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‘Westworld’ Releases Soundtrack With Radiohead, Soundgarden, & More On Spotify [Listen]

first_imgWith its first season coming to a shocking end, HBO series Westworld starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachael Wood, and more, has released its extremely recognizable and modern soundtrack, composed by Ramin Djawadi (who also scores Game of Thrones).Throughout the season, Westworld featured versions of the Metallica‘s “Fade to Black,” Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun,” and multiple Radiohead songs, such as “No Surprises,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” “Motion Picture Soundtrack,” and “Exit Music (For a Film),” the latter of which was played in the final, culminating scene of the last episode, where….just kidding, we wouldn’t spoil it for you.Some versions could be heard on the player piano featured in the western-style saloon, or through acoustic guitars and percussion during the frontier landscape scenes, or in other electronic stylings when the show took us to the lab where the androids were being worked on by technicians. Whatever the case, Djawadi provided viewers with beautiful, stripped down arrangements very well-known songs.In an interview with Pitchfork, Djawadi explained the clear dichotomy between past and present in the show and musical arrangement, “You see the settings and the way people are dressed and even though you know it’s robots and it’s all made to be modern entertainment, you would think the people in control would make everything authentic, including whatever is played on that player piano. It would be from that time period. And when it’s not, it’s that subtle reminder that, ‘Wait, there is something not right. This is not real.’ It’s just such a powerful tool that only music can do.”Take a listen to the soundtrack below, via Spotify:[via Pitchfork]last_img read more

Del Piero in hospital with kidney stones

first_img The former Juventus and Italy star posted an image of himself on Instagram in the UCLA Emergency Department. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be SolvedCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World He was wearing a facemask, which worried some fans, but he quickly assured that it was just a precaution.“I still can’t believe something only 3mm small can hurt that much,” wrote Del Piero.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alessandro Del Piero is in hospital in Los Angeles, suffering from kidney stones. ‘I still can’t believe something 3mm small can hurt that much.’center_img Loading… Advertisementlast_img read more

Chief medical officer says NFL will be ‘flexible and adaptable’ after Anthony Fauci casts doubts over season

first_img“Make no mistake, this is no easy task. We will make adjustments as necessary to meet the public health environment as we prepare to play the 2020 season as scheduled with increased protocols and safety measures for all players, personnel, and attendees. We will be flexible and adaptable in this environment to adjust to the virus as needed.”One major obstacle for the NFL is dealing with the spread of the coronavirus within a sport that involves constant contact among humans. Sills acknowledged last month that with all the physical contact, there will be positive tests of COVID-19 among players. Both Fauci and Sills’ remarks came one day after Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson became the latest NFL player to test positive for the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci is not convinced there will be a 2020 NFL season the way it is currently scheduled with the coronavirus pandemic still prevalent.The NFL’s chief medical officer, however, says the league could alter the way it is planned.  Players are scheduled to arrive in training camps in another month, and the season is set to kick off on September 10, with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans.The season is then set to proceed with the normal travel schedule as all games are slated to take place in each team’s own stadiums without fans.Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is not sold on that plan. “Unless players are essentially in a bubble – insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day – it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Fauci said Thursday on CNN. “If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”MORE: What to know about the NFL and coronavirus in 2020The NBA is resuming with a “bubble” of 22 teams converging on the Walt Disney Resort near Orlando next month. All games will be played there, and the players will be tested regularly and must adhere to strict physical distancing and mask-wearing policies. NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills responded to Fauci’s comments later on Thursday, saying the league is addressing safety concerns and is open to changes. “Dr. Fauci has identified the important health and safety issues we and the NFL Players Association, together with our joint medical advisors, are addressing to mitigate the health risk to players, coaches, and other essential personnel,” Sills said in a statement. last_img read more

Organisers to blame for Bolt’s collapse – team-mates

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Usain Bolt’s dramatic and inglorious end to his top level career was the fault of world championship organisers, his furious team-mates claimed.The 30-year-old 100 metres and 200m world record-holder collapsed on the London Stadium track whilst anchoring Jamaica in the final of the 4x100m on Saturday as cramp gripped his leg.Bolt lay prone on the track but waved away the offer of a wheelchair and eventually, aided by his three team-mates, limped across the line before making a hasty exit — not the way the man who had won triple Olympic gold at the same stadium in 2012 would have wished his competitive career in championships to finish.But his team-mates complained that his problem was caused by organisers keeping the relay teams waiting in the cold before their race as several medal ceremonies were held.“I think they were holding us too long in the call room. The walk was too long. Usain was really cold. In fact Usain said to me, ‘Yohan, I think this is crazy. 40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run’,” said Yohan Blake, who branded the wait as “crazy”.“We kept warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting,” added the 2011 100m world champion, who also won Olympic relay gold in 2012 and 2016 with Bolt.“I think it got the better of us. We were over warm.“To see a true legend, a true champion go out there and struggling like that.“The race was 10 minutes late and we were kept 40 minutes.”Bolt may not have led Jamaica to a glorious finale anyway, though, as he took the baton well behind eventual winners Great Britain and the US. Share on: WhatsApp But Jamaica’s 110m hurdles world champion Omar McLeod — who ran the first leg — likewise pointed the finger at organisers for denying his country’s greatest star a more fitting swansong.“It’s heart wrenching,” said McLeod, who is also the Olympic champion.“It was ridiculous man, we were there around 45 minutes waiting outside, I think they had three medal ceremonies before we went out so we were really trying our hardest to stay warm and keep upbeat.“But it was ridiculous. We waited a really long time. I drank like two bottles of water.”Their criticism echoed that of Justin Gatlin, who led an American 1-2 alongside team-mate Christian Coleman to deny Bolt a farewell gold in the individual 100m.“I think it was the elements. I am sorry he got this injury. He is still the best in the world,” said Gatlin.“It was a recipe. I don’t want to say this, I understand we need to be ready early, but I think we took our clothes off a little too early.“It’s a little chilly in here so I think that’s where the cramp came from. That’s what he suffered with. He was running out there cold.”Despite his relatively unsuccessful championships — in which he will exit with just a single bronze medal — Bolt will still be accorded a final lap of honour in a tribute ceremony before the curtain comes down on the world championships later on Sunday.last_img read more

LVR Grad Sean Denison still shining on European courts

first_imgThis season we’ve had quite a few and it’s been frustrating since now we’re fighting for sixth, seventh or eighth seed play off spot. I think if we had this current roster from preseason until now we would be in a much stronger position going into the home stretch of the season.We’re finally starting to gel and acquire a play style of our own and thankfully with these new players it’s oriented around fast break, which I love to play.TND: How’s the food? Do you like it? Had any Bratwurst lately?S.D.: I like the food here a lot. There’s more fried food than Turkey but the food is definitely closer to home in taste and flavors.The wurst is best over here. I especially like the Weisswurst, a Bavarian breakfast sausage they serve with sweet mustard. There are also lots of good cheeses over here that we’re going to miss when we return home. TND: You had a tryout with the San Antonio Spurs during the summer in Vegas. How did the tryout go? Will you give it another go this summer or are you resigned to keep playing across the big pond?S.D.: The tryout with the Spurs was a great experience and it’s something I’d definitely do again given the chance. Playing in the summer league was a good way to gauge how well I compare with the up and coming athletes in the NBA and made me realize what I need to work on to get to that level.The Spurs’ program fits well with my play style as well as our team was focused on defence, fast break and team basketball and it was something we really bought in to and it showed as I think we won every game by a considerable margin. Simply put it was just good basketball played at a high level and it was something I thoroughly enjoyed. TND: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is in the middle of the pack. Is the team ready for one last push for playoffs? S.D.:  The top eight teams play off (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7 etc) and we’re making a push for the sixth spot.Right now we’re in seventh and if we play well in these last few games I think we have a good chance of making sixth. We’re two games behind the sixth place team, a derby team in a nearby city and we play them at their place so it will be a really big game, I’m excited for it. TND: This is the 10-year anniversary of the LVR Jr’s going 38-0 to win the B.C. Jr. Boys title in Nanaimo. Do you have any memories from that season?S.D.: I think of that season all the time. When I’m swapping stories with other players about previous teams or coaches I always tell them about that season. I tell them that my favorite coach of all time . . . who got us every game ready to run through walls for him.He was, and still is, a very motivational person and that team had such a high level of confidence we knew we were going to win every game we played.To me, the most important thing in basketball (or any sport) is confidence and he inspired us to play together and for each other and we were ready to leave it all on the court every time we played.Combined with the fact we had a great group of talented players who played together any chance we got outside of practice and very supportive parents who did all they could to make sure we were successful, that year was definitely special. It’s been a long time since Sean Denison skateboarded down the hallways of Trafalgar Junior and L.V. Rogers High Schools.The year was 1999 when Denison, 25, led a young, wet-behind-the-ears group of hoopsters to the B.C. Juvenile Basketball Championship in Richmond.Coach Lorne Wuori & Company made it look easy, throttling W.J. Mouat of Abbotsford by a wide 20-plus point margin.That’s right a team from the Kootenay schooling those Lower Mainlanders for the provincial title.In 2000 Denison, Phelan, Red, Pepp, Blair and Marty, under the guidance of skipper Blair D’Andrea did the unthinkable, going 38-0 . . . that’s right undefeated to win the B.C. Junior Boy’s High School Basketball Championship.Once again the victory in the final was by a wide margin.After high school, where LVR Bombers enjoyed its best finish at the AAA boy’s basketball tournament — a fourth-place showing — the son of Joy Butula and John Denison earned a full-ride scholarship to Santa Clara when he spent four solid seasons playing NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball with the Broncos.And there was also a few stops playing internationally with Canadian National Junior Men’s Teams.Now, after a few seasons playing professional basketball in Turkey, Denison, wife Trisha and son Wyatt are now in Germany chowing down a few bratwurst playing in the Bundesliga with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven basketball team.Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is located in Bremer, a city of more than 540,000 people located 330 kilometers north of Frankfurt and 94 km south of Hamburg.The 6’11”, 245-pound power forward is averaging eight points and four rebounds in 30 games for the 17-14 squad, now seventh in Bundesliga standings after four straight wins — one of those wins coming against Bayreuth where Denison checked in with a season-high 21 points and five rebounds.Recently The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr had a chance to check in with the LVR Bomber grad to see what life is like playing in Germany.The Nelson Daily: What’s it like playing in Germany (talk about individual play, points, playing time, any injuries . . . is German League a higher level than Turkey) in comparison to you two previous seasons in Turkey?Sean Denison: The German League is much different than the Turkish league.I was having a tough time early in the season because they let you play a lot more physical in the Turkish league, especially in the post. Lots of the tricks I learned to keep players off balance or out of the key I can’t do as aggressively as I could in Turkey and as a result I was getting into foul trouble early in games which was affecting my playing time.I think overall, the German league has better teams across the board (as a result of having 6+ Americans on each team) but Turkey has better top teams (much bigger budgets). TND: How’s the season going in Bremerhaven?S.D.: The season has been very up and down but we have been steadying and playing more consistently now that we have finally stopped trading players. This year our team has been plagued with injuries, especially on the point guard position.I think including preseason players we had on tryout, we have gone through seven point guards. It’s hard to play and gel as a team when the key player for keeping the team organized during the game is always changing and it showed throughout the season.Every season every team has one or two games where they say, “Oh man, we should have won that game” and typically those games come back to bite you.last_img read more