Friday, September 23, 2005

gloucester Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 15, 2005

thought i would give this a try...

hello all out there in blogland. i don't know how many people read this dribble, but i would like to take a moment to mention that i am going to be currently looking for a job. if anyone in the boston area (specifically within the bounds of public transportation), knows of a job that might fit my needs, please please let me know. i'll post my resume soon. looking for mostly administrative, i have manager experience and i play theremin and make a wonderfully subtle cup of green tea.
i could work part time or full time. i love working for non profits, and i'm extremely adaptable.
send any and all prospects my way.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

the 617 to the 781

here's a few interesting shows taking place in and around boston that i feel are important enough to take up space in my dayplanner (sorry, no time for links, maybe later):
wednesday, september 7: ziaf @ les zygomates
thursday, sept.8: suftjan stevens @ somerville theater (sold out)
sept.8: bloc party @ the avalon
friday, sept.9: seu jorge @ pearl street, north hampton
sept.9: black dice @ the mass fine arts museum
sept.9: apollo sunshine & mazarin @ middle east down
saturday, sept.10: the brazilian girls w/ ozmatli @ the paradise
monday, sept.12: nouvelle vague @ the paradise
wednesday, sept.14: sue jorge @ the mass fine arts museum
sept.14: portistatic & mary timony @ the middle east up
thursday, sept.15: sigur ros @ the opera house
saturday, sept.17: ziaf w/ cirkestra @ the lizard lounge
(also the south end open studios are this weekend)
sunday, sept. 18: the notwist @ the mfa
monday, sept.19: the gossip @ great scott's
saturday, sept.24: lila downs @ the somerville theater
(the new hampshire scottish highland games are this weekend, biggest in new england)
tuesday, sept.27: black rebel motorcycle @ the paradise
wed. sept.28: wierd war @ great scotts
mon. october 3: built to spill @ the avalon
thurs. oct. 6: daniel lanois w/ tortoise @ the somerville theater
monday, oct. 10: the decemberists @ the avalon
tuesday, oct. 11: (this day breaks my heart, two great shows, same night, ugh!!!)
the new pornographers w/ destroyer @ the roxy
the beat circus w/ sleepy gorilla time museum @ tt the bears

thursday, oct.13: dungen @ the middle east up
friday, oct. 14: jonathan richman @ the somerville theater
oct. 14: deerhoof @ the middle east down
sunday, oct. 16: the dirty three @ mass fine arts museum
thursday, oct.20: wolf parade @ the middle east down
sunday, oct.23: son volt @ the paradise
monday, oct.31: black eyed peas w/ gwen stefani @ the ol' fleet centah (yup yup!)
oct.31: the dresden dolls @ the avalon
friday, nov. 4: paris combo @ the somerville theater
wed. nov. 16: the black keys @ avalon
*that's all i got...if anyone has any other interesting shows that are worthy of spots in my planner, let me know*

one of the nicer schooners from maine Posted by Picasa

a little tail...

i would recommend a whale watch to anyone who has never gone. but, two things: bring a coat, and charge your batteries for your camera. unfortunately, this is the best pic we got, because our camera died before the whales started doing all of their cute little water dances.  Posted by Picasa

mmm...sepia tone.

ernie and i went to gloucester, ma for a whale watch and to see the schooners for the schooner festival. you can see him there in my glasses. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

chilton rescued

Alex Chilton, frontman for Big Star and the Box Tops, is safe and sound, according to various sources, including e-mails to Pitchfork purporting to be from friends of Chilton’s family. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Chilton spoke to Ron Easley (his former bandmate in the Memphis punkabilly group Tav Falco’s Panther Burns) early Monday morning, who said that Chilton had been rescued by helicopter from his French Quarter home on Sunday.

please give to the red cross

Saturday, September 03, 2005

from, alex chilton missing

Musicians Respond to Hurricane Katrina; Big Star Frontman Missing; Kanye West Blasts Bush

Amy Phillips reports:
It’s times like these that we need to get our heads out of our collective asses, stop worrying about what rating the next Liz Phair record is going to get, and pay some attention to the world around us. We all know what’s going on in New Orleans and its surrounding areas right now. It's horrifying, and it affects all of us, first and foremost, as human beings.

There have been reports of musicians of every stripe, from Ani DiFranco to Juvenile to Fats Domino, losing property and loved ones to the hurricane and its aftermath. Alex Chilton, frontman for the Box Tops and Big Star, is currently missing. A post on Craigslist's missing persons forum, purporting to be from a member of Chilton's family, said that he was last heard from at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 29, on the phone from his home near the French Quarter. No one knows how much of the city’s formidable musical history has been lost, or how long it will be before performing and recording in the region can resume.

The music world is reacting with a mixture of commitment and outrage. Benefits of all kinds, from all-star concerts to food and clothing drives, are being organized. Countless statements expressing sorrow and encouraging fan donations to the Red Cross have been released. But perhaps the most powerful response came from Kanye West, who ignored teleprompters during a live concert Friday night on NBC to vent his frustrations, insisting, to the shock of his co-hosts, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." “I hate the way they portray us in the media," he said, visibly shaken. "You see a black family and they say we are looting, you see a white family and they say they are looking for food. America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible.”

**i think it's really sad that it took a black person to say that, when every one of us knows that it's true. you are pathetic mr. bush, but thanks for finally getting off of your ass from vacation and 'helpin' out**

Friday, September 02, 2005

sound off

"President Bush, facing blistering criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina, said Friday 'the results are not acceptable.'"
huh, ya think??!!!
wherever your political standings lie, it is absolutely apparent, i think, to the entire country and the rest of the world, that our president is useless.
the most telling quote from president bush yesterday, in a news conference, was that "no one knew that the levees would break, but now we have to deal with it" (paraphrased, but not much)...excuse me??
the louisiana government knew all along that the levees were unstable, that's why they asked you, you mr. president, to give them funding to fix them. and you specifically cut the funding to fix the levees to support your war effort in iraq.
or did you forget, about the war in iraq?? yeah, that's still going on, people are still dying, sorry to bring it up.
a quote from the director of FEMA to NBC yesterday about the desperate situation in the convention center, when asked, WHY was the government not taking care of these people, WHY have babies died of dehydration...he said, "the federal government just found out about these people today". WHAT!! with all of the chinook helicopters constantly flying over the city, what did you think that large group of people on the ground at the convention center were doing??? having a party??
did some secretary somewhere in washington forget to deliver the memo??
give me a goddamn break.
the bottom line for these people...they are poor. they are desperately poor. they are the kind of poor that most of the country can't even begin to relate to...they couldn't leave. i don't know if there is anywhere else in the this country where people are this poor. they have no minimum wage, there are people that live there still making 2 and 3 dollars and hour, if they're lucky. they had no transportation, they had no money for gas, what were they supposed to do, walk? the government knew this, they knew there was a chance that the levee would break, and new orleans would be leveled. as soon as they called for a 'manditory evacuation' of the city of new orleans, there should have been caravans of busses (even school busses would do) going through each neighborhood, taking the people that wanted to go, out of the city. and i'm sure, that these people WANTED to go.
but, that wasn't going to happen, because the people that had the means, got out alright...and who, honestly, really cares about the people that don't??
not the government, that's for sure.

again, i'm very afraid of this country. i'm not rich, i suppose middle class would be my social standing, but i can't help but see my face and the faces of my family in these people. they will need our help for a long time.
if there is a positive in all of this, it is the fact that president bush will now go down in history as the worst president this nation has ever seen.

please help them, we might be all they have: