Engineer, Quality Assurance

Engineer, Quality Assurance

Engineer, Quality AssuranceLocation: San Marcos, CaliforniaJob # 3487515Date Posted: 01-31-2014 (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = ‘//′; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Apply Now Send to Friend Engineer QA I – San Marcos, CA 92078 Pay range K to K Hours: Work 4-days per week (Monday-Thursday), 10-hours perday (7am to 5:30pm) Enjoy 3-day weekends every week Position Purpose: Reporting to the Manger of the Quality Assurance department, the QA Engineer participate in audit and will be responsible for performing inspections, checks, and tests during the manufacturing process. As well as, ensuring both internal and external customer quality requirements are met.



San Marcos, USA

The Jade Buddha in the Universal Peace Tour 2014

The Jade Buddha in the Universal Peace Tour 2014
Event on 2014-04-05 10:00:00

Chakra Samvara Presents:

The Jade Buddha in the Universal Peace Tour 2014

In 2000, a massive boulder of Jade was discovered in the arctic circle of Canada. Consisting of 18 tons of gemstone quality jade, it was called “the find of the millennium" and was given the name “Polar Pride.” Over the next five years professional carvers and artists sculpted and carved the 5-ton Jade boulder into a spectacular 7-foot high Buddha, including the lotus and throne. Today, the magnificent and spiritual icon is honored as a wonder in the present-day world.

ChakraSamvara is honored to host the 2014 Tour of the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace. At the temple site, the largest Jade Buddha in the world will be open to the public from April 5th through April 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Celebrating its visit to South Florida at an Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 5th at 10am , monks and spiritual leaders from ALL traditions — Jewish, Muslim, Hinduism, Catholic communities and area dignitaries — will chant prayers and hymns. Tribute songs of universal peace “Imagine” and “We Are the World” will be sung, and the popular sand mandala will be consecrated by Tibetan Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery, as part of their opening dedication for Universal Peace. A multicultural festival that will give the attendants/visitors a full range of spiritual awakening activities, entertainment and rays of different cultural and earthy, organic, healthy food. 

Highlighted activities for the weekends of April 5-6th and April 12th-13th will offer attendees a variety of Asian entertainment, featuring Chinese Lion Dance, Tibetan Snow Lion Dance, Thai, VietNamese, Philippine and Indian Persian Folk Dance, Tibetan Monks Cultural Dance, Arts and Crafts, Organic Food, Plants and Exotic cuisine, the Dragon Boat Display, performances by Japanese Taiko drummers, Yoga and martial arts demonstrations. 

Visitors can treat their palates to cuisine from Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Iran, Korea, Laos, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. There will be kabobs, papaya salad, fried rice, lo mein noodles, finger foods such as sausage puffs, fried taro root, fried plantains, and fried purple yams, sticky rice in bamboo, char-coaled rice cakes, Pad Thai, curries, Boca/Bubble drinks by Boca Bubble Tea, lychee ice cream, Chang beer, dessert, and more!


A Closing Ceremony will be held on Sunday April 13th at 5pm with the Snow Lion Dance along with chanting from all Spiritual Sectors, and a full ceremony of the Sand Mandala Destruction for Universal Peace is to be followed. 

The purpose of exhibiting the Jade Buddha around the world is for visitors, irrespective of their religion, to take a moments to reflect upon Peace; Peace for the Universe; Peace in Personal Relationships; Peace for Families and Friends; Peace at Work; and most importantly Peace in one's own heart and mind. Visitors may also simply receive the connection to the jade stone that is often considered the Gem of Heaven, and is a symbolic link between Humanity and Spirituality. A mineral associated with longevity, beauty, worth and love. Jade is believed to have great medicinal properties for the kidneys, which aids in blood detoxification, and works with the heart and nervous system. These healing properties have kept Jade on a different level among the gem stones. 

Prayers for universal peace , and a combination of the Jade Buddha with funfilled activites and rays of international food at the 1st Bodhi Festival comes April 5th through the 13th, from 10am to 8pm. Location still to be determined. 

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at Ichimura Japenese Garden
1101 MacArthur Causeway Watson Island Miami Fl 33139
New York, United States

Wireless Retail Manager

Wireless Retail Manager

Categories: Management, Retail, SalesJob DescriptionWireless Retail ManagerAt TA, we’ve made a huge investment in the future. But for it to really pay off, we need to hire people who share our commitment. We’re looking for people who are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the road for professional drivers and the traveling public.We need people who understand the importance of a good value and who’ll go out of their way to deliver it. We want our customers to be so satisfied with our service, they choose us every time they travel. And that level of satisfaction starts with TA people.Job summary:Provide direct leadership for the operational, marketing, team development, customer growth and retention for the wireless phone profit center. This includes assisting in the hiring/staffing, training, development and supervision of approx 1 to two retail sales associates of the wireless phone profit center location.



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XY Wellness: March Against Inflammation Challenge

XY Wellness: March Against Inflammation Challenge
Event on 2014-03-01 00:00:00
XY Wellness is challenging men to join us in a March Against Inflammation.

Chronic inflammation poses a material risk to your health and your ability to combat disease. You can reduce your exposure to inflammatory agents by simply making smarter dietary and lifestyle choices.

To demonstrate how dietary choices either boost or tax your body, the challenge is simple: during the month of March, avoid three well-known dietary sources of inflammation, and see how you feel.

What are the three? They are sugar, dairy and gluten.

Think you can do it? Hey, it’s only for a month! We know you can handle it, it is not as difficult as you might think, and we will guide you through it.

In addition to experiencing the benefits of reduced self-inflicted inflammation, participants will receive some additional perks from XY Wellness. Upon signing up, we will send you a high-quality XY Wellness T-shirt. Once you complete the challenge, you will be eligible to receive your choice of either a 0 gift certificate that can be applied toward the purchase of any XY Wellness products or toward a consultation with Dr. Geo Espinosa of the Integrative Urology Center at NYU Langone.

What is required to participate? Well, a little discipline and a note to XY Wellness (through our website or by e-mail). Your note should include your shipping address, T-shirt size and goals for the month.

Space is limited, and priority is given to existing XY Wellness members, so act now to secure your spot! Enrollment starts on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014) and will continue through February 28, 2014.

The XY Wellness Challenge: March Against Inflammation kicks off March 1st and ends on March 31st.

At the end of the month, we simply ask you to share with us what you experienced in terms of better energy and stamina, improved sleep, resistance to colds, weight loss, and any other health benefits. Your participation is based strictly on the honor system, as it should be, of course, so be sure to stay true to yourself and to us. As an added bonus, if you send us a picture of you sporting your new XY Wellness T-shirt, you will receive an extra gift of value from XY Wellness.

To support your efforts, XY Wellness will provide you with actionable information on alternative dietary choices for the sugar, dairy and gluten that you are now avoiding thanks to your renewed lifestyle. We will also provide detailed information about inflammation, why it is so critical to control it, and tips for additional lifestyle choices you can consider to keep inflammation at bay.

Please join us in this life-changing campaign that supports XY Wellness’ ultimate mission: to help men improve their health and quality of life. The XY Wellness Challenge: March Against Inflammation will benefit all participants (and their loved ones), and is guaranteed to be a surprisingly good time along the way.

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at postal code 53711, United States
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Madison, United States

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
Event on 2014-04-12 20:30:00
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Cost: advance / .50 day of show

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Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.
This night pays special attention to his time with Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer was born in Birmingham, England, on March 20th, 1950. From the beginning it was clear that music was in the stars for the young Carl Palmer. His grandfather played the drums, his grandmother was a symphony violinist, his mother played an assortment of instruments, and his father sang, danced and played the guitar and drums as a semi-professional entertainer. In a musical family where even his brothers picked up the guitar and drums, Carl’s fascination with music began early and classical violin studies followed.

As he grew older, his tastes began to broaden and on ABC’s “In Concert” Palmer recalled how he was influenced by a film he saw during these formative years. The 1959 film “Drum Crazy” (aka “The Gene Krupa Story”), starring American film icon Sal Mineo (“Rebel Without A Cause”, “Exodus”), captured Carl’s imagination and set him on his way – he was hooked. His biggest influences from that point forward were Krupa and drum legend Buddy Rich who would later become a close personal friend of Carl’s. For his eleventh birthday he received a new drum set and immediately began to study the instrument.  Over the next three years he studied with local instructor Tommy Cunliffe, played in a radio orchestra (the Midland Light Orchestra) and performed with his father’s dance band.

At age 14 Carl Palmer joined his first professional band, a six-month stint with The Mecca Dance Band, for which he was paid a whopping 23 pounds a week. At 15, Palmer enlisted in the Motown influenced King Bees along with Richard King on guitar, Len Cox on bass and Geoff Brown on lead vocals. The band would later be known as The Craig.

Already a respected working drummer by 16, Palmer moved on to join Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds which also featured guitar great Albert Lee (later with Eric Clapton, Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Bill Wyman & the Rhythm Kings) and keyboardist Dave Greenslade (later in Colosseum). Pete Solley would eventually replace Greenslade in the band.  Recalls Palmer, “yeah that was a blues band, a soul band with saxophones and everything. At the time, we were produced by none other than Mick Jagger.” It was Jagger who had originally discovered Farlowe. With Palmer in the band the Thunderbirds enjoyed moderate success with the single “My Way of Giving” but it was the Rolling Stones cover “Out Of Time” which propelled Farlowe to the top of the UK charts.

At the age of 18, replacing drummer Drachen Theaker, Carl Palmer joined up with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown at the absolute peak of their success following the smash single “Fire” (“I am the God of Hellfire…”). Top 10 around the world and feeling the weight of success, cracks had begun to form in the band, there were personnel changes and Palmer arrived at a time when the band were touring with some of the biggest names in music. After brief rehearsals the lineup set out on an arduous U.S. tour alongside the cream of the rock world including the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Premier Cast of Hair, Iron Butterfly and others.

The concerts were bombastic, pyrotechnic spectacles bordering on insanity, including the eccentric Brown setting himself on fire in asbestos suit, and the tour was a blur for the band. Speaking to Janis Schacht of Circus Magazine Palmer recalled, “I don’t know how the audiences were. I couldn’t see them with Arthur Brown. I was wearing too many masks, there were too many strobe lights, it was very hard to tell. The audiences were nothing like what we have today and with Arthur being so visual you never got a chance in the band.” He added, “The audience anticipation was all Arthur’s. So, musically, I was left behind. They would clap when he lit his fire helmet up. If I did something good, they wouldn’t clap. Mind you, it might not have been good. I have no impressions from the last time.”

Continuing pressures, management problems, health issues and personality conflicts eventually took their toll. The disillusioned Brown became increasingly difficult and the band splintered. Speaking about Brown, Palmer recalled, “It was no use talking to him so I just left him in the middle of the night.” Carl, along with ailing keyboardist Vincent Crane, returned to the UK to form Atomic Rooster.

It was with Atomic Rooster that Carl Palmer enjoyed his first real success as a founding member of a band. Media and fans alike immediately embraced Crane, Palmer and bassist/vocalist Nick Graham as the late 60’s progressive rock scene was thriving. Their debut album, Atomic Rooster, hit number 49 in the U.K. All the while, fueled by his brilliant drum solos, Palmer’s reputation grew as a drummer with phenomenal skill and dizzying speed.

In the spring of 1970, Carl Palmer received a phone call that changed his life forever.  Keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, himself enjoying Top 10 U.K. success with The Nice, was forming a new band with King Crimson founder Greg Lake who had also just experienced real success with his band’s legendary “In The Court Of The Crimson King”. After trying out several drummers, including Mitch Mitchell, the two wanted Palmer to audition for a spot in the new trio but Palmer was uncertain if he wanted to leave the growing success of Atomic Rooster behind. Reluctantly, he agreed to meet and rehearse with the band and thank God he did.

The trio’s first rehearsal mostly featured Nice and King Crimson standards, including “Rondo” and “21st Century Schizoid Man”, and all three musicians describe it as a “magical feeling” when they first played together. The session blew everyone away and Palmer was offered the job right there on the spot. Still not convinced however, he told Emerson and Lake that he would need to think it over. Returning the next day to another brilliant rehearsal, Carl Palmer accepted the invitation and joined the band.

Immediately dubbed a “supergroup” by the media, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP) entered the musical arena with great expectations.

In August of 1970, while they were still working on the tracks that would eventually form their first album, ELP played its first show at Plymouth, and moved on immediately to the legendary Isle of Wight Festival. Following their set, which included an explosive version of “Pictures At An Exhibition” (complete with cannons), the fallout was massive. Said Palmer of the festival, “I don’t recall how well we played. All I know is that we went down incredibly well.” Even that may have been an understatement. Perhaps signaling the path of the band itself, critical acclaim was monumental and overnight the band was thrust down the path to superstardom.

The following month the group finished its self-titled debut album, which was released in November. Instantly successful, it climbed to the Top 5 in England and the Top 20 in America. The classic single “Lucky Man” became a hit, and their stage show quickly became the stuff of legend.

The 1971 follow-up album, Tarkus, propelled the ELP’s sound in new directions and was the first real test for the band’s cohesiveness. Emerson, wanting to further experiment with the range of the Moog synthesizer, had composed a musically unorthodox, extended piece and Palmer had come up with an unusual drum pattern he wanted to incorporate. Arguments ensued and when Greg Lake, who was producing the album said he wouldn’t be involved it looked like that might be it for ELP. In the end there was agreement (or agreement to disagree) and the album, which for many came to define ELP’s sound, was released.

On the heels of Tarkus’ rise to #1 on the UK charts and Top 10 in the America, ELP arrived at Newcastle City Hall on March 21, 1971, to perform and record live their signature adaptation of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures At An Exhibition.  When released, that album too became a great success.

Following a blistering schedule which saw the band touring furiously, the world over, ELP returned to the studio and released another impressive effort in “Trilogy” which saw the band’s partnership fully back in balance.

1973 saw ELP returning to touring and Carl traveling to the Guildhall School of Music in London where he studied classical timpani. That year also saw ELP return to the studio to record the album Brain Salad Surgery, perhaps the band’s definitive work. Bearing such memorable work as “Karn Evil 9”, “Still You Turn Me On” and “Jerusalem”, the album is highlighted by “Toccata”, a reworking of Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and some of Carl Palmer’s most amazing drumming and synthesized percussion work, including the world’s first electric drum solo. So incredible and original was the performance in fact that Ginastera himself endorsed the recording. “Everyone thought it was Emerson on a keyboard but it was infact, my custom made electric drums, which were built in London,” says Palmer.

An insane touring schedule followed and the legendary scale and musicianship of ELP’s live show continued to grow as evidenced by the release of the epic triple live album Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, released in August 1974. Tired from a grueling four year run which had seen the release of 5 albums as well as untold hundreds of tour dates, the band decided to take a hiatus to explore other projects and to recharge their creative juices.

In reality, much of the material created during this period later went on the form the ELP albums Works, Volume I and Works, Volume II and when the band reunited for the former, a double album, it was decided that each would have a solo side followed by a forth side featuring the band as a unit. For his part, Carl Palmer’s contribution featured big band recordings recorded with 60’s and 70’s pianist & big band leader Harry South, as well as some individual tracks, including “LA ’74? with guitarist Joe Walsh of the Eagles. The real gem from this period however was Palmer’s own epic “Concerto for Percussion” which, sadly, would wait nearly twenty years before finally being released.

Following the Works albums and a grandiose, bank breaking orchestral tour the band returned to the studio one last time for the album “Love Beach”. “In Concert”, a testament, to the Works orchestral tour followed and in 1979 ELP quietly disbanded and exited the musical arena.

Looking for new horizons beyond ELP Carl Palmer formed his own band, PM, for which he recruited vocalist Todd Cochran from the band Automatic Man and blues guitarist John Nitzinger, along with Erik Scott and Barry Finnerty. The band, an attempt at Top 40-style rock, released one album, entitled 1:PM, which was released in 1980 in Europe only. Success eluded the album and the band, which broke up shortly thereafter.

Opportunity knocked again for Carl Palmer when manager Brian Lane approached him in 1981. Lane was trying to put together a supergroup concept for Geffen records and, reportedly, one of his first attempts brought together Palmer along with bassist/vocalist John Wetton (U.K., King Crimson), Rick Wakeman (Yes) and guitar ace Trevor Rabin (Rabbit, Manfred Mann and later Yes). A deal with Geffen is said to have fallen through when Wakeman bailed. Still intent on his idea of a supergroup, Lane introduced John Wetton to Yes axeman Steve Howe. When that musical fit seemed right Lane brought in Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes (The Buggles, Yes) filled out the lineup. The group Asia was born.

Recording with Asia, and the concept of performing as a band rather than a fusing of solo artists, was something of a new experience for Carl Palmer who said, “We have tried to create a sound collectively rather than a project as individuals.” The band’s self-titled debut album “Asia” was released in 1982 and a small tour began. Palmer and Wetton have said that they had a feeling in the studio they were doing something special but no one could have been prepared for what happened next. Asia exploded on the charts, right to number one, and over 7 million copies of the album were sold worldwide.  Along the way singles such as “Heat Of The Moment”, “Only Time Will Tell”, “Wildest Dreams” and “Sole Survivor” dominated the charts for months. Asia was a perfect fit for the musical climate of the time.

“We were unique,” said Palmer. “Asia was English rock with a technical side. It’s sophisticated rock mixed in with melodies and singles. It was taboo in those days. And you very rarely hear that today, either.”

After an exhausting 18-month tour, Asia followed up with their second album, Alpha, which spawned two charting hits, “Don’t Cry” and “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes”. With the inevitable pressures that accompany such phenomenal success came signs that Asia was beginning to come apart.

Pressures from management and personality clashes in the band finally came to head with the sudden departure of John Wetton late in 1983. Committed to a live MTV broadcast, “Asia in Asia”, Asia brought in Palmer’s old ELP mate Greg Lake to fill Wetton’s shoes. Shortly thereafter Lake went his own way, the band brought Wetton back in and Steve Howe departed the band for good.  Astra, the band’s third album, followed in 1985 with Mandy Meyer taking Steve Howe’s spot but the album failed to match the success of the earlier albums. A planned tour was abandoned and Asia went their separate ways.

In 1988 the chance came for Carl Palmer to team up once again with Keith Emerson in a new group with California-based singer/bassist Robert Berry. 3, as they were called, released their only album, To The Power Of Three, on Geffen records. Though the group received respectable FM airplay and followed with a successful club tour, their release generated little interest and they disbanded early in 1989.

Later in 1989 the Asia banner was raised once again when an invitation play a series of stadium dates with the Beach Boys brought Carl Palmer and John Wetton back into the Asia fold along with hired guns John Young and Alan Darby.  Encouraged by the reception they received, Asia arranged another tour for the fall and convinced Geoff Downes to return.

Hoping to generate interest in another Asia album the group set out on a feverish touring schedule accompanied by guitarist Pat Thrall. For the well traveled Carl Palmer it meant a return to the road and successful tours ensued in Germany, the U.K., Japan, Brazil and Russian. The Russian shows in particular represented another high in the Asia saga and were captured for posterity in the CD and video releases of Asia Live in Moscow. As Asia prepared to write a new album in 1991 John Wetton decided to leave and Carl Palmer jumped at the chance to reunite with his old mates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake in ELP.

Originally the band had only intended on writing and recording music for a planned film score but the chemistry was clearly still there and eventually it was decided that they should record an album. Signed to the newly founded Victory Records, ELP returned in 1992 with Black Moon, a strong effort produced by Mark Mancina. A video was released and an ambitious tour followed. To the surprise of many the tour was quite successful and saw ELP circle the globe on a tour that lasted from the summer of 1992 well into 1993. Recalled Palmer, “I knew we’d be OK but I never dreamed it would be to this magnitude.”

ELP headed back into the studio but problems with Keith Emerson’s right arm and production that didn’t really gel with the sound of ELP plagued the effort. In The Hot Seat was released in 1994 but failed to attract any real attention. ELP headed their own ways to concentrate on medical and personal issues but returned to touring in 1996 and over the next three years they were accompanied on the road by such notable acts as Deep Purple, Dream Theatre, Kansas and Jethro Tull. In the winter of 1998, and in the midst of great anticipation about a much hyped, forthcoming concept album Greg Lake left ELP which left Carl open to another reunion that was in the works.

The wheels had begun to turn again and excitement grew for another reunion of the Asia originals. Negotiations continued and the band began to rehearse together in February 1999, joined by guitarist Dave Kilminster. The feeling among the principals was that the magic was still there and a world tour was announced, set to begin in June. Following a world tour, Asia had hoped to record a new album and Geoff Downes and John Wetton had already begun writing songs again. Said Carl Palmer at the time: “There’s some new material that is being rehearsed and recorded which will be played on the upcoming tour. I would say that there would be a new Asia album in the works for the year 2000. That’s where we are at the moment.”

Unfortunately that is as far as it went. Almost as quickly as the whole project had begun it came crashing down with the announcement by Geoff Downes that he was abandoning the reunion. The event, which so many had hoped for, would have to wait. It did lead however to the brief reunion of Wetton and Palmer, along with guitarist Dave Kilminster and keyboardist John Young in the band Qango. Sporting a set list consisting of classic ELP, Asia, and King Crimson material, along with some new songs, Qango played a well-received series of dates. “It was a wonderful feeling to be back on stage playing this material with our new band,” said Palmer. “The shows went down very well and have made us excited about continuing with more tours and the recording of new material.” One memorable night even saw the band joined onstage by none other than Keith Emerson. Once again though, hope was short-lived and John Wetton departed the project leaving Palmer to ponder his next move.

Not one to sit around, Palmer set out on a schedule that included instructing drum clinics & master classes and once again set out to create his own new band and along with bassist SIMON FITZPATRICK and guitarist extraordinare PAUL BIELATOWICZ he formed the progressive trio “Palmer”. The thought of Carl Palmer assembling a progressive trio might seem like he was relying on formula, especially since the band’s material consisted mainly of ELP classics, but this was indeed a new direction. Purely guitar driven, this band put a new face on such tracks as “Toccata”, “Hoedown” and Fanfare For The Common Man” and performed them with dizzying complexity and an energy perhaps not heard since the earliest days of ELP.

Fans fortunate enough to see the group live immediately embraced their raw power and virtuosity and critics were quick to agree. Malcolm Dome of Classic Rock Magazine wrote, “The venerable Palmer, who is still great Drummer, leads his current line up though impressive reworkings of ELP music” and added, “There’s an energy and edge here that belongs to (today) 2003. The music might go way back, but the musicianship is most certainly from here and now.” Tim Jones of Record Collector magazine observed, “If you like instrumental virtuosity this should sit well with you.” Palmer, the band, began touring at will.

In 1991, Carl Palmer released his much-anticipated two-disk anthology Do Ya Wanna Play, Carl. The collection showcased Palmer’s greatest recordings with ELP, Asia, Atomic Rooster plus and several rare and never-before-released tracks from every professional group had ever been in. Highlights included cuts from sessions with British rock artist Mike Oldfield, and a live track featuring Carl with his childhood idol, drum jazz icon Buddy Rich and his Orchestra.  Perhaps the biggest gem for fans was the inclusion of the piece fans had been asking for since the seventies.

“Concerto for Percussion” made its debut fifteen years after it had been recorded. In a 1991 interview he said, “The album has been in the works since 1976, when ELP took its hiatus to do solo projects. What came of it was the WORKS double LP, with one band side and three solo sides. It was then that I did the “Percussion Concerto.” It didn’t make it to Works, Vol. 1 or Works Vol. 2. I have always wanted to release it and now it has finally come out.”

The Carl Palmer Band lineup did a highly successful US tour in 2006 and continues to tour throughout the world. Featuring Paul Bielatowicz on guitars; Simon Fitzpatrick on bass and Palmer on drums, the band will also embark on a 29 date tour of Canada, The US, and South America. The band has released a concert DVD and three acclaimed live CDs, Working Live Vol 1. Vol 2, and Vol. 3.

In 2006, Carl also regrouped for the long awaited reunion of the original ASIA, with Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and John Wetton. The band has done five world tours and recorded two new studio albums PHOENIX, released on Frontiers and EMI Records in 2008, and Omega, released in the Spring of 2010.

In July 2010, Palmer also participated in a one-time reunion of ELP, staged before 30,000 at the High Voltage Festival in London.

Says Palmer: “I have the best of both worlds now. I have an active schedule with The Carl Palmer Band, and I continue to tour and record the original line up of ASIA. It is very satisfying and gratifying to know the fans are still out there and willing to support and enjoy the music I create. I hope to keep doing this for many more years to come.”

at Variety Playhouse
1099 Euclid Avenue
Atlanta, United States

Blind Boys of Alabama

Blind Boys of Alabama
Event on 2014-04-04 19:30:00

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMAAs a teenager, Bon Ivers Justin Vernon dreamed of working with his heroes, except his werent the typical heroes for a kid growing up in the Midwest during the 1990s. When his friends were getting into punk and hip-hop, the seventeen-year-old Vernon was obsessed with gospel music. As teenagers, he and his best friendand future band matePhil Cook steeped themselves in its sound and history, devouring every record they could get their hands on: Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, the Swan Silvertones, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Mahalia Jackson. We leaned on each other for discovering new gospel music, Vernon recalls, and we spent years studying and going back to the big cornerstone gospel groups and singers.This eclectic and intensely devoted education would later shape the music they made togetherfirst, in DeYarmond Edison, and separately, in Vernons group Bon Iver and Cooks band Megafaun. Gospel music for me has always reminded me of being a child, muses Cook. When youre a little kid and you love something, its such an honest love. Its a pure example of what I like to think of as the inescapable. You just cant escape the music you love.By their twenties, the two friends had discovered the Blind Boys of Alabama, who opened up a new world of seemingly endless musical possibilities. Says Vernon: What was different about those early 2000s Blind Boys records was that first, they were on Peter Gabriels Real World label, and second, they were doing Tom Waits tunes and playing with dudes we recognized from the blues and folk scenes.What impressed them, in other words, was the Blind Boys loose definition of gospel music, which allowed the singers to measure the spiritual dimensions of rock and pop songs, of blues music, of funk and folk and everything in between. The Blind Boys of Alabama arent merely a group of singers borrowing from decades-old gospel traditions; rather, they are themselves the group who helped define and cement those traditions during the course of the twentieth century and well into the twenty-first. They first sang together at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega in the late 1930s. To put that in perspective, the group predates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the development of the twelve-inch vinyl album (only 78s were available at the time). When they began singing together, separate but equal was still a sad summary of race relations in the United States.Touring throughout the South during the Jim Crow era of the 1940s and 1950swhen blacks were denied the use of whites-only water fountains, bathrooms, and restaurantsthe Blind Boys persevered and even flourished thanks to their unique sound, which blended the close harmonies of early jubilee gospel with the more fervent improvisations of hard gospel. During the 1960s, they sang at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement, which adopted both the Christian message and the dignity of old gospel songs. During the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, gospel groups that had originated in the church began recording secular music, yet the Blind Boys of Alabama stuck to their calling. We sing gospel music, says Carter. Thats what we do. Were not going to ever deviate from that.Few would have expected them to still be going strongstronger than ever, evenso many years after they first joined voices, but theyve proved as productive and as musically ambitious in the twenty-first century as they did in the twentieth. In 2001, they released Spirit of the Century on Peter Gabriels RealWorld label, mixing traditional church tunes with songs by Tom Waits and the Rolling Stones, and winning their first Grammy Award. The next year they backed Gabriel on his album Up and joined him on a world tour, although a bigger break may have come when David Simon chose their cover of Waits Way Down in the Hole as the theme song for the first season of The Wire. The HBO series remains critically regarded as the greatest television show ever aired. Subsequent Grammy-winning albums have found them working with Robert Randolph & the Family Band (2002s Higher Ground), a plethora of special guests including Waits and Mavis Staples (2003s Go Tell It On The Mountain), Ben Harper (2004s There Will Be a Light), and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (2007s Down in New Orleans).Nearly seventy-five years after they hit their first notes together, the Blind Boys of Alabama are exceptional not only in their longevity, but also in the breadth of their catalog and their relevance to contemporary roots music. Since 2000, theyve won five Grammys and four Gospel Music Awards, and have delivered their spiritual message to countless listeners. We appreciate the accolades and we thank God for them, says Jimmy Carter, a founding member and the Blind Boys leader for five years now. But were not interesting in money or anything other than singing gospel. We had no idea when we started that we would make it this far. The secret to our longevity is, we love what we do. And when you love what you do, that keeps you motivated. That keeps you alive.**********************************The collaboration between one of popular musics longest-running acts and one of its fastest-rising stars came about naturallynot from the ledger of a label exec but from the artists desires to create something new and lasting. Originally, the Blind Boys planned to work with several different producers to create an album, but as plans developed, it became clear that Vernon had the knowledge and vision to make an informed, one-of-a-kind full-length with the group. That album is Ill Find a Way.In a few short years Justin Vernon has established himself as one of the most innovative musicians working today, an artist who can seamlessly translate various genres into music that is both familiar and idiosyncratic. Best known for his work with Bon Iver, he has shown remarkable range in his side projects: tackling party funk with Gayngs, mastering blues-rock with the Shouting Matches, producing an album by alt-country singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, and collaborating with James Blake, the Flaming Lips, Anas Mitchell, the Chieftains, andmost notoriouslyKanye West.When Vernon got the offer to work with his gospel heroes, he didnt waste any time before calling up his old friend Cook. I really did call Phil right away, he says, because it was just so crazy that he and I would have the opportunity to work with them. Their first step: making a list of songs for the Blind Boys to sing. That was easy, as theyd been dreaming up that list for years. In addition to some gospel chestnuts, including My God Is Real and I Shall Not Be Moved, Vernon and Cook wanted to include some contemporary midwestern songwriting, says Cook, a Wisconsin native. So we included songs by Charlie Parr from Duluth and our friend Chris Porterfield from Milwaukee. And Hibbing, Minnesotas favorite son, Bob Dylan.Adds Vernon: We tried to find a bunch of songs that could say something substantial and not just be some academic rundown of a couple of white folks understanding of gospel. I didnt want to rewrite the book, but I also wanted to do something a little dirtier, something approaching that early 60s Sam Cooke/SAR Records sound, which is my favorite era of gospel.He picked out some good stuff, says Carter. He picked out some traditional stuff that we were familiar with, but he also brought some songs that we were not aware of. After we listened to them, we knew they fit us. We were very impressed with the depth of Justin and Phils knowledge of gospel music in general and of the Blind Boys in particular.In the studio, they pared that long list of songs down to a dynamic and wide-ranging eleven tracks that demonstrate both the depth of the Blind Boys gospel and the breadth of American songwriting. The Blind Boys decamped to Vernons April Base studio in rural Wisconsin to record, which took the Alabama natives out of their element. This was December, so the temperature dropped while the snow piled up almost a foot of it, in fact.But the atmosphere in the studio dispelled any dampening effects the weather might have had on the lifelong southerners. Says Carter, We were made welcome. It was so warm in there. The hearth was warm and the friendship was warm. The sessions had a lot of fellowship and brotherhood. We ended up eating a lot of meals together at the kitchen table. In fact, the April Base studio cook tried her hand at southern soul food, and the musicians all bonded at the dinner table. Oh my god, it was so good, recalls Cook. On the last day she cooked collard greens and beef stew and made this blowout dinner. The Blind Boys were so happy they were flipping out.When we got into the studio, we were feeling it, says Vernon. We all got into it and debated the arrangements and worked really well together. We felt that certain way in the studio when you know youre working on a special record. Im always amazed when that happens.Working with the Blind Boys, Vernon and Cook, along with their hand-picked backing musicians (Mike Lewis, Reggie Pace and JT Bates), became students again of the gospel greatsonly this time, they learned directly from the source. Just sitting in the control room while Carter and the group worked through vocal arrangements became a master class in harmonizing and singing. Their voices are seasoned! Vernon exclaims. Those pipes are brass. Theyre loud and they come through beautifully. When they start harmonizing together, you body just does stuff. I was beside myself.When the Blind Boys left the studio each night, Vernon, Cook, and the backing musiciansincluding members of the Boys band and studio players hand-picked by Vernoncut loose. We would record late, says Cook. The Blind Boys singers would go home after dinner, and wed hang around and try to knock out one or two tracks of backing material. We would be playing and sweating and laughing all night, then wed go to bed exhilarated. And in the morning the Blind Boys would come in and wed sit there and listen to them sing their asses off all day.One Blind Boy who couldnt make the trip to Wisconsin was Clarence Fountain, a founding member of the group and its leader for many decades. Health problems requiring thrice-weekly kidney dialysis have prevented him from touring with the other members of the group for years. In the spirit of the album title, however, the Blind Boys found a way to include him, recording his robust bass vocals in Birmingham, Alabama, and adding them to the mix.Thats an important part, that bass under everything, explains Carter, the groups leader and standout tenor. He gave those songs a true Blind Boys bottom. We wouldnt want to do a Blind Boys project without including Clarence. We want to have him on every project that we do. He will always be a Blind Boy even if hes not out on the road with us.Together, they have created a rousing album that addresses lifes most desperate hours but also savors the triumphs and reassurances of faith. God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud is rambling country-gospel learned from an old Ralph Stanley album. Ive Been Searching is a taut reggae anthem featuring Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond lends her soaring voice to the title track, taken from an obscure album by a Motown session player named Ted Lucas.And Casey Dienel sings lead on the Chi-Lites There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table), whose luxuriant string arrangement has been replaced with a stoical beat, quietly ascending keyboard theme, and stirring tenor saxophone solo courtesy of Minneapolis musician Mike Lewis. That was definitely a song we could relate to, says Carter, because those guys, the Chi-Lites, were quartet singers themselves and they came out of the church. It was a natural fit for the Blind Boys, and of course the sentiment is good. Although There Will Never Be Any Peace was written in 1974, its message of accountability, forgiveness, and humanity resounds loudly in 2013. I had never heard that song before these sessions, Vernon admits in the album liner notes. We were struggling to find one last mid-tempo tune when Charles [Driebe], the groups manager, suggested it. Its such a wonderfully strange song. Casey Dienel is easily one of the most underrated singers we have in our canon, and she was one of the first people I thought of to invite to sing on this record. The interplay between her and the others singers is truly something to behold.The newest tune on Ill Find a Way is I Am Not Waiting Anymore, written by Chris Porterfield of Field Report. Porterfield played in DeYarmond Edison with Vernon and Cook in the early 2000s, but only released his first Field Report album in 2012. On Ill Find a Way, the song has been slowed down, with a sympathetic trombone chorus added, and rewritten slightly from its original version by Porterfield at the request of the Blind Boys. It features lead vocals by Sam Amidon, an encyclopedia of American traditional and roots music. It was a blessing to hear Sams unique voice reshape one of my good friends songs, Vernon writes in the liners. Hes taken old gospel fables and spun their words around to mean something completely new and different. He has that rare ability of displaying simultaneously the simplicity and complexity of a single lyric. For a while the song was on the chopping block. It wasnt until Sam stepped in that we knew we had a keeper.**********************************Even into their 70s and 80s, age and fading health have not decreased the Blind Boys talent or their commitment to their craft. For them, gospel is less a musical genre than a lifes calling, explains Carter. Its more than just singing. Theres a message. Were bringing a message to the people. And that message is the good news of God.Vernon, however, approaches the spiritual side of gospel from the complex position of a non-religious person. Im anti-church, he admits, yet I find something extremely valuable in this music. Gospel musicespecially black gospel musicdescribes a struggle that is very real for everyone. Its a means of searching for ones identity, which is always a sacred quest. When Paul Beasley of the Blind Boys sings Take Me to the Water, I just crumble. I dont have the strength not to crumble. When he sings, in a way I believe in what he believes in. And thats bigger than we can put into words.Perhaps that sense of spiritual empathy can only be expressed through gospel music, which makes the Blind Boys cross-genre excursions not merely musical exercises, but sacred missions. That gospel can accommodate both great belief and lingering doubt is perhaps best demonstrated on Ill Find a Way by the cover of Every Grain of Sand, penned by Bob Dylan during his Christian period.Every Grain of Sand is loaded with personal weight for Vernon, who discovered the song during a particularly dark time in his life: My last year of college, I was taking a class called the Problem of Evil. It took up so much of my time, and I spent months discussing the worst shit thats ever happened to human beings and deciding that there was absolutely no reason for any of it. When I was writing my senior thesis, I listened to Every Grain of Sand on repeat. It was all I listened to for months.At the time he had no idea he would be singing that song with one of his heroes. In their translation of Every Grain of Sand, Vernon and Carter opted to turn it into a dialogue between believer and non-believer. Dylan has resided on both sides of that line, Vernon explains. As a writer, I think the song exists on both sides of the line as well, so Jimmy and I are both coming from such different places, and yet were singing about the same thing. There are two perspectives in that song, and theyre colliding.That collision of worldviewsnot only between Christian and non-Christian, but also between Southerner and Midwesterner, between black and white, between young and olddrives the music of Ill Find a Way, which is as fiery and as fervent and as fearless as you would expect from the Blind Boys. That the group can transition so smoothly from an old Philly soul tune to a new indie folk ballad and from a century-old spiritual to a 70s reggae nugget is a testament to their incredible range as singers and as interpreters. Ill Find a Way proves a sonically adventurous and spiritually generous album, yet everything falls neatly under the gospel label. We sing from the heart, and what comes from the heart reaches the heart, says Carter. If you have any feeling in you, you will feel the Blind Boys."By the end of the evening, all were up out of their seats, stamping feet and waving raised hands as senior Blind Boys singer Jimmy Carter made his way through the aisles to close the show on a note of unmitigated uplift." – LA Times

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall wouldn’t be complete without an evening of comedy.

This year sees host Jason Manford joined by the superstar talents of John Bishop, Micky Flanagan, Patrick Kielty, Rob Beckett and Hal Cruttenden.

'I love these Teenage Cancer Trust gigs. They stand-out not just because the atmosphere is always amazing, but also because of the young people with cancer I’ve met through being part of these shows for a number of years and visiting several of the charity’s specialist wards. They totally inspire me every single time. It’s a great night with a stonking line-up. Buy your ticket now!' Jason Manford

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