Vulfpeck Members Release Debut ‘The Fearless Flyers’ EP

first_imgLast week, Vulf Records mysteriously released two tracks under a moniker The Fearless Flyers. The new band, comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri, put out two songs on Monday and Wednesday, generating huge response to the funky-fresh releases. The new project, which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck), will be pressed on a limited supply of 12″ vinyl—though the campaign to reserve your own copy closed on Friday. From the time of the announcement, it was not clear whether or not The Fearless Flyers would release a full record, or if only the two songs would appear on the pressing.Then, on Friday, without much promotion outside of a few ambiguous posts on Vulfpeck’s social media pagges, The Fearless Flyers released the full EP on Bandcamp. In addition to the previously released “Aces of Aces” and “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, the self-titled debut record includes four additional tracks.“Introducing the Fearless Flyers” showcases the tight musicianship between the four players, providing the style of playing that fans of Vulfpeck crave from the band’s earlier days. A sped-up, jammed-out, funkified rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” appears on the EP, featuring guitarist Blake Mills and gospel performer Sandra Crouch. A secondary version of “Barbara” also appears on the record, featuring Sandra Crouch again on the tambourine, as a follow-up to Vulfpeck’s 2012 Vollmich version of the song.The six-track presentation closes with “Bicentennial”, a clear continuation of the closing groove from Vulfpeck’s 2017 “Grandma” from Mr. Finish Line. Vulfpeck’s soulful original version of the song features Antwaun Stanley on vocals, David T. Walker on guitar, and James Gadson on drums and closes with a 45-second groove that left fans wanting more. The Fearless Flyers’ “Bicentennial” is the extension of that groove and it features Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Elizabeth Lea on trombone and the voice of Jack Stratton as the “sibilant announcer.”With clear ties between Vulfpeck and The Fearless Flyers, it’s safe to say that the new band is a real thing–and we want more. You can own a copy of The Fearless Flyers today for $6, if you didn’t already reserve a copy of the vinyl, here.<a href=”http://vulf.bandcamp.com/album/the-fearless-flyers”>The Fearless Flyers by The Fearless Flyers</a>In other news, Apple recently released a new commercial for the Apple Pay feature, using Vulfpeck’s “Back Pocket” as the soundtrack. The commercial is in international circulation, positioning the song to get stuck in even more heads across the globe.Vulfpeck has a light year ahead of them, with only four dates on the calendar so far. Following a festival appearance at Sweetwater 420 and two nights in New Orleans, the funk quartet will head to Morrison, Colorado, for their first-ever headlining performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. With KNOWER and Kamasi Washington also on the bill, the 4/27 show is shaping up to be one of the most exciting to date. Head here for more information.last_img read more

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How to save a little extra during crazy times

first_imgIt’s a tough time for a lot of Americans right now. Some out-of-work individuals are into their 3rd month of being without a paycheck. Hopefully the stimulus checks and PPP Loans have helped put some cash in everyone’s pockets, especially those that need it the most. But, being stuck in quarantine isn’t all bad. Introverts are probably in hog heaven. (What is hog heaven? If you have any insight, tell me about it in the comments. I really want to know.) The one advantage of being at home is that you’re not out-and-about spending money like you probably used to. It’s bad for the economy, but it’s good for your wallet. If you’ve got a good handle on your budget, you should take cash you’d usually be spending and put it towards retirement or your emergency fund. And if you’re looking for a few extra ways to save, here are three to consider…Let your car help (because it’s doing a lot of sitting): You’re not using your car much these days. And it’s not just gas stations that have noticed. Insurance companies have noticed as well. A lot of companies have already started giving discounts on premiums because they’re not having to pay out claims at the same rate as before the COVID-19 crisis. GEICO, for instance, is giving a 15% policy credit to all customers at the time of their next policy renewal. Not all companies are giving out discounts without the customer asking first, so find out what your insurance company is doing and take advantage. Every little bit helps.Cancel unused subscriptions: It’s hard to come to terms with getting rid of subscriptions. I haven’t been using my Netflix lately, but it’s hard to let it go. I bought a year of both Disney+ and The Athletic and haven’t really taken advantage of either one of them. I watched The Mandalorian (of course), and read tons of articles about my Tigers during college football season, but haven’t really used either subscription in the last few months. I’d be willing to bet you have similar subscriptions that you probably don’t think much about. It may only seem like 5-10 bucks a month, but cancel one or two and that’s a couple hundred bucks a year.Stop buying the most expensive version of everything: I’m just going to say this up front . . . there’s no way I’m replacing Diet Dr. Pepper with Food Lion’s Diet Dr. Perky. It’s just not going to happen. But everything on your shopping list isn’t as big of a deal. If you don’t believe me, buy the store brand sliced or shredded cheese the next time you’re at the grocery store. It’s just as good as Sargento or Kraft. Don’t @ me. If you don’t know what that means, ask your kids. 173SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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Medco Power kicks off drilling for 110MW geothermal plant

first_imgRead also: Medco cuts capex and production over oil price crashMedco Power president director Eka Satria said the company was committed to developing geothermal plants “following the previous project for the 330MW Sarulla geothermal plant in North Tapanuli.”The Sarulla plant is Indonesia’s second-largest geothermal power plant, after the 376MW Salak plant in West Java.Medco controls a 51 percent stake in the Blawan Ijen project while the remaining 49 percent are held by PT Ormat Geothermal Power, which acquired the stake late last year.Topics : Power producer PT Medco Power Indonesia (MPI) has started drilling geothermal wells for its plant in the Blawan Ijen volcano complex in East Java.Medco Power said on Wednesday that it would drill a total of four wells, two of which would be finished this year. The wells will power a 110 megawatt (MW) geothermal power plant – a mid-sized facility compared to other geothermal plants in Indonesia. Medco Power expects the plant to start operations between 2022 and 2023.The power producer, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s eighth-most productive oil company, publicly listed PT Medco Energi Internasional (MEDC), has already secured a 30-year power purchase agreement for the geothermal plant with state-owned electricity company PLN.last_img read more

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The Northern Trust: Bryson DeChambeau gets flak from other golfers for slow play in Round 2

first_img Tiger Woods withdraws from Northern Trust with oblique strain He added: “People say things behind people’s back all the time and if they want to talk about it to my face, I’ll gladly explain the whole situation. Because the way the PGA Tour policy is now for pace of play is not good the way they define it. They define it as the amount of time it takes to hit a shot.”But the problem is there are other people in the group, and it takes time for them to do stuff. And when you look at the whole situation, and you look at the time it takes for me to get from one shot to the next shot, and you add up those times for me to play the hole, I’m right on par.” The Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson gains control of leaderboard, Jordan Spieth trails closely Bryson DeChambeau, who is often at the center of conversations surrounding slow play on the PGA Tour, was hounded with criticism after Round 2 at The Northern Trust.The 25-year-old golfer took his time Friday as he played Liberty National Golf Course in the first FedEx Cup Playoff event. A tournament of this magnitude puts extra pressure on golfers and being deliberate before shots, especially on the green, can be necessary.center_img We can… pic.twitter.com/TOnRS4BXds— Fantasy Golf Pod (@fantasygolfpod) August 10, 2019A number of other golfers chimed in.European Tour pro Eddie Pepperell said, “Just look at Tommy (Fleetwood) and Justin, both looking completely bored. Slow players do this to their playing partners making the game less enjoyable. Problem is, the unaffected single-minded twit in this instance, doesn’t care much for others.”Golf coach Andrew MacRae added, “And this is why I have stopped watching the PGA Tour and lost interest. Such a shame that this goes unpunished and ruins the game.”While some were slightly more encouraging.”Slow play in golf isn’t anything new — but nowadays with social media, TV etc it’s just being exposed to a new level,” said Luke Donald, a five-time Tour winner. “This seems like the perfect time to do something about it! C’mon people it’s 2019, let’s figure this out!!”Slow play in golf isn’t anything new – but nowadays with social media, TV etc it’s just being exposed to a new level. This seems like the perfect time to do something about it! C’mon people it’s 2019, let’s figure this out!! @PGATOUR @EuropeanTour @RandA @USGA— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) August 10, 2019DeChambeau advanced into the weekend at The Northern Trust and finished his third round carding even-par 71. It was his highest round of the week but he escaped without enduring any more flak. He addressed the criticism after his round, saying he had been “attacked” and the remarks “put me in a bad light.””When people start talking to me about slow play and how I’m killing the game, I’m doing this and that to that game … that is complete and utter you-know-what. That’s not fair,” DeChambeau said after his round, via ESPN.  However, many felt that DeChambeau took an unreasonable amount of time reading a particular putt. He even got the attention of the broadcasters, who said the putt was “a pretty straightforward shot,” but it still took DeChambeau over three minutes to execute.Justin Thomas, who was one of DeChambeau’s partners that round and a notoriously quick player, was visibly frustrated.  Related Newslast_img read more

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DISTRESSED DOG FOUND IN LETTERKENNY TRAFFIC

first_imgThe dog found in Letterkenny.The owner of this lovely dog is being sought after it was found in a distressed state in Letterkenny traffic.The dog was found by Aimee McColgan who is looking to reunite the dog with its owner.The dog was found running through traffic at Dunnes Stores roundabout and has no collar or any form of ID.If this is your dog, you can contact Aimee on 0861630334 or on the house number 0749177610.DISTRESSED DOG FOUND IN LETTERKENNY TRAFFIC was last modified: June 28th, 2015 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:DOGfoundletterkennylast_img read more

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