Jim James, The Claypool Lennon Delirium Announce Joint 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgThe Claypool Lennon Delirium and Jim James have announced their plans for a joint 2019 summer tour.The 8-date summer run will begin on June 21st at Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, UT. From there, the two acts will make their way to Bonner, MT (6/22); Seattle, WA (6/24); Vancouver, BC (6/25); Portland, OR (6/27); Anaheim, CA (7/2); Los Angeles, CA (7/3); and Paso Robles, CA (7/5).As James noted in his announcement of the tour on Instagram,friends! for over 150 years, the firm of claypool and lennon has been providing clients with only the finest in rock and roll delirium and stark raving madness. this summer i am excited and honored to say that we will be teaming up to offer a brand new twist on one of the most time tested and proven methods for inducing beautifully swirling and whirling delightfully delicious delirium: the healing power of rock and roll!As Les Claypool adds in a press release,Tour pairing is often a challenge in my world but I think we have a good package with The Delirium and Jim James. Jim’s music, from my perspective, is palatable to the masses yet has just enough eclecticism to keep an oddball like me intrigued. I look forward to shambling around the country with him.The tour will see The Claypool Lennon Delirium, led by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, continue to support their brand-new sophomore release, South of Reality. James will continue to support his robust 2018 album, Uniform Distortion, and its stripped-down sister album, Uniform Clarity.A special fan pre-sale including VIP upgrade options will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6th, at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 8th at 10 a.m. local time.Pre-sales begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6th at 10 a.m. local time. Local presales follow on Thursday, March 7th at 10 a.m. local time-. All presales conclude Thursday, March 7th at 10 p.m. All remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on Friday, March 8th at 10 a.m. local time. In partnership with RPM, $1 from every ticket purchased for the Jim James + Claypool Lennon Delirium summer 2019 tour will benefit My Morning Jacket‘s Waterfall Project, this time benefitting the Young Authors Greenhouse, a nonprofit organization in Louisville, KY that inspires students ages 6-8 from diverse communities to grow their imaginations through writing.For more information on the upcoming Jim James and Claypool Lennon Delirium tour, head to James’ website here or the Delirium’s website here.last_img read more


Moody’s: Munis, Co-Ops Face Major Risks From Coal Plant Closures

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Washington Examiner:Credit ratings giant Moody’s is warning that a big chunk of the nation’s electric utilities are at risk…because of the transition toward renewable energy, which is occurring despite President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement.The report, issued Tuesday, says not-for-profit public power and cooperative utilities, which generate and transmit electricity, are facing “rising risks” from the transition to less carbon dioxide-emitting power plants, because they own most of the coal plants across rural America.The company has begun examining the effects of climate policy on the utility sector through the lens of the Paris Agreement. Moody’s found that Trump’s withdrawal from the accord a year ago will be limited because of “customer preferences and technology trends.”In addition, utilities “have consciously transitioned towards cleaner generation, even in states politically opposed to carbon regulations, because of low natural gas prices and the declining cost of renewables,” the report found.Nevertheless, the biggest risk to publicly owned utilities comes if they shut down their coal plants but still have to pay for them.The report says the public utilities and co-ops are facing the same challenges that their for-profit counterparts are facing, driven by a combination of state and local policies and customer preferences. But public power and co-ops don’t have the resources to move as quickly to build more low-carbon renewable energy resources and are much more dependent on coal because of their locations.More: Electric Utilities At Risk From Climate Goals Despite Paris Exit, Moody’s Says Moody’s: Munis, Co-Ops Face Major Risks From Coal Plant Closureslast_img read more


Chiefs use old-school trick play to break through in Super Bowl 54

first_imgSuper Bowl 54 had a “Philly Special” moment early in the first half — a fourth-down trick play in the red zone with a big twist — er, turn.The Chiefs faced fourth-and-1 from the 49ers’ 5-yard line in the first quarter when coach Andy Reid called a play that was one part Notre Dame box, one part Temptations performance. When I talked to Andy Reid at the NFL Combine, he talked about how much fun he has watching college tape and stealing ideas. Single-Wing plays and Speed Option runs ripped straight from college playbooks. Give him credit for being open to new ideas as an “old” coach #SuperBowl— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) February 3, 2020Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy told reporters just how far back the play goes. He actually gave credit to Notre Dame rival Michigan, which used the play to rout another Fighting Irish rival, USC, in a Rose Bowl more than seven decades ago.Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy on spin move trick play to convert 4th down vs. 49ers pic.twitter.com/wpOxC1DJMV— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) February 3, 2020Bieniemy was off slightly on the year: It was the 1948 Rose Bowl, which the Wolverines won 49-0.Chiefs really took a play Michigan ran in the 1948 Rose Bowl 😯 @Chiefs pic.twitter.com/VE0gvp0VQV— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) February 3, 2020The run will rank among the top gadget plays in Super Bowl history, right there with the reverse-and-pass play the Eagles pulled off against the Patriots in Super Bowl 52, with Trey Burton to Nick Foles. Leave it to a creative former Eagles coach to add to the list. Patrick Mahomes and his three backfield mates spun into a single wing formation, with running back Damien Williams getting the direct snap behind an unbalanced line. Mahomes added to the trickeration by faking a pitch to the deep back.Single wing anyone!! pic.twitter.com/0rxFLnE2mA— Coach Kenny Simpson (@fbcoachsimpson) February 3, 2020Williams’ run to the San Francisco 1 set up Mahomes’ touchdown run on a quarterback option two plays later for the Chiefs’ first points (and lead) of the game.MORE: Was Damien Williams out of bounds on go-ahead TD?Kansas City used plays that were more conventional to rally for a 31-20 victory and the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory in 50 years. SUPER BOWL VIDEO: 49ers-Chiefs highlightsSeems Reid had the play stored in the memory bank and was ready to bring it out for a special occasion, per NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks:last_img read more