Watch 2nd Through 6th Graders Perform The Grateful Dead’s “Brokedown Palace” As The Barton Hills Choir

first_imgAs the decades pass since the Grateful Dead’s inception in 1965, the group’s music lives on and thrives. Over the weekend, The Barton Hills Choir from Austin, Texas posted a heartwarming video that highlights exactly why this beloved music is not likely to fade away. The Barton Hills Choir is made up of 2nd through 6th graders from Austin, Texas’s Barton Hills Elementary School along with local musicians. In this latest video, during an end-of-year assembly, the choir performs the Dead’s legendary ballad, “Brokedown Palace” with their chorus with dozens of singers, a piano, drums, guitar, and bass. Ringing in at four minutes in length, the video highlights a number of young soloists as well as a musical interlude that lets the adult musicians show off their chops.EXCLUSIVE: How The Viral High School Cover Of Phish’s “Divided Sky” Came To BeThe Barton Hills Choir has a history of performing Dead tunes over the last year. Their angelic rendition of “Fire on the Mountain” was arranged by Mickey Hart himself and shared widely around the web. In September of last year, the group released a sixteen-track album featuring hits from David Bowie, The Foo Fighters, and the Dead, including numbers like “Touch Of Grey,” “Ripple,” and “Cassidy.” You can listen to their album here. In the comments of the video, the Barton Hills Choir noted that there’s more Grateful Dead on the way from this group of stellar young performers, stating that the choir will work on “Box of Rain” next and that it’s the “hardest song ever.” Videos of children singing the Grateful Dead and other bands we love inevitably hold a special place in many of our hearts, as it only underlines the point that the music has a voice with the next generation and that they’re just as eager to keep it alive. You can check out the video of the Barton Hills Choir’s rendition of “Brokedown Palace” below, courtesy of the group, and keep your eyes peeled for their version of “Box Of Rain” next school year!Brokedown Palace – The Barton Hills Choirlast_img read more

Check Out This Funky Mash-Up Of Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” And The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” [Watch]

first_imgSometimes the Internet is evil, other times it delivers you golden nuggets that you never knew you needed. Such is the case with this marvelous mashup of Jamiroquai‘s “Virtual Insanity” and the Bee Gee‘s “Stayin’ Alive”, affectionately dubbed as “JamiroBeeGees”. The mash-up is exceptionally executed by Pomplamoose, led by Californian multi-instrumentalists and love-birds Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn.Known for their visual YouTube videos and novelty covers of popular songs, Pomplamoose’s “JamiroBeeGees” is a song we plan on listening to many more times. Check it out!According to the band, this is the “true story of how this mashup came to be”:*Jack and Nataly sitting in the car, listening to “Virtual Insanity”*Jack: Hey what does this song SOUND like…Nat: *silence*Jack: THE BEE GEES! Listen to the verse!!!Nat: …ok?Jack: YEAH! SING THE BEE GEES ON TOP OF IT!Nat: …yeah, ok. But we usually AVOID doing mashups where two songs SOUND similar.Jack: But it works so well! And it’s unexpected!Nat: I guess it’s cool because both of them are lyrically similar.Jack: *silence*Nat: You know, they’re both about modern society’s downward spiral. How everything’s accelerating at this unhealthy and unstoppable pace.Jack: …ok?Check out more from Pomplamoose on their YouTube page!last_img read more

Mourinho drops Rooney hints

first_imgThe former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea manager hosted his first press conference as United manager today and says he’s looking to sign specialists rather than utility players.Striker Zlatan Ibrahimović and defender Eric Bailly have already signed while attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is in the process of completing his move.last_img

Griffin Canning might be unavailable for start of Angels’ season

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. – Griffin Canning’s season is expected to be delayed, at least at the outset, as the Angels are still trying to determine the exact root of the issue that is causing discomfort in his ailing right elbow.Manager Joe Maddon said Sunday morning that Canning did not throw on the side Saturday, as expected, with the pitcher saying he was not up for it physically. That throwing session was supposed to be a part of a second round of testing following his MRI on Friday.“We don’t have any definitive answers yet,” Maddon said. “I think it’s Wednesday or Thursday that he’s supposed to be tested for something else. It’s like a joint vs. a ligament kind of situation and we don’t really know what it is.”It is unknown where that additional testing will take place, with Maddon calling it “another opinion.” Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Canning declined to comment in the clubhouse early Sunday.Maddon stressed that he is remaining optimistic that one of his top four starters will be a key member of the rotation this season, but he did acknowledge that starting the season on time might not be possible.“Probably, but I don’t know that,” Maddon said. “Just being pragmatic, but it would be hard to imagine (starting the season on time). I would say best-case scenario, he gets going pretty quickly after that.“I just don’t know enough. I said (Saturday) I’ve never heard stuff before. With this type of injury, the doctors are normally pretty definitive quickly, but this one it’s just not. So I prefer to be optimistic and just wait to make sure.”Canning pitched two scoreless innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday before his discomfort emerged. He was 5-6 with a 4.58 ERA in 18 appearances (17 starts) of his rookie season in 2019. He missed the last six weeks with elbow discomfort similar to what he is experiencing now. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Three starters appear set for the rotation: Andrew Heaney, Dylan Bundy and Julio Teheran. Maddon once again expressed confidence that the rest of the rotation will be in good hands as he continues to see positives from Jaime Barria, Jose Suarez, Patrick Sandoval, Dillon Peters and Matt Andriese.“We have this swing component of our bullpen and we really didn’t have that in the recent past,” Maddon said. “I don’t know how that will play into the beginning part of our season right now. In two weeks we will know more, where we want to go with all of this and who we want to start this out.”ALSOMaddon was asked if he plans to address coronavirus precautions with his team and while the topic has not been discussed, it sounded as if it would be at some point. “I’ve been reading about it, we’ve all been reading about it,” Maddon said. “So every team has this nice little petri dish in there where if something were to go wrong, so we all have to be aware about it.” …Catcher Max Stassi, who underwent hip surgery in September was a late scratch Sunday from his role as a designated hitter. The late change moved David Fletcher from the split-squad game against the White Sox at Tempe to the split-squad game against the Rockies at Scottsdale. Luis Rengifo was moved into the starting lineup against the White Sox.Related Articleslast_img read more