Levee Walkers, a new supergroup featuring Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees, has released two new singles “Freedom Song” and “Tears for the West”. While all three musicians have known each other and played together over the years, this particular project was born out of the Mad Season reunion show – both McCready and Martin were in that group with Alice in Chains’ Layne Stayley – that took place in 2014 at Seattle’s Benoroya Hall.Both songs feature vocals from Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman. Apparently, the band will be releasing more music with additional singers, saying that Coleman is one of only “a handful of select singers who will be putting words and voice to the music of the Levee Walkers. More walkers are coming, as they emerge from the shadows”. Check out “Freedom Song”:On the group’s Facebook page, they are described as, “a Seattle band to be sure, but their roots are firmly dug into the foundational music of blues, rock, and punk, reinterpreted through the filter of the Pacific Northwest. To become a Levee Walker you must have at least 25 years of musical experience, survived battles with the forces of darkness, and perhaps even kissed death on the cheek. More importantly, there must exist a deep reverence for the music of your comrades, and the commitment they made to this hardest of paths.” We are looking forward to more music from Levee Walkers.Check out their second single “Tears for the West” below:[via Consequence of Sound]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has been confirmed as President Joe Biden’s treasury secretary in an overwhelming Senate vote. She is the first woman to hold the job in the 232-year history of the department. Yellen is a former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve and is expected to play a key role in gaining congressional approval of Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The plan is running into stiff opposition from Republicans who believe the price tag is far too high. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the support for Yellen reflects “just how well suited she is to manage the economic challenges of our time.”
Share Share Share NewsRegional Youth At New Juvenile Remand Centre by: – August 8, 2011 Tweet 24 Views no discussions A section of the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Centre. Photo credit: Jamaica-gleanerAugust 8, Kingston, Jamaica – The National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ) welcomes the renovation and conversion of the former Metcalfe Street Adult Correctional Centre into the modern day Juvenile Remand Centre for Boys. This was funded by the Government at a cost of $168 million, and we see it as a key step in strengthening the structures for rehabilitation for youth in conflict with the law.Youth In Their Own SpaceThe opening of this new facility will see the removal of 208 male juvenile offenders between 13-17 years from adult correctional prisons, which will ease overcrowding in some of our prisons. While such a move is commendable, there is also a need for the upgrading existing juvenile detention facilities to ensure that youth in conflict with the law are provided with the counselling, skills training, and the best opportunities for their rehabilitation and smooth reintegration into society as productive citizens.Trained PersonnelWe note that several persons were recruited and trained as correctional officers, and it is critical that the correctional officers are provided with ongoing training to deal with the juveniles at these remand centres. It is important for our policy makers to note that these remand centres are not an end within itself but a means to an end of the many social ills that plagues us as a nation. While strengthening our rehabilitation mechanisms is necessary, we deem it important that there be corresponding investment in youth programmes, as a means of developing resilience on the part of our youthRyan Small, ChairmanNational Youth Council of Jamaica Sharing is caring!