Friday, April 18, 2008

Getting Ready for Patriot's Day

So what if the Pope* is rolling through New York City this weekend? Spring is in the air and on Monday, Boston will celebrate Patriot's Day. I had the pleasure of attending last year, seeing my first Boston Marathon and 11am Red Sox game.

The re-enactment of the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" takes place at 5:30am according to my friend Mark Kates, who grew up near the Green in Lexington, MA and The Old North Bridge in Concord. Mark has a label called Fenway Recordings you might enjoy.

Is anyone else digging John Adams on HBO as much as I am? It seems like you have to watch each episode a few times to catch all the lines but I like that they give you at least one or two iconic visuals per episode, such as Adams' Inauguration, where he is framed by Washington and Jefferson, the reading of the Declaration of Independence and the White House under construction.

It's not The Sopranos or Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I'm enjoying it.

How about three cheers for the original Minutemen?!

* - Sinéad O'Connor was right on the whole Pope/child abuse thing. I would say she was early but people have probably been complaining about this as long as there have been priests. Let us recall great women:

1 comment:

Brian Denham said...

Thanks for finding me on Twitter.

Thanks also, for posting this You Tube video about Sinead. It's impressive how bold she was 16 years ago to stand up to the world and do what she did.

It's disgusting that people were pissed at her and called for a boycott of her INSTEAD of listening and doing that against the Pope.

They attacked the person who said child abuse is bad and tried to bring attention to it rather than the person who was in charge of a church where those activities were looked over and dismissed.

If you turn a blind eye to abuse you are as quilty as the abusers.

You rock for posting this. I'll be following your blog with great interest!