Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PBA IMAGESAlmost lost in the intensity of the semifinal series and the rivalry of the team owners involved is the fact that Nash Racela and brother Olsen are squaring off from opposite benches on the hardcourt.Nash, the TNT KaTropa coach, threw a slight joke about it, when asked on what adjustments he is expecting from Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of their series, which is now tied at 1-1. ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “No idea,” said Nash. “I know coach Tim (Cone) will do something. I’ll ask Olsen about it.”PBA legend Olsen is Cone’s assistant with the Kings. But he doesn’t have to spill any major secrets for TNT to figure out how it can gain control of the best-of-five affair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Texters have been consistently holding their own against Barangay Ginebra’s imposing frontline and will again have to cut down the Gin Kings to size anew if they want to score a crucial Game 3 victory Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We always believe that we’re capable of beating Ginebra. But it takes a lot of focus and a lot of effort to do that,” said Nash. Aussies banner Powerman bets While containing these giants plays a critical role in scoring a win, TNT must also let quintessential playmaker Jayson Castro provide the leadership and make sure Glen Rice Jr. stays out of early foul trouble this time.“We have to stick to our rebounding and defensive game plan,” said Castro in Filipino. “We don’t want to get outhustled just like in Game 1. We should again come out with a lot energy.”Slowed down by leg cramps late in the final period, Castro tallied 20 points and 10 assists in his crucial matchup with Ginebra’s LA Tenorio. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sealing all possible gaps in the lane, the KaTropa leveled the semifinal showdown by humbling the Gin Kings, 103-96, on a road trip in Batangas City last Wednesday.Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar, Ginebra’s twin wrecking balls in the paint, couldn’t split the space down low efficiently, allowing TNT’s defenders to clamp down on them easily.Even Justin Brownlee, who finished with a game-high 25 points, was smothered by TNT’s choking internal defense in the closing minutes when the Kings attempted to cut down a double-digit advantage.“I think in every position, we are outsized by Ginebra. When they play with a big lineup, it’s really hard to play them,” said Racela.Tony Semarad did an exceptional job on limiting Brownlee’s mobility inside while Kelly Williams and Moala Tautuaa had seven-footer Slaughter and the 6-foot-9 Aguilar in check.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
New Delhi, Aug 25 (PTI) As former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhus induction into AAP looked uncertain, Congress today said the partys Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh will take a call on the matter of the cricketer-turned-politicians entry into the party.”As regards such issues, we have authorised Amarinder Singh to deal with,” AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said when asked whether Sidhu was welcome into the Congress fold.The party has been maintaining that all like-minded parties and people are welcome to join hands with it in Punjab to defeat the “communal” forces in next years Assembly poll.AICC Secretary and in-charge of party affairs in Punjab Asha Kumari had earlier said that Congress was not in talks with Sidhu yet. She said Sidhu who has resigned from the Rajya Sabha has yet not quit BJP.Amarinder Singh had earlier said that Sidhu was welcome to join Congress as it is in his DNA, as his father happened to be a Congressman. Sidhu hails from Patiala, the home town of Amarinder Singh.Sidhu, however, has remained incommunicado ever since he resigned from the Rajya Sabha.However, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted answering the speculations over Sidhu joining AAP, saying he had met him last week but needs time to decide and whether or not he joins the party must be respected.”Wud Navjot Sidhu ji join AAP- lot of rumours? Its my duty to put forward our side. We have greatest greatest regard for this ckt legend. He met me last week (sic),” he said on twitter.advertisementEver since Sidhu quit the Rajya Sabha last month, speculation has been rife that he would join AAP as the CM candidate for Punjab, but nothing has materialised so far and the former cricketer and Amritsar MP has not even joined the AAP. PTI SKC SPG SMN
New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) Hero Challenge, an innovative golf format which features a sudden-death shoot-out under floodlights, will now be part of three European Tour events for the next three years. The night golf event, introduced by Hero MotoCorp Ltd, made its debut at last year?s British Masters with Frenchman Alex Levy pipping Sweden?s Alex Noren in the final. The Hero Challenge will mark its return this year with three editions, first at the Scottish Open before returning to the British Masters and then finishing at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. One of the stars already committed to playing is former World Number One and Ryder Cup legend Lee Westwood, who will compete in the Hero Challenge during the British Masters. “We all recognise that golf needs a lot more of innovation to attract a younger and newer generation of fans and the Hero Challenge is an initiative in that direction,” Pawan Munjal, CMD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, said in a release. “We introduced the ?Hero Challenge? at the British Masters last year, which proved to be an immense success. That success has encouraged us to extend and expand our partnership with the European Tour by another three years to multiple events,” he said. Keith Pelley, Chief Executive Officer of the European Tour said, “The inaugural Hero Challenge was a terrific success at the British Masters last year and led the way in terms of innovative concepts for ourselves at the European Tour. I am sure that the golf fans in Scotland, England and Dubai will thoroughly enjoy watching their favourite stars in action in this exciting format.” Westwood said he watched last year?s event and it looked a lot of fun. “It is always good to try something different and something like the Hero Challenge, which also encourages kids and younger people to get into our sport should be encouraged,” said the 23-time European Tour champion. PTI AT ATadvertisement
zoom Swire Bulk Logistics, the industrial shipping division of the China Navigation Company (CNCo), has entered into a long term partnership with New Zealand’s Golden Bay Cement (GBC), a trading division of Fletcher Building Limited, to build, own and operate a self-discharging cement carrier.The 9,000 deadweight (dwt) vessel, named Aotearoa Chief, to be built at China’s Jinling shipyard, is specifically designed to operate on the New Zealand coast. The design incorporates innovative marine technologies and will meet the latest environmental standards, Swire said.The vessel is expected to commence operations in late 2016. She will operate under the New Zealand flag, and ply the New Zealand coast between the loading port of Portland and GBC’s distribution centres in Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, as well as expanded services to New Plymouth and Picton.“This partnership reinforces CNCo’s commitment to developing New Zealand’s coastal shipping industry, and is critical in supporting the country’s infrastructural development,” Chris Blake, Country Manager, CNCo, said.Upon completion, Aotearoa Chief will become CNCo’s first self-discharging cement carrier. In recent years, CNCo has invested in fleet rejuvenation of its multipurpose liner vessels and bulk carriers to meet the demands of the New Zealand market. Some 17 vessels have been delivered over the past 18 months and another 23 are scheduled for delivery over the next two years.CNCo’s New Zealand operation includes five independent multipurpose liner shipping services connecting New Zealand to Asia, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the West Coast North America.
Metasoft Systems, a software services firm based in Vancouver, B.C., will tap into Nova Scotia’s talented labour force by bringing its client sales operations to Halifax. The move was announced today, Aug. 25, by Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage; Metasoft president Trevor Skillen; Metasoft general sales manager Cornelia Butler; and Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI). “Metasoft’s arrival in Nova Scotia is another example of the effort underway to create new opportunities to retain our well-trained and highly skilled workers,” said Mr. Fage. “I am pleased to note that Metasoft’s management team members have indicated that they believe the sales positions will be an especially good fit for mature, female sales professionals who may be looking to return to the workforce.” NSBI will provide Metasoft with a performance-based payroll rebate of up to $440,000, over five years, for up to 75 new full-time positions at the company’s Halifax location. The company’s earned rebate will be paid out annually once the jobs have been put in place. NSBI’s CEO said Metasoft’s growing presence in Nova Scotia is another endorsement of the province’s strong business case for companies seeking a model environment for software development and service operations. “Metasoft joins a growing list of software solution-based companies that have recognized the strength of a Nova Scotia operation,” said Mr. Lund. “In addition to the new job opportunities that will result for Nova Scotians, Metasoft’s Halifax operation helps encourage other firms to look at the compelling value of this location.” “Nova Scotia has a wealth of educated, highly skilled sales professionals. Our goal is to attract those quality people,” said Ms. Butler. “Nova Scotia’s competitive business climate is exactly the right environment to meet our needs. We believe that Nova Scotia is an ideal location from which to serve both our North American and European markets.” Founded in 1988, Metasoft is a software development firm that has been recognized by the Financial Post as a Top 300 Canadian independent software company, growing at a rate of 40 per cent per year. Its fundraising division, BIG Online, provides an online, searchable database of corporate, foundation, and government grant-making information to non-profit fundraisers throughout North America, the UK and Australia. Metasoft’s many customers include Doctors Without Borders, World Vision, the United Nations, and the World Wildlife Fund. Metasoft donates five per cent of its pre-tax profits — in the form of money, time and other resources — to further good causes. “Metasoft’s core mission,” said Mr. Skillen, “is to help non-profit organizations worldwide efficiently identify, attract and manage the relationships and resources vital to the fulfilment of their philanthropic goals.” Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the business development agency for Nova Scotia. Led by a private-sector board of directors, it is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps companies in Nova Scotia meet their growth potential through business advisory, export development and financing services. Nova Scotians interested in applying for jobs should contact Cornelia Butler at 1-888-638-2763 (toll-free) or, by e-mail, at email@example.com .
However, that secular purpose had now returned. “The revived use of churches for appropriate secular purposes is now recognised as both a service to the community and as an aid to the mission of the church,” he said. The Victorian Society said it was considering an appeal. James Hughes, its churches conservation adviser, said: “The nave pews are unique to the Abbey and are excellent examples of Scott’s work, with the carved pew ends modelled on surviving medieval examples in other 16th century Somerset churches. “The Victorian Society believes that their loss will significantly diminish the Abbey’s architectural and historical significance.”The pews are set to be replaced with stackable wooden chairs, which will be finished in a colour which matches existing wood in the Abbey’s interior. The Society also raised concerns about the chairs carrying enough space for hymn books and song sheets, but the Abbey argued that these were being phased out and replaced by screens. Representatives had argued that “in practice, the use of books and service sheets was progressively being superseded by portable display screens. My conclusion is that if any inconvenience was to arise from the lack of a shelf for books and papers, it would not be a long-term problem,” the Chancellor said. How the Abbey currently looks Credit:Victorian Society In his judgment Mr Briden argued that the Scott seating was a “product of its age” and was installed in part because “the medieval use of the nave for secular purposes had long been abandoned”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Revd Edward Mason of Bath Abbey said: “We strongly believe in the benefits of removing the pews. It will enable us to open up the Abbey’s nave and side aisles to all and make it possible for people of different physical ability to sit where they choose. “Stackable chairs mean that the nave can be used for a wide variety of traditional and contemporary worship and restore the Abbey to the community use for which it was first designed.” The plan is part of a £19.3m renovation of the Abbey which will restore a collapsing floor, install an eco-friendly heating system and create new meeting rooms and facilities including a kitchen and cloakrooms. The Abbey was first founded in the 7th century and was substantially rebuilt and restored in the 16th century and again in the 19th century. Churches don’t need pews any more because they are increasingly used for bake sales and art exhibitions, a church court has said, as it ruled Bath Abbey can remove its Victorian pews. The Chancellor of the Diocese of Bath and Wells has ruled that the Abbey is allowed to remove the 19th century seating despite the opposition of conservation group the Victorian Society. In his ruling on the case he commented that while the pews had “moderate” architectural significant they were no longer appropriate because of the changing use of churches. Representatives for the Abbey argued that the nave of the church was used for “a wide variety of social and cultural purposes, including concerts, art exhibitions, university degree ceremonies and charity events such as the ‘Great Bath Bake Sale’.”They added that the pews were also uncomfortable, an argument which the Chancellor, Timothy Briden, said was “well-founded” after testing them himself. The comfort issue is “accentuated” at secular events such as concerts and ceremonies which involve “prolonged sitting”, the Abbey said. The Abbey’s current interior was designed by eminent Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert-Scott, who delegated the actual creation of the pews to colleagues and craftsmen, the Chancellor said.
There are Angry Birds toys, Angry Birds cakes, even an Angry Birds board game, but now you can order your very own Angry Bird, thanks to the folks at ThinkGeek. This Jumbo Angry Birds Plush will set you back $49.99 list, but provide you endless hours of cuddling, squeezing, and pig smashing fun. The plush is of the ubiquitous Red Bird and comes in at a radius of 15 inches: big enough to topple your friends when they get too close to your eggs and look imposing on the couch when you have guests over. The Red Bird is all alone at the moment, but he’s in stock and available now. Thanks to a licensing agreement with Rovio, ThinkGeek is planning additional Angry Birds merchandise in the future, including huge plush pigs for the birds to fight, and some of the other birds from the game. Check out a video of the Angry Birds Plush behind the jump.
A Greek Navy gunboat situated off the islet of Imia was bumped by a Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat on Wednesday. The Greek islet, which Ankara has controversially claimed in the past belongs to Turkey, was being routinely patrolled by the Nikiforos gunboat when the incident occurred.According to reports, three Turkish vessels entered Greek territorial waters soon after which one started doing dangerous manoeuvres leading the boat to bump into the Nikiforos.No material damage of the boat or injuries were reported. The Turkish vessels returned to their own territorial waters and the Greek gunboat continued patrolling the area.The incident, which was reported on the islet of Praso, is seen as indicative of the rising tension between Greece and Turkey. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Email Bob DylanPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Bob DylanPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Prev Next Bob DylanPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Producer/engineer Mark HowardLooking Back, 20 Years LaterThat the world was ready enough for Time Out Of Mind in 1997 to shower it with critical praise and accolades is a testament to Dylan’s dexterity for handling even the most cynical and broken of his emotions through song.”Beneath his cruelty, his hilarity, his timing, and the words that spring to his mouth lie loss, and a sadness inconsolable,” says Hitchcock. “Which keeps him true, whether your heart’s broken or the end of the world is back on the cards again.””It’s kind of like a wine. It gets better with age,” says Howard. “In the beginning I was very embarrassed by it. Before it even won any GRAMMYs or whatever, I felt technically that the record was not up to par … but now when I listen to it, it sounds like a masterpiece. Beautiful, the songs are incredible.”For all of Time Out Of Mind’s rough edges and dark corners, Dylan lets in enough light to lift these timeless songs from the bottomless despair, or as he puts it best in lyric form: “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.”And what about Dylan himself — the man who said at the end of 1965 when he’d released “Like A Rolling Stone” that it was “the best song I wrote” — how did he feel these songs stacked up?”While we were working down there,” says Howard, “and I was trying to get songs out of him, he goes, ‘Well I’ve got the good songs at home, I’m not gonna give you those.'”Read More: Celebrating The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s’ 50th AnniversaryRead more Is Bob Dylan Coming To Your Town? A Bob Dylan Musical That Finally Gets It Right Related: Bob Dylan Related: Bob Dylan Bob DylanPhoto: Bob King/Getty Images MusiCares Bob Dylan Handwritten Lyrics Up For Auction Is Bob Dylan Coming To Your Town? Bob Dylan Handwritten Lyrics Up For Auction Bob DylanPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Springsteen, Beck lead Bob Dylan MusiCares tribute Bob DylanPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images A Bob Dylan Musical That Finally Gets It Right How the Album Of The Year GRAMMY winner came together (and almost didn’t come out) and its path to modern classic statusNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 29, 2017 – 9:35 am How meaningful must an album be to resurrect and redefine a career as big as Bob Dylan’s? How well-crafted must it be to best Paul McCartney, Babyface and Radiohead for the Album Of The Year GRAMMY, spawn hits for Garth Brooks and Adele in the decade to come, and set the sonic bar for modern classics? Time Out Of Mind accomplished all of this.From early in his career, the mere concept of a new Dylan album had become akin to the old paradoxical riddle: Could God create a stone so heavy that he cannot lift it?Yet Dylan painted a masterpiece with Time Out Of Mind, an astonishing feat considering how much darkness found its way into this shining moment in his career, how much magic came out in moments of chaotic mishap and given the fact that the album almost didn’t come out at all.”The first time I heard Time Out Of Mind it annoyed me that somebody as exalted as Bob Dylan should parade his misery so blatantly,” admits singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock, a devout Dylan disciple “Was his life really that wretched, after all he’d achieved, and all the adulation that had come his way?”By 1997, Dylan hadn’t released an album of new original songs in seven years, an unprecedented span for such a prolific artist. His career had already weathered several commercial and critical lulls and resurgences, all the while the man himself continued his “Never Ending Tour,” perpetually placing him in front of audiences that so revered him, yet became increasingly fickle as Dylan’s perceived heyday distanced.”Dylan has a way of making his misery connect with your misery, no matter how remote his life may be from most people’s,” says Hitchcock. “After hearing the record a couple of times, it began to manifest as his latest meditation on loss. To me, loss has always been Dylan’s motor: from ‘Girl From The North Country’ to ‘Visions Of Johanna’ to ‘You’re A Big Girl Now’ to ‘Ring Them Bells’ —the terrible acknowledgement that all we love must drain away from us like sand in an hour glass.”At that time, his last successful stint in the studio was for 1989’s Oh Mercy, a comeback in its own right. Produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson) and engineered by Mark Howard (Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Neil Young), Oh Mercy had a “two guys on a back porch … kind of vibe,” as Lanois described it in a 2011 interview.That team had worked well together, and in August 1996 Dylan returned to Lanois and Howard to mix a live recording from the House of Blues in Atlanta. Dylan came by to oversee the final mixes at a studio installation they’d built in Oxnard, Calif., called Teatro. There Dylan began to share song ideas with Lanois and shape new sounds at the mixing board next to Howard.The Album’s Gritty BeginningsAs is the case many times in the studio, a small experiment led to the happy accident that provided one of the most important ingredients to the sonic stew of Time Out Of Mind: Dylan’s gritty vocal tone.”I finished this House of Blues recording and I was on the last mix of that when Bob said, ‘I play harmonica on this next track. … Is there any way you can make it sound electric?'” recalls Howard. “I said, ‘Yes.’ So I pumped it through a little [Ibanez] Tube Screamer distortion pedal and then, bam, ran it through a little amp and when the harmonica came on it sounded amazing. Like this old, dirty, Little Walter kind of blues sound.””Then right after the harmonica stuff,” Howard says, “his voice came through the mic and then he heard his voice come through with this distortion all over it. He said, ‘I love it.'”That heavily distorted vocal tone became the signature sound of Time Out Of Mind, and it matched the material perfectly.”So we were ready to start and then Bob said, ‘You know, I can’t work this close to home, with the family here. I get distracted,'” says Howard. “‘Want to go somewhere else? Let’s go to Miami.’ Miami was the furthest point away.”Miami’s legendary Criteria Studios was promptly booked, the site that housed such landmark recordings as Derek & The Dominos’ “Layla,” Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved,” the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” and even the Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive.”The stage was set to cut a classic, but something was not right.”I packed up a truck and I brought all the preamps and little neat side consoles and all the gear I was using,” Howard says. “Unfortunately, Criteria, it didn’t sound good in there, where at the Teatro I was getting this amazing sound. … So I got spooked at the time. I said, ‘Bob, it just doesn’t sound good here.'”So I called the Bee Gees and see if they would let us use their studio and they came back with, ‘No.'”Criteria was ultimately bought two years after the making of Time Out Of Mind, revamped and reopened as the Hit Factory Criteria Miami. But Howard had to think and act quickly.”I ended up building a studio like a little apartment in there, for Bob where … he could retreat to write lyrics and that was in the main room,” Howard continued. “He refused to wear headphones, so he just heard his voice coming out of that little amp while recording … and then the band in the room. So that’s how it was tracked.” Revisiting Bob Dylan’s “Time Out Of Mind” 20 Years Later Bob Dylan’s New Box Set Covers His Gospel Years Bob DylanPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images “Highlands”The album’s marathon finale, “Highlands,” a 16-minute-plus reverie in which Dylan goes “drifting scene to scene,” saw another brush with happenstance — a moment where the song, the album, the studio, the equipment, and the story all seemed to become one.”It was 2-inch 24-track” Howard recalls. “Usually on a single a reel, you only can only get 12 or 14 minutes, but I had these big, 14-inch reels, so I could get 16 minutes.”This was crucial as “Highlands” turned out to be the longest song in Dylan’s catalog at 16:31.”The band’s playing on top of the loop … right at the very end the tape ran out, right at the right second, so it was unbelievable. … [Dylan] was just always flying by the seat of his pants. I’m not sure if he was expecting the roll to run out or whatever. But he just kept going ’til it ended.”The poetic drone of “Highlands” serves as a fitting end to an album that holds the listener in a reflective trance just long enough to, as Dylan sings, “feel further away than ever before.””There’s actually two takes of ‘Highlands,'” says Howard, who is plotting a book of his tales in the studio with the likes of Dylan, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Neil Young. “So this was the one that went on the record but there’s also another one floating out there that I’m sure will be put out another time on a Bob bootleg record somewhere.”How The Album Might Have Never Come OutEven with an album like Time Out Of Mind in the can, Dylan seemed unsatisfied, and the album’s fate was uncertain.”Once everybody left Miami, Bob took a cassette with him and Lanois didn’t even want to hear it,” Howard reveals. “I didn’t think the record was gonna come out. And then months later, I get a phone call from Bob in the middle of the night, he goes, ‘Hey Mark, what do you think? Do we got a record here?’ [I said,] ‘Yeah, let’s finish it.’ He goes, ‘Ah, I don’t know.'”So I don’t hear from him again for another month or so and then he calls me back up and he goes, ‘Mark, you know, I was playing the record for my friend in his apartment building and the weirdest thing happened where the guy from downstairs, he came upstairs and he knocked on the door. And my friend answers the door and he goes, ‘What are you guys listening to?’ He goes, ‘My friend’s music, his work.’ ‘Can I buy it? I gotta have this, this is amazing.’ “So essentially this guy’s neighbor convinced him to go back there and finish the record. Otherwise, the record may have never came out.”Fortunately, Time Out Of Mind was released on Sept. 30, 1997. Although this was before the Recording Academy awarded a GRAMMY to the lead engineer in the Album Of The Year category, Dylan thanked Howard by name in his acceptance speech, saying, “We got a particular type of sound on this record, which you don’t get every day.” “I think because it was mostly just me and Bob at the console,” Howard says with the warm modesty of faithful teammate. “I put in a lot of elbow grease on it and saw it to the end.”Howard continues to get calls from artists such as Tom Waits and Marianne Faithful because of his work on Time Out Of Mind and his ability to adapt various spaces for recording. “I’m the great floating installation guy,” he said,. “This AirBnb thing has become an amazing asset because I just rent big houses… I just finished a record with this guy from Israel, his name is Asaf Avidan and he’s the Bob Dylan of Israel. He’s an amazing writer.” Bob DylanPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images Bob DylanPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Facebook Is Bob Dylan Coming To Your Town? MusiCares MusiCares A Bob Dylan Musical That Finally Gets It Right Bob Dylan’s New Box Set Covers His Gospel Years Bob Dylan Handwritten Lyrics Up For Auction Springsteen, Beck lead Bob Dylan MusiCares tribute Twitter Springsteen, Beck lead Bob Dylan MusiCares tribute Bob DylanPhoto: Bob King/Getty Images Bob DylanPhoto: Bob King/Getty Images Bob Dylan’s New Box Set Covers His Gospel Years News Bob Dylan’s “Time Out Of Mind” 20 Years Later revisiting-bob-dylans-time-out-mind-20-years-later “Love Sick””Every day, 4 o’clock. There was like 15 people pulling in the room all at once,” says Howard. Many great players contributed, from drummers Jim Keltner and Brian Blade to multi-instrumentalists Augie Meyers and Jim Dickinson, plus the other road-tested musicians in Dylan’s band.But this many creative forces in one room can create challenges. The engineer’s seat behind the console often provides a pragmatic vantage point to reign it all in, but that view can also accentuate the chaos, the way racecars blur by from a fixed front-row seat in the grandstand.”It was kind of scary because Bob writes on typewriter,” Howard recalls. “So on every take he would change the key. So for a musician to change the key, right into the next take, sometimes it’s like relearning the whole song. People would be strumming and missing chords and it was quite messy.”According to Howard, some of the takes got pretty far out, but once the musicians gelled, it was up to him to work quickly to get a mix together.”On a song like ‘Love Sick’ I put a little flange on Bob’s voice with the delay and with the distortion amp so his voice came back and it sounded amazing in the control room, in the playback. So I would print my mix every time I would play it back, because I play it back for the band it’s kind of a performance I’m doing for the band, and I’m making moves and doing all the solo rises and stuff like that. … And that song, ‘Love Sick’, that’s the mix that’s on the record from that playback. It was one or two of those tracks that I could never better. They just went on the record like that. They were mixed on the spot.””Not Dark Yet””I don’t even remember what I came here to get away from,” Dylan sings in the album’s dark, truthful centerpiece, “Not Dark Yet,” a song that grieves, ponders and moans, transmitting its confessions across the most fundamental frequencies of the heart.Hitchcock performed his own haunting version in 2005 at a Dylan-themed event with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Joining him on mandolin.”‘Not Dark Yet’ was the song that drew me into the record as I sat in my hotel room in Seattle at dusk in August 1997 and watched 50 TV networks announce that Princess Diana had died,” says Hitchcock. “It pinpoints on the map where you are between what you have already lost and what you still have to lose; set in an airless, transient desert town where you keep finding yourself but where nobody belongs.”Indeed, the painful gravity of “Not Dark Yet” is both some of Dylan’s finest and bleakest work. Or as Hitchcock puts it, “From the man who wrote ‘The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll’ and ‘Chimes Of Freedom,’ the line ‘My sense of humanity has gone down the drain’ is a stark confession.””Can’t Wait”Back when Lanois and Howard were still working at Teatro, “Can’t Wait” was one of the first songs Dylan brought in. “He plays it on piano in this gospel-type of arrangement, Howard says. “Tony Mangurian, who was there helping out, [with] kinda more drum loop type stuff, he played like a hip-hop beat against it. … It was this mixture of hip-hop and gospel and it was amazing. Made the hair on my arms go up.”But by the time they got to Criteria, that vibe was gone. The song became the album’s greatest challenge, according to Howard. The onset of “demo-itis,” mixed with a cast of musicians all trying their hand at capturing the right feel, made finishing “Can’t Wait” an illusive task.”We ended up cutting different versions of it,” says Howard. “There was one called ‘the Ragdoll version’ and there was one called ‘the Pink Floyd version’ and then there was yet another version.”Then disaster struck.”We were moving at a fast pace and we kept on going back and forth and … I was working on analog tape. I hit the locator on the tape machine and it located to where I thought was clean tape but it was actually the beginning of take two, so I punched record and just erased slightly over the intro. So they listen to it and say, ‘No, that’s not it.’ And they went up to do more takes and they came back in and said, ‘Let’s hear that take two again.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, s***.'”Naturally, this did not go over well. Though Lanois was not happy, Howard quickly came up with a workable solution.”I said, ‘OK, everybody out of the control room.’ And what I did is I took the top of ‘the Pink Floyd version’ and stuck it on the body of ‘the Ragdoll version’ and it ended up Bob loved that a lot better. … It was just one of those things where you think your career is over, then it’s the best thing in the world.” Bob DylanPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images
At least eight people were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a human hauler and a bus at Boalia in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj on Sunday noon.The deceased could not be identified immediately.The accident took place on Dhaka-Pabna Highway when the passenger bus collided with the human hauler around 12:45pm, killing eight of people on the spot, said Dewan Koishik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara Model police station.Police took the injured to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital, the OC added.