Guitarist Warren Haynes continues to honor the music of the Grateful Dead with his Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations, performing Garcia’s music not only with orchestras, but also with his own guitar, Wolf. With the exciting announcement yesterday that Melvin Seals, a longtime member of the JGB, would join Haynes for an upcoming Symphonic Celebration on Garcia’s birthday at Red Rocks, fans could not be more excited for these upcoming shows.To get his fans in a Grateful mood, Haynes shared a playlist chock full of his favorite Garcia songs. Check out the playlist, and read his thoughts on each and every track below, courtesy of the Warren Haynes website.Warren Haynes’ Favorite Grateful Dead SongsTERRAPIN STATION – The quintessential Grateful Dead “time capsule” song. CHINA DOLL – I much prefer “live” versions to the studio version. Beautiful haunting melody and lyrics. CRAZY FINGERS – I love the way the music and melody, which sound nothing like traditional reggae music, are superimposed over the reggae beat. Great chord changes. COMES A TIME – I always loved the Garcia/Hunter ballads. Gave Jerry plenty of space to emote in. His voice really delivers the emotion of the lyric and melody. BROKEDOWN PALACE – Another beautiful ballad with a timeless lyric and music that spans back through the history of American music. SHAKEDOWN STREET – I prefer the slower, funkier “live” versions to the studio version but it’s a classic part of the Dead repertoire. UNCLE JOHN’S BAND – One of Hunter’s best lyrics – really paints a picture of a beautiful, fictitious story. HELP ON THE WAY > SLIPKNOT – Classic 1, 2 punch – fans hate to hear them separated, but either on it’s own is great. Cool juxtaposition of a straight ahead, R&B influenced, tune in to a very complex instrumental that’s influenced by jazz and classical music. RIPPLE – The simplest, but perfect, melody – also one of Hunter’s best lyrics. The audience has to sing along-they have no choice. BLUES FOR ALLAH – Uniquely beautiful piece of music. KING SOLOMON’S MARBLES – Another complex instrumental very influenced by jazz and jazz fusion. STELLA BLUE – Another timeless ballad composed in a way that shows influences from decades before the birth of Rock and Roll. WHARF RAT – One of those “slow-burn” Dead tunes that signifies their unique, instantly identifiable sound. Great song but also a great vehicle for improvisation. SCARLET BEGONIAS > FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN – Another pair of classics that the audience loves to hear together, but are equally powerful apart.
In a fixture that had looked a tricky prospect but which they controlled admirably, the Blues went 1-0 up in the second minute through John Terry’s header before wrapping up the win via Cesc Fabregas’ scuffed effort with 12 minutes remaining. Things got feisty at times, but Chelsea coped well when Stoke got physical. He said: “From my position, it looked like a red card, but I don’t know. “What I know is that if it was a bad tackle, it was the only one – the game was clean. It was aggressive, but good – the referee kept it under control and the players were fair. “There were good fights, physicality, lots of duels, but I think the game was perfectly clean and correct. “So if it was a red card, it was an isolated action.” Mouriho felt Hazard, who set up Fabregas’ goal, had been “fantastic” and added: “There was one action that showed clearly for me what he (Hazard) is. “Bardsley was injured and Eden, a few minutes after being tackled that way, is the one who puts the ball out. I wouldn’t do it to a guy who kicked me a few minutes before!” Mourinho also had praise for centre-back Terry, who scored his first Premier League goal since December 2013 and has now netted in 15 consecutive top-flight seasons. The manager said of his captain: “When he is on the pitch he is always a threat. “But more important for me than the goal is the way he is playing this season, again. “When I came here (in the summer of 2013) he was a bit in trouble, his career was a bit up and down and he was not playing regularly for Chelsea. “Now in the last two years he is playing every game, and for me he is at the same level from 2004-2007 when I was here (as manager before). “I think he adapts well to our training methodology – it’s a good way for a person with his body type to feel sharp and fast and in good condition. After that it’s happiness. “When you’re happy and confident it’s easier in any job. “He knows the way I trust him, and he feels confident and happy and he’s playing very well.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes, whose side are 13th, felt they had applied themselves well after conceding Terry’s header. Hughes said: “It was the worst possible start for us – the one thing you don’t want to do is concede early to a top-quality side like Chelsea. “But credit to us, I thought we stuck at it and kept probing. “It was difficult, because Chelsea were happy to protect the initial lead – they are quite able to take the sting out of games, which comes from experience. “We had to deal with that and be mindful of them threatening too, but they didn’t have too many chances. “Then we had a decent period second half, but in the end they had a little bit of quality enabling them to get the second goal. That took the game away from us.” Hughes confirmed Potters striker Peter Crouch had come off due to a neck problem he is hopeful will not keep him out of their Boxing Day trip to Everton, while it remains to be seen if Hazard can play against West Ham that day after he was substituted late on with an apparent ankle injury. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hailed a victory he felt meant “more than just the three points” after his side saw off Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium to secure the Barclays Premier League Christmas number one spot. And the Portuguese, whose table-toppers will spend Christmas three points clear of second-placed Manchester City, said: “To win here, we had to play a very good game. “We did it because we adapted well to their style of play. When they had the ball, we adapted well to them. When we had the ball, we tried not to lose our identity. “Obviously to score a goal at the beginning is important, but not so much in this stadium because Stoke are always strong and the crowd is always behind them. The team are mentally strong, they believe and they have good players. “So it was a very difficult victory. It is a victory that means a bit more than just the three points, because to win here, you need to show more than just your quality. “The players coped well – our creative players were not afraid to try to create, and our defensive players were very solid. “Only with a great team performance is it possible to be successful against Stoke.” One particular moment of physicality came early on when Stoke defender Phil Bardsley put in a rash tackle on Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, the Potters man appearing perhaps somewhat lucky to only be punished with a yellow card. Mourinho suggested Bardsley should have been sent off, but stressed he felt the match overall, while “aggressive”, had been fair. Press Association
Kelechi Iheanacho Racist abuse towards Kelechi Iheanacho that was allowed to stay on Twitter for more than 12 hours will be included in a dossier the Professional Footballers’ Association is going to present to social media bosses this month.Leicester striker Iheanacho was subjected to vile abuse following his late miss against his former club Manchester City, whose 1-0 win left them in pole position for the Premier League title.Several racist messages were posted between 9.45pm and 10pm and they remained online on Tuesday night, with Twitter having not removed them. One branding the Nigeria international a ‘f***ing n*****’ had attracted more than 150 retweets and likes. The PFA is aware and will be raising the comments when they sit down with social media companies at a scheduled meeting to discuss online racism.The players’ union wants to outline the severity of the issue, while they will also present a collection of racist messages that have been sent to Sports Minister Mims Davies.It was abuse such as that directed to Iheanacho after Monday night’s match which prompted Premier League players to stage a 24-hour social media boycott last month.That campaign, led by the PFA and under the hashtag #Enough, aimed to bring players together to demand social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram do more to tackle the problem.It was supported throughout football, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Tottenham’s Dele Alli, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among those who backed the protest.A Twitter spokesperson said: “We do not comment on individual cases for privacy reasons. Our abusive behaviour policy strictly prohibits any attempts to harass, intimidate or silence another person’s voice and we take strong enforcement action where violations are found.“The health of the conversation online is our singular priority. To reach this, we’ve introduced more than 30 changes in the last 18 months to achieve a healthier Twitter.“We are now suspending 3 times more abusive accounts within 24 hours of receiving a report compared to this time last year. We’ll continue building on this progress, improving our action rates and ensuring the health of the conversation is prioritised.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram