Celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday With His Best Moments & Tributes

first_imgHappy 75th Birthday Bob Dylan! Possibly the greatest poet to come out of the 60s, Dylan is our most revered contemporary songwriter. His incredible catalog represents some of the most important work in the history of Folk, Americana, and Rock music. Classics tunes such as “All Along The Watchtower”, “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Maggie’s Farm”, “Tangled up in Blue”, and “I Shall Be Released” are just a small piece of the puzzle, as Dylan released several legendary and influential albums like Blood on the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, and Highway 61 Revisited.Famous for “going electric” at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, Dylan is credited with bringing contemporary Folk music into the Rock era, weaving his politically-charged lyrics with the exciting live musicianship that we’ve come to expect from concerts today. By doing so, Dylan essentially merged the worlds of Folk and Rock that encouraged the musical counter-culture movement of the late 60’s.Dylan’s acceptance of “plugged in” instruments (and subsequent hiring of The Band as his “electric” band) inspired a generation of musicians to explore the medium, and he heavily influenced artists like The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, and Jimi Hendrix (among countless others) to plug in and explore their instruments and songs in new, groundbreaking ways. On top of all that (as the story goes), he even maybe-sort-of introduced The Beatles to the joys of marijuana! Without Bob Dylan, we might have never heard Jerry Garcia play one of his beautiful guitar solos on an electric guitar, The Beatles might have never been introduced to their psychedelic side, and The Band may have never made their way into the public eye. It’s truly amazing to consider how massive Bob Dylan’s influence has been to the world of music and the culture that surrounds it!To celebrate this legendary artist’s 75th birthday, check out some great footage of the man himself performing some of his best songs over the years, along with a few of his most fun collaborations, and some very impressive covers performed by an eclectic range of artists. Enjoy the videos below, and happy birthday Bob!“Mr. Tambourine Man” at Newport Folk Festival in 1964.“Maggie’s Farm” opening the first-ever electric set at Newport Folk Festival, performed by Bob Dylan in 1965 (note the heavy booing by angry folk music fans at the end!).Bob Dylan and The Band perform “Forever Young” during The Last Waltz.26 minutes of Bob Dylan with The Grateful Dead from Giants Stadium 7/12/1987 during their “Alone and Together” mini-tour.In the late 80’s, Bob Dylan was part of a super-group called the Travelling Wilburys with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. While the band never toured together, here’s a music video of their hit song “Handle With Care.”Famed producer T. Bone Burnett organized these incredible contemporary songwriters to complete unfinished songs from Dylan’s Basement Tapes era with The Band. This modern supergroup, dubbed The New Basement Tapes, includes Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Rhiannon Giddens, and Elvis Costello. This video below captures Mumford singing the beautiful “Kansas City”, with special guest Johnny Depp filling in for Costello on guitar.Here’s some audio of the great Johnny Cash performing Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” at Newport Folk Festival in 1964Dave Matthews Band has been covering Dylan’s incredible “All Along The Watchtower” for years. Check out this version from their Live in Central Park.Guns n’ Roses turned “Knockin on Heaven’s Door” into an arena rock anthem on Use Your Illusion II. Watch them perform the seminal song at Rock In Rio festival 1991.How does it feel?last_img read more


Duke football’s Koppenhaver reflects on career that cancer nearly cut short

first_imgSharon Koppenhaver knew something wasn’t right with her 10-year-old son, Davis. While playing sports, he wouldn’t sweat and his face would turn gray instead of the typical red color. He began snoring loudly while sleeping and his voice changed before hitting puberty. He was more fatigued than usual and even fell asleep at halftime of his youth football game and in between games at a travel basketball tournament.Neither an allergist nor an asthma doctor could figure out the problem.But finally after a few weeks, Jeffrey Birns, an ears, nose and throat doctor, put a camera down Koppenhaver’s throat and found a golf ball-like tumor blocking 90 percent of his airway. “They said that if they would have found it two weeks later, I probably would have died in my sleep,” Koppenhaver said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe tumor, which was later found as cancerous, was removed five days after Birns found it in December 2006. It all happened so fast that it seemed like a blur for Koppenhaver, now a freshman tight end for No. 22 Duke (7-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast). Though he only has one catch in four games this season, he’s enthusiastic about his future with the team because of what he’s already overcome.When he was diagnosed, Koppenhaver played football, basketball and baseball. He was in the middle of his travel basketball season and played in four games at a tournament the day before the tumor was found.Looking back, doctors were surprised he didn’t collapse on the court.Davis’ cancer had rarely previously been found in a child’s throat before, which added to the uncertainty of the situation, Sharon Koppenhaver said. But throughout the week leading up to the surgery, the Koppenhavers decided to keep everything as normal as possible — something they learned from his father’s experience with breast cancer six years earlier.“You can’t dwell on the negatives,” Dave Koppenhaver, Davis’ father, said. “You can’t focus on woe is us, woe is me.”Though Sharon Koppenhaver wanted to stay at home in Southern California before the surgery, her husband, son and daughter all wanted to continue their typical Christmas tradition of visiting friends and relatives in Sacramento, California. They outvoted her, and Sharon Koppenhaver said it worked out for the better because being with family and friends took their minds off the tumor.The night before surgery, Koppenhaver slept over at his friend Brady White’s house. They played video games, watched college football bowl games and SportsCenter and ate snacks just like they had always done.They prayed, too.“As a close friend of his, I was going through the same kind of worries that he was,” White said. “I just wanted to be there for him, just have a good night with him and kind of get his mind off of things.”After the surgery was successful, Koppenhaver just wanted to get back on the court. As a 10-year-old, he didn’t fully understand everything that happened.But over time, Koppenhaver said it sunk in.“I realized that sports don’t define me,” Koppenhaver said. “If someone asked me what my best attributes were before that, I’d probably say athlete or competitor. But now, it’s completely different.”Off the field at Duke, he’s laid back and enjoyable to be around, fellow tight end David Reeves said, and his attitude impressed teammates in the first week of training camp.And while Koppenhaver’s role is minimal at this point in his career, tight end coach Zac Roper said you wouldn’t be able to tell from watching him practice, because he still brings the same energy level and attention to detail as the Blue Devils’ starters. When he was younger, Koppenhaver wouldn’t talk about his cancer experience much. He still doesn’t, but he occasionally brings it up with his parents.As a sophomore in high school, Koppenhaver dislocated his shoulder, which put his athletic career in question again. But after nearly dying years earlier, Koppenhaver got back on the field. “I remember saying, ‘Are we done now?’ meaning football. ‘Are we done with this?’” Sharon Koppenhaver said.“No, I can’t wait to get back out there,” Koppenhaver responded. “Mom, I’m not even supposed to be here.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more


Andy Ruiz Jr blames his diet for his loss against Anthony Joshua at ‘Clash on the Dunes’

first_imgLast Updated: 10th December, 2019 21:32 IST Andy Ruiz Jr Blames His Diet For His Loss Against Anthony Joshua At ‘Clash On The Dunes’ Andy Ruiz Jr suffered a loss against Anthony Joshua in their recent heavyweight encounter in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz now reveals what went wrong before the fight. LIVE TV Danish Ansari Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world when he beat Anthony Joshua last June to capture the Brit’s heavyweight titles. However, he was outclassed by Joshua at the ‘Clash on the Dunes’. The Brit reclaimed his world titles in Saudi Arabia. Anthony Joshua defeated his Mexican counterpart in a points decision rematch on Saturday evening. Andy Ruiz Jr took on Joshua at a flabby 268 pounds. He was weighing in about 45 pounds heavier than the challenger. Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2: Fans Fear For Joshua As Ruiz Looks Scary In VideoAndy Ruiz Jr admits what went wrong against Anthony JoshuaAndy Ruiz Jr has now admitted that he ate everything and drank too many Coronas ahead of his encounter with Anthony Joshua. Speaking with TMZ, the former world champion was asked as to what had gone wrong heading into the fight. Ruiz stressed that he ate everything and gained so much weight. He admitted that he was having too much fun and was celebrating too much. Ruiz also added that he believes he performed pretty good, despite being out of shape. He also wished that he had taken it more seriously.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: The Staggering Amount Of Money The Two Fighters Are Making Andy Ruiz Jr looks to fix his mistakes with a rematchAndy Ruiz has been keen on a trilogy fight against Anthony Joshua after the loss. He also insisted that he will train properly if he is given another shot at Anthony Joshua. He added that for the third fight, he will give it everything that he has got.  WATCH US LIVE First Published: 10th December, 2019 21:32 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Andy Ruiz Jr Vs Anthony Joshua 2: Will Excess Weight Cost Andy Ruiz Jr The Fight?Anthony Joshua responds to Andy Ruiz Jr’s lack of professionalismIn an interview with Good Morning Britain, Anthony Joshua responded to Ruiz’s lack of professionalism leading up to the fight and stated that he would love to have trained the way Andy did. However, in reality, that is not the way of a champion. He also added that Andy knew he had a fight coming up and he knew the best way to prepare for it. He concluded by saying that life lessons come in different forms and for Andy, it was in the form of a loss.Also Read | Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz Jr Time, Date, Location, Live Streaming Details For ‘Clash On The Dunes’ COMMENT Written Bylast_img read more


Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, January 22, 2015•7:04 a.m. Officers investigated criminal deprivation of vehicle in the 1500 block N. Olive, Wellington. It was recovered and returned to owner.•9:17 a.m.  Amber D. Dorsey, 28, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County warrant for charges of burglary and theft.•11:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of weapon in the 700 block S. G, Wellington.•12:22 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 500 block S. F, Wellington.•4:30 p.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 100 block E. Walnut, Wellington.•5:06 p.m. Officers investigated endangering a child in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•5:45 p.m. Officers took a report of found jewelry in the 800 block S. H, Wellington.•6:45 p.m. Officers took a report of lost wallet in the 1800 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more