Tuesday, November 06, 2007

It's scary how much this
captures Massachusetts

You don't have to be from Medford, Mass. (or Meffa, as the locals like to call it) to appreciate 17-year-old Michael Maloney's ode to his fair city, "The Long and Winding Road to Medford." If you've ever known anybody from Medford, have driven through Medford or even just heard of Medford, or hell, even just Massachusetts, this thing will crack you up. Which is probably WROR radio handed him over a $5,000 check for it.

Do yourself a favor and Listen here.


Anonymous said...

Mr. Chianca: I have lived in Medford for more than seven years, and I have never heard any of the "locals" refer to the city as "Meffa." The only places I see this reference is in columns like yours and the Inside Track. The "locals" tell me a radio station coined this term 15 or 20 years ago in an attempt to be humorous. Maybe it was funny then, but it's tiresome now.

Pete Chianca said...

I should have probably said, "as the locals like to ironically refer to it".