“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB”

first_imgFOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. “LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers,“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertiserslast_img read more

Take A Look At The Six Venues Where Phish Will Play On Fall Tour

first_imgPhish just finished their summer tour, and already we’ve been blessed with Fall tour dates, including an epic 4-night Halloween run in Las Vegas to cap things off. This Fall tour will see the band travel through the South, stopping at six different venues, five of them for multi-night runs. We put together a little venue cheat sheet, so you can learn all about the venues Phish will be playing, the band’s history at each location, and some fun facts taboot. As you consider your lottery requests and figure out your tour logistics, take a deeper look at the rooms Phish are playing on their 2016 Fall tour.10/14 & 10/15: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SCBuilt in 1993, this 14,000-person capacity arena is the host to the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team of the EHCL. The arena serves as the main concert venue in the region, and has seen it’s fair share of big-time shows. Kiss played there in 2000, marking the final time the original lineup would perform together. The venue is a staple for Dave Matthews Band, and has also seen tour stops by Jay-Z, Prince, and Taylor Swift.Phish has played at the venue four times. in 1995, the band stopped at the Coliseum for a fun show that found them in a loose, comfortable mood. “Big Black Furry Creature From Mars” was busted out in the second set, and the band played a number of acoustic bluegrass tunes, including an encore guest appearance from Page McConnell‘s father, Dr. Jack McConnell, on vocals. Phish also played the second (and final) version of The Beatles‘ “I’m So Tired”, brought back from the dead from their White Album Halloween show. Phish returned in 1996 for a show that featured an interesting “Scent of a Mule” -> “Catapult” -> “Scent of a Mule” in the first set, and a raging second set that was capped off by “Tweezer”, “Fluffhead”, “Life on Mars?” -> “Tweezer Reprise” set-closing segment.Phish wouldn’t return to the venue for 14 years, as they stopped in Charleston for a two-night-run back in 2010. Night 1 saw Page’s father again come out for “Bill Bailey, Wont You Please Come Home?”, reprising his performance from 1995, this time adding some tap-dancing to the mix. The crowd was blessed with both “Destiny Unbound” and “Dog Faced Boy” in the first set, and the extremely rare “Mexiacn Cousin” in set two. The second night of the run found the band firing on all cylinders, putting in a classic performance that really got the 3.0 fans fired up. The setlist speaks for itself, so I’ll just leave it here for all to drool at. One can only hope that, when Phish returns to the venue this fall, they play a show as on-fire as 10/16/2010.Watch this epic second-set-opening “Crosseyed And Painless” from 10/16/2010 at North Charleston Coliseum, courtesy of YouTube user Yuri Federman.10/16: Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FLThis 15,000 seat multi-purpose arena was built specifically for the room to have great acoustics. Opening in 2003 with a show by Elton John, the venue has seen its fair share of concerts by the likes of Billy Joel, Kenny chesney, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, and more.In their long career, Phish has never played a show in Jacksonville. They played a few shows in Northern Florida in the mid 90s, but haven’t returned to the region since their epic Big Cypress New Years festival in 1999. Given the 17 year gap, fans in Northern Florida should be jumping for joy as Phish prepares to return to the region for the first time in the 3.0 era. As the only one-night-stand of the entire tour, this Sunday show is for sure a sleeper that all phans will mark on their calendars. Never miss a Sunday show!Since Phish hasn’t ever played in Jacksonville, watch this video of their famed “Midnight Set” from Big Cypress below, courtesy of YouTube user skriddler.10/18 & 10/19: Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TNThe Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville still has that “brand new” vibe going for it. Opening only last year, the venue has hosted My Morning Jacket, Steely Dan & Elvis Costello, and a two-night run from Widespread Panic, among other big-name concerts that have stopped their over the past year.Phish helped open the venue in 2015, playing the third-ever show at the amphitheater in early August of last year. The band played a fun show, with a great “Wolfman’s Brother” in the first set, followed by a rowdy “Mike’s Song” > “Piper” > “Crosseyed and Painless” -> “Weekapaug Groove” segment to close the second set.Phish had so much fun in Nashville last year that they decided to record their forthcoming new album there, and no doubt their two-night run is a reflection of just how much they enjoyed their extended time in the “Music City” over the past year. Watch Phish’s full show from Ascend Amphitheater in 2015, courtesy of YouTube user Sigmund Bops (and livephish.com!).10/21 & 10/22: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GAThis venue is a modern Phish classic. The venue opened in 2008, and when Phish stopped at the state-of-the-art amphitheater in 2010, they found a new Atlanta-area home. Their first stop here was a two-night stand over July 4th, and the band pulled out all the punches. Playing “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters” on night 1, the real treat came on night 2, July 4th itself, when the band played “Colonoel Forbin’s Ascent” > “Fly Famous Mockingbird” in the first set, and then in set two, to the surprise of Phish fans everywhere, the band played one of the best “Mike’s Groove” sandwiches of all time: “Mike’s Song” > “Tela”, “Harpua” > “Killing in the Name” > “Harpua” > “Weekapaug Groove”.Phish has returned to Encore Park five times since this epic July 4th run, and we are excited to see what the band has in store when they get back to Alpharetta for their first Fall tour stops at the fan-favorite venue.Watch fans go absolutely wild as Phish covers Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” during their ultra-rare “Harpua” at Encore Park in 2010, courtesy of YouTube user lilcha85’s channel.10/24 & 10/25: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TXAfter a one-night barn-burner last summer, Phish returns to the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie for a two-night stand that should leave Texas fans fully satisfied. The venue opened back in February of 2002, and the 6,300-person capacity venue marks the smallest venue of the tour, so fans who are lucky enough to grab tickets will certainly be in for a treat. Last year’s show was great, with an excellent first set that included a rockin’ “Guelah Papyrus” > “Punch You In the Eye” > “Steam” > “Poor Heart” segment that is the stuff of Phish legend.Watch Phish play an absolutely awesome version of “Birds of a Feather”, thanks to pro-shot footage from their show in Grand Prairie in 201510/28 – 10/31: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NVAhhhhhh, Vegas. Vegas, baby! We can’t think of anything more exciting than a four-night Halloween run in Las Vegas…Can you?The venue itself comes with it’s own Vegas-y rules. First of all, it’s inside of a casino, so, since Vegas encourages everyone to gamble at all times, the venue allows (and encourages) re-entry…Set-break roulette, anyone? Second of all, since it’s Vegas, you can bring outside alcohol into the venue (in plastic containers only)…I’ll leave it at that.Phish has only played at this venue three times over one weekend, but it was certainly one of the most legendary runs in Phish history. The room itself has hosted endless high-profiled events, with thousands of concerts and boxing matches taking place at the Garden Arena over the years. But for Phish fans, it’s the 2014 Halloween run that really stands out.The band hit the strip with a huge amount of excitement, with fans foaming at the mouth with rabid anticipation over what their Halloween album-cover would be. With tons of speculation over David Bowie‘s Ziggy Stardust and The Band‘s Rock of Ages, Phish shocked the music world by “covering” the Thrilling Chilling Sounds of the Haunted House, a Disney-released Halloween record from 1964 that is solely made up of narration and sound effects. The album was meant to inspire the imagination of those who listened to it, forcing the listener to create their own story around the limited content that made up the record. And boy, did Phish deliver. Creating new compositions for each narration and spooky sound effect, the band put on one of the most fun, surprise-filled shows of their career. Opening up the second set inside of a makeshift haunted house, Phish was eventually revealed to decked out in white tuxedos and zombie makeup, jamming together in close quarters while in full costume. The crowd absolutely loved their break from tradition, and Phish added 10 quality, jam-heavy new songs to their ever-expanding repertoire.Nights two and three at the Garden Arena were also filled with Phishy goodness, filled with teases from the new Halloween songs. Phish performed “The Dogs” in full on Saturday night as they jammed out of “Light”, and teased “The Birds” during “Birds of a Feather”. Perhaps the energetic peak of the weekend, Phish dropped the new fan-favorite “Martian Monster” into the jam-section of “Free”, which led to a huge eruption from the crowd.Phish in Las Vegas for Halloween was a dream come true in 2014. It comes as no surprise that Phish would choose to return to the venue that made so many of their fans so happy. The euphoric vibe was felt throughout the weekend, and it’s no question that Phish is looking to re-create the same excited-energy that made 2014 so memorable.Watch the full ‘Thrilling, Chilling Sounds of The Haunted House’ set from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on 10/31/2014, courtesy of YouTube user Scott Friedman.Watch a beaming Trey Anastasio rip up “Free” with a huge “Martian Monster” tease from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on 11/2/2015, courtesy of YouTube user LazyLightning55a.We cannot wait for Fall Tour!last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgSubmitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonPrince is Adopt-A-Pet’s Dog of the Week.Meet Prince, a 9 year old Beagle. Don’t let that smile fool you, Prince has recently had some heartache when his loving owner died and Prince had to come live with us at the shelter. He has adjusted quickly to his new environment but his heart wants to have his very own family again.Prince is a sweet loving boy who really enjoys car rides so he can look out the windows to see everything. He does well on leash when he goes for walks around the neighborhood. He loves kids, belly rubs, and Netflix movies while he is snuggled up beside you on the sofa where he can catch those stray pieces of popcorn that you drop. A secure fenced back yard would be wonderful for this boy.We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to help them.  Visit our website at www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact Adopt-A-Pet, on Jensen Road in Shelton, at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.  Join us on Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington”. Facebook89Tweet0Pin0last_img read more