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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

Wednesday, August 11, 2004


Heads (and ears) up: PJ Harvey is going to be on the Tonight Show this evening. Which means I actually have to record Leno. Ouch. The TiVo fast forward button is gonna come in handy as I skip over his nightly schtick.

Also on the late night tip, Boing Boing has a link to a downloadable torrent of Monday's Bill Clinton appearance on the Daily Show. A great interview, and so worth watching. The rest of the episode was excellent, as always.

I'm on a big Ali G kick lately, thanks to the painfully hilarious season two. Hey, look, here's a Borat Soundboard. Booyakasha!

I'm also feeding a bit of an RSS obsession, tracking down links and filling up my SharpReader at a record pace. I've neglected it for too long, so I finally took time to organize and sort my feeds. Hey, here's my latest feedlist, exported into a file that you can grab and import to your own SharpReader. Hey, I'll show you mine if you show me yours... hook me up via email or in my comments, yo. And check out this Top 100 RSS Feeds listing. Some good stuff in there.

When I'm running on the treadmill, sometimes it gets too loud to hear the teevee, so I turn on the handy closed-caption action. Not just so I know what's being said, but occasionally for pure entertainment value. The typists who transcribe shows are either terrible, drunk, or devious. Maybe all of the above.

Go ahead, convince me that this one (from last week's excellent Justice League Unlimited "For The Man Who Has Everything" episode) was an accident...

Bruce Wayne, you big potty mouth, you!

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