Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Super Duper Happy Fun Show at Professor Thom's

I miss the Esplanade on the Fourth. After a day of riding mangy ponies and losing foot races to kids who lied about their age at the VFW picnic at Smith's Field in Allston. We'd walk down to the Esplanade to watch the fireworks, listen to Arthur Fiedler conduct the Pops on a little radio, and get yelled at for twirling a glowstick-"Put that god-damned thing down! It'll break open and burn your skin!"-in that order. Fiedler's long gone, and I'm a long way from the Hatch Shell, but I can twirl a glowstick to my heart's content.

Tonight, the number one rated morning show in all of Japan will be broadcasting live from Professor Thom's on NHK. So, if you're not going to the Bronx (and, why would you) please get to the bar early for the two segments at 5:30 and 7. BANZAI!

July 14 Benefit for Jerry Casale

The Evening for Jerry Casale is coming together nicely. So far Boston Latin School has donated a couple boxes of great stuff, Harpoon Brewery is putting together a vacation package to their BBQ event in Vermont (Speaking of which, there are plenty of free passes at the bar.), and the Red Sox have donated a ball signed by Josh Beckett and a bat signed by Mike Lowell! So far so good, right? If you have something you want to add to the night let me know. Also, if you'd like to contribute in another way, like performing or volunteering, drop me a line.

If you're interested in any of the items, you have to show up July 14 to win them.


The most talented Thommie, John Pizzarelli is competing in ESPN's "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" contest. Vote early and often and get one our own the win.


The biggest baddest eater at PT's is "Crazy Legs" Conti. We'll be rooting for him Friday the 4th as he competes for the Yellow Mustard Belt at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. The contest kicks off at noon on Friday and finishes just before the start of the Sox game at 1pm.
And the smell of the smoke and the lay of the land
And the feeling of finding ones heart in ones hand
And the tiny tin voice of the radio band singing
Love must stand
Love forever and ever must stand
All on the fourth of july
On the fourth of july
-James Taylor

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.