Branford Marsalis Talks About Appreciating The Grateful Dead In Newly-Recovered 1996 Interview

first_imgBeloved saxophonist Branford Marsalis famously sat in with the Grateful Dead at the Nassau Coliseum in 1990, producing one of the most iconic performance of the Dead’s thirty-year career. While many have heard the performance, including the infamous “Eyes of the World,” few have heard Marsalis’s thoughts on the collaboration.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user Josh Daniel, we have footage to share from a great interview with Marsalis in 1996. Held shortly after the death of Jerry Garcia, the interview talks about Marsalis’s work with the group, but dives into numerous topics about the iconic band. It’s interesting to hear Marsalis’s thoughts on how the band truly earned their audience with rigorous touring, how Dead shows were all about the music, and how open-minded the Grateful Dead and their fans were about music itself.You can enjoy this fantastic interview with Marsalis, below.Of course, an article about Marsalis wouldn’t be complete without full audio from the 3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum show. Stream it:last_img read more

San Francisco bans natural gas use in new construction projects

first_imgSan Francisco bans natural gas use in new construction projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):San Francisco will ban natural gas infrastructure in most new construction, reinforcing previous building electrification measures adopted in California’s fourth most populous city.The city’s Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 voted unanimously to amend San Francisco’s building code to prohibit the issuance of permits for residential and commercial construction that includes gas piping. The gas ban would apply to buildings built after June 1, 2021, with exceptions for restaurants and cases where all-electric construction is not technically feasible.Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced the legislation on June 30, opting to pursue a strategy pioneered by Berkeley, Calif., which taps the city’s power to modify its building code to safeguard public health and safety. The ordinance is meant to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, but also acknowledges the risk of natural gas explosions and research that links burning the fuel indoors with adverse health outcomes.The Board of Supervisors previously prohibited gas infrastructure in municipal building construction and renovation. It also adopted a so-called energy reach code — which “reaches” beyond minimum state standards — to require new buildings with gas infrastructure to achieve higher energy standards than all-electric buildings.Lawmakers made several changes to the original version of the gas ban ordinance, which included a blanket exception for gas piping in commercial kitchen spaces through Jan. 1, 2022. The final version allows city officials to grant restaurant exceptions beyond that date, but only after determining the applicant has shown that gas appliances are necessary for a specific food service, such as cooking with a wok.More than 30 California towns, cities and counties have adopted building gas bans or electrification requirements and preferences for new construction.[Tom DiChristopher]More ($): San Francisco bans natural gas in new buildingslast_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: The tale of Hazard

first_imgNew Delhi: Belgium skipper Eden Hazard is one of the French youth system’s finest exports in the past decade but he could be the danger man to put an end to Didier Deschamps’s World Cup campaign.Born in a footballing family in the Belgian municipality of Braine-le-Comte, Hazard’s reputation spread across the border and French club Lille signed him at the age of just 14.Within two years, a young Hazard made his professional debut in Ligue 1 and went on to become French football’s brightest talent, winning the league’s player of the year prize twice and leading Lille to a Ligue 1 and Cup double in 2010-11 season.With a big-money move, Chelsea signed him in 2012 for a price of USD 43 million and well that seems like a bargain now. In six seasons in England, Hazard has won two Premier League titles and won plenty of admirers. But some doubt whether he has the desire to back up his talent and challenge the legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best player.In the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, Hazard looks like a man on a mission to ensure that Belgium’s golden generation live up to their hype by winning their first World Cup ever.Given the captain’s armband by coach Roberto Martinez despite a natural leader in Vincent Kompany in the team, the Spaniard has drawn out Hazard’s leadership qualities.”I think Eden is in a great moment of his career,” Martinez said before the tournament.”Look at his age, he is the captain, in terms of leadership he never finds it difficult to show for the ball.”Hazard’s willingness and ability to carry the ball under pressure, skipping past helpless defenders, was in evidence as Belgium claimed their greatest-ever World Cup scalp by beating Brazil in the quarterfinals.In the dying minutes of the match, with a 2-1 lead, Hazard constantly carried the ball forward, drawing fouls to offer the Belgium backline some respiteLong linked with a move to Real Madrid, a move to Spain looks more realistic this summer than at any time of his Chelsea career, with Madrid president Florentino Perez often influenced by outstanding World Cup performers and Ronaldo looking set to exit the Santiago Bernabeu. Even if a move to Madrid does materialise, Hazard will be denied a self-confessed dream of working under another French influence on his formation as a player, Zinedine Zidane.As a child, Hazard used to study videos of the man who led France to the World Cup in 1998 – and stepped down as Real boss in May, to hone and copy his skills.Twenty years on, he’s just two games away from matching Zidane’s feat.To do so, though, he must prevent France’s own talented crop of Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann from following in Zidane’s footsteps in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more