Just two weeks ago, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead had the pleasure of hosting Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir in Oakland, CA. The Furthur reunion saw Almost Dead strip down to an acoustic setup, accompanying Weir on a series of Grateful Dead classics, with a few Bob Dylan covers slipped in as well.Fortunately for us, the band has shared a full soundboard recording of the performance, with the help of Eric McRoberts. Tune in to the full show below, and enjoy!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 11/12/16(as annotated by manager Peter Costello)Set 1 (8:00PM – 10:13PM):01. Jam ->02. Good Lovin’ (SM) ->03. Cumberland Blues (All) ->04. Help On The Way (TH) @ ->05. Slipknot! ->06. The Music Never Stopped (SM)07. He’s Gone (TH) >08. The Wheel # (All) >09. Jack Straw $ (SM & TH)Acoustic Set ^ (No Set Break):10. Must Have Been The Roses % (TH)11. Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall + (BW)12. Black Throated Wind + (BW)13. When I Paint My Masterpiece + (BW)14. Cassidy + (BW) ->15. Let It Grow Jam + ->16. Cassidy + (BW)Set 2 (10:33PM – 11:59PM):01. intro/crowd02. King Solomon’s Marbles03. Row Jimmy (TH)04. Estimated Prophet (SM) ->05. Uncle John’s Band (All)06. Eyes Of The World && (TH) ->07. Jam *->08. Throwing Stones (SM) ->09. Deal Jam & ->10. Throwing Stones (SM) ->11. Hey Bulldog Jam ^ ->12. Throwing Stones (SM)Encore:13. One More Saturday Night (SM)@ – Proceeded by an emphatic “Shakedown Street” Tease# – With an “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Tease (MB)$ – During the jam before the final “We can share the women…” lyrics, the stage was transformed seamlessly for the acoustic set. MB’s piano was moved (while he was still playing it), a small kit for Joe rolled out on a riser, mics & stools were placed for SM, TH & BW.^ – All songs with MB on Upright Piano & Vocals, TH & SM on Acoustic Guitars & Vocals, DD on Upright Bass & JR on 3 piece kit – Kick, Snare & Hi Hat – & Vocals.% – Almost Dead only+ – With Bob Weir on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals as indicated&& – With a DD Bass Solo & an MB piano solo* – Contained elements of Throwing Stones& – First Time Played By Almost Dead^ – Beatles cover, first Time Played By Almost Dead as an instrumental. (The full song was played on 2016.07.02.)This was probably the longest show Almost Dead has played, at about 3:39.
In the Philippines, there were threeconfirmed cases of 2019 nCoV ARD, all of them Chinese national from Wuhan,China. One of them died earlier this month at the San Lazaro Hospital inManila. The new novel coronavirus cases in UAE,which were identified through periodic screening of people showing symptoms ofthe disease, are “under observation” and are being given “necessary medicalcare according to the highest health standards applicable in the country.” MANILA – Another Filipino was confirmedto have contracted the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease(2019-nCoV ARD) in the United Arab Emirates, its state news agency said in areport on Saturday. The Emirates News Agency reported that aFilipino and a Chinese national were confirmed to have contracted the disease,bringing the total number of infected individuals in the UAE to seven. The UAE Ministry of Health andPrevention said all its health facilities would continue reporting suspectednew cases of the virus, which has been spreading from China since last month. The Filipino from UAE was the secondFilipino to have contracted the new coronavirus outside of the country after aFilipino onboard a cruise ship in Japan also tested positive to the disease. As of Saturday, the novel coronavirushas killed more than 700 people, mostly in China, and infected nearly 35,000.Several countries have enforced restrictions on travel to and from China tocontain the disease./PN read more
The women’s basketball head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dykes announced that the Trojans had two top-20 ranked guards sign letters of intent for the 2017 season. Both Shalexxus Aaron and Destiny Littleton hail from California and are ready to join USC in order to create legacies of their own. “We paved a way,” Cooper-Dyke said. “Now it’s time for them to put their own bricks down that path.”Shalexxus Aaron, ranked as the 16th best guard in the nation according to ESPN, is a 6-foot-1 guard from Martin Luther King High School in Riverside. Aaron has been proving herself on the court as the league MVP her freshman year. “Shalexxus is an athletic perimeter prospect with length, wingspan and a versatile skill set,” Cooper-Dyke said. “She is a great fit for our style of play and adds to our size and length on the perimeter. Shalexxus can deliver in transition, finish at the rim, has 3-point range and is active on the glass.” Along with Aaron, Littleton will also be joining the team in 2017 as a 5-foot-9 guard from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla. On top of winning CIF awards for Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior of the Year, she is currently 905 points shy of passing the California state scoring record, with her senior season still to go.“Destiny is a strong, crafty combo guard who really can score the ball,” Cooper-Dyke said. “She is physical, delivers off the bounce, has a quick release on her jumper, and can handle and pass in a fast game.”Both of these guards are key additions to the Women of Troy, especially since senior guard Jordan Adams graduates in the spring. These players are examples of the constant growth that the women’s basketball team is striving for in order to be a top program in the Pac-12 and the NCAA. read more