Umphrey’s McGee & Marcus King Band Tear Up Columbus, OH [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Umphrey’s McGee | Express Live! | Columbus, OH | 2/1/2018 | Photo: Phierce Photo Photo: Keith Grinercenter_img Last night, Umphrey’s McGee hit Columbus, Ohio’s Express Live! ahead of the group’s two-night stand at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, over the weekend. With support from the quickly rising Marcus King Band, the show was a powerhouse from start to finish.Umphrey’s McGee’s high-octane performance saw the group in truly proper form, focusing on segueing through their songs with a standout energy. One major highlight of set one was “Professor Wormbog”, which saw Jake Cinninger perform on the keys and the band run through the group’s “turbo” ending of the song, which took on an almost punk-rock feel and was greatly accelerated. Another highlight of the show was Umphrey’s McGee’s rare encore of “Andy’s Last Beer”, marking the song’s first appearance in 2018 and fourth performance since June of 2016.During the show, the group also played Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” and teased a lot of fun covers, including The New Deal’s “Glide”, Weather Report’s “River People”, and the “Underworld Theme” from Super Mario, originally by Koji Kondo.You can check out photos from last night’s show below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Express Live! | Columbus, OH | 2/1/2018Set 1: Gurgle > Speak Up > In The Kitchen, Room to Breathe, Professor Wormbog[1] > Tribute to the Spinal Shaft[2] > In The KitchenSet 2: Looks, Domino Theory, Loose Ends > 1348, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, Syncopated Strangers[3], Hajimemashite > Miss Tinkle’s OvertureEncore: Soul Food I -> Andy’s Last Beerlast_img read more

Soeharto tops favorite Indonesian presidents survey: Indo Barometer

first_img“In the health sector, he was known for the establishment of the Puskesmas [community health centers], as well as the development of public housing complexes [Perumnas] across Indonesia. He was also relatively able to maintain the availability and price stability of important commodities.”He went on to say that Soeharto had left an indelible mark on the development of national infrastructures, such as roads, bridges and dams across.“However, freedom and democracy were lacking [under Soeharto],” Qodari said.Soeharto, a former Army general, ruled the country for 32 years before being forced to resign following massive protests and rioting in 1998. His New Order regime was marked by widespread corruption and political repression. Graft watchdog Transparency International ranks him as the most corrupt leader in history, estimating he embezzled between US$15 billion and $35 billion during his rule.Nevertheless, Soeharto remains popular in many circles of Indonesian society. T-shirts and other paraphernalia bearing a smiling portrait of the former president and the Javanese slogan Piye kabare, isih penak jamanku, tho? (Miss me, yet?) are still widely available for sale.Despite the Soeharto’s still favorable public reception, Qodari noted that his popularity had declined somewhat over the years, citing previous Indo Barometer polls.Around 32.9 percent of respondents surveyed in 2018 said Soeharto was their favorite president, while 36.5 percent had picked Soeharto in a similar poll held in 2011. (rfa)Topics : Late president Soeharto scored .4 percentage points higher than Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a survey of the country’s favorite presidents by Jakarta-based pollster Indo Barometer.Conducted from Jan. 9 to 15 involving 1,200 participants across 34 provinces, the survey found that 23.8 percent of respondents are most fond of Soeharto, followed by current president Jokowi with 23.4 percent of the vote and first president Sukarno with 23.3 percent.“Soeharto may be regarded as the most well-rounded president throughout the country’s history. In the education sector, for example, he is remembered as the founder of Inpres elementary schools,” Indo Barometer executive director M. Qodari said during a presentation in Jakarta on Sunday, referring to schools established in remote areas for children from low-income families.last_img read more