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Hear The Last Known Song Gregg Allman Wrote, Co-Written By Scott Sharrard & Recorded With Taj Mahal, Bernard Purdie

first_imgGregg Allman passed away more than a year ago, but the extended Allman Brothers Band family—from fans to collaborators—continues to mourn his loss. Today, longtime Gregg Allman Band guitarist musical director Scott Sharrard has debuted a new single featuring Taj Mahal and Bernard Purdie via Rolling Stone. In addition to the revered artists it features, the track, “Everything A Good Man Needs”, carries significant emotional weight for one big reason: It was the last known song Allman helped finish before his death on May 27th, 2017.According to Rolling Stone, Sharrard and Allman completed the song together shortly before Allman’s death. They had hoped to get the song onto Gregg’s eventually Grammy-nominated, posthumously released final album, Southern Blood, before his health took a turn for the worse. Instead, the song has now surfaced as part of Sharrard’s new album, Saving Grace, with help from Purdie, the legendary session drummer, and Mahal, the blues elder statesman. The band is rounded out by organist Peter Levin and trumpet player Marc Franklin.The song references the wisdom learned from life on the road. As Sharrard explains to Rolling Stone,Whenever we would pull into a town or a hotel on the road, Gregg would usually say, “This place has everything a good man needs”… This is definitely a true story with references to Gregg’s life on the road as a single man. We just wanted to do a fun, funky blues about finding love out on the road. I know that Gregg would be thrilled to have Taj and Bernard playing our song.The recording evokes the gritty southern character that Gregg Allman always embodied, with traces of soul and funk layered in. The result is a cut that surely would have made Gregg proud. Take a listen below:Scott Sharrard ft. Taj Mahal, Bernard Purdie – “Everything A Good Man Needs”[Video: Scott Sharrard]In 2017, Sharrard put together a star-studded tribute to Gregg Allman at Brooklyn Comes Alive featuring Purdie, Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), Brett Bass (Gregg Allman Band), Joey Porter (The Motet), Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier, Dave Harrington, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. At this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place September 29th, Peter Levin, Taz, George Porter Jr., Jeff Sipe, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and Elise Testone will once again pay their respects to Allman, Butch Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton, and other beloved artists we lost last year. For more information about this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, head here.Scott Sharrard’s new album, Saving Grace, is due out September 21st. For more information, or to check out a list of Sharrard’s upcoming tour dates, head to his website.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Redefining Being Part of the IT Operations Team

first_imgThe difference between enterprise IT success and failure comes down to nothing less than the level of commitment an IT vendor is willing to make on behalf of the IT professionals that bet their careers on the quality of the products and services being provided.Every experienced IT professional knows they need to expect the unexpected. What they should be able to count on without fail is a vendor willing to go the extra mile to minimize any potential disruption to the business. After all, it’s not just revenue streams being impacted; it’s the reputation of everyone involved in the administration of the IT environment that gets affected.That’s why the level of investment the Converged Platforms and Solutions Division of Dell EMC is making in protecting those reputations is unrivaled. Tools and services that we routinely provide to ensure those reputations include:A Release Certification Matrix that provides prescriptive guidance for patching and updating more than 30 elements of software and firmware.Dell EMC Vision Intelligent Operations software that automatically identifies any component that is out of sync with the Release Certification MatrixAutomatic issuance of security and technology alerts any time a product defect might cause a serious disruption.Single point of contact for all support issues regardless of original manufacturing source.Tools to automate backup of system configurations as well as change periodically change credentials to better secure the overall environment.Access to professional services to take on any management task or assist in the creation of runbooks to automate any IT management process or sets of functions.As is often the case, enterprise IT an ounce of prevention is always going to be worth a pound of proverbial cure. Converged and hyper-converged systems from Dell EMC are designed from the ground up to provide the highest levels of availability possible. Dell EMC also uniquely provides access to tools and services that provide IT teams with actionable intelligence that in the event of an emergency help make certain any disruption in service is kept to an absolute bare minimum.In effect, Dell EMC is invested in the success of each customer to the point where our goal is to become an extension of the IT operations team. Rather than simply viewing ourselves as a supplier, the Dell EMC customer commitment extends to the point where we make our resources available in the form of tools and services that are readily available any time and anywhere 365 days a year. Regardless of the source of the problem, Dell EMC is singularly focused on the success of the IT operations teams that standardize on our platforms.We invite you to download a “Best Operating Practices Tools for VxBlock and Vblock” that provides recommended action to maximize and optimize Dell EMC Converged Systems’ investment and helps track customers’ progress. We’re confident that you’ll appreciate the effort Dell EMC is willing to make to not just become your preferred vendor, but more importantly, a member of your extended IT operations staff. After all, we realize that when it comes to system availability it’s not just about dollars and cents; it’s a matter of personal pride.last_img read more

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‘Mr. Football’ Elmer Bedia optimistic of Azkals in AFC Cup

first_imgView comments The 2019 AFC Asian Cup will be the 17th edition of the AFC Asian Cup, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Asia organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Bedia said he watched the Azkals in the 2018 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup campaign where they lost to Vietnam in the semifinals. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBedia said the Azkals should focus on their defense. “The weakness really is the defense because some of them are a little bit older now. I think we need fresh legs to move forward and faster,” said Bedia, who was several times honored as “Mr. Football” by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum He gave an extra lesson on football along with the keys to the game. In personal development sessions, Bedia and BOHFA officers gave the participants plenty of advice on technique, tricks, shooting, dribbling and spontaneity. Kcovein Esterado, 11, Grade 6 pupil at Holy Name University, said that he was happy with the training.“I am in the team of Panglao Dolphins. And I really like soccer so joined the Panglao Dolphins . And now I enjoy myself in the tournaments and practices,” he said. Erich Warnke, 13, had been a football fan since he was 3.A Grade 11 student at Victoriano D. Tirol Advanced Learning Center, he said the training taught him many things. “I really enjoy this program because of our Australian coaches … and we are going to learn more about football,” he said. Bedia also brought and gave football equipment, shoes, socks and balls to the children from poor families.The PDFT which hosted the free clinic has 40 boys who regularly practice every Saturday at the town’s plaza. The visit of Bedia boosted the club’s enthusiasm to continue the sports despite the lack of full support from the government.Alma Esterado, president of PDFT, said the football clinic in Panglao was considered an historical event in sports. “We are actually wishing that you now, one of them, many of them, will be included in the Azkals. Well, Mr Bedia is a pre-Azkal guy , he is really the legend, we are honored and really humbled hat we are chosen,” said Mitchell Leones, the founder of PDFT. After the clinic, an educational scholarship would be awarded to the best participant to study in Manila for free. He also wished that through the clinic, BOHFA, through its president Edmar Thaddeus Simpao, hoped to produce great players. “With this beautiful game in football, we can help them refresh their attitude and teach them how to behave and focus on their beautiful life. Hopefully, we can find some of these kids one day that represent Bohol to play for the country,” said Bedia. Bedia was born in the football hotbed of Barotac Nuevo town, Iloilo, in 1962. At 13, he was playing football using coconut drupe which was wrapped with cloth in Barotac Nuevo. He played for the Philippines’ National Team for 13 years and was the country’s most feared striker. He was voted “Mr Football” of the Philippines in 1981, 1983 and 1984 by the Philippine Sportswriters Association. At 24, he was recruited by an Australian professional team, the Brisbane Olympic United Football Club.From 1986 until now, he remains in Brisbane with his wife Maria Theresa Salazar Bedia and their six children. /cbb Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Philippines, which is in Group C, will be pitted against South Korea on Jan. 7 at Dubai’s Al Maktoum Stadium. The clash promises to draw a large crowd, especially from the estimated 500,000 Filipinos in Dubai. Next, the Azkals will face China on Jan. 11 and Kyrgyzstan on Jan. 16 which is anticipated to be an energized match. “I know we are behind in the competition but you know the ball is round. And the Azkals have a strong team this year. We have a good chance. We hope they keep on scoring,” Bedia said. Bedia was in Bohol over the weekend to mentor around 100 children from different parts of the province under a free football clinic which he is conducting with the Bohol Football Association (BOHFA) and Panglao Dolphins Football Team (PDFT).ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 90-year-old cycling champ fails doping test, loses crown LATEST STORIES Football legend Elmer “Lacknet” Bedia, who is known as “Mr Football Philippines,” personally mentored 100 kids during his free clinic held in Panglao town, in Bohol province. INQUIRER VISAYAS / LEO UDTOHANPANGLAO, Bohol, Philippines — Retired Filipino-Australian football legend Elmer “Lacknet” Bedia is optimistic about Philippine Azkals’ chances in its debut in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. “For sure we have a good chance in the Asian Cup after 63 years of absence,” Bedia told the Inquirer while in Bohol province on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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