Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Releases Funky Remix Of Spoon’s “Can I Sit Next To You”

first_imgAd-Rock, the former Beastie Boys member, just released a remix of Spoon’s cowbell-heavy “Can I Sit Next To You”, off the group’s ninth studio album, last year’s Hot Thoughts.While Hot Thoughts already showed the Austin, Texas-based indie-rock band exploring more funk-inspired stylings, the Beastie Boy rapper heightens this vibe with his remix of “Can I Sit Next To You”. In Ad-Rock’s reimagining of the Spoon song, the rapper, guitarist, and actor reconstructs “Can I Sit Next To You”, isolating the song’s propulsive and prominent bass and drums and the airy vocals laid out by Spoon singer Britt Daniel and relayering them.Currently, Spoon has plans to tour with Grizzly Bear for seven shows in June, spanning from June 18th to June 30th, in addition to an upcoming leg of their current tour, which begins on May 13th in Nashville. As for Ad-Rock, he has teamed with Mike D, the other surviving member of the Beastie Boys, to release a memoir due out in the fall. The highly anticipated book has been in the works since 2013.You can take a listen to Ad-Rock’s remix of Spoon’s “Can I Sit Next To You” below.Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You” (Ad-Rock Remix)[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Renovation reuses/recycles 96%

first_imgWhen work began on the lower level of 625 Mass. Ave., the challenge wasn’t simply to renovate a space that had once been library stacks into space for Harvard College Library Technical Services (HCLTS) staff, but to do the work with as little environmental impact as possible. On both counts, the project was a success – the lower level is now an attractive workspace that houses dozens of employees, and approximately 96 percent of the items used in the project – including desks, chairs, lamps, flooring material and even 18 tons of library shelving – were either recycled or reused.By far the largest amount of material reused or recycled during the project was the library shelving. Of the 36,000 pounds of shelving removed from the building, approximately one-third was donated to the Harvard Forest department. Other Harvard programs also received some of the surplus shelving. What remained was reused during the renovations.Though the project far exceeded the University guideline that 75 percent of construction materials used in capital projects be recycled or reused, HCL Director of Operations and Security Paul Bellenoit said working sustainably simply makes sense.“The responsible thing to do is to find a home for unused materials,” Bellenoit said. “This was very expensive library shelving that could be reused, so it was logical for us to find someone who could repurpose it.”The renovation was part of the reorganization of HCLTS completed last spring, and involved the reconstruction of the lower level of 625 Mass. Ave., as well as the relocation of more than 80 staff members in the building. Sustainability was a consideration, Bellenoit said, literally from the ground up, and as part of the project, the existing rubber floor tiles were removed, and the pieces sent to a rubber recycling plant in Boston.Shelving and flooring weren’t the only items workers were careful to reuse or recycle. All the office furniture and chairs installed in the lower level were reused, Bellenoit said, and each of the 147 fluorescent light fixtures removed during construction were disassembled and their components recycled.In addition to recycling or reusing more than 96 percent of the construction debris from the project, sustainability was also a factor when installing new materials in the building. Energy-efficient lighting was used throughout the lower level, Bellenoit said, and occupancy sensors were installed to reduce electricity usage. Rather than traditional carpet, workers installed carpet tiles, so in the case of a rip or stain, workers need only replace one or two of the tiles, not the entire carpet, thus reducing waste.“We reused everything we had – every bin, every desk, every book truck,” Bellenoit said. “It simply makes sense to do these projects this way.”last_img read more

Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Honor of Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher

first_img View Comments Broadway theaters will dim their marquees lights in memory of stage and screen icons Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the late mother and daughter showbiz pair. The two tragically passed away one day apart from each other in December. The theater district will go dark for one minute on January 6 at 7:45 PM.The two made their Broadway debuts together in 1973 in a revival of the musical comedy Irene; Reynolds received a Tony nomination for her performance.Fisher, who died on December 27 at the age of 60, last appeared on Broadway in her one-woman tell-all Wishful Drinking. Her additional stage credits included Censored Scenes from King Kong and Agnes of God. She was best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series and for her work as a writer, including her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist.Following her performance in the iconic movie musical Singin’ in the Rain, Reynolds went on to star on screen in films such as The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she received an Academy Award nomination), The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, The Catered Affair and The Singing Nun. The Oscars honored her in 2016 with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In addition to Irene, Reynolds appeared on Broadway in her revue Debbie and Woman of the Year. She died at the age of 84 on December 28.“Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher were entertainment legends who delighted fans around the world on stage, on screen and on the page,” said Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. “Their unmistakable bond and ability to make audiences laugh, cry, sing and think will be remembered by all those they touched.”HBO’s documentary on Reynolds and Fisher, titled Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, will premiere on January 7. Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)last_img read more

Today’s Local GAA Fixtures

first_imgCounty Minor A Football Final: Clonmel Commercials v Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun (4, Cahir)County Intermediate Hurling Relegation Replay: Ballybacon/Grange v Cahir (4, Clonmel)North Junior A Hurling Final: Kildangan v Nenagh Éire Óg (4;30, Templederry)South Junior B Hurling Quarter-Final: Mullinahone v Marlfield (4;30, Fethard)North Junior Football: Ballina v Shannon Rovers (5, Cloughjordan), Inane Rovers v Lorrha (6, Lorrha) South Junior A Football Semi-Final: Newcastle v Ballingarry (5, Ned Hall Park)West Junior A Football Group 2 Semi-Final: Emly v Rosegreen (6, Golden) West Junior A Football Group 2 Semi-Final Replay: Sean Treacy’s v Solohead (6, Cappawhite)West Junior Football: Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill v Cashel King Cormacs (6:15, Bansha)Mid Senior Football Semi-Final: Loughmore-Castleiney v JK Brackens (6:30, Templetuohy) County Minor B Football Final: Golden-Kilfeacle v Kilsheelan-Kilcash (2:30, Cahir)South Junior B Hurling Quarter-Final: Carrick Swan v St. Patrick’s (3, Fethard)County Ladies Junior D Football Final: Lattin Cullen v Thurles Gaels (3, Leahy Park)last_img read more