Static Live Magazine March 2019

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STATIC LIVE Magazine is Central Florida’s premier publication dedicated to celebrating music and culture. STATIC LIVE provides extensive, detailed community information from fashion to art, entertainment to events through noteworthy interviews, sensational photography and in-depth editorial coverage. STATIC LIVE is the only publication of its kind in Central Florida and reaches all target markets through wide distribution channels. Our staff includes highly accomplished contributors with award-winning backgrounds in music and entertainment; we know how much business is captured from the entertainment market. Our free full color publication can be found throughout Central Florida at key retailers, hotels and restaurants in high traffic areas. Our mission is to highlight the incredible talent, culture and lifestyle in Central Florida. With eye-opening profiles and coverage of the music and art community, STATIC LIVE readers will be positively influenced by our topical content and trending advertisers. STATIC LIVE Magazine is the most effective tool for branding connectivity with consumers in our area.


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Volume 2<br />

Issue 1 - <strong>March</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />




<strong>March</strong> 1st<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2nd<br />

<strong>March</strong> 7th<br />

Super Happy Funtime<br />

Burleque<br />

<strong>March</strong> 8th<br />

<strong>March</strong> 9th LUVU<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15th &<br />

30th<br />

<strong>March</strong> 16th<br />

<strong>March</strong> 22nd<br />

Bret Bollinger of<br />

<strong>March</strong> 23rd<br />

<strong>March</strong> 29th & 31st<br />

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Liljana<br />

This month’s Goddess is Liljana; she is actually a singer/songwriter and<br />

plays guitar and performs locally; she is also a business owner. She says<br />

she sort of hopped into modeling and it’s been an absolute blast.<br />

Liljana was born and raised in Florida; she was a competitive gymnast<br />

for 13 years, competing through level 9. Although she sticks mostly to a<br />

Mediterranean diet, her favorite indulgence is pizza. She loves to travel and<br />

has recently returned from a trip to Belgrade, Budapest and Banja Luka; the<br />

highlight of her trip was singing at an open mic in Budapest. She also loves<br />

concerts and has seen everyone from Def Leppard to Sia to Kaleo.<br />

Oh My... Goddess<br />

Photo credit: Mandy Lynn<br />


Thanks to all of our readers, writers<br />

and artists for helping make this<br />

one year anniversary possible.<br />

Thanks to all of our readers, writers<br />

and ~ <strong>Static</strong> artists <strong>Live</strong> for helping <strong>Magazine</strong> make Staff this<br />

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6 3 Psychedelic Oh My Goddess San Francisco<br />

8 5 A Message Day in the from Life the of Publisher a<br />

6 Gigging Psychedelic Musician San Francisco<br />

108<br />

Dating A Day Janice in the Life (by of Hank a Harrison)<br />

12 The Gigging VocalMusician<br />

Equivalent of the Elephant<br />

10 in Dating the Room Janice (by Hank Harrison)<br />

1412<br />

Artist The Vocal Feature: Equivalent A Year of in the Review Elephant<br />

18 Spring the<br />

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14 Artist Feature: A Year in Review<br />

19 Who Can Name That Sample?<br />

18 Spring Broke<br />

20 <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> Calendar<br />

19 Who Can Name That Sample?<br />

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Original Behind Music the MicManifesto<br />

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30 Hannah Swamp Harber Sistas Artist Feature:<br />

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we released <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>.<br />

While in the grand scheme of things, a year isn’t a very long time, yet so much has happened in the music world<br />

since we first launched last <strong>March</strong>.<br />

The list of artists we have lost is far too long to mention here but here’s just a few: Roy Clark, Aretha Franklin,<br />

Mack Miller, Lil Peep, Ed King, Vinnie Paul, XxxTentacion, Avicii, Dave Holland, Jill Janus, Delores O’Roirdan,<br />

Marty Balin and many more. It seems as we grow older, more and more heroes from our musical lives pass on to<br />

the afterlife. While many lived to have a long and illustrious career, several lives were also cut short due to drugs<br />

or suicide. That just seems to be part of the business that we somehow accept, yet never get used to.<br />

There have also been some great new artists that have broken though and made names for<br />

themselves this last year. Acts like Billie Eilish, Jorga Smith, Cupcakke, Greta Van Fleet, Lo<br />

Moon, Maggie Rogers, Superorganism and many others give us the hope that new music is<br />

alive and well all around the world. There’s something about hearing a new great song for<br />

the first time that keeps us all hungry for more. It’s the one medium that joins us all together<br />

- after all, everyone loves music. As the publishers of this little local rag we would like to<br />

thank everyone who has been involved and helped contribute.<br />

We feel that this is only the beginning, being that we are surrounded by such amazing writers<br />

and artists and a wonderful editor. Everyone here at <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> takes pride in<br />

being something different than the other local magazines and we can’t wait to get bigger and<br />

better. We all love music and the spirit it shares.<br />

Thanks so much for reading and let’s have a great <strong>2019</strong><br />


Psychedelic<br />

San Francisco<br />

Article and Photos (c) Les Kippel<br />

“If you’re going to San Francisco<br />

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair<br />

If you’re going to San Francisco<br />

You’re gonna meet some gentle people there”<br />

San Francisco’s Fillmore West and Winterland<br />

Ballroom were the two focal points for the<br />

psychedelic music scene that started in the 1960s.<br />

Almost every Rock band, Blues band, Soul band…<br />

almost everyone … played for Bill Graham at<br />

his Fillmore West, Fillmore East and Winterland<br />

Ballroom. Name the band, and chances are they<br />

played in San Francisco at one of Bill Graham’s<br />

venues.<br />

Bill Graham was born in Germany and escaped<br />

the Nazis to end up in The Bronx, NY at the age of<br />

10. He moved to San Francisco in the 1960s and<br />

after attending a concert in Golden Gate Park, he<br />

ended up as the number one promoter of Rock in<br />

the 1960s up to his death in 1991.<br />

He was not a rip-off promoter and was fair not only<br />

to the bands who played in his venues, but also to<br />

concert goers who only paid $3, $4 or $5 for front<br />

row seats to take in Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the<br />

Doors, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, The<br />

Who, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, Cream,<br />

Miles Davis, Santana, Frank Zappa and Elton John,<br />

all at or near the prime of their careers.<br />

Was Bill part of the creation of the music scene in<br />

San Francisco, or part of it? San Francisco was<br />

and is an amazing city to visit. A lot of those old<br />

historic places don’t exist anymore. I sometimes<br />

wonder about going to 710 Ashbury , the Grateful<br />

Dead house in the 1960s and ringing the doorbell<br />

and asking the current owners how it feels to know<br />

that Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin and others dropped<br />

acid in their house. 2400 Fulton, the Jefferson<br />

Airplane House ... What went on when the front<br />

door was closed?<br />

Postermat was the place to go to buy Bill Graham<br />

posters. Ben Friedman with his cat was a<br />

destination until his death in 2003. He had over 1<br />

million posters!<br />

In San Francisco, a store called “The Psychedelic<br />

Shop” was just another shop. Of course, put that<br />

shop anywhere else in the USA and the cops would<br />

be parked outside busting every person who<br />

walked in or out!<br />

And, the vibe of San Francisco went further than<br />

the music history. It was and is a beautiful place<br />

to visit! From Lombard Street, to Haight Ashbury,<br />

to what everyone called “The Roach Clip” and<br />

Golden Gate Park, you can get lost in the history<br />

and beauty of San Francisco… hmm … maybe<br />

that’s why so many people love the “City By The<br />

Bay”.<br />



Whether slogging it out at your day job or just a bit<br />

stale at your weekday bar gig for consistency, we<br />

musicians need INSPIRATION. Everything else is a<br />

side-note. Good pay and fame are nice but musical<br />

artists have other needs, subtle and profound.<br />

Dedication and consistency are the lynchpins to<br />

any ARTISTIC achievement in music. They make<br />

for a background burn that keeps you churning<br />

when things look bleak. The challenge is to stay<br />

INSPIRED so as to maintain discipline.<br />

I have always looked for this elusive quality. It<br />

seems clear that we perform better as artists when<br />

we are in awe. One thing I find renewing is LIVE<br />

music. What a thrill to hear and see great players<br />

of every genre display their art. Going to giant<br />

concerts or to local-band gigs can have an energy<br />

and vibe that wind me up. When I hear talent, I go<br />

home and practice.<br />

Recordings. I find records singularly uninspiring.<br />

It’s weird to me that a band comes out of a speaker,<br />

but that’s me - most people love them. Use records<br />

if they help you. Use anything if it helps.<br />

Art forms other than music are another great source<br />

of inspiration. Painting and sculpture, absolutely.<br />

Also architecture and leather-work, good wine or<br />

carpentry. Anything finely made can have a smooth<br />

and artistic character.<br />

by Adam Floyd<br />

This can influence how we understand the purpose<br />

of music. The time-dimensional aspect of music<br />

makes plays and literature terrific source material.<br />

From Rambo to Shakespeare, TV to YouTube, all<br />

the interdisciplinary art forms can inspire.<br />

Environment. This is a big one for me. It could<br />

be avoiding chatty or toxic people. Quietude and<br />

peace are good for reflecting. Seek out water.<br />

Oceans and mountain streams, lakes and rivers<br />

will jazz you up. Move to a house with high ceilings<br />

or to a new country. Downsize and get rid of<br />

all your “stuff” which will unburden your creative<br />

force. Change for the better is freeing, but there is<br />

nothing like getting back to nature.<br />

Pressure. When the mood is dark or you are exhausted.<br />

When you need money or time or both.<br />

When love is scarce or you are miserable, now<br />

write songs and make plans. Prepare for positive<br />

changes so you can live an artful life.<br />

Finally, help people with your music. It can be truly<br />



ting Janice<br />

Saturday Morning, April 1967<br />

Janice was hard to get along with unless you knew<br />

her from the inside out. I didn’t know her that well. I<br />

met her at the Fox and Hound on Grant avenue way<br />

back in 1964 when Chet Helm brought her up from<br />

Port Arthur. I ran an art gallery two blocks down the<br />

street in those days and sold some of my collages to<br />

Margo Saint James and Jerry Barrish, the bail bonds<br />

people. Margret Kane, the lady with the Big Eyes<br />

paintings, came by and said she liked my stuff, so did<br />

Benny Bufano. One night in April, Rod and Peter Albin<br />

dropped by for coffee and raved about this new folk<br />

singer named Janice Joplin that Chet was managing.<br />

Naturally, I went over there the next chance I could get,<br />

down in the basement, and heard her at a rehearsal.<br />

She was singing, Hesitation Blues, and Keep Those<br />

Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’ with Jorma Kaukonen<br />

which carried on to Jorma’s house and came out as<br />

The Typewriter Tape with Jorma on 12 string.<br />

The Albins were right, Janice was terrific. Chet had<br />

been to Mexico on a Peyote quest the year before and<br />

dropped over to Texas to cajole Janice to come back<br />

to the city with him. I remember that because he gave<br />

me his Peyote road diary to hold for him. I still have it.<br />

Now its 1967, three years later. The phone rings. It’s<br />

Ron “Pig-Pen” McKernan, of the Grateful Dead and he<br />

sounds sober so I’m encouraged. “Hank you gotta help<br />

me out man.”<br />

“Why, what’s the matter now Ron?”<br />

“Oh, I have a date with Janice and I can’t make it.”<br />

I start to think like Ron’s older brother, the one he<br />

doesn’t have. “Well just tell her you can’t make it.”<br />

“No, no, you don’t understand this date has been set<br />

up for about two weeks now, we’re supposed to go to a<br />

movie and I already put her off once.”<br />

“Ok, so what do you want me to do?”<br />

Ron takes a deep drag off his unfiltered<br />

Pall Mall, I can hear the Wild Turkey gobble<br />

through the phone. “I want you to take her to<br />

the flick.”<br />

10<br />

© Hank Harrison<br />

Janice and Pig Pen<br />

Photo Credit Ron Rackow<br />

“What? Come on man, I hardly know her.”<br />

“No, its OK. She knows you… I talked to her about you,<br />

you’re a big guy, and she doesn’t like to go anywhere in<br />

the city unescorted anymore.”<br />

My eyes are reeling inside my head. Pig went on: “It’s<br />

just started happening lately, In our case, you know,<br />

the two of us out together, people know us, they think<br />

we are rock stars or something. She’s gotta have a<br />

bodyguard.”<br />

“Yeah, but I’m not a bodyguard Ron, I’m a shrink, I<br />

bring people down off of bad trips now.”<br />

Pig added, “…and Phil too once in a while, right?” We<br />

both giggled at that.<br />

I made one last attempt to duck out on his request,<br />

“Why don’t ‘you’ just take her out another day Ron?”<br />

“Well, Phil and Jerry want me over at Pacific High studio<br />

tonight until it’s over, were patching some tracks on<br />

Easy Wind and King Bee tonight and I’ve been waiting<br />

for a long time… and they got the Hammond set up. ”<br />

A massive fog begins to form in my brain. Ron<br />

continues, “…so that’s what’s going on, and I have to<br />

be there, period.”<br />

“Oh my God Ron, so you want me to go over to 1090<br />

Page —pick up Janice where she’s rehearsing with<br />

Peter and James Gurley and take her...” I started<br />

stuttering. “…is it set up already?”<br />

Now Ron the undrunk hustler appears on the phone, “<br />

I’m going to set it up right now as long as you say you’ll<br />

take her.”<br />

My reluctant pause was deafening, “Er ah, OK, I’ll take<br />

her, what flick does she want to go to? I’ll have to clear<br />

my schedule and make sure it’s OK with my old lady,<br />

who, by the way, is jealous as hell.”<br />

Ron came on like a band manager making a deal for a<br />

gig, “I think she wants to go out to West Portal, to see<br />

that Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck flick, Arabesque.<br />

She rode by there last week on the N Judah streetcar<br />

on her way out to San Francisco State, with Richie<br />

Olsen, and that put a bug in her butt.

Who is Richie Olsen? Oh you mean the trombone<br />

player with the Charlatans. Pig sort of burps, “unhunh.”<br />

He plays in the State College marching band. Wonders<br />

never cease in my world. I found out 50 years later,<br />

Richie Olsen, who would up running J. Paul Getty’s<br />

house band, was taking Janice out to SF State to use<br />

one of the sound studios.<br />

“Oh that’s an interesting concept, I moaned.”<br />

Like the wind, Ron said, “Ok I’ll call her … I’ll call you<br />

right back.”<br />

Two hours drag by and Ron finally calls me right back.<br />

“OK it’s set up, she knows you, she says it’s ok.”<br />

“Well I hope she knows me, I teach school with Rod<br />

Albin, who is the original Big Brother holding the<br />

stash…and Mike Ferguson and the Charlatans, I hang<br />

out over there a lot.”<br />

“Well she called Chet and Chet thinks your cool.”<br />

“So that’s what took so long.” I answered sarcastically.<br />

“I come highly recommended I guess. I was getting<br />

flighty, “Wait man, it’s just a bodyguard gig isn’t it?<br />

I mean I’m getting a vet check for a flick gig, come<br />

on man. She’s not going to be Staggering Mimi or<br />

Laughing Sal is she?”<br />

“NO she’s cool, she’s been really sober lately.”<br />

“Ooooh Ok.” I finally relented.<br />

Pretty soon the phone rings and its Janice on the<br />

phone. “Hi, Hank are you going to come and pick me<br />

up? That voice is her signature, it was Janice for sure.<br />

Yeah I’ll be over whenever ‘ya want. When you want<br />

to go?<br />

“You don’t have to pay for anything you know I got<br />

money.”<br />

“Heck no Janice it’s not that much bread. I’ve got a nice<br />

car, we can manage.”<br />

Pause… “What kind of car do you have?” It sounded<br />

like I was talking to my daughter on the phone, that’s<br />

when I realized Janice was a child and would probably<br />

never grow up. It was in her voice.<br />

“I have a Mercedes.”<br />

Longer pause, “Oh really?”<br />

“Yeah I got a little Mercedes 190 Roadster, kind of a<br />

cool thing… two seater.”<br />

“Oh I’ve never ridden in a Mercedes before… that will<br />

be fun.<br />

“I’ll be over at 2:30, about an hour.”<br />

3:30 was the next show time. Janice didn’t worry me,<br />

she was just one of the crowd at the time. Looking back<br />

on it, it was a pretty big deal, but her life with Pig-Pen<br />

was way different than any life she led with her LGBT<br />

friends or with Big Brother.<br />

I arrived at 1090 Page Street, the big Victorian mansion,<br />

torn down now, she was wearing a tie-dye but it was<br />

long before the tye-dye days so it must have been a<br />

batik blouse and Levis, light leather jacket over. She<br />

was carrying her smokes in a little crossbody chain<br />

purse.<br />

“Ready to go ?”<br />

“Good to see you, she said, “You’re a funny lookin’<br />

person.”<br />

I didn’t know what that meant, but I took it as a<br />

compliment.<br />

I escorted her out to the silver car. She really loved it,<br />

she oohed and aahed about it.<br />

She repeated her earlier phrase, “I’ve never been in a<br />

Mercedes before.”<br />

I said, “That’s cool, I hope all your friends will have<br />

Mercedes cars someday! There’s just too many<br />

Porsches.”<br />

We both laughed as we drove off. We made our way<br />

over Masonic and up to Upper Market and over the<br />

hill and down to the West Portal neighborhood, got a<br />

parking spot and made it to the cashier’s window just<br />

in time.<br />

She wanted to stop in the lobby and get some Cherry<br />

Ice cream Bon-Bon thingees. Then we went in and<br />

saw the flick. It was a pretty interesting movie about<br />

spies taking LSD and seeing a goose, singing Goosey<br />

Goosey Gander on microfilm exposed in a rain storm<br />

on the windshield of the car, which was, hilariously and<br />

ironically, a red Mercedes Benz, all the while Mr. Peck<br />

was flashed-out on acid.<br />

On the way back into the Haight-Ashbury we exchanged<br />

a few old Pig-Pen stories. She had to go home right<br />

away and that made both Ron and my girlfriend happy.<br />

I never saw Janice in person again. Monterey Pop hit<br />

that summer and Janice went straight into orbit.<br />

Pig Pen<br />

Photo Credit Ron Rackow<br />

Janice and Jorma<br />

Courtesy Harrison Archives<br />

Janice and Chet<br />

Courtesy Harrison Archives<br />


On the<br />

Block<br />

By Jenny McLain<br />

The Vocal Equivalent of<br />

the Elephant in the Room<br />

I was going to write a (somewhat predictable) column<br />

this month about Bike Week or the one year anniversary<br />

of <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> but there is something that just<br />

needs to be said, out loud, to more than just one or two<br />

people.<br />

That “Indie” voice – can we say we’ve have<br />

had enough of it already?<br />

I work in an office 8 hours every day and, since I recently<br />

relocated from Daytona to Jacksonville, I was the last<br />

one to move into the current space. The small group<br />

in this particular work area on a separate floor from the<br />

main clinic is a good mix (important when there are<br />

over 50 women working at a medical practice). When<br />

I asked about the Pandora station choice on our floor,<br />

I was told they chose the Ed Sheeran station because<br />

his music appeals to everyone. While I will concede,<br />

there is a degree of appeal for at least some of his<br />

music to most people, it would not be my personal<br />

choice to listen to with any regularity - especially not<br />

over and over, day after day. That being said, I can<br />

think of other stations/genres that could be worse so I<br />

just tune as much of it out as possible and make snarky<br />

comments to my friend who sits closest to me every<br />

time “Hey There, Delilah” is played (usually once in<br />

the morning and then between 3:00 and 3:30 in the<br />

afternoon - that’s how we know it’s almost time to go<br />

home).<br />

One song that I find particularly annoying is “Little Do<br />

You Know” by Alex and Sierra and it plays often. While<br />

I don’t know them personally, I know of them because<br />

of their connection to the area and their big win on the<br />

X-Factor. While listening to this song (and the entirety<br />

of the Pandora station’s 20-song selection) over and<br />

over, I began thinking about the fact that lately when I’m<br />

sent an audio clip from a female singer I haven’t heard<br />

before, my reaction is usually, “What is up with THAT<br />

VOICE they all try to do?”. I finally made the blanket<br />

statement, “If it sounds like THAT, you can just assume<br />

I don’t like it, so don’t ask my opinion anymore.”<br />

After thinking about it for a while, I Googled “annoying<br />

female singing style” to find out what to call it. The<br />

consensus seems to be: 1) Many people are annoyed<br />

by it; and 2) For the most part, they call it the “Indie”<br />

voice, or something similar. There are YouTube videos<br />

hilariously making fun of it and websites that very<br />

seriously break down the technical, mechanical and<br />

musical aspects of the word formation.<br />

Perhaps it began as a way to stand out, to be interesting,<br />

but it seems to have become just the opposite – a way<br />

to sound trendy and maybe ride the wave of current<br />

popularity (well, relative popularity anyway). I have<br />

not disliked any form of music to this degree since the<br />

deafening squeal of Mariah Carey.<br />

I can only hope there will be a new trend soon and<br />

it will be less grating, to me and consumers of music<br />

in general. Thankfully, there are some very talented<br />

ladies in our area who stand out for their talent to create<br />

music, not imitate it. Maybe it’s time for one of them to<br />

be “discovered”.<br />


Love Kills<br />

The assassination of<br />

Kurt Cobain<br />

About Love Kills: <br />

Love Kills offers the most insightful<br />

explanation as yet offered for the<br />

mysterious death of Kurt Cobain, the<br />

great radical poet, rock star and<br />

alternative social leader.<br />

It does not solve the crime, but<br />

Harrison opens the door to the inner<br />

chamber. The reader is forced to<br />

make the Þnal decision, almost like a<br />

member of a jury. <br />

Hank Harrison’s touching account of<br />

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A Year in Review<br />

Volume I, Issue 1, <strong>March</strong> 2018 - Vaughn Belak<br />

Volume I, Issue 2, April 2018 - Josh Rosen<br />

Photo Credit Stephen Holvik<br />

Volume I, Issue 3, May 2018 - Louie Muni<br />

Volume I, Issue 4, June 2018 - Barry Kite<br />


Volume I, Issue 5, July 2018 - Harold Garde<br />

Volume I, Issue 6, August 2018 - Gary Kroman<br />

Volume I, Issue 7, September 2018 - Ryan Hanly<br />

Volume I, Issue 8, October 2018 - Isabel Badea<br />


Volume I, Issue 9, November 2018 - Mark Hadley<br />

Volume I, Issue 10, December 2018 - Philip Bennett Walker<br />

Volume I, Issue 11, January <strong>2019</strong> - Barbara Simmons<br />

Volume I, Issue 12, February <strong>2019</strong> - Dekker Dreyer<br />



Behind the Myth of Daytona’s Spring Break<br />

by Rick de Yampert<br />

In 1835, British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson penned the<br />

immortal line “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly<br />

turns to thoughts of love.” If Big Al had been alive and<br />

walking the shores of Daytona Beach in <strong>March</strong> in the<br />

1990s, he would have written: “Holy shit! In spring a<br />

young man’s fancy turns to sand, sex, suds and rock<br />

’n’ roll!”<br />

Back then, Daytona was the Spring Break Capital of<br />

the Universe. A gazillion college students would flock<br />

to the city from up and down the Eastern Seaboard and<br />

from as far away as the Van Allen radiation belt. For<br />

a time, MTV was taping Spring Break mini-concerts<br />

and some of its goofy shows at the Bandshell for later<br />

broadcast. Some years later BET decided to do the<br />

same thing during Black College Reunion, a singleweekend<br />

spring event that also drew a gazillion young<br />

folks lured by dreams of sand, sex, rap and roll (roll as<br />

in cruising up and down A1A in blinged-out cars).<br />

But here’s the thing: If you hear some guy reminiscing<br />

about how cool and fun and CRAZEE a time they had<br />

during the MTV/BET-era of Daytona Spring Break, then<br />

you can be sure the odds are he spent most of that<br />

time puking his brains out from excessive consumption<br />

of shitty beer while sleeping 10 dudes to a room, and<br />

the closest he got to getting laid was being asses-toelbows<br />

in crowd of frat boys watching a wet T-shirt<br />

contest. Not that that’s a bad time, mind you – but it’s<br />

a far cry from the myth of Spring Break as some sort of<br />

grand Roman bacchanalia.<br />

In those days I was among the greatest freaks at Spring<br />

Break and Black College Reunion because, as the<br />

entertainment writer at the Daytona daily newspaper, I<br />

was actually interested in what cool music acts would<br />

be performing. MTV and BET certainly used their clout<br />

to land some big names: the Black Crowes, Stone<br />

Temple Pilots, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Lenny<br />

Kravtiz, Naughty by Nature, TLC, Living<br />

Colour. Other promoters brought the likes<br />

of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Notorious<br />

B.I.G., Method Man and others to town.<br />

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But it was disconcerting to watch MTV production<br />

lackeys herd the college kids into the stockyards . . . er,<br />

the concert viewing area, then see the students react<br />

like trained circus poodles as they took commands<br />

from the TV crew to “Cheer! Cheer! CHEER!” as the<br />

cameras rolled.<br />

Poor kids. They’d stand around for a few hours before<br />

the cameras rolled, with dreams of being famous<br />

ricocheting through their beer-addled gray matter –<br />

“I’m gonna be on MTV!” Then, after about the 20th<br />

time an MTV minion had ordered the kids to rehearse<br />

going ape-shit for the cameras, you could see the<br />

enthusiasm melting from the students’ faces like dog<br />

turds sizzling on the hot concrete of the Boardwalk.<br />

By the time, say, Lenny Kravitz took the stage wearing<br />

just a loin cloth and a guitar, the kids just wanted to<br />

escape the hot sun.<br />

Of course, it was all about image: It was more important<br />

for the MTV and BET crews that the kids LOOKED like<br />

they were having fun, and to hell with them whether<br />

they actually were having a good time. A TV show<br />

depicting cool kids having a cool time in Daytona<br />

would attract million of young viewers who wanted to<br />

day-dream that they had been there, and that would<br />

translate into high ratings and high advertising dollars<br />

Yes, I heard some OK music performances during<br />

Daytona’s Spring Break heyday. But if I or anyone else<br />

tells you the music was great, you call bullshit on them.<br />

Eminem was muzzled by the Daytona Beach mayor<br />

himself and was forced to amp down his language<br />

before BET was allowed to tape – an act of censorship<br />

the mayor was able to get away with because the<br />

performance was happening on city property.<br />

And 10 years later when my wife mentioned the time<br />

she and I saw the Notorious B.I.G. at the Ocean Center,<br />

I called her liar – then she whipped out the review I had<br />

written for the paper. I had forgotten that one of the<br />

world’s most famous rappers had come to the World’s<br />

Most Famous Beach. That’s how memorable Biggie’s<br />

performance was.<br />

Poor guy – I’m sure he was bummed before taking the<br />

stage because the Daytona Spring Break experience<br />

had not lived up to its myth.



by Brandi Shannon<br />

Did you ever hear a song from one of your favorite rappers and think you’re “deja vueing” (is that a word)? It<br />

might not be, but it’s a feeling.<br />

Lately I have had to go to a App called “Who Sampled” because of a familiar tune intertwined in a rap song, or<br />

any song. Recently it was rapper Youngboy NBA, “I am who they say I am.” He sampled R&B Ashanti, “Rain on<br />

me” and when I finally put it all together I was like “WOW!”<br />

This does not only apply to rappers of today; all artists have taken from someone to make their joint sound better,<br />

catchy and a seller. Robin Thicke did it, “Blurred Lines” snatched from Marvin Gaye, “Got to give it up” but he<br />

had to pay. Now I’m told if you use 3 bars of that music, no more, then it’s ok but just think how many artists are<br />

not getting the recognition because others are stealing and kinda making it their own. All music is just rehashed<br />

and the notes are played around with to make it sound different but if you use your 3rd ear, like I do, you will<br />

catch it every time.<br />

Lately I have been beating my brain up listening to music because I know a song has been sampled but I can’t<br />

place it - The app “Who Sampled” helps me every time. And now I’m really listening because if it’s a great song<br />

from the past and it is catchy why else would anyone sample it? I just hope when they win a Grammy for it they<br />

at least give the real artist their props.<br />


<strong>March</strong><br />

<strong>2019</strong><br />

20<br />

Community Events


Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

Hello again, friends. Very big congratulations to the<br />

staff of <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> for cranking out this first year of<br />

quality publishing. This magazine is truly a rare and<br />

valuable resource for entertainment and I am proud to<br />

be a small part of this machine and happy to have a<br />

print and digital reference for culture, music and more<br />

in our community. I love writing these entries and hope<br />

that they give you some laughs and insight into my<br />

weird world.<br />

It seems like a good time to let you in on some pit stops<br />

in my writing career.<br />

“The Sports Hogs” - An overly energetic fast talking<br />

host with an obnoxious announcer voice and his gruff,<br />

salty co-host break down sports action with wildly<br />

inaccurate statistics and misguided callers.<br />

“Hot Licks” - A parody of the instructional guitar VHS<br />

tapes that were all the rage. Leather jacket, shades,<br />

a bad British accent and actual inability to play guitar<br />

made these segments authentic and hilarious. And I<br />

busted a tooth using a potato as a slide… don’t ask.<br />

My first job was at a Pizza Inn in Marietta, Georgia. I<br />

was a dishwasher with lofty aspirations of making pizza<br />

one day. My obsession with pizza made the whole<br />

dish thing tolerable until one day opportunity knocked.<br />

There was this contest to come up with a slogan for our<br />

marquee. The winner got $50 and some free pizza. I<br />

nailed it with this beauty… “Our pizza, Our people, Our<br />

pride… A Winning Combination”. BOOM! Those finely<br />

crafted words beamed from the partially lit sign in front<br />

of the restaurant for at least 5 weeks. Business may or<br />

may not have increased but at least those who dined<br />

knew they were eating where WINNERS go. I kept my<br />

ego in check, kept sloshing away with the dishes, and<br />

never got that promotion to cook. I did, however, get a<br />

slotted pizza baking pan that I still use today. Winning.<br />

In college, I worked at a local TV station and gained<br />

experience in virtually every aspect of television<br />

broadcasting. WNGM TV-34 was my launching pad to<br />

becoming a superstar. One of my roles was teleprompter<br />

entry and I wrote copy for the newscasters and show<br />

hosts. Grammar and phonetic spelling were keys to<br />

success and while the creative side was hampered, I<br />

did keep those who read copy on-air from any “Ron<br />

Burgundy” moments. I partnered with a friend to start<br />

a weekly music video show, which turned into music/<br />

comedy program and I wrote sketches and<br />

bits for the weekly entertainment of our<br />

small but loyal audience and, of course,<br />

for ourselves. “Classic” comedy writing<br />

included ….<br />


95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

“The Gabby Awards” - An awards show parody that<br />

was way too much of an undertaking. Writing hack<br />

jokes for the host to tell, creating fake sitcom dialogue,<br />

acceptance speeches… I struggled but persevered.<br />

And the 11 people that saw it were overcome with the<br />

quality funny.<br />

I wrote a weekly column for the CVC Report, a trade<br />

magazine that followed music videos and the regional<br />

shows that aired those videos. Though it was supposed<br />

to be short column and list of things I played on that<br />

week’s show, I used it as a place to work out some<br />

stand-up routine material and snarky shots at bands.<br />

It wasn’t a launch to my writing career but it earned me<br />

a couple of trips to Los Angeles, so that’s pretty cool.<br />

I went on to a role as Senior Writer/Producer for Cable<br />

Advertising Of Metro Atlanta. This role tasked my<br />

creative writing with initiating ideas for commercials,<br />

corporate video and programming. “The sky’s the limit”<br />

they said, “just follow your creative vision”. Well, within<br />

the confines of the client’s $200 budget. This gig was<br />

sweet for a few months, though. I would meet a client,<br />

get a budget, come up with a concept, hire actors or<br />

models, produce and direct the shoot and then oversee<br />

the edit. Winning! I mean, why write a car commercial<br />

where the dude from the dealership just walks down a<br />

row of cars and shouts prices when you can incorporate<br />

a PIG! And a blender with CASH in it. Or maybe<br />

former NFL great Eric Metcalf is your spokesperson…<br />

well I got what you need! Picture it… Football field,<br />

cars chasing Eric around as I fire tight spirals to him as<br />

he heads toward the end zone. Somehow they bought<br />

it. Create your own dreams, that’s what writing in this<br />

gig brought me. Stuffy, boring bank commercial? I got<br />

it! Let’s have Bankie the Cash-scot pop in and bring<br />

joy to those uptight tellers! They hated it! So they can’t<br />

all be winners. But I was WINNING until they brought<br />

in Gordon, the pint size micro manager. He was the<br />

creative killer. Gordon didn’t like ideas. I had to find a<br />

new outlet.<br />

Then came radio. And while you can sustain a career in<br />

radio simply reading what other sources write, I prefer<br />

to write my own version of whatever twisted reality I<br />

come across. My first morning show gig was rather<br />

unfiltered so I could air most of whatever crossed my<br />

mind within the FCC guidelines. I created “Thespian<br />

Theater”, a weekly distortion of a well-known film and<br />

wrote either for characters on the show or mediocre<br />

celebrity impressions. It was a great outlet and while<br />

most of it was crap, it seemed hilarious and filled that<br />

creative void. And I channeled that into daily bits for<br />

character voices and caller games, etc. The “Theater<br />

of the Mind” concept of radio often escaped me before<br />

I started working in this business. But when you can<br />

use it to alter a listener’s reality and get laughs, it’s<br />

simply the best.<br />

And 20-something years later, it still is. That’s why I<br />

am energized daily on The Morning HOG on 95,7 The<br />

HOG to find a way to give people a laugh on their way<br />

to work or school. The challenge of creating something<br />

funny is what I live for. I hope that you get some payoff<br />

from that when you tune in. And every day is a fresh<br />

canvas for twisted thoughts and witty banter… and fart<br />

jokes. It’s all writing and it is why I appreciate <strong>Static</strong><br />

<strong>Live</strong> for giving me another outlet and appreciate all of<br />

you for reading and supporting this magazine. Here’s<br />

to another year of goodness! Although I may run out of<br />

decent material by mid-August, I’ll be right here typing!<br />

Cheers!<br />


The Morning HOG / 95.7 The HOG 23

ACROSS<br />

2 Barbara Streisand’s middle name<br />

5 Nickname of jazzman John Birks Gillespie<br />

7 A purfle is an ornamental border, typically<br />

inlaid on this musical instrument<br />

10 The Monkees took the last train to this place<br />

12 Guest guitarist on Michael Jackson’s<br />

“Dangerous” album<br />

15 She had a hit in 1995 with “Take a Bow”<br />

17 Title of the first album from the Spice Girls<br />

18 “A Whole New World” was the theme from this<br />

Disney movie<br />

21 Name of the land where Puff the Magic Dragon lived<br />

DOWN<br />

1 The second #1 hit from Mister Mister<br />

3 They had a #1 hit with Wendy<br />

4 This band released the 1974 album<br />

“Crime of the Century<br />

6 Paul McCartney’s real first name<br />

8 “Hey Ya” was a hit in 2003 for this duo<br />

9 First rock band to enter the charts at #1<br />

11 This song was the B side on the Beatle’s #1 hit<br />

“Come Together”<br />

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Answers on Page 34

TRIVIA<br />

1. Who played the heavy metal guitar on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”?<br />

2. Which European country did Roxette come from?<br />

3. Who took “Venus” to #1 in 1970?<br />

4. Whose autobiography is titled “Laughter in the Rain”?<br />

5. Which band produced the best-selling album “Brothers in Arms”?<br />

6. Felix Cavaliere and Dino Danelli were in which group?<br />

7. Who recorded the album “Stranger in Town”?<br />

8. Which duo began as Caesar and Cleo?<br />

9. What is the title of Bruno Mars’ 2010 debut album?<br />

10. Which jazz pianist, bandleader and composer was backed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers?<br />

Answers on Page 34<br />


Original Music Manifesto<br />

The All Inclusive Music Venue<br />

by C. August Wenger<br />

Do you have that one place in your town, be it a bar,<br />

a venue, a coffee shop, a record store, where anyone<br />

can come and perform? It’s that place where no matter<br />

the amount of draw the band or act has, the nature or<br />

quality of their music, or the level of their talent, they<br />

have an opportunity to present their creativity. This<br />

place is essential to an original music culture in a town.<br />

There is music any given night of the week, and that<br />

music could be literally any genre. The local hip-hop<br />

guys call the nOg their home just as much as the metal<br />

dudes. The greatest part about it is that everyone<br />

supports everyone. Of course, you are going to have<br />

your haters, but they soon realize they are not welcome<br />

at the nOg.<br />

This place inspires people to get off the couch and<br />

get before an audience with their songs, embolds<br />

those that know they have a message for people. It<br />

encourages the talented artist that may think they have<br />

stage fright. It’s for the most part, and on most nights, a<br />

place without judgement, a place that welcomes those<br />

called, and those brave enough to share themselves<br />

with the masses.<br />

This place has the open mic for budding songwriters,<br />

the open jam for musicians to feel out their talents in a<br />

group setting, and for seasoned musicians to keep up<br />

their chops, and pass on licks, grooves, and beats to<br />

the up and comers.<br />

This place has the band showcase, where bands can<br />

develop their stage presence and work their setlists.<br />

Because of the popularity and built in crowd to a scene<br />

like this there are featured artists and established<br />

touring acts that want to perform to the fervent original<br />

music lovers that frequent it.<br />

In Daytona Beach, this place is Tir na nOg Irish Pub.<br />

For over 16 years “the nOg” has been a haven for<br />

local original bands, singer/songwriters, and even<br />

comedians and artists. It’s not a big place, the listening<br />

room only fits between 70-100 people at a time, but<br />

generally 200 or more people come wandering in and<br />

out of the space depending on which music catches<br />

their fancy.<br />

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I asked owner of Tir na nOg Randall Phillips, “How<br />

did your bar become this original music haven?” He<br />

reflected this.<br />

“Since opening the nOg in 2002 we always knew<br />

it would be a venue for musicians and I guess that<br />

would be from keeping up with tradition. The Allman<br />

brothers played this building as the Almond Joys, the<br />

Irish Rovers played a private party here. As a kid I<br />

remember one of the most awesome ska shows I ever<br />

saw, or a crazy punk show, or even just a couple of my<br />

friends that happened to start a band together. Those<br />

memories always stuck with me even to this day. Out of<br />

respect and love for this scene that kept us all together<br />

in the past and the desire to pass it on, the nOg will<br />

always be an original music haven.”<br />

If your town does not have a “nOg” get to finding<br />

and establishing one. Find a group of like minded<br />

individuals, put your heads together and the concept<br />

will practically develop itself. The only criteria is that<br />

anyone and everyone can be included, can have their<br />

time to perform. The people will flock to this place and<br />

I guarantee you it will be successful. Artists and bands<br />

are longing for it and music lovers want to be in on<br />

the ground floor of a place like this, they want to say<br />

they were there when now famous “so and so” just got<br />

started. You never know who it’s going to be, but you<br />

know when you see them, it’s going to be them.<br />

Next issue I laud the works of the good promoter, an<br />

essential key to a prosperous original music culture<br />

of any town. Thanks for reading and supporting local<br />

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Kiss has their make-up. Steven Tyler has scarves<br />

for days. For a minute Pharrell wore a hat that<br />

would only look better on an anthropomorphic<br />

bear trying to prevent forest fires. Something that<br />

aspiring musicians could learn from mainstays of<br />

the music business is branding and image. When<br />

you’re gigging around town locally, people may<br />

not remember your name. They may, however,<br />

remember “the beachy guy”.<br />

I have a friend named Everette Stephens. He<br />

makes the rounds from Viera and Cocoa Beach<br />

to Daytona and beyond. Everette has a job that<br />

sometimes takes him to military bases here and<br />

abroad where the stress and the security clearance<br />

are both high. You would never know it when he’s<br />

gigging, though. He absolutely oozes laid-back<br />

beachy relaxation. When he walks in to the venue<br />

you immediately know who he is and what he’s all<br />

about. You can see it. Everette has his image down.<br />

He always looks professional, but he also always<br />

looks like he’s on vacation. You know you’re going<br />

to have a good time when you see him on the<br />

stage. Not to mention that along with his sound<br />

system, there are a couple tiki figures and some<br />

beachy decor. Unless I’m mistaken, I think you<br />

even put tips inside one of the tiki dudes’ mouth.<br />

My point is, I’m not sure you would remember his<br />

name the first time you saw him, but you’d sure<br />

ask the manager when the guy with the tiki setup<br />

would be back.<br />

Some of us have an image just based on our look.<br />

Some of us look like rock stars. Some of us look<br />

like Buddy Hackett. That’s me. As artists we need to<br />

play to our strengths with our image and branding.<br />

If someone couldn’t remember your name after<br />

you’ve played a gig, would they remember you<br />

based on your presentation? I know<br />

what you’re thinking, “shouldn’t they<br />

remember me for my music”? Yes, but<br />

they may not. If someone was going<br />

to describe you to a friend or to the<br />

booking agent at a club, would you be<br />

forgettable?<br />

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LOOK<br />

By Matt McKeown<br />

Lately I’ve been doing some live gigs and I’ve had<br />

to come up with an interesting image. OK, it’s a<br />

gimmick. I’m 5’ 7” and look like I come from middle<br />

earth. I’m not talking Frodo here. Sean Astin had to<br />

gain a significant amount of weight to become our<br />

beloved Sam Gamgee; that’s just how I show up<br />

to the party automatically. Being that I’m not Adam<br />

Levine, I’ve had to think of interesting ways to be<br />

memorable. My latest incarnation involves a pair<br />

of Doc Martens that resemble wing tips from the<br />

1940s, a retro style hat, and a waistcoat complete<br />

with a pocket watch and chain. I recently purchased<br />

an Epiphone acoustic that is a reissue of the arch<br />

top acoustic guitars they used to make in the ‘30s.<br />

Since great-looking is not in my bag of tricks, I am<br />

settling for memorable. This is something that I<br />

believe local artists should think more about. Are<br />

you memorable? Should you be? Here’s to hoping<br />

I see you out there. I’ll be the one in the vest.

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Dance with the Fear<br />

that Brought you<br />

By Candice Beu<br />

Fear and courage go hand in hand. They are two<br />

sides of the same coin. Just like you can’t combat<br />

the darkness without turning on the light, you can’t<br />

conquer fear without turning on your courage.<br />

Fear is actually one of our greatest guides, our<br />

closest allies on the quest of self expansion and<br />

achievement. The things we fear most are the<br />

same things that, once overcome, can build our<br />

confidence like no other. Stage fright, for instance,<br />

is a big fear for many performers. Most of us have<br />

heard the sayings “feel the fear and do it anyway”<br />

or “fake it til you make it” in regards to fear. Well<br />

I’m going to introduce a new dimension to this<br />

perspective. Instead of “getting past fear” or<br />

“fighting the fear” of being in the spotlight, imagine<br />

that fear IS the actual spotlight itself. This can<br />

apply to any “stage” in anyone’s life. Fear casts<br />

a big shadow but it only does so because of the<br />

light behind it. When we fear a thing it’s because<br />

we may doubt our ability to come face to face with<br />

it. We think we are going to have to sneak past it<br />

or go to blows with it (fight or flight) in order to<br />

conquer the fear. But the truth is much gentler and<br />

more subtle than that if we can mentally flip it for<br />

ourselves. Fear shows us the thing that we need<br />

to become in order to grow. My daughter had this<br />

revelation while sparring in karate. She realized<br />

that she needed to become the fear in order to win<br />

the fight and as performers we need to become the<br />

light in order to shine.<br />

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Every entertainer and entrepreneur goes through<br />

an initial phase of nervous curiosity where they<br />

wonder if they’ve got what it takes, if others will get<br />

what they’re doing, recognize their gifts, support<br />

their dreams and applaud their efforts. That phase is<br />

usually followed by a tentative step forward where<br />

they either test the waters by engaging an audience<br />

or they end up shutting down their self expression<br />

because of mounting fear. It’s a personal tipping<br />

point in the walk towards any stage of life. You<br />

either dive bravely into the ice water of the abyss<br />

and learn to swim to new lands or you stay safely<br />

hidden on dry familiar land and never get your feet<br />

wet. It’s a simple case of manifest destiny. You<br />

must extend in order to grow. Facing the fear of<br />

growth can be the least fun part of any personal<br />

endeavor but it is truly the most rewarding. The<br />

fear of being judged for your particular brand of self<br />

expression is a very human fear to face but we all<br />

must transcend this base fear in order to reach that<br />

divine element within us (the light) which inspires<br />

others to do the same. Fear can use our own<br />

judgements to surreptitiously build dams which<br />

stop up the creative works with stagnating results.<br />

F-E-A-R (False Evidence Appearing Real) is usually<br />

constructed by assumptions and expectations, two<br />

shady contrivances that come from our shadow<br />

selves and hold no substance under the light. We<br />

assume what others may or may not be thinking<br />

and then we expect certain guarantees from those<br />

assumptions when there really are none in this<br />


As much as we want to be able to pin down a<br />

false sense of safety by predicting outcomes<br />

or making up stories, life just doesn’t work like<br />

that. Sometimes it works out better than that.<br />

Sometimes it doesn’t. Most often, in the long run,<br />

it works in more surprisingly rewarding ways than<br />

we could ever have configured ourselves but only<br />

if we have the courage to let go of trying to control<br />

the uncontrollable. It’s a prerequisite for receiving<br />

the gems of any journey. Stop fighting fear and<br />

start becoming the flip side of that coin. Become<br />

one of the brave. The bravest people in the world<br />

are the ones who are able to flip it for themselves.<br />

They are usually the ones who are the most afraid<br />

but decide instead to go headlong into the raging<br />

fear anyway and transmute it into a source of self<br />

empowerment and inspiration.<br />

I’d like to thank every brave soul at <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> who has made this platform a reality for<br />

the past year by empowering themselves, stepping<br />

into their own personal spotlights, and creating a<br />

vehicle for multiple forms of self expression, with<br />

multiple opportunities for all its creators to face<br />

their personal fears. I’m pretty sure that this joint<br />

effort, this “<strong>Static</strong> Mag” journey, has brought us<br />

all to points within ourselves where we have had<br />

to face our own capability, self worth, and the fear<br />

of ridicule, judgement and criticism from both the<br />

inner and outer realms. Anytime we do anything for<br />

the first time we’re going to feel a twinge of terror<br />

but the more we do that thing we fear the most, the<br />

more confidence we get to apply for the next round.<br />

Each month this magazine is published we get<br />

another chance to dance with our fears and inspire<br />

ourselves and each other. So keep hopping in that<br />

ring and just start dancing with whatever fear you<br />

face. Take a chance, learn the steps, improvise and<br />

someday soon, you’ll find you’ll be looking to your<br />

greatest fears to show you the next great thing you<br />

are capable of achieving.<br />

Life’s a dance so let’s make some music!<br />


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Crossword Puzzle on Page 24<br />

Trivia Questions on Page 25<br />

1. Who played the heavy metal guitar on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”? Eddie Van Halen<br />

2. Which European country did Roxette come from? Sweden<br />

3. Who took “Venus” to #1 in 1970? Shocking Blue<br />

4. Whose autobiography is titled “Laughter in the Rain”? Neil Sedaka<br />

5. Which band produced the best-selling album “Brothers in Arms”? Dire Straits<br />

6. Felix Cavaliere and Dino Danelli were in which group? The Rascals<br />

7. Who recorded the album “Stranger in Town”? Bob Seger<br />

8. Which duo began as Caesar and Cleo? Sonny and Cher<br />

9. What is the title of Bruno Mars’ 2010 debut album? Doo-Wops and Hooligans<br />

10. Which jazz pianist, bandleader and composer was backed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers?Jelly Roll<br />

Morton<br />


Rocktailswith Katie<br />

Nothing goes together quite as well as <strong>Live</strong> Music,<br />

Rock Icons and Booze. So your friends at <strong>Static</strong><br />

<strong>Live</strong> are here to give y’all loyal readers some<br />

rockin’ cocktail love; from your local Mixtress,<br />

Cocktails with Katie. What’s better than sipping<br />

on an adult beverage while channeling your inner<br />

rock star? Seriously, you tell me. So get ready<br />

to party with some extra boozy musical inspired<br />

cocktail recipes. As always, don’t forget to rock out<br />

with your cocktail out!<br />

Cardi B is a beautiful, wild, loud mouthed,<br />

international sensation who is truly incredibly<br />

talented. She spits hot fire. Every time she flows<br />

you can feel the power and emotion in her music.<br />

I love this bad ass Rap Queen. Ms. Cardi also<br />

happens to be from my hometown borough of NYC,<br />

the Boogie Down Bronx, the actual birthplace of<br />

hip hop music.<br />

Cardi B stripped her way out of hards times and<br />

a life she hated. This woman took the negatives<br />

in her youth as fuel to work her way to the top<br />

of the hip hop game. Now a Grammy winner, she<br />

became first known as an Instagram star thanks to<br />

her outrageous yet memorizing antics. Later Cardi<br />

landed a spot as reality star on TV while trying to<br />

make it in the hip hop world, knocked by haters<br />

from left to right. Then… boom! Cardi B became<br />

the first female rapper with two Billboard Hot 100<br />

number 1 hits with ‘I Like It’ and the infamous<br />

‘Bodak Yellow”. She is a rap powerhouse whose<br />

street name was actually inspired by Bacardi rum.<br />

They refer to Cardi B’s sister as ... Hennessy. I<br />

can’t help but crack a smile and oh man<br />

I can’t wait to see what she does next.<br />

Drink this one up like you’re goin’ to<br />

party with Cardi B “okurrr”!<br />

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Party with Cardi<br />

1 1/2 oz Bacardi silver rum<br />

1/2 oz Godiva white chocolate liqueur<br />

1/2 oz Rum Chata<br />

2 drops rose water<br />

Raspberry syrup<br />

First, line your favorite chilled cocktail glass<br />

with thick raspberry syrup. Next add 2 drops of<br />

rose water, Bacardi Silver Rum, Godiva White<br />

Chocolate liqueur and Rum Chata in your favorite<br />

cocktail shaker. Pack tin with ice. Then seal the<br />

deal and shake that shaker like you’re on stage<br />

and rent is due tomorrow. Strain without ice into<br />

your raspberry lined glass. Garnish with a sprinkle<br />

of cocoa powder and a pretty lil’ rose. Now it’s time<br />

to party like Cardi.<br />

Check out CocktailswithKatie.com or follow me<br />

for more yummy concoctions on instagram at @<br />

cocktailswithkatie. Drink responsibly and have fun<br />

out there! Xoxo

70,000 Tons of Metal <strong>2019</strong><br />

A metal fest on a cruise ship with 60 bands from all around the globe, Hell Yeah!<br />

January 31st, I had the pleasure of working with the build team aboard the 70,000<br />

Tons of Metal <strong>2019</strong> cruise and helping build the main stage. The experience was<br />

completely amazing, and the crew I worked with was an outstanding group of people.<br />

The line-up consisted of 60 bands of many sub genres of metal music and each<br />

played 2 sets on different days on 4 separate stages. There was, of course, all the<br />

food you could imagine, and the drinks were constantly flowing. There was also tons<br />

of walking on this massive vessel with live shows pretty much from 10:00am through<br />

6:00am and a constant party atmosphere 24 hours a day - not to mention merch as<br />

far as the eye could see. You know there is a lot going on when you can fall asleep<br />

during a Napalm Death set and need to set your alarm to watch the Norway natives<br />

Blood Red Throne at 5 in the morning. Of the huge roster of awesome bands my<br />

personal favorites on the venue were Dark Funeral, Blood Bath, Coroner, Obituary,<br />

Napalm Death, Internal Suffering, Pestilence, Glory Hammer, Accept, Paradise Lost<br />

and finally crushing it completely, Krisiun. To see all these bands and many more that<br />

I didn’t mention while sailing through the ocean was life changing to say the least.<br />

It is my belief that all true metal music fans should experience this metal cruise at<br />

least once in their life. This year’s destination was Labadee, Haiti where I checked<br />

out local shops, swam in the pristine blue water and enjoyed the huge party on the<br />

beach which had been completely taken over by metal heads and was a thing of pure<br />

beauty. No doubt that I will be doing this supreme music cruise again in 2020. Hope<br />

to see you there!<br />

New School Album of the Month<br />

Perpetual Warfare Earthliens<br />

In 2018 Columbia dished out a few stellar releases and one of the stand out records<br />

is definitely Earthliens from thrash metal outfit Perpetual Warfare. This album has ten<br />

tracks of pure attack mode with tracks such as “Megalodon” and “Humantz” and is<br />

sure to please. For fans of Destruction, Hatchet, and Onslaught be on the lookout for<br />

future endeavors from Perpetual Warfare as they continue to carry the torch of true<br />

thrash metal.<br />

Old School Album of the Month<br />

Flotsam and Jetsam Doomsday For The Deceiver<br />

Before leaving to fill the shoes left by the death of Cliff Burton of Metallica, bassist<br />

Jason Newsted was in Flotsam and Jetsam. Newsted wrote all the lyrics and half of<br />

the music on their classic thrash metal debut Doomsday for the Deceiver. Released<br />

on Metal Blade Records in 1986, these Arizona thrashers put together a masterpiece<br />

loaded with dueling guitars, talented drumming and Eric "A.K." Knutson's high-pitched<br />

power metal vocals. Intro song "Hammerhead" is a true thrash classic, but this album<br />

is full of head banging mastery. Feast your metal cravings on songs "Iron Tears",<br />

"Desecrator”, "Metal Shock" and "Der Fuhrer". Highly Recommend seeing these guys<br />

at the Haven Lounge in May.<br />

Photo Credit Jeff Watson<br />

Photo Credit Jeff Watson<br />

Photo Credit<br />

Christian Giuseppe<br />

Photo Credit<br />

Metal Blade Records<br />


Phantom Foodie<br />

For this month’s review we visited<br />

Corleone’s Famous New York<br />

Pizza and Gyros in Daytona Beach<br />

I had never paid much attention to the little places<br />

tucked away at the end of International Speedway<br />

Blvd. in Daytona where it dead-ends, literally, at the<br />

beach (because who hasn’t been disappointed by the<br />

cardboard pizza or frozen corn dogs they serve at a lot<br />

of places right on the beach). So when we received<br />

a suggestion from one of our readers to drop in on<br />

Corleone’s, I had to get directions.<br />

The place is small; there are two doors that are in an<br />

odd proximity to each other, but I don’t think it matters<br />

which one you enter through. On the first visit (which<br />

was after a race at the Speedway) we had a group of<br />

people, including a 5-year-old who had already been<br />

complaining about how much his legs hurt from all the<br />

walking. There were a few tables of customers seated<br />

when we entered and we were immediately told there<br />

was going to be somewhat of a wait, although it wasn’t<br />

clear how long it might be. We got nervous because<br />

we heard one customer say they had been waiting<br />

for an hour, but we decided to let it play out. There<br />

were plenty of coloring books and crayons and colored<br />

pencils available and they have a television hanging on<br />

the wall. The dining room is a little awkward and it was<br />

a difficult to squeeze in because the seats have arms.<br />

But we managed and made room on the table for our<br />

art project.<br />

Our order was taken quickly and we asked if there was<br />

any possibility of getting chicken fingers and fries out<br />

first in case the thrill of coloring ended too quickly. We<br />

also ordered a Gyro and a large Hawaiian Pizza with<br />

pepperoni added. They don’t have fountain drinks, but<br />

they have bottled beer and water and soft drinks. To our<br />

surprise, the chicken and fries came out fairly quickly<br />

and were hot and tasty. The fries were a big hit with the<br />

whole table. All of the food was delivered in just over<br />

30 minutes, which didn’t seem unusual for<br />

the time of night on a Saturday after a race<br />

in a “touristy” area of Daytona Beach. The<br />

large pizza was really, really large.<br />

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The crust was especially tasty and it was hot and fresh,<br />

although the pineapple had a “canned” taste (you can<br />

insert your own discussion about whether pineapple is<br />

an appropriate pizza topping here - I happen to be on<br />

the “yes” side of that debate). The Gyro was given<br />

a 6-7 on a scale of 10 by my friend who ordered it;<br />

he said the meat was good but the tzatziki was not so<br />

great. I don’t care for tzatziki of any description so I<br />

didn’t taste it. The price was very reasonable; 3 adults<br />

and a child with all that food, including tip, was around<br />

$60. And we enjoyed the pizza for a couple of days<br />

after that as well; it was even good leftover, without the<br />

pineapple.<br />

The second visit was on a Thursday night and it was<br />

a little late for dinner, around 8:00. I asked a different<br />

friend to go with me this time. When we walked in,<br />

they asked if we had called in an order for pick up and<br />

seemed surprised when we said we would be eating in.<br />

We were the only people there so we were treated very<br />

well. They gave us the remote control for the television<br />

so we could decide what to watch. We ordered a large<br />

pizza, half with pepperoni and half with sausage. It<br />

was delivered to the table in about 15 minutes. I didn’t<br />

remember this from the first visit, but we were given<br />

paper plates with a metal fork and a serrated knife to<br />

eat the pizza with. Surprisingly, the paper plate didn’t<br />

end up in shreds, but it seemed odd. The pizza was,<br />

again, very good. It was cooked well, hot and fresh<br />

with plenty of cheese and toppings. My friend’s first<br />

comment was how much he liked the crust. Because<br />

we ordered a large pizza, he undoubtedly enjoyed it for<br />

several days, as there is not room in my refrigerator for<br />

a “to go” box that big.<br />

Corleone’s was an unexpected surprise; it was a far<br />

cry from the food you get in many “restaurants” in that<br />

area of town. The food was good, the people were<br />

friendly and the price was reasonable. We appreciated<br />

that they mentioned the wait on our first visit; they<br />

took advantage of the opportunity to exceeded our<br />

expectations with a wait time that didn’t seem out of<br />

the ordinary to us. I got the impression that they do a<br />

lot of carry-out business but the dining experience was<br />

very pleasant as well. I will definitely visit again, to try<br />

the “pinwheels”, which I’ve heard are delicious. Their<br />

menu also includes salads, strombolis, calzones and<br />

wings and their website offers online ordering and free<br />


Gotha Location<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 – Diamond Dixie<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2 – Liza Morales Trio<br />

<strong>March</strong> 4 – Originals Only Open Mic<br />

<strong>March</strong> 7 – Brandon “Twitch” Wilson<br />

<strong>March</strong> 8 – Jordan Foley<br />

<strong>March</strong> 9 – Mud Rooster<br />

<strong>March</strong> 11 – Open Mic<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14 – DWE Showcase<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15 – Madison Shae<br />

<strong>March</strong> 16 – TBD<br />

<strong>March</strong> 21 – Ramona<br />

<strong>March</strong> 22 – Ramona<br />

<strong>March</strong> 23 – The Swamp Donkeys<br />

<strong>March</strong> 25 – Open Mic<br />

<strong>March</strong> 28 – Ben Torres<br />

<strong>March</strong> 29 – TBD<br />

<strong>March</strong> 30 – TBD<br />

1236 Hempel Ave.<br />

Windermere 34786<br />

(407) 296-0609<br />



YellowDogEats.com<br />

New Smyrna Location<br />

<strong>March</strong> 1 – The Evening Muze<br />

<strong>March</strong> 2 – Stealing Vanity<br />

<strong>March</strong> 7 – Kelly Jarrard<br />

<strong>March</strong> 8 – Nate Utley<br />

<strong>March</strong> 9 – Corey Shenk<br />

<strong>March</strong> 14 – The Transfers<br />

<strong>March</strong> 15 – Jim Lord<br />

<strong>March</strong> 16 – Gina Cuchetti<br />

<strong>March</strong> 21 – Stephanie Schaffer<br />

<strong>March</strong> 22 – Eddy Davis<br />

<strong>March</strong> 23 – Drew Halverson<br />

<strong>March</strong> 28 – Claire Vandiver<br />

<strong>March</strong> 29 – Jay Paski and Adam Searan<br />

<strong>March</strong> 30 – Gina Cuchetti<br />

147 Canal St.<br />

New Smyrna Beach 32168<br />

(386) 410-4824<br />

Open every day at 11am

3/7 Stealing Vanity<br />

3/14 The Click<br />

3/21 Relief<br />

3/28 Joe Santana<br />

3/7 Stealing Vanity<br />

3/14 The Click<br />

3/21 Relief<br />

3/28 Joe Santana

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