SETLIST: Gov’t Mule & Friends | The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA Traveling Tune > Stone Cold Rage, Revolution Come, Revolution GoCan’t You See#Soulshine* >Night Time Is The Right Time*Devil Likes It Slow+Which Way Do We Run+Hottentot^Kind Of Bird^Traveling Tune >Cortez The Killer%# w/ Marcus King & Jack Pearson* w/ Chuck Leavell & John Scofield+ w/ John Scofield^ w/ John Scofield & Marc Quiñones% w/ Jimmy Herring & John Bell[h/t – JamBuzz][Cover photo via Heath Robson/Gov’t Mule Facebook] This past Saturday, August 12th, following his appearance in The Peach Music Festival‘s all-star tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes took the stage with Gov’t Mule and a slew of special guests for an equally talent-packed “Gov’t Mule & Friends” set.Peach Fest Hosts Legendary Tribute To Gregg Allman And Butch Trucks, Widespread, Mule, And MoreAfter opening with three cuts off latest album, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Gov’t Mule moved into a cover of The Marshall Tucker Band‘s “Can’t You See”, which featured sit-ins by Marcus King and Jack Pearson. Once King and Pearson had left the stage, Warren’s fellow Allman Brothers Band vet Chuck Leavell and guitar legend John Scofield joined the band for a heartfelt rendition of “Soulshine,” which segued into “Night Time Is The Right Time.”Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]Leavell then left the stage, while Scofield remained for renditions of “Devil Likes It Slow” and “Which Way Do We Run.” Next, former Allmans percussionist Marc Quiñones joined the Sco-Mule configuration onstage for performances of “Hottentot” and “Kind of Bird.” The band followed that up with a reprise of “Traveling Tune,” the road-weary Revolution Come…Revolution Go lament that opened the set. Finally, Mule pulled out their final surprise of the evening–Widespread Panic guitarists John Bell and Jimmy Herring–who helped lead the band through an incredible cover of Neil Young classic “Cortez The Killer” to close the show.You can listen to the full Gov’t Mule & Friends set from The Peach 2017 below courtesy of taper Ted Gakidis (uploaded by JamBuzz):You can also check out footage of Marcus King and Jack Pearson joining Mule for “Can’t You See” below, via YouTube user Sean Roche:
Although they may seem disparate at first glance, crises like the Catholic Church clergy sex-abuse scandal, investor Bernie Madoff’s multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme, and the 2008 global financial meltdown all have at least one commonality: For years, some very smart people failed to notice or act on critical information that could have limited the damage.More recently, executives at the Veterans Administration and General Motors have been criticized for failing to see and cure corrupt organizational cultures that led to accusations of criminal harm done to patients and consumers by negligent employees.So why didn’t the leaders of these organizations, or others in similar straits, identify key problems and act before things turned catastrophic?“They don’t want to see, they can’t see, the organization isn’t designed to see, and there’s other people who are doing their best to keep us from seeing,” said Max Bazerman, the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and co-director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership,Social scientists have long identified our tendency to overlook bad news when it suits us as “motivated blindness,” a term that refers to a systemic failure to notice unethical behavior in others when it’s not in our interest to do so. The condition affects virtually everyone. Even leaders who have gained tremendous success through focus and application in one arena sometimes lack the self-awareness to routinely question whether information on which they’re basing decisions is reliable.“Research in the field of behavioral ethics has found that when we have a vested self-interest in a situation, we have difficulty approaching that situation without bias, no matter how well-calibrated we believe our moral compass to be. We want to think the best of our kids and spouses and we’re disinclined to speak against those with influence in our offices and occupations,” Bazerman writes in his latest book, “The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See.”Even with his expertise in behavioral psychology, Bazerman only recently realized that his own noticing skills were “truly terrible.” Hired a few years ago as an expert witness for the Department of Justice in what was to be the largest-ever lawsuit against the tobacco industry, Bazerman says that just before he was due to testify, he felt pressured by the government to water down written testimony he had submitted to the court in which he recommended structural changes to the tobacco industry.While the request seemed odd and vaguely unsettled him, Bazerman, distracted by other stresses and uncertain whether the request was corrupt, didn’t act on those feelings at the time. It wasn’t until six weeks later, after reading that another expert in the case said that he too had been pressured to alter his testimony, that he realized he had failed to notice that the gravity of the situation ― possible witness tampering ― had called for decisive action.“We see something that we don’t quite know what to make out of it, we don’t know how to interpret it, we’re already very busy, we don’t think that we would actually be happier if we learned some bad news and we just don’t learn more,” he said about why people tend to brush off difficult information. “So the question is, did I not notice or did I notice and not act? I think that the answer’s often somewhere in the middle.”The failure to anticipate and then head off what Bazerman calls “predictable surprises” until after trouble has reared its head, as demonstrated by the U.S. airline security breakdown of 9/11 or the New Orleans levee failures during Hurricane Katrina, often stems from a mix of cognitive, organizational, and political causes. A leader may be overconfident in his or her ability to understand and fix a problem, or deliberately ignore warning signs because of financial or political expediency.One way leaders can overcome a tendency to miss critical clues, Bazerman said, is developing a “noticing mindset,” frequently asking themselves and others inside and outside their organizations, “What are the critical threats and challenges that we’re ignoring?” Another is designing internal systems, such as auditing or human resources or sales, to deliver the most useful and accurate data.“I think lots of organizations make the mistake of hiring a McKinsey or a Bain or a [Boston Consulting Group] and they keep on hiring the same old people over time,” he said. “If you’re going to use outside consultants, don’t allow them to become insiders. One of the things you want from them is to be outsiders, so after a fairly limited amount of time … there may be some wisdom of getting rid of them and bringing in a different consultant for the next project so that you maintain that fresh outlook or perspective.”
Pansies are a great winter flower. We plant and enjoy them in the fall, which gives them a good opportunity to get established, or as I like to say, “make themselves at home.” During the winter, they get frozen, thaw and grow again. It’s nice to see them poking their happy faces out from under a dusting of snow or encased in a clear coat of ice (as long as it’s short-term ice). It takes very cold weather to kill pansies once they’re established; however, they may start to look run down and have fewer blooms. Tiny blooms?The other day, I noticed the blooms on my pansies are about half the size now of what they were around a month ago. How can we perk them up?Once flowers die, remove them. Flowers that remain can produce seedpods. To produce seeds, the plant uses a lot of energy that could instead be used for making more flowers. Pinch or cut off all seedpods and dead flowers every week or two.Winter rains leach fertilizers. And this winter we’ve had our share of rain and then some. Fertilize beds with liquid fertilizers every two weeks. Pull weeds that may be using fertilizer, and mulch beds with pine straw.Too much water will cause root rotCloudy, wet weather can also spoil the flower show. Pansies need moisture, but too much of it will rot the roots. Plant pansies on raised beds, if possible. Build them up by adding soil and compost until beds are 6 to 8 inches taller than the surrounding soil. Raised beds drain better, are less waterlogged and warm more quickly in the spring. Pansies planted on raised beds are also easier to see.Remember, pansies do best if planted between Oct. 15 and Nov. 1. They can be planted before and after these dates, but may not do as well. If planted too early, they grow for too long and are more susceptible to cold later. Late planted pansies do not get established enough before cold weather and may never do well.To grow pansies in containers, just be sure your pots or boxes have adequate drainage holes. As the days get warmer, pansies will get leggy and the colors less vibrant. You can chose to remove them at that point, or wait until they completely succumb to the summer heat. Try replacing them with some Wave petunias for a burst of color that can take on the heat.For more information on pansies or other garden plants, see the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications.
Offshore shipbuilder Vard has found a buyer for a diving support and construction vessel (DSCV) previously ordered by the now bankrupt subsea operator Harkand Group. VARD 3 03; Source: VardVard informed last Friday it had signed a sales and purchase agreement (SPA) for the sale of diving support and construction vessel previously contracted by Harkand Group. The SPA was signed with an undisclosed international customer, Vard said.The original contract with Harkand had been announced on December 30, 2013, followed by an announcement in May 2016 when the company was notified that Harkand had entered into administration. Vard has now cancelled the original contract with Harkand’s administration to facilitate entering into the new agreement.Vard explained that the sale of the vessel will allow it to reduce the capital employed by eliminating a vessel from its inventory and reduce its liabilities by reimbursing the related construction loan with a direct benefit from lower financial charges going forward.As an additional consequence of the reimbursement of the construction loan, the company will benefit from the release of the cash posted as collateral in favor of the lending bank with a correspondent positive impact on the liquidity position of the company.The vessel is of a VARD 3 03 design, specially designed and equipped for diving and subsea operation duties. The vessel is outfitted with a 250 ton offshore crane and a twin bell 18 man saturation diving system, supporting split level diving operations to a maximum diving depth of 300 meters.Delivery is scheduled from Vard Søviknes in 1Q 2019, and the vessel will in the meantime be finalized, tested and prepared for operations.