The Ex-Mayor Of moe.down Recounts This Year’s Top moe.ments

first_imgSATURDAYmoe.’s day set has traditionally been all about the next generation. The Kids Tent All-Stars once again made an appearance, though now some of the children have grown up enough to take their place alongside the adults on actual, non-inflatable instruments. Check out the next generation of rockers as the proudly proclaim the “We are” Bleow:“Spine Of A Dog>Buster”“We Are”Directly after moe.’s day set, one of the best sights of the weekend wasn’t on any stage, it was on the mud slicked hills and foot path. A ton of hay was delivered to help solidify the grounds, and after a plea from moe. for volunteers to help spread it over, hundreds of fans swarmed the pile and quickly had the field on the path to recovery.Blackberry SmokeAtlanta, Georgia’s southern rock rising stars Blackberry Smoke are being talked about as the next big thing in a genre in need of fresh blood. Check out highlights from their stellar set below:Blackberry Smoke, “Ought To Know”Blackberry Smoke, “Six Ways to Sunday>Good One Comin’”Blackberry Smoke, “Sleeping Dogs Lie>Come Together>Sleeping Dogs Lie”moe. Night SetAnother night set saw another round of incredible visitors. Long time friends Fishbone came back out to help moe. get nice and funky, while Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr brought a southern rock swagger to an epic “Opium” before Otto Schrang from The Mike Dillon Band took “Recreation Chemistry” to new places with his stellar visit to Loughlin’s percussion, “Freddies Dead” With Fishbonemoe., “Opium” with Charlie Starrmoe., “Recreational Chemistry” with Otto Schrang SUNDAYThe last day featured some of the wildest variances in music, as the anarchic Mike Dillon was followed by the Americana stylings of Railroad Earth. Both acts have worked with moe. in the past and show the dynamic diversity the band is capable of. If you can comfortably go from punk rock lunacy to string salutes to mother earth, it is safe to say you can pretty much do anything musically.The Mike Dillon BandMike Dillon welcomed moe.’s Jim Loughlin for some intense mallet madness during his day opening set in the tent. Check out some of the furious percussion below:Mike Dillon Band, “Insanity” with Jim LoughlinTwiddleVermont’s beloved Twiddle won themselves new fans and delighted their faithful with one of the strongest sets of the weekend. Check out some of the love below:Twiddle, “Polluted Beauty”Twiddle, “Orlando’s”Twiddle, “The Fantastic Tale of Ricky Snickle”moe.When you have been doing the whole “traveling rock star” thing for 27 years, the chances your memoe.ry might get a little hazy are increased exponentially over the standard deterioration brought on by simple aging. That said, the brain freeze suffered by bassist Derhak during the tune “New York City” in the clip below is likely one of the most epic suffered on a stage this year. Anytime you are forced to Google your own lyrics during a track, you have to worry you may have a problem. I’m chalking this one up to an early morning Lacrosse pick up match he participated in with the fans though…those games can get kind of, “Crab Eyes>New York City”Before the band could return for their second set there was one vitally important task to be taken care of…the election of the next “mayor of moe.down.” As I mentioned earlier, for the last three years I have had the honor of serving as the vital link between the fans and the band. It’s one of the highest positions of power in the festival world, and I have striven to uphold this lofty audience. Though I was more than happy to finally relinquish the title, some sneaky soul snuck me onto the ballot at the last minute.I could go on and on about the reasons I spent so much time, energy and mental health seeking the office and serving, but in the end it was all about love. The love I feel, the energy I get from the band’s music, the smiles and blissful expressions of my fellow .rons, the hard work put in by the most dedicated crew in the business…it all comes from the same place. Whatever it is in the combination of the five members of moe., their instruments and gear, and a shit ton of electricity that makes my very soul smile, I know that it was easily the smartest thing I ever did, running for and winning my coveted title.The mayoral election is different than most,  as it is not limited to humans. Heck, I lost to persons, places and even things in my years pursing the office. After multiple rounds of voting, at long last a new mayor was crowned…bass player Derhak’s…uhm…”.bulge.” I want to congratulate the .bulge on running such a stiffly competitive race. I for one am proud to be followed by as impressive a candidate as the .bulge, though hopefully not to closely. Check out the fun of the election hi-jinks below:“Election”moe., “Mexico” with Mihali Savoulidis & Ryan DempseyThe weekend ended with a bang, thanks to the fireworks that marked the finale with a suitable element of finality. We had all been scared that our beloved weekend getaway with moe. might not ever return, and now, at last, we were all experiencing the warm after glow of the return. The music moe. made over the weekend was exactly the reason why we had all been so saddened by the temporary hiatus. In fact, the incredible skill, dexterity, and passion moe. showed over the 7 sets they played, rain or shine, provided a perfect example of why we all fell in love with the band in the first place.Few bands manage to last as long as moe. has, and fewer still remain as vital and as relevant. The secret seems to be the band’s willingness to evolve and to never take themselves too seriously. Humor has always been a strong component in the band’s sound and it has been said that laughter is the best medicine. As long as there are sources of joy from the music of moe. in our lives, it is obvious that we can make it through any dark times until the sun shines once again.Oh, and if you enjoyed the melding of moe. and Twiddle then don’t forget the upcoming Colorado run that will feature three epic nights of music from the two bands at the Boulder Theater and Red Rocks! After a two year hiatus, the moe.down music festival returned with seven blistering sets from jam band icons moe. along with stellar support from Fishbone, Railroad Earth, Twiddle, Kung Fu, Mike Dillon and more. The mountainous back drop of the Snow Ridge Ski Resort was echoing with the sounds of soaring guitar jams, wild percussive freakouts, and most importantly, the heartfelt cheers of an elated fanbase. More than anything else, moe.down is about family, or….we’re a very punny bunch.When I write the word “We” in the context of moe. fans, or moe.rons as we are more generally known, I mean that in the most sincerely personal way. If you’re looking for an unbiased and journalistic review I’m afraid you are out of luck because I am probably the most biased reviewer this event could possibly have. I love moe.down so much I spent five years of my life trying to capture it’s highly coveted “Mayoral” office–and then spent the last three years doing my best to see it return. My name is Rex Thomson and I’m addicted to moe.Hear Ye, moe.rons: An Open Letter From The Mayor Of moe.down In The Twilight Of His Termmoe.down was founded on a fairly simple premise: a small festival dedicated to the band’s hardcore fans and their love of moe. and music in general. If music is emotionally-installed, then the music these moe.rons hear translates to pure joy in their hearts and minds. I know that when the guitar duo of Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier are weaving their slinky guitar lines, or Jim Loughlin and Vinnie Amico are twisting and turning the beats in on themselves, or Rob Derhak is slapping his bass with his trademark manic intensity, the rest of the world falls away and I am lost in a world of pure sonic bliss.Of course, after being forced to wait two extra years for our return to Turin, New York and the mayhem on the mountain, this year felt especially new. After such a long build up, thousands poured into the small ski resort, gleefully ignoring the rain showers that were forecast and were, indeed, falling intermittently already. The early arrivers showed the first sparks of what was to be a weekend-long parade of the cooperative community by helping cars get through the mud to get everyone in safely. Neighbors helped pound in tent stakes and stretch tarps to prepare for a wet and wild weekend with wide smiles and hearty laughs.FRIDAYThe approach to the main stage was slippery, and as fans slid their way in to watch sets in the tent from bands like Hayley Jane and the Primates and Kung Fu, it was easy to see who had started their party early by the amount of mud on their backsides. As moe. guitarist Schnier brought his side band Al & The TransAmericans to the main stage, most everyone had made it in and the front of the stage was full of emotional reunions and heartfelt hugs as people from far and wide came together again to bask in the music being made. Even the sun popped back out to give the audience a much needed chance to warm up for a long night to come.Al & The TransAmericans, “Everything Here”Al & The TransAmericans, “Guitar”Al & The TransAmericans, “Ain’t Wastin Time No More”moe.One of the best parts of any moe.down is the unique collaborations that come from it. moe. hand selects their lineup with purpose. The musicians they invite to share the stages are friends and people whose work they also enjoy, and the spirit that comes from that mutual admiration infects everything that goes on during, “The Chain” with Ryan Montbleau, Haley Jane & Kirk Juhasmoe., “San Bernadino” with Kung Fu’s Tim Palmieri, Beau Sasser and Robert Somerville moe., “Billy Goat”moe. returned to the stage for a special night one treat, a five song acoustic-tinged encore that featured a mix of covers and classics. Check out a couple of tunes from their final Friday moe.ments below:moe., “Raise A Glass”moe., “Blister In The Sun”last_img read more


first_imgBriefs October 15, 2004 Regular News Briefs Nova, ATLA plan Halloween bash Nova Southeastern University and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America will host the First Annual Halloween Ball, with a theme of “Famous Couples from History” October 31 beginning at 7:30 p.m., to benefit the Town of Davie District One Humanitarian Fund. The Humanitarian Fund takes care of the less fortunate residents of Davie by providing holiday food, home repair, medical supplies, day care needs, clothing, children enrichment/education, and neighborly aid programs. The event will be held at Christopher’s Night Club, 2857 E. Oakland Park Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale. The celebration will include a free cocktail hour, silent auction, buffet, DJ, and costume contest. The cost is $30 per person. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and additional information, call Kelly Smith or Bram Maravent at the NSU ATLA Office (954) 262-6249. Broward Bar’s YLS sets political debate The Broward County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section will host a one-hour presidential issues debate between the local Democratic Party and Republican Party chiefs October 21 at the Tower Club in Ft. Lauderdale. The debate will pit Mitchell Ceasar, chair of the Broward County Democratic Executive Committee, and Kevin Tynan, chair of the Broward County Republican Executive Committee. The cost for the luncheon is $18 for sole practitioners and government employees, and $20 for all others. Members of the general public are also welcome to attend. The Tower Club is located in the Union Planters Bank Building at 100 SE 3rd Street in Ft. Lauderdale. Because seating is limited, reservations are required. For more information contact the BCBA at (954) 764-8040. Silverglate to lead FDLA The Florida Defense Lawyers Association recently installed Spencer H. Silverglate of Miami as its president at its 2004 Annual Meeting/Seminar in Longboat Key and passed out numerous awards. Other new officers include President-elect Gail Leverett Parenti of Coral Gables; Secretary-treasurer John H. Richards of Ft. Lauderdale; Immediate Past President Ralph L. Marchbank, Jr., of Sarasota; Directors Susan S. Erdelyi of Jacksonville, Joseph E. Brooks of Tallahassee, Michael J. Corso of Ft. Myers, Daniel P. Mitchell of Tampa, Douglas J. Chumbley of Miami, Francisco Ramos, Jr., of Miami, Donald J. Fann of Ft. Lauderdale, Janis B. Keyser of West Palm Beach, Richards H. Ford of Orlando, Francis E. Pierce III of Orlando, and Young Lawyer Director Adrianna M. Spain of Pensacola. The Joseph P. Metzger Outstanding Achievement Award went to Gail Leverett Parenti of Coral Gables. The President’s Award went to Daniel P. Mitchell of Tampa. The Amicus Award went to Daniel S. Green of Tampa. The Trial Advocate Quarterly award was presented to Claire Hamner Matturo. The James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award went to Christine A. Donoghue of Tampa. The Continuing Legal Education Award went to J. Chumbley of Miami. The Defense Research Institute Outstanding Recognition Award was presented to Ralph L. Marchbank, Jr., of Sarasota and the Florida Liability Claims Institute Award went to Valerie Shea of Ft. Lauderdale. Cunningham Bar recognizes women lawyers The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr., Bar Association recently hosted its Annual Masquerade Ball in Palm Beach. The event recognized women who have made exemplary contributions to the legal profession and their community. Honored at the event were: Judge Sheree Davis Cunningham, Patience Burns, executive director of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and Arlene Grubbs, owner of A. Grubbs Court Reporting. Also recognized at the event were the new officers of the Cunningham Bar Association, including Lisa G. Quarrie, president; Salesia Smith-Gordon, president-elect; Sia Baker-Barnes, secretary; and Edrick Barnes, treasurer. The event also celebrated the Cunningham Bar’s achievements over the previous year. In addition to its Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon, the Cunningham Bar was responsible for educating over 700 high school students on the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the impact that decision has had on their education today. Over 50 Girl Scouts also took part in a conversation with a dozen judges from all court levels, including Justice Peggy Quince, about becoming lawyers, doctors, and future leaders in their community. U.S. Judge Noonan set for St. Thomas Judge John T. Noonan of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Law presents “A Church that Can and Cannot Change,” at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, as part of the St. Thomas University School of Law’s 2004-2005 Distinguished Speaker Series. Judge Noonan will discuss how the development of moral doctrine illustrates the challenges and changes facing the church. Previously a professor at the University of Notre Dame, the University of California-Berkeley, and Emory University, Judge Noonan is the author of several major legal works as well as a collection of books about the history of ideals and morals. He is also the former editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence. Admission is free and reservations are not necessary. For more information call Cathy Hayes at (305) 474-2434. Spelling counts at bee Can you spell physiognomy or herpetology? How about aerolithology? These were just some of the words that 25 teams from around Palm Beach County, including the Palm Beach County Bar Association, were required to spell during the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition’s Great Grown Up Spelling Bee. The bar’s team, which was represented by Art Pumpian, Edward Shipe, and Claire Dumas, claimed second place outlasting teams such as the Palm Beach Post, Florida Atlantic University, and law firms like Ricci Leopold and Greenberg Traurig. The word that eliminated the association from the game was “catalineta,” a word that means “any of several angel fishes.” Fowler White assists homeowners Fowler White Boggs Banker, and its employees, have contributed $10,000 to The Home Ownership Resource Center in Ft. Myers. The amount will be matched by the city council in honor of Councilwoman Veronica Shoemaker for her 20 years of service as an elected public official. HORC helps low-income individuals renovate and revitalize affordable older homes through grants and low-interest loans. HORC has been unable to meet the current critical needs of individuals trying to repair and return to their homes after Hurricane Charley. This contribution will help make that possible, according to Mayor James T. Humphrey, a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker.last_img read more

Mane receives work permit

first_imgSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed Senegal midfielder Sadio Mane has been successful in obtaining a work permit and will join up with his team-mates on Friday. Press Association Koeman, though, defended Southampton’s impressive record of nurturing native English talent. “I’m positive to try in the country to do the maximum for the English players,” the Dutchman added. “I think we do that in Southampton. If you look at the team, our squad, it’s a lot of English players, a lot of young players, maybe it’s more and more than the rest of the clubs.” Mane is still awaiting his Saints debut after joining the club from Red Bull Salzburg in an £11.8million deal, but will not feature against Swansea on Saturday. Koeman said: “Yesterday I got the message everything is done. The work permission is okay. “He is flying back today and he will arrive tomorrow. It’s too close for Saturday.” Koeman will assess 22-year-old Mane’s physical state before determining if the winger can feature against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup next Tuesday night. “The last 10 days I don’t know what he did,” Koeman added. “It will be a good chance for him to be part of the squad for next Tuesday, for the League Cup game against Arsenal.” Saints have no injury concerns after striker Shane Long overcame a head injury. “Shane Long is okay,” Koeman added. “He’s (been) doing training sessions for three days. He’s no problem for this Saturday. No injuries. Only the case of Mane.” Mane’s transfer is the sort which may not occur if the Football Association succeeds in tightening rules over non-European Union imports. last_img read more