Fender put the new Acoustasonic Jazzmaster in the hands of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy for their new Re-Creation series and the results are delightful.
Tweedy dug into a large catalog of his songs and performed a solo version of “Impossible Germany”, which appeared in the band’s 2007. Sky Blue Sky album. Recorded in her Chicago practice room against a backdrop of drool-worthy gear, Tweedy’s performance is akin to a peek at a songwriter’s creative process. Stripped of the support his band mates were providing on the studio tracks (including Nels Cline’s eclectic outro lead solo), this solo performance felt more like (surprise!) Missing a Woody Guthrie track.
Watch Jeff Tweedy Do “Impossible Germany” In Fender’s Recreation Series below:
Follows Lindsey Buckingham new take on the classic “Never Going Back Again” which premiered last week on Fender’s Re-Creation debut, guitar manufacturers have set their standards high for upcoming episodes. Watch here for the upcoming show.
Fenders Acoustasonic Jazzmaster is the latest addition to their line of guitars, combining electric with acoustic nuances. Players can access various tones via controls. The Jazzmaster features a larger body build, a new Tim Shaw designed humbucker, and four new acoustic sounds.
Every November, the United Way of Greater New Bedford collects food donations to make Thanksgiving baskets for families in need. If not for these efforts, many local families would not have a traditional Thanksgiving meal to celebrate the holidays.
This spring, United Way decided to double the program for another noble cause. Hunger Heroes – Spring Edition addressing the food insecurity experienced by local students during the school holiday week. The children rely on the breakfast and meal plans provided by the school to get through the week. During spring break, children do not have access to these packaged meals and snacks. The United Way of Greater New Bedford stepped in to fill the void. Unfortunately, this year’s gap is wider than ever due to the pandemic. Job losses have impacted young families struggling to make ends meet.
1420 WBSM and FUN 107 partnered with United Way to organize a food drive to kick off the Hunger Heroes Project on Saturday, April 3. Thanks to our sponsors, Cottage Street Motors, and generous donations provided by community members, we are proud to announce that Hunger Heroes Food Drop raised 2,670 pounds of food to benefit local children this April at Buttonwood Park Heating Homes.
Durable items received at the event were cereals, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potatoes, canned soup, healthy granola bars, canned / packaged tuna, sugar-free applesauce, and sugar-free fruit cups. United Way provides healthy pastas, sauces and juice boxes.
The main packaging event will be held on Saturday, April 10 at Keith Middle School.
We are very grateful to everyone who played a role in this. The chilly mornings are out there sorting out the donations, but I am very happy to know that a child doesn’t have to starve because of this event.
Victoria Grasela is Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement in the United Way of Greater New Bedford. His appreciation for those who donated was extraordinary.
“This community continues to amaze us with their generosity and support,” said Grasela. “We cannot thank those who provided enough food!”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to have volunteers from the community to participate this year. Instead, station staff and members of the United Way of Greater New Bedford worked together to collect the donated items from the car and sort them all out so that hundreds of boxes could be packed, weighed, loaded onto trucks, and transported to storage units for the following week’s events.
United Way also offers an online option so you can order directly from your wish-list the items you need and have them delivered to your office beforehand. Please click HERE for that link.
Thank you to everyone who has helped this food drive to be a success. Hunger Heroes Food Drop – The Spring Edition wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for the help of our community sponsor, Cottage Street Motors. All items collected will benefit the United Way of Greater New Bedford and the Hunger Heroes Project.
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New Zealand have given themselves a platform at 159 for 2 at 38 ends but Amelia Kerr’s line triggers a collapse of 8 for 53
Australia 215 for 4 (Healy 65, Perry 56 *, Gardner 53 *) beat New Zealand (Down 90, Schutt 4-32) 212 with six goals
Australia secured a world record 22nd ODI win in a row with a strong batting performance at half a century from Mount Maunganui Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Ash Gardner lead them to victory with more than 11 overs remaining.
The match was over, and records were secured, when Gardner drew the sixth of the three who also carried the ball 41 and a half century. Perry anchored in the half after Rachael Haynes’ early defeats and Meg Lanning briefly suggested New Zealand might find a way back into the game.
On 136 for 4, the game wasn’t completely safe, but any notion of it being a problem was quickly erased when Gardner found his range, as he did in the first T20I.
Previously, New Zealand had given themselves the platform at 159 for 2 at the 38 ends but Amelia Kerr’s line sparked a collapse of 8 for 53. Lauren Down, the team remembered for the draw, made 90 career bests but the tempo at the top left too much pressure on others to accelerate. Megan Schutt and Nicola Carey share the seven goals between them.
Less than three overs are possible in the Garden of Eden with attention now turning to ODI
Australia 14 for 1 vs. New Zealand – The match is abandoned
Australia and New Zealand shared the spoils in the T20I series after rain forced a decider at Eden Park to be left with less than three overs thrown off.
The contest had been reduced to 13 overs per side after a delayed start but shortly after the game started it was raining again and although the referees did their best to keep the match going, it became too heavy and didn’t give up.
“The forecasts are not good, you just hope the results will continue,” the Australian captain Meg Lanning the word. “This is disappointing; [I] thought it would be a very good game. The two sides played quite well and in a great stadium too. Frustrating, that’s for sure. “
This is the first time since 2017, when they lost to England during The Ashes, that Australia did not take up the T20I prize on offer – a series that includes two draws of three and two World Cups.
In such a short period of play it is possible that New Zealand will return to good form with Australia only able to score two limits from 17 dispatches sent. Rosemary Mair had scored the first goal when Beth Mooney directed the catch to a short third Lauren Down, who replaced the injured Frances Mackay, well held.
There was time for Alyssa Healy to play her best shot of the series, a direct shot from Jess Kerr, but two balls later the player exploded.
The Australians have made one change to their side by swapping bowler speed – Tayla Vlaeminck is back in place of Darcie Brown who made his Napier debut. Ellyse Perry became a T20I cricketer with his 123rd appearance, overtaking New Zealand’s Suzie Bates.
New Zealand is again without captain Sophie Devine who has not played the last two games of the series because she did suffer from fatigue. It remains to be seen if he is available for the one-day series starting on Sunday, but Mackay is definitely ruled out with a partial tear in his right calf.
“Frankie was outstanding with the bat and ball at Napier and showed a lot of fortitude when playing with injuries,” said New Zealand head coach Bob Carter. “We wish him all the best in his recovery and thank him for what he has added to the group.”
The focus will now shift to ODI which will be played entirely on Mount Maunganui. A win for Australia in the opening match will give them a world record 22 consecutive wins, beating Ricky Ponting’s 2003 21 wins they currently face.
10-over one sideNew Zealand 141 for 4 in 10 overs (Allen 71, Guptill 44, Shoriful 1-21) beat Bangladesh 76 (Naim 19, Astle 4-13, Southee 3-15) with 65 runs
Find Allen has arrived. 20 years old, the third young T20I, made the T20I second fastest alongside fifty by New Zealand in a 10-over-a-side contest at Eden Park to help New Zealand hammer 141 for 4.This 65 is too much for Bangladesh, who ended their tour with six consecutive losses.
For more than two hours, the incessant rain made the thin but boisterous crowd nervous. When the rain finally subsided to make way for a few crickets, Liton Das, taking the lead in place of the injured Mahmudul, chose to play crickets. But before long, all the excitement of doing what he wanted to fade away when Allen and Martin Guptill rushed to the opener for 85 runs in just 5.4 overs.
Guptill set the tone, Allen followed
Guptill scored each of the 23 runs New Zealand made in the first two overs, which also consisted of six point balls. Swinging clean to spice up the bow between the cow corner and the long-off, he does all of the early sprints. Allen, facing only one delivery at this stage, opened the scoring with a bold reverse swipe to unleash four shots from left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed.
That reverse sweep was followed by a muscular shot over the midwicket for the back-to-back limit. This is very clear. He was not afraid, nor was he affected by the two relatively low scores in his first two games. If the ball is there to hit, he goes after them. This forces the bowlers to also change their length and in doing so, they get it wrong and Allen rejoices.
What Allen did well
Allen has a calm head and incredible hand speed in finding the area he wants. If the bowler extends, he steps back to release him or slap him in the middle of the court. When they were full, he cleaned his forelegs to clean the viewing screen. If they tried to hit him, he hit them flat. If they were wide and wide, he got down on his knees to get rid of these. If they try a stubble-footed yorker and fail, he’s ready to scoop them up fearlessly in no time.
It was as if the bowlers had no answer to Allen’s fireworks technique. The payoff is in the end, a 50-year-old T20 girl and lots of chat on social media about what she could potentially accomplish in her upcoming IPL assignment with Royal Challengers Bangalore, where she will team up with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. All this because Guptill also found his own hitting range in making 44 offs 18 before sliding into sweeper cover.
Fielding disappointed Bangladesh
Not for the first time on tour, Bangladesh’s parry is disappointing. In the Garden of Eden, where the boundaries are a bit odd as it is also a Rugby field, Bangladesh struggled with its corners, grazing as many as four and releasing one completely.
Allen was brought down twice at the end of the fourth. First, Rubel Hossain put down a difficult chance running back from the middle. Then, Soumya Sarkar failed to get around from the middle of the road to reach a steeper one. Then on the seventh over, Soumya put Allen again in 51 as he put all the hard work into running from distance and then took a full dive – getting a lot of things right – before releasing the ball from his fingertips. Then in the late finale, Shoriful Islam came out of the catch to once again free Allen for the fourth time in the evening, but by then the damage had been done.
But there are several advantages to Shoriful’s bowling business. Throwing a thumping pace with his left arm and mixing it with wide yorkers, his two overs were just 21 for Glenn Phillips’ goal as he tried to accelerate towards the end. In a match where New Zealand progresses at the age of 14 and over, this is laudable.
Southee, Astle deals maximum damage
Soumya finished catching up when she fired back Southee from the inside edge in the first half. After her next delivery, Das walked over to the paddle, only to see the center stump flattened by a straight, full delivery. Opener Mohammad Naim muscled to number two-six, but the consolation was too short, as he was one of four victims of legspinner Todd Astle, playing his first game of the season.
One of those goals, to fire Afif Hossain, was impressive. Delivering lots of revs on the mistake he landed long enough to get a bounce – almost like Rashid Khan, he beat Afif Hossain’s hard-hitting sweep of half-time goalkeeper Devon Conway to a clever shot. He finished with a 4 for 13. Southee then came back for another, although he missed a hat-trick in doing so. It is not a punch show that Bangladesh wants to remember.
Shashank Kishore is the senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo