Enjoy Thanksgiving With This Food-Themed Playlist Featuring All Of Your Favorites

first_img[Video: John1948ThreeC]Maybe even have a lil “Meatstick,” courtesy of Phish…Not saying you should judge, but if your host puts out a Meat Loaf, maybe you should get out of there like a “Bat Out of Hell“…As long as you’re having a little “meat,” moe. will be happy.But don’t forget to slather on some G. Love & Special Sauce!As long as someone adds a little Red Hot Chili Peppers to the recipe to keep things nice and spicy!Not all seasoning has to be spicy though. Don’t forget good old Salt & Pepa!Can’t forget some good ol’ fashioned macaroni…A dinner table wouldn’t be complete without a little Bread.For those of you who like their carbs extra-crunchy, we have some (Disco) Biscuits—playing a special version of “Home Again” with special guests Joel Cummins and Brendan Bayliss from Umphrey’s McGee. Perfect for the occasion!And what would biscuits be without a little schmear of Pearl Jam?[Video: Analog Stereo 33/45]Though I can’t imagine how, after dinner, you may still have a little room left for dessert. Maybe a slice of Cake?There’s even some Vanilla Fudge!Aunt Cindy makes a Smashing Pumpkin(s) pie!And some coffee and Cream, of course.Or even a seasonal nightcap, like a Hot Buttered Rum perhaps? We here at Live For Live Music are so thankful for all of your support. We also know you’re likely running around, buying and cooking food, and generally getting ready to start the holiday season off with a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Since you’re likely too busy to make yourself an appropriate holiday playlist, we put a food-themed one together for you! We hope you enjoy and that you don’t find yourself getting too hungry while checking out our choices!Whatever you choose to eat, whatever you choose to listen to, or wherever you choose to be, we hope that the Thanksgiving Holiday finds you with love and a song in your heart, food in your belly, and happiness in your futures! Happy Thanksgiving!For appetizers, we have some String Cheese Incident.[Video: John Williams]And Cracker(s)!What would Thanksgiving be without the Cranberries sauce?A crispy salad with some choice Lettuce would be a nice way to kick off the meal. Romaine or Iceberg… we’re not picky!Of course, it isn’t Thanksgiving without turkey.Don’t forget the Mashed Potato!last_img read more

Dead Wood for Wildlife

first_imgA second kind of woodpile for backyard wildlife is a slow-rot pile. Use slower-rotting woodslike oaks. Make an elevated support of stones, bricks or other nonrotting material. This keepstermites out and keeps the wood dryer. A brush pile is a third kind of woodpile for wildlife. It makes a refuge for rabbits and lizardsand a protected feeding area for certain ground-feeding birds. For a finishing touch, place a couple of fat logs or flat rocks on the ground next to the brushpile. You can lift these up from time to time to view the creatures that burrow under them. It’slike taking the roof off part of your little wildlife city to see what’s going on. Of course, these creatures will be just as well off in the upper, and not yet rotten, layers ofyour fast-rot pile. The advantage of a slow-rot pile is that it lasts longer. When a bird scratches in dead leaves looking for insects, it’s feeding in the detritus food chain.Dead things are part of Mother Nature’s bountiful provisions. We humans think of dead things as useless. But in the wild world, many dead things have justbegun to be valuable. This pile makes a refuge for lizards, protected crannies for deer mouse nests and a feedingplatform for chipmunks. Chipmunks like a lot of small crevices for quick escape. Use small-diameter branches to make brush piles. Place a few large logs or rocks on theground first to hold the branches above the ground. These delectable critters and their kin will attract predators like the brown snake and maybethe worm snake. Skinks may lay their eggs in the rotting wood. Kris Irwin found a slimysalamander under dead wood in his Athens backyard. The wood next to the ground will rot fastest. It will make a home for snails, slugs,wood-eating beetles and the larvae of predatory insects like the eyed elater, a click beetle withbig eye spots. Dead wood creates a kind of detritus food chain. Most people think of the grazing food chainas the foundation of life. Examples are the grass-cow-human or the oak leaf-caterpillar-warblerchains. Grazing food chains provide about half the food for the world’s organisms. Detritusfood chains provide the other half. This same ecological principle applies to logged forests, hayfields and other croplands.Harvested environments have somewhat fewer raw materials to work with. The idea is to makea little piece of your yard function like a natural forest floor. As the pile rots down into the earth, keep adding more wood to the top to keep your foodchain supplied with raw materials. Cleaning wood from a backyard carries away useful elements (like carbon, nitrogen, potassiumand phosphorus) that fuel detritus-based food chains. Dead wood is an example. You can use it in woodpiles for wildlife. I like a woodpile outside awindow under a tree. Some people think woodpiles for wildlife are messy. Let the fallen dead leaves accumulate on the ground. These will provide a foraging ground formoles, shrews and other secretive wildlife. For a fast-rot woodpile, just make a stack like a pile of firewood. Fast-rotting species includesweet gum, elm and pine. So what do they do? It seems so absurd — They take all their dead branches out to the curb. Then come the garbagemen. They take them away. Off to a faraway landfill, they say. There the stuff sits, for a lifetime or more, While they buy new fertilizer straight from the store. Those with the money say, “Hang the expense.” But Mother Nature thinks it doesn’t make sense.last_img read more

Mike Trout still out of Angels lineup, but reporting improvement with calf

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM — Mike Trout was not in the lineup for a second straight game on Tuesday, although he continues to report improvement with his right calf strain.“It feels good,” Trout said before Tuesday’s game. “Obviously, just being cautious. But I feel good. Way better than yesterday. I don’t even feel it today. Just being cautious and we’ll see how I feel tomorrow.”Manager Brad Ausmus said there was even a chance that Trout could be available to pinch-hit on Tuesday.Trout said he’d taken batting practice on Monday and Tuesday, after initially reporting the injury on Sunday. He said he had not run. “Just being cautious,” he said. “You don’t want to go out there and hurt it more. … You have to be smart with this. I’ve had a lot of people tell me calves are no joke.”Related Articlescenter_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more