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Turkuaz Announces New Album & Extensive Fall Tour, Drops New Single & Music Video

first_img[Video: Turkuaz]With Life In The City due out in about a month, the group has announced a special promotion to encourage fans to preorder the album. From now until August 28th at 5 p.m. (PT), Turkuaz will offer a special pre-order bundle that includes “the LP with a limited edition Rainbow Marble Swirl colored vinyl, album t-shirt, and a digital version of the album on a USB, gift boxed in a limited edition Life In The City Nintendo Cartridge,” with the Nintendo cartridges available in an assortment of vibrant, Turkuaz-themed colors. Taking a page out of Willy Wonka’s playbook, the band will insert one gold cartridge into the pre-order bundles, with the lucky fan who receives the cartridge gaining “FREE Turkuaz tickets for LIFE!” You can pre-order the album bundle here.Furthermore, today, the band has announced their fall tour, appropriately named the Life In The City Tour. Across the three-month tour, Turkuaz will be joined by Butcher Brown, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Lettuce, Dynamo, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Rubblebucket, and Too Many Zooz at various stops. The Life In The City Tour kicks off with a three-night run across New York from October 4th through 6th, followed up by shows in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. On October 17th, the band returns to the Northeast, rolling through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York—including a performance at The Capitol Theatre, the legendary venue in Port Chester on October 19th—before heading back south on October 24th with a show in Greenville, South Carolina.Working their way to the fan-favorite festival, Suwannee Hulaween, on October 28th, the band will detour through Covington, Kentucky on October 26th. On Halloween proper, the band will perform a show in Asheville, North Carolina, followed up by a stop in Greenville, North Carolina, on November 1st. After shows in Philly and DC on the 2nd and 3rd, the group heads to the Midwest, routing through Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids from November 8th through 11th. Up next is a run across Omaha, Madison, Minneapolis, and Chicago from November 14th to 17th to close the main leg of the tour ahead of the band’s New Year’s Eve run, which will see the band ringing in 2019 in Worcester, Massachusetts.A special fan pre-sale begins on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 10 a.m. (local). Following the pre-sale, tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, August 24th, at 10 a.m. (local). For more information about the new album or Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here. Turkuaz is gearing up for a busy end to 2018. Yesterday, the Brooklyn-based band announced a brand-new album, Life In The City, which is due out on September 28th. The group will also be running a very special Willy Wonka-inspired promotion for fans who pre-order the album, with fans who receive a gold cartridge in their order gaining access to free Turkuaz shows for life. Keeping the announcements rolling, today, the funk-fueled nine-piece has detailed a fall tour supporting the new studio effort, which will span from October to New Year’s Eve.Due out on September 28th, Life In The City will mark Turkuaz’s fifth album, following up 2015’s Digitonium. In addition, yesterday, the group dropped a retro, video game-inspired animated music video for the album’s title track, “Life In The City”, which was premiered via Magnetic Magazine. Notably, one of the album’s nine tracks, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, was produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison and engineered by ET ThorngrenAs Dave Brandwein explained to Magnetic Magazine in the outlet’s video premiere article,For this album, we spent time sorting through lots of material and different ideas. We recorded much more than we ended up using, and across a few different studios over a couple of years. There was also way more collaborative writing occurring in varying ways compared to past records. Looking back now, although the process it was made was varied and took longer it feels really cohesive. I think it ended up as a theme album in its’ own way and that feels evident now listening to it in its finished state. “Life In The City”last_img read more

McCoskrie: Euthanasia – we don’t need it

first_imgManukau Courier 30 November 2016Family First Comment: The Manukau Courier kindly gave us the opportunity to respond to Louisa Wall’s piece promoting assisted suicide. OPINION: Opposing euthanasia does not mean that a person opposes compassion.Patients facing death have a fundamental human right – a right to receive the very best palliative care, love and support that we can give to alleviate the ‘intolerable suffering’ that they fear. This is real death with dignity. Assisting suicide is not the answer.Assisted suicide would place large numbers of vulnerable people at risk – in particular those who are depressed, elderly, sick, disabled, those experiencing chronic illness, limited access to good medical care, and those who feel themselves to be under emotional or financial pressure to request early death.Patients, even those without a terminal illness, may come to feel euthanasia would be “the right thing to do”, they have “had a good innings”, and they do not want to be a “burden” to their nearest and dearest. It won’t be about the ‘right to die’ but the ‘duty to die’.Those concerned about the rights of people with disabilities are right to be concerned. A disability rights group in NZ said “There are endless ways of telling disabled people time and time again that their life has no value.”One of the countries to decriminalise euthanasia has been the Netherlands. Professor Theo Boer was a member of the Dutch Regional Euthanasia Commission for nine years, during which he was involved in reviewing 4,000 cases. He admitted to being a strong supporter of euthanasia and argued that there was no slippery slope. However, by 2014 he had a complete change of mind. He said “Whereas in the first years after 2002 hardly any patients with psychiatric illnesses or dementia appear in reports, these numbers are now sharply on the rise. Cases have been reported in which a large part of the suffering of those given euthanasia or assisted suicide consisted in being aged, lonely or bereaved. Some of these patients could have lived for years or decades.”The majority of the medical profession and national medical associations around the world have been resolutely against the introduction of voluntary euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide.Euthanasia would also send a conflicting message to young people and our communities about suicide and the value of life.One of the main reasons that politicians in NZ have rejected previous attempts to decriminalise euthanasia is that they realised that the safeguards, while sounding good, would not guarantee the protection required for vulnerable people including the disabled, elderly, depressed or anxious, and those who feel themselves to be a burden or are under financial pressure.The international evidence backs up these concerns, and explains why so few countries have made any changes to the law around this issue.We simply need to ensure a palliative care regime in NZ that is fully funded and world class. That’s where the politicians’ focus should be.– Bob McCoskrie is the National Director of Family First and a Manurewa resident. Go to manukaucourier.co.nz to read Manurewa MP Louisa Wall’s perspective on her Authorised Dying Bill.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/87019781/mccoskrie-euthanasia–we-dont-need-itWall: Giving people a choice in their deathManukau Courier 30 November 2016OPINION: In June 2015 in the High Court at Wellington Justice Collins decided that Lecretia Seales’ doctor would be likely to be prosecuted under the Crimes Act if she helped her to die, and that New Zealand’s Bill of Rights Act does not provide for assisted dying.Justice Collins stated in conclusion that –“Although Ms Seales has not obtained the outcomes she sought, she has selflessly provided a forum to clarify important aspects of New Zealand law.  The complex legal, philosophical, moral and clinical issues raised by Ms Seales’ proceedings can only be addressed by Parliament passing legislation to amend the effect of the Crimes Act.”Therefore, on 18 November 2016 at the Health Select Committee hearing on the petition of Hon. Maryan Street and 8,974 others, Professor Mark Henaghan and I tabled an Authorised Dying Bill that we have been working on since the High Court decision.The Authorised Dying Bill proposes a legal process for an application to be made to an independent ethics committee by a mentally competent adult who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and is expected to die within 12 months.  The ethics committee would be comprised of experts in diagnostic medicine, psychiatry, ethics, Maori tikanga, disability, elderly care and law.  The applicant must have been fully informed of all options in respect of their terminal illness and the ethics committee is provided with their full medical records.  It is then for the committee to determine whether to grant approval and to determine the appropriate procedure to carry out that approval.  It is a process that allows a person facing death to have an option of choosing the manner and time of that death.An ethical question this process seeks to address is can society do harm to a person with a terminal illness who is facing death by allowing them to choose when and how they die with the support of an authorised medical practitioner?READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/87019852/wall-giving-people-a-choice-in-their-deathlast_img read more

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