Well, we’ve officially jumped the shark on this one, but it’s for a good cause, so I digress.
At any rate, there was a surprisingly large turnout among the three candidates. Supporters were pretty even between the parties. Will this be an indicator of the election results come November? We’ll see….
My friend needs some help. I’ll give you a little background on Elizabeth, she’s been my friend for more than 20 whole years. Deep down I feel that she’s always been attracted to me and keeps a collection of creepy items she’s ammased throughout my life. Hair samples, cans I’ve drank from, photos and the like. At any rate, here’s some more info on someone, who’s a GAW reader, who I value not only as a dear friend, but someone I try to model my life after.
Please come out and eat Pizza on Thursday at Wicks. It’s that easy.
Elizabeth and YMC
Have a Heart This Holiday!
Charity fundraiser event for Elizabeth Jaeger
Wick’s Pizza Parlor
New Albany, IN
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Come join the fun for a good cause!
Elizabeth Jaeger, a 2003 Jeffersonville High School graduate, has been diagnosed with POEMS Syndrome, a rare blood disorder. This disease attacks the blood, bones, organs and nervous system and is fatal if not treated. She is currently under the care of a team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic and will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant in early January 2014.
There is no cure for POEMS but the bone marrow transplant will give
Elizabeth a chance at remission and relief from this debilitating disease.
The Have a Heart This Holiday! event is being put together by Elizabeth’s friends and family to raise funds to help her with the expense of her extended stay at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Besides Wick’s fabulous food, there will be a Raffle, Silent Auction, Corn Hole Tournament, and entertainment provided by Begging Victoria and Jacob Resch. Representatives from Arbonne, 31, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Mary Kay, and Silpada will also be there with their wares. All proceeds from this event will go directly to this cause.
Though the lineup this year didn’t excite me as much as last year, I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by a few acts. Houndmouth put on a very impressive show. (The band also rocked the Bell of Louisville as My Morning Jacket did last year.)
Big Boi was somewhat of a disappointment. Though his setlist was enjoyable, evidently he’s suffered a knee injury and had to perform sitting in some golden chair fit for a emperor. He really could have hyped up the crowd more had he not been stationary the whole show.
Old Crow Medicine Show always put on a decent show. As with any OCMS performance, you can expect good tunes and high-energy entertainment. And at one point in the show I had to explain to Palmtree the difference between a Bass and a Cello.
And that sums up day one.
Dawes put on a very impressive set turning Leah into a fan. (Nod to Liberal Hussy, who’s been raving about this particular band for quite sometime.)
Alabama Shakes performed to a more laid-back crowd on a smaller stage by Joe’s Crab Shack.
I managed to catch a portion of Matt and Kim’s performance on the Red Bull Stage. This high-energy band hyped up the crowd and I was pleased to hear their song “Daylight.” It was the boost I needed.
Then there’s my main man Jim James, arguably the only reason I attended this year’s event. He opened up with the lead single from his debut solo album, “State of the Art, (AEIOU)”. Check out a stellar performance of this song on the Late Show here. And he didn’t let down the My Morning Jacket fans, by playing “Wonderful,” from the Circuital album. But it was his closing cover of the Beatles “Let it Be” that blew all away in attendance. (I’ve looked through a few set-lists and I do believe this is the first he’s ever performed this.)
The Black Keys will never disappoint a crowd. To me, the Keys always have a great setlist. Perhaps I’m just a fan, but I believe they’ve got a great mix of songs. They know what songs the crowd wants to hear. Howling for You is my personal favorite songs to hear live.
Stoop, Palmtree and myself headed over to the Red Bull stage and caught an amazing show by Baauer. (This is the guy behind all those Harlem Shake videos Goliath loves so dearly.) His set was fueled by southern hip hop samples such as 2chainz and great mix of tracks that kept the crowd dancing. And yes, he played Harlem Shake. (See video below.)
After the Baauer show, the three of us then started a dance party out on the lawn. It started with the three of us and ended with around 15 folks joining in the groove.
Datsik, who filled in when Animal Collective was cancelled, put on a great show in which Palmtree decided to go dance with a random person I immediately labeled her “boo.” (See video below.)
The last performance of the event was The Avett Brothers. After sneaking some friends in with our exclusive GAW press credentials we were able to catch a truly moving show. After performing one of my favorites “Kick Drum Heart” the band closed with “I and Love and You.” A great show to close out a truly great 2013 Forecastle Festival.
“Liberty Reserve was responsible for laundering billions of dollars, conducting 55 million transactions that involved millions of customers around the world, including about 200,000 in the United States, according to prosecutors.”
This case is fascinating. Folks were just anonymously transferring all sorts of money to one another.
YMC loves the banking laws of places like Costa Rica, Isle of Mann and Ireland.
Goliath got many treasurers in Swiss bank account.