One Billion People!

Yes people, in your best Dr. Evil voice, One Billion People now have internet access. I think that is a tremendous accomplishment for humanity in general. Granted not everyone has uncensored access but as any one knows, you can do anything on the internet if you just try, good or bad. The internet is the instantaneous door to the world.

Congratulations to everyone.

Yahoo has the story: One billion people have Internet access

side thought, is internet a proper noun?

Benevento-Russo Duo with Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio

Yes people it is happening. In my opinion there isn’t a better collaboration out there. This is going to be HOT! Personally I plan to catch 6/28 Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC. This should be good people.

For the first time, Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon are hitting the road together for over three weeks of dates, and they have asked the Duo to round out the band. The run of shows begins on June 28th in Raleigh, NC and includes a double bill with Phil Lesh & Friends for ten shows beginning on 6/28. Though we have been performing with Mike on and off for the past three years, the genesis of the group came together earlier this year when Trey asked us and Mike to join him for a recording session at a Brooklyn studio. Suffice to say, the material rocks. In addition to the new songs, the group will also draw on each other’s repertoire and beyond.

Trey, Mike and the Duo’s dates with Phil Lesh & Friends follow below. Both bands will play full shows — Trey & Mike w/ the Duo will close a handful of shows, and Phil Lesh & Friends will close the rest. In addition, The Benevento/Russo Duo (hey, that’s us!) will open each show on our own. We expect to announce up to an additional week of Trey & Mike with the Duo dates sometime shortly.

Tickets will be available through a real time presale beginning Friday, May 5 at NOON EST at http://treytickets.rlc.net. Public on-sales start Friday, May 12. Full show and ticket information will be made available on the [Duo] Shows page over the course of this week.

TREY ANASTASIO & MIKE GORDON with the Benevento/Russo Duo and PHIL LESH & FRIENDS SUMMER 2006

6/28 Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
6/30 Tweeter Center At The Waterfront – Camden, NJ
7/1 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
7/2 SPAC – Saratoga Springs, NY
7/3 New England Dodge Music Center – Hartford, CT
7/7 Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
7/8 Darien Lakes PAC – Darien Center, NY
7/9 Bethel Woods Center For The Arts – Bethel, NY
7/11 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
7/12 Champlain Valley Fairgrounds – Essex Junction, VT

What is REALLY happening in Iraq

Originally Posted By Rayman1:
Just reading some of the posts on the Zarqawi stuff. I’m currently working in Baghdad doing intel/security work and my daily grind is dealing with these things. Zarqawi is a Sunni from Jordan and his kind are very much the minority here. His group is attributed to several beheadings, execution killings, bombings, etc. but nothing of major note in comparison to what the Shiite-dominated security forces we put in place here are doing to the people and us.

He more than likely got his AKS-74U from his Chechen merc buddies who came here as snipers. And yes, there are a lot of US weapons out here to include M4’s, M16A2’s, SAW’s, and 240B’s. Getting ammo for them is a problem, though. But they pump out videos in the marketplaces showing attacks on convoys, etc. and grabbing up our guys’ guns and equipment. Most of those scenes are 2003-2004 dated. However, they do have a lot of our stuff.
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04-22-2006: DJ Williams Projekt with the Bridge and Calf Mountain Jam opening at Starr Hill

DJ Williams Projekt
DJ Williams Projekt rolled into Starr Hill Saturday night with an opening act that brought sounds from Waynesborough, VA, and Baltimore, MD. Calf Mountain was charged with warming up the crowd followed by the Bridge. Near the end of the night brought DJ Williams and his saxophone sounds to full peak.

Calf Mountain Jam is a band that I have been watching for about a year and one half. They were one of those bands that you would say, hrmm, give it a year. Well, it has been a year since I thought that and you know what, these guys are really getting it together. They have a small but very solid following. High energy jams with a good groove to move to. That’s what I’m talking about! Calf Mountain is getting it together. Listen to the tape.

The Bridge was the next opener. I was curious about these guys and again, delivery straight down the pipe! Starr Hill’s musical lineup Saturday night was supreme as the jams kept flowing and the talent never stopped. Near the end of the set Gordon Sax and DJ Williams were playing up on stage and I would say the crowd was really filling in with a groove. By the end of this set, everyone was really ready to rock. Excellent first time viewing of The Bridge in my opinion.

DJ Williams Projekt was another strong band that I had not yet had the pleasure of viewing. I missed some parts of the show however in catching with I did I am continuously amazing at the quality of music Virginia has floating about it. From the valley to the capital, tunes flow like water, sparkling in the pristine environment, bars. Yes, here at these bars we experience the vibe that moves the crowd like a current through the ocean, nudging, sometimes harder than you might like, for you to move your butt and get down!

Whats up to my sketchy crew that kept the rig going in my absence.

Links:
DJ Williams Projekt
The Bridge
Calf Mountain Jam