While musicians John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood are all virtuosos in their own right, there’s something magical that happens when the trio get together as Medeski Martin & Wood. The group has been together now for 25 years, capturing the jazz and jam worlds by storm with their otherworldly approach to music.In recent years, all three members have been immersed in various projects. Wood tours regularly with The Wood Brothers, while Medeski has found roles in DRKWAV, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Word and many more groups. Just recently, he was announced as a member of Saudade, a new supergroup with members of Deftones, Bad Brains and more. Listen to their debut track here.Of course, MMW is at the very heart of it all. The band’s latest release was Juice, a collaborative work with jazz guitarist John Scofield. While that was the band’s most recent studio project, there’s definitely a different energy when the band has Scofield in tow, as compared to their work as a trio. For the last MMW studio release, we have to look back to the group’s Radiolarian Series, which consisted of three albums released from 2008-2009. The band released a handful of live albums since then, including one with Wilco’s Nels Cline, but today we’ve learned that the band is back in the studio.Check out this update from Billy Martin below:We’re very excited too! We’ll be sure to update once we know more. Until then, you can get down to some 2016 MMW with video footage of their three sets at the moe.-hosted Tropical throe.down festival from earlier this year.
The Student Senate planned for the final two months of the current officers’ tenure during its first meeting Wednesday, while looking ahead to its turnover to the new government. Student body president Brett Rocheleau said the group needs to stay focused during their remaining time in order to finish the term on a high note. “We have two months left in our term,” Rocheleau said. “We want everyone to buckle down, make sure you are making all of the meetings and paying attention to hall elections coming up.” Student body vice president Katie Rose echoed Rocheleau’s statement and praised the group’s hard work. “Regardless of outside opinion, this has been one of the most successful student senates because of all the resolutions we have passed in such a short amount of time,” Rose said. “Thank you for all your hard work, especially with all the time spent in your departments and outside of meetings.” O’Neill Hall senator Jack McKeon said his hall was concerned with medical amnesty. Rocheleau said the group plans to address this issue as soon as possible. “Perfect timing, Jack,” Rocheleau said. “This is going to be one of our first topics for the semester. We are bringing it up at CSC this Friday and will bring it to Senate soon after.” Lewis Hall senator Casey Spreen voiced a complaint from a hallmate concerning unequal hall taxing procedure. “Girls in Lewis were wondering if there is some system keeping hall taxes uniform across the board, or if that is something we need to work on,” Spreen said. Morrissey Manor senator Billy McMahon described one instance in particular of what he said was blatantly unequal punishment. “In Morrissey there were recently three students kicked off campus,” McMahon said. “I know for a fact that for two of them it was their third ResLife, but for the third guy it was just his first. We are all wondering if there is a three-strikes-you’re-out policy or if there’s some room for discussion.” Director of communications Ricky Bevington III said he hoped to get the senate on board his initiative for this semester. “What I wanted to come to Senate to talk about is kind of a two-layered topic, both specific and general,” Bevington said. “Generally talking, we are trying to find different ways that students can both recognize and remember people who have devoted a good portion of their lives to student development, particularly at Notre Dame.” Bevington said although devoted administrators are not unique to Notre Dame, our university has a special group. “Although loyal administrators are not necessarily unique to Notre Dame, we do have rectors who spend good parts of their lives at only our University. Some offices do memorialize these people, especially after they have passed, but there are sort of disjointed student responses to these ideas,” Bevington said. Bevington said his idea came from a desire to honor Farly Hall’s recently deceased rector, Sister Jean Lenz. “Sister Jean Lenz passed away last January,” Bevington said. “She was the first female rector of Farley Hall, so she goes way back.” Contact Maddie Daly at [email protected]
University of Georgia horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about the gardens of Western Canada on May 15 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.A writer, speaker and researcher, Armitage is a member of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty and leads the Trial Gardens at the university.As part of “The World is My Garden” lecture, Armitage will present on Western Canadian gardens from 7-8 p.m. in the botanical garden’s visitor center and conservatory.The series began in January and has covered gardens in Ireland, Japan, Wales and Eastern Australia. The concluding presentation will cover New Zealand gardens on June 19.Each lecture costs $10 and tickets can be purchased by calling (706) 542-6138. The Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library cosponsor the series.
A Burger King employee says he has accepted an apology from two elderly women who told him to “go back to Mexico” for speaking Spanish.The general manager of the Eustis, Fla., location posted an image of a letter he claims to have received from the women to Facebook.In the letter, the women describe their actions as “very bad behavior” and claim that they had recently hit an “emotional brick wall.”Ricardo Castillo, a Puerto Rican American, compassionately accepted their apology and took it a step further by creating a GoFundMe account to raise money for the two women.“Remember, like they said in this letter, Jesus Christ said be kind and compassionate to one another,” Castillo wrote. “So, please, let’s help them.”After the incident, the popular fast-food chain condemned the discrimination seen in the viral video.“There is no place for discrimination in our restaurants, Burger King said in a statement. “We expect employees and guests to treat each other with respect.”Burger King went on to say, the owner was “looking into the matter.”It is unclear whether Burger King is still investigating the incident following the apology.
ROUND two of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 Intra-Association League in the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) kicked off last Saturday at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground after an absence of a number of years.WDFA president Orin Ferrier disclosed that the association were able to gain access to the ground, following a series of meetings with the management of Uitvlugt Estate, part of the GUYSUCO family.Eagles celebrated the return of the game to this once popular venue which would have also hosted international matches with an exciting victory over neighbours, Uitvlugt Warriors 3-2.Eagles FC of Stewartville have continued their winnings ways and are the only unbeaten team, following the first round of this league. Their first round encounter against Uitvlugt also ended 3-2 in their favour.Charles Benn in the 41st minute, Telbert Baptiste in the 46th and Romel Medas in the 60th minute were the players rocking the back of the net for Eagles, as they stormed back in style to erase a two-goal deficit in the first half and snatch full points.Home team Uitvlugt backed by their fans had felt that they were somewhat comfortable after running away 2-0 leaders through goals from Malcolm Dainty in the 2nd minute and Travis Fraser in the 14th minute.The first-half comfort for the Warriors was however cut short on 41 minutes, when Eagles fired in the first of three unanswered goals.Hurry-ATE won the first match of this second phase via walkover from Pouderoyen FC who failed to show up. Matches will continue next week.
Boss Liam Kearns says the free weekend was particularly useful in terms of building up the players’ fitness levels.He’s hoping the side will see dividends from the work they’ve put in over the past fortnight.Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match gets underway at 6.50pm tomorrow and will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles and O’Dwyer Brothers, Bank Place, Tipperary Town. This is the XV chosen for the match at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, by manager Liam Kearns:1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule4. Willie Connors – Kiladangan5. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers 9. Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney12. Brian Fox (Capt.) – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Philip Austin – BorrisokaneMeanwhile, Tipperary’s management team used the break in the league to try and iron out the problems that occurred in the first two games.