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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
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May 2, 2005
Nearly every American, at some point, has had their snuggly Saturday morning hangover treatment disrupted by the obnoxious din of a lawnmower. Nothing ruins a perfectly serene moment quite the way the pocket Hercules of noise and air pollution that is a gas-powered lawnmower does. In fact, the detrimental effects of lawnmowers has been well documented; the United States' Environmental Protection Agency lists the emissions of key smog-forming particulates from a single lawnmower as equal to that of more than 40 modern passenger cars. To put it another way, running a Toro for an hour creates the same amount of air pollution as driving your Subaru 350 miles or so, roughly the distance from Chicago to Cleveland. Multiply that by the nearly 90 million small engines spread across just the United States and the problem is clear. The air, however, is not.

The solution? One of those old push mowers that Beaver Cleaver used to use, an efficient and quiet cylinder of rotating blades that is nothing but goodness. Not only does a human-powered mower eliminate the sheer tonnage of air pollution given off during backyard grooming sessions every summer, but it also tones the user's triceps, quadriceps and hamstrings. To top it all off, the cut from the mechanically simplistic push mower is cleaner than that of a gas mower - which breaks the blades of grass rather than cutting them - giving your grass a reason to stay green and infusing you with a healthy glow.

SEE ALSO: www.peoplepoweredmachines.com

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Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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