The Music Still Hasn’t Stopped

Posted by Jim on Jun 12th, 2015
Jun 12

With the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead and the special anniversary concerts coming up, a lot of people on the Internet are praising the band and compiling ideal setlists. I’ve decided to do the same, although this isn’t necessarily what I’d want to hear if I was going to one of the shows this summer. This is more of a dream compilation featuring songs from the many eras of the Grateful Dead. I don’t think it could ever be played how I picture it in my head.

I: Bertha, Row Jimmy, Help on the Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower, Sugar Magnolia > Iko Iko, Brown Eyed Women, Jack Straw, Deal, Blow Away

II: Playing in the Band > Dark Star > Sugaree > Cryptical > The Other One > Cryptical > The Wheel > Going Down the Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away, And We Bid You Goodnight

E: Box of Rain, The Music Never Stopped > Hey Jude Finale

Sidebar Updates

Posted by Jim on Jun 9th, 2015
Jun 9

I’ve made a long overdue update to my sidebar lists. Nissa and I have a baltic porter (named after the great jazz song) that will be ready to drink in a week…just in time for Nissa’s birthday. Sure, a strong, dark beer isn’t what you think of as the warm summer months roll in, but it’s a style I’ve wanted to brew for a while and a name I had to use. To get away from the dark malt beers, we are preparing to brew two seasonally appropriate beers in the next week. First up is a simple blonde ale. Second is a standard summertime saison that we will use a yeast we’re culturing from a bottle of De Blaugies/Hill Farmstead Le Vermontoise.

I’ve also updated my list of upcoming races. At the end of the month, I’m running the second Craft Brew Races 5k to be held in Portland. I won a bib in the lottery for the 40th Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC in October. As a training run for that race, I’ll head to Hampton, NH to take part in the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon. Lastly, I am also running the Thunder Road marathon in Charlotte, NC in Novemeber. The last three races I’ve listed I will be running with my mom. She is also running the Mainly Marathons race in Sanford on August 24*. After finishing Thunder Road, she will have qualified for the Marathon Maniacs! Way to go Mom!

*Mainly Marathons is running a promotion right now where you can enter one of their races for free if you’ve never participated in one of their events! Check it out on their homepage.