Watch John Medeski, Eddie Roberts, Zigaboo & George Porter Jr. Jam Out As Foundation Of Funk

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Watch John Medeski, Eddie Roberts, Zigaboo & George Porter Jr. Jam Out As Foundation Of Funk

first_imgAsk any architect or construction crew and they’ll tell you nothing they design or build will last without a solid base. When it comes to matters of funk you can’t find a more solid foundation than bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, the rhythm section of The Meters. The dynamic duo have been playing with an ever changing cast of all-stars as Foundation Of Funk over the last few years, and teamed with John Medeski from Medeski, Martin and Wood and Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds at the recent Bear Creek Bayou.Porter and Modeliste helped write the definitive story of the funky back beat with a style often imitated but never duplicated. With big splashy cymbal crashes and syrupy sweet the partnership has endured for five decades for a reason… nobody does it better. Joined by the wizard of the keys John Medeski who delighted listeners and his fellow players with his straight from the soul runs on his organ. Filling the final slot guitarist Eddie Roberts showcased the slinky lead lines that have earned him accolades on multiple continents, effortlessly slipping from support to the front line.Celebrating a rebirth in New Orleans, the Bear Creek Bayou brought together an amazing array of talent for a two day funk-a-thon with dozens of the acts that had the crowd in a state of perpetual motion. Our own Rex Thomson has just received permission to share a slew of videos from the two sets by this amazing line up that includes Meters classics, a guest appearance by noted sax player Khris Royal and even a nod to Professor Longhair. Whether in the office, on your phone or safe at home turn the music up and get down to the sounds of the Foundation Of Funk!“Rolling Stone”“Whatcha Say”“Cissy Strut”“Hey Now Baby”“People Say”last_img read more

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Five ways to expand your payment capabilities with confidence

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As payment methods evolve, new risks and challenges continue to emerge. In fact, today, less than 50 percent of breaches are known. Debit card compromises at ATMs are up 546 percent year-over-year. And, 91 percent of the losses our customers report are card-present counterfeit.With so many unknowns surrounding payments, your confidence may falter when you think about expanding the payment capabilities of your business. So, what can credit unions do to overcome these challenges? Here are five considerations.Understand the fraud landscape. Understanding the current landscape is necessary prior to expanding capabilities. Know what’s happening with breaches, card compromises, fraud and more.Layer key elements of protection. A one-size-fits-all solution for preventing fraud doesn’t exist today. So, fight from every angle using fraud management services, EMV, card-not-present tools and mobile wallet offerings.Embrace EMV. Despite EMV’s slow implementation, we already see staggering drops in counterfeit fraud, with EMV-based merchants reporting a 35 percent decline. continue reading »last_img read more

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Wenger: I am desperate to sit on bench again

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsene Wenger has said he struggles to deal with the possibility that he will never manage a football club again. The former Arsenal boss has been out of work since calling time on his 22-year period at the North London club after the 2017-18 season. The Frenchman said he has turned down offers but he is desperate to return on the bench one day and experience the intensity of football. “I can’t live with the fact that I’ll never be on the bench again,” he told beIN Sports. “I might go for an intermediate position. I would like to experience one more time the intensity of a competition.” Wenger had previously said he expected to return to management in January but he continues to work as a pundit on television. Wenger also said it was difficult to move on from Arsenal, where he won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cup trophies. “I never felt that I could live without Arsenal, being disconnected with the club,” he added. “I had to take a distance by being positive. “Sometimes you could become a bit bitter because you don’t have the same excitement anymore and I’m very happy to have survived that in a very positive way. “I’m happy to have disconnected and being seen like a baby who has evolved from a distance.”Tags: ArsenalArsene WengerbeIN Sportslast_img read more

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