Posts Tagged ‘new england’

Boston Callinged

May 29, 2015

Went to Boston Calling on the weekend. What is Boston Calling? Only one of the better music festivals that our region has to offer, of course. It happens twice a year, once in the pre summer of May, and in September. Smack dab in the heart of Boston. A three day pass surely gives you the most bang for your buck. Easy to get to from the train, within walking distance of Quincy Market and several other popular Bostonian locales. Bring your water and your sunscreen, and your friends, and let the good times roll as it were. Dance your flippin’ heart out, see some of your favorite bands, and pick up a whole bunch of free shit along the way. This time the amazing headliners were Beck, Pixies, and My Morning Jacket, diversity enough right there if you ask me. Throw in some Tenacious D, Tove Lo, Marina and The Diamonds, Jason Isbell, The Lone Bellow, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, and Halsey, and you’ve got yourself a grand old time. Three days, lots of music, lots of free stuff, lots of fun, in Boston, what else do you need? And the September lineup is killer. Go Go Go!

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Eyes Open: Open For Business

May 7, 2014

A  website shall be forthcoming for my mixed media enterprise that I call Eyes Open.  This is the future of production, people.  i can’t wait to share it with you, and get it up and running.  Though that being said, it is open for business. Eyes Open is more than a production house, more than a business, more than a collaborative art adventure.  It’s a community, a place to teach as well as learn, a place with growth and improvement at the heart and soul of the thing.  It will not be an actual physical place for some time now. But let’s just say by the end of this year, Eyes Open will become more than dream.  For we walk the fine line between waking and dreaming here at Eyes Open, and doing what we love should be able to sustain us in a perfect world. And athough this is far from a perfect world, I think going forward, with our endeavors, we can help better this world.  Working on new songs, networking and trying to finish writing my book, all as part of the whole, to bring Eyes Open truly to the masses by year’s end!  Join us. 

Fun Playlists This Week: Boston Calling!!

February 24, 2014

At the end of May I am going to see a number of really awesome bands and artists at Boston Calling Music Festival.  And as preparation have put together a few playlists of some notable tracks by a number of these amazing artists such as:  Warpaint, Tegan and Sara, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Bastille, and The Neighbourhood.  

1. Keep It Healthy- Warpaint

2. Bixby Canyon Bridge- Death Cab For Cutie

3. No Grey- The Neighbourhood

4. Things We Lost In The Fire- Bastille

5. Acid Tongue- Jenny Lewis

6. Love Is To Die- Warpaint

7. Knife Going In- Tegan And Sara

8. The View- Modest Mouse

9. Bad Blood- Bastille

10. West Coast- The Neighbourhood

11. Float On- Modest Mouse

12. Up From Below- Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes

13. Some Boys- Death Cab For Cutie

14. $ting- The Neighbourhood

15. Icarus- Bastille

16. I Know I Know I Know- Tegan and Sara

17. Carpetbaggers- Jenny Lewis ft. Elvis Costello

18. What Sarah Said- Death Cab For Cutie

19. Gravity Rides Everything- Modest Mouse

The Continuing Adventures of Things That Happen to Me in Cars….

January 30, 2014

This weekend, I was on my way back home, once more from the strange land of Massachussetts, after driving on a number of completely clear roads, and only about a couple miles from home when I came across a beautiful little snow drift and found my car doing a 360 and then some as it went off the road backwards and sideways. No damage to me, no damage to my car, and only a little bit of damage to my wallet, and I could drive my beast home.  There was no fear, there was no worry, there was only the “Holy Crap,” moment and the “I’m okay,” moment.  It wasn’t like my sleep driving adventure in my white car, it wasn’t like any of the times I got stopped by cops for any reason.  One benefit to living in a small town, a very big one at that, is that if you don’t know someone that can help you, all you have to do is call your family and the know the answer.  Ten minutes in the cold versus, not having a car to drive?  I’ll take ten minutes in the cold, thanks!

The January Unthaw

January 24, 2014

For the last week or so, when the weather started going all warm and rainy and the like, I was thinking of blogging about the January thaw, which was a welcome change to the weird up and down weather New England is plagued with year round, and also to talk about how much I hate it, with the mud and slush that comes with it, as well as those dirty snow piles infesting parking lots everywhere, that probably won’t melt until June. But instead, I’m spending as much time indoors as possible to escape the cold. Below zero weather is a great motivator for a below zero social life. Or something like that. Oh well.