Monday, April 27, 2009

Twiddle Higher Ground VT 4/25/09

Let me start by saying that I am very upset. The reason is that I have been to festivals where Twiddle was playing and I must have gotten distracted and never really gave the band a true listen. Well, that all changed on Saturday night April 25th. Twiddle gave it to me and gave it to me good. I loved every second of it and I stayed until they played their very last note and I was sad when it was over. They left me wanting more! Their sound is so unique. It's like Tea Leaf Green, Cypress Hill, Phish, Led Zeppelin, and OAR had a baby and named it Twiddle...and that baby rocked it out! The room wasn't packed on Saturday night, but everyone who was there was a Twiddle fanatic and had to find a dance space as close to the stage as possible. I see why they are all so passionate about this band. So, I am so sorry to Twiddle for not paying attention before, but you now have a die hard Twiddle fan for life! Watch out because these young boys are about to take the music world by storm.

by Taraleigh

The Machine at Higher Ground

I haven't seen "The Machine" in at least six years and they are the only band that gains more hair with age. Not only did they have more hair, but their music has gotten tighter and sounds even more like Pink Floyd. The lead singer's voice is hauntingly similar and if you close your eyes you would swear that you were listening to the band that they are covering. The crowd was immersed in their amazingness and I saw a lot of people with their eyes closes and their bodies swaying to the music. You could tell they were remembering times when they were listening to Pink Floyd and they were so happy to be able to experience something so close to the real thing in a small club like Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT. When "The Machine" comes to a venue near you, you've got to check them out! America's Premire Pink Floyd Experience

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

10 Way to Party Down on Earth Day

One of my favorite holidays of the year is Earth Day. I try to celebrate Earth Day everyday, but then again I like to celebrate everything all the time! Here are my top 10 ways to celebrate! Don't just celebrate today, but every day.

1. Unplug your electronics when not in use. Some examples are microwave ovens, televisions, cell phone chargers, dvd players, stereos etc.

2. Whenever possible buy local and organic!

3. Not sure where to go this weekend? I bet your local town has a lot to offer! Stay close to home, save gas, and support your local economy.

4. Say no to your incandescent light bulbs and say yes to energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. Not only will you be saving the earth, but you will be saving money. You can get these light bulbs almost anywhere now-a-days.

5. Bike or walk to work or to run errands whenever possible. I like to walk to the post office instead of driving.

6. Take a shorter shower or take a bath to save water. Showering with a friend saves water too....well most of the time. You don't need to shower everyday either. Your skin and mama earth will be happy:)

7. Shop at thrift stores, second hand stores, and yard sales. Another fun thing to do is host a swap where your friends bring all the clothing and other items they don't want anymore and you swap. Donate what no one takes!

8. This is something I never knew. Using an energy efficient dishwasher uses less water than hand washing. Wow!

9. Drive less aggressively. It actually saves gas!

10. Instead of going to the gym to use machines that run on electricity, exercise outside.