It seems that the new Phish album could be released any day now, as eight new titles have just appeared on the band’s work title registration list on BMI. As BMI is responsible for Phish’s music publishing and royalties, the confirmed registration of these new titles – as well as some other recently registered works – could indicate that the new album release is imminent.The whole process began last winter, when Phish announced during their Mexico run that they would be working on an album during the off-season. That album was subsequently recorded in Nashville, and guitarist Trey Anastasio announced that the album was completed during the band’s performance in San Francisco, just a few weeks ago. With appearances at LOCKN’, Dick’s, and a fall tour on the schedule, this would be an ideal time to build hype surrounding a new release. The band also performed a number of new originals on tour.As reported by Phishatthemann, the number of Phish’s registered song titles jumped from 208 to 216 today. This can be confirmed by the work order number associated with each song, as the number increases proportionally with time – aka newer songs have higher numbers. There are eight songs that have numbers in the #22,000,000 range, listed below:-Ass Handed-Blaze On-Breadth And Burning (spelled differently than listed on LivePhish during summer shows)-Friends-Let’s Go-Miss You-Shade-Tide TurnsAdditionally, there are two songs that must have been added recently, as they are in the #20,000,000 range for their work order number. This includes “How Many People Are You” and “No Men In No Man’s Land,” both songs that debuted during the summer of 2015. As a reference, songs from the Fuego album appear in the #17,000,000-18,000,000 range, as they have now been registered for two years.An album with these ten songs is certainly exciting, though there is currently no inclusion of the 15-minute instrumental piece that was mentioned in an interview with Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero back in June. Forero contributed to every track on the studio album after meeting the Phish crew at a performance of Hamilton back in January, and referenced a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” when talking about the unlikely collaboration. Also notably absent are “Mercury,” “Things People Do,” and “Waking Up Dead,” though the registration for those and others could still be in the works.It seems likely that an announcement of the new album could come any day now, and we’ll be sure to update when we have more information. You can check the BMI listing here.
View Comments The West End revival of Guys and Dolls will close when current star Rebel Wilson exits the production on August 21. The production, which is playing at the Phoenix Theatre, had been scheduled to run through January 7, 2017.Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the show follows a desperate Nathan Detroit in prohibition-era New York. He needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen “sinners” for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?Directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright, the current cast of Guys and Dolls includes Wilson as Miss Adelaide, Simon Lipkin as Nathan Detroit, Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown. Rebel Wilson in ‘Guys and Dolls'(Photo: Johan Persson)
Senior Jasmine Giles has been consistently improving since her freshman season.[/media-credit]People who have been around sports long enough will say actions speak louder than words. For Wisconsin captain Jasmine Giles, however, the two go together.Giles, a senior from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada has been the physical and vocal presence for a Wisconsin women’s hockey team in need of leadership. With only three other seniors in the lineup, Giles has been key to keeping Wisconsin above water this season.This hasn’t been the only year in which Giles has been an important part of the team. Since her days as a freshman, when she tallied eight goals, Giles has improved her play significantly. As a sophomore, she had 23 points and nearly doubled that total last season. According to Giles, her leadership abilities have improved as well.“Every day is a learning process — you learn to deal with things differently,” Giles said. “Every day I learn something new about being a captain.”For somebody who was never a team captain growing up, Giles is doing quite an extraordinary job. Since she arrived in Madison, Giles has played in all 133 games for Wisconsin.“You have to take care of your body because we work out so much; it’s so easy to get an injury,” Giles said. “I work out hard in the summer, which keeps me strong.”The streak is even more impressive considering the type of player she is. Although Giles is a forward, she often plays defense on power plays and tied Hilary Knight for the team lead in blocked shots last season. The versatility Giles displays each game still impresses the coaching staff.“She understands that she needs to lead by example and she’s done a great job of that,” head coach Tracey DeKeyser said. “I give her credit for being a tough physical presence but also doing the little things right as well.”One of the main duties as a captain is to make sure the team shows up on time, motivated, and working to their full potential. Giles hasn’t disappointed in that regard.“Once you been here for so long you know not to take this last year for granted,” Giles said. “Sometimes the last place you want to be is out on the ice but those are the days you get better.”This year, the work has paid off at crucial moments. Against a Minnesota team that had not trailed the entire season, Giles scored the game-tying goal which put a spark in the Wisconsin offense. After goals from three other Badgers, Wisconsin dominated the Gophers in that game.“She reminds me a little bit of [Erika] Lawler in that she’s hard working and a gritty player,” DeKeyser said. “She’s the kind of player we needed to bring some fire and energy to the group.”DeKeyser, who is from the same town as Giles, recruited her with the intention of bringing in a player with a lot of passion. According to senior Kyla Sanders, that zeal is especially noticeable between periods.“She’s a really good leader,” Sanders said. “She’s very vocal and expresses herself.”With such a disappointing start to the season, Wisconsin has needed players to step up and motivate the team. The Badgers went 34-2-5 last year, but have skated to a 6-4-0 start the new campaign. Nevertheless, Giles believes the team appears ready to break out of the slump. Her strong play recently should help back up her statements.“I’ve been impressed with our team and how we’ve improved every week,” Giles said. “That’s the most rewarding thing to see.”One of the main reasons the captain has kept a positive attitude is because she has seen the benefits of hard work. During her freshman year, the Badgers posted a 36-1-4 record in their title run, and last year the team won its last nine games en route to a national championship. Although the freshmen are hungry for their first title, Giles said that winning one title makes you hungry for more.“It never gets old, I’ve done it twice and it was just as good the second time,” Giles said. “It’s one of those things you could do a hundred times and you won’t get sick of it.”If Giles keeps the team as determined as she is, maybe her teammates will share that championship experience as well.
New Delhi: India on Thursday said it was evaluating Pakistan’s offer of granting consular access to Indian death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav on Friday.External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India is examining the proposal in the light of the judgement of the International Court of Justice relating to Jadhav’s case. “We have received a proposal from Pakistan. We are at this point of time evaluating the proposal in the light of the judgement of the International Court of Justice. We will maintain communication with Pakistan in this matter through diplomatic channels,” he said during a weekly media briefing. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017 following which India had moved the ICJ. The Hague-based ICJ last week ordered Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav without further delay and undertake an “effective review and reconsideration” of the conviction and sentence awarded to him. Asked whether Pakistan has put some conditions for granting consular access to Jadhav, Kumar refused to give a direct answer. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”I do not think this is the appropriate forum for me to get into the kind of modalities which are being discussed between India and Pakistan,” he said. There were reports that Pakistan has put a condition that a Pakistani official will have to be present when Jadhav is given consular access. Sources said Pakistan set the proposal to India through Indian High Commission in Islamabad three days ago. In Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said his government is awaiting India’s response to the proposal of granting consular access to Jadhav on Friday. Following the ICJ’s order, India has asked Pakistan to grant full consular access to Jadhav at the earliest in “full compliance and conformity” of the world court’s verdict. In its 42-page order, the court, while rejecting Pakistan’s objection to admissibility of the Indian application in the case, held that “a continued stay of execution constitutes an indispensable condition for the effective review” of the sentence of Jadhav. The bench, however, rejected some remedies sought by India, including annulment of the military court’s decision convicting Jadhav, his release and safe passage to India. The ICJ upheld India’s stand that Pakistan is in egregious violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 on several counts in the case.