The band has made no official comment on this Da Vinci Code-esque labyrinth of clues, but it comes as part of a series of mysterious posts on the bands social media over the past couple days.Meanwhile, Pearl Jam has no shows scheduled until the band begins a month-long tour of Europe with a concert at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany June 23rd. Tickets and a full list of dates are available through the band’s website. Pearl Jam released a cryptic social-media post that features an interactive map with markers around the world at precise latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates.Related: Watch Eddie Vedder’s Meta Rendition Of Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Track “Maybe It’s Time” [Video]The grunge-rock mainstay made the post across their social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook. The Instagram post is not interactive, but is a video that pans across a map of the world showing small flame-like markers in Australia, North and South America, and Europe while ambient, ominous music plays in the background. Fans are directed to click the link in the band’s bio, which takes users to their official website where the map is interactive.Here is the part where one would expect to click on the markers and be taken to Madison Square Garden or Wembley Arena. Rather, the markers are exact latitudes and longitudes in unassuming locations in Toronto, New York City, the band’s native Seattle, Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, Santiago, Sydney, London, Paris, and Berlin. See the original Pearl Jam map post below. Users are also prompted to use a Pearl Jam camera effect through Facebook or Instagram. Once enabled, you are directed to “find this image” of a glacier with Pearl Jam written in red cursive above it, and take a picture using the camera effect. After some digging, the same glacier photo could be found on the @PearlJamHolland Twitter account. When users take a picture of the image with the camera effect, they will hear a continuation of the ambient music heard in the background of the Instagram post. This music, while sounding similar, is unique and also building in volume and tempo as sound effects of ice crushing ensue. It’s worth noting that none of the locations on the interactive map were in Holland.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWe’ve all seen some ‘cool’ cars in our day, but this is ridiculous.Last week, Montréal-based artist and prankster Simon Laprise decided to confound his community by sculpting a parked car entirely out of snow.The wintery automobile was so convincing, local police officers were about to ticket it when they realized that they had been bamboozled.Instead, the cops left a note reading “You made our night!!!” to which Laprise responded on social media by saying: “No, no, you made my night!”Check out his collection of photos below…Click To Share The Cool Story With Your Friends – Photos by Simon Laprise DesignsRELATED: Sympathetic Cops Cut Some Slack For Overzealous Family Toting Massive Christmas TreeAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
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The outlook now is merely for weaker growth, not meltdown, he said in a speech last night to the Leicester Chamber of Commerce.Sentance’s remarks suggest the MPC remains deeply divided over whether a near-term move to cut rates is needed to prevent the economy from sliding deep into recession. The speech contradicts the views of fellow MPC member Sir John Gieve, who earlier this week warned ‘we must be careful not to underestimate the deflationary consequences of the credit crisis’, which prompted speculation a rate cut might be coming.Sentance set out a robust defence of the MPC’s approach to fighting inflation and sought to counter critics who have cast it as overly concerned with controlling prices. He noted that press commentary occasionally portrayed the MPC as, ‘inflation nutters’. Financial Times
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Walter LegerLeger will serve a five-year term on the seven-member board, succeeding Arnold Baker.The port commissioners also serve as directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Corporation (NOPB), a Port NOLA subsidiary.www.portnola.com
AT A MEETING of the UIC General Assembly in Montréal last month, the return to membership of Russian Railways after an absence of 58 years was approved unanimously. A series of joint ’technical discussions’ will now take place, leading to full membership for RZD in about a year.UIC Chairman Benedikt Weibel described the return of RZD as ’a prime example of the spirit of the October 2005 Delhi Declaration, which set out to transform UIC into a real worldwide organisation’.The General Assembly also approved a new two-level governance structure. At the global level, the Executive Board membership has been increased and balanced between the world’s railway regions. Five Regional Assemblies will cover Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. These will have ’a large degree of autonomy, with permanent support on hand from a regional support unit’.
USA: Short line group Ironhorse Resources has acquired the Sequatchie Valley Railroad and the Walking Horse & Eastern Railroad in Tennessee, which are to be renamed as the Sequatchie Valley Switching Co and the Walking Horse Railroad.The 18 km Sequatchie Valley Switching Co serves south central Tennessee from a connection with CSX at Bridgeport, Alabama. The 13 km Walking Horse Railroad connects with CSX at Wartrace. ‘As we’ve continued to pursue growth and acquisitions throughout our franchise, we have specifically targeted growth in Tennesse to bolster our operational efficiencies and marketing presence in the region’, said IHR President Matt Cundiff on April 8. ‘The addition of SQSC and WHRR will add diversification to our commodity base, increase our relationship with CSX, and additionally provide the ability to market industrial sites available on both railroads and rail connectivity to the Tennessee River.’
After a relatively quiet few months, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for country music, with plenty of new album announcements and single releases to back them up. This week has been particularly strong on that front, with new releases from the likes of Brantley Gilbert, Riley Green, The Highwomen, Luke Combs and American Young among others.However, the clear winner this week was Kendell Marvel’s Hard Time With The Truth. It’s the first release from his upcoming second album, Solid Gold Sounds, which is due out on 11th October and is the follow-up to 2018’s Lowdown And Lonesome.Take a listen to the track below:The song starts off with a melodic, picked acoustic guitar line before the heavy, pulsing drumbeat kicks in. Marvel’s deep, gravelly vocals are layered over weighty piano chords on the verses, with a measured approach that stops the song from feeling too melodramatic. The quivering strings add to the layers of instrumentation which build up towards a hard rock-influenced chorus, with a wailing electric guitar riff backing Marvel’s powerful belt. You can really feel the conviction in his voice as he sings and he fills the song with raw emotion.However, what really stands out to me are the lyrics, which see Marvel telling a former partner that he’s fallen out of love with her – or perhaps never really loved her at all. There’s a frank, confessional nature to the song as Marvel confronts the reality of his relationship, not only with his ex but also with himself, as he sings ‘When I look into the mirror/Sometimes I don’t like what I see/It’s like I’m looking at the devil/Staring right straight back at me’. It’s definitely a twist on your standard country break-up song and there’s something about that I find really refreshing and authentic. I also really like the wordplay in the chorus – ‘It ain’t that I don’t like lyin’ next to you/Just always had a hard time with the truth’.Hard Time With The Truth is an atmospheric song which draws on blues and classic Southern rock influences and has plenty of dramatic flair, as well as showcasing Marvel’s distinctive vocals. He won over plenty of fans with his first album and on tour in the UK last year, when he supported Brothers Osborne. Based on this evidence, we’re in for another record that delivers more of the same – and should gain him a new audience to boot.Honorable MentionMidland seem to always be the bridesmaid and never the bride in our Song of the Week picks, but they’re still putting out consistently good tracks ahead of their sophomore album, Let It Roll, released later this month. The latest of these is Cheatin’ Songs, which does exactly what it says on the tin.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Sung from the perspective of a man whose wife is having an affair, it’s a classic country tune that sounds like ‘something circa 1973′ (to quote the lyrics), in the vein of Drinkin’ Problem and Burn Out from their debut album. What really surprised me about it though was Mark Wystrach’s delivery – his smooth vocals glide effortlessly over the melody and on the surface come across as quite wry and knowing, but there’s an uncertainty about it that brings the emotion of the song through in contrast to the deceptive, laid-back melody of the song. It’s definitely the best track they’ve put out from Let It Roll so far and is making me very keen to see what they’ve got in store on the rest of the album.
Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two police officers in what they have described as a “suspected murder suicide incident” on Sunday.In a statement, the police said they were called to an apartment in Champ Fleurs, east of here on Sunday after residents heard “sounds of explosions” coming from the apartment.They said on arrival they discovered the bodies of Woman police Officer Raquel Kipps and Police Constable Michael Youksee on the floor in a bedroom with “appeared to be gunshot wounds to their heads”.They said that while the police woman died at the scene, her male relative was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he succumbed to his injuries.Police said they recovered one firearm from the scene and that the probe into the incident is being led by a senior police officer.