About


Welcome to Panorama of the Mountains.  This is the personal blog of Liam Sullivan, a dad, archivist, voracious reader, music aficionado, beer drinker, and wannabe activist residing in Jamaica Plain, MA.

What you can expect at Panorama of the Mountains:

  • Regular book reviews, completed when I finish reading a book
  • Less frequently, review of movies and tv shows
  • Music posts, including new album reviews, monthly “mixtapes” of new songs I like, and Music Discoveries, where I do an intensive listen of an artist or band’s catalog
  • A weekly sum-up of the best podcasts I’m listening to
  • My thoughts on a current political issues and ways to get involved in activist causes (I don’t post these as often as I like)
  • Original writing including my City Stories series of adventures in the world’s greatest cities
  • Photo posts with pictures from my travels, events, and just things I like taking pictures of

To keep up to date with Books and Revolution, subscribe to my rss feed: https://othemts.wordpress.com/feed/

Other places you can find me online:

  • Boston Bike Commuter – my other blog about issues related to bicycle commuting and advocacy (long overdue for an update)
  • I share articles and blog posts I read on Pocket
  • I have a private Instagram feed but if you’re not obviously selling something and/or a bot, I’ll let you follow
  • Library Thing is my catalog of every book I’ve ever read
  • Personal Twitter account – local politics, public education, transit issues, biking, sports, music, and silly stuff
  • Professional Twitter account – archives, libraries, records management, and academics

Please join in the conversation and leave a comment below or on any post you find interesting.  Check out the comment policy for more details.

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12 thoughts on “About

  1. I have several sarcastic responses ready for this question:

    1. I needed to find a safe place to live far away from Yankees fans.
    2. I am allergic to the DH and had to find the nearest National League team to root for.
    3. I snuck in over the borders of Red Sox Nation and am living in Somerville as an undocumented immigrant.

    Well, all of those have an element of the truth (especially, the mutual hatred of the Yankees and the nearest NL team to Boston), but the truth is that I grew up in Connecticut and became a Mets fan as a child and one just cannot give up fandom. The Red Sox are my favorite AL team and I always wish them well except when they play the Mets.

    Thanks for commenting. You have a very attractive blog with all those photos.

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  2. Liam:

    Thanks for being the first (sadly, only) blogger on the planet to notice “Margin notes” at US Catholic. I appreciate the assist, esp. coming from a Mets fan. Good luck with your Jesus year! No pressure!

    Kevin

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  3. Hello, My name is Johnny Coe. i was the leader of the band called Echolalia.
    In researching online today, i found our band listed in your top 100 albums of all time!
    THANK YOU it was a fun record to make. It started out as a few different demo’s for
    various venues showcasing all different styles we covered. In case you didn’t recognise it,
    there was a cover of a song originally recorded by Boston band DOGMATICS “King Size Cigarette”
    We had a fantastic run for a few years and sadly disbanded 1999. There were a couple of reunion shows which were well received, but, it always felt like unfinished business to me.
    We did multi track recordings of a couple of live shows, but, the tapes were destroyed
    after we split up. We had a reunion tour booked in 2004 and were going to be featured on
    a film soundtrack. After an unexpected death in my family, it had to be postponed.

    I’ve been living on and off in Boston, since June 2000 and co-host a traditional music session
    in kendall Square @ Tommy Doyle’s Pub on Tuesday Nights 8:30pm
    as well as Playing in a band called “The Old Brigade” in and around Boston, Ma.
    Would Enjoy meeting you sometime. love to hear the story of how you found our record.
    it is pretty obscure and hard to find…..
    I’m off to your neighborhood now to peruse Boomerang’s thrift shop.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Johnny Coe

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