounding Anastasio’s intricate work with his pedals took “Carini” on a fluffy, exploratory journey. Generally, Phish has one specific jam each summer, that they toy with and pick and pull in every direction, and “Carini” seems to be THAT jam this tour.“Set Your Soul Free”—the recently debuted Anastasio number that got the treatment of its life on the west coast—was up next. As Anastasio toyed with his delay loop pedal, McConnell set the tempo, charging into a blissful improvisational segment before Trey unleashed a colossal solo, unchaining Camden’s proverbial collective soul. After returning to the chorus of “Set Your Soul Free”, Phish took a long pause to catch their breath, and coasted into a lofty “Wingsuit”. The delicate tune off 2014’s Fuego got some special treatment, as the band stepped slightly out of the box and let the jam settle into a perfected Trey solo.For the second time this summer, Phish unleashed “Scents and Subtle Sounds”, this time with the full intro. Leading out of “Scent’s” beloved and sometimes hard to catch intro, Fishman and Gordon took the rhythmic charge, marching into the main theme of Undermind gem. The band swiftly took off into a breezy, melodic jam, with Gordon shining bright and powering Phish into uncharted territory, with Trey layering remarkable loops over Page’s untouchable work on the keys.With another brief pause, Anastasio initiated slacker ballad “Waste”, as the band joined in following Trey’s opening lyrics. With the Wednesday night crowd hanging on their every note, Phish settled into a mellow and delicate mood before kicking things up a few notches and keeping it that way for the remainder of the show. With some time left, Fishman hinted at “Split Open and Melt”, and the rest of his bandmates quickly latched on and dove head-first into more dark, ominous Phish. Trey propelled the jam into intergalactic space territory, as Gordon threw down some hard-hitting bombs that could be heard from across the water in Philly. A ripping “Character Zero” brought the set to a close, with Trey and Mike smashing it out of the park with a funky improv breakdown, allowing brief breaks in his solo for the crowd to give a solid “woo.” Recently, when asked by a fan on Phish’s new SiriusXM radio channel, Trey was given the ultimatum of, “to woo or not to woo?” His response… “To woo!”The band returned to the stage for a “Suzy Greenberg” encore, as McConnell had an opportunity to set the venue ablaze one last time. Before taking a bow, Anastasio acknowledged that the band had a ton of fun in Camden, and thanked the crowd so much for coming out.The band heads to Raleigh Friday, followed by a two-night stand at Merriweather Post Pavilion and, finally, the highly anticipated Curveball festival in Watkins Glen, NY. For a list of upcoming Phish dates, head to the band’s website.You can view photos from Phish’s second night in Camden below via photographer Matthew Lang.Setlist: Phish | BB&T Pavilion | Camden, NJ | 8/8/18Set One: The Moma Dance > Free > Undermind, Theme From The Bottom > My Sweet One, Steam, Train Song, Halley’s Comet > Everything’s RightSet Two: Julius, Carini > Set Your Soul Free, Wingsuit, Scents and Subtle Sounds > Waste, Split Open and Melt > Character ZeroEncore: Suzy GreenbergA full soundboard recording of the performance is available to stream via LivePhish.Phish | BB&T Pavilion | Camden, NJ | 8/8/18 | Photos: Matthew Lang Load remaining images Pholast_img read more

Proposal of the law on unappreciated land sent to the second parliamentary reading

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Croatia sent the Draft Law on Unrated Construction Land to the second parliamentary reading. It is also regulated that the content of the lease agreement in the camp on the tourist land will be prescribed by a decree, and the procedure for the implementation of the study, which has been simplified, is more precisely prescribed. With an important change, the Minister also pointed out that it is unequivocally prescribed that in the case of further construction in that camp, a building permit can be obtained for the area of ​​the existing camp and in the case when the spatial plan in that area envisages some other purpose. to obtain building permits for the camp. “We are actively working despite the situation with the coronavirus. The draft law on unrated construction land was sent to the second parliamentary reading. This law is absolutely necessary and will be enforceable, high quality, fair and reform. We analyzed all the proposals made in the first reading and held a series of meetings. We put the emphasis on the concepts of tourist resort and buildings and hotel building plots. The law will resolve long-standing property and legal relations and regulate the status of land that is exempt from conversion and privatization and that tourist companies have used for 20 years free of charge.”Banožić pointed out. Banožić singled out a better definition of the terms of the building plot of a hotel, tourist resort and buildings, which are of great importance for the regulation of property relations and law enforcement, and the final proposal extended the deadline for the preparation of geodetic studies.center_img In the case of an administrative dispute, the administrative court has jurisdiction to independently determine the facts and other procedures, and companies that have missed the deadline for submitting applications for concessions for tourist land under the old law are allowed to initiate proceedings to resolve property relations under the new the law. Minister of State Property Mario Banožić emphasized its importance for investment activity, especially in tourism and camps, and reminded that there are 76 camps in Croatia today, with an area of ​​more than 14 million square meters. These camps were subject to the transformation of social enterprises during which the facilities were estimated, but not more than 6 million square meters of tourist land around them. Source: Ministry of State Propertylast_img read more

Infrastructure investors to keep, boost allocations over long term

first_imgSome 65% of investors said they felt fund managers and investors’ interests were aligned in the 2014 survey, compared with only 27% who had given that answer in 2010.But 61% of investors in the study said management fees were a key area in need of improvement.In terms of regions, Europe was most favoured for investment this year, with 41% of investors in the asset class targeting this area, followed by North America, which was within sights of 38% of investors.Infrastructure investment was strong last year, Preqin said, with $40bn raised by 52 unlisted infrastructure funds.This was the largest amount of capital raised in a single year by funds since 2008, the survey found.Preqin suggested that, in future, capital may become more concentrated among a small number of very experienced infrastructure investors due to investor priorities.Experience, according to the poll, was the most sought-after attribute for investors choosing new managers, with 80% of respondents citing this as a key factor. Most institutional investors with infrastructure holdings plan to increase or at least maintain investments in the long term, a survey has found.The latest survey on the asset class by data and analysis firm Preqin, which polled 430 investors and looked at different types of alternative investments, showed 84% of infrastructure investors were aiming to increase or maintain their allocation over the longer term.More than half of investors (56%) said they intended to make at least three investments in infrastructure funds in 2014, with 43% saying they intended to commit $100m (€73m) or more over the next 12 months.Investors had become more satisfied that their interests were aligned with those of managers than had been the case four years ago, the survey showed.last_img read more

Innocence Killed

first_imghe turned out to be one of the main volunteers who helped look for them. The incident is mostly forgotten now – only seven references to the murders turn up on an Internet search – but Theresa Pinamonli Zeigler remembers it like it was yesterday. “When something like that happens, it sticks in your brain,” said Zeigler, who was 7 at the time. “I’m 77, and I never forgot.” Zeigler went to school with the girls and had spent many afternoons playing with them. She recalls a seemingly simpler time, a time when kids turned their neighborhoods into giant playgrounds. She saw the girls the day they disappeared. “I saw them in the park,” Zeigler said. “We were all frequent visitors to the park.” After the deaths, the quaint lifestyle came to an end. “It was scary,” Zeigler said. “When you’re 7, you don’t realize what’s going on. But I remember the grown-ups standing around in the street when they found the bodies. I remember how shocked they were.” Dyer was one of those people standing in the street. Described by those who knew him as “simpleminded,” “a nut, but good-hearted” and “goofy but harmless,” Dryer told the crowd not to smoke “out of respect for the dead.” That day, his wife helped him clip newspaper stories about the incident for a scrapbook he had begun. He couldn’t help but draw attention to himself. Although he was questioned by police, investigators didn’t consider him a suspect at first. But a few days after the discovery, he appeared at the Inglewood police station and announced, “I hear you are looking for me.” He was told that nobody had even mentioned him and he left police headquarters “somewhat crestfallen,” according to a 1937 Daily Breeze article. His strange behavior alerted authorities, who immediately began to follow him. Then, a woman – “her name was withheld for obvious reasons,” the article states – recognized the killer’s description and identified Dyer to police in Hermosa. It turned out the Dyer had more than one run-in with South Bay law enforcement. In 1926, he was arrested twice in Redondo Beach for reasons unknown. And, in 1931, after a tryst with a Manhattan Beach woman, he was picked up. He quickly confessed to the murders, telling police the girls “looked fresh and nice.” He explained to authorities that he took the girls to a bean field and lured them off one at a time to help him catch a rabbit. First was the youngest victim, Madeline. He strangled her and tied a rope around her neck just to be sure. Next was Jeanette, who was also lured into the brush and killed. Melba, the final victim, played by herself while waiting for his return, Dyer explained. After he killed them, he “violated their lifeless bodies,” according to a Daily Breeze article. Dyer went home, changed his clothes and “ate a good supper,” before returning to the neighborhood to see if anybody was looking for the girls. Other kids came forward and told police that Dyer had tried to lure them to the park. But the father of the two sisters was suspicious of the confession. Merle O. Everett said his daughters could not possibly have walked 5 miles to the murder scene. “Some men will confess anything under pressure, you know, especially if they’re a little weak-minded.” A surviving sister identified another man as offering to take them rabbit hunting a year earlier. Others blamed drugs for the atrocity. “Some of the brutal and unspeakable sex crimes of recent years have had their cause in marihuana,” according to On the Trail of Marihuana the Weed of Madness, a 1939 book by Earle Rowell. No matter. Dyer was quickly convicted of the crime and on Sept. 15, 1938, was hanged in San Quentin. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Josh Grossberg STAFF WRITER It was shocking, even by today’s standards: On a Saturday morning 70 years ago, three little girls vanished from Centinela Park near their homes in Inglewood. They didn’t show up for supper and, by the next day, friends, police and an army of volunteers scoured the neighborhood. A statewide alarm was sent out. But two days later, their families’ worst fears were realized. On Monday, June 26, 1937, a group of Boy Scouts found the lifeless bodies of 7-year-old Madeline Everett, 9-year-old sister Melba and a playmate, 8-year-old Jeanette Stephens. They were discovered in a deep gully in a remote section of Baldwin Hills. Within days, with the help of a tip given to Hermosa Beach police, a Redondo Beach man was arrested. Not only did 32-year-old Albert Dyer know the girls – he was a crossing guard at their school – but last_img read more