October 3 and 4

Sun will be out. Air will be chilly. Things will get weird. This could all mean only one thing…Fall Tour is kickin’ off! Two consecutive Allman Bros./Widespread Panic weekends is the true definition of how life is meant to be lived.

That is all for now.

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Atlanta…under water

The National Weather Service just announced that Atlanta has received almost 20 inches of rain since Friday with more to come. Here are some interesting facts about rain…

1. There is a famous Korean singer named Rain.

220px-Rain_Korean_Singer

2. Dreaming about rain denotes that you shall enjoy all pleasures in your life and prosperity shall come to you.

3. “Rain” has been performed by the String Cheese Incident 25 times since it was first-time played opening for RatDog at the Greek in Los Angeles in 2006.

4. Does 20 inches of rain fill a 60 gallon barrel?

Assuming the barrel is circular and the diameter of the opening is 30 inches
Therefore radius = 1/2 * 30 inches = 15 inches
Pi * (15in)^squared = 706.86 sq inch surface
1 gallon = 231 cubic inches
60 gallons = 13860 cubic inches
13860 cubic inches / 706.86 sq inches = 19.61 inches

19.61 inches is the total depth required to contain 60 gallons if the diameter of the container is 30 inches.

5. There are a lot of songs written about rain.

6. Dustin Hoffman played Raymond Babbitt in 1988’s the Rain Man.

09/09/09

On the morning of the 2009  trinumeral (and my first blog post), I will start by saying that fall is most certainly in the air. The same things remind me every year me why it’s the ultimate 3-4 month spread. Sure, there are the typical; leaves falling, football 24/7, etc…but there’s something just super special about the music there is to be heard (and played).

Widespread Panic and temperate fall weather are synonymous. Since first discovering how special the relationship truly is between one and the other, it has been for lack of a better word, impossible to go between the months of September and November with out seeing these guys. Title track off the soundtrack for The Harder They Come, written by reggae great Jimmy Cliff was FTP by the boys in their home away from home…New Orleans during the cherished Halloween of 2001. Between Schools’ “Other One” teases to many Panic original debuts, fans of the band old and young know this as the cream of the crop.