Don't know what you're doing on Saturday night, but I'm going on my very first booze cruise -- er, make that my very first Rock and Blues Concert Cruise in the harbor. The Samples are playing -- a jam-band-flavored alt-rock band that takes me right back to my early '90s college days in Boulder. Sean Kelly's (above) high voice straining through "Feel Us Shaking" is like the soundtrack to those first years away from home: "I'd like to stay, but I couldn't stay with you. I have to go, I have a lot I want to do." I don't have it on CD, but I do have it on a well-worn mixtape. Sigh ...
If you have the same nostalgia for the Samples, go to rockandbluescruise.com for more information about Saturday's cruise. Maybe I'll see you onboard.
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.