Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 31

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 did back in the day. Most famously on The Rolling Stone’s Rock and Roll Circus. […]

May 31

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 – the version on Twistin’ in the Wind – and prompted me to search the […]

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 overall cost. The plan sets Germany apart from most of the other major industrialized nations. […]

May 29

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 of Rick Ross’ Super High. And Wiz steps on stage and does his verse, too! […]

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 a doctor’s recommendation and a state-issued identification card will be able to purchase up to […]

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 wishes to continue guaranteeing high security for energy supply in Switzerland, but without nuclear in […]

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 reason there are other products with melatonin in them with names like Marley’s Mellow Mood […]