Little Feat’s Paul Barrere Shares New Studio Version Of “Old Folks Boogie” [Listen]

first_imgLittle Feat’s guitarist and songwriter Paul Barrere has released a new studio version of the band’s “Old Folks Boogie”, off of their 1977 Time Loves A Hero studio release.The fifth track on Little Feat’s sixth album explores some of the issues that may overtake us as we grow older. The Barrere-penned tune contains lyrics about pacemakers, wheelchairs, financial troubles, and erectile dysfunction, so rerecording a new version of “Old Folks Boogie” 41 years later brings some light to the original intended comedy. Listen to “Old Folks Boogie Redeux”, featuring collaborator Roger Cole below:Paul Barrere & Roger Cole – “Old Folks Boogie Redeux”[Video: Roger Cole & Paul Barrere – Topic]Last Monday, Little Feat quietly posted their new 50th-anniversary artwork to their Facebook, while seven venues individually announced the band’s upcoming 50th-anniversary shows. By late Monday evening, the band officially announced their milestone tour announcement, comprised of eleven dates throughout the month of March in addition to two Little Feat-centric “Bonus Shows” in January and the band’s previously announced Jamaican destination event, Ramble On The Island, set to take place from March 26th–30th.For a full list of ticketing information for Little Feat’s upcoming 50th-anniversary tour and tour dates, head to the band’s website here.[H/T Jambands.com]last_img read more

No need for commission of enquiry into Jamaica Public Service

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 27 Views   no discussions NewsRegional No need for commission of enquiry into Jamaica Public Service by: – August 23, 2011 Kingston, Jamaica –The National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) is imploring the Government to dismiss from their Agenda any plans to have another Commission of Enquiry, this time into the billing systems and operations of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). In recent months the Government of Jamaica spent Thirty-Three-Million ($33,000,000) Dollars for the “Manatt/Coke Commission of Enquiry”, at the end of which only a few recommendations were made.There is general public sentiment that Commissions of Enquiries (in Jamaica), in most instances, are a colossal waste of time and public funds. The NYCJ endorse that view and firmly believe that the very last thing that the Jamaican people need to hear about now is another Commission of Enquiry. Enough already!The recent intervention by the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Clive Mullings, following the growing complaints from angry JPS customers and the exorbitant bills that they have been receiving is welcomed. However, the Minister is barking up the wrong tree when he makes any reference to the holding of a Commission of Enquiry. What the JPS customers need are accurate billings that are reflective of their consumption – not for the ridiculous amounts that are evident on the bills! With respect, Mr. Minister, a Commission of Enquiry, at any time, will not solve the people’s problems.Currently, the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) mandate is to provide an avenue of Appeal for consumers who have grievances with the utility companies. We anxiously await the findings from their planned investigations. We are expecting that those findings will cause the JPS to offer a payment holiday, forthwith, to the affected customers; recall the present batch of new metres; certify the mechanics of any new metering devices; suspend any disconnection of services for the affected customers; formulate a new Customer Service Strategy which embraces the fundamental principle and adage that: “The Customer is Always Right”; and restore trust with the Jamaican people, even amidst their present monopolistic position in the industry. The conversation regarding an alternative Light & Power Company is current, live and real. At the end of the day, the people of Jamaica want to get value for money.EXERCISE FISCAL PRIDECNCE: The NYCJ calls on the Government to exercise fiscal prudence in the disbursement of scarce resources and show a sense of prioritization in the activities for which funds are earmarked. We are still of the view that more fiscal support can be given to the youth portfolio in general and entrepreneurial initiatives for young people. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the Government’s financial “watchdog”, so to speak, seems relatively inflexible in dealing with certain types of expenditures. Although the cost of holding a Commission of Enquiry may be a drop in the bucket compared with the retroactive salary payments, the onus is on the Government to reduce un-necessary spending.As a national youth-led organization, we will seek to engage our membership in exploring possible solutions; we will launch an energy-conversation campaign in communities and generally disseminate information regarding cutting energy costs.Press ReleaseNational Youth Council of Jamaicalast_img read more

Girls swimming Wildcats, Lakers open with home wins

first_imgAllison Putnam won twice, going 2:09.40 in the 200 freestyle with Victoria Senus second and then needing 5:56.51 to get a victory in the 500 freestyle, while Burnside won the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.27 and Smith was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:38.92.Hannah Murdock, a close second in the 50 freestyle (26.52 seconds) to Auburn’s Maura Moochler (26.47), would win the 100 freestyle in 59.44 seconds, also pairing with Putnam, McFadden and Anna Ivery to win the 400 freestyle relay in 4:07.35.Amid a 1-2-3 Wildcats sweep in diving, Kelsie Bottari finished first, earning 181.65 points. Julia Turton was close behind, earning second place with 171.00 points as Morgan Bush was third. Each of the girls swim teams from West Genesee and Skaneateles would emerge from Thursday night’s season-opening meets with impressive victories.At home, the Wildcats pulled away from Auburn and prevailed 106-76, while the Lakers handled the Oswego Buccaneers in a 99-83 decision.To get itself going, West Genesee had Maggie Smith, Devon Burnside, Taylor McFadden and Adriana Gill roar to first place in the 200 medley relay in two minutes, 4.40 seconds. Skaneateles was also at home for its first meet of the season, and in the 200 medley relay grabbed the title as Lily Buchholz, Grace King, Lili Winkelman and Lilly Marquardt got a time of 2:00.67.Later in the meet, King went 5:52.46 to prevail in the 500 freestyle, with Buchholz winning the 100 backstroke in 1:06.75 and Winkelman taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.31.Here, like with WG’s meet against Auburn, the Lakers swept the diving honors, Carlee Pitman getting 157.20 points to hold off Lexi Cottrill (152.05) and Claire Neumann (137.20) for the individual victory.Elizabeth Springer was victorious in the 50 freestyle in 26.53 seconds, also finishing second in the 100 butterfly as Buchholz was second in the 100 freestyle, King second in the 200 IM and Caitlin Comer second in the 200 freestyle.But another relay title was gained by the Lakers when Comer, paired with Springer, Cottrill and Amelia Musso, swam the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:53.76.Skaneateles goes for two in a row at New Hartford Tuesday, two nights before WG had its own road trip to face the Spartans as the Lakers host Cicero-North Syracuse that same Thursday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: skaneatelesswimmingWest Geneseelast_img read more

Inter Allies hire Turmus as new Technical Adviser

first_imgTeam based Inter Allies have announced the appointment of Umit Turmus as their new Technical Adviser.This comes less than 24 hours after the dismissal of their head coach Rashid Iddi.The club, in a statement released on Thursday, confirmed that the Turk, together with Technical Director Willie Klutse have been tales with outlining a new philosophy for the club.Allies are bottom of the Zone B standings in the GFA Special Competition after a poor first round display, losing their final match of the round against Hearts on Wednesday.The Statement read:Inter Allies FC is delighted to welcome Mr. Umit Turmus a Turkish Technical man to the Club’s Technical Department.He has been handed the role of Technical Adviser till the end of June 2019.He is to collaborate with the Technical Director Willie Klutse to help outline a new philosophy for the Club.We wish him a happy and successful stay with the Club.last_img read more