2 Mar
2021

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Talk New Music, Life On The Road And More

first_imgWisconsin acoustic ragers Horseshoes & Handgrenades has seen their stock rise in the music community over the past year or so, behind a workhorse load of touring and bringing the people what they want: hard-picking bluegrass and old-time music. They’ve toured with heavyweights like Yonder Mountain String Band and Greensky Bluegrass and been able to impress people in new places with both their intense musicality and their palpable enjoyment that comes from playing in front of people. Probably the person who sports the biggest grin during shows is singer and guitarist Adam Greuel. Live for Live Music’s Garrett Bethmann had the chance to talk with him Saturday at the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA as he was preparing for a long day of workshops and late-night sets. A sort of mutual admiration society commenced as Greuel revealed his religious dedication to checking up on Live for Live Music to check the pulse of the live music scene, and we revealed our love for what Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are doing up on stage.Bright days are ahead for Greuel and company! Read below to find out where the guitarist thinks you can find some of the best musicians at a festival and what the plan is for a new album.This interview has been edited slightly for length and clarity.Live For Live Music: I have a recorder on both my phone and my computer, I am using the computer today just cause it is a little more high-tech. Adam Greuel: My buddy Charlie Parr, he’s recording like shit tons of demos and stuff on his phone while he’s driving. Its funny because its Charlie Parr, a rootsy, organic dude, and I am just envisioning him driving his truck and recording on his iPhone, sort of struggling (laughs).L4LM: I caught y’alls set on Friday and met you at WinterWonderGrass briefly, when you flew in from…Greuel: Yonder! From the Yonder tour. Straight from Austin on the Yonder tour to WinterWonderGrass. And then our fiddler wasn’t able to be there. So Tim Carbone from Railroad came and played the three sets with us and that was a hoot. Then we got to know him sort of well kind of as a result and that was really cool. L4LM: So what has this experience been like, cause this is your first time at High Sierra. What were you guys doing yesterday?Greuel: Again we kind of came in on a whim. We had gotten here just before our set. I think one cool thing from California festivals is the vibe of the people. It is just so damn mellow. So laid back and kind. They have this gentle kindness to them, and you can feel that and it is fun to be a part of. It is fun to take a little bit of our midwest roots and bring it out west where maybe people haven’t seen that kind of thing. It certainly feels that way in the times we’ve been out here. But the positive energy is alive and well here at High Sierra.L4LM: This is my first time here at this festival and you guys hit up a lot of festivals I am sure, right? But how many are you able to actually stay and enjoy? You guys are playing tonight as well with Greensky.Greuel: Dude that is the best! You’re right, a lot of the times we have to come in and leave right away. But it is sweet when you get to spend time at a festival and you begin to understand the sense of family and community that exists at music festivals, that along with music pulls people there. That energy that is created by people helping one another or getting behind something together. The energy of the collective. You get to start to see that. Like here, you walk around, and everyone is down to help each other. Like “Hey do you have a beer? You look like you need a beer.” Or, “Hey you’re hungry? I just cooked up some food and come on over to our camp and hang out.”You get to see the kindness of people and the culture of the people in that area. L4LM: What has the vibe at High Sierra been like?Greuel: It was good. Our set was really, really fun. We had shown up really quick and everyone who runs the festival was super nice, way down to help you out. It’s interesting because the crowd is a lot more mellow. Like definitely when the song ends they’re really excited and rage, but during the song there is a lot of minds really thinking about the music, which is different than what we are used to in the upper midwest. So that was a neat component. I’m excited tonight about our late night set and that is really one of our more favorite times to play; play at midnight with our friends Greensky Bluegrass. That will be raging. We got to know them after a month long tour this year. We are also hosting at like 5:15 p.m. we are hosting a pick, a bluegrass pick. There are a lot of great americana and folk bands that are here like Gipsy Moon and Billy Strings and the bluegrass pick will be a chance to play with everyone. L4LM: Have you ever doing anything like that?Greuel: We are sort of notorious for fostering collaboration. We dig on that. It is a strong component in all of the americana scene, I think. There is a language we are all speaking with music that makes it easy for those collaborations. Even if you don’t know the song you can sort of communicate it using your instrument to fellow musicians. We love feeling other bands vibes, getting to co-mingle. Cause there is so much new music happening. The more you travel around the more you realize you are just a small piece of the puzzle. L4LM: Yeah, one thing that has been fun for me is walking around the campgrounds because right where I am camped there are like three bands that all brought in their equipment and are jamming all throughout the day and night. Have you been able to get into the campgrounds at all?Greuel: That is awesome! So that will be my tonight. We had a big day yesterday and I zonked out early. I did catch Chis Robinson Brotherhood who I had never seen before. I wanted to catch their set after I met Neal (Casal), their guitar player, when he was working with the Hard Working Americans— and still is. So that was sweet. I love the campfire jams because some of the best songwriters and musicians are there, not on the stages. Just cause 2,000 people are at a show enjoying someone’s music, doesn’t mean they are any better or have any more musicianship than the guy playing for five friends in his campsite. I find that to be really inspirational. There is so much good music out there and you never know who you are going to stumble upon that will revitalize your muse. L4LM: Is there anyone you want to see Saturday?Greuel: Dr. Dog. A lot of friends have hipped me to them but I haven’t heard one song of theirs, so I going to heed the call. But I don’t know man, I love all the kinds of music. One thing about Horseshoes and Handgrenades is that we are rooted in bluegrass and old-time music, but our approach to it is really open. We want to take any of our musical interests and incorporate it into acoustic music. For instance our bass player Sam (Odin) is really into Miles Davis and jazz.L4LM: He looks like he is into jazz.Greuel: Yeah he does (laughs), and he’s good at it too. Our accordion and harmonica player Dave (Lynch) is really into cajun music. That works its way into our stuff. I love that San Francisco rock and roll. Chris Robinson Brotherhood was awesome for what I am into. But we like it all and at a festival like High Sierra, where it is just a big ball of music, it is a great fit for us to walk around and experience it all and put it in our pocket for later in our own music. L4LM: What are you guys working on right now? I know you guys have a lot of things on SoundCloud and are touring a bunch. When can we look forward to something getting pressed to tape?Greuel: So there are five guys in the band and we all song write often. It is just part of my life, I’ll write a couple songs in a week. There is tons of material all the time. The biggest obstacle to recording is the fact we love touring. So this winter we’ve specifically planned to take time off to record a record and come out with that at some point in 2017, probably the first half. We’ve got three studio albums so far so this will be the fourth one. I think we are going to have some friends come on there and do some recording, friends we’ve met along the way like Tim Carbone. We are going to see where it takes us, we’re excited about it with plenty of songs to choose from. L4LM: I’m really excited for new music and seeing you play. You always look like you are so stoked to be up there playing, which I really appreciate and gravitate towards.Greuel: I mean it comes from a place of joy and a real sense of happiness. I think if folks can come to a show and forget about everything else for an hour and a half, and if helps them feel good that is awesome. It makes me feel really, really good. Music for me is an outlet and I don’t know if I ever feel better than when I am up on stage playing and I can look out into the crowd and see folks beaming with a smile, or crying, or even zoning out. Whatever people need to do I hope we can help facilitate that and they can get the release they need. That is the biggest joy in playing music.last_img read more

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28 Sep
2020

Spirit of Adventure wraps up conveyance down the narrow River Ems

first_imgThe ship is captured in the video below sounding its horn as it sails down the Ems River towards the North Sea turned backward. Posted: 1 months ago Image courtesy: Meyer Werft The popular conveyance of the ship is a major milestone in a ship’s construction and, for the Spirit of Adventure, comes just a month after the ship’s float-out. Categories: Posted: 1 months ago video “This year the number of people on board is significantly reduced, taking into account the Corona prevention. The transfer team always trains the maneuver on the computer-controlled simulator in Wageningen (Netherlands) to be even better prepared.” Ships squeezing down the river are often positioned backward so the propellers can be used to pull from the front than pushing from the back, with tug boats attached directly to offer greater control of the transfer.center_img The 58,250 GT cruise ship has an overall length of 236 metres and a breadth of 31.2 metres. It has 554 cabins for 999 passengers and reaches a speed of more than 18 knots. “This type of transfer has proven to be a good choice due to its better maneuverability,” Meyer Werft said. Watch the float-out of Spirit of Adventure The cruise ship Spirit of Adventure, being built by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft for the British shipping company Saga Cruises, left Papenburg on Sunday, August 30, 2020 and was transferred to Emden. Vessels From Emden, the ship will later set off for the technical and nautical trials in the North Sea. The delivery of the ship is planned for the next few weeks and will be closely coordinated with Saga Cruises.last_img read more

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5 Aug
2020

Bruh moment of 22nd October 2019: EA Sports banned Griezmann’s account!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@antogriezmann)/EPAAdvertisement 9meprNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc0hWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ei7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bq1hpWould you ever consider trying this?😱uj9Can your students do this? 🌚kdzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Antoine Griezmann, the superstar forward of La Liga heavyweights FC Barcelona is well known for his love and passion for gaming, from performing the famous ‘Take the L’ dance from FortNite to posting his Football Manager achievements on social media. However, in one instance, he was caught cheating, and got himself banned, as former EA Sports community manager Chukwuma Morah reveals.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@antogriezmann)/EPAGoing by his online alias ”Chu Boi’, Morah tweeted on Griezmann’s slip-up in the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team game mode, where the 28 year old French international was caught purchasing FUT coins using illegal methods, and that got his account banned back in 2014.“True story. We once banned Griezmann’s account for coin buying. Dude called the French office so upset and we gave him the players back”. Morah, who now works as an eSports host and influencer for Manchester United, wrote on Twitter.Advertisement Griezmann, who arrived at Camp Nou from Atlético Madrid this transfer window, was still with his boyhood club Real Sociedad back then before coming to the Spanish capital.However, after a ton of backlash from fans and fellow FIFA players after restoring Griezmann’s account back, Morah revealed the player lost all the illegally added coins.Advertisement “For everyone getting mad: he didn’t get his coins back if it makes you feel any better” he added. Advertisementlast_img read more

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21 Dec
2019

49ers report card: Garoppolo, Sherman injuries cause gloom, doom

first_imgKANSAS CITY — Here is how the 49ers (1-2) graded in Sunday’s 38-27, injury-laden loss to the Chiefs (3-0).PASS OFFENSE: DGeorge Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers checks on injured teammate Jimmy Garoppolo #10 after a play in the fourth quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 23rd, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a torn ACL on a third-and-goal scramble, but that came about only because he had to escape a collapsing pocket …last_img

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18 Dec
2019

Brics bank will change global economics: Zuma

first_img17 July 2014South African President Jacob Zuma has hailed the establishment of a Brics development bank as “an everlasting legacy that will change the face of global economics and the face of all the developing world for the better”.The leaders of the Brics emerging market bloc, at their meeting in Fortaleza, Brazil on Tuesday, nnounced the signing of an agreement that paves the way for the establishment of a New Development Bank, to be headquartered in Shanghai, China, as well as an African regional centre of the bank, to be located in South Africa.“Although we wanted to have the headquarters in our country, I think South Africa, on behalf of the continent of Africa, got a good deal out of the decision about the bank,” Zuma said on his return to South Africa on Thursday.He added that the decision had been reached through consensus, looking at the advantages and resource positions of the five Brics member states.The Brics grouping, he said, had added a refreshing and enlightening dimension to the management and direction of the affairs of the world for the benefit of developing countries.According to the Fortaleza Declaration, the Brics bank will have an initial authorised capital of US$100-billion, and its initial subscribed capital of $50-billion will be equally shared among the five founding members.The bank is aimed at mobilising resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in Brics and other emerging and developing economies that continue to face financing constraints to address infrastructure gaps and sustainable development needs.The bank, the declaration stated, is aimed at “mobilising resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in Brics and other emerging and developing economies”.“Based on sound banking principles, the New Development Bank will strengthen the cooperation among our countries and will supplement the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global development, thus contributing to our collective commitments for achieving the goal of strong, sustainable and balanced growth.”The first chair of the bank’s board of governors will be from Russia, the first chair of its board of directors from Brazil, and the first president of the bank from India. The Brics finance ministers have been directed to work out the modalities for its operationalisation.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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