Interestingness in the local news vol 19

dude hit and killed a 6yo in a pickup and kept going [tu]

panera opening on new scotland [tu]

the dept of health confirmed there’s someone with measles in the area [tr]

a funeral home is celebrating its anniversary with an open house. weiiirrd. [saratogian]

car and police cruiser get smashed up, no one knows details [saratogian]

that weird windowless welding building that has an ugly mural on it is for sale (the inside is rad) [tu]

stout is overpriced [tu]

3m and rpi invest in ecovative [tu]

a drunk woman flipped her car onto the lawn of albanys stop dwi coordinator [tu]

Remembering Gil Scott-Heron

The music and poetry world suffered a harrowing loss this past Friday with the news of Gil Scott-Heron‘s death. Credited with influencing hip-hop as a whole and being one of the last great revolutionaries of our time, he will be sorely missed by many. Below are a few of my favorites of his.

Rapha Continental: The Movie

I saw this outside of Mellow Johnnys when I was over in Texas this past February and was waiting for it to be released. This move is awesome and is the story of the Rapha Continental team’s travels around North America. If you have even the slightest interest in cycling, go grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this. It accurately represents the beauty within cycling.

Review: Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Did you know there was a new Lady Gaga album? The last I heard of this album before it was 99¢ on Amazon (the price at which people may actually pay for music), was on Reddit, because the following was the proposed cover. I’m really upset that it was changed.

bornthiswaycover

Since I hadn’t heard the album, I tweeted for someone to review it.

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Quality events for this weekend vol 5

(Mostly) good weather, and a bunch of good things going on.

Thursday

Albany Votes General Interest Meeting Albany residents organizing a voter registration and listening campaign this summer. 105 Grand St., 6-7pm. [fbook]

XMALIA by Ryder Cooley A multi-media performance that sounds more than worth the trip down to Club Helsinki in Hudson. $8, 8-11pm. [fbook]

Friday

Troy Night Out Local art, live music. Free, 5-9pm. [tno]

518 Stand Up AWAR, Brown Bag All-Stars, El Gant and Shyste, hosted by Lo-Fi Lobo at Bogies. $10, 9pm. [fbook]

Witness with Algorhythm, Kung Fu, No Tag Backs, No Humans Allowed, DJ OFI. Hip-hop selections in both local and out-of-town flavorings. $8, music at 7. [fbook]

Saturday

TBR Dinner/Party/Fun(d)raiser Help support the Troy Bike Rescue as they move to their new spot and celebrate 10 years of doing awesome things for the community. Check out bike demos, silent auction of local art, vegetarian/vegan dinners, etc. at the Sanctuary For Independent Media. Suggested donation $10+, 5-8pm. [tbr& fbook]

Summer Vibez A rooftop party at Pagliacci’s with The Captain, Brother Suarez, Far East, Just The Sauce and Deep Children. $10 for 18+, $5 for 21+. Music at 9.[fbook]

Hans Chew Closing reception for the “Drawn Together” art event at the Marketplace Gallery. 8pm. [fbook]

Snoop Dogg With special guests: Eli McFly, Dem White Boys, P Muna, DJ Playground at Northern Lights. 8:30pm, sold out.

Sunday and Monday

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Go outside and do something.

Monday
Chasing Legends (a cycling movie) at UAG 7pm, free [fbook]