RIP Glen Campbell: From Sinatra to Rhinestone Cowboy

first_imgCountry-pop legend Glen Campbell passed away yesterday at the age 81 from Alzheimer’s complications. While those closest to him lost a beloved husband, father, and trusted friend, the world lost a musician who made an indelible mark on the music scene. His battle with the insidious disease and his final concert tour was the subject of the 2014 documentary I’ll Be Me. Campbell’s solo career began in 1961, and over the next five decades, he sold 45 million records, won every conceivable award possible as a country and pop musician (including four Grammys in one night!), and contributed to some of the most famous songs ever recorded. Hell, in 1968, he outsold The Beatles. As part of Phil Spector’s legendary coterie of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, Campbell helped make parts of hit songs from Frank Sinatra to The Monkees and even The Beach Boys.In a statement released yesterday, his surviving family said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.”In honor of the late Mr. Campbell, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to look at some of his career highlights. We have his chart topping solo work and a few of his most famous session contributions on tap. Check out the videos below for a peek at the amazing range of material he produced over the course of his singularly impressive career below.Glen Campbell, “Witchita Lineman”Though Dean Martin’s version of “Witchita Lineman” was more popular in Europe, in America, the song was always best known as performed by Glen Campbell. As one of his earliest solo chart toppers, it became part of his incredibly popular late-sixties run of classics.The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations” The Wrecking Crew faced one of their biggest challenges when they helped The Beach Boys bring the legendary psychedelic masterpiece Pet Sounds to life. As always, Campbell and his cohorts managed to create unforgettable music without ever overshadowing the sound of the artists they were backing.Glen Campbell, “Rhinestone Cowboy”Campbell experienced a resurgence in popularity in the late seventies and early eighties, which included the insanely catchy “Rhinestone Cowboy.” The popularity of the song led to a nationwide country-music craze that saw mechanical bulls and cowboy hats fill bars across the nation. Frank Sinatra, “Strangers In the Night”Campbell would always refer to providing back-up for Frank Sinatra in the midst of his heyday as one of his greatest career highlights. Campbell’s work on “Strangers In The Night” was like all of his studio work—exactly what was needed, no more, no less.Glen Campbell, “Gentle On My Mind”From 1969 to 1972, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was a hit on the CBS network as part of their “rural” block of programming. Campbell’s cover of John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind” served as the theme song throughout the show’s run and was etched into the mind of millions of regular viewers.Bob Dylan, “Mr. Tambourine Man”To help thicken out Bob Dylan’s take on “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Campbell was brought in to get the guitar sound perfected to compliment Dylan’s off-tone vocals. The result became one of pop’s most enduring songs.Glen Campbell, “Southern Nights”Glen Campbell scored one his biggest hits with an unlikely cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights.” The song served as the title track for his 32nd record and helped Campbell score yet another top ten track.The Monkees, “I’m A Believer” As part of The Wrecking Crew, Campbell’s contribution to The Monkees caused a huge controversy when word that the band hadn’t played their own instruments broke. Check out the rock solid guitar work by Campbell on “I’m A Believer.”Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”Glen Campbell’s last single, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” was part of his Academy Award-nominated documentary I’ll Be Me. The track is a poignant final statement from this legendary artist, and though he lost the award, the song lives on forever.The Righteous Brothers, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”We thought that The Righteous Brothers and their classic hit “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” best summed up how we feel about Mr. Campbell’s passing. The world did indeed lose a little bit of love, but the joy Campbell created will be inspiring a loving feeling for generations to come.last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Announce Free Webcasts For 3-Night Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Run [Watch]

first_imgYou can watch The Disco Biscuits’ webcasts from Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas below as they air:The Disco Biscuits – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Webcast – Thurs, 11/1/18[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The Disco Biscuits – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Webcast – Fri, 11/2/18[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The Disco Biscuits – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Webcast – Sat, 11/3/18[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The November performances will mark the band’s first shows in Las Vegas since October 2016, when they similarly stacked their schedule with Phish’s MGM run. You can watch pro-shot footage of the band’s 20+ minute “Helicopters” jam from their last trip to Las Vegas below:The Disco Biscuits – “Helicopters” – 10/28/16[Video: The Disco Biscuits]For more information about the Biscuits’ upcoming Las Vegas run, or to check out a full list of the band’s upcoming shows, head to their here. Next week, The Disco Biscuits will return to Sin City for three late-night performances at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas set to take place on Thursday, November 1st, Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd. The late-night shows coincide with Phish‘s Halloween run down the Strip at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, once again creating a time-tested after-hours live music opportunity for fans in town for All Hallows Eve.If you’re not heading to Vegas next week, you’re surely feeling a bit of FOMO. Luckily, today, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has announced that they will offer free webcasts of all three of the band’s upcoming Vegas shows via the band’s official YouTube page. Each night’s respective webcast begins at roughly midnight Pacific Time.last_img read more

Kyle D. Jezek November 13, 1987 – March 11, 2020

first_imgKyle D. Jezek, 32 of Bright, Indiana passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born November 13, 1987 in Midland, Texas the son of Wesley D. Jezek and Deborah (Boyd) Yarbrough.Kyle a 2006 graduate from Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico worked as a crane operator for Gould & Smith Crane Rental.Kyle is survived by his mother Deby (Rick) Yarbrough of Rifle, Colorado and father Wesley (Elizabeth) Jezek of Hobbs, New Mexico. Brother of Chase (Autumn) Jezek of Harrison, Ohio and Whitney Yarbrough of Rifle, Colorado. Kyle is also survived by his paternal grandmother Peggy Jezek, nieces Sydney Jezek, Eden Jezek and nephew Bentley Yarbrough. Nephew of Suzy (Roger) Chipman, John (Carol) Boyd and Kurt (Lorrie) Jezek.Kyle is preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents Bill and Sue Boyd and paternal grandfather Charlie Jezek.Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 P.M. at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.last_img read more

City of Batesville offices to limit public access starting today

first_imgBatesville, IN—The City of Batesville has implemented public access changes to keep city employees and the community safe by restricting in-person visits at the following municipal properties during the COVID-19 outbreak.Per the recommendation made by local, state and federal agencies, the City of Batesville has implemented the following policies which will be in place beginning Wednesday, March 18 and will be reevaluated in the coming weeks.At the Memorial Building, public access will be limited to just the vestibule where citizens can contact the police department. Access to the offices of Building Department, Clerk-Treasurer, City Court and Mayor’s Office will be closed to in-person visits until further notice. Feel free to contact any City department by phone which is listed below.The City of Batesville will accept utility payments made online or by drop box which is located at the Water & Gas Department. For additional inquiries and for cash option please contact Water & Gas at the phone number listed below. No utility services will be disconnected for non-payments during the timeframe of these policy changes.Batesville Fire & Rescue has closed the fire station to the public until further notice. For emergencies call 9-1-1 and for non-emergencies contact the department at the number listed below.The Building Department is open by appointment only. More information available by contacting (812) 933-6103.All events at the Ward Building have been postponed until further notice.The Economic Development Commission and Parks & Recreation meetings have been canceled for March.All city parks and shelters will remain open to be used by the public at your discretion. Park and shelter reservations are available online at or by calling (812) 933-6100.Curbside trash and recycling collection will continue to be provided.Citizens can access the City’s services both online at or by phone.Mayor’s Office: (812) 933-6100                                 Building Commissioner: (812) 933-6103Clerk-Treasurer: (812) 933-6101                               City Court: (812) 933-6102Community Development: (812) 933-6116             Economic Development: (812) 933-6113Fire & EMS: (812) 934-2230                                      Parks Dept. (812) 212-0603Police: (812) 934-3131                                                 Street Dept. (812) 934-4393Wastewater: (812) 934-5338                                      Water & Gas: (812) 934-3811These procedures are immediate steps that have been taken to reduce the risk of exposure in public spaces and to flatten the curve of the virus.Receive accurate and up-to-date local COVID-19 information through the Ripley County Health Department, Franklin County Health Department, Margaret Mary Health, Indiana State Department of Health ( and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( read more

Taylor, Matthews and Selman off to India to play in a T20 cricket challenge

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Three West Indies women cricketers have been selected to play in a T20 cricket challenge, which will feature some of the world’s best players.Stafanie Taylor and Shakera Selman have been invited to play for the Trailblazers, while Hayley Matthews will turn out for Velocity. The other outfit is Supernovas.The four-match tri-series is being hosted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and will run from May 6 to 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.Taylor said she hoped that the series would pave the way for the introduction of a Women’s IPL tournament.“I’ve always enjoyed playing in India but this will be a new experience for me. I’m looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere that I’ve seen in the IPL on TV and I’m hoping that this season will be a catalyst to have an actual women’s IPL,” she said.Selman, who will be steaming into the pace attack for the Trailblazers, alongside Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami, is relishing the opportunity to play alongside her West Indies captain and the other international players.“I’m grateful to be afforded the opportunity to take part in the Women’s T20 challenge, as it’s another chance to showcase my talent alongside some of the best female cricketers in the game. And I am hopeful that this challenge will be used to develop a women’s IPL.”Meanwhile, Matthews who will be challenging her West Indies Women’s teammates echoed similar sentiments saying, “It’s an honour to be able to participate in such a huge initiative in women’s cricket. I’m really looking forward to playing alongside some of the best players in the world and being able to play my role in helping to grow women’s cricket.”Jimmy Adams, Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, congratulated the three West Indies women players on their selection.However, he said it was unfortunate that Deandra Dottin could not play due to an injury.“We’re delighted that Stafanie, Shakera and Hayley have the chance to experience this tournament and showcase West Indies women’s cricket talent at the same time.  It’s unfortunate that Deandra Dottin was not able to participate due to injury. We’ll be watching out for the performances and welcome this initiative from the BCCI,” he said.Women’s T20 Cricket Challenge Squads:SUPERNOVAS: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu, Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu, Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine, Taniya Bhatia, W V Raman (coach)TRAILBLAZERS: Smriti Mandhana (c), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman, Sophie Ecclestone, Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Biju George (coach)VELOCITY: Mithali Raj (c), Amelia Kerr, Danielle Wyatt, Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews, Jahanara Alam, Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mamta Maben (coach)last_img read more

AL award races: Mike Trout leads MVP chase; Cy Young award still very wide-open

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNAL MVPLeader: Mike Trout is doing Mike Trout things, as usual. He leads the AL in WAR (both formulas), on-base percentage (.462), slugging (.630), OPS+ (191) and walks (65), among other things. Those three percentage/rate stats are career bests, which is really saying something.As for categories he’s not leading the league, he’s still producing home runs (20), doubles (17), RBIs (49) and stolen bases (7). If anyone else was producing this type of season, we would be shouting their brilliance from the rooftops. But it’s Trout, and it’s expected. It’s still great, though. Contenders:— The most surprising name on this list is Jorge Polanco, Twins shortstop. He’s been fine when healthy in the past — 2.1 bWAR in 133 games in 2017 and 1.5 bWAR in 77 games last year — but he’s been an offensive revelation in 2019. Polanco leads the league with his .326 average, to go with 10 homers (his career high is 13), .387 on-base percentage, 21 doubles and 147 OPS+.— Alex Bregman’s average is down a bit (.265), but don’t look at that — his BABIP is a very-low .242 and figures to rebound. Instead, look at the .396 on-base percentage, the 55-to-42 walks-to-strikeouts number, the 20 homers or the 149 OPS+ or the fact that he’s third in both WAR calculations.— Joey Gallo has missed most of June with an oblique injury, but he’s on his way back to Texas, where he was having, by far, his best season. In 50 games, Gallo had 17 homers, a .421 on-base percentage and 172 OPS+. Worth a mention:— Xander Bogaerts is posting his best season for the Red Sox, and his 3.0 bWAR is identical to teammate Mookie Betts.— Speaking of teammates, Oakland’s Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman have been outstanding this year and;— Polanco’s teammates Byron Buxton and Max Kepler are authoring fine 2019 campaigns for the Twins. AL Cy YoungLeaders: There isn’t anything resembling a clear favorite right now. Heck, Lance Lynn, who has a 4.16 ERA/2.99 FIP, leads the AL in FanGraphs WAR. So instead, we’ll look at … Contenders:— Lucas Giolito leads the AL in ERA (2.22) and FIP (2.70), which is a nice double. After an awful 2018 campaign (more on that here), Giolito’s bounce-back White Sox season includes a K/9 rate of 10.6 and a good-not-great K/BB rate of 3.65.— Justin Verlander’s career renaissance has continued this season in Houston. In 107 2/3 innings, he’s struck out 133 and allowed just 60 hits — a H/9 of 5.0 that’s easily his career best — and 20 walks. Those are damn impressive numbers. His 2.59 ERA is fourth in the AL, but his 3.78 FIP is only 14th.— Mike Minor leads in Baseball-Reference WAR, at 4.6; he has a 2.63 ERA in 15 starts for the Rangers, with 9.3 strikeouts per nine, but he has a 3.72 FIP.— Matthew Boyd has been really good for the Tigers this year; he has a 3.35 ERA/3.00 FIP in 15 starts and leads the AL with a 6.59 K/BB ratio. Worth a mention:— Lynn leads AL pitchers in fWAR, as noted.— Charlie Morton (2.37 ERA/2.88 FIP) has been outstanding for Tampa Bay.— Chris Sale has been great after a rough start.— In Minnesota, Jose Berrios (2.86 ERA) and Jake Odorizzi (2.24 ERA) have helped lead a stellar Twins rotation.— John Means has been a bright spot for the Orioles, with a 2.67 ERA in 16 games (12 starts) this season. AL Rookie of the YearLeader: Brandon Lowe had 129 at-bats last year for the Rays, which is a pretty important number. See, anyone exceeding 130 ABs — why it’s not plate appearances is an excellent question — loses their rookie status. Lowe finished with 129, so he’s eligible for the award, and he’s having a fantastic season for the Rays. In 239 ABs this year, Lowe has 15 homers, 15 doubles, a .285 average, an .885 OPS and a solid 2.8 bWAR. Contending: Staying atop this list won’t be easy for Lowe.— Two much-hyped prospects, Eloy Jiménez and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. ,are making an impact. Jiménez has a dozen homers — including the key two-run, ninth-inning blast in the ninth inning against the Cubs on Tuesday night — in 47 games for the White Sox. Vlad Jr. is up to seven homers and a .747 OPS in 43 games for the Jays.— In Boston, Michael Chavis has equaled Jiménez’s home-run total in 54 games.— Spencer Turnbill has been a much-needed solid presence in Detroit’s rotation; he has a 3.27 ERA in 15 starts.—The same can be said of John Means in Baltimore — 2.67 ERA in 16 games (12 starts).  Spoiler: If Mike Trout stays healthy, he’s probably going to win the AL MVP award. The other American League awards, though? Those races are wide damn open. That’s enough of an intro, right? Let’s dig in. Worth a mention: We’d be remiss not to point out rookie relievers making a big impact this year;— Ty Buttrey for the Angels (2.02 ERA, 10.6 K/9), Ryne Harper for the Twins (2.17 ERA, 1.000 WHIP) and Marcus Walden for the Red Sox (2.50 ERA, 9.8 K/9 in 39 2/3 innings).— Oh, and he only has five starts under his belt, but Zach Plesac has a 2.56 ERA and has thrown seven full innings three times for Cleveland.last_img read more

Letter to the Editor: I did not file a lawsuit, it was an injunction

first_imgLetter to the editor, by Kip Etter:It has come to my attention that the public has raised some questions regarding the injunction action I recently filed against the City, and I would like to clear up some misconceptions about that action. First and foremost, I want to make clear that I did not file a suit against the City of Wellington so that I would personally receive money for damages. I have no desire to profit from these recent events, and any damages that I would be awarded would be donated to the Memorial Auditorium Air Conditioning Fund. My intent in filing the injunction action was to protect the City Council seat for which the citizens of Wellington elected me, to ensure that both the voters and the election process are honored by allowing an elected City Council Member to properly serve out his term. I did not file the lawsuit out of spite or ill will towards the City or any Council Members.  As I have previously stated, I muttered something under my breath at a prior Council meeting that was not intended for anyone’s hearing but my own. Unfortunately that statement was overheard and was misconstrued as a resignation of my seat. I’ve made it clear to the Mayor, the City Council, and to the citizens of Wellington that I had no intent to resign at the time, have no present intention of resigning, and that I intend to serve the City in my capacity as a City Council Member until the end of my term. Ultimately, I had to file the recent injunction action because it was the only proper way for me to protect my ability to continue to serve the citizens of Wellington.  I am pleased that the City Council members have concluded that there is no resignation pending, no vacancy on the Council, and they have dropped their efforts to replace me.I take my position as a City Council Member seriously and am now, as I have always been, ready to move forward with the rest of the Council in a positive manner. We have important work to do for the City and I believe that it is time to put this episode behind us so that we can all move forward and work together for the best interest of Wellington. Kip Etter.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +23 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 204 weeks ago Shouldn’t the third paragraph state, “I did not file the injunction” instead of “I did not file the lawsuit”?? The title of the article is “I did not file a lawsuit” This is like telling your boss(the citizens) that you quit on Friday just before lunch, then you come back Monday and expect to still have your job… Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago -25 Vote up Vote down southside resident · 204 weeks ago Right on Kip. Glad you are still on the council. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +41 Vote up Vote down JJ Quain · 204 weeks ago So, if everything you say gets taken out of context, misconstrued, and you have to spit out pages and page of “what I really meant was..” letters to the editor, maybe it’s time to simply stop talking. Also, I’m glad you took the time to explain that you didn’t file a lawsuit – it was an injunction. Then clarified that you didn’t file the “lawsuit” out of spite. It’s amazing to see someone so completely removed from self-awareness. I half-tempted to think it’s purposeful at this point. Seriously, you dug a deep hole and people gave you a ladder instead of letting you sit there and think about what you did. It’s time to stop digging. Quit trying to revise history and make yourself look better. Let it go. Move on. You got away with it. Time to show a bit of maturity and quit rubbing it in people’s faces. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago +23 Vote up Vote down Jeremy Davis · 204 weeks ago How about you withdraw the injunction so no damages need be awarded. Like you should know Mr. Etter, the city is still responsible for any damages awarded, hince the citizens will be forced yet again to pay for something that has nothing to do with is. You quit like a child throng a fit. I’m glad you kept your seat but don’t force us to pay for your actions. 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first_imgINDEPENDENT councillor John Campbell has decided to back the Fine Gael/Labour/independent budget.There are 14 for the budget – and 14 against.FF Cllr Rena Donaghey is not in the chamber. Her absence could change this all.  CLLR CAMPBELL BACKS FG/LABOUR PROPOSALS – VOTE COULD CHANGE was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img