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I PAGE 10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 7, 2017 reviewing by bob morello ' the rest The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani GIN BLOSSOMS: NEW MISERABLE EXPERIENCE + CONGRATULATIONS I'M SORRY - VINYL UMe Records Doug Hopkins, Bill Leen, and lead vocalist Jesse Valenzu- ela formed the Gin Blossoms in 1987, in Tempe, Arizona. Now, three decades later, two of the group's multi-platinum albums, New Miserable Experi- ence (1992), and Congratula- tions l'm Sorry (1996), have been re-issued on both black and limited edition colored vinyl by UMe. Included are Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, "Hey Jeal- ousy," "Found Out About You" and "Follow You Down." The success of these two albums is measured with their track record -- the album was # 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #30 on the Top 200. Other cuts, like "Mrs. Rita," "Until I Fall Away," and "Allison Road" scored at Mainstream, with the album selling close to five mil- lion copies and remaining on the chart for three years. "Fol- low You Down" was the band's highest-charting single, spend- ing 10 weeks in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100. The singles "Day Job" and "As Long as it Matters" achieved multi-format airplay, with the latter earning the band a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group. EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - ONCE UPON A TIME IN SOUTH AMERICA Rock Beat Records The progressive rock su- per group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, delivers a superb, four- disc set that is chock full of the music that made this trio music legends. Once Upon a Time in South America features 44 tracks of music that span their 45-year career. Culled from concerts in Estadio Chile (Santiago 1993), Metropolitan Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1997), and Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1993), recordings are complete as per- formed by ELP in concert. This set is an essential coUection of their impressive catalog. Delve into memories that include well-known hits like "From the Beginning," "Hoedown," "Fan- fare for the Common Man," "Tarkus," "Lucky Man," and "Karn Evil 9" from the albums The Beginning, Hoedown, Knife Edge, and Pictures at an Exhi- bition. JOHN WICK: CHAFFER 2 Var .se Sarabande John Wick: Chapter 2 is an action film for which Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard worked as a team to create the original score, The duo matched and enhanced the action of the film with high-energy music, uti- lizing 23 tracks to do the job. Feel the thrill of suspense and the hard-driving energy of cuts that explode. "Shark Chevelle" sets the pace, along with "Sumo Showdown," the Latin-flavored "Santino," and %Vick in Rome." Bates and Richard continue to deliver music that shapes the excitement in Chapter 2 by utilizing the vocal efforts of Ciscandra Nostalghia from the hauntingly futuristic band Nostalghia on two cuts, "Plas- tic Heart" and "Fool." There are solo contributions from Le Castle Vania performing "John Wick Mode," and even Joel J. Richard steps up with the cha- otic strains of "Presto Museum Battle," while Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell puts the finishing touches on the "killer" soundtrack with "A Job to Do," a song he penned for the film. ED SHEERAN - DMDE Atlantic Multi-Grammy award-win- ning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is riding high on the charts with his third studio album, Divide. The album has already charted two hit sin- gles released simultaneously, "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You." Sheeran opens up by making no mistake with "Eraser," trailed by the romantic "Dive," the tender "Perfect," and a tribute to the "Galway Girl" done in a delightful jig. A pleas- ant blend that has orchestral beats, tender ballads, a bit of rap over hip-hop beats, awe- some acoustic guitar work, and creative pop sounds. The mood is maintained with the patient promises of =Happier," the up- beat and confident "New Man," and the slower, quieter "Hearts Don't Break Around Here." With the lyrics of "What Do I Know," Sheeran relates his upbringing with some solid advice, along with asking all the questions on "How Would You Feel (Paean)," and putting the final strokes on his musical masterpiece with the moving "Supermarket Flowers," obviously a tribute to the passing of his mum. A close to perfect album with close to a dozen perfect songsl GOLD - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Var~se Sarabande Go/d, the movie, has a ten-cut soundtrack .that is diverse as well as interesting and enjoy- able. The soundtrack features the original song "Gold," per- formed by rock legend Iggy Pop, co-written by director Stephen Gaghan, composer Daniel Pem- berton, and Danger Mouse. "Gold" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 2016 Golden Globes. Also featured on the soundtrack are classic songs from punk and new wave favorites. Big Dipper serves up =Ron Klaus Wrecked His House," multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi does his thing with a naive melody version of"This Must Be the Place," the V0s hit "Spill the Wine" is delivered by The Isley Brothers. Also from the '70s, the duo of Richard and Linda Thompson bring "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight," and the Scottish post-punk band Orange Juice squeezes out their 1982 Top 10 hit "Rip it Up." Britain's New Order's "Temptation" drives their point home easily, while Boston, MA, locals, The Pixies, make a statement with "Hey." The album winds down with England's punk band Joy Divi- sion's "Atmosphere," and the finale from American rock band Television is titled "1880 or So." CHARLIE COOK NAMED DOT DAY PARADE CHIEF MARSHAL On Tuesday, March 21st, at the last Dorchester Day Parade Committee meeting at the Ramada Inn on Morrissey Boulevard, Committee member and longtime pal Steve Allen nominated Dorchester's own Charlie Cook to be the 2017 Chief Marshal for this year's parade on Sunday, June 4th. Committee member and another good friend of mine, Joe Zinck, seconded the nomination and Cook is now the Chief Marshal with a unanimous YES vote from the committee members. Born and brought up in Port Norfolk, Cook is now up by St. Ann's Church with his wife Michelle and their five kids. THE WACKY WORLD OF WORCESTER Worcester is now considering letting non-citizens serve on city boards and commissions in a move to be more inclusive. This idea is so ludicrous; I cannot believe anybody anywhere thinks it is a good idea. If a resident of a city is not a citizen and cannot vote at election time, how can they serve on appointed boards by city government officials? Hey, at least Worcester's Human Rights Commission understands that a citizen's board seeks to change the name of the Citizens Advisory Board to Community Advisory Board. After all, god forbid the off- putting term "Citizen," huh? One final note to progressives out there: A government is a creation of citizens and those they elect. Resident non-citizens are not part of the government and therefore have no right being appointed by a government body to a government position whether paid or unpaid. Boyis this country going to hell in a hand basket. Doesn't anyone know either Government 101 or Constitutional Law 101? I think UNFORTUNATELY few. GREAT QUOTE TO NOTE "Gentrification is not an immutable law of nature. It occurs when there is no real policy for preserving and encouraging affordable housing." -- Tom Schiavoni P.S. I have known Tom for several decades. He lives in the North End and always has been active in community affairs, especially housing issues. He also writes more letters to the editor than most. SPEAKING OF HOUSING ... Madison Park Development Corp. is seeking to bring needed new home ownership opportunities to the Dudley Station area in Roxbury with a new 4-story, 16-unit condominium building. The site is at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street right across from the B-2 police station. Construction hopefully to begin in late fail. O'MALLEY RIGHT ON PLASTIC BAG TAX City Councilor Matt O'Malley is looking to revive his 5-cent tax on plastic bags that got tabled last year after Mayor Walsh opposed the idea. "My goal is to come up with a bill that will be passed unanimously and signedinto law by the Mayor," stated O~Vlalley "We're not there yet, but I hope to get there." The previous plan would have required a 5-cent tax on all grocery and convenience store bags similar to what is done in Cambridge and Somerville. Bad news for O'Malley that, while community activists support the idea to help clean up the environment, it appears the city's Commissioner on the Environment is not exactly there yet. RIDING THE RIDES IN REVERE When I was a kid, I always took the MBTA train to Revere Beach to spend the day riding all the amusement rides. My favorite was Hurley's Dodgems, Revere's version of bumper cars. Why we kids called them Dodgems seems beyond me now. Since most of the time the fun was in whacking the nearest Dodgem to you. Back in the day, Revere didn't open those rides until Easter Sunday, but they opened rain, shine, hot or cold. Now until April 164, you can relive yesterday over at the Showcase Cinemas parking area at the Revere Carnival still going on right now. Meanwhile down in the opposite direction in Hull, the old Paragon Carousel will be opening up on Easter Weekend. This merry-go-round has been there since the days of old Paragon Park opposite Nantasket Beach. This year is its 89th season down there. Paragon Park disappeared except the Friends of The Paragon Carousel; As a kid in Roxbury, I went 98 percent of the time to Revere. But once or twice a summer, my family would take the Nantasket ferry out of Rowes Wharf on Atlantic Avenue in Boston. THIS IS THE FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN V "I'ERA S CALLING If the Foundation for American Veterans calls, tell them you already gave at the office. Did you know that the Foundation gets only 30 percent of your donation and the telemarketers keep the other 70 percent? There are many other better veterans' organizations to give your money to. LAST I LOOKED STOP & SHOP NOT A CHAR/TY Stop & Shop Supermarkets has begun moving away from baggers at the checkout lines and some advocates and shoppers are worried about the baggers, who are often disabled or seniors who depend on these jobs. Two Revere supermarkets have been converting their checkout lanes to a Walmart carousel system where the cashier does all the work. The baggers, by the way, are in a union and will be working in other parts of the supermarket. As wages keep rising upwards, you can expect to see most businesses cutting back. At least with unionized jobs, they just can't say, "You're Fired." ST. FRANCIS HOMELESS SHELTER FUNDRAISER The North End Friends of St. Francis House will be holding a flea market and bake sale for the St. Francis Homeless Shelter in town on Friday, April 7th from 8:00 am until 6:00 pro, and again oil Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Nazzaro Community Center. Help the Friends Help the Homeless. j USTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 78! .589.7347 JUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL.C OM WWW.JUSTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambfldge Street East Candxidge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docke~ No. MI17P0637EA Estate of MARY STEFANELLI Date of Death December 21, 2016 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by PetflJon of Pe~oner Karea E Brown of Wobum, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Karea F. Brown of Wobum, MA, has been informally appointed as the Personal Repres~e of the estate to serve without surety on tbe bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Repreesn- taiJve under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. In, terested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 4/712017 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial court Probate and Family court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI17P1708EA Estate of THOMAS W. TOOMEY Date of Death February 6, 2017 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of PeSfoner Sarah E. Kelly of Arlington, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Sarah E. Kelly of Arlington, MA has been informally appointed as 1~ Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Repreesn- tatlve under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administretlon from the Personal Representa~e and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 4/712017 WWW. BOSTON POSTGAZ ETTE.CO M