John Mayer Invites Post Malone And Tommy Lee To Perform “Congratulations” In Los Angeles [Photos/Videos]

first_imgJohn Mayer is back on the road with his dreamy The Search For Everything Tour, most recently stopping at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA. After wrapping up a successful summer tour with Dead & Company, the guitarist and vocalist has returned to his roots in the pop world to resume his World Tour in support of his 2017 release.The first portion of the show began with a five song set, where Mayer was backed by his full band for an all-original, career-spanning set of music. The band disappeared for the next section, leaving Mayer with his acoustic guitar to perform “Emoji of a Wave,” from his 2017 The Search For Everything release, followed by a cover of Beyoncé‘s “XO” and “Neon” from his 2001 Room For Squares. Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan then emerged to join Mayer for the “Trio” chapter of the evening, which featured Continuum‘s “Vultures,” Jimi Hendrix‘s “Wait Until Tomorrow,” and Robert Johnson‘s Crossroads. The full band returned for Chapter Four with six songs, beginning with “Still Feel Like Your Man,” which segued into a cover of Post Malone‘s “Congratulations” with Malone himself and Tommy Lee (Mötle Crüe) on drums.Watch Post Malone and Tommy Lee join John Mayer and his band for “Congratulations” below, as uploaded by brett1179:From there, Mayer led the band though 2017’s “Rosie” and into “If I Ever Get Around To Living,” which included an “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” snippet by Tears for Fears. The set came near a close with a throwback favorite “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room,” which featured “The Beautiful Ones” by Prince intro and guitarist David Ryan Harris on vocals. The set concluded with “Dear Marie” from Paradise Valley. The band returned to the stage for a two-song encore, featuring “In The Blood” and “Gravity” with an interpolation of Ottis Redding‘s “I’ve Got Dreams To Remember.” Sunday night’s Chapter 5 Epilogue featured John Mayer alone with his piano for a stunning rendition of “You’re Gonna Live In Me Forever.” Photo: Matt Rea Photographer Matthew Rea was on site to capture the magic, which you can see in the full gallery below.Setlist: John Mayer | The Forum | Los Angeles, CA | 7/30/17Chapter 1: Full Band: Helpless, Why Georgia, I Don’t Trust Myself, Who Says, Moving On And Getting OverChapter 2: Acoustic: Emoji Of A Wave, XO, NeonChapter 3: John Mayer Trio: Vultures, Wait Until Tomorrow, CrossroadsChapter 4: Full Band Reprise: Still Feel Like Your Man, Congratulations w/ Post Malone and Tommy Lee, Rosie, If I Ever Get Around To Living, Slow Dancing In a Burning Room, Dear MarieEncore: In The Blood, GravityChapter 5: Epilogue: You’re Gonna Live Forever in MeJohn Mayer | The Forum | Los Angeles, CA | 7/30/17 | Photos by Matthew Rea Photo: Matt Rea Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Conservation work saves Blackwood Films

first_imgFilm conservators at the Harvard Film Archive (HFA) and Weissman Preservation Center recently completed a massive effort to slow or stop damage to thousands of hours of film – including hundreds of hours of one-of-a-kind out-takes – that capture virtually every important painter, sculptor, musician, film director, architect or choreographer working in the United States during the late 20th century.Part of the Michael Blackwood Collection, the films were presented to the library several years ago, but didn’t begin arriving at the HFA until last year. It quickly became clear, however, that as much as two-thirds of the collection was deteriorating due to age, poor storage conditions, or had suffered damage of one sort or another, and was in danger or being lost forever.“The value of this collection lies in the intimate, backstage perspective it offers on the creative life of some of the most important artistic figures of the 20th century,” said HFA Director Haden Guest. “Understanding the importance of this material, we had staff within hours working to protect the films and ensure they were stored in conditions that would halt any further deterioration.”last_img read more

Hughes: Bucky is Big Ten’s Best

first_imgFor the enduring fans of the Wisconsin football team – and the team itself – nobody phrased the feeling any better than J.J. Watt did following the Badgers’ 70-23 exercise of supremacy over Northwestern Saturday.“When you have a chance to win a Big Ten championship, that doesn’t come every year, that doesn’t necessarily come every decade,” he said.It certainly doesn’t.Not but 9 years old, I can just barely remember the images and sounds from the last time Wisconsin triumphed in the Rose Bowl after taking the conference title. In fact, as I’m looking back at this old memory, I can’t even say with confidence whether I’m actually thinking of the 1999 or 2000 edition of the Ron Dayne train and the powerhouse team that ran with him all the way to Granddaddy Glory.After the glory days of the ’90s though, the Badgers were mostly out of the spotlight. As a lifelong Wisconsinite and Badger fan, over those years it generally felt like another Big Ten title and Rose Bowl bid could be had in the future but not necessarily during any given season. It was all about just waiting for the pendulum to eventually swing back.Then Hall of Fame coach Barry Alvarez left. And as the years passed by, sour sentiments brewed under newbie Bret Bielema’s head coaching seat. But that was before this year.So an accomplishment like this means a lot to Badger Nation. This program is not like one of Ohio State’s, where this sort of thing has become the status quo.Over the last seven games, the Badgers have been as unstoppable as a rhinoceros running downhill. They truly deserve to call themselves Big Ten champions and join the chatter concerning who’s the best in the country. And I will be there to talk them up whenever that conversation starts.But, as a fan, there’s still one thing that’s kind of bothering me, and it’s that all three teams invited to the Big Ten podium are standing at the top, No. 1 spot.I imagine many Badger fans feel similarly. Wisconsin is probably the hottest team in the country right now, it’s made fools out of other teams and the general consensus (even outside Wisconsin) is that the Cardinal & White are the Big Ten’s No. 1 team.You can’t tell me that if a Big Ten trophy was presented to Bucky, Sparty and Brutus, that they wouldn’t all give each other a slight look of resentment (or perhaps a shoulder-nudge) before holding it up confidently.For some reason, this reminds me of the 2007-08 NFL season. The Packers took the NFC North and seemed poised for a Super Bowl championship that year. But there would have been one indelible stain even if they had won it all – they got swept by the Bears earlier in the season. It’s just all about casting the rivals aside and speeding far past them.What’s happened to the Badgers though, is not quite the same, sure. True to their “hottest team in the country” tag, they should be going to Pasadena for a skirmish on New Year’s Day, deservedly so.But hey, if you’re like me and feel a wee bit of irritation about splitting the crown three ways with rivals, at least we know that this will never happen again with next year’s conference championship game. How’s that for timeliness?It’s unfortunate that the title couldn’t be decided with a championship game this year. This is without doubt the first time I’ve ever felt confident in saying the Badgers could take on anyone thrown at them – even at a neutral site.As selection Sunday nears, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantanio has made a point in reminding everyone that his group beat Wisconsin “convincingly.” He’s not wrong either, but if the Badgers and Spartans could take this little tiff to Lucas Oil Stadium and settle it this weekend, the Badgers would win that game.The trailblazing that UW has performed over the last seven games is all thanks to MSU. Without that chip on Bucky’s shoulder, who knows where this team would be now. Sparty’s gone through some close calls lately and a convincing loss of their own versus Iowa. That kind of momentum would get knocked on its tail end with Wisconsin’s offense rolling like Sonic the Hedgehog.Even though Wisconsin and Ohio State would never meet to decide a Big Ten title under the future subdivisions, it’s fun to imagine a rematch. This game would be much more interesting. OSU would be the one with a chipped shoulder and there would be no intoxicating home field advantage for UW. But the Badgers never shy away from the Buckeyes.That game could probably go either way but lest we forget, the entire scenario would never happen to begin with.But really, what I guess I’m trying to say with all of this is – and with all respect to the Spartans and the Buckeyes:The Badgers should be on that podium by themselves.Elliot is a junior with an undecided major. How happy are you that UW is the Big Ten champ? Are you bothered at all that you have to share it with MSU and OSU? Email him your cheers and grumbles at [email protected]last_img read more