Plumpty Dumpty tour is rolling on strong! Twiddle fans found themselves rocking out at New Mountain AVL in Asheville, NC last night, playing tunes from their new PLUMP album and more for an enthusiastic gathering. The show was packed with a number of highlights, including a guest appearance by local rapper Swank Rogers, who the band met earlier in the day. They also dedicated the first song of their encore, “Zazu’s Flight,” to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.However, the grand finale of the show made our headline for good reason. The group debuted a cover of a song that first appeared in an episode of Doug, a cartoon that ran from 1991-1994 on Nickelodeon. In the show, Doug was a major fan of a fictional band called The Beets, and one of the band’s songs was a tune called “I Need More Allowance.” Twiddle’s debut of “Allowance” caused quite the fan reaction!Thanks to taper Marty Loving we have full audio of the show! Listen in below:For Twiddle funk fans, make sure to catch the group when they make their Capitol Theatre debut on May 7th, with support from TAUK. The throwdown is sure to be an exceptional performance, and more information can be found here. Scope the setlist from last night below:Setlist: Twiddle at New Mountain AVL, Asheville, NC – 3/30/16One Set: Polluted Beauty, Wildfire, Subconscious Prelude, Beehop, Gatsby The Great -> Big Country -> Gatsby The Great, Collective PulseEncore: Zazu’s Flight, I Need More AllowanceShow Notes: This show was played as a part of the “Plumptydumpty” Tour. Ryan sported a wig he had bought earlier in the day for the entire show. “Beehop” featured rapper Swank Rogers whom the band met earlier in the day. “Zazu’s Flight” was dedicated to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.  “I Need More Allowance” (The Beets) was a debut.[Setlist via uTwiddle.net]
While Nathaniel Cole and Greenwood Parks are open for boating, Woidt says construction still has the boat launch at Dorchester Park closed for now. Expanding recreation opportunities has been a priority for the county according to Woidt, and despite beaches and playgrounds still being closed, boating seemed like the perfect next step in the reopening process. Dennis Shirshikov and Natalie Bakman came to Cole Park from the Village of Greene, eager to get their son, Michael, out on the water. “We’ve been at home for several months right now, cooped up with the baby,” Bakman said. “We can’t wait to get on the boat right now. He’s ready to go on a boat ride.” “Things like boating where can be done safely outside. You can socially distance, get away from other people and just enjoy the outdoors,” she said. “We’re asking that it’s with just your immediate family or household if you plan on renting a paddle boat or a rowboat,” she said. COLESVILLE (WBNG) — Broome County Parks announced this week that boat rentals would be reopening at Nathaniel Cole Park and Greenwood Park this weekend, and when Saturday afternoon hit, several families were ready. “We’re ready. We’re ready to get out on a boat and have fun,” Bakman said. For Dennis Shirshikov and Natalie Bakman said that was just what they were looking for. Woidt said those safety protocols mean a new routine for staff at the boathouses, who will now sanitize seats and like jackets, as well as the touch points of the boats after each use. “We were told with Phase one that we were allowed to open boat rentals, we obviously took our time in developing safety protocols to keep it safe for all the patrons,” she said. Woidt said while staff will handle all the cleaning, the county has one request for boaters. Liz Woidt, director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Services in the county, said the announcement came after careful planning by county officials. The county will announce when Dorchester Park will be open for boating in the near future.
GUYANA’S Commonwealth Games 400m gold and silver medallist, Aliann Pompey, will serve as the next president of the PanAm Sports Athlete Commission.Pompey, 41, was elected at the first meeting with the new PanAm Sports Athlete Commission members, who were chosen by the more than 6 600 athletes who competed at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.The new Athlete Commission members met and held the election on December 6 at the Pan Am Sports headquarters in Mexico City.Only the three standing members of the Athlete Commission who were elected at Toronto 2015 – Carlos Santiago (PUR – Judo), Adriana Escobar (ESA – Rowing) and Aliann Pompey (GUY – Athletics) – were eligible to be elected as president of the commission.Both Pompey and Santiago stood for the election, with the six members present, participating in the election.“Honestly, I was a little bit surprised,” Pompey said following her election as the new president of the PanAm Sports Athlete Commission.“I wanted to give it a shot because I think it’s a tremendous honour to lead the Commission and it was obviously something I would love to do. So I’m very, very happy with the outcome. It is a lot of work and I quickly realised that, once we went through the timeline and what’s expected in the upcoming years; but I think we are a very collaborative group and with everyone working together we will do great things,” Pompey related.Pompey, Escobar and Santiago are joined on the Athlete Commission by new members Isabel Swan (BRA – Sailing), Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN – Beach Volleyball), Paola Longoria (MEX – Racquetball), Tony Azevedo (USA – Water Polo) and Amber Joseph (BAR – Cycling).The new Members will stand on the Athlete Commission until the 2027 Pan American Games, while Pompey will serve as president through the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games.“We are all thrilled to be on the PanAm Sports Athlete Commission because it’s a way for us to have meaningful impact in our sport and region outside of actual competition. I have and continue to learn so much. It’s truly an enriching experience. In a few short years we’ve experienced the commitment of the PanAm Sports Executive staff to the Commission in making sure the athletes’ voice has infiltrated pretty much all of their operations,” Pompey added.Pan Am Sports congratulated Pompey on her election as the president and look forward to working with her more closely over the next four years to ensure the athlete voice is always considered in all decisions by PanAm Sports. Pompey will sit in on her first Executive Board meeting on December 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.ABOUT PANAM SPORTSThe Pan American Sports Organisation (PanAm Sports) is the leader of sport and the Olympic Movement in the Americas. We propel the development of sport and support our 41-member National Olympic Committee to inspire more participation in international competitions as well as participation of the youth to prepare the generation to come in our region.Pan Am Sports works closely with athletes, National Olympic Committees (NOC), Organising Committees of all regional games, Pan American Sport Confederations, International Federations (IF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to secure the success and celebration of our main event, the Pan American Games.