Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest Tour Hits Albany [Photos/Videos]

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first_imgPhoto: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente Load remaining imagescenter_img On Tuesday night, Trey Anastasio‘s new project, Ghosts of the Forest, made a stop at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY.The new outfit is comprised of Anastasio, his Phish bandmate Jon Fishman (drums), his Trey Anastasio Band cohorts Tony Markellis (bass), Ray Paczkowski (keys), and Jennifer Hartswick (vocals), and relative newcomer Celisse Henderson (vocals), who joined Phish, Hartswick, and more for their 2016 Ziggy Stardust Halloween set.Tuesday’s setlist identically mirrored the band’s set on Saturday in Washington, D.C. In addition to a number of additional new tracks debuted last Thursday at the tour opener in Portland, Tuesday’s performance included all 9 songs set to be included on Ghosts of the Forest’s debut album, which arrives this Friday, April 12th. You can listen to the self-titled lead single from the album here.Ahead of last night’s Ghosts of the Forest’s performance at the Palace Theatre, Trey Anastasio took some time out of his afternoon to chat with SiriusXM JamOn host Ari Fink.Trey elaborated on a special live recording plan for Ghosts of the Forest’s New York City shows. He explained,This has been in place all along, but, the idea was to take the two nights and record the shows as a live album at the United Palace Theatre. It will almost be like a regular recording session, with two passes at the shows. For example, when Aretha Franklin was famously recording a record she would do two passes and that was it. Everyone had to play live. So for us, this is like we get two takes at the United Palace Theatre, but most importantly, the full picture of the Ghosts of the Forest document will have our community members and family in the audience. The recording will end up being a live album.Trey also discussed the longevity of the new Ghosts of the Forest material and compared Ghosts of the Forest to his one-off 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes show in Vermont in 1998. He explained,This is finite. I’m so hugely grateful for the community of friends, family, and audience coming out and supporting us. This is what it is. I have five more shows of this and then I’ll be on Phish tour. It’ll be in the rearview mirror so fast. The last time I did something like this was when Higher Ground opened in Burlington, and my brother-in-law asked if I would play the opening weekend, to which I responded, ‘only if I can start an entirely new band’. That show, I debuted ‘Sand’ and ‘First Tube’ and all these years later those songs are still being played. Probably one or two or some will make it.You can check out some videos from Ghosts of the Forest’s performance in Albany, NY below:Ghosts of the Forest – “Sightless Escape”[Video: Matt Frazier]Ghosts of the Forest – “If Again”[Video: Matt Frazier]Ghosts of the Forest – “About To Run”[Video: Matt Frazier]Ghosts of the Forest – “Stumble Into Flight”[Video: Matt Frazier]Ghosts of the Forest – “Ruby Waves”[Video: TheKamherst]Ghosts of the Forest – “Pieces in the Machine”[Video: Matt Frazier]Ghosts of the Forest’s tour continues tonight, Wednesday, April 10th, at Boston, MA’s Orpheum Theatre. For a list of Ghosts of the Forest’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from Ghosts of the Forest’s Albany show courtesy of photographer Dave DeCrescente.Setlist: Ghosts of the Forest | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 4/9/2019Set: Intro, Ghosts of the Forest, Drift While You’re Sleeping, Friend, Sightless Escape, Halfway Home > If Again, In Long Lines, There’s a Path Above, About to Run, The Green Truth, Beneath a Sea of Stars Parts 1 & 2 > Mint Siren Dream, Stumble Into Flight, Ruby Waves, Shadows Thrown By Fire, Wider, A Life Beyond The Dream, In This Bubble > Beneath a Sea of Stars Part 3 (blue)Encore: Brief Time, Pieces in the MachineGhosts of the Forest | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 4/9/2019 | Photos: Dave DeCrescentelast_img read more

Climate change is more than weather

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first_imgThis is in response to Jim Moorhead’s Dec. 10 letter, “Enjoying less winter with global warming.”  Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Unfortunately, he seems to be a victim of disinformation and common misconceptions.He mentions contention about whether global warming is scientifically based and a result of human energy consumption. Aside from purposeful disinformation, there’s no contention among scientists about either topic anymore. This is clearly stated in the recent Climate Science Special Report by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.The other issue is the difference between weather and climate. A single warm winter doesn’t constitute climate change. Climate looks at time frames of 30 years and more.Worse than warm winters will be dry summers hurting our agriculture and more frequent extreme events like Hurricane Sandy.Ralf BuengenerBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Keane enjoying O’Neill partnership

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first_imgRoy Keane is relishing the opportunity to bring his winning mentality to Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2016. The 42-year-old former skipper admits he has enjoyed the four months that have passed since he accepted new manager Martin O’Neill’s invitation to become his assistant. However, having attended last week’s draw for the new qualifying campaign in Nice, which saw Ireland pitched into battle with Germany, Poland, Scotland, Georgia and Gibraltar, along with O’Neill, Keane is desperate for the pleasantries to end. “But I always said to the players and every time I have been involved with Ireland, you have got to believe you can go and win every football match, and hopefully that’s what we can bring to the group. “It’s a very tough group, but one we’re looking forward to. Everybody keeps saying that we’re going to be up against some good teams, but we’re a good team so, no, roll on September, we’ll be ready.” O’Neill, Keane and the bulk of their squad met up in Portmarnock on Sunday to begin preparations for Wednesday night’s friendly against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium. Sunderland skipper John O’Shea, who suffered Capital One Cup final heartache at Wembley, and Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney were both due to join up later on Monday, while QPR keeper Brian Murphy has been drafted in as cover for injured Newcastle counterpart Rob Elliot. Those members of the party who had already arrived trained at Malahide on Monday morning, among them Hull midfielder David Meyler following his brush with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on Saturday. However, Keane refused to be drawn into the row when asked about Pardew’s behaviour. He said: “I have no comment on it, I have no real interest. It’s none of my business.” Asked further about how Meyler was, Keane added: “He’s fine. You have seen him training, he’s having a good season for Hull and it’s good to have him involved. “Obviously I know him from my days at Sunderland, I took him over from Cork City. Meyler’s a good lad and it’s nice to have him back involved in the squad. “There’s an opportunity there for him, and what’s good for Meyler is he is back in the Hull team, he’s playing regularly and that will always give you a chance at international level.” Keane himself, of course, has been no stranger to controversy over the years, but he was unmoved by a weekend newspaper interview with formerIreland boss Mick McCarthy which revisited the fall-out from the pair’s clash in Saipan in 2002. Asked if he had rolled his eyes when he saw the report, Keane replied with a smile: “Well, I roll my eyes most mornings. It doesn’t surprise me. I have no problem.” The pair led their side to a 3-0 home victory over Latvia and a goalless draw in Poland in November, but are now looking toward the games which really matter. Keane said: “I am enjoying working with Martin and (goalkeeping coach) Seamus McDonagh and all the rest of the staff and the players. “But we know, obviously, the bigger tests are to come. If we couldn’t have enjoyed the last few months, there’s something wrong. “We understand it will get serious in the next few months, and even with these friendlies – people have been very polite and give us good backing, but we are here to get results. “We are under no illusions about that, Martin and myself. We have been in the game long enough. “It’s well and good getting pats on the back, but we are here to win football matches, and that will be tough. But we are ready for it.” The draw process and the Group D fixture list which has now been drawn up have served to focus attention, and Keane admits he cannot wait for September and the opening game in Georgia to come around. He said: “I enjoyed the trip with Martin last week and I am looking forward to the games, very tough games for different reasons. Press Associationlast_img read more