Middle America.

On May 15, 2012, in press, by True Feel

This past weekend we flew into Denver, Colorado and took a road trip into North Platte, Nebraska to visit family and friends.

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If you’ve ever been to the center of the country, you know how different life is from coastal living. John Denver was right, the Rocky Mountains are serious.

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On our way from Colorado to Nebraska, we had to make our first pitstop at Taco John’s. If anyone has been to this West-Mex fast food joint, you know how ridiculous the Potato Ole’s are. They’re not tator tots…they’re amazingly fried potato discs with a secret seasoning that compliments any meal. Just when you think it can’t get better, you can dip it in sour cream, then nacho cheese (in that order). It’s like a savory flavor explosion that’s as addictive as it sounds. If you ever have the chance to stop and eat there, go for it.

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Now that our stomachs are full, we hop back in the truck and continue our trek to Nebraska. It’s about a 4-hour drive east of Denver. When you’re there…you know you’re there.

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Nebraska is known for a few things: Buffalo Bill, corn, Union Pacific Railroad, corn, having more cows than human population, The Huskers, and corn. These giant silo-like cylinders are full of corn. It’s insane.

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Just around the corner from the CO-OP you’ll find the center of town where the courthouse is located…

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You’ll also find Chinese restaurants…

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Whiskey Creek Steakhouse…

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White Horse Video…

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Hotel Pawnee…a once bustling retirement hotel with a grand ballroom, now defunct and run-down but admittedly very cool to look at.

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At the courthouse you’ll find this statue of a Native American chief from the Sioux Tribe, which once adorned “Sioux Lookout”, the highest point of Lincoln County, Nebraska. Around a decade ago it was moved and brought into the center of town for preservation.

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The amount of unoccupied open land is second to none. This is the Wild West…this is Nebraska.

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All across the state you’ll find thousands of miles of railroad tracks as far as the eye can see in both directions, but; North Platte boasts Bailey Yards, the largest railroad yard in the world.

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The trains haul a variety of goods from cargo and consumer goods to fuel and coal…and these trains can be miles long…that’s a lot of coal.

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All in all, it was another awesome trip to middle America. If you ever get the chance to go, we suggest you do.

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Owls & Lions – In the studio pt.1

On May 10, 2012, in press, by True Feel

Adam Yauch – MCA – RIP

On May 5, 2012, in press, by True Feel

When we heard that Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys passed away yesterday, it was more than just a loss. He was a pioneer to early hip-hop and part of something amazing. Listening to the Beastie Boys can set anyone back to a time in their life when they first heard their music. These weren’t just 3 kids from Brooklyn, they were hip-hop…they were music, and that’s all there is to say.

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Adam was a musician, a filmmaker, a director, a husband and a father. He died at age 47 from cancer, but he will live on forever and his music will play on and on, and on and on… RIP MCA.

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And now, for the encore:

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