first_imgOn May 11th, Round Records will release a brand-new Jerry Garcia box set titled Jerry Garcia Before The Dead. As its name suggests, the new box set compiles rare—including a number of unreleased—recordings of Garcia performing live before the 1965 inception of the Grateful Dead.Round Records has already given us a taste of four tracks from the forthcoming release, and now they’ve given us two more. The latest treats come via Garden & Gun, which premiered the tracks earlier today. One is a 1962 rendition of Irish ballad “Legend of the Johnson Boys” by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers, a group hat featured Garcia, Dick Arnold, and Marshall Leicester. The other is a 1963 take on “Salt Creek”—a traditional that was popularized by Bill Monroe—from the Black Mountain Boys, which also Garcia’s longtime friend and writing partner, Robert Hunter.You can give both of these rare tracks a listen below, and Jerry Garcia Before The Dead can be preordered here. The compilation will be released as a four-CD set and as a five-LP vinyl set.Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers – “Legend of the Johnson Boys”The Black Mountain Boys – “Salt Creek”last_img read more


first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In regard to student protests/walkouts: This isn’t the answer. The protests won’t correct the problem of demented shooters carrying out their violence. The protests put many students in a group situation with no protection.Putting an armed guard in our schools won’t correct the problem either. It will make the armed guard the first target.Very often, the shooter is another angry student. Protests keep people riled. We need to change the thought process, not incite more violence.The schools are there to teach. Walkouts disrupt this process.Richard Van PattenGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more


first_imgA day after the firing of coach Steve Sarkisian, President C. L. Max Nikias demonstrated his support for Athletic Director Pat Haden in a statement issued early Monday morning.“As president of USC I am very, very fortunate to have Pat Haden as our Athletic Director — as is the entire Trojan Family,” Nikias said. “He is a man of true character and integrity, he cares deeply for our student athletes, and he always makes their well-being his highest priority.”Haden had received criticism for the way he handled the Sarkisian situation, dating back to when he didn’t discipline the coach for his inappropriate behavior at the annual Salute to Troy event.The 62-year-old Haden, who took over as athletic director in 2010, named offensive coordinator Clay Helton interim head coach after asking Sarkisian to take a leave of absence on Sunday.“Pat Haden has been doing an outstanding job in leading Trojan Athletics in the past five years and I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my unwavering support for him,” Nikias said. “I look forward to working with Pat Haden as our USC AD for many years to come.”Based on Nikias’s sentiments, it seems Haden’s job is secure for the time being.On Tuesday, the Trojans got back on the practice field for the first time since Sarkisian was fired.last_img read more