Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WED 6/13: Talk, Beach Boys, Low Rock

On the birthday of William Butler Yeats, let's have a little verse:

"A Drinking Song"

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
Sure, it's a bit melancholy. That's how Irish people are when they're not jolly...


WED 6/13

Science in the News: "The Biggest Mysteries of the Tiniest Things: Exploring the Frontiers of Particle Physics"
at Pfizer Auditorium Hall, Mallinckrodt Bldg, 12 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

One can assume that on the Large Hadron Collider will actually provide insights on how the universe works, and it's not just an expensive way to keep smart people occupied.

Or one could listen to a few grad students who have worked on LHC projects explain the concept of smashing particles for the benefit of science and what has been learned so far.

Although intended for the non-academic crowd, it would be helpful if you were paying attention to high school science teachers.

WED 6/13

Charles Bahne, "The Chronicles of Old Boston": Book Launch Celebration
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

As an author, tour guide, historian and seasonal park ranger; Charles Bahne knows and loves Boston in ways that few can match. The new book looks back at a bunch of historic moments of the last 400 years.

A book-signing follows after the discussion.

WED 6/13

DJ Will C, "Almost Summer Beach Boys' Party"
at Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

It might be cloudy outside, but the sound of endless California summer reigns in the Good Life downstairs.

The Beach Boys are on a 50th anniversary jaunt around the country that lands at Harborlights in a couple weeks. For considerably less money, DJ Will C is hosting his own tribute as a fan with lots of hits and deep cuts.

He has created a whole album "Adieu or Die" that's been described as 'Beach Boys meets Hip-Hop'. The samples are much subtler that others might use -- most are instrumental passages that are difficult to identify and lots of studio banter/interviews. Everyone who shows up will get a free copy.

WED 6/13

Members of Morphine & Jeremy Lyons
at Atwoods Tavern, 877 Cambridge St, Cambridge (near Inman & Kendall Sq)

Every now and then, we need to be reminded that this amazing music is happening on almost every Wednesday for free. Sax-man Dana Colley and drummer Jerome Deupree revive the "low-rock" sound they pioneered in Morphine with New Orleans blues-guitar ex-pat Jeremy Lyons.

It's not like seeing Mark Sandman, but it's still pretty damn good especially whenever Dana Colley is doing his thing.

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