Get Psyched For Fool’s Paradise With These Pump-Up Playlists

first_imgOn April 1 & 2, 2016, Lettuce, Purple Hat Productions, and Live for Live Music will host Fool’s Paradise, a funk-fueled destination beach event taking place in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities: St. Augustine, FL. For all the Funk Fools getting ready to meet us in St. Augustine, we’ve put together two playlists for your listening pleasures.Whether you’re sitting at a desk, driving down the highway, or en route to the festival itself, these tunes will surely help make the wait well worth the while. We’ve separated the playlist between two days, as to account for the uniquely diverse vibes expected from each day’s respective lineups. Friday’s playlist features the thundering funkitudes of Lettuce, GRiZ, Break Science, Goldfish, Marvel Years, and more. Take it for a spin:Saturday’s playlist features the undeniable soul drenching sounds of Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson, The Meters, Dumpstaphunk, The Nth Power, Neal Casal’s Circles Around The Sun, Brasstracks, and more. Get lost here:In case the sounds aren’t enough to get you excited, here are ten more reasons why you should attend Fool’s Paradise. Peep the full schedule below!last_img read more

Will Sunday Dare Help Our President?

first_imgNow almost everyone has a begging neighbour who finds it difficult if not impossible to make ends meet. The churches come to the help of hapless parents by imposing months of fasting on their members. Insecurity has increased. Electricity supply which the PMB government claims to have made progress in is declining . The nation now is more divided along its major fault lines of tribe and religion. In sport, we keep stumbling and fumbling and groping endlessly in the dark. We move no step forward but many backwards. The prevailing impression amongst non-partisans is that our President has not only dropped the ball but is unaware of the rules of engagement in the struggle to make our lives better!Yet, this was a man celebrated four years ago by almost everyone as having all it takes to put our country on the path of rectitude . He was going to make us better we thought. So what happened? Why was the Buhari myth so easily unraveled? Perhaps, that would be a subject of study some years to come. What is obvious at the moment is that we are not being adequately served by the Buhari government. And this is mainly because he has not chosen people who could have helped him achieve the expectations of Nigerians. Curiously, he won an election many thought he would not win and so we are saddled again with a Presidency yet to come to terms with the Nigerian reality.The next four years will be providing an opportunity for Buhari to set things right. First step in this direction is for him to understand his limitations. He must know that he is limited by the constraining influence of age and a not so robust health. He therefore should know he would function most effectively and efficiently as a board chairman supervising a board of committed experts. What this means is that his Ministers must be grounded in the areas of their supervision not in partisan politics.But what our President has put forward as a team for the next four years is hardly inspiring- a few technocrats, a motley of retired henchmen, an Alfa, a choir of King Buhari and a few good men. As usual, he has been ignored by many who have agreed to wait him out believing that nothing good can come out of the present contraption.Amongst the few good men in Buhari ‘s cabinet is Sunday Dare . Am not talking from a moral standpoint but from a perception that with his background and perceived tendencies he should make a good Minister.Quite a few feel that judging from his background he probably would have served better as the Minister for Communication . But our President doesn’t bother with issues like that. His major drawback is his inability to be bothered by the details of dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s. So to Sports Sunday Dare has been posted and if Buhari plays the script as he did in his last term Dare would be in office for the next three and half years mainly because Buhari would just not bother to know if he is performing or not.Would he be able to help our country? Will he be a successful Sports Minister? Would his performance in office eventually serve as a redeeming grace for our President? Such that history would be kind to him? I do not have answers to these questions but I do know that going by the poor performance of his predecessor in office our new Minister would have not much to be judged by. Those who claim to know him say he is a very thorough man who is systematic in his approach to issues. If this viewpoint is true then he would have little problem doing well in office.From my observation what has been largely wrong with our sport administration is that there does not appear to be a blueprint to enhance development. What most Sports Ministers have done is to coast through their tenures. Apart from when Bolaji Abdullahi was there, most Ministers have largely occupied the office in a holding capacity. To his eternal credit, Abdullahi ably assisted by Pat Ekeji brought about a restructuring of sport associations in the country. It was also Bolaji Abdullahi that restructured our professional football league.The expectation from Sunday Dare is not much. Mainly because having been so roundly disappointed in the last four years not many have any illusions anymore. Our new Minister can turn this to his advantage by carving a niche for both himself and our beleaguered President if he makes sports work for our country.Strangely enough, the blueprint for success is in the archives of the Sports Ministry. There he would find recommendations by experts proffering solutions to most of the ills plaguing our sports. All the new helmsman needs do is go through the many recommendations and see what he could effectively put to use. He may yet bring some plaudits for this administration if he succeeds. Then his birthday of May 29 may turn out to be our Revolution Day when sports would move to galvanize our country by becoming a fulcrum for national integration and cohesion. When sport will help in the rebuilding process of our national life.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Tayo BalogunI am one of those who feel that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration could not in all honesty be said to have done well these past four years. Those who are more critical would regard his administration as a monumental failure in every aspect of our national life. We are economically worse off now than we were four years ago. Sunday Darelast_img read more

Monday September 23rd Local Sports

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, Miguel Sanó connected twice and the Minnesota Twins powered past the Kansas City Royals 12-8. Minnesota piled up six runs in the first inning and rolled from there after starting the day with a four-game lead over Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. Cruz became the 57th player with 400 homers. His fourth-inning solo shot was also his 40th homer of the season. The Twins retained their four-game lead over the Indians after Cleveland’s 10-1 win over Philadelphia. Minnesota has today off and finishes the regular season on the road with three games in Detroit and three games in Kansas City. 5:40 is the first pitch in Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the pre-game starting at 5 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO, with Thursday’s game being a 12:10 first pitch with an 11:30 pre-game show. GALENA, Ill. – NIACC sophomore Zach Martin shot a 76-70 – 146 to win the Clarke University Fall Invitational on Saturday at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Galena, Illinois.Martin was in fifth place after Friday’s opening round 76 and then responded with a career-low 70 to earn individual medalist honors. Martin’s previous career low was a 74, twice.NIACC, which shot a 325 on Friday, shot a 310 on Saturday, which was the lowest team round of day for its 635 total, to place third in the tournament.St. Ambrose won the tournament with a 299-316 – 615 and the University of Dubuque placed second with a 315-316 – 631. Iowa Central was fourth with a 315-326 – 641.Also for NIACC on Saturday, Austin Eckenrod shot 77, Matthew Heinemann shot 81, Beau Thompson shot 82 and Jackson Hamlin shot 84.Eckenrod finished with a 80-77 – 157, Hamlin shot 82-84 – 166, Heinemann shot 87-81 – 168 and Thompson shot 88-82 – 170.NIACC continues its fall season Thursday at the Hawkeye Community College Redtail Shootout. AMES — Iowa State prepares for the start of Big 12 play after rolling to a 72-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Quarterback Brock Purdy set a school record with 510 yards of offense and accounted for six touchdowns.Cyclone coach Matt Campbell. Purdy passed for three touchdowns and rushed for three as ISU improved to 2-1 on the season.Purdy and the Cyclones overcame turnovers on their first two possessions and would blow it open by scoring 45 points in the second half.Iowa State opens the league race with a visit to Baylor. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — NFL rushing leader Dalvin Cook cruised past the 100-yard mark for the third straight game, Kirk Cousins rebounded from a rattled performance the week before with a turnover-free afternoon, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 34-14. The defense had plenty to do with the victory, too, with an interception by Harrison Smith to set up one of two touchdowns by Adam Thielen and two of the team’s four sacks by sub Eric Wilson. The Vikings improved to 2-1, and the Raiders fell to 1-2.center_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Will McElvain passed 17 yards to Isaiah Weston for the game’s only touchdown early in the fourth quarter and lifted Northern Iowa to a 13-6 victory over Idaho State on Saturday.McElvain scrambled to his right then back across the field before finding Weston in the left end of the end zone with 14:14 remaining.Austin Evans and Bryce Flater picked off passes later in the quarter to thwart the Bengals (1-2). Omar Brown also had an interception for the FCS No. 8 Panthers (2-1) and Elerson Smith collected three sacks including one on Idaho State’s final possession.Kevin Ryan kicked two field goals for the Bengals before Matthew Cook hit one for the Panthers to cut Idaho State’s lead to 6-3 at halftime. Cook added a 20-yarder with 2:11 remaining in the game. He is perfect on eight attempts this season. NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The No. 10 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC men’s cross country team placed fourth at the St. Olaf College Invitational on Saturday with 72 points.Host St. Olaf was the team champion with 25 points and Wisconsin-Eau Claire was second with 44 points.NIACC was led by freshman Jorge Ruiz, who was 20th in a time of 27 minutes, 54 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Connor Dolan was the individual champion in 26:24.NIACC’s Janvier Irakoze was 23rd in 28:11. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Evan Wilson (26th in 28:22), Aidan Bauermeister (30th in 28:25) and Dawson Schmidt (32nd in 28:33).Also for the Trojans, Ben Ellis (40th in 29:06), Jalen Peterson was 56th (29:48), Ellis Regan (58th in 29:51), Stephen Ringo (64th in 30:02), Matthew Dibbern (68th in 30:13), Sam Pedelty (80th in 30:43) and Alexander Levad (118th in 35:23).NIACC returns to action Oct. 5 at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.last_img read more