I have to thank Brian Owens at Metronome for putting me on the cover of his fine magazine that does a great job of covering music from New England and beyond. HAUPPAGUE, LONG ISLAND 1969 That’s me blowing the bugle for the daily raising of the flag at Botany raincoat factory. That large lawn behind me holds the secret of why I was fired from this, my first ever job. I was the janitor/gardener and I should have known that … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message December 2011

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – DECEMBER 2011 GLOUCESTER I’m really liking the Dog Bar in Gloucester. I’ve taken on booking the second Saturday of each month starting in February. And that show on Februay 11th will be a Valentine’s showcase with two talented and lovely couples, Bird Mancini, and Joe & Renee of Bandit Kings. Peter and Vicky Van Ness continue to support all the Noise shows through and their marketing genius. MY GIG REPORT Before the my gig report … Read More >>


  NEW HOME: GLOUCESTER Gloucester is still proving to be a very entertaining city. There has been festivals, parades, and block parties every weekend since I’ve been here. On Wednesday 7/20 I was invited onto Local Music Seen, Allen Estes and Peter Van Ness’s TV show that features talent from the Cape Ann area. The taping was a wonderful experience. They tape a show right after mine featuring Julie Dougherty and her husband Woody (playing bass). I’m very lucky to … Read More >>


NEW HOME: GLOUCESTER As I write this I am totally exhausted. The Noise has found a new home in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I’m very excited because I already know a bunch of wonderful people/musicians who live there and I’m familiar with most of the venues and cool stores. I’m exhausted because at the moment we’re still in the process of moving. And we don’t know exactly when we can move in. Luckily this current issue is a double issue (June/July) so … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 05/11

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – MAY 2011 UPCOMING GIG I’m very excited to be playing a live show that will include Why Do We Go to War? (with a new ending). The show is at the Byfield Community Arts Center on Saturday, May 21. And I’m even more exited to report that Jason Duguay of Project Sound has agreed to record the live show for a future live CD.  Anna Dagmar from New York is also on the bill. I’m on … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 04/11

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – APRIL 2011 I want to share with you some of the responses I received to Jonathan Perry’s article in the Boston Globe on the Noise’s 30th anniversary. Hey T Max, Great article in the Boston Globe. When I lived with you in 1982 (boy, were we the odd couple—me going to work in a suit and tie, dating women that tended to have or pursued graduate degrees and you getting up at noon and going out … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 03/11

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – March 2011 MARCH IS ONLINE ONLY—BUT ONLY FOR MARCH BENTMEN FOLKLORE This is our online-only issue and we have Des from the Magic Room on the cover. Des has worn many hats in the music scene. He runs the Sound Museum rehearsal studios (the Magic Room is located there. He's also played in one of Boston most outrageous bands—the Bentmen. I had to bring that up because I am part of Bentmen folklore. Sometime back in … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 02/11

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – February 2011 TURNIPS & PEAS I've been on a long strange trip this winter. I have shovelled more snow than ever in my whole life. I like feeding the birds and they are eating more than usual. The snow covers up any of the natural food for ground feeders, so they need more of the food I can provide. Performance wise, I played a half-hour version of Why Do We Go to War along with a … Read More >>