Next to many classic Phish songs is the credit (Anastasio/Marshall), a testament to the songwriting duo of Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall. The longtime friends and musical partners have written countless tunes in the band’s repertoire, so it’s no surprise that Marshall would want to talk about said music. Fortunately for us, Marshall has started a new podcast called “Under The Scales,” where he dives deeper into the Phish culture from his unique perspective.Marshall launched the series with three episodes. The first talks about the motivation behind the podcast, the second discusses a songwriting weekend that led to some of Phish’s most prized material, and the third talks about “Riding The Rail” at shows. Check out all three episodes, with titles and Marshall’s descriptions, below.Episode #000: Let’s Take A RideMy producer, Mark Dowd, and I take a ride through Trey’s and my old grade-school, and discuss some history and motivation behind the Under the Scales podcast.Episode #001: The Songwriting WeekendIn 1997, Trey and I escaped for long weekends to write a lot of songs which eventually appeared on Phish albums and became part of Phish’s live repertoire. This is the story of one of those weekends, and how it got off to a *horrifying* start. Trey listened to this and said “it’s like the secret backstory to the song Twist” — and it really is.Episode #002: Riding the RailDerek Gregory joins me in the studio to discuss his extensive experience with Phish…he likes it up close to the band. Real close. I try to figure out the hows and whys of “riding the rail” as it’s called.We can’t wait for more Under The Scales!
The Lady Pirates traveled to Madison and fell to the Lady Cubs 2-1.Madison passed and possessed the ball well and utilized a direct kick and a late breakaway to earn the victory. Maddi Hellmich scored the lone goal off an assist from Julia Pacilio for Greensburg with 25 minutes to play giving the Lady Pirates a 1-0 advantage. The late surge and constant hustle of the home team lead them to victory with their goals at the 17 and 4 minute marks.The Lady Pirates outshot the Lady Cubs 20 to 10 in the contest and McKella Lynette made 8 saves. Taking shots for Greensburg were: Maddi Hellmich, Abby Bailey, Keirsten Lynnette, Emma Hellmich, Michaela Myers, Julia Pacilio, Emma Overmyer and Abby Easley. The loss drops the Lady Pirates to 3-3-1 for the season.The JV Lady Pirates played to a 0-0 tie for the second straight match.Emily Lowe secured the shut out with 9 saves and Sara Brown also made a kick save. Easley, Katelyn Hall and Holly Reed all shots on goal for the Lady Pirates.Both teams will be in action next Tuesday as they host the Lady Owls from Seymour with a 5:30 Varsity kickoff and JV half after.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.
Brookville, IN — Franklin County has had 60 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the month of July, and there are still two days left. During the months of April, May, and June of this year (when the bulk of the state and county was shut down), the county total for new positive cases was 77. Angie Ruther, the Nursing Supervisor of the Franklin County Health Department warns, “This is the biggest spike ever! It is more important than ever to social distance, wash your hands, disinfect frequently, and wear your mask while in public.” In a break down of positive cases per zip code since the beginning of March 2020:Franklin County:47024- 18 cases47030- 22 cases47012-68 casesData is unavailable for 47016, 47036, and 47010Batesville (includes both Franklin and Ripley Counties):47006-79 cases
MATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — If you had read the local newspapers before the game, you probably would’ve believed that the Illinois Fighting Illini had almost no chance of beating the Wisconsin Badgers Saturday afternoon. Well, at least that’s how UW head coach Barry Alvarez felt.With a high-profile clash against co-Big Ten leader Penn State just on the horizon, it’s understandable that Alvarez was worried his team might overlook a downtrodden Illinois squad.”I was hoping they didn’t read the papers here too much, because it sure seemed like [the Illinois media] were down on their kids for this week’s game,” Alvarez said. “I didn’t want them to think it would be easy.”Well, any illusions the Badgers may have had of an easy game were put to rest Saturday, as the Illinois offense proved to be more than a handful for the Wisconsin defense. More succinctly, however, quarterback Tim Brasic was a handful for the Badgers.The junior wreaked havoc on the Wisconsin defensive front all day with his ability to get outside the pocket on scramble. And he made this effect known early. On Illinois’ second scoring drive, the Illini signal caller converted a pair of third downs, including one third-and-15 situation, with his legs, bringing his team within three points of UW.By the end of the first half, the Riverside, Ill., native had run roughshod over the Badgers’ defense for 48 yards, and by the end of the game, he’d increased that total to 116.”He just kept finding space to run,” sophomore linebacker Andy Crooks said. “He did a great job on the ground and I don’t know what we could’ve done differently. We were spying him and he kept getting yards.”Brasic’s ability to run against Wisconsin brought to the forefront the effect the absence of starting mike linebacker Mark Zalewski had on the defense. Sitting out after suffering a knee injury against Purdue, Zalewski is a player defensive coordinator Bret Bielema admitted would have drawn the task of stopping Brasic on Illinois’ option looks as well as on scrambles out of the pocket.”He was improved, but wasn’t improved enough to play,” Alvarez said of Zalewski’s status. “I am hoping [he’ll be able to play against Penn State], I think there’s a good chance. You can speculate he may not play but I have a feeling he’ll be ready to practice this week.”But without Zalewski at his disposal, Bielema tried a litany of different looks to stop the Illinois signal caller, at some points even taking out senior linebackers LaMarr Watkins and Dontez Sanders and replacing them with true freshmen DeAndre Levy and Jonathan Casillas.”I wasn’t happy with them at particular times but they get better each week and I think it’s important to them,” Bielema said of Levy and Casillas. “I want everyone to understand that, especially defensively with linebackers, the guys who are going to play are the guys who’re going to help us win.”But Brasic wasn’t just causing problems for the UW defensive linemen and linebackers. He did his fair share of damage through the air, amassing 277 yards and two touchdowns for Illinois, numbers the defense admits are unacceptable.”Once again this week we’re kind of the redheaded step-child, it’s something that’s not acceptable and something we’re definitely going to have to get straightened out before next week,” defensive lineman Mike Newkirk said.But Bielema isn’t ready to push the panic button just yet. The UW defensive coordinator knows things have gotten ugly at times for the defense, but with another scrambling quarterback on the horizon — one that has a more potent offense at his disposal — in Penn State’s Michael Robinson, he believes the corrections made in the next few days could be the difference in next week’s contest.”It hasn’t been pretty in any way this year but I think we knew that coming in,” Bielema said. “But they scrap, they claw and at the end I just asked for everybody’s eyes and said ‘You are a resilient group, you battle every week, no one can ever say you quit in a particular situation,’ which means they have a great amount of pride. This week they’ve just got to be able to do something special.”