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    Monday
    Jul112011

    8/6 STARLAB FEST at Starlab in Somerville - OUTDOOR CONCERT | YARD SALE | BBQ

    May as well be called “Friendship-fest ‘11”

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    MATT PRICE
    617.319.0533
    OUTDOOR CONCERT  |  YARD SALE  |  BBQ

    STARLABFEST: Recording studio/rehearsal space hosts outdoor event

     

    WHEN:
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH

    12PM EVENT START TIME, 9PM END
    BBQ/YARD SALE THROUGHOUT

    WHERE:
    STARLAB (PARKING LOT)

    32 PROSPECT ST. SOMERVILLE, MA

    PERFORMERS:   

    MOVERS & SHAKERS

    SLEEPY VERY SLEEPY

    SPIRIT KID

    RAMMING SPEED

    GIRLFRIENDS

    FEDAVEES

    TRABANTS

    EARTHQUAKE PARTY!

    LOCUSTA

    COST:   

    $5-10 SUGGESTED DONATION

    FREE FOOD AND BEVERAGES


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    SOMERVILLE, MA – Starlab is a rehearsal space/recording studio run by the members of local bands MOVERS & SHAKERS and SLEEPY VERY SLEEPY. 

    Last summer Starlab was in need of a total overhaul due to water damage so an outdoor concert/BBQ was held to offset the cost.  The fundraiser was a huge success; In the same spirit, this time just for fun, Starlab will be throwing another outdoor summer event.

    On the cusp of releasing their second album (recorded at Starlab), MOVERS & SHAKERS will co-headline the event with SLEEPY VERY SLEEPY.  They will be joined by an array of local buzz bands including SPIRIT KID, GIRLFRIENDS, RAMMING SPEED, FEDAVEES, EARTHQUAKE PARTY! and TRABANTS.

    As well as grilling burgers and dogs (veggie and otherwise), local restaurants will be representing with tasty treats. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION , LINKS TO ALL PERFORMERS, AND PHOTOS/REVIEWS OF LAST YEAR’S EVENT VISIT STARLABFEST.COM

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    Here’s a picture of me flipping burgers at Starlabfest ‘10!

    Pic by Maggie Cassidy

    Monday
    Jul112011

    League of Ordinary Gentlemen Podcast Episode #87 - The Business of Fun

    Download | Duration: 00:49:31


    The Gents return from a bear-tastic holiday lay-off and get back to the business of fun, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the Star Wars Vintage Collection, 3-D vs. non 3-D and Clay’s new website: claynferno… dot com!





    Medal of Honor

    Sunday
    Jul102011

    The "Back to Work" Challenge - Writing Every Day

     

    I listen to a lot of podcasts, I have since getting turned on to the work of Leo Laporte and the Twit.tv network around 2006. I immediately fell in love with Mad Magazine’s Dick DeBartolo and Leo taking on the latest gadgets over at the Weekly Daily Giz Wiz.

    Recently, I’ve taken a managerial position and needed to deal with lots of incoming information from my life.

    I was introduced to the GTD system “Getting Things Done” from the David Allen Company, and it changed the way I work, live, and spread my attention. Any explaination I give about my inbox and my workflow likely won’t help anyone. If you are struggling and feeling overwhelmed, I strongly suggest doing your own research into GTD.


    My favorite podcast to give my attention to during the week is the new “Back to Work” podcast on the 5x5 network. Hosted by Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann, the podcast covers time and attention, family time, priorities, meditation, and is not afraid to be silly and at times both insightful and entertaining.

    “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”

    As people, we’re the sum of our experience. I’m ready to be taught. I’m not wrestling with the “Why” so much recently, as the “How” and the “When”. I was ready for the GTD, I’m ready to hear what Dan and Merlin have to say. I’m ready to ask my friends for help. I’m ready to wake up earlier and excercise and have a full day and be tired at the end.  I’m ready to write every day.

    I’m ready to listen to my therapist, who recently Yoda’d me into the concept of “Do or do not… there is no try.” She threw a pen on the floor and said, “Try to pick that up”. There was no trying, there was only the action of reaching down to thar rug and picking the pen up. I’m here now applying this ‘globally’. (to use a publishing term!)

    Finally, I’m ready to try and fail.

    In the lastest episode of Back to Work, Merlin and Dan rib about bloggers, hosting, the challenges of working on projects outside of your day gig. Merlin suggests getting started with being a blogger by writing every day for a month, keeping your posts private, and posting twice a week. Dan’s experiences and philosophy about developing an iOS app in your free time is somewhat antithetical to Merlin’s encouragement. Both gentlemen are inspiring teachers, encouraging us ‘knowledge workers’ to do, and not to try to do. This is getting unstuck.

    “To make something really good, you can’t do it all”. — Merlin Mann

    I’m getting unstuck today, I’m giving up 100% control today, and now that I’ve written my post for today and recorded a podcast, I’m going to go for a swim.

    Clay,
    July 10, 2011

    Saturday
    Jul092011

    Welcome to the new Clay N Ferno . com! - "In the Business of Fun Since 2001"

    Hey Guys-

    I’ve moved to this great squarespace platform for my new blog. I hope you enjoy!
    This month is the 6th Anniversary of me being on the Boston Phoenix as the ‘Most Popular Guy in Boston’.
    I’m no longer a whiskey drinker or stoner…though most of this is all true to this day!

    Article here:

    Lost in MySpace - Camille Dodero, Boston Phoenix, July 22, 2006

    Oh MySpace, how things have changed!
    Can you save us, J.T.?


    Clay, July 9, 2011

    Wednesday
    Jul062011

    @DigBoston and @LeaguePodcast Comic Book Picks of the Week!

    COMICS

    Every comic is someone’s first, and we say start ‘em early! The Skrumps are animated Muppets in the Henson-verse making their full length comic book debut in Skrumps One Shot from Archaia. Mooch adopts an unusual pet that may make his life difficult in Skrumpland! … G.I. Joe Vol.2 #3 also makes for a great first comic for any young or old men out there! Come down from your star-spangled cupcake high as Zartan and Storm Shadow invade the Pit. … We’ve all got the friend that claims she could ‘kill a grizzly bear with just a knife if she timed the attack right’. Animal Planet Worlds Most Dangerous Animals is the book for her! Survival stories of animal attacks from bears, crocs, and lions will have you rabidly frothing at the mouth for the next issue! … Comic book picks from LeaguePodcast.com.

     

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