Phish shows come as a complete package experience. From buying the tickets, to receiving the colorful pieces of paper in the mail, to the scene on the lot, to the show, to the after show, and beyond. But the Vermont band’s music isn’t the only to grace our ears. Often times we wonder where the interlude music comes from. How it keeps us so chill and contained. From the time it takes to arrive at our seats, and the horrifying minutes-that-feel-like-hours between sets, to the time it takes us to exit the premises, there is, thankfully, more music coming from within. It is of course, all by design.Creative Director of Phish, Inc. Julia Mordaunt compiled a playlist with all walk-in, setbreak, and walk-out music since the band’s return in 2009. The playlist varies from Thelonious Monk and Professor Longhair, to Beck and The Shins with over 4400 songs that clock in about 280 hours. These songs, without a doubt, carry significance of the memories we share in seeing Phish the last eight years. Perhaps musical discoveries were even made. Though released earlier this year, the playlist is as good as ever.So, thanks to Julia Mordaunt, we can relive those glorious moments between in the playlist below:The complete playlist can be found here.[cover photo by Dave DeCrescente Photography]
Doris A. Taylor’s so-called replacement “ghost heart” suggests something otherworldly, but the eerie-looking form is far from an apparition. It’s an innovative approach to organ transplantation that has inspired many in the medical community — and at least one artist.The Texas researcher’s process piggybacks on nature’s sophisticated design. Together she and a team of researchers strip cells off human and animal cadaver hearts with a soapy solution, leaving ghostly white protein shells that retain the form of the organ. They inject them with a patient’s blood or bone-marrow stem cells, and the ghost hearts act as scaffolding on which the newly introduced cells can slowly transform into a beating muscle.“What we said was, ‘Wouldn’t it be really cool if we could wash the sick cells out and put the healthy cells back in?’” said Taylor, director of Regenerative Medicine Research and director of the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology at the Texas Heart Institute, during a recent talk at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.The hope is that one day these regenerated hearts will resolve the most challenging issues transplant patients currently face: the lack of a permanent artificial replacement, concerns about rejection, and the shortage of viable donor hearts.Taylor’s efforts are driving what could become a revolution in organ transplants, and they have sparked the creativity of transdisciplinary artist Dario Robleto, whose latest work, on view at the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Radcliffe’s Byerly Hall, recreates in images and sounds the original pulse wave of the heart first captured in visual form by scientists in the 1900s. Robleto and Taylor, longtime friends and Texas residents, explored those connections during Monday’s Radcliffe discussion, which was moderated by Jennifer Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities.Robleto’s exhibit, “Unknown and Solitary Seas,” touches on the overlap between the medical mysteries and workings of the vascular pump, and the metaphor for the heart as the emotional center of the soul. It includes a video installation that features recreated sounds of a beating heart from the 19th century, reconstructed images of how the earliest pulse waves first appeared on the page, and a series of heart waveform sculptures in brass-plated stainless steel.Roberts said that with his work, Robleto acknowledges the pulse waves’ “promise, their profundity, their scientific value, but he also reclaims some of their ambiguity and asks us to wonder whether we can or should accept that these waveforms have escaped the realms of art, culture, and emotional communication.”Taylor similarly views her work as a blend of the scientific and the human. It transcends complicated, complex science, she says, in that her ghost hearts require a kind of passion, commitment, care, attention, and nurturing similar to what’s required by a small child. “It’s really about building hearts at the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical level that I think is going to get them to work,” she said.For Robleto, big ideas, like the creation of a new human heart, require multiple perspectives.The artist called Taylor’s work “one of the most fascinating and definitely one of the most emotional things I’ve ever seen.” As an object, he added, the ghost heart is “stunningly beautiful” but it also raises questions about the self, identity, emotion, the notions of form and where memory is truly held, questions he thinks artists can help address. He cited two of the nation’s earliest heart transplants, after which the patients’ wives asked their husbands, who had received donor hearts, if they still loved them.Taylor’s work, Robleto said, is “right at the edge of identity and materiality and so when the day comes when someone says ‘the first ghost heart transplant’ I think we will have a similar moment where perhaps we will be forced to re-evaluate what we ask from our heart metaphor.”Dario Robleto’s “Unknown and Solitary Seas” is on view in Byerly Hall’s Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery through Jan. 18, 2020.
LifestyleRelationships Keeping your individuality in a relationship by: – July 7, 2014 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 125 Views no discussions Share Share We’re all different. Each and every one of us has multiple passions, hobbies, personality traits and habits that define us and make us who we are.Yet sometimes when we enter into a relationship, we find that our defining characteristics start to fall to the wayside as we try to fall in-step with our new partner. We give up going to our Saturday morning spin classes to go and watch football, we lose touch with friends, sometimes we even change the way we speak!We usually do this in the early stages of the relationship in order to bond with our new partner and learn more about their interests. However, as time goes by, many of us find that we’re still just going along with what our partner wants to do and we no longer have the time to enjoy our own passions.When we move in with a partner, it can be even harder to maintain our sense of self as we leave our previous homes and ways of life to start afresh with our loved one.In some extreme cases, we find ourselves changing our whole appearance and lifestyle to be more like our partner. But by completely emulating your partner, you put yourself at risk of being even more devastated if the relationship ends.You may feel like you’ve not only lost a partner, but a whole way of life. This can leave you feeling lost and confused over your own identity.Of course, when you’re in a relationship you will have to make some compromises and small changes in order to make it work, but you don’t have to give up all the things that make you happy. You can still retain your individuality and the things that make you YOU, and have a strong relationship.Set aside some me timeYou and your partner don’t need to spend every waking hour together. After all, it’s the quality of time you spend together that counts, not the quantity. Sit down together and discuss a mutually convenient time when you can both be alone to pursue personal interests. Keep in mind that plans may change to fit around work and family commitments, so you and your partner must both be open to changing the schedule now and then.Keep friends and family closeGrowing up, your friends and your family were the people who helped shape you to become the person you are today. By losing touch with them, you could be at risk of losing touch with yourself as well. Keep in regular contact with them on social networking sites, email and on the phone and, if possible, try to meet with them on a regular basis.Learn to say no, but in moderationRemember, you don’t have to say yes to everything your partner wants. Just try not to say no to everything – particularly things that you haven’t tried before. Keep an open mind and try new things – you may even discover a new hobby you actually enjoy!The Couple Connection
About Global AthleteGlobal Athlete is a new international athlete-led movement aiming to inspire and drive change across the world of sport.As a movement run by athletes, for athletes, Global Athlete’s goal is to balance the power between athletes and sporting leaders, and to enable athletes to have their say about the way in which sport is run.Global Athlete aims to inspire and change sport for the better and bring it into the twenty-first century by mobilizing athletes, following the recent unprecedented uprising in which athletes have called for enhanced rights and changes to the way sport is governed.Athletes who are passionate about seeing change in sport and want to start a conversation on how they see the future of sport are encouraged to sign-up at the Global Athlete website: http://globalathlete.org/ Source: Global Athlete Dutch-Ghanaian Winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong has today been appointed as the seventh member of the Start-Up Group for the new Athlete-led Movement for change, Global Athlete.In joining Global Athlete, Frimpong who made history at Pyeongchang 2018 by becoming West Africa’s first male skeleton athlete at a Winter Olympic Games – is part of a growing number of cause-driven athletes worldwide that want to reform sport and bridge the current disconnect between administrators and athletes with regards to the way sport is run.Frimpong has joined Global Athlete to give athletes their rightful say at the decision-making table alongside administrators – something he believes is currently absent from Olympic and Paralympic sport – and to ensure athletes are treated fairly.“At a time when athletes are rising, I am delighted to be joining Global Athlete so that I can play my part in creating history by changing the way sport is run at the very top,” said Frimpong.“Positive change in the world of sport is inevitable. Athletes and administrators who are bold, ambitious and crazy enough to believe they can create positive change to the way that sport is governed are the ones that usually succeed. We must embrace the ambition of those that want to change sport for the better, and there can be no time to waste in securing that change,” he added.The 33-year-old, who was born in Ghana and moved to the Netherlands aged eight, has been an inspiration to millions of aspiring athletes across Africa and the world through his Hope of a Billion campaign. Frimpong established Hope of a Billion having been motivated by an ambition to become the first African to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.Through the campaign, Frimpong aims to become an example for more than a billion Africans and underdog athletes who have been told their sporting dreams are not possible. With Hope of a Billion, Frimpong provides an example that ‘any dream, whether it is being a doctor, a lawyer, a businessperson or an Olympian, is possible with hard work, dedication and perseverance’.“I am thrilled to welcome Akwasi to our growing athlete movement,” said Global Athlete Director General, Rob Koehler.“Akwasi has an incredible backstory of courage and triumph in the face of adversity, and it is athletes like him that have inspired so many others to speak up when things need improving and to stand up for what’s right.Our Start-Up Group looks forward to working with Akwasi as, collectively, they reach out to athletes from all sports and all countries to improve and modernise athlete rights,” he added.About Akwasi FrimpongAkwasi Frimpong was discovered in the Netherlands aged 15 in 2001 as a sprinter by two-time Olympian Sammy Monsels.Within 18 months, at the age of 17, Frimpong won a Gold Medal and became Dutch Junior Champion in the 200-Metre Sprints.His coach believed he could become an Olympian, so he started to believe in himself. In 2008, Frimpong received an NCAA Divison 1 Athletic Scholarship and went on to compete and study at the Utah Valley University in Utah, USA.There, Frimpong won a number of championships for the University and broke the Armory 4 x 400-Metre indoor track record.In 2012, Frimpong was part of the Dutch 4 x 100-Metre Relay London Pre-Olympic team, but an injury derailed his chance of making the final relay team for the Games.In total, Frimpong won eight Gold, three Silver and four Bronze medals in various national and international track & field competitions.Frimpong later switched sports due to injuries. He became a bobsledder for the Netherlands as a second alternate for Sochi 2014.Then, in 2018 he finally fulfilled his Olympic dream by competing for his country Ghana in the sport of skeleton. Frimpong is now preparing for the 2022 Beijing Olympics as a skeleton athlete.
Representatives of: the City of Clear Lake, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and 4th of July Committee in collaboration with Cerro Gordo Public Health—announce that they have made the difficult decision to cancel the Clear Lake July 4th Celebration and events scheduled for July 1-5, 2020.