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.
Share Share Tweet Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreSexual health is just as important as all other aspects of health, Coordinator of the National HIV/AIDS Response Programme, Allison Samuel has said.As part of Regional Testing Day activities, officers from the National HIV/AIDS Program visited one of the testing sites at Mahaut River in the Kalinago Territory on Tuesday June 13 2017. To first time testers Samuel said, “Congratulations, you’ve made a very, very wise decision because your sexual health is just as important as your physical health; it is just as important as your financial health.”She said a millionaire, who has HIV, is still concerned because their sexual health is in danger even if they have money. “If you can wake up every day and you can have breakfast, you can take a shower, you can get ready for school, for work but you are HIV positive and you don’t know because you’ve never tested, it means that your sexual health is still not where it’s supposed to be and any aspect of health that is affected it means that you are not healthy,” she said. Photo credit: Health Promotion Resource CentreRegional Testing Day, which will be observed on June 30th, is preceded by a one month campaign to raise public awareness on the need for persons to know their HIV/AIDS status.It was launched ten years ago to bring a greater awareness and is an initiative by LIVE UP: The Caribbean Media Alliance in collaboration with PANCAP and Scotia Bank.Testing will continue for the remainder of the month at the following locations:Friday June 23- Roseau Health Center (8a.m. – 1p.m.) at the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association (8:30 a.m. – 3p.m.)Friday June 30- Marigot Health District (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Roseau Health Center (8 a.m. – 1p.m.), National HIV/AIDS Response Unit (8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.), Portsmouth Hospital (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and La Plaine Health Center (9a.m. – 3 p.m.) Sharing is caring! 265 Views no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Sexual health is important too by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017