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Boston Local Food Festival

11 Aug

On Sunday October 7th, 2012, the Rose Kennedy Greenway will host the 3rd annual Boston Local Food Festival. The festival is a celebration of local food, local farms, local businesses and more. There will be plenty of music, samples and activities all day long. In addition, there will also the the Local Craft Brew fest on October 5th featuring some of the best local breweries around!

I am excited to be blogging for this event, getting to know some of the sponsors and participants while at the same time sharing information with you all! The first company I got to know a bit better was Olivia’s Organics. You can my article about them on the Boston Local Food Festival blog.

Stay tuned for more with some of the festivals sponsors and participants!

The Cold and Lovely Pledge Campaign

15 Mar

Ten months ago I brought my first interview to this little piece of the web. It was with the newly formed band The Cold and Lovely, featuring Nicole Fiorentino (of Smashing Pumpkins) and Meghan Toohey (formerly of The So and So’s).

Since then, the duo added drummer Patty Schemel (formerly of Hole) to the mix, and the music has been flowing out of their instruments ever since.

Photo by Andrea Alseri


The band is at 97% of their goal towards making a new album via their Pledge Music site with 6 days left to pledge. I have no doubt they will be reaching that goal shortly, as long as some more music lovers make their way over right now!

Aside from the usual albums, t-shirts and posters most bands offer up, The Cold and Lovely have some other pretty great things. Nicole’s guitar used on tour with Smashing Pumpkins and Veruca Salt. You can write a song with Meghan or have her produce one of your own. How about an autographed set of drumsticks from Patty Schemel? There are plenty more items available as well, so check it out!

You’ll be hearing a lot more from this band in the future, and it would be awesome to say you were part of making that possible, wouldn’t it?

Thinking about… The Cold and Lovely

17 May

The Cold and Lovely

As a new feature to this here blog, I’ve decided it would be pretty great to do semi-regular interviews with really incredible people. (Brilliant, right?) Most likely, the majority of these will be with musicians, but I do realize there are people who do great things that don’t involve music, so I’m going to keep that in mind when looking for folks to talk to.

As the first interview, I’m thrilled to have The Cold and Lovely contribute.

One part Meghan Toohey mixed with one part Nicole Fiorentino equals a whole lot of quality rock in the form of the new band they’ve named The Cold and Lovely.

Where the two have found the time to record and play as The Cold and Lovely is perplexing at best.

Toohey has been a staple for Billboard topping artists The Weepies both in studio and on tour (and in addition to her producing, writing, and recording for other artists, she has also toured with Lenka, Schuyler Fisk, and Lori McKenna to name a few).

Fiorentino, meanwhile, has kept herself occupied for the past year recording and touring worldwide as bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins. Before that, she was keeping active in several bands, including Light FM, Twilight Sleep, Veruca Salt and picking up bass duties on tour with Spinerette.

Meghan joins us from Los Angeles after a weekend of rehearsing and performing with Schuyler Fisk¬†while Nicole chimes in from between recording sessions in Chicago…

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