“25 Things…” (Repost from Facebook)

February 4, 2009 MGP 3

The original idea: “25 Random Things about Me…” (new “meme” recently floating around Facebook). The rules: “Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged.” I’m fairly bad at following the rules of these things, possibly because I don’t care that much or simply because… well, okay, no “or”… […]

Nostalgia For ’70s/’80s-era WLVI-TV 56

December 19, 2008 MGP 2

Sometime back, I wrote about my childhood love of independent TV, notably the once-mighty Channel 56 in Boston. To indulge myself (and, perhaps, a few of you) further, here are some clips from that era long since past…

Somewhere In New England – November 1989

November 22, 2008 MGP 6

Some answers to questions you might be having at this point… 1) Yes, I was in bands (until 1992). 2) Yes, I am wearing two watches. 3) Yes, I am about to stage dive into about a couple hundred kids. Oh, the portrait of misspent youth.

10/31/77 & 10/31/84 – Ghosts of Halloween Past

November 4, 2008 MGP 0

Instead of desperately obeying the political promises of demagogues like obsessed little drug addicts lining up for their fix today, why not enjoy a couple of pics of MGP as a youngster (ages 9 and 16, respectively) dressing up for Halloween… which, when you think about it, is a rather apt metaphor for the presidential election in general. It’s ALL dress-up. The difference is… I got candy (or, in the […]

The Golden Age of Independent TV

August 25, 2004 MGP 0

Before the rise of The Little Three (UPN, WB, and FOX), there were once independently-owned television stations in the United States. If you were an American born in the 1980s or later, you probably either never saw them or never even heard of them, but they actually existed — no network, no affiliation — and they were wonderful! My favorite as an occasional resident of Massachusetts was WLVI-56. (They are […]