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Live Together, Die Together? End of the Road for the Lost Saga

It should go without saying that if you’re reading this and you don’t want Lost spoiled for you, that this should be the last sentence you read.

Those that know me well know that I’m pretty critical of Lost. My whole family and a large group of my friends are religious followers of the show. And while they’re grinning from ear to ear at the end of a new episode discussing what’s going to happen next, I’m more often than not the guy sitting next to them rolling my eyes and groaning, “That was retarded.”

The truth is, I’d probably be sitting right next to them toting my very own Darma Initiative t-shirt if not for the fact that I felt betrayed as a fan beyond the show’s second season.

Angie’s Summer Music Lineup

Does anybody else feel like their entire summer is already booked?

Buy your tickets in advance, or pay the price!

Besides the regular 9-6 that takes up approximately 45 hours of my week, the rest of my summer solstice is steadily filling up with the sweet sweet sound of live music.

May 24 – Karen O & Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ the Colonial in Pittsfield, Mass.
I’ve been a big fan of the YYYs for years, and was disappointed to have to miss their live show twice last year when they played in upstate NY. Lucky for me the Colonial is only 30 minutes from my house so I’ll have plenty of time to stalk the band after their acoustic set. “KARENNN!!! LET ME HAVE A LOCK OF YOUR HAIR!”

May 28 – 3o – Strangecreek Music Festival @ Camp Kee Wa Ne in Greenfield, Mass.
If you’re familiar with the site then you’re familiar with how much I love all Wormtown Productions. Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C. ‘Nuff said.

June 19  – Phish @ Spac in Saratoga, N.Y.
This will be the 6th time I’ve seen this band in a justtt over a year. Not trying to be a cliche hippie, but the sheer awesomeness of their live show is undeniable. Sing it, Trey! 

On the Issues: Cape Wind’s 9-year Delay

After being held up for nearly a decade due to conflicts over the economical benefits and potential environmental harms, the Cape Wind project will become the nation’s first offshore wind farm.

Cape Wind will consist of 130 wind-powered turbines that will be placed in the Nantucket Sound. This has sparked opposition from homeowners and environmentalists, and has played a role in the nine year delay of the project. The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, stationed in Hyannis, Mass., said the turbines’ rotors could cause a catastrophic amount of kills in some of the six million birds that migrate through the region. Others have said that the fishermen working in the South Cape will be put out of business.

On the Issues: Jackie Bunt

Also opposed to the project are leaders of the Wampanoag Indians, who have said that the turbine blades would destroy sunrise views that are essential for prayer ceremonies.

The late Senator Ted Kennedy also fought against this project’s development for many years. I am sure he had good reason, I mean, the turbines would be visible from the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport. Not a pretty site, I would imagine.