Static Live Magazine December 2019 Issue

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.

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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To Clip or<br />

Not to CliP<br />

Behind the Mic:<br />

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

Sounds of<br />

the Season<br />

Chipmunks Rule Christmas Music!<br />


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“Anytime someone tells me<br />

that I can’t do something, I<br />

want to do it more.”<br />

~ Taylor Swift<br />

Oh My Goddess<br />

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

Chipmunks Rule Christmas Music!<br />

Snap It<br />

On the Block<br />

Dreaming of a Hype Christmas<br />

To Clip or Not to Clip<br />

The Accompanist<br />

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

Rocktails<br />

Artist Feature: Kelcie McQuaid<br />

Mike Bloomfield: A Blues Tragedy<br />

Sounds of the Season<br />

Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

Metal Compost<br />

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RECOVERY from a long week of<br />

concerts, gigs, and lessons is essential for a working<br />

musician. The season is in full swing and I’ve got to<br />

make hay while the sun shines. How to bounce back<br />

and do it all again, day after day, with energy and<br />

verve? Part of the bounce back needed is physical,<br />

but some of it is mental.<br />

On the physical side, I like to stick with the basics<br />

and they are cheap or free: Sleep, water and walking.<br />

Resting and napping, not just the old eight hours. I’ll<br />

lounge around endlessly and chill out with no visitors<br />

or social commitments. Hydrate to the extreme. It’s<br />

even more important if you are a singer, but also if<br />

you are doing nightclub work or enjoy a cocktail while<br />

you perform.<br />

Walking is low-impact and an excellent way to stretch<br />

out and restore my energy.<br />

Instrumentalists will benefit from yogic hand stretches<br />

called Mudras. Take it slowly, especially at first: These<br />

hand poses are strong medicine.<br />

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Mental rebuilding is a bit more tricky but just<br />

as important for my career as a performer.<br />

I use a variety of approaches, starting with<br />

the afore-mentioned chillout. Meditation takes it to<br />

the next level. Reading helps me quite a bit, and the<br />

subject can be a mindless tripe. Sometimes you need<br />

to go low brow and just vegetate. Binge watching your<br />

favorite shows or hanging out at the beach, a long<br />

chat with a lifelong friend can help. We all have things<br />

that re-center us. The key is to find what works for you<br />

and pursue it proactively.<br />

I like to keep the music fresh and cycle in neglected<br />

material while I learn new tunes. Why not have<br />

some fun and invite new players in as guest stars?<br />

Whenever a band member needs the night off, I see it<br />

as an opportunity to expand my horizons. This time of<br />

year with holiday parties and events is a great time to<br />

collaborate with some new blood.<br />

A positive mental attitude is the greatest asset I have.<br />

While those in sales or corporate work are trained<br />

in the practice, musicians sometimes have a more<br />

difficult time. After all, we are often rewarded for<br />

being pouty or punkish. The angry youth or snarling<br />

malcontent from our stage persona can leak over<br />

and become part of our real life. Keep it light with a<br />

healthy dose of humility. Laughing at ourselves will<br />

ensure a quick RECOVERY.

Chipmunks<br />

Rule<br />

Christmas Music!<br />

To hell with Spinal Tap’s “Christmas With the Devil,”<br />

Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” James Brown’s<br />

“Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto” and the<br />

Ramones’ “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight<br />

Tonight).”<br />

The greatest Yule music ever created, at least since<br />

Og the Caveman cut “I Want a Velociraptor for<br />

Christmas,” is “Christmas with the Chipmunks.”<br />

Alvin and the Chipmunks were an animated . . . ahem,<br />

“singing group” created in the late 1950s by Ross<br />

Bagdasarian Sr. (recording under the name David<br />

Seville). In 1958, Bagdasarian got the ingenious idea<br />

to speed up a recording of his own voice, so that it<br />

sounded mega-high-pitched and squeaky-freaky --<br />

just like he had huffed a six pack of helium balloons.<br />

The resulting song, “Witch Doctor,” went straight to<br />

No. 1 on the pop charts.<br />

Soon after that, Bagdasarian somehow intuited<br />

that his freak voice sounded just like chipmunks<br />

would sound if they had human speech – and so<br />

a phenomenon was born. Bagdasarian created<br />

and released “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas<br />

Don’t Be Late)” later in 1958, while magnanimously<br />

forgoing vocal credits and instead giving them to the<br />

Chipmunks. The cartoon band’s song snagged two<br />

wins at the first-ever Grammy Awards that year: for<br />

Best Comedy Performance and Best Recording for<br />

Children. In 1960 the ’Munks won the Grammy for<br />

Best Album Created for Children for “Let’s All Sing<br />

with the Chipmunks.”<br />

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As a lifelong rock music writer, I am required<br />

to point out that, right out of the gate, the<br />

Chipmunks scored one more Grammy than<br />

Led Zeppelin ever did, and Zep’s wins didn’t come<br />

until their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and<br />

their Best Rock Album honor in 2013 for “Celebration<br />

Day.” Suck it, “Stairway to Heaven”!<br />

If that doesn’t prove that the Chipmunks are<br />

awesome, there’s this bit of scientific research that<br />

makes me unequivocally state that the ’Munks<br />

created the Greatest. Christmas. Music. Ever: Since<br />

“Christmas with the Chipmunks” was released in<br />

1962 and “Christmas with the Chipmunks Vol. 2” was<br />

released in 1963, I have listened to these little freaks<br />

way more than such Yule tunes as John Lennon’s<br />

“Happy Xmas (War is Over)” or Paul McCartney’s<br />

goofy earworm “Wonderful Christmastime.”<br />

Of course, 7,673,213 of those listens came during<br />

a 15-month period in my youth, when my younger<br />

brother and I convinced our poor parents to let us<br />

spin the Chipmunks’ Xmas tunes all the way from<br />

<strong>December</strong> 1962 to July 28, 1963, and, after a threeday<br />

hiatus from those joyous, glorious little bastards,<br />

it was time to start spinning their Yule tunes on August<br />

1 to get in the mood for Christmas 1963!<br />

If you come across the dark-web rumor that the CIA<br />

uses the ’Munks recording of “Silver Bells” to torture<br />

captured Russian spies, ignore it! Yes, that rumor<br />

probably has some degree of truth. But here’s another<br />

handy, practical bit of scientific research: If you fear a<br />

visit by Krampus, that goat-looking, demon dude who<br />

punishes bad boys and girls during Christmas season,<br />

the only way to ward him off and avoid getting<br />

speared by his horns is to play the Chipmunks’ Xmas<br />

music – 24/7.<br />

Have a cool Yule.<br />

by Rick de Yampert

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6. Photo Credit Reluctant Genius - NW Izzard 7. Photo Credit Tim Teuch - Alice in Chains 8. Photo Credit Tim Teuch - Alice in Chains

Two Sides to Every Record<br />

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I grew up listening to my mom’s music, my dad’s<br />

music, my friends and family members who<br />

played or sang music and music I discovered on<br />

my own. I’ve found a place in my library for a<br />

certain amount of all genres and decades – Rock,<br />

Pop, Blues, Alternative, Country, Indie, Metal,<br />

Ska, Gospel. Some music appeals to me for<br />

the memories it brings and not so much for the<br />

music itself. I remember listening to the radio<br />

on car trips with my Dad as we traveled around<br />

North Carolina for his job. I remember the songs<br />

my Mom would sing with<br />

us and the songs she<br />

would sing in beautiful<br />

harmony with her sisters.<br />

I remember trying to bond<br />

with my brothers over<br />

whatever was their music<br />

of choice at the time and I<br />

discovered a lot of things<br />

about them by doing that.<br />

I was an awkward teenage<br />

girl many decades ago so<br />

the variety is as vast as<br />

the emotions of a teenage<br />

girl in the late ‘70s and<br />

early ‘80s.<br />

Many people my age<br />

and a little older are stuck in the ‘70s. There<br />

are the typical “staples” that come to mind - the<br />

Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, The Who, Led<br />

Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Doors. I’m personally<br />

a huge fan of Queen (and Freddy Mercury),<br />

Meatloaf, CCR, Simon and Garfunkel, and the<br />

Kinks but not so much a fan of other popular<br />

artists of that time such as the Bee Gees and Rod<br />

Stewart. I would do almost anything if given the<br />

choice of that thing or going to a Fleetwood Mac<br />

Concert. I saw Barry Manilow in concert once<br />

because the tickets were free and, in the end, I<br />

honestly would have paid for the tickets because<br />

HE was having such a good time. I also saw<br />

Willie Nelson with a free ticket and I would have<br />

paid money NOT to be there. I’ve walked out of<br />

concerts I paid a lot of money to see because I<br />

didn’t want my memories ruined by the noise that was<br />

coming from the speakers.<br />

On the other hand, I listen to music that is not<br />

necessarily my choice while I am at work and find<br />

myself understanding the popularity of some of it and<br />

even downloading songs that I find interesting. I’m<br />

not sure whether I should be ashamed that I like the<br />

remake of “Old Town Road”. I also like Panic! At the<br />

Disco, Bastille, Bruno Mars, Luke Combs, Imagine<br />

Dragons and The Script. I have recently become<br />

aware that “Walk-Up” music is a thing even in Little<br />

League (if that’s common<br />

knowledge, keep in mind that<br />

I don’t have children); I like to<br />

learn what the kids choose for<br />

their song. Because I work in<br />

a fairly large medical practice<br />

and my coworkers have great<br />

demographic variety, I poll<br />

them and ask things like,<br />

“What was the first concert<br />

you went to?”, “What is your<br />

go-to playlist?” and “What are<br />

your kids listening to?”<br />

As a result, I have started<br />

choosing playlists that include<br />

current music I may not be<br />

familiar with. I turn some of<br />

it off pretty quickly and go back to my favorites but<br />

more often than not, I find something I like in the mix<br />

somewhere if I just keep an open mind. The same<br />

goes for my weekend live music searches. Even if<br />

I don’t know the artist that is playing as I pass by a<br />

venue, I go in and listen for a bit, just to see what’s<br />

new and who is venturing out. I’ve abandoned a drink<br />

or two for the sake of my sanity, but I generally stay<br />

and listen long enough to be respectful.<br />

I’ve learned from my office polls that many young<br />

people are “discovering” some of the music of my<br />

decade(s) and I’m making the effort to discover new<br />

things as well. After all, anyone who thinks the music<br />

of the ‘70s was all golden and today’s music is all<br />

trash should remember . . . the ‘70s also brought us<br />

“Disco Duck” by Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots.<br />

On the Block<br />

By Jenny McLain<br />


Lately there’s been a lot of hype, both positive<br />

and negative, when it comes to this month’s<br />

featured artist. Whether you like her or not,<br />

there’s no doubt that she’s made an impact<br />

on the music world from everything like being voted<br />

VMA’s Artist of the Decade to creating a huge amount<br />

of controversy regarding music rights and publishing.<br />

Taylor Swift started out as a country star but it wasn’t<br />

long before she sold out and went where the real<br />

money was - pop music. What most people don’t<br />

know is that her parents spent millions of dollars to<br />

make her famous. Coming from a very wealthy family<br />

and having the right connections can definitely benefit<br />

you in rising to the top in the music business.<br />

On Friday, November 22, Scooter Braun - the man<br />

behind buying all the music of the artist - directly<br />

addressed Taylor on social media saying that his<br />

family has been receiving “death threats” amid their<br />

very public dispute. Seems silly, yet it’s true.<br />

The lengthy Instagram post came hours after Braun<br />

first broke his months-long silence on the matter<br />

during a Q&A at the <strong>2019</strong> Entertainment Industry<br />

Conference. In the letter, the 38-year-old music<br />

manager asked Swift if they could work together to<br />

find a “resolution” to their spat, which most recently<br />

included Swift calling on her legion of fans last week<br />

to put pressure on Braun and Scott Borchetta — the<br />

owners of her masters — to allow her performance to<br />

go forward at Sunday’s American Music Awards. After<br />

much debate they agreed to let her perform some of<br />

her previous hits.<br />

It just goes to show, the power of fans and the<br />

ability of a huge star to manipulate the system<br />

sometimes, if not always, works. Perhaps if she and<br />

her management had been a little more cautious<br />

in protecting her music she wouldn’t be in the<br />

predicament that is happening now. A similar thing<br />

happened when in In 1985, Paul McCartney gave<br />

the King of Pop a business tip: Owning the catalog<br />

of famous songs from others it can be very lucrative.<br />

What McCartney didn’t realize is that Michael Jackson<br />

would play him at his own game. Later that year<br />

Jackson did the unthinkable and purchased the rights<br />

to 251 Beatles tunes.<br />

One would think that people in the music business<br />

would learn from the past, yet Ms. Swift<br />

was doomed to repeat it. Maybe being a<br />

billionaire just isn’t enough for her but it<br />

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By The Reluctant Genius<br />

seems she’s determined to be a Scrooge<br />

and challenge what what was a legal<br />

business transaction. While the future holds<br />

many secrets, one thing is for sure; she’s<br />

not hurting for cash this holiday. Here’s a<br />

little more about Taylor Swift and what’s<br />

she’s done to become one of the biggest<br />

and now one of the most controversial<br />

music stars in history:<br />

Taylor Alison Swift was born on <strong>December</strong><br />

13, 1989. She showed an interest in music<br />

at an early age and progressed quickly from<br />

performing in children’s theater to singing<br />

the National Anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers<br />

game at age 11. When she was 13, her<br />

parents sold their farm in Pennsylvania to<br />

move to the Nashville, Tennessee area and<br />

court nearby country music labels. At the<br />

age of 14, she became the youngest artist<br />

signed by the Sony/ATV publishing house.<br />

She performed songs she had written at<br />

venues in Nashville and was noticed by<br />

Scott Borchetta at one such performance.<br />

At age 16, Swift released a self-titled debut<br />

album after her first single, “Tim McGraw”,<br />

spent eight months on the Billboard country<br />

singles chart. She toured with Rascal Flatts<br />

and was certified platinum in 2007. In 2008<br />

her second album, Fearless, courted both<br />

country and pop fans, opened at number<br />

one on the Billboard 200 chart. Her second<br />

album, Fearless, won four Grammy awards<br />

and made Swift the youngest Album of<br />

the Year winner. She won the best female<br />

video category at the MTV Video Music<br />

Awards, where her acceptance speech was<br />

interrupted by Kanye West, who claimed<br />

the award should have gone to Beyoncé.<br />

Later in the evening, when Beyoncé was<br />

accepting the award for video of the year,<br />

she invited Swift back on stage to finish her<br />

speech.<br />

Swift is one of the best selling artists of all<br />

time and has received numerous awards as<br />

a songwriter as well. Her other accolades<br />

include 10 Grammy awards, one Emmy, 29<br />

American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music<br />

Awards, six Guinness World Records, three<br />

appearances on Time’s list of the<br />

100 most influential people in the<br />

world, among others.<br />


To Clip or Not to CliP<br />

By Randy Pepper<br />

About 15 years ago we started seeing these<br />

little clip on things popping up on guitars.<br />

Most people chucked them up to being a fad,<br />

but to others, it was a revolution. What is this<br />

I am talking about? The clip on tuner. Yes, you see<br />

them on almost every guitarist’s headstock playing<br />

solo or duo, and in many bands. You see players like<br />

George Lynch even using one in his concerts.<br />

So what is the best one to get? This is a very hard<br />

question, as it’s a very crowded market. Makers<br />

include Snark, who was the first to capitalize and<br />

continue to dominate the market. Others have done<br />

very well as well, like TC Electronics and Intellitouch.<br />

Sirus Nascar, host of The Front Stretch and singer/<br />

guitarist for the Pit Road Pickers said he likes to use<br />

the Intellitouch because it’s very bright and he can<br />

see even in the sunlight. Orlando guitarist for MP4, JC<br />

Cova, said he uses the TC Helicon Polytune; super<br />

accurate in loud situations, very readable and it is<br />

sturdier than the Snark. Dave Lauber of the popular<br />

AC/DC tribute band Thunder Jack Uses the Red<br />

Snark ST-2. It’s VERY affordable, accurate enough,<br />

and I can SEE it even when the sun is<br />

beating me up. I can also tune with vibration<br />

mode with my volume DOWN and the<br />

audience thanks me for that. Between songs<br />

16<br />

I can literally check my tuning in less than 5 seconds.<br />

Also Paul Revere and Raiders bassist Ron Foos said<br />

his using a Snark clip-on tuner for stage use and or<br />

the built-in tuner, Logic Pro X in the studio.<br />

Some players still prefer not to clip and instead use<br />

pedal tuners to tune up with. The Boss TU-2 and 3<br />

have been the king of this market for a long time but<br />

there are some others that work very well. Nascar<br />

competition director at Richard Petty Motorsports<br />

and also a weekend warrior in the offseason Philippe<br />

Lopez uses the Korg Pitchblack and puts it as the first<br />

pedal in the chain to keep his signal clean. Nirvanna<br />

guitarist Clayton Sturgeon uses both a Snark Clip<br />

on for his acoustic shows and a Boss Pedal for his<br />

electric stuff. There are so many other choices out<br />

there but these are some of what the players are<br />

using.<br />

With Christmas coming, you can’t go wrong buying<br />

your favorite guitarist or bassist a clip on tuner even if<br />

they already have one. You can pick one up at places<br />

like Guitar Attic in Holly Hill (shameless plug) and I’m<br />

sure they will be very happy you did.<br />

Randy Pepper is a freelance guitarist for hire and<br />

the owner of the Guitar Attic in Holly Hill.<br />


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Much has been written about the allure of<br />

music. You see its effects on toddlers who<br />

hear a song with a strong rhythm. Suddenly<br />

arms are flailing, knees piston-ing, faces<br />

broadcasting unmitigated joy. Most of us<br />

never grow out of this. Our outer reactions<br />

change but the inner thrill remains. The<br />

reasons for this likely lie somewhere beyond<br />

our understanding so we accept the mystery<br />

and let it carry us along. Those of us who<br />

can’t leave well enough alone become<br />

musicians. We who came of age before the<br />

advent in popular music of spoken-word and<br />

personal computers came of age in the era<br />

of bands. Bands were cool. Before bands<br />

there was Elvis. Bands were sleek and quick,<br />

had inside jokes. Elvis was giving a handgun<br />

to Richard Nixon. It was easy to take sides.<br />

Many young bands got into the scene for<br />

reasons other than music. Once it became<br />

apparent that the Beatles were not born<br />

into Beatle-dom, that they began to turn into<br />

the Beatles only after several years of 20-<br />

hour work days, many dropped out. Once it<br />

became apparent that no matter how many<br />

20-hour work days a band put in they were<br />

not going to be chased by screaming girls<br />

into a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, the rest<br />

dropped out. Not entirely. There were a few<br />

aspirants left, the ones in thrall to the sound.<br />

The sound was the beginning, eternal. It<br />

existed before during and after the comings<br />

and goings of the outer world.<br />

A successful band is the result of a fortuitous<br />

confluence. They are few. We have our<br />

favorites. We know what each member<br />

contributes, how the interaction with other<br />

members shapes the sound we love. Bands<br />

who aren’t The Who or The Doors, that is,<br />

most bands break up as the members begin<br />

to enter adulthood, when they are faced with<br />

deciding how to pay their way in the world.<br />

One, sometimes more than one member will<br />

want to continue as a musician. Now what?<br />

This is where a million different stories begin.<br />

I will attempt to outline one path, that of the<br />

professional accompanist, or SIDE-MAN.<br />

(“Side-man” was the original term. We will<br />

now, respectfully, shift to “side-person.”)<br />

“I need to work, to make money. I cannot<br />

maintain a satisfactory level of instrumental<br />

proficiency with a day job. Can I sing? Do<br />

I want to? Am I entertaining?” Did you answer NO<br />

to any two of the three questions? Well then, find<br />

somebody who answered YES to all three and<br />

go to work for them. If you do you can still pursue<br />

ambitions, if you have them, of being an “artist”<br />

yourself but you must keep them out of sight around<br />

your employer and your employer’s fans. I realize<br />

that I haven’t told you HOW to go about securing<br />

employment with this artist. Here you will need to<br />

employ a skill that you will continuously employ after<br />

you get the gig: reading the psychology of the artist.<br />

Artists are tremendously complex, walking a thin<br />

rail that bisects terror and euphoria. If you have at<br />

least a touch of an artist in you you stand a chance<br />

of understanding your employer well enough to be<br />

of benefit to them and to yourself. A common rookie<br />

mistake is to try to take for yourself what the artist<br />

you work for has achieved. DO NOT DO THIS. Do<br />

not attempt to promote yourself to the connections<br />

this artist has cultivated. Apply the adage once<br />

applied to children: speak only when spoken to. While<br />

engaged in your employer’s business, do not refer<br />

to any of your outside efforts unless asked about<br />

them. Whether you aspire to be an artist or your<br />

goals do not extend past being an excellent sideperson<br />

pay attention to what goes on around your<br />

employer, what works and doesn’t work in the music<br />

and presentation. Also learn what works and doesn’t<br />

work in your communication with your employer.<br />

Artists vary greatly in how much collaboration they<br />

want. When offering suggestions be sensitive enough<br />

to know how far you should go. Always be willing to<br />

try to give the artist what they are asking for in their<br />

music.<br />

When you work for an artist you are in a relationship.<br />

Most likely, with the obvious exception of family, there<br />

is nothing more important to this artist than their<br />

music. You will be expected to be supportive of this.<br />

There is more at stake here than a job you walk away<br />

from at 5 pm weekdays and forget about completely<br />

on Saturday and Sunday. You, the side-person, can<br />

put the job out of your mind when not actually on the<br />

job, but your employer will be living with it 24/7/365.<br />

This can be a tricky situation to navigate. Some<br />

artists, because they are so immersed, may lose sight<br />

of the fact that you have a life outside of their music.<br />

They may need to be reminded. Remind them. If you<br />

allow them to drag you into their degree of immersion<br />

you may grow to resent it and begin the downward<br />

slide into complaining and discontent.<br />

However, if you are willing to be more immersed in<br />

your employer’s career than the next guy it could<br />

work in your favor. There are, working today, many<br />

recording artists whose present-day status in the<br />

music industry does not match the standing they<br />

enjoyed during their heyday. Many artists who once<br />

played arenas are now playing clubs and 250-500<br />

seat theaters. In the past, record companies offered<br />

tour support as a necessary investment toward album<br />

sales. Most of these artists are no longer signed to<br />

record company contracts and are self-producing their<br />

records and selling them at their concerts. They are<br />

paying all of the expenses of touring. A new breed<br />

of touring musician/side-person has emerged. For<br />

the chance to escape the bar band scene, these<br />

musicians are doing extra work. When these stars<br />

were on top they were paying for specific services and<br />

assistants. Now, enter the bass player/booking agent,<br />

the drummer/tour manager. Many of these musicians<br />

are not charging for these extra services. The extra<br />

work is worth the opportunity to join the band of a<br />

legitimate rock star. For the rock star’s part, if he can<br />

save money by hiring a bar band musician who will<br />

do another job in addition to his own, who can blame<br />

him?<br />

I have attempted to give a brief overview of the role<br />

and opportunities for the side-person. Cases vary.<br />

There is no clear tried and true path. One thing is<br />

certain: being a side-person can be rewarding to<br />

the musician whose first love is music.<br />

If you are living inside each note as it is<br />

played you are in the best place that can be<br />

reached in music.<br />

By Dan Walters 19

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

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

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 2pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 1<br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Warren Beck 10am<br />

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

Outriggers - Danny Dread 2pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Hall Brothers 8pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 3<br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 4<br />

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

Traders - Mark Moore 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 5<br />

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Eddy Davis 5pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Dustin Stock 6pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 6<br />

31 Supper Club - John Rhodes 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Adam Swari 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jay Paski 4pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Smokin’ Torpedoes 6pm<br />

Traders - Casey Picou 6pm<br />

Traders - Mike Quick Band 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 7<br />

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

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Faith Hannon 4pm<br />

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

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Vibe 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Ian Opalinski 7pm<br />

NSB Brewing - Down River Duo 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Brent Clowers 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 6pm<br />

Traders - Mike Quick Band 9pm<br />

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

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Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 8<br />

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

Chase’s - Bradford Buckley 10am<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Down River Duo 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Bradford Buckley 5pm<br />

Outriggers - The Vibe 2pm<br />

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

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 10<br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>December</strong> 11<br />

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

Traders - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 12<br />

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

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Ian Opalinski 5pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Cory Shenk 6pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 13<br />

31 Supper Club - The Jazz Team 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Danny Dread 4pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Jimmy Z 6pm<br />

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm<br />

Traders - DJ 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 14<br />

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

Bounty Bar - Brody Mullikin 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Danny Dread 4pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Mark Moore 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Clint & Layla 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Seth Pause 6pm<br />

Outriggers - The Evening Muze 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - Smyrna Erb 6pm<br />

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm<br />

Traders - DJ 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Adam Floyd 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 15<br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff Risinger 7pm<br />

Chase’s - The Transfers 10am<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 17<br />

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

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

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

Traders - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>December</strong> 19<br />

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

Bounty Bar - Austin Miller 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Ian Opalinski 5pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Dustin Stock 6pm<br />

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

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 20<br />

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

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Mike Quick Band 4pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Sam Seas 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Off the Road 6pm<br />

Traders - Marty McCarrick 6pm<br />

Traders - SocietY 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 21<br />

31 Supper Club - Rocker Jake 7pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Faith Hannon 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Smyrna Erb 4pm<br />

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

Crabby’s Oceanside - Austin Miller 12pm<br />

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

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

Outriggers - Relief 6pm<br />

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

Tortugas - 5 Time Shag 6pm<br />

Traders - The Vibe 6pm<br />

Traders - SocietY 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 22<br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Reed Foley 10am<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Randy Williams 5pm<br />

Outriggers - The Vibe 2pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Pot Likkers 8pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 24<br />

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 6pm<br />

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


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

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

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

Bounty Bar - Jonny Odis 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Trainwreck Trio 7:30pm<br />

Outriggers - Cory Shenk 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Eddy Davis 8pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Clint & Layla 6pm<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 27<br />

31 Supper Club - Felix Deneau 7pm<br />

Beacon - Jason Longoria 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Cory Worsley 4pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Brent Clowers 6pm<br />

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

Traders - Psycoustic 6pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 28<br />

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

Bounty Bar - Reed Foley 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Jay Crosier 4pm<br />

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

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jason Longoria 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Are Friends Electric 5pm<br />

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

NSB Brewing - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />

Tortugas - Cain 6pm<br />

Traders - Etc 2:30pm<br />

Traders - Aaron Lightnin’ 6:30pm<br />

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm<br />

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

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 29<br />

Chase’s - Jonny Odis 10am<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Adam’s Edge 5pm<br />

Outriggers - Are Friends Electric 2pm<br />

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

Monday, <strong>December</strong> 30<br />

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

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 31<br />

31 Supper Club -Rat Pack 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley 8pm<br />

Outriggers – The Vibe 8pm<br />


Rocktails<br />

with Katie<br />

Hey all you <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> readers out there! It’s the most<br />

wonderful time of year for some cocktail lovin’ from<br />

your local Mixtress, Cocktails with Katie. This Rocktail<br />

is made in honor of Deep Purple <strong>December</strong>! A month I<br />

made up dedicated to those English Rock & Roll Hall<br />

of Fame legends that drove hard-rock muscle straight<br />

into the pop charts in the grooviest of eras, the ‘70s,<br />

baby! So crank up Highway Star as you ride over to<br />

NSB’s Flagler Tavern this month for The Bounty’s<br />

beloved Christmas Cocktail list; make sure you don’t<br />

forget to rock out with your cocktail out.<br />

Naughty list, here we come! I was introduced to the<br />

intoxicating sound of Deep Purple by my bad-ass<br />

drummer/fiancee, Mr. Juliano Ciampaglia Rosa.<br />

Juliano is a crazy talented, self taught drummer<br />

that learned by listening to Deep Purple’s own<br />

drummer, Ian Paice. Paice is Juliano’s drumming idol<br />

and basically his greatest music influencer. While<br />

listening to all of Deep Purple’s albums like Come<br />

Taste the Band (‘75), Fireball (‘71), Burn<br />

(‘74); Juliano followed Paice’s lead into<br />

becoming a master of the sticks. Paice’s<br />

swing-style drumming, solid work ethic<br />

22<br />

and status of being of the founding members of<br />

Deep Purple; earned him the title of Rock & Roll’s<br />

greatest drummers of all time. It was Paice’s powerful<br />

drumming that served as an important ingredient to<br />

Deep Purple’s new harder-rocking direction in the<br />

early seventies. The band has seen members come<br />

and go for various reasons, but Ian Paice has always<br />

been a staple in Deep Purple. He is the only founding<br />

member of the band still performing with the group.<br />

Ian himself once said “How do you keep ninety people<br />

together with one stick? I’ve got two sticks and I can’t<br />

keep five people together.”<br />

Smoke on the Water<br />

2 oz Angel’s Envy Bourbon<br />

1/2 oz brown sugar syrup<br />

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters<br />

2 dashes coffee bitters<br />

Pinch of Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey<br />

Get out your favorite mixing glass; pour in Angel’s<br />

Envy Bourbon, brown sugar syrup, Peychaud’s<br />

Bitters, and coffee bitters. Fill mixing glass with ice.<br />

Stir virtuously until nicely chilled. Strain the chilled<br />

cocktail into a decanter. Then you’re ready to smoke it<br />

up! With a culinary smoke gun, pack in whiskey chips,<br />

place the smoking tube into a decanter, then ignite<br />

to fill decanter with heaven smoke. Swirl cocktail into<br />

the decanter to infuse the smoke flavor throughout<br />

the libation. Pour over an ice sphere while singing<br />

the chorus to Smoke on the Water. Garnish with a<br />

luxardo cherry and orange peel. Drink while listening<br />

to Deep Purple’s Machine Head ‘72 album and let<br />

the Space Truckin’ begin. Also, be sure to check out<br />

Juliano hitting the skins sometime around town with<br />

the amazing Mike Quick Band!<br />

Ian Paice Photo source: DRUMMERWORLD<br />


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By Bartholemew Betelguese III<br />

The art of drawing has been around since prehistoric<br />

men and women used charcoal leftover from fires to<br />

create mosaics on the walls of caves.<br />

It’s progressed very little over the years and many<br />

artists have found ways to accentuate the drawings<br />

they create. This month’s artist does just that. Taking<br />

what is already interesting and unique drawings, she<br />

then adds watercolors and paints to make each piece<br />

of work more beautiful and vibrant. Her eye for brilliant<br />

colors and placement has helped her become a staple<br />

mark among other painters in her community. Here’s<br />

a little more about this month’s artist and what makes<br />

her so special.<br />

Awarded “Best Emerging Artist 2015” in Broward/<br />

Palm Beach New Times, Kelcie McQuaid is a<br />

Professional Artist, Curator, and Founder of ShangriLa<br />

Collective. McQuaid’s mixed-media paintings<br />

challenge emotional and creative boundaries by<br />

layering bold illustrative portraits with vibrant abstract<br />

painting techniques.<br />

As a curator, Kelcie connects emerging and midcareer<br />

artists with a clear creative vision who seeks<br />

to explore the human experience through multimedia<br />

exhibits. McQuaid was an early champion of local<br />

developing art districts such as Mass District and Fat<br />

Village and has worked with many cultural entities<br />

including Broward County’s Cultural Division, Fort<br />

Lauderdale’s Museum of Art, Pompano Beach’s<br />

Cultural Center, Coral Springs Museum of Art,<br />

ArtServe and many others. She curated and project<br />

managed “Open Canvas Project”. a massive public art<br />

project for the City of Fort Lauderdale and ArtServe,<br />

winning Best Non-Profit Collaboration of the Year. Her<br />

influence can be seen and felt throughout the Tri-<br />

County area, where she was born and raised.<br />

Kelcie’s paintings are inspired by a balance of<br />

feminine energy, vulnerability, strength, and struggle.<br />

She is largely influenced by relationships from past<br />

to present and how people and our relationships<br />

can evolve, dissolve or transcend. Her art strives to<br />

capture how perspectives change over time. As we<br />

grow and age, we see things in different contexts.<br />

With this in mind, she uses the layering of paint, ink,<br />

and other media to express her personal growth and<br />

power. Each time she picks up a brush, McQuaid<br />

revisits the paintings as a stronger person and she<br />

passes her development on to her works.<br />

954.336.6617 - KelcieMcQuaid.com -<br />

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Mike Bloomfield:<br />

A Blues<br />

Tragedy<br />

By Hank Harrison<br />

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I<br />

first met Mike Bloomfield when the Grateful Dead<br />

were cutting a test track for Tom Donahue’s<br />

Autumn records at Pacific-High budding studio in<br />

San Mateo; that would be about Fall of 1965. We<br />

had a few hours scheduled but got bumped because<br />

Bloomfield had to do a Budweiser commercial and<br />

man was he pushy. We got a bad vibe there, but I<br />

loved his blues synthesis, especially when he hooked<br />

up with a whole bunch of my friends from Big Brother,<br />

and the Charlatans. Years went by until I got to know<br />

him better, up close and strung out.<br />

Bloomfield was - what some critics would call - a triple<br />

threat. Not just a blues man but a tyro in jazz and<br />

even folk and country music. When he was in high<br />

school, learning how to finger pick, he had a revelation<br />

that translated those twang and slide techniques to<br />

electric blues. Mike went full blown gospel on “His<br />

Holy Modal Majesty” album but ends the track with<br />

a tribute to John Coltrane, so I guess he fulfilled that<br />

high school vision.<br />

Bloomfield was born into a wealthy Jewish family on<br />

Chicago’s north side but preferred music to the family<br />

catering business. By the way, Mike’s father designed<br />

those little ceramic creamers in the shape of a cow,<br />

where the milk pours out of the cow’s nose… who<br />

knew?<br />

Becoming a Chicago blues devotee in high school<br />

and spending most nights haunting Nelson Algren’s<br />

south side blues clubs, the dives that employed<br />

Frankie Machine, the drummer from The Man with the<br />

Golden Arm, really brought out Mikes talent.<br />

According to B.B. King, “The guys Bloomfield sat in<br />

with early on knew this was not just another white<br />

boy from Cicero, looking for jive thrills.” Among his<br />

early supporters were Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and<br />

Buddy Guy. Michael was quoted in Blues <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

saying: “Black people suffer externally and Jewish<br />

people suffer internally. The mutual suffering is the<br />

fulcrum for the blues.” So I guess he knew early on,<br />

what it meant when the Thrill Is Gone.<br />

During those trips to the south side blues<br />

clubs, Mike ran into Paul Butterfield and<br />

one night Butterfield took Mike over to meet<br />

Elvin Bishop, who ran his own club, the<br />


Fickle Pickle. After that it didn’t take long for Mike to<br />

be discovered on stage. Soon after that, Mike’s 6 foot<br />

plus skinny hulk, his afro and constant gigging landed<br />

him an audience with the legendary talent scout John<br />

Hammond. John was a jazz producer at Columbia<br />

(see Miles Davis Kinda Blue) and, although Columbia<br />

wasn’t into Blues per se, Hammond signed Mike up<br />

on first sight.<br />

Bloomfield’s work on Butterfield’s debut album, and<br />

the subsequent East-West raga trip, made it a best<br />

seller and a tour de force. In San Francisco, people<br />

were dancing to it for hours, specifically to East-<br />

West’s thirteen-minute title track, an instrumental<br />

combining elements of blues, jazz, psychedelic<br />

rock, and the classical Indian raga. Undoubtedly,<br />

Bloomfield’s solos were turning people on. The rumor<br />

became legend that Mike created East-West after an<br />

all-night acid trip, but a subsequent anthology of the<br />

Butterfield band included a booklet denying this.<br />

Bloomfield also gained recognition for his work with<br />

Bob Dylan during Dylan’s first explorations into electric<br />

music. In fact, Bloomfield’s sound was a<br />

major part of Dylan’s controversial change<br />

of style, especially on Highway 61 Revisited<br />

and as Dylan’s electrified back-up band<br />

28<br />

at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, which garnered<br />

many disappointed boos from the folkies.<br />

Mike eventually got burned out on touring and<br />

decided to relocate to San Francisco, but at the same<br />

time he was deeply moved to create his own group<br />

which turned out to be the Electric Flag in 1967 with<br />

two old Chicago buddies, organist Barry Goldberg<br />

and the multi-talented Nick Gravenites, who had<br />

already moved to San Francisco. In fact, around that<br />

time, Nick’s sister Linda, became one of Janis Joplin’s<br />

best friends and made sure Mike met the ladies of the<br />

foggy city. Stylistically, the Electric Flag - complete<br />

with a horn section - sounded great. The inclusion of<br />

drummer Buddy Miles gave Bloomfield and all-star<br />

doo-wop and R&B throb.<br />

The Electric Flag debuted at the 1967 Monterey Pop<br />

Festival. The most critically REAL track put out by<br />

Electric Flag was, Fine Jung Thing, a still listenable<br />

synthesis that was way ahead of its time. More<br />

important to me was the use of this track in the Peter<br />

Fonda and Susan Strasburg film, The Trip, which I<br />

showed on Beta video to my crisis counselors to train<br />

them to sense what an LSD trip was like. You can<br />

laugh now, but It worked.<br />

By now you’ve figured out that for part of my life I<br />

functioned as an alternative or underground therapist,<br />

a radical shrink and one of the things that turned me<br />

off was watching my blues singer friends like Pig Pen<br />

and Mike Bloomfield die… one small chunk at a time.<br />

The Pig Pen saga is another story but Bloomfield’s<br />

death spiral started for me at New York Kennedy TWA<br />

terminal; you know, the bird shaped building.<br />

September, 1979. I just landed a job with the Irish<br />

Government, feeling pretty damn smug. I’m taking<br />

the SFO bound United and I see this drunk hippy<br />

staggering around in the boarding area giving an<br />

airline official a bad time. Two stewardesses were<br />

giving me the eye, suggesting I do something. They<br />

were denying him boarding even though he had a first<br />

class ticket. The reason? He was staggering drunk<br />

and smelled awful.<br />

I took another look… shit man… it was Mike<br />

Bloomfield trying to get back to Frisco. W T F? Wait!<br />

No! This can’t be happening… this is Mike Bloomfield.<br />

I felt a stomach punch, not because it was Mike but<br />

because this massive rock star was wandering around<br />

in an airport as if somebody just dumped him out of<br />

the back of a truck.<br />

I talked to him, “Hey Mike, what’s up man? It’s Hank<br />

Harrison” He looked up from his grog head. “Oh, l<br />

know you right?”<br />

“Yes Mike, you know me, remember hanging out with<br />

Linda Gravenites? at Janis’ house?” “Oh yeah<br />

good times man…”<br />

I looked over at the boarding agent, both hands on<br />

her hips. I knew what that meant. When women get<br />

fed up with something they put their hands on their<br />

hips and glower at you, I got the message… “DO<br />

SOMETHING!” The radical shrink in me kicked in,<br />

“Yes Mike, but are you going to be good?” … “These<br />

people want us to sit together, or they’re calling the<br />

feds.<br />

Mike sez, “Oh man I gotta get back to the coast… I<br />

got a gig.”<br />

“Well let’s get on the plane now and behave<br />

ourselves, OK?”<br />

The hands went down from the hips and all heads<br />

nodded. I thought to myself, “This is an interesting<br />

development, who the fuck left this savant-genius in a<br />

gangway at Kennedy?”<br />

Wheels up! Mike is strapped in. I can smell him but<br />

nobody else in the plane gets the picture. The United<br />

stew set him up with a club soda in his hand. No<br />

booze. I asked him if he had to make a visit to the<br />

boys room, he says no, mainly because he already<br />

pissed himself in the waiting area. Mike took that odd<br />

moment to tell me that he had just finished a book<br />

collaboration with R. CRUMB on his blues mentors<br />

in Chicago, titled ME and BIG JOE… a reference to<br />

Big Joe Williams. I was impressed. Then, magically<br />

the engines droned him to sleep. He crashes out the<br />

whole way and we get home after dark. I have a rental<br />

waiting.<br />

I drove him home to his Corte Madera pad, because<br />

nobody met him at SFO. Another WTF? moment.<br />

But the story doesn’t end here. I stayed in touch<br />

with Mike for a couple of visits, he looked okay for a<br />

while, but sinister forces were in the stew. I had to go<br />

abroad for a sabbatical and I lost track of Mike. I did<br />

my research, and I now know the secrets but I can’t<br />

even whisper them here… you have to figure it out for<br />

yourself.<br />

Eleven o’clock Sunday morning, February 15th. 1981.<br />

Mike Bloomfield, the guy who talked Dylan into rock<br />

& roll, the guy who put Bollywood into the blues,<br />

was found mysteriously dead, in a car seat on the<br />

100 block of Ulloa street, near the corner of Laguna<br />

Honda Blvd. … no note, no explanation. Mike had<br />

a small funeral with Bill Graham and his ex-wife in<br />

attendance at the Jewish Community center and<br />

then his remains were shipped to Los Angeles, by<br />

his family, where he lies in repose in a high class<br />

memorial with a plaque to mark his tomb. That’s all.


1. What is the name of the iconic musician, Prince’s studio?<br />

2. What does the pop trio’s name, ajr stand for?<br />

3. What was the title of Jonny Lang’s hit song that he released at age 16?<br />

4. What is the title of the movie that pays to tribute to the band, Depeche Mode?<br />

5. What state was American guitarist, Joe Bonamassa born in?<br />

Answers on page 35<br />

6. What 2000s Disney Channel TV show was Miley Cyrus apart of?<br />

7. How did Miley Cyrus get the name “Miley”?<br />

8. What year did the pop band, Maroon 5 form?<br />

9. What was hit Disney Channel TV show was Selena Gomez featured in?<br />

10. What is the title of Harry Styles’ upcoming album being released in <strong>December</strong>?<br />

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Answers on page 34<br />

Answers on page 35

I’m a big fan of holiday music. I know it gets played<br />

out, but there’s so much to love about these unusual<br />

seasonal tunes. Whether Christian based, holiday<br />

centric, or weather oriented most contain unifying<br />

elements of love, peace, comfort and joviality<br />

accompanied by the jingling of bells, and happy<br />

harmonies. Some even hold the promise of hope and<br />

holy salvation. Isn’t it funny that these rollicking songs<br />

blast the airwaves yearly, overwhelming the rest of<br />

the competition for a while? It’s our one universal<br />

soundtrack. As I listen all day long to Music Choice’s<br />

Holiday hits, old and new, I’ve realized a few key<br />

things about this strange genre my sisters and I get<br />

to be a part of. Holiday Music is the great equalizer of<br />

the music industry! It’s also an archive of the beautiful<br />

and the bizarre. Here are some of my findings:<br />

1 Any mainstream or<br />

independent Artist can remake<br />

any holiday song and<br />

put their own stank on it! Take<br />

“Santa Claus is Coming to<br />

Town”. Listen to Bing Crosby<br />

and The Andrews Sisters<br />

original version, then listen<br />

to Bruce Springsteen’s and<br />

Mariah Carey’s take on it. All completely different,<br />

all completely awesome and unique to each’s<br />

artistry. Holiday music differs from other genres<br />

because it actively encourages a wide variety of<br />

cover opportunities. According to Spotify, the top 3<br />

Christmas covers of all time are: #3 Jingle Bells, #2<br />

White Christmas and coming in at #1 Silent Night<br />

with 137,315 versions! I would’ve thought Santa Baby<br />

was somewhere in the top 10, but no. It’s the most<br />

played-out cover in my book. You have Eartha Kitt’s<br />

original vs Madonna vs Gwen Stefani vs Kellie Pickler<br />

vs Ariana Grande vs Rupaul...the list goes on. Eartha<br />

obviously wins this Santa Baby sing off, but the mass<br />

re-make-a-thon can quickly turn into a “Battle of the<br />

Indistinguishables” real fast when you are listening to<br />

the Holiday station for hours. If any of you can tell the<br />

difference between Ashley Tisdale’s “Last Christmas”<br />

and the cast of Glee’s version, you get a<br />

candy cane!<br />

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2 Any artist can put out a<br />

brand new seasonal song<br />

and hope it goes on to<br />

become a modern Holiday<br />

Classic. Example, Mariah’s<br />

“All I Want For Christmas is<br />

You”, Lindsey Buckingham’s<br />

“Holiday Road” and “Mary<br />

Did You Know” by Michael English. Honorary mention<br />

goes to the Beu Sisters for “Dear Santa” and “Home<br />

for Christmas”, soon to be Christmas classics! (Btw<br />

I saw one copy of Disney’s Jingle Jams available on<br />

Amazon recently! Grab it while you can! They’re flying<br />

off the...interwebs.)<br />

3 Fun fact: With only a hint<br />

of holiday instrumentation<br />

and some seasonal-ish lyrics,<br />

you may get lucky and have<br />

your song added to that<br />

much sought after holiday<br />

rotation. For example, the<br />

Beu Sisters “My Christmas<br />

was in June”, “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of<br />

Music, Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Joni Mitchell’s<br />

emotionally evocative “The River” and Leonard<br />

Cohen beautiful “Hallelujah”. All great songs, but not<br />

technically Christmas songs.<br />

4 Pretty terrible songscan<br />

still be super successful<br />

holiday hits and get tons of<br />

airplay, bringing lots of good<br />

cheer during this time of<br />

year, as long as its kitschy<br />

and Christmas-y enough!<br />

For instance, “I want a<br />

Hippopotamus for Christmas” and “All I Want for<br />

Sounds of the Season<br />

By Candice Beu<br />

Christmas is my 2 Front Teeth” by Spike Jones (not<br />

the filmmaker) or “I’m Gonna E-mail Santa” by Billy<br />

Gillman and Rosie O’Donnell. There’s a treasure<br />

trove of “so bad they’re just bad” hits such as Bob<br />

Dylan’s “Must Be Santa”, “Funky Funky Christmas” by<br />

NKOTB, Hilary Duff’s “Santa Claus Lane”, “Christmas<br />

Cookies” by Rupaul, the truly awful “The Christmas<br />

Shoes” by Newsong, and the now classic “Grandma<br />

Got Run Over By a Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy. At the<br />

top of my list of terribly tasty holiday treats are two<br />

internet sensations with their most amozzing holiday<br />

hits: “Chanukah Fever” by Mama Doni and the big<br />

winner...Jan Terri’s “Excuse My Christmas”. Give em<br />

all a listen this season...I double dog dare ya.<br />

5 All Artists of holiday<br />

music (even independents)<br />

are almost always<br />

guaranteed airplay for<br />

at least an entire month<br />

straight. There also seems<br />

to be no discrimination<br />

between artists of today and<br />

yesteryear in the rotation. With virtually no hierarchy,<br />

all are welcome! Everyone gets a seat at the table.<br />

This presents a great musical buffet we often neglect<br />

to ingest in our everyday listening diets. Where else<br />

can you hear little Aaron Carter played side by side<br />

the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Boyz II Men and The<br />

Beu Sisters in the same lineup as John Lennon and<br />

Paul McCartney...Johnny Mathis following NSync...<br />

Donny Hathaway after Elvis...Frank Sinatra before<br />

a Faith Hill song...Michael Buble’ and Mariah Carey<br />

sharing the same platform as Monica Matocha! I only<br />

heard of Ms. Matocha because of her rendition of<br />

“Holiday Road”. Her seasonal single was released<br />

independently on iTunes in 2011. How cool is that!<br />

She’s out there! We’re out there! Elvis is still out there!<br />

And we all somehow made it to the same banquet.<br />

Nowhere on earth, except during the holidays, is this<br />

kind of musical smorgasbord EVER available to the<br />

listener. I’m not saying this is the best idea in the<br />

world...I’m just pointing it out. It’s pretty weird but it’s<br />

also pretty cool.<br />

6 Artists of old arerevere<br />

for a time on holiday stations,<br />

giving us older kids a chance<br />

to recall our sweetest<br />

childhood memories. Where<br />

once the smooth voices of<br />

Perry Como, Andy Williams,<br />

Bing Crosby, Johnny<br />

Mathis, Frank Sinatra, and Robert Goulet sang to<br />

us thru scratched albums, now crystalline mixes of<br />

these crooners holiday tunes have been preserved<br />

and shared with our kids (tho I still prefer those<br />

gritty recordings). When did any of these recording<br />

giants last get airplay? Well, like all of us, LAST<br />

CHRISTMAS! (lol) Due to the holidays, most artists<br />

who’ve been relegated to the back bins, or put out to<br />

pasture get resurrected (like Jesus and Frosty) for a<br />

brief moment, one magical month per year.<br />

7 We can put on holiday<br />

songs at home or in the car<br />

with our kiddos present and<br />

not worry much about what<br />

their little ears are absorbing.<br />

For the most part we’re<br />

hearing upbeat, positive<br />

songs with good messages<br />

and clean lyrics. Wait...I take that back. There are<br />

those racy exceptions like Indi artist Danielle Car’s<br />

“Save Your Cookies For Me”. With lyrics like “Let me<br />

jingle your bells, You can play with my elves”...it’s<br />

pretty spicy but still not as questionable as the ever<br />

controversial, creepy yet unabashedly catchy “Baby,<br />

It’s Cold Outside”. If you listen closely, you’ll find that<br />

Naughty Santa Songs have been hidden<br />

in plain sight going WAY back. Dissect<br />

the lyrics of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Santa Claus<br />

Got Stuck in My Chimney”, “I saw Mommy<br />


Kissing Santa Claus”, Elvis’s “Santa Claus is Back<br />

in Town”, Clarence Carter’s “Back Door Santa”, the<br />

jazzy “I’ve Got a Present for Santa” and yes, good ole<br />

“Santa Baby” and you’ll see what I mean. I personally<br />

don’t get the fascination with sexing Santa or coming<br />

down chimneys but I find it endlessly fascinating<br />

that so many songs have been written in this vein. It<br />

makes me want to write a sexy Santa song, since we<br />

all know sex obviously sells, even at Christmastime.<br />

version of the Nutcracker with a twist by Fred Waring<br />

and his Pennsylvanians. It is the BEST thing I’ve<br />

ever heard. Conceived by arranger Harry Simeone,<br />

it combines this classic score with charming lyrics<br />

written by Waring. Absolutely brilliant, weird,<br />

humorous and simply enchanting. You can find it on<br />

YouTube and thank me later. The 1940’s harmony<br />

style is done in such a dynamic way that my sisters<br />

and I would love to replicate this sound on our own<br />

Christmas album someday.<br />


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8 Super depressing<br />

Christmas songs are the<br />

worst. Why make shit<br />

worse for those who are<br />

having a hard enough<br />

time during the holidays?<br />

Blue Christmas...skip...I’ll<br />

be home for Christmas…<br />

skip...”Please Come home for Christmas”, “Another<br />

Lonely Christmas”, “Someday at Christmas”, “Where<br />

Are You Christmas”…all hard passes! For some<br />

reason there’s this trend of sad “story” songs going<br />

around including Nat King Coles “The Little Boy that<br />

Santa Forgot”, “Toyland” by Doris Day, Skip Ewing’s<br />

“Christmas Carol”, Hermann Lammers “Faith In<br />

Santa” and Newsongs “The (mfing) Christmas shoes”!<br />

Who needs it? I don’t. Whenever any of these come<br />

on, I flip the channel as quickly as if a Spike Jones<br />

classic came on.<br />

9 Everyone loves<br />

some Cool Yule! If you<br />

are a treasure hunter of<br />

hidden holiday gems then<br />

you’ll find lots buried on<br />

movie soundtracks. Vince<br />

Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown<br />

Christmas is full of them. Check out the Home Alone<br />

Soundtracks, The Snowman (short animated film)<br />

and Harry Potters Hogwarts Christmas music. These<br />

are some of the best wintery instrumentals around.<br />

The “Elf” Soundtrack has a stellar playlist too with an<br />

unbeatable, jazzy Nutcracker Suite. It’s a standard<br />

in our home, as is the original Nutcracker. “National<br />

Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” soundtrack is great<br />

and if you are an R&B fan then Chris Browns “This<br />

Christmas” is up there too. One of my favorites is<br />

not from a movie but a classical piece by Emile<br />

Waldteufel called “The Skaters Waltz”. Written in<br />

1882, it’s one of the most famous wintery pieces<br />

around. My final prize for you seekers is a 1947<br />

10 Final consensus:<br />

Nobody likes “The Little<br />

Drummer Boy”. Do you?<br />

Most hated boy, most hated<br />

Christmas song. Who let this<br />

kid approach Jesus’s crib with<br />

a snare drum anyway? It’s the<br />

last thing Mary and Joseph<br />

need, and according to the<br />

Internet, it’s apparently the<br />

last thing holiday listeners want. Nationally, this song<br />

has been voted most likely to make you get up and<br />

change the station. The plot of the song reminds me<br />

of a Bad Luck Brian meme: Shows up to babies party<br />

with no gift, plays “sick” drum solo, annoys everyone.<br />

At first glance, it’s a long, boring song about excuses,<br />

but as my mom pointed out, the boys gift was his<br />

song and what a powerful message for musicians that<br />

is. There is some controversy around who the actual<br />

composers are. You’d think no one would want credit<br />

for this turd but with 220 versions in 7 languages,<br />

those royalties do add up.<br />

Holiday music is like the Snowman, eventually it melts<br />

away but it is sure to return again next year! So enjoy<br />

it while it’s here. On a side note, I’d like to share with<br />

you some news my sisters and I recieved, making<br />

this season all the more merry and bright. We just<br />

found out that our original song “Home for Christmas”<br />

is the opening song in a Shannen Doherty and<br />

Antonio Sabato Jr. holiday movie called “All I Want<br />

For Christmas”! This is what I love about our job.<br />

Sometimes you unexpectedly find out that a song you<br />

wrote 15 years ago has been placed in a movie that’ll<br />

get shown every holiday. Who doesn’t love a good<br />

old fashioned cringe-worthy holiday film after all?!<br />

They’re our favorite. This news has truly been the “gift<br />

that keeps on giving”. It makes me smile every time<br />

I think about it. The film was released internationally,<br />

but here’s hoping for a US release date in the coming<br />

season and tidings of comfort and joy for all of us this<br />

holiday!<br />

answers<br />

1. What is the name of the iconic musician, Prince’s studio? Paisley Park<br />

2. What does the pop trio’s name, ajr stand for? Adam, Jack, and Ryan<br />

3. What was the title of Jonny Lang’s hit song that he released at age 16? “Lie to Me”<br />

4. What is the title of the movie that pays to tribute to the band, Depeche Mode? Spirit of the Forest<br />

5. What state was American guitarist, Joe Bonamassa born in? New York<br />

6. What 2000s Disney Channel TV show was Miley Cyrus apart of? Hannah Montana<br />

7. How did Miley Cyrus get the name “Miley”? Her parents nicknamed her “Smiley” as a child and this<br />

was then shortened to “Miley”<br />

8. What year did the pop band, Maroon 5 form? 1994<br />

9. What was hit Disney Channel TV show was Selena Gomez featured in? Wizards of Waverly Place<br />

10. What is the title of Harry Styles’ upcoming album being released in <strong>December</strong>? Fine Line<br />


Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all!<br />

Before we screw the cap on this <strong>2019</strong>, I thought I<br />

would run through some of the superlatives of the<br />

year. This compilation is purely my experience,<br />

opinion and product of my spotty and selective<br />

memory. Grab a pen and some Post-it notes and<br />

play along at home if ‘ya like!<br />

Top Pizzas<br />

1) Mellow Mushroom Standard Pepperoni pie -<br />

Their crust is unmatched. I’ve had this pizza in two<br />

states and I can’t get enough.<br />

2) Little Caesars Extra Most Best Thin Pep - Pop<br />

this crispy, cheesy, meaty flavor bomb in your trap<br />

and GO!<br />

Best Beers I Tried For the First Time<br />

1) Stone Brewing Scorpion Bowl IPA - this brew is a<br />

magical elixir that will make love to your taste buds<br />

while poppin a stinger in your dinger. Awesome<br />

beer.<br />

2) Lucky Scars Wild IPA - Hoptacular fruit notes<br />

and packs a solid punch<br />

Top Gaffes Of The Year<br />

1) Crushing a titanic drive off the 14th tee box and<br />

then being told by a former Super Bowl winner that<br />

I hit the ball in the wrong direction<br />

2) My haphazard fantasy football draft execution<br />

3) Answering an unknown phone call<br />

Fave Concerts<br />

1) IRON MAIDEN - 1st night of tour leg, only Florida<br />

show. Spectacular lights and sound, props and<br />

setlist. Perfection<br />

2) TOM MORELLO - He played hits from his career<br />

to tracks a DJ played, commanded the stage<br />

alone & crushed some Rage Against The Machine<br />

classics. The crazed crowd reaction must’ve help<br />

lead to the 2020 RATM reunion<br />

3) DISTURBED - The Chitown Crew whipped<br />

Orlando with a multimedia show that featured<br />

crushing riffs, suicide prevention PSAs and a<br />

burning piano. Loved it!<br />

* Honorable Mention - WINGER - This Daytona<br />

Bike Week show was tragically underpromoted and<br />

underattended but these 4 high level musicians tore<br />

through a hits set that did justice to a great sound<br />

system… in the parking lot of a high school football<br />

stadium.<br />

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Best Things Found In My Driveway<br />

1) A Big-Ass Turtle<br />

2) Cash ($1)<br />

3) An untainted, wrapped Kit Kat<br />

3) Wild Mike’s Ultimate Pepperoni - The freezer<br />

delight was a MUST on every one of my WalMart<br />

runs. But they mysteriously disappeared from the<br />

shelves and now I can’t taste the magic of a great<br />

flavorful pie and giggle at the best logo in the game.<br />

R.I.P., Wild Mike.<br />

Hardest Material Losses<br />

1) 20-year old Nikes that, while clean and in good<br />

condition, apparently lost glue consistency and fell<br />

apart at the soles.<br />

2) My KISS 1984 tour shirt to the goddamn squirrel<br />

3) My 1st Gen 32Gig IPOD Classic - I’ve been told<br />

it could be the battery and I’d love to have all those<br />

tunes back, but going to the Apple Store sounds<br />

terrifying.<br />

Oddest Things I Saw In Parking Lots<br />

1) A big black bird holding a full Ritz Cracker in its<br />

beak and squawking loudly, as if to say “This one’s<br />

MINE, bitches!”<br />

2) An oil stain that was shaped like the Van Halen<br />

logo<br />

3) Pedestrian Indifference<br />

3) Naturdays - Flamingos, Strawberry Lemonade<br />

& Beer. Go ahead, TRY not to have fun with that<br />

party in your mouth.<br />

Most Awkward Social Moments<br />

1) My altercation with the emotional support goat<br />

on the flight to Cali<br />

2) The wave back to the stranger who was not<br />

waving at me to begin with<br />

3) That part where I put my Bealls Outlet card in my<br />

pocket instead of my debit card and had to do the<br />

walk of shame back to the car, leaving the $78 of<br />

items I didn’t know I needed stranded on the belt.<br />

Things I’ve Shouted In Front Of My Kids<br />

1) Hold on to the fuckin’ ball!<br />

2) Why would you wash a shirt with a cat turd in the<br />

pocket?!<br />

3) You don’t have to be wearing pants to make<br />

sense!<br />

* Honorable Mention - Who tried to flush pizza<br />

down the toilet?<br />

Fave Celeb Interviews On The Morning HOG<br />

1) George Foreman - What a complete delight the<br />

champ was. I spent many nights shouting at Pay<br />

Per View fights, hoping to see Big George KO a<br />

bum. He has moved on from pitching the grill and<br />

is now spokesman for a pain relief product. His<br />

best line in our chat was “your grandkids don’t want<br />

to play with you if you smell funny”.<br />

2) Olivia Newton-John - Her hypnotic Aussie accent<br />

is the best. But when I told her that her role in<br />

GREASE was part of my “leap into manhood”, it got<br />

a little weird.<br />

3) Diedrich Bader - He is the perfect guest, is<br />

hilarious, has great pipes, and gives up some “Rex<br />

Kwon Do” upon request.<br />

Thanks for taking time to read thru these in <strong>2019</strong>!<br />

I will try to make them compelling and awesome in<br />

2020.<br />

If not, they’ll just be stupid and fun. That’s a Win / Win !<br />

Cheers! RIGGS<br />


The Morning HOG / 95.7 The HOG, Weekdays<br />

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TED NUGENT - “The Motorcity Madman”<br />

in Daytona at the Peabody Auditorium<br />

Ted Nugent, better known as “The Motor City Madman” came<br />

with guns a-blazing to Daytona Beach’s Peabody Auditorium on<br />

Wednesday, August 21st. Terrible Ted wasted no time in opening with<br />

fan favorite “Stranglehold” to get the almost packed crowd buzzing for<br />

more. Political views aside, the trio jammed through gems “Gonzo”,<br />

“Paralyzed”, “Free For All” and of course radio play standard “Cat<br />

Scratch Fever”, as well as other rarities like “Fred Bear “. The Nugg<br />

ended the evening with the classic “Great White Buffalo” while throwing<br />

in a great rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. America Rules!<br />

New School Album of the Month<br />

Candlemass - THe door to doom<br />

s<br />

For their 12th studio album “The Door To Doom”, Swedish doom<br />

metal band Candlemass enlisted the help of legendary Black Sabbath<br />

guitarist Tony Lommi for a little guitar solo action. This <strong>2019</strong> Napalm<br />

Records release also reunites the band with original vocalist Johan<br />

Langquist (from 1986’s Epicus Doomicus Metallicus). The end result?<br />

By far, their best album in years. Founding bassist Leif Edling’s<br />

grimly dark songwriting brings back that doomy goodness that made<br />

Candlemass one of that genre’s masters of doom perfection. Opening<br />

track “Splendor Demon Majesty” brings that Sabbathian sound that<br />

old school fans of metal will really appreciate. It’s business as usual<br />

as Candlemass rips through “Under the Ocean” and then into Lommi’s<br />

mid- song electrifying solo on “Astorolus - the Great Octopus”. In the<br />

end, all eight explosive jams will leave you searching for the key to “The<br />

Door Of Doom”.<br />

Old School Album of the Month<br />

Xentrix - Shattered existence<br />

Xentrix’ debut “Shattered Existence” may not have been a<br />

groundbreaking thrash metal album compared to other bands of the<br />

late ‘80s, but what it did offer was perfect sounding riffs along with<br />

melodic undertones that were precisely executed. Compared to other<br />

Aay Area thrash bands like Testament (singer/guitarist Chris Astley’s<br />

voice is similar to early Chuck Billy’s ), this 1989 Roadrunner Records<br />

release helped shotgun them to the top ranks of the British euro-thrash<br />

scene. For those who love old school thrash, “Shattered Existence” is a<br />

must have. Songs “No Compromise”, “Crimes”, and “Dark Enemy” will<br />

send you into post-Metallica ecstasy.<br />


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8 th ANNUAL<br />



DRIVE<br />

13 th CHUCK MAGID<br />

BAND<br />

15 th DR BACON<br />

21 st RIES BROTHERS &<br />


28 th TRAE PIERCE &<br />


BAND<br />

31 st NYEGALA<br />






6 7<br />

8 13 15<br />

21 28 31<br />


6 th G. LOVE AND<br />



TITANS<br />

24 th JOEY CAPE<br />

29 th MICKEY AVALON<br />

All Music starts at 9pm<br />

1/25 2/6<br />

2/24 2/29<br />

2/8<br />

690 E. 3rd St. New Smyrna Beach, Fl www. BeachsideTavern.com

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