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first_imgIn 1970, Tom Petty started his musical journey with a group called Mudcrutch. The relatively short lived group tried to make a name for themselves by moving to Los Angeles, CA (from Florida), but their 1975 single “Depot Street” failed to chart, and Mudcrutch disbanded by request of their record company, never to be heard from again.That is, until 2008, when Petty reunited with his original band members for their debut, eponymous album. While two of the Mudcrutch members, Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, continued to work with Petty as members of the Heartbreakers, the other two members, Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh, added their unique sounds to the contribution. Now, eight years later, the classic Mudcrutch lineup is back once more with the appropriately titled new release, 2.Through his 40+ years in the music business, Tom Petty has accrued an improbable number of hits. So many of his songs are chart toppers; regular selections for the local classic rock radio station. This wasn’t something that I fully grasped until seeing Tom Petty in concert at the Hollywood Bowl back in 2008, singing along to nearly every song despite my mistaken impression of unfamiliarity with the catalog. From “You Wreck Me” through “American Girl,” the impressive night of music gave me nothing but respect for Mr. Petty.And that’s just it. Tom Petty is so iconic, his voice so recognizable, that anything he does will sound like, well, Tom Petty. Sure, there are moments where lead solos from Tom Leadon (brother of Eagles’ member Bernie Leadon) get more into the blues nitty-gritty than a Heartbreakers song might. There are individual songs written by Leadon, Tench, Marshall, and Campbell, but Petty kicks in the other seven of the eleven original songs on 2. There’s even a song called “Dreams of Flying,” which naturally conjures comparisons to the classic song, “Learning To Fly.”Fortunately, comparing Mudcrutch’s ‘2’ to the prolific Petty catalog is a good thing. The novelty of Mudcrutch was in full force on their debut album; eight years later, the novelty has translated into a tight-knit rocker. The album flows well from one song to the next, feeling more like an intimate live set than a studio recording. The band members are clearly having fun, coming through in the rootsy rock that defines an entire generation.Do yourself a favor and listen to the album in full, streaming below courtesy of NPR Music until its official release date of May 20th.last_img read more

first_imgDuring our first call for #BackyardBadass nominations, we received an email from John, a student at Garrett College, nominating his friend Paige Harry, “one of the most badass, inspirational and intelligent human beings” he’s ever met. A 23-year-old graduate from James Madison University, Paige works in the ER and as a paramedic with the local rescue squad by day and shreds the trails by night. In between shifts in the ambulance and rounds of ski patrol and mountain bike patrol at Bryce Resort, Paige also finds time to study for her MCAT. Her goal? To one day become a doctor.IMG_1172“I’ve been around a lot of crazy talented, wonderful human beings in the outdoors and Paige by far, is at the top of my list,” John concluded in his email. “She deserves this to realize the work, effort, and determination she puts into everything doesn’t get unnoticed.”We didn’t need any further convincing.I called Paige early in the morning on a Monday. When she answered, I could barely hear her voice over the sound of garbled radio calls coming from the dispatch. She was already hard at work, and that’s when I knew we’d made the right decision in picking our first Backyard Badass.Readers, meet Paige.BRO: Where are you currently based out of?PH: Harrisonburg, Va.BRO: What do you consider your “occupation?”PH: Ski and Mountain Bike Patrol, EMT, aspiring physician (currently in the process of applying for medical school!).BRO: What are your favorite ways to go outside and play?PH: Trail running, mountain biking, skiing.BRO: And what is it about trail running, about mountain biking, about skiing, that you enjoy so much?PH: I love being able to spend time outside and get away from work, school, and other obligations for a little while. It’s a great way to have fun with friends or get some alone time. One of my favorite things about running is that it gives me the time to think and reflect on my day or week while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.IMG_3006BRO: What are your favorite trails in the area to run or bike?PH: Running — the Western Slope of Massanutten. Biking — Narrowback and Tillman West near Reddish Knob.BRO: And favorite place to ski?PH: Favorite East Coast ski spot, Timberline, W.Va. Favorite West Coast ski spot, Snowbasin, Utah.BRO: Any favorite rivers?PH: I’m not much of a water person…the power of whitewater intimidates me.BRO: Best trail food?PH: Honey Stinger waffles, Pumpkin Spice Clif Bar, or a tortilla with Nutella and peanut butter.BRO: Name a moment when you were really proud of yourself.PH: Two proud moments. First, completing the most physically challenging race I’ve ever experienced, the Ironman Triathlon, in less than 14 hours. Secondly, completing the most mentally challenge race, a 50K trail run in pouring rain, 38-degree weather, with ankle- to knee-deep mud the majority of the way. Luckily I had the woman who got me into running, Sue Malone, there to help motivate me.BRO: Most embarrassing moment?PH: I tripped over the paint of the crosswalk, or my own feet, and face-planted while running through a busy intersection on a Friday afternoon in Harrisonburg.BRO: List one thing that scares you.PH: Tornadoes.BRO: With all that trail time, have you ever broken any bones?PH: No, knock on wood, however, I had to go to the ER after a mountain bike crash last summer and the doctor was amazed I didn’t break anything. I had a deep wound on my arm, the doctor said my arm “exploded due to the hard impact with the ground,” but the bones were intact.BRO: If you’re trying to get pumped up, what song do you play?PH: Typically I’ll listen to a song that pumps me up but is also calming such as “The Intro” by the Xx or “Crystallize” by Lindsey Sterling.BRO: Working in the ER can be stressful. What have the outdoors taught you about life, yourself, or other people?PH: One thing I’ve learned with regards to others and the great outdoors, is that there is a sense of community among the outdoor enthusiasts or even those who consider themselves weekend warriors. Everyone is willing to help each other out and everyone on the trail is always open for making new friends.Something I’ve learned about myself is that you can always improve and push your limits a little bit further. With my running career, I started with my first marathon when I was 18 years old. I did it just to say I could, but I hated it. Since then I’ve grown to love distance running. My best thoughts and inspirations often come to me while I’m running. If I’m having a bad day, it will always be better after a run. I hope to inspire others to start running or to simply start moving and to be more active.BRO: Any goals for 2015?PH: I am training to run nine marathons in nine days across the state of Virginia. The goal of the run (and the fundraising I did) is to raise awareness for childhood obesity and to educate children on the importance of physical fitness. Hopefully I can help inspire a healthier and more active future for the children I interact with along my journey.BRO: Why do you think it’s important to make time to go outside and play?PH: It increases physical health, reduces stress, connects you with others in the community, and makes you feel great all around! All too often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the 9-5. We need to remember to take time for ourselves, to step back, and to slow down. Life happens fast, so it’s important to enjoy what we have and the world around us.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal confident of completing £25m Kieran Tierney transfer after winning William Saliba race Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jul 2019 8:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Advertisement William Saliba has agreed to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The Frenchman will become Arsenal’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Gabriel Martinelli and Football.London claims the Gunners are confident of making Tierney their third capture.AdvertisementAdvertisementOnce Tierney’s move is complete, the Gunners will focus on a loan deal for Real Madrice ace Dani Ceballos.Deals for Tierney and Saliba will have used up the majority of Unai Emery’s transfer budget but the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Calum Chambers could be sold to raise extra funds.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe club were keen on signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and offered Jenkinson, Elneny and Chambers in exchange for the Ivorian, as well as £40m.However, the deal was rejected out of hand by the Eagles, who value Zaha at closer to £90m.MORE: Jurgen Klopp explains reluctance to extend his contract as Liverpool manager Kieran Tierney is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are confident they will agree a deal of around £25million with Celtic for defender Kieran Tierney.The Gunners have had two bids rejected by the Bhoys, who had been hoping to get around £30m for the Scotland international.However, Tierney has made it clear that he would be keen on a move to the Emirates and Celtic are resigned to losing the 22-year-old.Arsenal have won the race to sign Saint-Ettiene defender William Saliba, who rejected late interest from Tottenham to agree a £27m move to the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityAmy BensonAmy Benson, an independent documentary filmmaker in Seattle, will discuss her film, “Drawing the Tiger,” an intimate portrait of a Nepali family whose chance to break its cycle of poverty disappears with the untimely death of their scholarly daughter, at the next Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, February 6, at 4 p.m., in Harned Hall #110, located on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE, in Lacey.Filmed over seven years, the film follows the family of Shanta, a gifted student, and how the Darnal family struggles to survive when this determined scholarship recipient ends her own life. The promising student provided her family with a chance to break their cycle of poverty when she is awarded her scholarship to attend school in the city. The Darnals expected her to return to their village as a doctor and ease their impoverishment. After Shanta’s death, her relatives must cope with the lost opportunity they had hoped would change their fates.The film was the result of a video project about the power of girls’ education in the developing world that was made for an NGO, which is a common term for a non-governmental organization that performs a variety of service and humanitarian functions.After Shanta’s death, the NGO removed her from its promotional materials. But Benson and her Nepali co-director, Ramyata Limbu, persisted with telling Shanta’s story about the ‘why’ of her suicide through  documenting the lives of her family. As the film unfolds over the seven-year period, global development watchwords come to life: less than a dollar a day, illiteracy, child marriage, migration. Factors not commonly measured – self-esteem, faith, mental health and marital love – tell this family’s story.Benson is co-owner of Nonfiction Media, a production company in Seattle. She has shot and directed more than 25 short films, telling the stories of nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, Africa and Asia. Her personal documentary short – “Three: Impressions from the Struggle for Girls’ Education” – was the centerpiece of the UNIFEM Singapore film festival.Another short, “Called to Shine,” about Clarksdale, Mississippi’s only female preacher, premiered at the Langston Hughes film festival. Benson’s very first short about the life in a local homeless encampment won awards from SIFF and the Seattle Times. “Drawing the Tiger” is her first feature film.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series, now in its ninth year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the University’s Department of Society and Social Justice, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community. The series honors the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.For more information, contact Robert Hauhart at 360-438-4525 or [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgBomber starter Nick Wethal was unable to make the trip to the zone finals.Nigel Ziegler scored twice for LVR while Ryan Lewis added the other marker on a penalty kick.LVR advanced to the final by hammering J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 8-0.Lewis and Spencer Atkins each scored three times while Andrew Tranfo and Jake Anderson added singles.David Thompson now reprensents the Kootenay Zone at the BC High School AA Boy’s Championships November 17-19 in Burnaby.LVR, the two-time defending champion, finished 12th in the 16-team tournament in 2013. There’s no joy in Bomberville after the defending champs were upset in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships Saturday in Creston.David Thompson Lakers of Invereme scored three times in the opening half to post a 5-3 victory over L.V. Rogers in the final at Prince Charles Secondary pitch.The Lakers, which took advantage of the suspect defence, held a 3-1 lead at half against a Bomber team that was missing its starting center back.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “For a while there we thought we had a really good chance of winning the game. For the most part of the game we were holding on to a small lead and we were on the verge of breaking out. It just did not happen and towards the endgame,” Guiao added.Guiao had the country’s cream of the crop at his disposal but talent alone won’t cut it and Gilas was reminded about it in a painful way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I felt it’s a lack of maturity for our team. It’s not as cohesive as we want it to be at this point. The guys tried their best. I knew and I saw that they were giving their best, but the crucial point in the game, we made some bad decisions and some crucial breaks,” Guiao said.Down by one, the Philippines wound up with two misses and two bad passes in the last 30 seconds of the game as Iran came away with a 78-70 win. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor a moment, it looked like Gilas Pilipinas had it, but only to watch it slip away when it mattered most in a game it badly needed against a regional rival in Iran before a stunned hometown crowd.“Well, of course we’re disappointed, not just about the match but for the whole window. We knew Iran was a tough team even without (Nikkha) Bahrami and (Hamed) Haddadi. We knew that they were a big team,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said during the post-game press conference Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gilas Pilipinas falls to Iran anew, goes 0-2 at home View comments Guiao also pointed out the huge disparity from the free throw line where the Iranians attempted 33 to the Filipinos’ 18 which the fiery coach said to be a product of Gilas not yet used to the physicality in the international stage.“I think Marcio fouled one player on the sideline while he was trying to steal the ball, and we were just behind by one point at that point. So again, the same situation against Kazakhstan. We gave up too many free throws again. 33. That’s the problem, I guess, we’re not really accustomed to the officiating,” he said.“We don’t know how certain calls are made in the international game. But that’s something we should be responsibile for. We should be able to adapt to that. So I think that was very crucial 33 free throws again. Against Kazakhstan we gave up 34 free throws and only 18 for us.”Despite going 0-2 in its home stand, hope is still not lost for Gilas, which slipped to fourth place in Group F with a 5-5 record behind Australia, Iran and Japan.“I still feel, this is a good team. I still feel this is a strong team. I still feel if the chances are slimmer going to the World Cup but I still feel we can do it.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Over the past week, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Jonah Johnson has been getting calls from growers asking if it is too late for a fungicide application on soybeans. He gives the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins the answer to that question in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

first_imgJason McNamara has commenced the role of Sports Programs Coordinator with Touch Football Australia in the South Australian office. Jason came through an intense interview process with a number of exceptional candidates applying for the role. Jason has a great deal of experience both in and outside the sport. Jason has been involved with a number of affiliates in both Queensland and South Australia. Jason has also represented Australia in Touch Football in the Senior Mixed division. The Sports Programs Coordinator position will deliver a number of core activities including affiliate servicing and development of the sport at all levels.Touch Football Australia wish Jason all the best with his new role.last_img

first_imgThe Polar M200 GPS Running Watch is out now!The waterproof Polar M200 GPS Running Watch features a wrist-based heart monitor, built-in GPS and Polar Smart Coaching, with 24/7 activity tracking to count your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and even monitor your sleep.Harvey Norman is offering our TFA members a Polar M200 GPS Running Watch at a low price of $198. For more information or to purchase your Polar M200 GPS Running Watch, please click here NRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter.center_img Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for greater Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman.Related LinksHarvey Norman Promotionlast_img

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