Ahh, Roggie's. So many late nights, so many good memories. And get this: the Brighton legend is celebrating their 20th birthday! So naturally, we had to feature them for Henry in the Grub. Have a look and a listen.
As always, Julie Kramer had a song to share that fit the letter perfectly.
Yes, it's the song of the summer. And yes, like Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" a few years ago, it'll likely be covered by a few dozen acts by summer's end. Here are the two best we've found so far.
First up, it's our old friends San Cisco, live on Triple J radio in Australia.
Next, some friends of Henry Santoro who call themselves Miracles of Modern Science.
So, which cover is better?
Henry Santoro met Patti Small at a local farmers market. Maybe you've seen her around, as she's become quite a fixture. You see, she sharpens knives. Hence the title of this blog post. Give a listen to her chat with Henry.
Stay sharp, Patti!
In his second day on the witness stand for the trial of mob boss Whitey Bulger, hit man John Martorano described a number of graphic murders he was involved in, on orders from Bulger.
Martorano linked Bulger to six murders yesterday, and this morning, Martorano claimed Bulger was directly responsible for at least one murder.
Bulger's Winter Hill gang was involved in a number of money laundering schemes and Martorano's testimony is crucial for the jury to understand the inner workings of the gang, as well as have information on the many murders Bulger is allegedly linked to.
Listen to Mike Bello's analysis of Martorano's testimony yesterday and this morning:
Ho hum. Another day, another outrageously gorgeous, crystal clear double rainbow in downtown Boston. The last time this happened, Boston was caught unawares. This time: everybody whipped out the cameras. And we mean everybody. So many everybodies that we caught more than a few people pleading for -- come on, now -- less rainbows, at least on twitter. Who hates on rainbows? Who does that? Well, after checking out all 80+ amazing social-media posts below . . . maybe you? Only in Boston, Boston.
John Lackey played the role of stopper, but the Sox still dropped three out of four to the Orioles. Jon Lester was handed his second straight loss in the series finale. What is it about the Orioles as of late that confounds the Sox so? Steve Silva and Adam 12 discuss.
Thankfully, no more Orioles until the July 26th. But we'll talk more Sox next Monday at 2.
So here we are, on the doorstep of the Summer of 2013, and Daft Punk have graciously decided to soundtrack it for us with their new album 'Random Access Memories.' You've likely listened to it once or twice already, and likely liked what you've heard. (Paul Driscoll is particularly fond of "Doin' It Right.")
Now, indulge your inner gamer/teenager and dive into this 5-minute, 8-bit mashup of the entire album.
Get Lucky. And get the Mega Buster, Mega Man!
We learned last week that Mumford & Sons bass player Ted Dwayne had a blood clot on his brain. He underwent surgery and is recovering, which has forced the band to cancel some performances.
Here's what we're saying: why cancel performances when you can have this kid sub in for Ted while he recuperates?
Now you'll never hear "The Cave" the same way again. You're welcome.
Within seconds of the Spurs' DANNY GREEN sinking his 23rd three-pointer of the NBA Finals last night, during the Spurs 114-104 win over the Heat in Game 5, Twitter was demanding a highlight -- not the clip of Green sinking the trey, but a brief reaction shot of RAY ALLEN, on the bench, looking absolutely shattered as the basket fell. (Did some Boston fans take a certain amount of glee in his reaction, even though Allen set that record in as a Celtic, in 2008, against the Lakers? Yes, yes we did.)
Ray Allen watching that Green three go in needs to become a .gif. Get to work, Internet— John Wishall (@sirwishall) June 17, 2013
SOMEONE MAKE A GIF/MEME OF RAY ALLEN LOOKIN SALTY ON THE BENCH PLEASE— Alex Stockwell (@alexrstockwell) June 17, 2013
Ray Allen salty face.gif— josh (@jortle) June 17, 2013
It took less than five minutes for the internet to get its wish. By my count, the first to get a .gif online was Twitter's @cjzero . . .
. . . but that was quickly followed by Buzzfeed and Bleacher Report, each of whom had the clip online within a few ticks of the clock:
Source: Bleacher Report
The second full week of Whitey Bulger's trial kicks off today, and Mike Bello stopped into RadioBDC this morning to give some analysis of what's happened so far, and what's going to happen next.
Hitman John Martorano faces off with the defendant today, tying Bulger to numerous murders Martorano claims he carried out at the alleged mobster's orders. "It'll be an amazing day," said Bello.
Martorano can tie Bulger to the 19 killings of the Winter Hill gang, and the defense will assert that Martorano is a criminal and cannot be trusted to give honest testimony.
The two have been friends since the 1960s, and Martorano's son is named James, after Bulger. It was a deep insult to Martorano to find out Bulger had become an FBI informant, explained Bello, and he would have never testified if that wasn't the case.
Martorano is the first of three witnesses that tie Whitey Bulger to the crimes of the Winter Hill gang.
Listen to more from Mike Bello:
RadioBDC is on a mission to capture every Boston Bruins goal en route to THE STANLEY CUP from this vantage point at The Harp across from the Gahden. Here is Game 1. Let us know what you think and how you want to see it ... besides the given of Boston scoring more than Chicago over the course of the next few weeks. But there is nothing like celebrating a Stanley Cup goal, whenever it goes in the net.
In a related note, we're keeping our Boston Bruins Goal FanCam up and running at The Harp for the entire Stanley Cup Finals. Here's the footage from Game 1:
GO, GO BLACK AND GOLD!
We're fascinated by the discussion that's taking part over on Boston Comment about rich folks cutting in line at theme parks. So much so that we had Joanna Weiss on this morning so Henry and Julie could weigh in:
So what's your take on Universal not being so "universal" anymore? Click here, read the piece on Boston Comment, and weigh in!
The full playlist is below.
If you missed Wednesday's show, you can hear it again on Sunday at 9pm
Click here for the playlist from last week's show.
- The Julie Ruin// Oh Come On
- Ex Cops// Ken
- Neko Case// Man
- Kisses// Huddle
- Haim// Don't Save Me
- Grouplove// Ways To Go
- The Courtneys// Nu Sundae
- Pacific Air// Roses
- Crystal Fighters// We Are One
- CSS// Honey
- Speedy Ortiz// No Below
- Big Deal// In Your Car
- Disclosure// Help Me Lose My Friend
- Lemuria// Chihuly
- The Lovely Bad Things// Fried Eyes
- Pity Sex- Wind Up
RadioBDC and Coors Light is sending one lucky person to Chicago for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Sasha, originally from Milton and pictured with Adam 12, will enjoy an all-expenses paid trip for two with tickets to the Windy City this weekend. That's flight, hotel, spending loot, cap fare ... and TICKETS!!!! See what other RadioBDC fans were on hand to root on the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. And let's go Bruins and head back home with the series all tied up. Sasha is one of three winners en route to Chicago courtesy of RadioBDC and Coors Light. Always keep an eye out on our Get Stuff page to see more great giveaways and contests.
There are few things more fun or delicious than a visit from Roxy's Grilled Cheese. And that's exactly what happened this morning. Our old buddy James brought the truck by, and he and Henry hit the griddle. The results were both tasty and entertaining. Look and listen:
Here's our chat with James:
And James made a Vine, too!
Check out the pics:
Thank you, James!
This week, Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer welcomed two authors to the RadioBDC studios. Because we still believe in books and the reading of books. And it's summertime. So read some books.
First was our old pal Bernie Corbett who, when he's not calling BU Men's Hockey or hosting on Sirius XM Radio, is writing up a storm. Hi latest project? 50 Licks: Myths and Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones, which he worked on with author Pete Fornatale.
Author Daniel James Brown also stopped by to talk about his latest book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Read something this summer! We'll keep the suggestions coming.
Who brought the rainbow with them to Boston? Was it Obama? Was it the Stones? Or was it -- and this is the prevailing opinion on the Twitterz -- a sign from the hockey gods that they will look favorably on your Boston Bruins for Game One of the Stanley Cup? (Minority opinion: it's a slacker, a few days late for Pride Week.) Whoever brought it, Boston was intent on capturing the rainbow -- make that a DOUBLE RAINBOW -- that blazed across the Hub on Wednesday evening. Here's the
28 40 best shots from Twitter, Vine, and Instagram. (Did we miss one? Tweet your faves to me @carlycarioli and we'll add 'em . . . errr, after the hockey game, 'k?)
(Update, June 13: Thanks for sending in your pics, and keep them coming. Now with even more double rainbow!)
State police cruisers blared their sirens this morning, as Whitey Bulger arrived in federal court at 7:30 am. Members of victims' families arrived soon after, and lined up outside the courthouse.
J.W. Carney, Bulger's lawyer, said he will defend his client to the fullest, and paint a picture of what the underworld was like in the '70s and '80s, reported Mike Bello this morning.
Shelley Murphy and Milton Valencia are liveblogging the trial for Boston.com, and opening statements got underway at 9 a.m.
Listen to Bello's morning analysis and his conversation with Henry Santoro and Julie Kramer, including which members of the Bulger family are present for the trial, who is sitting in which designated section, and what kind of social media will be allowed.
Lead singer and long-time indie rocker Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf brought his band through the Globe Media Lab while on tour in Boston.
They're a pretty chilled out group from Los Angeles, and over sandwiches, we talked briefly about a handful of weird things.
Check out the video of their Live in the Lab performance here.
What is the story of your first-ever concert?
I donít rememberÖ I have no idea. My mom starting at a very young age, so I have no idea what my first concert was. The one I remember is LL Cool J and Houdini and Roxanne Chante when I was10 years old, at the Oakland Coliseum. LL Cool J came out and, like, had sex with a couch.
Who is your favorite emerging artist?
Hmmm. Emerging artistsÖ There are contemporary bands I like, but nobody that hasnít been around for a while. I donít know. Iíve kind of been not-that-excited about new music or new bands, to tell you the truth. But, The National is probably my favorite contemporary band.
What is the oddest thing in your bag right now?
There are probably 400 things in my bag right now, I reach in there, and I have no idea what Iím going to pull out. Fingernail clippers, maybe? But thatís not that strange if you play guitar.
Describe the worst picture ever taken of you.
Itís probably something from college or high school, you know those awkward yearsÖ
Whatís the first word that comes to mind when you think of Boston?
Baked beans. I donít know, sorry Boston! Maybe clam chowder. Actually, both of those are two words. Red Sox. Fenway! Fenway is a park Iíve always wanted to go to. Iíve never been but I would love to go.
Whatís one thing your mother doesnít know about you?
I definitely would never say, because I donít want my mom to know. But really, weíre pretty close, and she knows a lot about me, I think. I donít think thereís anything I wouldnít tell my mom that I would want to tell anyone else.
The epic journey of a small band of small men continues! Finally, the trailer for the next installment of the movie trilogy, based on one book and dragged through the foreseeable future, has been released.
The official YouTube account of Czech Warner Bros. has the trailer, which explains the subtitles, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug also features some of the following:
- Hobbits and dwarves riding down waterfalls in large barrels.
- Orlando Bloom as Legolas with eyebrows more intense than aerial views of Rivendell.
- The line, "It's a trap!" (Seriously.)
See for yourself.
It'll be in theaters in December. Hold on to your wizard hats.
One week ago, there were 800 possible jurors in the pool of people being considered for Whitey Bulger's trial Ė†now there are 70, said Mike Bello this morning. Each person is examined at length by the defense, the prosecution, and the judge, in an attempt to find the right people to sit on the jury.
It turned out that 13 of the 70 had some sort of criminal record, said Bello. One woman claimed she couldn't serve because of her swollen ankels, while another insisted she needed to babysit her dog. Another man was excused by the defense after Bulger intimated the man's large family and autistic child should be his priority.
Bello reports that the jury pool could be finalized by the end of the day, and opening statements are still slated for tomorrow.
Listen to the rest of today's Bello on Bulger segment for more details on this story, including more about hit man John Martorano, who will testify for the prosecution, and more Whitey Bulger fashion updates:
Every Monday at 2p, Adam 12 talks Sox with Chad Finn and Steve Silva from Boston.com. This Monday, the trio recapped Sox-Angels and looked ahead to John Lackey's start in Tampa...right after discussing the finer points of Nomah. Listen:
We'll be back at it next Monday at 2p. In the meantime, here's a gallery of Adam 12 and his new best buddy, Nomar Garciaparra.
Thursday, June 27 come party with RadioBDC at Jose McIntyre's Summer Block Party! We are celebrating the 21st anniversary of Jose McIntyre's with a live performance from Air Traffic Controller and appearances by the RadioBDC DJ's sponsored by Michelob Ultra.
Tickets can be purchased at the event on June 27 for $10.00.
Proceeds of the event will go to the MDA, in partnership with Boston Fire.
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Not only is Adam 12 Boston.com Radio's Production Director, he also hosts afternoons. 12 is a longtime fixture on the Boston scene, and when he's not out and about in the city, he's trekking around New England with his kids.
Julie enters the building every day with a big smile and trough of freshly brewed coffee. Shes Boston.com Radios Music Director and mid-day hostess, and will deliver Lunch At Your Desk every day from noon to 1 PM.
Henrys always on the lookout for news. Hes Boston.com Radios News Director and Morning Presenter. Hes also a music and art collector, and is a world-class cook with over 5,000 cookbooks in his library.
Paul Driscoll is Boston.com Radios Program Director who has the best ears in the business. Paul gets dozens of phone calls and visits a day, from bands and record labels looking to get their music played. Some even leave an apple on is desk.
Steph Mangan hosts Grrl Power and LocalBDC. When she's not at the studio, she is constantly on the look out for up-and-coming local bands and attending shows at Boston's many venues. She is an avid enthusiast of burritos and denim jackets.