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Gregg Allman’s Actual Blood Was Used To Paint Album Art For Posthumous LP ‘Southern Blood’

first_imgGregg Allman’s posthumous final album, Southern Blood, will be released Friday, September 7th, and those who purchase the album’s deluxe package and first run of the vinyl will receive a very significant portrait print of Gregg. Before his death earlier this year, Allman and his daughter, Layla Brooklyn, commissioned an odd painting from lauded surrealist painter Vincent Castiglia.Gregg Allman Delivers Emotional Farewell On ‘Southern Blood’According to Yahoo Music, in a deal conceived by Brooklyn and sealed on December 24th, 2015, Gregg Allman, recruited Castiglia to paint a portrait of him–using his blood, and the blood of his children, as the paint–as album art for his latest album, Southern Blood. Castiglia quickly agreed, unaware that Allman would pass away before the painting was completed. Notes Castiglia, “This is the single most important work I’ve ever painted, for two of the loveliest people I’ve had the opportunity to connect with in this life.”Brooklyn described the process behind Southern Blood (both the album a the painting) after hearing that Castiglia had painted a portrait with his own blood:  “A few years ago, I invited him to the studio when my metal band was tracking sessions for a record that I didn’t end up releasing. Upon listening to the early stages of my father’s Muscle Shoals sessions, I knew [the blood portrait concept] was a perfect visual representation for what would be my father’s last body of work on many levels.Gregg Allman’s Farewell Album Is Now Available For Stream“I suggested to my father he send Vincent vials of his own blood to save for his yet-to-be titled record. He did it, and nearly a year later, the title Southern Blood popped into my head to tie it all together. The story, the music, the painting and my dad’s fight to keep playing music when he became ill represent his dedication, passion and contribution, not only in metaphorically giving his blood to the fans for decades, but literally.”You can watch a time-lapse video of the creation of the painting here. [h/t – Yahoo Music]last_img read more

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill does not face charges in child abuse probe, report says

first_imgCommissioner Roger Goodell announced in May that the league planned to interview Hill after a case involving Child Protection Services is resolved. The status of that case is unavailable.Hill caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Chiefs last season. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe had already said April 25 he would not pursue charges against Hill. He said even though he believed that a crime had been committed, he couldn’t prove who did it.In an email to the Star on Friday, Howe said he stands by those comments. However, Howe did not address whether the investigation had ever been reopened. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said in late April that a criminal investigation into the incident had been reopened.“It is not an active investigation,” Howe said in the email. “As in any case, if we receive additional evidence we reevaluate.”Hill and the child’s mother, Crystal Espinal, Hill’s fiancee, reportedly temporarily lost custody of the child.The Chiefs suspended Hill for the “foreseeable future” in April after an audio recording surfaced of Hill allegedly threatening Espinal.Hill issued a statement that month saying he was “innocent of any crime.” His attorney, Trey Pettlon, told the Star the criminal case had been closed for a while.“It’s my understanding the criminal investigation has been closed for quite some time now and obviously there’s been some misinformation about that, but it is closed,” Pettlon said.However, Hill still faces possible punishment from the NFL. Prosecutors say the child abuse probe involving Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill is “not an active investigation,” meaning he faces no charges, the Kansas City Star reported Friday.The wide receiver had been the subject of an investigation following an alleged incident in March in which his 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Signs Bills on School Bus Safety, Bear Poaching

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 21 bills, including measures intended at improving school bus safety and preventing bear poaching.The school bus safety bill (HB 37) will increase penalties for motorists who do not follow traffic rules when buses are stopped to load and unload children.It would increase the minimum penalty from $100 to $200 for drivers who fail to stop for school buses. In addition, the law would double the minimum penalty from $200 to $400 for motorists who pass stopped school buses on the side where children enter and exit.“This bill is a step in the right direction,” Republican House sponsor Ardian Zika, of Land O’ Lakes, said before the House approved the measure last February. “Today, we are sending a loud and clear message that the Florida House of Representatives stands by the safety of our children and our communities.” However, Democratic Rep. Joe Geller, of Aventura, said he was “reluctantly” supporting the bill, as he believes the proposed fines are too high.“We’re fining someone up to $400 because they look away for a second, maybe because their kids are fighting in the backseat, and they don’t see that they’re passing a school bus that’s stopped,” Geller said in February. “That’s just too high. It’s just too much money to be charging for what is likely to be an inadvertent mistake.”Another bill signed by Gov. DeSantis (HB 327) seeks to stop poaching of black bears. It is a practice that stems partially from killing the animals for their gallbladders. Bear bile, which is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, can bring hundreds or thousands of dollars on the black market, where it is promoted as a cure for numerous illnesses.The governor is also in the process of signing the upcoming year’s $93.2 billion budget.last_img read more

Watch: A brilliant rap constructed using only football player puns!

first_imgImage Courtesy: YouTube(Lucca Libera)Advertisement 4yu081NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5b4glcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4jd0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) fdd8Would you ever consider trying this?😱qc6Can your students do this? 🌚12uo0kpRoller skating! Powered by Firework A football fan named Lucca Della Libera has constructed a rap song by creatively making use of the names of football players, clubs and several terms associated with the game, and the end product is amazing!Advertisement Image Courtesy: YouTube(Lucca Libera)The creator goes by his YouTube channel name Lucca Libera, posted the video of the song on 10th September 2019. Till now it only has 124 views but is expected to go viral due to Reddit, as posted on r/soccer by u/ldl351. Check out the catchy track below-Advertisement The song is intended to be a parody of the original hip hop track named ‘Sports‘ by American rapper Lil Dicky, where he did the same using the names of various sportspersons across different fields apart from football.“He never mentioned soccer, and it only took me 5 years to respond.” Lucca’s video description reveals the main intention behind the work.Advertisement The video, 1:48 minutes in length, shows Libera rapping alongside pictures of the players or teams he is referring to, appearing on the screen gradually.Starting with the line “It’s a Cole-Cole world” – a reference to former Chelsea winger Joe Cole, the song also cites on another Blues legend Petr Cech – “You better Cech yourself”, Liverpool legend Daniel Agger – ‘Got the moves like Agger’, and Juventus star Miralem Pjanic with the line “I don’t wanna Pjanic at the disco” and so on.The video ends with the line ‘Part 2 coming soon’, indicating Libera will be releasing a sequel.     ALSO READ:Watch: Callum Hudson-Odoi’s brilliant solo goal against Liverpool Advertisementlast_img read more