Saturday, January 07, 2012

SAT 1/7: Moby Dick & Music

Believe it or not, I'm going to the Moby Dick reading for a little while.

Want to do a flash mob thing that everyone knows about? Sunday is the annual No Pants! T Ride starting at South Station this year.


SAT 1/7

Noon to ???
15th Annual Moby Dick Marathon
at New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

More than a hundred readers will take turns to recite Melville's classic for about 25 hours. Food and drink will be available, but you don't have to stay for the whole whale tale. It's free, so come and go as you please.

More than 100 people get about 10 minutes each, and two podiums (podia?) are set up for continuous reading under whale skeletons and around other artifacts.

Sometimes the readers included a great-grandson of Herman Melville and the Mayor of New Bedford.

SAT 1/7

Naked on Rollerskates, Full Body Anchor, Tijuana Sweetheart, RealSynthetic
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

I didn't listen to RealSynthetic, these are three of the best bands in town (in my humble opinion).

SAT 1/7

Greg Klyma "Birthday Bash"
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

I wrote this about Greg Klyma once:

Greg Klyma seems like one of those lovable drifters. He's charming and you might even start thinking that he's a Boston guy or a [your town] guy, but he mainly roams. I doubt that he's dangerous except for his clever songs. I could be totally wrong about the charming-drifter thing, but the music is good.
I think he lives in Somerville actually. It his birthday, so many guests will join in the musical fun.

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