Beloved 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:
THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Head of Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster, has been invited to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association (CONCACAF) 2017 Heads of Refereeing Workshop from November 10 to 12 in Miami, Florida.Lancaster will be a part of this first CONCACAF meeting of all Member Association Heads of Refereeing workshop, which has been developed for heads of refereeing to receive critical information that will help each member association to direct their refereeing departments in the future.The workshop is meant to be an annual event.In an invited comment, Lancaster said he expects to see a difference in his approach to his duties after completing this workshop.“The knowledge received from this workshop will be a plus for Guyana since I’ll be exposed to the standard recommended by CONCACAF. This knowledge will subsequently be filtered to referees, instructors and assessors through training and education.“Coming out of this we will surely see growth in the standard of refereeing in Guyana.”
Premier Dr. Orlando Smith has announced he will not be seeking re-election as leader of his National Democratic Party (NDP) at the upcoming convention on the weekend. Smith, 73, who made the announcement in a broadcast late Monday, said he made the decision after ‘much thought and prayer’ and after discussions with family and colleagues.The mission lives on “And so, when the NDP comes together in its upcoming Convention, I will not seek nor accept the nomination to lead the party into the next election,” the premier said.“There is so much work left to do. With this decision, I will be free to dedicate 100 per cent of my time and attention to that task….while my journey as the Premier and leader of the territory will come to a close at the end of this government’s term in office, the mission that was launched so many years ago lives on.”The decision made by the Premier means that the only confirmed contenders to succeed him as party leader are Education Minister Myron Walwyn and Health Minister Ronnie Skelton.During this weekend’s convention candidates will also be contesting the offices of vice president, secretary, deputy secretary, treasurer, deputy treasurer, chaplain, chairman of the youth movement, and chairperson of the women’s association.