Static Live Magazine August 2019

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Lexus

Lexus is one of Premiere Models’ new faces!

She loves playing tennis, volleyball, shopping, and of course

spending the day at the beach. She can’t live without tacos and

her favorite subject is science. Her favorite music celebrity is Miley

Cyrus and she loves going to all types of concerts. She loves

being a model and her passion is to spread positivity and inspire

others. She is honored to be the model of the month.

Photo Credit Mandy Lynn

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Oh My Goddess

Making the Video

Tales of Travel: Peru

Shellac Never Dries by Hank Harrison

The Last Fall

Music Consumers, It’s a Conspiracy!

Rikki Rocket’s “Rockin’ Recipe for Autism”

A Day in the Life of a Gigging Musician

COVER STORY

Static Live Event Calendar

Artist Feature: John “Crusher” Healy

An Original Music Manifesto

Passing Through Memphis

Behind the Mic - RIGGS

Snap It! Live Music Photo Feature

Rocktails

Phantom Foodie

Metal Compost

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In August of 2002 my sisters and I made our very first

music video as the Beu Sisters. It was an experience

that would change my life. Acclaimed video director

Sophie Muller (best known for her work with Sade,

Beyonce’ and Gwen Stefani) flew down to Florida with a

huge production crew to film the video for our single “I Was

Only 17” in little old New Smyrna Beach. I volunteered to

be Sophie’s right hand gal for the week so I could learn

everything about her process.

Day 1: I took her around town doing location scouting and

picking her brain. We chose to film at the beach, in NSB

Bowling Alley and several other hidden nooks around our

dear town. Day 2: I drove Sophie and her assistant to every

thrift shop in the area to cut corners on costuming and

props. (My sister Jill even made a skirt for the video out

of a cool pillowcase we found.) Day 3: I helped cast our

featured players and extras, gathering names and numbers

of friends and locals we wanted in the video. I literally spent

every second I could around the whirlwind of this amazing

female director. I watched her make creative decisions as

well as props. Just being around the film crew (whose hub

of operation was set up at The Night Swan on Riverside)

was exciting and educational itself. I observed and assisted

wherever I could, even though they kept reminding me to

get my beauty sleep so I could be “a star” on camera. I

knew after that week, however, that I liked being both in

front of and behind the camera.

I knew I wanted to be a director like Sophie someday. I

kept in touch with her periodically over the years as she

only became more in demand publicly and more inspiring

to me personally. In 2010, when we went independent with

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

Sophie to direct our upcoming music videos. In the best

way, I knew how, I would have to become our very own

Sophie Muller. With a lot of encouragement from my family

and a little more from my long distance British mentor, I

was up for the challenge. I wrote the treatment for and

helped co-direct the video for our first single off the album,

“Definition of a Lady”, with a team of talented young men

(Nick Vedros and Michael Stine) from the film school Full

Sail. I was definitely feeling the forward momentum.

As a special gift to me, the following summer my pen

pal Sophie generously sent me (and my best friend)

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

she directed. It was the most moving, visually arresting

and visceral concert experience for me as an audience

member. Words cannot describe the beauty she created

with Sade that I got to witness that night. Flooded with

purpose, inspiration, and longing, I set out to take the baby

steps towards learning the craft of video filmmaking and

editing myself. I dove headlong into the process with my

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

been on set for several music videos, I knew enough of

what I needed to get started. I also knew that once you

start taking those micro movements towards any goal the

universe will take steps with you. I understood that to be a

good director I needed to rent the best equipment available

and have the right people on my team who could see the

vision and create it with me.

My sister Danielle found us a young, local photographer

named Nick Crobaugh, who was also a self taught and

gifted cinematographer, willing to teach me about camera

work, equipment, and editing. He worked in tandem with

me, teaching all he knew for virtually nothing but the

experience and the chance to make something cool. With

our very small crew of family and friends we set out to

make several music videos together (all filmed in the area).

It was an exhilarating time of experimentation and guerrilla

style film making as my “Beu Crew” and I did my best to

create our homage to sisterhood and New Smyrna Beach.

In two years’ time, we made a string of magical videos

as a team. These mini movies (that you can find on our

BeuTube channel) were “Everything Will Be Alright”, “Daze”

and “Never Gonna Give You Up” (our Rick Astley cover) as

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

screen during that time was also pulling triple duty behind

the scenes. My sister Danielle (aside from starring on

screen) created costumes, props, set design and did our

on camera makeup. My mom did hair and makeup, tailored

costumes and provided unique props as well as letting us

completely destroy her home as our filming location on

multiple shoots. Mom’s house was the hub of operations on

many occasions.

Aside from her endless support, Mom also kept the books

and made sure everyone got paid something in the end.

My sister Christie (aside from doing additional audio for

the videos and starring on screen) did the heavy lifting for

me, supplied anything the staff needed at a whim and was

our on set “MacGyver”, always available for crew work

and clean up. Both my sisters Gabrielle and Jilaine, at

different times, became my assistant directors on projects

and coordinated all people, filming schedules and locations

and bounced ideas with me on set and in editing. Sisters

Gabrielle and Danielle also catered every meal for every

shoot. My brother Damian and my step Dad Marshal

did crew work and clean up as needed and transported

props for us continuously. My husband gave me undying

emotional support day in and out and physically built

cranes, sets, and rigs for us, helping with any pyrotechnics

when called for. If I needed him on set or afterwards to

hold me up, he was there. He allowed me the freedom and

space to create and clutter up our home as my creative

fervor of costumes and props often vomited into our living

spaces. My best friend and several close family friends

joined the crew as artists, set designers and runners as

well.

We even got the kids involved. My toddler daughter and

Christie’s son appeared in several of our music videos and

a few of Christie’s and my Mother’s vocal students were

also featured players. Video shoots were like being in an

upside down world for a time. It was akin to being locked

inside a hurricane party with each other and a camera.

We were making new dimensional realities come alive

and filming them for days on end … and it was fun as shit.

Exhausting, but so much fun. Then there were the endless

hours of editing, the inevitable aggravations and reshoots

here and there. By the reveal of the final edits, everyone

involved was beyond tired but super excited and completely

invested in what we had created together. We did it. We

made shit happen. We knew very little prior to diving into

this kind of a massive venture but we learned a lot by just

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

feel happy and fulfilled. That’s the good stuff. When you

can create for creation’s sake, when you can bring people

together for a shared purpose, when everyone involved

gets to use their multiple gifts and come out the other

side with good humor, feeling confident about themselves

and feeling that they’ve been a part of something special

… that’s when you know you’ve done a good job as a

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

annoyances along the way and look back with joy at the

broader perspective of what was accomplished as a team

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

we learned how to make anything, together. A coach is

nothing without the team and vice versa. As cliche as it may

sound, it does take teamwork to make any dream work, so

find your tribe, find your team and keep manifesting your

dream.

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One of my favorite scientists, Carl Sagan, stated,

“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers,

and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long

enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are

ready at last to set sail for the stars.” I can only assume

that this way of thinking led Hiram Bingham to drop his

comfortable American lifestyle as a professor at Yale and

“set sail” in search of the “Lost City” of the Andes. The

1911 expedition began with eight people, yet after weeks

of steep hiking and unknown creatures of the rainforests,

Hiram Bingham was one of only three who did not

give up. Today, the discovery of Bingham is known as

Machu Picchu and probably one of the most significant

archeological sites in the world. I am thankful that

Bingham decided to venture into the wild to the unknown

Peruvian Andes; his discovery is what allowed me to

stand on the very ground of the Ancient Incan City.

In May of 2019 I decided that It was time for me to set

sail to the longest continental mountain range in the

world, the Andes. There are three ways to get to Machu

Picchu, by bus, the famous Incan Trail or the Salkantay

Trail. The Salkantay Trek was the route I chose; it’s

an alternative to the Inca Trek and is sometimes even

considered better, especially if you enjoy becoming

integrated in the changing of ecosystems from one

day to the next. This hike was a 5-day hike through the

Andes valleys, glaciers and rainforests, hiking a total of

approximately 50 miles.

The first day of the hike takes you through grasslands,

lakes and forest. By the end of the day you arrive at your

first campsite nesting in the valley below two enormous

glaciers. The third day is by far the most challenging, which

is also why you get a shirt that says “I made it through the

seven snakes.” The seven snakes are deadly mountain

switchbacks with a drastic altitude change and hiking

through them will make you feel like your calves are falling

off. This day sure was a rough one! After completing the

switch backs you empty into a valley to find out you still

have to hike a steep 1,640 feet to the Salkantay Pass,

which rests at 15,000 feet. This was not an easy adaptation

for this Florida girl. In fact, in the Valley I truly thought I

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

to my childhood memories of the little engine that could,

“I think I can”. After Machu Picchu I spent most

of my time in Cusco, the Incan capital of Peru.

There was dancing, art, music and alpacas.

Alpacas really enjoy cliff bars and are drawn to

the sounds of wrappers, hoping they will get the

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next bite. Peruvian music possesses an Andean influence

including wind instruments and melodies of folk. Peruvian

instruments include panpipes and flutes of Native Andean

origin. The wankara is a large drum used in traditional

Peruvian music and is usually made of camel skin or, for

the Ancient Incan manufacturing, sometimes made from

the human skin of enemies conquered. Music in Peru has

always been imperative for Incan rituals. Today the music

relies heavily on the cultural mixing of Peru’s Andean,

Spanish and African roots.

Peru is magical. The experience

of my first solo travel was so

welcoming from the locals, as

well as pachamama (mother

Earth). From spending time eating

traditional Peruvian food like cuy,

listening to the wonderful whispers

of Andean flute music and hiking

through the Andes, this is a place

I would wander to again.

By Hank Harrison

Everybody knows Nirvana was a drop-dead classic band, but Steve Albini,

their best producer, is a sound maker who goes back to Big Black and

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

integrity, has survived more than two decades managing to turn on second

generation fans, old Jazz farts like me, and curious listeners from Brazil to

Moscow.

Steve was born in Pasadena, California, but by 1974 he wound up in

Missoula, Montana, of all strange places, making guitars, of all strange things.

In High School, he began taking bass lessons while recovering from a broken

leg. This was right in the middle of the punk wave and The Ramons banged

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

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

experimental bands arrived. This early list included Suicide, Wire, The Fall,

The Velvet Underground, Throbbing Gristle, Kraftwerk, The Birthday Party,

Pere Ubu, Public Image, Rudimentary Peni, and Killing Joke. These bands

also gave the vision to see beyond the commercial and for-profit world.

After graduating High School, Steve moved to Evanston, Illinois when he

got accepted to school at Northwestern. I assume he got a top test score

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

by and Albini showed he was tolerant of idiots by graduating. He often said he

learned more about Art than Journalism at Northwestern. I can see where he

got his eclectic education but the school still has a whole lot going

for it on many levels; even the football team is pretty good most

seasons. Once he hit the bricks, Albini started writing for several

Chicago ZzzINES and created a small sensation by writing, “Where

to hear the hottest bands”, articles for Forced Exposure.

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young talent. Okay, so he was a bit chauvinistic, so

what? He had a top recording track record and, after

all, what the hell are we doing in a recording studio if

we aren’t going to make a record?

Furthermore, Albini was never greedy. He charged

Nirvana a flat $100,000 for his efforts and gave Kurt a

sage piece of advice: “Don’t give away points on your

albums, not even to your wife.” This advice probably

fueled Kurt’s dreams of independence.

Around that same time, (1981) he got

the bug to record some of the most

interesting stuff he was hearing. He

even managed to polish up his business

sense by managing Ruthless Records,

who produced The Effigies. He didn’t

make much money, but he must have

paid his rent. He claims he forgot that

whole five years because he worked touching up snapshots

and portraits; this was before Photoshop.

Shellac Never Dries

Shellac got started somewhere between 1981 and 1983

in dribs and drabs while Albini was discovering he had

real talent. An IQ boosted the volume and that high-end

education helped a little … after that,

his dream band just sprang forth upon the world. He spent

those years collecting equipment, learning to play several

instruments and releasing several EPs. In 1982 The

Bulldozer EP was released on both Ruthless and Fever

Records. Jeff Pezzati and Santiago Durango, from Naked

Ray Gun, with Pay Byrne, a hot freestyle drummer who

joined shortly after The Bulldozer came out.

In late 1985 Big Black, who by now Albini was using as

a house band, left the Homestead label for Touch and

Go Records and recorded the famous Headache EP

on a 7-inch single, Heartbeat came out between June

and August 1986 - and both were released the following

year. Also in 1986, a live album titled Sound of Impact

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

Albini cited the same folks he grooved on in Montana

interspersed with a dozen new influences including, Link

Wray, a star guitarist who gets very little credit as a pioneer.

In 1987, the band released their second studio album

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

Model, a 7-inch single, both on Touch and Go and Big

Black disbanded shortly after a period of extensive touring.

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1987–1988: Rapeman

Albini went on to form the controversially named

Rapeman in 1987—the band consisted of Albini

(vocals, guitar), Rey Washam (drums), and David Wm.

Sims. The band was named after a popular Japanese

comic book and broke up after the release of two 7-inch

singles, but the whole Rape Me presentation obviously

influenced Cobain’s thinking when he wrote Rape Me and

by the time Kurt was a big star so was Albini, and yet Steve

was looking to bring out a band like Shellac, something

that commixed the best of the sounds he had been

experimenting with over the years.

The Nirvana Influence

Looking back across the timeline I noticed a decided

maturation in Kurt’s behavior in radio and television

interviews just after he met Steve Albini. The In Utero

sessions seemed to have kicked Peter Pan out of Kurt’s

brain. I personally believe Kurt came away from those

sessions in the Minnesota woods with a new perspective…

maybe new courage. Not only did he realize he could put

an indie style recording out in two weeks without David

Geffen, especially with Albini twisting the knobs, but he

now had an avuncular producer with a hard-core following

stemming back to Big Black; a real inside man, somebody

who could get him even beyond Nirvana.

Albini’s Zen-like studio environment and work ethic itself

must have given Cobain some courage. The structure was

designed by Herb Bloomberg, a student of Frank Lloyd

Wright, but Albini had a home studio that was even more

Prairie modern in a town that displayed more Frank Lloyd

Wright houses than any other.

Albini’s studio regimen can be summed up in four words,

“Work hard - play less.” It was just what Kurt needed; Kurt

was a workaholic anyway. In addition to his reputation for

being a tough taskmaster, Albini knew how to encourage

Kurt was aloof and anything but submissive. He

knew Albini was right when he said, “The majority of

people in the record business are scum.” To assure

studio control for the final phases of the album, Albini

banished all visitors to the six thousand square foot

house adjacent to the studio. There was only one

phone and it was shared with a fax.

1992–Present: Shellac

Albini formed Shellac in 1992 with bandmates Bob

Weston (formerly of Volcano Suns) and Todd Trainer

(of Rifle Sport, Breaking Circus and Brick Layer

Cake) so a small taste of what he had in mind for

Shellac, might have drifted into In Utero.

I’ve seen Shellac referred to as Albini’s House Band

and that may be because they play IN THE HOUSE

so often. In fact, the reason they don’t usually play

festivals is because they are playing with themselves

too often. The 2019 show in Portugal is said to have

caused the police to think about banning the band

from the country. Paris was standard and worth the

price, but the show I saw in Angier was off the charts.

It wasn’t long, not like a Grateful Dead show, but it

was a strong hour of Shellac ‘hits’. They tore through

‘My Black Ass’, ‘Prayer to God’ ‘Steady as She Goes’

and, my personal favorite, ‘End of Radio’, without

pause between tunes.

Bassist Bob Weston took a minute to do a quick

session with the fans, then they played ‘Wingwalker’

and Albini ran around the stage like a kid wearing a

cape and flying with his arms out. It’s that cornball

humor contrasted with the brilliant music that gives

you a sense of cognitive dissonance, a vibe that

reminds you of Teen Spirit when you first hear

it. There is joy and sarcasm mixed into an almost

psycho party tune. But not everybody liked it. One

youngster I talked to said, “Man they are getting old

aren’t they?”

I guess you could say Albini is a kind of godfather

now. He explained in 2010 that Shellac had made a

decision to avoid festivals but he must have changed

his mind. Maybe people are being less animalistic

these days, because the gig I attended in Angier,

France went smooth as silk and it was full of respect

for human beings and the environment.

I don’t know what happened to that tour. It was supposed to

go several cities longer, but it just sort of ended. There was

a rumor that Shellac was going to play in China, but that

never materialized so the folks in Porto, Portugal, a very hip

town theses days where pot is legal, got an ear full for sure

and fans in both Paris and Angers were treated to some

major music history.

It may sound like a paradox, but Shellac is now one of

the best grungy punkoid and high music bands

going anywhere in any genre.

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“Creatively comes from a conflict of ideas,” stated

wisely by Donatello Versace about creations in the

fashion world. All this creative conflict comes together

in the cities of New York, London, Milan, and Paris,

the “Big Four” of the fashionable festivities of fashion

weeks.

Fashion week; you all have heard these words, but

what is it really? It is an industry fashion event held

twice a year in various parts of the world so that

fashion heavy hitters, the brands or “houses” can

roll out their

“new lines”

for buyers,

media and

the world

to see and

adore.

With the

February

Fashion

Weeks

behind us;

what did we

see? How

did we move

forward and

what is in

store for the

Fall when it

pertains to

the garb we

adorn our

bodies with

on the daily?

Many shows

take place

in New York

City. Some

are open to

the public; however, don’t expect to see the big boys

unless you are the likes of Anna Wintour; Editor in

Chief at Vogue since 1988 and Artistic Director of

Condé Nast along with the publisher of Vogue since

2013 ... you get the idea. Another prime example,

during Fall Fashion Week in London Anna’s guest

was none other than Queen Elizabeth II for Richard

Quinn’s show in 2018.

The frocks this season have varied the ‘90s are

back, along with the ‘70s and ‘80s. All confusing, I

know but designers are using everything from power

shoulders (a nod to the ‘80s shoulder pad) to making

weird hats ‘a thing.’ Make way for millennial purple,

(basically a mixture of straight up pink and purple) for

your party scene. Michael Kors, Tom Ford,

and Rodarte are using “any shade goes”

and textures from fur, sequins, and chiffon

and taffeta in their Fall lines. The suits are

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being cinched at the waist, (your true waist - not

below your belly button), it seems to be all about the

belts. Designers such as Prada and Marni presented

suits with built in waist cinchers and belts that are

leather to chain; making the suit, whether form fitting

or oversized, look chic by showing the body’s long

lost true waist. Feathers of all kinds have added a

lighter, airier feel to Fall fashion. Putting feathers

here and there and everywhere, they have shown

up in necklines, trims of sleeves and all the edges -

even shoes - giving the wearer wings fit to fly to any

public event.

Saga (Furs) by Pajaro added to the feathers by

way of fur with short and long coats, vests, some

chic cuts to shape and highlight the most glamour

silhouettes

all the while

enhanced with

superhero

capes! The

strongest

outerwear

for the Fall

Fashion

season is

going to be

capes. From

print to tweed

the heavies

are presenting

short capes,

long capes,

three capes,

four, Chanel,

Marc Jacobs,

and Hedi

Slimane for

Celine gave us

heroic cuts for

any superhero

needing a

change.

Some other

trends to watch out for are asymmetrical necklines,

satin dresses, get ready and say goodbye to the big

bag trend - the new ‘The Bitty Bag,’ TBB - which will

barely hold a smartphone, a Renaissance feel that

makes you want to be on a balcony in Italy with your

lover below but covered in modern prints, statement

hats and garments that look like wearable quilts,

preschool uniforms with multi colors and long skirts

and shirts.

The Fall fashion community seems to be staying

with the theme of this year’s Met Gala; camp mixed

with the daily, an exaggerated, extravagant, gaudy,

ironic and just a bit too much look going into the last

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


That day in 1975 at the Woolco

department store in Dothan,

Alabama, my 16-year-old self faced a

momentous decision. In the “cut-out

bin” (you audio-streaming youngsters

can Google the term) were two copies

of “Live Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy

Page”. One copy was a vinyl album.

One copy was an 8-track tape. My

fetish for all things Led Zeppelin was

expanding like that universe-eating

blob alien on “Star Trek,” and my

find made me squeal like Robert

Plant’s Viking war call at the opening

of “Immigrant Song.” One problem:

My perpetually challenged teenage

pocketbook could afford only one of

the “Live Yardbirds!” products, even at

the cheapo cut-out rate.

Vinyl or 8-track? I pondered. It was a

no-brainer. The vinyl version meant

I would be stuck listening to this

obscure masterpiece (must be!) amid

all sorts of distractions at home. An

8-track meant I could crank

up Page and company to a

pre-Spinal Tappish “11” in

my rolling listening room,

Vinyl,

8-Track,

CD,

Streaming:

Music Consumers,

It’s a Conspiracy!

By Rick de Yampert

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also known as the Brown Bomber,

also known as the Delta 88 car my

grandparents had given me.

I bought the 8-track.

Anyone who has ever experienced

the trauma of listening to music on an

8-track system can guess the tragic

ending of this tale. We 8-trackers

might as well had shoved an 8-track

cartridge up the hairy ass of Zeus,

so debauched was this mechanical

means of playing music. After months

of listening to vocalist Keith Relf

introduce Page as “Jimmy Magic

Fingers” before the band launched

into “Shapes of Things,” the 8-track

tape began to wobble and I was

treated to a Neanderthal version

of a mash-up, decades before that

practice became de rigueur: The four

channels of the 8-track would bleed

into one another, and I would hear

“Shapes” overlaid by “I’m Confused”

– unless I artfully wedged a piece of

cardboard into the maw of the player

and anchored the 8-track cartridge

perfectly.Two months later, my player

ate my “Live Yardbirds!” tape, leaving

me with a hollow shell. A frantic run to

Woolco revealed that the vinyl version

was long gone from the cut-out bin.

A few months later, I read in Circus

magazine that Jimmy Page had

filed an injunction against Columbia

Records, claiming he didn’t authorize

the latter-day release of the album.

(Indeed, he and the band had chosen

not to release it, for who-knows-what

reasons, after recording it in 1968).

So, “Live Yardbirds!” was forcibly,

legally disappeared from record bins,

making it an instant rarity. I was left

staring forlornly at my 8-track turtle

shell with the mangled tape inside,

while some lucky bastard had wisely

scored the vinyl version before it was

pulled -- vinyl which was now worth

$2.3 gazillion dollars. Plus that guy

could still listen to the music!

My 8-track nightmare resurfaced last

month when I rented a car to travel to

Atlanta. I packed Beatles, Zep, U2,

Pearl Jam, Public Enemy and world

music CDs for the trip, but when I

picked up the rental – no #@&*ing

CD player in the car?! WTF?

“Most new cars don’t have CD

players,” the rental guy told me

after I searched several hours for

the CD slot in the dashboard. “You

can hook-up your iPod or streaming

device.” I don’t own a #@&*ing iPod

or streaming device. When CDs

came along in the 1990s, I believed

what they sold us – here was a music

format that would last forever! After

re-buying the Beatles’ “Revolver,”

Zep’s “Houses of the Holy” and all my

fav music in each successive format –

vinyl, 8-track, cassette and now CD –

over the years, I rejoiced that I would

never have to buy the same album

again in yet another new format.

And now CDs have become ancient

relics? The bastards are going to

force me to download or stream all

the cool music I already own? The

music I’ve re-purchased in every new,

hip, high-tech format that’s come

down the pike? It’s a conspiracy!

I’m screaming like Robert Plant in

“Immigrant Song” – but

it’s a scream of torture,

not joy.

RIKKI ROCKETT

Black Bean Burger Sliders

with Sriracha Aioli

As co-founder and drummer for Poison Rikki Rockett has

sold more than 15 million records worldwide and toured

the globe performing live. As a strict vegetarian, he has

perfected a healthy meal or two during his travels. His

go-to recipe for Black Bean Burgers calls for a smear of

Sriracha aioli to crank the beat up just enough without

paralyzing your taste buds.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 strainer

1 knife

1 cutting board

2 bowls

1 medium sauce pan

INGREDIENTS:

1 can (15 ounces) unsalted

black beans (rinsed and

drained)

1/4 cup chopped onions

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 cup chopped fresh

cilantro

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

pepper

¼ cup panko

1 large egg (or 1

tablespoon egg replacer

and 1/4 cup of water

premixed)

1 tablespoon cooking spray

1 dozen slider sized

Hawaiian buns

1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek

yougurt

1 teaspoon white wine

vinegar

2 cups baby arugula

1 avocado (slice)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Heat skillet on medium and

spray cooking oil. Add onion and

cook until soft (approximately 3

to 4 minutes) then add garlic and

salt and cook another 2 minutes.

Place rinsed and drained beans

into a large bowl and lightly

mash. Stir in onion, cilantro,

garlic soy sauce, salt, cayenne

pepper, panko and egg (or egg

replacer) until uniform texture

and consistency. If the mixture

is too damp, add more panko. If

it is too dry add in 1 teaspoon of

water. Divide mixture into one

dozen golf ball sized patties.

Arrange patties onto a lightly

oiled baking sheet, press flat

on the sheet and bake for 8

minutes. While patties are in the

oven in a separate bowl combine

greek yogurt, sriracha and white

wine vinegar set aside. Turn

over the black bean hamburger

patties and bake an additional 6

minutes. Place buns in the oven

and toast for 3 minutes. Spread

yogurt mixture on buns, add

patties to buns and garnish with

avocado and arugula.

This recipe has been added to the We Rock for Autism cookbook to benefit an amazing

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

organization.

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

www.rockinrecipesforautism.com/

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y Adam Floyd

Life is short so you might as well do what you like.

We have all heard this pablum but seldom consider

the implications. Doing only what pleases in the

moment can lead to a lack of self discipline and a

bad candy habit, two things which lead directly to

unhappiness. The very freedom sought by musical

artists can be the source of our undoing. I like to keep

ahead of decline so as to avoid a reversion to the

mean. I avoid a ‘normal’ lifestyle using challenges

and change to shake things up and generate musical

ideas.

Summer swings to a quick flurry of gigs and shows

but I take it easy and try not to book too much so

as to stay fresh and get geared up for the coming

musical season of concerts. The July wedding frenzy

is over so it’s a good time to write songs, compose

and program new material. Its best to do it all at once

because it would drive me nuts to only learn cover

songs all month. Equally I’d be psychotic if I spent

weeks only songwriting. I take it as the passions grip

me and let inspiration flow.

I tend to look up to the bass players I work with.

Jimmy Stiles with the Potlikkers and Scott Gilmore

of Coyotes and Towndogs fame. They are like the

unsung linemen of the music world - some people

barely notice them but they are indispensable. Scott

is like a rock and never misses a beat which makes

my job as jester so much easier. Jimmy doesn’t

give a damn about anything but music. He plays all

day, every day, with all comers. His lady love is very

tolerant and so his entire house is one big studio with

at least five standup basses, guitars and amplifiers

galore. No chairs or sofa in the house, just a couple

of stools and instruments which is heaven to a player.

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It’s a great time of year to get out and play just

for the fun of it. I jam at the beach or in a park

with no audience (that usually doesn’t last long)

or expectation of pay. While players need to stay

focused and look ahead, be disciplined and practice a

lot, we also need to take time to enjoy this wonderful

life.


Sometimes simple can be good; other times

simple can be great. A perfect example would

be this month’s band, Green Day. From their

very first album to their last, Green Day proved

that top hits can be kept simple; all they need is some

amazing energy and catchy lyrics. If you look at their

catalog of music almost all of their songs are around

three minutes (or less). Considering that most of our

generation seems to have some form of ADHD, that’s a

great format for success. It’s been a while since we’ve

heard from Green Day; in fact, it’s almost like they’ve

fallen off the map, but they’ve had an amazing run and

something totally different is on the horizon for the trio.

Let’s hope that it will be just as simple and as great as

everything else they have done. Here’s a little bit more

about Green Day:

Green Day was formed in 1986 by friends Billy Joe

Armstrong and Mike Dirnt at the age of fourteen.

Originally called Sweet Children, the name was changed

in 1989 to avoid confusion with another local band called

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

released in early 1990. Shortly after the band’s first

nationwide tour, in late 1990, drummer John Kiffmeyer

left the band to attend college. The Lookouts drummer,

Tré Cool, was filling in as a temporary replacement

for Kiffmeyer; Cool’s position with Green Day became

permanent and they went on tour for most of 1992 and

1993, playing a number of shows in Europe. Their

second studio album, Kerplunk, enjoyed enough

underground success to gain the interest of a number of

major studios and they eventually signed with Reprise

Records after attracting the attention of producer Rob

Cavallo. They recorded their major label debut album,

Dookie, in a matter of three weeks and released it

in February of 1994. Dookie became a commercial

success and sold 10 million copies in the US. On

September 9, 1994 at a concert in Boston, mayhem

broke out during the band’s set; in the end, there were

100 people injured and 45 arrested. The group started

an infamous mud fight at Woodstock ‘94, which was

viewed by millions on pay-per-view. This led to growing

publicity and recognition and helped the album gain

diamond status. In 1995, Dookie won the Grammy for

Best Alternative Album and Green Day was nominated

for nine MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the

Year.

They followed in the fall of 1995 with Insomniac and in

1997 with Nimrod, which was an experimental

deviation from their standard punk-pop music.

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By The Reluctant Genius

In the summer of 2003, they began a project tentatively

called Cigarettes and Valentines. The master recordings

were stolen from the studio after they had completed

20 tracks. The band abandoned the project and started

over instead of re-recording the stolen tracks. It was

also revealed that a band called The Network had been

signed to Armstrong’s label, Adeline Records. The

Network concealed their identities with masks and

costumes and after releasing an album called Money

Money 2020, the rumor was that The Network was a

Green Day side project. The rumors were never directly

addressed and the bands “feuded” with press releases.

Several journalists referred to The Network as a Green

Day side project but it was never confirmed until 2013.

American Idiot debuted at number one on the Billboard

charts in 2004; it was their first album to reach number

one. The album was called a punk rock opera and

depicts Modern American life under the leadership of an

idiot ruler who let people be misinformed by the media

and a “redneck agenda”. The album became a form of

protest art; it was released two months before George

W. Bush was re-elected as President of the United

States. In 2009, the band collaborated with awardwinning

director Michael Mayer to create a stage version

of American Idiot.

In 2009, Walmart refused to carry their album 21st

Century Breakdown because it carried a Parental

Advisory sticker and requested that the band release a

censored edition; they refused. The album gave Green

Day its best chart performance to date, reaching number

one and being certified gold or platinum in fourteen

countries.

During the end of 2011, the band played several secret

shows under the name Foxboro Hot Tubs, whose

setlists consisted almost entirely of previously unheard

songs. In 2012 they announced a trilogy of albums

called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! to be released in the fall of

2012. This also marked longtime touring guitarist Jason

White’s induction as the fourth member of the band. On

April 18, 2015, Green Day was inducted into the Rock

and Roll Hall of Fame by Fall Out Boy.

Currently, Green Day is under fire after co-authoring a

full-color graphic novel about feminism for girls. Most of

the criticism stems from the addition of a male illustrator,

Frank Caruso, to the project instead of bringing a female

into the mix. The book is entitled “The Last of the

American Girls”, which is also a song title from

their 2009 Album, 21st Century Breakdown.

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August

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

31 Supper Club - The Transfers 6pm

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Matt Burke 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

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

Outriggers - Rasta Bayers 6pm

Traders - Randy Williams 7pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Evening Muze 6pm

Friday, August 2, 2019

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 7pm

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm

Delta Marriott - Cesar Romero 5pm

Grind/Kona -Brandon Twitch Wilson 7pm

NSB Brewing - Jay Paski 6pm

Oceanside - Nate Utley 5:30pm

Outriggers - Matt Burke 6pm

The Alley, Sanford – Sound Theory

Traders - Etc 6pm

Traders - Kings County 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Vibe 6pm

Saturday, August 3, 2019

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 7pm

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm

Delta Marriott - Adam Floyd 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm

Grind/Kona - Jay Paski 7pm

NSB Brewing - Matt Burke 6pm

Oceanside - Colt Hall 5:30pm

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm

Tayton O’Brians – Strumstick 9pm

The Whiskey, Orlando – Sound Theory

Tortugas - Davis III 6pm

Traders - Kings County 9pm

Traders - Warren Beck 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Hair of the Beast 6pm

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Bounty Bar - Nate Utley 7pm

Flagler Tavern - The Vibe 5pm

Oceanside - Rasta Bayers 10am

Outriggers - Joe Caruso 2pm

Traders - Potlikkers 3pm

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bounty Bar - Casey Picou 7pm

Grind/Kona - Jay Crosier 6pm

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bounty Bar - Jeff Whitfield 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Transfers 6pm

Hard Rock Hotel, Daytona – Sound Theory

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 6pm

Traders - Jason Longoria 7pm

Thursday, August 8, 2019

31 Supper Club - Gina Cuchetti 6pm

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones Unplugged 5pm

Grind/Kona - Futures 7:30pm

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Transfers 6pm

2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

31 Supper Club - Peter Alden (Elvis) 7pm

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm

Delta Marriott - Colt Hall 5pm

Grind/Kona - Cory Worsley Duo 7pm

NSB Brewing - Warren Beck 6pm

Oceanside - The Vibe 5:30pm

Outriggers - Gina & Mary Cuchetti 6pm

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Rasta Bayers 6pm

Saturday, August 10, 2019

31 Supper Club - Matt Burke 7pm

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm

Delta Marriott - Jim Lowman 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Are Friends Electric 12pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm

Grind/Kona - Brent Clowers 7pm

NSB Brewing - The Cyclones 6pm

Oceanside - Shaker Jones 5:30pm

Outriggers - Love Bomb 6pm

Tayton O’Brians – TBA 9pm

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Colt Hall 6pm

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Bounty Bar - Stephanie Schaffer 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Brent Clowers 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 9pm

Oceanside - Splash 10am

Outriggers - Beartoe 2pm

Traders - Colt Hall 3pm

Monday, August 12, 2019

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm

Grind/Kona - Hannah Wilson 6pm

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bounty Bar – Matt Burke 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Bounty Bar – Jay Paski 7pm

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 6pm

Traders - The Transfers 7pm

Thursday, August 15, 2019

31 Supper Club - Christie Beu 6pm

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Music Matt 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Grind/Kona - The Click 7:30pm

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Chuck Morel 6pm

Friday, August 16, 2019

31 Supper Club - Cesar Romero 7pm

Bounty Bar - Casey Picou 7pm

Delta Marriott - Jessie Abbey 5pm

Grind/Kona - Coyotes and Towndogs 7pm

NSB Brewing - Eddy Davis 6pm

Oceanside - Al Canali 5:30pm

Outriggers - The Sunday Vibe 6pm

Traders - Jay Paski 6pm

Traders - Midnight Mayhem 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Hannah Wilson 6pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019

31 Supper Club - Brent Clowers 7pm

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm

Delta Marriott - Eddy Davis 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm

Grind/Kona - The Cyclones 7pm

Hidden Treasure, Flagler Bch – Sound Theory

NSB Brewing - The Transfers 6pm

Oceanside - Jay Crosier 5:30pm

Outriggers - Jeff Risinger 6pm

Tayton O’Brians – James Ryan 9pm

Tortugas - Bradford Buckley Trio 6pm

Traders - Midnight Mayhem 9pm

Traders - The Vibe 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Adam & Farley 6pm

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 9pm

Flagler Tavern - The Vibe 5pm

Main Street Station – Sound Theory

Oceanside - Jason Longoria 10am

Outriggers - JW Gilmore 2pm

Traders - Mark Moore 3pm

Monday, August 19, 2019

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley 6pm

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bounty Bar - Jeff Whitfield 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Transfers 6pm

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 6pm

Traders - Jimmy Z 7pm

Thursday, August 22, 2019

31 Supper Club - Mary Beth Koplin 6pm

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones Unplugged 5pm

Grind/Kona - Davis III 7::30pm

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Jay Crosier 6pm

Friday, August 23, 2019

31 Supper Club - William Cintron 7pm

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm

Delta Marriott - The Cyclones Unplugged 5pm

Grind/Kona - Brent Clowers 7pm

NSB Brewing - The Evening Muze 6pm

Oceanside - Adam Floyd 5:30pm

Outriggers - Relief 6pm

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm

Traders - The Transfers 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Claire Vandiver 6pm

Saturday, August 24, 2019

31 Supper Club - The Transfers 7pm

Bounty Bar - Shawn Kelley 7pm

Deltla Marriott - Cory Worsley 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Splash 12pm

Grind/Kona - The Vibe 7pm

NSB Brewing – Rammer 6pm

Oceanside - Jay Paski 5:30pm

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 6pm

Tayton O’Brians – Jeff Risinger 9pm

Tortugas - Coyotes and Towndogs 6pm

Traders - Etc 6:30pm

Traders - Love Bomb 2:30pm

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Jessie Abbey 6pm

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Flagler Tavern - Brent Clowers 5pm

Oceanside - Splash 10am

Outriggers - Potlikkers 2pm

Traders - The Vibe 3pm

Monday, August 26, 2019

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm

Grind/Kona - Rasta Bayers 6pm

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 6pm

Traders - Adam Floyd 7pm

Thursday, August 29, 2019

31 Supper Club - Mark Raisch 6pm

Bounty Bar - Stephanie Schaffer 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Music Matt 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Grind/Kona - Jeff White 7:30pm

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 7pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Eddy Davis 6pm

Friday, August 30, 2019

31 Supper Club - Christie Beu 7pm

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm

Delta Marriott - Chuck Morel 5pm

Grind/Kona - Braford Buckley 7pm

NSB Brewing - Beartoe 6pm

Oceanside - Love Bomb 5:30pm

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm

Traders - Eddy Davis 6pm

Wing Shack, Orlando – Sound Theory

Yellow Dog Eats - Nate Utley 6pm

Saturday, August 31, 2019

31 Supper Club - Max Capacity featuring Beartoe 7pm

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm

Delta Marriott - Warren Beck 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm

Flagler Tavern - Splash 12pm

Grind/Kona - Joe Caruso 7pm

NSB Brewing - Sam Seas 6pm

Oceanside - Brent Clowers 5:30pm

Outriggers - The Transfers 6pm

Renegade’s, Crescent City – Sound Theory

Tayton O’Brians – James Ryan 9pm

Tortugas - The Cyclones 6pm

Traders - Blue Stone Circle 9pm

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Aaron Lightnin’ 6pm

Community Events

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1.Which popular female artist who gained

popularity during the 1990s is known for having a

very large vocal range?

2. What is the title of the late rapper, 2Pac’s most

successful album?

3. What are the names of the original members of

the 1960s female group, The Supremes?

4. When Green Day first got their start, what band

name did they play under?

5. Where did the U2 member, David Evans, also

known as “The Edge” get his nickname from?

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6. What was the original band name of the Black

Sabbath?

7. Which female pop singer is Akon given credit

for discovering?

8. What rock band has been featured the most in

the Rolling Stone magazine?

9. How did each of the Spice Girls get their

nicknames?

10. What was Amy Winehouse’s first tattoo of?

11. What is the last name of the 1960s famed

singer who was the reason for the coined term

“teen idol”?

Answers on page 34

Passion

Equals

Art

“COVERS” is an exhibition that pays homage to the album

cover artists of previous and exciting musical decades. Just

as a local band covers songs of their music heroes, John

“Crusher” Healy’s work covers artists’ album covers of days

past: enlarging them, making them three dimensional, while

taking some artistic liberties. John likes to work with his hands:

drawing, painting, sculpting, and repurposing items into new

forms. This series of work reflects his love for bands, their

music, and the artists who designed these iconic album covers.

A passion for music can be shown in many different forms

and mediums. As you will see in the following pages, John

“Crusher” Healy expresses his passion with some amazing

displays of realistic and unique art. His ability to create pieces

that literally jump off the canvas at you, along with his use of

vibrant colors, shows that he is truly inspired by rock and roll.

When asked about selling his work he hesitates to

do so, as it seems it’s not about the money. Each of

his works has almost become a part of him and his

history around the music scene. Here’s a little more

about the artist of the month:

By Bartholomew Betelguese III 23


John “Crusher” Healy

John, a mixed media artist, was born during the summer

of ‘69, only four days after the legendary Woodstock Music

Festival ended. John has been a resident of Southwest

Florida since 1976. Growing up during the ‘70s and ‘80s, he

experienced an explosion of pop culture and high energy

music. His Grandma, Elsie, bought him his first three

cassette tapes (all KISS albums) which helped to create the

“Rock and Roll Beast” he is today. John has been blessed

with an army of loving and supportive family and friends.

His love for art and music has greatly affected his life, even

changing the direction of it. After attending hundreds of Live

shows and concerts over the years, his passion for music

has become a huge part of who he is. John plans to open

a unique live entertainment venue in Lee County, Florida.

It is his love for music that has inspired him to pursue this

dream, and subsequently, get busy making art. John’s

soulful work was made to cover the walls of his dream

venue. “I never intended on having a show, or selling my

art, but I wanted to show it, in the hopes of starting up a

conversation with a potential investor.”

John is a self-taught artist and has had only one other art

exhibition in San Francisco, CA, back in 2013. He has

been making art his whole life, but it has mainly been just a

hobby, and for his enjoyment, as well as others.

“Iwant to create a venue that enhances my already

beautiful, and incredibly special, hometown of Fort Myers,

FL. I want to open a place that keeps the music of my

generation alive and relevant, as well as entertaining

people from all walks of life. I want to

be a shining example, to all, of a person who is

doing exactly what it is he loves to do.”

Long live rock and roll!

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An

Original

Music Manifesto

By C. August Wenger

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SOCIAL

MEDIA

Social Media, ugh! Sometimes

for an artist, social media is the

worst, the part of the job many

just don’t like. You’re a trained

and seasoned musician, your

music is on point, you have

some cool graphics, a sick logo,

professional photography, but you

hate social media, or you’re “no

good at it,” or forbid, you don’t

even have a Facebook page.

Unfortunately, in today’s society,

social media matters, and you

better get on it.

If you are an original artist or band

you have to have those social media

numbers. Many of the articles I’ve

read say the minimum number of

followers a local act must have to

even be noticed in their own area

is 2000, while other articles say

that minimum is 5000 for a regional

act. So, what do you do if you’ve

exhausted every family relative, friend,

and acquaintance you know and your

band has stalled out in the 900’s?

Those articles I mentioned, well,

there are thousands of them on how

to get more out of your social media;

every magazine, blog, and marketing

company has one. On top of that,

there are hundreds of social media

“gurus” who offer their “sure to work”

programs for small to large fees. I

also hear if you have the money, you

can buy “likes” from companies in

India and Russia. For those of you

who don’t have the money, don’t

want to sift lame and obvious advice

from Instagram hacks, and really

want a sure proof way of getting

your numbers up, maybe take some

tips from me, I’ve been at this social

media thing.

First off, don’t be afraid to use social

media for what it was intendednetworking.

Yes, a lot of the time,

that’s going to be with complete

strangers. You are going to have to

get personal and you are going to

have to put in the time-30 minutes to

an hour, 5 days a week. But, here’s

the reward: instead of you feeling

like you are wasting your time on

social media, you are going to start

seeing results, as in 30-50 new likes

per week. In 4 months’ time, you’ll

definitely be up over that minimum

2000 followers threshold, or will have

added 1500-2000 more to what you

already had. If that’s too daunting, do

social media only twice a week and

you’ll still see those numbers in a

year’s time.

Ok, so here’s what you do. First, get

rid of the deadbeats. These are the

people you barely know or don’t know

at all, that are your “friends”, but do

not like your social media fan page.

If you look in your Facebook settings,

for example, you can see just how

many of your so-called friends actually

like or follow your music page. When I

first started taking action on my band’s

social media numbers, I had around

2000 Facebook friends. Out of that,

there were over half of them that were

my friends (people I’ve known since

high school, that I’ve worked with,

that I see regularly, that were even

band mates’ girlfriends) that had been

invited to like my page and hadn’t

done so.

Send these “friends” a polite message

telling them you would like to share

your music page with them and would

be grateful if they would give it a like,

as you are trying to get your social

media numbers up to be considered

for bigger events, festivals, and

opportunities. When you check back

on the message and it says delivered

and they haven’t liked your page, and

it’s not a close friend, unfriend them.

You’re going to need the space for

people who will.

Next, it’s time to start friend requesting.

Don’t just friend request anyone; do

your research. Look up acts that are

similar to yours and that have similar

social media numbers. Make sure they

are active with their music, and go

ahead and click that “request” button.

Add a message-that you are a fellow

musician just looking to make mutually

supportive friendships. 3 out of 5

times, they will accept your request.

When they do, message them that

you are thankful to be acquainted, and

that they are welcome to share their

music page with you, and you would

like to do the same. Again, 3 out of

5 times they will invite you or share

their page right away. Like their page

and message them again that you are

happy to support their page, and that

you would be grateful if they would like

your page as well. Provide a hyperlink

and a catchy closing like “Rock on!”

and you’re on your way to more

impressive social media numbers!

A lot of people don’t use their account

often or that intensely-give them time.

They may not respond to a message

for weeks. If they are in an active

band, they will get around to inviting

you to like their page and that opens

the door for you to like it and ask

them to do the same. That being said,

anyone who hasn’t interacted with you

in anyway in over a month is a social

media deadbeat and you should delete

them. Move on-there are a million other

musicians and singer/songwriters out

there happy to receive and give mutual

support.

For those that accept your friend

request but don’t reply or invite you to

like their page right away, go back in

a week, and message them that you

would like to share your music page

with them, that you would be honored if

they gave it a like, and that you would

be happy to do the same for any of

their pages or causes; once again, 3

out of 5 will respond.

In the meantime, like one of their

videos or their logo picture, or comment

on something on their page. It’s very

possible you could turn that “like”

into a true fan-someone that might

even come to a show, vote for you

in a contest, play your music on their

podcast, or hey, even buy some

merchandise. 1 out of 20 other artists

will actually engage with you, and that

could mean trading shows, acquiring

contacts to venues, heads-up on

opportunities, and the down low on

anything from recording studios to

t-shirt makers.

Ok, here it comes, that cliche motto

every social media marketing column

must have, “Make social media work

for you!” Seriously though, you’re one

of the millions of people trying to get

noticed that’s why you have to do

social media-but that is also what will

help you get those numbers up. If you

reach out to others in the same kind of

boat, they’ll be happy to respond, as

the rising tide raises all ships. There

are so many people out there that are

willing to mutually support; you just

have to ask them to.

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8. What is the first name of the popular Puerto Rican singer

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9. Bruce Springsteen released his debut album the same day as

what other rock band?

10. What did the lead singer of Green Day, Billy Joe Armstrong

nickname his first guitar?

11. What rock band made it in the Guinness Record for having

the loudest concert, The ___?

12. How many of Eminem’s albums hit top 5 highest selling

during the 2000s?

13. What is the name of Shakira’s first primarily English album,

___ Shakira?

15. The song “You’re the One That I Want” was featured in what

musical?

16. What is the name of the pop group that released the hit song

“Barbie Girl”?

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3. What is the last name of one of 1920s best-selling musician

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4. What is the name of the trio R&B group that pop singer, Pink

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5. Which member of the Spice Girls is not an original member:

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6. What is the title of Green Day’s hit song “Wake Me Up When

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On the

Block

By Jenny McLain

Passing

Through

Memphis

I

recently had the opportunity to travel

to Memphis, TN and decided to

learn more about the area, which is

so rich in music culture. I stayed at

a casino in nearby Tunica, MS while

I was there, so instead of Graceland

or Beale Street I explored the early

influences of the “Delta Blues”. I saw

The Crossroads where some say

Robert Johnson sold his soul to the

devil. I have a friend who moved to

Memphis recently and he has had

some time to explore, so he showed

me around while I was there.

Our first stop was the “Gateway to

the Blues” Museum in Tunica, MS.

It is located beside Tunica’s Visitors

Bureau building and the museum had,

at one time, been a train station. We

spent quite a bit of time exploring all of

the exhibits. The ladies who greeted

us when we arrived (and then had a

long conversation with us when we

left) were charming, knowledgeable

and helpful. The museum has famous

guitars and other instruments, artwork,

photographs, interactive displays and

videos and a well organized selfguided

tour of the history of the Delta

Blues. You can learn about the “Diddly

Bow” which looks like a primitive

version of the slide guitar, and even

try your hand at creating the sound.

My friend knows a thing or two about

music and Blues in particular so he

felt compelled to point out at least

three errors in the information at the

museum, but even he was impressed

with the tour and the collection. My

favorite part of the tour was learning

about W.C. Handy and how he came

to be called the “Father of the Blues”

after listening to some local musicians

while waiting for a train on his way to a

new job.

The other highlight of my trip was

happening upon the Hollywood Cafe in

Tunica and meeting the owner, Mr.

Bill. “The Hollywood” was made

famous by the Marc Cohn song

“Walking in Memphis” . . . “Now

Muriel plays piano, Every Friday at

the Hollywood” . . . it’s one of my

favorite songs. So, when I noticed

a building off of Old HWY 61 with a

dancing pickle on the back of it and

consulted Google, I was excited to

find out what it was so we stopped in

on our way back to Memphis. The

famous piano sits at the front corner

of the building, surrounded by photos

of Marc and Muriel as well as other

artists, both local and famous, who

are friends of “The Hollywood”.

I checked in on FaceBook through

the Static Live Magazine page and

soon after, a gentleman came out

and asked if we were with Static

Live. My friend who was with me

was a little unnerved by that and,

after teasing him for a while because

he didn’t realize how famous I was, I

finally told him that Mr. Bill probably

got an alert on his phone when

I checked in. He was still a little

freaked out, though.Mr. Bill spent

some time telling us about the food,

the history and the legacy of Muriel

and “The Hollywood”. He has owned

the building for about three years

and is excited to share its history and

significance and he patiently took the

time to answer my questions. He

took the issue of Static Live Magazine

I gave him and displayed it at the front

of the restaurant for other patrons to

enjoy. We ate fried pickles and onion

rings and were told by a tourist who

stopped by for take out on his way

back home (10 hours away) that his

wife sent him for the food before they

hit the road because “The Hollywood”

has the best hamburger she’s ever

tasted. Mr. Bill said he does not book

music regularly right now (there is a

lot of licensing involved, as most of

our readers already know, and it can

be costly). Once in a while, though,

he said someone would come in

and sing a song or two on special

occasions. It seems a shame that

a place so rich in history isn’t still a

place where locals (and tourists) go to

listen to music.

While I enjoyed Tunica and learning

about the history, the trip itself

surprised me. I expected to see

more activity and experience more

live music. Mississippi is “dry”

on Sundays (no alcohol sold), so

that took some planning. And

even though my trip was over

the Memorial Day holiday, the

only live music we saw the entire

weekend was at the casino where

I was staying in Tunica (although I

imagine if I had gone to Beale Street

in Memphis, there would have

been music any day). We drove to

Clarksdale that Sunday and were

able to have a drink at a really cool

place, Levon’s, but everything else

was closed for the most part.

The landscape of the Mississippi

Delta was much more beautiful

than I imagined it would be and

the people were friendlier than I

expected. The sight of “The Mighty

Mississippi” is really something to

behold and I would like to visit again

and, next time, actually “walk in

Memphis” and learn more about the

history there and experience Beale

Street, even if it’s the tourist thing to

do.

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Behind the Mic:

Riggs

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach

Killswitch

Hello again! The big news

popped out during the NASCAR

Coke Zero Sugar 400 event day

in Daytona that the Welcome

To Rockville festival will make

it’s new home at Daytona

International Speedway on

May 8-10, 2020. The move from

Jacksonville allows for at least

an additional 10,000 fans per

day and with the state-of-theart

facility Daytona International

Speedway has become and the

easy access to the highway,

parking, airport and hotels, the

2020 event will clearly be the best

ever for fans, artists, and festival

staff.

Zakk Wylde

Chevelle

EVANESCENCE

IN THIS MOMENT

Tremonti

Tom Morello

While Danny Wimmer would not

reveal the headliners until the

announcement in October, he

said he had locked up the big

names he hoped to get. So, as

you get ready for an amazing

Rockville experience next May,

enjoy some of the sights I

grabbed at this year’s festival.

Cheers!

RIGGS 95.7 The HOG / The

Morning HOG / Saturday Night

Loud @saturdayloud

Evanescence

Flogging Molly

Tom Morello

Korn

In This

Moment

IN THIS MOMENT

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Southern Culture

on the Skids

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The Reluctant Genius

Diamond Dixie

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Evan Taylor Jones

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Timothy (Timbo) DiDuro

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Trial By Stone

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answers

1.Which popular female artist who gained popularity

during the 1990s is known for having a very large vocal

range?

Mariah Carey

2. What is the title of the late rapper, 2Pac’s most

successful album?

All Eyez on Me

3. What are the names of the original members of the

1960s female group, The Supremes?

Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and

Barbara Martin

4. When Green Day first got their start, what band name

did they play under?

Sweet Children

5. Where did the U2 member, David Evans, also known

as “The Edge” get his nickname from?

His sharp facial features as well as his sharp mind

6. What was the original band name of the Black Sabbath?

Polka Tulk Blues Band

7. Which female pop singer is Akon given credit for

discovering?

Lady Gaga

8. What rock band has been featured the most in the

Rolling Stone magazine?

The Beatles

9. How did each of the Spice Girls get their nicknames?

They didn’t choose their nicknames instead a

magazine editor choose them and their fans went along

with them.

10. What was Amy Winehouse’s first tattoo of?

Betty Boop

11. What is the last name of the 1960s famed singer who

was the reason for the coined term “teen idol”?

Ricky Nelson

The Beau Sisters

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Yellowman

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Eric Christian and Adam Floyd

Rachel Platten

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Rocktails

with Chez Rocker

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Frank Sinatra , Old Blue Eyes, Chairman of the

Board, crooner and actor entertained millions

over his career spanning six decades. With

ties to the likes of John F. Kennedy, Sammy

Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and

Joey Bishop; the leader of the Rat Pack was

one of the best selling artists of all time with

over 150 million albums sold worldwide. Born

in Hoboken, New Jersey to Italian immigrants

in 1915, Sinatra played with Big Band legend

Tommy Dorsey early in his career, which

seemed to stall out around 1946. He became

a resident act in Las Vegas, along with the

Rat Pack in the ‘50s, which brought about a

resurgence that made him legendary.

Sinatra also starred in films such as The

Manchurian Candidate and From Here

To Eternity, for which he received an

Academy Award and a Golden Globe

for best supporting actor. Although you

would see a martini in his hand out on the

town, it’s said his drink of choice was Jack

Daniels with three ice cubes.

Jack Daniels is American’s top selling

whiskey; a Tennessee Whiskey with its

home in Lynchburg for 144 years. I

hope the libation to follow would

make Old Blue Eyes proud.

Old Blue Eyes

2oz Jack Daniels

whiskey

½ lemon, squeezed

8 blueberries

¼ oz simple syrup

(sugar water)

In a short glass muddle

6 blueberries and simple

syrup; strain into another

glass with ice and lemon

juice and add Jack

Daniels. If it’s too sweet.

add some soda water...

and Enjoy!

Phantom Foodie

Goodbye

Famous Philly’s

Famous Philly’s Beef and Beer … admit it, after

a night of bar hopping on Flagler Avenue in New

Smyrna Beach, we have all seen that sign still glowing

in the wee hours and were drawn to it like fireflies.

Nothing was better than to catch your breath, sober

up a little, and have some fun food before calling your

Uber, crashing at a friend’s house, staggering home

or finally releasing your designated driver.

Joe and Marci Trapuzzano were always welcoming,

friendly and generous to patrons, musicians and

friends. Going to Philly’s was like hanging out in

your friend’s backyard. Whether stopping during

Wine Walk, listening to live music, watching an

Eagles game, taking in a festival or parade on Flagler

Avenue, Philly’s was a popular spot for locals and

visitors alike.

Philly’s was a great music venue. Walking down the

street, you could hear the Potlikkers, Eddy Davis,

Payne Brothers, Big Rick and the Troublemakers

and automatically know the sound was coming from

Philly’s. Many times, Joe himself would sit in on

drums with the band.

On Thursday, July 11, Famous Philly’s Beef and

Beer officially announced the closing of their New

Smyrna Beach location. Although some of us knew

it was coming, it was still a sad FaceBook post to

read. There is some hope for the fans of Philly’s,

though, the post reads, “Watch for new locations and

Franchise Opportunities soon”.

It won’t be the same without Joe and

Marci, but we wish them the best and have

enjoyed working with them (and sometimes

for them) over the years.

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Independence Day Throwdown

Will’s Pub Sat July 6th

Will’s Pub was host to yet another great Death Metal show featuring

some of the Florida underground’s finest bands. Openers Menstrual

Moonshine warmed it up with unique drum machine duo grind assault that

was most definitely not for the squeamish. Then it was time for Orlando’s

Demon Fuck, which definitely set some tone for the rest of the evening

with sounds of heavy spastic death grind. Up next was Three Knuckles

Deep out of Zellwood, Florida which can best be described as slamming

brutal death groove with their set of tunes for the night followed by the

headliners of the post-Independence Day event, MRSA. Hailing from

Palm Beach County, this group consists of members from several bands

from genres including punk rock, hardcore and death metal. MRSA fueled

the night with cult classic death metal songs influenced by horror movies,

pretty much playing the entire ep Discography of Madness with ripping

songs like “Re-animator”, “Red Rum”, and “Brain Dead”. They completely

ripped the place! Definitely, a band to check out if you’re into cult horror

flicks! So, all in all, the Independence Day Throwdown was a good time of

beer and metal s music!

New School Album of the Month

Amon Amarth Berzerker

This 11th full length release from these Vikings of Sweden delivers

Berzerker, twelve tracks of relentless battle hymns. This is definitely

one of the top 5 metal albums released this year and battle and triumph

are just a couple of things offered up in this gem. An all-around kick ass

album that you need to check out!

Old School Album of the Month

Unleashed Where No Life Dwells

For some, Sweden is known as the land of Vikings of old - and of

course Ikea - but for those of us metal extremists, it is also known for its

extensive death metal history, including pioneers Unleashed. Considered

part of the big four in Sweden, which includes Entombed, Dismember,

and Grave, Unleashed created their own style of doom like tremolo riffs

with a touch of punk starting with their debut album Where No Life Dwells.

Released in 1991 on Century Media Records and Produced by Waldemor

Sorychta (of Grip Inc. fame), Where No Life Dwells is very clear in

production compared to other early ‘90s death metal. Founded by bassist/

vocalist Johnny Hedlund, this album is a must for any fan of early brutal

death metal. This album holds strong from start to finish, beginning with

its melodic intro title song, then ultimately blasting through songs “Dead

Forever”, “Before the Creation of Time”, “For They Shall Be Slain”, and

a cover of Manowar’s “Into Glory Ride”. You can almost hear the Vikings

chant victory as they invade foreign lands.

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August 1 - Rick Krasowski

August 2 - Chris Edwards

August 3 - Mud Rooster

August 5 - Open Mic

August 8 - Ben Torres Solo

August 9 - Grant and Larry Duo

August 10 - CC Trio

August 15 - Ramona

August 16 - Ramona

August 17 - Run Raquel Band

August 19 - Open Mic

August 22 - Live Hart

August 23 - Still Rollin Duo

August 24 - Jim Young Trio

August 29 - Bryan Hayes Duo

August 30 - Seth Pause

Autust 31 - Country Night featuring

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August 16 - Hannah Wilson

August 17 - Adam & Farley

August 22 - Jay Crosier

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August 24 - Jessie Abbey

August 29 - Eddy Davis

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