Rita & Lolita

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THE PERFECT GIFT Rita: December is here and it’s time to think about gifts for others. At The Noise we like to think of it as a time to focus on our advertisers. If you read The Noise, we’d appreciate it if you choose our advertisers to do business with. Support local businesses who in turn help support what is going on around you. Lolita: We don’t have a fundraising period that stops the rhythm of our support of local … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

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OOO YOU’RE A HOLIDAY Rita: Since this issue does come out right before the Day of the Dead we have one more chance to say how much we enjoy the history and celebration of Halloween. And yes, we look forward to the family feast coming up later in November, but we could do without the spotted, contrived story handed down in history books. Let’s just call Thanksgiving a day to be thankful for the people who are around us now. … Read More >>

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OCTOBER IN SALEM MA Rita: Every year October is my favorite issue of The Noise. It brings the witch out in me. Lolita: Maybe it’s because Halloween in Salem, MA, is as big as Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Rita: It’s become a tradition that bands put on costumes and become other bands—just for the night. Lolita: Though Halloween in Salem runs throughout October—it’s so big that surrounding towns are benefiting from the spillover. … TRICK NOT TREAT Rita:  Have you ever experienced a “trick” … Read More >>

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SEPTEMBER FEELS NEW Rita: Something about September always feels like the beginning of a year. Lolita: Maybe it’s because The Noise was first published in September, 1981. Rita: Maybe because it’s the beginning of another new school year. Lolita: Maybe it’s because The Beatles started their first recording session in September. Rita: Or maybe because these classic performers were all born in September: Freddie Mercury, Loudon Wainwright, Roger Waters, Buddy Holly, Chrissie Hynde, Patsy Cline, Billy Preston, Otis Redding, Joe Perry, Maria Muldaur, B.B. King, Hank … Read More >>

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IT’S SUMMERTIME Lolita: Besides our country winning its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britan in 1776, a lot has happened in July that is part of modern music history. BRIAN JONES (The Rolling Stones) drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969, and exactly two years later JIM MORRISON (The Doors) died of a heart attack.  But the month isn’t just filled with death (even if John Lennon’s mom died on July 15 and AMELIA EARHART disappeared over the Pacific on July 2)—look at the … Read More >>

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SOME HISTORY OF JUNE Lolita: June is a month that is rich with history… PAUL McCARTNEY (The Beatles), BRIAN WILSON (The Beach Boys), and RAY DAVIES (The Kinks) were all born in the same week.  Senator ROBERT F. KENNEDY was fatally shot while celebrating his victory in the California primary for President of the United States in 1968. THE ROLLING STONES first toured the U.S. in June, 1964. On June 26 CHER divorced SONNY BONO and married GREG ALLMAN (Allman Brothers) four days later, only to divorce Greg nine days after that. June also celebrates … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

T Max: May is the Month of Music in New Zealand. In the U.K. it’s National Smile Month. In the U.S. it is Drinking Water Month and National Masturbation Month—I kid you not. In The Noise we always celebrate music, so this time we’ll focus on all of these other ideas too. Lolita: I don’t mind actively participating in most of these categories, but do we really have to do them in public? Rita: Yeah, Lolita and I are very private about some things—and … Read More >>

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  T Max: April could not have come early enough this year. Now that spring has sprung there’s no looking back, and all I can see right now are bits of flesh that have been hidden for months. And speaking of showing flesh, may I introduce a pair of girls that are not shy about showing off their… Lolita: …Skill with words. Thank you T Max. Now we have a lot of serious work to do. Bye! We are in fact developing … Read More >>