On Saturday, David Crosby, founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Byrds, wrapped up his tour at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre with The Lighthouse Band, which features Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis. Following the release of their debut album together, Lighthouse, David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band released a second record, Here If You Listen, earlier this fall.David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band worked through many of the tracks off their new album, as well as Crosby’s “Regina”, and a handful of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young favorites, including “Guinnevere,” “Carry Me,” “Déjà Vu” and the encore closer, “Ohio”.You can watch pro-shot video of the entirety of David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band’s tour closer below:David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band – 12/8/2018 [Full-Show Pro-Shot Video][Video:Relix]Setlist: David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/8/2018Set One: The Us Below, Things We Do For Love, 1974, Vagrants of Venice, Regina, Laughing, What Are Their Names, Other Half Rule, By the Light of Common DaySet Two: Glory, The City, Look in Their Eyes, Guinnevere, Janet, Carry Me, Déjà VuEncore: Woodstock, Ohio[H/T Jambands.com]
I recently discovered that I’m not hardcore anymore. Okay, I was never hardcore in a “talented” or “brave” sort of way, but my general enthusiasm for most adventure sports made up for any lack of skill. If there’s an opportunity to ski or surf or bike or…whatever…I’m the kind of guy that’s gonna take it. At least, that’s what I thought, until this past weekend.My wife and I were in Charleston for a few days hitting up the High Water Festival, and there was a brief, two-hour window where we could hit Folly Beach, outside of town, so I brought the surf board. Folly has a couple of the best surf breaks in South Carolina, and I rarely get to surf anymore so I was excited at the prospect. But when we got to the beach, it was a little breezy. And the water looked downright cold. The waves didn’t look great, but that’s never stopped me before. That’s one of the true joys of being mediocre at something—you don’t have to have perfect conditions to enjoy yourself. I’ve spent hours surfing choppy, mushy beach breaks off the coast of South Carolina, paddling desperately to catch a four-second ride, and grinning the whole time.But this time, my enthusiasm wasn’t there. Instead of surfing, I sat on the beach and drank beer with my wife for two hours. As far as afternoons go, it was pretty awesome, but it definitely wasn’t hardcore. It was straight up “softcore.”On the upside, I took the opportunity to discover a new beer, Washout Wheat, from Holy City, which is ironically named for the surf break I decided not to tackle that day. Fittingly, Washout Wheat is not a hard core beer. It’s a light, easy-drinking (5.1% ABV) wheat beer made specifically for sitting in the sand and watching other people shred the gnar. It’s soft around the edges thanks to all the wheat, and has just the faintest hint of banana from the yeast. It’s straight up softcore. Just like me.Look at the guy on the can. Soft in the middle, a big-brimmed hat because he’s worried about the sun, a shaggy beard…that may as well be a picture of me sitting on the beach, watching other people do their thing.Sigh.
Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko fought back to stun third seed Simona Halep and become Latviaâ€™s first Grand Slam champion at the French Open. The 20-year-old trailed by a set and was 3-0 down in the second to Halep – who would have become world number one with a win – but prevailed 4-6 6-4 6-3.Ostapenko, ranked 47th, had never won a Tour-level title before and was playing in only her eighth Grand Slam. She is the first unseeded woman to win at Roland Garros since 1933. Halep, 25, was playing in her second French Open final, after losing in three sets to Maria Sharapova in 2014. She had been the tournament favourite this time in the absence of Serena Williams, but again missed out on a first major title.Ostapenkoâ€™s carefree attacking tennis ultimately proved too strong for the consistency and experience of Halep, with the favourite helpless by the closing stages. The difference in approach was clear in the final statistics, Ostapenko ending with 54 winners and 54 errors, to Halepâ€™s eight winners and 10 errors.Halep looked to have ridden out the storm after twice coming back from a break down to take the first set, with Ostapenko giving it up with her 23rd error and swiping her racquet in frustration.The Romanian had played the percentages, with just one winner and two errors, and she looked set to end her wait for a major title when she moved 3-0 up in the second.aA large contingent of Romanian fans was now chanting her name with confidence, but her run of six games in a row came to an end, and Ostapenko grabbed the momentum. She tore into the Halep second serve, stepping inside the baseline and attacking off both sides, and her power was simply too much for her opponentâ€™s defence.A forehand down the line brought up Ostapenkoâ€™s 36th winner, and with it a huge roar from the captivated home crowd, as she drew level at one set all.Halep took charge again early in the final set, getting the break at 3-1 after taking some pace off the ball and drawing an error, but again Ostapenko came straight back.A fortunate net cord gave her the crucial break of serve at 3-3, prompting Halepâ€™s coach Darren Cahill to look to the sky in disbelief, but the Latvian was on a roll.She stormed through the last five games in a row, apparently free of nerves, to clinch victory and grab her place among the elite of womenâ€™s tennis.â€œI always had the possibility I could hit the ball really hard. If I have a chance to go for a shot, Iâ€™m trying for it,â€ Ostapenko said. â€œNobody taught me. Itâ€™s just the way I play. And also I think my character is like that. So I want to really hit the ball.â€œI cannot believe I am champion at 20 years old. I love you guys. Itâ€™s so amazing to be here. I have no words, it is my dream. Iâ€™m so happy. I knew Simona was a great player, but I tried to play aggressively and everything turned my way. I fought for every point. Iâ€™m glad it finished my way.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“[When] I was there they had the World Championships there too I remember and they had great, great crowds for that. So I would assume if they did have NHL at some point there this year, if it came to that, there’d be a lot of great hockey fans there, probably from all over the state. I’m sure people will be traveling, I don’t know if that’ll be allowed or not. But, you know, it’s just, it’s a great rink, too. Obviously, there’s not many rinks with that kind of tradition and atmosphere and the facilities. I think it’s top-notch, it’s as good as any NHL rink there is.”Whether or not the NHL returns to close out the 2019-20 season is anyone’s guess at this point. As Zajac noted we don’t know where the end is, however, he would like the chance to finish the year off right.”It would still be nice to get back and get back with the team and kind of finish the season together,” he said when asked about the NHL starting back up with only the 24 teams in contention for the postseason; the Devils are out of the playoff picture but were 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. “It hasn’t really felt like we finished anything. Whether we make the playoffs or not, it’s just, there’s no real end to it or anything like that. So, I think, for our group, we would like to get together and kind of, whenever it may be, finish the season.” On Sunday night, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was beginning to “spitball scenarios as to where remaining 2019-20 regular-season/playoff games could be held.” He added that one of those locations would be in Grand Forks, N.D., at Ralph Engelstad Arena.”Well, that’d be pretty cool, I will say that. I did hear that the other day,” said the New Jersey Devils’ Travis Zajac, who played two seasons of college hockey for the University of North Dakota’s then-Fighting Sioux and now Fighting Hawks, on a video call with reporters Tuesday. “In New Jersey, New York, it’s kind of hard to envision us playing in front of fans here anytime soon with, to be honest, how bad it is. But, you know, I know the NHL is exhausting every option possible and it seems like North Dakota hasn’t been obviously hit as hard as some of these areas. “The players all want to finish the year, and any way we can, so if it comes to it where we have to go to a neutral site to play, I know guys would be for it.”The home of the Fighting Hawks, Ralph Engelstad Arena is a multi-million dollar facility that has served as the backdrop for two major international events: the 2005 World Junior Championships and the 2016 World Under-18 men’s tournament. It can seat up to 11,643 and includes a 10,000 sq. ft. weight room, 14 locker rooms and an extra Olympic-sized sheet of ice.NHL and North Dakota: Everything you need to know about the league’s possible returnAlong with Zajac, current NHLers include the Canucks’ Brock Boeser, the Capitals’ T.J. Oshie, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Zajac’s former Devils teammate Zach Parise. played their college hockey for UND at Engelstad Arena. Zajac, Oshie, Toews and former Devil Drew Stafford played on the school’s 2005 team that lost to the University of Denver in the championship game. Zajac earned WCHA All-Rookie Team and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team in 2005 and potted 86 points (38 goals, 48 assists) in 91 career games. “It’s a great college town,” said Zajac, who was nine shy of 1,000 NHL career games — all with the Devils — when the season was paused; New Jersey has 13 games remaining. “I think [my] two years there, we sold out every game, had great student sections, so it was a fun atmosphere.