Wednesday, August 27, 2008

WED 8/27: Free Music & Free Film

The Motion Sick, 'Stache Wednesday - Free
The 'daily' is later than usual. I wasn't feeling well to get it going early, then I had to put the finishing touches on my Bostonist interview of Ben Sisto (Thursday afternoon).


WED 8/27

Mieka Pauley (11pm), The Motion Sick (10pm), Brendan Boogie Band (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston
FREE / 21+

Well, this is it. The last night of The Motion Sick residency at Church. I dig TMS, and this might be the strongest support of the month -- maybe better than Night #1. You must listen to Mieka Pauley, she's so much more than a folkish female singer-songwriter. I think there's crack in her songs... Or something, man! Brendan and Nate of Scamper have put together the Brendan Boogie Band, and (from what I can tell) they are still churning out some great pop-rock nuggets. (I think it's an 'electric' performance...)

As with every week, The Motion Sick wrote a song related to theme, and I think I like "I Grew a Mustache" [mp3] for 'Stache Wednesday better than "Aquaman's Lament" last week. Hear all of the songs on the residency page.

Seems like a good way to celebrate the certain Red Sox victory at Yankee Stadium...

WED 8/27

"Christmas in August"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

I think I'd rather be outside tonight, but it's the last night of the Xmas series, and you can do whatever you want... The big kahuna of Christmas movies is up tonight: "It’s a Wonderful Life".

The shorts consist of: "Twelve Days of Christmas", "Max’s Christmas", "Mole and the Christmas Tree" (apparently a Czech classic), and "Christmas Tree".

WED 8/27 & THUR 8/28

7:30ish (Sunset)
Wednesday: "Roman Holiday"
Thursday: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"
at Boston Common (NW Corner, near Beacon & Charles St)

I'm pretty sure TripAdvisor did this last year too. Catch a free movie, and you can enter to win a free trip. I bet you can get some travel info too, if you were interested...

Seriously, "Roman Holiday" is a classic that would be fun to see in the Common. "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is simply one of the best comedies of all time. The jokes are hilarious, and you can feel the heart in it. I'm not going to check if the BPL showed this in their Summer/Xmas series, but they should have...

I'd consider getting there early to get a good spot... maybe have a picnic... make sure their location is correct...

FYI: You can help a young person in need (that miniscule "jet-setter on the go", just kidding!) by bringing gently-used luggage to benefit Suitcases For Kids.

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