The Electric Beethoven album Beathoven came out last week, treating fans to jammed out interpretations of the 3rd and 6th Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. Spearheaded by bassist Reed Mathis, the foundations of these interpretations were certainly laid down on the album, but they truly come to life in the live setting.The band has spent the last several months debuting this “classical dance music” material to the live setting, with a recent show at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks to Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven, we can listen to the opening segment, a 17-minute “Finale” from Symphony No.3, remastered from the night’s soundboard audio.We recently sat down with Mathis to discuss the project.”I honestly think that this is the beginning of the most exciting and rewarding music of my life so far,” he explained. Read the full interview here.You can catch Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive event on Saturday, October 22nd, alongside 50+ artists at three beloved Brooklyn venues. With members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, The Disco Biscuits and more all performing, we can’t wait for this festival! All information about Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.
A big auction campaign on the Gold Coast this weekend, should give a good indication of how the market will perform in 2018, according to auctioneer Haesley Cush.This weekend I will embark on my regular pilgrimage to the Gold Coast for the annual weekend of huge auction events.In fact if you are on the GC this weekend you will likely hear the sound of the ocean, the seagulls and the gaggle of auctioneers decorating the coast singing for their supper.These large scale auctions started as the brain child of Gold Coast real estate stalwarts Andrew and Greg Bell, of Ray White Surfers Paradise and have been running for the past 24 years.This weekend ‘The Event’, as it’s now known, will feature about 100 Gold Coast properties from the entry level to the seriously expensive.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Following their lead a number of Gold Coast agencies have jumped on board, conducting their own in-room auctions, making it the largest weekend of auctions on the Gold Coast each year. With the Australia Day long weekend now the pinnacle of sales transaction on the coast, many real estate enthusiasts around the country keep a keen eye on how these auctions pan out.Over the past five I have had the luxury of standing on the stage at ‘The Event’ and watching the Queensland market face its first big test of the year.If our coastal markets fire, then that means people are buying holiday properties and if people are buying holiday homes then there is dispensable money in the market.Three years ago I watched this golden sleepy giant start to slowly wake from its slumber after years of low or negative growth on the coast.Then last year I expected huge things, but was underwhelmed by the activity. This year the bidding bomb that I was expecting to go off could stop ticking and explode this weekend! There are many investors backing in strong rental income and capital growth as a result of the Commonwealth Games.Whether you are in the market to buy or you own your own property, the results this weekend are a wonderful indicator of what’s install this year. Stay tuned.
Australian government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has revised the forecast for Australian liquefied natural gas earnings. The Resources and Energy Quarterly data shows that the LNG export earnings have been revised up from the March 2019 quarterly report, and are now expected to be $1.1 billion higher in 2019-20, reflecting an upwards revision to the oil price forecast, and the downward revision to the AUD/USD exchange rate assumption.An upward revision to prices has offset the impact of a downward revision to export volumes. ConocoPhillips confirmed in June that it expected the Darwin LNG plant to shut down for 1-2 years, starting between 2021 and 2023, when gas from the Bayu-Undan field is exhausted.While falling output at Darwin LNG was factored into the outlook for the March Resources and Energy Quarterly, production is now expected to decline at a faster rate.The report shows that Australia exported an estimated $50 billion of LNG in 2018–19, up from $31 billion in 2017–18. Higher export earnings have been driven by the recovery in oil prices (relative to 2017–18), and the ramp-up of LNG exports, particularly from the Wheatstone and Ichthys LNG projects.Australia and Qatar continued to jostle for the title of the world’s largest LNG exporter over the first five months of 2019. Australia took the lead in April as Qatar’s exports dipped due to maintenance before Qatar edged back past Australia in May.The value of Australia’s LNG exports is forecast to increase to $54 billion in 2019–20, driven by the ramp-up in export volumes from Prelude and Ichthys. Shell shipped the first LNG cargo from its Prelude project on June 11, and production is expected to ramp up during 2019–20. Train 2 at Ichthys is expected to come online during 2019.In 2020–21, the value of Australia’s LNG exports is expected to fall back to $50 billion, as oil-linked contract prices (at which most Australian LNG is sold) edge down and the exchange rate appreciates. LNG export volumes are expected to remain broadly stable in 2020–21.Australia is forecast to edge past Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter (on an annual basis) when exports reach 78 million tonnes in 2019, and extend its lead in 2020 as exports climb to 81 million tonnes.However, the narrow difference between the projected exports of the two nations means that Australia overtaking Qatar is not a certainty. Indeed, that margin is likely to be particularly narrow in 2019.During the mid-2020s, Australia is expected to be surpassed as the world’s largest LNG exporter by both Qatar and the US, as new projects in both countries come online.
CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake Police Department says their investigation continues into a hit-and-run accident that they were asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible suspect.The Police Department on Wednesday posted on social media about the hit-and-run that happened in the Surf Ballroom parking lot on the evening of July 4th, with video of the incident.Police Chief Pete Roth says after they received several tips, they were able to identify the driver of the vehicle. Roth says they appreciate the public’s assistance in the matter.He says the driver’s name is being withheld at this time pending any charges being filed. We need your help.We are looking for any information about a hit and run crash that occurred in the Surf parking lot on July 4, 2019, around 9:22 pm.If you have any information, please call 641-357-2186 or email [email protected] pic.twitter.com/W54uNzgfPg— Clear Lake Police (@clearlakeiapd) July 10, 2019