Ad-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]
The Black Cats eased themselves out of the drop zone last weekend after back-to-back victories over Crystal Palace and Stoke to hand their new manager three wins in his six games at the helm to date. However, he has been at pains ever since to remind people that the job is far from done, and that fact is brought into sharp focus by a December fixture list which starts with a tough trip to Arsenal on Saturday and also includes fixtures at Chelsea and Manchester City and Liverpool’s visit to Wearside. Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has warned his players they are in a marathon and not a sprint as they attempt to drag themselves clear of Barclays Premier League relegation trouble. Press Association Allardyce said: “We have gone a long way towards trying to get out of the position we are in, but we have still an awful long way to go. “At the minute, we have won the sprint, but we are in the marathon, don’t forget, so we have still got a long way to go to pick up more and more points as quickly as possible. “We have slightly helped and relieved the situation, but we are still in deep, deep relegation trouble that we have to make sure we get out of as quickly as we possibly can.” Sunderland have drawn 0-0 on three of their last trips to meet the Gunners, and memorably secured their top-flight status last season with the most recent of them. They have made something of a habit of prospering against the big guns during tense conclusions at the end of the last three campaigns to fend off relegation, but Allardyce admits they cannot rely on similar heroics every year. He said: “It’s been done in the past here, I know, but that is the most difficult way to do it. Pick your points up against the teams in and around you in that bottom eight – that relieves the pressure when you play the Arsenals.” Sunderland are currently scouring the market in preparation for the January transfer window with loans with an option to buy likely to be their approach, and Allardyce knows what happens on the pitch over the next few weeks could impact upon that. He said: “Some players won’t want to up sticks wherever they are and come and join a relegation battle, so you have got to do a lot of research and a lot of finding out what exactly the criteria are for them to come and make you better than you already are. “It’s always been a difficult window to work in, but even more difficult when you are in the relegation zone.”
The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for two counties.The state disaster proclamations for Fayette and Van Buren counties come in response to a severe storm that went through on June 20th. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the storm damage and also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program. The program provides grants of up to five-thousand dollars for households that meet the income guidelines for things like home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website.