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Photographs pages 8-12 © Jack

Mitchell, used with permission and

courtesy of the Jack Mitchell Estate

and Getty Images

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Oh My Goddess

Hail to (To Hell With) Turd Music

Jack Mitchell’s Beautiful World of Black

and White

On the Block - Watching Juliet, Naked

Musical Innuendos

A Day in the Life of a Gigging Musician

Texting Cobain by Hank Harrison

Static Live Event Calendar

Behind the Mic: Riggs

Rocktails

2020: Year of the Visionary

Stacks Be Gone

Runway Chronicles

Coming Attractions

Snap It

Metal Compost

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Oh My Goddess

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“Unimpressed!”

“Mutant Gods...”

“Good, Great!”

“It was well done!”

“I fart on this record!”

“Perfectly Awful!”

“Kiss My Ass”

“GODAWFUL”

HAIL TO ( TO HELL WITH) TURD MUSIC

by Rick de Yampert

No doubt you’ve been inundated with

critics’ year-end lists of 2019’s best

music. But what about all the shit

music out there? Where is Leonard

Pinth-Garnell when you need him?

Leonard, you may recall, was the Dan

Aykroyd character on “Saturday Night

Live” who celebrated – celebrated! –

incredibly bad theater, opera, art and

music.

When I was the pop music critic

for 23 years at the Daytona Beach

newspaper and for a time at The

Tennessean in Nashville, I became a

Leonard only when forced to do so.

My fellow reporters had cream-puff

jobs like venturing into the vortex of

hurricane winds or dodging bullets

while covering a thug’s standoff with

police. Me, I had to review Michael

Bolton’s concert in the mid-1990s at

the Ocean Center in Daytona. I was,

ahem, unimpressed. So I reported

that Mr. Bolton’s voice sounded like

he had “gargled with sand” and that

his stage presence and rapport with

his fans were “as stiff as a Vladimir

Lenin statue.”

When my review ran in the paper,

I was able to handle the 1,323 earbusting

phone calls and 786 poisonpen

letters from irate, middle-aged,

female concert-goers who had

fantasized they were going

to be able to reward a

backstage blowjob to the

Rottweiler-voiced singer.

But I winced when my

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mother-in-law (at that time) reviewed

my review by telling me: “That’s not

very nice.” I felt a deluge of guilt

and shame for having shitted on

one of her idols, for doing what all

negative reviews do to the fans of any

performance, music recording, film

or book being pilloried: A negative

review not only says a supposed

artistic creation is a turd – said review

also implies any fan who enjoys and

esteems said creation is a tastelacking

dumb-ass for liking the artist

and/or the work in the first place.

The shame from my mom-in-law’s

dart slimed me for . . . oh, about 7.2

seconds, then it was back to writing

CD and concert reviews however I

was struck by them: good, great or

yak shit.

Pinth-Garnell-ish negative reviews

are a strange beast.

“We enjoy a bad review more than

a good one,” reads the book jacket

blurb of Laura Ward’s compilation

“Bad Press: The Worst Critical

Reviews Ever.” Except, of course,

when a Leonard goes after an artist

that you personally believe is God.

Then you want to plant your size 12

boot up the pompous critic’s size 9

asshole.

The music section of Ward’s 2002

book leans heavily on decades-old

and even centuries-old slams of

classical music, but it does include

an assessment of a rock band by

conservative political commentator

William F. Buckley Jr.: “The Beatles

are not merely awful. I would consider

it sacrilegious to say anything less

than that they are godawful.” Like

Timothy Leary, I believe the Beatles

are mutant gods, but ol’ Bill’s

dismissal didn’t rankle me. As a

reviewer, he’s really shitty. That’s all

the game you got, Bill? Proclaiming

an artist is “godawful”?

Of course, turnabout is fair play, as

when Michael Bolton lambasted us

critics during a press conference:

“You take a bunch of no-talent

chimpanzees and you give them a

bucket of paint, they’ll destroy any

Rembrandt or van Gogh around. The

critics that are insensitive and rude

can kiss my ass.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone

in 1994, Greg Dulli of the Afghan

Whigs touted the greatest negative

review ever written – and it was of

his own band! “I love the mean stuff,”

Dulli said. “If it’s well done, I really

enjoy it.” He then cited a critic in

“this little fanzine” who “completely

disemboweled our record. The last

sentence of the review was ‘I fart on

this record.’ I must have laughed for a

week every time I would think of that

line.”

Damn, I wish I had penned that

review.

Here’s to the Leonard Pinth-Garnells

of the music world.


We may be used to selfies now, but it’s Robert

Cornelius’ 1839 image that lays claim to being the first

self-portrait. Taken in Philadelphia, Cornelius sat for

a little over one minute before covering the lens. It’s

hard to imagine how many pictures are taken around

the world these days in the same one minute’s time.

The fascination with the human face has been around

since we first recognized ourselves in a reflection of

a pool of water, or perhaps a blurred vision of oneself

on a shiny rock. For thousands of years, man has

rendered some form of the human face in drawings

and paintings, creating selfies before the term even

existed. Modern mirrors may have originated in the

19th century, but mirrors, in general, have actually

been around for much longer. According to a 2006

review by vision scientist Dr. Jay Enoch in the journal

Optometry and Vision Science, people in Anatolia

(modern-day Turkey) manufactured the first mirrors

out of the ground and polished obsidian (volcanic

glass) about 8,000 years ago. So basically, this shows

that human beings are incredibly vain and pictures

That being said, there are a limited few whose eyes

behind the lens can be recognized as much as this

month’s featured artist. He’s part of a select few

trusted by literally everyone famous in the world to

take some of their most intimate pictures during what

were sometimes vulnerable situations. His iconic

photos prove that it takes not only a camera but a

person with a vision behind the lens to truly create

works of art in photographs. While Jack Mitchell has

taken thousands of colored pictures, it’s his legacy of

black and white photography that has inspired and

shown the world just how beautiful people can be in

photography’s simplest form. The lighting and angles

had to be just right to capture the perfect shadows

and nuances within each face, with the final result

being almost like looking into the soul of the subject

or perhaps seeing the hardships and prosperity that

make a person great or famous. Back then it wasn’t

just a simple selfie. It was a way to share one’s

lifestyle and grace. Here’s a little more about Jack

Mitchell and why his work will live on forever in the

beautiful world of black and white.

JACK MITCHELL’S

BEAUTIFUL WORLD of BLACK and WHITE

Jack Mitchell was born in Key West on September

13, 1925, and grew up in New Smyrna Beach. He

became interested in photography as a young

teenager and his father bought him an expensive

camera when he was 14 (expensive for the time -

$54 during the depression). Jack took the camera

to a War Bond rally in Daytona Beach in 1942 to

snap a picture of Hollywood star Veronica Lake,

whose signature look was to wear her hair down over

one eye. Young Mitchell asked her to pull her hair

up, which she laughingly did and he later sold the

photograph to the Daytona Beach Observer

and became the youngest person in the

history of the publication to be granted a

By The Reluctant Genius

press card at age 16.

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Mitchell was a photographer in Italy for the Army

at the end of WWII. In 1949 he was invited to a

dance center in Massachusetts, which led him to his

specialty of capturing complex motion (specifically,

dance). He moved to New York City in 1950 and

soon made a reputation photographing modern

dance troupes. In the 1960s, the New York Times

became aware of his work and began giving

him assignments to photograph artists

and performers. Jack photographed John

Lennon and Yoko Ono just days before

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Lennon’s murder. He was also skilled in portraits and

worked mostly, but not entirely, in black and white.

Mitchell officially retired in 1995, after building an

archive of over 5,000 photography sessions with a

vast array of major artists and performers. In 2009,

he had an accident at his home which cracked several

of his vertebrae; after which, he was unable to stand

up straight and experienced constant back pain.

While he was still recovering his long time partner,

Bob Pavlik, died under anesthesia during surgery for

an abdominal infection.

His inability to stand or walk normally left him unable

to work in the darkroom and hesitant to be seen in

public. He spent his last years working on two books

showcasing his work. He died at his home in New

Smyrna Beach on November 7, 2013

* Photographs © Jack Mitchell, used with

permission and courtesy of the Jack

Mitchell Estate and Getty Images

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On the Block

One interesting “side effect” of insomnia is having

time to explore the seemingly endless library of

movies, documentaries, TV series, etc … that is

available to almost everyone these days. I stumbled

upon a movie recently

called “Juliet, Naked”.

It’s a 2018 film based

on a book of the same

title written by Nick

Hornby. Basically, the

main character, Annie,

is in an unfulfilling

relationship with a

man named Duncan.

Duncan is obsessed

with an obscure

musician named Tucker

Crowe who has not

released any music in

25 years, and Duncan operates a website dedicated

to Crowe. Duncan receives a package in the mail

one day containing an album called “Juliet, Naked”;

recordings of the acoustic demo versions of the songs

on Crowe’s hit album “Juliet”. Annie writes a negative

review of the album on Duncan’s website. I’ll only

give a small spoiler – Tucker Crowe himself contacts

Annie about the review and the plot thickens from

there. I enjoyed watching it, and I started thinking

about some of the fictional music movies I’ve seen,

but many of my friends had never even heard of

them. If you’re searching for something new on your

streaming device on a rainy Saturday afternoon, give

one of these a try:

Rock My World – a 2002

film about a fictional

American rock band who

retreat to England after

the disappearance of

their leader/bass player.

They replace him with a

new bass player, Natalie

(Alicia Silverstone) and

want to come up with a

new sound, so they rent

a mansion

owned by

Lord and Lady

Foxley (Peter

O’Toole and

By Jenny McLain

Joan

Watching “Juliet, Naked”

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Plowright) who are desperate for money and

even pose as the butler and the cook during the

band’s stay. I have watched this movie several times,

because it just makes me laugh.

That Thing You Do – a

1996 film written and

directed by Tom Hanks

about a small town band

from Pennsylvania who

hit it big for a little while

as a “one hit wonder”.

You’ll see the familiar

faces of Ethan Embry,

Charlize Theron, Liv

Tyler, Giovannii Ribisi,

Steve Zahn, Chris Isaak

and Tom Everett Scott

in the cast. It’s fun to

watch a movie with some

(well, a lot of) clichés and if you think about it enough,

a lot of parallels between The Wonders and The

Beatles. I know - a lot of people have actually heard

of and/or have seen this one. But if you haven’t, you

will be glad it was on this list.

Streets of Fire – a 1984 film

starring Diane Lane and

Michael Paré. Paré plays

the part of a mercenary

hired to rescue his exgirlfriend

(Lane), a singer

who has been kidnapped

by a motorcycle gang. Rick

Moranis plays the singer’s

current boyfriend, who hired

the ex-boyfriend for the job.

The acting in this movie is

so bad, it’s good. The plot is

thin and the sets ridiculous;

Amy Madigan is a tag-along tough girl who wants

a cut of the reward. Go ahead - get a bottle of your

favorite liquor and make a shot game out of watching

it! If you’re in a snarky mood, it’s even better!

Of course, there are too many fictional music movies

to name; you’ve seen Blues Brothers, Almost

Famous, Tommy, This is Spinal Tap, School of Rock,

etc, etc. But give one of these a try and let me know

what you think!


Musical Innuendos

Hi, guys! I’m back just in time for the New Year.

2020 has some major things in store, especially for

musician Faith Hannon. 2020 means the release of

her new EP “Lie” which will include her previously

released “Toxic” and “Bittersweet”. In December we

had Faith in our studio to shoot and to catch up. She’s

one of our favorite artists to photograph at Lunar

Studio.

By Samantha Tribble

Photos by Stephen Holvik of Lunar Studio

Recently she’s been playing with Dan Lunde and

Andrea Martins at venues such as The Hardrock

Hotel and The Ormond Garage. She just turned 18

and can now play until midnight! Faith has been in the

studio as well trying new techniques with auto-tune

and instrumental and vocal reverb. We talked a bit

about where her recent inspiration is coming from.

While she said Clairo has been a major theme for

her, she keeps a long list in her room that she adds to

frequently.

Next year Faith will be attending UCF to major in

Marketing. We know she’ll succeed in her goals to

become more of an entrepreneur and to gain insight

into how to market herself to wider audiences. Until

then, Faith will be working on her album to potentially

release it on October 16th, 2020 (her 3 year

anniversary of going solo!).

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You can find Faith Hannon’s music on most

music platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.


IMAGINE

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IMAGINE you are getting

ready for a huge concert. The

lights are up and the crowd is

pouring in, your guitar is tuned up

and your voice is warmed up. The

music is no problem since you know

the material well - you’re not even

nervous, After all, you have been

a pro for years. Then you catch a

glimpse of yourself in the mirror. You

remember the bouncer stopped you

on the way in to ask who you were,

but never questioned the rest of the

band. Bing Ding Ding the bell goes

off - you DON’T look the part!

I discovered Gandhi was a lawyer

who only got into the robes later in

life. Turns out a public image wasn’t

so ‘real’ after all.

This was me as a young guitar

slinger trying to keep it ‘real’. Soon

it dawned on me that I had to get

my clothes and image together but

I had no idea how and began to

study. I tried to reconcile the outfits

that Elvis or Prince would wear with

the Grunge movement or the Earthy

look of college radio stars. Then

I found out that Hendrix wore a

hairpiece and Nirvana had a clothier

who pre-stained and tore the outfits.

Once I was willing to surrender

my comfort zone clothes (no shirt,

shorts, and flops) when in public,

my look immediately improved.

Then I realized that on stage,

comfort was not the goal at all!

See, I’m a musician and I live by

my ears. It’s all about melody and

groove in my limited world. Great

for me but the general public is

much more VISUAL. I think around

70%-80% are visually oriented.

It was imperative for my now 40-

year career to approach something

outside of my natural talents -

fashion and public image.

I started by considering shoes.

Shoes being one of the easiest ways

to stand out. Bright colored kicks

with an unassuming outfit can even

work. I avoid regular walking shoes.

I keep in mind that I’ll be under

bright lights and dancing around

on unfamiliar stages. Good fit and

long lasting quality are what I go

for. Cool boots with a heel for height

advantage, brand new neon white

sneaks or shiny leather are all good

choices.

Next, I think of my shirt. Any loud

shirt can make you stand out but it’s

better to ask someone with fashion

sense to tell you which colors work

better for your skin tone. Beware that

these may NOT be your personal

favorite colors. The point is to flatter

and frame you for the public, not

stroke your ego. Seek advice on

where you need help. Build up a

collection for various scenarios and

add to it regularly. This is one of the

most costly areas because I need

a lot, and good shirts don’t come

cheap. When selecting, I ponder the

venue as well. The pimp suit I wear

at the big shows won’t work at my

coffee house gigs.

If you are going for a relaxed look,

make sure it is very flattering - if

A Day

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Life

of a

Gigging

Musician

not outright sexy. You want to be

approachable but not bland. I prefer

to look like I’m a musician with some

fashion pop. It’s good to be noticed

when you are about to perform. A

high collar and pompous hat can add

lots of flair. Fancy clothes tend to get

you noticed online and by the media,

which results in more bookings

since money follows attention. You

can develop a signature look like

your favorite stars or be seasonally

eclectic. Just be sure to get noticed

by the 70%-80% who think with their

eyes. Video killed the radio star after

all.

by Adam Floyd

When I close my eyes sound comes

pouring in. Symphonies and pop

songs, some well known and others

composed in my head on the spot.

I’m making up a song as I type this

article. It’s to the rhythm of a creaky

ceiling fan and cars going by on my

street. Music is in the blood but I

have some sound advice for those

who want to attempt a musical performance

career: You need to develop

your wardrobe so you can become

the rock star that people IMAGINE.

IMAGINEoneself

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“It is a wise father that knows his own

child” (The Merchant of Venice 2.2.73)

Hey! Kurt, are you listening? It’s me, your

father-in-law; you know, the old dude who figured he

could help. But then you died. Kurt, you are a stupid

ass, a genius and a typical rock star pulled along by

your dick. You are also a political firebrand, and you

are the father of my third granddaughter. Sorry, there

are two others.

I loved you even though we never met. When you

died, I cried for two weeks, but so did everybody else,

except your widow… well, she cried, but only for the

cameras. We never had a chance to meet, did we?

Your music coaxed millions of young people into

direct action, and you were uncompromising in that

pursuit. You weren’t 100% sure about your politics,

but you had a vision. You rejected unearned wealth

and abstract power. You made chumps out of people

who don’t like being embarrassed by kids from the

sticks. We have a lot in common. Like me, you didn’t

trust big shots. For this, you were assassinated

Potheads and junkies don’t usually hang around

together. That’s why your music was so hard for me

to grasp at first… but you weren’t always on smack

when you wrote your songs or played your music, so I

listened and finally, I heard it. You were a savant, like

Mozart. You felt smart, but in our post-punk world it

takes time—to “come out.” At first, you wrote music

for sixteen-year-olds prancing around in slightly beat

Land Rovers and the Hondas they inherited from their

folks. They listened, they danced and moshed and got

stoned, but only a few heard your deeper mantra.

About two months before you died I discovered

that Linda Carroll, née Lou Linda Risi (Courtney’s

mother) was going to write a book for Doubleday

and that she found her biological mother

in Brooklyn, who turned out to be the late

Paula Fox. Great-grandma Fox was, by

the way, a genius and a highly decorated

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TEXTING COBAIN

author of several best sellers.

When you married Courtney,

and especially when Frances

was born, I thought, “Oh boy,

my son-in-law is a savant

too; now we have a whole

family of gifted people.” I was

delusional with hope, but so

what? It was a hopeful vision.

That was my state of mind

when you died. Then reality

struck, then silence. You have

a really big DNA-linked family

now. I mean step-relatives and

half-brethren and so forth, but

still real family; you know, the

ones who tolerate your bullshit

because they are your family.

In 2008 I found my lost

biological son, thanks to

Facebook, so my heart goes

out to Courtney. I know how

she must have felt knowing

her grandmother was a major

genius and not Italian. I feel

the same about my son, who

turned up with one of the most

amazing jobs anyone can

have, a really nice wife and 4

kids. Funny how that works.

One day you are looking at

old age and the next day you

pop up with five grandchildren

waiting for Christmas.

I have been around mock stars

and rock stars for most of my

adult life. I had no choice. My

college chums all became

rock stars, and my kid felt it

was her destiny to follow the

trend. So, when you came

along, I had tools with which

to judge you fair and square

just by observing you in the

media, I could tell you valued

money about as much as you

valued Monopoly tokens. It

was a game, a boring game.

To you, money was the chump

change of life—you needed it

to do good things, but it had

an ugly side and you saw that

too. Just remember, kicking

money to the curb is OK, as long

as you live in a cave. I could tell

you saw the greedy people at the

altar of power and fame, and to

them, both things flow from the

same rusty pipe. But you were a

public figure, a real star, and an

easy target.

Big shots worship money, to them

it’s GOD. But if you were here,

if I knew your current address, I

would tell you to be careful when

you show disdain for the money

god, the one Ginsberg called

Moloch. Remember, Burroughs

was born into money so he didn’t

give a shit about it either and it

was Burroughs who told your fans

that you were the next Beatnik

king, a real poetic blue-blood. Not

your wife dude, not your wife; she

was jealous of you, although she

was a blue-blood of a different

kind. Sadly, she blew that heritage

when you died.

That’s where you went off the

track—you not only disdained

money; you found it empty and

shallow. You wrote poetry and

music and made videos about

the corruption of power. Like a

post-industrialist painter and the

muralists of the WPA, you joined a

union of mad hatters and drooling

dogs, flightless vultures that had

no use for precocious children and

wunderkinder unless they could

earn big money.

Just remember; kicking money

to the curb is OK, as long as you

live in a cave. But you signed a

contract with mongrels on a bone

and you bought houses - Kurt,

booby! You projected images

that continue to grab people, and

in this society, if you do that, you

get a big target pasted on your

back. In the warlike world of 21st

Century America, you have to beat

the shit out of your opponent and

scribble at the same time. It isn’t

good enough to get published

or put out albums; you have to

cripple the other guy. America

doesn’t want pansy poets

anymore; they want Sunday

Punchers like Norman Mailer and

Jack Kerouac; tough machismo

boys who can write things down

in blood, other people’s blood,

Truman Capote notwithstanding.

Kurt, you were a true warrior

poet until you saw a deeper truth.

You realized Hollywood was just

stupid! That’s when somebody

decided you needed a short

course in murder. You were

assassinated, plain and simple.

Whomever it was got away with

it a quarter-century ago, but

they made mistakes; ghoulish

errors left behind like crumbs in a

Hansel and Gretel tale.

Your “suicide note” was not a

good-bye-cruel-world letter. It

was a note to your fans saying

you needed to go into hiding, that

a succubus was stalking you.

This letter was addressed to an

imaginary friend from childhood,

an elfin figure named Boddah.

Because that’s the world you

lived in. From the beginning,

slushing through crash pads in

Olympia, you didn’t care much

about anything—a classic beat

existentialist. But as you grew

into your fame suit, you realized

you could do good things. You

turned against your mongrel

masters and you amassed a

huge following of independent

fans. Hell, even me. So, from a

strictly reactionary perspective,

you had to be neutralized, just

like the Kennedys, Martin Luther

King, and John Lennon. You

are the greatest rock star of

your generation and you will be

respected forever.

By Hank Harrison

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2020

January

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

31 Supper Club - Cesar Romero 6pm

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric 6pm

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

Thursday, January 2, 2020

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 6pm

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Click 7:30pm

Outriggers - Cory Shenk 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Marty McCarrick 6pm

Friday, January 3, 2020

31 Supper Club - Brent Clowers 7pm

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Adam’s Edge

5pm

Grind/Kona - Psycoustic 7pm

NSB Brewing - Down River Duo 6pm

Outriggers - The Transfers 6pm

The Garage - Big Beat

Traders - Boomers 9pm

Traders - Warren Beck 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Evening Muze

6pm

Saturday, January 4, 2020

31 Supper Club - Billy Dean Trio 7pm

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm

Chase’s - Down River Duo 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jonny Odis 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Vibe 4pm

Grind/Kona - Jimmy Z 7pm

NSB Brewing - Are Friends Electric 6pm

Outriggers - Big Beat 6pm

Tortugas - The Cyclones 6pm

Traders - Boomers 9pm

Traders - Jay Paski 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Pot Likkers 6pm

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm

Chase’s - Rasta Bayers 10am

Crabby’s Oceanside - Beartoe 12pm

Outriggers - Billy Dean 2pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Jay Paski 1pm

Monday, January 6, 2020

31 Supper Club - Jonny Odis (Private

Party)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Grind/Kona - The Transfers 6pm

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

31 Supper Club - Beartoe 6pm

Grind/Kona - Jay Paski 6pm

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

Traders - Marty McCarrick 8pm

Thursday, January 9, 2020

31 Supper Club - Peter Alden Elvis

Tribute 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Cyclones 7:30pm

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Seth Pause 6pm

Friday, January 10, 2020

31 Supper Club - Faith Hannon Trio 7pm

Bounty Bar - Jimmy Z 7pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Are Friends Electric

5pm

Grind/Kona - Ian Opalinski 7pm

NSB Brewing - 6pm

Outriggers - Tripp Tide 6pm

The Garage - Brent Clowers

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Billy Dean 6pm

Saturday, January 11, 2020

31 Supper Club - Armando Diaz 7pm

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski 7pm

Chase’s - Eddy Davis 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Billy Dean 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jimmy Z 12pm

Grind/Kona - TBA 7pm

NSB Brewing - Bradford Buckley 6pm

NSB Brewing - The Vibe 6pm

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 6pm

Tortugas - Are Friends Electric 6pm

Traders - Etc 6pm

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Transfers 6pm

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 10:00am

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Cyclones Duo

12pm

Outriggers - Are Friends Electric 2pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Hannah Wilson 1pm

Monday, January 13, 2020

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley 6pm

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

31 Supper Club - The Evening Muze 6pm

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 6pm

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

Traders - Bradford Buckley 8pm

Thursday, January 16, 2020

31 Supper Club - Leesah Stiles (Bette

Midler Tribute) 6pm

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm

Grind/Kona - Beartoe 7:30pm

Outriggers - Corey Shenk pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Warren Beck 6pm

Friday, January 17, 2020

31 Supper Club - The Transfers 7pm

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Seth Pause 5pm

Grind/Kona - Eddy Davis 7pm

NSB Brewing - Chuck Wiggins 6pm

Outriggers - Jimmy Z 6pm

The Garage - 5 Time Shag

Traders - Kings County 9pm

Traders - Psycoustic 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Nate Utley 6pm

Saturday, January 18, 2020

31 Supper Club - Mark Raisch 7pm

Bounty Bar - Austin Miller 7pm

Chase’s - Smyrna Erb 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Evening Muze

12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Tripp Tide 4pm

Grind/Kona - The Vibe 7pm

NSB Brewing - The Evening Muze 6pm

Outriggers - Potlikkers 6pm

Tortugas - Shameful 6pm

Traders - Eddy Davis 6pm

Traders - Kings County 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Ian Opalinski 6pm

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Bounty Bar - Davey Leatherwood 7pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 10:00am

Crabby’s Oceanside - Aaron Lightnin’ 12pm

Outriggers - Warren Beck Duo 2pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Brody Mullikin 1pm

Monday, January 20, 2020

Grind/Kona - Jeff White 6pm

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Grind/Kona - Warren Beck 7pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

31 Supper Club - Beartoe 6pm

Grind/Kona - Down River Duo 6pm

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

Traders - Hall Brothers 8pm

Thursday, January 23, 2020

31 Supper Club - Big Beat 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm

Grind/Kona - TBA 7pm

Outriggers - The Cyclones 5pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Jimmy Z 6pm

Friday, January 24, 2020

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 7pm

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Transfers 12pm

Grind/Kona - Adam’s Edge 7pm

NSB Brewing - Dustin Stock 6pm

Outriggers - The Evening Muze 6pm

The Garage - Jimmy Z

Traders - The Cyclones 9pm

Traders - The Vibe 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Gina Cuchetti 6pm

Saturday, January 25, 2020

31 Supper Club - Felix Deneau 7pm

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski 7pm

Chase’s - Big Beat 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Ian Opalinski 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Marty McCarrick

4pm

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley Band 7pm

NSB Brewing - Hall Brothers 6pm

Outriggers - TBA 6pm

Tortugas - Eddy Davis 6pm

Traders - Etc 2:30pm

Traders - Orlando Trainwreck 9pm

Traders - Warren Beck 6:30pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Rasta Bayers 6pm

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bounty Bar - Jimmy Z 7pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 10:00am

Crabby’s Oceanside - Warren Beck 12pm

Outriggers - Down River Duo 2pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Chuck Morel 1pm

Monday, January 27, 2020

Grind/Kona - Davey Leatherwood 6pm

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Grind/Kona - Rasta Bayers 6pm

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

31 Supper Club - Joe Young Trio 6pm

Grind/Kona - Austin Miller 6pm

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

The Garage - Are Friends Electric

Traders - Jimmy C - 8pm

Thursday, January 30, 2020

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 6pm

Bounty Bar - Chuck Wiggins 7pm

Grind/Kona - 5 Time Shag 7:30pm

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 5pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Claire Vandiver 6pm

Friday, January 31, 2020

31 Supper Club - Jonny Odis 7pm

Bounty Bar - TBA 7pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Chuck Wiggins

4pm

Grind/Kona - Cory Worsley 7pm

NSB Brewing - Jimmy Z 6pm

Outriggers - Austin Miller 6pm

The Garage - Ian Opalinski

Traders - Drew Halverson 6pm

Traders - The Accuzed 9pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Brent Clowers 6pm 21

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Mic:Riggs

Behind the Howdy, 2020! Glad we all made it to this side

of a new decade. It seemed like a good time for

personal reflection and renewed goals. Then

I remembered goals suck, so I just decided to

reflect on the power of music. I love music so

much that a single song can change the course

of a day, good or bad. And certainly, all of us

“Broken” - SEETHER with

AMY LEE

As the story goes, singer

Shaun Morgan and Amy Lee

of Evanescence were dating

when this song landed on

“The Punisher” soundtrack

and subsequently Seether’s

2nd album. It’s a great codependent

relationship song

and the combined vocals

and string arrangement

make this a turbo-powered track that knocks the wind

out of me. They later had a very public breakup and

wrote pissy songs about each other but damn, they

left a great footprint with this song.

“The Fire” - REV THEORY

This band knows how to

rip some great hard rock

tracks but they found a

sweet spot with this tune.

It is lyrically a tale of the

final embers of a failed

relationship. Powerful instrumentation and killer

vocal; this song hooks me hard. If you are trying to

salvage something with a significant other, print these

lyrics out and tape ‘em on their car window. It’s worth

a shot.

“Hey, Johnny Park!”

- FOO FIGHTERS

Man, Dave Grohl has compiled

a lotta hooks in his career. This

one snags me like a damn

marlin… power and emotion

tucked into a tight 4 minutes and

some change.

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach

Riggs

have a pool of tunes that we’ve carried through

the years that yank on our emotions more than

others. Perhaps not simply sad songs or break-up

ballads, but just compositions of any genre that

trigger center-of-your-chest feelings. So on the

back end of holiday depression, let’s dig in - and

hopefully, you’ll discover some you like too!

“Break In”

- HALESTORM

Get it on their 2012 LP

The Strange Case Of…

If a song could kick

my ass, this may be a

contender. Lzzy Hale

drops a vocal here that

is equal parts tender

fireside hugs and

vicious uppercuts to the

feelings box. This tune

is the perfect blend of

associable lyrics and a virtuoso vocal experience.

“Put your lighters in the air and lead me back home”.

“Damn, you leave me defenseless”... Come on! AND

she plays piano on it. Too much! Awesome.

“Little Girl’s Eyes”

- LENNY KRAVITZ

Find this one on his LP 5.

This song is very stripped

down and it poked at

my feels BEFORE I had

a daughter of my own.

Now that she’s hit double

digits, I can barely even

listen to it without it

getting REALLY dusty in

here. It’s a beautiful lyric

and if you have a daughter, spin it and try not to cry.

“Nutshell”

- ALICE IN CHAINS

Haunting. Just brilliantly

fucking haunting.

“Big Skies, Black

Rainbows” - VERBENA

This tune from the INTO

THE PINK album is the

final track on the record.

Dave Grohl produced the

shit out of this amazing

album and this song has a

bookend link with the LP’s

first track. You will get eerie chills from the Cobainlike

vocals and dissident guitar strumming of frontman

Scott Bondy and the female harmony vocals are a

perfect complement to the mood of the tune. Love it.

“Hurt” - Not the Trent

Reznor / Nine Inch Nails

song that certainly is way

off my emotional palate.

No, this is a stinger from

Christina Aguilera. This

dynamic track, I assume, is

a conversation with a loved

one that has passed away.

But I don’t want to know

the real story behind it.

Just hearing her incredible

range of whispered emotion

and stomach-stirring powerfully belted notes and

lines, it kicks a lump in my throat every time. What a

voice. And what a song.

“Wings Of Time” - TOTO

I am a day-one fan of this

band. And while I like

their rockin’ stuff more,

Steve Lukather & Co. can

grind some emotion. “Out

Of Love” is a beauty by

them, but this ethereal

track is packed with lyrical power and it delivers lush

and layered vocal harmonies. And Luke’s soakingwet

liquidy guitar tone and emotive playing are

captivating. And at a stout 7 ½ minutes, ‘ya get more

vibes for your buck.

“Brand New Start”

- ALTER BRIDGE

Look, there just isn’t a

vocalist out there today

who can do what Myles

Kennedy does. And he

sings with a silkiness that

stimulates your auditory nerves and makes your brain

happy. It’s just science. LOVE this combo of power

and almost making me weep.

“Call Me”

- SHINEDOWN

The final track on

their “The Sound

Of Madness” album

(which is crammed

full of greatness), the

song brings it home like a walk-off home run. Brent

Smith crushes this goodbye tune with stellar vocal

power and the simple instrumentation underneath

gives the stage to perfectly matched harmonies from

Zach Myers. I have listened to this tune a thousand

times and I still get all clinched up as soon as the

piano opens the song. I like it so much, I’ll even

occasionally stop singing along to enjoy the original.

Perfection.

GARY MOORE

Ah, so many times has a

Gary Moore song forced

me to swallow the lump in

my throat. The late Irish

guitar legend sings with

as much raw emotion as

he rips on guitar. And

his songwriting pinpoints

exposed feelings and

attacks them with musical

medicine. “Empty Rooms”

is a must for your “Am I Sad Enough?” test as is

“Crying In The Shadows” and, of course, there are

a slew of songs after his turn from rock to blues, like

“Separate Ways” and of course “Still Got The Blues

(For You)”. But nothing trips the tear-jerk wire more

than his take on the epic instrumental “The Loner”.

I truly believe that he actually made his guitar cry

while squeezing out these emotive notes. If you have

feelings in your body, take a cool 6 minutes out of

your day and pop on the headphones and let Doctor

Gary treat your ills.

OK, I will leave those there for now though I have

many more heart-wrenchers in my lil’ music array.

I hope that you can take some of them in and feel

the same.

Cheers! RIGGS

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The Morning HOG / 95.7 The HOG,

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Joan Jett was born

Joan Marie Larkin on

September 22, 1958.

Jett got her first

guitar at the age of 14 She

took some guitar lessons,

but soon quit because the

instructor kept trying to teach

her folk songs.

Rocktails

with Chez Rocker

Jett is best known for her

work as the frontwoman of

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,

and for earlier founding

and performing with the

Runaways, who recorded

and released the hit song

“Cherry Bomb”.

She has three albums that

have been certified Platinum

or Gold, and has been a

feminist icon throughout

her career. She has been

described as the Queen

of Rock ‘n Roll and the

Godmother of Punk. In 2015,

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

were inducted into the Rock

and Roll Hall of Fame.

In her book “The Cocktail:

200 Fabulous Drinks”,

author Jane Rocca included

a cocktail named the Joan

Jett so I’m going to stick with

that. Simple but delicious.

The Joan Jett

4 oz dark rum

4 oz cola

2 squeezed lime wedges

Over ice in a large glass

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4 BOOMERS/JAY PASKI

8 MARTY MC CARRICK

10 POP CULTURE POETS/

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11 POP CULTURE POETS/

ETC

15 BRADFORD BUCKLEY

17 KINGS COUNTY/

PSYCOUSTIC

18 KINGS COUNTY/

EDDY DAVIS

22 THE HALL BROTHERS

24 THE CYCLONES/ THE VIBE

25 ORLANDO TRAINWRECK/

ETC/WARREN BECK

29 JIMMY C

31 THE ACCUZED/

DREW HAVERLSON

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2020:

Year of the

Visionary

By Candice Beu

Fredrick Franck opens his famous book “The Zen of Seeing”

with this:

“We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes,

television tubes.... our looking is perfected every day but we

see less and less. When on the other hand I do see - suddenly I

am all eyes, I forget this ME, I am liberated from it and dive into the

reality of what confronts me, become part of it, participate in it.”

When I first started studying drawing back in college, this

unconventional book came highly recommended by my professor.

It spoke to me as a still life artist but on a deeper level it opened my

truer eyes. I saw that it was possible to become not only an artist

of a particular set medium, but of life itself. This new way of seeing

introduced to me by Franck had a way of subtly shifting my spiritual

outlook while also enriching my creative output beyond what it had

ever been before. Its meditative practices and curious exercises

deepened my work as a visual artist, and over time I found this had

an effect on me as a lyricist, a filmmaker and even as a performer.

In his book, Franck talks about seeing in a way that enables one to

capture the essence of an image rather than just copying what is

already known. He speaks of accessing the visionary within, versus

becoming a mere copycat. In his zen-like manner he teaches how

to unveil the extraordinary within the ordinary to find that everything

is in fact exceptional in its own right. He reminds us that we know

nothing until we become an experience of it, sans labels. If you have

ever wondered what separates the mediocre from the greats, it is

this: you cannot categorize or define what makes them so. They are

anomalous. They are an experience unto themselves; an electric,

sublime, inexplicable, lightning in a bottle experience. When you

encounter something like that, it can change you indefinitely. This is

the way of the visionary. This is their gift to us. They present to us a

reflection of the possibility of our own greatness.

When we “look” at something our computing brains automatically

ignite our pattern recognition and give us a desire to name things for

filing and retrieval purposes. But when we deliberately pause that

function, change gears to “see” with a witnessing overview and an

in-sight-full focus, we can see beyond form and connect the dots

in new ways on multidimensional levels. This allows us to enmesh

our “knowns” with the “unknowns” of our inner visions, connecting

them contextually to the whole of whatever it is we are creatively

investigating. This is perfect for mining fresh perspectives, and often

leads to visionary inventiveness. Kids do this instinctually almost

all the time. By adulthood, we have almost completely been trained

out of this habit and away from indulging in our imaginations. From

childhood on, most of us are taught to look but not see, hear but not

truly listen, talk but not deliberately speak. Many of us can turn into

self conscious onlookers instead, trying to “fit in”, embarrassed by

ours and others’ idiosyncrasies. As such onlookers, we tend to box

ourselves away from our innate creative intuition and close ourselves

off from our unique individuality. We become “subjects” putting our

attention on “objects” so that we can quickly judge and slap labels on

each other. This has a tendency to narrow our perspectives instead

of broadening them. The problems come in when then we think we

“know” what everything “is” already. If we repeatedly hit this ceiling

of “knowing”, our cognitive blocks start to take over the machinery,

leaving little room for new growth, authentic expressions

or artistic interpretations to spark our imaginations towards

reaching new heights. For anyone who is seeking the

emergence of their own unique artistic vision, it is so

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important to keep this in mind. To open one’s heartmind

beyond our concrete belief systems is to lift the veil that

covers our insight like a heavy, sleep-laden eyelid. Once

awakened, our creative resources can become more

available to us through that of our personal inner vision. It is

at this point of access, the nexus where emotions, thoughts

and visions meet, in which inspiration can flow towards

us and new ideas arise. An unobstructed dreamer’s eye

coupled with an iron will is most necessary to take what

was once imperceptible and drag it into the perceivable

future of our own manifested reality. To be it, you must first

see it. This is the visionary’s main job.

As potential visionaries going into this year of 2020 we

have to ask ourselves: What doesn’t yet exist that I wish

to see in this world? How do I bring that from a thought

form into a live sensory experience? What experiences do

I wish to impart to an audience using my unique voice and

vision? How will I be the procurer of inspiration for myself

and others in the present and for future generations to

come? You may want to start by delving into what it means

to have a creative vision. Well, an artistic vision refers to

an artist’s way of seeing. Writing, Art, Music and Dance, for

instance, often reflect the artist’s views, how and what they

believe and ultimately showcases who they are. An artist

may develop their vision over long spans or be struck by

genius in an instance, but this is rare. Much like learning to

walk and talk, an artist’s style and skills are often cultivated

by many influences as they grow into themselves over

time. Eventually, if one stays true to oneself, the artist can

become living art in action. Don’t be mistaken, however;

image is not vision. There is a slight but distinctive

difference. Creating an image is often a stylized projection

of how we would like to be seen by the world, while vision is

how we choose to see and interpret the world through our

own lens as we express our inner essence. In this manner,

we show rather than tell. Image and imagery does have its

place. It’s an important part of the whole, but it is not nearly

the whole package. Vision is more akin to voice. They go

hand in hand. Voice is the way in which you communicate

your art. For instance; to be your own original musical

artist you have to be able to stand on your own talents and

merits, displaying an authentic vision and communicating

it in a unique voice, showing itself in the execution of your

production, instrumentation, arrangement, lyrics, sound,

style, name and marketing. This is why introspection and

clarity of vision are so relevant for those wishing to tap

into their visionary capabilities. For a visionary, the way of

seeing is a way of knowing and then expressing.

My sisters and I found out pretty early on in the music

industry that when you neglect to really stand firm in your

own knowing and and let “them” tell you who you are, you

become part of their vision and not your own. Not a fun

place to be when you wish to grow beyond their view of

you. We came to understand that the true visionaries are

those brave souls who make a difference for

themselves and others by taking chances. They

take charge of their situation, make bold moves

and are often rewarded for their courageous acts

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of artistry and unique perspectives. Their vision springs

from a foundation of confidence, self worth and self trust.

They see differently and therefore are seen differently. They

understand it’s about the act of creation itself, unfolding and

revealing the deeper aspects of the self, not about pleasing

people’s appetites. They know how to get in the zone. They

teeter on a leading edge of existence, operating from within

the vortex of an ever evolving creation. They are tapped

in, tuned in and turned on and their magnetism becomes

infectious; their light so bright it reels others in. So, how

magnetic are you? How infectious? How bright? Can

you stand out on a crowded stage, in that sea of striving

humanity? What innovative contributions are you bringing

to the table? It’s time to ask yourself.

I’m dubbing 2020 the year of the Visionary. For those

who want to make a difference in their little corner of the

world, I encourage you to get off your butts, into the eye of

whatever life storm you face and seek visual acuity therein.

Here are 10 of my New Year declarations to do so for

myself:

I declare:

To segment my time and hone in with clarity on new

ways to achieve my daily visionary goals.

To be an exceptional, inspiring and unforgettable

experience for my audience on the page, on the stage

and in all my relationships.

To see the ordinary become extraordinary through

my own personal lens.

To become an artist whose medium is life itself.

To remember that what is inside and outside of me

are inseparable.

To express what is most worth expressing; the

inexpressible.

To harmoniously balance my raw humanity with my

spiritual and creative nature.

To be thankful, kind, loving, vulnerable and limitless

in my capacity for compassion and forgiveness, while

still maintaining my personal boundaries.

To listen better, be more aware of how I communicate

and make more room for silence in my day.

To be brave enough to see and be seen

To listen better, be more aware of how I communicate

and make more room for silence in my day.

To be brave enough to see and be seen.

May we each become the visionary artists of our own lives,

the seers of our most unimaginable goals and dreams and

the connectors to the endless eye that views ourselves,

each other and the world around us more clearly in the

coming year. Happy New Year to All!


CROSSWORDPUZZLE

Across

1. What R&B girl group is Lisa Lopez from?

5. What is the first name of the rapper Juice World?

7. Which of U2’s songs includes the lyrics:

“Have you come to raise the dead”?

8. How many members make up the rock band,

Pink Floyd?

9. What decade is the hit single “Doo Wop

(that thing)” by Lauryn Hill from?

12. How many guitar players did the rock band

Foo Fighters have?

13. What is the first name of 1920s singer was

known as the “Empress of the Blues”?

16. What pop singer is known as “The Material Girl”?

17. What is the last name of the Beatles member

who had dyslexia?

18. What instrument is carved into Jimi Hendrix’s

tombstone?

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Down

2. What American singer is referred to as the

“Goddess of Pop”?

3. Which pop star played 27 different instruments

on their debut album For You?

4. What American rapper holds the record for most

words in a hit single?

6. What town did the rock band Radiohead from?

8. What is the oldest surviving musical instrument?

10. What country does the rock band The Hives

come from?

11. What was Linkin Park’s original band name?

14. What county is the singer The Weeknd originally

from?

15. What is the first name of the lead singer of

Imagine Dragons?

17. Which pop artist wrote the 2017 hit single

“Truth Hurts”?

Answers on page 35

1. What is Halsey’s birth name?

2. U2’s song, “Angel of Harem” was written about what jazz singer?

3. What is the title of Britney Spears’ first hit single?

4. What was the Don McLean’s reason behind the writing the song “American Pie”?

5. Which American rapper wrote the 2007 song “Buy You a Drank”?

6. What is Snoop Dogg’s birth name?

7. Which of Nicki Minaj’s albums did “Anaconda” feature on?

8. What 1985 charity single sold over 20 million copies?

9. What 1960s musical does Ariana Grande sample from on her hit song “7 rings”?

10. What musician holds the record for most Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart?

Answers on page 35

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Over the past few years I have noticed a steady

decline in sales of large amplifiers. It seems every day

someone will ask for a small amp that they can use

on stage, and these days there are many choices out

there; some amps aren’t even amps at all. There are

still bands using large amps, like local guitarist Brian

Magner, but they are few and far between.

So, what happened to the days of Jimi Hendrix playing

through a mass of Marshall stacks? Well, in the ‘60s

clubs supported bands and had huge stages for them to

play on. Bands would show up with giant Vox amps or

stacks of Park, Orange or Marshalls. There was always

plenty of room on the stages to accommodate the large

amps.

In the mid ‘70s combos started popping back up on

stages but big amps still ruled. Rock bands favored the

big amps but many of the Top-40 bands would play in

night clubs located in hotels and most of them did not

have big stages, so the guitar players would have to play

through smaller amps. Then the ‘80s happened.

In the ‘80s, bigger was better. Big hair and big stacks.

Bands would lug huge PA systems, huge light shows

and huge stacks. Even if a club did not have a big

enough stage to accommodate all the equipment, the

bands would find a way to set up all their gear. When I

was on the road, the band I was playing with had a gig

with the band Stranger and they put their whole PA on

one side of the room just so they would have enough

room on the stage for the late Ronnie Garvin’s four

Peavey stacks. At that point, even I was playing

through a Hi-Watt stack and loved it. All the

bands from the Cult to Judas Priest had stages

full of massive stacks and that made every

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Stacks

Be

GoneBy Randy

Pepper

guitar player want one. There were some exceptions,

like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robben Ford, who played

through Dumble and Fender combos. But stacks still

ruled the stage.

Since the mid ‘90s there has been a slow decline in

guitarists using large amps. Bands like Pearl Jam and

Nirvana were using half stacks and Fender combos on

stage and to record with. That brought a whole new

breed of guitar player looking for combos. The ‘90s also

brought in the era of rack preamps like the Digitech GPS

2101 and Rocktron Piranha that sold quite well during

this time. You would hook them into a power amp and

hook it up to stereo 4/12 cabinet and you had a lush

stereo sound.

Since that time, you see very few stacks or even half

stacks on local stages. You will still see them with some

major metal bands but many of them are just for show.

Crashrocket Guitarist Brian Magner told me by phone

that he doesn’t even use a head; his sound comes

from a SansAmp 1.1 which is a tube amp emulator and

hooks into a Crown power amp; he does not even mic

the cabinet, so the sound you hear when you see them

is straight out of the SansAmp. May players, including

myself, have have switched to the digital type amps like

the Kemper Profiler, Bias FX, Line 6 Helix or Fractal

AX8. None of these require an amp or speakers at all.

Why are so many guitarists going to small amps? With

so many clubs treating bands as an afterthought, often

just putting the band in a corner, there is no room to put

a big stack. Also, many of the musicians playing clubs

are over 35 and their backs are not so good anymore.

There is nothing wrong, however, with playing Kemper

or a small combo; what really matters is how it sounds

and in most cases, it sounds just fine. Back in the ‘50s,

nobody ever told Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry their little

amps sounded like crap.

Randy Pepper is a freelance guitarist for hire and

the owner of the Guitar Attic in Holly Hill.

Photo credit” Karen Romano Adams

Runway Chronicles

South Beach, Miami, is different. It’s different

than small-town New Smyrna, where I had

only just set up my office. It’s even different

than other metropoles that might emphasize

business and productivity over fashion and art. But

most importantly, it was a different time - 1993, to be

exact. There were no cell phones and there was no

Instagram, but how I wish I could have taken a selfie

at this moment.

My first trip to visit the top three worldrenowned

modeling agencies started off

perfectly with picturesque South Florida

weather along Ocean Drive. My newest

hopeful model, with golden hair bobbing

to his shoulders, had paced a block

ahead of us. But he was waving as if to

say, “Quick! Catch up!” Weaving through

the patches of tourists and locals, I

noticed a confused look on his face. He

was surrounded by three large, imposing

men. I tried to assess the situation,

but I was still unsure of what to expect

when I caught up. I approached, and

the wall of bodyguards parted to reveal

a small man with a silver bowl cut and a

striking leather jacket. A leather jacket,

in Miami? With smooth confidence, the

icon reached out his hand and greeted

me: “I’m Gianni Versace, are you the

agent to this model?”

My small-town Deland born model may

not have understood the importance

of this spontaneous stop-sign casting

call. My mind was screaming, but my

sensibilities instructed me to extend my

arm to his and meet his smooth confidence with my

own. Perhaps it was more of a bluff than anything

else. “Pleasure to meet you,” I said. “I’m Christine

Harris”. He, with matter-of-fact delivery, stated that he

wanted to use my model in an upcoming campaign

and runway show. What an opportunity for my new

model and my newly opened agency! Could this really

be happening?

Maybe the memory is stronger than any selfie I could

have taken. I relive it quite often when new models

and families come to my office and ask how I got my

start in this whirlwind of an industry. Once the ball

gets rolling, everything happens so quickly. There is

no way to expect who you might meet on the streets

of South Beach.

I like to imagine that this was the beginning of

Premiere. The office may have been rented and

furnished by me a few months before, but without

successful faces and connections, it wasn’t anything

more than just that: an office. This was when Premiere

Model Management, built by me, a New Smyrna local

and Florida State graduate, became my dream career.

It’s been a very exciting and rewarding 26 years, and I

have so many inspiring, extravagant, and motivational

adventures I can’t wait to share! And every single one

is rooted in our little Florida town.

My best, Christine

Premiere Model Management

137 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

386-427-8829

By Christine Harris

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CROSSWORD

PUZZLE answers

JANUARY 25, 2020

Beachside Tavern

New Smyrna Beach

Eric Hutchinson is an American

singer-songwriter who plays soulful pop music.

He is best known for his songs “Rock & Roll”,

“OK, It’s Alright with Me”, “Watching You Watch

Him”, and “Tell the World”. Hutchinson was

named an AOL “About to Pop” artist, Yahoo!

Who’s Next Artist, MSN “One to Watch”

Artist and a “VH1 You Oughta Know” Artist.

Hutchinson also wrote and performed the theme

song for ESPN’s Fantasy Focus podcast.

Eric’s newest album, Before and After, is being

released one track at a time to members of

Patreon. This album was experimental in nature

and has Eric working with different musicians,

creating a different and jazzier sound. This

album includes multiple tracks written for and

about his wife, Jill, and their daughter Zelda.

Eric’s upcoming tour will include venues in

Florida and you can catch him at Beachside

Tavern in New Smyrna Beach on January 25th.

1. What is Halsey’s birth name? Ashley Frangipane

answers

2. U2’s song, “Angel of Harem” was written about what jazz singer? Billy Holiday

3. What is the title of Britney Spears’ first hit single? Baby One More Time

4. What was the Dom McLean’s reason behind the writing the song “American Pie”? Buddy Holly’s death

5. Which American rapper wrote the 2007 song “Buy You a Drank”? T-pain

6. What is Snoop Dogg’s birth name? Calvin Broadus

7. Which of Nicki Minaj’s albums did “Anaconda” feature on? The Pinkprint

8. What 1985 charity single sold over 20 million copies? We Are The World

9. What 1960s musical does Ariana Grande sample from on her hit song “7 rings”? Sound of Music

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10. What musician holds the record for most Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart? Elvis Presley

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January 2 - Marty McCarrick 6pm

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January 4 - Potlikkers 6pm

January 5 - Jay Paski 1pm

January 9 - Seth Pause 6pm

January 10 - Billy Dean 6pm

January 11 - The Transfers 6pm

January 12 - Hannah Wilson 1pm

January 16 - Warren Beck 6pm

January 17 - Nate Utley 6pm

January 18 - Ian Opalinski 6pm

January 19 - Brody Mullikin 6pm

January 23 - Jimmy Z 6pm

January 24 - Rasta Bayers 6pm

January 25 - Gina Cuchetti 6pm

January 26 - Chuck Morel 1pm

January 30 - Claire Vandiver 6pm

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Happy New Year to all of you Metalheads! In case you missed an issue, here are Jeff Watson’s “New School”

and Chris Rajotte’s “Old School” metal album picks for 2019:

NEW SCHOOL

Von Nacht

“Von Nacht”

Bane “Esoteric

Formulae”

Perpetual Warfare

“Earthliens”

Krisiun “Scourge

of the Enthroned”

Die Apokalyptischen

“Reiter-Licht”

Psycroptic “As the

Kingdom Drowns”

VLTMUS “Something

Wicked Marches In”

Amon Amarth

“Berzerker”

Cloak

“To Venomous Depths”

Candlemass

“The Door to Doom”

OLD SCHOOL

Grip Inc. “Power of

Inner Strength”

Hipocrisy “Penetralia”

Flotsam and Jetsam

“Doomsday for the Deceiver”

Lethal

“Programmed”

Cerebral Fix

“Tower of Spite”

Prongs

“Beg to Differ”

G/Z/R

“Plastic Planet”

Unleashed “Where No

Life Dwells”

Xentrix “Shattered

Existence”

Live Sex & Death “The

Silent Majority”

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