Is this thing on?
OK, so while everyone else on the board is going to use this space to tell you all the officially great reasons to come to Capitolbeat 2007 in beautiful Philadelphia, and to enter the contest — the only reporting contest in the land for Statehouse journalism — and all that, I’m going to give you some other reasons to be excited about the conference and contest.
First up: One of the best rock bands in the world is from Philadelphia. If you’ve never heard of Marah, go check out http://www.marah-usa.com. The band is a kind of 70s Springsteen updated for the 21st century. While prolific in its releases, Marah’s best, IMHO, is 2000’s Kids in Philly.
The boys just got back from a tour of Spain, and are playing limited shows for the next month. But if we’re lucky, they’ll have a rock show scheduled for while we’re in Philadelphia.
See you at the rock show!
Aaron (your humble servant/president)