because life is complicated enough
February 18, 2012 by leemporter

lee eats (2011)

What is “Lee Eats” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2011 installment. Get hungry …

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February 18, 2012 by leemporter

lee shrugs (2011)

What is “Lee Shrugs” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2011 installment. Let’s shrug it out …

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February 17, 2012 by leemporter

lee eats (2010)

What is “Lee Eats” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2010 installment. Get hungry …

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February 17, 2012 by leemporter

lee shrugs (2010)

What is “Lee Shrugs” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2010 installment. Let’s shrug it out …

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February 17, 2012 by leemporter

lee eats (2009)

What is “Lee Eats” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2009 installment. Get hungry …

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February 17, 2012 by leemporter

lee shrugs (2009)

What is “Lee Shrugs” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2009 installment. Let’s shrug it out …

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February 17, 2012 by leemporter

lee eats (2008)

What is “Lee Eats” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2008 installment. Get hungry …

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February 17, 2012 by leemporter

Lee eats (2007)

What is “Lee Eats” all about? The photos speak for themselves. Here’s the 2007 installment. Get hungry …

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February 16, 2012 by leemporter

lee “likes” acapella rage

I’ve seen Rage Against The Machine perform live many times. I can hardly describe the mega-powerful force that fuels their concerts, from their monster sound to the juiced up crowd. I posted their ridiculous live cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Ghost of Tom Joad” below. And, while I’ve literally been blown away by their massive arsenal when I’ve seen them in huge arenas or at outdoor festivals, I would trade it all to have been at this small, impromptu, live, acapella performance which they dropped outside the 2008 RNC in Minneapolis. I love Tom and Zack cracking smiles throughout their performance (which you rarely ever see) as if they themselves can’t believe that they are dropping an acapella version of their tunes on the streets of Minneapolis. It’s inspiring and, yes, of course, if you have a pulse, it’s pure GOOSEBUMPS. Enjoy …

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February 16, 2012 by leemporter

lee “likes” geniuses

I first saw Bela Fleck & the Flecktones when they visited my college in the late-1990s. I had no real idea of what I was about to witness. Even with the risk of sounding cliche-ish, I witnessed geniuses. Pure geniuses. Ever since, I have always done my utmost to see them live every time they visit my town. Bela Fleck is amazing on the banjo (understatement of the century, thus far), and Victor Wooten is arguably one of the greatest musicians to ever play the bass guitar, if not the greatest bassist, period. What Victor does with a bass is, just simply, jaw dropping. If you haven’t seen Bela & Victor perform live before, do yourself a favor and go, as fast as you can, the next time they come to your town. It’s an experience like no other.

I originally wanted to post two Bela videos. Alas, I can’t find any good live footage of their Beatles cover “Oh Darling,” but you can listen to the slickest live version from their 1996 release, Live Art, here. Bela really belts it out after their instrumental jam. Very serious raw energy there. Thankfully, there are many versions of VIctor Wooten’s “Amazing Grace (Improv)” online. Do yourself a favor and check out as many as you can. You’ll get a sample of what I’m talking about, but nothing compares to seeing them/Victor live. Goosebumps. PURE GOOSEBUMPS …

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