Posts Tagged: vermont

I Was Wrong About the Grateful Dead

On August 9th, 1995, Jerry Garcia died, and I was on vacation with my new stepfamily in Provincetown, Cape Cod. It was the summer before eighth grade, probably the apex of my awkward period: oversize t-shirts, assorted yin-yang jewelry, a relentlessly troublesome T-zone.

The mourning Deadhead vibes were surely low-key in P-Town that August when compared to, say, San Francisco or Burlington, VT, but I nonetheless found the avalanche of dead-Jerry merch overwhelming. His lion’s mane silhouette was everywhere, along with the drugged-out anthropomorphic rainbow animals and threadbare lyrics about the long strange trip. I had only the vaguest notion of the music itself, but I was certain, thanks to [...]


Alex Winston, "101 Vultures (On the Mountain)"

Alex Winston's "101 Vultures" was one of my favorite songs of last year, hands down, and this snowy, stripped, log-cabin live version (produced by The Wild Honey Pie as part of a series all filmed in the home state of a certain Hairpin editor) is stunning.


New England States, Ranked By How Much They Are Contributing To The American Cause In Sochi

5. (tie) Rhode Island, Maine

4. Connecticut

3. New Hampshire

2. Massachusetts

1. Vermont


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