George Clinton Announces His Retirement From Touring

first_imgYesterday, George Clinton announced that he is going to retire from touring in May 2019. The Parliament/Funkadelic frontman, who turns 77 in July, has more than 50 dates scheduled between now and Near Year’s, including shows in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.“This has been coming a long time,” Clinton told Billboard. “Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less.”The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently underwent pacemaker surgery, however, Clinton emphasized that the surgery had no direct influence on his decision.“Truth be told…It’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”In January, Clinton revived his long-dormant funk outfit Parliament for the group’s first album in nearly four decades. Dubbed Medicaid Fraud Dog, the forthcoming record is a long-awaited follow up to the band’s 1980 LP, Trombipulation. With its slow-burning funk groove, female background singers, hand-clapping beat and a guest appearance by Geto Boys rapper Scarface, the song is a hodgepodge of sounds that harkens back to Parliament’s heyday while also embracing more modern musical styles. You can listen to the album’s debut single, “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me” below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Head to George Clinton’s website for a list of upcoming tour dates.last_img read more

Sexual assault reported at Notre Dame

first_imgA third party reported a sexual assault to the University’s deputy Title IX coordinator, according to an email NDSP sent to Notre Dame students Thursday morning.The alleged sexual assault occurred Saturday in a men’s residence hall on the east side of campus, according to the email. The email also said that the victim is familiar with the alleged assailant.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Title IX office.Tags: NDSP, rape, Title IXlast_img read more

Bulldogs And Wildcats Battle It Out For 10 Innings

first_imgBulldogs Falls To Franklin County After Extra Innings Score The Batesville Bulldogs lost 2-1 against the visiting Franklin County Wildcats on Tuesday in ten innings.The Bulldogs captured the lead in the second inning, as sophomore Lane Oesterling drove in a run with two outs when he singled. However, Franklin County evened things up at one in the top of the fourth inning when Jake Fields solo-homered on a 1-0 count. After seven innings, the EIAC matchup had to go into extra innings. The game was still tied 1-1 in the top of the tenth when Franklin County hit a sac fly with one out, resulting in the game winning run for the Wildcats.The pitching was strong on both sides. Franklin County pitchers struck out eight, while the Bulldogs sat down five. Batesville’s Oesterling pitched all ten innings, only throwing 93 pitches. Bake Ripperger earned the win for Franklin County. He tossed the final three innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out three, and walking zero. Oesterling took the loss for Bulldogs. He went ten innings, surrendering two runs, eight hits, striking out five, and walking zero. Alex Bischoff started the game for Franklin County. He went seven innings, giving up one run, four hits, striking out five, and walking one.Oesterling went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Bulldogs in hits. Batesville didn’t commit a single error in the field. Joe Bohman had 14 chances in the field, the most on the team.With the loss, the Bulldogs fall to 7-5 on the season and 3-1 in the EIAC. Batesville will travel to South Dearborn High School to compete in another conference matchup this Thursday.Courtesy of of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

Pochettino motivated by beating Man Utd, not joining them

first_img0Shares0000Eyes on the prize: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is focusing on the Premier League title rather than the Manchester United job © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Mauricio Pochettino says his focus is solely on defeating Manchester United on Sunday to further Tottenham’s Premier League title chances rather than his own prospects of taking over at Old Trafford next season.The Argentine is the bookies’ favourite to take over as United’s next permanent manager despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s perfect record in five games as caretaker boss following Jose Mourinho’s sacking. Spurs, in third place, are 10 points ahead of their sixth-placed visitors and are just six points off leaders Liverpool.Pochettino’s men are still involved in four competitions despite working with a fraction of the budget on offer to Mourinho over the past two-and-a-half seasons.“Of course when you’re a manager or coach you cannot be focused on all the rumours,” Pochettino said on Friday, referring to his meeting with Solskjaer being billed as a head-to-head for the United job.“The most important thing is the motivation that we have to do our job in our best way. Of course Manchester is going to come on Sunday trying to win.“Of course for him (Solskjaer) it’s a massive motivation or challenge to manage Manchester United, like for me it’s a massive challenge to be in front for this football club, Tottenham.“Always the motivation is to win because we’re so competitive. We’re people that love to win and hate to lose, and always when you play a friendly game or a competitive game like Sunday always it’s about winning.”Pochettino’s achievements are all the more remarkable given Spurs have played in a makeshift home at Wembley for the past 18 months and did not sign a single player during the summer transfer window.Tottenham are again unlikely to do business in January, with the immediate concern more focused on ensuring some of their best players do not leave.Christian Eriksen has been in fantastic form of late but the Danish midfielder has yet to agree an extension on his contract that expires in 2020, sparking interest from a host of top European clubs.“Christian is a very clever person and of course there’s going to be a decision from him, from the club, from different parts and I hope he can be committed to the club long-term,” said Pochettino.“In football it’s about timings, negotiations, different parties and how they feel.“Of course, it’s his right to wait, to sign this week or in six months, to have different dreams and challenges. For me, it’s not a point to discuss. He’s committed to us, he’s playing so well. I’m so happy with him.”And Pochettino joked that he treats Eriksen in a similar way to his dog.“Christian is a very special person and you need to give him freedom, like on the pitch,” added Pochettino.“You cannot put him in a box. You need to give freedom and trust him. Like my dog, in the park. I trust my dog. I say, ‘Go, I trust you’”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more