Vince Herman Leads Wild 30-Minute “Midnight Rider” All-Star Jam At Clusterpluck [Video]

first_imgLeftover Salmon‘s Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt made sure the Suwannee Summer Clusterpluck lived up to it’s name last night with a clear-the-benches all-star jam featuring Larry and Jenny Keel, The Jon Stickley Trio, the Rev. Jeff Mosier and Brett Bass from Grandpa’s Cough Medicine! The first time event is a smaller scale bluegrass jam at the beloved Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park and after fans spent a sunny day at the white sand beach they were ready to dance into the night in the cool music hall. Suwannee was founded to host bluegrass events the park has a long history of nights just like these. The players involved were well aware of the historic jams that have gone down on the hallowed grounds before them.The always gregarious Herman and his long time musical brother-in-arms Emmitt are acting as the hosts for the bluegrass pickin’ party, and after a short stint as a duo, started calling up the rest of the players from the wings. The Jon Stickley Trio was due to close out the night so their gear was already poised and ready to go. While fiddler Lyndsay Pruett had been delighting crowds with her mixture of wails and high speed classically styled runs, it was her turn to smile gleefully as she looked down the line of musicians packing the stage. Her band mate, the multi-disciplined Patrick Armitage and the flat pickin’ wunderkind at the head of the trio, Jon Stickley, were both clearly excited about the fun to come as they exchanged massive grins on the sly.Fellow flat picker, the explosive Larry Keel had just finished a destructive set, but was still full of energy as he bounded back onstage. His beloved wife Jenny was on hand to pluck the stand up bass and serve as the deep end of the musical curve for the shenanigans to follow. Bass snuck in from the wings stage right and Reverend Mosier entered from stage left. With an elbow to elbow line up of the cream of the crop from his left to right, Herman turned with his trademark eye twinkle and gave the signal to kick off the iconic first notes to the Allman Brothers Band classic “Midnight Rider.” Not content to let it rest there, the assembled wrecking crew promptly went through a short “Amos Moses,” a ripping take on Little Feat‘s “Sailing Shoes” before closing out with a take on the spiritual “Workin’ On A Building>Wheel Hoss.”Rex Thomson was on hand to catch this experience on the camera for us all to enjoy! Check it out below.“Midnight Rider>Trouble Times>Ask The Fish>Amos Moses>Sailin’ Shoes>Workin’ On A Building>Wheel Hoss“last_img read more

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces 2019 U.S. Farewell Tour Dates

first_imgSouthern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd has announced an extensive batch of 2019 U.S. tour dates, as part of the continuation of their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Cody Jinks, Hank Williams Jr., and Bad Company will offer support on select dates throughout the tour.The newly added tour dates will Lynyrd Skynyrd make stops at Tuscaloosa, AL’s Tuscaloosa Amphitheater (5/10); New Orleans, LA’s Smoothie King Center (5/17); Lafayette, LA’s Cajundome (5/18); Uncasville, CT’s Mohegan Sun Arena (5/24); Gilford, NH’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (5/31); Bangor, ME’s Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (6/1); Canandaigua, NY’s Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC (6/13); Portland, OR’s Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (7/26); Seattle, WA’s White River Amphitheatre (7/27); Albuquerque, NM’s Isleta Amphitheater (8/9); Las Vegas, NV’s T-Mobile Arena (8/16); Wheatland, CA’s Toyota Amphitheatre (8/17); Irvine, CA’s FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance (8/23); Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion (8/30); Saratoga Springs, NY ‘s Saratoga Performing Arts Center (8/31); Southaven, MS’s Bank Plus Amphitheater (9/13); Alpharetta, GA’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (9/14); Salt Lake City, UT’s USANA Amphitheater (9/20); Denver, CO’s Fiddler’s Green (9/21); Jackson, MS’s Brandon Amphitheater (9/27); and a final show at Orange Beach, AL’s The Wharf Amphitheater on September 28th, 2019. Related: Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Has Passed AwayTickets go on sale this Friday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. local time. Fans can head to the band’s website for ticketing and general tour information.Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Tour Dates:April 27 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach *May 10 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater +May 11 – Arlington, TX @ KAABOO Texas *May 17 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center ^May 18 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome ^May 24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun ArenaMay 31 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ^June 1 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion ^July 13 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMACJuly 19 – Welch, MN @ Treasure Island Resort & Casino *July 20 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam *July 26 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater #July 27 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre #August 9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta AmphitheaterAugust 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile ArenaAugust 17 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota AmphitheatreAugust 23 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury InsuranceAugust 30 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion ^August 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center ^September 13 – Southaven, MS @ Bank Plus Amphitheater +September 14 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre +September 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater +September 21 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s GreenSeptember 27 – Jackson, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater +September 28 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Amphitheater ++ with Cody Jinks^ with Hank Williams Jr# with Bad Company*Previously announced U.S. dates.View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Cycles Adds 2019 Tour Dates, Covers Cream’s “White Room” With Dopapod’s Rob Compa [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgColorado’s own power psychedelic-rock trio Cycles has announced a new batch of 2019 tour dates.The newly added dates will see Cycles perform at Columbus, OH’s Woodlands Tavern on May 15th, followed by stops at Indianapolis, IN’s The Mousetrap (5/17); Ferndale, MI’s Magic Bag (5/23); Milwaukee, WI’s Back Room at Colectivo (5/24); Birmingham, AL’s Zydeco (5/30); Asheville, NC’s Grey Eagle (5/31); and a special Phish after-party at St. Louis, MO’s Bootleg Theatre on June 12th. The three-piece will also make previously announced festival appearances at Masontown, WV’s Domefest (5/16); Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival (5/26); Bond, CO’s Beanstalk Music Festival (6/27-6/29); and Loveland, CO’s Arise Music & Arts Festival (8/2-8/4).On April 5th, while opening for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground, Cycles invited up Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa to lend an extra hand on a cover of Cream‘s “White Room”. Bassist Tucker McClung executed a spot-on vocal lead on the first verse before passing the torch onto drummer Michael Wood, as he held down a snappy groove behind the kit. Moving out of the song’s main theme and into improvisational territory, Compa took a roaring, elevated guitar solo, as Cycles guitarist Patrick Harvey cheered him on. Harvey went on to take a quick-witted, scorching solo himself, followed by both guitarists tearing up the Cream cover in synchronicity.Following his one-song sit-in with Cycles, Compa later went on to collaborate with headliners Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for an extended take on The Beatles‘ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” into “Lightning”.Watch Cycles cover Cream’s “White Room” with Rob Compa below:Cycles ft. Rob Compa – “White Room”[Video: mk devo]See below for a full list of Cycles’ upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.Cycles 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):4/26 – The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO5/11 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO5/15 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH5/16 – Domefest – Masontown, WV5/18 – The Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN5/23 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI5/24 – The Back Room at Colectivo – Milwaukee, WI5/26 – Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL5/30 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL5/31 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC6/12 – The Bootleg Theatre – St. Louis, MO **Phish After Party6/27-29 – Beanstalk Music Festival – Bond, CO8/2-4 – Arise Music Festival – Loveland, COView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Accelerating VDI and SQL Workloads with PowerEdge Servers

first_imgEvery second counts when you are meeting your customers’ demands. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and SQL workloads are the backbone of your business and can affect your overall customer experience.  However, they require significant server resources to deliver fast results.  This spring we talked about how new Dell EMC PowerEdge features like Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can drive data-centric workloads.We live in an age of information and multi-tasking. I know I often run 5 browsers, 6 applications and have countless emails open at once. This type of activity can be taxing on your VDI infrastructure.  Limited memory per VDI user could lead to longer response times, even during critical customer transactions. No one wants to be held up in the middle of an important presentation or when helping a customer place a large order.PowerEdge with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory offers up to 2.5x the memory capacity compared to traditional memory.[1] Recent testing indicates you can support up to 3.75x more VDI users, and make better use of server resources with PowerEdge and Intel® Optane DC Persistent Memory.[2]  With the ability to support more users per server, you could consolidate workloads to save space in your data center.We are now in the season of retail shopping and for me, I tend to do all my shopping by clicking away online.  Yes, my pups do need snowman costumes and we all need matching sweaters! And I am not alone, so many transactions are conducted by the click of our smartphones. It can be a bit trying to wait for your transaction confirmation, especially during a sale when there are limited quantities.PowerEdge with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory achieved up to 11.3x the transactions per minute (TPM) than a 12-drive SATA SSD configuration running Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019.[3] Information can travel quickly between the CPU and memory to help eliminate bottlenecks. This means you can significantly improve performance while using existing hardware in your data center.Not only can your PowerEdge servers with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory support VDI and SQL transactional workloads, but they can drive other data-intensive workloads like in-memory databases, data analytics and AI.Talk to your Dell EMC representative about how you can accelerate workloads in your data center based on your unique requirements. Also please join our conversation on Twitter @DellEMCServers, we can’t wait to hear about your goals and challenges.[1] Based on Dell internal analysis, January 2019 comparing select PowerEdge servers using Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory DIMMs and/or DRAM DIMMs vs just using DRAM DIMMs.[2] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Give your VDI users the memory they need with server technology from Dell EMC and Intel Optane DC persistent memory in a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd server with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors”, November 2019, comparing a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd with Optane DC Memory. Actual result will vary. Full Report:[3] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Watch your transactional database performance climb with Intel Optane DC persistent memory Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd servers with Intel Optane DC persistent memory handled more transactions per minute than configurations with NAND flash NVMe drives or SATA SSDs”, November 2019, comparing a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd with Optane DC Memory to the same system with SSD’s and NVMe drives. Actual result will vary. Full Report:last_img read more

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Pageant Extends Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Pageant: The Musical has extended off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre. Initially set to shutter on September 1, the production will now play through September 21. Directed by Matt Lenz, Pageant plays Monday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Pageant: The Musical Conceived by Robert Longbottom, Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent and evening gown competitions, the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unlike some (though possibly not all) beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by men and the audience gets to select the winner each night. The show is penned by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell and Frank Kelly and features music by Albert Evans. Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2014 The cast of Pageant: The Musical includes John Bolton as the host, with Nick Cearley, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker, Curtis Wiley and Nic Cory as the gaggle of tiara-crazed hopefuls. John Boltonlast_img read more

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Beth Behrs Will Headline A Funny Thing… Off-Broadway

first_img Beth Behrs, star of CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, will lead the cast of the world premiere of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. The MCC Theater production will begin performances on May 19 (instead of the previously reported August start) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it’s set to open on June 7. Trip Cullman will direct. Joining Behrs on stage will be Lisa Emery and Jacqueline Sydney.In A Funny Thing Happened…, a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?In addition to 2 Broke Girls, Behrs has appeared on screen in Hello, My Name is Doris and lent her voice to Monsters University. As previously reported, she is also the co-creator of the upcoming web series Dents; she is collaborating on the digital comic with her best friend and Broadway favorite Matt Doyle. While this marks Behrs’ off-Broadway debut, she’s not entirely new to performing for the stage, having performed with the New York Philharmonic for One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch.Emery recently appeared on Netflix’s drama Jessica Jones; her Broadway credits include Casa Valentina, Relatively Speaking, The Smell of the Kill and The Women. Sydney has appeared on stage in New York and regionally in Dear Harvey, The Kitchen Table and Money, Love and Shame!.Additional casting will be announced later. The play will feature sets by Lauren Helpern, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Matthews Richards and sound design by Darron L West.And just for fun, here’s Behrs showing off her soprano on some Les Miserables. Beth Behrs(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Related Showscenter_img A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2016last_img read more

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Union Bankshares Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008

first_imgMorrisville, VT January 21, 2009 – Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ – UNB) today announced net Income for the fourth quarter of 2008 was $1.34 million or $.30 per share compared to $1.51 million or $.34 per share for 2007.  Net income for the year ended December 31, 2008 was $5.11 million or $1.14 per share compared to $5.66 million or $1.25 per share for the same period in 2007. Results for 2008 reflect a year to year decrease in net interest income of $501 thousand or 2.8%. The loan portfolio grew $35.1 million or 11% which caused an increase of $70 thousand in the loan loss provision. There was a writedown of $512 thousand in the third quarter on two available-for-sale investments in corporate bonds due to impairment in value.  And, there was an increase in other expenses partially offset by an increase in trust and fee income, an increase in tax exempt income from life insurance and a reduction in the provision for federal income taxes.During 2008, Union Bankshares’ subsidiary, Union Bank, opened two new full service branches in St. Albans and Danville, Vermont.  Total loans grew to $353.3 million at December 31, 2008 versus $318.2 million at December 31, 2007.  Total deposits at December 31, 2008 were $364.4 million compared to $324.0 million at December 31, 2007. Union Bankshares, Inc. made the decision in early November, 2008 to not participate in either the Troubled Asset Purchase Program or the Capital Purchase Program from the U.S. Treasury.  We are participating in the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program regarding the noninterest bearing deposit account guarantee available through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation but opted out of the unsecured debt guaranty portion of that program.A quarterly cash dividend of $.28 per share was declared on January 21, 2009 to shareholders of record January 31, 2009, payable February 11, 2009.  Total dividends paid per share for 2008 and for 2007 were $1.12.Union Bankshares, Inc., with headquarters in Morrisville, Vermont is the bank holding company parent of Union Bank, which offers deposit, loan, trust and commercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and northwestern New Hampshire.  As of December 31, 2008, the Company had approximately $439 million in consolidated assets compared to $393 million at the end of the prior year.  The Company operates 14 banking offices and 30 ATM facilities in Vermont, a branch and ATM in Littleton, New Hampshire.  The Company had capital of $41.5 million with a book value per share of $9.28 as of December 31, 2008.Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements necessarily involve risks and uncertainties, and many factors could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements.  When we use any of the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates” or similar expressions, we are making forward-looking statements.  The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and events to differ from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements:  uncertainties associated with general economic conditions; changes in the interest rate environment; inflation; political, legislative or regulatory developments; acts of war or terrorism; the markets’ acceptance of and demand for the Company’s products and services; technological changes, including the impact of the internet on the Company’s business and on the financial services market place generally; the impact of competitive products and pricing; and dependence on third party suppliers.  For further information, please refer to the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov(link is external).last_img read more

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VBSR among 14 major business groups to support Clean Air Act

first_imgToday, the EPA and the Clean Air Act got a huge boost from large and small US companies, when over 60,000 firms represented by 14 business organizations told Congress to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clean Air Act strong.At the same time, the groups expressed concern that the EPA’s half-year delay of pending ozone (smog) rules will be costly to US companies. The delay could result in higher health costs due to increased employee sick-day absenteeism and related medical costs borne entirely or partially by small and large US companies.The groups’ joint letter (http://www.abce.us/(link is external)) reads in part as follows: “â ¦ (S)mall business owners support some of the key strategies needed to reduce pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. A recent national poll of small business owners conducted by Small Business Majority â ¦ found that 61 percent of respondents agree that moving the country to clean energy is a way to restart the economy and make their businesses more competitive in the global economy, and that 50 percent support comprehensive clean energy and climate policy … Larger businesses also support EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act and understand that it has spurred innovation and economic value for the U.S.”Christopher Van Atten, spokesperson, American Businesses for Clean Energy, said: “The business case for a vigorous EPA enforcing well designed and efficient Clean Air Act rules is clear. We support policy measures that will create new economic opportunities and drive the transition to a clean energy economy. This includes support for the adoption of effective federal climate legislation, EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and regulation of NOx, SO2, mercury, and other hazardous air pollutants from power plants and industrial sources. Business leaders need long-term policies that will provide the foundation for economic growth and prosperity. Blocking, delaying or weakening the Clean Air Act will only serve to set us back as we strive to build a new, strong and innovative economy.”John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO, Small Business Majority: “Our research confirms that small business owners support moving the country to clean energy. They understand the connection between a clean energy economy and small business growth. Our research also shows that the Clean Air Act’s economic benefits have been significant, and anything limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases could negatively affect businesses small and large. In this economic climate, small businesses need all the help they can get to stay competitive in a global economy.”Richard Eidlin, director, business engagement, American Sustainable Business Council, said: “The Clean Air Act provides lawmakers with an example of how responsible environmental measures can both foster new industries and send a clear market signal to investors and entrepreneurs that innovation and investment in the clean energy sector is good business. As owners, employees and investors in sustainable businesses, we urge Congress to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions as authorized by the Clean Air Act.”The 14 leading U.S. business groups joining together to support the Clean Air Act are:Small Business Majority;Main Street Alliance;American Businesses for Clean Energy;Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP);American Wind Energy Association;American Sustainable Business Council;Manhattan Chamber of Commerce;South Carolina Small Business Chamber;Women’s Business Development Center;Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility;Oregon Small Business for Responsible Leadership;The Center for Small Business and the Environment;New Voice of Business; andEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2).Together, the organizations include more than 60,000 firms, ranging from some of the nation’s largest companies to small “mom and pop” Main Street retailers and other firms.Companies that want to sign on the joint letter supporting the EPA and Clean Air Act can do so at http://bit.ly/ihhM69(link is external).A report issued in October 2010 by Small Business Majority (http://smallbusinessmajority.org/energy/index_national_economic.php(link is external)) found that there are major economic benefits of the Clean Air Act. For example, in the last two decades, emissions of the most common air pollutants have declined by 41 percent, while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by more than 64 percent. The report also concluded that the Clean Air Act has spurred important technological innovations, such as catalytic converters, that have made the United States a world leader in the export of environmental export technologies. These exports grew by 130 percent between 1993 and 2003, and were valued at $30 billion in 2004.In addition to indicating strong U.S. business support for the Clean Air Act and the EPA, the groups cautioned that the EPA’s recent decision to delay moving ahead with an ozone pollution rule by six months will come with a real price tag in terms of sick workers and family members, resulting in lost workdays, lower productivity, and other adverse bottom-line impacts for companies. According to the EPA, the new smog standards would “help prevent up to 12,000 premature deaths and 58,000 cases of aggravated asthma and save up to $100 billion in health care costs.” (See http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2010/12/09/epa_is_criticized(link is external)….)SOURCE American Businesses for Clean Energy, Small Business Majority and American Sustainable Business Council, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — EDITOR’S NOTE: A streaming audio replay of this news event will be available on the Web at http://www.abce.us(link is external) as of 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST on December 15, 2010.CONTACT: Patrick Mitchell, +1-703-276-3266, [email protected](link sends e-mail), for American Businesses for Clean Energy, Small Business Majority and American Sustainable Business Council, Washington, D.C.Web Site: http://www.americanbusinessforcleanenergy.org(link is external)last_img read more

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The Whiskey and the Wood

first_imgI’m not gonna say I was having a bad day—I think when you’re a middle class white guy who rides his bike, drinks beer then writes about it for a living, there’s no such thing as a bad day. Some days are better than others, but it’s important to keep it all in perspective. I never have to walk three miles with no shoes to get my drinking water, so I try not to bitch too much. But the day was…challenging.The kids were at each other over what was the proper way to pronounce “pumpkin,” or something ridiculous like that. Deadlines were piling up. My hip was hurting (yeah, I’m getting old). Plus, it was balls cold so we were all cooped up in the house—it was only a matter of time before we turned on each other.So I retreated to the backyard to chop wood and drink whiskey. Manly, right? I’m not saying women can’t chop wood or drink whiskey—most of the women I know could out drink me and probably wield an axe better than me. Still, there’s something decidedly masculine about sipping a big glass of brown liquor between swift and decisive axe swings. The burn from the liquor, the splinters from the split firewood, the flannel shirt…it may as well be a damned Viagra commercial.On this particular occasion, the whiskey in my glass was a rye from Catoctin Creek in Virginia. A little thin, but floral with a bit of pepper and easy as hell to drink. I chopped a lot of wood that afternoon, more than we needed for the night ahead. I was enjoying the rhythm of it all—slice a few pieces of firewood, take a sip of whiskey, slice a few pieces of firewood. A light snow started to fall, dropping a dusting on my fresh pile of sticks. The silence out there, compared to the chaos inside my house, was intoxicating.Soon though, it was time to lug the wood back into the house, to settle the great pumpkin pronunciation debate, and maybe hit a deadline or two. But my head was in a better space by then. I had a better perspective on things. A bit of whiskey, some time wielding an axe in the great outdoors, and suddenly, my day doesn’t look that bad after all.last_img read more

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National Anthem at 1st Boston Bruins Home Game After Marathon Bombings (Video)

first_imgLee sent me this “Buzz” idea, but I heard it on the radio before I got it from him, so no, he gets no credit.I won’t even link to his Facebook.Ok, fine, whatever.That being said, I’m normally quite wordy with these Buzz items.This is one time when I don’t need to be.Watch. Awesome. #BostonStrong. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img

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