Jerry Garcia’s ‘Tiger’ Guitar Visits Phil Lesh At Terrapin Crossroads

first_imgThe saga of “Tiger” continues!Yesterday, we reported on Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar, which made its way from Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay’s office to the streets of San Francisco, where it was offered to the members of Dead & Company to use in rehearsals and possibly on tour. We’ve since learned that one of the main orchestrators of this interaction was Jake Peavy, a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.Peavy, known as a Deadhead and musician, helped coordinate the guitar’s relocation to San Francisco, and will be meeting with the Dead & Company members for a jam session today, May 25th. With the guitar in the Bay Area and Peavy summoned to AT&T Park for a Giants game, Tiger made its way out of the city to an old friend: Phil Lesh.Incidentally, Lesh was playing a tribute show to the year 1987 in Grateful Dead history, a time when Garcia exclusively used the famed Tiger guitar. While Peavy was unable to attend himself, one of his bandmates, Ben Jernigan, delivered the guitar to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. The guitar wasn’t used during the performance, but was a major topic of discussion during the pre-show conversation with Jay Blakesberg about the Dead during 1987.The show itself recreated the Dead’s performance on 9/18/87 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. More coverage from that show will be available later today, but you can see the setlist below.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 5/24/16 (aka 9/18/87)Set One: Hell In A Bucket > Sugaree, Walkin Blues, Candyman, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird SongSet Two: Shakedown Street > Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > Going Down The Road Feelin Bad > All Along The Watchtower > Morning Dew, La Bamba > Good Lovin’Encore: Knockin’ On Heaven’s DoorCatch a photo of Lesh with Ben Jernigan below:last_img read more

As virus surges, Trump under pressure to adopt mask

first_imgPresident Donald Trump faced mounting bipartisan pressure Sunday to set an example by wearing a face mask, as his health secretary warned the “window is closing” to gain control of an explosion of infections in conservative-led US states.New coronavirus cases have been surging in more than half of US states, reaching record new highs after months of mitigation efforts applied unevenly across the country and sometimes contradictory messaging from the government.Hardest hit have been southern and western states that pushed for early economic reopenings.But the latest upsurge, pushing the nation’s total of declared cases over 2.5 million and its death toll past 125,000, has prompted a growing chorus of calls for much tougher rules and enforcement.”This is a very, very serious situation and the window is closing for us to take action and get this under control,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on CNN. Topics : ‘Long overdue’ Liz Cheney, a member of the House leadership, has tweeted a picture of her father, the former US vice president, wearing a mask under the words: “Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK #realmenwearmasks”Vice President Mike Pence has sometimes worn masks in public but stopped short of advocating mask-wearing when he chaired the first briefing in two months of the White House coronavirus task force on Friday.Pence travelled Sunday to Texas for a briefing with Governor Abbott on the pandemic response, but has cancelled upcoming events in Arizona and Florida “out of an abundance of caution.”Asked why the administration hasn’t pushed harder for masks, Pence told CBS on Sunday that “we believe that every state has a unique situation” and that “we want to defer to governors” to decide on rules for their own states.Some Democrats want Trump not only to set an example but to mandate mask-wearing nationwide — including Trump’s White House rival Joe Biden who says he would seek to make masks compulsory in public spaces.Asked on ABC if she would support such a move, House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it “definitely long overdue. “We have the worst record of any country in the world. And the president says we’re making progress.”She added, “The president should be an example. Real men wear masks. Be an example to the country and wear the mask.”  ‘A unique position’ Azar was asked why Trump has refused to set an example by wearing a protective mask in public — even when standing next to mask-wearing health advisors — and reiterated the White House explanation that the president is tested daily and is “in a unique position” as a world leader.But many Republicans who are normally reluctant to criticize the president have been calling more insistently for mask use, with some urging a clearer example from the nation’s leader. “If wearing masks is important, and all the health experts tell us that it is… it would help if from time to time the president would wear one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask, if you’re against Trump, you do,” Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said Sunday on CNN.In some areas, mask-wearing has taken on a political edge rather than being seen as a straightforward health choice.Among Republicans calling strongly for mask-wearing are Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — which has set daily records of new COVID-19 cases; Senate leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky; and Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, another state that has seen a major uptick in cases after moving aggressively to reopen its economy.In Phoenix, Governor Doug Ducey wore a mask on Thursday when he warned fellow Arizonans that “we are getting hit hard right now.” The best defense against COVID-19, he told local media, is to wear protective masks.last_img read more

Cazenovia boys tennis players earn sectional titles

first_imgThe final went just the same, Kalteski only dropping just three games against Holland Patent’s Alec Helmer was he prevailed in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.Moving to third singles, Traian Cherciu had a more dramatic path to the title, specifically in the finals, where against another Holland Patent player, Glen Gaige, he was pushed to a third set and a tie-breaker, but pulled it out 6-4, 4-6, 7-6.Before that, in the semifinals, Cherciu lost the first set to Canastota’s Xavier Farwell, but prevailed 6-7, 6-4, 2-0 when Farwell had to pull out in the final set. And in the first round, Cherciu had tough 7-5, 7-5 win over Marcellus’ Chris Barbaro. Yet another victory was claimed in first doubles by Cazenovia’s Teddy Coughlin and Liam Flannery, who rolled past Lowville’s Joel Cavanaugh and Hugo Zabielowicz 6-1, 6-2, setting a up a close final where they outlasted the Skaneateles duo of Nate Fouts and Andrew Neumann 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.To cap this off, Dan Gavilondo and Teddy Williams earned the second doubles title, beating Casey Beach and Alex Fung (Manlius-Pebble Hill) 6-0, 6-2 to reach the finals and then topping Skaneateles’ Chris Burgher and Jack Panaschi 6-3, 7-6 in the championship round.In the Class B sectional tournament at Utica Parkway, Chittenango had David Seale and Nate Smith beat Michael Diheberg and Brandin Smalls (Central Valley) 6-2, 7-6 before a 6-1, 6-1 loss in the quarterfinals to Oneida’s Aidan and Ajay Hicks.Devon Hardy and Brian Schermerhorn lost in second doubles 7-6, 2-6, 6-4, to Indian River’s Sammy Angelo and Kaden McConnell. In singles, Evan Edwards lost, 6-2, 7-5, to Cortland’s Dan Ruggiero, with Anthony Roberts falling to New Hartford’s Matt Cioni 7-5, 6-3. Evan Smith had a 6-0, 7-5 loss to Westhill’s Kyle Hagrman.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A season’s full of hard work and preparation for the Cazenovia boys tennis team boiled down to how it would fare during Saturday’s Section III Class C-1 championships at Liverpool High School.And not only did the Lakers flourish, it won four of the five contested divisions in wildly varying manners.Aiden Kalteski emerged as the champion in second singles, dominating that division. He shut out Little Falls’ T.J. Gottung 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and, in the semifinals, Kalteski worked past Clinton’s Antonio Femia 6-0, 6-2.center_img Tags: Boys tennisCazenoviaChittenangolast_img read more