'somerville' Archive

failure to communicate

31 March 2008, 6:17 am
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At the Abbey Lounge the other night I kept trying to figure out the name of the band advertised by this sticker:

I’m pretty sure it’s not Thunder Cl-phi-with-a-circumflex (note: φ with a ˆ is not an html character entity) My best guess is “Thunder Clip” but Googling for that as a band name doesn’t turn […]

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Too much Madman!

21 February 2008, 12:08 pm
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Walking home from The Independent last Sunday, we espied the new-to-the-hood Hub Comics, from which we emerged with a slightly-inconvenient-to-carry-home mix of goodies.
They had a couple compliations of Mike Allred’s Madman, and I bought both in a fit of nostalgia.
If you don’t know Madman, “the world’s snappiest comic magazine”, the titular protagonist is one […]

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2 “thank you”s to strangers

5 December 2007, 7:50 am
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To someone in Cambridge:

Monday morning, you noticed that I’d locked up my bike on the street and left it with the taillight blinking madly. (You don’t know this, but the recitation of my parking mantra, “lights, locks, helmet, bottle” didn’t help me coz I don’t usually use the taillight in the morning, but the weather […]

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Red Sox Pumpkin

4 November 2007, 9:42 am
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Have I mentioned lately how much I love Somerville?
(Detail of photo at flickr)

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anger management strategy #13789

2 November 2007, 7:09 pm
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Take a picture of a beautiful sunset.
(Larger version at flickr)

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honk to impeach

26 August 2007, 11:07 am
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You’d probably expect me to be down with the Honk-to-impeach folks, and at first I was, but the more I think about it, the more this protest bugs me.

It creates an impression of consensus whether it exists or not. If anyone is honking, it seems like the traffic flow is in agreement with the sentiment. […]

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two huzzahs

5 August 2007, 3:40 pm
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OMG JamSpot so totally rocks! When I first heard about this place, I figured there was no way I could afford to rehearse there. Nice equipment in good condition, rooms with honest-to-goodness acoustic treatment, and ample off-street parking!? But it turns out, JamSpot’s rates are completely competitive with the typical scuzzy rehearsal rooms I’m used […]

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31 July 2007, 8:25 am
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So this morning, as I’m taking out the recycling, there’s a Department of Works guy taking pictures of the unruly mound of trashbags already on our sidewalk, and our house, and (to my instant chagrin) me.
“Trash is s’posed to be in barrels,” he says, none too kindly.
“That’s not my trash,” I reply, with an unfortunate […]

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