r Letter From Eastie: 10 Things I love about East Boston.
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Friday, April 22, 2005

10 Things I love about East Boston.

#2 The variety of music blasting at full volume from open car windows is awe inspiring.

Over the course of last summer I heard all of the following (in no particular order):

  • Rap in both English and Spanish

  • Tejano

  • Top 40

  • Caribbean music in all it's forms

  • Juan Luis Guerra (Ok, given that he sings marengue, he technically falls under Caribbean music, but he's like the king of marengue, so he gets his own line)

  • Bon Jovi (and any other 80s power band you can think of)

  • Cumbia

  • Bolero

  • R&B with the base pumped so high I can feel the base before I can actually hear the music, and then when I can finally hear the music, the base rattles the frames of the prints hanging on my walls.

  • Sinatra

  • Black Sabbath—This at 2:00 a.m. blaring so loudly from the gas station across the street that it actually woke me up. I had to go to my window to find out where the Sabbath was coming from—a black Monte Carlo SS with tinted windows in case you were wondering.


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