The EZPZ Podcast Special EP003: Armor For Sleep


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Nick and Shaun went to the Armor For Sleep 10-Year Anniversary Tour for What To Do When You Are Dead! This tour got announced in late June and they snagged tickets on day one because well, it’s Armor For Sleep. Nick hadn’t seen them before this and after the fun road trip they took to see Title Fight in March, they knew they had to record the fun moments for this road trip.

DISCLAIMER: This special episode was recorded in Shaun’s Mazda 3 on an iPhone 6 during the drive home from Chicago, so the audio isn’t the best. It was great seeing the band back in action. We discussed our fun road antics, our fast food choice, “The Great Shaun Mix-up” and the show itself.

Again, we are sorry for the audio quality, this was recorded on an iPhone 6 and is more of a way to capture the memory of two best friends road-tripping to see a band that means so much to them.

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The EZPZ Podcast EP011: World Wide Chill

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What’s up, everybody! This week we have a very special episode of The EZPZ Podcast with co-host Ian Dunshee! You have probably heard about Ian before in some of #StealthModeDan’s stories. Ian is Dan’s best friend and brings a level-headed viewpoint to the table of lemon heads. The episode dives right into how Dan and Ian met, which included a really funny and sweet story of despising one another in study hall to sharing a stage in a high school pop-punk band. After discussing their small band, Shaun asked the table what they thought about Des Moines’ own, House of Bricks, shutting down somewhat recently. Some shared how they were happy and some shared that they will miss seeing small acts before they explode into big acts.

Ian is Dan’s best friend but until this summer, they had not see each other in over a year. Ian shared that he had been in Martinique, which is part of the Caribbean, studying archaeology. On the island of Martinique, he shared about how he was the reason people “tchip” in the streets. Ian discussed other things that were different about the culture in Martinique. He said that the music and party scene could not be more different than in the states.

Music Interlude: “It’s Carnival” by Destra

Dan gave us the mathematical lowdown on how biking is faster than walking. He started using the Des Moines Bcycle when out and about downtown which is a bicycle rental service. He gave the service two thumbs up and thinks people in Des Moines should use it more often. Ian just got back from RAGBRAI this last week and discussed how awesome of an experience it was for him. He got to see Cheap Trick and hang out with a bunch of fellow cyclists across the country. Ian wanted to make sure listeners do not think that to be a part of RABGRAI, you have to be a master cyclist.

Music Interlude: “Surrender” by Cheap Trick

Dan had another anxiety attack this past week. The anxiety/panic attack lead to a freaky occurrence at work between him and a customer. The lemon heads start talking about their own ghost stories. Dan goofed on Shaun for “not believing” in ghosts or paranormal activity. The stories shared by the lemon heads included a weirdo that claimed he “smelled something” while Ian was cooking in the community kitchen, stories about a high school friend of Ian and Dan’s who always had ghostly experiences and and Nick seeing a white figure standing at the door across the hall as a kid.

Music Interlude: “Ghostbusters” (Theme Song) by Ray Parker, Jr.

The Meek Mill and Drake drama really beefed up this week with Drake finally retaliating on OVO Sound Radio. The lemon heads discussed how they were happy Drake finally had a response after staying silent all week. Drake’s response was in the form of a track called “Charged Up”. All three hosts of the show thought Drake completely demolished Meek with this track. Ian thought the whole situation was about as mature as schoolyard fights, which the co-hosts could not exactly deny.

Music Interlude: “Charged Up” by Drake

Shaun wanted to discuss the incident at a concert in New Zealand, Earl Sweatshirt punched a fan that stormed the stage, tried to hug him and possibly take his mic. He wanted to ask the other lemon heads and Ian if he boys discussed how they think that it is pretty dumb that fans think they can storm the stage. It is one thing if the fan wants to crowd surf and stage dive, but that was not the case at an Earl Sweatshirt show in New Zealand. The lemon heads and Ian came to a consensus that they believe fan should not be storming the stage, period. This can create an unsafe environment for not only the artist and security but also fans. Security needs to be upped for certain acts and in this case security dropped the ball.

Music Interlude: “Wool” by Earl Sweatshirt

That’s a wrap! This was a very fun episode to record. What did you agree or disagree with in the show? Is there a host that you love, hate or love to hate? Shoot them all your love/hate mail to their email, Twitter and Instagram accounts below. Thank you so much for listening. We love doing the show and appreciate all of your support.

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The EZPZ Podcast EP006: J-Wowwza


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The EZPZ Podcast is back with episode 006 after taking a week off. The podcast took a week off for Memorial Day so the lemon heads could visit with family and friends. Which is what Shaun and special guest co-host, Shelby Johnson did. Shelby is sitting in this week for Nick Gandy since he is on vacation.

The show started off with introducing our guest co-host: Shelby Johnson! She was quick to tell the listeners that her favorite band is Balance and Composure. Shelby and Shaun discussed their family trip to Buffalo Center and Scarville in northern Iowa for Memorial Day.

Dan dove into the Food Truck Throwdown that was held in Des Moines, IA at The Social Club on Saturday, May 31st. Shaun mentioned he wanted to check it out but was unable to since he was at his friend’s wedding. Dan said that the wait for just getting wristbands wrapped around the block. He and his friend dipped and checked out Tacopocalypse in Des Moines, IA. He and Shelby dropped bombs about Tasty Tacos when Shaun asked if he liked Tacopocalypse or Tasty Tacos more.

Dan spoke about the new wine bar in Des Moines, too. He checked out Della Viti Des Moines, which is a self-serve wine bar. The lemon heads believe it is the first of its kind in Des Moines. The place was packed, which is what we want to hear for a new business in Des Moines doing dope shit! Dan mentioned he liked the idea, ambience and the price point of Della Viti and recommends people check it out.

Music Interlude: “Reflection” by Balance and Composure

Shaun and Shelby spoke about why they were a tad late to recording the podcast. They said it was because Shaun had to stay back and chat with a Des Moines police officer with his girlfriend Lydia. On Saturday morning, Lydia’s car was broken into and her iPod was stolen! The lemon heads discussed car theft and how it is affecting many people in Des Moines including guest co-host, Shelby Johnson.

Music Interlude: “Quas” by Sam Gallaitry

Shaun moved the conversation onto the shows they were watching. Shaun said that he was passively watching Jersey Shore with his girlfriend Lydia. Lets bring back #GTL, people! Nah, never mind. Then the crew moved onto Adventure Time and discussed how wonderful the show is for people of all ages. Shelby made sure to flex her Adventure Time knowledge by naming a specific episode that features Lemon Grab for people to watch.

Going off of butts exploding, Dan showed us a weird video he found on World Star. The video was showing just how weird San Francisco can be with the World’s Biggest Human Puppet Show. It was truly insane. The show was held at the Summer Salt Festival. Check it out below if you want to be truly disturbed.

Music Interlude: 5 South (Braeden Bailey Remix) by Mark Johns

Dan and Shaun gushed about how awesome the PantsOff! Podcast LIVE recording that was held at The Lift in Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, May 26th. The host of the PantsOff! podcast, Brian Campos, even gave The EZPZ a shoutout at the LIVE recording. The podcast format was really cool. Brian Campos would do his thing on stage and then he would let Des Moines’ The Maytags play a couple tunes. Then he would return to the stage to chat with the band and even asked them some questions regarding their show at 80/35 this year, recording their new album in Nashville this coming August and whatever else they have set for the future. The entire experience was truly magical and got Shaun and Dan fired up. We have a lot of love and respect for Brian Campos and hope to have a live recording of our own one day!

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Music Interlude: “Pushing Up Rivers” by The Maytags

To round out the episode, the lemon heads chatted about some music news this week including A$AP Rocky dropping At.Long.Last.A$AP. Shaun and Shelby discussed their mutual love for Turnover’s Peripheral Vision. The lemon heads chatted about the controversy that was brought to the Twitter-verse with the official announcement of the disbanding of OFWGKTA.

Dan got heated and announced The EZPZ’s official #FuckYou for the week. The #FuckYou award was given to Des Moines’ Juice Magazine. The magazine published a photo of Dan Brown in an article titled “Day Drinking”. Since Juice is owned by the Gannett Company, the photo was also put into the Des Moines Register. Check out the photo below.

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Music Interlude: “Most of the Time” by Turnover

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@ShaunSJohnson’s April 2015 Playlist!

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Every month since January 2011, Shaun Johnson has been making monthly playlists of his favorite music. As soon as the last couple days of the month roll around, Shaun starts a new playlist for the next month with whatever music he is jamming out to at that time. These playlists include any music that Shaun loves and are not confined to any specific genre or release date. The playlists usually include new music, but they can also include tracks from bands that Shaun is planning on seeing live that particular month.

These write-ups are solely for Shaun to promote the music he loves and to give him an outlet to write about music in a consistent manner! Don’t be afraid to send him your thoughts on his write-up or playlists on Twitter: @ShaunSJohnson

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I had the privilege of interviewing CHON’s Drew Pelisek in Omaha at The Slowdown at the Circa Survive, Balance and Composure show. It was one of the best concerts, let alone be experiences of my life. Pelisek was one of the coolest band members I have ever met in my entire life. My media production class at Iowa State University demanded a project every single week for the last 6 weeks of class. The main stipulation of the assignments was that they have to have something to do with an event in Ames. It can be a feature on a future event, too. This was particularly rough for me since I lived in Des Moines, Iowa.

I tweeted at Pelisek a few days before their show at The Slowdown in Omaha with Circa Survive and Balance and Composure about a possible interview to preview their Iowa State University show just a few weeks later. He said, “yeah” and I was excited. The tweet was completely on a whim and a final attempt before I would have to do some sort of lame preview of something I don’t care about in Ames.

The next few days before the show I was jamming to CHON’s new album, Grow, nonstop, along with all of their other tracks. I listened to CHON and only CHON for the first week of April because of all the editing I put into the video.

The beginning of April I was watching Transparent on Amazon Prime. I had just finished The Walking Dead’s season five and Better Call Saul’s first season, so I needed to move onto something else. When deciding I watched a couple trailers of shows. Transparent was one of those shows. In the trailer, they used Vance Joy’s “Mess Is Mine”, which is a phenomenal song that fit very well in the shows trailer.

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Sufjan Stevens masterfully crafted some of the most heart-wrenching songs of the year with one of the best albums of 2015 with Carrie & Lowell. There are a bunch of great songs on the album, including “All of Me Wants All of You”, “Fourth of July”, “No Shade In the Shadow of the Cross” and more. The album is truly wonderful and will be on my end of the year list, for sure.

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Madeon also released a new album in 2015 with Adventure. It is a good album, but somewhat forgettable, overall. I do enjoy the tracks where he collaborates with a solid vocalist most. The track with Passion Pit, “Pay No Mind” is probably the best on the album.

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Death Cab for Cutie’s Kintsugi was released in April, also. It falls short of most of their other works. It’s a shame because of how great I know that Death Cab for Cutie can be. This was also their last album together as the same band that released the fantastic albums in their catalog, like Plans and Transatlanticism with Chris Walla’s departure.

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The third single from Passion Pit’s Kindred was released mid-month. It was “Until We Can’t (Let Go)”. If I were to rank the tracks on the album in terms of best to worst, I would put it in the middle of the album overall. A lot of Kindred is really solid, songs like “Lifted Up”, “”Whole Life Story” and “Where the Sky Hangs” are close to the quality of Gossamer’s tracks. I think that Gossamer is nearly perfect overall, so Passion Pit had a lot of work to capitalize on that album. Overall, I think Kindred fell short of that, but it is still a solid album.

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Earl Sweatshirt released I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside at the end of March. Although, I haven’t given it enough time, I really like the first half of it. Tyler, the Creator released the Cherry Bomb in April, too. This year has been a really great one for rap and hip-hop albums. I think Tyler released a good album. The two singles, “FUCKING PERFECT” and “DEATHCAMP” are really great. I also love “SMUCKERS” with Lil Wayne and Kanye West. Lyrically it is heads above Wolf, but I don’t think the album is better at this moment. I connected with songs like “48”, “Awkward” and “Answer” off of Wolf. Tyler, the Creator really has a lot going for him and I think he will be around for a long time.

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I threw some Run the Jewels on the playlist because they were announced as one of the headliners at this year’s 80/35 in Des Moines. I cannot wait! The show will be absolutely bonkers. Earth Wind & Fire’s “September” was on the radio at work and I found myself grooving to it.

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The Bully and JEFF the Brotherhood show was at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines on April 11th. It was a great show and got me even more excited for Bully’s first full length, Feel Like on June 23rd.

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The Brand New, Circa Survive show was on April 25th and both bands were absolutely unreal. Brand New sounded very good and were everything I expected them to be. They opened with their new song, “Mene”, too, just as I predicted. Seeing Circa Survive twice in the same month was pretty neat. Anthony Green is one of the best frontman and performers of all-time. He looks healthy, vibrant and sounds clean. I’m happy for Green and the rest of the dudes in Circa Survive.

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I became somewhat reminiscent of Electric Forest and some of my friends in my “forest family”. Before Electric Forest, I had never listened to Tycho. At Electric Forest, after we got our camp all set up and the schedule of performances poster put up, we all sat around the poster discussing who we wanted to see. The only person in the group that said anything about Tycho was my friend, Danyiel Turner. There was so much to do and see at Electric Forest but none of it meant much unless I was experiencing it with my friends. So, I told him I would tag-a-long with him for Tycho. And I’m glad I did, since they put on one of the best performances of Forest. Now nearly a year later I’m still listening to their debut album Awake. They would definitely be up higher on my end of the year music list, too.

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The EZPZ Podcast EP005: Bust

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The lemon heads are back this week with episode 005 of The EZPZ Podcast. Shaun went on a long-weekend vacation to Chicago with his girlfriend, Lydia and her mother. The lemon heads discussed how vacations are fun but get us antsy to get back home and keep up with routines.

Interlude: “Me Dé Amor” by Sango

The EZPZ boys dove into some comic news this week including a sequel to the Fight Club story in comic form. It is being produced by Dark Horse Comics and being released on May 27th! Nick wanted to chat about some DC Comics shows that are being developed like Super Girl, which is coming to CBS in November, 2015. Legends of Tomorrow and Teen Titans are also coming from DC in the future. Then the EZPZ boys showed their little-to-no knowledge of the Lethal Weapon and Die Hard movies…  

Interlude: “Stahp” by Djemba Djemba

Waka Flocka Flame was announced as the third headliner to the 515 Alive festival in Des Moines!

Interlude: “Bust” by Waka Flocka Flame

#StealthModeDan also stumbled onto Flocka’s new single that was done as a partnership with Porn Hub Records. The lemons listened the song, “Bust”, and then discussed how bad the music video and song ended up being.

Interlude: “TaDaTa” by Kaytranada

During the break, Nick brought up that he has been turning his phone on “Do Not Disturb” to keep from being bombarded with notifications all day. Your phone still gets updates in this mode, but doesn’t buzz/ring every time there is a new text, Facebook update, Twitter mention or Instagram double-tap.

We fell down the lemon hole a bit and Dan mentioned that he uses SnapChat to chit-chat with producers. It has become a good way for Dan to sort of get his foot in the door of being a producer. Then the lemon heads moved into a little music discussion. Dan spoke about how OSHI and Sam Gellaitry dropped some new tracks on their SoundCloud this week. Then the lemon brains spoke about creating art and making sure to revisit and revise it to ensure quality output.

Shaun and Nick chatted about The Story So Far’s new, self-titled album. Then they briefly discussed Turnover’s wonderful album, Peripheral Vision. Shaun said that “Dizzy On A Comedown” off of Peripheral Vision is one of his favorite tracks of the year.

Interlude: “To Earth & Back” (OSHI Remix) by Sam Gallaitry

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Thanks for listening to our show! We absolutely love recording it. Get connected with the lemon heads. Thank you to the PANTSoff Podcast, Shelby and Hunter for sending in your comments, queries and love! ❤

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The EZPZ Podcast EP004: Habanero D**k

The lemon heads are back this week with episode 004 of The EZPZ Podcast. We’re afraid to announce that there will never be another episode 004 of the podcast. No worries, we will be back next week with the final episode 005 of the podcast. Now onto the show notes! We got to do a photo shoot, we got to do a photo shoot! Thanks to Estorie Photography and Graham Gardner Photography we got some really cool promotional shots of us. We will be posting them on theEZPZ.com and @TheEZPZ’s Twitter and Instagram. The EZPZWe dove right into the show recap. Shaun and Nick went to The Story So Far, Four Year Strong and Terror show at Wooly’s in Des Moines. Terror’s frontman, Scott Vogel, proved he is still the best frontman in hardcore. Shaun and Nick spoke about how their set brought out the biggest mosh pit. Four Year Strong are releasing their new, self-titled album, which is produced by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Records, is being released on June 2nd via Pure Noise Records. Four Year Strong put on an equally electrifying show. Four Year Strong’s set was enough for Shaun to proclaim that he was going to buy their next album. The lemon heads were somewhat perplexed that Parker Cannon, the lead singer of The Story So Far, just sang into the mic stand. The last time Shaun and Nick saw The Story So Far at Warped Tour 2014, Parker was a mad man on the stage. It ended up being fine because he sounded a lot better. Interlude: “It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now” by Four Year Strong

Cinco De Mayo has come and gone. Dan had a hilarious story of what happened to him while he was celebrating over a margarita. Nick spoke about how he got a tattoo by Paul Nycz, a well-known tattooer at Iron Heart Tattoo in Des Moines, Iowa. He explained he got the tattoos “Rise” and “Above” as a tribute to some Black Flag lyrics. The lemon heads fell down the lemon hole and chatted about Tony Hawk Pro Skater games and Silent Hill games. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 was announced for the PS4 and Xbox One with a release date sometime this year. Interlude: Unreleased track by Mura Masa Shaun stumbled on a music video by a face-tatted, white rapper known as Stitches and knew he had to share it with the other lemon heads. Then they chatted about how Stitches represents everything that is wrong with rap. He is a bad rapper that is also a well-known drug dealer raps about selling cocaine, money, drugs, and bitches. Right before the podcast, we all watched a video of a Stitches concert where he brought five of “the hottest bitches” on stage to do a “bump” with him. It was insane and pretty dumb of the women who partook since it is officially on the Internet forever. Music break: “Brick In Yo’ Face” by Stitches

Since we started this podcast in early April, the lemon heads wanted to catch the listeners up with their favorite releases of the year thus far. You can click here to see our lists. The beginning of the year was ruled by rap and hip-hop. Drake, Earl Sweatshirt, Big Sean, Tyler, the Creator and Kendrick Lamar, who arguably released the best album of the year. Dan made it a point to bring up two of his favorite pieces of work, Mura Mara’s Someday Somewhere and Sam Gallaitry Short Stories EP. Both artists are under 20-years-old. Dan and Shaun state how rare it is to hear a producer that young make such intricate beats. It seems that most kids their age that are doing anything musically are in a punk band. Dan’s honorable mentions also include producer-prodigy: OSHI. The EZPZ expects big things from the 17-year-old who is rumored to sign to Soulection Records at some point this year. Shaun spouted out some of his favorite albums, you can read the full list here. Music break: “Temple” by Sam Gallaitry

Thanks for listening to our show! We absolutely love recording it. Get connected with the lemon heads. You can send us your letters at: TheEZPZPodcast@gmail.com


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Episode 003 of The EZPZ Podcast is ready for your earholes!

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The lemon heads are back this with episode 003 this week! Your co-hosts Shaun Johnson, Nick Gandy and Dan Brown start off by gushing about how awesome the Brand New, Circa Survive were at 7 Flags Event Center. Then they chat about the issues with the venue and the problems with “will call” attendees. *Interlude: “Welcome to Bangkok” by Brand New The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was Saturday, May 2nd. The only lemon head that watched it, #StealthModeDan, found it online for free. We chat about the some of the attendees, the celebrity that wagered and lost $250,000 and how Mayweather is a smart, skillful, piece of shit. *Interlude: “Hot Jazzybelle” by Kaytranada After the discussion about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, we realized we were recording the podcast on #StealthModeDan’s MacBook Pro mic instead of our Snowball mic. Dan put his sound engineering skills to good use and cleaned it up to make it sound pretty good. We apologize, but hey, who said we were pros? Then we dove into a discussion about the Avengers and the new movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Shaun went to see it with Lydia and thought it was pretty solid. Nick told us about how much he loves big, muscular superheroes and Mortal Kombat fighters. *Interlude: “Bombay” by Damn Kids The lemon heads then discussed the awesome technology that Tesla announced at their keynote in Los Angeles, California. The dudes discussed what they thought about the Powerwall and how Elon Musk is the baddest mother fucker walking the face of the Earth. *Interlude: “Rain” by Singularis Make sure you all keep the #StealthModeDan hashtag going! It’s going to be our little thing for a while. We let the listeners know about how we actually recorded our third episode on April 25th, but trashed it since it wasn’t up to par with episode 002. The Story So Far, Four Year Strong and Terror show is on Saturday, May 9th at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa. Shaun and Nick are going to the show, so we discussed the bands on the bill. We also get a little nostalgic and chatted about August Burns Red and Bring Me the Horizon. *Interlude: “I Don’t Fuck With You” ft. E-40 by Big Sean That wraps up episode 003! Thank you for all of your support. We are working hard to iron out any kinks. We are learning as we go, but we are always happy to hear how we can improve our show. You can send us your letters at TheEZPZPodcast@gmail.com The EZPZ: Website: TheEZPZ.com Twitter and Instagram: @TheEZPZ Spotify playlists that Nick makes for every episode can be found here: https://open.spotify.com/user/ncgsxe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theezpz Shaun’s Twitter and Instagram: @ShaunSJohnson Nick’s Twitter and Instagram: @bazookaxnick Make sure to post our hashtag on every tweet and Instagram photo: #StealthModeDan

Tesla and Elon Musk want to bring solar energy to everyone

Elon Musk announced during the Tesla keynote in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, April 30th, 2015, that the world simply will never be the same again…come summer. This summer, Tesla is releasing the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a giant battery that is mounted on the wall in your house and will be powered by solar energy panels on the roof. Elon Musk stated with a smirk, “We have this handy nuclear reactor in the sky. And it’s called the sun.” The battery is only 7 inches thick and 50 inches tall. It looks like a sculpture on the wall that comes in many different colors.

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Musk said at the Powerwall keynote that in order for the United States to leave fossil fuel electricity, we need to transition to solar energy. Musk continued saying that the “missing piece” to the puzzle of the transition is that we need to redesign the battery. That is what Tesla is doing with the Powerwall and their solar power farms, Gigafactories.

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Gigafactory 1 is an energy factory that Tesla is building right now in Nevada. The primary goal of the Gigafactory is to convert solar energy into usable energy in place of non-renewable carbon dioxide-emitting energy. Tesla operates under the beliefs of open-source. This means that all of their patents are free for anyone and any company to use. Musk smiled at the end of the keynote saying this is not going to be something that Tesla can do on their own. They will need the help of many companies around the world. And with their belief in open-sourcing all of their patents, that is possible. I think it’s only a matter of months before we hear companies like Apple and Google announcing their own Gigafactories.

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What’s coming to Neflix in May?

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May 1

Beyond Clueless (2014)

Jimi: All Is On My Side (2013)

Legally Blonde (2001)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

The Last Waltz (1978)

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)

Underclassmen (2015)

Longmire (Season 3)

Shameless (U.K. version, Season 10)

Witnesses (Season 1)

May 2

Lalaloopsy: Festival of Sugary Sweets (2015)

LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Amazing World Explorers (2015)

May 3

Anita (2013)

D.L. Hughley: Clear (2014)

Royal Pains (Season 6)

May 5

A Few Best Men (2011)

May 6

The Longest Week (2014)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013)

May 8

Grace & Frankie (Season 1)

Puss in Boots (season 1.5)

May 9

Jinn (2014)

The Liberator (2013)

May 12

Extraterrestrial (2014)

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Magical Universe (2013)

May 13

The Identical (2014)

May 14

American Restoration (New collection)

Counting Cars (New collection)

Dance Moms (New collection)

Hoarders (New collection)

Modern Marvels (New collection)

The Universe (New collection)

May 15

Cyber-Seniors (2014)

Dawg Fight (2015)

Give Me Shelter (2014)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Season 4)

Granite Flats (Seasons 1-3)

May 16

First Period (2013)

May 17

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015)

May 19

Before I Disappear (2014)

Girlhood (2014)

Zombeavers (2014)

May 21

Between (New episodes of season 1 every Thursday, beginning today)

May 22

H20 Mermaid Adventures (2015)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015)

The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir (2014)

Richie Rich (Season 2)

The Transporter: The Series (Season 1)

May 23

Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

The Boxtrolls (2014)

May 24

Love and Honor (2013)

Welcome to the Punch (2013)

May 26

Graceland (Seasons 1-2)

May 27

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

May 29

Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

Mako Mermaids (Season 3 )