Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir kicked off his brief, country-spanning “Campfire Tour” last Friday, and stopped at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA for a great performance last night. Weir recently released Blue Mountain, his first full batch of solo songwriting in over 30 years. The album itself paints a beautiful picture of cowboy living, but the music truly comes to life witnessing Weir with a guitar in hand.At times Weir would play by himself, at others he would perform with his newly-arranged ensemble that includes Steve Kimock, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw and Josh Kaufman. While the show focused on the music of Blue Mountain, there were plenty of treats for Weir’s longtime fans. He even opened the show with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” and included “Big River,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Bird Song,” “Cassidy,” “Ship Of Fools,” “Standing On The Moon” and “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” throughout the performance. The encore saw Weir and his band play “Ki-Yi Bossie” and “Peggy-O,” closing out the night with the emotional two-song pairing.Thanks to YouTube user gridlifeTV, we can watch a handful of videos from the performance, including the great 14-minute version of “Bird Song”. Tune in below and enjoy.GonesvilleBird SongKi-Yi BossieThe full setlist can be seen below. [Photo courtesy of mattbusch28 // Instagram]
“We don’t produce, consume, manufacture, sell, or interact with beer drinkers without technology being a critical component in all of that,” said Travis Morrison, IT Director of New Belgium Brewing, in the most recent episode of Cloud Talks. Cloud Talks is a new video series, produced by Dell Technologies in partnership with Intel, that features IT and industry leaders conversing about life in a multi-cloud world. By uniting these voices, these conversations dive into industry-specific use cases of cloud and edge technologies.The newly released 4th episode of Cloud Talks features Travis Morrison and Shelly Kramer, a founding partner of Futurum Research. Morrison and Kramer discuss how beer manufacturing is actually quite technical, and how data plays a significant role in brewing beer that tastes just right. The episode also addresses the collaboration of edge and cloud technologies when harvesting value from real-time analytics, “Cloud is the platform for every part of business operations. It’s not just migrating business to the cloud… it really is about business intelligence, it’s about analytics and having access to those real-time analytics. And I think it really requires a restructuring of how you think about IT,” stated Kramer.Cloud Talks blends unique perspectives from education, healthcare, manufacturing, and other verticals. This variety of vertical use cases gives viewers insights about how cloud technologies improve the efficiency and productivity of all types of organizations. “It’s a cloudy world for IT and business leaders, which brings complexity and forces critical decisions. Our goal with this series is to match industry leaders in conversation to uncover their challenges, identify best practices and bring their thought leadership to life in a real way,” said Chad Mack, Cloud Talks series director. Mack looks forward to the exploration of new use cases for cloud and edge as the series grows.Featured Episode:Episode 4: Edge Computing and Overcoming Latency Obstacles in ManufacturingShelly Kramer and Travis Morrison discuss how taking advantage of edge technology and cloud services boosts operational efficiency in beer brewing.Previous episodes:Episode 3: Security in the Digital Economy and Partnering for Success Across the BusinessJo Peterson and Bob Bender discuss how extending compute and security through hybrid cloud combats banking fraud and protects member privacy.Episode 2: Sophisticated Cloud Models and Securing Large Amounts of Personal DataMatt Eastwood and James Lowey discuss how diagnosing sensitive, bio-medical research data with urgency demands the highest level of security and a sophisticated, hybrid cloud model.Episode 1: Curation, Utilization and Protection of Data for the Long TermTom Stein and Nick Brackney discuss how archiving and sharing NASA’s moon and other planetary data with the science community requires a flexible multi-cloud strategy.