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Origins of the Phrase Wormtown

I received the following in email figured I would share.

Wormtown has been co-opted by city “leaders” and other assorted no-nothings as a derogatory mark against Worcester, which is far from the truth. Coined by WCUW dj L.B. Worm some twenty years ago, Wormtown was actually the flag the music underground rallied under. A lovely little kingdom where the kids were allright, it was ok to be different, and original thought was abundant. It was a group that, unlike the majority of the Worcester citizenship, were happy to do things for themselves.

The Wormtown movement eventually toppled the tired southern rock, cover-scene format that ruled the local roost. It was a very positive time, and both WCUW and WICN prospered as a result. WDOA is a direct result of Wormtown. The Worcester Phoenix, at least the arts folk, gladly call themselves Wormtowners,as does the T&G’s Scott McClennen. Why be anything less then the best. Vincent’s, arguably the cities hottest night spot is 100% Wormtown, having taken the title from Ralph’s, the eighties most popular hang. Again,there success is directly tied to the Wormtown movement.

Wormtown was NEVER meant to be another name for the city. Frankly, a city this misguided (city hall) and complacent (the people) hasn’t yet earned the right to wear this moniker.


About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.
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