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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Wishbone Ash Rockpalast ’76 Edition)

Let’s stipulate (as they say on Law & Order) that Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash was one helluva lead guitarist. Then let’s enjoy this Rockpalast Cologne gig in 1976 (especially Time Was and Blowin’ Free 59:40-1:14:18).     Channeling Amazon, … Continue reading

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The Great BU Coffee Bean Brewoff! (Starbucks v. DD)

All summer the hardwalking staff has watched the extensive retail renovations along the Warren Towers stretch of Comm Ave – especially the big bucks Starbucks upgrade and the Subway migration to inside City Convenience. But yesterday we were delighted to … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Calder and Abstraction’ at PEM

Well the Missus and I trundled up to Salem yesterday to catch Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Peabody Essex Museum and, say, it was swell. Alexander Calder’s abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (God Bless Linda Ronstadt Edition)

In 1967 the hardyearning staff, like any red-blooded American male, had a knee-buckling crush on Linda Ronstadt. Exhibit All-You-Need-to-Know:     And it just got crushier from there. So it was bittersweet the other week to hear Kurt Andersen’s Studio 360 … Continue reading

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Oxymoron o’ the Day (#FashionTruth Edition)

The hardworking staff always enjoys reading the New York Times Thursday Styles section because it’s so, well, Times-ish. Exhibit Umpteen from yesterday’s edition: Ooookay. We’re happy for you. But what really caught our eye was this full-page ad for ModCloth.   … Continue reading

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The Great Liberal ‘Overturn Citizens United’ Scam

Admittedly, the hardworking staff attended the Jerry Orbach School of Law (& Order) for only 12 years, but all this hubbub from the left about reversing Citizens United (the 2010 Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited expenditures by corporations, unions, and individuals … Continue reading

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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Tim Horton Edition)

The media coverage of  the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger rumpus has generally been devoid of one thing: Who the hell is Tim Horton? Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal helpfully provided the answer, compliments of Gerald Eskenazi. The Real Tim Horton Amid the … Continue reading

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NYT Starting a DIY Desk?

Major takeout on military hospitals on Page One of the New York Times today. Smaller Military Hospitals Said to Put Patients at Risk HINESVILLE, Ga. — Every year, more than 25,000 Americans undergo surgery to correct a hiatal hernia, a … Continue reading

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Headscratching Stats o’ the Weekend

The hardditzing staff (mistakenly) thought Labor Day Weekend meant you should work all three days, so here are some of the startling statistics we came across. • From the New Republic’s 9/15 edition (sorry, no link: #TNRblows): Most Americans can name … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Flying Burrito Brothers Memphis Edition)

Next in a series of live music performances the hardwatching staff has enjoyed (via YouTube) at end of day Back in 1971, the hardsmoking staff glommed on to the Flying Burrito Brothers – one of the endless Byrds spinoffs (we’ll get to Dillard & … Continue reading

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