Last weekend, Neil Young & Promise Of The Real made their debut at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, performing a monster set of songs throughout their career. Young teamed up with Promise of the Real last year, as the band features Lukas and Micah Nelson – sons of Young’s longtime friend Willie Nelson. Together, they released The Monsanto Years, a folk inspired protest album against the food corporation.All of that aside, the band’s set at Beale Street was highlighted by its opening: a 36-plus minute version of the classic song “Down By The River.” It’s jammed out versions like this that make us proud to listen to the great Neil Young.Thanks to runme69, we have full video of the “Down By The River” opener. Tune in and enjoy:The full setlist from that performance can be read below:Edit this setlist | More Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlists[H/T JamBase]
Emil Ekblom didn’t even crack a smile after scoring the game’s only goal against Binghamton on Tuesday.In a game where the first 64 minutes were filled with missed chances and angst for Syracuse, a moment of relief was celebrated tamely.But scoring goals has become commonplace as of late for the sophomore.Ekblom has scored in each of Syracuse’s last three games and now has five this season, already halfway to last year’s total. After failing to convert on a handful of chances early in the season, Ekblom’s finishing touch is back. He’ll be looking to continue his goal-scoring tear when No. 18 Syracuse (7-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts No. 2 Virginia (4-1-1, 1-0-1) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at SU Soccer Stadium.“He’s a clinical finisher,” goalkeeper Alex Bono said. “When we get him chances in front of the goal, we’re pretty confident that he’s going to score at least one or two in a game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the only game this year in which Syracuse has been shut out, a 1-0 loss to then-No. 4 Notre Dame on Sept. 13, Ekblom only managed two shots and one attempt on goal.On Saturday, Ekblom and the other Orange attackers will face a similar test against the Cavaliers’ defense, a unit that has only surrendered three goals in six games and is coming off a 1-1 tie with the Fighting Irish.But Ekblom recognizes his improvement from last year and said his goal-scoring prowess can grow even more now, facing some of the best teams in the country.“Better than I was last year, so just keep going,” Ekblom said. “I know I can score a couple more every game.”Head coach Ian McIntyre said that he thinks Virginia has a good chance to win the national title this year. In order for SU to prevent a second defeat to a top-tier side in the ACC and the nation, Ekblom will be the first person Syracuse turns to.Bono said that in order for the Orange to keep receiving the hype it’s been getting, the Orange needs to prove its worth with a win against a team like Notre Dame or Virginia.SU needs to find Ekblom in front of the goal and the rest will take care of itself, he said.While Ekblom’s goals have increased, their timeliness has improved too. Of his 10 goals last year, none were game-winners. Through eight games this year, he already has four.If the SU defense can continue to dominate it’ll be up to Ekblom and the offense to garner the team’s first win against a Top-10 team since Oct. 17, 2001 against then-No. 8 Rutgers.“I have a goal of averaging at least one goal a game,” Ekblom said. “Right now I’m a bit below but five goals, four game-winners, I’m in a decent spot.” Comments Published on September 25, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+
The national U19 cricket team will emplane to Kenya for the 2018 ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifiers.Ghana will slug it out with Botswana, Uganda and host nation Kenya for the sole ticket to represent Africa at the cricket world cup to be staged in New Zealand next year.Ghana made this giant step to compete in the one week tournament which runs from July 1-8 when they won gold in the ICC Africa Division two without tasting a defeat in Benoni last year.A contingent of 14 players, a coach and a management member will land in Nairobi days before the 4 nation tournament bats off next month.The team should have been in Nairobi for a 2 week acclimatization and high performance training ahead of the tournament but efforts were thwarted due to financial difficulty facing the Ghana Cricket Association and the Ministry of Youth & Sports. With few days to embark on the trip, the GCA is still hopeful the Ministry will release funds for their participation fee and other commitments after their budget for the tournament was approved.