OUR EYES ON YOU: Mar 2010

MARCH IS ONLINE-ONLY Rita: Welcome to our annual March online-only issue. We all know the importance of the Internet in business today, so our March issue pays homage to that idea. Lolita: Being a print media business gives us the edge over other online-only media businesses because we get to be where computers aren’t. You can find the Noise in clubs, record stores, recording studios, rehearsal spaces, cool clothing stores, cafes, restaurants, and sometimes even in the bottom of a … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: Feb 2010

THE SWORD OF PEACE Rita: Most people know that New Hampshire’s motto is “live free or die,” but do you know that the Massachusetts motto translates (it’s in Latin) to “by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty”? I have to question the use of the word peace. If one uses a sword to seek peace, he is not acting in peace. I prefer what peace meant to Mahatma Ghandi. Those who kill and maim to achieve … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: Dec 2009

RE-GIFT Lolita: Okay, December may be a cold month, but when else do people so readily buy you presents? You know, I could use a pair of Steve Madden Pandita boots, guitar-pick earings, Parigina over-the-knee pattern tights, and a Woolrich pink plaid cowgirl shirt. Rita: While you’re at it, I’ll take a boiled wool cardigan sweater and a pair of green suede clogs. But maybe we should be asking what other people want. Lolita: Yeah, that’s the downside of December. … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU2: Nov 2009

  WEATHER COMPLAINT Lolita: I’d like to file an official complaint with the weather master. We did not get enough summer in 2009. Please see to it that that doesn’t happen again. Rita: You do know there is no real weather master. It’s not like there’s a Webmaster who controls weather. Lolita: I’m glad you mentioned that because I know I’ve been told it’s impossible, but right now I would like to predict the crash of the Internet in 2018. … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: Nov 2009

  WEATHER COMPLAINT Lolita: I’d like to file an official complaint with the weather master. We did not get enough summer in 2009. Please see to it that that doesn’t happen again. Rita: You do know there is no real weather master. It’s not like there’s a Webmaster who controls weather. Lolita: I’m glad you mentioned that because I know I’ve been told it’s impossible, but right now I would like to predict the crash of the Internet in 2018. … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: Oct 2009

  ELVIRA & THE CRAWLING HAND Rita & Lolita: Rita and Lolita from Georgetown, Massachusetts, at your service. Rita: We’re all settled into our new office now. We have a desk, filing cabinet, shelves, lights… Lolita: …including two lava lamps… Rita: …a fliptop Ampeg amp… Lolita: …we need to rehearse between paragraphs… Rita: …and a variety of birds that sing on the hour, every hour. Lolita: That’s our clock. Rita: We’re ready to deliver an outstanding Halloween column to you … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: Sept 2009

  WE’VE MOVED Rita: Lolita, where is the pencil sharpener? Lolita: I think it’s in the same box as my paper clips—somewhere lost in the move. Rita: Yes, we’re in our new office somewhere in Georgetown. Okay, we’re not really in our office yet; you see our office was rented to a religious artifact collector and we ended up in this moldy closet. Lolita: I never thought I’d say I was in the closet. Rita: I hope we get a … Read More >>

OUR EYES ON YOU: July 2009

  Lolita: Hot time, summer in the city. Rita: Well, I don’t know about this global warming—this spring was the coolest in the passed 60 years. Lolita: That only means it will have to get extra hot this summer to average out the yearly temperature. Rita: You’re probably right, but I should consult the Farmers’ Almanac. Lolita: Why do we need meteorologists giving weather reports on TV when we could have some personality read from the Farmers’ Almanac? Rita: Good … Read More >>