- You give me hope/To carry on … Fabulous news: ex-of-Providence Scarce is back together and playing shows — tonight @ TT the Bear's, actually. They were a sure thing back in '95-96, and then their frontman had an aneurysm. (It should be noted that they also boast a most excellent frontwoman.) Great, gritty, noisy, sad, funny songs: Let 1994's All Sideways rock your face off, or Sense of Quickness from 1995's Deadsexy.
- Maybe it's because I saw Borat last night, but now little grammatical hiccups like this make me giggle:
- As David says, Niki cleaned up last night. Any notion that Jim Ogonowski is a guy to be taken seriously was completely decimated. And it must be noted that all of the other candidates were hanging out in the NECN lobby afterwards, taking questions, yakkin' it up with the journalists … and us. I met Patrick Murphy and Kurt Haynes, both of whom are terribly nice. Ogonowski must have slipped out the back — didn't see him. In any event, he was the only one that didn't stick around.
That being said, it's getting late, and this is the biggest non-gubernatorial race we'll have here in quite a while, folks. If you haven't volunteered or given some flow to the Tsongas campaign, do it now. We're at T-minus 10 days.
- Speaking of SCHIP, did you hear NPR's Robert Siegel call out Presidential counselor Ed Gillespie for completely making stuff up about SCHIP? The President doesn't even know anything about the bill he's vetoing — nor do his advisors. Or they're just lying. Ogonowski sounds like he's been getting bad advice, and now perhaps we know from whom. “Not a partisan politician” indeed.
- Sox winning. Yankees losing. Patriots unbeaten, unchallenged. Pierce, Allen, Garnett. Life is very good.
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