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Fred Armisen Tells Jokes That Only Musicians Would Love On Conan [Watch]

first_imgOn Wednesday night, September 19th, comedian, actor, writer, and musician Fred Armisen joined Conan O’Brien as a featured guest on Conan, where he discussed his new Amazon series, Forever, as well as his tradition of wearing monster costumes to the Emmy’s. Armisen also spoke with O’Brien about his early-2018 Netflix comedy special, Standup For Drummers, which highlights Armisen’s characteristic peculiarity by intentionally catering its content to solely appeal to those who play the drums.When the topic of his musician-oriented comedy came up in the conversation, Armisen giddily pulled out a cymbal he had stashed behind the couch to tell a joke about how drummers act when they go shopping new gear. As advertised, most everyone in the studio seemed to just think the joke was weird—but the drummer in the house band was in stitches.He then talks about how he’s trying to branch out into jokes about other instruments, grabbing a new instrumental prop. “This is a guitar,” he deadpans, before applying the same off-kilter wit to jokes about blues and jazz guitarists and the annoyed body language of lead guitarists when the singer goes off on a political rant.Fred Armisen Tells Jokes For Musicians On Conan[Video: Team Coco]Fred Armisen’s new Amazon series, Forever, co-starring fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph, premiered last Friday, with new episodes set to be added to the streaming platform weekly. Watch it here.You can also watch Fred Armisen’s musician-facing Netflix special, Standup For Drummers, here. The 2018 special was not the first time Armisen joined his loves for music and comedy to create amusing content. In 2016, as part of his and Bill Hader‘s mockumentary series, Documentary Now!, the pair formed a Talking Heads parody group and recorded an entire album for the gag [Spoiler Alert: It’s actually pretty good, all jokes aside]. You can listen to Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s Talking Heads parody album here.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Closes U.S. Tour By Recreating Final Show With Kofi Burbridge In Asheville [Full Audio]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band completed their winter tour with a performance at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. Following a show the previous night featuring a number of tracks from their recently released album, Signs, and some help from The Marcus King Band, Saturday’s show put the focus back on the band’s tried-and-true live repertoire, forgoing sit-ins and material from the new album. As many fans have noticed, the tour-closing setlist mirrored the set they played on 12/1/18 in Boston—their final show with longtime multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge, who passed away last month at the age of 57.The show’s first frame got underway with renditions of Jimmy Cliff‘s “Sitting In Limbo”, the band’s own Let Me Get By track “Don’t Know What It Means”, and The Box Tops‘ “The Letter”. “Part of Me” and “It’s So Heavy” came next, before a trio of covers (Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk”, Rahsaan Roland Kirk‘s “Volunteered Slavery”, and Charles Segar‘s “Key to the Highway”) kept the lively show moving. The band capped the first set with a lengthy gust of “Idle Wind” featuring a full-band jam surrounding “Rastaman Chant”, much like the one included in the “Idle Wind” from their album release celebration in Brooklyn last month.Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage for their second set with a rendition of Dr. John‘s “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” followed by a particularly mesmerizing rendition of “Midnight In Harlem” that built from a trance-like hum to an explosive peak courtesy of Derek Trucks‘ guitar wizardry. “Laugh About It” and “I Want More” came next, followed by another run of go-to covers including The Four Tops‘ “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever”, Allen Toussaint‘s “Get Out of My Life, Woman”, and their classic pairing of John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery” and the Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree”. To close out the set, the band worked through yet another fan-favorite pairing of their own “The Storm” and the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Whipping Post”, providing a fittingly climatic close to a memorable performance. Finally, the band returned to the stage to put the icing on the cake with a two-song encore featuring yet another Dylan cover (“Going, Going, Gone”) and Litte Milton‘s “More and More”.Below, you can listen to full audience audio recordings of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Asheville tour closer as well as the 12/1/18 show with Kofi Burbridge that inspired it:Tedeschi Trucks Band – 3/2/19 – Full Audio[Audio taped by George Hodges Jr.]Tedeschi Trucks Band – 12/1/18 – Full Audio[Audio taped by Bob Hundertmark]After taking the next month off from the road, Tedeschi Trucks Band will head across the pond for their spring European tour beginning on April 2nd in Paris, France. For a full list of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Thomas Wolfe Auditorium | Asheville, NC | 3/2/19Set One: Sitting In Limbo, Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Part of Me, It’s So Heavy, Leaving Trunk > Volunteered Slavery, Key to the Highway, Idle Wind*Set Two: I Walk on Gilded Splinters, Midnight in Harlem, Laugh About It, I Want More, Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever, Get Out of My Life, Woman, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, The Storm > Whipping PostEncore: Going, Going, Gone, More and More“Rastaman Chant” jam/quoteslast_img read more

Changing his script to embrace the moments

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Casey Khang Moore is a master of one of the most elusive human struggles — living in the moment. He doesn’t linger on the past, or worry about the future. He’s comfortable with today and he makes the most of it, no matter what.“That’s always been me: Go with the flow and whatever seems interesting or exciting at the time is what I want to be doing,” Moore said.He isn’t sure if embracing spontaneity is part of his personality, or if he learned it along his life’s circuitous path.Moore, 21, was born in Vietnam and adopted before his first birthday by a couple from Knoxville, Tenn. When he was 7, his life was upended by the unexpected death of his father, followed by his mother’s battle with depression and a debilitating accident that left her bedridden for nearly a year.“I was too young to understand what all that meant. I was an only child and had to become independent really fast, taking care of my mom, as well as myself,” Moore said. “It was a touch-and-go thing, but it allowed freedom in a way.”That freedom came from realizing year by year that he could rely on himself — to fill acting roles, civic leadership roles, and the role of a Harvard student.Professor Stephen Mitchell, Robert S. and Ilse Friend Professor of Scandinavian and Folklore, traveled with Moore to Denmark last year for a Harvard Summer School course excavating a Viking Age Pit House, where they lived, worked, and explored together for two months.“Casey wears well and is a great presence,” said Mitchell. “He’s creative, thoughtful, innovative, and mirthful — and filled with enough energy that it’d make coffee nervous.”Moore’s character is central to his adaptability. When he was 11, his mother picked him up from his Christian middle school and, on a whim, took him to an open audition. Within weeks he had an agent, and Moore and his mother packed up and headed to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.“Although my mom is disabled, she is really fun and adventurous,” Moore said. “We would be living in a new and big place for the first time, but moving to L.A. was a great opportunity for us to put the past behind us.”It wasn’t as easy as they had hoped. They missed their family, and struggled with the cost of living, bouncing between apartments in their search for affordable housing. It was high school that provided the foundation Moore needed to build on his identity.“I was in this big public school for the first time and my ninth-grade English teacher saw something in me I had never had the opportunity to express,” Moore said. “She bumped me to all advanced placement classes, where she thought I would be better fitted, and I was suddenly on the track of academia.”Moore’s focus shifted from acting to academics, leading to civic leadership and redirecting his ambition. His freshman year he joined the California YMCA Youth & Government program, and eventually served on the board of directors.“Youth & Government drove me to grow as a person and achieve academically,” Moore said. “I was surrounded by people who dreamed of going to Ivy League schools and it helped me realize, I can do that too.”But it was not just politics that expanded his ideologies. Moore’s exposure to myriad viewpoints let his ethnicity surface — a complex issue for a young man who accepted his identity as an Asian-American without question.“I never felt alienated, but eventually had to come to terms with what it means to have been raised in America, in an American culture, separate from my Asian culture but having Asian roots,” he said. “Harvard is a pretty diverse and spectacular place to think about these types of issues.”In another serendipitous turn, Moore changed his focus from Government to Visual and Environmental Studies (VES). He recently completed a short film touching on issues of the Asian-American experience.“I never did art before college, but it’s about doing whatever draws you in at the moment, because that’s how you learn, achieve, and grow,” Moore said.Enticed by the course Archaeology of Harvard Yard, he discovered a love of archaeology, his secondary concentration. It led him to Mitchell, who Moore said is almost like a father to him.“Steve led my study-abroad trip … and that experience affirmed that I don’t place a strong ideal on blood relations,” Moore said. “It’s more about connecting to the roots of my identity and where I come from, rather than who I come from.”Moore also found a family with the Harvard Callbacks, where he forged another role with his talent for vocal percussion and beatboxing. He recalls being on a retreat with the group as freshman and waking up to people singing and cooking together in the kitchen — reinforcing his inclination to pay attention to what matters.“The Callbacks is more than singing, it’s an amazing family support unit where people actually care about you,” he said. “Being part of the group now as an upperclassman and passing down some of the traditions has been really special.”Traditions have taught him a lot and given him something interesting to think about, but … Back to the Moment: He intends to travel to Vietnam to explore his own history, and enjoyed a recent trip with his mother to Las Vegas.“When I got to Harvard, I was pretty sure what I wanted to do,” Moore said. “But the fact my mom was willing to spontaneously uproot our lives in the first place probably rubbed off on me. Who knows, I might take a stab at being a professional poker player.” read more

League of Women Voters & Vermont Business Roundtable Host Discussion on Health Care in Vermont

first_imgLeague of Women Voters & Vermont Business RoundtableHost Discussion on Health Care in VermontBURLINGTON – This month, the League of Women Voters of the Champlain Valley and the Vermont Business Roundtable will tackle the issue of health care with a panel discussion and Q&A session entitled, “The Road to Health Care: Paved with Good Intentions.” The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m., at Speeder & Earl’s Coffee, 412 Pine St. This event is free and open to the public.Panelists include:* Craig Jones, MD, director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health – a vision, a plan and a statewide partnership to improve health and the health care system for Vermonters* Dan Johnson, principal of Hickok & Boardman Group Benefits, member of the Vermont Business Roundtable Health Care Working Group and board member of the Vermont Program for Quality Health Care* Doug Racine, State Senator and former Lt. Governor, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, and member of the Health Care Reform CommissionLisa Ventriss, president of the Vermont Business Roundtable, will moderate.The panel will update participants on the latest challenges and successes along the rocky road to providing health care to all Vermonters. What programs are out there and what progress has been made in Vermont? Find out more on Sept. 17. Bring your questions and bring a friend to learn more about this important issue.The League is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and the influencing of public policy through education and advocacy. To find out more about the Champlain Valley League of Women Voters, go to www.cvlwv.org(link is external), email info@cvlwv.org(link sends e-mail), or call 802-879-0011.Created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, the VBR membership is comprised of 120 CEOs of Vermont’s most active and committed for-profit and not-for-profit employers. VBR’s mission is to make Vermont the best place in America to do business, be educated and live life. For more information on the Vermont Business Roundtable, visit www.vtroundtable.org(link is external), email Contact@vtroundtable.org(link sends e-mail), or call 802-865-0410.# # #last_img read more

PREMIUMCompanies must invest in skills training amid rise of automation: Survey

first_imgTopics : automative Indonesia survey employment automation upskilling Forrester-Consulting APINDO Companies need to invest more in upskilling their employees in order to reduce the digital skills gap and ease concerns over job security, as the use of automation technology continues to expand, a study indicates.According to a survey conducted by American market research company Forrester Consulting, corporate investment in automation technology to help companies with repetitive and rule-based tasks has increased steadily, with 40 percent of respondents planning to increase their group or department spending on robotic process automation (RPA) technology by more than 10 percent in the next 12 months.The fast adoption rate of automation affects jobs differently, with the survey predicting that 80 percent of jobs would be transformed and 29 percent of jobs would be replaced by automation.“All in all, though, we’re looking at a substantial reduction in the traditio… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Linkedin Googlelast_img read more

‘It gets really cold at night’: 50-year-old homeless man lives in cave for past decade

first_imgLa Udu went on to say that he had chosen to live in the cave because he did not want to become a burden to his relatives.La Udu’s cave is located under a rocky cliff near a local beach, making it difficult to be found by the general public. He said he slept between a narrow cave opening on a makeshift bed made out of boat debris every night.La Udu, 50-year-old resident of Baubau city in Southeast Sulawesi, sleeps in his cave. He has been living in the cave for a decade. (kompas.com/Defriatno Neke)“It gets really cold at night. I’m afraid of [being alone], but what choice do I have?” La Udu said. “When the tide rises, I retreat further inside the cave.” He went on to say that he had once lived in his parents’ house, but ever since his parents passed away and his closest relatives got married, he has lived in the cave.Read also: Poverty rate falls but disparity remains highBeing self-sufficient is a daily struggle, La Udu said.“I eat sweet potatoes and kasoami [traditional dish from Buton], and occasionally fish. I sometimes sell some of the fish I catch, but not that many,” he said.He said he was willing to move out of the cave should anyone offer him decent accommodation.Kokalukuna Police village-level and public order advisor (Bhabinkamtibmas) Brig. Rabodding, who also visited the cave on Monday, said he had first learned about La Uda’s living conditions from locals.“We will coordinate immediately with the local administration, as well as public figures to give La Udu [a decent home],” Rabodding said. (rfa)Topics : Many of the oft-overlooked homeless population across the country struggle to secure decent accommodation and are forced to brave the streets, but few are willing to take things to the extreme that La Udu has done.A 50-year-old resident of Baubau city on Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, La Udu has lived as a recluse in a cave located somewhere in Kokalukuna district for the past 10 years.“I have lived here for over 10 years because I don’t have a house,” La Udu said when the press visited his home in the cave on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

Minister plays down plan to involve TNI in fostering religious harmony

first_imgNational Awakening Party (PKB) lawmaker Maman Imanulhaq, for instance, took issue with the ministry’s security approach in promoting religious harmony and suggested instead a dialogue-based approach.“You have working units in the regions such as the KUA [religious affairs offices] but also religious instructors, and they have functioned well,” Maman said during the hearing.He said that if the TNI took over the mandate of these local working units, it might lead to “artificial harmony” among worshippers.Read also: Governor, chief of customary council pledge to keep peace in PapuaMaman echoed the sentiments of a coalition of civil society groups, which insisted that the TNI did not have the authority to meddle in religious activities.“There are no strong or logical arguments for the Religious Affairs Ministry to involve the TNI in a program on religious harmony, because it is a fact that improving religious harmony is more effectively achieved through dialogue than through a repressive approach,” the coalition said in a joint statement last Friday.“The plan to involve the Indonesian Military in efforts to promote religious harmony in the regions in Indonesia goes against the principles of democracy, human rights and the security sector reform agenda, as well as Law No.34/2004 on the TNI.”The coalition includes rights watchdog Imparsial, the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers), the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras).As the first retired TNI general to assume the role of religious affairs minister after the fall of the New Order regime, Fachrul met with Army officers in Jakarta on June 30 to discuss possible collaboration.Read also: Rethinking infrastructure approach in PapuaBrig. Gen. Sugiyono, the deputy assistant to the Army chief of staff (Waaster Kasad) who attended the meeting, said that the ministry invited the Army to take part in its plan so it could mobilize resources in the country’s far-flung regions.“The ministry wanted to invite priests and dioceses in the region [to take part], but it doesn’t have adequate resources. The TNI has personnel in the regions [who can] help disseminate the proper religious perspectives so that [Papuans] don’t view the government as colonizers,” Sugiyono said.Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) researcher Cahyo Pamungkas, who specializes in Papua, said the plan would unlikely address the ongoing tensions in Papua, where local communities see the security forces as part of the problem.“The conflict [in Papua] is a vertical conflict between the government and the people,” said Cahyo. “The indigenous Papuans want a withdrawal of non-organic security forces because their presence reminds them of tales of past sufferings that are passed down from one generation to the next.”In a region mired in decades of armed conflict between the TNI and subversive groups, the government’s approach in Papua has consistently stressed security, even though other alternatives have been sought since the onset of democratic reforms in 1998.During the New Order era, then-president Soeharto rolled out a program known as ABRI Masuk Desa, which deployed military personnel into the regions and grassroots as a means of monitoring and discouraging dissent.The program was terminated after Soeharto fell from power, but was revived afterward with modifications, invariably sparking criticism.Military expert Khairul Fahmi from the Institute of Security and Strategic Studies (ISESS) said that getting the TNI involved was bound to have social and security repercussions.“Involving the TNI is like rolling back the past, where the state was dabbling on the one hand in secularization and religious-moderation propaganda, and on the other going deep into the private domain of faith,” Khairul said. “It could trigger resistance and potential conflict.”The Religious Affairs Ministry’s plan is not the first of its kind.In 2015, the TNI teamed up with the ministry for a joint campaign to stop radicalism and curb the influence of the Islamic State movement, by using the former’s platform to spread moderate Islamic teachings.Read also: TNI to play role in curbing radicalismIn 2017, the TNI collaborated with the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry to continue the legacy of ABRI Masuk Desa with its community service program, TNI Manunggal Membangun Desa (TMMD). Under the TMMD, military personnel are deployed to villages to help develop local infrastructure.The most recent plan would be the first of its kind to focus specifically on a religious approach, Army general Sugiyono said.But Minister Fachrul, with his military background, should not confuse the domain of religious affairs with that of security and defense, Khairul said.“In their operations in Papua, for instance, the military has also incorporated aspects of religious and mentality development, but that doesn’t mean it should ink an agreement with the Religious Affairs Ministry, which certainly has budgetary implications,” he said.Topics : Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi appears to have backed off from a plan to tap into the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) resources to promote religious harmony in Papua and West Papua, following widespread criticism that its involvement could result in more grievances among the indigenous population.Critics have slammed the minister for trying to involve the TNI in civilian affairs in the country’s easternmost provinces, which has revived fears of military repression and throws the security reform agenda into doubt.But Fachrul played down the TNI’s involvement on Tuesday during a meeting with the House of Representatives in Jakarta. He insisted the ministry was only asking for help to map out logistics.“We want to seek out additional information in our efforts to improve religious activities in Papua, so we can better ease tensions. It is not our intention to involve the TNI – we only asked them for input,” he said at the hearing with House Commission VIII overseeing social affairs.“We will focus our attention on houses of worship and religious schools.”The minister’s comments sought to address concerns raised by a number of lawmakers.last_img read more

Man Utd hero Evra announces coaching plans

first_img Having hung up the boots last year, Evra has been doing his badges with United’s academy. And he revealed: “I want to train, no matter where.Advertisement Former Manchester United captain Patrice Evra admits he wants to enter coaching. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsReal-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now10 Of The Strongest Women In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging read also:Evra reveals formal apology from Liverpool after Suarez racism fallout “Which team do I want to train? I do not know. I will accept what the universe will give me. “I do not set goals.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Mourinho: It was an easy decision

first_img Press Association The Portuguese coach travelled to London on Monday to complete the formalities of a second stint in charge of the west London club after his exit from Real Madrid was confirmed, penning a four-year deal. Mourinho maintains it was an “easy decision” to make to rejoin Chelsea, saying: “It was an easy decision. I met the boss, I met the owner and in five minutes after a couple of very short but pragmatic questions, we decided straight away.” Jose Mourinho revealed it took him “five minutes” of a meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to agree a return to Stamford Bridge after six years away.center_img He added: “I asked the boss ‘do you want me back?’ and the boss asked me ‘do you want to come back?’ and in a couple of minutes, the decision was made.” Mourinho was headhunted by the Blues after guiding Porto to Champions League glory in 2004, and would lead Chelsea to successive Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, before then leaving after his relationship with owner Abramovich broke down and they parted company, officially by mutual consent at the time. Since winning the European Cup again with Inter Milan and the Spanish title in his second season in Madrid, the 50-year-old has never made any secret of a love affair with the Chelsea faithful. Mourinho feels with hindsight the parting of the ways back in September 2007, when he was replaced by Avram Grant, was perhaps what both needed at the time, as Chelsea have since also gone on to win the European Cup last season. “It was a difficult moment because I love it here and have a big connection with the club. Also for the club, my departure it was not easy,” he said. “But if you analyse it in a cool way and you leave emotions a bit apart, I think it was fantastic. “Because after that I had in my career what I was aiming for and Chelsea as a football club got important trophies after that, with important moments in the history of the club. Now we are back together and it is a great moment for both, so I think we are ready to marry again and to be happy and successful again.” Mourinho’s previous spell of just over three years at Stamford Bridge was his longest at any club in a nomadic career to date. But he said: “I am much more ready to establish myself in the club for a long time. When you look at the profile of the Chelsea squad, I think it’s what they need at this time.” last_img read more

Northern Ireland inspire keeper

first_imgHamilton and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern will take inspiration from his international team’s transformation as Accies bid to turn around a slump in form. Hamilton have not won in 11 games and are in danger of slipping out of the Scottish Premiership top six ahead of Saturday’s home game against St Johnstone, their penultimate game before the split. McGovern played for his country against Scotland last week before watching Michael O’Neill’s side maintain a top-two position in their European Championship qualifying group with a 2-1 win over Finland. “Things can turn quickly in football,” McGovern said. “The last qualification campaign we won one game the whole campaign, and in this campaign we have won four out of five already. “Things change in football. You need a bit of a rub of the green but all you do is work as hard as you can and hopefully that will come.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more