moe. has been on a tear during their recent fall tour run, playing night after night of power-packed jam performances. Riding the wave of musical energy, moe. took to their hometown of Buffalo, NY, playing the first of two sold-out shows at the Town Ballroom in style.Recently, moe. performed a full set tribute to Pink Floyd at the Peach Festival (listen here), and has since been working their songs into setlists throughout this fall tour. We’ve seen renditions of “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” and “Fearless” thus far, but last night’s version of “Comfortably Numb” might take the cake. Chuck Garvey plays his heart out during the guitar solo, recreating the David Gilmour melody with a tenacity.Fortunately there’s full fan-shot video of the cover for us to enjoy. Check it out below, courtesy of Nathan Wiseman.Of course, “Comfortably Numb” was only one of many, many highlights from the whole show. It was one of only two covers last night, as moe. focused on their originals and the improvisation within them. With big versions of “Buster” and “meat.,” not to mention the encore of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris,” this night was loaded with high-energy grooves from moe.Check out the band’s full setlist, below.Setlist: moe. at Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY – 10/1/16I: Rainshine, Jazz Wank > Buster > Lazarus > George > Comfortably Numb > BusterII: Lost Along The Way, Blond Hair And Blue Eyes, meat. > Akimbo > Silver Sun > Seat Of My Pants > Meat.Encore: Cosmik Debris[Photo via Tara Gracer Photography from Chicago, IL]
BLOG: I Still Believe in Pennsylvania By: Governor Tom Wolf My fellow Pennsylvanians: Our Commonwealth is in crisis. A crisis that threatens our future. And later today, I will deliver my 2016-2017 Budget Address where I will lay out — for each member of the General Assembly, and for every Pennsylvanian — the actions we must take to resolve this crisis, and the consequences we will all face if we don’t.But despite the overwhelming challenges we now face, I still believe in Pennsylvania.Last year, instead of shortchanging our schools, I proposed a historic commitment to education. I was disappointed by the Republicans’ unbalanced and bad-for-education proposal. And I was disappointed again when they walked away from our compromise budget.But I am not discouraged.The strength, resiliency, and spirit of Pennsylvania’s citizens gives me hope and illuminates our path forward. And I will continue to work hard and sacrifice to build a better Commonwealth.I ran for this office because I believe deeply in our potential. The people of Pennsylvania deserve schools that teach, jobs that pay, and a government that works for them.I’m ready to do the hard work to build a brighter future for Pennsylvania. I hope you’re ready to join me. February 08, 2016 Budget News, The Blog, Videos Governor Tom Wolf will deliver his 2016-2017 Budget Address today at 11:30 AM. The speech will be live streamed on our website at governor.pa.gov/live. You can also find updates and behind-the-scenes content on the 2016-2017 budget announcement on our Facebook and Twitter all this week.Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
This is the time of the year for many high school classes to hold their class reunions. Of course, they are tied to Homecoming Football games. My high school class is no different. We had our 60th class reunion last Saturday. It is always fun to get together with the people with whom you spent your high school days. If you are involved in sports like I was, it is great to renew ties with those teammates. When you get to my age, the memories of those who are no longer there loom larger. Three of my former teammates come to my mind. I spent a lot of high school practices, games, and meets with these 3 classmates—Roger Hunt, Bill Drockelman, and Ralph Goldsmith. I am sure your class reunions bring back similar memories.