Ask 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”
Tyler Droste topped Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Hancock County Speedway, earning $4,500 for his latest IMCA Modified victory. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 10) – Tyler Droste’s second career IMCA Modified win at Hancock County Speedway looked a lot like his first.Droste led the last 35 times around the track in Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Britt. His $3,500 share of the purse was complemented by a $1,000 bonus for leading at halfway in the 50-lapper.Johnny Whitman ran at the front early on but couldn’t keep Droste, who’d started in the middle of the second row, at bay.There was no catching Droste from that point, although racing continued two, three and sometimes four-wide behind him.The final caution waved with five laps left. Droste, already on the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, pulled away again to beat Hunter Marriott to the checkers by half a straightaway.Marriott had started 15th. Defending race winner Richie Gustin was third, Corey Dripps was fourth and Jay Noteboom completed the top five.Dripps made his way from 22nd starting. Hard charger Joel Rust started 28th and finished 11th.Another impressive run up front at Britt had netted Droste his career first ArnoldTyler Droste topped Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Hancock County Speedway, earning $4,500 for his latest IMCA Modified victory. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour win in June. The $3,000 Salute to Veterans victory that evening had matched his career-best payday.Sixty-six Modifieds were entered in the fourth event of IMCA Speedweek and the first of three Stars specials at Hancock County.The Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday boasts a $7,000 top check, plus another $3,000 in potential bonuses. Saturday’s Shryock Memorial All Stars event pays $4,000 to win with another $3,000 in bonuses possible. Droste is now the driver in line for a $1,500 bonus if he can sweep the weekend.Both the Night of 10,000 Stars and Shryock Memorial All-Star events will be broadcast by IMCATV.Ethan Braaksma was the $750 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner Thursday at Britt. Derek Green continued his torrid pace with the $600 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers and Andrew Burg was the $500 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner.Feature results – 1. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 3. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 4. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 5. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 6. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 7. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 8. Johnny Whitman, DePere, Wis.; 9. Billy Kendall, Baxter, Minn.; 10. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 11. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 12. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; 13. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 14. Adam Hensel, Hammond, Wis.; 15. Mark Noble, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; 16. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 17. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 18. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 19. Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; 20. Troy Swearingen, Thompson; 21. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 22. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 23. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 24. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 25. Rob Hughes, Humboldt; 26. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 27. Stacey Mills, Webb; 28. Jon Snyder, Ames; 29. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 30. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.
Triple middleweight champion Adnan Ćatić, alias Felix Sturm, will fight against the Australian boxer Sam Soliman. The winner of that match will go against the world champion in IBF version Daniel Geale.The match will be held in the ”ISS Dome Düsseldorf” in Germany, said the ”Sturm-Box Promotion”Ćatić is making his preparation for the match in his private gym in Köln.
The recent killing of two Denali National Park wolves, has increased calls for protection of the animals on state land adjacent to the park, where hunting and trapping are legal. The animals were shot in the Stampede area near Healy, the same region where other park wolves have been trapped and killed. The annual harvest is fairly low, but is garnering concern as the Park wolf population continues to decline.Listen now: