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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Can Always Count on Taunton for a Good, Ol' Douche . . .


I used to cover crime for the Taunton Daily Gazette and there were so many scumbags like this dude. Love me some Taunton, but there's some serious critters there . . .


MIDDLEBORO —
Local police officials familiar with Derek M. Lindsay say the Taunton man should have been taken off the streets long ago.
Lindsay, 36, has been arraigned in court 143 times — most recently on a slew of drug charges in Taunton this month and in connection with a stabbing in Middleboro in March.
“How many times do you actually have to be convicted before someone says, you need to take a break for a while and go to jail and think about what you’ve done?” said Taunton police Lt. Paul Roderick.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What Albums to Buy This Week - Lime Wire Music Blog


My list of albums to buy this week - (from Lime Wire Music Blog):


The soggy, cold, London-like Northeast weather this month has been a real drag, with the sun making an appearance like once here in Boston. As a result, my “summer” listening has been even more aggressive, depressing and blindingly heavy than normal. Luckily, there’s no shortage of crushing shit to be pale and miserable by this dour June. Here’s some of the best (along with one upbeat offering, just in case we get a day to put the top down):
Ex Deo – Romulus

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

On "Dennis and Callahan" on WEEI 850-AM This Week


My appearance this week on the "Dennis & Callahan Show" on 850-AM WEEI discussing the corruption scandal involving ex-Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi - hear the full clip here . . .


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Limewire review of Jane's Addiction, NIN, Street Sweeper Social Club @ Comcast Center, Mansfield, Mass. - 6/3/09



Nearly 20 years ago, me and some friends piled into a shitbox with a cooler of beer and some weed and headed to Mansfield, MA to check out a bunch of cool bands on this new festival called Lollapalooza. Yesterday, I piled into a different shitbox and made the same drive to check out Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails, both of which were on that original 1991 tour. It wouldn’t be fair to compare the two shows, since Lollapalooza helped launch an alt-rock revolution and had a rarely duplicated energy. Still, signs of the original were on display and the current tour is more than just a nostalgia trip.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tom Morello interview in the Weekly Dig . . .

[music]

STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB

Truth to power never sounded so good

By DAVE WEDGE

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Remember that feeling you had the first time you heard Rage Against the Machine?

Their politically charged angst and reckless energy made you want to hurl Molotov cocktails at the White House—or least smash beer bottles—but hasn't been unleashed in a long time.

Guitarist Tom Morello has valiantly pressed on post-RATM, but with Zack de la Rocha on the sidelines, his massive talents have veered away from fiery rap metal and into more mainstream hard rock (Audioslave) and coffee house revolutionary (The Nightwatchman).

But that's all changed, now that Morello has joined forces with The Coup's explosive rapper, Boots Riley, on the ferocious debut from Street Sweeper Social Club.

"I was a fan of The Coup, but I was even more impressed with him performing acoustic," Morello, a Harvard University grad, recalled of his first musical dalliances with Riley. "I felt that the world really needed to hear this guy. I said, 'We're going to be in a band, it's going to be called Street Sweeper and it's going to be revolutionary party jams.'"

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Tom Morello on Obama - Boston Herald "Pols & Politics"




Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello had an interesting take on President Obama . . .




Out of tune with Obama
By Dave Wedge
Sunday, May 31, 2009

Count Harvard University-educated guitar virtuoso Tom Morello as one liberal political activist underwhelmed by President Obama.
“It’s nice to have someone in office who can read above a third-grade level. That’s new for us,” said the Rage Against the Machine musician, who has a new politically charged group called Street Sweeper Social Club. Despite Obama’s liberal policies, Morello, who once worked as an aide to the late Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.), says there’s still much to fight against in Washington. He criticized the administration’s handling of possible war crimes as well as the taxpayer-funded bailouts showered on financial giants who plunged the nation into a recession.

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