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The Magpie Salute Shares New Single, “Sister Moon”, From Upcoming Debut LP [Listen]

first_imgBack in late 2016, Rich Robinson of the The Black Crowes announced a brand-new spinoff project called The Magpie Salute. To join him for the new band, Robinson recruited former Black Crowes members including guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien in addition to Rich Robinson Band member Joe Magistro and lead vocalist, John Hogg. Next Friday, August 10th, The Magpie Salute will release their first studio album, High Water I, via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan). Today, ahead of next week’s album release, The Magpie Salute has shared their third single from the album, “Sister Moon”. This marks the third pre-release High Water I single shared by the band, following the releases of “Send Me An Omen” and “For The Wind”.“John and Marc wrote Sister Moon,” remarks Rich Robinson in a press release. “Marc had originally written it on acoustic, but John took the chords and played them on the piano. It’s one of my favorite songs on the record.” You can listen to The Magpie Salute’s newest single, “Sister Moon”, below.The Magpie Salute – “Sister Moon”[Video: The Magpie Salute]Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and John Hogg will celebrate the release with a string of special acoustic shows in Europe beginning this Sunday in Oslo, Norway and concluding with a sold-out London show on August 10th. The trio will also perform at a free in-store on the day of release at Rough Trade East in London. From there, The Magpie Salute will return to the States for a run of dates with Gov’t Mule throughout the second half of this month.For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on High Water I or to grab your tickets to any of their upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.The Magpie Salute Upcoming Tour Dates#Aug 5 Oslo, Norway Krosset#Aug 6 Stockholm, Sweden Obaren (Free Show)#Aug 8 Berlin, Germany Lido#Aug 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amstelkerk#Aug 10 London, UK Rough Trade East (In-Store)#Aug 10 London, UK Oslo^August 17 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^August 18 Charleston, SC Volvo Cars Stadium^August 19 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel^August 21 Huber Heights ,OH Rose Music Center at The Heights*August 23 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*August 24 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*August 25 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^August 26 Des Moines, IA Brenton Skating Plaza^August 28 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheater^August 29 Papillion, NE Sumtur AmphitheaterAugust 30 Boulder, CO Boulder TheaterAugust 31 Park City, UT Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater^September 1 Missoula, MO Big Sky BrewerySeptember 5 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe LiveSeptember 6 Kent, OH Kent StageSeptember 7 New York, NY Sony HallSeptember 8 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music HallSeptember 9 Westbury, NY The Space At WestburySeptember 12 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz & Blues FestivalSeptember 13 Portland, ME AURASeptember 14 Beverly, MA Cabot TheatreSeptember 15 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino BallroomSeptember 16 Burlington, VT Grand Point North FestivalSeptember 18 Washington, D.C The HamiltonSeptember 21 Atlanta, GA Buckhead TheatreSeptember 22 Columbia, SC Glass Half FullSeptember 23 Louisville, KY Bourbon & Beyond# – Special Acoustic Trio Shows* = w/Govt. Mule and The Avett Brothers^ = w/Govt. Mule** = w/Blackberry SmokeView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

How do you hold your Credit Union CIO/CTO accountable?

first_imgOne of the most common questions I hear from Credit Union CEOs is, “How do I know if my IT staff is doing a good job. How do I measure the team’s leadership or the staff’s effectiveness?” I have probably been asked this at least 100 times in the past five years. In general, it is quite difficult to:A) Find good IT talent B) Understand what the IT team is doing C) Align IT with business goals D) Ensure that IT is meeting said goals  Why is this so difficult?  Well, IT, especially Credit Union IT, is hideously complex.  Credit Union technology professionals often spend 85-90% of their time (or more) on basic blocking and tackling and are generally just trying to keep the lights on.  The IT team commonly faces many challenges:Managing disparate technologyManaging old technologyManaging cutting edge technology Dealing with perceived vs. real IT Regulatory risk And the IT team must somehow manage all of these challenges and still try and make the technology look like Amazon.  Often times, the IT team’s objectives and the Credit Union’s objectives are not aligned. So even if you have confidence and trust in your IT team, the IT team may speak a different language and have very different motivations. In my experience, there are roughly nine or ten different ways to solve every IT problem. This is, of course, a gross generalization, but I do believe it works out to about that many.  Three of these ways are good solutions, three are okay solutions, and three are downright bad. The bad solutions are usually the short cuts and Band-Aids that occur when the IT person gets boxed in. Hard short deadlines often result in the IT person sacrificing long term stability, supportability, and/or capabilities to meet a short term objective.   I personally like to mitigate this issue by choosing to focus on identifying the three good strategies first, and then allowing the IT Team to pick between those.  That way, the IT team has a say in the methodology and process and they are choosing between more ideal solutions at the start.But how do you know if your Credit Union technologist is doing a good job?  The answer is actually very simple. If every time the business owners ask your IT professional for something new or a change and the IT professional explains the nine steps that must be done before they can deliver, then you have a problem.  If there are more than five steps, then you have a situation where lots of short cuts, skipped procedures, cheap solutions and/or short-sighted choices have been made.  If there are one or two steps, then your technology strategy, platform, budget to capability alignment and efficacy are probably pretty good.  So, keeping all of the above in mind, go back and ask yourself this: How many things did my IT team have to fix in order to give my members the experience I wanted the last five or ten requests? Did they have to rework a whole host of things or make a few simple tweaks? Answering that simple question will help you gauge the effectiveness of your IT staff. center_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kirk Drake Kirk Drake is founder and CEO of Ongoing Operations, LLC, a rapidly growing CUSO that provides complete business continuity and technology solutions. With its recent acquisition of Cloudworks, Ongoing Operations … Web: www.ongoingoperations.com Detailslast_img read more

Pep Guardiola may sign a long-term deal with Manchester City

first_imgManchester City are planning to hold talks with manager Pep Guardiola about extending his contract at the end of the season.According to reports in the British media, City are confident of tieing down Guardiola for a few more years. He had signed a three-year deal last summer.The talks are traditionally held by City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and CEO Ferran Sorriano. They are confident that everything is in place to persuade Guardiola to stay longer at the club.City, who are currently on a 16-game winning streak in the league, are 11 points clear at the top of the table. They extended their top-flight record winning run with a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Not only that, they maintained their unbeaten league campaign.Guardiola is halfway through his contract, worth up to 20 million pounds ($26.63 million) annually according to The Daily Telegraph.Guardiola failed to win a trophy for the first time in his managerial career last season, but as well as being hot favourites to win the league this campaign, his side visit Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday and Swiss side FC Basel in the Champions League last 16 in February.Guardiola took a year off after four years in charge at Barcelona, where he described the political pressures as like “being in an oven”, and then spent three years at Bayern Munich before joining City.(Courtesy: Reuters)last_img read more