Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sunny Song of the Day Gerardo Somodevilla

 Sunny Song of the Day May 25 2022, Gerardo Somodevilla Posted May 23 2022

at 3:45 this instrumental rendition of the Bobby Hebb classic has a charging guitar juxtaposed with smooth, mellow keys. It is both inspiring and entertaining. Joe Viglione 10:15 pm




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Sunny The Sunny song was composed by Mr. Bobby Hebb. It's an honor for me to play this song again after 50 years of leaving my country, I had the privilege of playing it again. With this song, I learned my first steps in music. My respects to Mr. Bobby Hebb for having written such a beautiful melody and lyrics. His work will forever be in the hearts of those who enjoy the taste for good music. The music is for sharing. Gerardo Somodevilla

A Del Fuegos reunion rewinds to the 1980s and the heyday of the Channel By James Sullivan Globe Correspondent

 

A Del Fuegos reunion rewinds to the 1980s and the heyday of the Channel

By James Sullivan Globe Correspondent,Updated May 23, 2022, 3:31 p.m.

“Part of it all was the idea of a community, that music is a galvanizing force,” says Dan Zanes, speaking in a separate phone conversation from his current home in Baltimore. “That’s the way it was in Boston.”

At a time when a terrible period of racial strife still lingered in Boston, the Channel was notable for its diverse programming, he says.

“In its own quiet way, it did a lot to build bridges. Like, yes, Roy Orbison and King Sunny [Adé] should be on the same stage in the same week.”   https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/23/arts/del-fuegos-reunion-rewinds-1980s-heyday-channel/

Hard Rock Cafe

 

The Hard Rock Cafe brand was founded in 1971 in London, and become a global hospitality giant, with more than 250 locations, including hotels and casinos. The company is known more for decorating its venues with rock music memorabilia ― including musicians’ guitars and clothing ― than its food. Hard Rock claims to own “the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia,” with more than 86,000 items. Many of its locations also feature live music performances.

Before opening its 16,000-square-foot space on Clinton Street in 2007, the Hard Rock Cafe operated a restaurant in the Back Bay for 17 years. A spokesperson told the Boston Business Journal at the time that it wanted to move closer Faneuil Hall because the area drew more foot traffic and tourists.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/24/business/hard-rock-cafe-near-faneuil-hall-close-june/

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Channel 42nd Anniversary Party Saturday Night May 28 8 pm.....

 


SAT MAY 28, 2022 - 8:00 PM
The Channel's 42nd Anniversary
featuring The Del Fuegos, The Nervous Eaters, and The Channel All Star Revue
Roadrunner, Boston, MA Ages: All Ages Roadrunner
89 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
SAT MAY 28, 2022 - 8:00 PM
Ages: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Door Price: $50.00

Monday, May 23, 2022

10:48 pm Top 10 Monday May 23 2022 Lou Spin and Al Aronowitz still at #1 and #2

 good olde fashioned promotion, it works!

And it takes hard work!


Fire Andrea Ballotta, Kylie Connors and Mike Cronin: PURPORTEDLY THEY HUSHED UP THE COVID OUTBREAK

 ANDREA BALLOTTA PHONED ME AND TOLD ME OF A COVID OUTBREAK AT CANTAB


AFTER OPENING NIGHT AND PEOPLE NOT WEARING THEIR MASKS, AS REQUIRED BY THE CLUB, I DID MY WORK FROM HOME.


ALLEGEDLY, GM MIKE CRONIN CAUGHT COVID, ALLEGEDLY A BARTENDER AND THREE OR FOUR OTHER STAFFERS, ALLEGEDLY


I WAS ORDERED NOT TO DISCUSS IT OR I WOULD BE FIRED.


THEY USED THAT TACTIC A LOT ON ME.


NOW I AM INVESTIGATING HOW GOOD A NEIGHBOR MR AND MRS. DIBBLE REALLY WERE.


WHEN THE CELTICS OWNER HAD HIS PARTY FEW WERE WEARING MASKS.


THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AND HEALTH INSPECTORS IN CAMBRIDGE NEED TO FULLY INVESTIGATE


I AM WORKING ON IT.

Bluegrass Booker at the Cantab Lounge, We Call Him Tony What the FXXXX

 Tony Watt

https://www.tonywattbluegrass.com/

 

Geoff Bartley's Revenge

Ol' Bartley, great guy when he's on his meds (allegedly) really must've had it in for the new Cantab crew.

 

He said he was moving to the Bahamas or something (it was a joke) and pawned Tony Watt off on Creepy Cronin and Crew.


I interviewed Watt, and he demanded I unpublish everything that he said.  Now that's a crackpot, right?

 

On the record.

 

And then he credited his no-show self and Tim Dibble and Mike Cronin for resurrecting the Cantab when Mickey Bliss and I did all the hard work.


Andrea Ballotta

Kylie Connors

Tony Watt

all seething with envy


God bless you, Geoff Bartley!  You were smart enough to stay away   HA

 

Tony Watt the FxxK!

Asked me to book bands for him


Lazy

Full of himself

and a no-show

 

He couldn't even give me the bookings, because, allegedly, he had none


Welcome to the Cantab Zoo under Mike Abusive GM Cronin and his Hostile Work Environment


Just ask bands other than the ones getting paid for upstairs.


One band said he'd never play the Cantab again


It was a Cluster F during Covid


Perhaps when Cronin allegedly caught the covid it did something to his already dented and abusive brain.

 

Note to Mike: Even at 68 I date ONLY good looking men.


You're out of luck, Mikey! 


The minute they found out I was gay things changed.   When they mentioned a gay night to make money I said my usual: "I hate gay people."


"You do????"


"Yes, after four of my last five husbands you'd hate them too." 


Suddenly there was a chill...and Mike Cronin is telling me he loves me and that this old guy looks like "a million bucks."

I wish!!!!


Along with yelling and screaming at me as much as Cronin could on the phone


What an abuser

 

What a horrifying hostile work environment.


Bands beware~


Mike Cronin needs a psychiatrist. Let's get a benefit going for him....to get Mikey (a limited public figure as GM) the help that I think that he needs

COVID Public Records Request The Cantab Lounge 738 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

Public Records Requests
Susan D. Breen
Interim Chief Public Health Officer
617-665-3795      

Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street, Ground Level
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
To report an urgent public health matter after hours, click here.  If you need immediate medical assistance, call 9-1-1.

Chief Public Health Officer
Derrick Neal
617-665-3810

Seah Levy
Public Records Access Officer
City of Cambridge 
Law Department 
City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue 
Cambridge, MA  02139 

(617) 349-4121 



Dear Public Health Officer in Cambridge and/or Custodian of Records
 

 

Under the Massachusetts Public Records Act § 66-10 et seq., I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of public records that 


1)All public records that Dancing In The Dark LLC, owners of the Cantab Lounge, abided by proper COVID Protocols
all documents and correspondences via e mail, text, or any other means with city officials, including but not limited to memos and regular U.S. Mail

2)All public records regarding the alleged Covid outbreak which happened after Opening night, December 2021
at the Cantab Lounge  Mass. Ave Cambridge, all documents written by government officials or doctors who work for the city, any documents that the public needs to see regarding the failure of the club to require masks - as noted at the front door. Photographs of unmasked patrons are available, and were on the internet.  I need all documents in the city's possession regarding this

3)All public records that Tim Dibble was in touch with the city in regards to the alleged Covid outbreak and that Tim Dibble, owner, was the "good neighbor" that he promised to be when I, a former employee, was ordered not to mention that there was a COVID outbreak at the club by co-managerAndrea Ballotta.  They hushed it up, allegedly, and threatened our jobs if we said anything, while Dibble promised to be a good neighbor.  Yet Dibble doesn't allow staff to do anything without his oversight, allegedly.   

example from the press:

A Covid-19 exposure has closed The Cantab Lounge until 5 p.m. Dec. 30, the newly reopened bar said Wednesday. That brings it back in time for a Chicken Slacks performance and next-day New Year’s Eve party with the band Summer of George – but means skipping this week’s Thursday residency with the Slacks’ classic soul/funk sound.


The Cantab announced its reopening last week over three nights, welcoming back old friends, new acquaintances and a typically boisterous live music atmosphere. Thursday marked what felt like the true arrival of the rejuvenated Cantab, drawing in thirsty passersby with a rip-roaring performance from Chicken Slacks for the first time since early 2020

If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $_5.00  However, I would also like to request a waiver of all fees in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of how the city of Cambridge safeguards and protects citizens and patrons of its businesses.  Also, I am a long-time member of the press, quoted in the NY Times, Boston Globe and published in thousands and thousands of publications (NY Times.com online, Boston Globe, Rollingstone.com, Real Paper / Cambridge, etc. etc. etc.)

 

The Massachusetts Public Records Act requires a response to this request within 10 days.  If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

 

If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.


Thank you for considering my request.


Sincerely,



Joe Viglione  
P.O. Box 2392
Woburn MA 01888

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dibble Spit on Little Joe Cook's Grave

 Editorial Coming Soon on Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dibble and how they are destroying the Cambridge music scene and hurting New England bands.

Selfish, with abusive employees that they embrace, Tim Dibble is NOT an honest person and his charities need to take notice of that


Editorial soon

Hostile Work Environment at Unethical and Abusive Cantab Lounge Manager Mike Cronin and Alleged Intellectual Property Thief Kylie Connors Don't Understand Business...They Hurt People

 I HAVE ALL YOUR NASTY TEXTS, KYLIE, AND THEY WILL BE EXHIBITS IN A COURT OF LAW.

https://www.cambridgeday.com/2022/05/23/more-changes-at-the-cantab-booker-departs-speaking-of-changes-in-club-approach-to-bands/

THE CANTAB LOUNGE,

LITTLE JOE COOK MUST BE FURIOUS





Kylie Connors at the Cantab Lounge Is Out of her Depth, Unprofessional and Creating Chaos

 Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dibble are the joke of the New England Rock and Roll Scene.

The Dibbles handed the Instagram off to their daughter. OK, nepotism is their way of being a "neighbor to the community," fine...but the ignorance of Kylia Connors knows no bounds

My lawyer will have a field day in court with this information, and I am suing the Cantab Lounge
 

Oh CANTAB EMPLOYEES who tried to steal the Club Bohemia name... Kylie Connors and Mike Cronin will be defendants in a case sooner than later. Hostile Work Environment at the Cantab. Defendant Kylie Connors tried to rip off our superior promotion because she's incapable and totally stupid. Rip off artist Mike Cronin, Defendant, soon! Rather than be loyal to a faithful friend of 44 years, Attorney G. Stephen Anzuoni threw Joe Viglione under the bus. Mickey hurt himself. Now Mickey is not being very honest in the press about acrimony when he was so lethal to me AFTER hiring my attorney. Mickey hurt me deeply, we were very good friends, and now Tim Dibble's gang has screwed Mickey, just as he predicted they would last September. Stop smoking so much weed, Mickey, and start being a man. https://clubbohemianews.blogspot.com/2022/05/cantab-screws-mickey-bliss-after-all.html

CANTAB SCREWS MICKEY BLISS, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS....SOME VERY BAD PEOPLE RUINED THE CANTAB

 Mickey Bliss said in my car when GM Mike Cronin refused to pay us in September of 2021 that he felt Kylie Connors would screw us...well, Mickey did NOT defend me, like Nancy L. Foster at ARTSCOPE, where I got both those people hired.  Mickey's Karma.


I will see Attorney G Steven Anzuoni (Mickey Bliss,) Mike Cronin and Kylie Connors in a court of law.   Unbelievable how know-nothings that Tim Dibble hired are screwing our rock and roll scene!

More changes at the Cantab: Booker departs speaking of changes in club approach to bands

Top 10 for Monday May 23 2022 Lou Spin Hits #1, Al Aronowitz at #2 and lots of Cars articles! and WMWM Salem

Lou Spin in Somerville News Weekly 

 https://thesomervillenewsweekly.blog/2022/05/23/a-talk-with-dj-lou-spinnazola-of-the-spin-room-hotline-to-the-underground-interviews-lou-spin/ 



Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Lou Spinnazola D.J. Interview: INSIDE THE SPIN ROOM Mixcloud Monday May 30 2022 Phase 2 of The Spin Room Begins!

 Musician Greg Paquette introduced me to disc jockey Lou Spinnazola.  Lou is starting his show up again Monday nights 8-midnight, now on Mixcloud.  Interview conducted Sunday 5/22/22.

Spin room on Mix Cloud Monday May 30...the show begins anew

Lou plans to be back on 5/30 on Mixcloud. ��

    Lou's Twitter
 
   The Spin Room Twitter 
    
    Lou Spinnazola on Facebook


JV: Lou, how long have you been in radio?   

 LS: Technically, I’ve never been a radio professional, but I’ve always had a passion for it. It just never seemed like a good way to build a career. So in my 50s, I participated in a show hosted by my friend John Scavo, “The Scratchy 45s and Beyond, on WSCA-LP in Portsmouth, NH” I did some co-hosting, research and lots of production. I even did production for the rest of the station. It was a real joy ____________________________________________________


 . JV: When did The Spin Room start on Camup?    LS: After some coaxing from my friend John (see above), I decided to host a show on “The Seacoast,” a web-casting station offering programs seven days a week. I wasn’t sure I’d like it because I didn’t want to have to just play the hits. I don’t like hearing or playing ‘just the hits.’ But it worked out well. I loved it. That was in August of 2016. I’d been casting there up until May 9, 2022, when I’ve decided to move the show to Mixcloud.com.

 https://twitter.com/TheSpinRoom00


 JV: Tell us about Mixcloud. You've been airing some shows on MixCloud as well as a brunch midweek, is that right?  LS: Mixcloud is a web service that hosts independent disc-jockeys and people like me who want to be disc-jockeys. They’ve been around for several years. I’ve been archiving many of my past Spin Room shows there for a time. Lately, I’ve been hosting an hour long show on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on a channel named, “The Gator Mix.” I was invited to participate by the owner of the channel, Scott Polley, so I couldn’t say no.

 

 


  JV: Will you have a chat room simultaneous with MixCloud airings? If so, what address?   LS: Yes, there will be a chatroom available to people who have a valid account (paid or unpaid). That way, we can catch up and chat while the tunes play. It’s also a really great way to pass along suggestions, requests or interesting facts about the music being played.


 
JV: Have you been on other radio stations? 

LS: I’ve only been as a caller. That’s it. 


JV: What's the vision for the new Spin Room?  LS: “Meet the new Spin Room, same as the old Spin Room.” It will basically be the same. I never create much of a play list except for songs that have been requested or something that I find so interesting, I have a need to share. Everything else is by the seat of the pants. I rely on music conversations or requests made by others which help me to choose what’s up next. I try to keep it somewhat in context for at least a short set. I will generously sprinkle in hits as long as they’re somewhat in context with the discussion or with a train of thought. And, of course, we will feature, “Spin After Dark,” to wind it all down.
 

JV: Tell us about your favorite artists over the past 50 years?

 LS:  There are so many!  But at the top are The Beatles (of course), Chicago, Steely Dan, 10cc, Santana, The Cars, Traffic, Huffamoose…  Damn so many!  I also really enjoy bands that had one or two hits.  I also love to discover Rock Genealogies trying to learn where the influences came from. But seeing all of that would make it seem as though I’m locked into Classic Rock, but I am absolutely not.  I love hearing new things that might be the next sound that really excites me.  That’s where you’ve come in, Joe.  You’ve introduced me to a lot of new artists who are making fantastic, new music!  Thank you for that.



 

 

 

 JV: Tell us about you

LS:  I grew up in Boston’s North End, born in the late 50s.  For every day of my life, there has been a radio playing.  I still can’t live without some type of music going in the background.  I was drawn to the people who were radio announcers, hosts or DJs.  I envied that they could play their music and talk to people like me, listening and hanging on every word, every bad joke.  I started buying my own music in 1969/70 and I’ve been collecting ever since.  I attended Boston Public Schools and U. Mass – Boston.  I have spent most of my working career in IT.  I’m a nerd, but my love for photography, music, travel and Deb keep me balanced
.  


JV: Thanks for participating, Lou



 

 







Sunny Song of the Day Gerardo Somodevilla

  Sunny Song of the Day May 25 2022, Gerardo Somodevilla Posted May 23 2022 at 3:45 this instrumental rendition of the Bobby Hebb classic ...