Monday, December 31, 2012

notloB wishes you and yours a very peaceful and happy new year full of good times and great music!

As the hours and minutes of 2012 wind down I want to thank all who performed, patronized, volunteered at or in some other way helped make the year full, vibrant and successful.


Over the year we presented one concert at Unity Somerville and nine concerts at the Loring-Greenough House in JP, numbers 84-93:

84 02/04/12 LGH Julie Metcalf and Andy Reiner,

85 02/17/12 US Kimberly Fraser, Brian Conway & Mark Simos,,

86 03/02/12 LGH Katie McNally & Eric McDonald

87 04/12/12 LGH Darol Anger & Emy Phelps w/ special guest Sharon Gilchrist

88 05/23/12 LGH Jim Hurst

89 08/17/12 LGH Sandra Wong & Ross Martin,

90 10/10/12 LGH Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher

91 11/01/12 LGH Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy

92 11/08/12 LGH Mike + Ruthy

93 12/08/12 LGH August Watters and Jose Lezcano 

...bringing us to within seven concerts of the century mark, which at the current rate will happen on or about June 2, 2013, our sixth anniversary.

Jeff Boudreau
notloB Parlour Concerts

Since June 2, 2007, notloB has presented close to 100 folk, old-time, string band, Celtic and acoustic blues concerts to audiences throughout the greater Boston area. Our primary venue is the historic Loring-Greenough House (built in 1760, 40 intimate seats, unplugged) in Jamaica Plain. The concerts are volunteer-run and not for profit. 100% of the patron donations go to the artists and production expenses.

notloB Folk Concerts are dedicated to the memory of Jack Hardy (d. March 11, 2011), who, with David Massengill and Peggy Seeger, graced our stage November 1, 2008, and 
John McGann (d. April 6, 2012), who performed with Flynn Cohen, Matt Heaton, and Danny Noveck  on November 20, 2012. Rest in peace, Jack and John! 

 "In this era of pop-driven acoustic music, notloB is keeping the folk tradition alive." 
~ Jack Hardy 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Boston's NPR Music Station WUMB not to be outdone by Student/Community WMBR's Annual "Cheese Patrol"

In follow-up to yesterday's Bring on the Cheese!, whereas student/community radio station WMBR chooses to concentrate the playing of cheesy songs in one fourteen hour orgy, "Boston's NPR Music Station" WUMB ("a community service of UMass Boston") (some would say a disservice) has a policy of playing piss-poor songs Mondays through Fridays 52 weeks per year.

Here, extracted from Towards Independent College / Community Radio WUMB is a compilation of videos of cheesy songs (or as the page moderators call them, "klunkers") played by WUMB over the past twelve months. 

So when WMBR's "Cheese Patrol" ends at 2am tomorrow morning, be comforted to know that one can turn to "Boston's NPR Music Station" for endless cheese, er klunkers.

Presented to you as a community disservice.....

In 30 minutes, tune in to listen to some real cheese from a real college/community radio station.

WMBR Cheese Patrol 2012
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