Mr. Max’s Message 9/09

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE September, 2009 NEW ADDITION IN GEORGETOWN The construction is done and we have a beautiful new room. It amazed me how many small decisions mount up to what the room actually looks like, and how well it functions as a usable space. I never knew the importance of the placement of an interior door—it affects the placement of furniture in both the rooms that it connects. One corner of the room is especially nice with its arched … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 7/09

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE  July, 2009   MR. TIMOTHY CHARLES DUANE I’m psyched for Mr. Timothy Charles Duane’s 40th Anniversary/ CD Release Party on Saturday, July 18, at Che’s Lounge (38 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA). This band started in New York in 1969. We specialized in living room concerts and playing in Central Park. We had fan club meetings, put together Christmas shows at the Katherine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven, we rocked out at the Seaview every weekend, we … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 6/09

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE HOMESTEADER NEWS The foundation has been poured. This foundation will hold the extension on my girlfriend’s house in Georgetown. That’s where I’ve been living lately. The vegetable gardens are moving along—the big trees surrounding the property don’t let in as much sunlight as the budding vegetables would like. The crop will grow slowly, but everything is looking hearty at this point. We’ve already had one salad dinner from the garden that we added store-bought tomatoes and carrots … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 5/09

HOMESTEADER NEWS Last month my copy editor, Sandi, said she thought this column could have been in Yankee magazine. She’s right—and I think I’ll stick with this approach for now. Of course, I’ll be adding updates about the bands I play with too, but I’ll start off with the homesteader news. Remember that I made a nice-looking woodpecker house? It was set high in a tree in the yard. I was hoping the interesting woodpeckers that I had spotted would … Read More >>

Mr. Max’s Message 4/09

I’ve been enjoying two things outside of the music field very much lately. (1) I’m preparing a garden. I bought one of those seed starter sets and got my vegetable seeds germinated plenty early this year. My beans are already almost 15” tall and lots of other future grub is getting mighty crowded in its little cubicles. I’ve been transplanting the ones that have gotten too big, like the beans, peas, and sunflowers. But the lettuce is getting a little … Read More >>

Mr Max Message 3/09

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE MR. TIMOTHY CHARLES DUANE My band that started in 1969 got together a few weeks ago to record our old songs down on Martha’s Vineyard. We’re doing another Vineyard session in April to complete a full-length CD in time for our 40th anniversary this coming summer. Most uninitiated listeners think that because Mr. Timothy Charles Duane was formed in the late '60s, the band fits some kind of formula from that era. Nothing can be further from … Read More >>

Mr Max Message 2/09

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE • February 2009 MR. NEW PREZ Wow, we now have a president that I feel proud of. The show at C3 on inauguration night was quite the scene. Members of MoveOn came out in droves to take in the Cambridge contemporary performance and create the most successful night the café has had yet. If you’d like to see the group video of “Heal This Nation (Yes We Can),” go to and use Obama as the password. … Read More >>

Mr Max Message 12/08

MR. MAX’S MESSAGE – December 2008 STORY TIME Time to share another short story from The Book. The Book has about 30 stories of real experiences from my life. The story I’m going to share with you this month is “The Train” from when I was 18 years old and living at home with my dad and younger brother in Brentwood, Long Island. And don’t skip the band propaganda at the bottom of the page. THE TRAIN The big weekend … Read More >>