Dimovski Now we are favorites

Just 7 days separate us from the Olympic Qualifications for the OG in London 2012, and all teams are beginning their preparations. Vanco Dimovski, the pivot of the Macedonian national team, in a press-conference for the media said that now “Macedonia are favorites, and no longer outsiders” as it was in the past. “If someone watched the European Championship in Serbia, they should know that we played much better handball than all our rivals in Gothenburg, and for me, it will be just enough to repeat the same performance, and we will be in London” – added Dimovski ← Previous Story Sweden without Kallman and Du Rietz waiting OG qualifications Next Story → Cupic: I refused AGK and Metalurg handballlondon olympicsMacedoniaolympic gamesolympic qualificationsvanco dimovski read more

Take two Aer Lingus flight to try the journey to the US

first_imgIT WILL BE second time lucky for almost 300 Aer Lingus passengers this morning as they make their second attempt to fly to the US.The Boston-bound flight with 280 people on board had to turn back yesterday and return to Dublin Airport after a number of cabin crew members reported feeling unwell.Flight EI139 had left Dublin at 4.23pm yesterday when two hours and fifteen minutes into the flight, the decision was made to return to Dublin.The plane landed at Dublin at 8.40pm and was met by medical officers, which Aer Lingus said is normal procedure.Passengers were put up in a hotel for the flight and are due to be flying to Boston later today.Aer Lingus is investigating the incident.Read: Both sides in Aer Lingus row accept Labour Court plan (… and holidaymakers breathe a sigh of relief) > Read: It’s safe to book a flight with Aer Lingus this summer, says union >last_img read more

WWE issues open letter to NFL player Michael Sam

first_img The following is an open letter by Stephanie McMahon to NFL player Michael Sam concerning WWE’s invitation to Sam to appear on next week’s 9/8 WWE RAW in Baltimore, courtesy of WWE.com:Exhibiting class and dignity rarely shown in professional sports, Michael Sam, WWE invites you to next Monday’s Raw to speak of your struggles to succeed, lessons you have learned along the way, the courage it takes to be yourself and the prospects of your continued journey.You are a role model, who, by example, can encourage everyone to stand up and openly be themselves.Signed,Stephanie McMahonCBO, WWE WWE Hall of Famer “politely refused” invitation to next Monday’s RAW Reunion Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NFL’s George Kittle on trying to make it to TLC, Watch Baron Corbin get beat up last night Google+ Former NFL star returning for NXT TakeOver pre-show panel, Killain Dain on change in ring attirelast_img read more

WWE Superstars Results – 9414 Sin Cara vs Gabriel

first_img Videos Articles Shawn Michaels Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE SuperstarsSeptember 4, 2014Des Moines, IowaCommentators: Tom Phillips, Renee YoungRecap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.comWe see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.Emma vs. Alicia FoxThis is a rematch from Superstars 2 weeks ago. Emma does her wacky dance early. Crowd chants for Emma as the bell sounds. Emma avoids Fox multliple times, then Fox with a gut kick. Fox drops down, but Emma drops down with her. Emma avoids Fox some more, then hits a basement dropkick for a nearfall. Fox works over Emma’s arm, but Emma gets out with a kick from underneath. Emma off the ropes, but Fox catches her with a big boot for a nearfall. Fox sends Emma to the outside, then taunts the crowd from the turnbuckles. Emma gets back in, but Fox greets her with a series of back clubs. Northern Lights by Fox for a nearfall. Fox slams Emma face-first off the mat multiple times. Fox chokes Emma in the ropes with her leg. Chinlock applied by Fox, crowd wills on Emma. Emma fights back, but Fox with a back club. Fox lifts up Emma and throws her through the ropes and to the outside. Fox runs the ropes and does a cartwheel, then taunts the crowd again from the turnbuckles. Ref continues his 10 count, but Emma gets back in at the count of 9. Fox with more back clubs, but Emma with a backslide for a nearfall. Emma catches a kick by Fox and hits an atomic drop. Emma fires up and knocks down Fox with some of her dance fighting. Emma walks in place and charges at Fox in the corner, hitting the Emmamite Sandwich for a nearfall. Emma starts to head up top, but Fox grabs her before doing so. Fox goes to pull Emma back in through the ropes, but Emma hits her with a Koppo Kick. Emma heads up top, crossbody, but Fox rolls through and gets a nearfall. Emma avoids a Fox charge in the corner, Sunset flip for a nearfall. Series of forearms by Emma, but Fox with a savate kick to the ribs.Scissors Kick by Fox for the win.Winner: Alicia Fox by pinfall (Scissors Kick)Fox celebrates her win afterwards.CommercialBack from commercial, we see video from RAW with Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel with Randy Orton.CommercialBack from commercial, we see video from RAW involving the Bella Twins, Stephanie McMahon, AJ Lee & Divas Champion Paige.CommercialMain Event: Sin Cara vs. Justin GabrielCara with a side headlock and a shoulder tackle early. Series of evasions, then Gabriel with a savate kick to the ribs and a back club. Chop and a forearm by Gabriel in the corner. Gabriel runs into a back elbow by Cara, then Cara with 2 lucha-style armdrags into an armbar. Gabriel gets to his feet, but Cara takes him back down. Gabriel gets free, but Cara avoids him and hits a dropkick, sending Gabriel to the outside. Cara with a head of steam, but Gabriel avoids him, Cara goes onto the apron. Gabriel charges in, but Cara pulls down the top rope, sending Gabriel to the outside as we go to commercial.CommercialBack from commercial as Gabriel with a big chop to Cara in the corner. Cara comes back with chops of his own. Gabriel then with a gut shot and another chop. Cara goes up & over Gabriel, but runs into double boots. Gabriel goes to the middle rope and hits a flying clothesline for a 1 count. Double sledge to the back of the head by Gabriel, then locks in a cravate, crowd wills on Cara. Cara fights back, but Gabriel with a cravate Russian Leg Sweep for a nearfall. Gabriel with a soccer kick to the ribs, then locks in a abdominal stretch while also using his free leg to step over Cara. Gabriel with a pinning predicament for a nearfall. Gabriel stomps away at Cara, but Cara comes back with a kick from underneath. Gabriel then unloads with right hands from the mount. Another soccer kick to the ribs by Gabriel, then goes back to the cravate, crowd again wills on Cara. Cara fights back and counters out with a back suplex. Cara takes down Gabriel down, blocks a shot and hits a leg kick. Springboard headbutt and a springboard crossbody by Cara. Spinning headscissors by Cara, Gabriel misses a clothesline and Cara with a standing reverse suplex for a nearfall. Gabriel kicks Cara off, then goes to the middle rope and hits a Tornado DDT for a nearfall. Springboard moonsault by Gabriel for a nearfall. Gabriel yells out in frustration. Gabriel heads up top for the 450, but Cara crotches him.Cara goes up top with Gabriel, ONE MAN SPANISH FLY!!! 1-2-3!Winner: Sin Cara by pinfall (One Man Spanish Fly)Cara celebrates his win afterward.CommercialBack from commercial to close the show, we see video from RAW of the 6-Man Tag between John Cena, Roman Reigns & Chris Jericho against Seth Rollins, Randy Orton & Kane.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Twitter Ronda Rousey Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins appears at NXT event in his hometown, WWE stars meet NY Mets players WWE RAW Results – 4/22/19 (New era begins following the 2019 Superstar Shake-up) Seth Rollins opens up coffee shop in Iowa, Tye Dillinger now taking on bookingslast_img read more

NXT talent scheduled for next weeks WWE TV tapings

first_imgFacebook NXT talent Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze and NXT Champion Adrian Neville have been scheduled to appear at this Monday’s 9/15 WWE RAW in Lafayette, Louisiana and this Tuesday’s 9/16 WWE Smackdown TV tapings in Biloxi, Mississippi according to a report by Mike Johnson.It is said that more talent from NXT have been scheduled to appear at WWE TV tapings over the course of the next several weeks as well. It is unknown as of this writing what the NXT talent will be used for on WWE television. Source: PWInsider.com Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) WWE announces King of the Ring Tournament Matches for Monday Night RAW WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Sami Zayn hosting stand-up comedy benefit event during SummerSlam weekendlast_img read more

Bray Wyatt talks WWE 2K15 cheers from the WWE audience

first_img Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Videos Articles Videos Articles Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap John Cena Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Pinterest Twittercenter_img Brian Fritz passed this along.WWE superstar Bray Wyatt talks with Brian Fritz about being in his first video game in the upcoming WWE 2K15 game, action figures when he was growing up, how his entrance has blown up, crowd response and whether he is a babyface or a villain, finding the real him in his character now, the past year and feuds with John Cena and Chris Jericho and what is yet to come.http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2014-09-30/bray-wyatt-wwe-2015-wyatt-family-john-cena-chris-jerichoHere are some excerpts from the interview:On being in the new WWE 2K15 game:“I think the game is pretty cool. As far as my appearance in the game, I think it’s pretty spot on. They could have made me a little more jacked, that would have been more realistic. My muscles are a little smaller in the game than they are in real life so I’m a little upset about that but as far as from an entrance perspective and gameplay, wow, it’s just breathtaking.”On getting cheered by audiences:“I don’t think I’m a category. I can’t be put in a category just because I don’t feel like there’s good people and bad people in real life. I think there’s good people who do bad things and bad people who do good things. There’s no such thing as good and bad. There’s just this collage of humanity that society has portrayed. You dress like this when you’re in front of people but behind closed doors, who knows who you really are.”On the past year in the WWE:“It’s been tremendous but it’s not enough. It’s never enough. So it’s like the tenacity to move forward and jeep moving forward. And the things I have planned that are coming up are going to be alarming for the rest of the world, the free world.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Vin Diesel Elias Pokes Fun At John Cena’s Hair In WWE Performance Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlize Theron WhatsApp Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

Clark County Fair packs all sorts of fun into last of its

first_imgCountry singer Briana Renea has performed at roughly 100 fairs and festivals in six years, but this was her first go-round in Clark County. What stood out most to the Canby, Ore., performer: the local fair’s size.“For me, this feels more like the state fair than the county fair because it’s so big,” Renea said.The 10-day Clark County Fair wrapped up Sunday. With its 151st edition completed — but with specific attendance and revenue numbers not yet available — fair organizers seemed satisfied with its popularity.“It actually went really, really well,” Fair Manager Mickey Webb said. “We had really good attendance.”Organizers believe the momentum from last year’s 150th anniversary, and the promotion efforts that accompanied it, might have continued this year. The fair typically draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.“I think it did (carry over), the extra marketing that we did for that,” Webb said. “We are definitely on par with last year’s numbers.”With any fair, weather can be a major factor in attendance level. Hot weather is common at the Clark County Fair, but this year was unusual. While blistering days could be felt, they were mixed with milder, cloudy weather and even rain.last_img read more

Police investigating deaths of two in Vancouver

first_imgVancouver police are investigating the death of two people found inside a home in the Vancouver Heights neighborhood.Police issued a statement Friday saying that officers were dispatched at 10:18 p.m. Thursday to a residence in the 8400 block of Mt. Olympus Avenue on a report of two injured people inside.When officers arrived, they found a man and woman dead inside the residence, according to police.The statement said there is not believed to be any threat to the general public. The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating.Further information about the deaths was not released.By Friday morning, there were pieces of crime scene tape in the yard of a ranch-style home at the end of Mt. Olympus Avenue. A fence gate was ajar, and just inside, a shed with a broken window and shattered glass on the ground could be seen.Farther down the avenue, Charlie Turney said he had looked out his front window around 10:30 p.m. Thursday to check on his property. As usual, the street was quiet, he said. Turney didn’t hear or see anything suspicious.last_img read more

Salford City the villain of Football League Two

first_imgFor Salford City, a club which will play for the first time ever in the English Football League Two, the money that backs the team makes them the villains.Salford City was founded in 1940. And 79 years later they will play for the first time in the English Football League Two.But this success came thanks to the Manchester United Class of 92 which injected a lot of money in 2014, making the team have four promotions in successive seasons.“Whether we’ll be the pantomime villain as much as we were I have no idea,” says the manager Graham Alexander to The Telegraph.“Someone has to play that role: in every drama, you need a wicked witch.”He explained: “If it’s us again, then it’s us. But it doesn’t affect how we operate. We just try to concentrate on doing the right things.”“I’ve really enjoyed my time here, it’s been great,” said footballer Adam Rooney.“The ambition of the club is just so infectious. Anyone who comes here can see this is a very positive club to be around.”“Everyone’s so enthusiastic. And, just like players can sense when a club’s going in the wrong direction, so they buzz off the energy when it’s going forward like this club is,” he continued.There is good news for Bury FC! Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 Bury’s potential re-entry into the English Football League is being studied by the EFL following the team’s expulsion last week.“There’s never a dull moment.”“A lot of people seemed to be against us,” he admitted.“When we lost a game they reveled in it. When it looked as though we might not be promoted there seemed to be a lot of happy people out there, particularly on social media – God they hate us on there.”“So when we made it [via the play-off at Wembley], we were glad to upset a few of them. I think it will be the same this year, people trying to knock us down a peg and we’ll just have to deal with it,” Rooney concluded.Player Sponsorships for 2019-20 are now available to buy!👉 https://t.co/5FrKkf0YKN#WeAreSalford 🦁🔴 pic.twitter.com/ckIpNVk7Yp— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) July 30, 2019last_img read more

Klopp promises a different Liverpool for Community Shield

first_imgHaving extended Liverpool’s winless run in pre-season to four games, Jurgen Klopp has promised his boys would be a “different animal” against Manchester City in the Community Shield. The European Champions were pummelled 3-0 by Napoli thanks to strikes from Insigne, Milik and Younes.Though the Reds missed key men such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Alisson, the display was far from convincing to say the least.However, Klopp believes it’s only a yardstick to measure his players ahead of the season and the Wembley showdown on Sunday.“I think the worst thing that could have happened is if we won all our games without the six players, everyone flying from last year and then getting the problems in the season,” he said via the Telegraph.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was of course not good. We lost a couple of games in pre-season already. I’m pretty sure we will play better football and it’s necessary as well.“It’s a strange pre-season because everybody tells you constantly congratulations, congratulations, and before the game Napoli were very nice and gave us a bottle of red wine.“We have to fight at the start of the season 100 per cent with all we have and the good thing is if the opponents want to analyse us now then they think ‘easy job’ – but we will be a different animal next week.”EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – JULY 28: The Liverpool players pose for a team photo prior to the Pre-Season FriendlyKlopp went ahead to pile on the pressure on City before the clash stating: “It became a two-horse last year, but there are too many good clubs in this competition [for that to happen].“Even City see it like this. They are the big favourites and all the others try to beat them. We are one of these teams. At least we should give it a try, but we have to play better football – and we will play better football.”last_img read more

Celtic boss believes late win is part of the learning process

first_imgFor Celtic manager Neil Lennon, their late victory over Dunfermline Athletic is part of the learning process for the summer recruits.Celtic FC and Dunfermline Athletic had to go all the way to overtime in order to decide a winner in yesterday’s Scottish League Cup.And thanks to a 114th-minute goal by James Forrest the 1-1 scoreboard ended up being 2-1 in favor of the current league champions.But most importantly for manager Neil Lennon, the game helped his summer recruits get better.“They did fine after a wee bit of a shaky start but they came on to a really good game as the game went on, so that will do them a world of good,” Lennon told Four Four Two.“It’s a test of character sometimes, not just your footballing ability.”Lennon added: “They have seen great nights, they have seen frustrating games. It’s all part of adapting to life here in Glasgow.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Sometimes when you have got that amount of bodies in front of you, you have got to take shots,” Lennon said. “I want them to shoot.”“You saw Gerrard, Lampard, and Scholes score goals from outside the box and I encourage that from my players. Sometimes it’s difficult to play intricately through teams, sometimes a 25-yarder does the job,” he commented.“The goalie made some great saves. I don’t discourage any of my players taking shots, as long as they have the belief that hit they are going to hit the target or work the goalkeeper, because then anything can happen after that.”“Thirty-six shots, we couldn’t have played that badly. I’m not massive on stats but the one stat I do look out for attempts on goal because if that’s roundabout over 20 then you are doing something right,” the manager concluded.Hear the manager’s thoughts on #CELDUN ⬇️— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 17, 2019last_img read more

Mayor of Chula Vista meets with critics of Drag Queen Story Hour

first_imgMayor of Chula Vista meets with critics of Drag Queen Story Hour Posted: September 9, 2019 September 9, 2019 Updated: 4:50 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Mayor of Chula Vista Mary Salas met with critics of the Drag Queen Story Hour today to hear their objections to the event.The Drag Queen Story Hour is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Chula Vista Public Library. Many faith leaders and other critics have called for the event to be cancelled.Protesters and supporters have clashed over the issue in the past few weeks. In fact, the weekend vandalism at a Chula Vista church is being investigated as a hate crime by police, and a pastor believes his church was targeted because of their strong opposition to the event.After the meeting, the mayor said that the event would go on as planned, with hundreds of people expected to attend.center_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Shanker Out Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ

first_imgLitterick first joined EnsembleIQ in February 2017 as publisher of Canadian Grocer shortly before being promoted, in November 2017, to president of the company’s Canadian division—comprised mainly of a group of publications acquired from Rogers Media a year earlier. She then took on the additional roles of president of the company’s North American retail division in October 2018 and chief commercial officer this past May.Litterick had previously spent five and a half years with Rogers Media prior to the acquisition, as publisher of Canadian Grocer and then group publisher of it and a handful of other titles, before leaving to serve as a partner at consulting firm Pinpoint Solutions Group from 2015 to 2017.“We are fortunate to have someone of Jennifer Litterick’s caliber and experience step up to lead EnsembleIQ,” said Mike Foster, a senior managing director at RFE Investment Partners and EnsembleIQ board member, in a press release. “We are at a pivotal moment, and during this time of transformation, there is no better person to steer EnsembleIQ into renewed growth.” Jennifer LitterickEnsembleIQ’s board of directors has appointed Jennifer Litterick as the company’s next CEO, effective immediately, marking the third leadership change at the Chicago-based B2B publisher since its formation in 2016 from the merger of three formerly separate companies.Litterick replaces David Shanker, who joined EnsembleIQ as CEO in February 2018 after his predecessor, then-CEO Peter Hoyt, exited months earlier in a move also initiated by the board.Created in February 2016 when private equity firm RFE Investment Partners acquired and merged a pair of legacy B2B publishers—Edgell Communications and Stagnito Business Information—the combined company was first led by former Stagnito COO Kollin Stagnito for about four months until July 2016, when RFE acquired a third B2B media company—the Path to Purchase Institute—merged it with the other two, installed Path to Purchase CEO Hoyt as its new top executive and then rebranded the entire operation as EnsembleIQ.A company rep didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the circumstances surrounding the departure of Shanker, who spent much of his 18-month tenure attempting to integrate the three formerly disparate companies as well as subsequent acquisitions from Rogers Media and Lebhar-Friedman.Longtime B2B media exec Alan Glass, who had served as EnsembleIQ’s executive chairman from the start, passed away on Friday at age 70, according to an obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer.last_img read more

White Lies Talk Touring Mexico FIVE Why Friendship Is The Key Ingredient

first_img Email White Lies Talk Touring Mexico, ‘FIVE’ & Why Friendship Is The Key Ingredient To Band Longevity U.K. Post-Punkers White Lies Talk Touring Mexico white-lies-talk-touring-mexico-five-why-friendship-key-ingredient-band-longevity The Recording Academy catches up with bassist Charles Cave and lead vocalist/guitarist Harry McVeigh ahead of their set at Corona Capital GuadalajaraJennifer VelezGRAMMYs May 11, 2019 – 2:17 pm U.K. trio White Lies may have been making music for a decade, but that doesn’t mean they’re done growing. Their latest album, Five, has pushed the post-punk band to expand their sound into new territory.Yet, the band is not afraid to look back. While White Lies continue to tour in support of Five, they’re making space to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut, To Lose My Life, playing a special tribute show in Utrecht this fall.The Recording Academy chatted with the White Lies’ bassist Charles Cave and lead vocalist/guitarist Harry McVeigh ahead of their set at Corona Capital Fest in Guadalajara about how much they love to tour Mexico, why FIVE is the best album they’ve done since their debut and what’s kept them playing together for more than a decade.How has Mexico been treating you so far?Charles Cave: It’s great. We always look forward to coming to Mexico. In some ways the U.S. provides a nice slide into Mexico. Not that we don’t enjoy being there but it’s kind of hard work, it’s pretty difficult for us, for any band, I think, of our level to be in the U.S., but you come to Mexico and in a nice way it feels like Europe. There’s the same kind of real passion for the arts and for music and you see an enthusiasm from Mexican people towards British music. I don’t know at what point in time Mexico just really latched on to some British music, but I know that Morrissey is a massive hit [here].The Beatles were huge here.Cave: Beatles, right, exactly. So if we could tour here all the time we would, we love it.Harry McVeigh: We come here every time we release an album. I think in the last couple of records our profile has just grown a little bit in Mexico and it’s made it really viable for us to be here and to make it work. And as Charles said, we love coming here, the crowds are great, people love music and it’s very passionate. So we love being here. We come here as much as we can.So you’re playing Corona Capital today—a festival that really wants to get more international acts in cities other than just Mexico City, which tends to be the main destination for touring acts. How does it feel for you to be able to being your music to Guadalajara?Cave: It’s just great. I think the fact that there are festivals like Corona Capital and other things like that in Mexico that are able to bring international acts over, I just think it’s great because there are a lot of countries that we would love to play, and we know we have fans where there aren’t so many opportunities like that.For example, in places in South America, in Brazil and Argentina, it’s not yet quite so easy for us to get there. Whereas here in Mexico, as Harry mentioned earlier, our profile has risen quite a bit over the last couple of records. Actually, before we did this trip with the U.S. as well, there was the option for us if we wanted to do it of just basically getting on a plane and coming to Mexico and just doing a tour of Mexico and then going home. We added the U.S. in the end, but it’s great to know that we can do that and I think that it’s wonderful that Corona Capital and other institutions out here are putting on these international events because in this day and age I think nobody wants close-minded festivals that feel like they’re only just having local acts and things like that. All the festivals we play in Europe have acts from all over the world as well. Tell me about your latest album Five. What or who influenced this album?McVeigh: It’s very hard to say … It’s very hard to pinpoint any specific thing really. We always have a lot of plans as to what we’re going to do on the album before we start writing, but they tend to just go out the window as soon as we start working together, Charles and I. And I think that we’re influenced by all sorts of different things. Obviously music, but we listen to so much different music and we have very varied music tastes. We spend a couple of hours every day listening to music and trying to find little moments of inspiration. But everything in life could influence how you approach the music and the creative process in general. We read a lot, we watch a lot of movies, we … I don’t know, we go for walks like experience nature.It sounds quite hippy-dippy to say stuff like that, but it’s everything in your life that influences what you make. I suppose it’s a representation of where your mind’s at and how you’re feeling in that particular moment. It’s always a very difficult process making music and I think that that’s because it’s hard to make good music. At the same time, we really enjoy it and we love that creative process for that reason. It really distills your mind at that moment and you can kind of put down how you’re feeling and your thoughts into what you’re doing and that’s really wonderful for us.Every album we’ve released has marked a moment in time. Like the first album definitely feels very kind of angsty. It was a lot of teenage angst in there. And as we’ve got older, I think the albums have really been a good representation of where we’re at in our lives. Which is nice for us when we listen back to them, they can transport us back to how we were feeling at that time. That’s a great segue, I was going to ask how you feel like you’ve grown since your debut 10 years ago.McVeigh: I think that we’ve got very good at being self-critical over the years. We really hold ourselves to a much higher standard now then I think we did when we started. Just because perhaps we didn’t even really know how to do that when we started. And I think on the first album we were very lucky. People will always say this on your first album: “You have your whole life to write it up until the moment you start recording it, and from then on you only have the time you have in between each album to make the next one.” We were very lucky to find really good people to work with, especially [producer] Ed Buller, who’s worked on most of our records. He’s kind of like a father figure to the band. He really shaped the sound of the band and the music.But I think since then we’ve made a few mistakes, especially on our second album, and we’ve learned from them. I think that we’ve grown a lot through those mistakes. I really feel that the album we’ve just made, Five, is the best of all of our albums since the first one. And all of the things that we’ve learned over the years have really gone into making Five the record that it is. Cave: Yeah, well I agree. But I think as well as learning to be self-critical, you develop a more subtle stroke with your brush in a way. Like, you learn how to say and do things musically without necessarily having to be so over the top and bold about it. That’s not to say that our music has got kind of subtle, it isn’t really, but I think that as Harry mentioned before, you know with the first album being 18 years old certainly lyrically and in some ways musically, perhaps at times it’s a little bit … there’s not a lot of nuance there, it’s pretty in your face, pretty bombastic. Whereas I think on Five, songs like “Time To Give,” we just never ever would have been capable of writing pretty much any other time but now.I don’t think we would’ve written that song with Friends, I certainly don’t think we would’ve written it back when we were 18. For want of a better term, it feels kind of “adult,” and it’s a nice place to be at. True, and 10 years is a long time to be in a band. How do you find new ways to be creative together?Cave: I think we were very lucky. I talk about this quite a lot to actually other musicians as well. We were very lucky that we were friends first, basically. And I’m not saying that’s the only thing that keeps bands together, but touring especially is quite a strange existence. I’m not saying it’s a bad one but it’s strange. You don’t really have a home or at least your only home is a bus, basically. And I think that if you’re doing that with people that you just get along with okay, I think that would be very lonely.I also think that we don’t take ourselves seriously at all. We take our music very seriously, but in terms of each other and ourselves, we’ve kind of just big kids. And we go out of our way to sort of take the piss as much as possible. I would say that’s a pretty crucial part of White Lies really, is the level of just mucking around. McVeigh: Yeah, and I will only add one thing to that, which is that I think that we know how to disagree with each other. We know how to have a good conversation about things that perhaps ordinarily other bands might find quite difficult. What’s next after Corona Capital? What are you up to?Cave: We’re playing a headline show at Monterrey. Then we’re going to go play hopefully two sold-out nights at Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. And then we’re going to go to Queretaro for the first time and we’re going to play PULSDO Festival there. So we’ve got a nice week in Mexico, basically.And then we get home and we have five days off at home and then we have a show at a festival in Manchester. Then we have a few more days off and then festivals start and we just play festivals quite a lot on the weekend all summer. And then we go to Russia and Ukraine.Anything else you’d like to add before you go play?Cave: Only that we’re just so grateful to all our fans and to anyone that supports us out in Mexico. We love coming here. It’s just a wonderful country to be in, and it’s amazing that we can actually come and play music and not just come on holiday. So please keep coming to shows and we’ll keep coming back.Corona Capital Is Bringing English-Speaking Artists To More Mexican CitiesRead more Facebook News Twitter last_img read more

Philly ProducerEngineer Will Yip Works Harder Than You

first_imgNews Philly Producer/Engineer Will Yip Works Harder Than You Yip is exceptionally friendly and nice, but he’s not the type to take a loss when he knows he can get the win. So, he took something he had previously recorded in the basement, along with $600 – just about every penny he had at the time – and bet on himself hard.“So I brought $600 with me, and I said, ‘I want to book mastering time,’” Yip said. “For songs that were already mastered! I just wanted to get through the door, to talk to someone!”He played the songs for an engineer there, and he was immediately impressed.“He was working on them, and he goes, ‘Dude, this sounds really good, where was this recorded?’ Oh, my mom’s basement,” Yip says. “He’s like, ‘What? This sounds better than some of the stuff recorded in our big room.’”That gig lead to recording sessions and live shows. As he continued to learn by doing, he found his opportunity to get in front of Nicolo as he originally planned when he picked Temple, this time with a little more experience under his belt.“I took Phil’s class, and the first class, I went to him and said, ‘I want to work for you. I’ll work for free,’ Yip says. “He gets that a lot. He had a line of kids. But again, I knew I was going to kill it. And he was like, ‘Alright, just show up.’ He has an open-door policy, so I showed up. And I don’t think I’ve ever stopped showing up since.”“Once out of 3 or 400 students, you have someone who’s got it,” Nicolo says. “I don’t want to have a huge ego, but he reminded me of me at Temple. Will was that guy. I could tell he was just really on top of the ball.”Nicolo was working with Lauryn Hill at the time. Hill is an artist both he and Yip say has a tendency to “push” her colleagues. That “it” that Yip had was something Nicolo recognized as the mark of a truly talented producer who goes beyond just turning knobs, and it became prevalent while working with Hill.“He became my right-hand man with Lauryn Hill,” Nicolo says. “Talk about going through the trenches. If you can keep up with that s***, man, you’re in… It’s the psychological side. Anyone can figure out where to put a hi-hat or mic an amp. But it’s hard to get an artist to appreciate what you do and get what they want when they’re not putting it in correct terms. That’s an engineer. And Will did that.”It’s that unique ability to almost connect with his artists on a symbiotic level that makes him such a good engineer. He becomes a member of the band and a teammate.“My goal is to read their minds, to get inside their minds and then work with them to create – not even just follow direction – but just create what that vision is, you know?” -Will Yip“He gets the best out of you,” says Tom May, guitarist/vocalist of the Menzingers, who first worked with Yip for the band’s 2017 LP After the Party, and is working with him again for their next album due out this year. “The kind of stuff that you didn’t know was really going to be there in the first place. And he’s just so good at making an environment that’s conducive to creating with all egos to the side. It’s a wild thing.” Will Yip Works Harder Than You philly-producerengineer-will-yip-works-harder-you Twitter Email Facebook Go inside Yip’s journey making records, from his mom’s basement all the way to Studio 4: “I’m very in the process, and I think that’s why artists trust me”Brendan MenapaceGRAMMYs May 24, 2019 – 12:29 pm Will Yip just might be the hardest working man in the music business. You won’t see him on tour. You won’t see his name on a marquee. You might not ever see him at all, unless you venture into the subterranean Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pa., just a few minutes outside of Philadelphia. That’s where he is for about 13 hours a day. The other hours he’s probably mixing at home – something he does to force himself to leave the studio at some point at least.You’ve probably heard his work, though. If you’ve listened to any record even tangentially related to punk, hardcore, emo, indie rock and beyond within the last 10 years, you’ve more that likely listened to one of his albums. The likes of Circa Survive, The Menzingers, Turnstile and Title Fight have been going to Will for his studio knowledge, his unique way of bringing out the best of artists, his creative vision and his insane work ethic.Yip is a co-owner of Studio 4, the studio he dreamed of working at as a teenager, and one of the most sought-after producers in rock music. Professionally speaking, he’s come a long way from the kid recording in his mom’s basement, the one who finessed his way into internships, and the one who cleaned out a back room to record bands on his own time. His first exposure to the recording world began by playing drums in a band when he was 12.“I just love being in the studio,” Yip says. “I love building. I love the behind-the-scenes of putting together music and f***ing with stuff, and just messing with ideas and seeing it from the first note recorded to the final mix. That’s why I don’t tour. I just want to create all day.”He started recording his friends’ bands in his mom’s basement in Northeast Philly. In high school, he helped out at a nearby studio, making a few bucks an hour, watching and learning as much as possible. When college rolled around, he faced a choice: Go to the Ivy League school and pursue the “comfortable” life his parents wanted for him, or go to the state school and study engineering, a much more uncertain path.He decided on the latter, going to Temple University to study under Phil Nicolo, co-owner of Studio 4 and Yip’s eventual business partner, himself an adjunct professor at Temple. Yip’s parents, hard-working immigrants from China, were concerned as any parent would be, they always supported him and his passion. After all, he had it all mapped out.“I said, ‘I’m going to get in with Phil,’” Yip says. He speaks fast and excitedly. “’I’m going to meet Phil, and somehow I’m going to work at Studio 4.’ That was my dream job.”Yip had first heard of Studio 4 as the place responsible for some of his favorite albums from artists like Boys II Men, The Fugees and Lauryn Hill. Nicolo, a GRAMMY winner, had also worked with royalty like John Lennon and Bob Dylan over his decades-spanning career.So, he knew he wanted to end up at Studio 4, but he also knew he had to get a little more experience under his belt before he took that shot. So he hit up a now-defunct studio in South Philly called Indre Recording.“I remember just like it was yesterday – I was 18,” he said. “I emailed the studio manager, her name was Jennifer… and I said, ‘I’d love to intern. I’m this, this and this. I have skills in recording. I’ve done it for the last six years of my life.’ And she was just like, ‘No, we’re full.’ And that was it. It was harsh. It was real. It was the first time someone said no to me like that. Because I always thought I presented well, in terms of, like, what I could do. Free work ­­– who doesn’t want that?” The way Yip puts it, he doesn’t want to create a “Will Yip record” or even a “Studio 4 record.” He wants to make the best record that band can make in that environment.“I’m very in the process, and I think that’s why artists kind of trust me,” Yip says. “I always tell guys that I’ve recorded with a lot of producers before. I’ve recorded with so many engineers, and I’ve tried not to be everything that I hated in those experiences. I want someone that I can trust. And I know when you trust someone that’s manning this side of the board for you, and you trust someone saying, ‘Nah, man, that’s good,’ that’s the coolest thing. That’s the safest thing. It’s like trusting your partner.”In a lot of ways, Yip is still the kid in his mom’s basement recording his friends. His highest aspirations are to work with people who inspire him, who are fun to be around and who make music he gets genuinely stoked on. As he puts it, he doesn’t want to “chase” anything, like a paycheck or prestige. Instead, he wants to create an environment of positivity, mutual respect and creativity. That’s why artists flock from all over the globe to work with him.“You don’t meet that many people who are like Will,” May says. “I’ve never really worked with that many people like him. He’s just so excited and ready to go. He’s able to focus better than anyone that I’ve ever worked with on anything in my life, including any schooling, jobs, the music business, working on records, everything. I’ve never seen someone who’s able to maintain that type of attention span and attention to detail, as well as managing a roomful of personalities at the same time. It’s really kind of incredible.”“He works constantly at the highest level, and that’s what it takes,” Nicolo says. “Of people who get into this industry, why are only 2 percent of us successful?  Because you have to have that mentality and that work ethic and the ability. It’s not all pushing the pencil. You gotta have the ability. He does, and he puts in the time.”Today, Yip’s reputation is far greater than just a producer. He’s started two record labels so he can support artists he believes in, but who might be working with limited resources. On Wikipedia, he’s “veteran producer Will Yip.” On Pitchfork, he’s “influential producer Will Yip.” These are titles typically given to folks far older than Yip, a youthful 32.But he is a veteran. It just didn’t take him long to get there. While some of his peers have been in the business for longer than he’s been alive, his breakneck pace has allowed him to create more albums than some people will make in a lifetime, some of them GRAMMY-nominated.And he is influential, more than he thought he would be, and in ways beyond the walls of his studio or the words of music blogs.“I was in L.A., and I was out there for a Tigers Jaw show,” he says. “I was just by the merch table talking to couple guys, and a couple guys came by to meet me, which is crazy. L.A. – the other side of the country. This Asian dude comes up to me and says, ‘Hey dude, I’m, like, shaking right now. I can’t believe you’re here.’ I wish I would’ve taken down his information or socials so I could hit him up. But he was like, ‘Dude, you’re the reason why I think I can be an engineer. No other engineers look like me or look like you. And for you to do all of my favorite bands, I think I can do it.’ I’m like … that f***ed me up.”Yip’s only plan was to make music with his friends forever. Being a representative for kids who look like him wasn’t a torch he planned on carrying, and it took him a while to accept it, but now he’s embraced it. It’s not that he’s playing some Mr. Modest, it’s that he’s spent so much time in his studio world that he maybe didn’t notice how much the rest of he music world grew to respect him.“I hate talking about myself. I hate it. It’s not what I do,” he says. “All this stuff and meeting this kid, I’m like, holy s*** man. There’s so many talented kids. What if I got too scared if I got bummed out or took whatever job offer, or went to Penn, which I could’ve went to instead of Temple, and just made money, worked in my brother’s firm—and he’s very successful and cool, but what if I did that instead? I was that close to that thought sometimes when things weren’t going the best, even though I knew I wanted to work in music. If letting that fear of not doing something because you don’t see other people that look like you doing it, that’s f***ing crushing, man.”Philly Rapper Raj Haldar, A.K.A. Lushlife, On Going From Rapper To Children’s Book AuthorRead morelast_img read more

Taylor Swift Releases Dreamy New Lover Track The Archer

first_img“There’s a lot that’s covered emotionally [on ‘Lover’], and I really wanted to give you track five before the album came out,” the pop heavyweight revealed in an Instagram videoAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Jul 24, 2019 – 12:51 pm Taylor Swift has released a third song—”The Archer”—from her forthcoming seventh studio album, Lover. Featuring mythical lyrics and a dream-pop vibe, “The Archer” dropped yesterday evening in an Instagram Live video in which Swift revealed that it’s the fifth track (out of 18!) on Lover, and not technically a single. It was produced by fellow GRAMMY winner and past collaborator Jack Antonoff of Fun. and Bleachers.”The Archer” follows the candy-coated, Brandon Urie-assisted “ME!” and the stand-up-to-the-haters-anthem “You Need to Calm Down.” More: Watch: Taylor Swift, Katy Perry & More Star In PRIDE-ful “You Need To Calm Down” VideoThe 10-time GRAMMY winner shared more details about the new album (transcribed by Elle), due out Aug. 23, during her IG video:”There’s a lot that’s covered emotionally [on Lover], and I really wanted to give you track five before the album came out. So track five is kind of a tradition that really started with you guys because I didn’t realize I was doing this but…instinctually I was putting a very vulnerable, honest, emotional song as track five,” Swift said, adding that “The Archer” offers a different side of the sound fans’ will hear on Lover.”‘The Archer’ is not the next single. It’s just a song I love on the album. I haven’t made a video for it or anything. This is just sort of a glimpse into another side of the album I wanted to show you.” Taylor Swift Shares New ‘Lover’ Song, “The Archer” taylor-swift-releases-dreamy-new-lover-track-archer Taylor Swift Releases Dreamy New ‘Lover’ Track, “The Archer” Email News She also revealed that the new song isn’t the only album track she worked on with Antonoff: “There’s a vast part of this album that I worked with Jack Antonoff on. He is phenomenal.” They paired up on Swift’s last album, 2017’s reputation, for “Look What You Made Me Do” and “New Year’s Day.” He has also lent his production skills on Carly Rae Jepsen’s recent album Dedicated and both Lorde and St. Vincent’s 2017 GRAMMY-nominated albums, Melodrama and MASSEDUCTION, respectively.Swift also offered the news that she’ll include 110 scanned pages of her journals in the deluxe CD editions of Lover, which she’s selected from their pages over the last 13 years, since her self-titled debut LP.Yesterday, MTV revealed the 2019 VMA nominations, of which Swift is tied with Ariana Grande for most nominations, at 10 each. “You Need To Calm Down,” whose star-studded video included the cast of “Queer Eye,” RuPaul, Hayley Kiyoko and many more, is up for their main Video Of The Year award.Watch: Angela Aguilar Covers Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” For ReImaginedRead more Twitter https://www.instagram.com/p/B0RkMK8BDcf Facebook last_img read more

Channel Tres Talks Honoring Issac Hayes On EP Black Moses Healing With

first_imgNews Twitter Email Have you been able to connect with other people through your music?Like other artists? Hell yeah. It’s been cool. I was making music the other day, and I’m in the room with my idols like, “Oh sh*t!” It’s crazy, it’s so fun and so cool because I’m still a fan too.Do you have any dream collaborations that you want to speak out and manifest?Kendrick [Lamar]. I definitely want to do something with Kendrick one day. I want to do something with Stevie Wonder. I want to work with Jon Brion. There’s a lot of people I want to work with, I got a list. I want to work with Childish Gambino, I think we could make some tight sh*t.Speaking of working with people, you’re going to be touring with Toro Y Moi soon, and you recently did a rad remix of one of his tracks from his last album. How did you guys meet and would you ever collab on some tracks?I’m a big fan of Chaz [Bear, a.k.a. Toro Y Moi] for a long time. We met on my birthday three years ago. Every year we got closer as friends and he started listening to my sh*t I guess. He hit me up and was like, “Yo, we should go on tour.” And a year later we go on tour. The rising Compton-born singer/rapper/producer sits down with the Recording Academy to talk about his forthcoming second EP, growing up in Compton, his dream collabs (such as recent tourmate Childish Gambino) and moreAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Jul 25, 2019 – 10:24 am Meet Channel Tres. The Compton-born singer/rapper/producer and all-around artistic visionary is just getting started living his dream of making an impact with music. He released his swaggy self-titled debut EP last year on Los Angeles indie label GODMODE and in less than a year has become in demand on stages around the world, performing at Detroit’s Movement, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and Australia’s Splendor In The Grass, to name just a few.Now he’s preparing to share his second EP with the world, Black Moses, which drops on Aug. 16 and is dedicated to the late, great soul legend Issac Hayes, whose 1971 album shared the same name. To date, Tres has already given the world a taste of its magic with “Brilliant Nigga” and “Sexy Black Timberlake.” Next week, on Aug. 2, he’ll share the EP’s title track and third single featuring politically minded rapper JPEGMAFIA. That’s so cool. Planting the seeds.Yeah, I’m about to go on tour with Childish Gambino too. It’s not announced yet, but we are playing two shows together in Australia. I’m opening up for him like next week.Oh sick! I saw him at The Forum.It was crazy?Yeah. He has an energy on stage where you’re like, “Damn, I want to go wherever you are going.”Yeah, fire. I can’t wait to meet him.Do you have a message for young kids in Compton, or wherever else, who want to get into music? Persistence always wins and hard work beats talent any day. I’m not the most talented, I mean there’s people better than me. But what makes my sh*t cool is just me, I’m not trying to be nobody else. I pay homage to the OGs, I have respect for the people that came before me. I don’t think nothing is bad unless musically it doesn’t go together. So, I’m not really judgey, I’m not heavily critical of everything. I just try to understand and try to take it day by day.Just trust God and the universe, and be persistent and really find out if it’s what you’re supposed to be doing. Because if it’s what you are supposed to do, you’ll have provision, things will be happening. Even though it might take a long time, you’ll know. Just do it for the right reasons. And when you get it, do something good with it.JPEGMAFIA On ‘Veteran,’ “Call Me Maybe” & How He Wants To Disappoint YouRead more We sat down with Tres at the sunny GODMODE studios in East L.A. while he was in town to learn more about Black Moses, how Compton influences his music and his advice to aspiring artists.You’re dropping your second EP, Black Moses, soon; can you speak to the message behind it and the sounds that you explore on it?First off, it’s paying homage to Isaac Hayes. Soundscape-wise, I’m not really in an Isaac Hayes vibe. But the name—I was watching this old festival they threw in Watts [Wattstax 1972]. This is when Shaft and the theme song was really big. He came out and had on a hat and some shades and a coat. They took his coat off and Jesse Jackson was announcing him.He looked so godly and it was just so black and so powerful for me. So, that’s why I just dove into that, which inspired the name and the sounds on it. It’s further in what I started with, the Channel Tres EP. I got some cool songs on there and the production got better; it’s just a step up. And Moses, in the Bible, is the savior of the people of the promised land. I feel like sometimes I want to be a ghetto savior.You’ve already gave us the gift of “Sexy Black Timberlake” from the EP, with groovy G-funk vibes and an amazing video. What was your vision for that song and video?Thank you. The vision for that song is just people are starting to pay attention more to me and the music, and also I’m growing up to a man and understanding myself more and just being more confident.How old are you?I’m 28. So, I’m just crossing over to that mature place. It was funny because when I was younger, depending on what I was wearing—even now—I’m either vilified or objectified. As I started to get more successful, I see how sometimes people objectify me, and women start to objectify men. Because now they see that I’m something. That’s what I’m saying that in that song. And it’s me just being irritated.And I love Justin Timberlake. We were just playing around because I wrote a song and I was saying, “Bringing sexy back, making sexy black.” We were f***ing around, it was like, “Let’s just name it that, f*** it.” It just makes sense. Also with Compton, just showing a different side.The video was filmed in Compton, right?Yeah, I shoot all my stuff there because I’ve got family everywhere. My little brother’s in prison, and it just makes people happy to see the city in stuff like that. Just different places that I grew up. I’m going to make so much music and I like watching my sh*t because I don’t get to go there that often.So you’ve left, but you grew up here in L.A., in Compton. What does Compton mean to you and how do you think it shaped your artistic journey and identity?It’s a huge community of people out there, so it’s home. It will always have a special place in my heart. I’m just happy that I’m street smart. A lot of people don’t have common sense. I know how to survive. If there was an apocalypse or something and everything was taken away, I would know how to survive. I grew up in kind of a grimy way, in a grimy area, so your survival tactics are just different. I will always appreciate that. And I love G-funk and just West Coast music, so I’m so happy I got to grow up around that, and actually feel that. To be around that and see things.Who were your favorite artists growing up, and who remains as your influences today?Nate Dogg, Tupac, Ice Cube. I love [Dr.] Dre. I grew up on a lot of gospel; Sam Cooke, Fred Hammond, Marvin Gaye. Motown, everything pretty much. Miles Davis. A lot of jazz, a lot of gospel, a lot of rap.Was there a moment when you knew or decided that you wanted to make music? What called you into that space?I’ve always wanted to make music, since I was born. My dad was a musician, I think you’re what your parents are. I think it got passed down, the love. I always had a thing for it, but I didn’t understand the discipline of it until later on, and that’s when I started getting better and things started happening.What’s your biggest goal as an artist?Just to be around, be in culture. I’d like to do things; work on films, have great songs that just stand the test of time. We still listen to the old funk records and all that, I just want songs that are timeless. I love music, I just want to be in it, I always want to be in it.You’re doing it. In terms of your music, you do a lot. You produce, you sing, you rap, you can dance, it’s all there. What’s your favorite part of the creative process?I like it all. Every part of performing, dancing, producing. It’s just so many different sides of music so I appreciate it all. You get to connect with the music in a different way, when you’ve been in all those areas.Do you have any rituals or places that foster creativity?I pray. I talk to God. I talk to myself. I lived through a lot and I’m still going through sh*t. So there’s enough trauma in there and this all started happening, so I have a lot to talk about. I don’t really go anywhere. I’m a Gemini too, I’m kind of crazy in my head. I don’t know, I go a lot of places in my head. Music is real cathartic for me, that’s how I deal with it, and that’s how I’m getting healing from a lot of the things I’ve been through, so I don’t really go nowhere I just do it. I’m just always ready to go. Like, “Let’s get it.” Facebook Between Movement, Primavera Sound, a Boiler Room set and a bunch of other big shows, you’ve had a pretty stacked year. What has been a favorite moment from these events so far?It’s all my favorite. A year and a half ago I wasn’t playing all these shows and this is something I fantasized about. I was in Spain at Primavera playing by the beach. My set was at 9 pm, it was a great time, the sun was setting. And so many people, and I knew all my words, I knew all my choreo. I was like, “Oh sh*t, I’m doing it.” It’s fun, I love playing, I like traveling for music.When you are performing in front of people, do you feel like that’s a different sort of therapeutic or cathartic experience as to when you’re making the music?Yeah, I mean I don’t have to fight nobody. I got my energy out; all my aggression, all my anger. It’s like my form of destruction. I’m pretty easygoing, but on stage you can’t tell me sh*t. And if you don’t want to be there you don’t have to be there. Channel Tres Talks Honoring Issac Hayes On EP ‘Black Moses,’ Healing With Music & Being A “Ghetto Savior” Channel Tres Honors Issac Hayes On ‘Black Moses’ channel-tres-talks-honoring-issac-hayes-ep-black-moses-healing-music-ghetto-saviorlast_img read more

Sneak Peek Madison Beer Covering Corinne Bailey Raes Put Your Records On

first_img Sneak Peek: Madison Beer Covering Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Put Your Records On” For ReImagined Twitter Preview Madison Beer Covering Corinne Bailey Rae sneak-peek-madison-beer-covering-corinne-bailey-raes-put-your-records-reimagined Facebook h Aug 29, 2019 – 10:09 am Preview Madison Beer Covering Corinne Bailey Rae The rising pop songstress will reveal her full ReImagined cover of the GRAMMY-nominated ’00s bop on Tuesday, Sept. 3Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Aug 29, 2019 – 10:10 am The next installment of ReImagined, featuring 20-year-old vocal powerhouse Madison Beer, arrives on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 10 am PST, but you can catch a special sneak peek of the episode below. The L.A.-based, New York-born pop singer covers British R&B songstress Corinne Bailey Rae’s GRAMMY-nominated 2006 feel-good bop “Put Your Records On” for the occasion. The sunny song earned Bailey Rae nominations for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year at the 49th GRAMMY Awards, where she also got a nod for Best New Artist.Make sure to check out the special preview above, and catch Beer’s full ReImagined performance on YouTube or GRAMMY.com on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 10 am PST / 1 pm ET. You can even set a reminder to tune in for the premiere by visiting the YouTube page now.While you’re at it, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and visit our video page to watch each ReImagined episode, along with other exclusive content, as it’s released.Watch: Angela Aguilar Covers Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” For ReImagined News Email last_img read more

Indigenous communities are against the Santa Lucía Airport Project

first_img Advertisement Comments1 comments Representatives of the group of indigenous communities from the municipality of Tecámac, State of Mexico, processed nine writs of amparo against the construction of the new airport of Santa Lucía.The claims were presented in federal courts of Naucalpan and two of them have already been sent to the Fifth Administrative Matters Court of Mexico City, the agency where the Federal Judicial Council (CJF) ordered to concentrate all amparos against the works of the airbase of Santa Lucía.The rest of the claims have not been sent to Mexico City because the judges asked the complainers to ratify signatures and clarify names, among other matters of the process.The group of communities from the municipality of Tecámac are afraid of losing part of their territory, suffering from a water collapse, and other affectations to their daily life due to the project of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.In their demands, they criticized the omission of federal authorities to perform a study about the people and communities that will be affected socially by Santa Lucía International Airport, and the lack of a previous indigenous consultation in all the affected towns and communities.Source: https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/last_img read more

Controversy over company offering animal hunting in the Yucatan Peninsula

first_img Advertisement Comments0 comments MERIDA Yucatan – Red Climática Ecológica Ambiental México, a community described on Facebook as a protector of animal rights, have accused foreigners of hunting ocellated turkeys, peacocks and other species in the Yucatán, through “Tankab Outfitters” which offers hunting services through their Facebook page.The Tankab Outfitters page also mentions other types of animals available for hunting in the Yucatan Peninsula such as toucans, deer, jaguars, pumas and other protected species, endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula… (already deleted)It is worth mentioning that just a few days ago, in Palenque Chiapas, Environmentalist Nora Lopez was murdered for protecting endemic species of birds of the Mexican Southeast.Tankab’s last publication is dated July 30th of this year (already removed). In a post they shared on July 25, there is a photograph of a woman posing with what seems to be an ocellated turkey, however in their page many other photographs are available showing hunters with their trophies.The Tankab website has been “suspended” as of today, Saturday morning, August 31st. In a statement already removed it said:“Our website has been recently flooding with spam and cyber-attacks by the anti-hunters causing our server to crash. We are addressing the situation in the fastest way possible and looking at different options to improve the security of the website and avoid further attacks,” reads the post. “Sorry for the inconvenience and our team will be getting in touch with you by pm for more information in the meantime. We are ready to take you turkey hunting for the world’s most exotic and beautiful trophy bird!!!” (SIC)According to ICANN the web page was created in October 2012. Before their website was suspended they describe the hunting experience as follows:About TANKAB OUTFITTERS“Tankab Outfitters is a company based in the Yucatan specialized in hunting trips around the different areas of the Peninsula for select jungle species such as ocellated turkey, brown and red brocket deer, great curassow, crested guan, coatimundi, collared peccary, etc.Our main hunting areas are in the South-Central part of the state of Campeche, were we run 2 camps. The Ik-Balam Camp, where turkeys are our main target as flocks of over a 100 birds are not uncommon. And the Nuevo Becal Camp, where we focus more on brockets, especially reds, as this area has the biggest concentration of them in the Yucatan and higher success rates are common”. (SIC)Tankab has at least two hunting camps in Campeche. One in Hopelchén and the other one in Becal. Sources mentioned another one in Tekax Yucatan, that has not been confirmed.Trophys fees & seasonsTaken from the website www.tankab.com In Mexico, hunting is legal and allowed as long as it meets certain requirements, sanctioned by SEMARNAT in the “Ley de Vida Silvestre” articles 39, 82 and 96.We have tried to contact Tankab with no answer so far.center_img The Yucatan TimesNewsroomlast_img read more