Guitarist Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, has released his first music video in 16 years for “Exercise Man”, from his upcoming solo record The Deaner Album. The hilarious video features Deaner and his group–Ween cohort Dave Dreiwitz, Meat Puppets guitarist Curt Kirkwood, and drummer Ray Kubian–sporting spandex cycling gear and singing an ode to the “douchebag Exercise Man” who won’t stop working out. Dean plays the title role, hogging lanes of traffic while he feels the burn on his bike, puffing on his ever-present cigarette.Deaner explained the origins of the song in a new interview with Consequence of Sound: “‘Exercise Man’ is my favorite video I’ve done…It was real low-budget and simple. I’ve got a really good story about it. When my son was little, maybe around two years old, we’d be driving around and I’d make up little fucked-up jokes. We’d see a deer squashed on the side of the road and I’d say, ‘Hey Mike, look at the cute little deer!’ That would get him laughing. But every time we’d see one of those jerkoffs with all the gear jogging in the rain I’d yell, ‘Go man! You go buddy! Run! Run!’ Then Mikey would giggle at that. Then I’d start singing, ‘Go-Go-Go Exercise Man!’ There’s actually a couple songs that I’ve written like that, which were basically songs I made up to amuse my son. I wrote ‘Exercise Man’ in like five minutes. It just came right out. I knew it was a keeper because I’d always laugh every time I did an overdub. It never got less funny while we were recording it.”Check out the new video below:You can read the full interview here. The Deaner Album will be available on October 21st via ATO Records.[via Consequence of Sound]
Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved Equinor’s Vigdis boosting station project, which is located in the North Sea. Expected start-up is in the first quarter of 2021.Vigdis subsea installation. (Photo source Equinor Author André Osmundsen)The Equinor-operated Vigdis field is located in the Tampen area of the North Sea. The field has been developed with seven subsea templates and produces oil and gas, which is then sent to the Snorre field for further export. It came on stream in 1997.Back in December 2018, Equinor decided to boost production at its subsea field Vigdis by almost 11 million barrels.The new project involves installing a pump on the seabed that helps increase recovery and accelerate production from the field, according to the ministry’s statement on Tuesday.“Increased recovery can create great values, and Vigdis is a good example of this. Now the field gets a new boost. With the Vigdis Boosting project, the recovery increases further and great values are created for society,” says State Secretary Rikard Gaarder Knutsen.The boosting station will be connected to the pipeline to enhance the capacity between Vigdis and Snorre A, and will help bring the well stream from the subsea field up to the platform. Thanks to the boosting station wellhead pressure can also be reduced, which further increases production from the wells.In addition to the subsea boosting station the project will involve some modifications to Snorre A, which receives oil from the Vigdis field, and Snorre B, supplying the new boosting station with power from a new umbilical.“Vigdis has already produced twice what it thought was possible when the field was put into production. This project increases value creation from the field and gives new assignments to the supplier industry,” said Gaarder Knutsen.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017 Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. [email protected] Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017 BAR HARBOR — A number of errors combined with strong pitching and consistent hitting from the opposing Ellsworth Eagles sent the Mount Desert Island baseball team to a 10-0 home defeat in its second game of the year Tuesday.Junior Matt Perconti pitched 5 1/3 innings for MDI (1-1). He struck out four and gave up six hits and four walks. Derek Collin pitched the remainder of the game for the Trojans and gave up six hits and two walks.Ellsworth’s Conner Wagstaff pitched all but the last out of the game, and Brad Smith ended it with a strikeout to give Ellsworth (1-0) a win in its first game.Smith scored the first run for the Eagles in the top of the first, and Devin Grindle scored a run in the top of the second. Jared Hamilton scored one run in the third inning, and Grindle scored again in the fourth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHamilton had the only hit in the sixth, but Ellsworth came away with four more runs that inning because of three MDI errors. The Eagles topped off the scoring with a two-run double by Chris Fickett in the seventh.Stanley Grierson, Nick Stanley and Andrew Kennedy each had hits for the Trojans“We ran into a really good pitcher [Wagstaff] who is going to be one of the top guys in the league,” MDI head coach Andy Pooler said.The coach said the players ran into some issues at the start of the game and had trouble digging themselves out.“I was kind of disappointed in the [lack of] sense of urgency, but it will come back,” he said. “They are competitors, and I’m not too worried about them.”Pooler said he saw some good plays here and there but added that the team wasn’t able to execute.“Sometimes you don’t play well, and tonight we just didn’t play well.” Pooler said. “Now we’ve got to wake up and get back to practice.”The Trojans will have the chance to turn the tables when Ellsworth hosts MDI in the final game of the season on May 31.“Ellsworth is going to be very good, and we will just meet them down the road,” Pooler said. MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all)