It’s A Trap! A History of the Trap Music Takeover


For more than 40 years dance music has been a crowd and club favorite for anyone who is looking to get out and have a hell of a good time. Dance music has evolved significantly since the disco days of The Bee Gees and Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting.” After the disco days came the dance-pop and boogie era, followed by countless other subgenres which all held their time in the limelight. Nowadays there are too many forms of dance music to even begin to mention, but headlining the modern craze includes House Music, Trance, Rave and of course Dubstep. But over the past few years another genre has began to gain huge fan fare and major publicity. This new craze is known as Trap Music.

Trap music originated in the early 2000s where it began to be incorporated in with Southern hip-hop. The Trap sound deals heavily with the sound of the 808 sub-bass kick drums, mostly being played in double-time, triple-time or even faster times where hi-hats and synthesizers are in abundance. Rappers like UGK and Three 6 Mafia were some of the first pioneers to incorporate these new sounds into their music. The term “trap” literally meant a place where drug deals were made during rap concerts, leading to these rappers who preformed using the sound as “trap rappers.” Since the days when UGK and Three 6 Mafia were on top, other well known rappers such as T.I. and Young Jeezy continued the legacy, and a new wave of rappers came in to take the reigns the trap rap position. New age rappers like Chief Keef and Future have kept the tradition of trap rap alive.

But while all the focus was on the rapping aspect of the music, dozens of producers and aspiring DJs dissected the unique new sound from the rap and made it entirely their own. New styles of electronic music were incorporated to the trap, creating a brand new baby to the EDM sphere. By combining the original sounds from Southern hip-hop beats with the trap-style drum patterns of EDM synthesizers, the new sound, often described as aggressive, dirty and dark. Electric producers, including Diplo, Baauer, Flosstradamus and RL Grimes expanded the popularity of Trap Music in the past few years, and it only looks like it’s going up from here. This new wave genre still holds true to its roots of rap while mostly focusing on the intense trance feeling it gives the listener.

Up until 2013, Trap Music was not at the center stage of the music world, but that was quickly about to change. After a fan made video became the largest Internet sensation to him the mainstream in years, Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” was an instant hit. The success of the video propelled the Harlem Shake to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first trap song to ever do so. From there, the EDM community recognized the skyrocketing popularity of the genre, adding major names to the 2013 Ultra Music Festival, the United States premiere EDM festival. Worldwide, the impact was being made as well. The 2013 Tomorrowland Festival featured a stage dedicated a stage entirely to the booming genre, where Carnage, RL Grimes, Baauer and Flosstradamus gave the fans exactly what they were looking for.

One of the most popular aspects of Trap Music is incorporating original beats to already wildly popular songs. Among the most well known trap remixes includes Flosstradamus’ remix of Major Lazer’s “Original Don,” Carnage’s remix of Hardwell’s “Spaceman,” and RL Grimes’ remix of both Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” and Kanye West’s “Mercy.”

Though the Trap Music scene is new, the future looks incredibly bright for this new age genre, and it can only go up from here.

Check out a few of my personal favorite bellow.

Michael Tozeski



Calling all Sports Fans!

I am looking for your help with writing articles! I love to answer any and all questions about sports, and I try to give indepth answers. I want your help! If you have any questions about anything in sports email me at or tweet at me at @ATMNESports and ask away! My best sport is football, but I do have a fair amount of knowledge on Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey. If you have any questions outside those four sports please ask and I will do my best to research it and put out an informed answer! Thank you for following and I hope you enjoy!

By Zach Besaw

Twitter: @ATMNESports

Taxachussets Living Up To Its Name… (Get Me To New Hampshire Pronto)


(T&G)- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation board of directors voted Wednesday to increase Registry of Motor Vehicle fees to raise an additional $55 million annually, with substantial increases in vehicle registration, inspection and driver license road test fees.  Under the new fee schedule, regular passenger vehicle registration fees will go from $50 to $60, while motor vehicle inspection fees will rise from $29 to $35 and road test fees will increase from $20 to $35, starting July 1.  The fee hikes were decided by a unanimous vote of the board that oversees all state transportation agencies, without any public notice of the specific fee increases and before any public hearings on proposed fee hikes. DOT officials said they will hold a public hearing in May before the pre-approved fee hikes take effect. The new fee structure would be included in a regulatory change that would be implemented by the Registry of Motor Vehicles by June 6, in order to allow the fee increases to begin July 1. In addition to the registry fee hikes, transportation officials said they expect to hike MBTA and commuter rail fares by 5 percent later this year.  DOT officials said initially the registry fee increases were not expected to be needed until July 2016. However, they said they have realized a $55 million funding gap for the coming year, in part because transportation officials were counting on new state revenue from expanded casino gambling, which is not yet coming into the state. Also, the Legislature directed the DOT to raise $40 million in new revenue for the coming year from its own fee systems to better fund transportation needs, according to state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.  He said the fee hikes would not be needed if the Legislature had included a larger tax increase in the transportation funding bill proposed by Gov. Deval L. Patrick last year.  The Legislature approved a 3-cents-per-gallon hike in the gas tax, and raised cigarette taxes to provide an increase of more than $500 million annually in state transportation funding.  Mr. Davey said the need for the fee hikes reflects chronic under-funding of state transportation projects for decades and reliance on borrowed transportation bond funds to cover a portion of its payroll, a practice DOT hopes to phase out completely in the future.  “This is a matter of choices. Balancing needs and wants with our ability to pay for them,” Mr. Davey said.  He told the board the governor and Legislature assumed registry fees would increase 10 percent every five years, when the transportation funding bill was passed. But, “rather than raising all fees by 10 percent, we have targeted three fees for simplicity’s sake that have not been raised in several years,” he said.  “There is never a good time to ask people to pay more, but there is also never a good time to be stuck in traffic, to blow a tire driving over a pothole, to be trapped in a broken-down train or to be cut off from a good job and economic opportunity because you live in a part of the state isolated from good transportation and mobility options,” Mr. Davey said.  Board member Alan MacDonald said the Finance Committee viewed the registry fee increases as an alternative to further hikes in the gas tax. “This does represent something more acceptable in terms of how to pay for the system as an alternative to the gas tax,” Mr. MacDonald said. 

Well it may not be a tax, but the Massachusetts DOT are going to be dipping into your pockets even more. Six dollars more per car. Absolutely ridiculous, and another reason to move to NH. I mean my grandfather is going to pack the car up and camp out in NH till this thing gets shot down by the general public. I mean this is against us, and the DOT went about this totally wrong. Yet they justify it by having public hearings! COME ON MASSACHUSETTS!!!!! WHY DO WE NEED PUBLIC HEARINGS AFTER YOU’VE VOTED ON THE FEE INCREASES?  Shouldn’t you ask the public before you dig into our pockets. Tax and spend liberals…. I’m moving to New Hampshire. NH-Seal-LFoD

Welcome to Revis Island

Derrelle Reivs is a Gamechanger

Derrelle Reivs is a Gamechanger

We all know one player can not win a game, at least not in the National Football League. In the NFL everyone needs to be in harmony to be able to succeed. However, if you have one player you can look at and say “I know that he is going to get his job done every time” it makes the task of every other player on the field that much easier. It is the type of player who makes everyone on the field with them better. That is the type of player Darrelle Revis is, and that is why the Patriots were smart to sign him.

Revis is a future hall of famer, and at 29 going into the 2014-2015 season, he is right in the prime of his career. “Revis Island” is a very real place, a place that no receiver wants to be. Getting Revis will allow Belichick to deploy defensive schemes that he has not been able to since Ty Law was suiting up every sunday. Basically, he can slap Revis on the opposition’s best receiver and scheme the rest of his defense for everyone else. This will allow Devin McCourty to help Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington, and maybe even Brandon Browner (currently in New England as a free agent) over the top. McCourty is often criticized, but many of his problems came from having too much to worry about on the field. Having Revis cuts down that problem significantly.

The best thing about the Revis deal is the actual deal. For one year 12 million dollars the Patriots are arguably getting a steal. Last off season Revis signed a six year, 96 million dollar deal. That is an average of 16 million dollars a year. Revis had also publicly stated that if he was traded from the Buccaneers he would not restructure his contract. When he was cut, the Patriots knew they could not pay him 16 million a year, but the 12 million still makes him the highest paid corner in the game. The next step is to try to lock him up long term.

If I can give the Patriots any advice about Revis it is this; sign him to a long term deal before the Seattle Seahawks sign star corner Richard Sherman to one of his own. Sherman is now a two time All-Pro, a Super Bowl champion, and arguably the best secondary player in the league. He is going to command the most expensive deal in the league right now, and possibly ever. If there is one downfall with Revis it is his love of money. He seems to feel that his average yearly salary is a status symbol, showing how much better he is than everyone else. I have no doubt that if Sherman signs a monster deal Revis is going to want a bigger one.

All in all the Revis deal is the best case scenerio now for the Patriots. If they can add Browner, who will have to serve a four game suspension to start the year, and he can play they way he had been playing last year, they will have turned one of their biggest holes into one of the strengths of the team. The Patriots still have many holes to fill, but in a relatively weak AFC, this Revis move may have been enough to put them back in the AFC Championship game. When it gets to that point, anything can happen when you have Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.


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When Your School and The Judicial System Stab You In The Back With Your Own Pocket Knife


(opposingviews) An 18-year-old Ohio high school student and EMT-in-training at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus spent 13 days in jail and has been charged with a felony after police found a pocketknife in his car. Jordan Wiser is an aspiring public servant, training to become an EMT and planning to be a firefighter, so when school officials found his series of YouTube videos in which he discusses self-defense and law enforcement, it shouldn’t have been a big deal.  It was. The school alerted police with concerns that he might carry weapons with him to school. Police searched Wiser’s vehicle and discovered a stun gun, airsoft guns, and a pocketknife. The pocketknife was what got Wiser arrested, charged with a felony, and landed him in jail for 13 days. “I didn’t think anything of the Airsoft guns,” said Wiser. “Our school is a technical school, and I was planning on meeting with my Airsoft team after school. My stun gun was locked in the glove box, and the knife was in my EMT medical vest. I bought it at K-Mart and have it as part of my first responder kit for cutting seatbelts.” The school says their zero tolerance policy against weapons on school grounds prohibits anything, including a pocketknife, from being on the property. Since the discovery and subsequent consequences, the promising young student is facing the fact that his whole life may be ruined because of this one incident. “If I am convicted of a felony, I’m never going to be a police officer. I’m never going to be a fireman. I’m never going to be in the military,” said Wiser to The Huffington Post. “I won’t even be able to be a janitor. I’m 18 years old, and this is going to ruin my entire life.” “There are kids at my school all the time who get caught with knives and are suspended,” he continued. “My school is very rural, and people carry knives. I can accept the fact that there was a lapse in judgment, and I can accept a punishment, but I have already been expelled from both the tech school and my home school. The Army — I was enrolled in the Future Soldiers program and was scheduled to ship out in August — has discharged me, pending a not guilty verdict or dropped charges without prejudice.” Ashtabula County assistant prosecutor Harold Specht says that they did what they had to do in this situation, but maintains that if the case goes to trial, he doesn’t think it will wind up being as bad as it seems. “We charge [people] with everything that we feel they are guilty of, and in this case, he is guilty of a felony,” said Specht in a statement. “I know that there’s a load of people out here that just think we’re the devil because we’re allegedly ruining this young kid’s life, and that’s not the case at all. If this goes to trial, it will certainly come out in the wash.” Wiser says that it’s already affected his life negatively. A judge decided not to allow him contact with his grandparents, and currently, his grandfather is dying. “The one judge I went in front of told me to remove any firearms from my parents’ house and put them at my grandpa’s house,” Wiser said. “The next judge freaked out about me even knowing what a gun is and put a no contact order against me and my grandparents. My grandfather is dying right now, and I am not allowed within 500 feet of him.” “Never in my life did I think this would happen,” said Wiser. “I dedicated my life to public service, and now a four-inch pocketknife could ruin everything.” A trial is tentatively scheduled to begin on June 11, with a pretrial hearing set for April 1.

Let me get this straight…. This kids like is essentially over if he’s convicted…. Well fuck me… I’m going to try to spring this kid if he gets any time. I mean this is plain ridiculous I carry a pocket knife, but since I don’t go into schools I don’t get arrested, but once he’s in the school bango this kids life is over. God damn… Shows you a lot about our country, and our justice system. A clear example of the school prison pipeline. Jesus Christ someone get this kid Zimmerman or Casey Anthony’s attorney.


Schwarzenegger Buys Himself A Tank

Recently the former Governor of California fulfilled one of his life-long dreams; buying a tank. Or in his words, “Owning my own fucking tank!” Personally, I could not be more terrified with this news. I mean Arnold is a scary guy by himself, but now he’s cruising around LA in his very own killing machine. I mean this is the guy that killed Predator with basically nothing. Imagine what he could do with one of these bad boys. That has to put him on some sort of watch list or something.

Luckily, Arnold seems to have nothing but good intentions for his new toy. With a stroke of brilliance, and maybe a little insanity, the Terminator decided to use his tank for charity. And no, not as a scare tactic. For a mere $10 you can enter for a chance to fuck shit up with the Govenator’s tank. If that doesn’t get you rock hard, I don’t know what will. Win the contest, and  you and your friend will be flown out to LA for an all expenses payed day with the man himself, where you’ll have oodles of fun with one of Hollywoods biggest and most foreign stars. Activities include shattering your self-confidence by working out with the Austrian Oak, smoking stogies (presumably Cuban because he’s rich so, fuck it, right?), and the icing on the cake, crushing whatever the fuck you want in the Govenator’s crushinator.

That was a terrible joke…

Anyways, if you’re lucky enough to win this contest, choosing what to crush can be a difficult choice. I mean, there are so many things that a full scale tank is capable of crushing. Luckily, Arnold’s video gives a few examples of the types of things that can have their day ruined for your entertainment. Things like a piano, a giant egg, a taxi cab, a table full of birthday cakes past, and my personal favorite, an industrial sized roll of bubble wrap. It really shows a softer side to the beast of a man that is Arnold Schwarzenegger. If it were me, I’d crush the one thing I hate more than anything in this world; a smart car. I mean who the fuck would drive one of those things? Sure their good on milage, and better for the environment and all that shit, but come on. Not worth it. But regardless of what is to be crushed, it’s sure to be a great time full of destruction and eastern European accents.

All Proceeds from this contest go to After School Allstars, a charity that funds afterschool programs to help children succeed in school. Learn more at

– Dirty Pat

Fire Dan Shaughnessy Shirts! Who Wants One?

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Twitch Plays Pokemon


I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of the Gameboy pokemon games. If you are not: stop reading. One of my suite-mates showed me this crazy website called TwitchPlays. On this website, the “Internet” works together to beat the game. Together, 24 hours a day, 15,000 to 70,000 users enter commands into this pokemon game while watching the result of the commands via live-stream.

I know what you’re thinking and the game would absolutely be overloaded with 70,000 commands per second. That is why the developer established 2 main modes. Twitch explains it a lot better than me.

TwitchPlaysPokemon now has two modes for determining the input to make in the game, they are called anarchy mode and democracy mode. Anarchy mode is the “classic” mode, where everyone’s inputs are applied immediately. Democracy mode chooses the most popular input provided during a 30 second voting period. Democracy mode is automatically selected at the start of every hour and can be deselected by successfully voting for anarchy mode using democracy mode’s input voting system.

( I have to wonder if he is collecting data on the effects of democracy versus anarchy )

The host also features a live chat so that people who are entering commands can organize and communicate. It has been rather funny to watch thousands of people struggle to beat one game because it is a classic case of one step forward, one backward, two to the right, who the f*&# pressed start, someone press back, we need pokeballs, no we don’t… etc. The main issue is that there is a 30 second delay between typing a command and it being executed. There is also a delay between typing in the chat too. The only thing that isn’t delayed is the screen which you watch the video on. Thousands of players have turned to IRC’s (internet relay chats)  and organizational documents to communicate and coordinate more quickly. Right now they are playing crystal after spending the prior 16 days beating the first pokemon and making it through the elite four. I wish them luck and I’ll be cheering them on… Especially after seeing them make it to the final person of the elite four last night and loose.



Busta Rhymes Gets Island Named After Him In Shrewsbury, MA


(SLATE) – A few years ago, reporter Sean Cole was working on a radio story and needed to interview the rapper Busta Rhymes. Sean was living in Boston at the time, so he did a Google search for “Busta Rhymes” and “Boston” to see if Busta had any upcoming shows that Sean could stake out. Google didn’t return any relevant tour dates. But it did give Sean a map, centering on a tiny speck of land in a neighboring suburb called Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. The tiny speck of land was labeled Busta Rhymes Island. The Boston Globe confirmed that, yes, Busta Rhymes Island Is For Real. The Google Maps listing gives a phone number to call the island. So Sean called. A guy named Kevin O’Brien answered. Kevin is a guy in his early 30s who works in tech support and DJs weddings on weekends. Kevin started canoeing out to the island when he and his wife moved to Shrewsbury about 10 years ago. The island, a 40-by-40 speck of land, is practically in their front yard. Kevin planted blueberry bushes on the island, and there’s a rope swing hanging from one of the trees. He doesn’t just visit the island a bunch, he takes care of the island—he cleans up after the teenagers who leave beer cans lying around. He drinks beer himself on the island, with his wife and their friends. And when you love a place the way Kevin loves this place, you don’t want to refer to it generically. You want to give it a a name. Kevin and a friend decided on Busta Rhymes Island. All Kevin had to do was go on Google Maps and apply a geotag to it. But Kevin wanted the name to stick, so he didn’t stop there. He wanted Busta Rhymes Island to become the island’s official name. Kevin submitted a formal proposal to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which decides what the federal government is going to call a piece of land. The Board turned Kevin down—but not for the reasons you might think. For any body of land to be named after a celebrity in a commemorative fashion, that person has to have been deceased for five years. The thinking is that, when someone passes away—especially someone high-profile—it’s an emotional time. Close relatives, friends, and fans want to honor the person. And so the U.S. Board on Geographic Names instituted a five-year cooling-off period, figuring that if someone is still beloved five years after his or her death to the extent that people still want a place named for him or her then, and only then, should naming be considered. Also, a living celebrity can do something heinous. Like that time Busta Rhymes allegedly used a gay slur in a Miami cheeseburger restaurant. Then how do you explain Mark Sandman Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts? Mark Sandman was the lead singer of the Boston-based band Morphine. He died in 1999 after collapsing on stage during a concert in Italy. And then just a year later, a sign honoring him went up on the corner of Brookline Street and Massachusetts Avenue.  It turns out that the five-year rule applies only to geographic features. Public spaces in cities are a different matter entirely. Those are decided by local municipalities, not the Board on Geographic Names. It turns out that Cambridge loves naming places after people. There’s a John T. “Johnny” Collins Square and a Commander Francis X. “Buddy” Foster Square. Robert E. Goodman Road. In fact, some intersections in Cambridge have a different commemorative black sign on each corner. As for Busta Rhymes Island, it might be a while before it can be officially recognized. But you can help. If you find yourself in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and you ask for directions to Busta Rhymes Island, that counts as “local usage”—one factor that the U.S. Board of Geographic Names looks for when considering a naming proposal.

Busta Rhymes Island! Sounds better than Disney World! I mean how could you not love an island named after one of the fastest rappers of all time. A nice scenic landscape with rhymes to match. Perfect! And even better, it’s in my hometown! So I’m thinking memorial day weekend we throw a rager on Busta Rhymes Island with this guy’s permission and christen the island properly. We could even try to get Busta Rhymes to show up, and rap. I mean this is genius!!!!!!!



The Patriots are Losing the AFC Arms Race


The New England Patriots have never been very active in free agency. They last truly big name they brought in was Adalius Thomas back in 2007, and that did not go very well. However, this free agency is heart wrenching so far for Patriots fans not only because of what they are not doing, but because the Denver Broncos are reloading in a big way.

So far in this free agency period the Broncos have signed former Cleveland Brown strong safety TJ Ward who had 110 tackles last season, former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, and are rumored to be interested in adding Jared Allen or Demarcus Ware to their defense. All of those players along with the return of Von Miller (2011 Defensive ROY, 2012 Defensive POY runner-up) will lead to a completely reloaded Denver defense. On offense it appears that they could lose Eric Decker, but they will retain Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, and Demaryius Thomas. Denver is doing this because they know Peyton Manning’s championship window is closing. The Patriots need to realize the same thing about Tom Brady.

Tom Brady will be 37 at the start of this coming season. His touchdown and yardage totals have gone down in three consecutive years. His best receiver over the past thirteen years left to play with Manning last year, and the Patriots chose to replace him with an injury prone Danny Amendola. He caught 54 balls this season for 633 yards. Those are about half of Welkers 118 receptions and 1,354 yards in his last year as a Patriot. You could argue that his stats may have been filtered to Julian Edelman, who caught 105 balls for 1,056 yards. However, the Patriots allows Edelman to walk into free agency where he is free to sign with any other team. Behind him on the depth chart remains only Amendola, Aaron Dobson, and Kenbrell Thompkins. Rob Gronkowski is coming off yet another surgery, this one on his knee, and they still need a viable replacement at center for the upcoming season. That does not even begin to point out the problems on defense for this team.

The rumor is the Patriots are going to move to a 3-4 scheme this season. This poses a few problems. First is that they need another starting caliber middle linebacker to play along Jerod Mayo. The word is that they have brought in former Denver middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard to fill the hole left by Brandon Spikes. If they sign Woodyard they still have decisions to make along the defensive line and the secondary. First off, they need to decide what to do with Vince Wilfork. They may cut him, as he is due 8 million dollars this year and is coming off a torn achilles at 32 years of age. If the do, they need to try to resign him at a more team friendly deal. If not they need a nose tackle to go along with another 3-4 defensive end. Although Rob Ninkovich is a fan favorite he does not have the size to play in this scheme, but he could still be used as a situational pass rusher from both the outside linebacker or defensive end position. After that they need to address the secondary.

Now that Talib has signed with Denver the Patriots were supposed to make a move on the next best corner available. Unfortunately the market is pretty dry on top end corners. Brent Grimes resigned with Miami for four years and 32 million dollars. Sam Shields then resigned with Green Bay for four years and 39 million dollars. Vontae Davis resigned with the Colts for four years and 39 million. Finally, the top corner on the free agent market Alterraun Verner signed a relatively modest deal with Tampa Bay for four years and 26.5 million dollars. Now the best corner on the market may be Darrelle Revis, who commands 16 million dollars per year, and has stated that if he is traded he will not renegotiate his contract. That is pretty pricey for any team, nevermind the often frugal Patriots. Along with being out on the top corners, the Patriots cut strong safety Steve Gregory, opening a large hole at that position as well. The top two strong safeties, TJ Ward and Donte Whitner, have both signed new deals with Denver and Cleveland respectively. Thats not to say that the Pats can’t make any impact moves in free agency, but that they have missed out on known entities and may be looking at second tier free agents.

All of this leaves the Patriots with the draft. They have the 29th pick, but have traded out of the first round many times before and could again. If they keep their pick they could look at Jace Amaro tight end from Texas Tech, or one of the two Notre Dame defensive line prospects Stephon Tuitt and Louis Nix III. Nix will only be needed if they cannot retain Vince Wilfork, whereas Tuitt could be a great fit at the left 3-4 defensive end. What I would like them to do is move up and go after one of the better corners in the draft, such as Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert or Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard. Either of those picks would be great fits in the Patriots’ system. However, the draft alone cannot fill all the holes on this team.

The Patriots are a proud franchise. They have been dominant over the last thirteen years, and I have no doubt they will continue to be one of the best teams in football. The problem is players make plays not coaches, so as good of a coach as Belichick is, he cannot do much without quality players on the field. Teams such as the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, and Indianapolis Colts are all aiming to be the new dynasty in the NFL. If the Patriots do not start making moves soon they will have wasted the last few years of Tom Brady and will have to start anew.


By Zach Besaw All signings accurate as of 1:30 AM EST 3/12/14