508 #101: Right Place, Right Time

posted by Mike on February 19th, 2010

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Brendan Melican, Scott Zoback, Jen Burt, and Jeremy Shulkin.

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Inspired by Jeremy’s Worcester Magazine cover story “Selling Worcester: Who will take the lead to market our city?”, we discuss the rich oral tradition around Worcester’s many slogans, including the long-lost “Right Place, Right Time” and Bruce Russell’s “This City Should Be Destroyed”. Worcester even had a No Slogan Day. In the ad industry, slogans have fallen from favor.

Mike mentions that you can buy Ethiopian/Eritrean foods at Fresh Farm in Worcester, across the street from Lincoln Plaza. This Saturday is the Whiskerite fundraiser, Distant Castle anniversary party, Q arts fundraiser, and Pecha Kucha IV Haiti fundraiser.

Jen tells us about Clark students and alumni uniting to help Clark food service workers unionize.

The ongoing Venerini Academy story is starting to make sense as we learn their fundraiser has left a “trail of lies”.

Mike didn’t like the AP article in the T&G about Wal-Mart’s financial situation; he thought the NYT article was better.

Worcester: This city should be destroyed.

Worcester: Right Place, Right Time

Matt Feinstein performs “Right Place, Right Time” on 508 #100

Worcester: Paris of the 80s, Port Au Prince of the 90s (via WCCA)

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  1. On February 19, 2010 at 22:24 Nicole said:

    1) Thanks for the link.

    2) I would like to live in a city with the following slogan: “Worcester — The Thong Song is Still Relevant.” (That reminds me of my sister’s comment about the thong craze of the late 90s/early 00s: “I like panty lines. They reassure me that you’re actually wearing underwear.”)

  2. On February 20, 2010 at 09:20 Drew said:

    I LOVE the for lease video

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