Category: Our World

Umphrey’s McGee 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway

Blue Ridge Rockway 2017

From Umphrey’s McGee

“Umphrey’s McGee is thrilled to return to Asheville, North Carolina for the 2nd Annual Blue Ridge Rockway, expanding into a three-night event. This year will feature two nights at the Exploreasheville.com Arena with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th, along with an intimate night at the famed Orange Peel on Sunday, February 19th. That’s right folks, two nights of um-rena rock and a special club show to round out a three-night Asheville takeover.”

“Team umVIP will also pave the way for you to cruise the Rockway in style. We have secured a private umVIP lounge area located in the arena’s club suites, complete with stellar viewing area, flat screens displaying the show, a private cash bar, and snacks. The lounge will also host a private umVIP meet and greet an hour before doors on Saturday, February 18th. Packages also include tickets to all three nights, a private viewing section on the floor, early entry, signed limited edition event poster, exclusive merch item, commemorative laminate, mp3 downloads of both shows, and a dedicated staff member throughout the weekend.”

Websites & Links: Umphreys.com | UMLive.com | UMVideo | Facebook


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Free Download ~ “I Don’t Have a Gun” by The Hard Working Americans

Hard Working Americans - "I Don't Have a Gun"

From The Hard Working Americans

“To help promote peace, we are offering a free download of the Kimbrough/Womack song ‘I Don’t Have A Gun’ mashed-up with the Gil Scott-Heron penned ‘Work For Peace (The Military and the Monetary)’. Visit Soundcloud to download the song from our debut TRI Studios recording session.”

Websites & Links: TheHardWorkingAmericans.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Video ~ The Future of Nano-Electric Power Generation

From AlienScientist on YouTube

“Justin Hall-Tipping CEO of “Nanoholdings” Explains how nanotechnology is set to change the future of energy and replace fossil and nuclear fuels.
Nanoholdings is a team of scientists, investors and innovators working at the cutting-edge of nanotechnology to develop solutions to the world’s growing energy problems. Working in partnership with the world’s best universities we develop products and companies that will revolutionize the way we use and generate energy.
Two things stand out about us — we focus exclusively on nanotechnology-based energy solutions and we work at the very cutting-edge of nano-energy research.
Our extensive network of leading scientists in the nanotechnology field are central to our work – scientists based at eminent universities around the world, who are working at the coal-face of nano-energy research to seek out alternative solutions for how we generate, transmit, store and use energy. We support and guide their research, transforming breakthroughs into viable solutions — products to revolutionize the way we use and generate energy.”

Websites & Links: NanoHoldings.com | TED.com

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Umphrey’s McGee Releases Game Tapes to Feed Them With Music

Umphreys - Game Tapes

From Groupees

“Umphrey’s McGee is proud to unveil the first ever publicly available collection, Game Tapes. Shot with the band’s camera from the lighting board and paired with high quality soundboard recordings, these videos put you square in the catbird seat.”

“Choose from 12 videos, two classic studio albums or a live show download and create your custom bundle. All items offered at a fraction of the cost, and every dollar spent buys a meal for the hungry this holiday season via Feed Them With Music.”

“Top donor prizes include: 2 tickets to UM show, a customized voice message from a member of the band (perhaps you can have Joel convince your mom UM is a positive influence on your life or have Stasik tell your boss that you quit), and a umVIP backpack LOADED with Umphrey’s swag including and autographed Hall of Fame: Class of 2011 vinyl, and more. Help spread the word and encourage your friends to get in on the action as the band will roll out even more unreleased videos as various thresholds are met.”

Websites & Links: Game Tapes | Umphreys.com


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Video ~ Living Without Money (Trailer)

From LivingWithoutMoney.org
“The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically.” Read the full synopsis

Websites & Links: LivingWithoutMoney.org | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Video ~ Cycle of Poverty Hard To Break

From Cycle Of Poverty Hard To Break
“Tens of millions of Americans are still struggling, despite the slow economic recovery. In Reading, Pa., the nation’s poorest city, local nonprofit Opportunity House provides a lifeline for families trying to stay afloat by offering day care, housing and other assistance. (Kainaz Amaria and Pam Fessler/NPR)”

Websites & Links: NPR.org | Video from NPR

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Video ~ Earth May Reach Tipping Point

From UCBerkeleyCampusLife
“A group of scientists from around the world who are part of The Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology (BiGCB) is warning that an ever-growing population and widespread destruction of natural ecosystems may be driving Earth toward a planet-wide tipping point, an irreversible change in the biosphere with unpredictable consequences. Anthony Barnosky, professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is the lead author of a review paper about this issue in the journal Nature.”

For full story: NewsCenter.berkeley.edu

Video by Roxanne Makasdjian, UC Berkeley Media Relations

Websites & Links: NewsCenter.Berkeley.edu | YouTube

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Video ~ #ReGENERATION (Trailer)

From ReGENERATIONtheMovie

“The latest trailer for the award-winning documentary film that explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism among today’s youth. Narrated by Ryan Gosling, the film features leading social movement experts including Noam Chomsky, Adbusters’ Kalle Lasn and the late Howard Zinn, as well as influential cultural activists including Talib Kweli with an original score by Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9).
Produced by Anonymous Content’s Matt DeRoss and Engine 7 Films’ Joel and Jeremy Goulder. Directed by Phillip Montgomery.
This is an Uprising! Get involved at ReGENERATION-theMovie.com for exclusive content and info about theatrical screenings in your area this spring. #ReGENERATION.”

Websites & Links:  ReGeneration-TheMovie.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Documentary ~ The Crisis of Civilization

From The Crisis of Civilazation
“The Crisis of Civilization is a feature length Remix film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.

Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – offer a stunning wake-up call proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.”

Websites & Links: CrisisOfCivilazation.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Videos & Setlist ~ Primus at “Benefit for Baby Matthew” in New York, NY 2.9.12

The Benefit for Baby Matthew, Les’ nephew, was at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY February 9th, 2012. Videos and playlist by mkdevo on YouTube.

Set 1: To Defy the Laws of Tradition, Fisticuffs, Moron TV, Frizzle Fry, Eternal Consumption Engine, The Toys Go Winding Down, Tommy the Cat,

Set 2: Prelude to a Crawl,Hennepin Crawler, Golden Boy, Mr. Knowitall, Seas of Cheese, Jilly’s on Smack, The Pressman, Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver, Bob, My Name Is Mud

Encore: Lee Van Cleef, John the Fisherman

Websites & Links: Primusville.com | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Video ~ Warren Haynes Benefit Concert Vol. 4

From WarrenHaynesOfficial on YouTube
“Promotional video for the Double CD Release Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Vol 4 in stores 12/06/11 on Evil Teen Records. This was filmed in 2002 at the Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC.”

Websites & Links: WarrenHaynes.net | YouTube

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Video ~ Congress Holds Hearings On The First American Internet Censorship System

From PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet
“PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.”

Websites & Links: AmericanCensorship.org | FightForTheFuture.org | Video from Fight for the Future on Vimeo

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Video: Umphrey’s McGee – Red Rocks & Blue II, Pay What You Want Bundle for Charity

From Groupees.net

“Umphrey’s McGee is launching the Red Rocks & Blue Bundle, a one of a kind Pay What You Want charity campaign featuring their 2 part documentary Red Rocks and Blue, available for the first time. Every dollar donated to the campaign feeds one meal to the hungry in association with the Feed Them With Music charity, and if our goals of 2,500 and 5,000 meals delivered are reached, all participants will receive unreleased rare tracks from UM. The highest donors will be rewarded with exciting prizes, like the chance to name a UM song and a rare autographed copy of the band’s long out of print debut. This 1-week only event is happening at Groupees, a new platform designed to transform the digital media download into a social event by way of unique exclusive deals on music, games, and video.”

About The Documentary
“This 26 minute two-part documentary is a visually stunning journey through the ins and outs of Umphrey’s McGee and the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Packed full of live performances, backstage antics, insightful interviews & gorgeous cinematography, this is a must have for the collection.”

Websites & Links: Groupees.net | FeedThemWithMusic.comUmphreys.com


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