The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Rebirth of the Academy

It's been really sad to go by Northampton's historic Academy of Music in recent weeks and see that there were no new coming attractions.



The theater, one of the last of its kind still in existence in the Valley, closed earlier this year in the midst of a financial crisis. After a lot of false starts, it appears to be about to undergo a revival under a new organization called Main Street Motion Media which is going to put on movies all summer. In even better news, the first weekend is a psychedelic film festival!



Unfortunately, I didn't hear about it until now and the festival is already underway. However, it is not too late to check out tomorrow's offerings, featuring Rockin the Red Dog tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock with music by The Charlatans, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Lynne Hughes, Mark Unobsky, Dan Hicks, Alice Stuart, Ph Phactor Jug Band, Final Solution, Wildflower, Boston Wranglers, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and Quicksilver Messenger Service.



What have you got better to do?

Here's something for all you fifties freaks, a vintage ride that's for sale on somebody's lawn on Route Nine in Amherst.



It's crazy how they had all that extra weight on them, like these big fins that really added on the poundage. The gas mileage on those cars was pathetic, but when gas was a nickle a gallon, who cared?

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