Friday, April 22, 2011

Field Trip

I'm DJ'ing at Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem today, starting 8pm. There will be lots of off-the-beaten path tunes, from modern indie bands to rare 60's garage, and including post punk, new wave, power pop, and the occasional what the #$(^ is that!?

Now, do the crazy Belgian grid dance:
(video from Operating Tracks re-edited for GVDT by a fan)

Friday, April 8, 2011

New to the Blogroll: Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World

And tonight, I go mod at Turbine, 56 Central Square in Lynn.

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Since When did Fox News become The Onion?

I read a post on Media Matters this morning while brushing up for a weekly discussion on the media with my Video Production students. I feel compelled to share it. Now, Media Matters does have a habit of picking on conservatively biased media more often than the liberally biased, but perhaps it's just easier for them to pick the low hanging fruit, and Fox does make it easy.

Admittedly, while I sometimes turn to Media Matters directly, I came to the story this time through the news aggregator of sorts, A fine site, most of the time.

"Fox & Friends Outraged Crayola Recognizes More Than One Skin Tone"

Read the Media Matters post. I have nothing more to add to what Chelsea Rudman has already said on the matter. Except that, it seems, Fox is doing an excellent parody of themselves. They may soon be competition for The Onion.

Artist: The Germs
Song: Media Blitz

Friday, April 1, 2011

Beer at the Museum

Nights at the Lynn Museum aren't anything like the movie Night at the Museum, that I didn't actually see. And they're not just for stuffed shirts to reminisce about the good old days, either (at least not exclusively.)

For example, tonight at the Lynn Museum, there will be three bands, five breweries to sample from, a DJ, and craft food from Fernando's over on Munroe Street.

Don't let winter's last gasp stop you from heading down to 590 Washington Street in DTL to support their upcoming first floor renovations and innovating programming. Parking in the area is easy and free on the street, if you miss out on a spot in the Museum's lot. It's also only four bucks to use the MBTA lot across the way for as long as you want. (I've spent more on just parking meters in Somerville.)

This event will also change your mind if you think the Museum only exists for Lynners. This is drawing people from all around, for the bands, or the beer, or both. Word of mouth has already helped, but I hope this post exposes one of DTL's special secrets a little more.

Doors at 7:30pm. Finer details in poster below.

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Artist: Aberdeen
Song: Clouds Like These