As part of Terrapin Crossroads 5th Anniversary week, Phil Lesh recruited keyboardist/vocalist Scott Guberman, guitarist/vocalist Stu Allen, guitarist Scott Law, and drummer Alex Koford joined forces as Thunder & Lightning. The celebration continued after reuniting the Grateful Dead bassist with fellow guitarist Bob Weir the night before.The anniversary week continues tonight with Grahame Lesh & Friends, followed by Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang. But first, watch Thunder & Lightning perform a killer version of “Blow Away” with Guberman on vocals:[photo via Instagram user @arthawks]
Sparta confident of three-peat; Tucville relish underdog tagWITH the hype around this year’s Georgetown leg of the Guinness Greatest in the Streets Football tournament, both teams are raring to capture for championship honours. Tonight’s action will feature the two-time champions Sparta looking for the three-peat and they are confident of moving past their Tucville-based opponents, according to team representative Sheldon Shepherd.“That’s easy for us. We gonna wrap that up easily. We confident enough, gonna beat them at least 4-1. We giving them at least one or a chance at one,” he said.He continued, “Our defence is proper and we defend properly; we have a proper forward and how it looks, it looks as though our other forward, a national forward (Devon Millington) will be here. We know our strengths.”“We are coming to win; this is we again. There is no other thing we could be thinking. We can’t draw it nor are we going to penalty kicks. If nothing, we are sure of it,” Shepherd reminded fans.Meanwhile on the opposing end, the Tucville players are not feeling any pressure, according to captain Delon Williams.“Yes, we know they are the number one road ball team in the country but we are not pressured in any way; but in the same way we won’t take them lightly,” he added.The skipper noted, ‘We didn’t enter this competition to compete, we entered it to win and that’s what we are going to do,” saying too that his team plan to approach the game as though it is any other game.To the fans that have supported his team, Williams reminded them to come out and support their team, as they will require the full fan support to lift the trophy. He also declined to predict a score line but predicted a victory in his team’s favour.All in all, both teams will have a shot at the $500 000 grand prize on centre stage come this evening with the other having to settle for $150 000.Back Circle and Broad Street Bullies will play for third and fourth and prizes of $100 000 and $75 000 respectively.
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas declared that Fernando Torres’ confidence has finally been restored after the Spaniard’s superb Champions League display against Genk.Torres, much maligned since his £50m move from Liverpool earlier this year, scored twice and looked back to his brilliant best as the Blues crushed their Belgian opponents 5-0. He has been serving a three-match domestic ban but Villas-Boas opted to restore him to the starting line-up – partly in order to maintain Torres’ match fitness.AdChoices广告The striker responded with his first European goals for the Blues and in all competitions has now scored four times in as many matches for them.Torres was outstanding against Genk“It was never a question of Fernando not being in form,” said Villas-Boas. “It’s just important for players to feel confident, and he’s feeling confident in his abilities now.“It would have been a long period off [had Torres not played] and we are able to choose from the best up front.“But the choice fell with Fernando and he responded well. But I was pleased with the whole team’s performance.”Wednesday’s win left Chelsea top of Group E and on course to reach the next stage of the tournament at a canter.But Villas-Boas is taking nothing for granted and insisted that qualification is still far from certain.He said: “The group could still become very tight depending upon what happens when Leverkusen play Valencia. We will need to be focused on gaining a result against Genk in Belgium.”