Trail Mix | A 2015 Twelve Pack

first_imgLooking back at the hundreds of tunes that ran on Trail Mix in 2015, it is virtually impossible to come up with a list of what I consider the “best” tunes of the lot. There are simply too many great tunes from which to pick.So, as I looked back over the year in Trail Mix, I considered what records from each month spent the most time in my player. From that, I have put together this 2015 Trail Mix Twelve Pack, which highlights my favorite tracks from each month of the last year,January – Sam Lewis/Waiting On Yousam lewisSam already had scheduled the release of his newest record for the spring. In the meantime, he put together a collection of acoustic recordings taken while he was on tour. What started out as merely demos ended up as The Hotel Sessions, just Sam and his guitar in hotel rooms across two continents.February – Hey Rosetta!/Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)I am not sure how many rock bands come out of Newfoundland, but Hey Rosetta! have to be at the top of the list. Piano, cello, brass, and synth beats combine in “Soft Offering” in a rousing singalong fashion.March – Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield/Somebody That I Used To KnowPrior to hearing this song, all I knew of Elliot Smith was his tragic story. After digging in to Seth and Jessica’s interpretations of his songs, I became a fan.April – Andrew Combs/Foolin’andrew_combs-759x500Andrew is at the forefront of the reimagination of country music. Take one listen to all of those “oooooooooooooohs” in the chorus of this tune and try not to sing along. A fantastic take on introspection in the social media age.May – John Moreland/You Don’t Care For Me Enough To Cryjohn morelandThis might very well be my favorite tune of the year. John, in heart crushing fashion, harnesses all of the anxiety and doubt that comes along as love’s baggage. Anyone who has ever been in a relationship – particularly one that has gone south – should be able to relate to this tune.June – Amos Lee/Violinamos leeIt’s hard to imagine anything that can make Amos Lee’s songs sound even better. On the short list would be recording them at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony. This song is just enchanting.July – Anderson East/Satisfy Meanderson eastVintage soul is on the rebound, and Anderson East is poised to be a front runner. Anderson combines hipster chic with vintage 60s soul sensibilities and a gravelly baritone that allows him to pull it off.August – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats/S.O.B.Nathaniel_Rateliff_and_the_Night_Sweats_PhotoCredit_Malia_James_GeneralPress1An overnight sensation over a decade in the making, Nathaniel Rateliff truly arrived with his latest record. Long known as a stellar songwriter, Nathaniel tapped into gospel tinged soul for his latest project, and the result was instant acclaim.September – John Mark Nelson/Dream Last Nightjohn mark neslonThis song was a bit like time travel. It took me right back to the 1980s and my high school years. Imagine my shock when I realized the songwriter was younger, at the age of 22, than many of the songs this tune reminded me of.October – Holly Bowling/The Squirming Coilholly bowlingClassically trained pianist takes on classic Phish tunes. Genius! That Holly even went so far as to transcribe a 36 minute long “Tweezer” was icing on the cake. If you have ever wanted to hear Phish reinterpreted on solo piano, this is the record for you.November – Annabelle’s Curse/Lovedrunk DesperadoesannabelleThis tune holds the singular distinction of being the one song to have made Trail Mix twice this year. That it comes from one of my favorite regional bands makes that oversight on my part absolutely okay. I have truly enjoyed watching this band develop over the last number of years, and their latest release is their strongest to date.December – Wild Child/Break BonesI did my best trying to not get this track on to a Trail Mix. Not because it doesn’t kick ass – because it absolutely does – but because I kept missing it. And what a shame, because it is awesome. But good things come to those who keep screwing up, and “Break Bones” was a highlight on the final mix of the year.As you can imagine, these twelve tracks merely scratch the surface of the year that was in Trail Mix. Many thanks to all of the great artists who shared their music with us and who took the time to sit down for a blog post. Here’s to a great year that has passed and another great year to come in 2016.last_img read more

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Another bad call, another apology from Treñas

first_img“We try to make good decisions butunfortunately may nagakatalabo nga amona. It’s a learning process and we hope indina ina maliwat,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – “We made a decision.Sometimes we make a good call, sometimes we make a wrong call.” This was how Mayor Jerry Treñas summedup his decision allowing the return here from Metro Manila of a closeassociate’s daughter who turned out positive for  the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Treñas insisted yesterday that thepatient was wearing an N95 mask aboard the chopper and people who fetched herat the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo were also wearing personal protectiveequipment. On social media, the city mayor gotbashed for his decision. Netizens pointed out the seeming unfairness of thecity’s chief executive. They particularly cited his previous stance disallowingthe return of Ilonggo overseas Filipino workers unless they have been certifiedas COVID-free from their point of origin. He also cited “the many otherimportant activities undertaken by our security personnel” and the “advicecoming from various sectors.”/PN “Allegationsmade on social media platforms about exempting others in the protocol are completelyfalse in every respect.  THE BUCK STOPS HERE. “Allegations made on social media platforms about exempting others in the protocol are completely false in every respect. However, this incident has taught us to be more vigilant, as some of our personnel carrying essential goods and equipment may be infected by the virus,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Nagapangayogid ko pasensya kon nag-react gid ang aton mga pumoluyo. It’s ajudgment call. Indi man kita tani premironga magtugot but may mga RNA extraction kits nga kinahanglan ta gid. And it is also an occasion nga makapadala kita,” said Treñas overDyFM yesterday morning. Yesterday morning he apologized tothose who got upset by his decision. “Thepatient, being asymptomatic, is now in strict home quarantine being isolatedfrom other family members, and the rest of the staff which she came in contactwith tested negative. “Accordingto the Executive Order No. 064 on Enhanced Community Quarantine, essentialpersonnel are allowed to enter the borders of Iloilo City. center_img In an interview over DyFM Bombo RadyoIloilo on Wednesday, Treñas said the patient was the daughter of City LegalOfficer Atty. Edgar Gil. Treñas’ public apology was a follow upto his explanation posted on Facebook late Wednesday at around 9:45 p.m. Hispost read: This was the second time in two daysthat Treñas apologized for an unfortunate decision. On Wednesday morning, heacknowledged that his lifting of the ban on the sale and consumption of liquoron Tuesday was a mistake, thus he re-imposed the prohibition less than 24 hoursafter scrapping it. “Various incidents due to intoxicatedpersons” promoted him to backtrack, according to Treñas. “During the presscon I had earliertoday confirming the seventh COVID-19 case in Iloilo City, it raised manyquestions from netizens.  It was unclear if the patient knew shewas positive for COVID-19 already while in Metro Manila, or if she was testedthere before returning to Iloilo City. “However,this incident has taught us to be more vigilant, as some of our personnelcarrying essential goods and equipment may be infected by the virus.” Making a bad call is one of thepitfalls in decision-making, according to the mayor. But the most importantthing is correcting the mistake right away, he stressed. OnWednesday, Treñas said, “Ang case ta nga nag-positive isa ka taga-syudad. Nagpauli bangod napatay ang iloy. Sang naglisensyasia sa aton nga mapauli, indi tani magsugot ang aton COVID-19 team, galing may chance nga maulayhun sia kag puede madala. “Thesaid patient arrived over the weekend via private chopper from Metro Manila. Atfirst, together with the COVID task force we did not agree, but when we knewthat we needed RCA extraction kits we asked the person if she can carry theextraction kits needed in the laboratory of WVMC in the flight she personallyarranged, since a charter flight will cost us so much, so together with theCOVID Taskforce, we agreed. Upon arrival at the airport, we did a rapid test.The patient was immediately isolated followed by a PCR test. last_img read more

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Deonarine, Campbelle and Kanhai to be honoured by BCB

first_imgFORMER West Indies batsmen Rohan Kanhai and Narsingh Deonarine, along with Shemaine Campbelle, will be honoured as Berbice greatest cricketers at the senior, junior, and female levels respectively.Rohan ‘Bholalall’ Kanhai, holds the record for the most Test runs, Test appearances and most Test centuries for Berbicians.Deonarine represented Albion, Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies at the Under-15 and Under-19 levels with great success while serving as captain as well. Shemaine CampbelleCampbelle is the only Guyanese female cricketer to have centuries at the club, county, regional and international levels and has represented the West Indies at the 20/20 and ODI levels for close to a decade.A portrait of the three players will be unveiled in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) office on the Dr. Tulsi Dyal Singh Wall of Fame.“We strongly believe in honouring our heroes and we want to do so while they are alive. Berbice cricket has been successful over the last 80 years due to the outstanding contributions of countless work performances of countless individuals,” BCB Public Relations Officer Simon Naidu said as he unveiled the board’s plans to honour several outstanding Berbicians as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations.Rohan KanhaiFormer outstanding cricketers Leslaine Lambert, Clayton Lambert, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Deonarine and Derick Kallicharran, will also be inducted into the Berbice Hall of Fame while outstanding administrators Keith Foster, Anil Beharry, Malcolm Peters, Manohar Pooran and Carl Moore would also be inducted into the BCB Hall of Fame for administrators.The contribution of former players: Sudesh Dhaniram, Orvin Mangru, Deonarine Persaud, Andre Percival and Zaheer Moakan will be recognised under the Tribute to Retired Cricketers programme while Angela Haniff, Joseph Simon, Dennis D’Andrade and Esaun Crandon will each receive BCB’s highest individual award, The Tribute to Hero Award of Excellence. BCB president Hilbert Foster stated that every year, the board will strive to honour outstanding heroes.last_img read more

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Trump Traffic!

first_imgPresident’s visit bring traffic headache to Palm Beach Motorists in Palm Beach can expect more traffic delays with President Donald Trump back in the county this Easter weekend.Traffic will be restricted starting Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., until Sunday at 4:30 p.m.Road closures around Mar-a-Lago are already underway.The Secret Service has announced that temporary road closures and adjusted traffic patterns around the ‘Winter White House’ will be in place through Sunday evening.All forms of travel, including foot traffic, will be prohibited along S. Ocean Blvd from the intersection of S. County Rd. to Southern Blvd. The Secret Service is not allowing any commercial vehicles onto Palm Beach.This is President Trump’s seventh visit to Mar-a-Lago since his inauguration.last_img

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Betty Jean Hutsler, 88, Caldwell, funeral services to be held Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

first_imgBetty HutslerBetty Jean Hutsler was welcomed into this world on August 6, 1925, by loving parents Homer Dee Hutsler, and Mamie Berry Hutlser and older sister Ruth. Betty was later a proud older sister to brothers Billy and Berry. Betty was born and raised on a farm in Drury.Betty and her family moved to Wichita in 1941.  She graduated from North High School at age 16. Betty then began employment at Hinkels Department Store, where she met her future husband.  Betty married her sweetheart, Bill on November 24, 1948. To this union three children were born: Phillip Steven, Kristina Ruth, and Ann Marie.Betty worked at Guys Foods as a bookkeeper until her retirement. After retiring, she and Bill moved back to Caldwell, her hometown. In her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, camping at Roaring River Missouri, reading, word search puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed going to church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and other family members and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Billy D Hutsler; and sister, Ruth Dermid.She is survived by her son Phillip Scott of Wichita, KS; daughters Kristina Ross and husband Ron of Wichita, KS, Ann Satterfield and her husband Eugene of Haysville, KS; brother Berry Hutsler of Caldwell, KS; grandchildren Aaron, Kristin, Steven, Leesa, Aimee, Brandon, Zackary, Samantha; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Noah, Tyson, Taylor Michael, Taylor Kristina, Aubrey, William, Kennedy, Sydney; and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Wellington.Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Grandview Cemetery, Kaw City, Oklahoma.Memorials may be given in Betty’s name to the Caldwell Public Library, Caldwell.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.last_img read more

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