After six great performances from rock and roll icons over three packed nights, fans certainly left Desert Trip smiling. Check out a few more videos from The Who & Roger Waters’ final night, as well as their full setlists below.The Who: Roger Waters: Classic rock fans were treated to two amazing performances last night, as Desert Trip came to a close with sets from The Who and Roger Waters. Each artist dove into their repertoires, bringing out hit songs from all eras of their tenure. Any rock music appreciator was certain to be singing along the whole time, basking in the powerful music that both The Who and Pink Floyd have shared over the years.The night started with The Who, fronted by founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. With a stellar backing band that includes bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Zak Starkey (son of Ringo Starr), keyboardist John Bundrick and rhythm guitarist Simon Townshend (the younger brother of Pete), The Who seemed to lock in early with their earliest hit, “I Can’t Explain.” The show took fans on a saga through the band’s career, including segments of songs from the band’s two rock operas, Quadrophenia and Tommy. They ended with two of their most energetic and well-known songs, “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”Watch those two final songs below, courtesy of Fake Fan. Next up was Roger Waters, who had been warming up for Desert Trip with setlists spanning the career of Pink Floyd. His performance at Desert Trip followed suit, opening with the famed “Speak To Me/Breathe” introduction of Dark Side Of The Moon. Waters would ultimately play the entirety of Dark Side during his performance, excluding the instrumentals “On The Run” and “Any Colour You Like”, mixed in with other classic numbers through the band’s career. He played the majority of Wish You Were Here and Animals, as well as tracks from Meddle, A Saucerful Of Secrets and, of course, The Wall.Watch some Dark Side highlights, courtesy of Fake Fan on YouTube. Setlists: Edit this setlist | More The Who setlists Edit this setlist | More Roger Waters setlists
Diversity elevates student group 21 Colorful Crimson: ‘Music is universal and it has no boundaries’ They’ve got the beat. The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers, known appropriately by their acronym THUD, are a student-run percussion group that makes rhythmic music with tubes, trash cans, buckets, cups, brooms, basketballs, spoons — you name it. If it makes a sound, they can probably play it (or have at the very least tried). And much of it goes viral.,Best known for their popular YouTube videos where they use Boomwhackers, colorful plastic tubes each tuned to a single note, to bang out renditions of famous songs, THUD makes what they do look smooth, flawless, even simple.It’s not. The work is highly technical, difficult, and involves (literal) buckets of coordination.,In the past few years, THUD’s YouTube channel has grown from 2,000 subscribers to about 340,000, and their Boomwhacker versions of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin,’” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Africa” by Toto have been seen from 3 million to more than 5 million times. Finnish DJ Darude declared their take on his 1999 trance mega-hit “Sandstorm” his favorite cover of the song. In fact, he requested they perform it for him when he was in Boston in November for a show. The group also routinely fields emails from teachers and students across the country who see the videos — like one of their most recent, Lil Nas X’s 2019 smash, “Old Town Road” — and want to start their own Boomwhacker group.Not even the novel coronavirus pandemic has stopped them. Practice wasn’t as frequent after they left campus but the music never stopped. THUD still worked on arranging Boomwhacker pieces and even stitched together a video of members playing “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd. The group has also used the time to edit the videos they’d already filmed and post them on YouTube. They recently put up Boomwhacker renditions of “Eye of the Tiger,” “Take on Me,” and “Havana” by Camilla Cabello.,Going viral isn’t easy. Getting just the right arrangement for these videos involves days of work leading up to practicing the piece. The group has to break down the song to sheet music, study what notes and sounds are most important, and determine how it will work with their instruments. They then assign the appropriate Boomwhacker tubes to each group member.“I remember when I was arranging ‘Africa,’ I spent the day in my room doing this whole process,” said THUD co-director Dody Eid ’20. (Luckily, one of the current members, who’s a bit of a coding whiz, recently came up with an algorithm that has streamlined the process.)Still, when it comes to getting the sound from the sheets to the ears for the videos and live performances, it’s all about hours of old-school practice, communication, and timing.,In normal semesters THUD practices in the Lowell Lecture Hall from 9 p.m. to midnight every Monday. It’s clear when they’re there because the place has a certain boom as they rehearse sets for the two campus shows they stage each semester. Their spring shows were canceled due to the closure of campus.The group writes original pieces for these shows, designates a theme, and even creates a plot based on well-known movies or TV shows (see: “2001: A Space THUDyssey,” “The THUDlorette,” or “The THUDfather”). Each year, the shows become increasingly more elaborate in an effort to offer audiences not only a performance but an experience. “Basically, the THUD show is a musical where the musical numbers are percussion pieces,” Eid said.THUD attracts an eclectic group. Some members are percussionists. Some play the guitar or banjo. Other plays the cello, flute, or don’t play anything at all.Yasmin Luthra ’21, THUD’s other co-director, calls this one of THUD’s strengths. “We all unite in this love for music and percussion,” she said. “We’re able to build off each other to get a final product.”,Members like Aaron Hodges ’21, who joined the group his first year, agree. A oboist by training, Hodges wanted to branch out with instruments, compose his own music, and connect with others who shared that passion. THUD, which allows any of its members to write pieces, has allowed him to do just that. Two years ago, for instance, he wrote a piece called “Trash” that took the entire ensemble to perform and featured a choreographed fight using the trash can lids as shields and drumsticks as swords. He remembers how fun it was to practice.At a rehearsal in the fall, though they weren’t sword fighting, the group kept that fun going using broomsticks and basketballs to make a beat. At another, Ian Kimbell ’23, one of the group’s newest members, showed another THUD member how to play the spoons.,Along with the live shows, THUD performs a number of gigs throughout the year at local venues and sometimes ones further away — even digitally. In June, for instance, THUD will perform at the online International Music Education Summit via live stream.The group’s most meaningful work, however, comes in the form of community service and music education. THUD has performed and taught percussion workshops in schools across New England, worked with Cambridge students in an afterschool music program, and, in 2018, visited a child with muscular dystrophy in New York, who’d seen their videos on YouTube and even had his own set of Boomwhackers. During the pandemic, the group has shared their arrangements with a number of music teachers as they work to keep their music curriculums going remotely.“It’s been a great chance to just spread awareness about what music can become to these young kids and be an inspiration, which is kind of humbling,” Eid said.,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Comprehensive study explains that it is universal and that some songs sound ‘right’ in different social contexts, all over the world Music everywhere Mixing it up musically Related New faculty: Yvette J. 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The East Central Aqua Trojans participated in the 2015 Divisional Swim meet against all the teams in Southeastern Divisional (20 teams from the Indianapolis area and south). Every swimmer that swam qualified to reach the championship finals. Top 16 swimmers qualify for the championship finals.Friday.Alex Ketcham-2nd 400 Individual Medley **STATE CUT**Bryanna Nixon-10th 500 FreestyleSaturday.Mackenzie Schantz-8th 100 ButterflyRay Krider-8th 100 Butterfly, 11th 50 Backstroke, 5th 200 FreestyleAlex Ketcham-1st 100 Butterfly, 1st 200 Freestyle **STATE CUT**Jackson Ketcham-4th 100 Butterfly, 1st 200 Breaststroke **STATE CUT**, 1st 1650 Freestyle **STATE CUT**Alexis deLong-1st 100 Butterfly, 2nd 200 BackstrokeJohn Pelzel-2nd 100 Butterfly, 5th 200 FreestyleHannah Weber-11th 200 BackstrokeAshley Daulton-15th 200 BackstrokeOlivia Nixon-13th 50 FreestyleBryanna Nixon-6th 50 Freestyle, 14th 200 FreestyleMatthew Badinghaus-2nd 50 Freestyle **STATE CUT**Kyler Daulton-11th 50 BreaststrokeMichaela Cassidy-11th 200 BreaststrokeBoys 11-12 200 Free Relay (Matthew Badinghaus, Kyler Daulton, Jacob Nixon, Ray Krider) 4th placeGirls 13-14 200 Free Relay (Michaela Cassidy, Hannah Weber, Mackenzie Schantz, Olivia Nixon) 6th PlaceSunday.Alexis deLong-1st 200 Individual Medley, 2nd 200 Butterfly, 3rd 100 BackstrokeBryannah Nixon-12th 200 Individual Medley, 7th 100 FreestyleLydia Weber-13th 200 Individual Medley, 13th 100 BreaststrokeRay Krider-7th 100 Backstroke, 11th 100 Freestyle, 11th 50 ButterflyMatthew Badinghaus-13th 100 Backstroke, 9th 100 Freestyle, 3rd 50 ButterflyAlex Ketcham-1st 100 Backstroke **STATE CUT**, 1st 100 Freestyle **STATE CUT**Bryanna Nixon-15th 100 Backstroke, 7th 100 FreestyleJohn Pelzel-3rd 100 Backstroke, 1st 100 FreestyleMichaela Cassidy-10th 100 BreaststrokeJackson Ketcham-3rd 100 Breaststroke, 5th 100 FreestyleNoah Arnold-11th 100 BreaststrokeMackenzie Schantz-2nd 200 ButterflyBoys 11-12 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Nixon, Kyler Daulton, Ray Krider, Matthew Badinghaus)-5thGirls 13-14 200 Medley Relay (Hannah Weber, Michaela Cassidy, Mackenzie Schantz, Olivia Nixon)-6thAttending the Senior State Championships (15-over) at the University of Notre Dame.*Alexis deLong*John PelzelAttending the Age Group State Championships (14-under) at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.*Noah Arnold*Matthew Badinghaus*Alex Ketcham*Jackson Ketcham*Jacob Weber*Nicholas WeberCongratulations to all ECST Divisional Swimmers and Good Luck to all ECST Swimmers attending the State Meet!!Courtesy of Trojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
Australia’s number 1 holiday rental group, The Stayz Group, has announced the winners of its inaugural Holiday Rental Awards at the 2012 Stayz Holiday Rentals Summit in Sydney. State and National winners were selected in each of five popular categories of holiday rentals: Best Family-Friendly Property, Best Romantic Property, Best Property for Indulgence, Best Property for Outdoor Lovers, and Best Pet-Friendly Property. “We’re delighted to announce the first winners of our Stayz Group Holiday Rental Awards and are thrilled to be able to recognise our property owners for the hard work and dedication they put into running their businesses. All of our winners have fantastic properties and we look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength,” says Stayz Group GM, Anton Stanish. Winners were judged on how they go above and beyond expectations to bring the category theme to life, and how they deliver exceptional holiday experiences for their guests, as well as the quality of their guest ratings and recommendations, property description and photographs. Over 750 individual properties from The Stayz Group nominated themselves across the five categories and after a tough judging process, the judges were finally able to select the exceptional winning properties. WINNERS Best Family-Friendly Property VIC State Winner: The Family Shack – http://www.stayz.com.au/107358 QLD State Winner: Aloha Waters – http://www.stayz.com.au/25157 NSW State Winner: 7 Donlan Road – http://www.stayz.com.au/95195 TAS State Winner: Crescentfield Cottage – http://www.stayz.com.au/71899 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Crescentfield-Cottage.htm SA State Winner: Relax on Ryan – http://www.stayz.com.au/26255 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Relax-on-Ryan-Terrace.htm WA State Winner: Oceana Sunset – http://www.stayz.com.au/80763 NT State Winner: Skytower Sea Views – http://www.stayz.com.au/71629 National Winner: The Family Shack The Family Shack was awarded the national title for its particularly strong family-friendly offering. The property includes a games room complete with a billiard table, soccer table, air hockey table, table tennis table and a library of books and board games, plus a basketball ring and a trampoline. There is also a Sports Shed with sporting and outdoor equipment. Best Romantic Property VIC State Winner: Menorca Retreat – www.stayz.com.au/27229 QLD State Winner: Glass on Glasshouse – http://www.stayz.com.au/51952 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Glass-on-Glasshouse.htm NSW State Winner: Mullengrove Cottage on Berry Mountain Farm – http://www.stayz.com.au/7344 TAS State Winner: Waterfall Cottage – http://www.stayz.com.au/105011 SA State Winner: Castle Keep B&B – http://www.stayz.com.au/16429 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Stirling-SA/AdelaideHills/Castle-Keep-at-Thorngrove-Manor1.htm WA State Winner: Silver Street Studio – http://www.stayz.com.au/14855 NT State Winner: Knuckey Lagoons Villa – http://www.stayz.com.au/26484 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Darwin/TopEndDarwin/Knuckey-Lagoons-Villa.htm National Winner: Menorca Retreat Menorca Retreat is an exclusive Spanish-style villa experience by the bay providing guests with a great opportunity to reconnect with a loved one. Guests can sit on the sea-view terrace sipping fine wine, curl up in front of the log fire or soak in the spa, ideal for cosy, romantic moments to share with a partner. Best Property for Indulgence VIC State Winner: The House at Smoko – http://www.stayz.com.au/108721 QLD State Winner: Rainforest Estate – http://www.stayz.com.au/27912 NSW State Winner: Ripley – http://www.stayz.com.au/80767 TAS State Winner: Ellie’s Place on City Park – http://www.stayz.com.au/105210 & https://www.takeabreak.com.au/Ellies-Place-on-City-Park.htm SA State Winner: Adelaide Luxury Beach House – http://www.stayz.com.au/19073 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Adelaide-Luxury-Beach-House1.htm & http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/27216 WA State Winner: Ooi House – http://www.stayz.com.au/66149 National Winner: Ripley Ripley was recognised for its contemporary French features including high ceilings, chandeliers and French recycled timber doors. The property has expansive and private grounds, a well-equipped kitchen and high attention to detail in its decor. Best Property for Outdoor Lovers VIC State Winner: Liptrap Loft – http://www.stayz.com.au/22270 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Liptrap-Loft.htm & http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/22897 QLD State Winner: MOJITO – http://www.stayz.com.au/85526, http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Noosa/SunshineCoast/NOOSA-LUXURY-WATERFRONT-HOUSE.htm & http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/42909 NSW State Winner: What-a-Spot Cottage – http://www.stayz.com.au/69776 TAS State Winner: Darlington Beach House – http://www.stayz.com.au/79439 SA State Winner: Seaside Stays – http://www.stayz.com.au/84907 WA State Winner: Lotti’s House – http://www.stayz.com.au/13566 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Albany/margaretriver/Lottis-House.htm National Winner: What-a-Spot Cottage What-a-Spot Cottage is a rustic log cabin on 40 acres of Australian bush which has an extensive list of outdoor facilities. Outdoor loving guests can enjoy kayaking in the adjacent river, swimming in the salt water pool and fishing for flathead in summer, whilst also savouring romantic log fires, toasting marshmallows and sipping hot tea on the verandah during the colder months. Best Pet-Friendly Property VIC State Winner: Zeinerts Retreat – http://www.stayz.com.au/84224 QLD State Winner: Noosa Holiday House – http://www.stayz.com.au/55345 NSW State Winner: Blackthorn Hill Retreat – http://www.stayz.com.au/11759 TAS State Winner: Freycinet Vista – http://www.stayz.com.au/94873 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/SwanseaTAS/EastCoastTasmania/Freycinet-Vista.htm SA State Winner: Dudley Villa – http://www.stayz.com.au/17865 & http://www.takeabreak.com.au/Penneshaw/KangarooIsland/dudleyvilla.htm WA State Winner: MyShak – http://www.stayz.com.au/75699 National Winner: Freycinet Vista Freycinet Vista is the ultimate pet-friendly property where dogs get to be dogs while the human guests relax in luxury. They can run for miles on the deserted dog friendly beach, swim and surf in safe waters, dig holes in the sand and even chase a seagull or two. They can enjoy curling up by the fire on chilly evenings and after a hard day on the beach they can sleep warm and safe on the hammock beds provided. The winning property owners will receive a significant boost to their business receiving publicity across The Stayz Group’s consumer database of over 750,000 newsletter subscribers, exposure on the Stayz Facebook page which has over 31,000 fans and promotional click-through placements on the Stayz website, which currently attracts 1.27 million unique visitors per month. Owners will also be able to include award wins on their website listings and will receive an award trophy to commemorate their achievement. Source = The Stayz Group