Spafford Hits Terrapin Crossroads For Packed Two-Night Run [Audio/Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Ron Adelberg This past weekend, Spafford continued their extensive 2018 “For Amusement Only” tour with their first-ever stint at fan-favorite bay area venue Terrapin Crossroads. While they were originally scheduled to play just one show on Saturday, March 3rd, a second date was added the following night due to overwhelming demand.Saturday’s first set opened with a well-executed “Todd’s Tots”. The band was clearly locked in as it soared to a blissful peak landing before the tune’s closing theme. Next came the John Hiatt tune “Memphis in the Meantime”, which quickly picked up steam as the band led the audience through a dark, spacey section that built up to a ripping solo from guitarist Brian Moss. “Memphis” finally dropped into a swanky groove before melting into “Backdoor Funk”. By this point, the room was bursting with energy as a smiling Jordan Fairless sang out the chorus to this fan favorite. Spafford then moved into a gleeful “Hollywood”, which surprisingly launched into an incredible jam that segued into a glorious set-closing “In the Eyes of Thieves”.Set two began with an energetic rendition of “Lonely” that continued into a crunchy segment of sonic synths from keyboardist Red Johnson, electric drums from Cameron Laforest, driving bass from Jordan, and mind-melting guitar from Brian. After landing smoothly back in “Lonely” territory, the band continued onwards with a bust out: their first performance of “Too Close” since 8/3/13 (269 shows) and third-ever live rendition of the Alex Clare tune.“America” came next, almost immediately dropping into a wonderful improv session. Initially, Red’s keyboard lines sounded similar to “When a Fire Starts to Burn” by Disclosure, but the group swiftly delved deeper into a serene cohesiveness. Next came staple live cover “On Fire” (originally by JJ Grey & Mofro) followed by a newer tune, “My Road (My Road)”, debuted last October in Madison, WI. This pensive song started with a leisurely gait but soon evolved into an intense aural force. As Red’s vocals closed the tune, Spafford eased into the happy melodies of “Salamander Song” to close the set. The band finally finished out an incredible night one at Terrapin Crossroads with “The Reprise” in the encore slot, the band effortlessly bringing it to one final, soaring peak.Spafford – Full Audio – 3/3/2018[Audio: Matt Moricle]Setlist: Spafford | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/3/18Set 1: Todd’s Tots, Memphis In The Meantime, Backdoor Funk, Hollywood, In The Eyes Of ThievesSet 2: Lonely, Too Close, America, On Fire, My Road (My Road) > Salamander SongEncore: The RepriseSunday night’s “bonus” show started off with “Eternity”, a fun and lyrically inspiring opener. Next, Red signaled in a roaring rendition of “The Remedy” that had the packed room instantly dancing. From there, Spafford landed into a cool, placid “Legend”, which showcases their mastery of dynamics by weaving through crescendos both instrumentally and vocally.One of the highlights from the show was certainly the “Electric Taco Stand” that followed. Brian’s guitar playfully bounced along as the band harnessed an increasingly faster groove, evoking emotion via fluttering guitar before fading into an incredible “Alternate Ending” and, finally, back into “Electric Taco Stand”. The band closed out set one with a pair of newer tunes, 2017 debut “Lovesick Melody” and 2018 debut “Soil”, which sported a ripping jam along with its swaying melody.“All In” kicked off the final set of the run, leading the audience through its characteristic heavy-hitting groove. That moved into an easy-going section, which in turn built back up to a penetrating pinnacle. The opening drum hits of “Slip and Squander” cooled things down momentarily before the group launched back into the musical cosmos. From there, the band kicked into a thumping electronic jam behind Red and Cameron before moving into their fan-favorite cover of Tears for Fears‘ “Mad World”.Next, Spafford provided the perfect thematic counterpoint to “Mad World” with “Beautiful Day”. As the song’s final notes faded out, Jordan and Brian hit the throttle and steered the band into a set-closing “Galisteo Way”. To cap it all off, Spafford treated the crowd to elusive favorite “Double Time” for the first time since night two of their incredible Asheville, NC run in 2017.Spafford – Full Audio – 3/4/2018[Audio: Matt Moricle]Spafford – Set One Video – 3/4/2018[Video: Must Have Media]Spafford – Set Two Video – 3/4/2018[Video: Must Have Media]Setlist: Spafford | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/4/18Set 1: Eternity, The Remedy, Legend, Electric Taco Stand > Alternate Ending > Electric Taco Stand, Lovesick Melody > SoilSet 2: All In, Slip And Squander, Mad World, Beautiful Day, Galisteo WayEncore: Double TimeBelow, you can check out a gallery of photos from Spafford’s 3/4/18 show at Terrapin Crossroads courtesy of Ron Adelberg.Spafford continues their “For Amusement Only” tour tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th in Bend, OR. For a list of upcoming Spafford dates, head to the band’s website.Spafford | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/4/18 | Photos: Ron Adelberglast_img read more

Well Water

first_imgMost new housing developments in the booming Atlanta suburbs have city water. But manyhomeowners still rely on a well for their water. And University of Georgia scientists have found that not everyone who hasa well knows how to protect that water supply.”We’re customizing a water quality program for Gwinnett County,” said Lisa Kelley, an Extension Service pollution prevention specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. “We’re working with residents to gather information in a survey andon-site assessments.”With the nationally acclaimed Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst program, UGA scientists are helping homeownersfigure the likelihood their well could become contaminated.”We work in a cooperative effort between the state staff and the county agent whenapproaching the homeowner,” Kelley said.The program helps find current and potential pollution problems. And it finds ways tocorrect them. On-site water sampling reveals any problems in the water source.”This survey is totally voluntary,” said Gwinnett County Extension AgentSteve Brady. “We leave all assessment information with individuals. All we ask themto do, after they get their water analysis back, is to let us know if they did take anycorrective measures. That helps us know the impact of this survey.”Though he does see extremes, Brady said most home or landowners need only minor changesto protect their well.”One well can have a tremendous impact, not only on the particular homeowner’swater quality but with their neighbors, too,” Brady said. “Their water sourcemight be the very same source other people are using nearby.”Though Gwinnett County is mostly suburban, many landowners have horses or cattle. Andmany have large gardens. Kathy Radford has both. She has horses and uses their manure as fertilizer on herthree-acre organic farm.”I learned animals can cause problems near the well because of the manurebuildup,” Radford said. “When it rains, it washes the manure down to the well.And if there is a way of it running into the well, it can cause a contaminationproblem.”Radford made some changes to protect her well. But she’s still concerned aboutpotential contamination. She hopes to build a shelter over her well for better protectionthan the tarp she now uses.”Actually, I may even consider putting in a well in a different location in thefuture,” she said.A mile or two away, Dick Waterworth’s well is newer. But it’s also at risk forcontamination. His yard rises steeply from the well site. Several times last spring,Waterworth applied fertilizer to green up his lawn. But that also increased the risk ofcontaminating his well.A water sample taken from his pressure tank during his assessment will tell him if thefertilizer has found its way into his water supply. For about $30, he can build a concretebarrier around his well to prevent surface runoff water from entering it.”I’ll probably take some action on that,” he said.Yard fertilizer and animal waste are the two main contaminants in Gwinnett County. Butby safely placing the well when it’s drilled, most homeowners can avoid problems withthese and other contaminants.”The one thing I think everyone who participates in the program will gain from itis the chance to look at things they wouldn’t normally consider,” Kelley said.The Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst Program will be on display at FutureScapes Sept. 3 at theGeorgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga.FutureScapes features research exhibits from the UGA CAES, Fort Valley State University and Abraham Baldwin AgriculturalCollege. The exhibits focus on landscaping, ornamentals and the environment. The eventbegins at noon, and admission is free.To learn more, see your county Extension Service agent. Or visit the FutureScapes Website at www.griffin.peachnet.edu/agshow.last_img read more

Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign Jadon Sancho, says Owen Hargreaves

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 31 May 2020 7:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Comment Sancho scored a hat-trick for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday (Picture: Getty)‘He’s going to cost a lot but he’s worth it, I’d love to see him back in the Premier League.’Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been heavily linked with moves for Sancho ahead of the summer transfer window.Last week, Red Devils and Wales legend Ryan Giggs named Sancho as one of the three best young players in world football.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe said: ‘I’ve seen Marcus Rashford coming through the ranks [at Manchester United], such a talented player.‘And you have Jadon Sancho at Dortmund, a young player who’s made the bold decision to leave Manchester City and go to another country at a young age. And he really has made a difference.‘His team-mate as well, Erling Haaland who’s scoring lots of goals.’Will Jadon Sancho leave Borussia Dortmund this summer?Yep!0%No chance0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Why David Moyes rejected chance to sign Paul Pogba at Manchester UnitedMORE: Frank Lampard makes Chelsea transfer admission amid Jadon Sancho links Advertisement Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign Jadon Sancho, says Owen Hargreaves Owen Hargreaves has urged Premier League’s biggest clubs to sign Jadon Sancho (Picture: BT Sport)Owen Hargreaves has hailed ‘remarkable’ Jadon Sancho and claimed Premier League rivals Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal would all ‘love’ to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward.Sancho, 20, scored a hat-trick on his first start since the Bundesliga resumed as Dortmund thrashed bottom-placed Paderborn 6-1 on Sunday.The England international’s three goals took his tally for the season to 17 and former Premier League star Hargreaves paid tribute to the youngster following the match.Asked which Premier League club Sancho could end up joining this summer, Hargreaves told BT Sport: ‘He makes every team better, that’s for sure.ADVERTISEMENT‘Everyone would love to have him. Man United, Man City, Liverpool, I think he’s that good that he gets in all of them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘United, Chelsea and Arsenal would all love to have him. It depends on personnel and who could afford him?‘It will cost a lost but he’s a generational talent, truly remarkable with his goals and assists and he can play in different positions. Advertisementlast_img read more