Boston music maven and mayoral adviser Joyce Linehan promises to continue her fight
Jonathan Richman (pictured above on Instagram with Lil BUB, the rockin’ Internet cat) says “Roadrunner,” the iconic Massachusetts anthem that may be the Modern Lovers founder’s best-known song, isn’t good enough be an official song of any kind for the Bay State.
And since the state legislature ended its session last Friday without taking action on a bill to make it the state’s official rock song, it looks like he’ll get his way — for now, at least.
But Joyce Linehan, policy adviser to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, vows that the fight’s not over.
“Roadrunner might not be the official rock song of the Commonwealth, but it’s certainly the unofficial,” Linehan posted to her Facebook page Tuesday.
But she followed up Wednesday morning with a stronger statement in response to a tweet from comedian John Hodgman, who has supported the “Roadrunner” effort.
“John Hodgman has spoken. I will fight on,” she posted.
Oh @ashmont, please do not give up the fight!… http://t.co/mzWFENy7SB
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) August 5, 2014
Walsh introduced the bill to make “Roadrunner” the state rock song back in February 2013, before he won the mayoralty in Beantown and gave up his legislative seat.