Mr. Max’s Message 12/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – December 2010 BENEFIT FOR THE HOMELESS – FUTURE On Wednesday, December 15th, at Johnny D's, Chandler Travis will gather a bunch of crazy musicians to raise money for the Somerville Homeless Coalition with his Boston Christmas Cavalcade. (Note: if you're on the Cape, Chandler does a Cape Christmas Cavalcade on Decemver 12 at the Jailhouse Tavern.) Look at the line up he's already assembled by the time I had to write this message—the Chandler Philharmonic & … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 11/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – November 2010 Willie Alexander and T Max     LIVING IN GEORGETOWN The people have been really good to me here. My neighbor two houses over is Sally Applegate. She’s the long-time reporter for the local paper—the Georgetown Record. She’s already done two stories on me. She plays piano and on every occasion we meet she sings me something that she’s written over the years. Then there’s the local cable access TV show. They videotape all … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 10/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – October 2010 WHY DO WE GO TO WAR? CD RELEASE & THE NOISE 30th ANNIVERSARY PARTY THE AFTERMATH Wow—my expectations of the anniversary/CD release party in Gloucester were met ten fold! I have never felt so loved by a large group of people. A big thank you to Louise Welch, Jimmy Lounsbury, and Laura Ritchie for throwing me the most amazing pre-show party—that continued after the show too! As far as the show went—Barbara & Dave … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 9/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – September 2010 WHY DO WE GO TO WAR? CD RELEASE & THE NOISE 30th ANNIVERSARY PARTY The CD release party for Why Do We Go to War? is becoming a reality. Willie “Loco” Alexander and Barbara Koen are opening for me on Saturday, September 18, at the Blackburn Performing Arts in Gloucester. This show is also being billed as the first Noise 30th Anniversary Party. I say “first” because we are planning to have one each … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 7/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – July 2010   WHY DO WE GO TO WAR? The response is already coming in from the review of Why Do We Go to War? that was published in the summer double issue of the Noise. Marc “Doc” Levy, a Vietnam vet, was asked by a friend of mine to review my CD. I have never met Marc and after reading the review I’m not sure if Marc would ever want to meet me. The review … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 6/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – JUNE 2010 CARM’S ROAST There was something strange about playing at Carmelita’s Roast. Host Dave Tree called Carm up to the stage and had her sit in a big comfy chair right at the beginning of the show. Usually this would happen when the roast portion of the show would start. So, when I got introduced to play, Carm was already sitting on the stage—and throughout my half-hour set she sat behind me in total view … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 5/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – MAY 2010 WHY DO WE GO TO WAR? By the time this is published I will have the CD Why Do We Go To War? in my hands. I went with Ken Cmar at Wonderdrug for the manufacturing of the disc. He has a brand spankin’ new CD duplicator and he’s spreading the word that his new hi-tech diskinator (my term, not his) does a higher quality job than the older ones. I’m already getting the … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 4/10

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – APRIL 2010 WHY DO WE GO TO WAR? I’m finishing up Why Do We Go to War?—a collection of war-related songs. I’ve added the subtitle "A Moral Dilemma" because that’s the main thrust of the subject covered. “How can we ignore Thou Shalt Not Kill?” is the moral response to the question of going to war. The sequencing and mastering of the songs are being done with Jason Duguay at Project Sound. Jason has been a … Read More >>