The Roxy Performances TracklistDISC 112-9-73 Show 11. Sunday Show 1 Start 4:592. Cosmik Debris 11:333. “We’re Makin’ A Movie” 3:164. Pygmy Twylyte 9:085. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:196. Cheepnis 3:447. Hollywood Perverts 1:078. Penguin In Bondage 5:549. T’Mershi Duween 1:5610. The Dog Breath Variations 1:4411. Uncle Meat 2:2912. RDNZL 5:1413. Montana 7:4914. Dupree’s Paradise 15:25TT: 76:43DISC 21. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 10:2912-9-73 Show 22. Sunday Show 2 Start 4:083. Inca Roads 8:274. Village Of The Sun 4:195. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) 4:016. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 13:227. Slime Intro :598. I’m The Slime 3:349. Big Swifty 9:01TT: 58:25DISC 31. Tango #1 Intro 3:502. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen’s Church) 18:123. Medley:King KongChunga’s RevengeSon Of Mr. Green Genes 9:4612-10-73 Show 14. Monday Show 1 Start 5:315. Montana 6:576. Dupree’s Paradise 21:267. Cosmik Intro 1:058. Cosmik Debris 8:05TT: 74:57DISC 41. Bondage Intro 1:522. Penguin In Bondage 6:543. T’Mershi Duween 1:524. The Dog Breath Variations 1:485. Uncle Meat 2:296. RDNZL 4:597. Audience Participation – RDNZL 3:088. Pygmy Twylyte 4:059. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:2110. Cheepnis 4:4911. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 10:2112-10-73 Show 212. Monday Show 2 Start 5:1313. Penguin In Bondage 6:3314. T’Mershi Duween 1:5215. The Dog Breath Variations 1:4616. Uncle Meat 2:2817. RDNZL 5:11TT: 67:50DISC 51. Village Of The Sun 4:052. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) 3:543. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 6:564. Cheepnis – Percussion 4:085. “I Love Monster Movies” 2:106. Cheepnis 3:357. “Turn The Light Off”/Pamela’s Intro 3:598. Pygmy Twylyte 7:239. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:2210. Tango #2 Intro 2:0111. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen’s Church) 22:08TT: 62:46DISC 61. Dickie’s Such An Asshole 15:39Bonus Section: 12-10-73 Roxy Rehearsal2. Big Swifty – In Rehearsal 2:503. Village Of The Sun 3:134. Farther O’Blivion – In Rehearsal 5:345. Pygmy Twylyte 6:17Unreleased Track6. That Arrogant Dick Nixon 2:1912-12-73 Bolic Studios Recording Session7. Kung Fu – In Session 4:508. Kung Fu – with guitar overdub 1:179. Tuning and Studio Chatter 3:3810. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) – In Session 1:2211. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow – In Session 9:4912. Nanook Rubs It – In Session 5:4113. St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast – In Session 2:4614. Father O’Blivion – In Session 2:3115. Rollo (Be-Bop Version) 2:36TT: 70:31DISC 712-8-73 Sound Check/Film Shoot1. Saturday Show Start 2:202. Pygmy Twylyte/Dummy Up* 20:253. Pygmy Twylyte – Part II 14:254. Echidna’s Arf (Of You) 3:425. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing? 6:016. Orgy, Orgy 3:397. Penguin In Bondage 6:308. T’Mershi Duween 1:539. The Dog Breath Variations 1:4510. Uncle Meat/Show End 4:01TT: 64:46 On February 2nd, Zappa Records/UMe will release the long-awaited The Roxy Performances, a box set of audio from all four of Frank Zappa’s lauded performances at The Roxy in Hollywood on December 9th and 10th, 1973. Previously, the Zappa Family Trust released Roxy: The Movie in 2015, a film chronicling this renowned Frank Zappa run also featuring George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler, Bruce Fowler, Ruth Underwood, Ralph Humphrey, and Chester Thompson. However, the film’s soundtrack was limited, as it only contained highlights for the various performances. In contrast, The Roxy Performances will be extensive and rings in at eight hours of music, also including audio from the invite-only soundcheck and film shoot on December 8th, 1973, ahead of The Roxy run.The box set is currently available for pre-order and can be found here. In addition to eight hours of music, The Roxy Performances also contains a 48-page booklet with liner notes and essays from Zappa family friends. Those who pre-order The Roxy Performances will be rewarded with bonus materials, such as audio of Frank Zappa’s session at Ike Turner’s Bolic Sound in Inglewood a few days after the final Roxy show and an immediate download of “RDNZL” from the December 9th early performance.As explained by Ahmet Zappa, who helped co-produce The Roxy Performances with archivist Joe Travers, “This is one of my favorite FZ line-ups ever. This box contains some of the best nights of music Los Angeles has ever seen with their ears at an historic venue. … Hold on to your hotdogs people. This box is the be-all-end-all. This is it. This is all of it. It’s time to get your rocks off for the Roxy.”
Often in the world of college sports, when a once-hyped recruit now battling for a starting job suddenly finds himself looking for greener pastures elsewhere, the oversimplified narrative sounds the same: “He didn’t want to compete”; “He’s just taking the easy way out.” But truthfully, that felt unlikely. The job was Slovis’ to win. And what if that happened and Slovis got the starting job again? Imagine it’s late August, Daniels is the backup and either has to transfer into an entirely new situation with no time to learn the program before the season starts or let his five-star talent rot for another year on the bench at USC. I’m no college athlete, but that doesn’t feel like the most desirable of situations. Head coach Clay Helton announced the news Thursday that we all saw coming, yet still arrived rather suddenly: Daniels is entering his name into the transfer portal. I hope I hear none of that slander surrounding JT Daniels. It was a perfect storm that allowed Slovis to take over the driver’s seat for that role, and very little of that storm is due to Daniels’ play. Was the 2,672-yard, 59.5% completion percentage and 14-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio everything Trojan fans hoped for from the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2018? Of course not. Was it enough to single-handedly lose him the starting job? No way in hell. (That’s why it didn’t in 2019.) But only one can. More and more, that has appeared to be Slovis. Daniels did what he had to do. So please, whether Daniels is still at USC come September or not, do him, my sanity and logical human beings everywhere a massive favor: Leave the slander in 2018. As soon as the then-sophomore quarterback went down in the first half of USC’s season opener last season and true freshman Kedon Slovis jumped onto the scene with impressive performances against Fresno State and Stanford, there was talk around town that Slovis was playing himself into the starting job next year. No, it was Slovis and his brilliant rookie season — one of the best of all time in USC football history — that forced Daniels’ hand. There’s not a single school in the nation that wouldn’t take a shot on Daniels — well, unless that school’s quarterback is Trevor Lawrence. Daniels should realize that, and I’m glad his decision to search for a better opportunity seems to reflect that. It’s not at all an indictment of his performance. It’s simply a result of Slovis’ dominance combined with the fact that Daniels missed out on a year of grooming by offensive coordinator Graham Harrell that should have Slovis primed to — dare I say it — compete for a Heisman Trophy in 2020. After all, that’s what Daniels deserves. It’s not a cop-out, not a lack of competitive fire. Daniels could have very well gone into fall camp with a chip on his shoulder, played his heart out and won the job while Slovis faltered. It’s a possibility. But go absolutely berserk Slovis did. In fact, so much so that now it’s extremely difficult to argue that anyone other than No. 9 should be under center against Alabama come (fingers crossed) Sept. 5. Nathan Ackerman is a sophomore writing about sports and sociopolitics. He is also an associate managing editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Courtside,” typically runs every Friday. Relax, I said. I warned everyone not to forget Slovis was still a three-star recruit, Daniels was a five-star and — as much as the talk surrounding Daniels’ play might hint otherwise — Daniels showed flashes of outstanding promise in 2018. Slovis would have to go absolutely berserk for the rest of the season if he wanted to make this a competition. Ever since Slovis made the quarterback situation interesting, this was an inevitable crossroads. Only one of the two could win the job for 2020, and one would inevitably get the short end of the stick. Both, either way, would be capable and worthy enough of starting at quarterback for the all-time winningest football program west of the Mississippi. But you just knew. You knew there was no chance Daniels would close his doors and refuse an opportunity — at least the chance — to look for a school where he could be the guy, he could thrive, he could be the unquestionable pilot of the offense without having to worry about his job security. As Slovis gradually became “the man” over the course of the 2019 season, Daniels and his family remained steadfast in their commitment to USC. In early December — after Slovis’ final regular season game — Daniels’ father said his son was “definitely” staying at USC to compete for the starting job, verbally pointing to the quarterback’s USC-themed leg tattoo as a sign of his desire to stay and win the job back from Slovis.
JP LandmanTwo South Africans worth keeping an eye on – Bobby Godsell (previously with Anglogold and now with Eskom) and James Motlatsi (past union leader and now with Thebe Investments) – launched a book in December in which ordinary South Africans are given guidelines on what they can do to make the country a better place.*It is practical and action-oriented. The authors identify nine areas in which each one of us can make some contribution – from building stronger family ties to avoiding unnecessary debt.One of the nine areas – “Beyond the tribe, outside the ghetto” – drew my attention. It deals with building common community values and a sense of responsibility toward the greater good of all. We cannot live within our own tribe and ghetto as if the outside world does not exist.We are still a nation in the making and still working toward those common values which bind us.But at the moment we are caught between two opposing forces in South Africa, making the process that much harder.On the one hand, there is a natural inclination to be with one’s own kind. Here a comfort zone exists which makes it preferable and easier to be on the inside than on the outside.But this is exactly what nation-building requires of us. To move out of our comfort zone so that we can reach out to those who are not like us.It is this conflict that runs through our public debate.For instance, after Barack Obama’s election victory two white writers were quick to point out that the US is now non-racial – and that South Africa can only claim this right once a white person is elected president.Excuse me? What about a coloured or Indian person? Surely it is about minorities, and not about being white or not.And seen in the light of the 350 years of white domination in this country, such an opinion smacks of arrogance.Just take a moment to look at this from a black South African’s perspective.Instead, we still view things from within the tribe, rather than “Beyond the tribe, outside the ghetto”.Another example is the Springbok rugby emblem. Put in the shoes of their white colleagues, black sport enthusiasts must surely feel the same emotional connection associated with the Springbok and all it stands for – being the best; the hero of the nation.And the same applies to white people – placing themselves in the shoes of a black rugby player in the 1960s who was denied the right to this honour; never even to be considered for it. How does that feel?A third example is the media, defining itself as an instrument serving a particular tribe or ghetto, and not the greater community.Serving a particular target market is one thing – blowing on the flames of xenophobic hatred and encouraging an inferior mentality quite another.Afrikaans offers an opportunity in the reverse. This language can play a unique role: reaching out beyond the tribe to the greater community.It has the potential to strengthen South Africa’s social capital and bring renewal to the language at the same time. Not so that we can create a new and larger ghetto that only includes the Afrikaner tribe – that specifically not.Reaching out beyond the traditional tribe and ghetto must be based on common values and a sense of the greater community.Fortunately most South Africans seem disinclined to go for such a new ghetto idea. It is with these people that I add my voice.Godsell and Motlatsi come from different ghettos. They have reached out for the sake of common interests – Anglo mines and job opportunities. And now they share enough values to build a new nation. It’s everyone’s own choice.*Do It! – Every South African’s Guide to Making a Difference by James Motlatsi and Bobby Godsell. Jacana Media, 2008.JP Landman is a self-employed political and trend analyst. He consults to SA largest private wealth business, BoE Private Clients, and works with several SA corporates on future scenario trends. His focus areas are trends in politics, economics and social capital.Among some of the unique research projects his consultancy has undertaken was the role of public institutions in battling corruption (quoted by the UN in a report on corruption), the interplay of demographics and economic growth, and an overview of trends around poverty alleviation in SA. Whilst working as an analyst on the JSE in the 1990s he was voted the top analyst in political trends.He is also a popular speaker who has addressed diverse audiences locally and internationally and enjoys consistently good ratings.He has a BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch (1978), studied Economics and Development Economics at Unisa (1979 and 1980) and later at Harvard (1998 and 2005), and obtained an MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003).
24 February 2012Just three months after opening its first South African store in Sandton, Spain’s Inditex Group, which is Europe’s largest fashion retailer, has announced plans to open a second Zara store at the Gateway Shopping Centre outside Durban.The store, to open on 2 March, will be more than 1 700 square meters of retail space on a single floor in one of South Africa’s largest regional shopping centres.Zara will offer a customised range of apparel for women, men and kids, with its collections tailored to meet the country’s climatic conditions. According to a statement this week, the company says that its store will stock the latest trends in garments and fabrics most appropriate for the season.It will also constantly refresh its clothing collections, with new items being delivered to the store twice weekly.The store will use materials such as resin and aluminium for furnishings and fittings and porcelain tiles for flooring, creating a light-filled environment.“Zara’s South African customers will find a revamped store image, with display areas and furnishings designed to convey a sense of simplicity and elegance,” the company said.“Neutral shades predominate in the store’s colour scheme, allowing Zara’s fashions to take centre stage.”Zara opened its first South African store at the Sandton City shopping centre in November last year. Covering more than 2 700 square meters, the store is one of the company’s largest worldwide, and was opened with much fanfare.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
audrey watters Tags:#E-Learning#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Erroneous reports last year suggested that MIT OCW was investigating a paywall for its courses, but as we reported in October, that’s not in the works. And as part of building a sustainable opencourseware ecosystem, MIT OCW has teamed up with the social learning networkOpenStudy in order to provide study groups for those working their way through OCW curriculum. Like many sites and services, MIT OpenCourseWare has released some of its user statistics from 2010. An initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) provides open access to the core academic content – syllabi, lecture notes, problem sets and solutions, exams, reading lists, and video lectures – from over 2300 MIT courses, almost the entire curriculum of the school.The figures show strong growth for what is one of the world’s premier open educational resources, with an increase in visits and visitors between 2009 and 2010. Posted by MIT OpenCourseWare’s Steve Carson, here are some of the statistics from MIT OCW’s 2010:17.5 million visits9.6 million visitors1.82 visits per visitor98.3 million page views (a little lower than 2009)5.63 page views per visit1.9 million zip files downloaded11.8 million files downloaded from iTunes U7.3 million videos viewed on YouTube275,000 visits from the MIT community446,000 visits referred by StumbleUpon, 172,000 by Reddit, 112,000 by Wikipedia, 95,000 by YouTube, and 78,000 by Facebook38% of visits used Firefox, 33% used IE, 15% used Chrome, and 10% used SafariNotable among these figures are users’ preferences for content delivery via iTunes U and YouTube, as opposed to downloading a zip file containing a course package. Also interesting: visitors from the MIT community are only 1% of those who use the service, successfully fulfilling the program’s mission of “open sharing of MIT teaching materials with educators, students, and self-learners around the world.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market