2 Mar

Zach Deputy Announces New Album, Premieres Rocking New Single ‘Chevrolet’

first_imgMulti-instrumentalist Zach Deputy has some big news for fans everywhere, as he’ll be releasing his fourth studio album, Wash It in the Water, on September 9th! Not only did Deputy play every single instrument on the release, but his clever fusion of hip-hop, funk, folk, and pop continues to push the envelope of style. Wash It in the Water is sure to be a feel good album that all can enjoy!To get fans excited, Deputy has shared the very first single from the album. The bright tune is called “Chevrolet,” powered by top notch guitar work backed by island rhythms. Its upbeat mood is downright infectious, and we can’t wait to hear more cuts from the new release.Without further ado, you can stream the leading single “Chevrolet” below.Says Deputy about his new music: “Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me… When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”With the new album coming soon, Deputy will embark on a series of summer and fall tour dates in support, featuring some co-bill performances with Ballyhoo and others supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro. Don’t miss out! You can check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Zach Deputy’s website for more details.2016 Zach Deputy Tour Dates8/4/16 – Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Park – Middletown, CT8/5/16 – Rock On! Concert Cruise – Boston, MA8/12/16 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA8/13/16 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC8/19/16 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC8/20/16 – Roasting Room Lounge – Bluffton, SC8/26/16 – Mazzstock – Marlboro, NY8/27/16 – NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally – Lancaster, NH9/1/16 – Empty Glass – Charleston, SC9/2/16 – Hookahville – Pataskala, OH9/3/16 – Front Porch Festival – Stuart, VA9/4/16 – Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV9/8/16 – Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL *9/9/16 – Vinyl – Pensacola, FL *9/10/16 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL *9/11/16 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *9/12/16 – Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC *9/13/16 – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL *9/14/16 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *9/15/16 – The Social – Orlando, FL *9/16/16 – Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/17/16 – Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL *9/20/16 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC *9/21/16 – Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA *9/22/16 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY *9/23/16 – Catskill Chill Music Festival – New York, NY9/24/16 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *9/25/16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA *9/27/16 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA *9/30-10/1/16 – Bear Creek Bayou – New Orleans, LA10/22/16 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA #11/3/16 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA #11/4/16 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA #11/5/16 – Marquee – Tempe, AZ #11/10/16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC #11/17/16 – White Oak – Houston, TX #11/18/16 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX #11/19/16 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX #* co-bill with Ballyhoo!# supporting The Keller Williams KWahtrolast_img read more

20 Nov

Dear Leader Trump is cleaning house of insufficiently loyal military brass

first_imgAs Politico reports, the fact that Tata was rejected the last time he went before the Senate for a variety of insulting and Islamophobic tweets—that’s no longer seen as an issue. Everyone Trump appoints from now on will simply be an “acting” appointment, without getting the Senate involved. After all, what harm could it do to hand the Defense Department over to a racist xenophobe with a long list of grudges, if it’s just for a few months?Tata probably won’t be moving on up on his own. Previously, Anderson had pushed back against several other potential nominees that the Trump White House tried to plant at the Defense Department. That includes right-wing radio host Frank Wuco, who shares Tata’s Islamophobia in a bigly way. That includes making claims that Hillary Clinton had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, that former Attorney General Eric Holder was a secret member of the Black Panthers, and that John Brennan had converted to Islam. He also endorsed the idea that the U.S. should just turn Syria “into glass” and suggested that the best way to handle Afghanistan would be to drop “a couple of low-yield tactical nuclear weapons.”But wait, there’s more. Anderson was also the person who blocked the appointment of Rich Higgins. As CNN reports, Higgins wrote a book in which he accused a conspiracy made up of ”the media, Islamists, Black Lives Matter, the ACLU, the United Nations and cultural Marxists,” who all conducted a coordinated attack against Trump. Which is pretty impressive. If there’s someone who can coordinate all those disparate groups, maybe they should be offered a job at the Pentagon.- Advertisement – Tata, Wuco, and Higgins are emblematic of the kind of selections made by Trump—the kind of selections that, until now, have been held back by the last remaining layers of experienced professionals, or by some level of concern over public perception. But all that is gone now. The only thing to hope for is that these people won’t be there long, and they won’t do lasting damage. Tata’s past hits included a number of attacks on Obama, including claims that the president was trying to “subvert U.S. national interests to Islam.” But Obama was far from Tata’s only target. He also accused Hillary Clinton of treason and sedition. And he went at length into a theory that former CIA Director John Brennan—who Tata accused of being an ally of Vladimir Putin— was sending out coded messages to assassinate Donald Trump. For reasons that have to be read to be properly laughed at.Naturally, all this endeared Tata to Trump, who named him to the No. 3 role at the Pentagon back in June. With Esper and Anderson gone, it’s Tata’s chance to move ahead.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

16 Oct

GUEST BLOG: Hear it From a Teacher: Reducing the PSSA Means Two More Days of Meaningful Education

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf GUEST BLOG: Hear it From a Teacher: Reducing the PSSA Means Two More Days of Meaningful Education By: Lorena Mitchell, 7th grade math teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools August 21, 2017 Education,  Schools That Teach,  The Blog On August 17, Lorena Mitchell, a 7th grade math teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, joined Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera in announcing significant reductions to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). Beginning this year, students and teachers in grades 3 through 8 will spend an average of 20 percent less time on statewide testing, which is equal to two more days of meaningful classroom education for some schools. As a teacher, here is what two more days of meaningful education could mean for Lorena Mitchell’s classroom.As a 7th grade math teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, I am ecstatic that teachers voices are being heard when we speak in regards to the pressures that we put on our students and teachers who are plagued with an abundance of testing during the school year.A reduction of 20% of testing time could equate to up to two full days that the classroom can be used to maintain structure and provide opportunities for our teachers to focus on educating students.With an extra two day of classroom instruction, I could provide activities where students could develop their critical thinking skills and strengthen their team building by having them work on classroom adventures and projects.As a middle school math teacher with a couple of extra days, I could collaborate with my local community members and have them share their knowledge with our students on being actively involved and provide additional programming around spending, saving, budgeting, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.With an extra two days, I could find ways to make my classroom less stressful and more fun. I want my classroom to be a classroom in which the middle school child would enjoy coming to every day.I am excited that I finally may have an opportunity to allow my students to have more time for exploration, because they will spend less time worrying about testing.   SHARE  TWEET SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more