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]
“No Smoking” signs have been posted at Liberty Park for three years, however an ordinance is not in place.Batesville officials are considering a measure to ban smoking in city parks.The proposal by the Batesville Parks and Recreation Board was brought up during the city council meeting Monday evening.If the ordinance is passed, smoking would not be allowed at Liberty Park, South St. Park, Brum Woods, the Batesville Ballplex, or the Bill Gillespie Soccer Park. There has been signage posted at the park against smoking for three years, however, an ordinance to ban smoking is currently not in place.While city council members are in agreement that a smoking ban for the pavilion would be effective against second-hand smoke, some said the measure is too extensive.“I think we are getting carried away. I would love to see [smoking banned] in the pavilion,” said Council member Bob Narwold. “I don’t smoke. I don’t like to be around smoke and I have sense enough that if someone is smoking to walk away.”If the smoking ban is passed, complaints would be handled by law enforcement. Narwold and Council member Beth Myers both expressed concern over police being utilized for that type of violation.Myers remarked, “To start calling and have a police officer dispatched because we have an ordinance that now says you can’t smoke in the park, or one of the park areas, to me is not a very good use of police time.”Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt indicated that it may be less of a law enforcement issue and more of a health concern.“I don’t think it’s a case that if the ordinance is passed that we will be sitting out there waiting to catch somebody,” Holt explained.Batesville Park Board President Bob Fitzpatrick informed council that he hasn’t received any feedback from citizens regarding the proposal. Mayor Rick Fledderman decided to table the proposal and more discussions will be held.Should an ordinance be passed to ban smoking at city parks? Share your opinion on our Facebook page!