Boston, MA Area GwJr's

I'm not sure the city should stop it from happening.
That would just add credence (in their own minds) that they're being targeted, put down, etc.
I think it's much better to just let it happen, and have a strong counter-protest.

Haha, I'm of the near opposite opinion -- that counter protest gives them credence, gives them tangible villains in their faux-victim narrative; and having a city permit to incite terrorist acts gives them legitimization. But really, I'm just worried about counter protest leading to violence. I don't want counter protesters to get hurt.

But that's just my thought, which doesn't matter. I can think of a dozen friends that are definitely going. Just stay safe.

A strong counter-protest shows their potential followers that they are not in the majority. It also shows the people the Nazis are seeking to intimidate that the Nazis are in the minority.

Nah, that was just a Rumor Torq. They say theyre still holding it.

I'm not looking forward to going into work on Saturday. Good thing I'm over in Eastie.

Bummer news for those who live more towards the Providence side.

WBRU - the alternative radio station for Providence - has shut down, being replaced with a Christian Rock station. For a young Iridium, that was the station that he grew up listening to, sort of the peak of "alternative" (90s/00s), and was always #1 on the Pre-sets in whatever car I happened to piece together at the time. Of course, with the demise of that genre, and the whole... moving to the Internet thing, it was only a matter of time.

It was one of the few stations that wasn't in the Clear Channel / Cumulus oligarchy, since it was technically the Brown University student station (run by students), but not owned by Brown... it's complicated. They always had nice summer concerts, going to be a large loss for the area I think. It's funny... nothing has made me realize how old I am like this in a while

With FNX gone, BCN turned into a second sports radio station... it's rough out there in radio.

Yeah, I think its a demographic change. Radio is turning older, as younger (by which I mean under 50) people turn toward streaming services, that feed their specific musical niche...be it Yeye, post punk, or psychedelic jazz. FM is becoming more like AM, as it caters to an older, more conservative audience, that is techno-shy.

You can always hit up BDC for a pseudo FNX, since its got most of the same personalities last time I checked.

Iridium884 wrote:

WBRU - the alternative radio station for Providence - has shut down, being replaced with a Christian Rock station.

I was surprised how hard this hit me. I honestly had a lump in my throat as I listened to the last few minutes of the broadcast on Thursday night.

I'm not sure what is making me more sad - the fact that I lost my favorite radio station or the fact that such an important piece of my childhood/early adult years is gone forever. I guess this is what it's like when you get to middle age.

I listened to the stream a bit over the weekend and there's a handful of DJs who are still doing shows but I imagine that within six months the thing turns into an automated playlist.

Not sure what to listen to on the radio now. I haven't been too impressed with 92.9 and reception is spotty in southern New England. Hopefully WHJY steps up its game and starts playing some newer rock.

92.9 and NPR are the only things I'll really listen to on the radio these days. I'll sometimes put on The Mill out of Manchester, but they seem to rotate between the same dozen songs, so that never lasts long.

When I worked in a common lab, they listened to jammin' 94.5

5 songs, 94 times per day.

Don't look at me. I listen to Podcasts or KEXP.

This is a long shot, but can you get 102.1? Good old Rock 102 has been around since I was a kid, but I'm not sure if it can reach from Springfield all the way to Boston/Providence. Also you have to like classic rock.

d4m0 wrote:

This is a long shot, but can you get 102.1?

Unfortunately, Rock 102 is really iffy reception-wise in Providence.

There actually is a decent rock station in the PVD/New Bedford market, which is 94.1 WHJY. It does tend to play a lot of older rock (hair bands, etc.) which is fine but WBRU was unique in that they mostly played newer alternative and indie rock.

Also, WWBB 101.5 (the "oldies station") plays a lot of classic rock as well. Interestingly, when I was growing up, "oldies" mostly meant early 60s rock, doo-wop, etc. As I've aged, "oldies" now apparently refers to Led Zeppelin and the Eagles. Crazy that is.

Sorry to derail and turn this into New England radio chat.

Pinkerton wrote:

Sorry to derail and turn this into New England radio chat.

It's nice to know I'm not the only Goodjer relegated to the southern Mass hinterlands.
My wife doesn't have the data cap that would let her stream on her commute into PVD so BRU is a big loss. Christian rock is not going to cut it in the slightest.

Hey all,
I thought I'd try to get together a S&T at A4CADE.
Take a moment and add your availability to this hand, dandy, doodle poll.
Hope we can find a good time!

One more push, I hope more people can make it!

Taharka wrote:

Hey all,
I thought I'd try to get together a S&T at A4CADE.
Take a moment and add your availability to this hand, dandy, doodle poll.
Hope we can find a good time!

How on earth does one pronounce "A4CADE"?

I just say Arcade.

NPR and sometimes WBZ news. Otherwise, it's the iPhone all the way.

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Gamers Jobfully Working?

merphle wrote:

Gamers Jobfully Working?

Whoops.

Reminder! Tomorrow!
Hope to see you there.

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I unfortunately need to bow out from tonight’s festivities. Please hoist a tankard for me.

So it looks like the GWJ Extra Life effort is pretty rough this year, and I'm not gonna resurrect that thread just to kick the beehive, but a little bit of a plug for my own stuff. We're doing it on November 4th at the CIC and we're putting on a bit of a show in conjunction with Aaron Trites (who you may know from PAX Wrestling if you are one of my fellow lunatics) about the Boston game scene--devs, players, and the like. It's an open event, we're just stealing a corner. Lots of games, space for tabletop and the like--it'll be a good time, and if you're in our neck of the woods you should come by.

We are still looking to book guests and bring neat people in, so if you happen to know anybody that we should reach out to, feel free to hit me up. We've hit up the big ones in the local area--Harmonix, Turbine, etc.--but neat people I can lasso and put on my couch are high on my priority list.

Having watched Nightmare Before Christmas countless times, it works much better as a Halloween movie. The vast majority of the movie takes place in Halloweentown and focuses on the Halloween residents.