Monthly Archives: January 2014

Daily Dose of Dave

1/28/14
Take Me To Tomorrow
The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver

It’s another sunny Colorado day, and while looking at the snow covered Rockies in the distance, some John Denver comes on the radio and reminded me of this song. Dave has been playing this the last few years at his acoustic shows, including the presidential campaign shows he did in 2012.

Daily Dose of Dave

1/27/14
Proudest Monkey-Live at Mile High Music Festival

I flew out to Denver for The Mile High Music Fest from Massachusetts, where I was living at the time, because I was supposed to go with my friend Nate. Apparently, though, he can’t eat scallops because he pussied out of going to the show with the excuse that he would be spending the entire show in the portapotty. So, when his favorite song, ‘Proudest Monkey’ came on I was looking for a camera to flip off, hoping he would see me on the live internet stream.

101 Uses For Your Dead Cat

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Photo: Cris Toala Olivares/REUTERS

Animal lovers, you might want to skip this one. This type of art isn’t for you.

Those dark humored souls still left reading this will probably laugh as hard as I did, which if you believe in a torturous afterlife, doesn’t bode well for either of us.

Dutch artist Bart Jansen has a problem letting go. When his cat Orville’s life was tragically ended by an automobile, he did what some people do when they can’t let go of their beloved pet, he took him to the taxidermist to be preserved. But, as I’m sure you gathered from the picture, that’s not where the story ends.

Jansen hired remote-controlled helicopter expert Arjen Beltman to devise a way to integrate a system of motors and propellers in to the stuffed innards of Orville, and the results are both morbid and hilarious. The resulting ‘work of art’ dubbed the Orvillecoptor, was debuted at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one laughing at this twisted story. Video below!

Daily Dose of Dave

1/26/14
So Much To Say
Live Trax Vol. 1- Worcester, MA

Tonight it’s the 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, and I couldn’t think of a better song than ‘So Much To Say’ for today’s song of the day. Back in ’97, the Dave Matthews Ban won their first Grammy in the category “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for this song.
This version was recorded less than a year later, and includes the ‘Anyone Seen the Bridge’ jam at the end, which at live shows typically segues into the song ‘Too Much’.

Literature Catches Up To The Digital Age

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The Netflix online video streaming model revolutionized the way we watch movies, Spotify the way we listen to music, and now Oyster is set to do the same with the world of books.

Nyc based Oyster is a subscription e-library that lets you, for $10 bucks a month, download to your device unlimited books to their app, akin to the way Spotify lets you save offline playlists.

Currently with a catalog of over 100,000 titles from many major publishing companies, Oyster is constantly in the process of securing deals that will expand their library.

As an advid reader and fan of the unlimited access for a small fee business model, (since I got Spotify 2 years ago I haven’t pirated a single album…. Wait, what’s the statue of limitations on piracy??) I think these guys have a good shot at success.