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dude!  Forrest Day’s record dropped!  And it’s really really good!  I don’t think this is the best song on it, but the video’s freaking sick.  So…. go check out the rest of the songs!  <hint: i like “if you do” best… that one’s for free ;) >

What are you doing for Earth Day? If you’re in the Bay Area you should check out Earth Day at the Civic Center. Here’s a little bit of what’s going on:

On April 22, more than 15,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond, will converge at Civic Center Plaza to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco 2012. The event will feature three stages of Multi-Cultural Music and Performance, Renowned Keynote Speakers, Interactive D.I.Y. Workshops, Green-Economy and Businesses Info, Representatives from Indigenous Community Leaders, Civic Agencies, Youth Empowerment Groups, Green Tech Info, Fashion Industry Leaders, Religious Leaders, and Prominent ‘Eco-Green’ Political Officials. 

Greylag

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  Although new on paper, this Portland, Oregon-based band is the product of a multi-year, cross-country journey of friendship, emotional trial and self-refinement that while finally complete, is really only just beginning.

  Both talented musicians in their own right—Andrew Stonestreet grew up in a highly musical family and began performing at age 11; Daniel Dixon attended the esteemed San Francisco Conservatory of Music and plays a gaggle of instruments.

  Andrew and Daniel entered each other’s musical wavelengths in 2007 through a mutual acquaintance. Stonestreet was living in his native West Virginia and Dixon had taken up shop in Louisville, Kentucky. Neither however, were content in their surroundings. “I felt pretty displaced,” Dixon, a native of northern California says of Louisville. “I felt like I didn’t have a home anywhere.” Adds Stonestreet, who had recently left Nashville feeling quite disenchanted, “I had entered into a kind of dark state.”

  When they started playing music together, the two immediately were attracted to each other’s sensibilities, and their friendship quickly followed suit. But it wasn’t until they both permanently made the move to Portland– Dixon arrived in May 2009 and Stonestreet would come approximately nine months later– that their musical partnership went beyond “jamming” and evolved into a full-fledged creative endeavor. “That was the first time we got the sense of, ‘it’s on,’” Dixon says.

  In the past year, Greylag has worked at developing their home base in the Pacific Northwest, reaching sell-out status in their home town of Portland along with recent tours through the western US and Canada. This last fall, Greylag was part of the Gomez and Kopecky Family Band tour and is expected to support a few high profile tours in the first part of 2012.

 

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Blame Sally supporting public broadcasting!  Yeah!  (i’m a little obsessed with NPR, PBS, etc.)