Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Holly Bowling For Grateful Dead’s ‘Eyes Of The World’ [Watch]

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Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Holly Bowling For Grateful Dead’s ‘Eyes Of The World’ [Watch]

first_imgFresh off the campaign trail, Greensky Bluegrass brought their infectious live sound to Eugene, OR for a performance at the McDonald Theatre last night. Energy was at a high as GSBG threw down in Seattle the previous night, and fans had high hopes for a great night of music.The band certainly did not disappoint, as they had special guest sit-ins from Mimi Naja from Fruition and pianist Holly Bowling for the performance. Naja joined in at the end of set one, accentuating “All Four,” “Santa Fe” and “Reuben’s Train.” Bowling came in for the end of set two, playing “The Four” into Grateful Dead’s “Eyes Of The World.” Bowling also returned for the encore, “Who Is Frederico?”Watch all of Bowling’s sit in, below:There’s also full show audio available for those inclined, as captured by Dean Grabski:Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR – 3/26/16:Set 1: Jaywalking, Windshield, Living Over, Against the Days, How Mountain Girls Can Love, All Four*, Santa Fe*, Rueben’s Train*Set 2: Fixin to Ruin, Take Cover, Bring Out Your Dead, Handle With Care, Fo Sho, Uh Huh, Hit Parade of Love, Forget Everything, Broke Mountain Breakdown, The Four% > Eyes of the World%E: Who is Federico?% * w/ Mimi Naja% w/ Holly Bowlinglast_img read more

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Richard Sherman says NFL’s proposed N-word ban ‘almost racist’

first_imgSeattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gives a thumbs-up as he leaves team’s headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Renton, Wash., to board a bus for his flight to play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)The NFL Competition Committee has been engaged in talks since last Friday, discussing a variety of issues important to the league. One such matter is the proposed 15-yard penalty on players using the “N-word” on the field. Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman (pictured) is against the ban of the word, calling the potential rule “almost racist” in an interview.According to Sports Illustrated’s MMBQ, there remains a chance that the N-word ban may not go into effect but there could be a higher focus on language during games by officials. As it stands, the committee will weigh the option of referees giving players a warning before issuing any deeper penalties.Sherman, the outspoken defensive player and All-Pro, feels such a ban is unnecessary. The Stanford graduate and Compton native shared his thoughts with MMBQ in his typical brash fashion.“It’s an atrocious idea,” said Sherman. “It’s almost racist, to me. It’s weird they’re targeting one specific word. Why wouldn’t all curse words be banned then?”Sherman supported his argument by saying that the tone of the word and how it’s used determines the racist nature of the word. Sherman argues that using the n-word with “er” is offensive versus ending it with “ga,” which is used often as a term of endearment among many African-Americans. Sherman isn’t the only player who feels that n-word ban is too bold a step for the NFL.“It’s a common word in so many players’ everyday lives,” said Tennessee cornerback Jason McCourty. “Among African-American players and people, it’s used among friends all the time. It seems like a bit much for the NFL to try to get rid of it.”Another player didn’t outright support the use of the word, but did add that officials already have to watch a series of actions on the field during the contests and now will have to monitor the mouths of players, too.The Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group that has been at the forefront of promoting equality and diversity in the NFL, has led the charge in getting the N-word removed from the game. Alliance chairman John Wooten, a former NFL All-Pro, and executive director Harry Carson, a NFL Hall Of Fame inductee, both endured racism, especially Carson, who was raised in South Carolina.Carson and Wooten said they are taken aback that players have been resistant to their idea, and added that current African-American players dishonor themselves and others before them by using the term.http://newsone.com/2942484/richard-sherman-n-word-ban-racist/last_img read more

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