Yesterday, Massachusetts Democratic Party chair Phil Johnston took issue with my suggestion--in an assessment of Chris Gabrieli that appears in this week's Phoenix--that there was something questionable about the ruling that allowed Gabrieli to gather signatures from add-on delegates, as well as those elected at February's Democratic caucuses.
Nick Catchdubs and Certified Bananas April 14 at Enormous Room
Click on the archives and you'll note that the first official On the Download post was made on April 17, 2005. We put up something about the Converge show at Harpers Ferry. None of you were reading, because we didn't tell anyone about it for a couple of months.
The Bonifaz campaign issued this statment
on the topic earlier today. The particulars are new, but the basic
point's the same one Bonifaz has been hammering home throughout his
campaign: secretary of state Bill Galvin isn't doing nearly enough on
Maybe he's right.
Still, I wonder how prudent it is for Bonifaz to focus as closely on
this issue as he has been.
The latest denizens of Boston's powerbook-pop underground to join the mysterious Compound 440r collective, the Westward Trail are not without precedent in these parts. Their pre-owned synthpop tones play nicely with We Are Cassette, and in a budget crunch they could probably go halfsies on a guitar player with Mobius Band or Certainly, Sir.?xml:namespace>
I think I've captured Gabrieli's
digressions from the prepared text, but I kept getting distracted by his
Bacon's outrageously large glasses, so I may have missed a flourish or two.
Thank you all so much for being here
[Thanks his family. Smoki Bacon's specs are colossal.]
But I especially want to thank those of you who spent weeks traveling across
Massachusetts, going door to door to collect the 500 signatures we needed to
get onto the ballot at the Democratic convention in June.
11:59 a.m.: The first major item of business concerns the redevelopment of the Franklin Hill projects, where a private developer (Trinity Financial) is poised to partially take over a public-housing development in Dorchester.
Full details coming tonight at 9 pm on the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, but we had to get skinny from our girl Sylvia at MassConcerts, who was giving ghost tours to rock stars just last weekend. "On Saturday, I helped out Lacuna Coil because they needed space to do a photo shoot," she says.
We make fun of the fishwrap for not being hyperlinkable and all. But one thing the new Phoenix design has over the dot-com edition: the cover is the perfect size for making homemade duct-tape wallets. We would like to thank Wallet Girl for discovering this hitherto-untapped recycling enterprise. (Yes, the Panic! at the Disco one is signed by the band, and the caption on WG's MySpace page indicates she's already hard at work on this week's Saint Misery/Morrissey cover.)
Here's this morning's message from the Barrios campaign.
I am writing with news that I would like to share with you personally,
because of your support for my work and my candidacy for District
Attorney of Middlesex County. After great soul-searching, I have
decided to suspend my campaign for D.
Nothing will take the wind out of a superfan’s sails faster than being told that his or her favorite new buzz-band is "ironic." So when Eddie Argos, singer for hot as shit (shit’s hot, right?) Art Brut strutted on stage at the Middle East Downstairs with a wispy mustache, he may as well have had “IRONIC HIPSTER” tattooed on his forehead.
(photos at themodernage.org from April 3; words by Will Spitz from April 2 show)
There were puppets, singing and dancing middle schoolers, a local gospel choir, a 14-piece string section, cameos by the likes of Shaun Ryder, Ike Turner, and De La Soul. But seriously -- no fucking Jamie Hewlett animations?! You'd think that at a major concert event like
Cape Wind officials held a press conference downtown this morning, to warn the public that back-room deals in Washington, DC threaten the future of their proposed offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.