Rita & Lolita – June

HOMETOWN HIGHLIGHTS Rita: Whenever I think about growing up with you it makes me shudder. Lolita: With all the extra baggage you’ve acquired the term should be growing out. Enough of your heavy handedness let’s get to our question of the month – Where did you grow up and what were the major music events and influences from the area?  And if you didn’t grow up in New England how did it compare to what you’ve experienced here? Start talking Willie! WILLIE ALEXANDER (Fisheye Brothers/ Fishtones/ Persistence of Memory Orchestra): … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita – May

SHOULDA, WOULDA, COULDA Rita: Take a big whiff of that great New England springtime fresh air! Lolita: Big Whiff should be on your gravestone. This time of year always reminds me of that lullaby Mother Dearest used to sing us to sleep.  “Hooray. Hooray. It’s the first of May. Outdoor &^@*# – ing starts today.” Rita: Get your mind out of the gutter and let’s ask our question of the month – What local act should have made it to a national level? And state … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita – April

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INSPIRING QUESTIONS Rita: I love when winter turns into spring. It inspires me to think of rejuvenation and new beginnings. Lolita: When I think of April I think of April Fool’s Day and you are a fool! Rita: Well fool rhymes with jewel. Lolita: It also rhymes with tool. And you are a tool. You’re always hammered. Suddenly, I am inspired to nail down Aerosmith’s original second guitarist, Crazy Ray, to answer our question of the month – Who in the local music scene inspires you and why: CRAZY RAY TABANO: My … Read More >>

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LENGTHY QUESTIONS Rita: In a galaxy far far away… Lolita: Hey, the latest Star Wars movie The Force Awakens came out last year. You sound like you are in a rut. Rita: I live in a rut. Stop by anytime. It’s a great way to introduce our Question of the Month. What is the farthest you’ve ever traveled to play or see a show – and fill us in on the details. Hey, Carter can you stop spinning discs and tell us your answer? CARTER ALAN (WZLX): I … Read More >>

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FIRST THINGS LAST Rita: February is my least favorite month of the year. Lolita: Because you never pay your heating bill and freeze during the winter? Rita: Well that too, but February 3 is The Day The Music Died and was Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger Peterson’s last day on earth alive. Lolita: Oh Boy, Rita, I wish you’d just Fade Away already. Time to ignore you and ask our Question of the Month. Where was the first … Read More >>

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EXCELLING IN THEIR FIELD Rita: It’s a sure sign of global warming when it’s almost sixty degrees on Christmas day! Lolita: That must be a typo. In your case it’s more like global worming. Your body is shaped like a big planet, your face looks like an atlas, and you are slimy and reptilian. Rita: I had a rough year. Lolita: Some people had great years and that’s what our Question of the Month addresses. Looking back on 2015, what band … Read More >>

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CHUBBY DRUNKS Rita: In the old days it was much simpler. Any chubby drunk could dress up like Santa and get a part-time job at Macy’s in Downtown Crossing letting little whining brats sit on their laps and demand holiday gifts. Lolita: I resent you calling me whining and demanding. It was always you the security guards were after… Rita: Be that as it may, for our last call of the year we asked musicians who would make a good … Read More >>

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ON STAGE AND CRAZY  RITA: The end of fall and the beginning of winter is my favorite time of the year. It’s getting chilly so I can put on my cashmere sweater when I go out club-hopping. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, which means there’s more time for me to hang out and watch bands. I am also a star-gazer and just love to look up at a full moon and a sky full … Read More >>