Mike Gordon brought his band to the Spirit Of The Suwannee Park over the Hulaween weekend to give fans a taste of the deep end. Though the set wasn’t Gordo’s first visit to the park, it was his first visit in quite some time, and the costumed crowd of freaks was packed in tight to see what bombs the Phish bassist would drop during his Amphitheater set. Gordon and company easily rose to the challenge, delivering a fun, funky, and upbeat set of tunes that had everyone dancing and bouncing around the tree-lined environs.EXCLUSIVE: John Kimock Talks Life On The Road With Mike Gordon, KIMOCK’s New Album, & MoreWith songs from his most recent album OGOGO and more, Gordon had plenty of ammo to keep the party going from start to finish. Check out some of the highlights and smiles in the clips below, and, as always, enjoy!“Marissa”“Yarmouth Road”“Whirlwind”“Peel” “Steps”[Photo: Bill McAlaine]
Fraizer Campbell scored two late goals as Cardiff marked their first Premier League home game with a famous 3-2 victory over Manchester City. Alvaro Negredo got his first goal for City in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late. Few had given last season’s Championship winners any hope of getting a result after City had opened their campaign so impressively against Newcastle. But Malky Mackay’s men worked tirelessly to deny their big-spending visitors the space to work their magic and they ended the game as deserving winners. Prior to kick-off a section of the Welsh club’s fans had walked through the city to express opposition to the changing of the club’s kit from blue to red but, come the final whistle, fans wearing both colours joined in euphoric celebrations. For Pellegrini, there was a reminder that his will not be an easy task, and this poor display means they remain without a win from three Premier League visits to south Wales. Indeed, they never allowed their visitors to settle, with Joleon Lescott and Javi Garcia showing particular discomfort against Campbell’s pace. Cardiff could have led after just 30 seconds. David Silva and Gael Clichy stood off Craig Bellamy and Lescott missed the Welshman’s ball into the box. It eventually fell to Campbell, who went down as Fernandinho closed in, but the appeals were waved away by Lee Probert. Edin Dzeko appeared to have put Manuel Pellegrini’s side on course for the three points when his superb strike gave City the lead early in the second half. But Cardiff hit back when Aron Gunnarsson tucked home from close range just before the hour, before Campbell twice headed home from corners to spark scenes of delirium at Cardiff City Stadium. Press Association Lescott was all at see again a few minutes later. The defender was robbed off possession by Gary Medel and then needlessly fouled Kim Bo-kyung to give Peter Whittingham a free-kick which he fired just wide. Whittingham then picked out Steven Caulker from a set-piece to force Joe Hart into a save, although the flag was up for offside. Cardiff’s tigerish snapping and harrying meant City could not find their stride and it took 20 minutes for them to unlock the home defence, but Andrew Taylor was on hand to clear from Silva’s astute ball across the six-yard box. Dzeko should have given them the lead just before the half hour but failed to control Yaya Toure’s excellent threaded pass. David Marshall held an ambitious effort from Silva, before Ben Turner blocked brilliantly as Toure fired at goal as City steadily assumed control. But Pellegrini’s men should have trailed at the interval. Campbell escaped the attentions of Garcia and Lescott far too easily from Gunnarsson’s lofted pass, but could not get a shot away cleanly, and seconds later Garcia’s woeful header forced Hart to intervene. Cardiff looked as though they would rue those missed opportunities when City took the lead just six minutes into the second half. Toure found Aguero and the Argentinian’s lovely lay-off set-up Dzeko to blast a strike beyond Marshall’s despairing dive. Cardiff refused to crumble and hit back eight minutes later. Clichy gave Kim far too much room on the right of the area and, although Hart saved from Campbell, he could do little to prevent Gunnarsson firing home the rebound. City pressed and pressed in an effort to restore their advantage but were met by stern resistance as Silva was crowded out before firing over, and Caulker blocked an Aguero strike. The rearguard effort gained its reward with 11 minutes to go, Whittingham swung over a pinpoint corner and Campbell snuck away from Pablo Zabaleta at the far post to nod in. The former Manchester United and Sunderland striker then completed the job with five minutes to go as he again escaped Zabaleta to find the net and write his name into Cardiff history. Negredo pulled one back but it was not enough.
The annual competition which seeks to harness cycling talents-the Cowbell cycling challenge-has been launched in Accra.This years challenge, which happens to be the maiden edition on regional basis, gets underway on Monday July 3 with Decathlon as the lead sponsor.It is an individual competition open to the general public with over one hundred and fifty professional cyclists expected registered.The Cowbell Cycling challenge is the flagship race of the Cycling Federation of Ghana in collaboration with Promasidor Ghana Limited under its Cowbell brand which is now synonymous with sports.The contest was born out of the desire to have a world class race that local cyclists could participate in every year as a way of taking their cycling careers and performance to a totally new height.With a total prize package of GHc 20,000 for the first fifteen athletes plus a mountain bike as well as jerseys, a glittering trophy and a medal to the ultimate champion, this will be a much improved reward for the winners and participants in relative to the last. The brands manager of Cowbell, Joseph Ashong at the unveiling on Friday has pledged that they will continue their unflinching support for the sport as they hope to contribute towards the growth of lesser-recognized sports in Ghana.“We are developing cycling to the international standard,” he said. “We are given back to the community as part of our responsibility so we are urging everyone to come out on the 3rd of July-which is a holiday in Ghana-and cheer up the cyclists.”Jeffrey Manzan Owusu, The Greater Accra Director of Sports, was full of praise for Cowbell‘s support to cycling which has spanned over a period of ten years.The competition will start at 9am at the Black Stars Square (Independence Square) go through some principal streets of Accra, through Teshie to Tema and then Back to Accra before finally ending the 84 kilometres race at the Junction Mall at Nungua.