My ears hurt. The drum-splitting sound system at Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday night was a Cheap Trick that led to Heart burn and a quick Journey out the door. First time I’ve ever been mugged by speakers.
It sucked missing Nancy Wilson croon “These Dreams.” By the time her sister Ann was done distorting Magic Man there weren’t enough plugs in the world to sooth the split.
I tried yelling at arena officials, but I couldn’t hear myself. Relying on my keen sense for lip reading, the arena people mimed brilliantly, “It’s not us, it’s the sound people.”
Mo, could you please hook a bucket to my ear to catch the pus? My wife declared the only sensible thing under the circumstances. “What?”
All the way home it was “What?”
Some of you last night must have been saying “What?” I asked my webmaster to keep a close watch on things during my absence. Some reader comments were getting way over the top. He temporarily idled some postings, including a few charter members of OIB, to sort through the exchanges. I understand Yahooy dropped an F bomb on him. (My webmaster’s in good company.) Yahooy’s not the problem. It’s others we’re keeping an eye on.
So, on to the real world! What’s going on? It’s been one week since Tsunami Tuesday: Bob Keeley, the longest serving legislator in city history, is a lame duck. The woman who defeated him Auden Grogins is recovering from a victory that attracted statewide coverage.
All the other frontrunners won, although Democrat Anthony Musto, state senate nominee, had a close encounter with Marilyn Moore. It’s on to the general election. When will the charges and counter charges between Jim Himes and Chris Shays begin? What about the matchup between Musto and Republican State Senator Rob Russo?
Will any of the candidates get dragged into the fight between Mayor Bill Finch and municipal unions over contract negotiations and overtime issues? Who’s got the upper hand, Finch or unions?
Why wait until the last minute to debate the issues? After all, we’re OIB, we debate all the time. Hey, I think my hearing just came back!