Watch Dean Ween And Father John Misty Jam Backstage At Bonnaroo

first_imgBonnaroo is known for its collaborative spirit. When artists arrive at the festival, its understood that sit ins and jam sessions are not only suggested, they are expected. Sometimes the artists just want to keep playing when their sets are over, in backstage situations that, with so many artists from all walks of life on The Farm, can be once-in-a-lifetime.That’s just what happened this Sunday, when Ween and Father John Misty played back-to-back sets to close out the Which Stage. While Dead & Company played their epic two-set finale on the What Stage, Dean Ween and Father John Misty jammed out in Ween’s dressing room. Ween plays bass, and Father John plays drums, a throwback to his days in Fleet Foxes. With Kurt Vile and others looking on in the background, it’s awesome to see these musicians playing for the joy of playing.See below for a video of this rare performance!last_img read more

Why I Love Life on the Road

first_imgOutside the Jeep, the world is wet, sometimes frozen but mostly just saturated, rarely dry. It’s the Southeast after all. Save for the rhythmic thump of the windshield wipers sliding away the ice, the rain, the wiper fluid rinsing dust from my front and rear windows, I drive in relative quiet. No Sirius XM. No podcast. No phone call coming through on Bluetooth. Just the swish of wipers moving up, then down, then up again. Steady and smooth, they stay true like a metronome, be there drizzle or downpour.Palm trees pass by my window. Then golden maple leaves rimmed in the ruby red of fall. Then evergreens, their limbs limp from the heavy snow that dumps from a clouded sky. Occasionally, there are skyscrapers, too, and then that lush and wooded world turns to a concrete jungle filled with reds and greens and golds of a different nature. Static, then blinking. Brake lights. Traffic lights. Streetlights.IMG_9847It’s never the same. A constant blur of landscape and cityscapes careening past by day, stealthily sliding by at night. With camper in tow, my eyes flit from rear view mirror to side view mirror then back again.Today, there’s no weather to contend with, no traffic to sit through. It’s a nearly cloudless summer day. The setting sun blazes against the pavement. With the push of one, two buttons, the air conditioning is off, the windows are down. The warmth of the sun fills the interior, the rush of wind tousling my hair. I plug an auxiliary cord into my iPhone. Spotify. Talking Heads. Road to Nowhere. Speakers, six of them, hum during the chorus.I’m going somewhere, of course, headed south toward the coast of the Carolinas, but David Bryne’s words ring loud and clear.IMG_4419Maybe you wonder where you are. I don’t care. Here is where time is on our side. Take you there. Take you there.I adjust the side view mirror away from the sun’s glare. The yellow dotted line ticks by in rhythm with the whizzing reflections of fence posts lining the carless road. In the air is a hint of freshly cut hay, a dash of cooked concrete.A pinkish-orange hue fills the sky beyond my windshield. The few clouds hanging lazily on the horizon are a deep indigo, their edges bleeding fiery crimson. Behind me, the sun showers the road ahead in a golden light.IMG_9853It’s a sight worthy enough of a desktop screensaver, a college dorm room poster with a cliché quote—Not all who wander are lost. I think of my job and balancing the extremes of long hours behind the computer, followed by long hours alone with car and camper (The Rigsbys) as my sole companions.Life on the road isn’t for everyone. At times I’ve wondered if it’s even for me. But when I’m feeling lonely, or I’ve made a wrong turn, lost a headlamp for the umpteenth time to the folds of my backseat, it’s moments like these, when it’s just me and the open road, that draw me to the bend up ahead. Gripping the Jeep’s steering wheel doesn’t just feel powerful. It feels like possibility.Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 4.15.16 PMlast_img read more

National Public Lands Day, 2015

first_imgNational Public Lands Day, 2015 Proclamations Governor Wolf Proclamation — National Public Lands Day, 2015 by Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: August 26, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Daily Trojan: Celebrating 100 years of journalism

first_imgThe Daily Trojan, first published in 1912, has been providing the USC community with campus news and information for 100 years. Get the scoop on DT‘s history, developments and continuing legacy.Special Edition SupplementCentennial: Celebrating Daily TrojanOrigins: Editors lay foundation for campus news outletTechnology: Means of production evolve throughout the yearsLegacies: Lessons learned by former editors in chiefCommentary: Campus publications continue to forge pathsTimeline: One hundred yearsFrom the Archives: Students caught trying to alter Hollywood signFrom the Archives: Trojan Olympians play Conquest during GamesDaily Trojan HistoryA Trojan traditionWhere are they now?Editors in Chief: 1912-2012last_img