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Les Claypool Discusses Writing The South Park Theme Music In New Interview

first_imgLast night marked the season premiere for the 20th season of South Park, and the show continued to be one of the funniest on television. As the show celebrates 20 years, Hollywood Reporter sat down with basically everyone they could find for an all-encompassing interview on all things South Park.Among those interviewed was Primus bassist Les Claypool, who wrote and recorded the theme music for the show. That theme has remained unchanged for the show’s 20 year career, but, apparently, it wasn’t music that Claypool has planned from the outset.Claypool tells the story in the interview, with interjections from show co-creator Matt Stone to round out the full story.Claypool: We got a call years ago that these guys were working on this little animated pilot for Comedy Central. They were a couple of college kids who were fans of the band, and I guess they approached me to do the theme song. At the time, Primus had just gotten a new drummer, so I said, “Let’s have Primus do it.” We had watched their Christmas thing that was going around, and we realized these guys were pretty clever, but there was no way in hell that they were going to be able to get something like that on television. More than anything, it was just an excuse for us to go into the studio and start experimenting.Stone: We wanted Primus to do the theme song, and then we needed a change. And we were like, “F—!”Claypool: If you listen to the outro, that’s actually the original song. And they came back to us and said, “Comedy Central thinks the theme song is too slow and not peppy enough.” At that point, we were like, “You know, we did this for you guys, we’re out on the road, we’re too busy to do this right now. We can’t just go into a studio and rerecord this.”Stone: We couldn’t get their management to talk to us. They were like, “F— you, dude, take the song.” Not from Les, but from the management. So I actually went down to Irvine and went backstage and found Les at this concert, and I was like “You have to record it.” I got in his face. And he was like, “I’m on tour. I can’t.”Claypool: So they just sped it up and I redid my vocals. I believe I was playing Red Rocks [in Morrison, Colo.] and they sent one of their old high school chums up with a handheld tape recorder, and I just did my vocals into that.Stone: It was really awesome he did it.Fortunately, everything worked out in the end, and Primus has remained an integral part of the South Park experience for 20 years! Here’s to the next 20…last_img read more

Jamestown Senior Care Provider Joining Larger WNY Senior Health System

first_imgImage via Lutheran of Jamestown.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown senior care provider is joining forces with a much larger Western New York senior health system.Niagara Lutheran Health System, based in Buffalo, announced on Tuesday morning that Lutheran Jamestown is now part of the Lineage Group.Officials say the new entity will operate as a passive super parent organization to help oversee strategy and operations, and create efficiencies, paving the way for an active parent arrangement.In June 2019 Lutheran first joined the partnership along with Schofield Care in Buffalo. “This innovative nonprofit affiliation model will ensure patient-focused care remains at the core of our collective mission, provided by individuals who live in, and are invested in, the local community,” said Christopher Koenig, President & CEO, Niagara Lutheran Health System, speaking on behalf of the three organizations.Koenig says the affiliation will empower the member organizations to deliver high-quality care more efficiently by enabling Lineage Group to share clinical guidelines, maximize Medicaid reimbursement, and reduce combined overhead costs.Not only do Lineage Group members plan to solidify their respective finances going forward, but Koenig  says the goal is to expand this new collaboration’s reach to welcome other similarly situated partners as an alternative to sale or closure, providing a template for other organizations to emulate.“This nonprofit collaboration model provides greater benefits to the residents and community than the for-profit alternative,” Koenig added. “Free of the financial obligation to generate returns for investors, nonprofit senior care organizations are able to re-invest their profits into their operations and communities, leading to superior clinical outcomes, more satisfied employees, and enhanced patient and community welfare.”Increasing financial pressures throughout the industry have led to the closure or sale of 21 percent of New York State’s nonprofit skilled nursing facilities over the past five years.A separate Board of Directors and by-laws will be established to support the integration of the three affiliates into Lineage Group. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arnie Burton & More Set for 39 Steps Off-Broadway

first_img Adapted from the 1935 Hitchcock film thriller by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps features a cast of four actors who reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in the movie using just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes. View Comments After beginning life in London, The 39 Steps received its American premiere in September 2007 at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. The show moved to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre on January 4, 2008, transferred to the Cort Theatre on April 29, 2008, and then to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21, 2009. After closing on Broadway on January 10, 2010, The 39 Steps moved to New World Stages on March 25, 2010, where it played through January 16, 2011. Burton will be joined by Billy Carter as Clown #1, Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as Richard Hannay and Brittany Vicars, who will make her New York City stage debut as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret. Original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton will reprise his role of Clown #2 in the upcoming off-Broadway revival of 39 Steps. Directed by Maria Aitken, the production will begin an open-ended run at the Union Square Theatre on April 1 and will officially open on April 13.last_img read more

Nominations open for 2020 CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Awards

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The 2020 CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Awards are now accepting nominations to honor professionals in HR and organizational development for their outstanding leadership of their teams and at their credit unions. Detailed information on the awards and submission can be found here.“HR and organizational development professionals are important strategic partners whose efforts to support and grow top-notch teams have a direct impact on the success of their credit unions,” said Jennifer Huggard, chair of the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Awards and Recognition Committee. “Each year, we want to recognize those professionals whose contributions bring out the best in their staff.”Award categories include:Professional of the Year AwardRising Star AwardExcellence in HR & Organizational Development Awards continue reading »last_img read more

Rascal Flatts Give Patriotic Performance on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The hit country pop group Rascal Flatts gave a patriotic performance at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville on Saturday, getting fans dancing despite the steady rain.After Jackie Lee and Laura Lane got the audiences’ cowboy boots kicking for Ohio-based Rascal Flatts opened up their set with their upbeat song, “Stand” and continued to play their hits such as “My Wish,” “I Like the Sound of That” and “Bless the Broken Road.” Even though fans were shivering in the cold rain, the band heated things up when they played another one of their hits, “Summer Nights.” The group includes Gary LeVox on lead vocals, Joe Don Rooney on lead guitar and pianist Jay DeMarcus, who is LeVox’s second cousin.“On 9/11, we actually had to leave that night for Albuquerque,” Gary LeVox told the crowd, noting the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks the day before. “Most people stayed home ‘cause, you know, it was such a tragic and horrific day, you know, in United States history. But for Rascal Flatts, we felt an obligation to continue to go to work just to show that you didn’t win anything, nothing. So, from 2001, we work every 9/11 out of spite.”The crowd at the sold-out show responded by chanting “USA!” The show came after Rascal Flatts were nominated for County Music Awards group of the year award to add to their many accolades.All through out the performance, LeVox put the microphone out toward the audience allowing their voices be heard singing along to the songs. LeVox in his song “Easy,” had one of his backup singers, Tia, perform lead with him in an incredible duet. They had also did a cover of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” that took the fans’ breath away between the staging, the lights and emotional performance.The show went on despite the persistent rain. Saving their biggest hit song for last, from the Disney movie Cars, “Life is A Highway,” the band left the crowd in a joyful and happy mindset. They were dancing and singing along, not wanting the show to end.last_img read more

Osimhen gets deadline to decide future after holding Liverpool talks

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders reportedly opened talks with Lille over a deal to bring Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen from LOSC Lille to Liverpool last week.Advertisement Loading… Osimhen could make a decision about his future within the next fortnight, according to La Voix du Nord, after the Lille striker opened talks over a potential switch to Liverpool. Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt Just last summer, one of Ligue 1’s best clubs made Nicolas Pepe the biggest export in their history when they sold the Ivorian winger to Arsenal for a cool £72 million.Osimhen celebrates a goal in LOSC Lille colours12 months on, Lille could be about to repeat the trick with a Nigerian centre-forward; although the global health crisis could reduce Osimhen’s price tag by a penny or two.Read Also: Here’s how Ronaldo, family returned to Turin with convoy of carsA powerful and aggressive number nine in the Didier Drogba mould, Osimhen would certainly add something different to Liverpool’s star-studded front line – a power tool amid the paintbrushes.Interestingly, French news channel Le10 Sport reported last week that the 2019 Champions League winners have entered negotiations over a deal to bring the the former FIFA U17 World Cup winner to Anfield in a deal valued around £70 million.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

AVB: Wigan can upset Gunners

first_img Press Association He added: “I expect them to give them a hard game because the objectives are there for both teams. Arsenal are a very experienced side, but Wigan are very, very motivated to save themselves.” A win for Arsenal would take them back above Tottenham with one game to play – the Gunners go to now-safe Newcastle on the final day while Spurs face Sunderland at White Hart Lane. And while Arsenal have to remain favourites to clinch fourth spot, Villas-Boas said: “For us the objective was to take this into the last game of the season and that is what we will do.” Villas-Boas singled out Clint Dempsey for helping to keep Spurs’ Champions League dream alive after his long-range equaliser following Steven Nzonzi’s early strike, before he set up Adebayor’s late winner. Dempsey has gained something of a reputation for coming up with crucial strikes and the American admitted he would like to score more after notching what was his seventh of the season at the Britannia Stadium. Dempsey told Spurs TV: “I haven’t scored as many goals as I did last year but I’m pleased that they’re important ones. Hopefully I can keep scoring important goals that also get my goal tally up. “It keeps our dream alive that in the last game we will get the right result, and then maybe with a little bit of luck and the way the results go in the Arsenal games we might have a chance.” Emmanuel Adebayor’s late winner at Stoke on Sunday lifted Spurs back over their north London rivals into fourth place in the Barclays Premier League table, but the Gunners will regain pole position with a win at the Emirates. But with the newly-crowned FA Cup winners heading to London knowing they need another win to stand any chance of staying in the top flight, Villas-Boas said: “Obviously there is great emotion and motivation going through the Wigan players’ heads at the moment, and we saw the message from Dave Whelan saying they are absolutely focused.” center_img Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is backing Wigan to pull off another shock win over Arsenal on Tuesday night and boost his own side’s hopes of hanging on to a Champions League qualifying place.last_img read more

Anelka hearing set for next week

Nicolas Anelka’s disciplinary hearing into his controversial ‘quenelle’ salute is due to start early next week. Press Association The three-man independent regulatory panel’s hearing is expected to last several days but to be completed by the end of the week. West Brom’s French striker faces a minimum five-match ban after being charged by the Football Association with performing an alleged anti-Semitic gesture during his club’s match against West Ham on December 28. The 34-year-old has denied the gesture was anti-Semitic and requested a personal hearing. Anelka was charged last month with an aggravated offence after making a gesture that was judged to be “abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper”. The aggravated breach was that it included “a reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or religion or belief”. The quenelle has been described as an inverted Nazi salute and its invention has been credited to French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a friend of Anelka’s, who was been prosecuted in France for anti-Semitism. Anelka maintains his goal celebration was an anti-establishment gesture in support of Dieudonne. Last month, Dieudonne was banned from entering the UK after the Home Office made him subject to an exclusion order. read more

The Latest: KC Royals donating 500,000 meals to food bank

first_imgThe move follows the club selling 20-year-old forward Róbert Boženík to Feyenoord in January for a reported fee of about 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million).Zilina is second in the now-suspended Slovak league. The club played in the Champions League in 2010-11 but lost all six games in a group that included Chelsea and Marseille.___The Badminton World Federation has frozen the world rankings while the circuit is suspended.The rankings have been backdated to March 17. That was the day after the last international tournament, the All England Open. They will be the basis for entry and seeding into the next international tournaments, whenever they are. March 31, 2020 The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to extend the period without games to April 30 at least.The last game played was on March 11.League president Christian Seifert says “the most important thing without question is controlling the outbreak of the virus and especially protecting groups at risk.”Training for the 36 clubs is to remain stopped until April 5.UEFA is to meet with its 55 members on Wednesday with the fate of the remaining Champions League, Europa League and international games to be discussed. Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.” ___Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June.Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic. Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.___Global soccer union FIFPro says seven-time Slovakian champion Zilina is opting for bankruptcy after offering players a “take it or leave it” 80% pay cut.FIFPro says it believes Zilina is the first European club to go into liquidation since the coronavirus outbreak.The union says Zilina “refused to negotiate with the (Slovak) player union.” Fans entering the stadiums in Belarus over the weekend were given antiseptic hand gel but few wore masks for protection.Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been defiant about not limiting people’s movement, saying “it’s better to die standing than to live on your knees.”Baer-Hoffmann says FIFPro does not have a member union in Belarus but “we will be lobbying” to introduce precautions.___The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals, along with players, staff and the organization’s charitable arm are donating more than 500,000 meals to Harvesters, a local food bank helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Royals chairman John Sherman, who purchased the club late last year from David Glass, said in a statement that his group of players, executives and investors “share a deep connection to the Kansas City community, which is why the entire Royals family is coming together to do our part.”The Royals would have opened their season against the White Sox last week in Chicago. Their home opener would have been Thursday against the Mariners. At this point, nobody is quite sure when the club will take the field.Longtime outfielder Alex Gordon donated to the Royals’ food drive. He says that his family is staying home during the pandemic, but “we feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.”___Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO John Doleva said the organization is moving forward with its planned London Showcase doubleheader in December that will match Kentucky against Michigan and Marist against UMBC. Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.” Doleva said in a statement that it “remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health.” He added that the health and safety of players, fans and staff is of the “utmost importance” and will communicate with the four schools with updates as needed.___Global soccer union FIFPro says soccer players in Belarus are worried about the continuing despite the coronavirus pandemic.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says “it’s not comprehendible” that the Belarus league is still playing after kicking off this month. It’s the only top-tier European league in action.Baer-Hoffmann says “there are players who are reaching out concerned.” The world circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June.It says it has yet to decide how the rankings will be unfrozen.The BWF says “it is difficult to outline the exact procedure until we have an exact overview of what the international calendar will look like once play resumes and suspended tournaments have been rescheduled.”With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, the BWF says it is reviewing the Olympic qualification process. It notes the consequences of freezing the world rankings does not apply to Olympic qualifying. ___ ___Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend has agreed to a 25% salary deferral from April 1 to Sept. 1.The coaches of two professional sides, Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh and Dave Rennie at Glasgow, have made the same agreement, though Rennie begins his new job as Australia coach in July.Scottish Rugby also announced CEO Mark Dodson was taking a 30% deferral, and the board 25%.Last week, England coach Eddie Jones accepted a 25% pay cut. The Latest: KC Royals donating 500,000 meals to food bank ___ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States.It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America.The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman. Associated Press last_img read more

Syracuse uses coffee to bolster performance

first_imgWhat the Syracuse players really wanted before their game in the Sportco Kick Off Classic in Las Vegas was some caffeine. Despite a Starbucks not being within five miles of the team’s hotel, Jocelyn Cater said Mike Bosch had the bus driver take them to a nearby Starbucks.“I was like, ‘What are we going to do?’” Cater remembers asking Bosch, SU’s head coach. “He’s like, ‘We’ll have to take the bus.’ So we took the bus for everyone’s pregame coffee because that’s our thing.”That was back in February, but 46 games into the season, SU players have relied on coffee to get through early morning workouts, weeknight doubleheaders and weekend series on the road. The cup of joe has become a significant part of the Syracuse (25-21, 9-11 Atlantic Coast) culture.Many of the Orange players developed their addiction to coffee at SU. AnnaMarie Gatti’s affection kicked in right away, as a freshman in fall 2014. She didn’t consider herself a big coffee drinker in high school, but now she’s hooked. She won’t throw a pitch without having had a cup.“As long as I can get it in my system before I start to warm up, I’m fine,” Gatti said. “But if not, I can’t function.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore a recent Saturday doubleheader, SU players shared a big jug of coffee while watching film. That day they played 22 total innings. In the 22nd inning, they won on a walk off.After last week’s doubleheader versus Colgate, Cater sipped a Starbucks coffee while leaving the field. Usually her pregame Starbucks only lasts her through the first hour of batting practice, but on April 20, she had extra.In the fall semester, players wake up for 6 a.m. workouts every day. After those workouts, to stay fresh during a day of classes and afternoon practice, Cater and teammates make Starbucks runs.“When you have 6 a.m.’s,” Gatti said, “you have to (drink coffee) or you won’t be able to survive.”A central nervous stimulant, coffee can raise peoples’ heart rates, induce jitteriness and make drinkers “just a little amped up,” said Jane Burrell Uzcategui, an instructor of nutrition in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.Side effects include insomnia, upset stomach and diarrhea, but timely, moderate coffee consumption can enhance athletic performance.“It usually peaks at about an hour,” Uzcategui said. “Having (coffee) an hour before the game would be good timing.”Uzcategui noted that for the average size athlete, three grande coffees from Starbucks can put an athlete above the NCAA’s caffeine doping level. SU players limit themselves to one cup before games.On the road, finding good coffee can be a challenge, as was the case during the team’s first weekend out in Las Vegas. If Starbucks is inconvenient, Cater will resort to hotel coffee which is “not so good.”“It’s a treat on the way to the airport,” Cater said. “If we’re lucky, Coach Bosch lets us.”Cater drinks coffee after cardio workouts, during batting practice and after games. Even before bed, she’ll down a cup and still go to sleep fine. Between classes, she’ll make pit stops at Starbucks.Other players swear by coffee. Corinne Ozanne said what her roommates find most annoying about her is the constant smell of coffee. She lives in an off-campus apartment with Cater and Sydney O’Hara. The trio has a three-tiered stand dedicated to coffee.The top row is a Keurig machine, espresso machine and line of mason jars full of Wegmans tea. The second is littered with an array of coffee mugs. The bottom shelf contains coffee flavors ranging from Reese’s peanut butter cup to mint chocolate chip and blueberry. The roommates have more than 30 types of coffee in total.Courtesy of Corinne Ozanne“It’s just crazy,” Ozanne said.“(Ozanne’s) the reason I have a downfall with it,” Gatti said. “I pretty much lived with her all of last year. I would sleep in and she’d bring me coffees.”Every other week, Gatti gets coffee beans sent to her door. Ozanne, who gets her coffee grounds from Freedom of Espresso on Walton Street in Armory Square, uses her French press to get her coffee crisp every time. She introduced the methods to Gatti.Gatti frequents Recess Coffee because it gets its beans direct from farms with sustainable and ethical practices. The team also frequents the Starbucks behind the College of Law.“You know there’s something wrong when the people at Starbucks know your order and know your name,” O’Hara said, laughing.Growing up, O’Hara would sometimes come home to a refrigerator filled with five Mountain Dew bottles. But while sharing an apartment with Cater and Ozanne, she was inevitably overwhelmed by her roommates’ coffee. Now, she’s another addict.“Whether he believes it or not, (Bosch) is a big coffee drinker,” Ozanne said. “Him, Anna(Marie Gatti) and Jocelyn (Cater), if there’s no Starbucks, they are not happy campers.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more