OUR EYES ON YOU: Nov 2009

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WEATHER COMPLAINT

Lolita: I’d like to file an official complaint
with the weather master. We did not get enough summer in 2009. Please
see to it that that doesn’t happen again.
Rita: You do know there is no real weather master.
It’s not like there’s a Webmaster who controls weather.
Lolita:
I’m glad you mentioned that because I know I’ve been told it’s
impossible, but right now I would like to predict the crash of the Internet
in 2018. I figured I’d mention it to ensure that AL GORE is ready
with a back-up file.
Rita: Well, getting back to your original statement,
let’s ask a question that everyone can relate to.
Lolita: Like, will we get as much snow in the winter
as we got rain in the beginning of the summer?
Rita: There’s nothing like getting multi answers
of “yes” and “no.” Those answers won’t really fill out our
column very well.
Lolita: Okay then let’s ask, do you sense that
Rita is unpleasantly sarcastic most of the time?
Rita: Calm down Lolita, and go find some nice people
who’d like to tell you what they miss most about the warm weather.
Lolita:
Yeah, that’s a pretty lame question, but maybe I can dress it up by
wearing a white bikini that shows off my tan while I ask the question.
Rita:
Great idea—look there’s Chuck riding his bike with his dog on his
back—quick go ask him.
Lolita: Right. I’m on it. Chuck—hey Chuck! Thanks
for stopping. Could you tell me the one thing you miss about the warmer
weather? And what’s your dog’s name?
Chuck: Solo—wooof-woof.
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MISSING THE
WARMTH

Lolita: The real question you need to answer is what
will you
miss about the warmer months? Please feel free
to include a description of my white bikini.
CHUCK
U. ROSINA
(WMBR/WMFO): Swimming
outdoors—which I do until mid-October. ***
SUSANNA
PORTE
(the Cello Chix): Summer
bird songs, especially that of the hermit thrush. It’s the purest,
sweetest sound in the world. ***
HOLLY
BREWER
(HUMANWINE): I won’t
miss the warmer months because I’m outtah here until June. My winter
hat is off to those who tough it out year after year. ***
LINDA VIENS
(Angeline): I will miss the way the warm air feels on my skin; it makes
me happy when there is very little between my body and the atmosphere. ***
GUY MENDILOW
(Guy Mendilow Band): Aside from traveling, I’ll miss sitting on my
porch, with the smell of hops and barley wafting from the brewery across
the street, the sound of kids playing on their bikes, and a mug of tea
to start the morning. JP summers, I miss you already. ***
GLENN MATTO
(All Mod Cons): Shedding clothing.
Lolita: Isn’t my bikini small enough? *** JON MACEY
(Fox Pass): Alas, dear friends, I will miss all things about warm weather.
I do not function well at all in the cold and gray. I have often contemplated
moving somewhere where it is sunny all the time, but, yet, I have always
lived in Boston or New York. What does it mean? Where is the trap door?
***
SARAH RABDAU (Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins/
Ad Frank & the Fast Easy Women): My sanity. ***
BOBY
BEAR
(the Greg Allen Complex):
In a word, the
WEATHER! *** D-TENSION (Los Wunder Twins Del Rap): I will miss walking
up to hot chicks at the beach with my shirt off, belly-a-gigglin, hernia
protruding, eating a choco taco and asking them out. They laugh at first,
they even roll their eyes but then the charm kicks in and they often
say yes. If I didn’t have game, I’d still be a virgin.
Lolita:
Well, I’ll miss seeing you on the beach too. And from what I remember,
you are pretty gamey. Not one person mentioned my white bikini. What
is this world coming to?


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NEWS DE ROCQUE

Rita: While Lolita, flirts with her summer loves,
I’ll dig up the news they always forget to include on TV.
Citywide Blackout, an online local music radio show, airs every
Thursday at 6:30pm on cyberstationusa.com.
MAX
BOWDEN
is your host. *** GAVIN
now hosts WZBC’s local show,
Mass
Ave & Beyond
, Fridays,
5-6pm. ***
MIKE PATTERSON and EMILY
VIDES
left SPRAINED ANKLES
to take on a family project. On September 26, Dylan Shea Patterson was
born. The project is going well. ***
JUICE is doing an online local radio show to spotlight
songwriters on juicerocks.com. If you want to be considered for airplay
send a CD to Juicerocks, 41 Sawmill Road, Danville, NH 03819. Links
to downloads will not be considered. *** October 4th has officially
been named Mission of Burma Day by the City of Cambridge. *** BLACK
FORTRESS OF OPIUM’s video of “Afyonkarahisar Battle Cry” will
have its premiere showing in Boston on Saturday 11/7 at the Magic Room
Gallery. ***
AMANDA PALMER has been asked back to Symphony Hall. She’ll
be there on New Year’s Eve with the Boston Pops, conducted by
KEITH LOCKHART,
backing her up.
Lolita: That’s a pretty cool gig. There aren’t
too many local musicians who could pull that off.

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BAND RECOMMENDATIONS

Rita: I bet there are a lot of local musicians
good enough to play with the Pops. I’m going to ask my friends what
bands they would highly recommend—not for the Pops—just for anyone
to see. Excuse me, Carl, what local band would you recommend?
CARL BIANCUCCI
(the Fighting Cocks): Without question, for me it’s the Upper Crust.
Yeah, I know, the aristocratic schtick may have run its course at this
point, but those songs still kick ass and their live show is always
an event in my book. ***
DUNCAN
WILDER JOHNSON
(x-Destruct-a-thon):
Motherboar. If you’re into seriously brutal metal, do not pass go,
go directly to a Motherboar gig. They’re finishing up their second
full length right now! ***
LIZ
BORDEN
(Liz Borden Band): My
Own Worst Enemy—great band. I love the songwriting. Melodic yet edgy.
Great lyrics and hooks. There is a darkness and a light quality to their
songs. They must be good because they do not have a bass just two guitars
and drums. As a bass player at first I found that disturbing until I
heard them play. Their last CD was one of the best I have heard in a
long time. Great people too. ***
JOHNNY
BLACK
(Faster & Louder):
Any combo with Al Sheinfeld, Billy Loosigian, or Duke Levine in it,
specifically Alvis, Willie Alexander & the Boom Boom Band, the Coachmen,
and the Dennis Brennan Band—with the Coachmen sometimes you get Al
and Duke playing together. ***
KRIS
THOMPSON
(Bobb Trimble/ Concord
Ballet Orchestra Players): The great Prince Rama of Ayodhya has left
town (sniff!) for Florida and the wide open road, but I’ve been digging
Quilt and Mind Yeti quite a bit. Quilt’s new cassette might remind
folks of a trippier version of Throwing Muses’ early demos. Mind Yeti
(ex-members of B.E.A.R.D.) is blissed-yet-rocking improv space-rock.
***
JASON DUGUAY (Project Sound): For local talent I would strongly recommend
checking out any one of the eleven Chief Dr. Kooffreh records. His prolific lyrical
insight and mastery of all things Casio and propane is truly a delight
for the advanced listener. ***
DREW
KAZOO
(the Sprained Ankles):
The local band that I would highly recommend to anyone would have to
be the Cam-peons—hands down. Not only do they cleverly incorporate
just about every style of music known to man into they’re rock ’n’
roll, but they’re absolutely hilarious—oh, and they
annihilate
live! Miss this band at your own peril. ***
ERIC
BETTENCOURT
(solo artist/ Giraffe
Attack): Dominic & the Lucid. ***
DAN
WEBB
(… & the Spiders/
the Cold Beat): I would highly recommend the amazing band Movers &
Shakers. They are without a doubt my favorite group operating out of
the Boston underground. Above and beyond the great songs, the aesthetic
and ethic of the band is what I applaud most. They truly embrace the
DIY ethos. They print their own shirts, record their own records, book
their own tours, and manage to have a blast while doing so. They are
fun and unpretentious, and will break you in half with the amount of
heart that goes into what they do. That is why I love them so. ***
SEAN MURRAY (Jake
& the Jakes/ the Dubious Brothers): There are loads of bands that
I could tell you to go see—like the Rationales, Brendan Boogie &
the Best Intentions, Frank Booth’s Car, Trucker Mouth, Fox Pass, Girls
Guns and Glory, the Luxury, 5 Point, Natalie Flanagan, the Brooklyns,
the Dirty Truckers, Township, the Fighting Cocks, the Neighborhoods,
the Gentlemen, Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents and so may more. There
is no shortage of great recommendable bands! ***
DAVID
KIRKDORFFER
(UNDO): I suggest
inhabitants of our solar system should all go see Hooray For Earth.
Lolita:
I think Zortar will be very offended that he wasn’t invited.

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MUSICAL CHAIRS

Rita: Speaking of the alien Zortar—the body that
he inhabits (one of our writers),
SLIMEDOG, is moving back to Massachusetts (from the
West Coast). Slimey tried to make it out in L.A. but Zortar was allergic
to palm trees and insisted that Mr. and Mrs. Slimedog return to New
England. Oh, and I must say that Mrs. Slimedog is our top reviewer who
is now publishing a magazine called the
Beatle. She figured it worked with Rolling
Stone
. Okay, I know that
that was
very important information, so here now is the
latest news you need to know about bands and their members. DESTRUCT-A-THON
destructed on October 24 at the Midway. *** FULL BODY ANCHOR is made
up of members of DARKBUSTER, DRAGO, BLUE BLOODS, RAGING TEENS, 007 CLUB,
THROWAWAYS, and THE MARVELS.
***
ERIC SCHMIDER
’s MOLLYCODDLE
played its last gig in October. That doesn’t mean Eric has stopped
playing music. He still plays with the DAVE AARONOFF BAND and is doing
a thing with
JEFFERSON
DAVIS
(Guitarzan/ Phil Aiken
Army). ***
BRIAN VIGLIONE (the Dresden Dolls) is drumming with BLACK
TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL (from Brooklyn). *** PORT CHARLES QUINTET features
CAM ACKLAND and DENNIS McCARTHY
(both of the Prime Movers). *** THE STOMPERS
reunite for their 32nd anniversary
as a big band with three background gals (the Stompettes) and a full
horn section (the Tornado Alley Horns) at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry,
NH, on Saturday, 11/28.

***
Noise writer from the past,
MIKE BALDINO
, heads up BREAKOUT
66 with
ELIAS JAMES (baritone guitar/vocals), and BILL DWYER
(drums/vocals). *** BOSTON BLACKLISTED is
MICK
KEDDY
on vocals, TOM VESCE
on guitar/vocals,
BRIDGET
MURPHY
on bass/vocals, and DAN DURSO
on drums. *** THE CHICKEN SLACKS enter a new chapter of their now eight-year
history, as the band’s founder and leader,
JUSTIN
BERTHIAUME
, is moving to San
Francisco. ***
DINTY CHILD (Sessions Americana) is fronting FUNKY WHITE
HONKIES—a 27 piece band—if you don’t count the “contributing
kickin’ players.” ***
BIG CITY ROCKERS include TOM
HAUCK
and FRED
PINEAU
(both of the Atlantics).
They’re playing at Church on Friday 10/20, part of the
International Pop Overthrow with PASTICHE, ANDY PRATT, FOX PASS, THE STOMPERS,
and more. *** UNDERWATER AIRPORT includes
PETER
SPELLMAN
and RUSSELL
LANE
(both
on drums),
JIM
WHISENANT
(bass
and Chapman stick),
ED
BLOMQUIST
(guitar), LYNDA STEPHENS (sax), and MARC
LISLE
(projected
visuals).
*** ROBERT PALMER ROBERT
PALMER is
CHRIS COTE (Upper Crust/ Rock Bottom) and JOHN POWHIDA
(…International Airport/ the Rudds) and other members of THE NEIGHBORHOODS,
INVISIBLE RAYS, and DAMN PERSONALS.
Lolita: Is this a tribute band? Rita: Why would you even think that?

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FAMILY TALES

Lolita: Hey, Thanksgiving is coming up. Rita:
Yeah, I wonder if Dad will show up for dinner.
Lolita: Well, my mother invited him. Rita:
Then you know my mom won’t show.
Lolita: If you can figure out how Rita and I are
related, you can win a banner on thenoise-boston.com and thenoiseboard.com.
The first correct answer to reach T Max (tmaxnoise@aol.com) wins the
banner for a week.
Now, let’s find out something about other
people’s families.
Rita: Hey Rick, tell me something about your family. RICK BERLIN
(himself): M
y sisters
fried up a can of Alpo and told Dad it was corned beef hash. Plopped
some over easy eggs on top—a morning hangover breakfast surprise.
Dad loved it. Ate the whole thing. Best he’d ever had. Never told
him. ***
IAN ADAMS (solo): I am 13th generation American Adams.
My 11th great grandfather was the Patriot Samuel Adams. John Adams,
the second President, was 11th great grand uncle. My great great grandfather
Alvin B. Adams died at Andersonville Prison in the Civil War, at which
time his brother Franklyn married his Narragansett Indian wife Lydia,
who canoed up from Rhode Island through the Hockamok Swamp. My son is
named after his great great Grandfather Zepherin, who was one of Teddy
Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. ***
JOHN
POWHIDA
(…International Airport/
the Rudds): Well, this year my brother is not speaking with my mother
or my grandfather so I’ll hang with all of them at different times
there in Albany, NY.

***
ANDERSON MAR (Dark Sky Productions/Paul Green School of
Rock): My biological family (staunch business people with no inclination
toward the arts whatsoever) is still waiting for me to give up playing
rock star and go to law school; hence I consider the Industry my true
family nowadays. ***
ERIC
WELSH
(ChillHouse Studios):
During Thanksgiving my family pulls out the shotguns, crossbows, and
rifles and we start shooting wildlife that is overpopulated—mostly
deer because it’s deer season. We eat what we kill, otherwise
I wouldn’t take part and I personally refuse to shoot anything that
I will not eat. ***
JIM
GERDEMAN
(Mercy James): I have
no relatives living within 800 miles of here. But Thanksgiving still
has a real family vibe to it thanks to my great wife and kids. Usually
bake a pie. Maybe even jam a little with the kids (debut album coming
2014). And then it’s all about not electrocuting myself on aged Christmas
lights. Definitely better than my first holidays in town eating Chinese
food alone and freezing my ass off. ***
CRAZY
EDDIE NOWIK
(Bentmen): When
I was at Revere High School my dad and I would wake up every Thanksgiving
morning, head down to the local bar, and get trashed before the high
school football game. We would lose big time! Then over to eat the Thanksgiving
Day meal! Then fall asleep during the Detroit Lions game! EVERY YEAR!
Ahh… the magic of triptafen. ***
NICOLE
TAMMARO
(Nicole Tammaro Photography): The Tammaro-DiPietro family
has been a fixture in the cities of Somerville and Cambridge for over
60 years. My father was an altar boy at St. Joe’s in Somerville doing
Masses back when they were in Latin. My mom grew up in East Cambridge,
attending Ringe & Latin back when the school was separated—boys
in one school, girls in the other. I grew up in Somerville with my two
brothers and one sister, when Somerville was a blue color town and when
you went over your friends houses after school, most of their parents
didn’t speak English, or had an Irish brogue—these are the early
years. I will wait for another
Noise question for more Tammaro
stories.
Lolita: I wonder if Nicole will release
a book of stories on her family.
Rita: It would be a good companion
to her
Abbey
Lounge 2006-2008
book
of photographs.

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ALL
GOIN’ OUT TOGETHER

Lolita: Okay, it’s time to go out.
Get your butt off the couch and socialize. Find out who’s creating
music you want to hear and which bands have a following of folks you’d
like to meet. It’s all about the community.
Rita: Here’s where you can find
us in the beautiful month of November.
NIGHTTIME
GALLAGHER
(Apollo
Sunshine) spins on Monday, 11/2, at Zuzu’s
Night
of the Living Deadhead. ***
DEAD
FRIENDS (old school hardcore) release their CD at the Middle East on
Friday, 11/6. *** LOVEWHIP invites you to pray to the god of new wave—at
Church on Thursday, 11/12. *** Friday, 11/13, STATIC OF THE GODS release
their CD at the Middle East upstairs, while THE NEW COLLISIONS release
their CD downstairs. *** CRAZY DC (AC/DC tribute) rocks Uncle Eddie’s
on Salisbury Beach on Saturday, 11/14. *** There’s a CD release celebration
for CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC at Johnny D’s on Thursday 11/19.
***
NANCY NEON throws a party at the Cantab with THE PORT
CHARLES QUINTET headlining on Saturday, 11/21. ***
ANDY
PRATT
is at T.T. the Bear’s
on Sunday, 11/29. *** HUMANWINE plays every Monday in October at Great
Scott.
Lolita: We’ll be looking for you to show up and
keep us warm.
Rita: Support your favorite local band—and we’ll
promote them. Lolita and I will return in December with a double issue!

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