Thursday, February 19th, 2009



At our Paradise show in Boston, no amount of water chugging or honey-lemon-cayanne tea sipping could help my ailing voice. I sounded like an out od tune Kim Carnes (‘Bette Davis Eyes.’) People were kind.

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I walked through Cambdridge Commons, where young America’s first hodge-podge militia assembled. No uniforms. No military training. Washington arrived to survey the men, and was appalled at their slovenly undisciplined condition. This burial ground lies adjacent to the Commons..