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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

Thursday, October 28, 2004

We Did It.

What a team, what a season, and what an absolutely insane couple of weeks.

Say this a couple of times outloud:

"The World Series Champion Boston Red Sox".

That brand new combination of seven words sounds mighty strange coming out of my mouth, looks odd just sitting here on my screen at 3 o'clock in the morning. The web-headlines don't look real at all. I see "Red Sox Win World Series" and at first I think I'm reading a new issue of The Onion.

Clear out the Boston city morgue, 'cuz there's gonna be a mad-rush of Red Sox cap-wearing corpses wheeled in this week. Not just heart attackers, but all those aged fans who have been hanging on just for this magic moment. After the final out, they may have just sighed, settled into their recliners, and gave up the ghost. Free at last, years of frustration mercifully over. Resting in peace, finally.

My birthday's coming up on Monday, and back when the Sox clinched the A.L. Wild Card I jokingly said to Amie "All I want for my birthday is a Red Sox World Series win and a brand new President." Apparently, that might not have been as crazy a request as I thought. Halfway there.

I'm riding such a high... I've got a feeling I won't be sleeping at all tonight. There'll be plenty of time for that later.

Red Sox. 2004. World Series. Champions.

Go ahead, say it again. It'll never get old.

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