Spiritual Rez Sing Of Love, Life & Marijuana On New Album “Setting In The West”

first_imgSpiritual Rez have released a new album called Setting In The West. The ten-song effort showcases the band’s musical diversity and relatable lyrics while maintaining the quintessential reggae vibes that they’ve come to be known for.Check out the full album stream here, and follow along with our recap of some of the album’s highlights.Setting In The West kicks off with “Sober”, a slow and plodding tune that showcases the mind of a drunk party-goer who meets the girl of his dreams. The lyrics openly wonder whether this love will last in the morning, once both parties have sobered up, showcasing a reflective attitude that permeates through the EP. “Red Room” is an uplifting tune that features typical, stress-free reggae vibes, advising the listener to “do it right you can’t rewind”. Life is short, and “Red Room” acts as the ultimate reminder to live life to the fullest and happiest. A guest verse by Duddy B of the Dirty Heads rounds things out with a spot-on guest appearance on the track.“Together Always” is a more personal love song, with vocalist Toft Willingham lamenting the stress of going on tour and leaving a jealous significant other at home. The song acts as a reassurance to the jealous lover, discussing the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship while on tour. The lyrics express the strong feelings that the protagonist has for his true love, the girl with a “golden heart” who is waiting for him at home. Vocalist HIRIE adds to the track by playing the role of the lonely girlfriend, providing harmonies and reciprocating the dedication that is on display in the song’s earlier verses.“Square Grouper” is a funky song about finding a large quantity of marijuana in the waters of Florida and profiting from this lucky discovery. For the uninitiated, a “Square Grouper” is a bale of Marijuana that has fallen overboard from a smuggling ship or thrown out of a smuggling plane (the term was coined by the US Coast Guard). In the end, the song tells a tale of wishful thinking, with Willingham singing about taking the risk to search for a “square grouper”, and the hope of becoming a rich man by selling the bounty. While the lyrics are playful, the song tells a vivid tale of desire and fantasy.In the end, this album accomplishes exactly what Spiritual Rez has set out to achieve. Setting In The West is a funky album that tells introspective tales about the search for love, peace, success, and tranquility, all while managing to make these topics fun, relatable, and danceable.last_img read more

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As MLB trade deadline approaches, Dodgers find a muddled market

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “And while we’d love to have a completely flawless team where we didn’t feel like we needed to engage with the other teams, that’s not the case – and I guess it probably never will be where you just don’t feel you couldn’t do something to make yourself better in July. But there are certainly players that we feel like adding them will help us in our pursuit of winning a world championship and that’s what we’re working towards.”Friedman insists that list is not limited to relievers. But the Dodgers’ need seems more obvious this year than previous deadlines.The offense, starting pitching and defense (even with a recent glut of errors) all rank near the top in most statistical categories. But the bullpen ERA of 4.07 is 10th in the majors and their 19 blown saves are second only to the New York Mets. Since 2011, only one team has made the World Series with a bullpen that posted an ERA over 4.00 during the regular season – the 2017 Houston Astros (4.27).Still, the need in the bullpen might not be as great as viscerally felt on nights like Saturday when a quartet of relievers blew a five-run lead against the Miami Marlins.“I agree,” Friedman says. “I think there’s an emotional aspect to if a bullpen doesn’t do its job on a particular night. But so much of our focus is on, if we’re fortunate enough to get into October what will our bullpen look like? Who are those guys and how do they match up against different sides? Those aren’t always the same things.”Three of the four relievers – Caleb Ferguson, J.T. Chargois and Yimi Garcia – who pitched during that eighth-inning disaster Saturday are not likely to be part of the Dodgers’ October bullpen. Kenley Jansen, a resurgent Joe Kelly, Pedro Baez, Kenta Maeda and Julio Urias are.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Many in that group have to decide how much they are willing to expend in pursuit of a one-game reward – the wild-card, play-in game.Complicating matters for the Dodgers, a good segment of the clear group of buyers are, like them, looking to bolster their bullpen. The combination is driving up the asking prices for the limited number of relievers like Detroit’s Shane Greene, Pittsburgh’s Felipe Vazquez, Kansas City’s Jake Diekman, Cincinnati’s Amir Garrett or San Francisco’s Will Smith potentially available.The Dodgers have addressed their midseason needs in past years without parting with their best prospects – players like Walker Buehler, Cody Bellinger and Dustin May. This year’s market will make it difficult to land any of the top targets without including a top-level prospect such as Keibert Ruiz, Gavin Lux or Tony Gonsolin in the package.Supply, meet demand.“I would argue we’ve traded more prospects than any team in baseball the past four years,” Friedman says, referring to trades that brought in Machado (2018), Yu Darvish (2017), Rich Hill and Josh Reddick (2016) at post-July deadlines.center_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start LOS ANGELES — A year ago at this time, Manny Machado was already in the Dodgers’ lineup.With this year’s midseason trade deadline just more than a week away, though, the trade market has become a crowd of ‘mall walkers,’ milling about and waiting for the stores to open – without knowing which ones might not open at all.“This is the strangest market that I can remember,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says. “Just with the number of teams seemingly in it, within five games of a playoff spot. I’ve had way more conversations with teams that are more on the fence and haven’t decided if they’re going to be on the buy side or the sell side.”Indeed, going into Monday’s games, 20 teams were within 5½ games of a playoff spot. That group includes teams that didn’t expect to be there (the San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers, for example) and others that have to question whether the numbers reflect actual contention, momentary helium in the standings thanks to a hot streak or favorable scheduling or just inclusion in mediocrity (such as the sub-.500 Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres). Ideally, supplementing that group would mean adding a lefty. Injuries have taken Tony Cingrani and Scott Alexander out of the bullpen mix. Alexander, Caleb Ferguson and Zac Rosscup have combined for a 5.28 ERA and 1.87 WHIP with nine home runs allowed in 44-1/3 innings this season.“Yeah, I think a guy that we feel profiles really well against a left-handed hitter in October is the most obvious fit for us,” Friedman says. “It doesn’t have to be left-hander in that we don’t limit our search to just left-handed relievers. It’s hard enough to line up on trades, even more so when you have very few targets. So a right-handed pitcher who matches up really well against a left-handed hitter and is more balanced fits as well.”With a roster that has already produced the best record in baseball, the room for improvement is appropriately narrow.“We are working feverishly, just like the other 29 teams right now, to do everything in our power to add and augment this group of guys that we have a very high level of belief in – meaning our 25-man roster really and our 40-man roster,” Friedman said. “So any way we can improve we’re going to be as aggressive to improve as we have in the past.” Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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Hyundai Fun Park -Cheering Props, Candies and Balloons at the Promotional Stand of Sarajevo City

first_imgPromotional stand of Sarajevo City, where citizens and the youngest fans of “Dragons” will receive cheering props, candies, balloons will be set tomorrow at the “Hyundai Fun Park in front of BBI.Sarajevo City as the sponsor of “Hyundai Fun Park” invites all the citizens and guests to socialize and cheer before the match of B&H at the World Cup in Brazil against Nigeria.”Hyundai Fun Park” will be open every day until the end of World Cup until late evening hours, meaning until the end of match transmission.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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