Ain't No Party Like a Boston Tea Party
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We don't do news media coverage here. We don't do politics. We do footstomping music. We do ass shaking. We do honesty, and honestly, the Boston marathon bombing spooked the shit out of us. Here we go again? Maybe. I don't know. Television news will kill you if you let it and I'm not interested in being told what to be afraid of.
So... for Beantown, for Boston, the Revolution, for one of America's oldest cities and most culturally awesome. I'll be there to reenlist on USS Constitution over the 4th of July weekend. If you'll be in New England come find me. First ginger ale is on me.
In the meanwhile, here's some suggestions from my friends Pete and Rosa who met, fell in love, and got married in Beantown.
Rosa: The Breakfast Club Diner. Not sure if it's technically in Allston or Watertown, but it's this cute little train car diner that has 80's movie posters up on the walls, plays 80's music, and has breakfast specials named after the characters in The Breakfast Club (like "The Nerd" is an egg white omelette, "The Princess" is a waffle with strawberries and whipped cream, and "The Jock" has three different kinds of meat).
Pete: Newbury comics on Newbury St. Naturally. I also loved Daisy Buchanans there. A walk across the Commons on a spring day is a quiet kind of to-do, but I never missed a chance to do it. People go to Michaels for world famous pastry, when Bova is cooler and tastier and open late late at night.
Rosa: Kendall Square Theater--not sure if this place even still exists--shows inde films and is a favorite place of Stephen King's to visit (when he's not at a Sox game).
Pete: The feeling of sitting in a seat at Fenway is incomparable. No matter how cliche.
Faneuil Hall is touristy but a nice place to shop and eat and still be surrounded by history. Statue of Sam Adams is there. Nearby is the Bell in Hand, nations oldest continuously running bar and nearby is a quietly powerful and beautiful Holocaust memorial.
I used to start in Faneuil and walk to the Back Bay. Bar/restaurant then record or consignment shop over and over for 3-4 hours.
Debaser - Pixies
Someday I Suppose - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
King Of The Jailhouse - Aimee Mann
Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr
Tessie - Dropkick Murphys
Blue Thunder - Galaxie 500
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Copland: Tender Land Suite - Party Scene - Boston Symphony Orchestra
Roadrunner - The Modern Lovers
Scars and Stiches - Guster
Super Sex - Morphine
Nutty (Bruin's Theme) - Dropkick Murphys
Dirty Water - The Standells
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Come And Get It - Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Divine Hammer - The Breeders
That's When I Reach For My Revolver - Mission Of Burma
The Shot Heard 'Round the World - Schoohouse Rocks!
Boston Tea Party - Stan Freberg
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere - Stan Freberg
Boston (My Home Town) - Freddy Boom BoomCannon
And here's two more posters for you!