Bob Weir Talks About Wanting To Continue Touring For The Rest Of His Life [Watch]

first_imgYesterday, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir was a special guest at the Einstein Gala in Toronto, ON, both to perform and to speak about the importance of innovation in both science and the arts. Ahead of that scheduled appearance, Weir appeared on local news affiliate CP24, talking one-on-one with host Travis Dhanaraj.The interesting conversation touched on a number of topics in a short time, including Weir’s presence at the gala and the connections between science and the arts, the foundation of the Grateful Dead, and Weir’s plans for the future. He mentions that he believes STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) should really be STEAM, with the A for arts, because of the importance of the creative spark. When the conversation turns to the Dead, Weir tells the story of meeting Jerry Garcia before the conversation turns to Weir’s plans for the future. In the discussion, Weir cites Count Basie and Johnnie Johnson as inspirational musicians who toured until their final days, saying “I’ve got nothing better to do” on multiple occasions.Keep on rockin’ it Bobby! You can watch the interview below:last_img read more

Vieira: English methods must change

first_img The former France and Arsenal midfielder feels that is the true reason the national team is not punching its weight – not because of the high number of foreigners playing in the domestic game. New Football Association chairman Greg Dyke recently reignited the debate over whether the progress of talented English youngsters was being blocked by the proliferation of overseas players at leading clubs. Manchester City’s elite development squad coach Patrick Vieira believes England’s youth coaching systems are lagging behind the times. Vieira, who won the World Cup and European Championship with Les Bleus, feels that is too simplistic an argument and believes coaching structures need to change. He said: “I believe the game has changed and if the game has changed that means we need to change our methods. “I believe that the methods in England haven’t changed as much as the game has changed. “I heard some comments about there being too many foreigners in the country, that that is why there is no chance for the English players to have a chance to play in the first team. “But for me that is the comment everybody wants to hear. “The truth is (we need to ask) how can we help the young players to develop? How do we give them the best tools for them to improve? “The problem is deeper than just saying there are too many foreigners. I think this is a deeper problem.” Vieira, 37, now finds himself in a position to do something about this, albeit at an advanced level, with City. Press Association The Frenchman took up the offer of an administrative role at the club after retiring from playing two years ago but this summer decided to move into coaching. The departure of manager Roberto Mancini and his backroom staff in May created an opening and Vieira was asked to take charge of City’s elite development squad, which is effectively their under-21 team. As well as playing in the Premier League’s under-21 competition, they are also competing in the new UEFA Youth League this season, which is basically an under-19s Champions League. Vieira sees his role primarily to prepare players for senior level, and infuse them with the philosophy of Manuel Pellegrini’s first team, rather to win the competitions in which they play. He said: “At this age and this level you win and lose, but both ways there is so much to take from it. “What is important for the boys is for them to believe in themselves and express themselves. “If you make a mistake, that is a way of developing. When you lose a game it is because you did something wrong, but (it is about) how can you learn from that so you don’t repeat it. “We have to believe in the philosophy we want to put in place. “We have to give them time to develop and learn and make mistakes. It is more important than to develop them just to win games. “They are good players and it is about giving them the confidence to express themselves. “I want them to be brave, to play. The time for them to make a mistake is now, not when they are in the first team.” last_img read more

Party canceled: Indy hosts saddest Carb Day in race history

first_img First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:33 IST Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:33 IST Party Canceled: Indy Hosts Saddest Carb Day In Race History It was the saddest Carb Day in Indianapolis 500 history. The Snake Pit sat silent in the empty infield, no sign of any rowdy revelers who turn an important day at the track into Indiana’s biggest party Associated Press Television News COMMENT FOLLOW US Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE It was the saddest Carb Day in Indianapolis 500 history. The Snake Pit sat silent in the empty infield, no sign of any rowdy revelers who turn an important day at the track into Indiana’s biggest party.The annual “Carburetion Day” began as a critical on-track session of Indy 500 prep as teams adjusted the carburetors of their gasoline-powered engines. There hasn’t been a carburetor on an Indy car since 1963, but Carb Day is part of Indy 500 lore and so it stays.The current version of Carb Day is the final practice session before Sunday’s race, but it has grown into a full-day celebration. Practice was just an appetizer to always thrilling Freedom 100 Indy Lights race, the popular pit crew competition and driver interviews for those roaming the packed midway.It always concluded with a concert in the Snake Pit, and this year world-renowned DJ Martin Garrix was scheduled to headline an electric dance music show. Carb Day is supposed to open a huge holiday weekend that ends with the biggest race in the world.In 2020, Carb Day was little more than a two-hour Friday practice session three months after the usual Memorial Day holiday weekend so familiar to the race. Spectators are not permitted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, so all the ancillary fluff that patrons have participated in over several generations has been stripped from the event.The only entertainment was 33 drivers shaking down their cars in a final tune-up. It was the first session in which pole-sitter Marco Andretti did not dazzle; he ended 28th on the speed chart.Andretti is hoping to end a family curse that dates to grandfather Mario’s 1969 victory and said Friday was a test of what the team should not do during the race.“I’d rather learn that today than on Sunday,” Andretti said.As for the strange vibe at the empty speedway, Andretti said the drivers won’t complain and credited new track owner Roger Penske will not canceling the event.“He’s taken a lot of hits in the business part of this, so we know we are luck to be racing here,” Andretti said.Pato O’Ward of Arrow McLaren SP was fastest on Carb Day in a Chevrolet, followed by a trio of Honda’s driven by former Indy 500 winners. Scott Dixon was second fastest, then Alexander Rossi and finally Takuma Sato.Chevrolet — specifically Team Penske — has won the last two Indy 500’s will Will Power and Simon Pagenaud. It was Penske teammate Josef Newgarden who led the group Friday at seventh fastest.Image credits: AP last_img read more