Rita & Lolita

SUPER STATIONS Rita: It’s time for me to list my favorite five seasonal songs of summer. Lolita: Only five? From Memorial Day to Labor Day you camp out on the beach and only turn your radio off when you steal food from the seagulls. Rita: We both like shrimp. This year I dig Aerosmith’s “Remember (Walking In The Sand),” “Summertime, Summertime” by The Jamies, “That Summer Feeling” written by Jonathan Richman, “Summertime” the metal anthem done by Bang and “No Surfin In Dorchester Bay” … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

MUSICAL MAYORS Rita: It’s almost time for me to announce my candidacy to get elected Eternal Ruler of the Universe. Lolita: Since your universe consists of four walls and a bathroom you shouldn’t have any problem getting enough votes. But it gives me a better idea. Why don’t we ask this month’s artists a political question? If there was a Music Mayor of the Greater Boston area (New England) – who would it be and why did you vote for him/her? Rita: Let’s keep the gridlock to a minimum … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

BEST BENEFITS Rita: Happy April Lolita Day folks. It’s not every idiot who gets a national holiday named after them. Since you are the biggest FOOL I know it would be appropriate for you to tell us what advantages there are to being you in your stupendously stupid sorry state? Lolita: I have a better idea. How about we ask our favorite artists “What are the side benefits of playing live music in New England” instead? Rita: All right, one in a row my dear boorish sister. Let’s start … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

MEMORABLE MELODIES Rita: Because of your tragic existence I always think of The Ides Of March when this month arrives. Lolita: Ha Ha. Because you are a Comedy of Errors I think for our monthly question it would be funny to ask our artists to correctly answer: What is your favorite local song (by someone other than you) and say something about the artist? Let’s ask a man who makes no mistakes behind his kit JOHN ANTHONY (Jon Butcher Axis, Anthony’s Planet):  I would have to say is a song called … Read More >>

Rita + Lolita

PAROCHIAL PASSION Rita: The month of February always makes me smile when I think of St. Valentine’s Day and lovers all over the world celebrating their happiness and good feelings. Lolita: It reminds me of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and I wonder who I can call to drop a dime on you. Rita: You are so cheap prying a dime from your grip would require surgery so how about we ask some of our favorite local artists that since February 14 is for lovers – tell us about something … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

LUMINOUS AND LOFTY LISTS Rita: The beginning of January is when I make my New Year’s resolutions.  Lolita: It’s when I regret spending more money for holiday gifts on you than you do for me. After twelve months, you are always at the top of my list on spending reductions. Rita: Let’s ask our artists to give us a list of their top three anythings for the preceding year (2016). Lolita: That’s a great question from a person with an obsessive compulsive disorder, dear sister. Let’s start by asking one of the greatest … Read More >>

Rita & Lolita

CLOSED CLUBS Rita: The end of the year always makes me think of things I’ve lost in the past. Lolita: I lose my temper on you on a daily basis but how about asking artists to tell us a story about a Boston area venue that is lost to the scene and no longer doing business? Rita: Have you lost your mind? That’s a great question. One in a row dear sister. Let’s start by asking one of our favorite folkies ELLIS PAUL (Ellis Paul): The legendary … Read More >>

Rita + Lolita news

MEMORABLE MELODIES Rita: Until now, I never really understood what our parents meant when they’d look at you and smirk: “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” Lolita: Or when they looked at you and said something like: “Out of sight you’re out of your mind.” Rita: It depends on who the weighty warbler is. Aretha Franklin. Meatloaf. Divine? Lolita: But it gives me a great idea for this month’s Question of the Month: What’s your favorite song by a New England artist, and what makes the … Read More >>