I used to date this lady who was an avid skier. She was and probably is a big time Alta-prideful rider. That's the kind way to put it. A bit snobbish about her riding habits would be another way to put it.
I skied for one season and then picked up a snowboard and never went back. It was a Forum 154, wide board with Ralph Steadman artwork on it from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." A heavy, but epic board.
Anyway, I was proud with my new board, so when I asked her if she would like to go riding together I was met with, "Snowboarders are slow and you can't ride Alta." The slow part I may have been able to compete with, but not the Alta part. I can say her response revealed where I stood with her socio-economically and legally. Sometimes life delivers those lessons in blunt ways.
It seems the lawsuit fought on the grounds that it was some sort of modern, affluent prejudice against those who ride the on one stich will not get the privilege of the hill East of Snowbird. The judge basically said the law's road map didn't draw a path for snowboarders to Alta.
The good new is we still have Snowbird, Brighton, Beaver, Snowbasin and all the other civilized resorts. It's better there. People ride hard and in harmony at those mountains.
Read the pro's report on it here.
Or just watch it.
Talia Keys stops by to play the Potty Break Song live and chat with the RFH crew about being a musician in Utah. Read a brief overview or listen to the whole interview below.
Bill: How did you come to be who you are? Talia: Growing up here and having an open minded mother, I was raised by a single mom and she supported my music from a very young age, bought me instruments. Bill: Always wanted to do music? Talia: Yeah, from a young age, or something. I was starving for attention as a child. So basically, just having to support a family and wanting to do music. But just the last six years I’ve been playing, I’d say professionally. Making money. Bill: You were telling me before you played the song, you’re actually able to support yourself doing music now? Talia: Because I live in my mom’s basement, the American dream! Gina: But she can buy gas, and she can buy lunch… Talia: Exactly! But yeah I do, this is what I do full time is music.
Bill: When you travel you travel with a band mostly? Talia: Mostly, yeah. This was my first solo thing where it’s kind of like I need to go cross-country but we can’t afford to go as a whole band so I went. But yeah my band Marinade is pretty much who I’ve gigged with for the last five years straight, relentlessly. Bill: And you still do stuff with that band as well. Talia: Yup, we’re playing this weekend and next weekend. Gina: You’re busy, I’ve got your website up. Talia: Tonight I’m going to see Elton John, but no tomorrow I’m playing at the Ogden Equinox festival. It’s kind of a local music festival that’s happening, low key. We party hard in Ogden, don’t tell Fox news.
"What has surprised you about doing the arena football team, and the television show?" - Richie T
“That it’s not as easy as one might think to have a winning (arena football) team. It’s all great and good to have ideas, concepts, and strategies. But the more people who are involved, the more chance there is of something going wrong. So, to have a team, and a coaching staff, and an executive staff. Having everyone trying to work toward the same end is just not as easy as I’ve, quite honestly hoped. Incredibly exciting and rewarding. It’s challenging and that’s what life’s all about is challenge.” - Paul Stanley
Richie T. interviews Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island.
Richie T: What’s going on for you now Dawn? Dawn Wells: “You look around the world today and we were seven misfits trying to get along, And the world is broader than that but we are all misfits trying to get along...And there’s a different opportunity for each culture and we need to open our hearts a little bit. “
Dawn Wells is currently on her book tour for her latest book called What Would Mary Ann Do? : A guide to life
Richie T caught up with Dan and Kyle from Bastille about new music, crashing Woody's honeymoon, and coming back to the U.S. Read a brief overview or listen to the full interview below.
Very soon, don’t worry. We’re working on it, we’ve got something coming out imminently and then a new album next year, hopefully as early as we can possibly get things finished. As soon as possible in terms of when that can happen, but before the end of this year we are releasing something else. Which may or may not be a mixtape.
Coming back to the U.S.:
We’re in L.A for the week, we’re doing some TV shows here, so we’ve just come. It feels nice, we haven’t been in the U.S all summer, we’ve been in Europe doing festivals. We did 40, about 40 festivals in pretty much every European country you’ve ever heard of. Which was really fun, it’s just nice to be back in the U.S., it’s so hot here!
Next U.S. tour:
We’re really excited about touring. We’re coming back in October/November as well so I’m sure you’ll be sick of us again very soon.
The reign of Bad Blood :
When we put out the first record we had no idea what it was going to do, we’ve kind of been riding it's wave a little bit for a while, so It’s going to be quite strange moving on to the next thing and seeing if It’s any good.
Trying to honeymoon with bandmate Woody:
Woody just got married a couple weeks ago, which felt very grown up. He demanded some time for a honeymoon so we all got a week off, which was wicked.
Richie T: Did you go on the honeymoon with him?
We tried, but his wife was not happy. We all do enough traveling together, the Honey Moon was a chance for us to be alone with our thoughts for once.
You hear lots of stories about people who at the end of tour don’t really know how to decompress. You’re so used to your whole day being planned out and scheduled and stuff and suddenly you find yourself back in London at home and you’re friends are at work and you’re like uh, what do I do? How do I feed myself?
Catch Bastille November 11th at the UCCU center. Get tickets HERE
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