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Belting one out

A group of local bloggers (including ye humble scribe) spent last night singing along with Mel Stiller at Jacob Wirth's.

Above, a kilted Bruce from mAss Backwards waits for the next verse of the song of the moment. Bruce was the life of the party, singlehandly out-singing an entire table of young women. Then again, he used to be a Friday-night regular at the sing-along; he even designed the cover on Stiller's lyric books.

At one point, a woman at the bar came over to compliment him on his singing and to ask what he does that he developed such a good voice. "It's his opera background," I said. "You're an opera singer? No, really, what do you do?" she asked. "I'm in construction management," he said. She refused to believe that somebody with such a good voice could be in construction management. But she didn't believe our next suggestion, either, that he was a cop.

Also there was Jen Stewart, Mats from Internet128 and a couple of other folks whose names I didn't get. The Margolis brothers also came; they spent most of the night to my far right, talking to Scott Allen Miller, who I think called me the token liberal, what with one of the Blue Mass. Group guys begging out at the last minute due to a cold (Miller missed David Bernstein of the Phoenix).

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It was a fun evening indeed. I'll never grow tired of that place. And, thanks for coming.

Perhaps a JP/Rozzie/Westie blogmeet soon.

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looks and sounds like a lot of fun. I love when all the various spectrums of thought meet together for a good sing! I would have liked to have met Bruce and Scotto in person. And you Adam, of course. of course...

was this spontaneous or was it prearranged and i'm just without a clue.

cg

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Hmm, maybe I need to set up a blog-event calendar?

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I think any calendar addition to UH would be swell!

I have wished (to myself) for a UH calendar for some time now. There are a lot of events blogged post facto that I say "gee, I wish I knew". I never opened my mouth because a general UH calendar seems like a bear to manage, with spammers and all, who gets to post what, etc. However, if a community calendar ever seems like a managable reality, I'd love to see it.

Also, is there a comprehensive Massachusetts political calendar anywhere? A calendar that gives a list of candidate appearences, upcoming debates, etc? If no, it's late in the game to start one, but I always seem to miss appearences of candidates I am interested and only hear about them after the fact.

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"the only leftie" at the table, but not token.

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Kinda hard to hear above Bruce singing :-).

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Wait. There was a group of singing bloggers, and I wasn't invited?! That's just so wrong!
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We'll catch you next time, I promise.

Mel does the sing-along there every Friday from 8:00 to 12:00. Though next week will be his last Friday before what, he assures me, is very minor heart surgery (is there such a thing?).

He hopes to be back November 3rd. I told him not to hurry back, we need him healthy.

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