Derek Trucks Speaks On Gregg Allman’s Legacy, The State Of The Allman Brothers In New Interview

first_imgIn a new interview with Rolling Stone, Derek Trucks discusses what the last several months have been like for him. Trucks, who first played with the Allman Brothers Band in his early teen years and became an official member at nineteen, has experienced several losses this year – as has the rest of the extended Allman Brothers family and friends. But while the losses of Butch Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Gregg Allman might all be personal, they are also inherently musical. These figures all influenced the playing of Derek Trucks, who like the rest of the world, was inspired by their contributions to music history.In this interview with Rolling Stone, Derek Trucks comments on the lasting impact of the latest death in the family, recounting his experiences with Gregg Allman in a mystical light. “There’s a lot of pretenders and a lot of people who think that those torches get passed, but there’s not another Gregg,” he emphatically states.Derek Trucks was pulling up to a show in Jacksonville, the opening night of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s tour, when he got the news.We knew Gregg was sick. You just go into self-preservation mode and try to block it out a little bit,” he explains. “You’ve got a few gigs to do. But I remember sitting backstage trying to think through it and I put on ‘Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More,’ and that was when it hit home. You hear that voice; you think about what he was thinking about right then. That’s when the emotions take over.Then you get home and start dealing. There was a CBS Sunday Morning clip they had done a few years ago when he was really healthy and happy. I’d forgotten real clearly about that Gregg. Just seeing that; seeing him interviewed at his home when he was healthy and happy and telling stories, and that smile and that laugh. That helped. It reminded me that the bulk of the time I spent with him was like that. Him on the bus, in that mood, going to the show. Sits up front, has a meal, shoots the shit for an hour. Then he disappears to the back of the bus. There was always a lot of mystery with him. He was a very guarded guy.When interviewer David Browne asks the best piece of life advice that Gregg Allman ever gave him, Derek Trucks responds:It’s pretty seared in my head. I was probably 14, and I was playing in Gregg’s solo band and living at his place out in Novato, California. He had this Corvette with a vanity plate that said “Baby Bro.” He took me for a spin. He asked if I wanted to drive and I was like, “Fuck yeah, I wanna drive!” I drove on this abandoned road, and then he got back behind the wheel and told me, ‘Look, you can do a lot of shit. But do not mess around…’ He was specifically talking about heroin. He was like, “Do not do it.” And he showed me his arms, and he said, “If any of the potholes I’ve hit are to not be in vain, people have to learn from it.”It was out of the blue. I think he just had a moment of, “You know what? I’m gonna fix this bastard right now.” That’s one of the few pieces of advice I remember getting from anybody, and it sure as hell stuck. It was very direct.Gregg Allman’s funeral, which took place last Saturday, painted its own picture pretty clearly. After the intimate service, fans were asked to line the streets to the Rosehill Cemetery where Duane Allman and Berry Oakley were buried, and where Gregg Allman was to be buried too. From there, there was a block party outside the Big House Museum of the Allman Brothers Band, where members of the Allman Brothers Band and their respective family bands played music. Regarding that experience, Trucks explains:It was just so intense, and so final. So much history there, man. It was an open casket at Snow’s [funeral home] where they had one for Duane way back when. You look across the room and you see Duane’s widow and his daughter, and Berry Oakley’s son and widow. Even seeing Jimmy Carter there, you realize how fucking powerful that whole thing was. I don’t know Cher, but she was very sweet.Then the procession all the way through Macon, down to Rose Hill [Cemetery]. You’re sitting there at that gravesite, and seeing Duane and Berry’s headstones and watching Berry Jr. looking across Gregg’s casket at his dad’s gravesite. It was just too much. Duane and Berry’s [graves] are right next to each other. Gregg’s grave was on the other side of this little walkway. So they’re all there. Gregg’s mother, Mama A [Geraldine Alice Allman], they put her ashes in when they interred Gregg.There were thousands and thousands of people lining the street in Macon, Georgia, and the looks on their faces – they were like, “Holy shit.” You grow up with somebody, and you think of them one way, and you forget that, in a lot of ways, he was everybody’s. He was that way to a lot of people. That was a powerful moment, leaving that place and seeing how much he and that band affected people. We were sitting in the car with Dickey, just watching him watch it. Everybody was going in and out of holding it together. Getting to see Dickey and Jaimoe back together, and speaking, and even playing afterwards – those were monumental moments.Regarding the future of the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks explains strongly: “You can’t have the Allman Brothers without Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman. Those are just irreplaceable spirits. And you can’t have an Allman Brothers gig without an Allman brother. I’ve heard people try to argue that you can, but I’m not buying it. If Duane’s not there, Gregg certainly better be there.” Perhaps suspicions of a reunion can finally go to rest. All good things come to an end, but the road goes on forever.Watch Gregg Allman And Dickey Betts Play “Melissa” In Duane’s HonorThe Rolling Stone piece closes with a description of Gregg’s legacy, according to Derek Trucks. “I don’t think there’s a singer, especially in the South, that’s not directly influenced by him. Some of those songs, man – you try to find a contemporary of his where the music is comparable, and most of it just doesn’t hold up. You stack a few of those tunes, whether it’s ‘Please Call Home’ or ‘Dreams’ or ‘Ain’t Wasting Time No More.’ That’s about as good as it gets.”Read the full interview here.last_img read more

Trio Arrested Following Stockton Burglary

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pictured left to right: Alfred Kohl, Lisa Hayes, and Brooke Amatuzzo.STOCKTON – Three Jamestown residents were arrested after homeowners allegedly found them burglarizing their property on Route 380 in the Town of Stockton on Saturday.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says that Alfred Kohl, 53, Lisa Hayes, 41, and Brooke Amatuzzo, 33, were allegedly found in possession of property and several firearms from the home.Additionally, deputies say the homeowner and another family member blocked in a vehicle belonging to the suspects preventing them from fleeing the scene.The three are charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and attempted petit larceny. Amatuzzo was also allegedly in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine and a hypodermic instrument. Deputies say he was additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.All were taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment and according to jail records remain in custody.Deputies say all of the stolen items were located and turned back over to the homeowner.last_img read more

Heisenberg’s Denis Arndt on His Jet-Setting Backup Plan & More

first_img Related Shows Denis Arndt Heisenberg Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016 View Commentscenter_img Denis Arndt(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Age: “This is my 78th orbit! Imagine that. Most guys my age are dead.”Hometown: Clyde, OHCurrent Role: Denis Arndt plays Alex, a butcher who has a chance meeting with a stranger in King’s Cross Station that changes the course of his life in Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg.Stage & Screen Cred: Arndt is making his Broadway debut opposite Mary-Louise Parker in Heisenberg. His other stage credits include The Tempest, King Lear, Othello, Richard II and The Ballad of Soapy Smith. Arndt is known for his roles in L.A. Law, Annie McGuire and Basic Instinct;. His additional screen appearances include Grey’s Anatomy, Past Life, Boston Legal, 24 and Providence. Star Fileslast_img read more

Water for Cattle

first_imgJust like humans, livestock are negatively impacted by poor water quality. Cattle that drink poor-quality water will drink less water and have a diminished feed intake, resulting in reduced average daily gains and return on investment. Cattle that drink less water due to the water’s poor quality are also more prone to heat stress and will spend more time in ponds or shade rather than grazing and gaining weight. Ideally, clean groundwater is the best source of water for cattle. Use of wells and water lines with water troughs or use of portable water tanks also provide clean water for cattle. Surface water, or water from ponds and streams, is most often the primary water source for cattle. Ponds and streams can be used effectively in a livestock operation, but both sources can be impacted by poor water quality very easily. Regardless of the water source, there are physical and chemical properties to monitor and consider. Water Temperature Cattle prefer water at temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 65 F. When water reaches temperatures above 80 F, water and feed intake decrease. Groundwater maintains a stable temperature ideal for cattle. If groundwater is pumped into storage tanks that sit in direct sunlight, shading should be considered. Shallow ponds and streams that are not shaded will quickly increase in temperature in the summer months and impact cattle performance. Excess Nutrients An excess of nutrients is one of the most common sources of problems in livestock water quality. Cattle that are allowed to wade in ponds and streams will urinate and defecate in the same water they are drinking. This buildup of nutrients results in pond algae blooms, nitrate toxicity and high mineral levels. Blue-green algae buildup is common during drought conditions in summer months. When these algae die, release of the toxins can cause injury and death to cattle. Nitrate toxicity is a common problem with forages, and nitrates in surface water due to excess nutrients can exacerbate the problem. Excess manure or fertilizer runoff, or animals directly adding nutrients to the water, can result in nitrate buildup. Nitrate toxicity can result in reduced oxygen-carrying capacity in the blood stream, and acute nitrate toxicity can quickly kill cattle. Chronic nitrate toxicity results in reduced feed intake and performance in cattle. Mineral levels, especially sulfur, iron and manganese, can build up and reduce water intake due to foul odors. These excess minerals also impact normal mineral absorption and even result in deficiencies in minerals, such as copper and zinc. To avoid these issues, restricting cattle’s access to surface water while still providing water to those cattle, is critical. Fencing in ponds can reduce cattle’s loafing in ponds, which reduces sedimentation and nutrient loading. Water can be piped out of the pond to cattle, which can mitigate risks. Limited pond access can also be provided by allowing just enough room for cattle to reach the water in the pond without allowing wading and defecating in the pond. To determine water quality and its possible impacts on cattle, water testing is available through your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. Test results can be provided, along with recommendations and strategies to help improve cattle gains and performance. Call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 to learn more.last_img read more

Shumlin names Markowitz as Secretary of Natural Resources, Mears to head Environmental Conservation

first_imgGovernor-elect Peter Shumlin today announced the appointments of Vermont’s next Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources and Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Deb Markowitz will be Secretary of ANR; David Mears will serve as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Markowitz is one of three political rivals Shumlin has appointed to key posts in his administration. The two others who also sought the Democratic nomination for governor are Doug Racine, who will head Human Services, and Susan Bartlett, who is a special assistant brought in to help write the new budget.‘I am incredibly excited to welcome Deb Markowitz to our team,’ said Shumlin. ‘With her leadership, management skills and vision we will make ANR more customer friendly while also maintaining our commitment to our environment.’Deborah Markowitz was elected Vermont’s 37th Secretary of State in 1998 and is serving her sixth term of office. She is widely recognized for enhancing customer service at the Secretary of State’s office and for eliminating unnecessary bureaucracy to make it easier to start and expand businesses in Vermont. A graduate of the University of Vermont (1983), Markowitz received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Markowitz practiced law with Langrock, Sperry, Parker and Wool and she served as the founding director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns Municipal Law Center where she wrote numerous handbooks including the Environmental Law Handbook and the Municipal Guide to Land Use Regulation. As Secretary, Markowitz’s salary will be approximately $109,000.‘David Mears is widely regarded as an environmental leader in both Vermont and around the country,’ said Shumlin. ‘David brings an expertise to this important role that will allow us to establish Vermont, once again as a leader on environmental issues. I am deeply grateful for his willingness to take on this position.’David Mears is a professor of law at Vermont Law School and director of the law school’s environmental and land use law clinics. He has been working in the field of environmental and natural resources protection since 1985 when he graduated from Cornell University with a degree in environmental engineering technology. Mears graduated from Vermont Law School in 1991 with both a Juris Doctor and Masters of Environmental Law and Policy degrees. Mears served as the energy and environmental policy director with the Texas Office for State-Federal Relations in Washington, DC, then served both as a trial attorney and counselor for state and local affairs with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. In 1998, he was appointed senior assistant attorney general and chief of the Ecology Division in the Washington Office of the Attorney General. He is currently in Guangzhou, China, on a Fulbright scholarship, lecturing on United States law at Sun Yat Sen University of Law. As Commissioner of DEC, Mears’ salary will be approximately $85,000. Democratic gubernatorial primary debate at the Addison County Fair & Field Days in August. Left to right, Peter Shumlin, Matt Dunne, Doug Racine, Susan Bartlett and Deb Markowitz. The latter three shrugged off disappointment and campaigned for Shumlin in the general election against Brian Dubie. They all will be working in the Shumlin administration. Photo: Vermont Business Magazine.last_img read more

Prize Medal For The 5th Military World Games To Be Released in Brasilia

first_imgBy Dialogo June 01, 2011 Developed by the Brazilian Mint to crown the winners at the Rio 2011 Games, the prize medals will be presented (in gold, silver, and bronze) on June 1st, starting at 2:30 p.m., at the POUPEX Theater in Brasilia (address: Av. Duque de Caxias, S/Nº – Setor Militar Urbano). Designed by visual artist Luiz Henrique Peixoto Ferreira, the medals display on the obverse the symbol of the CISM (International Military Sports Council), and on the reverse, the logo of the 5th Military World Games Rio 2011, as well as the name of the sport. The official musical theme of the Games will also be presented at the same event. In celebration of the fifth edition of the CISM Military World Games, a commemorative medal will also be introduced. This medal will be produced in limited quantities, and as a consequence, it is necessary to deface the original molds, in order to prevent the production of new copies. This will be done during the release ceremony, by Defense Minister Nelson Jobim. The Brazilian Mint manufactured the medals, with support from the Savings and Loan Association (Associação de Poupança e Empréstimo – POUPEX). Theme of the Games Honors Overcoming Obstacles Engagement, dedication, and overcoming obstacles served as inspiration to Sgt. Ricardo Cesar Ferreira, of the Music Company of the Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in composing the theme for the 5th CISM Military World Games. The theme will be presented by the Symphonic Band of the Presidential Guard Battalion, at the conclusion of the event. Armed Forces teams interested in covering this event should send their names/media (Armed Forces radio, TV, print, institutional website) to [email protected], so that we can set aside the press kits.last_img read more

West Hempstead Man DWI With Kid, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A West Hempstead man has been accused of drunken driving with his 8-year-old daughter on Sunday night.Hempstead village police officers pulled over a Ford pickup truck being driven recklessly westbound on Front Street and found the driver, James Chadderton, to be under the influence of alcohol shortly before 11 p.m., authorities said.Officers found the 51-year-old man’s daughter in the backseat, police said.Chadderton was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, criminal contempt and driving while intoxicated with a minor, a felony under Leandra’s Law.Chadderton will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.His daughter was released to her mother.last_img read more

VIDEO: EDDY Pump’s Subdredge Put to the Test

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Thad Pratt, along with other Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory engineers and technicians, successfully tested the Mini-Robotic Dredge’s capabilities on the ERDC campus in Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 20, 2018.The new remote-operated Subdredge, which was built by EDDY Pump, was delivered to the Army Corps approx. two months ago.The MRD is being evaluated for its expeditionary dredging capability to support improved access to the shore and reduce deployment timelines during Anti-Access/Anti-Denial and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Operations.The modular dredging system consists of three standard commercial sized shipping containers and can be deployed within an hour in any harsh dredging environment.Subdredge specifications:Powered by a 325 Horsepower Hydraulic Power Unit;6-inch Eddy Pump capable of moving up to 225 cubic yards of material per hour over distances up to a mile;Advanced machine learning capability that will allow it to operate autonomously.last_img read more

Ron Jobst Selected As District Umpire Of The Year

first_imgCongratulations to Ron Jobst on being selected as our District Umprie of the Year by The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association.Ron has won this award for the second straight year.Jobst commented.  ‘I enjoy working with all the great coaches and athletic directors in our area. I enjoy meeting many of the fans and supporters of the area teams. However, I have been blessed to have worked with so many fine young men over the years. I am truly humbled, and look forward to many more seasons ahead.’Courtesy of Ron Jobst.last_img

Bulldogs JV Basketball Team Battles Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville Boys JV Basketball team lost to a tough Greensburg team 43-29 to drop the Bulldogs record to 5-6 on the year. The Bulldogs led at halftime and were tied after 3 before Greensburg scored 18 4th quarter points to Batesville’s 4.Jayden Beal led the team with 7 points while John Harmeyer and Mitch Esser both chipped in with 5. Austin Siefert led the team with 3 assists while John Harmeyer added 2. Harmeyer also led the team with 5 rebounds. Defensively, Beal and Siefert both led the team with 2 steals while Heidlage added 2 deflections.The Bulldogs will next be in action next Friday night as they play in Brookville against the Franklin Count Wildcats.1Q: B 10-4.  2Q: B 19-13.  3Q: T 25-25.  4Q: G 43-29.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img