2 Mar

Stick Figure Shares Retro-Style Music Video For ‘Shadow’ – Premiere

first_imgVideo director Bulldog Media’s Joe W. speaks more in-depth about the band’s decision to shoot in this style. “I came up with the idea after listening to the song a few times. I’ve always wanted to do a 1950’s era video and thought this song would be a good fit. The lyrics “Old Country Road” made me think about the roads surrounding where I grew up in Sonoma County. We ended up shooting the film outside of Petaluma, CA, about 30 minutes from my home town. It was the perfect setting to match my vision for the video.”The song itself was written by Woodruff, and the first-ever song recorded at the band’s Ruffwood Studios in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Built by Woodruff himself, creating a workspace was influential on the album’s direction. “The process of building a studio from scratch in the mountains, surrounded by Redwood trees, yet 15 minutes from the beach, really framed the concept and direction of the album.”Stick Figure is on tour throughout March and the majority of 2016, so don’t miss the group on the road! For more information, click onto their website. California-based roots rockers Stick Figure always bring a good time wherever they go. Known for their soulful takes on the reggae genre, Stick Figure released their 2015 album Set In Stone to critical acclaim. You can listen to the album here.Now, the band is expanding on the artistic direction of Set In Stone with a brand new music video for the single, “Shadow.” Written about Cocoa The Dog, who frontman Scott Woodruff calls “my sidekick, my shadow,” the new video was shot in a retro 50’s style. Woodruff speaks fondly of Cocoa, saying that she “is essentially a member of the band. She is on stage every night, walking the perimeter and greeting the fans. She also gets first pick on choosing her bunk on the bus!”Enjoy the new music video for “Shadow” below:last_img read more

28 Sep

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference and Navingo Career Event continue in modified set-up

first_img“We opted for a modified set-up: partly digital, partly on location,” says Coert van Zijll Langhout, Managing Director Navingo. “For a long time, and due to a wide range of measures and stakeholder consultation, maintaining the original formats was realistic. The latest developments now force us to change course. Which is what we have done.” Looking at current developments, Navingo has had to adapt to a changing reality and its customer wishes more and faster than ever before in order to realise a full-value Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) and an effective Navingo Career Event (NCE). Therefore, both events will continue on 27 and 28 October 2020 in a digitally enhanced format, where networking, sharing knowledge and visibility will still be leading. The modified format is corona-proof and a combination between an easy-to-navigate virtual environment and activities in RAI Amsterdam. Round-table sessions,showcases and one-on-one conversations, it’s all possible, sometimes even betterthan before. “We have the right tools to effectively bring our exhibitors tothe attention of their target groups. Our team is currently working day andnight to achieve the goals of our customers and visitors: to connect, generate leads,get new ideas and fill vacancies.”  OEEC will be recorded andbroadcasted live from RAI Amsterdam. The event can also be partly visited onsite. Networking and visibility will be addressed by matchmaking, digital roundtables and showcases in a way that supports interaction. Talk shows andindustry insights with thought leaders are part of the programme as usual. NCE will take shape through aseries of thematic online events. For each event, relevant students, (young)professionals and job seekers will be invited to participate, leading tohigh-quality, targeted interaction. The kick-off is part of the OEEC programme. For almost two decades Navingois creating connections in the offshore energy and maritime industry and it hasgrown a large online community in doing so. Both www.offshore-energy.bizand www.navingocareer.com have a wide international reach. Combininga large, real-time online set-up with in-person activities in RAI Amsterdam bringsthe capacity to reach the community of 700,000 monthly users,630,000 social followers and 130,000 newsletter subscribers.  “We are convinced that we can fulfil our role as connector in these turbulent times and are doing our utmost to bring the full potential of the programmes into practice. Stay tuned in coming weeks, as we will update exhibitors and visitors on the programme, participants and key industry leaders you’ll be able to meet on 27 and 28 October 2020.”last_img read more

23 Sep

Opening night Frostbuster checkers fly for Wolla

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 1) – Jason Wolla made his way to victory lane after making the 900-mile trip from Ray, N.D., to Southern Iowa Speedway at Oskaloosa for the opening night Frostbuster.Wolla took the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back in winning the 22-lap IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature, collecting the $1,000 checkers along with a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.“That made the whole trip worth it,” said Wolla, who’d finished third at Lee County Speedway’s Spring Extravaganza on Sunday. “I know there had to be people asking ‘Who’s this guy from North Dakota?’ It was pretty awesome.”Hunter Marriott ended in second after passing Jimmy Gustin with four laps to go. Todd Shute, Scott Dickey and Cole Ferguson completed the top five after Gustin exited with a flat tire.Ken Schrader won his “B” feature and finished 12th in the main event. One hundred and sixteen cars from 10 states were on hand at Oskaloosa.Other winners were Damon Murty in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Danny Thrasher in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Lucas Lamberies in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.After a long stay in second, the persistent Murty was finally successful in passing Jay Schmidt for the lead on the 13th of 20 Stock Car laps. Cayden Carter finished second, Schmidt was third, Justin Temeyer was fourth and Shane Weller was fifth.The 16 lap Hobby Stock feature ran caution-free and Thrasher was scored first across the stripe on the last 14 of those circuits, holding off challenges along the way from Dustin Griffiths and Jamie Songer. Rounding out the top five were Austin Luellen and Adam Bonnett.Lamberies led early in the Northern SportMod feature, chased Brayton Carter across the line, then was promoted to the top spot when Carter was disqualified in post-race tech for an illegal distributor.Jenae Gustin, Curtis VanDerWal, Kip Siems and Jonathan Logue completed the top five.The same four divisions are in action for the Thursday, April 2 Frostbuster at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Completing the Frostbuster week are shows April 3 at Marshalltown Speedway and April 4 at Boone Speedway.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jason Wolla; 2. Hunter Marriott; 3. Todd Shute; 4. Scott Dickey; 5. Cole Ferguson; 6. Mike Mullen; 7. Brian Mullen; 8. Justin Medler; 9. Cayden Carter; 10. Jacob Murray; 11. Troy Cordes; 12. Ken Schrader; 13. Adam Larson; 14. Luke Wanninger; 15. Tyler Groenendyk; 16. 4D Rob VanMil; 17. Tony Wedelstadt; 18. Russ Reinwald; 19. Jimmy Gustin; 20. Josh Most; 21. Kyle Brown; 22. Andrew Schroeder; 23. Carter VanDenBerg; 24. Richie Gustin.Stock Cars – 1. Damon Murty; 2. Cayden Carter; 3. Jay Schmidt; 4. Justin Temeyer; 5. Shane Weller; 6. Brad Pinkerton; 7. Zack VanderBeek; 8. Jason See; 9. Kris Walker; 10. Donavon Nunnikhoven; 11. Nathan Wood; 12. Derrick Agee; 13. Jeremy Swanson; 14. Todd Reitzler; 15. Jim Lynch; 16. Brendon LaBatte; 17. Randy Killen; 18. Les Blakley; 19. Bret Koehler; 20. Brock Welch; 21. Jerry Miles; 22. Michael Bilyeu; 23. Robbie Merkle; 24. Ryan Fullenkamp.Hobby Stocks – 1. Danny Thrasher; 2. Dustin Griffiths; 3. Jamie Songer; 4. Austin Luellen; 5. Adam Bonnett; 6. Shannon Anderson; 7. Derek Hodges; 8. Eric Stanton; 9. Steve Allen; 10. Nick Ulin; 11. Jeremy Auten; 12. Mike Kincaid; 13. Tyson Overton; 14. Dave Schmidt; 15. Christian Huffman; 16. Andy Hick; 17. Bobby Greene.Northern SportMods – 1. Lucas Lamberies; 2. Jenae Gustin; 3. Curtis VanDerWal; 4. Kip Siems; 5. Jonathan Logue; 6. Tracy Wassenberg; 7. Jason McDaniel; 8. Austin Paul; 9. Rich Pavlicek; 10. Clint Luellen; 11. Logan Anderson; 12. Ryan Wolla; 13. Matthew Vangelder; 14. Kurtis Pihl; 15. Shawn Cooney; 16. Kevin Bethke; 17. Brianna Ambroziak; 18. Nate Chukuske; 19. Zach McKinnion; 20. Keagan Scott; 21. Colton Livezey; 22. Logan Scott; 23. Leroy Groenendyk; 24. Brayton Carter.last_img read more

17 Sep

Third campus climate forum focuses on cultural resource centers

first_imgThe Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives held the third Campus Climate Open Forum on Wednesday which focused on the issues of space and funding for cultural resource centers. The Forum, titled “Funding, Space and Student Centers,” was moderated by George Sanchez, the vice dean for diversity and strategic initiatives, and featured Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Ainsley Carry, Rosalind Conerly, assistant director for the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, and Mary Ho, the assistant vice dean of diversity and strategic initiatives. They discussed their takes on the need for the improvement of existing student centers and the installation of new ones.Sanchez opened the discussion and said that the purpose of the forum is to create a safe space to talk about campus climate.“What we’ve tried to do is create both a safe space, so that we’re respectful of each other and the dialogue back and forth, but also a brave space, in which we can talk about serious issues that we’re facing here at USC in terms of diversity and campus climate,” Sanchez said.Conerly detailed the foundational history of cultural centers around the nation and USC cultural centers in particular.According to Conerly, student centers emerged at predominantly white institutions as a result of student activism in the 1960s and ‘70s.“We fast-forward to 2016, and we see that a lot of students are feeling a lot of the same things,” Conerly said. “They may be manifesting in different ways, but they’re still there.”Carry provided background information on the details of current cultural spaces. He highlighted the three requests from the student Campus Climate Resolution — to expand existing cultural centers, add new cultural centers and increase budgeting — and looked to the forum to help formulate solutions.Ho referenced her past experiences as the program director of Santa Clara University’s Office for Multicultural Learning and director of Asian Pacific American Student Services to emphasize the dissatisfaction she has had with the lack of progress in diversity talks.“I do get frustrated around the same conversations that occur over and over again,” Ho said.“We need to look at what we should do with what we have on this campus, and what do we need to add to what we have.”USG Senate-elect Sabrina Enriquez closed out the panel, representing the opinions of the Campus Climate Coalition and others in the student body.“The cultural centers we have are understaffed, underfunded and overcrowded,” she said. “Because certain groups haven’t been seen as worthy enough, students, especially students from these groups, have been exploited. All of these centers should be created at the same time.”Enriquez emphasized the discrepancy between the amount of funding for cultural resource centers and the salaries of top USC administrators such as President C. L. Max Nikias.Panelists then opened the floor for questions, which included discussions about spaces for cultural centers at the USC Village and special-interest floors in housing. Carry said that the agreement with the City of Los Angeles over the construction of the Village stipulated that a certain portion of it be set aside for retail space to replace the previous businesses in the old University Village.Sanchez criticized the lack of transparency with the project, which he said is mostly residential space and lacks collaborative spaces for students that could be used for cultural resource centers.Enriquez stressed that the conversation about increasing space should not create a competition between cultural centers for resources, but rather find a way to benefit all parties. She said creating a new facility for cultural resource centers could help alleviate the problem.The next Campus Climate Open Forum will be held at the Vineyard Room at the Davidson Conference Center on March 30.Sanchez said that these forums should generate action for campus climate issues on campus rather than inaction.“We want to make sure these sessions aren’t just talking sessions, but action sessions,” Sanchez said.last_img read more

29 Dec


first_imgJohn Doherty and a young fan. Photo: Eamonn O’DohertyA remarkable film showing the legendary Donegal fiddler John Doherty playing with the US singer Pete Seeger will be a highlight of the celebration of World Fiddle Day in Glencolumbkille on Saturday next.The short film, recorded in 1964 in Carrick, has been recently rediscovered and will be shown in Oideas Gael at 2.30pm.Other events during the day include open fiddle classes in the morning, and a concert at night in the Folk Village featuring some of Donegal’s finest fiddle players. The celebration is being organised by Donegal fiddle organisation Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí.Rab Cherry of Cairdeas said they were delighted to get the opportunity to show the film.“Pete Seeger, who died in January when he was in his nineties, is one of the big names in the US music scene in the 20th century, and this is remarkable footage of his meeting with John Doherty half a century ago. Some people will be familiar with a small section of this film, but that’s of poor quality in terms of both the sound and the picture. It’s wonderful that the original recording has been unearthed and we’re getting a chance to see it in Glen for World Fiddle Day.”Two fiddlers will be on hand to talk about the film – Danny Diamond of the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin, and Conor Caldwell, Belfast, who has completed a doctorate on the music of John Doherty. Saturday’s events begin with fiddle classes, which will run from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm in Oideas Gael. Intending students should contact Cairdeas by e-mail at [email protected] or phone Rab on 0863409019. It will be a help to the organisers to have an idea of numbers and playing experience.The concert at the Folk Village begins at 8pm. Those on the bill include Vincent and Jimmy Campbell from Glenties, the award-winning Danny Meehan from Mountcharles, and Raphoe native Martin McGinley.There’s a charge of just €20 for all three events. For the concert only it’s €10.The first World Fiddle Day was last year. It’s being held annually on the Saturday closest to 19th May, the date of the death of the renowned Cremonese violin maker Antonio Stradivari.See www.worldfiddleday.com or www.facebook.com/pages/World-Fiddle-Day To get a preview of Pete Seeger trying to follow the remarkable playing of John Doherty in the caravan in Carrick in 1964 (during a downpour), check out the clip on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlT3CmtKTqoMUSIC LEGENDS DOHERTY AND SEEGER FOR WORLD FIDDLE DAY IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalfiddleJohn DohertyPete Seegerlast_img read more