Pink Talking Fish Reunites Giant Country Horns For First Phish-y Performance Since ’91 [Setlist]

first_imgThe horns helped recall the early 90’s Phish sound on old favorites like “The Landlady,” “The Lizards,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Tweeer,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Golgi Apparatus,” and “Cavern,” and lent a full sonic texture to Pink Floyd classics like “Have A Cigar,” “Astronomy Domine,” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and Talking Heads hits like “Burning Down The House.”We’ll be sure to share audio from the show with you as soon as it becomes available.SETLIST: Pink Talking Fish (with the Giant Country Horns) | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA | 5/6/17 (setlist & notes via Scott Marks)1: The Landlady, Nothing But Flowers > Astronomy Domine > The Lizards > Girlfriend Is Better > The Lizards, Money -> And She Was, Gumbo, Have A Cigar > Slippery People > Suzy Greenberg2: Burning Down The House* > Tweezer > Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Found A Job, Wolfman’s Brother > Run Like Hell -> Making Flippy Floppy% > FrankensteinE: Golgi Apparatus > Cavern > Tweezer RepriseAll songs featured the original Giant Country Horns (Dave Grippo on alto sax, Russel Remington on tenor sax, and Carl Gearhart on trumpet) as well as Matt Wayne on baritone sax* began with Possum tease by Zach% with Rift jam; Caravan tease from horns[Cover photo via Pink Talking Fish] Last night, fan-favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish brought their patented fusion of Pink Floyd, Tallking Heads, and Phish covers to Boston for a performance at Paradise Rock Club. As advertised, the band brought along a rare treat for this gig–the Giant Country Horns, Phish‘s resident horn section from their 1991 tour, consisting of Carl Gerhard, Dave Grippo and Russ Remington.An expanded 6-piece version of the Giant Country Horns performed with Phish on 4/4/94 and 4/15/94, and Grippo, Gerhard, and Remington have played together in other projects in recent years, but before last the original three Giant Country Horns hadn’t performed Phish songs together since the end of that 1991 stretch.last_img read more

Bill addresses paternity registry

first_img April 15, 2003 Regular News A bill establishing a paternity registry for unwed fathers who might want to oppose adoption of their children has cleared a key House committee.HB 835, which had the support of the Bar’s Family Law Section, unanimously cleared the House Judiciary Committee on March 26.Rep. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville, said an overhaul passed last year proved both unworkable and embarrassing to the state. It required single mothers who wanted to place their children up for adoption, but who didn’t know who the fathers were or where they were, to take out newspaper ads identifying themselves and their partners. The idea was to give fathers a chance to assert their rights.But the law provoked a storm of criticism, including that it violated the mothers’ privacy rights. When a legal challenge to the law recently was heard at the Supreme Court, the state elected not to defend the statute.To replace the notification, HB 835 “creates a paternity registry where the father goes and registers to protect his right as a father,” Mahon said. “The other changes are more procedural, really, on glitches and areas that came up from [adoption] practitioners.”Amy Hickman, representing the Family Law Section, said the section was originally opposed to the paternity register, but changed its view after seeing how it operated in 36 other states.“We believe it’s constitutional. We believe it’s one of the fairest registries if it is passed,” she said. “It eliminates the glitches we have in the current law and truly creates a stable adoption system for the children in the state of Florida.”Committee Chair Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, said the bill streamlines the process, while providing notification for men who want to take responsibility for any children they father.Hickman said the bill allows the courts to ensure that the father is going to support the child once he expresses an interest. And she said it can guard against instances where the mother has failed to notify the father of the pregnancy.The committee also passed HB 983, guaranteeing that the records of the paternity registry would remain confidential.The bills next go to the House floor. Similar legislation, SB 2526 and SB 2456, have been introduced in the Senate. They have been referred to the Judiciary; Children and Families; Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care; Governmental Oversight and Productivity; and Rules and Calendar committees. Bill addresses paternity registrycenter_img Bill addresses paternity registry last_img read more

US orders China to close Houston consulate as tensions soar

first_imgThe United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston and accused it of ramping up spying operations, dramatically escalating diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers.Wednesday’s announcement infuriated Beijing, which vowed to retaliate as the two countries squabble over a slew of issues ranging from trade to the coronavirus pandemic — and China’s policies in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the South China Sea.”We have directed the closure of PRC Consulate General Houston in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Denmark. She added that under the Vienna Convention, states “have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs” of the receiving state, but there were no further details about the reasons behind the decision.In another statement, the State Department said China has engaged in massive spying and influence operations throughout the United States for years.”These activities have increased markedly in scale and scope over the past few years,” it said.Before the news emerged, firefighters and police were called Tuesday evening to the consulate building in Texas on reports that documents were being burned in trashcans the courtyard, according to local media. The Twitter feed of the Houston police force said smoke was observed, but officers “were not granted access to enter the building”.In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China was told Tuesday that the consulate would have to close, calling it an “outrageous and unjustified move which will sabotage China-US relations”.”China urges the US to immediately withdraw its wrong decision, or China will definitely take a proper and necessary response,” Wang said at a press briefing.”It is a political provocation unilaterally launched by the US side, which seriously violates international law… and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US.” The Chinese Consulate in Houston was opened in 1979 — the first in the year the US and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations, according to its website.The office covers eight southern US states — including Texas and Florida — and has nearly one million people in the area registered there.There are five Chinese consulates in the US, as well as an embassy in Washington.State-run tabloid the Global Times launched a poll on Twitter in English asking people to vote for which US consulate in China should be closed in response, including the ones in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Chengdu.Twitter is blocked in mainland China. The US has an embassy in Beijing, plus five consulates in mainland China and one in Hong Kong.The order to close the Houston consulate came the same day that the US Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals for seeking to steal coronavirus vaccine research.The two men, who are believed to be in China, acted in some instances “for their own personal gain” and in others for the benefit of China’s Ministry of State Security, Assistant Attorney General John Demers said at a news conference.China rejected the allegations as “slander”.The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday warned its citizens studying in the United States to be “on guard” as US law enforcement agencies “have stepped up arbitrary interrogations, harassment, confiscation of personal belongings and detention” of Chinese students.More than 300,000 Chinese study in the US.President Donald Trump’s administration has ramped up pressure on China on a wide range of issues, imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over policies in Tibet and Xinjiang.The United States has led denunciations of the treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, a far west region where an estimated one million Uighurs and other ethnic groups are believed to have been held in re-education camps. The US has also downgraded relations with Hong Kong after China implemented a new security law which Washington says is in violation of Beijing’s promises of autonomy for the territory.In addition, last week Washington formally declared Beijing’s pursuit of territory and resources in the South China Sea as illegal, explicitly backing the territorial claims of Southeast Asian countries against those of China.Washington has also infuriated Beijing by banning telecom giant Huawei and seeking the extradition from Canada of top company executive Meng Wanzhou.Pompeo urged the “entire world” to stand up to China during a visit to Britain Tuesday.Topics :last_img read more