Static Live Magazine October 2019

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Vol. 2<br />

Issue 8 <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong><br />

Emo-no<br />

Behind the Mic:<br />

Riggs<br />

Midlife Chrysalis<br />

Fundies vs. Devil Rock<br />

Oh Hell No!<br />

Tears of Joy<br />

- Billie Eilish

5<br />

6<br />

8<br />

10<br />

12<br />

15<br />

18<br />

20<br />

22<br />

24<br />

28<br />

30<br />

32<br />

34<br />

35<br />

38<br />

“People are terrified of me,<br />

and I want them to be.”<br />

~ Billie Eilish<br />

Oh My Goddess<br />

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

Emo-no<br />

Fundies vs. Devil Rock - Oh Hell No!<br />

On the Block - My Mother’s Music<br />

Art Feature: Nicole Galluccio<br />

COVER STORY - Tears of Joy<br />

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

Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

An Original Music Manifesto<br />

Rock for Autism Recipe<br />

Great Press Photos<br />

Midlife Chrysalis<br />

Rocktails<br />

Phantom Foodie<br />

Snap It<br />

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Oh My...Goddess<br />

Jenny T.<br />

Hi, I’m Jenny T. from Indialantic, Florida. In my free time I love to play<br />

basketball, work out, and play with my golden retrievers on the beach.<br />

I love binge watching Bachelor in Paradise and Friends.<br />

I also love to travel, having explored the U.S., Ireland and the<br />

Caribbean. I was fortunate to meet Christine from Premiere Model<br />

Management on a cruise this summer and she got me a contract with<br />

one of the world’s top agencies.<br />

I plan to travel the world and live my dream of modeling and I hope<br />

that modeling will allow me to see the world I have not yet seen.<br />


y Adam Floyd<br />

Transposition. Not the subject of a casual<br />

read but this is written for those in-theknow,<br />

so here goes: For the uninitiated,<br />

transposition means changing the key of<br />

a piece of music. There are two schools of<br />

thought on the matter. The ‘change the key to<br />

suit yourself’ crowd vs. the more purist ‘do it<br />

in the original key’ people. Each camp has its<br />

merits.<br />

Keyboards change keys easily by using the transpose<br />

function on better synths (poor piano and most wind<br />

players have a hard time with TP and spend endless hours<br />

honing the skill). When we honor the musical greats we<br />

have to remember the great J.S. Bach was particularly<br />

irreverent and swapped keys as it suited the event or even<br />

the player. Rock stars drop from E to Eb on guitars when<br />

the late nights and whiskey take their toll toward the end<br />

of a tour. After rehab we hear them back up in brighter<br />

sounding E major.<br />

It is impressive when young singers on the<br />

vocal contest shows hit the high notes of<br />

Whitney Houston or Freddie Mercury. There<br />

is a natural excitement when any instrument<br />

sounds in its highest possible range. Would<br />

the Mozart Violin Concerto in G be the same<br />

if we dropped it down to F? Certainly a Hindu<br />

raga should not be moved to any other<br />

register. If you have ever tried to tune a sitar<br />

you know it would be problematic to tune so<br />

many strings, and they don’t make a capo<br />

that big.<br />

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Modern electronics allow for smooth TP<br />

across all pitches and are not restricted to<br />

half steps in A=440. This opens a whole<br />

other can of worms about the A note getting<br />

progressively higher in pitch over time. There<br />

is good evidence that A was substantially<br />

lower a couple of hundred years ago. Modern<br />

orchestras are now known to tune as high<br />

as A=448, how does this fit with the purist<br />

narrative? “Don’t do the tune if you can’t hit<br />

the note!” shouts the zealot.<br />

In counter balance to the purist approach<br />

we have the common needs of a working<br />

performance. The meat and potatoes in the real world<br />

means you compromise for a better end result.<br />

Most singers have a transcendent moment when<br />

they discover the capo for guitars. Suddenly they can<br />

conveniently jump up and down by half steps. They<br />

experiment exhaustively and find the ‘right’ fret to match<br />

the overtones of their own voice. The results<br />

can be stunning, especially for originals where<br />

there are no preconceptions.<br />

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Anyone who has a particularly high or low voice will<br />

naturally shift the octave for a comfortable range. Think<br />

Bowser from Sha Na Na, or The Chipmunks.<br />

We have to conclude that if you want to copy a recording<br />

exactly, parrot and don’t change a thing. You may learn a<br />

lot and even end up in Las Vegas in a tribute band. If on the<br />

other hand you want to optimize your voice or instrument,<br />

transpose at will. You might learn a lot and even end up an<br />


Emo-no<br />

Thinking about the fashion world and<br />

music, there are probably a million other<br />

genres that would come to mind before<br />

Emo. Originally, “Emotional Hardcore”<br />

was a music genre that expressed rock<br />

music with an emphasis on emotional<br />

expressions, like confessional lyrics in<br />

a band’s songs. Today, it has its own<br />

subculture that covers fashion, culture,<br />

and behavior.<br />

Back in 1987, the closest year<br />

to the start of the Emo culture,<br />

bands such as Screeching<br />

Weasel, Dag Nasty, and Mass<br />

Icon sported t-shirts, jeans, and<br />

Chuck Taylors; this basically<br />

being a nod to their anticorporation<br />

stance. Between<br />

1995-1999, flannel grunge got<br />

into the mix with raw emotion<br />

coming out of the mouths<br />

of bands like Weezer, The<br />

Offspring and Jimmy Eat World.<br />

From 1999-2004 (ish), the scene<br />

changed a bit with bands and<br />

thrift stores having a bit to do<br />

with the change. Thrift stores<br />

had more western shirts and<br />

striped sweaters on hand, which<br />

really didn’t give the non-main<br />

streamers a choice and bands<br />

like the Anniversary, Braid, and<br />

American Football blended it<br />

by wearing jerseys and skinny<br />

jeans. As time went on, it turned<br />

too preppy and fizzled out of the<br />

Emo culture.<br />

Going forward, the Emo genre<br />

would morph into subcultures<br />

like Screamo, this new direction<br />

being fueled by Hot<br />

Topic - blends of<br />

this store with girls’<br />

jeans from Hollister<br />

and v-necks from<br />

8<br />

American Apparel , the Screamo fans would<br />

wear these knits all the while listening<br />

to Glassjaw and Thursday through their<br />

headphones on their way to their school<br />

therapist, relating to every word the songs<br />

spewed out and thinking, “That’s so me! That<br />

too!”<br />

Twinklecore is another genre spawning from the<br />

Emo followers that just can’t make their favorites fit<br />

into what already is out there. What is Twinklecore,<br />

or Noodle Rock? Emerging from twinkle daddies,<br />

this sound has engaged old-time signatures, usually<br />

a free form jazz influence, with longer instrumental<br />

passages. The clothing style - sweaters, corduroy,<br />

striped shirts, geeky glasses for deep reading,<br />

vintage t-shirts for under your sweaters, and Chucks<br />

for the boys and clunky shoes for the girls. Oh! And<br />

don’t forget the black hair dye.<br />

Today, Emo is seen as a subculture tagged with<br />

skinner jeans, tight band t-shirts, studded belts, flat/<br />

straight hair with long bangs. It is often confused<br />

with Goth - probably because the main color for<br />

both is or can be black. Emo’s like the items listed<br />

above and scarves, hoodies, you know, layered<br />

clothing. Emo’s cultural expression and influences<br />

are poetry, making their critiques from post-punk and<br />

punk philosophies. Goth decorate themselves with<br />

black nails, eyeliner, and<br />

lipstick and are guided by<br />

a subculture relating to<br />

black magic, vampires,<br />

witches, and veers toward<br />

death, fiction, and fantasy.<br />

Billie Eilish, our cover<br />

girl, has earned the<br />

name Emo-Pop Princess<br />

from some media<br />

outlets. Some of her<br />

songs are from a phobia<br />

perspective; others<br />

from raw emotion. This<br />

definitely fits for an Emo<br />

subculture invention.<br />

Billie’s clothing has been<br />

at the top of most articles,<br />

with the biggest, baggiest<br />

pants and shirts possible.<br />

This coming after fans<br />

took a pic of her getting<br />

out of her tour bus in<br />

Nashville wearing a tank<br />

top; later her boobs were<br />

trending on Twitter. Maybe<br />

people should give her<br />

credit for stepping out of<br />

the norm and covering up<br />

her “puppies.” And maybe<br />

she should thank the fans<br />

for pushing her in the<br />

direction of baggie, giving<br />

her even more media<br />

attention. After all, “no<br />

press is bad press.” (Ask<br />

Lady Gaga.) We will see if<br />

Billie changes her baggie<br />

mind about her puppies<br />

after she turns eighteen in<br />

December.<br />

By<br />

Jamie Lee

Fundies vs. Devil Rock<br />

Oh Hell No!<br />

The devil, to semi-borrow a phrase from<br />

comedian Richard Pryor, was acting a<br />

motherfreakin’ fool in the 1970s and early<br />

’80s.<br />

The Red-Skinned Dude with Horns and Tail was a<br />

major rock star back in those days, making gueststar<br />

appearances on albums by Led Zeppelin, Black<br />

Sabbath, the Rolling Stones, Electric Light Orchestra,<br />

Blue Oyster Cult, Black Oak Arkansas and – egads! –<br />

even Styx.<br />

Or so some Christian fundies claimed.<br />

Yes, I know what you’re thinking: Satan would take<br />

one look at Styx and say, “Me, waste my swag on<br />

those pantywaists? Are you fuckin’ insane?”<br />

Yet, according to a Christian minister dude named<br />

Jacob Aranza and numerous other Church Lady folks,<br />

these rockers and others were Knights in Satan’s<br />

Service.<br />

Aranza delivered the gory details in two books in the<br />

early ’80s: “Backward Masking Unmasked:<br />

Backward Satanic Messages of Rock and<br />

Roll Exposed,” and “More Rock, Country &<br />

Backward Masking Unmasked.”<br />

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He wasn’t the only one. I was a student at the<br />

University of Alabama in the early ’80s when a<br />

crusading conservative Christian group held a rally on<br />

campus to “expose” what the tricky devil was up to in<br />

rock music.<br />

Satan’s main trick, they claimed: Convince rockers to<br />

record paeans to his glory, then reverse them and add<br />

the backwards recordings to their songs. Innocent<br />

kids will then hear such messages and subliminally<br />

understand them, and will come away thinking: “Gee,<br />

I really like this ‘Stairway to Heaven’ song, and for<br />

some reason I now know that the devil is a really cool<br />

dude!”<br />

One backwards bit on “Stairway” supposedly says:<br />

“There’s no escaping it. It’s my sweet Satan. The one<br />

will be the path who makes me sad, whose power<br />

is Satan.” Another allegedly says: “Oh I will sing<br />

because I live with Satan.”<br />

Yes, when I first heard these accusations, I plopped<br />

Zep’s fourth album on my archaic, black boxy<br />

stereo and dropped the needle with the turntable<br />

power off, then I finger-powered the vinyl in a<br />

reverse spin. I heard what sounded like a guy with<br />

a grapefruit lodged in his throat mumbling weird,<br />

incomprehensible shit while mentioning “Satten.” Sort<br />

of.<br />

Masking on the Black Oak Arkansas song “When<br />

Electricity Came to Arkansas” supposedly says:<br />

“Satan, Satan, Satan. He is God, he is God, he is<br />

God.” Quiet Riot proclaimed “Serve beast for money”<br />

on their “Mental Health” album. And what about Styx?<br />

Play their song “Snowblind” backwards and you get<br />

“Satan, move in our voices.”<br />

The Rolling Stones, despite being above board with<br />

their devil games – “Sympathy for the Devil” anyone?<br />

-- went backwards on their “Tattoo You” album with “I<br />

love you, said the devil.”<br />

Or so the devil hunters said.<br />

Of course, Black Sabbath and singer Ozzy Osbourne<br />

during his solo career also possessed the cheek to<br />

openly embrace satanic shenanigans. No secret<br />

there.<br />

These days it’s easy to look back at the satanic panic<br />

and laugh. Ozzy, after all, went on to become one<br />

of America’s most beloved goofball dads when “The<br />

Osbournes” reality TV show aired on MTV in the early<br />

2000s.<br />

But I recall reading an interview of Led Zep vocalistlyricist<br />

Robert Plant back when the fundamentalists<br />

were sullying his music by dragging it across Satan’s<br />

asshole, and his distress was palpable: “To me it’s<br />

very sad, because ‘Stairway to Heaven’ was written<br />

with every best intention, and as far as reversing<br />

tapes and putting messages on the end, that’s not my<br />

idea of making music. It’s really sad. The first time I<br />

heard it . . . I was absolutely drained all day. I couldn’t<br />

take people seriously who could come up with<br />

sketches like that. There are a lot of people who are<br />

making money there, and if that’s the way they need<br />

to do it, then do it without my lyrics. I cherish them far<br />

too much.”<br />

So, which was really the work of the devil? Rockers<br />

supposedly using “backward masking” to indoctrinate<br />

fans with satanic platitudes? Or Christian fundies<br />

defiling uplifting, good-time, even beautiful music<br />

that brought joy and pleasure to millions of<br />

people?<br />

by Rick de Yampert 11

Music was always a family thing. My<br />

mother was one of nine children. They were<br />

a farming family and had to create their<br />

own entertainment. She and her sisters<br />

had a natural harmony that was beautiful.<br />

Several of the siblings and my grandmother<br />

played guitar. I loved the hymns they<br />

would sing and the songs they had come to<br />

harmonize together (Bye Bye Blackbird, My<br />

Grandfather’s Clock, Sisters and countless<br />

other ones whose titles elude me at the<br />

moment). She loved Elvis, Tom Jones, The<br />

Everly Brothers, Tommy Roe and anything<br />

with great harmony. She always had an<br />

organ in the house and played by ear. I<br />

remember, since there was only the one<br />

television, watching Lawrence Welk every<br />

week. While riding in the car, we would listen<br />

to the radio or turn it off and sing together.<br />

The only time I ever sang in front of people<br />

other than my family was singing Christmas<br />

songs with her.<br />

As we are putting together this issue of <strong>Static</strong><br />

<strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>, I am not working from my<br />

kitchen as I normally do. This month, I am<br />

working mostly from my mother’s hospital<br />

room. Since <strong>October</strong> is Breast Cancer Awareness<br />

Month, I thought it would be appropriate to write about<br />

her and include some details about her struggle with<br />

cancer (although hers originated in the bladder).<br />

I am one of three children born to my mother.<br />

Although I am the middle child, I am the only girl. So<br />

we all had a special “thing” - the oldest, the only girl<br />

and the youngest. We learned everything from our<br />

mother; values, morals, kindness, humility . . . an<br />

endless list of attributes. There are two more tangible<br />

things I credit my mother with as well; my love of<br />

both reading and music. When we were young, our<br />

mother would sing and read to us every day. As we<br />

became old enough to read, we would read together.<br />

As we grew to be more independent, we would have<br />

a “bedtime” and then “lights out” time. The period<br />

of time in between those two would generally be for<br />

reading. Homework would have been done long<br />

before bedtime and there was only one television<br />

in the house at that time (and it only received 3-4<br />

channels, if the antenna was pointed in the<br />

right direction). So we all read and traded<br />

books and it is a love each of us carried into<br />

adulthood.<br />

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My mother’s favorite thing at the end of<br />

her life was to sing in her church choir. She didn’t<br />

read music so she would struggle at first sometimes<br />

but she learned that YouTube would usually have<br />

the song she was trying to learn, often broken into<br />

parts so she could learn the soprano line and sing it<br />

perfectly. Whenever called upon to sing or choose<br />

music for the Sunday services, she did so with honor.<br />

My mother passed away on September 15, <strong>2019</strong>. Her<br />

initial diagnosis of bladder cancer was in May of 2018<br />

and after six months of struggling with chemotherapy<br />

and then surgery to remove her bladder, she was<br />

triumphantly declared cancer free. Her first follow<br />

up scan in June of <strong>2019</strong> showed some “areas of<br />

concern”. The cancer came back with a vengeance<br />

and invaded her lymph nodes, her liver, her pelvis, her<br />

lungs. She lived about three months from the time of<br />

the concerning follow up scan.<br />

Her funeral service was beautiful and heartfelt; there<br />

was a special quartet assembled to sing her favorite<br />

hymn - Abide With Me! My mother had no doubt that<br />

she would be reunited with her family who had gone<br />

before her. I’m sure there is beautiful music wherever<br />

they are. And I’m sure they are happy to have her<br />

beautiful soprano voice back with them.<br />

On the<br />

Block<br />

By Jenny McLain

To create competent expanded<br />

functions dental assistants (EFDA’s)<br />

that will be employable.<br />

My experience and passion for<br />

Dentistry is dedicated to teaching<br />

the skills that I have so enjoyed<br />

and excelled for 28 years.<br />

Most important of all the reward<br />

of helping others achieve their smile.<br />


NICOLE<br />

Galluccio<br />


Nicole Galluccio is a mixed media visual artist,<br />

originally from the New Jersey shore, living and<br />

creating in South Florida since earning her BFA<br />

from Florida Atlantic University in 1998. Nicole<br />

entered college to study biochemistry, with the hope<br />

of becoming a doctor. Despite being awarded a<br />

scholarship for chemistry, her teacher thought her<br />

medical illustration skills were so exceptional that she<br />

should pursue art. She had a gift for illustrating the<br />

likeness of single-celled organisms, anatomy, and<br />

botanicals. While studying biochemistry she had a<br />

work study in her university’s bio lab and greenhouse.<br />

Working in the greenhouse opened her up to engage<br />

in caring for and observing flora on a new level. She<br />

ultimately received a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and is now<br />

a professional artist.<br />

She does not consider herself to have much of a<br />

green thumb but rather a knack for illustrating both<br />

florals and fruits in her work, in her own bold stylized<br />

version of course. Her work intends to stimulate<br />

happiness and positive emotional response. She<br />

has developed a unique style of acrylic paintings<br />

using dozens of bold colors with a pop art feel,<br />

and she pursues every art opportunity that comes<br />

her way, especially the challenging ones. Her 50<br />

piece “Records Revisited” art installation from<br />

2016 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County<br />

encompassed her love for music passed down by<br />

her musician father. Dabbling in DJing on turntables<br />

as a college student she developed a love for vinyl<br />

records. Wanting to repurpose her old turntables and<br />

mixer she created an interactive room of nostalgia,<br />

where visitors could listen to the records exhibited<br />

that spanned genre and era (with her own creative<br />

touches added to the original album cover art)<br />

mounted in handmade pine frames.<br />

“Looking at a painting by Nicole Galluccio induces a<br />

feeling of calmness and joy. With everything going on<br />

in the world right now, this is exactly what I needed<br />

to see. When you walk into her studio you walk into a<br />

bold, bright flower garden [evoked by her paintings]<br />

with a hot pink floor, and leave unexpectedly, with<br />

a smile on your face. This is no accident. The work<br />

is process oriented. She established her painting<br />

practice on Color theory, which is the combination of<br />

art and science that determines what colors look good<br />

together. The bold designs mimic the color wheel and<br />

are rooted in the philosophy of aesthetics; studying<br />

how the mind and emotions appreciate beauty. Her<br />

work references nature. Emerson said, “The simple<br />

perception of natural forms is a delight.”<br />

Nature dazzles the senses. Galluccio relies<br />

on this by using recurring motifs of flowers,<br />

sunshine rays, and character art based<br />

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on wildlife. Everyone loves a good Disney film and<br />

her bird characters could be plucked right out of a<br />

Snow White picture. She relies heavily on geometric<br />

structure and often references the mandala, which<br />

denotes the universe in Buddhist symbolism.” (Diane<br />

Arrieta)<br />

Nicole has shown several times in the prestigious<br />

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County with her 7th<br />

exhibition there slated for February 2020. Her first<br />

museum solo exhibition, “Full Bloom” was shown on<br />

April 2018 at the Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach.<br />

She continues to sell work regularly in the Cornell<br />

Museum Art Store, has a brand-new large-scale<br />

mural and pop up art exhibition at Hopportunities, a<br />

new concept craft beer bar in Delray Beach, FL set to<br />

open in <strong>October</strong> of this year. She has a simultaneous<br />

pop up solo show at the Florida Atlantic University<br />

Library in Jupiter, FL scheduled to run November 15th<br />

through January 2020.<br />

Feel free to check out Nicole’s work on Instagram @<br />

nicolegalluccioart, her website at nicolegalluccioart.<br />

com or go check out her work in person if you are in<br />

the south Florida area.<br />

Check out a recent blog post by Diane Arrieta<br />

for an upcoming show hosted by Florida Atlantic<br />

University in their Jupiter, FL Library location https://<br />

faumacarthurlibraryexhibit.blogspot.com/<strong>2019</strong>/09/<br />

considering-color-and-aesthetics-in.html?fbclid=IwAR<br />

19QfFUKX_5YPvM7VXNiFM6iOKrLBxY1ZdMmHhOtIJ7BeXRzy2pDiGwYo<br />

Listen to her interview with the Left Brain Artist<br />

Podcast by Suzanne Redmond on https://<br />


Tears<br />

of Joy<br />

- Billie<br />

Eilish<br />

At times she seems sad or dark, but chances<br />

are that she is most likely laughing on the inside,<br />

all the way to the bank. On the outside she’s<br />

monotone and boring but there must be a fire<br />

burning within her soul that has driven her to<br />

put out so much music lately. She has captured<br />

today’s youth in just 16 months. She’s all<br />

over the media in the music biz and,she’s just<br />

getting started. Last year, Chance the Rapper<br />

proved you don’t necessarily have to record and<br />

create music with large labels to make it in the<br />

mainstream and become popular all over the<br />

world; he even earned a Grammy in the process.<br />

Miss Eilish has managed to do a lot of this lately,<br />

cranking out her top tunes while recording in her<br />

parents’ basement.<br />

Her brother, Finneas O’Connell, produces of<br />

almost all of her songs. It’s clear that talent<br />

runs in the family. Of course, this isn’t<br />

your typical family or basement,<br />

as both of their parents<br />

are well known in the<br />

entertainment<br />

drink? Chances are, will she have ten Top 10<br />

Alternative hits to her name - maybe more. Then<br />

again, the way it’s going she might do that while<br />

she’s still a teenager. One thing is for sure; music<br />

is in her veins and heart and the world is just<br />

hearing the beginning of great things to come.<br />

Here’s a little history about her career so far:<br />

Billie Eilish (Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell)<br />

was born December 18, 2001. She was raised in<br />

Highland Park, Los Angeles. She began singing<br />

at a young age and was writing songs at age 11.<br />

She gained a following after the release of her<br />

single “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud in 2016;<br />

the song was originally written by her brother,<br />

Finneas O’Connell for his band. The song<br />

peaked at number 84 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in<br />

May of <strong>2019</strong> and was certified platinum by the<br />

RIAA. Her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me, was<br />

released in August of 2017. She collaborated<br />

with rapper Vince Staples on a remix of “Watch”<br />

titled “&Burn”, which was later included on the rerelease<br />

of the EP. Following the EP’s commercial<br />

success, Apple Music named Eilish an Up Next<br />

artist in September of 2017. Her collaboration<br />

with Khalid, “Lovely”, was also released in April<br />

of 2018. Her track “Bored” was used for the<br />

By The Reluctant Genius<br />

Billie Eilish is rarely smiling when out in<br />

public and she refuses to wear clothing that<br />

will accentuate any of her female personal<br />

traits. She has been criticized for not smiling<br />

in photographs and he has responded by<br />

saying she doesn’t like smiling because it<br />

makes her feel weak and powerless.<br />

18<br />

community.<br />

And it’s not like she’s<br />

using “Garage Band” on her<br />

iPhone.<br />

A musical force at 17, the<br />

sky’s the limit for this young<br />

lady and it should prove to<br />

be an amazing career. Who<br />

knows what may happen by<br />

the time she’s old enough to<br />

soundtrack of the Netflix series “13 Reasons<br />

Why”, who also bought the rights to use “Lovely”<br />

for the same series. Her full length debut,<br />

“When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was<br />

released in March of <strong>2019</strong>, showcasing<br />

her pop, electronic, hip-hop and rock<br />

hybrid style.<br />



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

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 1, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 2, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 3, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

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

Yellow Dog Eats - Marty McCarrick 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>October</strong> 4, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Vibe 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - TBD<br />

NSB Brewing - Eddy Davis 6pm<br />

Oceanside - TBD<br />

Traders - Justin Hall 6pm<br />

Traders - Kings County 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 5, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Reed Foley 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Music Matt 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Jason Longoria 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Stephanie Schaffer 5:30pm<br />

Tortugas - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6pm<br />

Traders - Kings County 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>October</strong> 6, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jessie Abbey 12pm<br />

Oceanside - Jimmy Z 10:00am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 8, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

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Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 9, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Trevor Ohlsen 7pm<br />

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

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 10, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Drew Halverson 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

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

Yellow Dog Eats - Trevor Ohlsen 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>October</strong> 11, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jimmy Z 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - 5 Time Shag 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Jonny Odis 6pm<br />

Oceanside - TBD<br />

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm<br />

Traders - The Accuzed 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 12, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jonny Odis 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Faith Hannon 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Trevor Ohlsen 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Stephanie Schaffer 6pm<br />

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

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm<br />

Traders - The Accuzed 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>October</strong> 13, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jason Longoria 12pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 15, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 16, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Stephanie Schaffer 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Rasta Bayers 7pm<br />

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

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Friday, <strong>October</strong> 18, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Kelly Jarrard 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Drew Halverson 4pm<br />

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

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

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

Traders - Eddy Davis 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 19, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Gina Cuchetti 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Evening Muze 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Thom Blasberg 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Seth Pause 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - 5 Time Shag 6pm<br />

Traders - Marty McCarrick 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>October</strong> 20, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Transfers 12pm<br />

Oceanside - Warren Beck 10am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 22, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 23, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 24, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Ricky Silvia 6pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - TBD<br />

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

Friday, <strong>October</strong> 25, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Shannon Rae 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Vibe 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Eddy Davis 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - TBD<br />

Oceanside - Austin Miller 5:30pm<br />

Traders - Jimmy Z 6pm<br />

Traders - Boomers 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jonny Odis 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>October</strong> 26, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - High End 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Warren Beck 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - TBD<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - NSB Erb 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Jason Longoria 5:30pm<br />

Tortugas Cheap Thrills 6pm<br />

Traders - Warren Beck 2:30pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6:30pm<br />

Traders - Boomers 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Austin Miller 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>October</strong> 27, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jessie Abbey 12pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>October</strong> 29, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>October</strong> 30, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Thursday, <strong>October</strong> 31, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jonny Odis 6pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley 7:30pm<br />

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

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Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

It’s usually this time of year that I am found scrambling<br />

at the last minute for an awesome, if not awesomely<br />

affordable. Halloween costume. My mom was responsible<br />

for some all-time best efforts/bad results costumes<br />

including me parading around my Ohio neighborhood as<br />

garbage<br />

(a garbage bag with old food stapled to it), a carrot,<br />

a football player and Snoopy. I tried the prom queen<br />

approach, Rocky Horror’s Frank ‘N. Furter, Jigsaw and<br />

more.<br />

My most frequently used Rock idea is the Paul Stanley. It<br />

simply requires a black curly wig, something to paint a star<br />

on your eye, lipstick and some press on chest hair. If you<br />

are a dude who chooses to use his own chest hair, make<br />

sure to blow dry and fluff what you got to maximize the<br />

effect. You can accessorize with a fancy belt, a fancy tight<br />

pant or vest, but in this costume, the face and head do all<br />

the work.<br />

Perhaps a more modern option would be the Rob Zombie.<br />

Short of splurging for some zombie-eye contact lenses, all<br />

that is required for this are some bell bottoms with various<br />

patches from speed shops or dark horror film images and<br />

a denim jacket with much of the same flare attached. You<br />

can go with the wig or you can choose to not shower for a<br />

couple of months and make sure to put gum in your hair to<br />

complete the effect. Toss on a weathered cowboy hat &<br />

bang, you win.<br />

You can go as a member of Metallica, Nickelback,<br />

Disturbed, or a host of other bands by wearing a<br />

black T-shirt and black skinny jeans. You may need to<br />

accessorize this with a name tag identifying which member<br />

of what band you are but it’s a money saver. Grab a guitar,<br />

a bald cap, and some cool black shades and voila! You are<br />

guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani. Or slap on some poorly applied<br />

clown makeup and a big red smile from ear-to-ear, pop<br />

on a green wig and a cloak, and you just became guitar<br />

virtuoso John 5. All it takes is a kilt and a cut-off sleeveless<br />

denim jacket, an excessively bushy press-on beard and<br />

long blonde wig and you just became guitar virtuoso Zakk<br />

Wylde.<br />

Now there are a host of less appropriate, snarky Rock<br />

& Roll costumes as well. Pop one arm back inside your<br />

t-shirt, grab a drumstick and you’re trick-or-treating as Def<br />

Leppard’s Rick Allen.<br />

A shotgun, poorly applied eyeliner and a t-shirt reading<br />

“Hole’s Gonna Be Big” along with some makeup heroin<br />

track marks on your arm is all it takes to be Courtney<br />

Love. If you are a particularly hairy dude, get some faux<br />

gauge earrings, no shirt and a microphone and you’ve got<br />

the formula for a solid Linkin Park Chesthair Bennington<br />

costume. Some may think it’s too soon, but ‘ya only get<br />

one Halloween a year, so express your rock self.<br />

Dropping close to $50 on a solid Slipknot mask and a<br />

mechanic’s shirt is always a nice option but you also need<br />

to calculate the accessibility of the mouth hole for booze<br />

consumption. If you are heading to a Halloween party<br />

and you have a mini-mail slot sized hole in your mask, you<br />

are limited to drinking your trash can punch or ambient<br />

temperature draft beer through a straw and it’s hard to look<br />

cool and menacing in that situation. AND you need to stay<br />

properly hydrated in a latex pull-over mask as well as the<br />

necessary mouthwash or mints because when your heavy<br />

breathing comes back at ‘ya like a hot racquetball serve,<br />

you’ll want to be minty fresh.<br />

OK, so now you are set. No panic needed. Just toss on an<br />

ill-fitting sweater and tattered pants and do the Cobain. Get<br />

a wig and a magician’s hat and rock the Slash. Or maybe<br />

go deep and smear on some black eye makeup and a bike<br />

chain over your shoulder and you just became Alice Cooper<br />

In Chains! And if you win a contest, cut me in for 5%.<br />

Happy Rockin’ Halloween!<br />

Cheers!<br />

RIGGS<br />


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I stepped up my game when I was in college by going as<br />

Morton Clowney Junior, my tribute to the late crazed talk<br />

show host, rocking a clown costume and wig and placing<br />

many warts all over my face while working some candy<br />

cigarettes. I thought it was damn genius. My wife brought<br />

perhaps the greatest costumes to life in my early radio<br />

career as months of painstaking paper mache work turned<br />

in to Terrance and Phillip, the South Park Canadian icons<br />

that make me laugh with each and every fart. Unfortunately,<br />

I entered a costume contest and a drunk dude thought it<br />

would be fun to punch one of the paper mache heads and<br />

then the party ended.<br />

But the best costumes have always been the<br />

Rock & Roll inspired efforts. So here are a<br />

few awesome, if not completely tasteless and<br />

inappropriate, ideas for Rock & Roll Halloween<br />

costumes:<br />


An Original Music Manifesto<br />

24<br />

Original<br />

Between the Blues and the Beatles, practically every<br />

chord and chord progression imaginable has already<br />

been “invented.” These days, if your music gets<br />

famous, there’s a good chance you’ll get sued, because<br />

someone, somewhere “made it up” before you did. So<br />

how in this modern age can you possibly be an “original”<br />

band?<br />

Because of sheer volume and the nature of entropy, it<br />

appears the music world is getting less and less original<br />

anyway. Seems like tribute bands are getting more and<br />

more of those weekend spots at the local premiere<br />

venues, while the local original bands are competing for<br />

the few spots left at the dive bars. Original bands need to<br />

literally face the music, and ask themselves why?<br />

Is society dumbing down? Yes. Have people become<br />

accustomed to not paying for music or even searching<br />

for it anymore? Yes. Are radio stations so corporate and<br />

streamlined that people are just hearing the same 1000<br />

songs over and over again? Yes, but is that the reason<br />

your band is a meaningless speck of sand in the desert<br />

of bands that is the musical wasteland? I don’t think so.<br />

You’re in a Hardcore band, and let me guess,<br />

there’s throat vocals? You’re in a Progressive<br />

metal band, and you have two singers; one<br />

screams, and the other one sings melodically,<br />

right? You’re a Rapper, and you bought your<br />

beats off the internet? You’re in a Jam Band,<br />

and you jam? Wait, aren’t you already in a<br />

Reggae Rock band?<br />

Seems to me that modern music for the most<br />

part has been shoved into genre cubbies,<br />

and about half of the music from any of these<br />

genres sounds way too similar to the rest. On<br />

top of that, the blues progressions are, well,<br />

old. Those classic rock riffs are really played<br />

out and those surf rock lines are becoming<br />

monotonous. That Dubstep sound is really<br />

getting annoying, and the auto-tuning of<br />

vocals is downright ad nauseum.<br />

So what is a band to do to stand out? If<br />

we can’t be original anymore, we’ll need to<br />

be the “new” original. Bands that still get<br />

my attention are the ones that mix genres,<br />

change genres, pace, meter, and style, do<br />

variations on themes, and most of all, those<br />

that evolve. Bands like Fishbone, Ween,<br />

and even Bruce Springsteen are constantly<br />

evolving their music and are finding a way to<br />

stay original in an unoriginal world. They are<br />

the “new” originals.<br />

Some will say that what I’m about to suggest<br />

has also been done before, and that’s true;<br />

part of my opening point is that there really<br />

is nothing original left to do. But the music<br />

scene could still use more ideas like these.<br />

Hardcore band, do a ballad, in your style<br />

but without the throat vocals. Rapper, get a<br />

rock band behind you on a couple tracks.<br />

Rock band, create a rap song. Jam band,<br />

jam out a pop song. Emo band, do a happy<br />

song. Punk band, do a Sinatra-style song.<br />

Whatever you are doing - change it up, fuse it<br />

with something else, make part of it half-time,<br />

create a bridge that goes a half step up, add<br />

a violin or a trumpet. Do something different<br />

because, for the love of the Beatles, we need<br />

some “new original” music out there.<br />

As always, thanks for reading. Check back<br />

next month, when I discuss professionalism<br />

and how important it is for original bands<br />

trying to make their way. Until then, keep<br />

making and supporting “new” original music!<br />

By C. August Wenger<br />


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1. What American sitcom did Billie Eilish use samples from in “My<br />

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5. Which female singer released an album called The Immaculate<br />

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6. The legendary American singer, Ray Charles helped pioneer what<br />

genre of music?<br />

7. What is the title of Whitney Houston’s 1992 best-selling soundtrack<br />

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11. Which English female artist released the 2015 hit song “Hello”?<br />

14. The pop artist, Billie Eillish released her debut album, We All Fall<br />

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15. Which American rock band released their 1975 album, Dressed To Kill?<br />

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2. What rock band does Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman,<br />

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3. Which rock band was formed by the Gallagher brothers from<br />

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4. The first name of singer who released 1959 hit song “Put Your Head<br />

on My Shoulder”?<br />

7. Kenneth Brian Edmonds is the legal name of which musician?<br />

8. What was Kendrick Lamar’s original last name?<br />

9. Al Green gained popularity in the 1970s but shortly after he also<br />

became a ___?<br />

10. Which rapper is best known for his albums Illmatic and Stillmatic?<br />

12. Which English rock band consists of the members: Phil Collins,<br />

Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks?<br />

13. How many brothers were there in the original Jackson family line<br />

up?<br />

17. Justin Timberlake was the leader of the singer of what popular boy<br />

band?<br />

Answers on page 36<br />

1. Who does Billie Eilish co-write her songs with?<br />

2. Who was the first rapper to sign to Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation?<br />

3. What is the title of Bon Jovi’s best-selling album?<br />

4. The name of the first band to hold the top 3 songs on the Billboard Hot 100?<br />

5. Which music icon launched her own social media website in 2011?<br />

6. What is the birth name of Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N’ Roses?<br />

7. What is the title of Billie Eilish’s debut single that gained her popularity?<br />

8. Who was the original drummer for Nirvana?<br />

9. What is the title of MC Hammer’s most successful single of the 90s?<br />

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three to four minutes.<br />

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Plate the fillet skin side up over a small mound of the<br />

grains, add the zucchini medley to the side and garnish<br />

with a sprig of basil. Enjoy with a glass of crisp Pinot<br />

Grigio!<br />

For more than three decades, Phil Soussan has<br />

gained notoriety as a band mate and songwriter for<br />

legendary rock n rollers including Billy Idol, Vince Neil<br />

and Ozzy Osbourne, whom he wrote the hit song<br />

“Shot in the Dark.” Soussan has also dabbled in the<br />

restaurant industry and is certainly a commendable<br />

chef in his own right. But don’t take our word for it;<br />

his Mediterranean Pan-Seared Branzino with Anise<br />

Zucchini and Mini Grains speaks for itself.<br />

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Raffles<br />

musicians Byron & Billy,<br />

Featuring<br />

Moore, and vocals by Kiki Sharkey.<br />

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GREAT<br />

PRESS<br />

PHOTOS<br />

By Stephanie Christie<br />

Getting that great<br />

press photo for<br />

yourself or your<br />

band is probably<br />

one of the most<br />

important pieces<br />

of your brand. You<br />

know what they<br />

say...You never get<br />

a second chance to<br />

make a great first<br />

impression. Your<br />

photo is your first<br />

impression, so let’s<br />

make sure it speaks<br />

to your band and<br />

sends a great vibe<br />

to your audience.<br />

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2<br />

3<br />

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PLANNING IS IMPORTANT - Creating a mood board<br />

on Pinterest will be a huge help, not only to you, but also<br />

to your photographer, stylist and bandmates. I would<br />

suggest that you always start by gathering a few shots of<br />

other artist photos that you feel drawn to. Ask yourself<br />

why you like those photos. Do they have great color?<br />

Great composition? Do they tell a story in one single<br />

frame? Other items to include in the mood board might<br />

include wardrobe ideas, location ideas, prop or backdrop<br />

looks.<br />


- By this I mean, anybody should be able to look at<br />

your photo and have a very good idea of what to expect<br />

BEFORE they actually hear your music. If you are a surf<br />

rock band, I would expect to see you in a setting that<br />

reflects that vibe. It could be a beach, a retro beachside<br />

motel, a surf shop, a cafe, a jeep, on a boat etc. It would<br />

feel out of place to see a photo set in a parking garage,<br />

warehouse, cityscape or rooftop.<br />

WARDROBE MATTERS - Hiring a stylist is a really<br />

great way to make sure that you look like the very best<br />

version of you. For a couple hundred bucks, a stylist will<br />

pull a few looks for you, based on your mood boards and<br />

sizes and will handle all returns of clothing. You will show<br />

up with a few basic items that the stylist can use to mix<br />

in, and you will look and feel amazing and your photos<br />

will look professional. If you don’t know where to find<br />

a stylist, ask your photographer. All photographers have<br />

stylists that they work with regularly and are very happy<br />

to have another professional on the shoot. Also, make<br />

sure your stylist has a link to your music, your website<br />

and your socials.<br />

HAIR AND GROOMING - Get a fresh haircut/color a<br />

week before your shoot...not the day before. You know<br />

the old joke about the difference between a good haircut<br />

and a bad haircut? About 2 weeks. When going for a<br />

new look make sure you bring photos of inspirational<br />

looks. Find cuts and colors you love and share those<br />

with your stylist. Shave, moisturize and take a look at<br />

those eyebrows. They shape your expression. Clean,<br />

manicured nails are a plus. Having an on-set hairstylist<br />

is really wonderful if you have long hair or if you are<br />

shooting multiple looks. Also, make sure your hair stylist<br />

has a link to your music, your website and your socials.<br />

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professional photographer is the most important aspect<br />

of any shoot. I cannot tell you how many times I have<br />

had a band schedule a photoshoot next week for<br />

new photos and they tell me that a family friend with a<br />

really good camera is taking the photos. That’s great<br />

if the family friend is a professional photographer.<br />

However, most of the time that family friend is just a<br />

nice person with a nice camera. Big difference. If your<br />

mom ordered a 10k ProTools setup and insisted on<br />

recording your next album for you, would you do that?<br />

Probably not. It would be like me calling myself a chef<br />

because I have a gourmet kitchen. Every piece of your<br />

content needs to be held to the same standard as your<br />

professionally mixed and mastered tracks. The first<br />

step is to share your mood board with your potential<br />

photographer to see if they can get your ‘vision’. Also,<br />

make sure your photographer has a link to your music,<br />

your website and your socials.<br />

BE ORGANIZED - Start a group chat or group email<br />

with all band members, photographer, stylists and<br />

helpers. Send out an email with locations, call-times<br />

for hair and wardrobe fittings , possible weather issues,<br />

back-up plan etc. Let’s say you have a shoot planned<br />

for the beach and it is raining cats and dogs. Head to<br />

a bowling alley, a cafe, a shopping mall, arcade or old<br />

bookstore nearby and shoot a few frames while you<br />

wait for the weather to clear. Sometimes the accidental<br />

shots are the best ones!<br />

PLACEMENT OF SUBJECTS - If you are<br />

shooting a multi-member group, there are a few<br />

key things to keep in mind. It is very important that<br />

your photographer knows the role of each member<br />

in the band. Otherwise, you may end up with your<br />

lead singer in the back of the photo. Also, If you<br />

know that a member may only be a touring player or<br />

may be leaving the group soon, you should let your<br />

photographer know this as well. Generally, they will<br />

position them on either end of shot so that they can be<br />

cropped out if necessary.<br />

SHOOT EDITORIAL STYLE - By this I mean try<br />

to capture more than just your band image itself and<br />

work within a theme. Grab a shot of just your feet. Or<br />

just your hands. If you’re shooting in a cafe, ask your<br />

photographer to shoot a couple of shots of forks and<br />

knives on the table, or hands holding a menu. These<br />

can be used for additional content pieces like tour<br />

posters, Instagram posts, Facebook event<br />

pages, or album artwork.<br />


Change is upon us. I can feel it in the air. Can you?<br />

As fall approaches we are all adjusting, adapting<br />

and hopefully overcoming whatever challenges and<br />

changes we face at the end of one season and the<br />

start of the next. For me, <strong>October</strong> not only holds the<br />

promise of a new season but of a personal new year<br />

ahead. With my 44th birthday on the horizon I have<br />

been reflecting upon the bounty of my life and the<br />

major dramatic shifts that have occurred in the last<br />

decade since I was a pop star still in my early 30’s. I<br />

sit here to write and can’t help but wonder how and<br />

when the pendulum shall swing the other direction.<br />

See, almost everybody I know has been going<br />

through extraordinarily rough times lately. What I keep<br />

telling myself is, when the pendulum has swung so<br />

far in one direction it has no choice but to eventually<br />

swing the other way. So I cannot wait to see what is<br />

on the other side of all of this turmoil and upheaval.<br />

It’s gotta be something truly amazing!<br />

As we well know trauma, pain and catalyst moments<br />

of change can often be our greatest teachers in life<br />

and our greatest source of inspiration, if we choose<br />

to dive deeply into it and go with the transformative<br />

tide they bring in their wake. I’ve found that resistance<br />

to it is absolutely futile and can very well cause us<br />

more unnecessary agony. If we try to control the<br />

uncontrollable we just get battered into submission by<br />

the winds of change anyway. It’s best to get yourself<br />

centered in the eye of whatever storm you are<br />

currently facing and hunker down for the ride.<br />

When awful and jarring things happen to us we tend<br />

to want to disappear, hide away and numb out. We<br />

also tend to get hyper vigilant for the next, worse<br />

thing to happen. Neither is helpful. That only creates<br />

patterns of escapism and a tendency to wait for<br />

the other shoe to drop. To get out of the negative<br />

feedback loop that these intense experiences can<br />

leave us in we must jump off the carousel of nonprogress<br />

and find the will to grow through it. Yes,<br />

sometimes it feels far easier to escape all the<br />

uncomfortable bits of life but in reality, this comes<br />

with a heavy price, not only for yourself but for those<br />

you love most who take the brunt of your inactivity,<br />

pain and depressed energies. That being said, the<br />

act of cocooning yourself in times of crisis is often an<br />

absolute necessity and a much healthier way to tend<br />

to your delicate emotional state when times are tough.<br />

So where do we start when we have come to a<br />

complete halt on our journey or are faced with a<br />

tragedy that changes our trajectory? What do we do<br />

when we have lost touch with our old selves<br />

and have no idea who we are to become?<br />

How do we handle the hairpin, 180 turn<br />

life sometimes takes on us? We grow and<br />

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Midlife Chrysalis<br />

By Candice Beu<br />

change or we wither and eventually die. Sometimes<br />

we must face the hardest truths. It’s just that cut<br />

and dry. We have two basic choices, to allow the<br />

untangling to take place within and around us or to<br />

check out completely. Choose love and life or fear and<br />

death. Every moment we get the chance to choose.<br />

If we hold on too tightly to the threads of the past<br />

and try to weave our expectations around how things<br />

“should’ve been” we’ll get sucked down into the vortex<br />

of regret and all that has been lost. If we can instead<br />

choose to be vulnerable, choose acceptance and<br />

allowance, then go gracefully within and digest the<br />

experiences of our human beingness in both silence<br />

and solitude, then we can create a safe space, a<br />

golden chrysalis, for our changing selves.<br />

Crisis puts us right into the crucible and straight into<br />

the fire where we are faced with the ultimate test of<br />

who we are and what we are made of. So we must<br />

gather all the tools in our emotional, physical and<br />

spiritual toolbox and get to work embodying our truth.<br />

Ultimately it is you and only you who can do the<br />

interior work that initiates the energetic and mental<br />

shifts necessary to access the supernatural strength<br />

and evolution available in times of crisis. The forced<br />

metamorphosis that is upon you is a gift that can<br />

reveal a multitude of insights, if you can regroup and<br />

reframe it for yourself while you reinvent your life. We<br />

all go through it at different stages of our journeys<br />

but a lot of the times we are hit with it in our middle<br />

years. Our caterpillar nature is often very active in our<br />

early years of life as we eat up all the experiences<br />

around us...the good, the bad, the ugly, the weird<br />

and the beautiful. But eventually something happens<br />

to every single one of us. Some sort of crisis (be it<br />

an illness, a birth, a death, a divorce, a diagnosis,<br />

or some tragedy) befalls us. The once curious and<br />

hungry caterpillar inside can no longer seem to move<br />

in any direction. We can’t go backwards, we can<br />

hardly move forward and all we can see is the present<br />

starkness of an uncertain future. Some may call it a<br />

midlife crisis but I like to call it “The Midlife Chrysalis”.<br />

If we are lucky we can come out the other end a very<br />

different animal but it does take time, effort, patience<br />

and a willingness to let go of that which no longer<br />

serves us. We have to get comfortable with being<br />

uncomfortable while we dissolve and restructure<br />

inside the shell of our former selves.<br />

Sometimes we must break in order to rebuild. The<br />

mosaic we create out of the broken parts of ourselves<br />

can soon become the beu-tiful new winged one who<br />

is birthed through the chrysalis of our own being.<br />

But we must breakthrough! We can’t stay cocooned<br />

away forever or that delicate new creature will never<br />

fully form or fly. We must break out of our safety net<br />

eventually and hang upside down in faith for a while,<br />

letting our supple new wings unfurl before we are<br />

strong enough to take to the sky and dance upon<br />

those winds of change. So be easy on yourself. Go<br />

slowly. Don’t rush the process and let time do what<br />

time does best, heal and grow. Love, friendship and<br />

creative forms of self expression are great healing<br />

forces in times of pain and change. Small children,<br />

pets and/or loved ones are also important motivators<br />

for keeping one active. They provide big incentives<br />

for not giving up on life as well as often being hidden<br />

sources of wisdom and comedy... two essentials in<br />

my book. All these supportive forces can help bring a<br />

bit of ease, comfort and levity to your rebirthing time.<br />

Writing has been a cathartic and therapeutic part of<br />

my personal resurrection and healing journey. Music<br />

has as well, but music always helps everyone in some<br />

way in my opinion. That’s what makes it so universal.<br />

It’s the memory maker, the memory keeper, and the<br />

conduit that assists emotions to flow and release,<br />

especially when you have lost the ability to find the<br />

words or get in touch with your emotions. Music can<br />

also get us moving again and you’ve got to moveit<br />

move-it in order to start your momentum up after<br />

being cocooned away a while. An object in motion<br />

will stay in motion and an object at rest will stay at<br />

rest. So start moving and use great music to do it.<br />

Butterflies don’t break out of their chrysalis without<br />

a bit of a struggle and a bit of a dance. As much as<br />

simple activity may seem impossible, think of all the<br />

things you can still do and be actively appreciative<br />

of those blessing in your life. Stop focusing on what<br />

you couldn’t control or weren’t able to keep from<br />

happening. The sooner you can accept that life is<br />

full of unanswered questions and that we are all<br />

complicated creatures on an uncertain journey, the<br />

better.<br />

Trials and tribulations can affect us in bizarre,<br />

interesting and unexpectedly delicious ways if we let<br />

it. So keep seeking better solutions and become a<br />

treasure hunter of simple joys in order to find those<br />

gems hidden in the darkest of times. Also, remember<br />

to be kinder to yourself and to others out there in the<br />

world. You never know when you may encounter an<br />

incapacitated caterpillar or what crisis had recently<br />

befallen a fellow butterfly now testing her newfound<br />

wings. The autumn winds blow hard and warm here<br />

in the south so let’s make our break throughs count,<br />

gather our inner strength, spread our gorgeous hard<br />

won wings and in due time, bravely take to the skies.<br />

“Now our chrysalis is breaking, cause we’re done<br />

incubating, and we’re ready to emerge with a surge<br />

for creating...so sorry to keep ya’ll waiting”<br />

-Danielle Beu<br />

(Lyric taken from the song “Sister” by The<br />

Beu Sisters/The Beu-tiful Album)<br />


Rocktails with Booker Patron<br />

In past issues, Rocktails articles were about different artists and the libations they enjoy when partying like a rock<br />

star. There is no doubt that alcohol of all types is a part of the music business and has been for generations. These<br />

days, many established musicians have created their own alcohol brands to sell to the public as a way to share their<br />

love of spirits and, of course, as a way to hopefully make a lot of money. Here’s just a short list of the many products<br />

that are available to the public:<br />

BOB DYLAN recently recently announced a collection<br />

of premium handcrafted whiskeys, Heaven’s Door<br />

Spirits, featuring his own artwork on the bottles. The<br />

blends include a Straight Tennessee Bourbon, a Double<br />

Barrel Whiskey, and a Straight Rye Whiskey finished in<br />

“Cigar” Barrels from Vosges, France.<br />

GEORGE STRAIT recently declared “This year, I’m<br />

resolving to drink more water, and better tequila,” adding<br />

that his long time ritual for celebrating a successful<br />

show includes having a shot of tequila backstage. Strait<br />

brought the “previously nameless” Código 1530 tequila<br />

from Mexico.<br />

DARIUS RUCKER and his band kick off each<br />

show with a ceremonial group whiskey shot. It’s a<br />

longstanding tradition for Rucker (also the frontman for<br />

Hootie & the Blowfish, whose songs include one titled<br />

“Whiskey and You”) to bring good luck for each show<br />

and now he continues the ritual with his line of liquor,<br />

appropriately named Backstage Southern Whiskey.<br />

Phantom Foodie<br />

In case you haven’t heard, New Smyrna’s own Tayton<br />

O’Brians now has a FULL LIQUOR BAR!!! So<br />

now, those of you who may have bypassed this gem<br />

because you turn your nose up at the largest beer and<br />

wine selection in the area have no excuse not to go in<br />

and give their food menu a try.<br />

Owners Brian and Tonia Pemrick have created an<br />

old style Irish Pub with great food and drinks and<br />

something going on every night of the week. Monday<br />

is Wing Night (and their wings are delicious); Tuesday<br />

is Irish Night with Corned Beef and Cabbage;<br />

Wednesday is Fish and Sing night with Fish and<br />

Chips and karaoke; Thursday is Taco & Tire night with<br />

beef or fish tacos and “Kill a Keg” Fat Tire beer; Friday<br />

is karaoke/DJ with DJ E-Rock; Saturday brings live<br />

music. They are rumored to be reviving their Sunday<br />

Country Night as well.<br />

Tayton O’Brians happens to be one of my favorite<br />

places to stop anytime I am on Flagler Avenue, if only<br />

to say hello to Brian and grab a Bass Pale Ale. The<br />

staff are always attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.<br />

Their menu includes Irish Pub favorites such as Fish<br />

and Chips, Scotch Eggs, Potato Pancakes, Fried<br />

Bangers, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Shepherd’s<br />

Pie. My favorites in particular are Fish and Chips,<br />

French Dip Sandwich, Turkey Club Wrap and the<br />

Wings.<br />

You can’t go wrong at Tayton O’Brians for watching<br />

sports, having dinner and drinks or listening to music.<br />

Great owners, friendly staff, seemingly endless<br />

beer selection and now FULL LIQUOR BAR. Not to<br />

mention some of the most fun karaoke nights I’ve ever<br />

experienced. There is also an outside beer garden - a<br />

perfect spot to enjoy a nice evening outside.<br />

Be sure to stop by the next time you go on a Flagler<br />

Avenue bar crawl! And do yourself a favor - make it<br />

your first stop and have a great meal to kick off your<br />

evening.<br />

Maroon 5 frontman ADAM LEVINE & forman Van<br />

Halen member SAMMY HAGAR, now have more<br />

than rock music in common. The pair bonded over their<br />

love of tequila and launched Santo Mezquila the world’s<br />

first mezquila (a combination of tequila and mezcal). By<br />

blending the two liquors, Hagar says they created “a<br />

higher spirit.”<br />

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE collaborated with the<br />

legendary Casa Sauza to create Sauza 901 Tequila, a<br />

smooth, triple distilled drink. JT and tequila - what could<br />

be better?<br />

MARILYN MANSON’s strong brand typically<br />

includes all things creepy. When he came up with his<br />

own alcohol brand, it had to green and strong. His<br />

absinthe liquor, Mansinthe, is produced in Switzerland<br />

and is distilled from herbs, so the green color<br />

is actually natural.<br />

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PUZZLE answers<br />

answers<br />

1. Who does Billie Eilish co-write her songs with? Her brother, Finneas<br />

2. Who was the first rapper to sign to Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation? J Cole<br />

3. What is the title of Bon Jovi’s best-selling album? Slippery When Wet<br />

4. The name of the first band to hold the top 3 songs on the Billboard Hot 100? The Beatles<br />

5. Which music icon launched her own social media website in 2011? Lady Gaga<br />

6. What is the birth name of Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N’ Roses? William Bruce Rose<br />

7. What is the title of Billie Eilish’s debut single that gained her popularity? Ocean Eyes<br />

8. Who was the original drummer for Nirvana? Chad Channing<br />

9. What is the title of MC Hammer’s most successful single of the 90s? U Can’t Touch This<br />

10. Who are the original members of the Backstreet Boys? Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and Nick Carter<br />

Gotha Location<br />

<strong>October</strong> 3 - Bobby Koelble<br />

<strong>October</strong> 4 - Mud Rooster Band<br />

<strong>October</strong> 5 - TBD<br />

<strong>October</strong> 10 - Zack Meadows<br />

<strong>October</strong> 11 - Alejandre Garcia<br />

<strong>October</strong> 12 - Dave and the Waverlys<br />

<strong>October</strong> 14 - Open Mic Night<br />

<strong>October</strong> 17 - Ramona<br />

<strong>October</strong> 18 - Ramona<br />

<strong>October</strong> 19 - Run Raquel<br />

<strong>October</strong> 24 - JT Trio<br />

<strong>October</strong> 25 - Crenshaw<br />

<strong>October</strong> 26 - <strong>Live</strong> Heart<br />

<strong>October</strong> 28 - Open Mic<br />

<strong>October</strong> 31 - NO MUSIC (Halloween)<br />

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Windermere 34786<br />

(407) 296-0609<br />



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<strong>October</strong> 3 - Marty McCarrick<br />

<strong>October</strong> 4 - The Evening Muze<br />

<strong>October</strong> 5 - Gina Cuchetti<br />

<strong>October</strong> 10 - Trevor Ohlsen<br />

<strong>October</strong> 11 - Eddy Davis<br />

<strong>October</strong> 12 - Bradford Buckley<br />

<strong>October</strong> 17 - Claire Vandiver<br />

<strong>October</strong> 18 - Hannah Wilson<br />

<strong>October</strong> 19 - Warren Beck<br />

<strong>October</strong> 24 - The Cyclones<br />

<strong>October</strong> 25 - Jonny Odis<br />

<strong>October</strong> 31 - The Transfers<br />

147 Canal St.<br />

New Smyrna Beach 32168<br />

(386) 410-4824<br />

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Reggae Rock 9pm<br />


Reggae Rock 9pm<br />

11 - TRAE PIERCE AND<br />


Rock 9pm<br />

12 - PLAYIN POSSUM<br />

Classic Country 9pm<br />


Adult Contemporary 9pm<br />


Alternative Rock 9pm<br />

19 - THE A+ TEAM<br />

80’s Rock 9pm<br />

20 - 14th ANNUAL<br />


CHAMPONSHIP 12am<br />



Jazz Fusion 8pm<br />

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11 12 16<br />

18 19 20<br />

25 - LUVU<br />

Dance/Top 40 9pm<br />


Ska/Reggae Rock 9pm<br />

27 - TROPIDELLIC<br />

Reggae Rock 8pm<br />

24 25 26<br />

29 - SHINE AND THE<br />


Soul/Rock 9pm<br />


Adult Contemporary 9pm<br />

27 29 30<br />

690 E. 3rd St. New Smyrna Beach, Fl www. BeachsideTavern.com

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