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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Friday, January 25, 2002

I love this time of the week... that last couple hours of the friday workday. The slow build of weekend-centric conversation in the offices around me, the bustle of folks cutting out early, the decrease in phone calls and work-related emails.

Ahhh.. the anticipation of a couple days off... filled with rock shows, friends, relaxation, reading, cleaning, exercise... not necessarily in that order. All of that is on the agenda for this last weekend of January.

So, I wanted to go to new york this weekend. Badly. A guaranteed good time will be had by many fine folks at a little nyc bar on saturday... and I will only hear the stories. Damn you, distance. Damn you, energy-sucking work week. Damn you, much-needed house cleaning. Give me an extra day or two off, and I'd be there. But I need to stay home... I need to relax, recharge, refuel. As fun as nyc would be, I'd be drained come monday. And that is not a good thing, as I need to be on the top of my game here at work.

You see, there's no 'floating by' here... there's a constant stream of information being fed into my dusty brain, and I need to be sharp. So, have fun for me. Celebrate wood's birthday as only you can. Lucky bastards.

Ah, the obligatory links. You knew they were coming, didn't you? Unavoidable, really.

Australia Gets Drunk
heh. The maps are the best part.

GIR speaks
Curse you Nickelodeon, for cancelling your only good show. Ah well, one less network to pay attention to. You complete idiots. I mean, where is the logic in this? Check out this very sad account of how the cancellation went down, according to the person who voices Gir on the show, and does a bunch of the animation. If you're a fan, or just a fan of unique, brilliant cartoons, go here to sign a petition. Not that it'll do any good. Thick-headed network execs never listen.

increase your IE connections
Don't you hate it when you try to download more than 2 songs at once from links in internet explorer, and you just can't? Well, you can change that. Turns out that the '2 connection' limit is an arbitrary one set by windows, so you can follow these easy instructions and tweak your system to allow for as many simulateous connections as your heart desires. It increases the overall speed of your browser, too. Cool.

convert pictures to html
A neat little web-based tool for converting graphic files into html code. Thanks, M@.

Spokane @
Just discovered this guy on Spinner...I'm actually listening to him right now. His name's Rick Alverson, and he calls himself and his friends 'Spokane'. Pretty, mellow stuff that's hitting my winter-mood just right. you can download all sorts of free stuff from Epitonic, so even if you don't really like this guy's stuff, you should head over there and do some digging.

Here endeth the lesson. and here comes the weekend...

featured mp3 download
neil halstead
live in cambridge, ma
on november 14th, 2008
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