One Night of Queen: A Songspeak Outing

Flash! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! This past Friday night was a night 17 years in the making.  Matt and I attended One Night of Queen at Springfield Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. The ticket stub can be seen on the right. Would we play games with you? You see, our relationship blossomed 17 years ago in high school,…

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Someone you know could be havin’ a stroke…act FAST!

There is a public service announcement commercial about strokes that’s been rearing its head often lately from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and no matter how many times we see it, it remains hilarious. The actual commercial, with the dude’s funky voiceover, can be seen here. But in researching this commercial, I found a…

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Americans idle

Today on MassLive, there is a story about a proposed bill to limit idling engines near Massachusetts schools. There’s also a rather clever reference. Props to Jeff.

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‘Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia cheesesteak

Ah, the holidays. It’s that special time of year where we travel around to holiday parties and spent time with parents, relatives, etc. My wife Kristen and I have family all over the place: Pennsylvania, Long Island, Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, Florida… all this involves long road trips in the car and many family functions….

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Tragedy: A metal tribute to the Bee Gees

There is a band trying to “decimate” the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 16th. This band is Tragedy, the “all metal” tribute to the Bee Gees. Someone posted a link to Tragedy’s myspace on MassLive’s SoundBoard forum and it looks like they’re AWESOME. They play 80s metal versions of popular…

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Biological didn’t bother with The Shaq

This past Friday was the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2008 induction in Springfield, MA. For some reason, reading about basketball in the news this weekend made me recall some basketball stars who have explored other opportunities career-wise… Michael Jordan has hawked everything from underpants to sneakers and steaks. And then there’s Magic Johnson,…

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Army National Guard commercial with Kid Rock, in theaters now

Kid Rock, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and The Army National Guard are invading your cinema previews this September and October. I found this out when Kristen and I went to see Tropic Thunder this past weekend at the Garden in Greenfield, Massachusetts. With lyrics like, “Freedom ain’t so free” and “citizen soldier”, and some dramatic guitar…

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