Monday, July 20, 2015

Frank Zappa-Apostrophe'

An awesome Zappa instrumental featuring Jack Bruce.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Two Popes One World Cup: Non-fan Benedict vs. Francis

Pope Benedict isn't into soccer. His homeland is favored to win. He,  however, is indifferent. Francis needs to ask for a miracle for Argentina, given the way Germany has been  playing lately. 

Vatican calls for global ceasefire during World Cup final - Telegraph

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Yes - Close To The Edge

One of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

In 2013 we lost Alvin Lee, R.I.P. guitar hero

In the mid-seventies my first rock concert was a headliner by Ten Years After at the Boston Garden. Alvin Lee toiled in the spotlight and on the margins. He will be missed.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

An absolutely delightful musical experience: PFM live with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

I've been a fan since the age of 14 by way of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.  This Italian band is very easy on the ears. Phenomenal stuff. Ian Anderson joins in.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Can someone name this tune?

Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists in at about 0:40 of this clip.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Rare Greg Lake version of King Crimson's Cadence and Cascade

Soothing and wonderful. That's Greg Lake's voice at the beginning of his prime on an out-take from In the Wake of Poseidon

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rep. Wong (R-Wakefield/Saugus): House and Senate Approve Chapter 90 funds for local road projects

(BOSTON, May 10, 2013)—Representative Donald H. Wong (R-9th Essex District) has announced that the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate have approved the state’s Chapter 90 state transportation funding bill that will provide $300 million to cities and towns, an increase of $100 million over the previous year.  The measure is awaiting Governor Deval Patrick's signature.

The Town of Wakefield will receive $1,020,068.00 for Fiscal Year 2014, an increase of $340,023.00 over Fiscal Year 2013.

Created by the Legislature in 1973, the Chapter 90 program provides reimbursement to municipalities for road and bridge expenditures through the issuance of bonds.  Funds may also be used for engineering services related to highway transportation enhancement, as well as the purchase of road building machinery and equipment.

The money allocated to the Town of Wakefield is expected to create construction jobs, improve transportation and public safety all while encouraging long-term economic development across the Commonwealth.

"I am pleased that the Legislature has recognized the importance of providing additional funding to make necessary repairs to its roadways and bridges,” Representative Wong said. “I am confident that the Town of Wakefield will put this money to good use."

Funding for Chapter 90 is allocated using a longstanding formula based upon community road miles and population numbers reflected by the 2010 Census and employment.

State Representative Donald H. Wong
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