Static Live Magazine November 2019

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STATIC LIVE Magazine is Central Florida’s premier publication dedicated to celebrating music and culture. STATIC LIVE provides extensive, detailed community information from fashion to art, entertainment to events through noteworthy interviews, sensational photography and in-depth editorial coverage. STATIC LIVE is the only publication of its kind in Central Florida and reaches all target markets through wide distribution channels. Our staff includes highly accomplished contributors with award-winning backgrounds in music and entertainment; we know how much business is captured from the entertainment market. Our free full color publication can be found throughout Central Florida at key retailers, hotels and restaurants in high traffic areas. Our mission is to highlight the incredible talent, culture and lifestyle in Central Florida. With eye-opening profiles and coverage of the music and art community, STATIC LIVE readers will be positively influenced by our topical content and trending advertisers. STATIC LIVE Magazine is the most effective tool for branding connectivity with consumers in our area.


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The New Normal:<br />

Stars vs. Smartphone<br />

-toting Fans<br />

It’s All On The Floor<br />

So Long<br />

Robert Hunter<br />

Eulogy for a Great Poet<br />

England<br />

The Summer of ‘78<br />

with Ric Ocasek and The Cars

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6<br />

8<br />

10<br />

12<br />

14<br />

16<br />

19<br />

20<br />

22<br />

26<br />

31<br />

35<br />

36<br />

38<br />

“There’s more to light than<br />

the opposite of dark”<br />

~ Ric Ocasek<br />

Oh My Goddess<br />

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

The New Normal:<br />

Stars vs Smartphone-toting Fans<br />

Rock for Autism Recipe<br />

It’s All on the Floor<br />

COVER STORY – Summer of ’78 with<br />

Ric Ocasek and The Cars<br />

Enchanted England<br />

An Original Music Manifesto<br />

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

So Long Robert Hunter: Eulogy for a<br />

Great Poet<br />

Artist Feature: Andrew Swan (Brehys)<br />

Music Appreciation<br />

Rocktails<br />

Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

Snap It<br />

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Lilly Lang<br />

Her classic name came from her great grandma!<br />

Lilly is an artist and she is very creative. She makes the best special pasta<br />

alfredo, and she loves music. She plays piano, drums, and cymbals (which<br />

weigh as much as she does). She’s also in a drum line and loves to have<br />

battles against other drum lines.<br />

As an artist, she thinks the graphics in <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> are super cool!<br />

She just started modeling with Premiere a month ago and they already got<br />

her a contract with a worldwide agency called Select!<br />

Photo Credit Mandy Lynn<br />

Oh My...Goddess<br />


y Adam Floyd<br />

There are sayings about music and one of the most<br />

well-known is ‘Practice makes perfect’. The habit and<br />

discipline of regular musical exercise with an eye towards<br />

improvement can lead to a lifetime of expanding musical<br />

possibilities. It’s easy to learn a few tricks to regurgitate<br />

but that’s the ultimate example of resting on your laurels.<br />

This month’s article features a few tips and some advice on<br />

practice and technique.<br />

We have to experiment to see what works best. Everyone’s<br />

ideal way of practicing music is different, there is no one<br />

right way. Daily practice, however, is a good place to start<br />

for most. Almost anything performed daily with intent will<br />

improve over time.<br />

Sing, play or study for only 50 minutes straight, then take<br />

a walk stretch out or think about something else. You can<br />

play for many hours if you like, but take a break every hour.<br />

It will refresh you and empty your cup so you can learn<br />

more efficiently.<br />

Practice should include technique, new material, and older<br />

repertoire. If you have enough repertoire already in the<br />

bag, begin to rotate so everything stays fresh. Substitute<br />

theory, history, and attentive listening when you don’t<br />

feel like technique and scales. Be a kind critic, then hold<br />

yourself to a high standard.<br />

The most effective process for practice includes clearly<br />

defined goals: knowing what you’re attempting to<br />

accomplish. Serious study of music with an eye toward<br />

refinement and professionalism should include<br />

lessons and master classes with top-notch pros.<br />

Anyone can learn music if they have 25 years to<br />

burn. If you’d rather do it in two or three years,<br />

get professional help.<br />

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A variety of music consumption and study is essential.<br />

Particularly, music genres and modes that are not part of<br />

our own culture. It makes us step out of the box and see<br />

the forest without all the trees obscuring our view. Try a<br />

variety of countries, religions and historical periods.<br />

Don’t reinvent the wheel. How should one study and<br />

learn all the major instruments and voice, as well as<br />

composing? It’s nothing new, there are well trodden paths,<br />

with methodologies and even school courses that have<br />

been proven successful for decades and even centuries.<br />

Use these and save yourself difficulty, frustration and most<br />

importantly time, time, time.<br />

Reinvent the wheel. There’s no reason you can’t go faster<br />

or be more intense with your study. Don’t be limited by<br />

what historical models or other people hold to be sacred<br />

cows. Discover your own path. The sky is the limit and you<br />

manifest your own destiny.<br />

Get inspired and find Heroes. I was studying guitar at Cal<br />

State in Los Angeles in my early twenties. I found out the<br />

guitarist for The Police went to my school, and also Elliot<br />

Easton from The Cars! In fact, Elliott came and visited the<br />

class and it was inspiring, it made me believe I could have<br />

success too!<br />

Try journaling and record-keeping. All the dreams in the<br />

world are merely visions of grandeur without someone<br />

holding our feet to the fire. Ultimately we must be our own<br />

taskmasters. Keep charts and tables of your daily practice,<br />

including tempos and difficult passages. This record<br />

keeping will allow us to keep track of our progress. Then<br />

look back and keep in mind that ‘practice makes perfect’.

gleefully embrace an it’s-not-real-ifit’s-not-on-social-media<br />

credo.<br />

The New Normal:<br />

Stars vs. Smartphone<br />

-toting Fans<br />

During my decades as a<br />

music writer at various<br />

newspapers, I interviewed a<br />

number of country musicians who<br />

talked about performing behind<br />

a screen of chicken wire at some<br />

honky-tonk dive. They swore such<br />

wire fencing saved their ass: A<br />

boozy patron would get pissed<br />

because, say, he decided the<br />

singer was eyeing his gal, and<br />

so the irate dude would begin<br />

chunking Bud bottles at the band.<br />

I heard so many variations on the<br />

chicken-wire thing that to this day<br />

I’m too chickenshit to step foot in<br />

any honky-tonk except those fake<br />

ones at Disney World.<br />

So, I had to laugh when I read<br />

about a recent classical music<br />

concert in Cincinnati where<br />

German violinist Anne-Sophie<br />

Mutter became rattled because a<br />

front-row audience member was<br />

using her smartphone to film the<br />

performance. Mutter stopped in<br />

the middle of a Beethoven piece<br />

and, according to a press report,<br />

said, “Either I will leave, or you<br />

will put away your phone and<br />

recording device.”<br />

A kerfuffle ensued, and the<br />

patron was escorted out of the<br />

performance hall.<br />

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by Rick de Yampert<br />

A recent New York<br />

Times article detailed an<br />

incident at a performance of the<br />

Off-Broadway musical “The Wrong<br />

Man.” The play featured onstage<br />

seating, and when star Joshua<br />

Henry noticed one of those patrons<br />

was using his smartphone to<br />

record the show, Henry snatched<br />

the phone and tossed it under a<br />

riser – and did so while still singing<br />

and staying in character! Sweet!<br />

Yeah, I know: You can say<br />

performing Beethoven or Broadway<br />

requires a bit more concentration<br />

and skill than playing a piece of<br />

shit-kicking hillbilly rock like Hank<br />

Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are<br />

Coming Over Tonight.” But these<br />

days, when guys are recording<br />

their piss streaming into a public<br />

toilet because they think it looks<br />

like some Salvador Dali-meets-<br />

Marcel Duchamp artwork . . . well,<br />

digital intrusions in our lives are<br />

just the new normal.<br />

And this new normal is infiltrating<br />

the performing arts. Effete classical<br />

musicians are just going to have<br />

to deal with it and get some advice<br />

from the honky-tonkers about how<br />

to deal with distractions.<br />

I’m guessing there’s a generational<br />

divide about the desirability of<br />

Instagramming EVERY FUCKING<br />

MOMENT of one’s life, with most<br />

Boomers (full disclosure – I’m one)<br />

believing such practice is only<br />

slightly less appealing than eating<br />

Satan’s turds, while Millennials<br />

As a sitar player who performs<br />

throughout Central Florida, I am<br />

always happy to have listeners<br />

record and then Instagram and<br />

Facebook me – hey, free publicity!<br />

The downside, as musician<br />

friends have commented to me, is<br />

when a fan happens to capture a<br />

performance you don’t feel is your<br />

best, and you the artist have no<br />

control as it worms its way into the<br />

digital landscape.<br />

Just to be clear: If you catch me<br />

performing on sitar somewhere,<br />

I will be bummed if you think my<br />

music is NOT worth recording.<br />

So, please, Facebook the fuck<br />

out of me. As a Boomer-aged<br />

consumer of entertainment, I’m<br />

not so big on digitally documenting<br />

the concerts and shows I attend.<br />

Having reviewed some 1,200<br />

performances during my 30-year<br />

journalism career, I’ve had enough<br />

of having my attention diverted away<br />

from the star on stage – which in<br />

my case meant taking notes and<br />

instantly analyzing the performance<br />

for the review I’d be writing on a<br />

40-minute deadline when I got back<br />

to the newspaper office an hour<br />

later. For me, it’s a luxury to just sit<br />

and EXPERIENCE a performance<br />

without note-taking and without<br />

smartphoning it.<br />

Still, I love that performers such as<br />

Mutter and Henry are fighting back.<br />

The potential for such performer ire<br />

introduces an edginess to modern<br />

live entertainment. Back in my<br />

reviewing days, I frequently had to<br />

dodge the vomit spews of drunk<br />

fans near my seat. Now I have to<br />

be wary of the star tossing a fan’s<br />

iPhone into the crowd.<br />

I look forward to the day when the<br />

Grammys give an award for Best<br />

Performance by a Classical Artist<br />

Shoving a Smartphone Up a Fan’s<br />

Ass. And the Grammys will surely<br />

give a companion award for Best<br />

Fan Video of a Classical Artist<br />

Shoving a Smartphone Up Another<br />

Fan’s Ass.

Frankie Banali might be best known for his masterful work as<br />

drummer for the multi-platinum heavy metal band<br />

Quiet Riot, but the percussionist knows his way around the<br />

kitchen as well as he does a kit. When not making music or<br />

touring with Quiet Riot as the lone original member of the first<br />

heavy metal band to have a top-charting Billboard album, Chef<br />

Banali can be found cooking up classics at home and on the road.<br />

Among his seasonal selections is this fall favorite for Pumpkin<br />

Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce di Francesco.<br />

Frankie Banali<br />

Quiet Riot<br />




½ cup ricotta cheese<br />

¼ cup mascarpone cheese<br />

¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese<br />

½ cup pumpkin puree<br />

½ teaspoon roasted garlic gray salt<br />

¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg<br />

2 cups ups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt<br />

2 eggs<br />

½ cup of finely chopped and mashed sun dried<br />

tomato, discard oil<br />

1 teaspoon virgin olive oil<br />

2 teaspoons water<br />


1 tablespoon butter<br />

4 cloves garlic, minced<br />

1 tablespoon flour<br />

½ cup whole milk<br />

6 ounces Gorgonzola cheese<br />


Combine and mix thoroughly cheese, pumpkin, roasted garlic<br />

gray salt and fresh nutmeg. Cover and set aside.<br />

Mix flour and salt in a large bowl and form a well in the center.<br />

Beat sun dried tomato, oil and eggs until completely blended and<br />

pour into the well in the flour. Stir with a stiff whisk while bringing<br />

the flour mixture towards the center to form a dough ball (If the<br />

mixture is too dry and stiff, add the 2 teaspoons of water).<br />

Knead carefully for 5 minutes on a lightly floured board that is<br />

covered with cloth. If the dough becomes too sticky, add flour as<br />

needed until smooth. Cover and let sit for an additional 5 minutes.<br />

Divide dough into 4 equal parts, roll each part of the dough one<br />

at a time into 12 x 10 inch rectangles. Make sure the dough is<br />

covered.<br />

Place 2 teaspoons of the filling onto half of the rectangle about<br />

1 ½ inches apart in 2 rows of 4 mounds each. Lightly wet the<br />

edges of the dough as well as the dough in between the filling<br />

mounds. Fold the other half of the dough over the pumpkin<br />

mixture and press fingers firmly around the pumpkin mixture.<br />

Cut between the rows of filling to make the ravioli. Press the<br />

edges together with a pastry wheel. Repeat with the remaining<br />

dough and mixture.<br />

Cook ravioli in 4 quarts of boiling salted water until tender and<br />

drain carefully as to not damage the ravioli.<br />


Heat a pot or skillet over medium low heat and melt the butter<br />

in the pan. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until the<br />

garlic is translucent but not brown. Add the flour to make a<br />

roux and cook for 2 additional minutes or until the roux has<br />

a golden smooth color, making sure the flour is fully cooked.<br />

Slowly mix in milk while stirring with whisk until the sauce is<br />

smooth and without lumps. Bring the sauce to a boil and then<br />

reduce the heat to a simmer. When the sauce has thickened,<br />

take the pan off the heat and whisk in the gorgonzola until the<br />

sauce is creamy and smooth.<br />

TO SERVE<br />

Place a small amount of the sauce on the bottom of the plate,<br />

place ravioli on top and drizzle additional sauce on top of the<br />

ravioli to taste and add crumbled gorgonzola and press Italian<br />

parsley as garnish.<br />

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

benefit an amazing charitable cause, ‘We Rock for Autism, an officially recognized<br />

non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. For more information about “Rockin’ Recipes<br />

for Autism”, or to order the book, visit www.rockinrecipesforautism.com

It’s All On The Floor<br />

By Randy Pepper<br />

A few years ago I wrote about how guitar amps are<br />

becoming smaller and smaller and the days of stacks<br />

were gone except for a few people using them.<br />

But today guitar players are getting even smaller;<br />

floorboards are taking over the stages. Manufacturers<br />

like Line 6 with their Helix, Kemper with their new<br />

Floorboard, Fractal with their AX8, Head Rush, Bias<br />

FX, Mooer’s FX 300, the BOSS GT1000 and many<br />

others on the way. Guitar players now don’t even<br />

have to bring a giant pedalboard with effects or any<br />

kind of amp for a gig; they just pick up their gig bag,<br />

put their rig in it, get their guitar and cords and they’re<br />

ready to go.<br />

So, why are so many players going so small on<br />

stage? I asked some local players this very question.<br />

Thomas Watkins from the Orlando based band Speed<br />

Limit 70 is using a Fractal FX8. “It’s an amp and all<br />

the pedals I would use in one box. I send the signal<br />

back through my monitor for my tone.” Brain Bartleson<br />

from New Smyrna Band Fat City said, “Overall volume<br />

is directly influenced by stage volume. With more<br />

and more gigs happening in restaurants/bars and<br />

outdoor patios the bands that can keep the energy<br />

up at low volume are those getting the callbacks. Our<br />

entire band (including electronic drums) goes direct to<br />

FOH. This way we can be as loud as we want in our<br />

monitors while maintaining a volume level out front<br />

that makes the venue happy.” My go-to rig is a Line<br />

6 HX Stomp. It gives me great amp tones<br />

and effects, and the user interface makes<br />

it really easy to tweak my sound on the fly<br />

if I need to. I dearly love my tube amps but<br />

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these days they’re just for decoration. Elliott Kayne<br />

from the Flagler Dance band Soul Fire is using the<br />

Boss GT-1000 direct into the mains. “It sounds great. I<br />

can dial in a wide range of tones from natural cleans,<br />

to soaring dirt, with the touch response of an amp. We<br />

keep the stage volume low and balanced. We set the<br />

monitors to hear exactly what the audience is hearing<br />

in the mix. Plus it reduces the weight of the load in<br />

and set up is fast and easy. It’s great that my entire<br />

rig is now a simple 2 hand carry in.” Bill Hamilton of<br />

the band Psycho Magnets uses a Sans Amp Fly Rig<br />

direct to the FOH and to his in-ear monitors. Even<br />

church musicians like Jacksonville’s Bruce Stone<br />

who also uses a Sans Amp Fly Rig and Flagler’s<br />

Joe Desouza who said, “It is much easier to bring<br />

my fractal AX8 and plug direct, we are using in-ears<br />

anyways so lugging an amp is obsolete and it adds to<br />

stage volume.”<br />

It’s not just local bands doing this. Former J Geils<br />

Band and Yardbirds guitarist Johnny A uses a Fractal<br />

FX8, Falling In Reverse guitarist Zakk Sandler uses<br />

the Head Rush on stage and Michael Britt of the<br />

country band Lonestar just started using the new<br />

Kemper floorboard.<br />

So, the next time you go see your favorite band and<br />

don’t see an amp on stage look on the floor.<br />

<br />

Randy Pepper is a freelance guitarist<br />

or hire and the owner of the<br />

Guitar Attic in beautiful north Holly Hill.<br />


The Summer of ‘78 with Ric Ocasek and The Cars<br />

The year was 1978. I was a scrawny kid in the<br />

sixth grade in a small college town tucked<br />

away in the mountains of southwest Virginia.<br />

That summer, I decided I would like a little<br />

extra money for candy and such, so I picked up a<br />

paper route in my neighborhood.<br />

To my surprise, over half of my clients were college<br />

students and being a goofy class clown and an<br />

extrovert, I quickly made several friends even though<br />

they were much older than me. One of these friends<br />

was a girl named Kathrine she was a film major. For<br />

her senior project, she picked me and another one<br />

of her friends to make a short film about a young<br />

boy and a Clown as they goofed off around town. I<br />

really don’t remember much about her friend Peter<br />

other than his white boy ‘fro, and that he was a funny<br />

and really bright music major. There was one day,<br />

however, that has been stuck in my mind for over<br />

40 years. I had always listened to the college radio<br />

station since moving into town but never really took<br />

much notice of it other than memories of hearing<br />

bands like ELO, Elton John, Bob Seger, Lynyrd<br />

Skynyrd, and other classic rock. My new buddy Peter<br />

was more into newer music and during one of our<br />

days of hanging out, he turned me on to a brand new<br />

band called “The Cars”<br />

I still remember that day distinctly because he turned<br />

me on to them and another band that had recently<br />

come out: Cheap Trick. He told me in a bold fashion<br />

that these two bands were going to be famous for a<br />

long time. The summer ended and the short film went<br />

on to earn Kathrine an A+; not only that, but it was<br />

used to show incoming students how a film by future<br />

directors should be made. It was an eye-opening<br />

experience for me and one of the best summers of my<br />

childhood. As the years passed, The Cars continued<br />

to pump out hits and easily became one of my favorite<br />

bands of all-time.<br />

I remember listening to their first album over and<br />

over again and memorizing all the words, putting on<br />

headphones so I wouldn’t drive my parents crazy<br />

and freaking out every time I heard the song “Moving<br />

in Stereo” as the sounds shifted from one side to<br />

the other (I had yet to discover Pink Floyd). I also<br />

remember the intense excitement when I heard that<br />

they had a new album coming out the very next year<br />

called Candy O. I made sure that I cut back my candy<br />

intake for a month or two just so I could have enough<br />

money to buy that album and lo and behold I also<br />

memorized that one from start to finish. Needless to<br />

say, at that point I was a fan for life.<br />

To this day, whenever I hear a song by the Cars it<br />

takes me back to a much simpler time when I had<br />

dreams and aspirations of being a rock star. While I<br />

never did quite make it, one thing is for sure - my old<br />

long lost friend Peter was spot on when predicting the<br />

future of one of the best bands to ever come out of<br />

Boston.<br />

Recently, Ric Ocasek passed away and once again<br />

we all grieved. Over the past few years, it seems we<br />

have lost so many great musicians. While The Cars<br />

weren’t considered one of the best bands ever, they<br />

certainly hold a special place in my heart and I will<br />

always remember the summer of ‘78. Here’s a little<br />

more about this remarkable band and what made<br />

them special:<br />

The Cars (singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter<br />

Ric Ocasek; bassist and singer Benjamin Orr; lead<br />

guitarist Elliot Easton; keyboardist Greg Hawkes;<br />

drummer David Robinson) emerged from the new<br />

wave scene in Boston in 1976. They were at the<br />

forefront of merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with<br />

new synthesizer-oriented pop. The Cars were named<br />

“Best New Artist” in the Rolling Stones’ Reader Poll<br />

in 1978 and their video “You Might Think” won “Video<br />

of the Year” at the first MTV Video Music Awards in<br />

1984. Their debut album The Cars spent 139 weeks<br />

on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and sold six<br />

million copies.<br />

The band broke up in 1988. Ocasek said a reunion<br />

would never happen; however, the surviving original<br />

members reunited in 2010 to record “Move Like<br />

This”, released in May of 2011. They also performed<br />

in April of 2018 when they were inducted into the<br />

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This would be their final<br />

performance with Ocasek, who died on September<br />

15, <strong>2019</strong>.<br />

By The Reluctant Genius<br />


Enchanted<br />

England<br />

By Brie Christian<br />

Warning: This article must be read out loud with an English accent.<br />

“You sound like you are from London!”<br />

London, astonishing and beautiful, is an elaborately decorated<br />

city with Neo-classic and Georgian architecture such as St Paul’s<br />

Cathedral, Big Ben, The London Eye, and The Tower Bridge, (not<br />

to be confused with the London bridge; as people tend to do!) Oh!<br />

Bollocks! Don’t forget Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth<br />

II and Prince Philip continue to reside and where the Changing<br />

the Guard Ceremony takes place. It’s a land where the people<br />

indulge at high tea and take in ‘the theater, the theater,’ referred to<br />

as Theatreland or the West End. Traditions live on with so many<br />

activities in London, tea time began in 1840, with the seventh<br />

Duchess of Bedford because she was ‘hangry’ and didn’t want to<br />

wait until tea (dinner), so along came high tea and high tea to stay!<br />

Quite classy if you ask anyone who’s anyone. Adventures tend to be<br />

on the pricey side of the pond, you’ll need a little more than pence<br />

(cents) on this adventure; you must have a pinky out while drinking<br />

your Beefeaters or your tea.<br />

Upon arriving in London, our journey to the hotel started off a<br />

bit balls up as we threw ourselves into the bustle of the city. Not<br />

knowing how to navigate the enormous city, we gave it our best shot<br />

and started our Enchanted England excursion. As we arrived at<br />

The Reuben, (a gorgeous hotel in London City Centre) people were<br />

waiting on us hand and foot and were very impressed with our not<br />

expected tipping. Well known travelers know - to experience a city<br />

in full, you must be full, of course I mean, many courses! For those<br />

of you living under the London Bridge, I mean EAT! Eat all of the<br />

foods! The Reuben Hotel has a grill with many wonderful dishes that<br />

any foodie fool would drool over; the finest filet, lobster linguine, and<br />

artichoke soup were just a few. Not to mention the royal experience<br />

you’ll have, with four waiters and with an atmosphere to suit you and<br />

the Queen herself. A couple of other staple eats for the city entails<br />

fish and chips, bangers and mash and huge breakfasts, including<br />

eggs, bacon, blood sausage, baked beans, avocado, toast, and a<br />

large mushroom! (Served by a fungi... eh em, fun guy!)<br />

One thing you won’t do in London is go hungry.. Meals there aren’t<br />

only delicious; they are bursting with tradition with every bite.<br />

Tea time was another time-honored activity with two drink courses<br />

and three food courses stacked high, including finger sandwiches,<br />

scones accompanied by jam and cream, and sweets to finish<br />

afternoon tea. If you want to feel like royalty, don’t miss out on<br />

afternoon tea that boasts exquisite china in the most extravagant tea<br />

rooms. They are filled with velvet couches, white table clothes, and<br />

beautiful crown molding, as an exceptional pianist plays Abbey Road<br />

on the piano without<br />

missing a note.<br />

On another note<br />

- more about the<br />

theater, of course!<br />

West End is home<br />

to many of London’s<br />

more than 240<br />

theaters, bringing<br />

in over 618 million<br />

pounds per year<br />

(more than the<br />

cinema). There is<br />

never a dull moment<br />

with shows from<br />

Mamma Mia to Les<br />

Miserablés, there is<br />

entertainment for all!<br />

We decided to see<br />

‘Waitress,’ a musical<br />

(music written by<br />

Sarah Bareillas). The plot introduces a young woman<br />

and her struggle with her job as a waitress (and a<br />

baker), her tribulations with her lout of a husband, and<br />

making some pretty life changing decisions; all while<br />

keeping her friends close and remembering what is<br />

truly important to her independence and growth. It<br />

reminds us that we must make some scary decisions<br />

in life, but if we stay strong, we find what is right for us.<br />

Let’s not get sappy here... Let’s get scary! Spooky!<br />

Creepy! Yes, we visited London in October, the perfect<br />

time to have a scare. At the London Dungeon, fear<br />

lurks around the entire year.<br />

A walk back in time with over 1000 years of heart<br />

pumping, palm sweating history that will have your<br />

goosebumps pumping! With 17 interactive shows, this<br />

haunted house is like no other, especially because the<br />

events they portray all actually happened. Who knows<br />

if you’re watching an actor, or if the ghost of Sweeney<br />

Todd decided to make a guest appearance just for you<br />

that evening. Sweeney Todd could have been fictional,<br />

but the bloody barber was known to do minor surgery<br />

for patrons as well; hence, it was okay if he left a little blood<br />

behind when torching his victims. Be careful loitering the<br />

halls alone ladies, the spirit of Jack the Ripper could return<br />

for his sixth lady victim. He is the most talked-about serial<br />

killer in London, probably because he was never caught.<br />

He taunted officials sending them letters and pieces of<br />

flesh, threatening to strike again. It was over 125 years ago,<br />

but who knows if his spirit will return with a vengeance.<br />

London was an exceptional experience! There is such<br />

life and excitement at every turn. Therefore, you must go<br />

and see it yourself, make your own memories and create<br />

your own stories that will last as long as people have been<br />

having afternoon tea or talking about Jack the Ripper. Just<br />

remember, in order to have them you have to make them.<br />

Wander around, take in the culture and even if you get lost,<br />

you won’t feel that way in London.<br />

16<br />



SUNDAY<br />

FUNDAY<br />

MONDAY<br />

& TUESDAY<br />

2 FOR 1<br />










$5 CROWN ROYAL<br />

$1 OFF PINTS<br />

GET TWO<br />

FOR THE<br />


1 The Accuzed/ETC<br />

2 The Accuzed/Love Bomb<br />

6 Warren Beck<br />

8 Kings County/Stephen Pigman<br />

9 Kings County/Acoustic Inferno<br />

13 Marty McCarrick<br />



ALL DAY!<br />

ALL DAY!<br />

8 to 10<br />

8 to 10<br />

15 Midnight Mayhem/Aaron Lightning<br />

16 Midnight Mayhem/Randy Williams<br />

20 Bradford Buckley<br />

22 Pop Culture Poets/Dustin Stock<br />

27 Eddy Davis<br />

29 TBD/Jay Paski<br />

30 TBD/ETC/Warren Beck<br />

An Original Music Manifesto<br />

I’ve helped run stages, festivals, venues, and events for<br />

over 20 years, and I cannot tell you how many times one<br />

of the bands on the bill was late. Ok, you blew a tire, the<br />

trailer’s axle cracked when you hit a pothole, the traffic was<br />

at a dead stop on I-4. These are all valid excuses, except<br />

they are not.<br />

If you want to be in a professional band, well, you have<br />

to be professional. That plays itself out in all aspects of<br />

production and execution. First and foremost, don’t be late.<br />

Plan on being there an hour before load-in, not at load-in. I<br />

personally try to show up with my merch in tow before the<br />

event begins, even if my band is not on until hours later.<br />

The event planners, stage managers, sound techs and<br />

the like don’t always remember who shows up on time, but<br />

they certainly remember who shows up late, and they often<br />

remember who showed up first.<br />

When it comes to being professional, let’s get the “don’ts”<br />

out of the way. Here is the shortlist of<br />

things not to do to remain professional. Do not get drunk.<br />

Do not smell like weed. Outside of your lyrics, do not<br />

use foul language. Don’t leave a mess. Do not trash talk<br />

anyone on the mic. Do not point the mic at the monitor. Do<br />

not drop the mic. Don’t be late.<br />

Here is the shortlist of things to definitely do to be<br />

professional. Answer every email, text, FB message, or<br />

Instagram DM. Respond to every comment, even if it’s just<br />

a “like” or a “smiley face.” Talk to every person that comes<br />

up to your merch table and talk to every person that comes<br />

up to meet you or say something after your set. Be kind, be<br />

courteous, and listen to your listeners.<br />

By C. August Wenger<br />

delete their comment-block them if necessary - but don’t<br />

play into their negativity. If the venue owner is a total jerk,<br />

give them a blank stare and a head nod - they are going<br />

to pay you at the end of the night. If the talent buyer is a<br />

stuck-up prick - blank stare and head nod - they could get<br />

you another gig. If the sound guy is a tool - blank stare,<br />

head nod - he’s going to be doing your sound and maybe<br />

your sound guy again someday. If the bartender is a B, it<br />

doesn’t matter- BYOB. Whomever it is, you can not play<br />

into their negativity. Just give them a blank stare and a<br />

head nod and go about the business of rocking out your set<br />

for your fans and possibly new fans. It’s only about the fans<br />

and no one else, not even you.<br />

Though most of these rules of professionalism have<br />

applied to the live show, we should also remember<br />

professionalism starts at the inception of the band, and<br />

the months leading up to that first show. Professionalism<br />

is having a verbal, or even, written contract with the<br />

members of the act, being in agreement on the time they<br />

are putting into the project and what is expected from<br />

everyone. Professionalism is having some music recorded<br />

before ever getting on stage, and that music, along with<br />

at least t-shirts and stickers, available for your first show.<br />

Professionalism is having a website, business cards, a<br />

PNG logo, a bio, and a band photo ready to go.<br />

This may all seem like common sense, but you’ve<br />

seen these unprofessional bands out there- they are<br />

everywhere. So this is just a friendly reminder: don’t be<br />

one of them, because in this day and age, more than<br />

your music or your look, you could stand out and be<br />

remembered for your professionalism alone.<br />


One of the biggest challenges of being professional is<br />

staying positive and not giving in to the negativity of<br />

circumstances beyond your control. We all know negativity<br />

is everywhere, but you cannot give in to it. If it’s a troll<br />

online posting a negative comment, don’t respond. Just<br />

As always, thanks so much for reading. I’ll be back next<br />

month with my one year anniversary and twelfth<br />

installment of An Original Music Manifesto<br />

where I will showcase the sound tech and how<br />

to make his job easier.<br />


www.<strong>Static</strong><strong>Live</strong>Mag.com<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 1, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Beacon - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Mark Moore 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Humans in Disguise 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Dustin Stock 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Eddy Davis 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Faith Hannon Duo 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6pm<br />

Traders - The Accuzed 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 2, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Mike Sands 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - TBA 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Smyrna Erb 5pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Brent Clowers 12pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Music Matt 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

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

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

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Bradford Buckley 9pm<br />

Tortugas - Mike Quick Band 6pm<br />

Traders - Love Bomb 6pm<br />

Traders - The Accuzed 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 3, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jay Paski 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Bradford Buckley 5pm<br />

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Dustin Seymour 8pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 5, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 6, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 7pm<br />

Outriggers - Larree App 6pm<br />

Traders - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 7, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Brody Mullikin 7pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Rasta Bayers 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Dustin Stock 6pm<br />

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Friday, <strong>November</strong> 8, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Jason Longoria 7pm<br />

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

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

NSB Brewing - Stephanie Schaffer 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Rasta Bayers 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Jimmy Z 6pm<br />

Traders - Stephen Pigman 6pm<br />

Traders - Kings County 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 9, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Laila & Clint 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Relief 5pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Bradford Buckley 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Marty McCarrick 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Psycoustic 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Brody Mullikin 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Warren Beck 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - The Transfers 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - Cat 4 Band 6pm<br />

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm<br />

Traders - Kings County 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Faith Hannon 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 10, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

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

Oceanside - The Transfers 10am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 12, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 13, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Outriggers - Larree App 6pm<br />

Traders - Marty McCarrick 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 14, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Faith Hannon 7pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 15, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Mark Raisch 7pm<br />

Beacon - Gina Cuchetti 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Micah 4pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Brett Russell 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Stephanie Schaffer 6pm<br />

Traders - Aaron Lightnin’ 6pm<br />

Traders - Midnight Mayhem 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 16, <strong>2019</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Big Beat 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Stealing Vanity 5pm<br />

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

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

Grind/Kona - Adam Floyd 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Adam Sarwi 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - The Cyclones<br />

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

Tortugas - 5 Time Shag 6pm<br />

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm<br />

Traders - Midnight Mayhem 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

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

Oceanside - Splash 10am<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Dustin Seymour 8pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 19, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 20, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 7pm<br />

Outriggers - Larree App 6pm<br />

Traders - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 21, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Savanna Leigh 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Layla & Clint 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Chuck Morel 6pm<br />

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

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

Beacon - Jessie Abbey 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 22, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jason “Gote” Van de Maat 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Adam Floyd 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Mike Quick Band 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Drew Halverson 6pm<br />

Oceanside - Ian Opalinski 5:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Jason Longoria 6pm<br />

Traders - The Transfers 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 23, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Danny Dread 5pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Nate Utley 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jay Paski 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern -<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Chuck Morel 6pm<br />

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

<strong>November</strong><br />

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

Outriggers - Off the Road 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - Cain 6pm<br />

Traders - Dustin Stock 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 24, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Jeff Risinger 5pm<br />

Oceanside - Warren Beck 10am<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Casey Picou 8pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 26, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 27, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Outriggers - Larree App 6pm<br />

Traders - Eddy Davis 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 28, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 29, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Beacon - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Drew Halverson 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - David Dequasie 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Relief 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Eddy Davis 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Relief 6pm<br />

Traders - Jay Paski 6pm<br />

Traders - TBD<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jimmy Z 6pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 30, <strong>2019</strong><br />

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

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson<br />

Chase’s - Dustin Stock 5pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Bradford Buckley 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Cory Worsley 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Jason Longoria 6pm<br />

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

Outriggers - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Cody & Kyle 9pm<br />

Tortugas - Humans in Disguise 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 2:30pm<br />

Traders - Warren Beck 6:30pm<br />

Traders - TBD<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Music Matt 6pm<br />


So Long<br />

Robert<br />

Hunter<br />

Eulogy for<br />

a Great Poet<br />


Robert “Bob” Hunter of the Grateful Dead, died on<br />

September 24, <strong>2019</strong>. I knew him pretty well, hung with him<br />

as he transitioned through his career and several bands.<br />

He was never an on-stage band member with the Dead,<br />

but he was always on stage … if you catch my drift. Some<br />

of his songs—and more than a few bands he did play<br />

with—were more obscure than others. This list included<br />

Jerry and Bob, Mother McCrae’s Up-Town Jug Champions<br />

in the early 1960s, The Jerry Garcia Band, The Dinosaurs<br />

with John Cippolina and Barry Melton and Spencer<br />

Dryden, Road Hog with the Albin Brothers, his own Robert<br />

Hunter Band, David and the Dorks (with David Crosby and<br />

Phil Lesh) and various coffee house gigs.<br />

“Hunter,” as we called him, was always a paradox, full<br />

of humor and piety and combinations of darkness and<br />

extreme joy, always manic and disgruntled on and off. He<br />

was a hermit most of the time but, I managed to eek out<br />

two formal interviews with him, both very revealing. Turned<br />

out we had a lot in common.<br />

At least one of Hunter’s fathers was an alcoholic who used<br />

to leave him in the car at age eight, in front of the bar, while<br />

he went in and got plowed. My Dad did the same thing. We<br />

had a nervous chuckle over that, as kids, we were both<br />

scared shitless during our plural rides home; neither parent<br />

thought twice about driving drunk with the man-child in the<br />

back seat.<br />

22<br />

Hunter’s wife Maureen and immediate family<br />

announced his passing due to complications<br />

of spinal surgery in a statement released,<br />

23 September <strong>2019</strong>. I was going to write a<br />

panegyric right away, but a very abstract vibe grabbed me.<br />

I mean I have written eulogies for everybody else in my old<br />

gang, why not Hunter? I knew Bob passingly well, not as<br />

well as Jerry or Phil, but well enough to hang out and even<br />

have a few arguments with him. This guy was as strange<br />

as anybody in the Dead family - or anyone who drifted<br />

through - but on top his weirdness he wrote great songs,<br />

got paid and had a say-so in the way things went at the<br />

picnics and the office.<br />

But here’s what jerked my chain about the media coverage<br />

when he died: I was curious as to why his family would<br />

say he died shortly after surgery and then not tell us more<br />

about that. But above all I was really pissed off by all the<br />

whacked out obits that mentioned his LSD MK Ultra trips<br />

at Stanford, which I didn’t even know about until after he<br />

died… that blew me away, and I still wonder if it’s true.<br />

Ever since Owsley, the all meat-eating King of LSD, died<br />

in a mysterious road-rage accident in Australia, whole<br />

hosts of writers and researchers have been trying to tie<br />

the Grateful Dead to MK Ultra, a clandestine research CIA<br />

or Black Ops program; an old conspiracy theory that was<br />

supposed to be messing everybody up on acid and making<br />

frogs out of dogs.<br />

When he died, The New York Times portrayed Hunter<br />

as a folk hero, mysterious and pregnant with ideas like<br />

Bob Dylan or Joan Baez. I knew him as a flawed buddy,<br />

a pack- a-day suicidal Camel smoker, a real beatnik, the<br />

son of an alcoholic, an Army reject, a genius tossed into<br />

the same matrix as me by destiny. I didn’t worship him. But<br />

I respected him. He didn’t like me much because I was a<br />

shrink before I came on board. Maybe<br />

he thought I was one of the MK Ultra<br />

handlers… but I never knew about that.<br />

The Times said, “Mr. Hunter’s lyrics, often<br />

dreamlike variations on the American<br />

folk tradition, meshed seamlessly<br />

with the band’s casual musical style,<br />

helping to define the Grateful Dead as a<br />

counterculture touchstone.” I knew that<br />

was true but that’s what we all did, Bobby<br />

Peterson too, Pig Pen too. None of<br />

that was casual or even remotely<br />

laid back.<br />

The Independent of East Hampton,<br />

N.Y., in 2014.quoted Hunter as<br />

saying: “I love the fact that so many<br />

people write their own lives into my<br />

songs.” Hunter was being nice, he<br />

didn’t love it, he deeply wanted the<br />

fans to GROK his meaning, to love<br />

him, to understand how lonely a<br />

foster- child can be. He was, after<br />

all a real lonely dude, a stand alone<br />

very solo guy. In psych terms it<br />

like hoping the fans will parse your<br />

lyrics every time perfectly, hoping every fan is as<br />

genius as you are. It’s called ‘Projection’. Hunter told<br />

me the fans often got it wrong. But he handled it well.<br />

Robert Hunter was ironically born Robert Burns,<br />

after the Scottish poet, in Arroyo Grande, California,<br />

and later adopted his stepfather’s surname. Hunter<br />

told me: “When I was nine my family split up.” His<br />

biological father was an itinerant electrician ... “I’ve<br />

only heard from him once.” But Hunter never wanted<br />

to talk about how he got into fosterage. He spent<br />

several years in foster homes before returning to live<br />

with his mother, who later married Norman Hunter,<br />

a publishing executive at McGraw-Hill, in Palo Alto<br />

when Bob was 11. After<br />

that he dropped the<br />

Burns name and took<br />

on the Hunter name.<br />

Music must have<br />

turned him on after that<br />

because Hunter played<br />

trumpet in a band<br />

called The Presidents<br />

in Palo Alto High<br />

School, a Dixieland<br />

style ensemble.<br />

Here is where the<br />

mystery gets thicker<br />

and darker and nobody<br />

wants to talk. After<br />

a six-month stint in<br />

Eisenhower’s army<br />

in 1959, he spent a<br />

year at the University<br />

of Connecticut where<br />

he played in a folk<br />

trio, then moved back<br />

to California. Now<br />

when somebody tells<br />

you they spent six<br />

months in the Army,<br />

it means they were<br />

discharged under<br />

General Conditions,<br />

nothing dishonorable<br />

but probably something<br />

went amiss in the psych<br />

or behavioral area.<br />

The other part of the<br />

story links up to Garcia<br />

at this point, because<br />

Jerry also got a quick<br />

boot for not being<br />

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obedient to his superior officers and I suspect the two may<br />

have hooked up at the Palo Alto Veteran’s Administration<br />

Hospital while mustering out. At least that is what Pig Pen<br />

and Jerry’s brother Clifford told me way back in 1973. No<br />

harm done; both men were heroes in my book, or in at<br />

least three of my books.<br />

The non-military version of the story goes that Robert<br />

Hunter first met Garcia through a mutual girlfriend,<br />

(whatever that means) and in 1961 they briefly formed the<br />

duo, Bob and Jerry as well as playing in several bluegrass<br />

bands together until the Warlocks started in 1964. One<br />

notable early gig was sponsored by Rod Albin and his<br />

Boars Head Coffee House (on stage at the campus of the<br />

College of San Mateo) with Hunter strumming bass.<br />

Shortly after those gigs Hunter volunteered to participate<br />

in a Stanford University program testing psychedelic<br />

drugs under Dr. Richard Blum (not MK Ultra… the CIA<br />

sponsorship of the Stanford program has never been<br />

proven). The LSD, mescaline and psilocybin link has also<br />

not been fully defined as to dosage or published papers.<br />

In any case, Hunter considered these experiences to have<br />

boosted his writing skills and I guess that goes for Ken<br />

Kesey too.<br />

A subsequent over-fondness for weed and speed prompted<br />

him to leave California for New Mexico, where he began<br />

writing song lyrics, including Saint Stephen. He sent<br />

these to Garcia, who urged Hunter to come back to San<br />

Francisco.<br />

Hunter engaged in several other successful collaborations<br />

in addition to the Grateful Dead. He formed an on again-off<br />

again partnership with Bob Dylan when he co-wrote the<br />

tracks Silvio and The Ugliest Girl in the World on Dylan’s<br />

1988 album Down in the Groove, and he later shared<br />

authorship of most of the songs on Together Through Life<br />

(2009) and collaborated on Duquesne Whistle from the<br />

album Tempest (2012).<br />

One wag said, “If Dylan doesn’t want the Nobel Prize give it<br />

to Hunter.”<br />

Robert Hunter also worked with Bruce Hornsby (who<br />

played keyboards with the Dead late in their career). As<br />

Hornsby put it, “I’ve loved so many of the Garcia/Hunter<br />

songs. They’re just timeless-sounding to me, could have<br />

been written hundreds of years ago.”<br />

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Robert Hunter is survived by his wife,<br />

Maureen, whom he married in 1982, and his<br />

children, Kate, Charlotte and Jess.<br />

Robert Hunter, songwriter and musician, born<br />

23 June 1941; died 23 September <strong>2019</strong>.<br />


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<strong>November</strong> 7 – Dustin Stock<br />

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<strong>November</strong> 9 – Faith Hannon<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14 – Claire Vandiver<br />

<strong>November</strong> 15 – Bradford Buckley<br />

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<strong>November</strong> 22 – The Evening Muze<br />

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There are so many different forms of art - drawing, painting,<br />

collage, photography - the list goes on and on. This<br />

month’s artist must have patience like no one else has, for<br />

he creates works of art using single dots. One can only<br />

imagine how long this takes to create a finished piece, but<br />

one thing is for sure - when completed it’s a spectacle to<br />

behold and admire.<br />

One of the styles of art he creates is known as Pointillism;<br />

a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of<br />

color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges<br />

Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886,<br />

branching from Impressionism. The movement Seurat<br />

began with this technique is known as Neo-impressionism.<br />

The Divisionists used a similar technique of patterns to<br />

form images, though with larger cube-like brushstrokes.<br />

Here’s a little more about this month’s featured artist:<br />

Andrew Swan (Breyhs) is a Delray Beach based artist<br />

originally from Yorkshire England.<br />

He took up art in 2007 and works in three styles:<br />

Pointillism, Scribbelism, and Coloured Pencillism. His two<br />

mediums are fine tipped marker pens and coloured pencils.<br />

“Pointillism” - Art created with tiny dots using fine tipped<br />

Sharpie type pens.<br />

“Scribbelism” - Art created by simply scribbling using fine<br />

tipped Sharpie type pens<br />

“Coloured Pencillism” - Art created using coloured pencils.<br />

Andrew is currently a vendor for the ‘House of Blues”,<br />

representing HOB at Disney’s “Festival of the Masters“<br />

(formerly held in Disney’s Springs and now held in Epcot<br />

and renamed “International Festival of the Arts”). He also<br />

commissions from the Hard Rock and certain celebrities.<br />

In the few years, Andrew has been painting and exhibiting,<br />

he has won several awards both locally and internationally,<br />

including third place in the Von Liebig bi-annual<br />

International art competition, Sunfest 2016, etc ... etc …<br />

He has a passion for music and a talent for art so he<br />

combined them and came up with justdotz.com specializing<br />

in musician themed art (his passion being guitar related<br />

subjects).<br />

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Contact Info:<br />

www.justdotz.com justdotz@att.net 561-633-1984<br />



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3. The song, “Writing on the Wall” by Sam Smith was featured in which<br />

James Bond film?<br />

Down<br />

5. How many members are in the rock band, The Cars ?<br />

1. What is the title of Taylor Swift most recently released album?<br />

6. Fill in the lyrics: “No shoes, No Shirt, No ____”<br />

2. The first name of the only remaining founding member of the band,<br />

8. What is the title of the The Cars’ hit song released in 1984?<br />

Panic! at the Disco?<br />

9. How many members were apart of the popular boy band NSYNC?<br />

4. The American rock band, The Cars were together for how many<br />

10. What country were both Justin Bieber and Drake born in?<br />

years?<br />

11. What is the first name of the lead singer of the popular pop band<br />

7. What is the birth name of Lana Del Rey?<br />

Maroon 5?<br />

9. What was the title of the late Amy Winehouse’s debut album?<br />

14. Reba McEntire is associated with what genre of music?<br />

12. Lil Wayne’s record label, Young Money Entertainment helped<br />

15. What is Christina Aguilera’s middle name?<br />

popularize which Canadian rapper?<br />

17. What is the first name of the lead vocalist for the American rock<br />

13. What is the title of The Cranberries hit song?<br />

band, No Doubt?<br />

16. What is the title of country singer, Blake Shelton’s debut single?<br />

18. What is the last name of the youngest member of the former boy<br />

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band, One Direction?<br />

19. The band Korn pioneered which subgenre of alternative metal?<br />

Answers on page 34<br />


Music appreciation is a stellar way to invite<br />

the muse into your life and use her gifts<br />

of inspiration, invigoration or calming<br />

(depending on your needs) as treatment<br />

modalities for healing our hectic world. There are<br />

many studies about how classical music affects the<br />

brain. Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi and Strauss are<br />

all known to lower blood pressure as well as heart<br />

rates. They have also been touted as “study music”<br />

for assisting in concentration and focus. Listening<br />

to jazz or ambient musical scores can have similar<br />

effects on the mind. New Age atmospheric music that<br />

help us more easily access the intuitive knowledge<br />

hidden beneath our pain and encourage us to cope a<br />

bit better with our trials. Bob Dylan has been helping<br />

me quite a bit lately as I process my mother in law’s<br />

rapidly progressing dementia. The song “Somewhere<br />

Over the Rainbow” has been a rare asset to<br />

accessing parts of her brain that have been off limits<br />

lately. We’ve sang it countless times together as a<br />

sing along to initiate a calming response and bring<br />

her back from the abyss. There are so many ways<br />

that music can influence our processes and inspire us<br />

to be more present. I’ve had some good cries lately<br />

Music<br />

Appreciation<br />

By Candice Beu<br />

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1. Which two former members of The Cars created the band: The New Cars?<br />

2. The popular pop group ABBA’s name is an acronym for?<br />

3. American singer and songwriter, Khalid collaborated with which female pop artist on the<br />

2017 song, “Lovely”?<br />

4. Which multi-platinum hip hop/rap artist co-produced the Black Panther soundtrack?<br />

5. Which American rap artist made history by becoming the first artist to win a grammy<br />

without selling any physical copies of his music?<br />

6. Which hip hop group had the first rap album to hit number 1 on the charts?<br />

7. The popular R&B group, TLC is an acronym for?<br />

8. What are the names of the members of the popular girl group Destiny’s Child?<br />

9. Fill in the lyrics: “Don’t you know I’m _______ than I ever did.<br />

10. What is the name of the female pop artist who featured on “Senorita” by Shawn Mendes?<br />

gets your brain to emit alpha waves or instrumentals<br />

that are infused with isochronic tones and binaural<br />

beats are becoming popular ways to use a technique<br />

called brainwave entrainment to change your internal<br />

frequencies. YouTube has a slew of these kind of<br />

videos that you can check out. I find the most success<br />

with those that claim to remediate anxiety and induce<br />

sleep. If you want to reduce stress and feel more<br />

relaxed then you may want to seek out music that<br />

increases a release of the neurotransmitter dopamine<br />

in your brain. If you want to feel invigorated and lively,<br />

seek out music that gets you pumped and raises your<br />

heart rate. When we listen to music our moods can<br />

greatly improve and that never fails to make us and<br />

those around us feel a little bit better. Who doesn’t<br />

appreciate that?<br />

We can also welcome the assistance of music to help<br />

us find a deeper appreciation for our own feelings and<br />

to connect emotionally with others. Certain songs can<br />

listening to sad songs that triggered a release, but<br />

once I felt I was ready to move out of that mode and<br />

into a new place of acceptance and appreciation, I<br />

used my own voice and musical capabilities to bring<br />

me there. You can too. The other night, just the simple<br />

act of playing my little drum at the beach under the full<br />

moon while singing a few “om shanti’s” did wonders<br />

to raise me out of my caretaker’s funk. I immediately<br />

fell in synch with nature and felt connected to my own<br />

heartbeat again. Two things I knew to do in order to<br />

start feeling better sooner. It was a wonderful way<br />

to release stuck feelings, re-empower myself and<br />

reset my mind, body and spirit for the next leg of the<br />

journey.<br />

This Thanksgiving season do yourself and<br />

the universe a favor by sharing your gratitude<br />

and musical appreciation with others. We can<br />

intend all we want to but to actually become<br />

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Answers on page 34

a more thankful person we have to put real action<br />

behind the intent! We must “show”, rather than “tell”<br />

or else we might stay in a limbo of endlessly intending<br />

but never actually doing anything. You can start<br />

right now by taking some micro movements towards<br />

becoming a more grateful, gracious, compassionate,<br />

and easily forgiving human being... and you can use<br />

the gift of music to get you there.<br />

Here are 7 easy suggestions for incorporating<br />

Music Appreciation into your life in new ways:<br />

1. Listen to music that reminds you of the beautiful<br />

and the good. Heal yourself with tunes and tones that<br />

changes brain waves and leave you in an uplifted<br />

emotional state.<br />

2. Begin a notebook of positive aspects. I write<br />

down the best things about my day, the people<br />

and situations that grace my path, and the funny<br />

synchronicities that bless my life. Sometimes I just<br />

write the word “love” or “thank you” over and over<br />

again. Writing it down is key to retraining the brain<br />

towards a thankful mindset. Bonus: This book can<br />

also serve as a seed gathering notebook for future<br />

song writing ideas!<br />

3. Create songs inspired by music you appreciate.<br />

Write little affirmative mantras that you can sing to<br />

yourself or share with others. Compose heartfelt<br />

instrumentals from a place of musical gratitude. Your<br />

songs may just inspire and heal others someday.<br />

4. Pen letters of thanks to those whose talents<br />

have touched your life positively or enhanced your<br />

music career. Write yourself a thank you letter and<br />

acknowledge how you have touched lives too. You<br />

don’t have to send these but you could. Believe me,<br />

it’s always nice to get fan mail but it’s just as nice to<br />

give it.<br />

5. Happiness is the art of living in appreciation and<br />

creating joy in your world. Be that kind of artist,<br />

the one who makes life better. Turn your attention<br />

towards sharing universal lyrics and songs with<br />

connectivity power. We need more music that raises<br />

our vibrations. Write from a perspective of gratitude<br />

rather than attitude and you might find there is a fan<br />

base hungry to receive those very messages.<br />

6. Be a better audience member. Pay attention and<br />

respond! Listen, sing along, and dance. If<br />

you like what an artist is doing up there, tell<br />

them so. Performers feed off the energy of<br />

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the people and nothing is worse than a dead crowd<br />

or a lackluster response. If you are a musician,<br />

release the need to judge other performers. Just pay<br />

it forward with applause and don’t forget to tip either!<br />

What you give comes back to you. There is room for<br />

all of us on the stage of life.<br />

7. As a performer you set the mood, so take a quick<br />

moment before your show to bless the venue, the<br />

people watching, your fellow bandmates (if applicable)<br />

and your employer. Really appreciate those who<br />

brought you here and those giving their time, attention<br />

and money to share a moment in song with you. It<br />

may change your show in very meaningful ways. If<br />

the audience doesn’t give back, don’t get annoyed or<br />

judge them. You never know what people are actually<br />

going through or receiving from you. You can never<br />

assume they aren’t enjoying the show just because<br />

they seem distracted, talk or eat through your<br />

performance.<br />

There is so much to appreciate about our musical<br />

journeys if we just look for the gems hidden in the<br />

potholes on the path. Most often it’s the frustrating,<br />

painful, embarrassing or depressing experiences that<br />

can teach us our biggest “blessons” in life. I believe<br />

that darkness always serves the light in some fashion,<br />

so why not look for the best in the bad and use it as<br />

a source of inspiration to move yourself and others<br />

towards the light. Music has been a concrete tool<br />

that has given me the ability to touch lives while also<br />

healing myself. It always quickly shifts my vibes and<br />

brings about a better feeling outlook. Singing publicly<br />

has helped me relieve social anxiety. Humming and<br />

toning has helped me rebalanced my nervous system.<br />

No matter what difficulties we face, let music be our<br />

guide. May it fill us with a sense of joy, purpose,<br />

passion (and compassion) for ourselves and our<br />

fellow companions in the coming season. Cultivate<br />

an appreciation for all musicians and forms of musical<br />

expression. Let it be the key to flipping the script<br />

from a negative to a positive for yourself, and may a<br />

thankful heart accompany you always.<br />

*I’d like to thank all of the readers and my<br />

fellow magazine mates for allowing me this<br />

platform to share my thoughts on the pages<br />

of <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>. It has been an honor and a<br />

blessing in so many ways to be able to do<br />

so. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Everyday<br />

we are alive is truly a gift but we are not<br />

guaranteed this gift everyday. Love and<br />

appreciate what you have while you have it<br />

and make music appreciation a daily priority.


Rocktails<br />

with<br />

Chez Rocker<br />

PUZZLE answers<br />

This month’s featured musician, Eric Christian is<br />

a saxophonist, vocalist and flautist residing here<br />

in Volusia County. Born in Orlando Florida, Eric<br />

is the youngest of five children and he began his<br />

musical journey sharing a saxophone with his<br />

siblings. After laying it down for a while, a friend<br />

got him back into playing again and he recorded<br />

for the first time at age 11.<br />

As he got older, Eric gravitated towards being<br />

a DJ, starting out at XS spinning breakbeats<br />

in Orlando. When I asked him how he got into<br />

playing the flute he said, “I was at a music<br />

shop, Solillaquists of Sound, and saw a wooden<br />

Peruvian flute and fell in love with the sound!<br />

Unfortunately, after smashing it in the door<br />

of his car he moved on to a metal flute soon<br />

afterwards.<br />

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answers<br />

1. Which two former members of The Cars created the band: The New Cars?<br />

-Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes<br />

2. The popular pop group ABBA’s name is an acronym for?<br />

-The first letter of their first names: Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Benny, and Björn<br />

3. American singer and songwriter, Khalid collaborated with which female pop artist on the 2017 song, “Lovely”?<br />

-Billie Eilish<br />

4. Which multi-platinum hip hop/rap artist co-produced the Black Panther soundtrack?<br />

-Kendrick Lamar<br />

5. Which American rap artist made history by becoming the first artist to win a grammy without selling any physical<br />

copies of his music?<br />

-Chance the Rapper<br />

6. Which hip hop group had the first rap album to hit number 1 on the charts?<br />

-Beastie Boys<br />

7. The popular R&B group, TLC is an acronym for?<br />

-Tionne, Lisa, Crystal<br />

8. What are the names of the members of the popular girl group Destiny’s Child?<br />

-Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams<br />

9. Fill in the lyrics: “Don’t you know I’m _______ than I ever did.<br />

-Still standing better<br />

10. What is the name of the female pop artist who featured on “Senorita” by Shawn Mendes?<br />

-Camila Cabello<br />

Eric first toured with Jeff White and the Burnin’<br />

Smyrnans and realized that this was what he<br />

wanted to pursue. He quit his job and lived the<br />

life of an aspiring musician in the “Love House”<br />

with seven people; he was following his dream<br />

and toured on the Warped Tour with Beebs and<br />

Her Money Makers. Their super eclectic style<br />

and Ska grooves made them a favorite to fans all<br />

over the world.<br />

When I asked Eric about his favorite part of<br />

touring he said, lighting up, that it was the crowd,<br />

with the downside being in a never ending<br />

slumber party with no privacy. I recently had the<br />

opportunity to collaborate with Eric and <strong>Static</strong><br />

<strong>Live</strong> Music, along with my bandmates in 5 Time<br />

Shag, on our album and we saw firsthand the<br />

talent and vibe he brings to the table.<br />

You can see Eric and Davey on Wednesdays<br />

at Norwood’s Treehouse in New Smyrna Beach<br />

from 7 to 10 and Thursdays at Beachside Tavern<br />

at 9 pm.<br />

Eric will be joining Beebs and Her Money Makers<br />

at Hulaween at the Spirit of the Suwannee on<br />

Sunday October 27th at 2 pm on the Patch<br />

Stage.<br />

FYI . . . Eric’ s flat out “NO” is<br />

Jagermeister and his “YES” is giving<br />

hugs. He drinks old fashioneds, so here is<br />

my Eric Christian Old Fashioned cocktail<br />

recipe . . .<br />

Muddle orange rock candy and cherry in a<br />

short glass<br />

Add 2 oz bourbon, 2 shakes of bitters and<br />

a splash of OJ and fill with soda water<br />


Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

Hello!<br />

Time for the annual installment of my<br />

Thanksgiving Thankfuls. <strong>2019</strong> provided<br />

another roller coaster of happenings and I<br />

sorted out the ones I appreciate the most,<br />

so here goes….<br />

- I am thankful for hats for allowing me to<br />

function in society with the hair that resides<br />

on my head. It is a frightening day when I<br />

realize I didn’t grab a hat and have to pop<br />

headphones on for 4 hours and then function<br />

in public. Not good for anybody.<br />

Thankful<br />

- I’m thankful for It’s Always Sunny In<br />

Philadelphia for being the one show that<br />

I can always escape to and laugh ‘til my<br />

stomach hurts.<br />

- Thanks to websites that track personal<br />

likes and remind me to buy things I didn’t<br />

realize I needed. Also thanks to my checking<br />

account balance for reminding me that those<br />

purchases won’t be feasible. The financial<br />

crisis averted!<br />

- I am thankful for turkey. Tender, succulent<br />

turkey breast doused in the aforementioned<br />

Squeeze Parkay. Try it, it’ll change your life.<br />

And likely your cholesterol levels.<br />

- I am thankful for my wife and kids who<br />

remind me that I am never as cool as I think<br />

I am and have something called “South Park<br />

Mode” that I sometimes slip into and curse<br />

the world. Love those checks and balances!<br />

- I’m thankful to those same 2 kids for<br />

allowing me to impart solid life knowledge<br />

like “Don’t put pizza in the toilet” and “THIS is<br />

why you should never drink vodka”.<br />

- I’m thankful for the beach and all its healing<br />

powers, mind and body.<br />

- I’m thankful for my gig at 95.7 The HOG /<br />

The Morning HOG where I get to create fun<br />

and interest every weekday with Guy and<br />

Intern Steve. Hope we make ‘ya laugh and<br />

forget about your morning grind.<br />

- Thanks to Monster Energy Rehab Tea. It’s<br />

the closest to coffee I’ll ever get and gives<br />

the illusion that I’m awake during the show.<br />

- Thanks to bands like Bullet For My<br />

Valentine for allowing me to feel enough<br />

adrenaline to want to punch through a cinder<br />

block, but coming up just short of doing so.<br />

It’s the best anger management around.<br />

- I am thankful for clouds that look like sheep<br />

or squid.<br />

- I’m thankful to IKEA for their eclectic and<br />

sometimes affordable home goods. They<br />

make me happy and make my wallet sweat.<br />

- Thanks to green holiday lights for being<br />

functional for both Halloween and Christmas,<br />

allowing me to leave them up for the whole<br />

3-month stretch. Winning!<br />

- I’m thankful for Uber drivers who share<br />

stories. In San Francisco last month, the<br />

driver told me he was a sushi chef by trade<br />

and then offered me a Volcano Roll fresh<br />

from his glovebox. I was grateful for his<br />

expertise and his spicy surprise. I don’t<br />

recommend it to everyone, though. Perhaps<br />

stick with wrapped, non-perishable car food<br />

options. The good news is I DON’T have<br />

pinworms!<br />

- I’m thankful for our new broadcast building<br />

having an elaborate, fully stocked vending<br />

machine. Or at least I was thankful until I<br />

was told those items have been in there for at<br />

least a year. Now I’m thankful for penicillin.<br />

- Finally, I’m thankful to my friends at<br />

STATIC LIVE MAGAZINE for allowing me to<br />

spew these out each month, usually on an<br />

irrationally extended, deadline-abusing delay.<br />

They are true patient visionaries and I thank<br />

them sincerely for this product and YOU for<br />

reading it!<br />

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- I am thankful for Squeeze Parkay. I’m not<br />

sure if it’s butter or margarine or just some<br />

weird hybrid of yellow fluid and oil but I’ll take<br />

it muffin or some steak any day.<br />

- Thanks to football for letting me enjoy all<br />

of my emotions in a single 3 hour session ..<br />

anger, frustration, bliss, excitement,<br />

anticipation, nervous breakdown,<br />

sweating, and disappointment. That<br />

pigskin’s got it all.<br />

- Thanks to pepperoni pizza, my oldest and<br />

bestest friend. No matter what shape or size<br />

you come in, you always delight my taste<br />

buds and give me faith in humanity.<br />

- I thank SATURDAY NIGHT LOUD, my<br />

weekly hard rock, and metal show, for<br />

allowing me to expose you to some new or<br />

old tunes that you may never hear elsewhere<br />

and end up enriching your playlist. It’s a true<br />

passion project.<br />

- I am thankful for Belgian Waffles which are<br />

better than pancakes by far. If you disagree,<br />

you need counseling.<br />

- I am thankful to Will Ferrel and his Ron<br />

Burgundy podcast for making me laugh<br />

so hard on a plane recently that ALL of my<br />

complimentary Jack & Coke entered then<br />

sprayed through my nostrils.<br />

Cheers!<br />

RIGGS<br />


The Morning HOG / 95-7 The HOG<br />

Weekdays 5-10am<br />

& SATURDAY NIGHT LOUD 9-midnight<br />

@saturdayloud on Twitter<br />

The Morning Hog on FaceBook<br />

riggs@957thehog.com<br />


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8 - TRAE PIERCE<br />

AND<br />


BAND<br />

9:30 pm<br />

9 - SLACKERS<br />

TRIO<br />

9:30 pm<br />

2 8<br />

9<br />

15 - COYOTES AND<br />


9:30 pm<br />

16 - EL DUB<br />

9:30 pm<br />

22 - BEN PRESTAGE<br />

9:30 pm<br />

15<br />

16 22<br />

23 - TREES OF LIFE/<br />

RELIEF/<br />


9:30 pm<br />

23 23 23<br />

29 - ARE FRIENDS<br />


9:30 pm<br />


9:30 pm<br />

29 30<br />

690 E. 3rd St. New Smyrna Beach, Fl www. BeachsideTavern.com

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