SiriusXM Announces New “Ask Trey” Segment, Encourages Fans To Submit Questions

first_imgEarlier this summer, SiriusXM radio launched a limited-run Phish Radio station including a special program dubbed “Ask Trey”, the channel’s centerpiece segment in which guitarist Trey Anastasio responded to questions from fans in a conversation with program host Ari Fink.Today, SiriusXM‘s Jam_ON channel has announced another round of “Ask Trey”, and is once again encouraging fans to submit their burning questions for Big Red. Fans have the chance to ask the Phish guitarist absolutely anything by submitting questions via email to [email protected] between now and Tuesday, November 13th. The answers will be broadcast live at a later date.In August, SiriusXM shared a video clip from their “Ask Trey” session about the origins of quintessential Phish composition “You Enjoy Myself”, often referred to by its initials, YEM.As Trey explained, “We went to Europe to play street music, we were nineteen… The whole summer we were buskers, me and [Jon Fishman] when he still had that crazy long hair.” When asked what the setlist for their street performances was like, Trey responded: “It was parts, bits and pieces of what became ‘You Enjoy Myself’ and ‘Harry Hood’.” The story unfolded as Trey recalled crafting the various musical segments which eventually became the composed sections of YEM.He also shed some light on the inspiration for the song’s light-hearted title. “There was this guy we were hanging with, we just met him on the street and would just hang out for hours. He was Italian and barely spoke English at all, but we were laughing. One day we were walking around right near the Uffizi Museum, and he had one arm around me and one around Fishman, and he says, [in a thick Italian accent], “You know, when I am with you, you enjoy myself!” Watch Trey discuss the origins of “You Enjoy Myself” below:Trey Anastasio on the Origins of “You Enjoy Myself”[Video: SiriusXM]last_img read more

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U.K. plans for a U.S.-style fracking boom not happening

first_imgU.K. plans for a U.S.-style fracking boom not happening FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNN:The United Kingdom once hoped that fracking would unlock its shale energy reserves, enhancing the country’s energy security and creating jobs and new tax revenues in the process. That now looks unlikely to ever happen.Only three wells have been fracked in the country to date, according to a report this week from the National Audit Office (NAO), which monitors government spending. The U.K. government had been hoping for 20 wells by the middle of 2020.The NAO cites multiple factors for the slow start: Public support for fracking was weak to begin with and has dropped over time. The size of U.K. shale reserves remains unknown and the cost effectiveness of extraction has not been studied by the government.Even more dramatic, each of the three wells have caused earthquakes more powerful than the 0.5 magnitude threshold that requires a pause in operations, according to the NAO. The most recent was a 2.9 magnitude quake in August.In 2016, fracking accounted for more than two-thirds of all oil and natural gas wells drilled in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.U.S. oil production has more than doubled over the past decade to about 12 million barrels per day. The United States briefly overtook Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world top oil exporter in June, according to the International Energy Agency.In addition to environmental concerns, the fracking industry faces another big challenge: the cost of renewable energy is falling fast.The U.K. government wants the country to become a global leader in renewables and plans to derive a third of its electricity from offshore wind by 2030. For fracking, the game may already be up.More: The UK once hoped for an American-style fracking boom. It’s not happening.last_img read more

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Ex-prosecutor of O.J. is now covering him

first_imgOn the air, Clark’s voice drips with more disgust. She dismissed Simpson’s book, “If I Did It,” as “hideous” and “all a lie.” Indirectly addressing his girlfriend Christine Prody, a Nicole Brown Simpson-look-alike who stood by him in court Wednesday, Clark said: “It made me sick to my stomach. Do you not realize you could be next?” Even with the elastic boundaries observed by TV entertainment news shows, Clark’s history with Simpson makes her a unique figure – and, according to journalism experts, someone playing a questionable role by acting as reporter as well as analyst. Calling on Simpson’s one-time prosecutor to offer opinion is one thing, they said; detached reporting is another. “It’s not hard, no matter where one stood on the murder trial, to question how she could be an independent and fair reporter,” said Bob Steele, a senior journalism ethics faculty member at the Poynter Institute. The TV programs she’s working for represent nontraditional news outlets, acknowledged Mark Jurkowitz, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. “Clearly, `Entertainment Tonight’ is a good example of the `infotainment’ culture that doesn’t necessarily abide by what we consider to be the harder and faster rules of mainstream journalism,” Jurkowitz said. But that doesn’t absolve such shows of adhering to key journalistic principles, he said. Steele concurred. “When they’re reporting on legal matters … they should measure up to the highest standards in terms of professionalism and ethics because the stakes are great,” Steele said. Clark said it’s fair to question whether she can be impartial about Simpson; she acknowledged that she constantly feels “terribly guilty that I lost” the murder case. A jury found Simpson not guilty of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. In a subsequent civil case, he was found liable for their deaths and ordered to pay $33.5 million. But Clark said she separates her feelings about Simpson from her reporting for “Entertainment Tonight” and its sister show. Arrested Sunday in connection with an alleged armed robbery involving sports memorabilia, Simpson was released Wednesday on $125,000 bond. His attorney said he will plead not guilty. Linda Bell Blue, executive producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” defended Clark’s work. “Marcia Clark has strong feelings about O.J. Simpson. That being said, Marcia is a former prosecutor who knows the law and believes the accused has a right to a fair trial. She would be the last person who wants someone innocent convicted of a crime they did not commit,” Bell Blue said in a statement to the AP. Clark has covered other celebrity cases for “Entertainment Tonight,” including Robert Blake’s unsuccessful prosecution for his wife’s murder. Reporting on Simpson was far different. (Whether her work on the case continues is up to the show’s producers, she said.) “It was like standing outside myself, saying, `Wow, this is what other people saw when I was in trial; this is the other view of him,”‘ Clark said after attending Simpson’s bail hearing Wednesday. She had no doubt about what the verdict should have been in 1995. In Simpson’s new case, she said, she isn’t sure. “The tape is very damning,” she said, referring to an audiotape of Simpson’s confrontation with those he’s accused of robbing. “My attitude is, `Let’s see what else you’ve got.”‘ WHERE ARE THEY NOW? A look at where the players from the “Trial of the Century” are 12 years after O.J. Simpson was acquitted: JOHNNIE COCHRAN JR.: Lead defense attorney for the Simpson “dream team” who uttered the memorable glove line, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Died of brain cancer at 67 in March 2005. ROBERT KARDASHIAN: Simpson friend and former personal attorney. Died of cancer at 59 in October 2003. BARRY SCHECK AND PETER NEUFELD: Simpson lawyers who specialized in DNA evidence. Co-founded the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at New York’s Yeshiva University. The organization is dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted. BRIAN “KATO” KAELIN: Simpson’s Brentwood houseguest and aspiring actor. In 2005, Kaelin appeared in the first three National Lampoon Strip Poker pay-per-view programs and hosted “Eye for an Eye,” a syndicated daytime-TV court show. MARK FUHRMAN: Los Angeles police detective, now retired. Lives in Idaho and is a frequent Fox News Channel analyst. Has written books including “Murder in Brentwood,” “Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley?” and “Silent Witness: A Forensic Investigation of Terri Schiavo’s Death.” MARCIA CLARK: Los Angeles deputy district attorney who was lead Simpson prosecutor. Now the legal correspondent for the TV show “Entertainment Tonight.” CHRISTOPHER DARDEN: Prosecutor in Simpson case. Left the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995. Now a legal commentator on Fox News Channel. LANCE ITO: Los Angeles Superior Court judge who presided over the Simpson case. Currently hears felony criminal cases in downtown Los Angeles. DENISE BROWN: Sister of slaying victim Nicole Brown Simpson. Now chairwoman of the Nicole Brown Foundation, which was established to educate about domestic violence. FRED GOLDMAN: Father of slaying victim Ronald Lyle Goldman. Relentlessly pursued Simpson for a $33.5 million civil-suit judgment. Recently obtained rights to Simpson’s book “If I Did It,” the ghostwritten account of how he would have committed the murders.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Twelve years after Marcia Clark heard jurors pronounce O.J. Simpson not guilty of murder, the former prosecutor carried her enduring guilt into another courtroom with the ex-football star. This time, Clark was the most startling member of the media pack covering Simpson’s Las Vegas felony arrest. As legal correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” she had the chance to tell the world what she thinks of Simpson – and she used it. “Just seeing him back in court again, facing charges. I can’t believe it. It’s just surreal,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press. “He skated on two murder charges, and he managed to get out of other charges of much lesser gravity since then. How did he manage to get himself back in trouble again? “How stupid do you have to be?” last_img
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