The Voice Of Winnie The Pooh Reads Darth Vader’s Lines From Star Wars

Gregors is gonna lose it over this.

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Everything Wrong With “The Goonies” In 8 Minutes Or Less

“The British were not hanging around the Pacific Northwest in the 1600′s.”

They committed a lot of movie sins in this one, but it’s still an amazing part of my childhood.

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It Was Worse Than Getting Involved In A Land War In Asia

Calvin ignoranceAll credit goes to the amazing Bill Watterson.

After foolishly stoking the coals on Facebook and bringing up the anti-vaccination debate, only to be engaged by people who 1) can’t even put a proper sentence together, let alone a cohesive argument, and/or 2) think EVERY damn thing is a government conspiracy – I’m just going to leave this here.

oh, and this.

There is no legitimate scientific controversy about whether or not vaccines are safe.  The original study that started us down this insane path by linking the MMR vaccine to autism has been retracted outright. The evidence against administering the MMR vaccine to healthy individuals is utterly without merit.

But people continue to make the utterly baffling choice to refuse it anyway.  Dispiriting new information seems to indicate that they are immune to persuasion when confronted with facts inconvenient to their worldview. Indeed, writers at prominent online media outlets chide us for “demeaning” vaccine-deniers, saying to do so “defies explanation.”

The explanation is simple, and is as accessible as the nightly news. Vaccine-deniers are responsible to the resurgence of once-eliminated illnesses. Their movement is responsible for sickening people. They are to blame for the word “outbreak” appearing in headlines from coast to coast.

The anti-vaccine crowd may think they’re only making a decision for their own family. In fact, they’re threatening to make the rest of us sick. Refusing to vaccinate your children means you are contributing to a worsening public health crisis. There is no denying it, and there is no point in sugar-coating it.

But no,  anti-vaxxers – your kids are the only ones who matter, right?

 

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Breaking Bad Remix (Seasons 1&2)

A clink to Billy Finnegan for bringing this to my attention. Just like Blue, it’s very well made.

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Two Awesome Things: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer & Mac Lethal’s “Alphabet Insanity”

Gonna be good day.

And here’s the Guardians trailer mashed up with the Parks & Rec theme, because “Bert Macklin, FBI!”

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This Is Why You’re Single, Dumbass. Enjoy Your Lonely Valentine’s Day.

Y’all can suck it.

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Louis CK’s “Of Course, But Maybe” Bit

If you’ve never seen or heard it, watch this RIGHT now.

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I Can’t Wait To Do This With My Kid & Mandy Patinkin

You know, if I ever meet him. Here’s hoping.

Mandy

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Happy New Year, Everybody.

Oh look! The world still sucks. Proof:

Heard a rumour the girl makes over $576K via webhits, playing up her dumb blonde persona. Sitting at home, talking nonsense to a webcam. She has millions of followers. Yep. We’re doomed.

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Who’s That Weirdo In The Hat Asking Ron Burgundy A Question At His Emerson Press Conference? [VIDEO]

Oh, it’s me. Wow, I have gotten pudgy.

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I Worry Becoming One Of These “Dad-Holes” Is My Destiny

NSFW. Hilarious.

These need more views.

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It’s Movember! Please Donate To Team Tower Rangers!

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So yeah, Stevie, me & a bunch of buddies have hopped on the Movember Mustache Ride (wait… there’s gotta be a better way to phrase that.) If you could look deep into your soul (and pockets) and help us raise money for Men’s Health research, we’d really appreciate it. Thanks. To donate and/or check out all the other team members and their awful awful mustaches, click here!

Oh, and Amanda HATES it, naturally.

 

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How It Felt Watching That Rockets/Celtics Game Last Night & The C’s Chances This Year

That was an ass-whuppin’ by Houston – no question – and more are in store. Ainge and Stevens can dispute it all they want, but this team is already in full tank mode.

While I don’t like it, I can understand tanking for THIS class coming up. Jabari Parker, Marcus Smart, Joel Embiid and the biggest prize of all: Andrew Wiggins. If we suck long and hard enough, we’ll be GUARANTEED at least one of those players. But you have to be the worst team in the league, which I think we are, without Rondo.

Sidenote: DON’T TRADE RONDO. This team would be TEN times better if they had him on the floor right now. We’d be talking about sneaking into the playoffs with him healthy. The talented parts (Jeff Green, Olynyk, Vitor, Sullinger…) are there, but there’s nobody to get them the ball. Avery spends way too much energy trying to get the ball up the floor, and he should never be allowed to play the point. EVER. He’s terrible at it. He needs to be guarding 2′s and scoring 1′s, and playing without the ball in his hands. Rondo’s the steak here, the rest of them are all side-dishes.

Oh, and trade Humphries already. That shit’s EMBARRASSING. Whenever I look at our roster, and I see his name there, it’s like seeing your mom’s vibrator sitting on her nightstand because she forgot to put it away.

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I’d Kill To Have This Feeling Again

Walking on crunchy ice? SO GOOD.

Also, that baby’s adorable.

(Man, I’m soft.)

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David Hasselhoff Sings The ‘Fresh Prince’ Theme

Well, my day can only get worse from here on out.

 

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Why Haven’t I Seen Any Of Pete Holmes’ Batman Skits Before?

These are amazing. (Pete Holmes is the guy who’s getting a show after Conan on TBS.) This first one is NSFW, but the funniest of the bunch.

 

 

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There Will Be NO Pictures Of Piss Sticks Or Ultrasounds!

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Yep. Pregnant.

We posted it on Facebook a few weeks ago, but in case you missed the announcement, here it is.  Our first collaborative effort has a tentative release date of March 8th.

I’m not going to go soft on you; we know and are fully aware people have babies all the time, and we’re NOT going to act like we’re the first couple ever to do it and rub your faces in our exuberant glee. That’s annoying. We ain’t those kinda folks.

There will be no ultrasound pictures posted here or on Facebook. That’s gross and weird.

No positive pregnancy tests, no “me holding her swollen naked pregger belly while we gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes” photoshoots. That’s weird and gross and stupid.

I pretty much summed up my feelings on all of this during a “That Guy” rant a few weeks ago on the show. Listen to it here.

So yeah, it’s happening. We’re very excited, Amanda for obvious reasons… and well, I’m jazzed I’ll finally have someone to play video games with! Also, it means I’ll get to do stuff like this:

If it’s mine, then yeah, poops are going to be the highlight of the day, too.

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The Most Epic Best Men Ever Put Together One Hell Of A Music Video

*furiously taking notes*

Comin’ for you, Gregors.

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I Mean, I’m Not DEAD: Kate Upton’s Slo-Mo Boobs Are Glorious

How my internal argument went the first time I was watching this video went something like this:

“Wow.”

“I should totally post this.”

“But you’re married now, this is rather immature and it’ll seem creepy.”

 “Did YOU SEE those boobs?!”

“Yeah, but c’mon. It’s a little below you, isn’t it? What are we, Barstool?”

“No, because everything will be spelled correctly. It’s definitely worth sharing.”

“Yeah I guess. Just don’t be gross.”

“*MOTORBOAT SOUND*” 

 

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What I’m Listening To THIS WEEK: 3rd Week Of September

New stuff from Cold War Kids, Beck, Grouplove & Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, plus great jams from Black Joe Lewis, Surfer Blood & others!

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What I’m Listening To: 2nd Week Of September

I forgot to post this last week (again) but here it is! New Arcade Fire, Pixies and Frightened Rabbit, plus great tunes from Lorde, Titus Andronicus, Best Coast & many more!

 

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The Many Emotions Of Ron Swanson Supercut

I will always – ALWAYS – post Ron Swanson stuff as soon as I’m made aware of it. Sorry I’m not sorry.

 

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Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball Video – Tom Brady Edition

Enjoy the nightmares, indeed.

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Am I Crazy, Or Is This 4-Year-Old Kid INSANELY Talented?

I know he’s just making nonsense noises with his mouth, to mimic rapping, but… I kinda jammed out to this for a bit. The crazy part is that he’s ACTUALLY laying down those beats on a drum pad/keyboard thing… and they’re REALLY GOOD.

Or am I nuts? Maybe the bar has been lowered SO DAMN LOW by the crap that’s out there for hip-hop right now, but this sounded good to me. Here’s another one where you can definitely see him play the instruments:

 

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How NOT To Respond To Your Band’s Fans On Twitter: ‘Deer Tick’ Needs To Get Over Themselves

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Let me start by saying that I had a blast at this weekend’s edition of Boston Calling, the awesome music festival down on Boston’s City Hall Plaza. I (and a lot of fellow, like-minded music fans) got to see a ton of great bands, like Local Natives, Vampire Weekend, and Passion Pit over two days, and the people who put on the festival do an AMAZING job.

It’s too bad one of the bands who “performed” took the opportunity to shit on their fans and an opportunity to connect with the other people in the crowd. Then got all pissy when I voiced my displeasure on twitter.

I showed up early on Saturday, specifically for Deer Tick. I WAS a big fan of the band. Some great songs, and some very listenable albums are out there. They’ve got a new one dropping in a few weeks, appropriately called Negativity.

Well, they get up on stage, and the lead singer – who’s really the songwriter/impetus behind the whole band; a guy named John McCauley, from Providence – lackadaisically just mumbles into the microphone, quote “Uh… we’re just gonna play the new album front to back, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Oh. Well, fuck you too then, pal.

He proceeded to do as promised, and wasted an hour of festival exposure playing an album NO ONE HAS HEARD YET OR IS FAMILIAR WITH. It doesn’t come out for another 2 weeks – but I can tell you, after listening to this performance, it sucks and it needs a lot of work. It’s slow, and meandering, and BORING. Nothing like his uptempo stuff, and nowhere near as good of a record as War Elephant or even Divine Providence, which he totally should’ve played.

Look, everyone hates it when a band you paid to see plays new stuff at a concert (after all, we all wanna hear the hits), but it’s expected that if they have a new album out, you’re GOING to hear one or two songs from the new record. That’s understandable. But to play a FULL album full of ballads? At a festival? Where a ton of people aren’t familiar with you, and you have a chance to bring a TON of people onto your bandwagon if you rock some new faces out in that crowd? You don’t do it.

It was a dismal set, and when the nicest thing people can say about it was how it was “neat” you brought one-hit-wonder Vanessa Carlton on-stage with you for a song because you’re dating her, it’s a bad sign.

You play your good, fast, familiar stuff at a festival. That’s Music Promotion 101. You do stuff like Matt & Kim did during the first Boston Calling session back in May:

Which apparently this chump never took.

It becomes even more apparent when you see how he responded to me on Twitter. Let’s do a tweet-by-tweet account, shall we?

This is taken during their first song, and before he had addressed the crowd. I was still excited to see them at this point.

Yup, this is right after the third song, when I realized he wasn’t kidding about playing the new album.

I was really pissed I’d hurried down to see them. They were just lazily playing the songs, going through the motions, not interacting with the crowd, which had dwindled considerably by that point.

I think that’s the one that set whoever handles their Twitter off, because soon after:

Well, that’s very scenester douchebag of him, isn’t it? Not “Sorry you didn’t like it” or offering some sort of explanation or reasoning. He pretty much made a wanking motion at me through the internet. Turns out this guy has a history of doing stuff like this and might be a little sensitive when it comes to criticism. Sounds to me like someone’s got a MIGHTY big opinion of himself, don’t it? Oh, and it gets worse after I fired back.

… and let’s be clear: They are NOT a successful band. Yeah, you can sell out clubs in Providence. So could Buddy Cianci’s hairpiece. It’s not that hard. This guy has been getting a little bit of buzz from the Pitchfork crowd and all of a sudden he thinks he’s the fucking Rolling Stones. You’re not there pal, and with an attitude like this, you’ll NEVER get there. Maybe you say you want it that way, in typical hipster fashion. Fine. I hope I can help oblige.

Will do, bucko. Hope you enjoy being less relevant and successful than your has-been girlfriend.

Moral of this story: DON’T BE A DICK TO FANS. Or else you’ll end up with a career worse than Vanessa Carlton.

 

 

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2013 NFL Predictions

Hey, I didn’t do so bad last year! I nailed all but one team in the conference title games, and I called Doug Martin having a big year. With that said, let’s just go ahead and ignore my prediction of the Bills making the playoffs last year, ok?

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Onto the fearless picks!

SUPER BOWL CHAMPION – Patriots (12-4) Over Lions (11-5)
AFC East Champs - Patriots (12-4)
AFC North Champs - Bengals (11-5)
AFC South Champs - Texans (13-3)
AFC West Champs  - Broncos (12-4)
AFC Wild Cards - Browns (10-6), Colts (10-6)
NFC East Champs - Redskins (11-5)
NFC North Champs - Packers (12-4)
NFC South Champs - Falcons (12-4)
NFC West Champs - 49ers (12-4)
NFC wild cards - Saints (11-5), Lions (11-5)
AFC Champion - Patriots over Broncos
NFC Champion - Lions (YUP!) over 49ers
Coach of the Year - Andy Reid, of all people
MVP - RGIII (Eat it, Stevie)
Offensive ROY - Eddie Lacy
Defensive ROY - Barkevious Mingo ( picking him mostly on name alone)

Teams that make a big jump: Lions (in the Super Bowl!), Saints, Browns
Teams that take a step back : Ravens (outta the playoffs!), Seahawks, Jets (Rex’ll be gone by week 8.)

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MBTA Releases HORRIBLE New Safety Music Video: “The Safety Bounce” [VIDEO]

Our public transportation system here in Boston (The MBTA) is corrupt, bankrupt, & terribly inefficient; so instead of putting money towards fixing those problems, they made this hot mess of a safety video instead, because OF COURSE THEY DID.

The money that was spent putting this together would’ve been better put towards bringing back the Night Owl, wouldn’t it?

 

 

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Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Cover Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

I still haven’t seen The World’s End, but I’ll rectify that ASAP. Got a chance to meet them a few weeks ago, and they were both really nice. But they’re British, so that’s to be expected, right?

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What I’m Listening To: The End Of August 2013

New stuff from Belle & Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand, along with some more hip-hop than usual.

This playlist has the new Deltron 3030 in it (which isn’t as great as I’d hoped it be, to be honest – but it’s still better than 95% of other hip-hop right now.) plus the new Avett Brothers single and some Willy Mason, too!

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Well, This Is Perfect

Seriously. Taco nailed it, you guys.

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Stereotypes: Pickup Basketball

“BANANA SWIRL!”

This is why I just like to go shoot hook shots for 20 minutes by myself.

 

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What I’m Listening To: The 2nd Week Of August 2013

New MGMT, plus some new-to-me tracks from The National, Youth Lagoon, Jake Bugg, Phoenix and Brick + Mortar.

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Mormon Missionaries Rope-A-Dope Some Locals During A Hoop Game

… and this is now my favorite thing ever. Dat Faith. The dude in the blue shorts running around after the dunks happen slays me.

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Adventures At Boston Comic-Con! [PHOTOS & VINES!]

I went down to the Seaport World Trade Center for Boston Comic-Con this weekend. We talked to loads of nerds, dorks, geeks and dweebs! Here’s some photos and videos (in the form of vines) that we shot on their exploits.

Listen to the interviews and the quizzes here:

Boston Comic-Con Recap: “Do They Still Live With Their Parents?”

Boston Comic-Con Recap: “Are You Still a Virgin?”

Boston Comic-Con Recap: “Are They a Virgin?” – Round #2! 

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What I’m Listening To: 4th Week Of July & 1st Week Of August

Whoops. Forgot to post last week’s playlist, so here you go. It was a good one, too. I really like Crystal Stilts, and The Districts is a bunch of kids still in high school! That Papa song is great, too.

As far as this week, I’m trying to let the new RJD2 grow on me, but I’m a big fan of fellow Vineyarders Family Of The Year and that Boots Electric record.

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Well, I’m No Longer Hungry. [Porn Sex Vs. Real Sex… Using Food For Visual Aids)

I think it was the celery scissoring that got me.

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True Facts About The Owl

My wife loves owls. They’re actually giving giraffes a run for their money in terms of her affection lately. (Seriously, she’s brought home 4 ceramic owl figurines in the past two months alone.) Me? They scare the bejeezus out of me. These fuckers are airborne velociraptors with built-in sonar. Sure, they’re cute as babies, but they quickly turn into  winged harbingers of doom.

Watch the video, though. It’s pretty funny.

 

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This Is Freakin’ Genius: No More Peanut Butter Knuckles!

Get these guys a damn Nobel Peace Prize!

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Well, This Is Incredibly Disturbing: Scientifically Accurate DuckTales (NSFW)

Childhood = RUINED.

Christ.

I’m sorry.

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What I’m Listening To This Week: 3rd Week Of July 2013 + DELTRON’S BACK!

HOLD UP. BIG NEWS! NEW DELTRON 3030!

Plus, an album’s on the way, people! I might’ve just squealed in excitement (and yeah, maybe I peed a little.) It’s like I’m back under Downtown Evan Brown’s bunk on Comm Ave listening to WinAMP.

Here’s a youtube version –

Also, here’s this week’s RDIO playlist, featuring new Pearl Jam, New St. Lucia, and more.

 

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Paul Pierce Is Thanking Boston On Instagram

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It just got awfully dusty in here, all of a sudden. Dammit. I’m going to miss him.

He’s posting a ton of awesome pics. Check them out here.

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…And This Is How You Handle Being Heckled.

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Here’s The The Cosby Show/”Blurred Lines” Mashup You Didn’t Know You Needed

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The “Olynyk Klynyk” Has Begun

25 points?! 7 rebounds? Who cares if he’s getting pushed around like a swiffer down in the paint, I’m excited! Yeah, it’s only one summer league game, but I’m grasping at optimistic straws at this point with the C’s.

 

 

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This Guy Has Got It GOIN’ ON!

Damn. Dat swagger.

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What I’m Listening To This Week: 4th Week Of June 2013

My RDIO account was on the fritz for the past couple of weeks, but it has been restored to it’s previous glory, so I can share more music!

Saw Dawes last Friday at Royale, and they were amazing, so they’re all over this, along with Deer Tick, J Roddy Walston & The Business, and 2 tunes from Ladybug Transistor. 

 

 

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Bruins In 5.

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(Holy crap. I need that majestic beard to kiss the cup. It NEEDS to happen. It’s just too good. )

Even though they let that game slip away from them last night, The B’s played well, and gave the Blackhawks all they could handle. (Chicago is a good team that I can respect, too; It’s weird playing a team you don’t want to see die in a fiery bus crash on the way to the rink, along with the ainti-bruin dipsticks doing a horseshit calling the game on NBC.)

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(GFY, Pierre.)

Krug was the goat last night with that terrible turnover, but the B’s have to eventually switch it up and start dumping pucks when they’ve got a lead. Constantly shepherding it  into the Hawks’ zone last night tuckered them out too quick. I understand the idea, but Chicago’s too talented and ferocious to give up as easily as Shittsburgh did, and adjustments by this man need to be made much quicker.

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In the end, all the Blackhawks did was hold serve and win in an amazingly loud & lively building. It’s gonna be a tremendous series. Bruins in 5.

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Bruins In 4!

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Look, it’s obvious the Penguins have a pantload of problems to rectify if they want to get back into this series, but I think if the Bruins score first tonight, they’ll cave and quit. They’re just a bunch of freakin’ pansies, from the top down. The B’s are totally in their heads, and Crosby has been known to get “flustrated” (ROENICKISM!) especially on the road. See here:

If the Pens trot out Fleury tonight between the pipes and he gives up the first goal, we’re going to be waiting another week on the West again. There’s just no way they can come back – not with the way the B’s are playing.

Bruins in 4!

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Seriously, I Give Up.

LeBron Drink

More flopping and more shady reffing and the Miami Heat are headed to the Finals. Again.

Thank god for the Bruins, or else I’d be shopping for a noose. But if this is how the NBA wants things to go…

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*sigh*

Spurs in 4.

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Boston Calling: 1st Edition Recap & 2nd Edition Preview!

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Boston’s finally got a real, live, music festival.

I spent two days on City Hall plaza watching, listening and enjoying over a dozen bands while surrounded by thousands of sometimes cold, sometimes wet, yet always smiling fellow music fans.

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LIVE rock music in large quantities is always good, because maybe you stumble upon a band you’ve never heard of (like I did with Marina & The Diamonds on Saturday), or finally see the appeal of a band you had previously ignored for no real reason (FUN.).

Here’s a playlist of my favorite songs by all the artists that played over the weekend:

I mainly wanted to go because I like the idea of big rock festivals (Lollapalooza, Burning Man, Woodstock, Bonnaroo – I never got to see these, because they weren’t here, and WZLX wasn’t going to fly me out “just so I can go get high with a bunch of hippies”), but none of them were close enough to go to on my own.

I was also jealous that Boston, a great live music town with a ton of rock history – didn’t have it’s own festival.  Well, now it does.

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This city never has had a big rock music festival before – and the idea that one could be put together on the brick and concrete of City Hall Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, when many flee to the Cape – seemed like a bit of a stretch.

But man, did the kids come out – not just the kids, but adults too, I’d put the average attendant at the ripe ol’ age of 25 – because, like I previously stated – GOOD LIVE ACCESSIBLE ROCK MUSIC in ANY quantity has been hard to come by in this city for a long long time, and there was plenty of that at this festival, which left everyone happy – even Mayor Menino!

The weather sucked on Saturday, but the bands were amazing – Matt & Kim were outstanding and really got the crowd into it, and FUN (who I really had no interest in seeing as I assumed they were “just a pop band” but stuck around when my wife made me and was blown away by just how surprisingly good they were) rocked the audience as well.

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Lead singer Nate Ruess (and I know how weird this sounds) reminded me a little of Freddie Mercury with his stage presence and overpowering vocals. The Shins also sounded great on Saturday.

Sunday’s weather was better, and the crowd a little bigger – but the bands were just as good, with The Walkmen and The National both being highlights. I didn’t go into the press tent that much, or the photo pit, because 1) I had no idea what i was doing and 2) I just wanted to get a feel for it and actually check out the general reaction to the event, to get an idea as to whether it was “working” or not, which it totally was. They really pulled off an awesome, fun event.

Here’s the Walkmen:

But the biggest star of the weekend was the festival itself, as it ran really smoothly despite the challenge posed by the bad weather – and everyone seemed to have a good time. In the beer garden (where you could get $7 beers, which is ridiculously cheap for a festival fee) everybody was talking about how seamless the operation seemed to be – which goes to show how well it was run.

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The only other topic (besides how good the last band was) was when would they do it again – which was answered right before The National closed out the event with their set, when it was announced Boston Calling’s 2nd Edition would take place in September, to the delight of the crowd, especially when they revealed the headliners for that event would be Vampire Weekend and local guys Passion Pit.

Here’s a playlist full of the 2nd Edition’s lineup best songs (I honestly can’t wait for this!):

Here’s some more tweets, videos and pics from the 1st edition, too!

Really, check out Matt & Kim:

They even did a shout-out tribute to a local band of some repute:

Here’s Portugal The Man:

Overall, we had a blast, and the festival really did the city proud, and vice-versa. The bands and execution (especially for a first crack at it) were amazing. You should really check it out when they do this again in September.

Here’s some more pictures and videos we took on Saturday and Sunday:

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Even the cops were diggin’ it (this was during Matt & Kim’s set, I think)

This was near the end of night 1:

The Shins were really good:

I don’t know why, but I shot this too:

Mayor Menino, one more time!

Here’s the announcement of the 2nd Edition (with the lineup!)

Go to Bostoncalling.com for more info.

 

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