Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday Highlights

Photo credits Marissa Rae Cornelison via

Mike "They call me McCuddy at the L St. Tavern" McCarthy talking to a couple about the 1987 Hartford Whalers season

Here's my friend Jeff. We have known each other for almost 10 years. No homo, but for whatever reason I gave him a condom once and wrote "Terror" on it (paying homage to the band of course).

Oh Look~There's me in the 1999 World Series Atlanta Braves Hat. For whatever reason I'm smiling, No idea why because I actually had a relatively sub par night. Also, it seems as if I am having a conversation with no one.

Lucky for me, unlucky for this girl. I was able to get this unknown glass of water to listen to my "blabber." God only knows what I was talking about. If I know myself right , and I do, it was about either the 2004 World Champion Red Sox, Green Day pre-nimrod, WBCN, The Chinese stock market, Aus-Rotten, The Rat, Abandoned subway tunnels, my ex girlfriend, the random Braves hat I was wearing, Mark Parenteau, Mike K, The Celtics/Dennis Johnson/Cedric Maxwell or myself. Either way, while I do give her credit for accepting the invitation to my Quincy room, Id still give this air heart of a person an overall personality rating of a 2 out of a possible 58.

Here's my friend Sarah aka the other person wearing an Atlanta Braves hat. She actually is from Atlanta so it makes sense that she would wear an Atlanta Braves hat. At various points in my life I had Boston Braves hats, but not tonight. Regardless, she used to work at the local "Double Cheeseburger King" restaurant near my house and was actually the first person I ever gave a basketball card too. My point? I decided to retire that tired gimmick by way of giving her my box of no less than 359 various sports trading cards. She is moving to Austin, Texas, not the guitar player of my old band.

is it just me? or does this girl in the middle look like a more beautiful Chris Morgado? She is actually my neighbor, so I hope she doesn't see this. actually who cares?

Lastly, here's roughly 29.17 cases of Harpoon in a pool. "you gotta 21+ to get swim in the pool kiddo!"

Monday, August 17, 2009

Can we just calm down already?

This entry is about a friend of mine. I won't name her by name because I don't want to embarrass her. But let me explain a little bit about Amelia. By all accounts, she is a hard worker. Whether it be art school, being a waitress at the double cheeseburger king, or just being a nice person. All hard workers deserve a nice vacation once in a while to get away from their surroundings. You agree right? of course you do. So, she decides to start off the first leg of her vacation by visiting her home town of Philadelphia, PA. I don't know what she was thinking about on the Bolt bus, but I'm sure it was something along the lines of "Gee, Boston is a great city, I love it there, but I could use a few weeks off ." Who can argue that? I know I certainly can't. Especially if you're friends with me. So obviously after anticipating a break from Boston, this is the first thing she see's when she gets off the bus in Philly:

Like come on...How about that for luck? Not only was it Boston Hardcore merchandise, but quite possibly the most ignorant item out there. A BHC basketball jersey! As an added bonus, (just in case she forgot which baseball team plays in the hub) there's a giant Red Sox logo! She's a strong person and I'm sure she had already stopped thinking about it, but Boston is like a disease. The type of disease that will never let anyone take a full on vacation from it.

On a side note:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The best Wed-Fri that I have had in at least the past week. (if not longer)

(photo credit: Girl that goes to art school with an American apparel hoodie on because it was unseasonably cold. )

"Never Say Never" - Romeo Void- Now this is a song...

If you were to tell me that the moment WBCN signed off the air my life would go on a permenant (48 hour stretch) upswing, I would have said "You're crazy! you silly goose. get the hell out of here you little bastard" but I guess thats life. Always full of it's little surprises. Here's some examples of my recent good fortune.

-The Colonnade Hotel roof pool. Imagine heaven on earth, but with overcast sky's, "all right at best" looking girls, a live reggae band that played 3.4 songs over two hours, delicious ice cream sandwiches and another girl that goes to art school with an American apparel hoodie on because it was unseasonably cold.

-The Smithereens and The Kinks revisited

-Zac Greer/Big Game Chris Drane/Alex Dow concert w/ Bane opening

-Got my Statistics EP autographed by Chainsaw aka the guy who wrote "No Evacuation" by the Unseen.

-Found my Quicksand shirt

-A friend of mine named Robin hitting on a girl with the pick up line "hey whats up? are you hot?"

-Sweet Pete's outfit at the Suicide File show. At first glance these photos seem like just any other stunning photograph of Handsome Jim Carroll, but look closer. Sweet Pete (behind HJC) is wearing a Cold As Life shirt. who saw this coming? I'm not going to lie and tell you that the whole show was discussing it, but it definitely came up in one of my conversations.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mark "I am the singer of the Ducky Boys" Lind interview / Highlights of "The Trouble" thread on the B9 board part1

I Say: " can we all agree that this band is in the upper echelon?"

PBoy says:

Played/was at the first ever Trouble show which was @ The Church in Harvard. We all got drunk off cider in the pit and wandered over. A terrific opening set. Later some girl bit me on the arm and bought me a 40 as an apology. I'm stll alive, so officially a nice trade.

Probably the greatest bunch of guys to play in a band, especially when Makt joined.

Had the 2nd or 3rd ever show on tape. Was at the Rat with Ducky Boys and Vince Vega And The Beer Sluts. Tape currently is hopefully still in Gibby's possession.

Always played the greatest covers as well. Kids Of The Black Hole, Code Blue, Gang Warfare.

I thought that bass rig was Ilhan's?

Mark-Do you remember ripping it up @ the hans 4th of July 96? First night I met you. James Curran was Ike Turner drunk. Think The Ducks had just begun? Was a great summer.

I saw that dude in the first picture get KO'ed in one shot by a very angry fella because he moshed into us at a Sinners N Saints show @ The Mid East. Crumbled against the stage and the floor. Was one of the greatest shots I've ever seen.

Mike K Says: Mark Lind- so you just won a WFNX best music poll award- where's the green flight jacket with Ducky Boys on the back nowadays?

Mark Lind Says:
It's in my back hall. I just saw it the other night and I found a sticker in it from The Shining. And a receipt for a CD I bought in 1999.

Matt Duffy posts:
I ask Mark Lind: 1. "I may not have a thorn of crowns but I love the dirty water and the shit on the ground". did you ever see Crown of Thornz?

No but I was once lucky enough to see Skarhead and they were terrifying. For a second I felt like I was in the ghetto. Sorta like the white kid from Gran Torino. Do you know what I mean, dawg?

2. I've heard you tell me that you once saw Only Living Witness at a bar across from the old Boston Garden. How cool was the old Boston Garden?

It was all you could hope for in a venue. I saw Guns N' Roses there before Axl got hair plugs. Be jealous. That was on St. Patrick's Day in 1993 before Dropkick Murphys existed. I had a great time but there were many Union Electricians that had something missing from their lives that year.

3. Did you know that your old broken bass cab with the Misfits and Freeeks stickers is in my basement?

Yes. Yes, I did. You've informed me of this before. I'd like to think you use it as a table so you can play Risk. Board game only. None of that computerized shit.

4. Back to the Garden, tell me about that OLW show...

It was frightening. There were many burly men there and I weighed 110 pounds. They were all angry. I'm not sure what they were angry about. Probably that Only Living Witness was the only good band in town.

5. I have a video of a young me moshing to the Ducky Boys at the last Trouble show at the Greek American Political Club, want to borrow it?

Yes please but I'm not a good borrower. You might want to consider it more like you're giving it to me.

6. I asked Mike K this: "why does mark lind hang out with so many unloved musicians?"

now pike west, radio, crass whiyr carr, any black athlete dies to drink I ask you this..

"How good is "Back Bay Cops" by the Freeeks?

Probably one of the greatest songs ever written by high school kids or beyond. By my estimates they will be inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. I'm not sure if Ron Lacer's "Runt of the Litter" comp really qualifies as the initial release that is needed to be considered for the Hall though.

7. I recently saw you on the orange line and we continued on to the red line. Imagine if we didn't have mike k to talk about. how awkward would that have been?

It wouldn't have been awkward at all because if Mike K didn't exist then mankind would have invented a Mike K. He gives us something to believe, something to hold on to.... Something to tell us that life is worth living. I feel like if we didn't have the real Mike K to talk about then we could have talked about Figment Mike K.

8. Remember that Ducky Boys show I did at the Elks, how much did that rule?

Was that the one where I got the bloody nose cuz it was so hot in there? That was great. You're the greatest booking guy since Matt Galle traded in his Blood for Blood merch guy smock for My Chemical Romance's benjamins.

9. who's hotter? the girl from your band or the girl from the ragin teens? you dont need to answer this...

9a. would you rather play a show to a bunch of roslindale pipe fitters or savin hill roofers?

How do you make a dead baby float? One scoop of ice cream. Two scoops of dead baby.

10. How come you took the Reason Enough sticker off your bass?

Because Ian formed Reach the Sky and ruined everything.

11. Lets talk about that sick son of a bitch Jay Messina..Once when you played CBGB with Gang Green and the A-Team, I used his bass drum case to fill it with an many beers as humanly possible (12) to sneak into the club. He's awesome huh?

You haven't lived until you've had a near naked Jay Messina chase you around a hotel room in shit stained tighty whiteys trying to cuddle you. He's really hairy. And creepy if you're not into that sort of thing.

Rick Jefferson posts/says:
BUZZYS. RIP. My Papa used to take me there when I was a wee lad.

Anyway, Jimmy, this ones for you... Record release 1/1 with the SBC logo, hand drawn by Jet Flynn at the Cambridge Elks... cover art by Andy P (I think) ... sandwiched between a Vigilantes 7" and a Showcase Showdown 7".

BHC (and the like...) this ones for you... nevah hang up ya boots...

(missing from this photo out of sheer laziness... RTS demo tape, Dumptruck demo, Reason Enough 7", assorted Rodent Pop Records, a couple Mighty Mighty Bosstones 7"s, Ducky Boys split 7", a slew of other 7"s that I bought at Newbury Comics and various gigs around the Boston area from 1994-2004, and some Dropkick Murphys 7"s)