January 3rd is the 9th day of Xmas and the day we celebrate the 4th or 5th annual (depending on which calendar you use) WHITE NOISE XM@S with special guest star direct from Bethlehem Noah Mickens.
This all began in a manger in 2011 when Noah was going on publicly about how he would never listen to his extensive and ultra-rare collection of noise music recordings again. Ricardo pushed a couple sheep aside and suggested that Noah give away these ultra-limited edition cdrs amassed in the days when Noah booked the Jasmine Tree and 36 Invisibles brought the obscurist of the obscure to bask in the glory of seedy Portland. Why not give these recordings that Noah swore the new more mature version of himself would “never listen to again” to the What’s This Called? foundation where they could continue to dwell in obscurity and be heard for all eternity by tens of noise music snobs dwelling out and about in internet radioland, and why not give them to Ricardo LIVE on the air on What’s This Called? so that Noah may play them “one last time”.
Of course when Noah uses the word, “extensive” you know that you are in for a trip or two around the block. So now, here we are, some years later, still experiencing the seasonal joy of giving and the wintertime sacrifice of 1,000 white elephants. The Noize Elves have gathered around the tree, won’t you put a little something in their stockings?