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This Noise Inside My Head


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"Having A Blast"

I’ve got to say, what I get to do is a lot of fun. Really. As the new project (Notes on the State of New Jersey) is developing, I get to visit my favorite NJ locations and research new ones.

Last week, I went back to Pier Village in Long Branch to McLoone’s Pier House to see old friend, Donny G, play an acoustic set for an intimate crowd. Then this week, I went up to Garwood to see new friends, This Noise Inside My Head (great name, right?), play a rockin’ set – for the very first time! They’re just getting their feet wet, but I think we’ll be seeing some pretty awesome things from them in the near future.

The Notes on the State of New Jersey website is still developing, contributors are working on some great pieces, we’re speaking to new advertisers, and it’s all coming together nicely!

I’m off to research a question that was submitted to the site by a reader. If you have a question of your own about New Jersey, be sure to ask us!

Ask a question. Be a part of history!

Hope you are having as much fun as I am!

The Jersey Girl - The Jersey Girl

"Getting to Know Justin Ardolino"

Justin Ardolino doesn't just love music — he lives it. And he makes money the way most die hard musicians do, with a day job. For this Springfield native and Summit resident, saving people's lives as an EMT for Atlantic Health System is what helps him pay the rent, so he can keep rocking in his home studio. He creates music non-stop and releases album cuts online with his group, This Noise Inside My Head. I chatted with Ardolino recently about his music and living in the Hill City.

So, what brought you to Summit?

I wanted to live in Summit because of my proximity to my family who live two blocks from me. I lived in Woodbridge for many years before moving to Summit.

What are some of the things you like about living here?

There is a lot to do here. Great restaurants (I love Tito's Burritos, Pizza Vita, Antonio's, Banderas), the Visual Arts Center of NJ, the movie theater, the bocce ball court, YMCA.

Is there one eatery you like more than the rest?

I love Bandera's. I had one of my birthday dinners there a few years ago.

Where do you live?

Not too far away from Bandera's. On a street that is in between Morris and Broad.

But you lived in Springfield too, right?

I went to school in Springfield. I have been a resident of Summit for [a year], previous to that I lived in a different place in Summit for 3 years. I currently work for Atlantic Ambulance, and spend a lot of my time in Summit at Overlook Medical Center.

Do you enjoy your work? Wouldn't you rather just be rocking out all day?

Working on an ambulance can be very rewarding. It can get very busy at times, but when I have downtime, I can work on my music with my laptop while I'm waiting for a call to come in. It comes natural to me to take a completely chaotic situation on a 911 call and get it back to equilibrium. I work well in chaos.

Do you work on your music while you're at home?

Living in Summit does have an effect on the writing process for me. I actually took over the lease on my house from my producer / engineer when he moved closer to NYC. So, I live in my studio.

Does living in the city inspire your music?

I wouldn't say that Summit inspires my music per se. My lyrics come from my interpersonal experiences. I guess the fact that The Velvet Underground played their first gig at Summit High School is pretty cool.

Also, the singer from My Chemical Romance was born in Overlook. That's cool, too.

And Ice-T lived here for a while.

Is there currently a musician in Summit who you like?

Mike Caldarella the owner of Tito's Burritos is the drummer of a funk metal band called White Trash (check their 1991 MTV video, here). They are one of the best live bands that I have ever seen, and Mike and his burritos are awesome. He is a genuine, great person.

How has the online music game changed how you persue you musical career? I found out about you through an ad you placed on looking for a drummer.

I placed my musical aspirations on hold for quite a while to get established as an EMT, so using the Internet to market myself as a musician is very new to me.

I used to do the whole punk rock style guerrilla promoting with the cut and paste photocopied fliers. We just released our first single for online download, but I started my career releasing my music on cassette tape.

Whoa, cassette tape? What's that? Just kidding!
- Summit Patch

"Sun Sheds Light Released by This Noise Inside My Head"

I find it colorfully amusing that the band This Noise Inside My Head describes itself as “Artistic renderings of borderline personality disorder using audio as the medium” on Facebook. The decision to obviously title the band after a well-known Nine Inch Nails song lyric instantly puts a grinding, industrial theme in mind. Personally, I hear Trent Reznor’s voice repeating the lyric, and this doesn’t stop until the track plays.

“Sun Sheds Light,” by title alone, calls for an optimistic healing parodied by both the band’s description and pessimistic title. Fans of Nine Inch Nails who hear Reznor’s plea would think This Noise Inside My Head is a sound that no one would care to delve deeper into.
With its droning beginning and distorted guitars, “Sun Sheds Light” stays in step with a Gothic style. Lines like “Try to stay awake so I can listen to you breathe” and “I feel you; it feels good. It kills too; I feel you” sedate the listener. Really, it takes the listener back to a ’90s era groove punctuated with just a touch of Kurt Cobain-inspired angst. “Sun Sheds Light” feels like a heavy dose of NyQuil, but its pulse keeps the listener alive to see that morning sunlight.
Check out The Noise Inside My Head on FaceBook or buy it on CD Baby
Review by Ellen Eldridge - Target Audience Magazine


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