Counterculture icon and peace activist Wavy Gravy celebrated his 80th birthday last night at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The party featured performances from Bay-area natives ALO, Steve Kimock and Friends, and the Doobie Decibel System Duo. With Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney) seated at the side of the stage, each act played a full set, with ALO’s set featuring sit-ins from bassist Bobby Vega and Kimock. The guitarist joined Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and David Brogan on the band’s original track “Barbeque” which segued into Prince “1999” and back into “Barbeque”. As always, ALO put their own unique spin on the song and provided the party atmosphere.Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]All proceeds from the event benefited the Seva Foundation‘s blindness prevention programs around the world. Check out ALO w/ Steve Kimock below, courtesy of bmwmunk:[via Jambase]
The Harvard men’s basketball team play Monmouth tonight in a nonconference matchup at 7 p.m., hot on the heels of their win against Dartmouth in the Crimson’s Ivy League opener before a sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion on Jan. 7. The team will next take on George Washington University in a sold-out game on Jan. 14.Oliver McNally ’12 tallied a season-high 17 points against Dartmouth, draining three of four shots from beyond the arc, leading the No. 21/22 Harvard men’s basketball team to a 63-47 win.The victory pushes Harvard’s overall record to 13-2 (1-0 Ivy), while Dartmouth slips to 3-13 (0-1). Harvard also extends its home win streak to 22. The Crimson hit eight of 20 treys on the day (.400) and held a 28-27 advantage on the boards. Kyle Casey ’13 added 10 points on three of four shooting and six boards, while Keith Wright ’12 contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Laurent Rivard ’14 buried three triples, finishing with nine points. Dartmouth had only one steal and no blocked shots, while the Crimson had three rejections and nine steals.Live video of tonight’s game will be available with a subscription at GoMUHawks.com. WHRB’s Charlie Hobbs will have the audio call on GoCrimson.com. Live statistics will also be available for the game at GoCrimson.com.Read the full story on GoCrimson.com.
The UK High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Matthew Johnson is upbeat about Ghana’s chances of beating England in Tuesday’s historic clash at the Wembley Stadium in London.He told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah that he was “very excited” by the international friendly encounter, which he said has been “long awaited”. He was emphatic the game “won’t be a draw”.“Genuinely, I think Ghana is going to come up on top,” Mr Johnson stressed, denying any traces of making diplomatic pronouncements.He said the people of England consider the Black Stars’ match against the Three Lions as very important, saying the venue for the game speaks volumes of its relevance.Matthew Johnson hoped it would have a “tremendous impact” there because football is the “number one sport” in the UK.However, the High Commissioner was not happy about the release of five key players from the England squad that would play Ghana today, which he said may affect the quality of the game which is highly anticipated. Even though the England manager has defended his decision, former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah says that was disrespectful, the BBC reported.England coach Fabio Capello has suggested he will change his entire starting XI for Tuesday’s home match, after releasing Captain John Terry and fellow defenders Ashley Cole and Michael Dawson, midfielder Frank Lampard as well as striker Wayne Rooney to their respective clubs.Matthew Johnson hoped the Black Stars would take advantage of the absence of these players to wallop his home country.“I am surprised [at] the release from the England side; so many of the England players. I would rather say they are going to play into Ghana’s hand.”Meanwhile Joy FM’s Sports Editor, speaking from London, said the mood in England is “cool” with little talk about the match. “May be it is a way of saying, ok, let’s take it easy against Ghana,” he remarked.He said generally people, including the Ghanaian players, are not happy about the release lessening the competitiveness of the match.The kick-off is 1900 GMT.Story by Isaac Essel/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana