OUR EYES ON YOU: June 2009

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WAX ON WAX
OFF

Rita: Summer begins on June 21 and look already
at my little patch of garden.
Lolita: You should really wax that thing. Rita:
Ugh, I hate wax beans. I remember Dad forcing us to swallow those terribly
textured yellow beans.
Lolita: You know it’s Father’s Day (also on June
21) this month, so you better change your tune.
Rita: Okay, let’s make up an appropriate Question
of the Month.
Lolita: How ’bout what would you like to do with
the wax beans that your dad force-fed you?
Rita: No, since summer begins on Father’s Day,
let’s ask our musical friends to tell us something they did with their
dad in the summer.

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FIRST DAY OF
SUMMER AND DAD’S DAY UNITE

Lolita: Hey Chandler, get over here. What did you
do in the past with your father in the summer?

CHANDLER TRAVIS
(Rocket Travis
Infinity Explosion Surprise): I crapped my pants once at the country
club… I think we were both pretty mortified. Of course, this was three
or four years ago now, but I still get nostalgic about it, especially
on Father’s Day. ***
DICK
TATE
(Middle East/ Prime Movers):
My father and I attempted to sail a 14 foot Sunfish out into the Atlantic
Ocean one summer and were nearly swept out to sea by a freak thunderstorm.
The garbage strewn beach of Old Orchard never felt so good under my
trembling feet as it did when we finally managed to regain the shore.
***
NICHOLE FERREE (Orange Nichole): My father was a teacher
when I was growing up so in the summer he had plenty of time to hang
out with my sister and me. Every year he’d create an elaborate treasure
hunt for us with clues leading us all over town. It was a big deal that
we’d look forward to every summer. ***
BILL
GALATIS
(the Paul Green School
of Rock/ Audible Crayons): When I was five years old, my father took
me to the 1984 Boston Celtics championship game 7 when they put away
the Lakers. It was 91 degrees in the Garden and I had to finish watching
in nothing but my shorts. I’ll never forget it. ***
A.J.
WACHTEL
(Boston
Gets a Grip
): I lived in Allston
and one of my roommates was a black singer/cab driver named Stacey and
my Jewish father took us out to eat at Rubin’s Deli in Brookline for
my birthday and Father’s Day. Apparently, not many blacks came to
Rubin’s for a kosher meal at the time, and as we walked in the staff
looked like we were lepers. To add insult to injury, I ordered a “ham
and cheese” and the waitress said, she couldn’t make one for me
and I thought it was because of my black guest and was getting pissed
until she continued, “we’re kosher and can’t serve meat and dairy
together.” Occasionally, I speak to Stacey and we laugh at my unintentional
stupidity. ***
JOE HARRINGTON (photographer): The summer was my father’s
favorite time of the year—boating season. I have many memories of
long days and nights out on the ocean. One Fourth of July my cousin
went scuba diving from the boat and robbed a bunch of lobster traps.
We had coolers overflowing with lobster for the barbecue! R.I.P. Dad,
1995, death by cigarettes. ***
JOE
KOWALSKI
(Funf/ the Elderly):
Just a couple of years ago I went with my dad, my brother and my Uncle
John (my dad’s younger brother) to Citizen’s Bank Park to see the
Phillies play the Cardinals. We saw Albert Pujols hit two home
runs against our Phillies and saw the Phils lose their 10,000th game
in franchise history. It was a fantastic time. Happy Father’s
Day! ***
DJ MATTHEW GRIFFIN (the Noise): One hot summer night when I was 16, my friends
and I decided to drop some acid. When it came time to call my dad for
a ride home, I was petrified. I had long black bangs on the right side
of my face. I flipped them to the left side, so my dad wouldn’t notice
my blown out pupils. We didn’t say much. I was left alone in the livingroom,
til my brother came home and found me clutching the arms of a chair
in the dark. Then he threw on the Butthole Surfer’s
Blind
Eye Sees
All video. I watched the flashing skulls and Gibby
eating puke out of a turkey baster.
Lolita: Well, thank you Matthew for sharing the details
of the video, now I can cross it off my list of things to watch before
I die.

 

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NON-TV NEWS

Rita: While Lolita shortens her “to do” list,
I will share with you all the news that the TV forgets to report.
Lolita:
Oh, but before that I just want to give a tip to those readers who can’t
afford pay TV but still want to watch. Dress up in coveralls and go
to the gas station and watch GS TV for free. Maybe if you pump the gas
while watching, someone will give you a tip.
Rita: Okay, you won’t hear this news on GS TV
either.
CAT on Cool 102 (101.9 fm
Hyannis, MA) is bringing back
The
Cheap Seats
, a local music
show for bands from New England. The show airs on Sunday evenings at
6:00 pm and is streamlined on www.cool102.com. *** EMBRIONIC was featured
on the 2009 MTV’s
Realworld/Road
Rules Challenge: The Island

and
Real World Australia. *** CASEY
DESMOND
won $5000 in studio
gear
in
the Broadjam Song of the Month Contest. ***
Noise intern KATYA
LANCERO
(Sgt. Maxwell’s Peace
Chorus) is moving back to Flagstaff, AZ, where she has picked up a new
internship on another magazine called the
Noise! *** The Paul Green School of Rock (617-923-3434)
will be hosting three Rock Star Boot Camps in July and August. Session
I (7/6 to 7/11), Session II (7/27 to 8/1), and Session III (8/17 to
8/22) all run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm weekdays and are open to students
ages 6-17 who play bass, guitar, drums, piano, or sing. No experience
needed! Registration closes on June 1. ***
LEO
BLAIS
wins the award for most
effort put into an extended press kit. We received three painted cardboard
font creations that spell out the
Noise, Rita & Lolita, and T Max. These are pretty
elaborate fun-looking 3-D signs. Thanks Leo—the review of your CD
is in this issue. *** Photog
KELLY
DAVIDSON
is participating in
the MS 2-day bike ride again and needs your support. Write to kd.photo@gmail.com
if you can help out. *** In keeping with our great economy, the
Noise
is now offering a new size ad meant to keep more of your money in your
wallet while you still spread the word of your latest creative endeavor.
Announcing the sexy twelfth page ad—2.4 inches square. Bands pay $36—businesses
pay $52. We like to make it easier for you to own a little piece of
the
Noise. *** SHILO
McDONALD
(Intelligent Records)
became a nomad after his house in Lynn went into flames when it was
hit with lightning. *** New England-based bands that play original material
are eligible to participate in Boston Music Spotlight's second annual
Battle of the Bands. Now through 7/15, bands can submit their electronic
press kits via Sonicbids.com. ***
ROBBY
ROADSTEAMER
and CHRIS COXEN
have taken over Monday nights at the Cantab with
Underground
Comedy
. *** Looney Tunes’
store in Cambridge closed. Now you’ll have to go to the 1106 Boylston
Street store in Boston. *** Cambridge Music downsized—they're now
upstairs at the same location, 1906 Mass. Ave. in Porter Square. ***
ANNA PRICE
(the Silver Lining) announced that Elijah Jeffrey Rhodes and Evelyn
Delia Rhodes were born via emergency C-section at 9:19 and 9:20 pm on
Saturday, May 9th. ***
GREG
HAWKES
(the Cars) sat in with
the NEW COLLISIONS on both their new CD and their CD release party.
*** After releasing 64 albums and 12 videos, Low Budget Records celebrates
their 30th anniversary. *** On Thursday, 6/11
WILL DALEY
will be live on TV on the CBS
Morning
Show
. *** THE OTHER GIRLS got
together for a low-key reunion on May 29 at the Precinct. Maybe a full-blown
reunion is in the making. *** Bostonians
WYATT
PETERSON, MATT LISOWSKI
, and DAVE BLAISE
sang on
The Jerry Springer
Show
as part of the Springer
Singer Search. *** Sound Bites Café in Somerville (704 Broadway) is
starting to serve up live local music. *** THE VITAL MIGHT
signed
a two record deal with 10T Records out of Charleston, SC. It includes
the recording, release, distribution and promotion. ***
KIER BYRNES
(Three Day Threshold) was seen doing the forward and reverse worm on
the floor of the High Street Grill in North Andover, MA.
Rita:
It wasn’t a reaction to the food, because that tasted great. I think
it was an attempt at physical entertainment.
Lolita: Yeah, I know that guy is always trying to
entertain me with his worm.

 

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SONGWRITERS
ARE BORN

Rita: Wow, I just looked on my birthday calendar
and discovered that Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, and Todd
Rundgren were all born in the same week in June.
Lolita: I’m on it. I’m going to ask everyone
who’s their favorite songwriter.
JOHN
POWHIDA
(John Powhida International
Airport): Todd Rundgren—he is a greater genius than all these other
geniuses because he plays all the instruments they do plus saxophone
and he released a rap album at the age of 45. Great Todd songs? Hmmmmmn, if
you haven’t discovered him yet, it’s too late chump. ***
DANIEL PAUL BOUCHER
(Neptune/ Certainly, Sir!): McCartney gets my vote due to the fact that
I believe “Hello, Goodbye” is one of the greatest songs ever written.
***
MR. CURT (Mr. Curt Ensemble/ Urban Caravan): I will
not make one simple choice to four of the greatest rock ’n’ roll
songwriters of all time, who all have had up and downs in their musical
careers. Each in their own way helped create the modern template for
songwriting in the mid-’60s and beyond. Hey! They’re still around
today, so WAH-HEY! Thusly, some faves I have performed: Wilson: “In
the Back of My Mind”; McCartney: “Got to Get You into My Life”; Davies:
“A Well Respected Man”; Rundgren: “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any
Difference.” Happy birthday, dudes! ***
ERIC
WELSH
(Chill House Studios):
Brian Wilson because the Beach Boys’ song “Good Vibrations” has
an electro-theremin on it and the vocal harmonies are killer! ***
JEFF PFLAUMBAUM
(the Wings of Fire Orchestra): All four are favorites of mine but I’d
probably lead towards Todd Rundgren. My favorite songs of his are spread
all over his catalogue and include “Boat On The Charles,” “Waling
Wall,” “Onomatopoeia,” “Something To Fall Back On,” “God
Said,” “When I Pray,” “Does Anybody Love You,” and “Strike.”
Ask me tomorrow and I’ll have a brand new list! ***
NANCY
DELANEY
(Temper): I admire
them all but Brian Wilson gets my vote. McCartney and Rundgren would
not have written many of their songs without Wilson’s influence. His
best? “Surf’s Up” is a perfect song, either the solo version or
the full orchestrated one. “Till I Die” is as truthful as songwriting
gets and how can anyone not like “God Only Knows”? ***
CHUCK U. ROSINA
(WMBR/ WMFO): Favorite songwriter? Gosh. I don’t know if I have a “favorite”
songwriter. There are soooo many good songs written by soooo many people.
It’s even hard to narrow from the four you’ve mentioned. But amongst
those four, I think Ray Davies is too often overlooked. Not only did
he write a string of hits for the Kinks, but he has some great quirky
tunes like “Ape Man,” and “Celluloid Heroes.” He’s still at
it today. His 2008 CD,
Workingman’s
Cafe,
is full of wonderful
tunes. Tough question, but thanks for asking. ***
GENE
JOHNSTON
(Dead Friends): I
would have to name Paul McCartney as my favorite songwriter of the bunch.
When I was a kid, I had multiple eye surgeries and at times had both
eyes patched. My parents would play Beatles records on our old RCA for
me. Paul always tells a story with his music and his soulful voice is
magically comforting. It’s as if I were watching a movie. Later on
I got into Wings. I think some of Paul’s best songs were “Hard Days
Night,” “Blackbird,” “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,”
“Good Day Sunshine,” “Yesterday” and “Jet”!
Rita:
Okay, let’s open up the question and include all songwriters. Lolita,
go ask our musician friends which songwriters they would pick now?
Lolita:
Ken! Ken! Come back here, I have a question for you. Who’s your favorite
songwriter?
KEN FIELD (Revolutionary Snake Ensemble/Birdsongs of
the Mesozoic): My pal Chandler Travis is an extraordinary songwriter,
not to mention singer, guitarist, and bass player. I think my
favorite song of his might be “Bob What’s-Is-Name”, but there
are a ton of great ones. ***
FRANK
STROM
(the Noise): Rick Berlin’s new and old material is brilliant,
and Jay Allen ditties like “Frying Pan Justice” and “Last Man On
Earth” are really charming. I can say a lot for all the musicians I
like… but if I had to single out just one, it’s gotta be Evan Shore
(Muck). He has total command of the style he’s shooting for (“Girl
Next Door” and “I Never Got Over You” for example), is creative
with it, and seems to toss out winners like “Hypnotic” with ease.
What really makes it noteworthy is how perfectly he gets it. ***
MICHAEL AROIAN
(Elsewhere): Sting with the Police—and only with the Police. He was
able to consistently write accessible songs that were memorable and
viable on both a pop and rock level. Furthermore, his song writing seemed
to progress with every album and with Stewart and Andy taking the sonic
atmospheres to another level, these three were truly my Bealtes. In
my opinion, Sting’s best songs were, not surprisingly, “Roxanne,”
as well as “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “So Lonely,” “Message
In a Bottle,” “Regatta De Blanc,” “Don’t Stand So Close To
Me,” “Spirits In The Material World,” “Every Little Thing She
Does Is Magic,” and “Secret Journey.” ***
DENNIS
BRENNAN
(Dennis Brennan Band):
Arthur Alexander is the Bomb. He wrote “Anna” covered by the Beatles.He
also wrote “You Better Move On” covered by the Rolling Stones. He
wrote “Sally Sue Brown” covered by Bob Dylan, C.C. Adcock, and New
England’s own Sugar Ray & the Bluetones. He also was a wonderful
singer, pitch challenged much like Hank Williams, but it didn’t matter.
If he was off-key it only added to the drama.
Noise readers—check him out. *** KENNY
CHAMBERS
(Moving Targets):
Burt Bacharach: “Walk on By” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on my
Head.” A true songwriting genius. ***
ERIK
LINDGREN
(Birdsongs of the
Mesozoic/ Arf Arf Records): This month it’s Margo Guryan, who penned
a glorious album in 1968 entitled
Take
A Picture
and wrote the hit
“Sunday Morning.” She crosses all musical boundaries, has an extraordinary
gift for melody, and includes quirky meter changes not unlike Burt Bacharach.
Her latest anti-Bush opus, “16 Words,” may be my favorite song of
hers, which is up on YouTube featuring a fabulous video by her husband.
***
GEORGE HALL (Weisstronauts/ Eddie Japan): Randy Newman
for one. Lyrically, he creates detailed situations and characters using
unflashy language, untrustworthy narrators, irony, and contradiction,
with music that works like a soundtrack to a short film. Cover versions
can miss the point—the nebbishy narrator of “Mama Told Me Not to
Come” is funnier and more sympathetic without Three Dog Nights’
anthemic swagger, for instance—but what makes him great isn’t so
much about hits.
The
Randy Newman Songbook Vol 1

has solo piano versions of some of his best, including “Sail Away,”
“Louisiana 1927,” “God’s Song” and more (“Short People”
is mercifully absent). ***
KIER
BYRNES
(Three Day Threshold):
Speaking of birthdays, I share a birthday with one of my favorite songwriters
of all time, Mark Sandman (Morphine), September 24. That’s also the
same birthday as another Boston rocker, Mike Baldino.
Lolita: Kier, will you show me that worm that’s
been getting so much publicity?

 

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MUSICAL CHAIRS

Rita: While Lolita manages to get herself into
some deep trouble, I’ll let you know who’s been teaming up with
whom in the local world of rock.

RICHIE PARSONS
(Unnatural Axe), FRITZ ERICKSON
(Gang Green),
JOHNNY BLACK (Johnny Black Trio), with LEE
HARRINGTON
and JOHN LYNCH (the Neighborhoods’ rhythm section) have formed FASTER & LOUDER,
a Dictators tribute band that can play the entire
Bloodbrothers album and more.
*** BRADLEY JAY
’s THUNDER
BROTHERS are now a trio. They’ve added guitarist
DAVE
EVE
who is a recent transplant
from London. Dave is also the guitar player for the PERFECT TOOL TRIBUTE.
Thunder Brothers drummer
STEVE
KILROY
plays drums for the
Perfect Tool Tribute as well. ***
JONATHAN
ULMAN
(Common Thrill) also
plays in PAWNSHOP DIAMONDS. ***
JOE
PERRY
(Aerosmith/Joe Perry
Project) has
WILLIE ALEXANDER (Persistence of Memory Orchestra/ Boom Boom
Band) playing honky-tonk piano on his latest solo endeavor. *** NEW
KIDS ON THE BLOCK performed on the
Today
Show
and announced that JESSE
McCARTNEY
will be joining their
summer tour.
Lolita: I love it when he shakes his shaggy head
of hair and sings “wooo.”
Rita: That’s Paul McCartney. *** PHIL HURLEY
(x-Gigolo Aunts) now plays in STONEHONEY and hails from Austin, Texas.
*** CIRCLE CIRCLE STAR branched out of CHAUNCEY with
ELIOT
HUNT
, JON
BISTINE
, and SHAWN
MARQUIS
. They’re already
recording. ***
SLIMEDOG now resides in a band called BAD IRON. You
won’t see them around town, or New England for that matter. They’re
based in Sacramento, California. *** GHOULS NIGHT OUT has slipped into
oblivion due to too much physical distance between the ghouls.
*** THE ELDERLY is an experimental electronic music group that formed
to do the RPM Challenge (record a whole album in a month). The band
consists of
GEORGE HALL,
JOE KOWALSKI, JIM GERDEMAN, JASON BAL-DOCK, CHRIS BARRETT
and MARVIO
SANTOS
. *** Former Bostonian BRETT ROSENBERG
(now from Nashville) has toured the country as lead guitarist for
GRAHAM PARKER.
*** WHAT TIME IS IT MR. FOX? used Rounder Records CEO
SCOTT
BILLINGTON
and members of HUMANWINE
on their new CD. ***
ROBBY
ROADSTEAMER
has joined up with NIKKI D
(Where the Land Meets the Sea/ x-Campaign for Real-Time) to form SUPER
TIME PILOT.
KIER BYRNES will be adding lead guitar on their up coming
recording.
Lolita: Are you sure he isn’t planning to play
his worm?

 

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I’D
NEVER DO THAT NOW

Rita: Lolita, enough about that worm—you’re
going to give Kier a big head. Now, Robby—come over here and tell
me something you did as a kid that you would never do now.
ROBBY ROADSTEAMER
(Super Time Pilot) I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead
human being. It happened in the summer of 1989—a long time ago, but
only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town
in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one
people. But to me, it was the whole world.
Lolita: So, I’m not sure what you would never do
now—look at a dead body? Live in Castle Rock? Consider Castle Rock
the
whole world? *** ERIC
SCHMIDER
(Mollycoddle): Never
again will I sit on a suburban curb under the Albuquerque sun masticating
Ruffles potato chips, spitting them back onto a fresh chip, and eating
it again, as if it were some sophisticated adult party dip, while peeing
in my Wrangler jeans. I was so young and free. ***
SLIMEDOG (the Noise): I guess I didn’t get around much before
kindergarten ’cause I’d never seen a men’s urinal and I had to
take a shit so I thought you did it in that so that what I did. I was
smart enough not to volunteer the answer when the teacher asked who
had done that. Since high school, at least, I don’t do that anymore.
***
DAVE WESTNER (Tori Pyne): Have sex with a bunch of priests.
***
NICOLE TAMMARO (Nicole Tammaro Photography): As a kid I threw
rocks through St. Ann’s (Somerville) Church windows. An older kid
told me what we were doing was okay, ’cause it wasn’t our school.
I have never even since thrown stones at the Catholic Church. ***
SHAUN WOLF WORTIS
(Gato Malo): My friend Dicky and I once found a trove of old Coke bottles
in his father’s garage, a tank of gasoline next to that, and finally,
a bag of rags. We created our own molotov cocktails, which we hung from
our belts while stalking though the woods playing “bomb the German
city.” This is something I would never do now. I’m sort of amazed
I survived my childhood sometimes. ***
LINDA
VIENS
(Angeline): When I was
in 5th and 6th grade I used to shoplift from department stores downtown,
little things, jewelry, lipsticks… In 6th grade I got caught and tried
to blame it on one of the “bad girls” I was hanging around with.
I was held in the basement for hours and terrorized by the security
staff until my parents came to get me. It was humiliating and shameful,
and blessedly I learned my lesson and never did it again! ***
IAN KENNEDY
(Reverse): Eating my own boogers has to be right at the top of the list. ***
BRENDA BURKE
(Tara White): I can think of lots of unwholesome activities that fall
under the categories of petty vandalism, shoplifting, and general mischief.
In my very early teens, a group of two to three kids would show up every
so often at the parking lot of the greasy spoon down the street from
my house in Holbrook. Then one of us would open up the front door and
we would all scream the most bizarre obscenities at the top of our lungs.
We were never caught or chased though. It helps having an innocent looking
face. ***
CLAY N. FERNO (Wild Zero): Locals may remember the quarry
in Quincy. In my youth, we used to jump off the top of that frakkin’
thing into the water! What were we thinking?! ***
MIKE
PIEHL
(Reverse/ Tim Gearan):
Shit my pants. ***
SCOTT
MATALON
(Monolith): I forced
my mom to make me an Oscar the Grouch sandwich like I saw on Sesame
Street with PBJ, cheese, mayo, mustard, ham, salami, etc., all piled
on a large sliced sour pickle instead of bread… and I was so damn
stubborn I ate the whole thing! ***
PEZ (the Luxury): One time when I was about three,
I drank a cup full of kerosene that was supposed to be for the heater
in my dad’s garage. That landed me in the hospital for a couple days.
I probably wouldn’t do that again, although the experience hasn’t
kept me away from the bourbon or the Tabasco sauce. ***
HENRY
SANTORO
(WFNX): There were
railroad tracks near where I grew up (in Norwood), and my friends and
I would be able tuck ourselves between the railroad ties that were on
a bridge in our neighborhood. We would crouch there and wait for the
train to come—and when it did—what a rush. I would not do that anymore.
***
WALTER SICKERT (…& the Army of Broken Toys): When I
was five I was obsessed with magic potions and was convinced they where
hidden under the kitchen sink. So I waited for the right moment when
no one was watching, got on my knees and perused the selection. There
was Ajax and Drano but those containers were ugly so I looked on and
there it was, a beautiful blue bottle with stars on it! So I drank at
least half of it before I was interrupted by mother screaming, “Don’t
drink bubble juice!” And all of a sudden I grew a curly moustache
and the rest is history. ***
MATT
J
(the Bynars): My best friend
Kevin and I used to go outside with Super Soakers and spray bees’ nests
with scalding hot water. I would never do that now because I found out
the hard way that I’m allergic to bees. Now I have an EpiPen. ***
TIM MUNGENAST (Tim Mungenast & His Preexisting Conditions): When I was a kid,
my folks would go visit their parents in St. Louis each summer. While
we were in St. Lou, Dad would drive me and my sibs to the Museum of Transportation
to see all the old trains. This was a huge, huge thrill for me, in spite
of the omnipresent yellowjackets and dangly-legged wasps plaguing the
area. They had gigantic steam locomotives, first-generation diesels
(think “Silver Streak”), and weird-ass old electrics. That’s one
thing that Dad and I totally had in common: we were complete railroad
fanatics. ***
PETER MOORE (Count Zero): Every July from when I was 11
to 15, my father took me and my older brother backpacking deep in the
Wyoming wilderness. We would hike across mountains and streams for a
week with ghastly freeze-dried meals, mosquito repellent, a tent to
protect us from the rain and the coyotes, rocks for toilet stools, iceberg
runoff for showers, and no contact whatsoever with the outside world.
I would love to do it again someday. ***
C.
MOON MULLINS
(Ultrasonic Rock
Orchestra/ Damned Dirty Ape): When I was young, I was a denizen of the
underground hacker frontier, a specialist of telephones. Corporate transparency
and personal freedom and privacy were my childhood concerns, and in
their pursuit, I became rather well known amongst both the electronic
underground and a handful of federal agencies. In the process of alerting
the general public to the threats against their personal privacy (including
discovery, characterization, and reporting on the REMOB device), I ran
afoul of a number of federal statutes. Now, being of a prosecutable
age, and having found other ways to pursue my ethic, I no longer phreak.
***
DARRON BURKE (Makeshift Studio/ Vac-ume-pakt Records):
I used to think I was a stunt guy and I would do stuff for “training.”
Somewhere in New Hampshire there’s a roll of film my friend Jeff shot.
In the “movie” I’m falling off a cliff and tumbling down a hill
to the Baker River. I just pitched myself over the edge like a rag doll.
I figured going limp would be the thing that made it so no bones got
broke… I hit the sandy bank and heard some crunching. I still
don’t know what it was. ***
OEDIPUS (rock bon vivant): Bumper Drag. When the roads
were covered with snow, we would duck behind a car at a stop sign, grab
a hold of the bumper and have the car pull us down the street as we
skated low and bold on our feet. ***
DAVE
TREE
(Superpower/ Drug War):
I wouldn’t shoot fireworks at the police station.
Lolita: Dave, I have to tell you that I loved you
hosting the
Noise’s Let’s Roast Des party! You were perfect
for the part. I guess shooting fireworks at police stations is a prerequisite
for hosting a roast.

 

{mospagebreak title=All Going Out Together}

ALL GOIN’
OUT TOGETHER

Rita: While Lolita chums it up with Dave, I’ll
let you know where we are to meet in the coming month. Don’t forget
to bring some friends, unless you don’t have any, and just want to
meet Lolita and me. Here’s where we’ll be.
BARRENCE
WHITFIELD
brings craze to Johnny
D’s on Saturday, 6/6. *** On Sunday, 6/7, NUDA VERITAS plays Slainte
in Portland, ME. *** Dance with MAMBO BEAT CLUB at Zuzu on Thursday,
6/11. *** GARY SHANE & THE DETOUR reunite at the Cantab on Saturday,
6/13. *** Same night for the
Songs
for Sally
CD compilation party
at Sally O’Brien’s. *** The Paul Green School of Rock presents A
Tribute to the Rolling Stones in two all-ages afternoon (1-3pm) shows
on Saturday, 6/13 and Sunday, 6/14 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington.
*** On Sunday night, 6/14, QUIXOTE releases their CD at the Middle East.
*** URBAN CARAVAN follows up their highly successful John Lennon night
with a tribute to Paul McCartney on the Beatle’s birthday, Thursday,
6/18 at the Clear Conscience Cafe. *** MY OWN WORST ENEMY returns to
the stage of the Cantab on Friday, 6/19. *** THE BLACKJACKS dare to
reunite for two nights at T.T.’s on Friday, 6/19, and Saturday, 6/20.
*** Also on Saturday, 6/20, is ME AND JOAN COLLINS at Great Scott. ***
THE GOOD NORTH reunites on Saturday, 6/27 at the Middle East Downstairs
and they’re baring a new EP. *** Our favorite folk singer,
THEA HOPKINS,
is at Johnny D’s on Tuesday, 6/30. ***
Lolita: Now don’t forget to visit theNoise-Boston.com
for more on local music, or hang out on the Noise Board for some modern
Internet entertainment. Or if you’re into reality, hope to bump into
you at a show.
Rita: I’ll meet you at the front of the stage. Lolita:
And I’ll be backstage.

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