Futurama says goodbye to cartoon network

I’m angry at past-Davey-Dave for not recognizing how good Futurama is. Among other respects, it’s the only network show of the last bazillion years that’s gonna set a scene to Donovan’s Atlantis. But I’m getting over the resentment of earlier-me by watching all 121 hours of the ongoing 5-day Futurama marathon on the Cartoon Network. …

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What’s Going On This Weekend?

Oh, here’s some stuff! Friday The Wrong Reasons are in Northhampton tonight, not really a long trip and since the weather has cleared…10pm, Sierra Grille, Northhampton. More road trip action: The ‘Mericans play a free show at Toad, in Cambridge. Absolutely worth the trip. 9pm, free. NEW:Sharks Come Cruisin’ bring their sea shanty sing-a-longs to …

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A Belle & Sebastian Xmas Gift

Aww, those sweethearts Belle & Sebastian have put a very special Christmas song, called “Are You Coming Over For Xmas” on their Myspace page. It’s a romantic little tune, sort of slow and woozy like a good drunken Christmas dinner, and it will be available as a free download all day tomorrow.

Bing and Bowie

The Washington Post has the story on the making of the famous Bing Crosby-David Bowie Christmas special. Check it: [youtube:] One of the most successful duets in Christmas music history — and surely the weirdest — might never have happened if it weren’t for some last-minute musical surgery. David Bowie thought “The Little Drummer Boy” …

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In praise of the only person whose Christmas music I can tolerate

And. Love. Vince Guaraldi did the music for the Peanuts specials, and much more. Sadly, I couldn’t find any good footage of him playing, but here’s his son saying nice things about him, and promoting what looks like an upcoming movie: [youtube:] National prominence was just around the corner. Inspired by the 1959 French/Portuguese film …

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Top Stuff of ’07

We’re going to be posting some year-end lists from a variety of local musicians, writers, artists, and just plain good folk over the next few days. This first list comes from Mark Macdougall, label boss over at 75 Or Less records. Here’s his top music stuff of ’07, in no particular order, even though that’s what …

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Micah Jackson’s PB&JAMS tonight at Local 121

If you aren’t donning spandex for your weekly sojourn to POP, and you want to hear some kicken’ Hip House, Soul, Garage and Basement Jams, come down to the Taproom at Local 121. I know you all know where its at since you made it on Tuesday for Dose-fest 2K7. Jackson’s back in Kansas for …

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Epic Space Jam Tests Providence Pot Supply

Friday night at AS220, in celebration of the Winter Solstice (fucking Wiccans…) the United Space Rock Coalition will play for twelve fucking hours, bravely pushing the limits of what is considered listenable to even the most incredibly stoned fans of Can and Popol Vuh. The band will feature a rotating cast of players from a …

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