Author Archives: chrisinboston

The fifth beatle

George Martin passed away yesterday at the age of 90. The music he helped created more than 50 years ago has become a part of my life and the lives of so many others.  When I was in kindergarten in … Continue reading

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The stars look very different today

  David Bowie released his final studio album, Blackstar, last Friday, on his 69th birthday. I bought the vinyl version on Amazon, and while it hasn’t been delivered to my house yet, I was able to download all the tracks … Continue reading

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books are burning

I have a notebook on my desk at work that I use to take notes during every meeting I attend. Last month, I attended a meeting that really didn’t require my presence, and as a result, my mind drifted and … Continue reading

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12 bar blues

  I don’t remember the exact moment I first heard Stone Temple Pilots, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that I was in the Navy, stationed in Keflavik, Iceland. That was my home from October 1990 to May … Continue reading

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Fuego: attempting maturity while donning a wingsuit

Regardless of what anyone thinks of Fuego, Phish’s most recent studio album (which was released in June 2014, but I just bought it this week, so give me a break already), the title track kicks things off in an undeniably Phishy … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Deadhead

Two days ago was the 20th anniversary of the passing of Jerry Garcia. It didn’t cross my mind until my friend Erik posted something about it (on Instagram, of all places). It made a lot of sense to hear it … Continue reading

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Come On/Let’s Go: Paul Weller Brings His Ever Changing Moods to a Sold-Out Boston Crowd

Paul Weller at the Paradise Rock Club, June 13, 2015 In 1981, journalist Kurt Loder interviewed Keith Richards during Rolling Stones tour rehearsals. After the interview, Richards wandered over to a piano and began playing. Loder noted: “(Keith) began noodling around … Continue reading

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