Monthly Archives: May 2011

My Morning Jacket with Eddie Vedder – A Quick One While He’s Away (video)

Yowsers! I may actually need to go see these guys at Meadow Brook. Which I was thinking about doing anyway, as I like Circuital, and Neko Case is opening up. This is a brilliant little rock opera number The Who … Continue reading

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Joe Ely (solo acoustic) – Behind the Bamboo Shade / Dallas (video)

Damn! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found this clip. First, it’s mislabeled, so I was expecting Dallas at the start, but I got Behind the Bamboo Shade instead. Which I had just been listening to … Continue reading

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Germany kicks nuclear energy to the curb

This is huge. From Huffington Post: Merkel’s government said it will shut down all 17 nuclear power plants in Germany – the world’s fourth-largest economy and Europe’s biggest – by 2022. The government had no immediate estimate of the transition’s … Continue reading

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Curren$y – Super High in Chicago, with Wiz Khalifa, too (video)

Jet life to the next life! Check out this video clip from Curren$y’s recent appearance in Chicago. On the Jet Life tour, with Trademark da Skydiver and a few others as well. This is Curren$y doing his verse from the remix … Continue reading

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Delaware: the 16th state to legalize medical marijuana

Earlier this month, on Friday, May 13, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed medical marijuana legislation into law. Making Delaware the 16th state to pass some sort of medical marijuana legislation. According to this Delaware Online article: Qualified patients who get … Continue reading

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Switzerland: Aging nuclear power plants “will not be replaced”

In a stunning, post-Fukushima change in direction, the Swiss government has recommended to the country’s Parliament that nuclear power be abandoned after the five plants in operation reach their end of life. From a Raw Story article: “The federal council … Continue reading

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Lazy Cakes, Melatonin, and Drank

When I hear the name Lazy Cakes, melatonin is not the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, I think Amsterdam “space cakes.” And my mind wanders to other things from there. Which is probably purposeful. It’s the same general … Continue reading

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Don’t Be Denied (video)

“Well, pretty soon I met a friend / He played guitar / We used to sit on the steps at school / And dream of being stars / We started a band / We played all night”

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Phish and Jay-Z – 99 Problems / Big Pimpin’ (video)

It’s true. Jay-Z and Phish have rocked the stage… together. And yea, it was good. Captured on video by an enterprising member of the audience: “License and registration and step out of the car / Are you carrying a weapon on … Continue reading

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Headlight on a Northbound Train: Phil Lesh and Friends at the Warfield

Sometimes, the Internet does amazing things. For example, it helped me stumble across this the other night: A three day Phil and Friends run at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco. It’s from April 1999, and it’s got Trey Anastasio, … Continue reading

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