Sunday, May 31, 2009
Salt Lake Tribune -- Salt Lake County Councilman Max Burdick better hope that his Republican colleagues don't see this.
The first-year councilman -- who distinguished himself less than two months after taking office as the only Republican to support health-care benefits for the same-sex partners of county employees -- made an unexpected appearance this month in the state's leading gay and lesbian magazine.
Q Salt Lake captured Burdick in a photo booth during the magazine's recent FABBY Awards bash -- which honors people and organizations that support the gay community -- pulling faces with Democratic Sen. Scott McCoy.
The councilman, who never imagined that the photos would be circulated outside the booth, soon found his face in a double-page spread in Q Salt Lake 's May 14 edition.
"Some partygoers thought being behind the curtain meant no one would see," the magazine's caption reads.
The photo strip could provide the councilman's GOP colleagues with yet another reason to complain that Burdick, whom Democrats once described as a little "r" Republican, leans too far to the left.
On the bright side, Burdick hasn't earned the recognition that he, jokingly, told The Salt Lake Tribune he most fears: "Man of the Year" from gay-rights group Equality Utah.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
So enjoy some Sheer Terror:
Salt Lake Tribune -- Rick Koerber picked three words to describe himself on his blog:
Capitalist, Mormon, Dad -- in that order. It was both his philosophy and his cover.
Koerber's hyper-economic, hyper-religious version of conservatism helped him cozy up to state politicians while, investigators say, he duped scores of investors.
He is accused of running a $50 million Ponzi scheme, convincing his Utah County neighbors to take out second mortgages on their homes and invest the proceeds with him -- so-called "equity milling." Many of those who did are out their life savings or facing foreclosure.
Super Mario World Board Game was designed by Ashley Buerkett.
Friday, May 29, 2009
On August 1st, 2009, Element will release MAKE IT COUNT - The Element Story.
Make It Count showcases Element’s defining moments and will delve into it’s compelling story. From it’s humble beginnings, to a forward thinking global brand.
The full length film will release for free on the Element site.
Salt Lake Tribune -- Moshe Safdie may get another chance to put his design stamp on downtown Salt Lake City.
The famed architect, whose vision led to the capital's striking Main Library, is among two development groups that have petitioned to build the $81.5 million Broadway-class theater pitched by Mayor Ralph Becker for 135 S. Main.
The Safdie team bid includes Salt Lake City library architectural firm VCBO and contractor Okland Construction along with developers Swisher, Garfield, Traub and Hamilton Partners, which is building a new office tower at 222 S. Main.
The other party to respond to the city's theater request is Hines Interests, said D.J. Baxter, executive director of the city's Redevelopment Agency. According to its Web site, Hines is an international real estate firm with a presence in more than 100 cities. Hines also owns the Kearns Building on Main Street.
"To have that caliber speaks very well of Salt Lake City," said City Councilman Eric Jergensen. "I'm excited. You've got nationally known developers with financial firepower as well as a group of local architects that have shown their design finesse with the library."
...without the hassles of waiting for that itchy hipster beard to grow in before trimming it down.
Coming Soon: Pabst Blue Ribbon Connector Ring!!!
"One of my favorite Bad Religion songs, written by Mr. Brett. I accidentally left a verse out of the song because in the liner notes of the tape copy I own of "Recipe for Hate," a verse is missing. My apologies to Brett Gurewitz."
"Don't Pray On Me" performed by WEW.
Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producer Phil Spector has been sentenced to 19 years-to-life in the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Abraham previously made two appearances on the show after Gutfeld stated on air thatThe Chemistry of Common Life was his favourite album of 2008. Gutfeld also gained some infamy for mocking the Canadian military but later apologized.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Been ahead of the game since the '80s!
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE -- Utah says it's alright for selenium to kill up to one out of 10 birds on the Great Salt Lake. But a federal agency says that a state regulation based on that view is illegal under an international treaty.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service warns of the potential violation in a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
NEW UNIVERSITY -- If you thought Irvine was boring, try setting foot in Provo. Don’t get me wrong, Provo has its own culture, one that revolves around morals and religious beliefs. However as an outsider, it is very difficult to say the city is exciting.
Almost everything closes at 8 p.m. on the weekdays, and ironically enough, even earlier on weekends. We didn’t cross any coffee shops in Provo, and only one bar was open past 1 a.m. And let me tell you, that bar was weird.
SLUG -- You’ve probably never heard of Tommy Dolph’s Wizard Fest. He probably likes it better that way. If this outdoor music fest blew up like others it would lose its charm. Wizard Fest is in its fourth year and if you’re web-savvy, love local music and are comfortable with driving towards the middle of nowhere––you might find yourself at one hell of a party.
This year’s live-music line up includes Dos Hombres Van A Morir, Sunday School, Ben Thunderblood, Antelope Island, Reciprocal Redux and Dolph’s own band After the Party. Dolph’s party will also feature the trickery of magician Matt Bruce, an art show and a “local history mystery” museum to give partygoers a bit of background on the location.
The fun goes down on Saturday, May 30.
You can access Locomotive Springs from northbound I-15 by taking the Corinne exit and traveling west on Hwy 83 towards Thiokol, then west at Lampo junction (Promontory), past the Golden Spike National Monument, Howell Valley junction (end of paved road) and staying on the county gravel road traveling west for about 25 miles. Signs are present to help direct you on the county road.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Episode 281: Turncoat
A well-known activist—an anarchic, revolutionary activist—is accused of spying on other activists for the FBI. The strangest thing about the rumor is, it's true. How Brandon Darby transformed from cop-hater to federal witness. Plus, a story by Etgar Keret, about a boy who betrays his people with a pair of shoes.
From Joseph Patt:
This is a rough cut of a short documentary that Porcell, Sam Siegler I were doing together. This is not final. The audio is NOT mixed and the graphics were never finalized. Unfortunately I had a hard drive crash and lost all the elements which stopped us from wrapping this project up and making it complete. This version is close to final and all I had left over.
I hate showing incomplete work so please don't JUDGE it too harshly (pun intended), I just want to show what it was going to be to anyone that may have heard about this and wondered why it never came out while also find a bit of closure in it for myself.
Also it needs to be noted that this is owned by Revelation Records
7/10 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
7/11 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/12 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
7/13 Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
7/14 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
7/15 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
7/16 New Orleans, LA @ The Hanger
7/17 Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
7/18 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/19 Dallas, TX @ The Max
7/21 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
7/22 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
7/23 San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom
7/24 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
7/25 Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
7/26 Seattle, WA @ King Cat Theater
7/28 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
7/29 Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
7/31 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/1 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
8/2 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
8/4 Chicago, IL @ Metro
8/5 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
8/7 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
8/8 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/9 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
8/10 Montreal, QC @ Fou Founes
8/11 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
8/12 Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
8/13 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/14 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
But few cities are jumping to use it.
Sponsored by Sen. Jon Greiner, R-Ogden, the legislation passed after weeks of debate over whether it would foster racial profiling or infringe upon constitutional rights. Under the new law, loitering gang members can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor if they don't leave a gang-free zone. Offenders can be subject to a $100 fine.
Legendary skater Steve Caballero had a special celebration to officially mark the twentieth anniversary of his relationship with Vans. The event featured a replica birthday cake of his iconic Vans Half-Cab model as well as a huge commemorative plaque featuring a bronzed sneaker.
Check out designer Benny Gold's comments on the project here.
Boston metal-hardcore-then-prog-hardcore-then-prog-rock band Cave In has announced a reunion with its line-up from the Jupiter-era. They have begun work on a new album titled "Planets of Old," to be released through Hydra Head records this July.
More info here.
"Bleed For Something Beautiful" comes off Caputo's latest solo album "A Fondness For Hometown Scars," which was released in Europe in April 2008 via Suburban Records. The CD was produced by Martyn Lenoble (JANE'S ADDICTION, DAVE GAHAN, PORNO FOR PYROS, THE CULT).
Check our the video for Caputo's song, "Crawling," from the same album:
At this very moment, our 4th podcast is being transported on my iMAC across the Mid-West by a trusty UPS delivery person. It should be arriving tomorrow so the GCAcast will be up very soon. Stay tuned!