The night was electric; the hottest day of the year, it was Alex Bassice’s birthday celebration, Dino DNA was finishing their set, The Jim Jims were going to play a reunion show, and the night would be topped off with the Green Room Rockers.
In this interview, we were not able to discuss anything about the music of #WeAreDaggers. Instead, we talked about everything else in the world, including the influence Echo Delta has on the group.
If you want to learn more about this new media powerhouse in Lafayette, check out their band and fun blog at WeAreDaggers.com.
The Media Collective attended a recent event put on by the great folks at City Foods, the local food co-op:
City Foods and Thistle Byre Farms 101 – a short presentation intended to update the public, members, and volunteers, of City Foods progress and mission. Abbey Abbott-Rider will also provide a background of her family-run farm, Thistle Byre Farm. Ms. Abbott-Rider, Nurse Practitioner, will also speak about the nutritional benefits of eating whole, local foods.
After the presentations, we were able to chat with Mary Lehmkuhl of City Foods to get the run down of the food co-op.
While walking through the local farmer’s market and purchasing some lovely produce from the Cooley Family Farm, among other vendors, we were approached by Obama supporter wanting to know if everyone in our party was registered to vote. After telling her that we have been registered voters for a number of years, she asked if we knew about the Obama regional office opening at 514 Main St. We had heard about it, we told her. She then asked if we knew about the opening reception taking place at 1PM today, with former US Senator Birch Bayh as a guest speaker. That we hadn’t heard about, so we took a flyer and told her we would be there. We finished our shopping and went home.
When it was time to go, I headed towards downtown Lafayette. I parked the car in the 5th street garage and walked over to the address, 514 Main St. The office was setup in a decent size space, easily accommodating those that were in attendance. By the time the speakers started, the place was packed with local officials, young Obama supporters outfitted in the various Obama clothing lines, and several people draped in the campaign garb for local people running.
As usual, I recorded the whole thing. Below you will find MP3s of the entire speech, and each speaker’s speech as its own separate file. Further down, we included a short list of things we learned from attending this event. Enjoy listening to your local politicians.
Listen to the full event
[audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/newschannelinternet/obama-07-19-2008/obamaofficeopening-07-19-2008.mp3] Download the full event (38:34)
This past Friday the Idle Kings played at the Varsity Clubhouse (827 N. 6th Street, Lafayette Indiana). If you missed this great show, we have some MP3s for your to check out. Or you could listen to them live May 30th, 10PM at Zoolegers. We had a few issues with the Zoom H2 (ID10T errors), but managed to get most of the show.