June 2019 Static Live Magazine

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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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Oh My Goddess

The Enemy is Listening - by Les Kippel

Rodney’s Machine - by Hank Harrison

Almost Meeting Uncle Kracker, Again

Making Music and Ends Meet

My Father’s Show Business

A Day in the Life of a Gigging Musician

Cover Story - Cardi B

Old Hippies Don’t Die - They Just Revive


Static Live Calendar

An Original Music Manifesto

Artist Feature: Kem McNair

Travel Tips From The Sauce Boss

Live Music Photo Feature

Band Feature: Slaves

Behind the Mic

Phantom Foodie

Metal Compost

Static Live Media Group, LLC



I’m thinking June, 1976.

Either the Beacon Theater in New

York, or Capitol Theater in Passaic,


I’ve only seen one other picture

of Jerry with his Travis Bean and

the sticker saying ‘The Enemy is

Listening’, but of course, my ego tells

me mine is the best!

I’ve also never seen any ‘commentary’

as to why he put this sticker on it.

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Making great music since 1999

Was it a warning that Martians

are out there listening to

his music?? Was it a

commentary that Dead

Heads should be careful

spreading the ‘words’ that

Jerry was ‘finished with’?

Or was it a reference to

Tape Traders?

We only know one

thing. That sticker

didn’t last long! Within

weeks that sticker was

covered over with a blank piece

of paper and then removed after

that tour!


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Oh, the mysteries.......

Article © by Les Kippel

Photo © by Les Kippel


So in July 1983, between trips to

Ireland, just two weeks after my

daughter’s 18th birthday, I get a phone

call from Rod Albin in panic mode. He

says, “Hank, ya gotta come by and

help me, it’s a disaster over here”.

Now, that was an odd call, because I

never saw Rod Albin panic… the most

he ever did in public was crack a smile.

I said, “What up Rod?” He answered

simply, “Just get over here a.s.a.p.”

To make the pills

Albin style all you

need is the small

diameter spaghetti

extrusion die, which

comes with the

machine. This screws

into the pressure

head. (See red arrow

lower left).


I Met the Albin brothers while attending

the College of San Mateo, September

1960. Rodney was a great fiddle player.

Peter, a few years younger, but a bit

better looking, was into the bass and

both brothers were musically gifted.

I don’t know where, but Rod got the

idea to rent out a space in the Jewish

Community Center in San Mateo to

throw hootenannies and the idea took

off. He called it The Boars Head, like

it was a coffee house, but really was

just a way of getting people into folk

music. Like everything Rodney did,

it got real big real quick and the next

thing you know he was recording Jerry

Garcia and Bob Hunter out at the

college auditorium itself. That went

over big and it was all recorded on

Rod’s Wollensak reel to reel and now

you can trade the tapes online.

A decade went by and everybody

winds up in San Francisco, still in

touch, almost on a daily basis, with

majorly important jobs and destinies.

Peter is playing bass in Big Brother

and the Holding Company, backing

Janis Joplin and Rodney opened an

important guitar shop on Haight Street

known as Acoustic Music, which grew

into Chickens That Sing Music, under

new ownership. I was bringing people

down off of bad acid trips because the

government said it couldn’t be done,

and the whole town was exploding

with a froth of psychedelic joy because

Owsley said there was no such thing

as a bad acid trip.


© Hank


I’m skipping over the Warlocks part in

1965 and the Stanford-Palo Alto part

and the Acid Test part and the LSD

manufacturing part and Rodney, with

a credential, teaching high school

chemistry with his 200 IQ.

1968 was a bad year. Street riots in San

Francisco. No more Haight-Ashbury

fun. More time dripped by, I graduate,

everybody gets famous and we are

all seeking the next big challenge. I

wanted a Ph.D. so bad I could taste it,

but I had to settle for a Masters because

the bad guys went for the Trifecta and

took out John and Bobby Kennedy and

Martin Luther King amongst others

and I really had to raise my daughter

and eventually split for Europe and

teaching gigs and living off of two book

royalties and a small stipend from the

Warburg Institute where I studied with

Dame Frances Yates in London. 1970

came by and it was still the same bad

vibe, only worse.

I ping-ponged between Europe

and San Francisco for a decade.

Politics and paranoia calmed a bit,

but elements of the old ‘high’ days

remained in gear. Rod was working for

Owsley, the mad chemist, making pills

for LSD and STP and Ecstasy, not the

drugs themselves, that was up to other

folks. Rod’s productions were known

in the trade as “Barrels” or Sunshine

or Purple Haze. This was all done with

this little machine he invented, it worked

for a few years and then things went to

liquid, windowpanes and blotter hits.

So I drive over and sure enough the

shit had hit the fan, literally. But in

order to understand the disaster you

have to understand how this little pill

machine works. Rodney’s full name

was, Rodney Kent Albin, so it blew

my mind to see this pasta extrusion

machine with the Name, KENT Pasta

Maker, on the label. Rodney had rigged

up another one of his Rube Goldberg

contraptions, this one designed to

pump out LSD-25 tablets. I include a

picture to give you some idea. Imagine

a spaghetti machine modified to make

pills. This is unbelievable, but in a

Gyro Gearloose laboratory nothing’s

impossible. Oh, did I mention… Rod

identified with cousin Gyro from the

Donald Duck comics.

Next you get the LSD weighed and

measured just right; each orange pill

was 250 micrograms in those days,

but the purple was stronger. You mix

your natural dye evenly into the bone

calcium powder and yogurt powder

and then you moisten it with a few

drops of distilled water, just enough

so the machine will make strands of

spaghetti, there may be some gum

arabic in there too. You mix the acid

in last. You have to wear gloves and

masks when you’re working around

this stuff. Just before he mixes in the

dope Rod holds up a 10 cc vial and

says: “You know there’s enough acid

in here to kill an elephant!” I answered

back, “Yeah but why would you want


Now here comes Gyro’s brainiac part.

Each pill has to be identical as it comes

out. To get this just right, Rod rigged a

small fan from the Navy surplus store.

He said it was originally designed to

keep air circulating in gun turrets. The

tiny fan had very sharp metal blades,

but he set it so that only one blade

was sharp while the other two missed

the cut face and acted as balances.

That took a bit of tweaking. This fan

was fixed to a rack that slid under the

machine and adjusted the blade close

to the extrusion face. Rod had the cut

adjusted to the exact depth and locked

it down with a wing nut.

Next he set up a control knob for the

blade motor on a rheostat and slowed

it down to exactly match the extrusion

speed of the powder oozing out, and

Voila, with every rotation 4 or 5 little

pills came dropping out into a hopper

until there were a quart jar full, that

was almost exactly one of Owsley’s

Grams, or $3500 dollars worth. It’s

more complicated than that but I’m not

going to give away trade secrets.

Now here comes the messy part, the

damned thing decided to speed up

one day and for some reason nobody

was watching the candy store. In a few

seconds a cloud of little LSD pills flew

all over the living room.

Yes, that’s right; Rod had it set up in

the living room, thinking it would work

ok in there. Unfortunately, because this

is what killed him, Rod had a Freebase

problem and decided to cook up a dish

in the kitchen, forgetting to watch the

machine. There was a power surge,

the pills went flying and every one of

them landed on the chartreuse and

yellow shag carpet, one of those midcentury

thick pile bastards. It was my

job to get down on my knees and crawl

around with tweezers or whatever and

pick-up every one of those little pills by

hand because a vacuum cleaner just

shattered them back to dust and chips.

I also had to inspect each tab for quality

assurance, hygiene and reusability.

I got paid that night in acid, much of

which turned up in The Dam Centrum

in Amsterdam or in front of Nelson’s

Column in London, or at Bewley’s at

Grafton Street in Dublin, but I’ll never

forget Rodney…nobody will.

Next, Part Two:

Rodney’s Revenge


I noticed that Uncle Kracker would be

at Leesburg Bikefest again this year,

coincidentally on the main stage immediately

following some of my friends from the

Orlando area. So I contacted my friends

and asked if they would help me. I would

like to end this story with a triumphant photo

of me with Uncle Kracker, holding a copy

of Static Live Magazine and captioned “I

finally met him” or maybe “Fuck you (former

business associate) - I met him anyway”.

But that photo still does not exist …

I arrived in Leesburg early that day and

texted my friends to let them know I was

there. At the end of their set, I could

suddenly feel myself collapsing from the

heat. Since I still had my wits about me, but

barely, I went to find water and shade while

I waited for them to call me. After an hour

or so I wandered back to the stage area, but

by that time there was no hope of finding a

place to stand and no sign of anyone I knew

from the Orlando band. I headed to my car

in defeat and struggled through the 2 ½

hour drive. I finally did receive a text from

my friends, long after I arrived home. They

were kind enough to send me a photo of

their band in front of the tour bus with Uncle


I don’t generally seek to meet celebrities, with one exception; I have

shamelessly pursued the opportunity to meet Uncle Kracker over the past

decade. I mention this pursuit to almost everyone because, following

the theory of six degrees of separation, you never know who could have

that one unexpected connection, and I meet a great variety of musicians.

Since we began publishing Static Live Magazine, I have renewed my

dedication to the quest to meet him, if only to spite a former business

associate who told me he would make it happen and never even tried.

The first time I saw Uncle Kracker perform live was in Edgewater during

Biketoberfest 2010. I purchased four tickets to the event months in

advance and then unexpectedly had nobody to go with me. How badly

did I want to go? I went, by myself, over two hours away from home to

a big open field in a place I didn’t know, during Biketoberfest. I’ve seen

him perform at least 10 times since that night and I’ve collected some

interesting stories along the way. It’s actually a little disappointing when

I go to an Uncle Kracker event that doesn’t end with some interesting

tale to tell. I almost ran into him, literally, by chance before a show in

Kissimmee, only realizing it after the opportunity had passed.

A toddler once peed on my leg in Leesburg at the urging of his

mother, because she thought it would make me leave the spot

I had defended in the heat for over two hours.


So, I will update my quest diary accordingly:

One wasted night at a hotel in Deland,

one narrow victory over heat exhaustion

followed by one hell of a drive home from

Leesburg, one week of being sick after the

incident, one story for my magazine and

one photo which I will politely decline to use.

I’m not sure how to rank this on the scale of

quest adventures thus far, considering that

it all began in Edgewater that evening in

October of 2010 when a couple approached

me and wanted to take me home and tie me

up, but not in a bad way and only if I wanted

to (I declined).

Now that I have Static Live Magazine to

help me further test the six degrees of

separation theory . . . If anyone reading this

has a connection and would like to assist in

my quest, I would appreciate the favor. And

I can almost guarantee that, even if the plan

fails, it will be a hell of a story.

Beth: You have a unique approach to motivating your

students, can you tell us about it?

Renee: Since I had a somewhat alternative learning

experience, my school has the best of both worlds. We

teach the foundations - sight reading, theory, etc. but we

teach through contemporary music chosen by the students,

themselves. They are able to explore different instruments

and ways of learning until we find what clicks.

Beth: So, it engages the student and makes it a learning

experience for you, since you have to learn the song they

are inspired by, in order to teach it to them. What’s a song

you never expected to learn?

Renee: Tik Tok by Kesha was requested by one of my

12-year-old students. 16 tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Beth: Are there other instructors, besides you?

Renee: Yes, there are two other teachers that specialize in

areas I don’t. Amy Robbins is our guitar expert, and Gailanne

Amundsen is our fiddle and banjo teacher.

Beth: Both of these women are Swamp Sistas, too and I’m

so glad to watch you doing this together. Your school is

growing quickly, how many students are enrolled?

Renee: Currently, we have 15 students ranging from 5 to 55.

The majority of my students are girls between 12 and 14,

exactly when I started becoming a musician.

Beth: That’s incredible! Your mom played a big part in your

musical life growing up and you’ve even named your school

after her. She obviously inspired you.

Renee: My mom supported every hair-brained creative idea

I had. Her main influence in my school is this: I don’t write

out lesson plans or programs for my students. I find what

interests them and incorporate the theory and technique

into our process. Some thrive on reading sheet music and

tablature, some hate it or have challenges that make it

difficult, but every one of them has a strength. Once we find

that, we use it to carry them forward. My goal is to keep

them playing, encourage creativity and experimentation and

sneak in the principles along the way.

Beth: That’s a fabulous way to learn, and you’re providing

mentorship too. Nowadays, you are sustaining yourself

with music, by teaching while still performing live, with The

Swamp Sistas, other bands and solo gigs. Do you feel you

are on a path you can happily maintain?

Renee: I think this is the only path that makes sense for me.

Unfortunately, one of my weaknesses is my inability to work

without passion. I can’t stand to “go to work” for money’s

sake, I tried. In my quest for happiness, I’ve figured out that

music is something I need and I truly believe that teaching

is my special hidden talent. If I am ever in doubt about my

path, I ask myself what I would do with my life if I had all the

money in the world. Today, the answer is “exactly what I’m

already doing.”

By Beth McKee

Entering Renee Arozqueta’s home studio in Wekiva Springs,

one is met by a plethora of musical instruments; pianos,

accordions, guitars, electric and upright bass, a ukulele and

various percussion. Portraits of two young women hang,

side by side, a smiling blond and a coy brunette that’s easily

identified as young Renee, barely out of her teens. These

two images portray a musical legacy, between mother and

daughter, that has blossomed into a unique school of music

and mentorship named The Sandee Rose School of Music.

Music has played an important role in Renee’s 34 years

of life. As a child, she took piano lessons and tagged

along with her musician mom to hundreds of gigs and jam

sessions. She continued her studies in college, pursuing a

Music minor while earning her degree in Marine Biology.

Graduation was followed by a two year teaching stint in

Louisiana, after which Renee launched her solo singersongwriter

mission. Over the next several years, she

recorded and released eleven albums and toured no less

than 50,000 miles as an Indie artist.


Learn more about

The Sandee Rose

School of Music

at www.wekivastrings.com

By the time I met her in late 2015, Renee had hit the proverbial

wall. Exhausted, broke and feeling like she hadn’t made

enough progress with her efforts, she was discouraged. Soon

after that, her mother Sandra was diagnosed with cancer for

the second time, and this time it was terminal. An only child,

Renee dropped everything and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee

to tend to her mother.

After Sandra’s death, while grieving the loss of her closest

friend and ally, Renee struggled to find a sustainable and

satisfying career path. A touring musician’s life is difficult, to

say the least, and many talented artists walk away, defeated by

the obstacles. I sometimes wonder what amazing music hasn’t

been heard or expressed because it’s just too hard to survive

as a working musician. I recruited Renee to perform with my

band and with the Swamp Sistas because her musical talent

is undeniable and, as her mentor, I wanted her to stay in touch

with what I considered an essential element of her spirit.

Renee explored other avenues, began studying the culinary

arts and took a job making pastries, but it didn’t spark the joy

she felt when playing music. After months of soul-searching,

she decided to combine her teaching experience with her

musical passion, and in 2018 Renee established The Sandee

Rose School of Music. The school quickly flourished and

continues to do so. I love watching it grow and seeing what a

positive impact she has on her students. I had a few questions

for Renee.




Netflix has just released the long

awaited feel-good documentary called

“Bathtubs over Broadway”. The movie

is about one man’s discovery and

obsession with collecting the obscure

and mostly unknown recordings of

industrial show music from the 1960s,

‘70s and ‘80s, where big business

once met Broadway show. In the film,

he uncovers a hidden treasure trove

of songs from a secret realm of show

business that has actually been a huge

part of my family’s livelihood since

before I was even born. To my pleasant

surprise this documentary introduces

the layman to the world of Industrial

Theater. Industrial shows were a way

for corporations to introduce upcoming

products and guest speakers to sales

teams during annual motivational sales


“Industrials”, as they are known, combined

education and entertainment in the framework

of a Broadway-esque show. Back in the day it

was pure Broadway talent that birthed these

productions. This is my father’s show business.

According to the documentary, industrial

musicals of that era are being seen today as

some kind of hyper-American Art form that

helps illuminate an American business world

that no longer exists. Steve Young, the creator

and star of the documentary, delves joyously

into this unexplored corner of the entertainment

world, one which my father happened to excel

in as a director, choreographer, producer and

sometimes performer. I always thought my

Dad’s shows were pretty amazing in scale and

talent but I often wondered why no one in the

real world would ever get to see them. I used

to refer to his work as “mini Broadway shows

for businesses” but no one ever knew what I

was talking about. Maybe now they might?

I eagerly watched this documentary unfold with the glee of

an insider, listening for familiar songs, searching for familiar

faces in b-roll clips when suddenly I found one. It’s my

father, at 29 minutes into the film, dancing in a tuxedo for

The Milliken Breakfast Show, in a line-up of cloned chorus

dancers. There’s my Dad, circa 1972, singing about polyester

fabric. I’ve never seen this clip of him before but some of the

ones that follow I do recognize from his earlier productions.

I called him and my step Mom on the phone immediately to

inquire. They tell me they were contacted by Mr. Young and

had donated some archival clips to the documentary saying,

“he may be the only one interested in preserving any of this”.

This made me smile. As a kid, I was engulfed in this hidden

world of sales and pseudo-Broadway songs and I loved it.

It’s always been my jam.

Like Steve, I too found great pleasure in discovering some

of the most bizarre, rollicking gems with the worst lyrical

content imaginable recorded onto cassette tapes in my

Dads work space. I’ve always been a connoisseur of “the

best-worst music” and some of these industrial songs clearly

took the cake. Those terrifically bad songs did teach me

important things as a songwriter though. I learned song

structure, how to pen much better parodies and how to write

a catchy jingle that grabs your attention and sells, sells, sells!

My Dad’s show business taught us a lot about the bottom

line in business and the business behind show business. It

prepared us for much of what we would encounter as pop

singers in the Music Industry.

The best show-biz advice our Director Dad gave us was

that every big business is really a small business at the top,

where everyone knows everyone, so don’t be a pain in the

ass gossip or complainer. If they like you, you will work but

if they don’t, you won’t. Your audition starts the moment you

leave your house and you never know who you might bump

into. He told us that he’s been in elevators with performers

who didn’t realize he’s the man doing the hiring, and despite

their talent they didn’t get the job. This advice always stuck

with me.

Throughout “Bathtubs over Broadway”, the filmmaker

discovers that Industrial Shows were not the last resort or

the dead end of show biz like he once thought but instead,

as Martin Short says in the film, “it was a dream job.” Like

countless others out there, our family relied on industrial

shows to survive over the years and I am thankful for them.

My Dad’s wife says the business has drastically changed but

she and my Father still have steady employment producing

corporate shows today. To date my Father has directed US

presidents, heads of corporations and all kinds of celebrities

from every genre imaginable. He’s been a speech coach

for some heavy hitting guest speakers such as Bill Gates

and most notably FB’s Mark Zuckerberg. These massive

productions my father put on for the likes of IBM, State

Farm Insurance, McDonalds, Microsoft, and most recently

Facebook, are big business.

Knowing the intricacies and pressures involved in big

budget shows, I have always marveled at how my Dad is

able to bring it all seamlessly together the way he does. My

sisters and I learned so much about how to get a production

on its feet by just watching our parents work. As the Beu

Sisters, we too supplemented our income with Industrial

show bookings over the years. I’ve performed my share

of corny corporate songs for companies like Chevy, Camp

Jeep Auto Show and Johnson & Johnson to name a few and

I always had a blast doing them. To bring this full circle, I

wrote my first professional industrial show parody for HSBC

this month. I’m in the club now! I was hired to rewrite a rap

from a popular song, using the company’s own motivational

messaging and lingo. It’s fun, lucrative work if you can get it.

(It also helps to know people *wink *wink).

In a world where Broadway caliber performances of songs

about leadership and market share growing are the norm, my

family continues to prosper ...and I’m really glad someone

made a strange little movie about it! Go check it out on

Netflix this month and have a Happy Father’s Day.


ENERGY is strength

and only the strong

survive in the

musical arts.

Some musicians with an abundance of energy splatter it

everywhere in a misdirected blather. Other players seem

to be lower energy but focus their vigor like a laser beam

and accomplish great things. I’m trying to achieve a balance

between the two without tipping too far into either chaos or

rigidity. This applies to bookings and filling up my dance card

with lots of great concerts and gigs. I like to ‘plan’ ahead and

generally book up about 2 or 3 months in advance. Venues

need to hammer out their calendars and we all need time to

gin up a crowd. The problem is with the ‘plan’ part. If I only

play a preset schedule I’d miss out on some GREAT musical

experiences. Last minute parties and concert add-ons or fillins

have been some of the best shows and they can come

out of the blue. If I stay ready I don’t have to get ready, as the

old adage goes. I like to keep the engine revving with plenty

of surprises, even the self inflicted kind.


My pop psychology theory about the yin/yang of energy

also goes for musical and performance details. Vitality in a

musician is often called stage presence. People are drawn

to this with a fanatical zeal. Audiences are enthralled with a

band in the groove. There is also no denying the lukewarm

reception met with a flat performance. The people know

when we musicians mail it in. However, I have known quite

a few brilliant yet unorganized types who can never seem

to get it together long enough to keep anything going. No

inertia if you will. They wow on stage but fail in life or worse,

believe their own hype. Non-stop super duper licks can be

riveting, but in the end there is no music without silence.

Inevitably, I am confronted with the notion that you either

have ‘it’ or you don’t. Well maybe ‘it’ can’t be created or

destroyed but I can sure light my own fire. I can keep a

positive attitude and stay fresh. Those of us foolish enough

to live and eat through music don’t have an endless power

supply, we muster it up when we need it. We learn that instead

of waiting for inspiration, we generate our own ENERGY.

First out the box, June is Black Music Month. We give props

to all those who have paved the way for folks in the music

industry, from R&B to Rap, Country, all genres.

But get this, in this era of #MeToo I’m starting to see some

things that make me ask the question, “Hey, isn’t that a

double standard?” Let me use Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar

AKA Cardi B, Miss Rapper extraordinaire in this example.

Girlfriend admitted to drugging and robbing men during her

stripper past, right? Meeting them at hotels, taking their

money, having her way with ‘em and leaving. There have

been other rappers in the spotlight for such deeds but none

just came out and confessed like Miss Bodak Yellow. When

she said it, people were saying “Oh my God, how could

she?” Really? I say that because we all know there are

groupies, women or even men who will do anything to meet

their favorite artist backstage and maybe later on after the

show, get to know them a little better, you know what I mean.

And those rappers swear them to secrecy, what happens

backstage stays backstage or whatever. At least Cardi B

admitted to her escapades. Also, the fact that she was a

stripper probably means deals like that were part of the act.

But I haven’t heard any of those men coming out to make

Cardi B pay. Don’t think they ever will. They probably weren’t

supposed to be there anyway, have wives and significant

others who need not know that part, right? Cardi B felt the

need to share her story of how she went from rags to riches

for this new fairytale life she’s living, which includes her pop

out Prince; a third of the group Migos, Offset. She even took

him back after the alleged cheating. Does she need to pay?

Do we put her in the same category as R&B singer R. Kelly?

Hmmmmm! And yes, I will say she was wrong but no one’s

come out to claim that. Some even compared her story to

Bill Cosby, who was convicted last year for drugging and

molesting a woman in 2004.

If you try and guesstimate it all, Cardi B must have been in

her late teens and early twenties during these alleged events

and here, again, I say it was wrong. But in the music industry,

male rappers are known to glorify murder, have sex with

multiple women, deal drugs, and gun violence in their music.

A reliable source told me once that some of these guys have

not even experienced the stuff they rap about, many never

even been near a gun. But they know what sells and the

record companies do too ... They really don’t want a positive

rap, not really. I remember when I worked at a radio station

in Jacksonville FL, I can’t mention the name, but the rapper

requested a bed be placed in his dressing room. I was told

it was for his groupie action. For a long time the Rap world

catered to men and now that women are a part of it, they need

to be recognized too.

When someone like Cardi B shares a story like hers with the

world, it wants to look at her from a different angle. Some

even were saying if she were a man since #MeToo she would

be handled differently, hence the double standard. I don’t

know, Cardi B has won her first Grammy Award, she became

the first solo female to pick up Best Rap Album; her song

with Bruno Mars, “Please Me”, is making all kinds of noise

on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in just two years. Don’t sleep

on her Superbowl commercials with Pepsi and she now has

collaborations with Fashion Nova and shoe company Steve

Madden. Last I heard no one dropped her.

So to put a point on this, Rap Music is like a club. If you’re

in it, the more you boast the better the sales. Not to say bad

things that are done are good because if you’re convicted you

will pay - just ask Suge Knight. But I think Cardi B is gonna

be just fine. And she’ll keep her fans because they love the

fact that she speaks her mind and they haven’t yet perfected

that art. As far as endorsements go, as she confessed this a

while back, I see many more coming her way. All

she needs to do is keep being herself and ride this

star until it burns out! Also, get with the fact she’s

hanging in a world that is dominated by males! But

doesn’t mean she has to take a back seat! Okurr! 17

If you can remember Woodstock, then you weren’t

there,” goes the old Zen koan, which was sort of

funny the first 23,789 times you heard it.

The phrase was first uttered by the Chinese sage

Yuquan Shenxiu, who lived in the 7th century and

was one of the founders of the Buddhist school

that would come to be known as Zen. Shenxiu was

certainly wise enough to know that 1200 years after

his death, original hippies would gather on Yasgur’s

farm in upstate New York in 1969 for three days of

peace and music and no decent place to take a shit.


But even Shenxiu wasn’t smart enough to

foresee the looming truth of another Zen

koan: Old hippies never die, they just keep

reconstituting Woodstock.

A half-century after the original “Aquarian Exposition,”

Woodstock 50 is set to happen August 16-18, 2019, in

Watkins Glen, N.Y. . . . Or is it going to happen? A shit

storm struck in early May, when one of the companies

investing in the festival announced it had pulled out

and Woodstock 50 was cancelled. Not so fast, said

Michael Lang, one of the organizers of both the original

festival and the 50th anniversary edition. The investor

that pulled out had no legal right to cancel Woodstock

50 or even to say Woodstock 50 was cancelled, Lang

said, adding that in fact the show was still on.

he 50 edition is scheduled to include performances by

such original Woodstockers as Santana, Country Joe

McDonald (known as Country Joe and the Fish back

then), John Sebastian, John Fogerty (with Creedence

Clearwater Revival the first time around), Dead and

Company (Bob Weir and other members of the original

Grateful Dead) and Canned Heat.

Jay-Z, Robert Plant, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper,

Greta Van Fleet, Pussy Riot and dozens of other artists

both ancient and young are also on the bill.

The status of Woodstock 50 as of press time of this

issue of Static Live is . . . well, just be sure to check

your Google alerts before you begin hitchhiking to

western New York in August.

What are we music consumers to make of this

upcoming “three days of peace, love and music”?

(Yes, this time Lang and company snuck in the “L”

word in the festival’s official subtitle.)

No doubt Country Joe will once again change “The

Fish Cheer” to “The Fuck Cheer” before segueing

into his anti-Vietnam War ditty, “I-Feel-Like-I’m-

Fixin’-to-Die Rag.” But will anyone of Generation X,

Y or Z give a shit, given that they’ve already heard the

“F” word 23,788 times in movies and music tracks,

and given that they can download free porn on their

smartphones? Will old man Robert Plant, who can

be a right snide bastard in dismissing bands who

have followed too closely in Led Zeppelin’s wake,

be provoked into yelling “Squeeze my lemon ’til

the juice runs down my leg” at Greta Van Fleet and

their Zep fetishisms? Never mind that Zeppelin’s

“The Lemon Song” was “inspired” by Howlin’ Wolf’s

“Killing Floor,” while the “squeeze my lemon line”

was used by Robert Johnson in his 1937 recording

of “Travelling Riverside Blues.” So, it’ll be a bit

sardonically funny to see if Plant gets pissed over

someone appropriating someone else’s music.

Will Carlos Santana have a “spiritual orgasm”

playing Woodstock 50? After all, that was how he

described his experience performing at Woodstock

’94. (This I know because I was in the press tent at

that festival when Santana made that proclamation.

You’re reading it here for the first time because the

daily newspaper where I worked then was a nospiritual-orgasm


If Jay-Z resuscitates his 1998 hit “Jigga What,

Jigga Who (Originator 99),” will the old hippies in

the Woodstock 50 crowd wonder “What did he just


To anyone begrudging the old hippies for hanging

on to Woodstock memories and attempting to

regurgitate its vibe ad infinitum, I say this: Let

them have their fun. Let the old hippie guys have

their jollies as they ogle at the naked tits, search

for a place to shit, and advise you to “Don’t take

the brown sugar” over and over. Just refrain from

replying “I think you mean the brown acid.”

Just smile in the months ahead when they say,

“If you can remember Woodstock 50, then you

weren’t there.” They likely won’t still be

on this planet when Michael Lang stages

Woodstock 100.





Saturday, June 1

Flagler Tavern – The Transfers, 12pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 5pm

Delta Marriott – Cory Worsley, 5pm

Oceanside – Jason Longoria, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – The Evening Muze, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Hair of the Beast, 6pm

Outriggers – Mark Moore, 6pm

Tortugas – The Cyclones, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Billy Dean 7pm

Grind/Kona – The Vibe, 7pm

Bounty – Stephanie Schaffer, 7pm

Traders – ETC, 6pm

Traders – Redline, 9pm

The Alley - Barfly, 8pm

Sunday, June 2

Oceanside – Jim Lowman, 10am

Outriggers – Warren Beck and Billy Dean, 2pm

Traders – The Vibe, 3pm

Bounty – Thom Blasberg, 7pm

Flagler Tavern – Brent Clowers Duo, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Jeff Risinger, 9pm

The Alley - Tom & Mark Open Mic, 1pm

The Alley - Blue Jam Night, 5pm

Monday, June 3

Grind/Kona – Warren Beck, 6pm

Bounty – The Transfers, 7pm

Tuesday, June 4

Grind/Kona – The Transfers, 6pm

Bounty – Warren Beck, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Wednesday, June 5

Grind/Kona – The JAM, 6pm

Outriggers – Larree App, 6pm

Bounty – Matt Burke, 7pm

Traders – Mark Moore, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Thursday, June 6

Flagler Tavern – The Cyclones Unplugged, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 9pm

Outriggers – Bradford Buckley, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Claire Vandiver, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Brent Clowers, 6pm

Bounty – Jonny Odis, 7pm

Grind/Kona – The Click, 7:30pm

The Alley - Bike Night - Easy Street, 7pm

Friday, June 7

Beacon – Bradford Buckley, 5pm

Delta Marriott – Jessie Abbey, 5pm

Oceanside – Mark Moore, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – Warren Beck, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Down River Duo, 6pm

Outriggers – The JAM, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Christie Beu, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Mud Rooster, 7pm

Bounty – Sam Seas, 7pm

Traders – Acoustic Inferno, 6pm

Traders – Speed Limit 70, 9pm

The Alley -Sound Theory, 8pm

Saturday, June 8

Flagler Tavern – The Transfers, 12pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 5pm

Delta Marriott – The JAM, 5pm

Oceanside – The Vibe, 5:30pm

Yellow Dog –Stealing Vanity , 6pm

Outriggers – Love Bomb, 6pm

Tortugas – 6pm

31 Supper Club – Ricky Silvia, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Cory Worsley Duo, 7pm

Bounty – Matt McKeown, 7pm

Traders – Randy Williams, 6pm

Traders – Speed Limit 70, 9pm

Tayton O’Brians – James Ryan, 9pm

The Alley - David Julia & Albery Castiglia, 8pm

Sunday, June 9

Oceanside – Splash, 10am

Outriggers – Joe Caruso, 10am

Traders – Danny Dread, 3pm

Bounty – Chuck Morel, 7pm

Flagler Tavern – The Vibe, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Bradford Buckley, 9pm

The Alley - Blue Jam Night, 5pm

Monday, June 10

Grind/Kona – Danny Dread, 6pm

Bounty – The Evening Muze, 7pm

Tuesday, June 11

Grind/Kona – The Evening Muze, 6pm

Bounty – Jeff Risinger, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Wednesday, June 12

Grind/Kona – Chuck Morel, 6pm

Outriggers – Larree App, 6pm

Bounty – Jason “Gote” Vandemaat, 7pm

Traders – Jason Longoria, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Thursday, June 13

Flagler Tavern – The Cyclones Unplugged, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 9pm

Outriggers – Corey Shenk, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Seth Pause, 6pm

31 Supper Club – The Transfers, 6pm

Bounty – Chuck Morel, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Eddy Davis, 7:30pm

The Alley - Bike Night - Beautiful Bastards, 7pm

Friday, June 14

Beacon – Warren Beck, 5pm

Delta Marriott – Stealing Vanity, 5pm

Oceanside – Love Bomb, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – Jay Paski, 6pm

Yellow Dog – The Transfers, 6pm

Outriggers – Danny Dread, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Peter Alden, Elvis Tribute, 7pm

Grind/Kona – The Cyclones, 7pm

Bounty – Seth Pause, 7pm

Traders – The Vibe, 6pm

Traders – Pop Culture Poets, 9pm

The Alley -Skin Deep, 8pm

Saturday, June 15

Flagler Tavern – The Transfers, 12pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 5pm

Delta Marriott – Claire Vandiver, 5pm

Oceanside – Eddy Davis, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – The Vibe, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Ben Jen 2, 6pm

Outriggers – The Evening Muze, 6pm

Tortugas – 5 Time Shag, 6pm

Saturday, June 15

31 Supper Club – William Cintrol, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Bradford Buckley, 7pm

Bounty – Matt McKeown, 7pm

Traders – Matt Burke, 6pm

Traders – Pop Culture Poets, 9pm

Tayton O’Brians – Dustin Seymour, 9pm

The Alley -Skin Deep, 8pm

Sunday, June 16

Oceanside – Rezolusion, 10am

Outriggers – Adam Jones, 2pm

Jay Paski – Traders 3pm

Bounty – Bradford Buckley, 7pm

Flagler Tavern – The Vibe, 9pm

The Alley - Blue Jam Night, 5pm

Monday, June 17

Grind/Kona - Jay Paski, 6pm

Bounty – The Transfers, 7pm

Tuesday, June 18

Grind/Kona – The Transfers, 6pm

Bounty – Jay Paski, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Wednesday, June 19

Outriggers – Larree App, 6pm

Grind/Kona – The JAM, 6pm

Bounty – Matt Burke, 7pm

Traders – Brent Clowers, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Thursday, June 20

Flagler Tavern – The Cyclones Unplugged, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 9pm

Outriggers – Brent Clowers, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Rasta Bayers, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Mark Raisch, 6pm

Bounty – Stephanie Schaffer, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Joe Santana, 7:30pm

The Alley - Bike Night - Hypersona Duo, 7pm

Friday, June 21

Beacon – Gina Cuchetti, 5pm

Delta Marriott – The Cyclones, 5pm

Oceanside – The Vibe, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – Eddy Davis, 6pm

Yellow Dog – The Evening Muze, 6pm

Outriggers – Relief, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Matt Burke, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Mark Moore, 7pm

Bounty – Faith Hannon, 7pm

Traders – Honey Moonshine, 6pm

Traders – Kings County, 9pm

The Alley -Brad Sayre, 8pm

Saturday, June 22

Flagler Tavern – The Transfers, 12pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 5pm

Delta Marriott – Warren Beck, 5pm

Oceanside – Nate Utley, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – Matt Burke, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Drew Halverson, 6pm

Outriggers – Aaron Lightning, 6pm

Tortugas – Caesar, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Shannon Rae, 7pm

Grind/Kona – The Vibe, 7pm

Bounty – Gina Cuchetti, 7pm

Traders – Love Bomb, 6pm

Traders – Kings County, 9pm

Tayton O’Brians – James Ryan, 9pm

The Alley -Hypersona, 8pm

Sunday, June 23

Oceanside – Splash, 10am

Outriggers – Mud Rooster, 2pm

Traders – Warren Beck, 3pm

Bounty – Chuck Morel, 7pm

Flagler Tavern – Brent Clowers Duo, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Jeff Risinger, 9pm

The Alley - Blue Jam Night, 5pm

Monday, June 24

Grind/Kona – Rasta Bayers, 6pm

Bounty – The Evening Muze, 7pm

Tuesday, June 25

Grind/Kona – The Evening Muze, 6pm

Bounty – Layla Brisbois, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Wednesday, June 26

Grind/Kona – Chuck Morel, 6pm

Outriggers – Larree App, 6pm

Traders – Warren Beck, 7pm

Bounty – Matt Burke, 7pm

The Alley - Jam Night, 7pm

Thursday, June 27

Flagler Tavern – The Cyclones Unplugged, 5pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 9pm

Outriggers – Corey Shenk, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Jason “Gote” Vandemaat, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Christie Beu, 6pm

Bounty – Chuck Morel, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Outeredge, 7:30pm

The Alley - Bike Night - The Accuzed, 7pm

Friday, June 28

Beacon – Jessie Abbey, 5pm

Delta Marriott – The Vibe, 5pm

Oceanside – David Dequasie, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – Blue Diamond, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Bradford Buckley, 6pm

Outriggers – Outeredge, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Warren Beck, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Joe Caruso, 7pm

Bounty – Chuck Morel, 7pm

Traders – Danny Dread, 6pm

The Alley -My Generation, 8pm

Saturday, June 29

Flagler Tavern – The Transfers, 12pm

Flagler Tavern – Reed Foley, 5pm

Delta Marriott – Eddy Davis, 5pm

Oceanside – Warren Beck, 5:30pm

NSB Brewing – The Cyclones, 6pm

Yellow Dog – Matt Burke, 6pm

Outriggers – The Vibe, 6pm

Tortugas – Outeredge, 6pm

31 Supper Club – Ricky Silvia, 7pm

Grind/Kona – Bradford Buckley, 7pm

Bounty – Matt McKeown, 7pm

Traders – ETC, 2:30pm

Traders – Mark Moore, 6:30pm

Tayton O’Brians – Strumstick, 9pm

The Alley -My Generation, 8pm

Sunday, June 30

Oceanside – Jason Longoria, 10am

Outriggers – JW Gilmore, 2pm

Traders – The Vibe, 3pm

Bounty – Bradford Buckley, 7pm

Flagler Tavern – Jay Paski, 9pm

The Alley - Blue Jam Night, 5pm

By C. August Wenger

Over 53 years of viewing, photographing

and surfing waves in exotic locations all over

the world enables Kem McNair to capture the

majestic beauty of ocean environments. From

his paintbrush flows an endless stream of

ethereal waves, foaming surf, whispering palms

and serene beaches that captivate viewers with

nature’s magical meeting of land and sea.


Ok, so your band got a write up in the local music

magazine, you picked up 20 copies and gave them out

to friends and family, kept a couple for yourself and even

framed the article, it’s hanging on the wall of your band

room. You are pretty stoked and the pride of this moment

is so far unmatched. What could top that? Well, have you

heard your band on the radio?

There is nothing like announcing on social media, texting

everyone in your phone, “Hey my band is going to be

played on the radio sometime between 7 and 7:10 tonight,

tune in”! Now apart from your band being signed and

having 100K fans, the likeliness of this happening would

be slim if it were not for the local radio station that takes

it upon themselves to give back to their community of

listeners by periodically showcasing local original music.

Yes, internet radio, collage radio, and podcasts may play

unsigned or obscure music like yours, but their audience

can be very narrow, and you may not even have a college

radio station in your area.

To have your song played on a major station whose

listenership nightly is in the tens of thousands is a major

accomplishment for a local band and it gives you a feeling

like nothing else. Having your music heard by someone

from outside your market and being legitimized by being

broadcast on a major FM station is marketing at its best.


One might think that every radio station must have local

original music as part of their programming, but it really

isn’t the case. It’s not that the idea is unappealing to a

station it’s just that the idea may not have been presented

to them. If your local radio station does not have a show

once a week supporting local original music, it’s time they

do and you might just have to be the person that helps

them see the value of such a program.

Do you have a friend with some recording software and a

nice microphone? Put together a 50 minute demo show,

put your favorite local band’s songs in the mix with a little

background and description of the bands and when they

might be playing an upcoming local show. Contact the

program director of your local radio station and offer to

him the idea, if they are receptive, offer them the demo.

The purveyors of rock ‘n roll on the airwaves have been

the perfect ambassador for local original music in a tourist

town like Daytona Beach. The locals come, driving on the

beach or hanging out on their hotel balconies, and they

are often tuned in to the local stations. That being said,

upon investigating, it appears Daytona Beach does not

currently have a radio station that is playing local original

music, as the previous DJ that was doing it just moved


So, taking my own advice I have reached out to our current

rock n’ roll station and have proposed a weekly show

that offers up local music. After all it’s been a tradition of

local radio as far back as I can remember. I’ll be putting

together a demo and it might just be me you’ll hear rock

jocking this summer. Local Florida bands, hit me up @

caugustwenger@gmail.com and if I get the job I’ll be sure

to showcase your music on this all new Original Music

Manifesto radio show. I’ll have more details for you in an

upcoming article as this story and project develops.

Next month I’ll be talking about the role

of band photography and video and the

professional look a modern act has to

have to stand out in the industry. Until

then keep tuning in to local original music

on the airwaves, and once again, thank

you for reading.

Kem began painting surfboards in the mid ‘60s.

Since then, he has airbrushed and hand painted

over 10,000 surfboards and created thousands

of T-shirt designs and illustrations. His mediums

include Watercolor, Oils, Acrylics, Pen and Ink,

Gouache, Digital and Alcohol Inks. An impressive

list of clients includes Daytona International

Speedway, Ron Jon Surf Shop, 20th Century

Fox, Marvel Comics, Budweiser, Corona and

many other well known surf shops, restaurants

and events. In addition, his art is also popular with

private collectors. As a photographer he has been

published in Surfer Magazine, Surfing Magazine,

Eastern Surf Magazine and the Guiness Book of

World Records.

Kem McNair is represented by Bruce

McGaw Graphics in New York. He is also

a former East Coast Surfing Champion

and professional photographer, capturing

the famous Jumping Shark of New Smyrna

Beach that was seen worldwide and on 40

national TV shows; he is also a professional

musician and songwriter and an East Coast

Surfing Hall of Fame Nominee 2019.

Artist Statement:

I enjoy all kinds of creative endeavors. I’m

always looking for the next painting or cool

photo which could be used as a painting.

I love shooting nature and the ocean and

am always catching something weird or

wonderful at the beach or in the water.

I have been a digital artist since 1986

and painting nature media and shooting

photos way before that. I have been using

Photoshop for over 22 years. I was turned

on to it by a college professor and was

totally blown away. It’s a great tool for trying

out different compositions for paintings. I

accept commissions for larger paintings

and do quite a bit of graphics work when it’s

creative and not boring layout type work. I

can be contacted on Facebook and by email

kmcnair1@cfl.rr.com. See you at the beach!




1. The boy band, One Direction was created by Simon Cowell on what popular

music competition?

2. Who is the richest rapper in the world?

3. What musical group performed the song “I Gotta A Feeling” with a live flash mob

on Oprah in 2009?

4. Where did Sting get his nickname from?

5. What word was added to the Oxford Dictionary due to a large part of Beyonce

titling one of her songs this word?

6. What was the first band to record for Led Zeppelin’s record label, Swan Song?

7.. Which popular rapper sold the Vitamin Water company for 4.1 billion dollars?

8. What is the real name of rapper, Cardi B?

9. Which female country music icon is a godmother to the singer, Miley Cyrus?


10. Carrie Underwood’s fans are known as Carrie’s _____ _____?

Crossword Answers on Page 37

By The Sauce Boss

Photos and Article © 2019

Get up off the couch and go. Easy for me to say, as I travel

constantly. But I made that decision early in my life. As an

11-year-old drummer in a tiny high school band, I traveled to

football games and parades around Florida and immediately

figured it out. Music can literally take you places, and I’ve been

traveling ever since. If you get far enough into either your job or

avocation, the opportunity to travel will most likely present itself.

If not … try another avocation. I’ve seen over a million highway

miles and countless flights, and I still get up for the trip. I still

relish the place where I’ve never been, be it the next continent or

the next county, a change of scene is the ticket to flush the bats

out of your belfry. There’s always something to wow about; a

new friend, a taste you’ve never had, an idea you never thought

of, jogged out of your brain by the happenstance of seeing how

it’s done “somewhere else” ... if you just get up and go.


Photo credit Reluctant Genius


Photo credit Reluctant Genius


Photo credit Tim Tuech

Summer is right around the corner.

Time to … Travel!

Here are some travel tips that

I’ve discovered over decades of


Take a back road/scenic

drive. I try to not fill up

my dance card. I leave

holes in my schedule to

dawdle down the road.

Relax, Mon.

Go native. In addition to seeing

the spectacular sights, seek

out the mundane. Find the real

culture of the people. Taste the

local cuisine. Yelp, Google, or

Trip Advisor are a few resources

for foraging on the highway. Of

course, if you ask a native about

their favs, you stand a better

chance of getting the real deal



Photo credit Reluctant Genius


Photo credit Tim Tuech


Photo credit Bruce Henderson


Photo credit Tim Tuech


Photo credit Jenny McLain

Share gifts (bring sauce).

I have a stash of things I

carry: sauce, CDs, and

food from my yarden.

When travelling in the

states and my satsumas

are happening, I will cut

clusters of fruit from the

tree and fill a bag. Three

or four tangerines with a

few leaves still on. That

proves the


“I picked

this orange



Buy something from a local artist or craftsman. They are interesting

people with something to say who are following their dreams, and

fulfilling a purpose. That t-shirt you bought in Cancun was initially

made by a slave, then printed who knows where.

Take a dip. After riding around a

while, the salty minerals of the

ocean or hot springs will ease

those sore muscles and afford

an opportunity to get to know the

area from the natives.

Conversate. Don’t be in

such a hurry to “do” stuff.

Take a minute to chat with

the locals. They know the

cool stuff to do.

Sit and soak it up. Last

but not least, sit down and

osmote. Let the flavors

and feelings you get soak

in. Sip it. Enjoy.


Photo credit Tim Tuech


Photo credit Reluctant Genius


Photo credit Jack Mast


Photo credit Nicole Henry


Photo credit Nicole Henry



Photo credit Tim Tuech

Photo credit Reluctant Genius

Palm Coast natives Colin Vieira and Felipe Sanchez, of the

internationally touring rock band Slaves, are currently on tour

with Blessthefall, selling out venues across the United States.

Their latest release, “Revision”, was recorded/produced by

Sean Dolich (based out of Sound Mind Studios in Holly Hill)

and features local singer/songwriter Jessie Abbey on the fanfavorite

track “Down for the Ride”. “Revision” is the follow

up album to their 2018 release of “Beautiful Death” which

garnered over 55 million streams/downloads and counting.

Tour dates and more info on their website slavesband.com

Follow them on Instagram/Twitter @slavesofficial

Exclusive tour photos courtesy of Blake Littell




Crossword Answers on Page 37 31

Hello again, friends!

This time around I

bring you a special

interview with

Jasmine Cain. She

is a regular on the

Bike Week circuit

and cranks out high

energy shows that rip

through your favorite

hard rock and metal

tunes as well as her

originals that fit in





The Morning HOG / 95.7

The HOG Weekdays 5-10am


RIGGS - You finally birthed this baby. Congrats! You

must be feeling proud.

JASMINE - We have been looking forward to

this after working on it for two years. We’re super

pumped. We’re touring all year in support of this

album, the first single “Be Brave” was released on

March 29th and is already been very well received

and the album dropped May 10th, so here we go!

RIGGS - I like the approach you have for this project,

with several pre-release events for the fans and then

the actual release party here at the Hard Rock Hotel

Daytona… is it nice to have a full new record to work

as you continue to play so many shows this year?

JASMINE - Yeah, our main fan bases are in Florida,

Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania and upstate New

York where we do really, really well. But we wanted

to do something special for our fans so we did the

event at the Hard Rock Daytona that was off the

chain… so much fun and if you weren’t there, you

really missed out.

RIGGS - I loved being there! You have the

enthusiasm of somebody who just jumped into the

game even though I know you’ve been grinding

away at it for a long time. Take me through what got

you to this point.

JASMINE - Well there’s a Janis Joplin quote…

she was terrified of letting her fans down. It’s

what really made her drink so hard, for fear of not

living up to expectations. And I don’t know that it’s

a fear for me, but if you’re going to do this for a

living, you owe it to yourself to do it with everything

you got. I started performing in bars when I was

6 years old and would see people’s reactions to

my performance and I wanted that kind of reaction

every time. The times we would perform and we

wouldn’t get that kind of reaction, I felt like a failure.

And I just don’t ever want anyone to leave a show

and feel anything less than completely energized

and on fire.

RIGGS - There are so many different ways into the

music industry now… And you are in Nashville where

there are so many angles, maybe as songwriters,

singers, musicians, or maybe a TV show. Did you

ever audition for any of those?

JASMINE - Yeah, I did, actually, the first year I got to

Nashville I auditioned for Star Search

RIGGS - HAHAHAHA! Was Ed McMahon there?

JASMINE - (laughs) No, but I was very nervous.

I had a private audition and there were only

like 10 people who got them. And they were

all amazing singers, like trained spent-theirwhole-life-for-this-moment

singers and I was

terrified… I can’t remember what I sang and

you had to do it acapella. So I finished it and

the guy says “You need to sing songs that are

more sexy.” (laughs) And I’m a country girl from

rural South Dakota so it was like “What are you

talking about?”. So he had me sing an Alicia

Keys song and he said “If I were deciding who

to sign today, you would be my pick… you’ve

got the most star quality of anyone here, but I’m

not going to send you through”.

RIGGS - What?

JASMINE - And I’m like “What does that even

mean?” and he says “This show would do

worse for you than you’re going to do on your

own.” So that was my first experience. Fast

forward to about 3 years ago and I tried out for

THE VOICE. They contacted me for another

private audition and I sang about 3 notes and

they said “Nope, goodbye”.

RIGGS - You’re kidding?!

JASMINE - Nope, but I didn’t deserve it that

day… I just got back from Daytona Bike Week

and I was walking to my Suburban to head to

the audition and the white car comes flying

down my one-way street and shoots all the

windows out of my vehicle.

RIGGS - WOW! Like a movie

JASMINE - They thought it was someone

else and I happened to be borrowing my

boyfriend’s black Suburban and they shot at

it. So I dove behind it, then jumped up and

threw a rock through their rear window after

the passed…. So my mind wasn’t really in

the game when I got to this audition. I didn’t

deserve that one.

RIGGS - Damn, THAT is the kind of story I

want to see on those shows! I assume you

have to have a very flexible ego in your

business and quite a test of it right there.

JASMINE - That will definitely do it!

RIGGS - OK, so all you do next is persevere,

play a ton of shows all over the country, and

crank out 6 records all on you own.

JASMINE - Our fan base is so loyal and

supportive… I mean, the only thing I would

have relied on a label for is to get me out

on the road and spread the word. Our

fans are the marketing machine. And our

fanbase on social media os over 100,000

now and that’s amazing, a lot of signed

artists out there now don’t have that. And

fans have direct access to us now, which

is the way it should have been. Patreon I

love… it’s so cool. I want to make so many

more things… videos, etc. I guess I’m just

looking for ways to make it more intimate

for fans on there. I am still becoming more

efficient there with the content, but it is the

best. And when fans ask what is the most

direct way to support us, through merch,

etc., it’s easily jasminecain.com

RIGGS - And that’s the spot to chase down

your new high energy record, “Seven”. Tell

me about the lead track “Be Brave”.

JASMINE - I wrote that song with my

best friend & co-writer since I landed in

Nashville, Paige Logan. I was told I couldn’t

write my way out of a paper bag, so I was

sent to a publishing company to shop for

songs and met her by chance. They first

pitched me country songs but I said I was

doing a rock record. I wanted to meet

her and talk directly to her and they didn’t

want to let the writers meet the singers, but

I persisted and they brought her up. We

ended writing 3 songs the first day, and

she was getting married to our engineer.

So they have been my team from day one.

She has been through a lot and I asked her

how she stays going and comes out the

other side. She said “you gotta be brave,

face it head on”. So we wrote the song and

there is a video done but I am looking for

fan submissions for a second video about

what their struggles area and how the song

relates to them.

RIGGS - What a positive message.

JASMINE - Yeah, and I have had lyrics

that resonate with fans enough to the point

of them getting them tattooed! That’s the

most powerful thing. 3 different people at

Sturgis this year showed me their different

tattoos from lyrics from my song “Highway

Prophet” and I have a friend in Nashville

who is getting his first tattoo ever using the

lyric from “Be Brave” that goes “Every good

story begins with guts and ends in glory”.

And I think it’s just so cool that people listen

to your lyrics so intently that they say yes,

that’s going on my body for eternity.

RIGGS - That’s kinda the ultimate


JASMINE - Exactly.

RIGGS - The record opens with an asskicker

called “Burnout”.

JASMINE - Well, you have to write what

you know. And I was working around the

clock renovating my house in Nashville

and trying to finish this album. So I wasn’t

sleeping. I’m hitting this wall. I set a date

to lose my shit. It came and went and I still

haven’t lost it. But “Burnout” was written

to say “How long can I continue this pace

before I completely fall down?”, and the

answer is I am still going!

RIGGS - “Money” is another great track

from the record, great hook, harmonies,

chorus, and a killer riff.

JASMINE - That was the first song I wrote

for the album. But the lyric isn’t about

greed… it’s about redemption, that I have

done the work and held up my end of the

bargain… pay me what I’m worth!

RIGGS - You have a stellar guitar player in

Jordan. How’d you find him?

JASMINE - Craigslist!

RIGGS - No shit?!

JASMINE - Our former guitarist just

left, no notice. And I had to scramble

to meet shows we were committed to. I

exhausted all the normal options. And

reluctantly resorted to Craigslist. I don’t

even know what I was expecting. I sent

him some songs, and he quickly sent

back full tunes with solos and he has

chops for days. And he is the one guy

in the band who went to school for this.

He’s even got school background for film

& video producing and editing, etc.

RIGGS - He’s like the Swiss Army Knife of guitar


JASMINE - He IS the Swiss Army Knife of guitar

players! Oh my god, you’re right! I call him

the Professor.

RIGGS - OK, rapid fire before we go…. Favorite

Song you DON’T play?

JASMINE - “Kingdom” by Devin Townsend

RIGGS - Favorite Song you WISH you had written?

JASMINE - Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

RIGGS - Favorite cereal?

JASMINE - I don’t eat it, but I love Cocoa Puffs.

RIGGS - OK, go rest your pipes. You rock!

JASMINE - Love you guys!

ite Song you DON’T play?

JASMINE - “Kingdom” by Devin Townsend

RIGGS - Favorite Song you WISH you had written?

JASMINE - Aerosmith’s “Dream On”

RIGGS - Favorite cereal?

JASMINE - I don’t eat it, but I love Cocoa Puffs.

RIGGS - OK, go rest your pipes. You rock!

JASMINE - Love you guys!

Photo Credit: Bryan Lambert


Her new album “Seven”

is available everywhere

(even on vinyl!) and I

caught up with her at the

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona

Beach during her record

release party to talk

about the new music and

what got her here.

The Phantom Foodie ventured to the famous Flagler Avenue

in NSB to experience Third Wave Cafe’ and Wine Bar. A

mixture of coastal Bohemia and Mediterranean vibe greets

you as you enter the outside dining area through garden

gates that make you jealous and give you the feeling that

you have left Florida. The area is adorned by garden arbors,

a twisted cypress topped bar (constructed by one of the

owners, Wayne) and lit with soft light strands and intimate

chandeliers. It is accented by umbrellas and chic touches

here and there and centered with a one-of-a-kind piece of art

- a fire feature octopus ball suspended above a pool of water

(also crafted by an owner, Kathy). The octopus is scattered

throughout the space as a logo and makes you feel like he

has wrapped you with his tentacles in an inviting way.


Patrons can dine in this secret garden on many culinary

delights such as endive leaves with Florida oranges, honey

goat cheese, toasted almonds, pomegranate, and local honey

or Caribbean Lobster tail over Yukon mash with broccoli and

lobster cream sauce (a few succulent weekend features that

I savored on recent visits). Make sure you wash the delights

down with something tasty from the bar, like a cucumber basil

martini or a Paloma Picante.

When dining at Third Wave you also have the option of an

inside café offering an extensive array of coffee and tea

options- plus fresh baked goods. I love the blueberry muffins;

that may sound boring, but they are the perfect blend of muffin

and cake! What could be better? The café invites you into

a New York style, yet small town atmosphere boasting an

eclectic sofa, tables, and a porch right on the avenue - perfect

if you are a people watcher.

The menu offers breakfast specials such as Avocado Toast;

toasted artisan bread with smeared avocado, complete with

heirloom tomatoes and balsamic glaze or banana bread

French toast; caramel iced bananas, salted caramel, candied

pecans, and whipped cream. Third Wave has become a

favorite of our family for breakfast. Children can be picky and

I guarantee these dishes will make the palate of any child

happy if mine can be pacified.

I have eaten here many times; their respectful and attentive

staff and the clean and inviting atmosphere and, of course, the

succulent menu make every visit an enchantment. The next

time you are in New Smyrna Beach this should be a priority

on your list; by not doing so, you are depriving yourself of a

truly unique experience for all your senses, a cultural must!

Trivia (10 questions)

1. The boy band, One Direction was created by Simon Cowell on what popular music competition?

X Factor

2. Who is the richest rapper in the world?


3. What musical group performed the song “I Gotta A Feeling” with a live flash mob on Oprah in 2009?

Black Eyed Peas

4. Where did Sting get his nickname from?

He used to perform a lot in a black and yellow striped sweater that made him look like a bee.

5. What word was added to the Oxford Dictionary due to a large apart of Beyonce titling one of her songs this word?


6. What was the first band to record for Led Zeppelin’s record label, Swan Song?

Bad Company

7.. Which popular rapper sold the Vitamin Water company for 4.1 billion dollars?

50 Cent

8. What is the real name of rapper, Cardi B?

Belcalis Almanzar

9. Which female country music icon is a godmother to the singer, Miley Cyrus?

Dolly Parton

10. Carrie Underwood’s fans are known as Carrie’s _____ _____?

Care Bears



Farewell to Slayer

New School Album of the Month

Psycroptic - As the Kingdom Drowns

On their sixth full length release titled As the Kingdom Drowns, the

Tasmanian devils of brutality known as Psycroptic reach new levels of

atmospheric intensity. From the opening track, “We Were the Keepers”

to the last track, “You Belong Here, Below”, this album takes you on a

journey of epic proportions. Slamming riffage, plenty of blast beats and

an overall dynamic range of fury.


Grip Inc photo credit- Metal Blade Records

Slayer photo credit - Slayer

With 38 years of decadence under their belt Slayer, the greatest speed

metal band with the greatest speed metal album of all-time (Reign In

Blood) are calling it quits. Following the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman

and the departure of drummer Dave Lombardo, many asked, “How long

can these legends last?” For those of us metal fanatics, this is like

the changing of the guard. Who will step up now to take their place

upon the metal throne? Unfortunately, no one. They cannot be touched.

They cannot be mimicked. Many bands have been influenced under

their reign and over the last three plus decades they were the titans of

Metal Blade records, the Def Jam jammers, the American Recordings

annihilators, and the Nuclear Blast naysayers. Metal as we know it will

never be the same. How could this happen? As Slayer once put it, “God

Hates Us All”. We are all being punished. Farewell, my metal brethren.

See y’all on the other side. Most likely south of Heaven.

Psycroptic photo credit- Prosthetic Records

Old School Album of the Month

Grip Inc. - Power of Inner Strength

What do ‘ya do when you’re tired of the relentless touring with the greatest

speed metal band of all time? You quit and start another band. Thus, the

creation of former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo’s band, Grip Inc.

Released in 1995 on metal Blade Records, Power of Inner Strength

gave Lombardo the change in scenery he so desperately needed.

Wanting more of a groove metal sound with a touch of thrash, Lombardo

recruited ex-Voodoo cult guitarist Waldemar Sorychta to man the riffing

which, in turn, allowed Lombardo to use his signature hypnotic crushing

double bass blasts with some added tribal drumming. The highlight of

the album is the song “Ostracized” with its headbanging rifforama and

catchy lyrics, and “Hostage in Heaven” gives the Slayer fans their due

diligence along with other groovy tunes like “Savage Seas”, “Colors of

Death”, and “Guilty of Innocence”.

Gotha Location

June 1 - Live Hart Solo

June 6 - Scott Davidson Solo

June 7 - Alejandre Garcia Trio

June 8 - Mud Rooster Band

June 10 - Open Mic

June 13 - Theo Moon

June 14 - Still Rolling Duo

June 15 - Run Raquel Band

June 20 - Ramona

June 21 - Ramona

June 22 - Jordan Foley Trio

June 24 - Open Mic

June 27 - Zack Maruniak

June 28 - Jim Young Trio

June 29 - Nashville Night

1236 Hempel Ave.

Windermere 34786

(407) 296-0609


Open every day at 11am



New Smyrna Location

June 1 - Hair of the Beast

June 6 - Claire Vandiver

June 7 - Down River Duo

June 8 - Stealing Vanity

June 13 - Seth Pause

June 14 - The Transfers

June 15 - Ben Jen 2

June 20 - Rasta Bayers

June 21 - The Evening Muze

June 22 - Drew Halverson

June 27 - Jason Gote Vandemaat

June 28 - Bradford Buckley

June 29 - Matt Burke

147 Canal St.

New Smyrna Beach 32168

(386) 410-4824

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