Static Live Magazine August 2019

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Oh My Goddess<br />

Making the Video<br />

Tales of Travel: Peru<br />

Shellac Never Dries by Hank Harrison<br />

The Last Fall<br />

Music Consumers, It’s a Conspiracy!<br />

Rikki Rocket’s “Rockin’ Recipe for Autism”<br />

A Day in the Life of a Gigging Musician<br />


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

Artist Feature: John “Crusher” Healy<br />

An Original Music Manifesto<br />

Passing Through Memphis<br />

Behind the Mic - RIGGS<br />

Snap It! <strong>Live</strong> Music Photo Feature<br />

Rocktails<br />

Phantom Foodie<br />

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In <strong>August</strong> of 2002 my sisters and I made our very first<br />

music video as the Beu Sisters. It was an experience<br />

that would change my life. Acclaimed video director<br />

Sophie Muller (best known for her work with Sade,<br />

Beyonce’ and Gwen Stefani) flew down to Florida with a<br />

huge production crew to film the video for our single “I Was<br />

Only 17” in little old New Smyrna Beach. I volunteered to<br />

be Sophie’s right hand gal for the week so I could learn<br />

everything about her process.<br />

Day 1: I took her around town doing location scouting and<br />

picking her brain. We chose to film at the beach, in NSB<br />

Bowling Alley and several other hidden nooks around our<br />

dear town. Day 2: I drove Sophie and her assistant to every<br />

thrift shop in the area to cut corners on costuming and<br />

props. (My sister Jill even made a skirt for the video out<br />

of a cool pillowcase we found.) Day 3: I helped cast our<br />

featured players and extras, gathering names and numbers<br />

of friends and locals we wanted in the video. I literally spent<br />

every second I could around the whirlwind of this amazing<br />

female director. I watched her make creative decisions as<br />

well as props. Just being around the film crew (whose hub<br />

of operation was set up at The Night Swan on Riverside)<br />

was exciting and educational itself. I observed and assisted<br />

wherever I could, even though they kept reminding me to<br />

get my beauty sleep so I could be “a star” on camera. I<br />

knew after that week, however, that I liked being both in<br />

front of and behind the camera.<br />

I knew I wanted to be a director like Sophie someday. I<br />

kept in touch with her periodically over the years as she<br />

only became more in demand publicly and more inspiring<br />

to me personally. In 2010, when we went independent with<br />

our “Beu-tiful” album, I knew we could never afford to hire<br />

Sophie to direct our upcoming music videos. In the best<br />

way, I knew how, I would have to become our very own<br />

Sophie Muller. With a lot of encouragement from my family<br />

and a little more from my long distance British mentor, I<br />

was up for the challenge. I wrote the treatment for and<br />

helped co-direct the video for our first single off the album,<br />

“Definition of a Lady”, with a team of talented young men<br />

(Nick Vedros and Michael Stine) from the film school Full<br />

Sail. I was definitely feeling the forward momentum.<br />

As a special gift to me, the following summer my pen<br />

pal Sophie generously sent me (and my best friend)<br />

row C seats for Sade’s “Bring Me Home” tour, in which<br />

she directed. It was the most moving, visually arresting<br />

and visceral concert experience for me as an audience<br />

member. Words cannot describe the beauty she created<br />

with Sade that I got to witness that night. Flooded with<br />

purpose, inspiration, and longing, I set out to take the baby<br />

steps towards learning the craft of video filmmaking and<br />

editing myself. I dove headlong into the process with my<br />

family in tow. I didn’t go to school for any of it but having<br />

been on set for several music videos, I knew enough of<br />

what I needed to get started. I also knew that once you<br />

start taking those micro movements towards any goal the<br />

universe will take steps with you. I understood that to be a<br />

good director I needed to rent the best equipment available<br />

and have the right people on my team who could see the<br />

vision and create it with me.<br />

My sister Danielle found us a young, local photographer<br />

named Nick Crobaugh, who was also a self taught and<br />

gifted cinematographer, willing to teach me about camera<br />

work, equipment, and editing. He worked in tandem with<br />

me, teaching all he knew for virtually nothing but the<br />

experience and the chance to make something cool. With<br />

our very small crew of family and friends we set out to<br />

make several music videos together (all filmed in the area).<br />

It was an exhilarating time of experimentation and guerrilla<br />

style film making as my “Beu Crew” and I did my best to<br />

create our homage to sisterhood and New Smyrna Beach.<br />

In two years’ time, we made a string of magical videos<br />

as a team. These mini movies (that you can find on our<br />

BeuTube channel) were “Everything Will Be Alright”, “Daze”<br />

and “Never Gonna Give You Up” (our Rick Astley cover) as<br />

well as Osky’s “After the Rain” video. Anyone who was on<br />

screen during that time was also pulling triple duty behind<br />

the scenes. My sister Danielle (aside from starring on<br />

screen) created costumes, props, set design and did our<br />

on camera makeup. My mom did hair and makeup, tailored<br />

costumes and provided unique props as well as letting us<br />

completely destroy her home as our filming location on<br />

multiple shoots. Mom’s house was the hub of operations on<br />

many occasions.<br />

Aside from her endless support, Mom also kept the books<br />

and made sure everyone got paid something in the end.<br />

My sister Christie (aside from doing additional audio for<br />

the videos and starring on screen) did the heavy lifting for<br />

me, supplied anything the staff needed at a whim and was<br />

our on set “MacGyver”, always available for crew work<br />

and clean up. Both my sisters Gabrielle and Jilaine, at<br />

different times, became my assistant directors on projects<br />

and coordinated all people, filming schedules and locations<br />

and bounced ideas with me on set and in editing. Sisters<br />

Gabrielle and Danielle also catered every meal for every<br />

shoot. My brother Damian and my step Dad Marshal<br />

did crew work and clean up as needed and transported<br />

props for us continuously. My husband gave me undying<br />

emotional support day in and out and physically built<br />

cranes, sets, and rigs for us, helping with any pyrotechnics<br />

when called for. If I needed him on set or afterwards to<br />

hold me up, he was there. He allowed me the freedom and<br />

space to create and clutter up our home as my creative<br />

fervor of costumes and props often vomited into our living<br />

spaces. My best friend and several close family friends<br />

joined the crew as artists, set designers and runners as<br />

well.<br />

We even got the kids involved. My toddler daughter and<br />

Christie’s son appeared in several of our music videos and<br />

a few of Christie’s and my Mother’s vocal students were<br />

also featured players. Video shoots were like being in an<br />

upside down world for a time. It was akin to being locked<br />

inside a hurricane party with each other and a camera.<br />

We were making new dimensional realities come alive<br />

and filming them for days on end … and it was fun as shit.<br />

Exhausting, but so much fun. Then there were the endless<br />

hours of editing, the inevitable aggravations and reshoots<br />

here and there. By the reveal of the final edits, everyone<br />

involved was beyond tired but super excited and completely<br />

invested in what we had created together. We did it. We<br />

made shit happen. We knew very little prior to diving into<br />

this kind of a massive venture but we learned a lot by just<br />

doing it. It didn’t “make us rich and famous” but it made us<br />

feel happy and fulfilled. That’s the good stuff. When you<br />

can create for creation’s sake, when you can bring people<br />

together for a shared purpose, when everyone involved<br />

gets to use their multiple gifts and come out the other<br />

side with good humor, feeling confident about themselves<br />

and feeling that they’ve been a part of something special<br />

… that’s when you know you’ve done a good job as a<br />

producer/director/creator. If you can let go of the petty<br />

annoyances along the way and look back with joy at the<br />

broader perspective of what was accomplished as a team<br />

… that, my friends, is the good stuff of life. It’s the only way<br />

we learned how to make anything, together. A coach is<br />

nothing without the team and vice versa. As cliche as it may<br />

sound, it does take teamwork to make any dream work, so<br />

find your tribe, find your team and keep manifesting your<br />

dream.<br />


One of my favorite scientists, Carl Sagan, stated,<br />

“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers,<br />

and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long<br />

enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are<br />

ready at last to set sail for the stars.” I can only assume<br />

that this way of thinking led Hiram Bingham to drop his<br />

comfortable American lifestyle as a professor at Yale and<br />

“set sail” in search of the “Lost City” of the Andes. The<br />

1911 expedition began with eight people, yet after weeks<br />

of steep hiking and unknown creatures of the rainforests,<br />

Hiram Bingham was one of only three who did not<br />

give up. Today, the discovery of Bingham is known as<br />

Machu Picchu and probably one of the most significant<br />

archeological sites in the world. I am thankful that<br />

Bingham decided to venture into the wild to the unknown<br />

Peruvian Andes; his discovery is what allowed me to<br />

stand on the very ground of the Ancient Incan City.<br />

In May of <strong>2019</strong> I decided that It was time for me to set<br />

sail to the longest continental mountain range in the<br />

world, the Andes. There are three ways to get to Machu<br />

Picchu, by bus, the famous Incan Trail or the Salkantay<br />

Trail. The Salkantay Trek was the route I chose; it’s<br />

an alternative to the Inca Trek and is sometimes even<br />

considered better, especially if you enjoy becoming<br />

integrated in the changing of ecosystems from one<br />

day to the next. This hike was a 5-day hike through the<br />

Andes valleys, glaciers and rainforests, hiking a total of<br />

approximately 50 miles.<br />

The first day of the hike takes you through grasslands,<br />

lakes and forest. By the end of the day you arrive at your<br />

first campsite nesting in the valley below two enormous<br />

glaciers. The third day is by far the most challenging, which<br />

is also why you get a shirt that says “I made it through the<br />

seven snakes.” The seven snakes are deadly mountain<br />

switchbacks with a drastic altitude change and hiking<br />

through them will make you feel like your calves are falling<br />

off. This day sure was a rough one! After completing the<br />

switch backs you empty into a valley to find out you still<br />

have to hike a steep 1,640 feet to the Salkantay Pass,<br />

which rests at 15,000 feet. This was not an easy adaptation<br />

for this Florida girl. In fact, in the Valley I truly thought I<br />

wouldn’t make it. Well, you know what? I MADE IT! Thanks<br />

to my childhood memories of the little engine that could,<br />

“I think I can”. After Machu Picchu I spent most<br />

of my time in Cusco, the Incan capital of Peru.<br />

There was dancing, art, music and alpacas.<br />

Alpacas really enjoy cliff bars and are drawn to<br />

the sounds of wrappers, hoping they will get the<br />

8<br />

next bite. Peruvian music possesses an Andean influence<br />

including wind instruments and melodies of folk. Peruvian<br />

instruments include panpipes and flutes of Native Andean<br />

origin. The wankara is a large drum used in traditional<br />

Peruvian music and is usually made of camel skin or, for<br />

the Ancient Incan manufacturing, sometimes made from<br />

the human skin of enemies conquered. Music in Peru has<br />

always been imperative for Incan rituals. Today the music<br />

relies heavily on the cultural mixing of Peru’s Andean,<br />

Spanish and African roots.<br />

Peru is magical. The experience<br />

of my first solo travel was so<br />

welcoming from the locals, as<br />

well as pachamama (mother<br />

Earth). From spending time eating<br />

traditional Peruvian food like cuy,<br />

listening to the wonderful whispers<br />

of Andean flute music and hiking<br />

through the Andes, this is a place<br />

I would wander to again.<br />

By Hank Harrison<br />

Everybody knows Nirvana was a drop-dead classic band, but Steve Albini,<br />

their best producer, is a sound maker who goes back to Big Black and<br />

remains an all around Zen Master. In fact, Albini, who hates the system with<br />

integrity, has survived more than two decades managing to turn on second<br />

generation fans, old Jazz farts like me, and curious listeners from Brazil to<br />

Moscow.<br />

Steve was born in Pasadena, California, but by 1974 he wound up in<br />

Missoula, Montana, of all strange places, making guitars, of all strange things.<br />

In High School, he began taking bass lessons while recovering from a broken<br />

leg. This was right in the middle of the punk wave and The Ramons banged<br />

him at age 15. That exposure fed red meat to his lust for sound, which, in<br />

turn, led him to The Stooges. Soon after a mix of really complex and mostly<br />

experimental bands arrived. This early list included Suicide, Wire, The Fall,<br />

The Velvet Underground, Throbbing Gristle, Kraftwerk, The Birthday Party,<br />

Pere Ubu, Public Image, Rudimentary Peni, and Killing Joke. These bands<br />

also gave the vision to see beyond the commercial and for-profit world.<br />

After graduating High School, Steve moved to Evanston, Illinois when he<br />

got accepted to school at Northwestern. I assume he got a top test score<br />

because he moved away from mom and dad at that point. A few years went<br />

by and Albini showed he was tolerant of idiots by graduating. He often said he<br />

learned more about Art than Journalism at Northwestern. I can see where he<br />

got his eclectic education but the school still has a whole lot going<br />

for it on many levels; even the football team is pretty good most<br />

seasons. Once he hit the bricks, Albini started writing for several<br />

Chicago ZzzINES and created a small sensation by writing, “Where<br />

to hear the hottest bands”, articles for Forced Exposure.<br />


young talent. Okay, so he was a bit chauvinistic, so<br />

what? He had a top recording track record and, after<br />

all, what the hell are we doing in a recording studio if<br />

we aren’t going to make a record?<br />

Furthermore, Albini was never greedy. He charged<br />

Nirvana a flat $100,000 for his efforts and gave Kurt a<br />

sage piece of advice: “Don’t give away points on your<br />

albums, not even to your wife.” This advice probably<br />

fueled Kurt’s dreams of independence.<br />

Around that same time, (1981) he got<br />

the bug to record some of the most<br />

interesting stuff he was hearing. He<br />

even managed to polish up his business<br />

sense by managing Ruthless Records,<br />

who produced The Effigies. He didn’t<br />

make much money, but he must have<br />

paid his rent. He claims he forgot that<br />

whole five years because he worked touching up snapshots<br />

and portraits; this was before Photoshop.<br />

Shellac Never Dries<br />

Shellac got started somewhere between 1981 and 1983<br />

in dribs and drabs while Albini was discovering he had<br />

real talent. An IQ boosted the volume and that high-end<br />

education helped a little … after that,<br />

his dream band just sprang forth upon the world. He spent<br />

those years collecting equipment, learning to play several<br />

instruments and releasing several EPs. In 1982 The<br />

Bulldozer EP was released on both Ruthless and Fever<br />

Records. Jeff Pezzati and Santiago Durango, from Naked<br />

Ray Gun, with Pay Byrne, a hot freestyle drummer who<br />

joined shortly after The Bulldozer came out.<br />

In late 1985 Big Black, who by now Albini was using as<br />

a house band, left the Homestead label for Touch and<br />

Go Records and recorded the famous Headache EP<br />

on a 7-inch single, Heartbeat came out between June<br />

and <strong>August</strong> 1986 - and both were released the following<br />

year. Also in 1986, a live album titled Sound of Impact<br />

was released on the Not/Blast First label. At that time<br />

Albini cited the same folks he grooved on in Montana<br />

interspersed with a dozen new influences including, Link<br />

Wray, a star guitarist who gets very little credit as a pioneer.<br />

In 1987, the band released their second studio album<br />

Songs About Fucking as well as the He’s a Whore / The<br />

Model, a 7-inch single, both on Touch and Go and Big<br />

Black disbanded shortly after a period of extensive touring.<br />

10<br />

1987–1988: Rapeman<br />

Albini went on to form the controversially named<br />

Rapeman in 1987—the band consisted of Albini<br />

(vocals, guitar), Rey Washam (drums), and David Wm.<br />

Sims. The band was named after a popular Japanese<br />

comic book and broke up after the release of two 7-inch<br />

singles, but the whole Rape Me presentation obviously<br />

influenced Cobain’s thinking when he wrote Rape Me and<br />

by the time Kurt was a big star so was Albini, and yet Steve<br />

was looking to bring out a band like Shellac, something<br />

that commixed the best of the sounds he had been<br />

experimenting with over the years.<br />

The Nirvana Influence<br />

Looking back across the timeline I noticed a decided<br />

maturation in Kurt’s behavior in radio and television<br />

interviews just after he met Steve Albini. The In Utero<br />

sessions seemed to have kicked Peter Pan out of Kurt’s<br />

brain. I personally believe Kurt came away from those<br />

sessions in the Minnesota woods with a new perspective…<br />

maybe new courage. Not only did he realize he could put<br />

an indie style recording out in two weeks without David<br />

Geffen, especially with Albini twisting the knobs, but he<br />

now had an avuncular producer with a hard-core following<br />

stemming back to Big Black; a real inside man, somebody<br />

who could get him even beyond Nirvana.<br />

Albini’s Zen-like studio environment and work ethic itself<br />

must have given Cobain some courage. The structure was<br />

designed by Herb Bloomberg, a student of Frank Lloyd<br />

Wright, but Albini had a home studio that was even more<br />

Prairie modern in a town that displayed more Frank Lloyd<br />

Wright houses than any other.<br />

Albini’s studio regimen can be summed up in four words,<br />

“Work hard - play less.” It was just what Kurt needed; Kurt<br />

was a workaholic anyway. In addition to his reputation for<br />

being a tough taskmaster, Albini knew how to encourage<br />

Kurt was aloof and anything but submissive. He<br />

knew Albini was right when he said, “The majority of<br />

people in the record business are scum.” To assure<br />

studio control for the final phases of the album, Albini<br />

banished all visitors to the six thousand square foot<br />

house adjacent to the studio. There was only one<br />

phone and it was shared with a fax.<br />

1992–Present: Shellac<br />

Albini formed Shellac in 1992 with bandmates Bob<br />

Weston (formerly of Volcano Suns) and Todd Trainer<br />

(of Rifle Sport, Breaking Circus and Brick Layer<br />

Cake) so a small taste of what he had in mind for<br />

Shellac, might have drifted into In Utero.<br />

I’ve seen Shellac referred to as Albini’s House Band<br />

and that may be because they play IN THE HOUSE<br />

so often. In fact, the reason they don’t usually play<br />

festivals is because they are playing with themselves<br />

too often. The <strong>2019</strong> show in Portugal is said to have<br />

caused the police to think about banning the band<br />

from the country. Paris was standard and worth the<br />

price, but the show I saw in Angier was off the charts.<br />

It wasn’t long, not like a Grateful Dead show, but it<br />

was a strong hour of Shellac ‘hits’. They tore through<br />

‘My Black Ass’, ‘Prayer to God’ ‘Steady as She Goes’<br />

and, my personal favorite, ‘End of Radio’, without<br />

pause between tunes.<br />

Bassist Bob Weston took a minute to do a quick<br />

session with the fans, then they played ‘Wingwalker’<br />

and Albini ran around the stage like a kid wearing a<br />

cape and flying with his arms out. It’s that cornball<br />

humor contrasted with the brilliant music that gives<br />

you a sense of cognitive dissonance, a vibe that<br />

reminds you of Teen Spirit when you first hear<br />

it. There is joy and sarcasm mixed into an almost<br />

psycho party tune. But not everybody liked it. One<br />

youngster I talked to said, “Man they are getting old<br />

aren’t they?”<br />

I guess you could say Albini is a kind of godfather<br />

now. He explained in 2010 that Shellac had made a<br />

decision to avoid festivals but he must have changed<br />

his mind. Maybe people are being less animalistic<br />

these days, because the gig I attended in Angier,<br />

France went smooth as silk and it was full of respect<br />

for human beings and the environment.<br />

I don’t know what happened to that tour. It was supposed to<br />

go several cities longer, but it just sort of ended. There was<br />

a rumor that Shellac was going to play in China, but that<br />

never materialized so the folks in Porto, Portugal, a very hip<br />

town theses days where pot is legal, got an ear full for sure<br />

and fans in both Paris and Angers were treated to some<br />

major music history.<br />

It may sound like a paradox, but Shellac is now one of<br />

the best grungy punkoid and high music bands<br />

going anywhere in any genre.<br />


“Creatively comes from a conflict of ideas,” stated<br />

wisely by Donatello Versace about creations in the<br />

fashion world. All this creative conflict comes together<br />

in the cities of New York, London, Milan, and Paris,<br />

the “Big Four” of the fashionable festivities of fashion<br />

weeks.<br />

Fashion week; you all have heard these words, but<br />

what is it really? It is an industry fashion event held<br />

twice a year in various parts of the world so that<br />

fashion heavy hitters, the brands or “houses” can<br />

roll out their<br />

“new lines”<br />

for buyers,<br />

media and<br />

the world<br />

to see and<br />

adore.<br />

With the<br />

February<br />

Fashion<br />

Weeks<br />

behind us;<br />

what did we<br />

see? How<br />

did we move<br />

forward and<br />

what is in<br />

store for the<br />

Fall when it<br />

pertains to<br />

the garb we<br />

adorn our<br />

bodies with<br />

on the daily?<br />

Many shows<br />

take place<br />

in New York<br />

City. Some<br />

are open to<br />

the public; however, don’t expect to see the big boys<br />

unless you are the likes of Anna Wintour; Editor in<br />

Chief at Vogue since 1988 and Artistic Director of<br />

Condé Nast along with the publisher of Vogue since<br />

2013 ... you get the idea. Another prime example,<br />

during Fall Fashion Week in London Anna’s guest<br />

was none other than Queen Elizabeth II for Richard<br />

Quinn’s show in 2018.<br />

The frocks this season have varied the ‘90s are<br />

back, along with the ‘70s and ‘80s. All confusing, I<br />

know but designers are using everything from power<br />

shoulders (a nod to the ‘80s shoulder pad) to making<br />

weird hats ‘a thing.’ Make way for millennial purple,<br />

(basically a mixture of straight up pink and purple) for<br />

your party scene. Michael Kors, Tom Ford,<br />

and Rodarte are using “any shade goes”<br />

and textures from fur, sequins, and chiffon<br />

and taffeta in their Fall lines. The suits are<br />

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being cinched at the waist, (your true waist - not<br />

below your belly button), it seems to be all about the<br />

belts. Designers such as Prada and Marni presented<br />

suits with built in waist cinchers and belts that are<br />

leather to chain; making the suit, whether form fitting<br />

or oversized, look chic by showing the body’s long<br />

lost true waist. Feathers of all kinds have added a<br />

lighter, airier feel to Fall fashion. Putting feathers<br />

here and there and everywhere, they have shown<br />

up in necklines, trims of sleeves and all the edges -<br />

even shoes - giving the wearer wings fit to fly to any<br />

public event.<br />

Saga (Furs) by Pajaro added to the feathers by<br />

way of fur with short and long coats, vests, some<br />

chic cuts to shape and highlight the most glamour<br />

silhouettes<br />

all the while<br />

enhanced with<br />

superhero<br />

capes! The<br />

strongest<br />

outerwear<br />

for the Fall<br />

Fashion<br />

season is<br />

going to be<br />

capes. From<br />

print to tweed<br />

the heavies<br />

are presenting<br />

short capes,<br />

long capes,<br />

three capes,<br />

four, Chanel,<br />

Marc Jacobs,<br />

and Hedi<br />

Slimane for<br />

Celine gave us<br />

heroic cuts for<br />

any superhero<br />

needing a<br />

change.<br />

Some other<br />

trends to watch out for are asymmetrical necklines,<br />

satin dresses, get ready and say goodbye to the big<br />

bag trend - the new ‘The Bitty Bag,’ TBB - which will<br />

barely hold a smartphone, a Renaissance feel that<br />

makes you want to be on a balcony in Italy with your<br />

lover below but covered in modern prints, statement<br />

hats and garments that look like wearable quilts,<br />

preschool uniforms with multi colors and long skirts<br />

and shirts.<br />

The Fall fashion community seems to be staying<br />

with the theme of this year’s Met Gala; camp mixed<br />

with the daily, an exaggerated, extravagant, gaudy,<br />

ironic and just a bit too much look going into the last<br />

Fall of this decade. How will you wear your last Fall?

That day in 1975 at the Woolco<br />

department store in Dothan,<br />

Alabama, my 16-year-old self faced a<br />

momentous decision. In the “cut-out<br />

bin” (you audio-streaming youngsters<br />

can Google the term) were two copies<br />

of “<strong>Live</strong> Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy<br />

Page”. One copy was a vinyl album.<br />

One copy was an 8-track tape. My<br />

fetish for all things Led Zeppelin was<br />

expanding like that universe-eating<br />

blob alien on “Star Trek,” and my<br />

find made me squeal like Robert<br />

Plant’s Viking war call at the opening<br />

of “Immigrant Song.” One problem:<br />

My perpetually challenged teenage<br />

pocketbook could afford only one of<br />

the “<strong>Live</strong> Yardbirds!” products, even at<br />

the cheapo cut-out rate.<br />

Vinyl or 8-track? I pondered. It was a<br />

no-brainer. The vinyl version meant<br />

I would be stuck listening to this<br />

obscure masterpiece (must be!) amid<br />

all sorts of distractions at home. An<br />

8-track meant I could crank<br />

up Page and company to a<br />

pre-Spinal Tappish “11” in<br />

my rolling listening room,<br />

Vinyl,<br />

8-Track,<br />

CD,<br />

Streaming:<br />

Music Consumers,<br />

It’s a Conspiracy!<br />

By Rick de Yampert<br />

14<br />

also known as the Brown Bomber,<br />

also known as the Delta 88 car my<br />

grandparents had given me.<br />

I bought the 8-track.<br />

Anyone who has ever experienced<br />

the trauma of listening to music on an<br />

8-track system can guess the tragic<br />

ending of this tale. We 8-trackers<br />

might as well had shoved an 8-track<br />

cartridge up the hairy ass of Zeus,<br />

so debauched was this mechanical<br />

means of playing music. After months<br />

of listening to vocalist Keith Relf<br />

introduce Page as “Jimmy Magic<br />

Fingers” before the band launched<br />

into “Shapes of Things,” the 8-track<br />

tape began to wobble and I was<br />

treated to a Neanderthal version<br />

of a mash-up, decades before that<br />

practice became de rigueur: The four<br />

channels of the 8-track would bleed<br />

into one another, and I would hear<br />

“Shapes” overlaid by “I’m Confused”<br />

– unless I artfully wedged a piece of<br />

cardboard into the maw of the player<br />

and anchored the 8-track cartridge<br />

perfectly.Two months later, my player<br />

ate my “<strong>Live</strong> Yardbirds!” tape, leaving<br />

me with a hollow shell. A frantic run to<br />

Woolco revealed that the vinyl version<br />

was long gone from the cut-out bin.<br />

A few months later, I read in Circus<br />

magazine that Jimmy Page had<br />

filed an injunction against Columbia<br />

Records, claiming he didn’t authorize<br />

the latter-day release of the album.<br />

(Indeed, he and the band had chosen<br />

not to release it, for who-knows-what<br />

reasons, after recording it in 1968).<br />

So, “<strong>Live</strong> Yardbirds!” was forcibly,<br />

legally disappeared from record bins,<br />

making it an instant rarity. I was left<br />

staring forlornly at my 8-track turtle<br />

shell with the mangled tape inside,<br />

while some lucky bastard had wisely<br />

scored the vinyl version before it was<br />

pulled -- vinyl which was now worth<br />

$2.3 gazillion dollars. Plus that guy<br />

could still listen to the music!<br />

My 8-track nightmare resurfaced last<br />

month when I rented a car to travel to<br />

Atlanta. I packed Beatles, Zep, U2,<br />

Pearl Jam, Public Enemy and world<br />

music CDs for the trip, but when I<br />

picked up the rental – no #@&*ing<br />

CD player in the car?! WTF?<br />

“Most new cars don’t have CD<br />

players,” the rental guy told me<br />

after I searched several hours for<br />

the CD slot in the dashboard. “You<br />

can hook-up your iPod or streaming<br />

device.” I don’t own a #@&*ing iPod<br />

or streaming device. When CDs<br />

came along in the 1990s, I believed<br />

what they sold us – here was a music<br />

format that would last forever! After<br />

re-buying the Beatles’ “Revolver,”<br />

Zep’s “Houses of the Holy” and all my<br />

fav music in each successive format –<br />

vinyl, 8-track, cassette and now CD –<br />

over the years, I rejoiced that I would<br />

never have to buy the same album<br />

again in yet another new format.<br />

And now CDs have become ancient<br />

relics? The bastards are going to<br />

force me to download or stream all<br />

the cool music I already own? The<br />

music I’ve re-purchased in every new,<br />

hip, high-tech format that’s come<br />

down the pike? It’s a conspiracy!<br />

I’m screaming like Robert Plant in<br />

“Immigrant Song” – but<br />

it’s a scream of torture,<br />

not joy.<br />


Black Bean Burger Sliders<br />

with Sriracha Aioli<br />

As co-founder and drummer for Poison Rikki Rockett has<br />

sold more than 15 million records worldwide and toured<br />

the globe performing live. As a strict vegetarian, he has<br />

perfected a healthy meal or two during his travels. His<br />

go-to recipe for Black Bean Burgers calls for a smear of<br />

Sriracha aioli to crank the beat up just enough without<br />

paralyzing your taste buds.<br />


1 strainer<br />

1 knife<br />

1 cutting board<br />

2 bowls<br />

1 medium sauce pan<br />


1 can (15 ounces) unsalted<br />

black beans (rinsed and<br />

drained)<br />

1/4 cup chopped onions<br />

1 tablespoon minced garlic<br />

1/2 cup chopped fresh<br />

cilantro<br />

2 teaspoons soy sauce<br />

1 teaspoon kosher salt<br />

1/4 teaspoon cayenne<br />

pepper<br />

¼ cup panko<br />

1 large egg (or 1<br />

tablespoon egg replacer<br />

and 1/4 cup of water<br />

premixed)<br />

1 tablespoon cooking spray<br />

1 dozen slider sized<br />

Hawaiian buns<br />

1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek<br />

yougurt<br />

1 teaspoon white wine<br />

vinegar<br />

2 cups baby arugula<br />

1 avocado (slice)<br />

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.<br />

Heat skillet on medium and<br />

spray cooking oil. Add onion and<br />

cook until soft (approximately 3<br />

to 4 minutes) then add garlic and<br />

salt and cook another 2 minutes.<br />

Place rinsed and drained beans<br />

into a large bowl and lightly<br />

mash. Stir in onion, cilantro,<br />

garlic soy sauce, salt, cayenne<br />

pepper, panko and egg (or egg<br />

replacer) until uniform texture<br />

and consistency. If the mixture<br />

is too damp, add more panko. If<br />

it is too dry add in 1 teaspoon of<br />

water. Divide mixture into one<br />

dozen golf ball sized patties.<br />

Arrange patties onto a lightly<br />

oiled baking sheet, press flat<br />

on the sheet and bake for 8<br />

minutes. While patties are in the<br />

oven in a separate bowl combine<br />

greek yogurt, sriracha and white<br />

wine vinegar set aside. Turn<br />

over the black bean hamburger<br />

patties and bake an additional 6<br />

minutes. Place buns in the oven<br />

and toast for 3 minutes. Spread<br />

yogurt mixture on buns, add<br />

patties to buns and garnish with<br />

avocado and arugula.<br />

This recipe has been added to the We Rock for Autism cookbook to benefit an amazing<br />

charitable cause, “We Rock for Autism”, an officially recognized non-profit 501 (c)(3)<br />

organization.<br />

For more information about “Rockin’ Recipes for Autism”, or to order the book, visit us at<br />

www.rockinrecipesforautism.com/<br />


y Adam Floyd<br />

Life is short so you might as well do what you like.<br />

We have all heard this pablum but seldom consider<br />

the implications. Doing only what pleases in the<br />

moment can lead to a lack of self discipline and a<br />

bad candy habit, two things which lead directly to<br />

unhappiness. The very freedom sought by musical<br />

artists can be the source of our undoing. I like to keep<br />

ahead of decline so as to avoid a reversion to the<br />

mean. I avoid a ‘normal’ lifestyle using challenges<br />

and change to shake things up and generate musical<br />

ideas.<br />

Summer swings to a quick flurry of gigs and shows<br />

but I take it easy and try not to book too much so<br />

as to stay fresh and get geared up for the coming<br />

musical season of concerts. The July wedding frenzy<br />

is over so it’s a good time to write songs, compose<br />

and program new material. Its best to do it all at once<br />

because it would drive me nuts to only learn cover<br />

songs all month. Equally I’d be psychotic if I spent<br />

weeks only songwriting. I take it as the passions grip<br />

me and let inspiration flow.<br />

I tend to look up to the bass players I work with.<br />

Jimmy Stiles with the Potlikkers and Scott Gilmore<br />

of Coyotes and Towndogs fame. They are like the<br />

unsung linemen of the music world - some people<br />

barely notice them but they are indispensable. Scott<br />

is like a rock and never misses a beat which makes<br />

my job as jester so much easier. Jimmy doesn’t<br />

give a damn about anything but music. He plays all<br />

day, every day, with all comers. His lady love is very<br />

tolerant and so his entire house is one big studio with<br />

at least five standup basses, guitars and amplifiers<br />

galore. No chairs or sofa in the house, just a couple<br />

of stools and instruments which is heaven to a player.<br />

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It’s a great time of year to get out and play just<br />

for the fun of it. I jam at the beach or in a park<br />

with no audience (that usually doesn’t last long)<br />

or expectation of pay. While players need to stay<br />

focused and look ahead, be disciplined and practice a<br />

lot, we also need to take time to enjoy this wonderful<br />


Sometimes simple can be good; other times<br />

simple can be great. A perfect example would<br />

be this month’s band, Green Day. From their<br />

very first album to their last, Green Day proved<br />

that top hits can be kept simple; all they need is some<br />

amazing energy and catchy lyrics. If you look at their<br />

catalog of music almost all of their songs are around<br />

three minutes (or less). Considering that most of our<br />

generation seems to have some form of ADHD, that’s a<br />

great format for success. It’s been a while since we’ve<br />

heard from Green Day; in fact, it’s almost like they’ve<br />

fallen off the map, but they’ve had an amazing run and<br />

something totally different is on the horizon for the trio.<br />

Let’s hope that it will be just as simple and as great as<br />

everything else they have done. Here’s a little bit more<br />

about Green Day:<br />

Green Day was formed in 1986 by friends Billy Joe<br />

Armstrong and Mike Dirnt at the age of fourteen.<br />

Originally called Sweet Children, the name was changed<br />

in 1989 to avoid confusion with another local band called<br />

Sweet Baby. Their debut studio album, 39/Smooth, was<br />

released in early 1990. Shortly after the band’s first<br />

nationwide tour, in late 1990, drummer John Kiffmeyer<br />

left the band to attend college. The Lookouts drummer,<br />

Tré Cool, was filling in as a temporary replacement<br />

for Kiffmeyer; Cool’s position with Green Day became<br />

permanent and they went on tour for most of 1992 and<br />

1993, playing a number of shows in Europe. Their<br />

second studio album, Kerplunk, enjoyed enough<br />

underground success to gain the interest of a number of<br />

major studios and they eventually signed with Reprise<br />

Records after attracting the attention of producer Rob<br />

Cavallo. They recorded their major label debut album,<br />

Dookie, in a matter of three weeks and released it<br />

in February of 1994. Dookie became a commercial<br />

success and sold 10 million copies in the US. On<br />

September 9, 1994 at a concert in Boston, mayhem<br />

broke out during the band’s set; in the end, there were<br />

100 people injured and 45 arrested. The group started<br />

an infamous mud fight at Woodstock ‘94, which was<br />

viewed by millions on pay-per-view. This led to growing<br />

publicity and recognition and helped the album gain<br />

diamond status. In 1995, Dookie won the Grammy for<br />

Best Alternative Album and Green Day was nominated<br />

for nine MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the<br />

Year.<br />

They followed in the fall of 1995 with Insomniac and in<br />

1997 with Nimrod, which was an experimental<br />

deviation from their standard punk-pop music.<br />

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By The Reluctant Genius<br />

In the summer of 2003, they began a project tentatively<br />

called Cigarettes and Valentines. The master recordings<br />

were stolen from the studio after they had completed<br />

20 tracks. The band abandoned the project and started<br />

over instead of re-recording the stolen tracks. It was<br />

also revealed that a band called The Network had been<br />

signed to Armstrong’s label, Adeline Records. The<br />

Network concealed their identities with masks and<br />

costumes and after releasing an album called Money<br />

Money 2020, the rumor was that The Network was a<br />

Green Day side project. The rumors were never directly<br />

addressed and the bands “feuded” with press releases.<br />

Several journalists referred to The Network as a Green<br />

Day side project but it was never confirmed until 2013.<br />

American Idiot debuted at number one on the Billboard<br />

charts in 2004; it was their first album to reach number<br />

one. The album was called a punk rock opera and<br />

depicts Modern American life under the leadership of an<br />

idiot ruler who let people be misinformed by the media<br />

and a “redneck agenda”. The album became a form of<br />

protest art; it was released two months before George<br />

W. Bush was re-elected as President of the United<br />

States. In 2009, the band collaborated with awardwinning<br />

director Michael Mayer to create a stage version<br />

of American Idiot.<br />

In 2009, Walmart refused to carry their album 21st<br />

Century Breakdown because it carried a Parental<br />

Advisory sticker and requested that the band release a<br />

censored edition; they refused. The album gave Green<br />

Day its best chart performance to date, reaching number<br />

one and being certified gold or platinum in fourteen<br />

countries.<br />

During the end of 2011, the band played several secret<br />

shows under the name Foxboro Hot Tubs, whose<br />

setlists consisted almost entirely of previously unheard<br />

songs. In 2012 they announced a trilogy of albums<br />

called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! to be released in the fall of<br />

2012. This also marked longtime touring guitarist Jason<br />

White’s induction as the fourth member of the band. On<br />

April 18, 2015, Green Day was inducted into the Rock<br />

and Roll Hall of Fame by Fall Out Boy.<br />

Currently, Green Day is under fire after co-authoring a<br />

full-color graphic novel about feminism for girls. Most of<br />

the criticism stems from the addition of a male illustrator,<br />

Frank Caruso, to the project instead of bringing a female<br />

into the mix. The book is entitled “The Last of the<br />

American Girls”, which is also a song title from<br />

their 2009 Album, 21st Century Breakdown.<br />


<strong>August</strong><br />

20<br />

Thursday, <strong>August</strong> 1, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Matt Burke 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Beartoe with Max Capacity 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Rasta Bayers 6pm<br />

Traders - Randy Williams 7pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 2, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Cesar Romero 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona -Brandon Twitch Wilson 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Jay Paski 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Nate Utley 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Matt Burke 6pm<br />

The Alley, Sanford – Sound Theory<br />

Traders - Etc 6pm<br />

Traders - Kings County 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 3, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Adam Floyd 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Matt Burke 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Colt Hall 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians – Strumstick 9pm<br />

The Whiskey, Orlando – Sound Theory<br />

Tortugas - Davis III 6pm<br />

Traders - Kings County 9pm<br />

Traders - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Hair of the Beast 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>August</strong> 4, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Nate Utley 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Vibe 5pm<br />

Oceanside - Rasta Bayers 10am<br />

Outriggers - Joe Caruso 2pm<br />

Traders - Potlikkers 3pm<br />

Monday, <strong>August</strong> 5, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Casey Picou 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Jay Crosier 6pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>August</strong> 6, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff Whitfield 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Hard Rock Hotel, Daytona – Sound Theory<br />

Wednesday, <strong>August</strong> 7, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 6pm<br />

Traders - Jason Longoria 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>August</strong> 8, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Gina Cuchetti 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones Unplugged 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Futures 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - The Transfers 6pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 9, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Peter Alden (Elvis) 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Colt Hall 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Cory Worsley Duo 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Oceanside - The Vibe 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Gina & Mary Cuchetti 6pm<br />

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm<br />

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Rasta Bayers 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 10, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Matt Burke 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Jim Lowman 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Are Friends Electric 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Shaker Jones 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Love Bomb 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians – TBA 9pm<br />

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm<br />

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Colt Hall 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>August</strong> 11, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Stephanie Schaffer 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Brent Clowers 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 9pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />

Outriggers - Beartoe 2pm<br />

Traders - Colt Hall 3pm<br />

Monday, <strong>August</strong> 12, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Hannah Wilson 6pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>August</strong> 13, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar – Matt Burke 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>August</strong> 14, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar – Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 6pm<br />

Traders - The Transfers 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>August</strong> 15, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Christie Beu 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Music Matt 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Click 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Chuck Morel 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 16, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Cesar Romero 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Casey Picou 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Jessie Abbey 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Coyotes and Towndogs 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Eddy Davis 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Al Canali 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Sunday Vibe 6pm<br />

Traders - Jay Paski 6pm<br />

Traders - Midnight Mayhem 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Hannah Wilson 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Eddy Davis 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Cyclones 7pm<br />

Hidden Treasure, Flagler Bch – Sound Theory<br />

NSB Brewing - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Jay Crosier 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Jeff Risinger 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians – James Ryan 9pm<br />

Tortugas - Bradford Buckley Trio 6pm<br />

Traders - Midnight Mayhem 9pm<br />

Traders - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Adam & Farley 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>August</strong> 18, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Vibe 5pm<br />

Main Street Station – Sound Theory<br />

Oceanside - Jason Longoria 10am<br />

Outriggers - JW Gilmore 2pm<br />

Traders - Mark Moore 3pm<br />

Monday, <strong>August</strong> 19, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>August</strong> 20, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff Whitfield 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>August</strong> 21, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 6pm<br />

Traders - Jimmy Z 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>August</strong> 22, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Mary Beth Koplin 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones Unplugged 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Davis III 7::30pm<br />

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jay Crosier 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 23, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - William Cintron 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - The Cyclones Unplugged 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Adam Floyd 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Relief 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

Traders - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Claire Vandiver 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 24, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - The Transfers 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Shawn Kelley 7pm<br />

Deltla Marriott - Cory Worsley 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Splash 12pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Vibe 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing – Rammer 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Jay Paski 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians – Jeff Risinger 9pm<br />

Tortugas - Coyotes and Towndogs 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6:30pm<br />

Traders - Love Bomb 2:30pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jessie Abbey 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

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Sunday, <strong>August</strong> 25, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Flagler Tavern - Brent Clowers 5pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />

Outriggers - Potlikkers 2pm<br />

Traders - The Vibe 3pm<br />

Monday, <strong>August</strong> 26, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Rasta Bayers 6pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>August</strong> 27, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>August</strong> 28, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 6pm<br />

Traders - Adam Floyd 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>August</strong> 29, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Mark Raisch 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Stephanie Schaffer 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Music Matt 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Jeff White 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 7pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Eddy Davis 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>August</strong> 30, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Christie Beu 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Chuck Morel 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Braford Buckley 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Beartoe 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Love Bomb 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm<br />

Traders - Eddy Davis 6pm<br />

Wing Shack, Orlando – Sound Theory<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Nate Utley 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>August</strong> 31, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Max Capacity featuring Beartoe 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Warren Beck 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Splash 12pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Joe Caruso 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Sam Seas 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Brent Clowers 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Renegade’s, Crescent City – Sound Theory<br />

Tayton O’Brians – James Ryan 9pm<br />

Tortugas - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm<br />

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Aaron Lightnin’ 6pm<br />

Community Events<br />


1.Which popular female artist who gained<br />

popularity during the 1990s is known for having a<br />

very large vocal range?<br />

2. What is the title of the late rapper, 2Pac’s most<br />

successful album?<br />

3. What are the names of the original members of<br />

the 1960s female group, The Supremes?<br />

4. When Green Day first got their start, what band<br />

name did they play under?<br />

5. Where did the U2 member, David Evans, also<br />

known as “The Edge” get his nickname from?<br />

22<br />

6. What was the original band name of the Black<br />

Sabbath?<br />

7. Which female pop singer is Akon given credit<br />

for discovering?<br />

8. What rock band has been featured the most in<br />

the Rolling Stone magazine?<br />

9. How did each of the Spice Girls get their<br />

nicknames?<br />

10. What was Amy Winehouse’s first tattoo of?<br />

11. What is the last name of the 1960s famed<br />

singer who was the reason for the coined term<br />

“teen idol”?<br />

Answers on page 34<br />

Passion<br />

Equals<br />

Art<br />

“COVERS” is an exhibition that pays homage to the album<br />

cover artists of previous and exciting musical decades. Just<br />

as a local band covers songs of their music heroes, John<br />

“Crusher” Healy’s work covers artists’ album covers of days<br />

past: enlarging them, making them three dimensional, while<br />

taking some artistic liberties. John likes to work with his hands:<br />

drawing, painting, sculpting, and repurposing items into new<br />

forms. This series of work reflects his love for bands, their<br />

music, and the artists who designed these iconic album covers.<br />

A passion for music can be shown in many different forms<br />

and mediums. As you will see in the following pages, John<br />

“Crusher” Healy expresses his passion with some amazing<br />

displays of realistic and unique art. His ability to create pieces<br />

that literally jump off the canvas at you, along with his use of<br />

vibrant colors, shows that he is truly inspired by rock and roll.<br />

When asked about selling his work he hesitates to<br />

do so, as it seems it’s not about the money. Each of<br />

his works has almost become a part of him and his<br />

history around the music scene. Here’s a little more<br />

about the artist of the month:<br />

By Bartholomew Betelguese III 23

John “Crusher” Healy<br />

John, a mixed media artist, was born during the summer<br />

of ‘69, only four days after the legendary Woodstock Music<br />

Festival ended. John has been a resident of Southwest<br />

Florida since 1976. Growing up during the ‘70s and ‘80s, he<br />

experienced an explosion of pop culture and high energy<br />

music. His Grandma, Elsie, bought him his first three<br />

cassette tapes (all KISS albums) which helped to create the<br />

“Rock and Roll Beast” he is today. John has been blessed<br />

with an army of loving and supportive family and friends.<br />

His love for art and music has greatly affected his life, even<br />

changing the direction of it. After attending hundreds of <strong>Live</strong><br />

shows and concerts over the years, his passion for music<br />

has become a huge part of who he is. John plans to open<br />

a unique live entertainment venue in Lee County, Florida.<br />

It is his love for music that has inspired him to pursue this<br />

dream, and subsequently, get busy making art. John’s<br />

soulful work was made to cover the walls of his dream<br />

venue. “I never intended on having a show, or selling my<br />

art, but I wanted to show it, in the hopes of starting up a<br />

conversation with a potential investor.”<br />

John is a self-taught artist and has had only one other art<br />

exhibition in San Francisco, CA, back in 2013. He has<br />

been making art his whole life, but it has mainly been just a<br />

hobby, and for his enjoyment, as well as others.<br />

“Iwant to create a venue that enhances my already<br />

beautiful, and incredibly special, hometown of Fort Myers,<br />

FL. I want to open a place that keeps the music of my<br />

generation alive and relevant, as well as entertaining<br />

people from all walks of life. I want to<br />

be a shining example, to all, of a person who is<br />

doing exactly what it is he loves to do.”<br />

Long live rock and roll!<br />


An<br />

Original<br />

Music Manifesto<br />

By C. <strong>August</strong> Wenger<br />

26<br />

SOCIAL<br />

MEDIA<br />

Social Media, ugh! Sometimes<br />

for an artist, social media is the<br />

worst, the part of the job many<br />

just don’t like. You’re a trained<br />

and seasoned musician, your<br />

music is on point, you have<br />

some cool graphics, a sick logo,<br />

professional photography, but you<br />

hate social media, or you’re “no<br />

good at it,” or forbid, you don’t<br />

even have a Facebook page.<br />

Unfortunately, in today’s society,<br />

social media matters, and you<br />

better get on it.<br />

If you are an original artist or band<br />

you have to have those social media<br />

numbers. Many of the articles I’ve<br />

read say the minimum number of<br />

followers a local act must have to<br />

even be noticed in their own area<br />

is 2000, while other articles say<br />

that minimum is 5000 for a regional<br />

act. So, what do you do if you’ve<br />

exhausted every family relative, friend,<br />

and acquaintance you know and your<br />

band has stalled out in the 900’s?<br />

Those articles I mentioned, well,<br />

there are thousands of them on how<br />

to get more out of your social media;<br />

every magazine, blog, and marketing<br />

company has one. On top of that,<br />

there are hundreds of social media<br />

“gurus” who offer their “sure to work”<br />

programs for small to large fees. I<br />

also hear if you have the money, you<br />

can buy “likes” from companies in<br />

India and Russia. For those of you<br />

who don’t have the money, don’t<br />

want to sift lame and obvious advice<br />

from Instagram hacks, and really<br />

want a sure proof way of getting<br />

your numbers up, maybe take some<br />

tips from me, I’ve been at this social<br />

media thing.<br />

First off, don’t be afraid to use social<br />

media for what it was intendednetworking.<br />

Yes, a lot of the time,<br />

that’s going to be with complete<br />

strangers. You are going to have to<br />

get personal and you are going to<br />

have to put in the time-30 minutes to<br />

an hour, 5 days a week. But, here’s<br />

the reward: instead of you feeling<br />

like you are wasting your time on<br />

social media, you are going to start<br />

seeing results, as in 30-50 new likes<br />

per week. In 4 months’ time, you’ll<br />

definitely be up over that minimum<br />

2000 followers threshold, or will have<br />

added 1500-2000 more to what you<br />

already had. If that’s too daunting, do<br />

social media only twice a week and<br />

you’ll still see those numbers in a<br />

year’s time.<br />

Ok, so here’s what you do. First, get<br />

rid of the deadbeats. These are the<br />

people you barely know or don’t know<br />

at all, that are your “friends”, but do<br />

not like your social media fan page.<br />

If you look in your Facebook settings,<br />

for example, you can see just how<br />

many of your so-called friends actually<br />

like or follow your music page. When I<br />

first started taking action on my band’s<br />

social media numbers, I had around<br />

2000 Facebook friends. Out of that,<br />

there were over half of them that were<br />

my friends (people I’ve known since<br />

high school, that I’ve worked with,<br />

that I see regularly, that were even<br />

band mates’ girlfriends) that had been<br />

invited to like my page and hadn’t<br />

done so.<br />

Send these “friends” a polite message<br />

telling them you would like to share<br />

your music page with them and would<br />

be grateful if they would give it a like,<br />

as you are trying to get your social<br />

media numbers up to be considered<br />

for bigger events, festivals, and<br />

opportunities. When you check back<br />

on the message and it says delivered<br />

and they haven’t liked your page, and<br />

it’s not a close friend, unfriend them.<br />

You’re going to need the space for<br />

people who will.<br />

Next, it’s time to start friend requesting.<br />

Don’t just friend request anyone; do<br />

your research. Look up acts that are<br />

similar to yours and that have similar<br />

social media numbers. Make sure they<br />

are active with their music, and go<br />

ahead and click that “request” button.<br />

Add a message-that you are a fellow<br />

musician just looking to make mutually<br />

supportive friendships. 3 out of 5<br />

times, they will accept your request.<br />

When they do, message them that<br />

you are thankful to be acquainted, and<br />

that they are welcome to share their<br />

music page with you, and you would<br />

like to do the same. Again, 3 out of<br />

5 times they will invite you or share<br />

their page right away. Like their page<br />

and message them again that you are<br />

happy to support their page, and that<br />

you would be grateful if they would like<br />

your page as well. Provide a hyperlink<br />

and a catchy closing like “Rock on!”<br />

and you’re on your way to more<br />

impressive social media numbers!<br />

A lot of people don’t use their account<br />

often or that intensely-give them time.<br />

They may not respond to a message<br />

for weeks. If they are in an active<br />

band, they will get around to inviting<br />

you to like their page and that opens<br />

the door for you to like it and ask<br />

them to do the same. That being said,<br />

anyone who hasn’t interacted with you<br />

in anyway in over a month is a social<br />

media deadbeat and you should delete<br />

them. Move on-there are a million other<br />

musicians and singer/songwriters out<br />

there happy to receive and give mutual<br />

support.<br />

For those that accept your friend<br />

request but don’t reply or invite you to<br />

like their page right away, go back in<br />

a week, and message them that you<br />

would like to share your music page<br />

with them, that you would be honored if<br />

they gave it a like, and that you would<br />

be happy to do the same for any of<br />

their pages or causes; once again, 3<br />

out of 5 will respond.<br />

In the meantime, like one of their<br />

videos or their logo picture, or comment<br />

on something on their page. It’s very<br />

possible you could turn that “like”<br />

into a true fan-someone that might<br />

even come to a show, vote for you<br />

in a contest, play your music on their<br />

podcast, or hey, even buy some<br />

merchandise. 1 out of 20 other artists<br />

will actually engage with you, and that<br />

could mean trading shows, acquiring<br />

contacts to venues, heads-up on<br />

opportunities, and the down low on<br />

anything from recording studios to<br />

t-shirt makers.<br />

Ok, here it comes, that cliche motto<br />

every social media marketing column<br />

must have, “Make social media work<br />

for you!” Seriously though, you’re one<br />

of the millions of people trying to get<br />

noticed that’s why you have to do<br />

social media-but that is also what will<br />

help you get those numbers up. If you<br />

reach out to others in the same kind of<br />

boat, they’ll be happy to respond, as<br />

the rising tide raises all ships. There<br />

are so many people out there that are<br />

willing to mutually support; you just<br />

have to ask them to.<br />



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2. Adele has originally had her music posted on which social<br />

network media?<br />

8. What is the first name of the popular Puerto Rican singer<br />

known as the “King of Latin Pop”?<br />

9. Bruce Springsteen released his debut album the same day as<br />

what other rock band?<br />

10. What did the lead singer of Green Day, Billy Joe Armstrong<br />

nickname his first guitar?<br />

11. What rock band made it in the Guinness Record for having<br />

the loudest concert, The ___?<br />

12. How many of Eminem’s albums hit top 5 highest selling<br />

during the 2000s?<br />

13. What is the name of Shakira’s first primarily English album,<br />

___ Shakira?<br />

15. The song “You’re the One That I Want” was featured in what<br />

musical?<br />

16. What is the name of the pop group that released the hit song<br />

“Barbie Girl”?<br />

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1. What is the title of the Justin Timberlake’s debut solo single:<br />

“Like I ___ You?<br />

3. What is the last name of one of 1920s best-selling musician<br />

with the hit song “Fly Me to the Moon”?<br />

4. What is the name of the trio R&B group that pop singer, Pink<br />

originally signed to her record label with?<br />

5. Which member of the Spice Girls is not an original member:<br />

____ Spice<br />

6. What is the title of Green Day’s hit song “Wake Me Up When<br />

____ Ends”?<br />

7. What is Bob Dylan’s birth first name?<br />

10. What is the title of U2’s debut album after signing to Island<br />

Records?<br />

14. What is the first name of the popular Puerto Rican singer<br />

known as the “King of Latin Pop”?<br />

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On the<br />

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By Jenny McLain<br />

Passing<br />

Through<br />

Memphis<br />

I<br />

recently had the opportunity to travel<br />

to Memphis, TN and decided to<br />

learn more about the area, which is<br />

so rich in music culture. I stayed at<br />

a casino in nearby Tunica, MS while<br />

I was there, so instead of Graceland<br />

or Beale Street I explored the early<br />

influences of the “Delta Blues”. I saw<br />

The Crossroads where some say<br />

Robert Johnson sold his soul to the<br />

devil. I have a friend who moved to<br />

Memphis recently and he has had<br />

some time to explore, so he showed<br />

me around while I was there.<br />

Our first stop was the “Gateway to<br />

the Blues” Museum in Tunica, MS.<br />

It is located beside Tunica’s Visitors<br />

Bureau building and the museum had,<br />

at one time, been a train station. We<br />

spent quite a bit of time exploring all of<br />

the exhibits. The ladies who greeted<br />

us when we arrived (and then had a<br />

long conversation with us when we<br />

left) were charming, knowledgeable<br />

and helpful. The museum has famous<br />

guitars and other instruments, artwork,<br />

photographs, interactive displays and<br />

videos and a well organized selfguided<br />

tour of the history of the Delta<br />

Blues. You can learn about the “Diddly<br />

Bow” which looks like a primitive<br />

version of the slide guitar, and even<br />

try your hand at creating the sound.<br />

My friend knows a thing or two about<br />

music and Blues in particular so he<br />

felt compelled to point out at least<br />

three errors in the information at the<br />

museum, but even he was impressed<br />

with the tour and the collection. My<br />

favorite part of the tour was learning<br />

about W.C. Handy and how he came<br />

to be called the “Father of the Blues”<br />

after listening to some local musicians<br />

while waiting for a train on his way to a<br />

new job.<br />

The other highlight of my trip was<br />

happening upon the Hollywood Cafe in<br />

Tunica and meeting the owner, Mr.<br />

Bill. “The Hollywood” was made<br />

famous by the Marc Cohn song<br />

“Walking in Memphis” . . . “Now<br />

Muriel plays piano, Every Friday at<br />

the Hollywood” . . . it’s one of my<br />

favorite songs. So, when I noticed<br />

a building off of Old HWY 61 with a<br />

dancing pickle on the back of it and<br />

consulted Google, I was excited to<br />

find out what it was so we stopped in<br />

on our way back to Memphis. The<br />

famous piano sits at the front corner<br />

of the building, surrounded by photos<br />

of Marc and Muriel as well as other<br />

artists, both local and famous, who<br />

are friends of “The Hollywood”.<br />

I checked in on FaceBook through<br />

the <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> page and<br />

soon after, a gentleman came out<br />

and asked if we were with <strong>Static</strong><br />

<strong>Live</strong>. My friend who was with me<br />

was a little unnerved by that and,<br />

after teasing him for a while because<br />

he didn’t realize how famous I was, I<br />

finally told him that Mr. Bill probably<br />

got an alert on his phone when<br />

I checked in. He was still a little<br />

freaked out, though.Mr. Bill spent<br />

some time telling us about the food,<br />

the history and the legacy of Muriel<br />

and “The Hollywood”. He has owned<br />

the building for about three years<br />

and is excited to share its history and<br />

significance and he patiently took the<br />

time to answer my questions. He<br />

took the issue of <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

I gave him and displayed it at the front<br />

of the restaurant for other patrons to<br />

enjoy. We ate fried pickles and onion<br />

rings and were told by a tourist who<br />

stopped by for take out on his way<br />

back home (10 hours away) that his<br />

wife sent him for the food before they<br />

hit the road because “The Hollywood”<br />

has the best hamburger she’s ever<br />

tasted. Mr. Bill said he does not book<br />

music regularly right now (there is a<br />

lot of licensing involved, as most of<br />

our readers already know, and it can<br />

be costly). Once in a while, though,<br />

he said someone would come in<br />

and sing a song or two on special<br />

occasions. It seems a shame that<br />

a place so rich in history isn’t still a<br />

place where locals (and tourists) go to<br />

listen to music.<br />

While I enjoyed Tunica and learning<br />

about the history, the trip itself<br />

surprised me. I expected to see<br />

more activity and experience more<br />

live music. Mississippi is “dry”<br />

on Sundays (no alcohol sold), so<br />

that took some planning. And<br />

even though my trip was over<br />

the Memorial Day holiday, the<br />

only live music we saw the entire<br />

weekend was at the casino where<br />

I was staying in Tunica (although I<br />

imagine if I had gone to Beale Street<br />

in Memphis, there would have<br />

been music any day). We drove to<br />

Clarksdale that Sunday and were<br />

able to have a drink at a really cool<br />

place, Levon’s, but everything else<br />

was closed for the most part.<br />

The landscape of the Mississippi<br />

Delta was much more beautiful<br />

than I imagined it would be and<br />

the people were friendlier than I<br />

expected. The sight of “The Mighty<br />

Mississippi” is really something to<br />

behold and I would like to visit again<br />

and, next time, actually “walk in<br />

Memphis” and learn more about the<br />

history there and experience Beale<br />

Street, even if it’s the tourist thing to<br />

do.<br />


Behind the Mic:<br />

Riggs<br />

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

Killswitch<br />

Hello again! The big news<br />

popped out during the NASCAR<br />

Coke Zero Sugar 400 event day<br />

in Daytona that the Welcome<br />

To Rockville festival will make<br />

it’s new home at Daytona<br />

International Speedway on<br />

May 8-10, 2020. The move from<br />

Jacksonville allows for at least<br />

an additional 10,000 fans per<br />

day and with the state-of-theart<br />

facility Daytona International<br />

Speedway has become and the<br />

easy access to the highway,<br />

parking, airport and hotels, the<br />

2020 event will clearly be the best<br />

ever for fans, artists, and festival<br />

staff.<br />

Zakk Wylde<br />

Chevelle<br />



Tremonti<br />

Tom Morello<br />

While Danny Wimmer would not<br />

reveal the headliners until the<br />

announcement in October, he<br />

said he had locked up the big<br />

names he hoped to get. So, as<br />

you get ready for an amazing<br />

Rockville experience next May,<br />

enjoy some of the sights I<br />

grabbed at this year’s festival.<br />

Cheers!<br />

RIGGS 95.7 The HOG / The<br />

Morning HOG / Saturday Night<br />

Loud @saturdayloud<br />

Evanescence<br />

Flogging Molly<br />

Tom Morello<br />

Korn<br />

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Hyro the Hero<br />



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answers<br />

Southern Culture<br />

on the Skids<br />

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The Reluctant Genius<br />

Diamond Dixie<br />

Photo credit Nicole Henry<br />

Evan Taylor Jones<br />

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Timothy (Timbo) DiDuro<br />

Photo credit Tim Teuch<br />

Trial By Stone<br />

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answers<br />

1.Which popular female artist who gained popularity<br />

during the 1990s is known for having a very large vocal<br />

range?<br />

Mariah Carey<br />

2. What is the title of the late rapper, 2Pac’s most<br />

successful album?<br />

All Eyez on Me<br />

3. What are the names of the original members of the<br />

1960s female group, The Supremes?<br />

Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and<br />

Barbara Martin<br />

4. When Green Day first got their start, what band name<br />

did they play under?<br />

Sweet Children<br />

5. Where did the U2 member, David Evans, also known<br />

as “The Edge” get his nickname from?<br />

His sharp facial features as well as his sharp mind<br />

6. What was the original band name of the Black Sabbath?<br />

Polka Tulk Blues Band<br />

7. Which female pop singer is Akon given credit for<br />

discovering?<br />

Lady Gaga<br />

8. What rock band has been featured the most in the<br />

Rolling Stone magazine?<br />

The Beatles<br />

9. How did each of the Spice Girls get their nicknames?<br />

They didn’t choose their nicknames instead a<br />

magazine editor choose them and their fans went along<br />

with them.<br />

10. What was Amy Winehouse’s first tattoo of?<br />

Betty Boop<br />

11. What is the last name of the 1960s famed singer who<br />

was the reason for the coined term “teen idol”?<br />

Ricky Nelson<br />

The Beau Sisters<br />

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Yellowman<br />

Photo credit<br />

Eric Christian and Adam Floyd<br />

Rachel Platten<br />

The Reluctant Genius Photo credit The Reluctant Genius<br />

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Rocktails<br />

with Chez Rocker<br />

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Frank Sinatra , Old Blue Eyes, Chairman of the<br />

Board, crooner and actor entertained millions<br />

over his career spanning six decades. With<br />

ties to the likes of John F. Kennedy, Sammy<br />

Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and<br />

Joey Bishop; the leader of the Rat Pack was<br />

one of the best selling artists of all time with<br />

over 150 million albums sold worldwide. Born<br />

in Hoboken, New Jersey to Italian immigrants<br />

in 1915, Sinatra played with Big Band legend<br />

Tommy Dorsey early in his career, which<br />

seemed to stall out around 1946. He became<br />

a resident act in Las Vegas, along with the<br />

Rat Pack in the ‘50s, which brought about a<br />

resurgence that made him legendary.<br />

Sinatra also starred in films such as The<br />

Manchurian Candidate and From Here<br />

To Eternity, for which he received an<br />

Academy Award and a Golden Globe<br />

for best supporting actor. Although you<br />

would see a martini in his hand out on the<br />

town, it’s said his drink of choice was Jack<br />

Daniels with three ice cubes.<br />

Jack Daniels is American’s top selling<br />

whiskey; a Tennessee Whiskey with its<br />

home in Lynchburg for 144 years. I<br />

hope the libation to follow would<br />

make Old Blue Eyes proud.<br />

Old Blue Eyes<br />

2oz Jack Daniels<br />

whiskey<br />

½ lemon, squeezed<br />

8 blueberries<br />

¼ oz simple syrup<br />

(sugar water)<br />

In a short glass muddle<br />

6 blueberries and simple<br />

syrup; strain into another<br />

glass with ice and lemon<br />

juice and add Jack<br />

Daniels. If it’s too sweet.<br />

add some soda water...<br />

and Enjoy!<br />

Phantom Foodie<br />

Goodbye<br />

Famous Philly’s<br />

Famous Philly’s Beef and Beer … admit it, after<br />

a night of bar hopping on Flagler Avenue in New<br />

Smyrna Beach, we have all seen that sign still glowing<br />

in the wee hours and were drawn to it like fireflies.<br />

Nothing was better than to catch your breath, sober<br />

up a little, and have some fun food before calling your<br />

Uber, crashing at a friend’s house, staggering home<br />

or finally releasing your designated driver.<br />

Joe and Marci Trapuzzano were always welcoming,<br />

friendly and generous to patrons, musicians and<br />

friends. Going to Philly’s was like hanging out in<br />

your friend’s backyard. Whether stopping during<br />

Wine Walk, listening to live music, watching an<br />

Eagles game, taking in a festival or parade on Flagler<br />

Avenue, Philly’s was a popular spot for locals and<br />

visitors alike.<br />

Philly’s was a great music venue. Walking down the<br />

street, you could hear the Potlikkers, Eddy Davis,<br />

Payne Brothers, Big Rick and the Troublemakers<br />

and automatically know the sound was coming from<br />

Philly’s. Many times, Joe himself would sit in on<br />

drums with the band.<br />

On Thursday, July 11, Famous Philly’s Beef and<br />

Beer officially announced the closing of their New<br />

Smyrna Beach location. Although some of us knew<br />

it was coming, it was still a sad FaceBook post to<br />

read. There is some hope for the fans of Philly’s,<br />

though, the post reads, “Watch for new locations and<br />

Franchise Opportunities soon”.<br />

It won’t be the same without Joe and<br />

Marci, but we wish them the best and have<br />

enjoyed working with them (and sometimes<br />

for them) over the years.<br />


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Photo Credit: Century Media Records<br />

Independence Day Throwdown<br />

Will’s Pub Sat July 6th<br />

Will’s Pub was host to yet another great Death Metal show featuring<br />

some of the Florida underground’s finest bands. Openers Menstrual<br />

Moonshine warmed it up with unique drum machine duo grind assault that<br />

was most definitely not for the squeamish. Then it was time for Orlando’s<br />

Demon Fuck, which definitely set some tone for the rest of the evening<br />

with sounds of heavy spastic death grind. Up next was Three Knuckles<br />

Deep out of Zellwood, Florida which can best be described as slamming<br />

brutal death groove with their set of tunes for the night followed by the<br />

headliners of the post-Independence Day event, MRSA. Hailing from<br />

Palm Beach County, this group consists of members from several bands<br />

from genres including punk rock, hardcore and death metal. MRSA fueled<br />

the night with cult classic death metal songs influenced by horror movies,<br />

pretty much playing the entire ep Discography of Madness with ripping<br />

songs like “Re-animator”, “Red Rum”, and “Brain Dead”. They completely<br />

ripped the place! Definitely, a band to check out if you’re into cult horror<br />

flicks! So, all in all, the Independence Day Throwdown was a good time of<br />

beer and metal s music!<br />

New School Album of the Month<br />

Amon Amarth Berzerker<br />

This 11th full length release from these Vikings of Sweden delivers<br />

Berzerker, twelve tracks of relentless battle hymns. This is definitely<br />

one of the top 5 metal albums released this year and battle and triumph<br />

are just a couple of things offered up in this gem. An all-around kick ass<br />

album that you need to check out!<br />

Old School Album of the Month<br />

Unleashed Where No Life Dwells<br />

For some, Sweden is known as the land of Vikings of old - and of<br />

course Ikea - but for those of us metal extremists, it is also known for its<br />

extensive death metal history, including pioneers Unleashed. Considered<br />

part of the big four in Sweden, which includes Entombed, Dismember,<br />

and Grave, Unleashed created their own style of doom like tremolo riffs<br />

with a touch of punk starting with their debut album Where No Life Dwells.<br />

Released in 1991 on Century Media Records and Produced by Waldemor<br />

Sorychta (of Grip Inc. fame), Where No Life Dwells is very clear in<br />

production compared to other early ‘90s death metal. Founded by bassist/<br />

vocalist Johnny Hedlund, this album is a must for any fan of early brutal<br />

death metal. This album holds strong from start to finish, beginning with<br />

its melodic intro title song, then ultimately blasting through songs “Dead<br />

Forever”, “Before the Creation of Time”, “For They Shall Be Slain”, and<br />

a cover of Manowar’s “Into Glory Ride”. You can almost hear the Vikings<br />

chant victory as they invade foreign lands.<br />

Gotha Location<br />

<strong>August</strong> 1 - Rick Krasowski<br />

<strong>August</strong> 2 - Chris Edwards<br />

<strong>August</strong> 3 - Mud Rooster<br />

<strong>August</strong> 5 - Open Mic<br />

<strong>August</strong> 8 - Ben Torres Solo<br />

<strong>August</strong> 9 - Grant and Larry Duo<br />

<strong>August</strong> 10 - CC Trio<br />

<strong>August</strong> 15 - Ramona<br />

<strong>August</strong> 16 - Ramona<br />

<strong>August</strong> 17 - Run Raquel Band<br />

<strong>August</strong> 19 - Open Mic<br />

<strong>August</strong> 22 - <strong>Live</strong> Hart<br />

<strong>August</strong> 23 - Still Rollin Duo<br />

<strong>August</strong> 24 - Jim Young Trio<br />

<strong>August</strong> 29 - Bryan Hayes Duo<br />

<strong>August</strong> 30 - Seth Pause<br />

Autust 31 - Country Night featuring<br />

Diamond Dixie<br />

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New Smyrna Location<br />

<strong>August</strong> 1 - The Evening Muze<br />

<strong>August</strong> 2 - The Vibe<br />

<strong>August</strong> 3 - Hair of the Beast<br />

<strong>August</strong> 8 - The Transfers<br />

<strong>August</strong> 9 - Rasta Bayers<br />

<strong>August</strong> 10 - Cole Hall<br />

<strong>August</strong> 15 - Chuck Morel<br />

<strong>August</strong> 16 - Hannah Wilson<br />

<strong>August</strong> 17 - Adam & Farley<br />

<strong>August</strong> 22 - Jay Crosier<br />

<strong>August</strong> 23 - Claire Vandiver<br />

<strong>August</strong> 24 - Jessie Abbey<br />

<strong>August</strong> 29 - Eddy Davis<br />

<strong>August</strong> 30 - Nate Utley<br />

<strong>August</strong> 31 - Aaron Lightnin’<br />

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New Smyrna Beach 32168<br />

(386) 410-4824

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