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Vol. 2<br />

Issue 7 <strong>September</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

27 is a Lifetime<br />

What’s in a Name?<br />

NEWS FLASH: The Beatles<br />

are Still Bigger than Jesus<br />

The Naked Truth -<br />

Did He or Didn’t He?

5<br />

6<br />

8<br />

10<br />

12<br />

14<br />

16<br />

18<br />

20<br />

22<br />

24<br />

28<br />

32<br />

34<br />

36<br />

38<br />

“Love cannot save you<br />

from your own fate.”<br />

~ Jim Morrison<br />

Oh My Goddess<br />

News Flash: The Beatles are Still<br />

Bigger than Jesus<br />

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

27 is a Lifetime<br />


What’s in a Name<br />

Roy Mayorga’s “Rockin’ Recipe for Autism”<br />

Feature: Last Electric Rodeo<br />

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

An Original Music Manifesto<br />

Frank’s Odd Machines by Hank Harrison<br />

Art Feature: Katty Smith<br />

Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

Rocktails<br />

Snap It<br />

Metal Compost<br />

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Oh My...Goddess<br />

Haley<br />

In her own words …<br />

“I’m a 21 year old student studying criminal justice and crime scene<br />

investigation, so I love all things horror! My favorite thing to do is try new<br />

restaurants and foods; I actually ate a conch spine recently on my trip to<br />

Turks and Caicos. It tasted like squishy, salty plastic! I also couldn’t live<br />

without fried pickles or Coke icees.”<br />

“Besides modeling, my favorite things to do are binge watch Real<br />

Housewives and do adventurous activities, skydiving being my all time<br />

favorite memory! (Probably not my mom’s, though). Modeling has taught me<br />

how to be myself as well as how to give things my all, and I continue to try<br />

and apply this to every aspect of my life.”<br />

Photo Credit: Mandy Lynn<br />


I draw the line at Beatle farts.<br />

I will never, ever buy a boxed set of Fab<br />

Four flatulence. Not even the cheapo<br />

single-CD version of John, Paul, George<br />

and Ringo’s greatest blows.<br />

But anything else by the Beatles? Yep, sign<br />

me up!<br />

Which is why I’m stoked and jones-in’ to<br />

drop 150 bones or so on a “new” collection<br />

of Fab Four tracks when the mega-uberdeluxe,<br />

expanded and remixed, four-disc<br />

box set of Abbey Road is released Sept.<br />

27 – at exactly 50 years and a day after the<br />

original.<br />

This newest Beatle blast has me wondering:<br />

With Rihanna selling a gazillion downloads<br />

of every time she cuts a fart, just where do<br />

the Fab Four stand these days among the<br />

best-selling music artists of all time?<br />

Sales stats are tricky and byzantine, simply<br />

because these days every artist is tallied by<br />

precise and accurate electronic monitoring,<br />

whereas pre-1991 – the year SoundScan<br />

tracking debuted -- the record industry<br />

relied on a semi-arcane guesstimate<br />

system.<br />

A Google search revealed numerous lists<br />

utilizing various methods, with the Beatles<br />

at the top of each one I checked out. The<br />

Wikipedia entry tallied the Fabs at 278<br />

million in “total certified units” sold and 600<br />

million in “claimed sales.”<br />

The real race is for No. 2. Digital Music<br />

News places the Beatles at No. 1 with 178<br />

million units sold, and country guy Garth<br />

Brooks second with 148 million. Wiki<br />

ranks Elvis Presley second. By the way, a<br />

2013 New Yorker piece by Bill Wyman (not<br />

the Stones’ bassist) calls bullshit on the<br />

Michael Jackson estate’s claim that he sold<br />

a McDonald’s-esque one billion units.<br />

Back in the day when I was the rock/hiphop/pop<br />

music writer at The Tennessean,<br />

the daily newspaper in Nashville, I got<br />

pressed into duty covering a press<br />

conference with Brooks, who was at the<br />

peak of his country music fame. A publicist<br />

spoke and mentioned that his Garthiness<br />

was second in all-time music sales behind,<br />

yep, the Beatles. The press conference was<br />

held to trumpet the release of Garth’s The<br />

Limited Series, a box set that included his<br />

first six CDs with a bonus track added to<br />

each one – and which sold for like a measly<br />

$3.23 . . . OK, I’m exaggerating, but you get<br />

the idea.<br />

Then my inner conspiracy theorist<br />

connected the dots and concluded: Garth,<br />

that sumbitch, isn’t selling his mega-box<br />

at a cut-rate as a thank-you to fans – he’s<br />

doing it to amp up his sales in order to pass<br />

the Beatles!<br />

That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it.<br />

There’s no greater boast in music than to<br />

say “XXX is bigger than the Beatles!”<br />

Well, there is one higher boast: “So-and-so<br />

is bigger than Jesus!” But Lennon already<br />

made that claim for the Beatles back in<br />

1966, and he was right: The Beatles had a<br />

very good year in ’66 with the release of<br />

Revolver. As for Jesus, that year’s charts<br />

show he sold doodly-squat.<br />

The Beatles are still bigger than Jesus, by<br />

the way: A check of those various all-time<br />

charts reveals J.C. doesn’t even out-sell<br />

Neil Diamond or Taylor Swift.<br />

For anyone who believes the Beatles can’t<br />

compete in the SoundScan era, recall that 1,<br />

a greatest-hits set released in 2000, was the<br />

worldwide best-selling album of the decade<br />

(2000-2009), with 40 million copies sold.<br />

Hell, I might buy two copies of the uber<br />

Abbey Road set, just to juice the Beatles’<br />

No. 1 ranking. Jesus, you better get on the<br />

stick if you want your Here Comes the Son<br />

CD to out-sell the Fab Four.<br />

6<br />


y Adam Floyd<br />

EARTH is spinning and we are all along for<br />

the ride. Sometimes it feels like I have no<br />

control and I’m just being flung through<br />

space with no rhyme or reason. Even in the<br />

chaos that can be the life of a musician, I try to find<br />

the order that will make sense of it all. There’s no<br />

way every detail will be under control like in the life<br />

of a computer engineer or brain surgeon. It is an art<br />

form I practice after all, full of random mysteries.<br />

It’s really just an illusion when a more ordinary<br />

professional feels that they have it all under control.<br />

It can all be gone in an instant and when things get<br />

dicey, an artist is better equipped to deal. Musicians<br />

may want the comfort of a steady gig but we crave<br />

the excitement of a new stage. The challenge of a<br />

new crowd to woo or different venue is what keeps<br />

us vibrant. The setbacks that might throw a more<br />

analytical type for a loop are nothing to us. We are<br />

ready to swim in the deep water at any time and are<br />

no stranger to difficulties.<br />

When I select new songs to perform as cover tunes,<br />

I keep in mind the subtle line between pleasing the<br />

audience and keeping them on their toes. I like to<br />

do a little of both. You have to give the people what<br />

they want but I like to have a few tunes ready that<br />

are unexpected. It can be a song or even a genre<br />

out of left field. It keeps everyone paying attention<br />

for one, and it also keeps me on point. The people<br />

will tune out if I’m not right there in the moment with<br />

them. It does not always work but, hey - nothing<br />

ventured, nothing gained.<br />

Even when I feel I have the chaos whipped, it’s<br />

good to introduce some randomality into the mix.<br />

Sometimes it means bringing in a lead player you<br />

have never played with. I will also let the occasional<br />

tipsy patron sing a song or two. I’ll let random<br />

strangers play my instruments at gigs, especially if<br />

they have a big group of people with them. It can<br />

really get the party going! Never underestimate the<br />

power of taking people out of their element. It can<br />

be where the fun starts.<br />

8<br />

You can have all the money and the stability of a<br />

regular paycheck. Dayshift hours in a satisfying but<br />

boring life are great for most, but musicians are a<br />

different sort. I chuckle when the popular media<br />

speak of the ‘gig economy’. It’s the only one I’ve<br />

ever known so to me it seems normal. Sure, there<br />

are drawbacks to a musician’s life but players would<br />

not trade it for anything. How else can your life be<br />

the greatest show on EARTH?

On the<br />

Block<br />

By Jenny McLain<br />

Between 1969 and 1971 Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix,<br />

Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of<br />

27. The idea of the “27 Club”, however, became public<br />

perception after Kurt Cobain’s death in 1984. In 2011,<br />

the death of Amy Winehouse focused attention on the<br />

27 Club once again.<br />

Perhaps the earliest member of the 27 Club was<br />

Blues musician Robert Johnson, who died in 1938.<br />

The cause of death is not clear; some say poisoning,<br />

some say bad moonshine; his death certificate says<br />

syphilis. Johnson has been called the “King of the<br />

Delta Blues” and the “First<br />

Rock Star”; however, his<br />

early music career was less<br />

than remarkable. As a young<br />

man, he had aspirations<br />

of greatness but mediocre<br />

talent at best. He fell in love<br />

at the age of 18 with a girl<br />

several years his junior. Her<br />

family was Christian and<br />

they considered Blues “the<br />

devil’s music” so he made a<br />

promise and put his guitar<br />

away and he married his<br />

sweetheart. She became<br />

pregnant and went to her<br />

grandparents’ house to have<br />

the baby towards the end of<br />

her pregnancy, with plans for<br />

Robert to follow. He took the<br />

opportunity to bring his guitar<br />

out of retirement and played<br />

some of his old haunts on the<br />

journey to see his new baby.<br />

When he arrived, he learned<br />

that his wife and baby had<br />

both died in childbirth and her<br />

family blamed him and his<br />

music for the tragedy.<br />

Robert never looked back on<br />

his life as a farmhand and<br />

set out to pursue his music. Playing on street corners<br />

brought entertainers pocket change, but the Juke Joints<br />

was where the money was so that was his aspiration.<br />

He would go in and pick up a performer’s guitar while<br />

they were on break to try and prove himself, but was<br />

run out of one Juke Joint in particular by Son House,<br />

who said, “Put that guitar down, boy. You drivin’ people<br />

nuts.” Robert disappeared from the Mississippi Delta<br />

after that, and it is said he went to “The Crossroads”<br />

at the junction of Hwy 61 and Hwy 49<br />

and sold his soul to the devil to become a<br />

better musician. When he returned a year<br />

later, carrying a guitar, Son House saw him<br />

10<br />

coming and remembered him. Robert asked Son to give<br />

him a chance, which he did. Robert was playing like a<br />

master. He’d added a 7th string on his guitar and he was<br />

doing things the seasoned musicians had never seen<br />

or heard. He was protective of the technique and would<br />

turn his back or stop playing if he knew anyone was<br />

studying his hands. It was inexplicable - how had a poor/<br />

mediocre musician gained such talent in just a year? Had<br />

Robert really sold his soul to the devil that night at The<br />

Crossroads?<br />

There are only two known<br />

photos of Robert Johnson<br />

and he left only 29<br />

recordings and no video<br />

footage. But his legend<br />

is big enough and his<br />

recordings unique enough to<br />

have influenced Eric Clapton<br />

(who remade Johnson’s<br />

“Traveling Riverside<br />

Blues” with “Crossroads”).<br />

Crossroads was covered by<br />

Led Zeppelin as well, and<br />

Led Zeppelin’s more famous<br />

“Lemon Song” also samples<br />

lyrics from the same Robert<br />

Johnson song, “You can<br />

squeeze my lemon ‘til the<br />

juice runs down my leg.”<br />

There was a show called<br />

“From Spirituals to Swing”<br />

being organized at Carnegie<br />

Hall at the end of 1938 and<br />

the producers had sent a<br />

representative to find Robert<br />

Johnson to be part of it;<br />

Robert Johnson died at the<br />

age of 27, about six months<br />

before that show. The show<br />

went on, with a Victrola on<br />

the stage with a spotlight<br />

playing Robert Johnson’s<br />

music during the portion that had been meant for him.<br />

Perhaps Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, or<br />

perhaps he worked for that year back in his hometown of<br />

Hazlehurst, Mississippi with a mentor (Ike Zimmerman)<br />

he met while trying to locate his biological father. His<br />

tombstone reads, “Robert L. Johnson May 8, 1911 -<br />

August 16, 1938 ~musician and composer~ he influenced<br />

millions beyond his time”.<br />

Perhaps all of these young masters had demons, secrets,<br />

motivations and their own deals with their own devils. But<br />

“what if” their “27” had not been a lifetime . . .

12<br />

By the Reluctant Genius<br />

Did he or didn’t he? That will remain<br />

a mystery for fans throughout time.<br />

Perhaps not for the ones that were in the<br />

front row that night and maybe not for the<br />

band members who were on the same<br />

stage (although they were behind him).<br />

Fifty years ago this month Jim Morrison,<br />

a.k.a. The Lizard King supposedly<br />

exposed his genitals during a concert in<br />

Miami and after all these years, it’s still<br />

being debated. Is there real proof?<br />

He was charged with a crime and turned<br />

down a plea deal that would have<br />

required The Doors to perform a free<br />

concert in Miami. He was convicted and<br />

sentenced to six months in jail and was<br />

ordered to pay a $500 fine He never<br />

did any real time, though, for he met<br />

his unfortunate demise in Paris, France<br />

while his appeal was pending. Florida<br />

Governor Charlie Crist announced a<br />

posthumous pardon for Morrison in<br />

2010. There have been debates and<br />

tons of interviews, yet there really isn’t<br />

an answer to the question of whether<br />

the story is true. The bandmates swear<br />

that it never happened. Others swear it<br />

did, but ultimately we may never know.<br />

One thing that’s for sure - Jim Morrison<br />

and his band, The Doors, were one of<br />

the most influential bands of the late<br />

‘60s. Their huge sold out shows were<br />

legendary (both good and bad). It<br />

always depended on how the frontman<br />

was feeling that particular night. Many<br />

nights, he commanded the crowd; other<br />

times, he would piss them off by insulting<br />

them and causing near riots. A few times<br />

he just totally baffled everybody by doing<br />

something crazy and outlandish, such as<br />

whether he actually “whipped it out” or<br />

not.<br />

One can only imagine what might have<br />

been if the band had continued. Like<br />

so many young musicians throughout<br />

history, Jim Morrison died way too early,<br />

leaving many mysteries behind.<br />

Here’s just a little bit more about<br />

the band The Doors and what they<br />

accomplished:<br />

The Doors (Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek,<br />

John Densmore, Robbie Krieger) arrived<br />

on the scene in 1967. Jim Morrison<br />

and Ray Manzarek met unexpectedly<br />

on the beach in Venice, CA during the<br />

summer of 1965 after meeting previously<br />

in UCLA’s film school. Morrison, on<br />

the strength of his poetry, was invited<br />

to join Manzarek’s group “Rick and the<br />

Ravens”. Krieger and Densmore were<br />

recruited soon thereafter. The band<br />

signed with Elektra Records following a<br />

now-legendary gig at the Whisky-a-Go-<br />

Go on the Sunset Strip. Their first album<br />

was released in 1967, led off by the song<br />

“Break on Through (To the Other Side)”;<br />

they released their second album before<br />

the end of the same year. The Doors<br />

released six studio albums in all, as well<br />

as a live album and a compilation, before<br />

Morrison’s death in 1971. The remaining<br />

three members of The Doors released<br />

two more original Doors albums, along<br />

with a set of tracks they composed to<br />

accompany some of Morrison’s poetry<br />

recordings.<br />

On December 9, 1967, Jim Morrison<br />

became the first rock artist arrested on<br />

stage during a concert. Morrison had<br />

been kissing a female fan backstage in<br />

a shower stall before a concert and a<br />

policeman, who didn’t know that Morrison<br />

was the lead singer of the band about<br />

to perform, ordered them to leave. The<br />

incident ended with Morrison being maced<br />

and caused an hour delay of the concert<br />

to allow time for Morrison to recover.<br />

Halfway through the first set, Morrison<br />

started singing an impromptu song about<br />

the run-in, riddled with obscenities and<br />

taunting the police surrounding the stage.<br />

The concert came to an abrupt end with<br />

Morrison being dragged off the stage by<br />

the police. The crowd became unruly<br />

and Morrison was charged with inciting a<br />

riot, indecency and public obscenity. The<br />

charges were dropped a few weeks later<br />

for lack of evidence.<br />

The incident in Miami occurred on March<br />

1, 1967, at the Dinner Key Auditorium in<br />

Coconut Grove. Morrison arrived, drunk,<br />

an hour late for the concert after drinking<br />

all day and missing connecting flights<br />

to Miami. The crowd was restless from<br />

the wait; and there were 12,000 people<br />

packed into a venue designed for 7,000;<br />

it was a converted hangar that had no<br />

air conditioning and the seats had been<br />

removed to allow for more ticket sales.<br />

Morrison was mimicking an “antagonistic”<br />

style of performance, having been inspired<br />

after attending a play by an experimental<br />

theater group. He was taunting the crowd<br />

with messages of both love and hate. At<br />

some point, champagne was poured on<br />

Morrison and he took his shirt off, held it<br />

in front of his groin area and started making<br />

movements behind it, telling the audience<br />

“Let’s get naked”, and the audience started<br />

taking their clothes off. Morrison was<br />

arrested on March 5 by the Dade County<br />

Sheriff’s Office, who claimed (among other<br />

things) that he had exposed his penis on<br />

stage.<br />

On March 13, 1971, while free from jail<br />

pending his appeal of the conviction,<br />

Morrison took a leave of absence from The<br />

Doors and moved to Paris. He was found<br />

dead in the bathtub on July 3, 1971, by his<br />

girlfriend, Pamela Courson. There was no<br />

official autopsy and the death certificate<br />

simply listed the cause of death as heart<br />

failure so there are many unanswered<br />

questions about his death. The timing made<br />

him a member of the “27 Club” of famous<br />

rock stars who died at the age of 27; his<br />

girlfriend, Pamela Courson, also died at the<br />

age of 27.<br />

During the late 1970s, there was a revival<br />

of interest in The Doors as a result of the<br />

release of An American Prayer, one of the<br />

projects done to accompany Morrison’s<br />

poetry, which contained a live version of<br />

Roadhouse Blues. In 1979, The Doors’<br />

song The End was featured in the film<br />

Apocalypse Now and the following year, a<br />

biography about Jim Morrison was released.<br />

In <strong>September</strong> of 1980 their first album<br />

reappeared on the Billboard 200 album chart;<br />

in response, a compilation album, Greatest<br />

Hits, was released in October of 1980. The<br />

album made it to number 17 and remained<br />

on the Billboard 200 for almost two years.<br />

Another compilation album, The Best of<br />

the Doors, was released in 1987 and was<br />

certified Diamond after selling 10 million<br />

certified units.<br />

The next generation of fans of The Doors<br />

would come about after the 1991 release of<br />

the movie “The Doors”, starring Val Kilmer as<br />

Morrison and directed by Oliver Stone. The<br />

film’s soundtrack reached number 8 on the<br />

Billboard list and Greatest Hits and The Best<br />

of The Doors also re-entered the charts.<br />

The Doors were ranked 41st by Rolling<br />

Stone <strong>Magazine</strong> on their list of the “100<br />

Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 1993, they<br />

were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of<br />

Fame. Who knows what would have been<br />

next for Morrison and The Doors, if he hadn’t<br />

joined the “27 Club” in Paris in 1971?<br />


WHAT’S<br />

IN A<br />

To pose the question William Shakespeare<br />

asked with his famous line from Romeo<br />

& Juliet: What’s in a name? We are<br />

known in this world by our names. In<br />

the music industry, we are known by our<br />

band names or our stage names. These<br />

help us to form our musical identities and<br />

announces who we are before anyone<br />

even hears the music we make. A great<br />

band name is like a lure in the water. It’s<br />

the bait. It’s our figurative representative.<br />

The name is what stands out and greets people, inviting them into<br />

the experience. Naming your band is like naming your kid. It’s an<br />

important part of the whole package you’re presenting. The name<br />

is ultimately your brand and has to paint an entire image of who<br />

you are with very few words while still connecting with the public.<br />

It is often the final piece of the puzzle that lights up the star you<br />

are becoming and launches your expression as a group into the<br />

world.<br />

Sometimes groups can go through many place holders before<br />

they stumble on the one that truly clicks and ultimately sticks<br />

with the fans. The Doors for example were once going to<br />

call themselves “Dionysus” after the Greek god of drunken<br />

debauchery. Instead they ended up adopting a more catchy, two<br />

word moniker that spoke to the aesthetic and esoteric nature<br />

of their music rather than just the excessive base desires of<br />

some band mates. Though sex and drugs were part of their<br />

performance art, there’s something much deeper that they were<br />

communicating with their cumulative musical energies. It was<br />

the ritual of initiation into other realms of knowing that was at<br />

the source of their music. That’s why the Aldous Huxley book<br />

“The Doors of Perception” (which was an exploration into the<br />

psychedelic experience) actually inspired them to finally settle on<br />

“The Doors” as their name. Aptly put, listeners of Jim Morrison<br />

and The Doors get exactly that. A secret entryway, led by the<br />

Lizard King, into our most infinite nature, which is sometimes dark,<br />

sometimes as bright as fire. Led Zeppelin is another interesting<br />

example of a successful band name. They often joked that their<br />

career might take off like a lead balloon. By choosing such a<br />

comedic name that spoke to the lighter side of their expectations,<br />

it really resonated with the fans. The message received was,<br />

“These guys don’t take themselves too seriously.” Plus, lead is a<br />

heavy metal. The name works on two levels. The comical word<br />

picture alone stirred intrigue among execs and listeners alike and<br />

put them a step above the rest right out of the gate.<br />

So how do you come up with the perfect name for your band?<br />

Well, the bottom line is you don’t “try” to come up with it.<br />

Brainstorming is a great start but the band really has to name<br />

itself in the end. By just being open to receiving what this new<br />

entity you’ve created is telling you about itself (through its<br />

members, it’s emerging sound and it’s central message) you<br />

will be inspired towards the perfect fit. The creation of a band<br />

is ultimately the meshing of several individual identities who<br />

are emulating similar vibrational energy. Ask yourself what that<br />

core vibe of your group is? What’s your connecting thread?<br />

Your theme? Therein lies a clue! You all bring a piece of the pie<br />

to the table, but it’s the flavor of that pie as a whole from which<br />

the fragrance of your group name arises. My sisters and I have<br />

gone thru several incarnations of our particular pie ourselves. We<br />

named those phases accordingly. Most notably we have been<br />

known as Little Women (when the group consisted of Mom and<br />

her 5 daughters), The Beu Sisters (the 4 of us Disney darlings)<br />

and momentarily B.E.U. (when the group whittled down to 3<br />

people). We quickly boomeranged back to being straight up<br />

Beu Sisters for the completion of our Beu-tiful album because<br />

we couldn’t deny the name works well for us. At the heart of<br />

our group there has always been the family connection and<br />

our audience knows that from the get-go by our name alone.<br />

They may not know what kind of music we will be singing but<br />

they can pretty much assume there’s going to be cool family<br />

harmonies and a sisterly vibe. The core energy that our group<br />

aspires to is that of a fun, familial bond and an otherworldly<br />

sisterhood. Our name, our image and our entire musical<br />

journey reflects that in nearly every aspect of what we’ve put<br />

into our career.<br />

The reason why silly names like Hurricane Beu, Beubonic<br />

Plague and Deja Beu never left the brainstorming page (for<br />

obvious reasons) is that, although these puns made us laugh,<br />

they didn’t encapsulate our essence at all. Some of the terrible<br />

and off-putting names suggested by well meaning folks at our<br />

label didn’t do it either. Daytona4, Mary’s Daughters and The<br />

Girls spoke nothing of our allure and instead brought forth<br />

images of race cars, convents and childlike naivety. Femme,<br />

Sirens and Lady Beu were options that made us sound more<br />

like ladies of the evening rather than wholesome, organic,<br />

family vocalists. Once we started coming up with names like<br />

My Sisters, Gabrielle’s Sisters, and The Sisters Beu...It was<br />

a natural hop skip and a jump to simply calling ourselves The<br />

Beu Sisters. It may not have spoken to our creative side so<br />

much but it painted the broader picture of who we are and<br />

was easily relatable and recognizable for the fans. Beu is<br />

our surname. One that has been mispronounced by most<br />

everyone I’ve encountered in life. I didn’t think it would be a<br />

name that would make us famous by any means but over time<br />

I have grown to see its absolute perfection. The name Beu,<br />

when broken down into syllables, is Be U. It’s pronounced<br />

BE YOU (as in Beu-tiful.) When we went from mainstream to<br />

independent artists and reclaimed our identity as Beu Sisters<br />

we discovered there WAS something in our name after all, and<br />

it was more meaningful to us as a group then ever before. We<br />

had been trying so hard to really find ourselves and yet to truly<br />

know yourself you first have to accept yourself for who you are.<br />

Incidentally, we discovered that our name contained a massive<br />

clue to our true purpose, a hidden message from within and<br />

was something for us to embrace and live by. It had clearly<br />

been speaking to us our whole lives saying: “Candice...Be U,<br />

Christie...Be U, Danielle...Be U, Jilaine...Be U. Don’t TRY to be<br />

anyone or anything other than who you are. Just Be U Sisters<br />

and know yourselves true.”<br />

Shakespeare may have wanted to convey the notion that<br />

it’s the worth of a man that counts more than his name but<br />

I’d have to challenge that when it comes to marketing in the<br />

music industry. The worth of a name, especially concerning<br />

merchandising, is big money, even when the lead singer or the<br />

band is no longer. Look at Sublime. Look at AC/DC. There is<br />

definitely sticking power behind the words we choose to assign<br />

our signature bands and singing groups. Bands can become<br />

iconic and make a great impact over time. Group members<br />

can forever be remembered by the bands they were in, like<br />

the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Once you know how you<br />

want to portray yourselves collaboratively and you discover<br />

your ultimate stage persona then you can build upon your<br />

sound, your platform and sometimes you can even influence<br />

the culture that supports your unique musical expression.<br />

Sure, a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet but<br />

doesn’t “The Doors” just sound so much better than<br />

saying, “Have you listened to Riders on the Storm<br />

by Dionysus yet??” Think about it.<br />

NAME?By Candice Beu 15




Oddly enough, the kitchen is where<br />

multi-talented musician and drummer<br />

Roy Mayorga of the three-time<br />

Grammy Award-nominated band<br />

Stone Sour recalls first honing his<br />

craft when he would pound away<br />

on his mother’s pots and pans as a<br />

child. In recent years, Mayorga has<br />

left his drumming for making music<br />

and the pots and pans for making<br />

one-of-a-kind creations like Ki-Lua<br />

Hash, which he proudly refers to as,<br />

“a quick yummy dinner perfect for<br />

hangovers. ” For the perfect dessert<br />

pairing, he and his wife Cazzie<br />

recommend a decadent serving of<br />

their signature Hedgehog Slice.<br />


Combine and cook onion and beef until nearly browned then<br />

add tomato sauce, spaghetti and olives. Stir ingredients<br />

together until well blended and pour into a 9 x 13 inch<br />

casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake uncovered at 350<br />

degrees for 20 minutes.<br />


Melt butter in saucepan with sugar until dissolved. Stir in<br />

cocoa and place in fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Crush<br />

bickies (or graham crackers) roughly and place into mixing<br />

bowl with walnuts. Blend together and pour into glass pan.<br />

Top with chocolate icing, cut into small squares, refrigerate<br />

for two hours and then, as Roy puts it, “It’s full on!”<br />


1 pound ground beef<br />

1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce I medium onion, chopped<br />

½ cup pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced<br />

16 ounce package of spaghetti<br />

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (to taste)<br />


2 eggs (lightly beaten)<br />

3/4 cup powdered sugar<br />

4 tablespoon good cocoa<br />

[Dutch cocoa if available]<br />

1 cup butter<br />

3/4 cup crushed walnuts<br />

1½ cup crushed Australian bickies (or sub graham crackers)<br />

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This recipe has been added to the “Rockin Recipes for Autism” cookbook to benefit an amazing charitable<br />

cause, ‘We Rock for Autism, an officially recognized non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.<br />

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



Original music organization, SSA (Songwriters Showcases<br />

of America), knew that Last Electric Rodeo was something<br />

different when they awarded the new act Most Unique<br />

Style in their 2016 ceremonies. Since then, Last Electric<br />

Rodeo has gone on to impress crowds throughout the<br />

Southeast, leaving them wondering and wanting more.<br />

And LER has PLENTY more.<br />

LER, or “The Rodeo” as their fans call them, draws on the<br />

themes of the “Endtimes” and the “Post-apocalypse.” From<br />

the onset of their endeavor, they proposed a concept story<br />

in 3 parts. They produced the middle part first with their<br />

album, Last Electric Rodeo Part II - “Last Show On Earth,”<br />

depicting a post-fallen world and the surviving characters<br />

still struggling to inhabit it. Their next release was Last<br />

Electric Rodeo Part I - “Prequela,” describing the events<br />

leading up to their imagined version of “The End,” while<br />

giving the origin to some of the characters from<br />

Part II. Currently in the works is Last Electric<br />

Rodeo Part III - “Retro Futurum,” which will<br />

finish the story arc of Volume I, due to be<br />

released in January of 2020.<br />

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LER has been described as an alt western rock band and<br />

performance troupe that takes its audience on a musical<br />

journey to an uncertain future. Story writer, lyricist, and<br />

singer for the group, August Wenger, labels LER as the<br />

“New Original.” Definitely sounds intriguing, so “what is the<br />

new original?” we asked. Wenger goes on to say, “With<br />

every musical idea already explored, it is impossible to be<br />

truly original. What we call the ‘New Original’ is a blending<br />

of genres, themes, and concepts in a new way that has<br />

never been done. The result is a sound and experience that<br />

is unique, yet strangely familiar.”<br />

The Rodeo is certainly unique. For starters, LER is not just<br />

a band. It is a multimedia stage show featuring live music,<br />

visuals, set pieces and props, with actors and performers<br />

in full costumes and make-up. Performers in character<br />

include dancers, yogis, hoopers, flow artists, comedians,<br />

illusionists, and femme fatale burlesque girls in gasmasks,<br />

all filling the stage with color and spectacle - some of them<br />

even glowing in the dark. In addition, they have their own<br />

brand of merchandise and original artwork on display at<br />

every show. Some participating venues even offer signature<br />

cocktails themed after LER characters.<br />

LER represents a prophetic warning and an essential<br />

question: “Do we need everything to go wrong before<br />

we will set our world right?” Some of their songs that<br />

engage this question include Last Show on Earth, about<br />

the scenario that everything that could go wrong did<br />

go wrong; Radioactive Gal, describing an untouchable<br />

radioactive beauty; Fallout Blues, an ironic description of<br />

all the unnecessary things that would be lost if there were<br />

an end to the world; Girls N Gasmasks, a post-apocalyptic<br />

jingle championing the fictional Jurassic brand of gasmask;<br />

Black Rose, a tragic tale of lost love returning from the<br />

dead; and Atomic Beach Bash, an innuendo about the<br />

atomic age.<br />

Last Electric Rodeo’s show begins with the character,<br />

Ringmaster, calling forth the “end-timers,” (the audience),<br />

asking them to join him in Revelry. “Rejoice,” he<br />

commands, “for if you are here, you are alive!” He goes<br />

on to explain that “The Rodeo” is all that’s left of the world<br />

that was, that it is the last bastion of hope for the remaining<br />

survivors of the apocalypse. “Tonight! Let us live live like<br />

Kings and Queens,” he implores, “for this is not our first<br />

rodeo, but it just might be our last!”<br />

So where can you see this amazing stage show? There<br />

are several opportunities in the coming months. But be<br />

sure to catch one or all of them, for each show is different<br />

and LER only plays select dates and venues. Soon, Last<br />

Electric Rodeo returns to 3 prominent events you won’t<br />

want to miss. First up, the truly unique Sing Out Loud<br />

Festival taking place in St. Augustine every weekend in<br />

<strong>September</strong>, with LER headlining the Sunday, <strong>September</strong><br />

15th showcase at the Colonial Oak Music Park, in the<br />

Historic Quarter, at 9pm. Next up, LER performs Ancient<br />

City Con, a comic, fantasy, sci-fi, entertainment convention<br />

going on its 11th year, taking place at the World Golf Village<br />

Convention Hall, <strong>September</strong> 20-22. LER performs on the<br />

eve of Saturday the 21st. Following that, LER will headline<br />

the 2nd Annual Ormond Beach <strong>Live</strong>, Original Music and Art<br />

Festival, Saturday October 5th at the Rockefeller Gardens<br />

in Ormond Beach. This will be a special all-ages show<br />

where fans of the Rodeo will be showing up in their own<br />

post-apocalyptic attire and joining in the fun.<br />

Keep on the lookout for added fall and winter dates and<br />

check out Last Electric Rodeo’s schedule, browse their<br />

works and merchandise, and find out more about the<br />

story and the cast on their website: lastelectricrodeo.com.<br />

Be sure to like and follow them on Facebook, Instagram,<br />

Twitter, YouTube, Pandora, and the like @<br />

lastelectricrodeo. And in the words of LER’s<br />

character Jurassic Jack, “Keep Breathing You<br />

Stone-Agers!” 19


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Bounty Bar - Jimmy Z 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - DJ Tom 11am<br />

Delta Marriott - Danny Dread 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Randy Williams 5pm<br />

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

Oceanside - Warren Beck 10am<br />

Oceanside - Jason Longoria 4pm<br />

Outriggers - Ian Opalinski 1pm<br />

Outriggers - Warren Beck and Billy Dean 6pm<br />

Traders - JW Gilmore<br />


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


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

Outriggers - Laree App 6pm<br />


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

Bounty Bar - Savannah Savino 7pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

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

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm<br />

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


31 Supper Club - Project Coast 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - The Vibe 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Strange Seasons 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Seth Pause 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Smyrna Erb 6pm<br />

Traders - David Dequasie 6pm<br />

Traders - Redline 9pm<br />

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


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

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Down River Duo 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - JW Gilmore 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Brent Clowers 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - The Vibe 9pm<br />

Tortugas - Cain 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6pm<br />

Traders - Redline 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Gina Cuchetti 6pm<br />


Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 9pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />


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


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

Outriggers - Laree App 6pm<br />


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

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Joseph Harrison 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Smyrna Erb 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - David Dequasie 6pm<br />


31 Supper Club - Stevie Greer:<br />

A Tribute to the British Invasion<br />

Bounty Bar - Kenny Roy 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Drew Halverson 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Blue Dream 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Musical Charis 6pm<br />

Traders - Boomers 9pm<br />

Traders - Jay Paski 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />


31 Supper Club - Neil Diamond Tribute 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jason;Gote; Vandemaat 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Mark Moore 5pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Warren Beck and Billy Dean 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Marty McCarrick 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Brent Clowers 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - 5 Time Shag 6pm<br />

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm<br />

Traders - Boomers 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Down River Duo 6pm<br />


Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - PT Mack 9pm<br />

Oceanside - Warren Beck 10am<br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>September</strong> 18<br />

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

Outriggers - Laree App 6pm<br />


31 Supper Club - Comedy Night 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Kaci Jo Hibbard 7pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Humans in Disguise 7:30pn<br />

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm<br />

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


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

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Marty McCarrick 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Love Bomb 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Kaci Jo Hibbard 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

Traders - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Project Coast 6pm<br />


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

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - The Vibe 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Splash 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

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

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

Oceanside - Davey Leatherwood 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Jimmy Z 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - Smyrna Erb 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6:30pm<br />

Traders - Marty McCarrick 2:30pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

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


Bounty Bar - Savannah Savino 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Shawn Kelley 9pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />


9/24/<strong>2019</strong> Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />


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

Outriggers - Laree App 6pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>September</strong> 26<br />

31 Supper Club - Jonny Odis 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Music Matt 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Kaci Jo Hibbard 6pm<br />


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

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Love Bomb 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Musical Charis 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Drew Halverson 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Jimmy Z 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Traders - TBD<br />

Traders - Outeredge 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Brent Clowers 6pm<br />


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

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Delta Marriott - Faith Hannon Duo 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Marty McCarrick 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Strange Seasons 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Dustin Seymour 9pm<br />

Tortugas - Outeredge 6pm<br />

Traders - TBD<br />

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jason Gote Vandemaat 6pm<br />


Bounty Bar - Jason Gote Vandemaat 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 9pm<br />

Oceanside - Marty Mccarrick 10am<br />

Community Events<br />


An<br />

Original<br />

Music Manifesto<br />

By C. August Wenger<br />

Art accompanying music is as old as time. Those favorite<br />

albums of yours not only have the songs you love on them,<br />

they also have an album cover that is equally engraved in<br />

your consciousness. Just seeing some imagery can invoke<br />

the music; Nirvana’s Nevermind, Beastie Boys’ Licensed to<br />

Ill, and Sublime’s 40oz. To Freedom come to mind. Some<br />

art has transcended the music itself- the Rolling Stones’<br />

mouth, or the Ramones’ logo, for example. Music art can<br />

be as simple as Pink Floyd’s The Wall, or as intricate as<br />

The Grateful Dead’s Aoxomoxoa. It doesn’t matter; both are<br />

equally iconic.<br />

Music art really comes in many forms, can be traditionally<br />

illustrated, hand drawn or painted, photographic, digitally<br />

graphic, or it could be collaged combining any or all of the<br />

above. Each has its own impact on the reception of the<br />

music it is representing.<br />

Music art is applied in many facets as well. It is the logo or<br />

logos of the band, the album cover, the website art, poster<br />

art, t-shirt art; really any physical advertising, marketing, or<br />

product of the band that has a visual component.<br />

The Original Music Manifesto is primarily for you - the<br />

upstarting original band. So this article will continue with a<br />

focus on considering artwork that represents your band and<br />

your music, and that will help you get noticed.<br />

First off, don’t just choose your buddy’s or your girlfriend’s<br />

art, just to have something, or because they asked you<br />

to do it. Hey, if it’s really good, more power to you - but<br />

oftentimes, it’s not. Also, have a good idea of what you<br />

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want, particularly the media. Is it going to be illustrated,<br />

or is it photography? Is it just one piece, or is it a series?<br />

When commissioning an artist, don’t be afraid to tell them<br />

what you want. When asking an artist to create art for your<br />

band or project, try to give them as much general direction<br />

as possible, while still allowing them to express themselves<br />

artistically. That way, the artist becomes invested, and<br />

becomes a promoter of your music as well.<br />

In my personal opinion, I think it’s good to have a theme<br />

to your art that canvases your entire visual presence. The<br />

art on the album cover flows to the website, to the poster<br />

art, to the t-shirt art, to your social media. You’re building<br />

a brand, after all, and that visual continuity will make more<br />

of a lasting impression in the long run. That being said,<br />

don’t paste the album cover over everything - think ahead,<br />

and have a variety of pieces in your theme so that each<br />

platform has its own personality within your greater design.<br />

This also lets your audience see an evolution in your<br />

creativity.<br />

I asked one of my favorite local Florida artists, Nick<br />

Dunkenstein, her opinion on music art, and what has<br />

intrigued her about creating art for bands. She had this to<br />

say: “Visual art and music are perfect partners, so when<br />

both are strong pieces, they become memorable. This is<br />

what the band/musician will inevitably use to represent<br />

themselves - people will tattoo this image to their bodies - it<br />

can even become a religion within itself. To have someone<br />

come to you to help them create the symbol of what it is<br />

they’re trying to say, and to trust you to birth their physical<br />

image, is quite the compliment. Album art can have as<br />

much power as any fine art piece found in a museum by<br />

the great masters, which is why when creating it, you have<br />

to really take time to think about what it is you’re trying to<br />

say and represent. After all, Picasso’s Guernica wasn’t<br />

created in a day on a whim.”<br />

As always, thanks so much for reading, and stay tuned for<br />

next month’s installment of An Original Music Manifesto,<br />

where I’ll be touching on original music itself and the “New<br />

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Frank’s<br />

Odd Machines<br />

By Hank Harrison<br />

Phil Lesh looks pretty much like his dad. Pale, blondish, with<br />

kind eyes. I met Frank Lesh several times when Phil and I were<br />

roommates in San Mateo; he even came down to the Fireside Club<br />

on El Camino Real the first night the Warlocks played there. That<br />

was about June 1965. I didn’t get to hang out with him very much<br />

that night because I was too busy trying to get Weir a fake ID, going<br />

back and forth begging Bobby’s mom to write him a permission<br />

letter to allow him to play at a club that served drinks. Nobody<br />

remembers the stuff I did for the Warlocks, the hassles with the<br />

union and the club owners, but at the time I was just doing my job.<br />

I managed to wangle that deal by promising that the band would<br />

be set up in the restaurant area were only food was served so the<br />

cops, in case they came in, would be at least punked off a bit, but it<br />

was a thin excuse since the Fireside didn’t serve food…oh, maybe<br />

Beer Nuts, from the back bar, but that’s all. Luckily, nobody spotted<br />

Weir’s innocent face beaming out from the lights, so it went ok.<br />

The Fireside sessions went white-hot for the band. I managed<br />

to get bookers and club owners from all California and the Far<br />

West to come to those sessions. A few weeks after the Magoo’s<br />

gig in Menlo Park we had several paying gigs lined up including<br />

the intense shows down the road at the In-Room in Belmont<br />

and a series of dates at the Batman club in a converted bank in<br />

Sunnyvale. That club was named after a type of LSD that was<br />

going around which was coincidental to the popularity of the camp<br />

Batman flick. KAPOW ! TV series.<br />

For some reason, all of the families, the moms and the dads -<br />

even my sister Kathy - showed up at the Fireside…that’s when I<br />

knew the word was out. In and amongst this mixed crowd, Phil’s<br />

mom and dad showed up. Two real fish out of water, but still very<br />

intrigued by the destiny their son had chosen for himself - like any<br />

of us had a choice in those days. They even tried to<br />

dance to Wooly Bully.<br />

My sister and I were extremely accomplished dancers<br />

because our dad, in spite of his other faults, was<br />

a terrific dance instructor as part of his Physical<br />

Education work and we learned early, all of the dances,<br />

even cha-cha…so we danced a lot. I remember Garcia<br />

coming up to me between sets with envy in his eye,<br />

saying “Hey Harrison what are you doing?” Like maybe<br />

I should not be dancing with my sister.<br />

I said, “Dancing.” and, as if he had the answer ready,<br />

Jerry said, “Oh man is that what you call that shit?” My<br />

sister, a probation officer at the time, thought his non<br />

sequitur was rude and that he was very smarmy…but<br />

her wee opinion didn’t resonate in Garcia’s egocentric<br />

brain. Little did he know she was the namesake for the<br />

Chatty Kathy baby doll, invented by my uncle. You know<br />

the one that talks when you pull the string. We figured<br />

Garcia was mad because our dancing drew attention<br />

away from his solo, Yes we were that good.<br />

Envy and jealousy turned out to be two of Jerry’s<br />

intrinsic problems. His stardom did very little to smooth<br />

out his pain. He did paintings about his cardinal sins<br />

later in life, I guess he used art to help him explore<br />

his inner workings, but outside of the music world, he<br />

rarely gave anybody any credit for doing something he<br />

could not do. Jerry was a born cynic, that’s probably<br />

one reason why he got kicked out of the Army. But in<br />

civilian life, being mean to people was hip, especially in<br />

those days before Vietnam.<br />

Later that night I remember walking Phil’s dad out to<br />

his car for the long drive home to Yountville near Napa,<br />

like about 80 miles North. For some reason, Frank<br />

was drinking to overflow and Phil’s mom was going to<br />

drive. I only found out years later that Frank had a few<br />

problems of his own.<br />

This sadness I felt coming from Phil’s dad that night<br />

at the Fireside Club came from the fact that he had<br />

just been arrested for Grand Larceny. Frank Lesh was<br />

a business machine repair instructor at Laney Trade<br />

School (Oakland Tech) in Oakland, and he supplied<br />

many of the adding machines and typewriters<br />

for the school. Frank had a small retail and<br />

repair shop, in a faux rococo building near the<br />

Oakland Auditorium a short walk from Lake<br />

Merritt. I went there with Phil on at least two<br />

occasions, mainly because I had a car and<br />

my driving was always better than Phil taking<br />

a bus. Phil would put the tap on his dad for<br />

gas money, maybe the rent check and some<br />

lunch. I remember the strong smell of typewriter<br />

cleaning fluid circulating in the place; there was<br />

an old black fan, but no air purifiers around.<br />

The fixed-up machines stood proudly in the<br />

window with price tags on them, while the<br />

interior shelves were stacked to the ceilings<br />

with Underwoods and Smith-Coronas and an<br />

occasional Portable Hermes. I was amazed to<br />

hear that a lot of those machines were stolen<br />

and that Frank had to do some small jail time for<br />

them. Phil said later that the bust broke his dad<br />

emotionally and I did not see him around much<br />

once Phil moved to Marin County. But Phil loved<br />

him just the same.<br />

I was living with Phil in 1972, at 144 Toyon Drive<br />

in Fairfax when we got the word that Frank died.<br />

The shock from carbon tetrachloride fumes, and<br />

smoking a pack of Viceroys every day, finally<br />

gave him cancer. Phil was very upset for a long<br />

time. Suffice it to say that Frank died with Phil<br />

at his bedside and the last thing he said was<br />

prophetic, “Don’t trust the Russians.”<br />

I guess he was worried about Phil going over to<br />

the Soviets. After all, both Bobby Petersen and<br />

Garcia were card-carrying WOBBLies, Phil and<br />

me Not so much. It was as if the Grateful Dead<br />

had become part of the “One Big Union,” and<br />

somehow, Phil’s dad knew it. After that Phil took<br />

care of his mom who moved to a really clean<br />

house in an elder park in <strong>Live</strong>rmore.<br />

But I can assure you Phil was raised on Love. It<br />

is in his music and his work ethic.<br />


Phantom Foodie<br />

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There are many factors when it comes to reviewing<br />

a restaurant - atmosphere, service, quality of food,<br />

pricing, and overall ambiance. This month’s eatery<br />

pretty much scores well with all of the above, and then<br />

some.<br />

What was once called PJ’s Sea Shack is now NSB<br />

Sea Shack and with the name change also came<br />

overall enhancement with all the little things that make<br />

a place worth visiting. When you enter the building,<br />

the first thing you notice is the relaxed atmosphere of<br />

natural wood and knick-knacks throughout the place.<br />

Most times, there is a line out the door during the<br />

early to mid-dinner hours but when there isn’t,<br />

you find your way to the hostess stand and are<br />

greeted right away in an extremely friendly manner.<br />

Basically, there are four choices of seating: indoor<br />

air-conditioning, indoor dining, bar dining, and<br />

outdoor dining. While it tends to be a little hot in the<br />

summertime, the fact that it is an open air dining room<br />

a cool breeze off the Intracoastal of keeps it rather<br />

comfortable. The wait staff all seem confident and<br />

there isn’t a lot of standing around being done as you<br />

tend to see in some places.<br />

The menu has several different types of food to select<br />

from. Everything from brick oven pizzas, which come<br />

highly recommended all the way, to buckets of some<br />

of your steamed seafood favorites. When starting off<br />

you can’t go wrong with the crabcakes or the calamari<br />

as both have a delicious flavor. In fact, there are<br />

about 15 different appetizers to choose from. A nice<br />

surprise is that the entire menu has such a variety of<br />

different foods that you could literally eat there every<br />

night for several weeks and try something different<br />

each time. A couple of stand-out pasta dishes on the<br />

menu are the Crazy Alfredo and the Swamp Chicken<br />

and Shrimp. Both are very filling and taste amazing.<br />

Even the kids’ menu has a nice selection which can<br />

definitely come in handy.<br />

Of course when a place calls itself a “seafood shack”,<br />

they better back it up with good seafood and one<br />

thing is for sure - NSB Sea Shack does just that.<br />

With fresh catches almost every day, you can’t go<br />

wrong ordering whatever the special happens to<br />

be. Triggerfish and grouper seem to be the locals’<br />

favorite.<br />

Overall NSB Sea Shack has just about everything<br />

one could want in a place to eat; including reasonable<br />

pricing, a full bar, a great view, and fantastic staff. So<br />

the next time you’re in New Smyrna Beach, be sure to<br />

stop by and enjoy a solid place to eat and drink.<br />

1. What popular 80s heavy metal band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in <strong>2019</strong>?<br />

2. What is the name of the first musician to be arrested while performing on stage?<br />

3. What artist was on the first commercially sold CD in the US?<br />

4. What is the title of the Culture Club’s breakthrough hit song?<br />

5. What rapper features on R.E.M.’s song titled “Radio Song”?<br />

6. What do Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin all have in common?<br />

7. What popular song by Sia does actor Shia LaBeouf feature in the music video for?<br />

8. Donald Glover and Beyoncé are featured voices in which <strong>2019</strong> Disney remake?<br />

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9. What 60s/70s pop group wrote Barbra Streisand’s song, “Woman in Love”?<br />

10. Who is the lead singer of the 80s rock group, Culture Club?<br />


KATTY<br />

SMITH<br />

By Bartholemew Betelguese III<br />

Using sculpture as an art form is perhaps the second<br />

oldest way to display a vision to others, with cave<br />

paintings being first. The Löwenmensch figurine from<br />

the Swabian Alps in Germany is the oldest known<br />

statuette in the world (it is just over a foot tall), and<br />

dates to 30,000-40,000 years ago. This long-lasting<br />

medium is a way of expression that continues today<br />

and has almost limitless possibilities. This month’s<br />

artist has a way of creating unique and inspiring works<br />

of art in ways that show off different cultures with<br />

brilliant colors and precise craftsmanship. Here’s a<br />

little more about Katty Smith and what makes her work<br />

special.<br />

Never in her first sixty-five years did Katty Smith<br />

ever dream of becoming an artist! Growing up in<br />

the small community of Halifax, Virginia, there were<br />

no opportunities for exposure to art. However, in<br />

the many moves with her husband and two children<br />

around the country, the love of working with her hands<br />

translated into basket weaving, sewing and creative<br />

floral arranging.<br />

An undergraduate degree in business from the<br />

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, followed<br />

by an MBA at age fifty-nine from the University of<br />

Toledo, formulated a love of learning throughout<br />

life. It only seemed logical that at age sixty-five she<br />

enrolled in a college class for ceramic sculpture. The<br />

bells and whistles were heard and she found her<br />

passion in life.<br />

Katty studied ceramic sculpting for two years at<br />

Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah,<br />

moved to Florida and studied for three years at<br />

Crealde School of Art. For six years, Katty has been<br />

a studio artist in New Smyrna Beach; she shows her<br />

work at The Hub on Canal and teaches occasional<br />

classes at Artists Workshop Inc. She belongs to<br />

numerous artist organizations, including the Florida<br />

Artist Group and Beaux Arts of Central Florida.<br />

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In her ten years as an artist, Katty has shown her<br />

work in both Florida and South Carolina juried shows.<br />

She has won numerous awards, including seven<br />

Best in Show Awards. She has been recognized<br />

by Women in the Arts Inc. in Orlando, and she<br />

was published in Spotlight Contemporary<br />

Art <strong>Magazine</strong>. Katty will be published by<br />

Contempo Art of Dallas in their inaugural<br />

book in December <strong>2019</strong>.<br />



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Across<br />

3. What is the name of the popular 80s hip hop/rap group that<br />

consists of members: Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and Dr. Dre?<br />

5. August 16 marks 42 years since which iconic rock and roll<br />

singer passed away?<br />

7. Nicki Minaj samples Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” on which<br />

one of her popular songs?<br />

8. Which rock group does Michael Stipe belong to?<br />

12. A Tribe Called Quest is credited with shaping what subgenre of<br />

hip hop?<br />

13. What is the name of a pop star who featured 27 different<br />

instruments on their debut album?<br />

15. Blink-182’s song, Josie is named after what type of animal?<br />

16. The supergroup, Band Aid created in 1984 was formed to raise<br />

money for what country?<br />

17. What is the title of Rachel Platten 2015 hit song: “____ Song”?<br />

Answers on page 37<br />

Down<br />

1. What type of bird did Ozzy Osbourne bite the head off of at a<br />

record label meeting in 1981?<br />

2. What is Snoop Dogg’s real first name?<br />

3. What crime tv show does rapper LL Cool J star in<br />

4. What 70s rock band does rapper, Vanilla Ice sample from on his<br />

hit song, “Ice Ice Baby”?<br />

6. ABBA originated from which European country?<br />

7. The rock band, AC/DC was originally from what country?<br />

9. Last name of the music icon that began his career in The<br />

Wailers?<br />

10. What song was the most popular ringtone in the U.S. during<br />

2005?<br />

11. Netflix’s biopic film about Mötley Crüe is called “The ____”<br />

12. What rock and roll group sang “Walk This Way”?<br />

14. Avril Lavigne was signed to a record label at what age?<br />


Behind the Mic:<br />

Riggs<br />

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

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In my world, life has two<br />

constants…. Music and Sports.<br />

And since there is no off-season<br />

in music, <strong>September</strong> is special<br />

as it brings back the gift of<br />

football. Whether you follow a high<br />

school, college or NFL team, this<br />

is the time of renewed hopes and<br />

dreams. Every squad has a shot at<br />

the title, even my beloved Cleveland<br />

Browns! I’ll get back to them later.<br />

But I wanted to use my forum here<br />

this time to reaffirm my love and<br />

addiction to the sport of football.<br />

And my love/hate relationship with<br />

Fantasy Football begins again this<br />

month.<br />

Because of geography and learned<br />

affiliations as a kid, football has<br />

been a source of much frustration<br />

and sadness. I grew up in Ohio so it<br />

was all Ohio State and the Cleveland<br />

Browns. The Buckeyes would win<br />

up to Michigan then wet the bed.<br />

The Browns were loveable losers<br />

and even when they made the leap<br />

to an AFC title game, John Fucking<br />

Elway (his given name) would ruin<br />

the fun. That, and Earnest Byner’s<br />

lubed palms en route to a TD run<br />

to tie the game that has become so<br />

iconically heartbreaking that it’s<br />

called “THE Fumble”, made the pent<br />

up football excitement melt down<br />

to ash. I remember my dad walking<br />

into our garage at moments like that<br />

and the reverberating thuds against<br />

the wall that would soon follow.<br />

It’s a behavior that I have not-soproudly<br />

inherited but I have learned<br />

to balance by stuffing all of the<br />

sadness deep down into my pigskin<br />

pancreas… or wherever it goes.<br />

These examples may help you to see<br />

why game days can be a stomachchurning<br />

ride of potential and let<br />

downs.<br />

I paid my 5-plus years of tuition<br />

to the University of Georgia for 5<br />

seasons of football that had some<br />

amazing highs and some brutal gut<br />

punches. And all the remaining<br />

Saturdays for this year will be a<br />

mix of torturous anticipation and<br />

exhilarating thrills for me as a<br />

Bulldog fan. I have somewhat<br />

“matured” and found ways to NOT<br />

let a Saturday UGA loss ruin the<br />

following 6 days, though that is NOT<br />

a sure thing and it’s still a muscle I<br />

am working to develop. The intensity<br />

of 92,000+ Sanford Stadium fans<br />

screaming and chanting after a big<br />

play is an unmatched rush. Just<br />

being in that atmosphere is electric<br />

and the 150 plus times I’ve been in<br />

the midst of it all, it just never gets<br />

old. I did 6 years of sports talk radio<br />

on an ESPN affiliate in Athens, GA<br />

and the toughest part of attending<br />

those games as a media member<br />

is the etiquette stipulation that<br />

mandates no cheering or negative<br />

outbursts. I like the highs a lot more<br />

than the lows but again, another<br />

need to stuff it all down inside. And<br />

lately, the Dogs all-but-locked-up<br />

wins not-to-be against Alabama have<br />

taken that ulcer-stirring feeling to a<br />

new level of acceptance. Yet the joy<br />

of watching Todd Gurley, A.J. Green,<br />

Nick Chubb and more make their<br />

magic and take over a game tops all<br />

the former sore feelings.<br />

The Walter Payton era made me a<br />

Chicago Bears fan. Payton is the<br />

single most compelling player I’ve<br />

ever watched and he is the reason<br />

I fell in love with football. Payton<br />

came to Athens, Georgia as an<br />

honorary captain and I had to meet<br />

my hero. A friend of mine was a<br />

Georgia Basketball assistant coach<br />

and got me into the game on-field<br />

as a “recruit”. I had hair like a<br />

glory days Michael Bolton and had<br />

graduated several years prior, but<br />

whatever. He extended his hand<br />

and introduced himself and in a<br />

very Chris Farley manner, I just<br />

stammered “Hi, Sweetness”. He<br />

smiled and said a few more things<br />

but I was already checked out,<br />

running NFL Film clips in my head<br />

of him soaring over a D-line into the<br />

end zone. It was one of those forever<br />

moments. Football makes me happy.<br />

But football also taketh away. The<br />

Atlanta Falcons stole my attention<br />

from the ‘80s forward and their<br />

19-point 4th quarter lead in Super<br />

Bowl 51 had me contemplating<br />

unchartered territory. How will I<br />

handle the ultimate success for a<br />

team I have emotional investment?<br />

What will be my victory celebration?<br />

Will I ever stop periodically shouting<br />

“What the shit?!?!”.<br />

Well that last one is the most<br />

accurate as the historically epic<br />

fail to the Patriots left bruises and<br />

internal bleeding that I still wear<br />

today. Brutal. I hate you, football.<br />

It took me a while to enjoy it all<br />

again. But here comes the healing<br />

power of Fantasy Football. It’s not<br />

about the team, it’s all about the<br />

individual. It’s a me sport where<br />

success is washed away week to<br />

week. It required minimal loyalty. I<br />

mean, if a dude has a lousy point<br />

week, put that bitch on waivers and<br />

grab another. It allows me to watch a<br />

game without the excessive emotion<br />

and stress. It’s also therapeutic as<br />

it teaches me to be able to root for<br />

people who are Steelers and Patriots<br />

and Packers and the like. Fantasy<br />

Football lets you enjoy the ride<br />

without gastrointestinal punishment.<br />

I have found ways, though, to make<br />

it suck, like having a lousy draft.<br />

One team gets loaded up with<br />

Mahomes and Gurley and Thomas<br />

and you’re screwed. Somehow that<br />

dude learned how to cheat in a snake<br />

draft. I’m sure of it. I am a relatively<br />

green fantasy player. Last season I<br />

played in a league with the Publisher<br />

of a very successful local magazine<br />

that you’re reading right now. I<br />

drafted Zeke. He gets a 6-week<br />

suspension. My team tanks. I mean,<br />

that’s personal, right? See, even<br />

Fantasy Football can’t overpower my<br />

prickly pigskin feelings.<br />

So here we are kicking off another<br />

beautiful season of football. My<br />

hopes are high, my expectations<br />

are tenuous, my patience is at a<br />

respectable level. I’m ready. And if<br />

I get to ride a wave of success with<br />

my Dogs or Falcons or Browns or<br />

maybe the Jags, I’ll be a gracious<br />

winner. And if I can squeeze some<br />

luck outta Fantasy Football, maybe<br />

I will have a few extra bucks to<br />

toss around if you catch me at a<br />

beachside bar. But just know that<br />

if you too are a football diehard and<br />

you live for the weekends for the rest<br />

of the year and you mood hinges<br />

on the performance of your favorite<br />

team, you ain’t alone. And you can<br />

feel better about yourself ‘cuz you<br />

ain’t me!<br />

Hell, if it all goes to shit, there’s<br />

always the XFL ready to roll in<br />

February, 2020!<br />

CHEERS!<br />

RIGGS<br />

The Morning HOG / Weekdays 5-10a<br />

Saturday Night Loud /<br />

9-Midnight<br />

WHOG 95.7 The HOG<br />


Rocktails<br />

with Chez Rocker<br />

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Named by Rolling Stone <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

as one of the 10 best lead singers<br />

of all time, activist and sound of<br />

Seattle’s grunge explosion Eddy<br />

Vedder has put his name on rock<br />

and roll history that will transcend<br />

and never be duplicated!<br />

Born 1964 Edward Severson III in Evanston IL,<br />

his family fostered 7 children. Eddy took his<br />

stepfather’s name became Eddy Mueller . By<br />

the ‘70s the family moved to San Diego County<br />

where his mom got him a guitar; along with<br />

music, surfing became a big part of Vedder’s<br />

life. When the call came from the soon-to-be<br />

bandmates Stone Gossard and Mike McCready<br />

to fill the vacancy left due to the death of Mother<br />

Love Bone’s frontman Andrew Wood. The band’s<br />

name was planned to become Mookie Blaylock<br />

but became Pearl Jam due to discord with Epic<br />

Records. In 1990 Pearl Jam’s first album, Ten,<br />

was an instant success with songs like Jeremy<br />

and Alive receiving numerous awards and was<br />

named as one of the top 500 albums of all time.<br />

The band fought conglomerate Ticketmaster over<br />

fees for ticket sales in 1994. After a long losing<br />

battle, Pearl Jam powered on to become one of<br />

rock and roll’s most accomplished acts.<br />

As an activist, Eddy Vedder supports a bevy of<br />

charities and causes, including abortion rights,<br />

environmental issues and he defended and raised<br />

money for the West Memphis Three, wrongly<br />

convicted of murder and facing the death penalty<br />

in Arkansas. Controversy and staying true to his<br />

beliefs has etched a notch in music and modern<br />

history as we know it … when you see Eddy on<br />

stage, you may find a bottle of red wine in hand.<br />

You won’t see a label - he asks the wineries not to<br />

label the bottles; although he gravitates towards<br />

Australian wine. Here’s my tribute to Pearl Jam<br />

and Eddy Vedder.<br />

Grunge Sangria<br />

12 oz pinot noir<br />

3 each freshly squeezed lemons,<br />

limes , and oranges<br />

3 oz Grand Marnier or Cointreau<br />

2 oz simple syrup (boil half sugar<br />

and half water)<br />

Chill<br />

Let infuse 12 hours serve over ice;<br />

garnish with the fresh fruit of your<br />

choice.<br />

Gotha Location<br />

<strong>September</strong> 5 - Brandon Twitch Wilson<br />

<strong>September</strong> 6 - Stonewall Duo<br />

<strong>September</strong> 7 - Madison Shae Trio<br />

<strong>September</strong> 12 - Scott Davidson<br />

<strong>September</strong> 13 - Tanner Johnson<br />

<strong>September</strong> 14 - Swamp Donkey<br />

<strong>September</strong> 19 - Rheanna Rhowley<br />

<strong>September</strong> 20 - Layla Brisbois<br />

<strong>September</strong> 21 - J. Young Trio<br />

<strong>September</strong> 26 - Zack Meadows<br />

<strong>September</strong> 27 - Zack Maruniak Band<br />

<strong>September</strong> 28 - Daniel Heitz - Blues Night<br />

1236 Hempel Ave.<br />

Windermere 34786<br />

(407) 296-0609<br />


Open every day at 11am<br />


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New Smyrna Location<br />

<strong>September</strong> 5 - The Transfers<br />

<strong>September</strong> 6 - The Evening Muze<br />

<strong>September</strong> 7 - Gina Cuchetti<br />

<strong>September</strong> 12 - David Dequasie<br />

<strong>September</strong> 13 - Bradford Buckley<br />

<strong>September</strong> 14 - Down River Duo<br />

<strong>September</strong> 19 - Chuck Morel<br />

<strong>September</strong> 20 - Project Coast<br />

<strong>September</strong> 21 - Jay Paski<br />

<strong>September</strong> 26 - Kaci Jo Hibbard<br />

<strong>September</strong> 27 - Brent Clowers<br />

<strong>September</strong> 28 Jason “Gote” Vandemaat<br />

147 Canal St.<br />

New Smyrna Beach 32168<br />

(386) 410-4824

CROSSWORD PUZZLE answers<br />

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answers<br />

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Photo credit Nicole Henry<br />

1. What popular 80s heavy metal band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in<br />

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

Def Leppard<br />

2. What is the name of the first musician to be arrested while performing on stage?<br />

Jim Morrison<br />

3. What artist was on the first commercially sold CD in the US?<br />

Bruce Springsteen<br />

4. What is the title of the Culture Club’s breakthrough hit song?<br />

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?<br />

5. What rapper features on R.E.M.’s song titled “Radio Song”?<br />

KRS-One<br />

6. What do Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin all<br />

have in common?<br />

They all tragically died at the age of 27 making them apart of the 27 club.<br />

7. What popular song by Sia does actor Shia LaBeouf feature in the music video for?<br />

Elastic Heart<br />

8. Donald Glover and Beyoncé are featured voices in which <strong>2019</strong> Disney remake?<br />

The Lion King<br />

9. What 60s/70s pop group wrote Barbra Streisand’s song, “Woman in Love”?<br />

The Bee Gees<br />

10. Who is the lead singer of the 80s rock group, Culture Club?<br />

Boy George<br />


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Photo Credit: Fortitude Photo Credit: Season of Mist Records<br />

Photo Credit: Reprise Records<br />

Daytona Thrash Fest<br />

Thrash metal mayhem was among us all on Friday night August 16th<br />

at the old Tir Na Nog Irish Bar in Daytona Beach. With a surprisingly<br />

large crowd in their wake and the extremely overrun lone bartender,<br />

Jacksonville’s Corrupted Saint opened the night with a set of brutal<br />

death metal cuts. Second was Miami’s Violated Right throwing down<br />

some South Beach hardcore. Next up, Daytona Beach’s Graveview<br />

pounded some punishing death metal to get the crowd moshing into<br />

an epileptic trance. Never to be outdone, Daytona’s Fortitude were<br />

ready to ambush the late-night listeners with their version of beach<br />

hardcore. Closing out the evening was Jacksonville’s Rhythm of Fear<br />

with their take on some crossover/thrash metal putting everyone’s<br />

necks in full swing. Overall, it was great to see a show like this in the<br />

Daytona area again. Indeed, a Metal mission accomplished!<br />

New School Album of the Month<br />

The debut album To Venomous Depths from Atlanta’s own Cloak<br />

features a unique style of blackened doom metal. In the dwelling<br />

twilight where fires burn is where this album was probably conceived<br />

and recorded, for it contains 9 tracks brilliant evil music that just rips.<br />

Stand out tracks on this release include the opener To Venomous<br />

Depths, Where No Light Shines, In the Darkness and The Pat and<br />

Departure. Released on Seasons of the Mist records this is definitely<br />

a masterpiece for fans of Dissection, Satyricon, and Nachtmystium.<br />

This great band also has a new album to be released soon.<br />

Old School Album of the Month<br />

One of the early ‘90s best and most unappreciated albums<br />

undoubtedly was Life Sex & Death’s The Silent Majority. Mostly<br />

unheard of, LSD’s crack at alternative metal at a time when grunge<br />

was making history was as refreshingly different as frontman tanley’s<br />

body odor. What made the band so different from others was a<br />

gimmick that the lead singer was a homeless schizophrenic from the<br />

streets of Los Angeles (he dressed, looked and acted the part during<br />

shows). Using some creative yet rebellious, dirty lyrics with catchy<br />

guitar work, this 1992 gem released on Reprise Records schools the<br />

listener with songs “Jawohl Asshole”, “Schools for Fools “, “Train”,<br />

and “Tank”. The highlight of the album has got to be the hilarious<br />

“Fuckin’ Shit Ass “. Unfortunately, this would be LSD’s only offering as<br />

rumors be told, Stanley finally took a bath and got a real job.

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