first_imgTwo 788 m conductivity records from ice cores drilled at Dome C, Antarctica, provide an unprecedented opportunity to examine the past roughness of the Antarctic surface. By measuring the distribution of depth differences between synchronous events in the cores, the surface height distribution can be estimated during time intervals in the past. For the first time we publish a record of this type and consider its paleoclimatic implications. The paleoroughness, originating from sastrugi and dunes on the ice sheet surface, is hypothesized to be related to the wind speed, temperature, and accumulation rate during the period of preservation. The roughness record indicates only a slight decrease in the preserved surface roughness from the last glacial period (0.031 m root mean square (r.m.s.) of surface deviation) to the present (0.029 m r.m.s.). This result is surprising given the large change in temperature and accumulation rate that occurred during the last climatic transition. However, it could be consistent with modeling results suggesting low wind speeds on the East Antarctic Plateau during the last ice age if the possible influences of the accumulation and temperature changes are ignored. Additionally, the reliability of the Dome C ice core record is assessed, and the probability of short-term events being missing from the profile is determined. These results are of particular interest when constraining the proportion of events that may be synchronously matched with other ice cores. The principles and results present here allow inferences about the natural variation in ice core records generally.last_img read more

first_imgJanuary 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/14/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBrooklyn 109, Boston 102Houston 112, Memphis 94Charlotte 108, San Antonio 93Utah 100, Detroit 94Sacramento 115, Portland 107New Orleans 121, L.A. Clippers 117NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENew Jersey 8, Chicago 5Colorado 6, Toronto 3Philadelphia 7, Minnesota 4St. Louis 4, Washington 1OT Montreal 3, Boston 2Edmonton 7, Buffalo 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLOT Syracuse 95, (1) Duke 91(7) Kansas 80, Texas 78Pittsburgh 75, (11) Florida St. 62(19) Maryland 64, Wisconsin 60Nebraska 66, (25) Indiana 51Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

first_imgAwilco Drilling’s WilPhoenix, a harsh-environment, mid-water, semi-submersible drilling rig will be used for the works Serica Energy contracts drilling rig for Rhum-3 well intervention. (Credit: Pixaba/David Mark) UK-based independent oil and gas company Serica Energy, on behalf of the Rhum partners, has signed a contract covering the provision of a drilling rig for the intervention work on the Rhum-3 (R3) well in the UK North Sea.Under the contract, Awilco Drilling’s WilPhoenix, a third-generation, enhanced pacesetter, harsh-environment, mid-water, semi-submersible drilling rig will be used for the works, which are expected start in the fourth quarter of 2020 and continue for approximately 70 days.Serica Energy chief executive Mitch Flegg said: “We are delighted that this work will proceed in 2020. With a strong balance sheet, no debt and limited decommissioning liabilities, Serica is well-placed to weather the wider industry downturn related to COVID-19 and low commodity prices. This resilient position is enabling us to also continue with our previously stated work programmes.“Bringing the R3 well into operation will increase the production capacity of the Rhum field and will also improve the expected ultimate recovery of reserves. Having three rather than two wells will also provide more flexibility in the management of the field.”The Rhum-3 works include recovering debris in the well left by the previous operatorThe planned works will include recovering debris left in the R3 well by the previous operator and removing an obstruction that is believed to be in place across parts of the downhole completion.Later, the well is planned to be recompleted and put into production. It is already connected to the subsea productionRhum is a gas condensate field that produces from two subsea wells, R1 and R2, tied into the Bruce facilities through a 45km pipeline.The company said that the production from Rhum, which is separated into gas and condensate, will be exported to St Fergus and Grangemouth, along with production Bruce and Keith fields.As the third well R3 was assessed to require intervention work to place it into production, investigative work to identify the condition of the well and associated control systems was carried out in the first half of 2019.last_img read more

first_imgThe Honorable Judge Leslie C. Shivelyby Zachary StuardThe Honorable Judge Les Shively took the bench several years ago upon his appointment to the Vanderburgh County Superior Court by former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Judge Shively’s appointment served to fill the vacant position left by the Honorable Judge David Kiely after his election to the Vanderburgh County Circuit Court. When the Judge Kiely began his duties within the Circuit Court his position remained vacant until March, during which time Governor Daniels reviewed numerous applicants for the position, ultimately settling on the vastly experienced Judge Shively.Judge Shively practiced law for a total of 32 years prior to his appointment to the bench. During his 32 years practicing his primary focus was real estate litigation. His practice dealt with numerous issues concerning property rights, issues with development, contract disputes, land use regulation, property taxes, and construction matters. In 2004 Judge Shively served as the chair for the Zoning and Land Use section of the Indiana Bar Association as well as representing the Evansville Association of Realtors for fifteen years.Judge Shively realized that he wished to pursue law during his sophomore year of high school. His parents ingrained him with a high level of respect and taught him how to behave and interact with adults at a very young age. As a result of this, he received exposure to professionals at a very early age, mainly attorneys that were friends of his family. During his sophomore year of high school, Judge Shively had the opportunity to shadow then prosecutor William Brune and deputy prosecutors Jack Davis and David Miller as part of a school program that allowed students to shadow professionals for a week. Judge Shively had the opportunity to observe a jury trial during this time and was fascinated with the experience.Judge Shively went on to Indiana University to receive his B.S. and accounting degree in 1976 and his Masters of Business Administration in 1980. During graduate school, Judge Shively also attended the IU School of Law in Indianapolis and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1980.During his time in law school, Judge Shively came to know Dean Harvey. Harvey told Shively that law school would only account for a small percentage of necessary preparation to be a lawyer. Harvey went on to say that the first firm an attorney went to work for after school was vital to the shaping of a good lawyer.  Judge Shively, with Harvey’s words in mind, sought work with the Johnson, Carroll, & Griffith law firm upon his completion of law school and worked at the firm from 1980 to 1989. “Working for Johnson, Carroll, & Griffith was an amazing opportunity.” Shively spoke very highly of his time at the firm, “I am very grateful to the attorneys that I was fortunate enough to work with directly out of law school. They are outstanding attorneys and the knowledge that I gained while working was invaluable.”  Judge Shively stated that the subsequent experiences working with Terry Noffsinger and the firm of Fine & Hatfield were also instrumental in his professional development.Judge Shively has also been a part of numerous boards and associations. He has served on the Indiana University Board of Trustees, Indiana State Student Assistance Commission, Indiana Board of Law Examiners, the Vanderburgh County Election Board and State Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech Community College.Judge Shively’s appointment comes at an interesting time.  July 1st of this year brought with it a new expungement law known as the “Second Chance Law.” This law, as its name suggests, allows for offenders to have their offenses expunged contingent on their fulfillment of certain statutory pre-requisites. The idea behind the law is to allow past offenders to have a chance to obtain jobs that they may not have previously been able to obtain with a felony on their record.A new criminal code will become effective July 1, 2014.  This is the first major revision since 1977.  The purpose of the new act, in part, is to ease the burden on the facilities of the Indiana Department of Corrections and increase the utilization of community correction programs.  Judge Shively believes these changes will present significant challenges at the local level.One of Judge Shively’s most rewarding experiences has occurred in family law cases.  Those decisions he hopes, have fostered a foundation for parents to work more effectively for the best interest of their children post-divorce.Though Judge Shively’s time is spread thinly through his involvement in the community and his time on the bench, he does find time to himself. It is in these moments that he enjoys the quiet hobby of reading and travel with his family facilitated by his wife, Linda, who is a travel agent with Ambassador Travel.Judge Shively’s appointment was of superior quality and we may rest assured that he and the other judges are serving our community to the absolute best of their individual and combined abilities. Their policies and programs uphold the standard of excellence that has many other counties around the state taking notice.FOOTNOTE: This year’s awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B on March 19, 2018. The registration begins at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on March 19, 2018. Reservations for this event may be obtained by calling 812-774-8011. We have only two (2) tables left to sell.  Deadline for registration is March 17, 2018. Last year’s event was a sellout.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgTo maximise the cost-effectiveness of the operation, the River Thames Waterways team has secured the services of the barge-mounted crane and its crew from the Environment Agency’s Operations Management team. It is normally used to support engineering projects such as the creation of flood defences. This represents a considerable saving compared to using external contractors. It will also seek to remove as many wrecks as possible until the barge is required for other duties elsewhere on the river.Barry continues: The boats at Cherry Orchard gardens in West Molesey, Surrey, have all been served with formal ‘wreck’ notices which, under Section 16 of the Thames Conservancy Act 1932, gives the Environment Agency the power to remove and destroy the boats – by blowing them up if necessary!However, tomorrow’s operation will see the boats lifted out by a barge-mounted crane, crushed and removed to the Environment Agency’s depot at Sunbury for disposal. An Environment Agency patrol launch will also be on hand to manage river traffic.Barry Russell, the Environment Agency’s Waterways Manager for the non-tidal River Thames, said: Irresponsible owners have allowed a number of boats to sink in this location. They then walked away from their responsibility to raise and remove them themselves, leaving the rest of the River Thames boating community to cover the costs through the boat registration fees they pay us, and which funds our service.center_img The boats we are removing are not a pollution risk, and are not obstructing the main navigation. These are the two criteria which would see us intervene as a matter of urgency. But they are an eyesore and have blighted the local riverscape for some considerable time, and enough is enough. Despite our best efforts to trace and encourage the owners to do the right thing themselves, they clearly have no intention of doing so. Consequently, having followed due legal process, we are taking charge of the situation. Where we can, we will seek to recover our costs from the owners. They can expect a hefty bill which, if they had maintained their boats properly and not allowed them to sink in the first place, they would have avoided.last_img read more

first_imgEarlier this week, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill fractured his shoulder after a ZZ Top performance. As such, the band has postponed all dates from now through May 7th. Unfortunately, one of those dates happens to be the Laid Back Festival, scheduled for May 7th at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA.The first of five Laid Back Festivals, hosted and curated by Gregg Allman, will be pushed back to a later date. The Atlanta Laid Back lineup plans to feature sets from Allman, ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and more, and the make-up date is not yet known.The other four events, including fests in Nashville, Chicago, New York, and Colorado, are all on as scheduled. You can find out more details about those here. We wish Dusty Hill all the best on the road to recovery![Via AJC]last_img read more

first_imgAnders Osborne roared into Brooklyn ahead of the holidays and brought his loyal fans the gift of two nights of brilliant tunes at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City. And Anders wasn’t alone—on this “Santa Con” Saturday, he had elvish help in the form of the estimable Jackie Greene with his usual good vibes and great chops on keyboards, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Carl Dufresne on bass and vocals; and percussion master Brady Blade on drums.The Road To Rooster Walk: Anders Osborne Talks SongwritingSwedish-born Osborne has for many years made New Orleans his home base, and the city’s cultural gumbo jumps out of his music. His Brooklyn set’s spicy originals and well-chosen covers were all stretched out with tasty jams and had the Bowl audience dancing from the get-go.  The ingredients in Osborne’s delicious musical stew ranged from “Voodoo Chile” vamps to Crazy Horse two-chord ferocity, frequently plugged in with an “Iko Iko” vibe borrowed from Dr. John and The Meters. Vocally, Osborne delivers his excellent tunes with a smooth tenor drawn from Van Morrison and Lowell George.Jackie Greene Plays Dead With Dead & Co, moe., Twiddle Members For Charity [Full Pro-Shot]The band had the joint jumping all night, opening with “Had My Reasons” and “Ya Ya Nation” before moving into familiar jam band territory with a lively “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad.” Osborne originals included “Echoes of My Sins”, “Born to Die Together”, and “Life Don’t Last That Long”. However, it was on Lee Dorsey’s classic “Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On)” when the great Brian Blade began to assert himself and, along with bassist Dufresne, took the set deep into Nawlins-style funk groove and did not look back. Jackie Greene and Blade joined forces for a bouncy cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Fire On The Mountain,” with opening act Jamie McLane joining in the fun.  Closing out the set was Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” with the band collectively slam-dunking the jam.EXCLUSIVE: Anders Osborne Talks Tour, Aiding Musicians In Recovery With “Send Me A Friend”Anders Osborne has been writing tunes for more than three decades. At 51, his music is a gift that keeps on giving. Long may he run. You can check out photos from the holiday extravaganza below, courtesy of photographer Lou Montesano.Anders Osborne | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 12/9/2017 | Photos: Lou Montesano Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgTemples 2019 Tour DatesOctober 11-13 – Perris, CA – Desert Daze FestivalOctober 15 – San Francisco, CA – The IndependentOctober 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth RoomOctober 18 – Englewood, CO – The Gothic TheatreOctober 19 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow WolfOctober 21 – Dallas, TX – The Granada TheatreOctober 22 – Austin, TX – StubbsOctober 24 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music HallOctober 25-27 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music ExperienceOctober 28 – Atlanta, GA – The MasqueradeOctober 30 – Nashville, TN – The Basement EastOctober 31- Chicago, IL – MetroNovember 2 – Detroit, MI – The ShelterNovember 4 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music HallNovember 5 – Montreal, QC – L’AstralNovember 7 – New York, NY – Webster HallNovember 8 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 9 – Cambridge, MA – The SinclairNovember 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Union TransferNovember 16 – Cardiff, UK – Shimmer Sounds – TramshedNovember 17 – Birmingham, UK – Shimmer SoundsNovember 18 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso NoordNovember 19 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique OrangerieNovember 20 – Paris, France – Le TrabendoNovember 22 – Zurich, Switzerland – MascotteNovember 23 – Bologna, Italy – LocomotivNovember 24 – Milan, Italy – Circolo MagnoliaNovember 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – RoxyNovember 26 – Berlin, Germany – FestsaalNovember 28 – Hamburg, Germany – GruenspanNovember 29 – Copenhagen, Denmark – LoppenNovember 30 – Cologne, Germany – LuxorDecember 2 – Brighton, UK – KomediaDecember 4 – Newcastle, UK – RiversideDecember 6 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue RoomsDecember 7 – Southampton, UK – Engine RoomsDecember 8 – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush EmpireView All New Tour Dates British psych-rock outfit Temples has announced the forthcoming release of their next studio album, Hot Motion, due out on September 27th via ATO Records. The new studio album will be the band’s first since 2017’s Volcano, and their first overall release through ATO Records.Related: Turn On & Tune In To This Sitar-Based Version Of “Dark Star” From German Psych-Folk Duo Fit & LimoAccording to the band’s announcement via press release, the forthcoming album will look to take the band’s sound into “deeper, darker creative” territory. This should come as a welcoming contrast to the band’s previous material which varies from 1960s-era feel-good psychedelia to more modernized indie rock. The quartet also shared the album’s energizing and powerful-yet-dreamy lead single/title track to go with the overall announcement on Wednesday. Listen to the brand new “Hot Motion” via its official music video below.Temples – “Hot Motion”[Video: Temples Official]“It felt like there was a darker edge to what we were coming up with and we wanted to make sure that carried through the whole record,” said bassist Thomas Walmsley mentioned in a statement of their latest studio effort. “It’s not a ten track, relentless rock record from start to finish, it’s got a lot of light and shade and more tender moments, but that heavier, darker sound is something we wanted to explore further.”The band also announced its plans for a world tour set for this fall beginning with their appearance at California’s Desert Daze Festival in mid-October, and continuing until early December. Some of the notable stops along the North American leg of their fall tour includes an appearance at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music Experience leading up to Halloween weekend, in addition to NYC’s newly-renovated Webster Hall on November 7th.Tickets for the band’s 2019 fall tour go on sale this Friday, June 7th, at 10 a.m. Local. Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info. Fans can also pre-order Hot Motion here.last_img read more

first_img10:23 am PTCisco Cloud Services like Meraki, cloud based security, monitoring services and Webex are a big part of the Cisco cloud story. Intercloud will use public APIs to move workloads to AWS and soon Azure.10:28 am PTCisco is building an ecosystem of cloud service providers globally. This will allow for local data sovereignty. They want to do this irrespective of hypervisor types. They plan to do this by partnering with service providers, ISVs and cloud providers globally.Lloyd announces that NTT and Dimension Data have joined with Telstra to provide IaaS and SaaS with Cisco as a part of the Cisco Cloud Services ecosystem.10:31 am PTHe calls out the partnership with Wipro and SAP as part of the ecosystem.10:35 am PTVCE CEO, Praveen Akkiraju, is part of the video explaining how Intercloud will be used to accelerate hybrid clouds.Sungard will be the first to deploy an ACI-based, UCS-enabled, IaaS-available service as a part of the Intercloud Cisco Cloud Services partner ecosystem.The backbone of Intercloud and ACI-based Cisco Cloud Services is the partners as mentioned above.  Lloyd says that there will be several more partners announced over the next few months. 10:02 am PTBlair Christie takes the Cisco Live stage and does a selfie with the whole audience! 10:06 am PTBlair welcomes Ben Davis, founder of Illuminate the Arts, to the stage. Ben used Cisco Catalyst switches in his art project to illuminate the bridge connecting San Francisco to Oakland. He is describing the challenges he faced to create the installation. 10:39 am PTLloyd says that by using the ACI common Policy Model and more Cisco innovations using Intercloud will allow customers to move applications between disparate hypervisors. For example from vSphere to Xen and back, between different locations.10:42 am PTLloyd invites Soni Jiandani, Senior Vice President, Insieme Business Unit, Cisco, up to the stage. She discusses how we need to support heterogeneous environments with multiple hypervisors and bare metal. 11:27 am PTThe Meraki app also shows who has joined the wireless network, but more interestingly, devices that have “walked by” and did not join. This also allows you to show heat maps by time. By using the cloud based Cisco Sourcefire integration with the Meraki backend they can show any security issues on the entire network. The demo now shows the Meraki iPhone app used to monitor the network remotely.  The Meraki technology is really very easy to use.11:29 am PTSneak peak!Rob is now discussing Cisco’s new software strategy, broken down into three separate suites: data center and cloud, WAN and Access. The suites will allow for software portability between devices.11:33 am PTRob Lloyd concludes by describing the importance of the Internet of Everything and how ACI and Intercloud will help customers get to their hybrid cloud requirements. 10:11 am PTBlair discusses that we need a new model for IT – Fast IT – to simplify and transform IT operations. She then welcomes Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco, to the stage to discuss the Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud. 10:16 am PTLloyd states that new rules are emerging due to the cloud. Cisco is focusing on hybrid cloud. He states that Cisco is #1 in Cloud infrastructure and mentions that products like the VCE Vblock Systems are a big part of this. 10:18 am PTCisco wants to be #1 in the Hybrid Cloud by using the Intercloud and Application Centric Infrastructure, which will be extremely important in the Internet of Everything. The Intercloud will be the platform on the Internet of Everything.10:20 am PT It’s day two of Cisco Live and VCE is right up front and center at the keynote. We anticipate that there will be a lot of exciting news around the Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud. 9:53 pm PTEveryone is starting to come into the general session – get your seats fast, they’re filling up! 10:55 am PTSoni covers investment protection for existing Nexus investment by explaining how using Nexus 9300s to aggregate existing Nexus 5000 and 7000s will bring them into ACI fabrics.Soni invites Sean up on stage to do an ACI APIC demo using OpenStack.The demo shows how you can push a three tier application from OpenStack into ACI using APIs. Then they are showing how to create policies in the APIC, by dragging and dropping Firewall and Citrix Virtual LB policies and allowing TCP port 80 traffic to the Outside Web Virtual Machines.11:07 am PTHe is now showing the troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities of ACI, by clicking into the application and showing a helath score as well as throughput and latency numbers.The demo now shows how to de-provision the application to free up resources.He also shows how to move the application to an Azure pack. It allows the policy model to move with the application. 10:44 am PTShe explains that the APIC controller will be shipping by the end of this quarter. The APIC controller is all about automation. She says that the APIC will manage not only the network infrastructure, virtual networks, firewalls and load balancers, but soon compute and storage infrastructure as well.10:52 am PTShe states that openness, such as open source efforts and open APIs, are critical for the success of ACI. She gives examples of projects underway.Centralized security is a foundational piece of ACI. It works for multi-tenancy and visibility and compliance. It is a whole system approach to security integrating both physical and virtual security. 11:15 am PTRob describes APIC Enterprise Module. It is built to understand your campus and WAN networks. It allows you to push policy and “QOS on steroids” to your entire network using a common API. This means that DevNet becomes a critical piece of the story. Developers can design and code to the entire network.11:17 am PTRob now covering Meraki. A cloud based and managed network solution. And now we are going to see a demo of Meraki.The beauty of Meraki really is the fact that all the management infrastructure for the network is cloud-based. Customers do not need to install anything on your machine to manage the infrastructure, it only requires a browser.11:24 am PTThey are showing a live user network and looking at a particular user’s iPad usage on the network. It shows what applications (like Facebook) the user has been accessing. There are over 100 applications that are recognized. It also shows what Websites the user has accessed.Meraki allows you to deny or permit particular types of applications. For example they can allow you to access Netflix, but not to play HD video on the work network. 11:09 am PTSoni invites Rob Soderbery, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Networking Group, Cisco, to cover ACI in the WAN and Campus.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t all singer-songwriters have roots in bluegrass, punk, ska, jazz, and acapella groups? Maybe not, but North Carolina’s Kevin Daniel surely does. With roots in classical music dating back to his early elementary years, Daniel has arrived at his guitar driven folk rock after adventuring across the musical landscape for the last twenty years. BRO – First record you ever bought? BRO – First instrument you learned to play? KD – I think the first record I ever bought with my own money was Dave Matthews Band’s Remember Two Things. The first record I was ever given was No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom. Both of those discs change my life and I have probably listened to each at least a hundred times a piece. Probably more. They’re two very different bands, but both have horns, which was cool to me because, at the time, I was playing saxophone in three different high school bands. Also, young Gwen Stefani’s voice was insane and sounded totally different than anyone else at the time. BRO – First song you ever danced to? BRO – First concert ticket you ever bought? Kevin Daniel will be in New Jersey this weekend taking part in the prestigious Singer-Songwriter of Cape May gathering. If you find yourself in the Garden State this weekend, drop by for a collection of panels, showcases, and discussions featuring a bevy of outstanding singer-songwriters. BRO – First song you ever played live?center_img KD – I think the first concert ticket I ever bought was to Aerosmith. I went with my girlfriend at the time because she just got a car and wanted to drive. The show was at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, but I think it’s called something else now. But, more importantly, the first concert I ever attended was Jimmy Buffett. My parents were sailors and took me and my brother and sister on a week-long sailing trip on our boat in the Bahamas. It was amazing. The night before we left, they took us to the Buffett concert, maybe to get everyone in the mood, which is hilarious. I remember at the time thinking it was awesome, although I’m sort of embarrassed that it was my first show. It was also my first introduction into serious fandom, with the whole Parrothead scene. It was probably also the first time I saw adults get really, really drunk. As “Pour Me A Drink” suggests, the end results have been well worth it. This latest single is a folky acoustic ode with some rock and roll brass, complete with a sing along chorus about love gone bad and the solace found in the bottle. KD – That would be “Hotel California” at a high school pep rally. The teachers allowed me and my band to play one song. We spent about ten hours practicing and we still sucked, but I felt like a rock star. I later learned the song is sort of about a whore house in hell, which is pretty funny, considering we played it in a gym for a bunch of teenagers. I recently caught up with Kevin, who was kind enough to dish on all manner of firsts with me. KD – I went to Jewish summer camp in Hendesonville, North Carolina, and we used to have mixers every couple of weeks. This was definitely my first time dancing with a girl, and I’m almost positive it was to “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing,” by Aerosmith. I remember I didn’t even really know how to slow dance. I put my hands on her shoulders, not her waist, and we basically danced like two zombies facing each other. I think I’m a little better now. KD – Like many musicians, my first instrument was the piano. I used to take lessons from an elderly woman who lives across the street from my elementary school in Tarboro, North Carolina. I’d drag this huge keyboard to school with me. It was almost as big as I was. Then I’d cross the street after school and take a lesson. In hindsight, I’m surprised my parents let me cross the street alone at such a young age, but things were different back then. I was probably around five or six years old. Around eight, they got me a saxophone after I had been playing with a toy one for five months straight. I think they finally got the message, and sax soon became my obsession. For more information on Kevin Daniel, his tour dates, or when you can catch him live, swing by his website. And be sure to check out “Pour Me A Drink,” along with new cuts from Julian Lage, Joey McGee, Haint Blue, and many more on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more