Road To Canyon Jam: Spafford’s Jordan Fairless Discusses The Importance Of Vibe Reciprocation

first_imgThe inaugural Canyon Jam at Colorado’s iconic Mishawaka Amphitheatre features several of the jam scene’s “Next Phase” of bands, such as Spafford, The Main Squeeze, Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman, Cycles, Moves at Midnight, and Jus’ Sayin’. The two-day event takes place on September 8th and 9th, and is looking to be an annual affair boasting some of the jam scene’s top young talent. With the event just several weeks away, we decided to catch up with members of each band on the lineup in this new Live For Live Music interview series dubbed Road To Canyon Jam.Why The Mishawaka Amphitheatre Is One Of The Most Coveted Scenic Venues In The CountryOur first two installments of the “Road To Canyon Jam” interview series featured conversations with Cycles’ guitarist Patrick Harvey and drummer Michael Wood and drummer Rob Houk of Buffalo-based jammers Aqueous. In the latest installment, we had a conversation with Spafford bassist Jordan Fairless about what the Arizona four piece is looking forward to most on their road to Canyon Jam. Tickets for Canyon Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page._____________________________________________________Live For Live Music: The nature of Canyon Jam centers around the art of the “jam.” What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients to make up a solid improvisation?Jordan Fairless: We’ve concocted a secret recipe for our jams over the last several years. Just like grandma’s secret recipes, ours don’t get shared too easily. We can share one key ingredient though: Thyme.L4LM: Because Canyon Jam is in its first year and given the location and the lineup, what are you most excited about for Canyon Jam?JF: None of us have ever been to the venue before and it is hailed as one of the Crown Jewels of the country’s outdoor music venues. It’s an honor to be invited to perform at such a prestigious venue.Spafford Shares New All-Improv Release, “Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience” [Stream]L4LM: In their earlier years, bands like The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident and STS9 performed at the Mishawaka. Do you ever put any thought into bands that have played iconic venues before you and how that relates to your own career?JF: It is definitely a rite of passage and an honor to be playing these iconic venues, you can feel the history in them. That has never really affected the way we play. We are always and will always be, unapologetically, Spafford.L4LM: The Mishawaka is known for its intimate and gorgeous setting. How does a venue’s vibe (or some other word) affect how you go into a performance?JF: The atmosphere a venue provides certainly plays its part for us. Although we are most affected by the crowd engagement from show to show, the real question is how are the fans reacting to the venues “vibe” which in turn reciprocates to our playing differently.L4LM: Playing Colorado, in general, always seems to bring out the best in bands. Why do you think that is?JF: It’s hard to say really. Maybe the elevation? Everything is different when you’re that high.Friday Schedule:6 pm – Doors8 pm – 9 pm –  Moves at Midnight9:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Mungion11 pm – 1 am – Main SqueezeSaturday Schedule:4 pm – Doors6 pm – 6:40 pm – Jus Sayin’7 pm – 8 pm – Cycles8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Organ Freeman10 pm – 11:30 pm – Aqueous12 am – 2 am – Spafford[cover photo by Keith Griner of Phierce Photo; follow him on IG]last_img read more

James “Jim” A. Meyer

first_imgJames “Jim” A. Meyer, 77 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Jim was born on June 21, 1941, at home in Ripley County, the son of Joseph and Hilda (Hodapp) Meyer. He was a 1959 graduate of Napoleon High School. He married Rita Buening on April 22, 1967, in Millhousen and she survives.Other survivors include his son – Kevin (Mary Ann) Meyer; his daughter Kelli (Chad) Cobler; his brother William (Joanie) Meyer; and four grandchildren – Logan Cobler, Machaela Cobler, Samuel Meyer, and Juliet Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty Meyer.Jim served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963 – 1969. He worked for 40 years in maintenance at NTN-BCA until his retirement in 2003. Upon his retirement, Jim became a permanent adorer in the St. Louis Adoration Chapel until 2018.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen.Throughout his life, Jim enjoyed traveling.  He was proud to have visited every state west of the Mississippi River with his wife and children.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren; especially watching his granddaughters ride and show horses, and collecting BB guns and fishing with his grandsons.  In his free time, he enjoyed watching Westerns on television.  Jim was a former coach of CYO basketball in Millhousen, Enochsburg, and Batesville.A Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, followed by visitation for family and friends from 4 PM – 8 PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home.  On Thursday, June 20, visitation will be from 10 AM – 11 AM before the Funeral Mass beginning at 11 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. John Geis officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation/Rheumatoid Arthritis Lung Disease in care of Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 59-45 win over Pittsburgh

first_imgAfter going into double overtime with then-No. 23 Florida State in its last matchup, Syracuse (13-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) struggled to get much going early against Pittsburgh (8-11, 0-6). The teams combined to shoot just 38 percent in the first half as the Orange went into the break with a five-point advantage. Syracuse eventually managed to pull away late for a 59-45 win to snap its four-game losing streak.  Here are three reactions from the game.Feel it stillTyus Battle played a season-high 50 minutes in the Orange’s loss to the Seminoles. The game actually pushed his minutes per game average in ACC play to 41.2 — more than the standard 40-minute game.TV broadcasts claimed that Battle was under the weather heading into the game. Either way, Battle was noticeably a bit weaker to start Tuesday‘s game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn one play he made a move to drive baseline, but his floater weakly fell off the side of the backboard, not even reaching the rim. Later, he had a wide-open look from deep. His 3-point attempt was on line but not strong enough, barely grazing the front of the rim and falling straight down. He missed his first six shots of the game and entered the break with just four points.Halftime seemed to get Battle a little bit back on track. He was five-of-eight from the field and scored seven points in the frame. His 3-pointer out of the under-eight media timeout seemed to inject life in the Orange, which went on to open up a 10-point edge.How longFreshman Panthers guard Parker Stewart came into the game averaging just 7.4 points per game, the fifth-highest mark on the team. He’d hit 30 3-pointers in 18 games, shooting at a 36 percent clip.Stewart hit two 3-pointers within the first five minutes of the game. By the end of the night, Stewart accounted for more than half of Pitt’s offense by himself, as he knocked down seven 3-pointers and had 23 points, both career highs.Although Syracuse has been solid on defense for most of the season, this was the third time that one player has made at seven 3-pointers in a game against the Orange.New rulesThrough the first four games of ACC play, freshman point guard Howard Washington was averaging two minutes per game. It seemed like his only way on the floor was to provide a very quick breather to Howard or Battle, or if either one was in foul trouble.But against FSU he played a career-high 24 minutes and Syracuse deployed its three-guard lineup for a good chunk of the first half.On Tuesday, Washington again checked into the game early in the first half, replacing Tyus Battle who sat for a few minutes. When Battle came back, Washington stayed on, with SU again giving its three-guard lineup a look.The Orange scored five quick points when Washington was in, and the Buffalo native added two steals. But the offense stalled with the three-guard lineup in, scoring no points. On one play, it appeared that both Howard and SU head coach Jim Boeheim were frustrated with Oshae Brissett not getting into the high post properly.Washington was subbed out with 7:22 left in the first half and didn’t play the rest of the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Luke Walton defends Lonzo Ball from those who said he got ‘destroyed’ in debut

first_img Clippers’ Patrick Beverley gives rude welcome to Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball That doesn’t even include the Nov. 2 matchup with D’Angelo Russell, who will no doubt be looking to prove the Lakers erred in trading him.Not that Ball should be looking that far ahead.“We want him to stay more present in the moment,” Walton said. “He’s got more on his plate than to try to get him to wrap his head around the list of point guards he’s got coming in.”But they are still coming.“It’s always someone, especially in the starting lineup, that’s really darn good at something,” Walton said. “He’ll have his work cut out for him each night, but each night will be a unique – especially the first time through (the schedule) – will be a unique learning opportunity for him.”INACTIVE: ZUBACFor the second straight game, Ivica Zubac was on the bench in street clothes. The Lakers’ second-round pick in 2016, Zubac started 11 games last season and was often included in conversations about the organization’s cherished young core.In his second season, however, he hasn’t been a factor.Walton said it has been a “numbers thing” that kept Zubac on the inactive list. With Ball coming off a sprained ankle and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended for the first two games of the season, it was more important to Walton to have guard depth. So Josh Hart and Alex Caruso have remained active.Zubac struggled in summer league, and has acknowledged that he thought it would be easier given his experience in the NBA.“I’ve talked to him since then and he has changed his attitude and preparation and changed his body since summer league,” Walton said. “He has got to be more aggressive in the way he attacks the ball, but he is coming along nicely.”The other player joining Zubac on the inactive list Friday was something of a surprise. Veteran Luol Deng, who started Thursday night’s opener. Against the Clippers he scored just two points in 13 minutes.Against Phoenix, Walton said he wanted “more natural energy,” which led him to start Corey Brewer instead of Deng. PHOENIX — By Friday, the Lakers were onto the Phoenix Suns and Lonzo Ball had shifted his focus to Eric Bledsoe.Beyond the walls of the visitors’ locker room at Talking Stick Resort Arena, however, the news cycle was stuck on Ball’s professional debut the night before and a perception that the No. 2 overall draft pick had flopped.Coach Luke Walton heard those opinions and came to his young point guard’s defense ahead of the Friday’s game.Related Articles Magic Johnson passes torch, but Lonzo Ball era begins with lopsided loss to Clippers Miller: Lonzo Ball, Lakers open new era amid turbo-charged hype Do the Lakers have a Julius Randle problem? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall tallied nine rebounds and four assists, but the Lakers shot just 40 percent from the floor.“We didn’t make any shots,” Walton said. “He’ll figure out when to get his shots. I thought he was fine last night. It’s a good learning experience for everybody.”Ball was relentlessly hounded by Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, who acknowledged after the game that he wanted to send a message to Ball and his boisterous father, LaVar. Beverley remained combative, screaming profanities aimed at Ball after the game had ended, something Walton said did not surprise him.“He’s a hard-nosed player and he has success by getting into people and getting under their skin,” Walton said. “He sees a rookie point guard out there. That’s exactly what he’s going to try to do.”The opposing point guards won’t get any less daunting. After facing Bledsoe on Friday, the list of his upcoming matchups is a veritable gauntlet of talent and tenacity. In order: Jrue Holiday, John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Ricky Rubio, soon followed by Damian Lillard, Mike Conley,  Kyrie Irving, Wall again, and reigning Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon. “I think Lonzo’s getting a bad (rap) for getting destroyed his first game,” Walton said. “Personally, I thought he could have had a double-double with rebounds and assists. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Five Cueball thoughts for May 12, 2013

first_img4. All time hits…It was a good week for Sumner Newscow. We broke the all-time weekly visit count and the all-time hit count. We broke the 50,000 hit weekly barrier in one week for the first time – smashed it actually with 51,109 hits. It’s been a milestone, we have been flirting with for several months now but hadn’t quite pushed ourselves over the top until this week.Of course, the site was driven this week by some incredible stories – heroin, really? I knew it was going to be a busy news week when we had a graduation party to host today. 2. Inside vs. Outside…Graduation weekend could not be more perfect weather wise. It is one of those days when you wished the Commencement Exercises could be held at Sellers Park.Now it is held in the gymnasium.I have mixed feelings. The fact that graduation was held on the Sellers Park football field made it unique. Now that it is in the gymnasium it feels too much like Class Night. We’ve been through the marching before.But, on the other hand, the ceremony in the gymnasium allows people to actually see the graduate, hear the speakers, not worry about the wind blowing the stage away, take better pictures, not get a rip-roaring sunburn (if its sunny) and makes it more personal.I could go either way on where to hold Commencement exercises. But there is one thing I will take a stand on. White cake is better than chocolate cake at the graduation parties. Just saying… Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for May 12, 2013… 3. Tom Cruise…Unfortunately, I missed the latest movie “Oblivion” at The Regent due to graduation weekend. I was speaking to someone at another movie while filing out of the Regent and we were pondering why anyone would go to Wichita to watch the same movie unless you get your panties in a wad and have to see it right the instant it comes out, or you simply need to get out of Wellington. The price is cheaper at the Regent, and the picture is better.Anyway, I missed Top Cruise in action. I’m sure he was looking “earnest and intense.” And he’s very serious about whatever he is doing to save us. It’s always the same look, the same expression, the same thought process whether the movie is “Top Gun”, “Mission Impossible” or “Rock of Ages.”Hey, I’m not a Cruise hater. I like the guy and I think he takes way too much crap by the media hordes. He has had the ability of placing himself in some of the best movies out there. So I see an awfully lot of the guy. But make no mistake: while the movie, scene and character may be different than the next, if the lead character is being played by Cruise, he’s the same guy. 1. Graduation…I’m not going to crank out a Pulitizer Prize column here. It’s graduation Sunday at the McCue household.My oldest, Devin, is graduating from high school. You know the oldest and most overused cliche in the history of mankind is “where did the years go?” But is there any term more applicable?My son has grown up on me. He’s graduating with honors from Wellington High School and will be attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in the fall.I could not have been more lucky to have him as a son. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (13) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 378 weeks ago Cue, you have to rent Cruise’s movie called Jack Reacher…its a good movie also. I wish the Regent could have kept Oblivion around a little longer due to graduation/mothers day weekend activities. Good Luck to the Class of 2013 you all have something to be proud of. Great Group of Kids. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 378 weeks ago I would like them to hold graduation at sellers park again. How many years was it held at the park and didn’t have to worry about seating. What about those that have split famlies and have to worry about priority seating? Hmmm…didn’t have to worry about who was going to get tickets before unless weather as a problem. How often has weather been a problem. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down birdfan · 378 weeks ago I quit going to see cruise movies, to much the same and the last two actually walked out before the movie ended, I would have left another one but was in the middle and it wasn’t worth interrupting someone who may have enjoyed it ( from the look on their faces when the lights went on I shouldn’t have worried. Having given him a few shots I think I’m done with him. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 378 weeks ago Tracy, I saw the Tom Cruise movie, Oblivion, while I was in Montreal for work a few weeks ago. My opinion is it was Ok but could care less if I saw it again. You didn’t miss much. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Mom · 378 weeks ago Graduation should be at Sellers Park again. A lot of people don’t go now due to lack of seating that would have gone if it was held outside. The board needs to pole the public and/or parents and you would be surprised with the outcome. Don’t let the actions of a few change graduations for the rest. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Troy McCue · 378 weeks ago Tracy, your brother Troy from Colorado here….myself and the family don’t get to Wellington often, but made the whirlwind trip to see our nephew, Devin, graduate. We attended a nice family get-together at the McCue’s Saturday evening, then attended the graduation on Sunday. Where us cool Coloradoans generally complain about the heat in Wellington, we couldn’t believe how beautiful and seasonally cool the weather was both Saturday and Sunday! The graduation was well-executed, and we felt that our nephew didn’t get lost in a class of over 100. Thanks for the hospitality, and congrats to all the graduates. May your futures be bright and full of opportunity! Report Reply 1 reply · active 378 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Observant · 378 weeks ago There was no lack of seating in the gymnasium – clearly there was still room for 200-300 more folks – not a good excuse for not going – just sayin! There was a poll taken after the first one was in the gym a few years ago and nearly 90% gave a thumbs up! 🙂 Report Reply 3 replies · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down unknown · 378 weeks ago I vote outside graduation. Now its like every other graduation. I HATE it. I had to split my tickets with my family and my uncle who came from the west coast stayed at home so another family member could go. Also there are ways to make the outside graduation better and it is fun to have something different and better since that is what wellington seems to always want. Always finds a way to stand out and be different good or bad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 378 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down A Grandma · 377 weeks ago I vote for inside graduation! A couple years ago outdoors – the wind was so bad no one could hear the speakers, the hats and papers went flying and you are further away from the grads there. In the gym, there is plenty of seating – we had a large family contigent and all had good seats – so I don’t see the problem with seating. also – if someone had difficulty climbing steps, there is plenty of seating on the floor. And we could all hear the speakers!! Stay indoors – still have a couple grads to go!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 5. Shout out of the week… This week goes to the Class of 2013 – the 102 seniors at Wellington and those around the county.last_img read more