The earliest days of the Grateful Dead were an interesting time. Somewhere in the midst of the psychedelia-crazed San Francisco, a band emerged that had true staying power. Sure, they played the Acid Tests for Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, but the Dead were able to capture some musical magic like never before. While the band was transitioning from psychedelic novelty to legitimate musicians, they began writing songs. One such tune that never made the cut has finally seen the light of day, thanks to some newly-surfaced recordings.As JamBase points out, an original composition recorded in 1966 has been found. Titled “Wandering Man,” the song was pulled from a rehearsal session with just Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia in 1966. Very few additional details are available, but the song seems to be in the hollering blues style that influenced a lot of the Dead’s earliest music.Listen to the newly-discovered “Wandering Man” track, below.For more on these new recordings that have circulated on eTree, you can head here.
Tags: back the bend, Community Service, Robinson Center Over 300 Domers are preparing to spend a day breaking out of the Notre Dame bubble.On Saturday, students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College will serve in 17 volunteer sites across South Bend. Back the Bend, an effort between student government and South Bend community partners, will allow students to get away from their college campuses and engage with the surrounding South Bend community. Courtesy of Fritz Schemel Students participate in Back the Bend last year, painting murals at the Robinson Community Learning Center.The tri-campus community, along with volunteers from other local colleges, will devote four hours on Saturday to planting trees, spreading mulch, painting murals and completing several other projects across South Bend. Aaron Benavides, sophomore and the director of faith and service for student government, said the service day allows students to bridge Notre Dame to the surrounding South Bend neighborhoods.Editor’s Note: Benavides is a former News Writer for The Observer.“One of the really unique missions that Back the Bend has had since the beginning has been the whole idea of connecting students with the South Bend community,” Benavides said. “Oftentimes, we feel like we live within these walls at Notre Dame. We never really get out of our bubble.”Benavides said over 315 volunteers have already signed up for Back the Bend, and he expects over 350 students to participate in the service projects.Fritz Schemel, the director of community outreach and engagement for Notre Dame Student Government, said he is excited for his second outing with Back the Bend. Last April, Schemel participated in the “Keep the Lead Away” project, an effort to spread mulch and prevent lead exposure at homes in the Near Northwest Neighborhood of South Bend. This year, Schemel is leading a group of students from Dunne Hall in the same project.“Something that I find really cool about it is, yes, it’s really great that students are going into the community to engage with these community partners, but I’ve also noticed that dorms or different clubs will come together for service projects,” Schemel said. “They’ll group together, and it’s definitely a bonding event for those people too.”Other projects include planting trees at Fremont Park and painting murals at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Andy Kostielney, the assistant manager at the Robinson Center, said he has worked to foster the relationship between the Robinson Center and student volunteers.“One of the things we do in the community is we’re a bridge between the University and the Northeast Neighborhood,” Kostielney said. “It’s great to see students go out and get to see parts of South Bend that they might not have seen before.”To plan 17 volunteer projects, Benavides and Schemel worked with several community partners across South Bend. The student government representatives met with their partners on Friday mornings at the Robinson Center.“I hadn’t heard a lot about these other community partners before, and so getting to interact with them and getting exposed to them and learning about their missions has been really informative for me, and I hope students will be able to get that out of Back the Bend as well,” Benavides said.The day of service begins with registration at 9 a.m. at Irish Green, across from Eddy Street. Student volunteers work at their volunteer sites from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Following the day of service, volunteers will gather at the Robinson Center for a picnic.“People might do service at the Robinson Center or the Center for the Homeless or go work at one of the hospitals, but this is a cool opportunity for people that don’t really have the time to volunteer multiple times a week off campus,” Schemel said. “It provides a platform for people to get involved who haven’t gotten involved in the past.”
Departing Everton manager David Moyes admits if he was a Toffees fan he probably would not have liked his decision to leave for Manchester United in the summer. However, the usually stoic Scot was visibly moved by the reception he received both before, during and after the 2-0 win over West Ham in his final appearance at the ground he has called home for 11 years. Moyes said he was “gobsmacked” by the whole day, from the moment he arrived at the ground and was applauded in by stewards he did not quite know how to handle things. Misplaced fears that fans would show their displeasure at the manager allowing his contract to expire in order to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson were dispelled the moment he appeared on the touchline to loud cheers. But Moyes said: “I am a football supporter and if I had been on the terraces I would have clapped the manager – I might not have liked what he was doing but I would have certainly applauded.” Moyes, who was given a guard of honour by his own players prior to the post-match lap of appreciation and was visibly moved, added: “I think just by the reaction from most people in the last few days I thought it would be okay but if you are a football supporter you are entitled to support your team and if someone is not on your team you don’t know what will be the reaction. “It was really emotional from the moment I came in: all the stewards were standing clapping me and I didn’t know what to do. I came here 11 years ago and it was really emotional walking out on to the pitch, a lot of people didn’t know who I was I don’t think. “I got off to a great start (winning 2-1 over Fulham) so I am really fortunate I had a reception like I did today. I am gobsmacked, very thankful and humble for what the people of Everton have shown today. “What I will miss is what you saw in the middle of the second half – the supporters were not cheering David Moyes, they were cheering their football club and standing up for it. I thought that was the toughest part for me today – it was a difficult time – because the crowd showed how big Everton are and what it means to them.” Goals from Kevin Mirallas after six and 60 minutes wrapped up a comfortable victory. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce felt his players buckled under the significance of the occasion for the home side. “The way we played today we were lucky to get away with 2-0,” he said. “There was only one player who has been outstanding for us and that was (goalkeeper) Jussi Jaaskelainen who made some outstanding saves. I warned the players before the game what it was going to be like – it was exactly that and the players couldn’t cope.” Press Association