Next Wednesday, June 8th, a Frank Zappa-themed super group called Cosmik Playground will get together for a tribute show at St. Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. With Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Arthur Barrow (Frank Zappa) and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) holding it down, this show looks to be one of the most tight-knit tributes to the late Zappa around.For those of you who can’t make it to Hermosa for the webcast, there’s still hope. LiveList, a group that provides quality streaming services for various shows, has announced a promotion. If 500 people sign up to watch the webcast, then LiveList will provide a free stream! All you have to do is register here for the show, and of course you can browse their massive database of live streamed shows in the process.If you like what you see, then be sure to check out Cosmik Playground at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, NY on July 3rd, as the band will be performing post-Phish at SPAC. While the July 3rd lineup will feature different players, it’s looking like a great time playing some of the best music around. For tickets and more details, you can head here.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Why do so many credit unions struggle with an aging membership? Why do credit unions work to lower the average age with very little success in turning that number around? Some think it as easy as posting hip things on a Facebook page. Others spend an abundance of money on rebranding with a coined name they think will be their train ticket to Hipsterville. There’s nothing wrong with using Facebook, or with rebranding, but there’s a lo missing between those two strategies in appealing to younger members.How about going beyond talking about remote deposit capture and Apple Pay? Identify barriers of your credit union doing business within your desired age group? It’s going to take some out of the box thinking and non-traditional ideas that have nothing to with finance.For example, recently in Greenville, SC, where the YMC home office is located, Chick-fil-A announced a new service to help millennial moms (there’s a word that’s probably all over your strategic plan). Chick-fil-A has implemented a new service in select locations called Mom’s Valet, which allows parents to order at the drive-thru with their children. Then, the moms can corral their kids and go inside, where a Chick-fil-A employee has prepared a table to serve the family. continue reading »
Before the playoffs began, according to the statement, “the Commissioner’s Office reinforced the existing rules with all playoff Clubs and undertook proactive measures, including instituting a new prohibition on the use of certain in-stadium cameras, increasing the presence of operations and security personnel from Major League Baseball at all Postseason games and instituting a program of monitoring Club video rooms.”Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he had all the assurances he needed from the league that illegal sign-stealing would not be an issue for his team.“This is part of the regular season … and part of the playoffs,” Counsell said. “(Sign stealing) is always something you have to be aware of but I don’t feel like we’re going to do anything different. And I think the League has taken steps to highlight the importance, how seriously they take the issue.“We’ve prepared before the series for this, and I think we’re doing what we prepared to do and we’re executing it the way we want.”KERSHAW CALLAfter his start in Game 5, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he talked to Clayton Kershaw about being available to pitch out of the bullpen in a potential Game 7. Kershaw planned accordingly, tailoring his usual between-starts routine. MILWAUKEE — As reports of spies in the dugout and suspicious interns clouded the American League Championship Series, the NLCS confined its drama to the field. The only questionable activities in either dugout were the managers’ curiously timed walks to the mound.For the most part.Sources told The Athletic on Friday that “some in the Brewers organization” were suspicious that the Dodgers were attempting to steal signs by illegal means after Game 5 of the NLCS. The suspicions were never substantiated, however, and players on both sides kept quiet when the series shifted to Miller Park for Games 6 and 7.Wednesday, before baseball’s version of “Spygate” could become a trending hashtag, Major League Baseball issued a statement to quell fears of a conspiracy. On the day of Game 7, Roberts said he would be “very willing” to pitch Kershaw in relief of Walker Buehler and was actually planning to do it. The manager wasn’t bluffing: Kershaw retired the side in order in the ninth inning to cap the Dodgers’ 5-1 win.Roberts said his willingness to use Kershaw on two days’ rest out of the bullpen was built in part by the left-hander’s success in that scenario last fall. Kershaw pitched four scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Game 7 of the World Series after starting Game 5.“I think that confidence carries over into tonight,” Roberts said.MANNY FANSFans at Miller Park picked up right where they left off Friday night, booing Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado even as he took batting practice with the rest of the team before Game 7.Machado went 0 for 4 in Game 6, striking out twice with runners on base and seemed to be affected by the booing. Roberts did acknowledge Machado’s swing seemed to get bigger with the booing Friday night as he tried to quiet the crowd with a big hit.“They were getting big,” Roberts said with a smile.Machado took a very little swing in his first at-bat in Game 7. He dropped a bunt on a 3-and-2 pitch, beating it out for a single then scoring on Cody Bellinger’s go-ahead two-run home run.What was Machado thinking when he squared to bunt against pitcher Jhoulys Chacin?“You don’t really want to know what I want to say. I can’t say it,” Machado said. You quick pitch, I’m going to be a little quicker.”HOME AWAY FROM HOMERobin Yount, the best player in the history of the Milwaukee Brewers’ franchise, grew up in Woodland Hills. He did not grow up a Dodger fan.“I’m just going to be very honest, I grew up in L.A., but I was a Giants fan,” Yount said Saturday, about an hour before throwing the ceremonial first pitch for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. “I didn’t really care for the Dodgers all that much. So I guess I’m not surprising anybody if I say I’m cheering for the Brewers tonight.”Yount was a senior at Taft High when he was chosen third overall in the 1973 draft. He played half a season in the minors before debuting with Milwaukee as an 18-year-old the following year.Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this report. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error