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Monday, November 28, 2005

Ticket giveaway!

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 3:04 PM

Spider shown actual size.

Hello, boys and girls.

Seven Days is proud to announce the first show in our Hot Ticket Series! In conjunction with Higher Ground, we'll be promoting one concert per month. This not only means great music, but chances to win free passes to each event.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Big Apple-based trio Tarantula A.D. bring their classical 'n metal-infused crescendo rock to the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge.

The band are quickly becoming darlings on the indie scene. Their latest record, Book of Sand features vocal appearances from hipster faves Devendra Banhart and Cocorosie. And, according to web reports, they put on an absolutely riveting show. You'll want to check it out, if for no other reason than to brag about seeing them back when.

Click the flaming ticket for details about how to win free tickets to the festivities:

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Name that tune.

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 9:53 AM

This random title generator was designed for writers, but it'd be perfect for nascent neo-proggers trying to keep up with the Voltas.

Credit where credit due:

Also: Why folks don't get my jokes.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Yay democracy!

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 12:27 PM

Go here to vote for your favorite underground/indie music stuffs for '05.

Make sure you pick Dusted Magazine in the best online music site category!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Wanna play?

Posted By on Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 8:52 PM

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Burlington Telecom and me.

Posted By on Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 11:25 AM

My esteemed co-worker and fellow blogger Cathy Resmer has had her eye on Burlington Telecom for a while. A recent post on 802 Online links to BT's new "triple play service." It looks terrific, and I really want to support this community technological endeavor.

Here's what I posted in Cathy's comments section:

OK. I was getting REALLY excited about their Premium package, which includes HBO, Cinemax AND Showtime for much less than Adelphia's "Silver" package, which only lets you choose one of the above. IFC and Sundance are included! Plus, they have DVR boxes, and you can customize your package. This means Brooke and I could choose the smallest phone setup (we don't need long distance) and the largest cable and internet bundle. (Heavy computer/cable users.)

Here's the rub: 71 Peru St. (mere feet away from the Post Office) is not in their initial service area. But oddly, most of the South End is. Hmmm, do I detect North End discrimination here? Does BT believe that the underpriveledged sods north of Maple Street don't deserve -- or can't afford, more likely -- to be part of this program? Here's their explanation:

"The Initial Service Area we will provide a unique variety of scenarios that involve underground cabling, aerial drops, rental multi-unit housing, single family homes, and small businesses. This variety will provide valuable experience while limiting expenses."


As you may infer from my flippantly juvenile use of the "W" word, I am annoyed.

BT does allow us North Enders a sliver of hope however: They claim that more areas "will be included soon." Of course, this depends on the success of the initial rollout.

I want this package before The Rapture, so sign up now, you lucky Southie bastards!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mixing Bored.

Posted By on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 7:53 PM

This board doubles as a device for contacting dead loved ones.

Tonight there are two shows  that might be worth checking out — The Cush with Nest Material over at Club Metronome, and Lobot with the woefully named NYC band Morningwood at Higher Ground. Unfortunately I won't be attending either — I'm knee deep in mixes. It's probably for the best, as the finances are a tad tight at the moment, and booze is pricey.

So, let me know if you went to either of these shows. I'd particularly love to see Nest Material again, but I have a feeling that by the time I tear myself away from the music computer, I'll be too bleary-eyed to leave the house.

Brooke's got a poetry-esque reading at the Firehouse Gallery tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. After that, we might try to catch the tail end of So Percussion's Steve Reich piece at the Flynn.

PS: Don't miss The End of the World!

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

A quick one, while he's away.

Posted By on Wed, Nov 9, 2005 at 3:40 PM

Here's some fast fun: The super-hipster BrooklynVegan recently linked to a compendium of bad album covers.

Name the rock group who have an album that shares a title with this post, and win a chance to do my dishes.

Hint: Band name in previous sentence!

I'm back.

Posted By on Wed, Nov 9, 2005 at 1:03 PM

Sorry for the break in updates, folks. I know how much you look forward to my peculiar humor and rants.

I was in sunny Florida, "meeting the parents."

While there, I swam with wild dolphins in the azure Gulf Coast, watched an aligator devour a giant snapping turtle and consumed expensive wine in an expensive hotel overlooking the ocean.

What were you kids doing?

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