Artist Molly Tuttle was the first woman to win the International Bluegrass Music Association's Guitar Player of the Year for two years in a row. She stunned listeners with last year's genre-defying solo debut "When You're Ready" and her subsequent live shows. Her new album includes covers of songs by The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Rancid, The National, Harry Styles, and others. … [Read more...] about 100 Albums Released in 2020 to Put on Your Radar
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But the automation that seems to most concern drivers at Iowa 80 concerns their log books. Truck firms are shifting drivers over to computerized logs – and they hate it. The new system adds another layer of oversight to an industry that is already heavily regulated, and will limit where and when drivers can stop. A driver looking to add an extra 30 minutes to his ride in order to make it to the truck stop rather than rest up in a layby might find that option gone, under a system that is centrally controlled rather than filled in by him in the log books that occupy a long shelf in Iowa 80’s giant trucker store. … [Read more...] about End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?
After a kai stop in Waikanae at Salt and Wood, we arrived in Ōtaki, the very last township in the greater Wellington region. Ōtaki is famous for a few things, being a microclimate, the home of Te Rauparaha and for having a lot of discount shops. Amongst them is the Hori Gallery and Store, selling art and clothing, made by talented Māori artists, local and not. Ari scored his favourite outfit from here; a tracksuit that has the labels of Māhunga, pakihiwi, puku, hope on the top and the letters Y and Y on the knees. A song and an outfit in one! … [Read more...] about Epic family roadie up North Island’s SH1 – Kei te pai Kāpiti
One afternoon, on the approach to Bleaklow in Derbyshire’s High Peak, a movement caught my eye. It was a meadow pipit, common enough on these moors. It settled on the causey paving 10 metres ahead and took flight again as I walked on. But rather than veering into the miles of grass on either side, it flitted on down the path, where it settled again, ticking its tail and monitoring me as I approached. And as soon as I had closed the distance and was 10 metres away again, it flew onwards – we continued like this for maybe half a mile; it was as if the bird was guiding me, waiting for me to follow. … [Read more...] about The Pennine Way at 50: where to eat, drink and stay along the route
He said to me, "I don't think I got in too much trouble with that." Not, "I'm sorry I did it." It was, "Oh, I didn't think I got in that much trouble," so for him, what matters is not the fairness of something. Ten times harder is justified in his mind. You criticize my hair, I'm going to call you a big, fat, ugly person who's not worth the air that you breathe. It's all relative, and it's all, is it fair to me? Does it mean that I'm getting my ego stroked or somehow being ignored or diminished? … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?