April 15, 2021

Lettuce’s Adam Smirnoff Is The Funkiest Guest DJ On Sirius XM’s Jam On [Full Audio]

first_imgWith their funky festival just days away, Lettuce is building up some serious anticipation for what is sure to be a great event. In preparation for the Lettuce-hosted Fool’s Paradise festivities, which run from April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL, the band’s guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff hit the SiriusXM Jam On studios to spin some of his favorite tunes.Break Science Brings The Funk For Live Band Session In The Jam ON Studio [Full Audio]Listen up for Shmeeans’ favorite artists, influencing from Miles Davis, Tower of Power, to Col. Bruce Hampton, as well as some hypothetical Phish inspiration for “2001,” which he says must have come from the 70s arrangement “Also Sprach” by Deodado. After giving it a listen, we’re sure he’s right! Enjoy the next two hours with all derivatives of funk:Full tracklisting of Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff DJ sesion for SiriusXM Jam On:Tower of Power – Oakland Stroke (:52 version) VOICE TRACKLettuce – Madison Square 2/14/16 Aretha Franklin – Love the One you’re With (live at the fillmore west) VOICE TRACKCol. Bruce Hampton – Basically Frightened Jeff Beck – Come Dancing Lettuce – Remember The Children 2/3/16 Missoula, MT VOICE TRACKTower of Power – Knock Yourself Out (live and in living color) VOICE TRACKNigel Hall – Try, Try, Try (ladies and gentlemen, Nigel Hall) 4minMiles Davis – Black Satin/What If/Agharta Prelude Dub (Panthalassa) VOICE TRACKDeodado – Also Sprach Zarathustra 9minBreak Science – Android Love VOICE TRACKParliament – Dr. Funkenstein (Live PFunk Earth Tour) Lettuce – The Lobbyist 2/3/16 Missoula, MT 5VOICE TRACKTower of Power – Oakland Stroke (1:56 version)More information about Lettuce’s festival Fool’s Paradise, which features GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power and more, can be found here. Don’t miss out!last_img read more

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Units snapped up by local retiree downsizers in Sinnamon Park

first_imgRosemount Retirement Community has launched to market with 50 per cent of apartments and the four penthouses already sold.THE penthouses have been snapped up and more than 50 per cent of stage one has sold, at Wesley Mission Queensland’s newest over 65s development. Rosemount Retirement Community will be built over two stages, with stage one — the seven Storey 70 apartment Madden due for completion in early 2019, and the four storey 65 apartment Tynan set to follow.A village green will separate the two buildings, with residents also enjoying resort style amenities such as an outdoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, cafe, library, lounge area and cinema.Wesley Mission Queensland Retirement Living sales and marketing manager Jenny Horne said local downsizers were the main buyers getting in early.“The majority of buyers are downsizing from their family homes,” Ms Horne said. “They are locals not wanting to leave the area but wanting a lifestyle where they don’t have big yards and swimming pools to look after or big houses to clean, but still want the lifestyle and facilities with reasonably large apartments.”The one, two and three-bedroom apartments have secure undercover car parking, lift access, 24hr emergency call system, ample storage, reverse cycle air conditioning and most have a study area.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoCity glimpses from the top floor apartments at Rosemount Retirement Community in Sinnamon Park.Ms Horne said one of the biggest benefits to moving into a retirement community was being part of a friendly environment.“You often find that people live in a suburb for 40 or 50 years, their kids grow up in that area and they know all of their neighbours, but then gradually the neighbours start moving away until one day they find they’re left in a community not knowing anyone around them,” she said.“Moving into a retirement community you get to make lots of new friends and you’re living in a community of like-minded and like-aged people.”Ms Horne said it was better to move into a retirement community when you were still young enough to get the most enjoyment out of the facilities.The Rosemount community will be co-located with Wesley Mission Queensland’s Sinnamon Village residential aged care communities and wellness centre, giving residents the ability to age in place.“This is great for couples,” Ms Horne said, “as one might need to move to residential aged care before the other one and they conveniently living within walking distance and can visit their partner everyday if they like.”Apartment prices start at $385,500, with construction expected to kick off in September.last_img read more

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Business leaders explained how design has evolved beyond aesthetics at Fortunes Brainstorm

first_img Sponsored Content Making Technology Accessible to Everyone, Everywhere Design is becoming an integral part of the success of nearly every company. The conversation is no longer solely about aesthetics, but rather how to design products and systems to aid with digital transformation, address big ethical concerns of a company’s technology, and evolve legacy systems and processes.That was the general consensus at a breakout session at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference on Tuesday in Aspen, Colo., where business leaders discussed key strategies for companies that aim to design their way to innovation. Here are five tips to help businesses with creating a design strategy:1. Focus on the Purpose Oftentimes companies, especially startups, overthink design and end up with a list of 30 items they think will help them with an innovative product or disrupt a market. But that strategy actually muddles what the company eventually communicates to its market, making it confusing and less attractive to consumers. “A lot of it is getting back to the basics,” JB Osborne, CEO of brand design company Red Antler, said during the session. “Who are you speaking to and why do they care?”The most effective design strategies focus on the purpose of the product and make sure that all teams and efforts work to accomplish the main goal, Osborne said. David DeWolf, CEO of software development firm 3Pillar Global, said his company takes the same approach when developing products for clients.“Where we start is, ‘What’s the outcome you’re driving?” he said. “Make sure all are working toward the same thing and not working in silos.”2. Feedback Cycles Are CriticalA company needs to constantly be getting feedback from its customers on the direction it’s headed. Is the new product working? Does it have glitches? Is it a good user experience?All of those answers should be considered as the company continues to tweak its product, experts said. And companies should be ready to pivot at any moment if the direction they are headed appears to be problematic. On the flip side, customer feedback shouldn’t be the end all, be all, said DeWolf. While having a feedback loop is critical to the development of innovative products, companies should also be guided by the business objective.“A lot of companies fail if they only listen to customers and what they want versus what they need and would be willing to pay for,” he said. 3. Think Horizontally, Not VerticallyIf a company is working on a product in silos, chances are the overall experience will be negatively impacted. It’s a common mistake, business leaders said, especially because software developers typically like to specialize, working on one part of the product and being held accountable for just one piece. But measuring the success of a user’s experience can’t be broken down into parts. John Foreman, senior vice president of product at Mailchimp, said it took years for his team to make the switch. But now that it has, the company is reaping the reward.The company had to change its metrics to evaluate the entire experience, including where customers were typically opting out, he said. “If we measure that properly, we get bump in revenue.” It’s also important to have what Siobhan McFeeney, global leader of business transformation at Pivotal, called a “balanced-team” approach. That means stacking teams with a product manager, engineer, and designer, so all things are considered for each piece of the business. Sometimes, that could also mean holding product managers accountable for code.“One thing that can help is rotation,” McFeeney said about moving employees to work on different parts of a project. “We rotate every 90 days.”4. Use Tech for Practicality, Not BuzzArtificial intelligence has become the latest buzzword at tech, and even non-tech, companies. But companies should use new technologies only when absolutely necessary to avoid building useless products and features, experts said. Tools like AI should be used to serve design. So companies should look for areas where the technology can help improve the customer’s experience, for example, by improving speed.If AI and other new technologies are viewed as nothing other than another tool in the tool belt, it can be better applied to the business.“AI is sort of the tail wagging the dog,” Foreman said. “We need to flip it back and judiciously use AI.”5. Design at the TopBusiness leaders agree: Design is becoming a major consideration. And increasingly companies are looking for people who have design backgrounds to serve in executive positions.Building a company with design at the forefront and including design at the executive and board levels could help create a culture focused on design. That culture ultimately benefits the consumer, which then translated into more money.More must-read stories from Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2019:—The real reason Walmart needs its stores in order to compete with Amazon—Ancestry CEO talks genetic data privacy and the business of DNA testing—Analyst: Expect more tech regulation despite declining user privacy concerns—Barbie movie will cast minority actors, according to Mattel CEO —Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield isn’t worried about battling chief rival MicrosoftCatch up with Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily digest on the business of tech.You May Like by Xiaomi HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4last_img read more

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