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Patrick Bryant reads Somerville Speakout

Somerville Speakout.

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Somerville Speakout
Slouching Toward Somerville


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SPEAKOUT podcast

SPEAKOUT on Facebook

SPEAKOUT on Twitter

The Somerville Journal


DESCRIPTION

Subject To Change's "Somerville Speakout" is Patrick Bryant's dramatic narration of the "Speakout" column from the Somerville (Massachusetts) Journal newspaper, set to the motorik orchestrations of Bert Kaempfert. "Speakout" transcribes anonymous telephone complaints by local residents that the Somerville Journal publishes without context, correction or attribution. Like a modern Federalist Papers or a hyperlocal WikiLeaks, "Speakout" enables residents to freely dialog about the pressing issues of the day, such as: trash collection, dog poop, parking tickets, bicyclists, hair, teenage fashion, and The Good Ol' Days (aka Not Now). Don't believe us? Try calling 617-776-9844 and speak your mind. The Somerville Journal will follow.


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Patrick Bryant, Somerville Speakout

Patrick Bryant
performing at Teen-Beat 453
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Photo by David Bivins
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FILM


SOMERVILLE SPEAKOUT, THE MOVIE

Starring Chris Braiotta, Evelyn Hurley, and Ginny. Directed by Mark Robinson.





SOMERVILLE SPEAKOUT, THE SEQUEL

Starring Chris Braiotta and Ginny. Directed by Mark Robinson.





AT THE UNION SQUARE ROUNDTABLE

Directed by Chris Braiotta.





THE SOMERVILLE JOURNAL

The Somerville Journal newspaper profiles Patrick for their website.





SLOUCHING TOWARD SOMERVILLE

Residents of Somerville, Massachusetts (think Boston Legal with pitchforks) are encouraged to call 617-776-9844 and leave an anonymous message about anything and everything to do with their environs. Callers are welcome to comment on important topics like loud music, parking and dog parks or on much less weightier topics like political corruption and world affairs. Local newspaper the Somerville Journal then transcribes the messages and prints them verbatim - often without context, correction or attribution. I then read them into a microphone. And finally money magically appears in my wallet. Oh right. I heard about this on This American Life! Close. That was Soundoff in the Summerville News, based out of Summerville, Georgia.


BIOGRAPHY

"Somerville Speakout" is Patrick Bryant's dramatic narration of the "Speakout" column from the Somerville (Massachusetts) Journal newspaper, set to the motorik orchestrations of Bert Kaempfert. "Speakout" transcribes anonymous telephone complaints by local residents that the Somerville Journal publishes without context, correction or attribution. Like a modern Federalist Papers or a hyperlocal WikiLeaks, "Speakout" enables residents to freely dialog about the pressing issues of the day, such as: trash collection, dog poop, parking tickets, bicyclists, hair, teenage fashion, and The Good Ol' Days (aka Not Now). Don't believe us? Try calling 617-776-9844 and speak your mind. The Somerville Journal will follow.

"Somerville Speakout" is the most sold item at the otherwise awesome Weirdo Records in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Patrick now lives in Portland, Oregon (kindly insert your own "put a bird on it" joke here) where he manages a solar-powered easy-bake oven food cart. When not over-enunciating Speakout entries, Patrick enjoys playing gluten-free disco at houseofsound.org and KZME. Patrick is currently recording a follow up in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin [or Steve Lillywhite?].

DISCOGRAPHY


ALBUMS

Somerville Speakout
Slouching Toward Somerville


COMPILATIONS

Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011


ALSO

UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary