Above The Prairie, the latest record from The Pines, is rich with imagery and symbolism that can only come from a band that calls the Midwest home.The Pines – David Huckfelt, Benson Ramsey, and Alex Ramsey, who fleshes out the trio on tour – have roots in Iowa and Minnesota, where there are plenty of wide open spaces and the distant horizon gives the sky a never ending quality. Those neverending sightlines have offered to the group’s songwriting the dichotomies between continuity and change, the finite and the infinite, the minuscule and the vast.A particular track from Above The Prairie worth noting is the album’s final cut, “Time Dreams.” This spoken word piece is actually a poem written by famed Native American poet and activist John Trudell. The Pines provide the musical accompaniment while Trudell recites his poem, and the combination is magical.Spend a few minutes with Above The Prairie. Simultaneously, almost magically, The Pines will make you feel both big and small.I was lucky enough to catch up with songwriter David Huckfelt and get totally random.BRO – Last great beer you discovered?DH – The Shackleton Company’s Nimrod.BRO – Last song you couldn’t get out of your head?DH – “King Kunta,” by Kendrick Lamar.BRO – Most played song on your iPod?DH – “Jaw Bone,” by Willie Chapman.BRO – Favorite late night driving music?DH – “White Lunar,” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, “Aerocalexico,” by Calexico, and “Peyote Song,” by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Willie Nelson, and Daniel Lanois.BRO – Something that you always have in your fridge?DH – Duct tape and light bulbs.For more information on The Pines, please check out their website. And be sure to take a listen to “Sleepy Hollow” on this month’s Trail Mix.[divider]More from the Trail Mix Blog[/divider]
The USC women’s cross-country team will begin its second meet of the 2011 season Saturday, as it is scheduled to partake in the 67th annual San Diego State Aztec Invitational, held in Balboa Park.The course, which runs near the San Diego Zoo, should challenge the Women of Troy.“This meet will be a great chance for the team to race on a tougher, hillier or rugged course,” USC coach Tom Walsh said. “The times will be slower, but they’ll be slower for all teams. I’m trying to teach them not to be so focused on times, but rather on performance.”With only seven entrants in this weekend’s race, USC hopes to better last week’s performance at the UC Irvine Invitational, where it finished seventh.Redshirt junior Shelby Buckley, who opened her first season for USC as its top finisher at the invitational, will be counted upon to lead the Women of Troy to another respectable finish. The other six runners are all the freshmen recruits, most of who raced for the first time last weekend.The Aztec Invitational, however, will also serve as the first official race for freshman Erica Capellino, who is expected to become one of USC’s top runners.“I’m excited to see how Erica performs,” Walsh said. “She’s been doing so well in training, and hopefully that will carry over. She’s a good hill runner, which is why we wanted her to start out in San Diego instead of last week. Kira Soderstrom will hopefully do really well too; she’s really stepped it up in training.”The meet might prove difficult for the Women of Troy, as the terrain is notoriously rugged when compared to other 5-kilometer courses. Additionally, Walsh noted concerns about the runners going out too quickly in the early goings, which could eventually count for a loss of speed in the middle of the race. This has been a persistent issue for the Trojans in past meets, Walsh added.Though last week’s race proved to be a solid start to the season, Walsh hopes this weekend’s invitational will allow the runners to further prove themselves. The UC Irvine Invitational was the first meet as Trojans for eight of USC’s 10 runners, and the first official collegiate race for the team’s five freshmen.“The first race is always a starting point,” Walsh said. “Runners make mistakes and are more tentative. There’s always a big improvement between the first race and the second. We just need to focus on mental toughness, and not slowing down in the middle.”The race, which begins at 8:30 a.m. in San Diego, will also have a community division in which local runners can participate.
Wednesday Sept 26, 2018 at the Dunvegan Motor Inn in Fairview a 7pm. GM’s and Coaches will discuss the upcoming season. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers are getting ready for their 40th anniversary and will hold training camps starting October 1, 2018.The Senior Flyers regular season NPHL play will start near the end of October. Earlier this month the club also announced they would be hosting the Coy Cup at the North Peace Arena in March 2019.Any new players interested in playing for the team, are asked to contact Lee Hartman, General Manager at (250) 261-9865 in advance to register for insurance purposes.- Advertisement -Training camp dates and times are as follows:Monday, October 1st at 7:45-9:00 PMWednesday, October 3rd at 9:15-10:30 PMWednesday, October 10th at 9:15-10:30 PMMonday, October 15 at 7:45-9:00 PMWednesday, October 17 at 9:15-10:30 PMAll of the above dates will be at the North Peace Arena. All players must wear full equipment, including a CSA approved helmet with visor and earpieces.The NPHL will hold a meeting on Wednesday at the Dunvegan Motor Inn in Fairview. The team general managers and coaches will be in attendance to discuss the upcoming season. The 2018/2019 NPHL schedule will be released after that meeting.Advertisement