Soundtrack of the newsroom… and other things.

Ashley Babbitt

At the close of week three here in the newsroom, I have plenty that I could blog about. Can I make up my mind on a topic? Of course not.

It has been great working with Brian, Shawn and Kevin. The soundtrack of the morning hours is just the pitter-patter of fingers on keyboards, which is nice. Once the paper is finished, Brian can be identified by his whistling when he comes and goes, Kevin by his distinct laugh, and Shawn is super sneaky so I can only figure out it’s him coming through the door by default. In any case, it’s a lot of fun and I’m really enjoying things here.

On another note, I was reading about the Tribeca Film Festival and see that “The Kill Team” won best documentary. I haven’t checked it out yet, but it’s on my list. Reading that did remind me of another documentary I recently watched – “The Invisible War.” I highly recommend it to mature audiences, as it gets pretty descriptive regarding sexual abuse cases within the military, but definitely worth the watch – in a “this is absolutely horrible” kind of way. It’s on Netflix.

Well, I’ve mentioned the words “soundtrack” and “festival” which makes me eager for upcoming shows and festivals. What I wouldn’t give to be at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend… one of these years I’ll make it happen. The Mountain Jam lineup is pretty solid, and I probably should’ve gotten tickets for that, but haven’t. It’d be nice to see Dispatch, Soulive, Michael Franti, and of course everyone else. The Cat Empire is touring soon, and I’ll probably go to their show in Philadelphia. I have yet to see them live, and they’re one of my favorites. I can’t talk about music and festivals without bringing up the Chenango Blues Fest, one of my favorite things about living in the area – terrific live music right here in Norwich.

Speaking of live, there’s live music tonight at The Blarney Stone, the Hop City Hellcats. Also, The Norwich Theater Company’s production of “How Green Was My Brownie” opens tonight at 7 p.m. at the Martin W. Kappel Theater. That’s something to check out too. It was really funny – but probably not appropriate for the younger folks – but if you’re looking for some laughs this weekend, I highly recommend it.

Well, here ends my ridiculous stream of consciousness-type blog.

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