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TODAY IN MIW HISTORY  RELEASE OF “ETERNALLY YOURS” (1/27/2017)

“Today we are elated to release to you our new track “Eternally Yours.” We are incredibly proud of this song, much like our previous single “570,” we feel it embodies the heart and soul of Motionless In White. Demonstrating many aspects of the evolution of the band thus far, while standing firm on the foundation we have built with our preceding records. It is collectively one of our favorite tracks of the band’s entire discography. While having previously planned to release our forthcoming album, Graveyard Shift, in the winter of 2017, we are also very happy to announce that after much discussion and planning with our new label home, Roadrunner Records, May 5th 2017 will be the moment we finally get to unveil to you what we have worked so hard on throughout all of 2016. Knowing how much passion and care has gone into the creation of this album, we can assure you that it will be worth the wait. Until then, please enjoy “Eternally Yours” and all of what’s to come along the way to May 5th.”

photo by ellie mitchell photography

Mother’s Day is this weekend and we’ve been looking in our collections for records of Boston’s mothers. We came across this 1962 letter, honoring Sarah Shedd, pictured above, as “Mother of the Year.”

In the above letter, Mayor John Collins praises the Boston City Federation of Organizations’ choice of Sarah as their Mother of the Year, and commends Sarah for her dedication to her family and her sense of civic responsibility.

Happy Mothers Day!

Photo of Sarah Shedd, “Mother of the Year” and letter for Mayor John Collins, 1962, Mayor John Collins collection, Box 310, Boston City Archives

Palmyra's Arch of Triumph recreated in Trafalgar Square

A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, is being installed in London’s Trafalgar Square.

The 2,000-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.

Roger Michel, the director of Oxford’s Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA), said: “No one would have seriously considered leaving London in ruins after the blitz.

“Monuments – as embodiments of history, religion, art and science – are significant and complex repositories of cultural narratives. No one should consider for one second giving terrorists the power to delete such objects from our collective cultural record.

“When history is erased in this fashion, it must be promptly and, of course, thoughtfully restored.” Read more.

We can put our record collections together and move into an apartment where a man shot himself in the face 2 years ago and lived. We can pay rent with the money we get from the jobs we keep in hot kitchens and daycare places. I found the place where a royal flush can never beat a pair. It’s heads; we win. Tails; they lose, on the nickel over here.