On Tuesday night, Canadian-bred psychedelic funk-pop duo Chromeo served as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.Chromeo offered up a performance of “Bad Decisions”, a disco-infused cut off of their Head Over Heels release. Frontman Dave 1 dazzled the late-night television show with his vocal lead as P-Thugg added some vocoder-assisted backing vocals. Dave 1 exclaimed, “So ya’ll don’t even stress for a sec, cuz your loving is the best if I just make a bad decision,” before the duo and their full-band ensemble crashed into the catchy cut’s main theme.The dance-friendly funk duo made a big return in 2018 with the release of their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, which arrived back in mid-June via Big Beat/Atlantic Records. The album was their first since 2014’s White Women and included a wide spectrum of guest artists including The-Dream, French Montana, Stefflon Don, and Amber Mark contributing vocals, while Raphael Saadiq, Rodney Jerkins, and Pino Palladino provided additional instrumentation. The album also includes Grammy-nominated singer DRAM and former Prince guitarist Jesse Johnson.Watch Chromeo perform “Bad Decision” on Late Night with Seth Meyers below:Chromeo – Late Night with Seth Meyers – 5/21/19[Video: Late Night with Seth Meyers]Chromeo is gearing up to open up their extensive tour with a two-night stand at Minneapolis, MN’s First Avenue on Thursday and Friday, May 23rd and 24th. For ticketing information and a full list of the group’s upcoming tour dates, head to Chromeo’s website.
53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Innovation isn’t easy, no matter how you define it. It takes time, costs money, and requires attention from very busy people. And sometimes, we seem to be running as fast as we can just to stay in the same spot. Here are a few things that stand in the way, and some general approaches to addressing them.Other priorities. We all are familiar with the tyranny of the urgent. By its nature, innovation is a strategic activity. When day-to-day pressures dominate, long-term strategies fall by the wayside. Solution: Ensure that at least one senior leader has innovation as their highest priority. This should be the main activity on which their performance is measured.Ill-defined needs. We know we need to innovate. But we don’t know what problems to start with.Solution: Create a prioritized list of innovation opportunities. Each should have well-defined problem statement, desired outcomes, and measures for success. continue reading »
While fans across the country were caught up in the Heisman hype this weekend (the voters got it right this year, by the way), Bret Bielema and the Wisconsin Badgers offered fans a closer, more personal look at their football team.At Friday’s inaugural Wisconsin Football Awards Show, several awards were presented, including Team MVP, Rookie of the Year and the Badger Power Award. While the awards were a nice way to acknowledge the players’ accomplishments, the personal, heartfelt speeches and interviews really made the newly developed event worth attending.Along with coaches, coaches’ wives, media and fans, the parents of many of the members of the football team were in attendance, making the event even more personal as the award winners spoke after earning recognition for their efforts.Two sets of parents did more than just watch the event, however, as they were interviewed onstage by co-host Mike Lucas, who does radio color commentary for UW football games.It was these interviews that really allowed fans to get a closer look at the personal lives of the players, as well as learn more about the team’s two defensive captains.First, Anthony and Dawn Schofield sat down with Lucas to discuss the accomplishments of their son, O’Brien Schofield. The interview fit well with the family and senior theme that was emphasized on the night, and offered some insight on the development of the UW senior defensive end and captain.“O’Brien always wanted to be the one on top,” Dawn Schofield said. “I’ve always encouraged him to give 110 percent and never give up whenever he’s participating in any type of sports.”She added she “most definitely” gets excited when she sees her son bearing down on a quarterback or getting ready to make a tackle for loss in the backfield.Dawn Schofield also offered an anecdote about her son’s homesickness as a freshman.“I think his freshman year I saw O’Brien every weekend,” she said. “I had to encourage him although we were not far away, that he could not come back home.”Luckily for the Schofield’s and Badger fans, O’Brien got over his homesickness and has since developed into one of the best defensive ends in the country, despite joining the Wisconsin football program as a linebacker.Anthony Schofield also noted that his experience in the military is something that has helped him encourage his son in football and in life.“Within the military, you’ve got to have that discipline, attention to detail and you’ve also got to understand that all days are not going to be good days,” he said. “I’ll constantly talk to O’Brien about that in regards to football. You have to discipline yourself at all times, regardless of how bad you want to go back there and get the quarterback.”The elder Schofield mentioned some advice he offered to his son.“I told him, ‘Don’t look back.’ And also, if he does, I’ll put him in the military.”Later in the evening, the parents of Chris Maragos — Nick and Cindy Maragos — joined Lucas on stage to discuss their son’s journey from high school to the University of Wisconsin.When asked about the advice they gave him as a senior in high school, Cindy Maragos echoed the faith that is such a large part of Chris’ life.“We said, ‘Chris, you’ve just got to follow your heart, go to the best school that you can go to in the division that you want, see what happens and leave it in the Lord’s hands,” she recalled.As Lucas continued the interview, he asked about the one thing on everyone’s mind when talking about Chris Maragos: the journey from redshirting and playing wide receiver at Western Michigan to sitting out a year and starting at free safety at Wisconsin.In discussing Chris’ decision to transfer from Western Michigan to Wisconsin after his redshirt freshman season, Nick Maragos was candid about how he felt at the time.“I thought it was a year too late,” he said. “I was hoping Chris would come a year earlier. But he made that decision, stepped up like a man, moved out and said that he was going to come here. He wasn’t really respected the way that he wanted to be at Western Michigan.”When he did transfer to Wisconsin, things did not really go according to plan. Maragos never got a chance to play wide receiver at UW, but it worked out well in the end.The Racine native switched from wide receiver to safety and brought with him a large contingent of fans, known as the “21 Club.”As a senior, Maragos was named captain, something that meant a lot to him and his family.“I still have the text message on my phone,” Nick Maragos said. “It was one simple text: ‘I got captain.’”On a Wisconsin team that made one of the biggest turnarounds from one year to the next in 2009, Schofield and Maragos were two of the most important factors as captains of the defense.Without guidance from their parents, however, they would never have been in the position to lead the University of Wisconsin football team in the first place.Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Have a story to share about the 2009 Badgers? Enjoy this year’s senior class for football as much as Jordan did? E-mail him at [email protected]
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DALLAS >> DeAndre Jordan is settling in for a month without All-Star partner Blake Griffin, so the Clippers center will take any night when his job can be a little easier.Like, for example, a game without Mavericks center Tyson Chandler guarding him in the post.Jordan had 22 points and a career-high 27 rebounds, and Los Angeles won without Griffin, beating Dallas 115-98 Monday night after the Mavericks lost Chandler and Monta Ellis to injuries in the first four minutes.With Dallas’ interior defense and rebounding gutted by the loss of Chandler, Jordan led the way as the Clippers stopped a season-high four-game losing streak. Chris Paul finished with 25 points and 13 assists. Charlie Villanueva tried to keep Dallas in the game by scoring 13 points in the last five minutes of the first quarter, and finished with a season-high 26.But the Mavericks, already missing point guard Rajon Rondo with an orbital bone fracture, just couldn’t keep up without their leading scorer in Ellis and primary rim protector in Chandler.The best illustration of the struggle came early in the fourth quarter, when guard Devin Harris tried to keep Jordan from scoring by grabbing him and throwing him to the ground as the shot went in. Jordan, who also had three blocks, missed the free throw, but the Clippers still had their biggest lead to that point at 98-80.“He looked like Wilt Chamberlain out there playing in 1963 — really, he did,” Carlisle said. “He played great and we didn’t have any good answers.”Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points for Dallas, while Chandler Parsons had 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds.Before the Mavericks were scrambling to replace Chandler and Ellis, the talk was about how the Clippers could hang on to their playoff spot in the difficult Western Conference without Griffin.Coach Doc Rivers was at least somewhat relieved that the timetable on Griffin was what he expected, and that one of those weeks will be the All-Star break.Rivers said the contributions will have to come from everywhere, and he got what was looking for a night after the Clippers were blown out in Oklahoma City in their first game without Griffin.Jamal Crawford scored 18, while J.J. Redick was 3 of 4 from 3-point range and had 15 points after missing three games with back spasms. Matt Barnes had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Paul added six rebounds.“I thought J.J. just to start the game gave us a lift,” Rivers said. “But it was a team win. All kinds of lineups.” “You never want to see somebody get hurt,” Jordan said. “At this point, we just need as many wins as we can get. We’ve just got to be able to take advantage of everything. Keep working on us. Don’t worry about other people.”Chandler injured his left ankle just 39 seconds in when he was fouled on a layup attempt by Spencer Hawes and went to the locker room about a minute later. Ellis joined him there with 8:03 left in the first quarter after hurting his left hip.Dallas coach Rick Carlisle didn’t have an update on either player after the game.The Dallas injuries came on a night that started with news that Griffin would be out three to four weeks after surgery earlier in the day for a staph infection in his right elbow.“We’ve just got to be persistent, and we’ve just got to find a way,” Carlisle said. “That’s what it comes down to.”
New Barcelona signing Arturo Vidal is dreaming big after “stepping up a level” in his career.Vidal, who signed a three-year deal with Barcelona on Monday, said that he wants to win three Champions League titles in three years with his new club.Barcelona last won the Champions League in 2015, beating Juventus in the final. Incidentally, Vidal was a part of the Juve team that lost that night. Following that, Real Madrid have won it in each of the three seasons since, twice knocking out the Chilean while at Bayern.”I don’t have accounts to settle with anybody, just my objective, which is to win the Champions League, not settle scores with Real Madrid,” said Vidal.”I hope to win three Champions Leagues in the three years I will be here.”@kingarturo23: “I am really happy to be at Barça” #EnjoyVidal pic.twitter.com/5SdNl8HjjhFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 6, 2018Barcelona signed Vidal from Bayern Munich for a reported fee which could rise to 21 million Euros and was officially presented on Monday at the Nou Camp.”To arrive at Barcelona is a much bigger step than Bayern,” Vidal told reporters.”I hope to be an addition who can help to win all the titles. With the confidence that the people have given me, I want to win it all. At 15 I promised my mother I would be one of the best. I’ve played for a lot of teams and now I’m arriving at the best in the world.”Dear @kingarturo23, welcome to your new home!#EnjoyVidal pic.twitter.com/CQtLBK54PHadvertisementFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 6, 2018Vidal, who won Serie A with Juventus four times between 2012 and 2015, and the Bundesliga in each of his three seasons at Bayern, has never lifted the European Cup.