Monday, July 19, 2010

MON 7/19: Various Bites, Blues, Karaoke

Thought of the Day:

Have the people who scoffed at Climate Change in the winter changed their minds after weeks of sweltering heat?


MON 7/19

at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

The basement of the BPL is a tranquil, cool on any hot day in Copley Square. I'm strangely fond of the funny library basement smell, but it doesn't take long to get accustomed.

We'rein the nautical phase of their "Made in Mass" film series, and it had to include one of Steven Spielberg's best films. Don't tell me you don't love Robert Shaw as the salty dog, Quint!

"We're gonna need a bigger boat..."

MON 7/19

Amy McCoy, "Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare Bones Budget": Discussion
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue

Kudos to Amy McCoy for writing about eating well without spending a lot of money. Her blog -- and now her cookbook -- is filled with recipes (for 4) that are both tasty and thrifty.

(Perhaps if you blog long enough with a good angle, someone may want to publish a book. Hmm...)

MON 7/19

The White Owls (8pm), Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The White Owls are killer blues squad that has Dennis Brennan ripping through classic tunes with yet another set of top-notch players. It's one of the benefits of living in the area: the amazing Brennan often plays with various outfits usually for free or a small cover. Those who go will hear the blues played head and shoulders above other bar bands.

Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion keep the place jumping for the rest of the night with some solid soul/funk with Latin accents.

MON 7/19

Gong Show Karaoke
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I still haven't seen this yet with my own eyes and ears, but I suspect it's more fun than the usual karaoke night.

I think most competitions of this kind don't usually have a panel of critical judges with access to a gong a la the old TV show. Like the Indy 500, we're all hoping for someone to crash and burn...

If you have the guts, you could win one of the prizes.

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