Cosmik Playground Unites Frank Zappa Alum Arthur Barrow & Chad Wackerman


first_imgLast night, a Frank Zappa tribute for the ages took place at TRiP Santa Monica, as his former band members Arthur Barrow and Chad Wackerman united for the memorable performance. Barrow played with Zappa in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, and his work has been featured by the likes of The Doors, Joe Cocker, Janet Jackson and more.Barrow has recently been reviving his time with Zappa by performing with Cosmik Playground, a tribute to the late great guitarist with a rotating lineup. The band is led by the talented Marcus Rezak, who’s careful guitarwork embodies the spirit of Zappa’s performing. Rezak made last night’s performance even more special by recruiting Chad Wackerman, a drummer who worked with Zappa from 1981 through 1988.Joined by Aaron Provisor on the keys, the two set performance saw the band play classics from the Frank Zappa catalog. You can see a gallery from the show, courtesy of Steve Rose Photos, as well as the setlist below.Setlist: Cosmik Playground at TRiP Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA – 11/18/16Set 1: Chunga’s Revenge, Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus, I Ain’t Got No Heart, Inca Roads Solo, Thirteen, Cosmik Debris, Treacherous Cretins, MontanaSet 2: Free Form > Five Five Five, Pygmy Twylyte, Deathless Horsie, Drum Solo, We Are Not Alone, Evil Ways, Village Vamp, Peaches En Regalia, Roadhouse, Muffin Man Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Coram Man Sentenced for Fatal DWI Crash


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Coram man was sentenced Wednesday to three to six years in prison for causing a crash that killed a 28-year-old man in Deer Park two years ago.Stephan Harbison had pleaded guilty at Suffolk County court to driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter.Prosecutors said the 28-year-old man was driving on Straight Path when he crashed into a tree in January 2015.His passenger, Hamzah Abdul-Hakim, of Wyandanch, was pronounced dead at the scene.Harbison had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent, nearly double the legal limit at the time of the crash, authorities said.last_img read more

Can you trust your credit union tellers?


first_imgThat is the implicit question raised by NY”s Attorney General  Eric T. Schneiderman.  The WSJ is reporting this morning that the man who holds the position known for  its unofficial title,” Aspiring Governor”, sent a  letter to large banks on Friday  warning them that their customers are at  risk from insider identity theft and urging them to be more alert to  employee conduct.. (http://www.wsj.com/articles/bank-tellers-draw-scrutiny-1433720000).The AG’s letter is the latest in a series of steps taken  by his office highlighting the access tellers have to personal information.  For example, earlier this year his office secured a guilty plea from  a teller at a JP Morgan Chase branch in White Plains.  According to a press release,   she would target customers with common names and over $50,000 in their accounts. She would copy this customer data and smuggle it out to  co-conspirators who used it to create fraudulent checks and identification documents. These fake documents were then used to impersonate account holders and to withdraw money at bank branches in Westchester County, New York City and Long Island, as well as Connecticut and Massachusetts.The AG’s letter is a reminder that, even as the financial industry gets swamped by increasingly sophisticated and well-funded cyber  thieves,  the core of your data security still must be based on knowledgeable employees who not only know the rules but are willing to follow them. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hearts fans attack MD at Obuasi


first_imgHearts of Oak fans  attacked their Managing Director Neil Armstrong Mortagbe during a league game.A cross section of the club’s fans last Sunday attacked the club’s MD to demand questions on the current performance of the team.The incident occurred when Hearts played Aduana Stars in the week­14 fixture of the Premiership competition.The Hearts fans numbering over 20 jumped into the VIP area of the Len Clay Spots Stadium to attack the MD as they heckled and molested him for failing to hire the services of a more competent Coach than Mohammed Polo whom they have described a incompetent.But for a few Police men on duty at the stadium and some faithful Hearts fans who run to the aid of the MD, he would have been manhandled at the Len Clay Sports Stadium by fans of his club.The agitations started when Hearts fell behind to Aduana as the fans felt the Technical team lacked the technical knowhow to avert the situation. The game eventually ended in a 2-­2 draw. Some of the aggrieved fans who spoke to sportscrusaderonline.com said “We are disappointed in him. He has been around in football for a long and we expected something much better from him than he has offered to Hearts so far. He is part of our problems because we believe he could have hired a more competent coach than Polo who only enjoys making noise on radio”last_img read more