Oh, Massachusetts, you just have to go mess with an awesome thing. Two state reps on the South Shore have opposed the crusade to name THE MODERN LOVERS' "Roadrunner" the official rock song of Massachusetts by filing their own pick: Aerosmith's "Dream On."
Wake up, people. It's time to drive faster to the State House.
It's been a wild and woolly week since we broke the news that State Rep. Marty Walsh and Joyce Linehan -- the legendary rock publicist turned political rainmaker -- had teamed up to file HD3506, a bill to make "Roadrunner," by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers, the official rock song of Massachusetts
UPDATED FEB 13: A bill to declare "Roadrunner" the official rock song of Massachusetts will be filed on February 14. And there's a Facebook page. Scroll down for details.
It appears the two sides of Joyce Linehan’s life – politics and rock and roll – are coming together in a manner both spectacularly absurd and brilliantly inevitable.
This past Sunday afternoon, there was an open house for a 2200-square-foot place at 10 Burt Street in the Ashmont Hill section of Dorchester, which is ably described in its real-estate listing as a four-bed, two-bath “oversized, cottage-style home” with an eat-in kitchen and a screened porch overlooking the garden, just seconds from an MBTA station.