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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, October 20, 2004

The Measure of a Man

Just when I thought I couldn't possibly have any less respect for a man...

...he proves me wrong with one pathetic slap.

Which is balanced out by the increased and unmeasurable respect I have for Curt Schilling (who was, believe it or not, already my favorite non-Sox player before we even signed him). Curt, believe what you need to believe, but that wasn't anyone's god out there... it was all you.

Not much else I can say about last night that isn't already being said in blogs, on sports radio, and in offices around the country. Like I wrote, everything's a bonus at this point, nothing can ever be predicted, and I've got at least one more night booked with a baseball game.

Instead I'll share the words of writer Peter David, who had this to say over on his blog this morning...
"See, here's the amusing thing: The Yankees are already losers.

Granted, they're in the playoffs, but they've been in plenty of playoffs. But the road to those playoffs include a three game set at Shea where they were swept by the Mets, a historic 22-0 shellacking, and now they've done what no other team in the history of MLB has ever done: Wound up in a game 7 after blowing a 3 game to none lead.

So the question of tonight isn't whether they're going to be losers--they already are--but just how BIG losers they're going to be. Are they going to be losers who avoid total humiliation, or are they going to be mega losers?"

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