Guitarist Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, has released his first music video in 16 years for “Exercise Man”, from his upcoming solo record The Deaner Album. The hilarious video features Deaner and his group–Ween cohort Dave Dreiwitz, Meat Puppets guitarist Curt Kirkwood, and drummer Ray Kubian–sporting spandex cycling gear and singing an ode to the “douchebag Exercise Man” who won’t stop working out. Dean plays the title role, hogging lanes of traffic while he feels the burn on his bike, puffing on his ever-present cigarette.Deaner explained the origins of the song in a new interview with Consequence of Sound: “‘Exercise Man’ is my favorite video I’ve done…It was real low-budget and simple. I’ve got a really good story about it. When my son was little, maybe around two years old, we’d be driving around and I’d make up little fucked-up jokes. We’d see a deer squashed on the side of the road and I’d say, ‘Hey Mike, look at the cute little deer!’ That would get him laughing. But every time we’d see one of those jerkoffs with all the gear jogging in the rain I’d yell, ‘Go man! You go buddy! Run! Run!’ Then Mikey would giggle at that. Then I’d start singing, ‘Go-Go-Go Exercise Man!’ There’s actually a couple songs that I’ve written like that, which were basically songs I made up to amuse my son. I wrote ‘Exercise Man’ in like five minutes. It just came right out. I knew it was a keeper because I’d always laugh every time I did an overdub. It never got less funny while we were recording it.”Check out the new video below:You can read the full interview here. The Deaner Album will be available on October 21st via ATO Records.[via Consequence of Sound]
View Comments Star Files Calling all Glee fans: Mr. Schue and Blaine are hanging out in NYC! Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss are both currently on Broadway in Finding Neverland and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, respectively, and on June 28, Morrison stopped by to see Criss all glammed up as the transgender East German rock goddess. Once Upon a Time star and Glee associate producer Jennifer Morrison (no relation to Matthew!) was also on hand to hang out backstage with the Glee guys. Check out these Hot Shots of the stars in Criss’ pink dressing room at the Belasco Theatre, then catch Criss in Hedwig and Morrison in Finding Neverland on Broadway! Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Darren Criss Hedwig and the Angry Inch Related Shows
Press Association Everton briefly applied the pressure before Defoe, playing wide right of a three-man forward line, bundled home substitute Adam Johnson’s cross with his thigh with the ball also touching his hand as it went in. “You need a bit of luck, and yeah and I think you get that luck when you work so hard as a team,” added the former England international, who joined from Major League Soccer side Toronto in January. Advocaat is pleased with the way his three-pronged strikeforce has performed in the last couple of weeks, having beaten Southampton the previous weekend, and despite Defoe being given an unfamiliar wide role the head coach said he does not insist the striker rigidly sticks to the position. “It is not his favourite position but we are in a position where we have to do everything for the club to stay up,” said the Dutchman, who has earned 10 points from the six matches he has been in charge. “If he scores as well it gives him a boost but he has the freedom as well to come away from that position.” After defeat at Aston Villa the previous week, Everton’s season is drifting aimlessly with a top-10 finish looking almost beyond them. “It becomes very difficult,” admitted manager Roberto Martinez. “I always felt the two home games left were very important but we are facing West Ham next week and are in a direct fight for those positions. “I think it is important we don’t lose the focus of looking for the top 10.” A 2-0 win at Everton meant the Black Cats recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season and it could not have come at a more crucial time. The result lifted Dick Advocaat’s side two points clear of the relegation zone but wins for West Brom, Aston Villa and Leicester and a point for Newcastle mean the quest for survival is far from over. “It was a must-win game to be honest, we knew we had to win,” said Defoe, who made sure of three points with an 85th-minute effort after Danny Graham’s fortuitous first goal for the club 28 months after joining. “We still have an important game next week (at home to Leicester) but it is back-to-back wins and we are delighted to have done it. “I think it has added a bit more pressure on the sides around us now. “There was a lot of pressure on us to get a result and we handled that and that is credit to everyone at the club. “We were solid, organised and patient as this is a difficult place to come. It was never going to be easy, so to win here 2-0 was credit to the players. “It was impressive to get the result – it doesn’t matter how you do it. There was a lot of pressure in a must-win game and we can go home happy.” Everton dominated possession but despite creating opportunities in each half, their best chances did not come until they were behind when Seamus Coleman volleyed wide and James McCarthy fired a low, angled drive against the post. By then Graham had ended his long wait for his maiden Black Cats goal, although it was not intentional as, with his back to goal, he appeared to be trying to get out of the way of Jordi Gomez’s shot when it took a deflection off his shin and looped over Tim Howard. Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe believes the players have proved they can handle the pressure of a relegation battle.
The mother of Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns has died of complications from the coronavirus.Last month, Towns posted a video on social media urging people to take the virus seriously after his mother, Jacqueline, was put into a medically-induced coma.She died on Monday, more than a month after contracting the coronavirus, aged 58.Her family said it was “heartbroken” by her “untimely passing”.“Jackie was many things to many people – a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend,” said the family.“The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an incredible source of strength; a fiery, caring, and extremely loving person, who touched everyone she met. “Her passion was palpable and her energy will never be replaced.”The Timberwolves said: “In the four-plus years we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family.“As Karl’s number one fan, Jackie provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organisation.”
Scotland 3 2 0 1 4 14.5 Ireland have been declared the winners of the 2015 Senior Men’s Home Internationals following an appeal against the original result. The championship was held at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Sussex, in September. Three countries tied on match points at the conclusion of the event and, after consideration, the trophy was awarded to Scotland. However the Golfing Union of Ireland appealed against the decision and the England Golf Championship Committee concluded that the tie-breaker had been incorrectly applied, that the team from the Golfing Union of Ireland were the rightful winners of the championship and the records should be amended accordingly. Final results England 3 2 0 1 4 17 Wales 3 0 0 3 0 10.5 26 Oct 2015 Ireland declared Senior Men’s Home International winners Ireland 3 2 0 1 4 18 Played Won Tied Lost Match Points Game Points Caption: The Ireland team at the Senior Men’s Home Internationals (image © Leaderboard Photography).
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The Kootenay shook off a tough loss in the opener to grab a single point in a two-game B.C Hockey Major Midget League series against the North Island Silvertips Sunday in Castlegar.Spencer McLean scored the only goal of the game for the Ice in a 1-1 tie against the Silvertips.North Island won the opening tilt of the series 5-4, scoring twice on the power play in the third period to secure the victory.Kootenay, 3-18-5, remain last in the BCMMHL standings.Sunday, McLean of Montrose gave the Ice the early first period lead with his seventh goal of the season.However, Hunter Findlater scored in the second to even the score. Saturday, Kootenay held a 4-2 lead with five minutes remaining in the contest before a few questionable penalty called did the home side in.Joe Gage, Clayton Pearce and Dylan Coghlan, netting the winner in with 62 seconds remaining in the game, rallied the Silvertips.Ryan Neil of Fruitvale, Trevor Steinburg of Cranbrook, Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar and Coy Prevost of Kimberley scored for the Ice.Jason Mailhoit of Trail was in goal for Kootenay.The Ice travel to Langley this weekend for the annual BC Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend at the Events Centre.The Ice meet Valley West Hawks in two games.Friday, the league allstar game is being played at the George Preston Centre with three players from Kootenay on the roster — Austin Tambellni of Nelson, Prevost and goalie Carson Schamerhorn of Trail.
BREEDERS’ CUP TURF SPRINT QUOTES ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Obviously ($9.60) became the first favorite to win at the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking the lead shortly out of the gate and then holding off Om by a nose to win the ninth running of the $1 million Turf Sprint (G1) for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. Second-place jockey Gary Stevens (Om) – “He got wiped out leaving the gate, which he did to himself, and it was a tough beat. He broke completely sideways from the gate and he had to overcome a lot. Almost got it done.” For the 8-year-old Irish-bred Obviously, who was making his fifth Breeders’ Cup start, it was his first taste of success after finishing third, fifth twice and ninth in the past four runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Mile after setting the pace in all four races. Winning Jockey Flavien Prat (Obviously) – “I got a good trip. He didn’t break well like he does every time but when I sent him and he got the lead he got comfortable. I asked him before the dirt and he went on. He got a little tired but the wire was there.” OBVIOUSLY HOLDS OFF OM BY A NOSE TO WIN BREEDERS’ CUP TURF SPRINT Winning Trainer Phil D’Amato (Obviously) – “This is tremendous. A (first Breeders’ Cup) win for me and for my old boss Mike Mitchell, who had the horse before me.” Third-place trainer Christophe Clement (Pure Sensation) – “I’m happy with our race except for the final result. He got a perfect ride and ran his race. We were unfortunately third best today.” Second-place trainer Dan Hendricks (Om) – “He missed the break slightly and had to make up a lot of ground on a really good horse. We can’t be prouder.” Trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Flavien Prat, Obviously covered the 6 ½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:11.33. It was the first Breeders’ Cup victory for D’Amato and Prat.
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Powerhouse celebrities like Jared Leto, Charlize Theron and Victoria Beckham all have an interest in South Africa through their charity work.Charlize Theron shakes hands with one of the patients at a hospital that specializes in treating victims of sexual violence against women. (Image: UN /Marie Frechon)Priya PitamberPowerhouse celebrities like Jared Leto, Charlize Theron and Victoria Beckham all have an interest in South Africa through their charity work. Good causes across the country are reaping rewards under the spotlight that these A-listers are shining on them.Charlize TheronBenoni-born Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron has a soft spot for her home country. In 2007, she set up the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which focuses on the youth in Africa and keeping them safe from HIV/Aids.The project provides support in the form of grants and networking for a number of organisations already in the field working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20. “Although the geographic scope of CTAOP is sub-Saharan Africa,” reads the website, “the primary area of focus has been Charlize’s home country of South Africa, which has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world.”Did u know more than two-thirds of all people living with #HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa? That’s approx 24.7mill people. #keepfighting— CTAOP (@CTAOP) January 5, 2015“An entire generation was wiped out because of a disease that nobody wanted to talk about,” Theron said. “But the truth of the matter is certain pockets of people are falling through the cracks and if we don’t go all the way where there are zero infections and zero people dying from this, this is a disease that will come back warring.” The reality of stopping Aids altogether was around the corner; this was her driving force. “We can stop Aids.”“Although there is no cure, treatment is available,” reads the CTAOP website. “Infection rates are dropping and more people are on treatment than ever before. But the fight is not over, and the epidemic is disproportionately affecting specific locations and populations.”Jared LetoThe 30 Seconds to Mars front-man and Academy Award-winning actor, Jared Leto, has been named a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) global ambassador. “In this role, Leto will work with WWF to raise awareness of the most urgent, critical issues facing our planet,” said the fund.He travelled to South Africa in this role to learn more about rhino poaching and what the WWF was doing to help stop it – and he described his adventure in the country as mind-blowing. “Being that close to majestic creatures like rhinos and elephants reminds me of the deep connection and important responsibility we have to protect and shepherd these fragile species and their habitats.”Leto visited And Beyond Phinda Game Reserve in North Uthungulu in KwaZulu-Natal as part of a team sent to tag and collar three rhino in a translocation initiative. Those rhinos, along with others, will eventually be moved to an undisclosed location to boost breeding efforts.“Unless we want our children to learn about rhinos from history books, we need to act now,” Leto said. “That’s one of the reasons why I support WWF for doing incredible work, getting results. So please join me in supporting WWF. Thank you.”“Oh, what is that? The rhino thanks you as well. I’ve been practising speaking rhino. It’s a difficult language. Once you get the knack of it, it’s pretty nice.” – Jared Leto“The world needs to wake up to the fact that we’re losing rhinos, elephants and other critically important species,” said Carter Roberts, the president and chief executive of WWF US. “Their recovery lies in our hands. We need strong voices that can mobilise the efforts of many and I’m grateful to Jared Leto for lending his reputation and passion to the cause.” Rhino poaching has been growing since 2007. (Image: Eco Watch)Victoria BeckhamOnce a Spice Girl and now a world famous designer and UN Goodwill Ambassador, Victoria Beckham has also added her voice to the fight against Aids in South Africa. On behalf of UN Aids and the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF) she visited Soweto in Johannesburg to meet women, children and community workers affected by the disease.“Elton is a very dear friend of mine and David’s and we’ve been patrons of the Elton John Aids Foundation for 20 years so I have been working a lot with lots of Aids charities,” she told UK Glamour magazine.She sold over 600 items from her own wardrobe to help raise money to support mothers living with HIV. “As a mother I want nothing but a healthy future for my children and that’s all any mother would wish for,” Beckham said.See Beckham’s tweets about her visit:Inspiring day in Soweto visiting @hivsa with @ejaf x vb pic.twitter.com/YP9wXTTD6S— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) October 12, 2014In the last 3 years @ejaf have helped over 60,000 mothers give birth to HIV free babies. X vb pic.twitter.com/be70EI9912— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) October 14, 2014Anne Aslett, the executive director of the EJAF, travelled to South Africa with Beckham. “It was fantastic to see how Victoria connected with young women, young mothers and their children,” Aslett said. “Her energy and commitment to engage and learn from everyone we met was inspiring. I want to personally thank Victoria for the recent trip.”Jenna ColemanBritish actress Jenna Coleman came to the public’s attention in the sci-fi series Doctor Who; she cemented her reputation in her debut feature film role in Captain America: The First Avenger.As one of the ambassadors – the other is actress Naomie Harris – for One to One Children’s Fund, Coleman travelled to the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in late 2014. She came to see the work the fund does to support parents and children affected by HIV, and how it created awareness to help prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child.“Our aim, to build a one-to-one relationship of mutual trust and regard with local communities and to invest the time, skills and careful funding that would make the most positive difference to the quality of children’s lives,” reads the fund’s website.“The first challenge is getting people to attend the clinics and be tested,” said Coleman. “The stigma around the disease prevents people from seeking help and sticking to their treatment.”See more about her visit here:“Working alongside the Department of Health,” adds the One to One website, “52 trained community health workers ensure that members of the community, predominantly pregnant women, access essential treatment and care.” In six months, they undertook 962 home visits to HIV-positive women, where they reinforced the importance of treatment.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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