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Vol. 3 Issue 13

March 2020


“Music gives a soul to the universe,

wings to the mind, flight to the

imagination and life to everything”

~ Plato

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Oh My Goddess - Year in Review

’60s Hair Wars: Hippies vs. Sgt Carter

Behind the Mic: Riggs

Return of the Vintage Guitar?

Musical Innuendoes

Art Feature - Year in Review

Static Live Event Calendar

Greg Douglass, Unsung hero of the early

San Francisco Rock

A Day in the Life of a Gigging Musician

The Cyrus Connection

Rocktails

On The Block

Snap It

Metal Compost

STUDIOS

DREAM. CREATE.

Static Live Media Group, LLC

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Sean Impara, Publisher

Billy Chapin, Co-Publisher

Jenny McLain, Editor

Nicole Henry, Graphic Artist

Making great music since 1999

COVER ART BY GARY KROMAN

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’60s Hair Wars:

Hippies vs. Sgt. Carter

Remember the 1960s? It

was in all the papers – the

Vietnam War, civil rights

protests, sex, drugs and

rock ’n roll. Those social upheavals

made it seem Atlas had farted while

he was holding up the earth.

But the Molotov cocktail that firebombed

more American households

than those volatile, history-changing

events was . . . guys’ hair! We males

of the younger generation suddenly

wanted to grow more of it. Our elders

wanted to keep us looking like the

flat-topped drill sergeant on the TV

show “Gomer Pyle.”

Looking back today, observers

of this culture war might think we

adolescent males in the ’60s were

pushing to grow marijuana on top of

our skulls.

As we boys lobbied our parents to

postpone a trip to the barbershop,

we would play the J.C. card: “But

Jesus had long hair!” However, those

paintings of Jesus with hair down to

his ass didn’t prevent a trip to the

barber for me and my two brothers.

My dad – smart guy! – knew the

true reason we wanted hair down

to our ass, and it wasn’t because

we wanted to emulate the son

of God. Rather, we wanted to be

like someone bigger

than Jesus Christ – the

Beatles! But the Fab Four

didn’t win the Hair Wars

for our side. It was the

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Cowsills, that mom-and-apple-pie

family pop group, who struck the coup

de grace.

By the time the Beatles released

the scandalous “Rubber Soul” in

December 1965, in which the four

mop-tops had hair that barely covered

their ears, most of us white lads

across America were allowed to have

hair that looked like the Beach Boys

on their “Surfer Girl” album – moppish

but with ears fully exposed. That was

the line of demarcation in the Hair

Wars: If a boy’s hair had grown a

quarter-inch over the top of his ears,

he would be sent home with a note

from the principal explaining how this

hippie-freak kid was undermining

American

democracy. End of

story.

As for the black

boys: Sure, Sly

Stone sported an

Afro that was bigger

than the mushroom

cloud of an atomic

bomb. But, given that the black

guys at school had hair that looked

like country singer Charlie Pride, I

assumed they also were losing the

Hair Wars in their homes.

All rock and soul stars were fueling

us young lads with a lust for long

beautiful hair, shining, gleaming,

steaming, flaxen, waxen: The Door’s

Jim Morrison with his lion’s mane.

Led Zep’s Robert Plant with his

even bigger lion’s mane. The Rolling

Stones’ Brian Jones with his hippyfied

medieval pageboy cut.

The Hair Wars were at a stalemate

when the Cowsills, that wholesome

pop group that became the model for

the TV show “The Partridge Family,”

jumped into the fray with their 1969

cover of the title song from the 1968

musical “Hair.”

by Rick de Yampert

“Carl Reiner was creating a TV

special called ‘The Wonderful World

of Pizzazz,’ ” Susan Cowsill told me

before her family group performed at

Hippiefest in Daytona Beach in 2015.

“And Carl, God bless him, thought

it would be pretty darn funny if the

Cowsills did a parody of hippies. So

that video you see of ‘Hair’ with all of

us dressed up, that was part of the

deal. We were in modeling wigs from

China.”

The Cowsills’ record company was

horrified and didn’t want to release

“Hair” as a single. But a Chicago radio

deejay sneaked it onto the air without

revealing who was behind it, “and

-- seriously old school verbiage -- the

switchboard lit up,” Susan Cowsill

said. The song became the Cowsills’

biggest hit.

And – just my theory – “Hair” was the

song that ended the ongoing Hair

Wars in our home. I’m certain my dad

was thinking “If even the Cowsills are

down with this long hair thing . . . .”

So, Dad finally admitted defeat. His

exasperated parting shot to me and

my two brothers was: “Go ahead -- if

you want to have hair down to your

ass, that’s fine with me!”

I fulfilled my dad’s

sarcastic blessing for

many years.

Love ya, Dad.


Behind the Mic: Riggs

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach

Hello, friends! Raise a glass

to the 2-year anniversary of Static

Live Magazine! It is a major

benchmark by any standard and I am beyond

proud and honored to be a part of the family. There

are “publications” around that mention music and

events around a cluster of ads that you could certainly

use for a placemat or drawer liner. This product you

hold is a magazine, a collection of impassioned works

by industry professionals and fans of all things music

and culture. It looks better from cover to layout and

hell, even the staples are superior to any other. And

it costs you nothing. What a rare and beautiful thing

that is. Here’s to many more years of excellence.

That said, I have now raised the bar much too high

for my planned “26 Best Toilet Experiences” article I

had pieced together. Damn. OK, how about this… a

list of some of the publications that I am, for whatever

reason, no longer a contributor.

INDIFFERENT HOUSEKEEPING - I began writing

for these jokers in college. Yes, it was a great startup

gig for a young writer. But how far can you stretch

concepts like “Best uses for dirty cereal bowls” and

“That’s not a laundry pile, it’s art!”? Best

work I did there was

“Litter box / Mail box; Drive your cat postal!”

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THREE SHEETS - Another early career gig

that I enjoyed for a few months. This monthly rag was

printed on chamois and LITERALLY could be used

as a rag. The content held tales of drunk reflections

and binge drinking tips. And though it would be

frowned on in these modern times, the content was

a cautionary tale of how to handle your liquor with

dignity, grace, and if needed, a chamois.

PIGS OF LOGAN - This quarterly kept up with some

of Logan, West Virginia’s favorite and most portly

swines. The State Department of Agribusiness

eventually pulled their funding and we were forced

to write for free. Also, no more all-you-can-stand

bacon eating writers meetings. Miss the pork, not the

farmers’ scorn.

BALLS - I accepted a position with this quasimonthly

tabloid under the guises that I was writing

about my favorite sports moments. Turns out that

was NOT what they were looking for. Explains why

the publisher was winking so much. Anyway, I wrote

erotic testicle literature until we got the cease & desist

from the OTHER Balls.

TALK TO THE HAND! - This sassy weekly paper was

a great outlet for those who wished to defiantly state

their dismay with local city ordinances and events. As

Chief Editor, my job entailed spellcheck, punctuation,

obscenity censoring, slander avoidance, and general

upkeep of the trailer we published in. 96% of the

entries began with “Let me say something about this

is that…” and finished “...and you tell that (obscenity

deleted) S.O.B. that I will meet him in the G-damn

parking lot of the Mercantile and settle this like a

couple of grown-ass men!” Not what I bought into for

a year of $65k torment.

BLURRED INSIGHTS - A monthly magazine for those

who can’t quite recall the details of their important

stories. While my creative freedom was hampered,

it’s surprising how long you can keep a job by

massaging the facts.

FROZEN FOUNDATIONS - I took a job in Kenosha,

Wisconsin in the early 90’s writing for this journal. It

required me to craft captions under photos of snow

covered buildings, snowy landscapes, snowed on

athletic equipment, animals in snow, and really snow

anything they took a photo of. The photographer was

a dictator and insisted that each of his picture subjects

held a “voice” that we needed to amplify with words.

Cheeseheads were wildly entertained by my series of

stories from “Rusty the Blatz Keg”. Idiots.

CLASSIC CITY SOUNDS - This bi-weekly published

what I thought were concert reviews from area clubs

and venues. Turned out that it was just angry rants

from old townsfolk about the noise of the buses, dog

food plant, traffic and “that long-hair that plays his

guitar-fiddle on the corner of the drug store”. I quit via

fax.

THE OVERACHIEVER - This taunting periodical

compiled stories of success from wealthy business

owners and their advice to what they referred to as

“the lazy filth” that populated the city’s bars. If you

bought an annual subscription, you got a free ascot

and monocle on a string of platinum silk. If you

didn’t, they’d buy the house next to yours and play

badminton in the front yard until you moved to a new

town.

SQUIRREL FANCY - A regrettable chapter in my

writing career, this monthly magazine was, as the

masthead read, “All About The NUTS!”. People would

buy it, cut the word “NUTS” out, then drop the rest in

the toilet at the store. Some of my best work was in

features like “How to treat gushing bite wounds” and

“You’ll never believe where I found a pecan!”. These

tree rats hate being dressed up in doll clothes for the

covers as well, so they would shred most of the issues

in spiteful vengeance.

HUMAN RESOURCES - Writing for this scandal

sheet was a breeze because I would basically rip on

co-workers and their annoying idiosyncrasies. Weekly

features included “Kathy’s Kackles”, “Nice Attitude,

Denise!”, “Back Room Rumors” and my favorite “Co-

Ed Restroom Fails”. I was told that my “aggressive

use of the term ‘shitass’ and mismanagement of the

lunch HOUR” were the reasons for my dismissal.

Whatevs.

WHISKEY DIARIES - This weekly pamphlet featured

some of my favorite drinks. But there was never

room for the text due to what they told me was

“malfunctioning photo formatting software”. I took that

to mean they hated me so I left a lotta cat poop in the

ceiling tiles. Sniff up, bitches!

I also lost gigs at….

SHADY PEOPLE

LACK OF VARIETY

SOAP OPERA ABSCESS

EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY MEN

SCIENTIFIC MALCONTENTS

AUTOMOTIVE IGNORANCE

HIGHLIGHTS FOR HOARDERS

FOOD & SEX & WINE & REGRET

OUT OF TOUCH ILLUSTRATED

RECEIPT FOLDER

GUITAR CARRIER

POPULAR SCABS

MISTAKES MONTHLY

SKYMALL FOOD COURTS

Ahhhhhhh…. Well there ya go. A brief trip down my

writing career memory lane. If you find any issues

of the above works, grab ‘em ‘cuz those beasts are

worth a good chunk on the internet market.

I’ll sign the first 10 you send to Static Live to

drive down the value!

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February 1st marked the

return of the Orlando Guitar

Expo to the Central Florida

Fairgrounds. This was the 33rd

year of the two-day event show,

which is presented by promoter Morty

Beckman. It also kicked off the guitar

show season for the year. Hundreds of

dealers from all over the world packed the hall

with thousands of guitars to buy, sell, and trade.

The show is always crowded and packed with tons

of people, But this year, Saturday was extremely busy.

Over the past few years vintage guitars have been on

the decline at the shows, but this show was different.

Many vintage guitars were bought and sold; most of

them were bought by other dealers taking them to

other states.

The vintage market still remains soft, though, and

new vintage reissues still out-sell the real thing. But

this brought hope that the market may be making a

comeback and, with that, the shows will get bigger

and better. So, you may ask, what guitars are showing

signs of a comeback? Well, ‘50s and ‘60s Fender

Telecasters, ‘50s Gibson Les Pauls and ‘60s Mosrite

Ventures models and have shown a slight uptick in

value. There are others, but the best way

to find out what they are really worth is to

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either take them to a local

used and vintage dealer or

to a show.

Upcoming shows in March are the

By

North Carolina show in the awesome

Randy music town of Asheville on March14th

Pepper and 15th and then two weeks later at the

Nashville, Tennessee show. Other upcoming

notable shows are the Atlanta Guitar Show June

13th and 14th and the biggest show of the year, the

Dallas International Guitar Festival, May 1st and 2nd.

The Dallas show also features concerts and meetand-greets.

This year features Eric Johnson, Andy

Timmons, Phil X and Eric Gales, among others. This

show is presented by guitar maker and dealer Jimmy

Wallace and is considered the premier event of the

year. If you have to pick just one show, this is the

one to go to. So get out there and check all the cool

guitars awaiting new owners and look for me as I try

to buy, sell and trade at most of these shows.

Randy Pepper is a Freelance Guitarist for hire and

the owner of the Guitar Attic in Holly Hill.


Musical Innuendos

By Samantha Tribble

Hi Static Live readers. My name is

Samantha and I am beyond excited

to share my weird and innuendofilled

articles with you. I’m schooled

in law and insurance with a passion

for cats and photography. With a bit,

more than a pinch of raunchiness

and an overload of eccentric

music this should be nothing short

of a wild ride. Now for my first

installment of Musical Innuendos.

I don’t know about you but my

pussy is pretty picky. Especially

when it comes to music. Its tastes

are eclectic and often off the beaten

path. Some nights it wants slow

and patient music; other nights it

wants heavy pounding beats. My

kitty is always looking for something

to satisfy its appetite, always

begging for wet food. Whenever

my cat starts whining to be fed I am

reminded of the song ‘Food and

Pussy’ by Dan Reeder, “it’s just the

way God made me”.

Even the most basic cats

need the mood to be

set. Ya know, candles,

hot wax (maybe not…),

and music that makes

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you tingly all over. Music may be

one of the most crucial details

in any situation. It can make my

cat lean in for more or pull away

quickly as though you’ve offended

its ancestors. Any song by Luther

Vandross will bring your kitty closer

but The Cure’s ‘The Love Cats’

could make it think you’re about to

stuff it in a bag and drown it *wink*.

Besides romance or fear, music

can bring out a plethora of other

emotions. It can make you feel

things deeper than you thought

physically possible. Some music

can make your kitty purr, some

music can make your pussy pump,

some jams can make your cat jump

out of its jammies. Some music puts

my pudenda to sleep, like ‘The Lion

Sleeps Tonight’ - and other songs

- gives it quite the temperature

boost, like ‘Cat Scratch Fever,’ “you

know you got it when you’re going

insane”, insane in the membrane.

Elvis Costello even wrote a song

about the most worshipped creature

on earth; ‘Pads Paws Claws.’ It’s

all “pads, paws, pads, paws, and

claws”; which for some, isn’t exactly

a turnoff. But when you don’t feel

that rough tactics will do and your

furry friend is feeling lazy, turn on

and turn up ‘Nashville Cats,’ by The

Lovin’ Spoonful. When it seems like

all your sloth-like, mooching friend

wants to do is be easy breezy and

just lay there this song will help send

them sky high.

But then you have the cats who

roam the streets always in search

of strange. You wouldn’t want their

answer to, “What’s New Pussycat?”.

It would take too long for them to tell

you who all they’ve been powdering

their nose for. This is the kind of cat

Jack Off Jill might say is a “pussy

superstar”. It’s just best to avoid the

skeeze and mellow on over to Les

Big Byrd’s album They Worshipped

Cats. This line-up will have you

feeling relaxed and lost in space in

no time.

Now take some

time to worship your

sweet kitty and head

back next month to

see what weird thing

I write about next.


ARTISTS FEATURED

DENISE VEZZA MAGGIORE

APRIL 2019

SHERI ZANOSKY

MAY 2019

KEM McNAIR

JUNE 2019

DAN GUNDERSON

JULY 2019

JOHN “CRUSHER” HEALY

AUGUST 2019

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ARTISTS FEATURED

KATTY SMITH

SEPTEMBER 2019

NICOLE GALLUCCIO

OCTOBER 2019

ANDREW SWAN (BREYHS)

NOVEMBER 2019

KELCIE McQUAID

DECEMBER 2019

COREY RIVERA

FEBRUARY 2020

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MARCH

CALENDAR

2020

Sunday, March 1

Crow’s Nest - Jason “Gote” Vandemaat

1pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Bret Messer 1pm

Chase’s - Reed Foley 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Savannah Savino

12pm

Outriggers - Rhonda Blair 2pm

Traders - Potlikkers 2pm

Flagler Tavern - The Evening Muze 5pm

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Bradford Buckley 9pm

Monday, March 2

Grind/Kona - Jimmy Z 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jonny Odis 7pm

Tuesday, March 3

Grind/Kona - The Transfers 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jeff Risinger 7pm

Wednesday, March 4

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

31 Supper Club - Mike Quick Band 6pm

Grind/Kona - Faith Hannon 6pm

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm

Traders - Aaron Lightnin’ 7pm

Thursday, March 5

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones 5pm

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 5pm

31 Supper Club - Warren Beck 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Transfers 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Click 7:30pm

Traders - TBD 8pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Friday, March 6

Oceanside - Reed Foley 11am

Crabby’s Oceanside - Danny Dread

4pm

Crow’s Nest - Black Velvet 6pm

NSB Brewing - Faith Hannon 6pm

Outriggers - The Vibe 6pm

Traders - Love Bomb 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Beartoe 6pm

31 Supper Club - The High Steppers

7pm

Bounty Bar - Tony Cuchetti 7pm

Grind/Kona - Trees of Life 7pm

Traders - Most Wanted 9pm

Saturday, March 7

Crow’s Nest - Tony Cuchetti

1pm

Tortugas - Cat 4 Duo 1pm

Oceanside - Billy Dean &

Warren Beck 11am

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Bounty Bar - Thomas Jones 12pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Shaker Jones

12pm

Chase’s - Tony Cuchetti 5pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Marty McCarrick

5pm

Flagler Tavern - Rhonda Blair 5pm

Crow’s Nest - TBD 6pm

NSB Brewing - Just Us 6pm

Outriggers - Jeff Risinger 6pm

Tortugas - The Cyclones 6pm

Traders - The Vibe 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Travis Rudd 6pm

31 Supper Club - Beartoe 7pm

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm

Grind/Kona - Cory Worsley 7pm

Traders - Most Wanted 9pm

Sunday, March 8

Crow’s Nest - Trees of Life 1pm

Tortugas - Mark Moore 1pm

Yellow Dog Eats - James Wise 1pm

Oceanside - The Vibe 11am

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Cyclones

12pm

Outriggers - Mud Rooster 2pm

Traders - Psycoustic 2pm

Flagler Tavern - Jay Paski 5pm

Tortugas - Kurt McClendon 5pm

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Austin Miller 9pm

Monday, March 9

Tortugas - Heather Craig 1pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jeff Allen 4pm

Grind/Kona - Travis Rudd 6pm

Bounty Bar - David Dequasie 7pm

Tuesday, March 10

Tortugas - Jason Longoria 1pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jay Paski 4pm

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze 6pm

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm

Traders - The Cyclones 8pm

Wednesday, March 11

Tortugas - Cole Hall 1pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 3pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Travis Rudd 4pm

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

31 Supper Club - Beartoe 6pm

Grind/Kona - Mark Moore 6pm

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm

Traders - Marty McCarrick 7pm

Thursday, March 12

Tortugas - Travis Rudd 1pm

Chase’s - Jay Paski 3pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Joe Payne 4pm

Outriggers - The Cyclones 5pm

Tortugas - Nate Utley 5pm

31 Supper Club - The Transfers 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Claire Vandiver 6pm

Bounty Bar - Faith Hannon 7pm

Grind/Kona - Davis 7:30pm

Traders - Mark Moore 8pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Friday, March 13

Tortugas - Joe Payne 1pm

Oceanside - Dave Alexander 11am

Chase’s - Travis Rudd 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jimmy Z 4pm

Crow’s Nest - Bret Messer 6pm

NSB Brewing - Jay Paski 6pm

Outriggers - Off the Road 6pm

Traders - Acoustic Inferno 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Adam & Farley 6pm

31 Supper Club - Brent Clowers 7pm

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm

Grind/Kona - The Cyclones 7pm

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm

Saturday, March 14

Crow’s Nest - Gina Cuchetti 1pm

Tortugas - Marty McCarrick 1pm

Oceanside - Rhonda Blaire

Bounty Bar - Thomas Jones 12pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Evening

Muze 12pm

Chase’s - Joe Payne 5pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Trees of Life 5pm

Tortugas - Davis 5pm

Crow’s Nest - Mud Rooster 6pm

NSB Brewing - Eddy Davis 6pm

Outriggers - The Big Beat 6pm

Traders - Etc 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Jim Lord 6pm

31 Supper Club - Billy Dean & Warren

Beck 7pm

Bounty Bar - Seth Pause 7pm

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley 7pm

Traders - Pop Culture Poets 9pm

Sunday, March 15

Crow’s Nest - Travis Rudd 1pm

Tortugas - Trainwreck Orlando 1pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Hannah Wilson 1pm

Oceanside - Marty McCarrick 11am

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Warren Beck

12pm

Outriggers - Mark Moore 2pm

Traders - The Transfers 2pm

Flagler Tavern - Chuck Morel 5pm

Bounty Bar - Brody Mullikin 7pm

Monday, March 16

Grind/Kona - Savannah Savino 6pm

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm

Traders - Jimmy Z 8pm

Tuesday, March 17

Tortugas - Cat 4 Trio 1pm

Tortugas - DJ Nostalgia 9pm

Traders - Just Us 2pm

Grind/Kona - Brent Clowers 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jeff Risinger 7pm

Traders - Joe Payne 8pm

Wednesday, March 18

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

31 Supper Club - Cesar Frasier 6pm

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 6pm

Bounty Bar - Davey Leatherwood 7pm

Traders - Warren Beck 8pm

Thursday, March 19

Flagler Tavern - Etc 5pm

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 5pm

31 Supper Club - Comedy Night

Yellow Dog Eats - Marty McCarrick 6pm

Bounty Bar - Matt Burke 7pm

Grind/Kona - Trainwreck Orlando

7:30pm

Traders - Eddy Davis 8pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Friday, March 20

Chase’s - Marty McCarrick 4pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Adam Floyd 4pm

Crow’s Nest - Mark Moore 6pm

NSB Brewing - Sam Seas 6pm

Outriggers - Matt Burke 6pm

Traders - Ashley & Sal 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Brent Clowers 6pm

31 Supper Club - The Evening Muze

7pm

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm

Grind/Kona - Relief 7pm

Traders - Mike Quick Band 9pm

Saturday, March 21

Crow’s Nest - Marty McCarrick 1pm

Bounty Bar - The Transfers 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Nate Utley 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Rhonda Blair

5pm

Crow’s Nest - Joe Santana 6pm

NSB Brewing - The Evening Muze 6pm

Outriggers - Smokin’ Torpedoes 6pm

Tortugas - Cain 6pm

Traders - Randy Williams 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Gina Cuchetti 6pm

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band

7pm

Bounty Bar - Thom Blasberg 7pm

Grind/Kona - Coyotes & Towndogs 7pm

Traders - Rock Candy 9pm

Sunday, March 22

Crow’s Nest - Adam & Farley 1pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Nate Utley 1pm

Chase’s - Reed Foley 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Savannah Savino

12pm

Outriggers - Warren Beck 2pm

Traders - Joe Payne 2pm

Flagler Tavern - Tony Cuchettii 5pm

Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm

Flagler Tavern - Aaron Lightnin’ 9pm

Monday, March 23

Grind/Kona - Jay Paski 6pm

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm

Tuesday, March 24

Grind/Kona - Rhonda Blair Duo 6pm

Bounty Bar - TBD 7pm

Wednesday, March 25

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm

31 Supper Club - Beartoe 6pm

Grind/Kona - Warren Beck 6pm

Bounty Bar - Dustin Stock 7pm

Traders - Bradford Buckley 8pm

Thursday, March 26

Flagler Tavern - Etc 5pm

Outriggers - The Cyclones 5pm

31 Supper Club - Ricky Silvia 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Jimmy Z 6pm

Bounty Bar - Music Matt 7pm

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley Band

7:30pm

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm

Friday, March 27

Crabby’s Oceanside - Danny Dread

4pm

Crow’s Nest - The Vibe 6pm

NSB Brewing - Jason Longoria 6pm

Outriggers - Pot Likkers 6pm

Traders - TBD 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - Austin Miller 6pm

31 Supper Club - TBD

Bounty Bar - Warren Beck 7pm

Grind/Kona - Joe Santana 7pm

Traders - Boomers 9pm

Saturday, March 28

Crow’s Nest - Jeff Jarrett 1pm

Bounty Bar - TBD 7pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Relief 12pm

Traders - Joe Payne 2pm

Chase’s - Bobby James 5pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - The Transfers

5pm

Crow’s Nest - Trainwreck Orlando 6pm

NSB Brewing - Warren Beck 6pm

Outriggers - The Evening Muze 6pm

Tortugas - Coyotes & Towndogs 6pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Big Beat 6pm

Traders - Etc 6:30pm

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band

7pm

Bounty Bar - Shawn Kelley 7pm

Grind/Kona - TBD

Traders - Boomers 9pm

Sunday, March 29

Crow’s Nest - Bradford Buckley 1pm

Yellow Dog Eats - The Cyclones 1pm

Chase’s - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Crabby’s Oceanside - Claire Vandiver

12pm

Outriggers - Mike Quick 2pm

Traders - Black Velvet 2pm

Flagler Tavern - Jay Paski 5pm

Bounty Bar - TBD 7pm

Monday, March 30

Grind/Kona - Jason Longoria 6pm

Bounty Bar - David Dequasie 7pm

Tuesday, March 31

Grind/Kona - Heather Craig 6pm

Bounty Bar - Jeff Whitfield 7pm

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GREG DOUGLASS,

Unsung Hero of the

Early San Francisco Rock

Around 1972, with Mistress on the brink of financial

suffocation, Greg began to play gigs with Terry Dolan

of Terry and the Pirates. “I guess you could call me

one of the pirates— Arggh Arggh,” says Greg. With

John Cipollina on lead and Dolan carrying most of the

vocal work, Greg handled the rest of the guitar work,

including slide, bass, fills and rhythm, as well as a

revolving door rhythm section.

By Hank Harrison

Greg Douglass first picked up a guitar when he was

6 years old. During his high school years in Walnut

Creek, California Greg played a lot of Beatles and

Stones; until he heard the hard strains of the highdecibel

bands that began to emerge in the mid- to

late-’60s.

During the Summer of Love (1967) Greg formed

and soon ran away to the big city with the Virtues,

his first band; he moved back home long enough

to get married and have a kid. Over the next year

or two, the Virtues grew into a full-fledged band.

Renamed Country Weather, the four-piece group

of acid-rockers managed to make it onto a few

Fillmore posters. Country Weather grew stormy in

1969 after playing numerous gigs at both Fillmore

West and East, and the Avalon in its heyday. They

filled in gigs at every bar and dance hall in Northern

California. Greg was 18 at the time and itching for

a bigger challenge, but Country Weather was in

the process of whimpering its way into the Fog City

night and Greg wasn’t about to quit music. To keep

the ‘60s energy flowing into the ’70s, Greg formed

a power trio called Mistress. Mistress played a lot

of gigs, experimented with musical forms

and even recorded an unreleased album.

In fact, Mistress did everything but make

money.

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Greg moved to Marin in 1973 to work with Cipollina

and a few other bands, and to do studio work with

Van Morrison during Morrison’s rebuilding period. This

took him on the road with Morrison for a year until

Van fired the whole band en masse. The band stayed

together, however, and called themselves Sound

Hole. They eventually found themselves a singer—

one Huey Lewis. Sound Hole became The News and

the rest is music history, but Greg continued to evolve.

In 1974, he went inward, primarily to woodshed. In

that Sausalito period he wrote at least fifteen songs -

all brilliant - but for bread and kicks he went out on the

road with Hot Tuna, including Jack Casady and Jorma

Kaukonen. The Hot Tuna vapor lasted almost a year,

during which Jorma and Greg got along famously and

developed lots of double lead licks on Jorma’s favorite

song, “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning,”

backed by drummer Bob Steeler.

1975 saw another hiatus. This time Greg traveled

back to Mill Valley and with John Cipollina’s Raven

and appeared on the 1980 album “Raven”. They

jammed all over, starting at the Strawberry Inn, Inn

of the Beginning and The Saloon in North Beach.

This combo sometimes played with Terry Dolan and

sometimes with Nick Gravenites; occasionally with

Peter Albin sitting in on bass.

Greg continued to get better at his art but the stress

of the road and some far too magical flirtations with

drugs caused problems. In spite of the downward

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sessions with Steve Douglas (no relation), the

legendary saxophone player and key musician in

Phil Specter’s “Wall of Sound.”

ebb, Greg’s genius showed forth in his tune “Jungle

Love,” which he co-wrote with Lonnie Turner and in

2002 was adopted as the theme song for CBS-TV

sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. This brought

him into contact with Steve Miller, who did a charttopping

version of the hit. After that, Greg joined the

Steve Miller Band for both studio and concert tours

and featured on Miller’s tenth studio album, Book

of Dreams. The day Greg signed with Steve Miller,

“Keep on Rockin’ Me Baby” went number one on all

the charts while the album went platinum. It was at

this point that Greg wrote “Maelstrom,” a brilliant solo

instrumental.

After Abracadabra, around 1981, Greg recorded with

such greats as Eddie Money, Country Joe McDonald,

Tom Fogerty, Peter Rowan, and Link Wray, touring

with most of them. A 1981 tour through Ireland,

England, France, and Italy with Peter Rowan on

Mandolin and Tex Logan on fiddle ended up with

two of Greg’s tunes featured on an album mixed in

a studio in Rome. A bootleg of this tour recorded at

Slattery’s Pub in Dublin is definitive. His guitar work

on “Refugees” is unbelievable and his melodic, soft

sound comes through on “Raglan Road.”

Upon his return from Europe, Greg did studio gigs and

some touring with Paul Butterfield and Tom Johnston

from the Doobie Brothers.

Greg’s last serious touring gigs were with the Greg

Kihn band, in which Douglass had an equal share.

The first tune he cut with Kihn was “Jeopardy,”

which became a number one international hit. Greg

stayed with Kihn for three albums and four years

(Kihnspiracy, Citizen Kihn, etc.).

Except for a 1989 gig as a salesman for 800 numbers

at AT&T, Greg never stopped rehearsing

and writing. He went on to open for such

artists as Leo Kottke, David Lindley, John

Hammond and Taj Mahal. The biggest

thrills he had at that time were his recording

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Greg moved to the San Diego area in 1994, where

he remains active as a touring guitarist with such

bands as with Danny Kalb of the Blues Project,

Big Brother and the Holding Company and the

Electric Flag. He is also a studio player and a music

instructor. At 70, he leads his own four-piece group,

The Greg Douglass Band, and continues to play

concerts, clubs and corporate events, spending

about a month each year touring in Europe, primarily

the UK.

Here is a partial listing of albums Greg Douglass has

played on. Information on additional writing credits is

also included.

Solo Albums: 2016 Flight of the Golden Dragon

With The Steve Miller Band: 1977 Book of Dreams

(also co-wrote “Jungle Love”); 1978

Greatest Hits 1974–78.

Douglass also co-wrote two songs: “Something

Special” and “Goodbye Love” on Miller’s 1983

album Abracadabra, as well as “Maelstrom” for his

1986 album, Living in the 20th Century. Additionally,

Douglass’ work with the Steve Miller Band has

been reissued numerous times on greatest hits

compilations.

With the Greg Kihn Band: 1985 Citizen Kihn; 1984

Kihntagious (also co-wrote “Stand Alone” and “One

Thing About Love”); 1983 Kihnspiracy (also co-wrote

“Tear That City Down”); Douglass also co-wrote and

played on “Family Man”, included on Kihn’s 1982

album, Kihntinued.

With Tom Fogerty: 1981 Deal It Out.

With Tom Johnston: 1981 Still Feels Good (also

co-wrote “Wishing”).

With Eddie Money: 1980 Playing for Keeps (also

co-wrote “Trindad”).

With Terry & The Pirates: 1980 The Doubtful

Handshake; 1979 Too Close For Comfort.

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March 14 The Vibe

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March 22 Cody & Kyle

March 28 The Vibe

March 29 The Pot Likkers

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A Day in a Life of a Gigging Musician

PLENTY of time to prepare for my gigs next

month. At least, that’s what I told myself last

month when there was some time. But NOW

has come as it always does and I’d better get

cracking. Thing is, sometimes it’s hard to get

moving until there is actually a time crunch. A

deadline looming, if you will. Nothing like having

to learn 10 songs in 8 hours to get the juices

flowing. Not that I’m one to complain, more as to

explain how I get the most out of my own habits.

Driving to my Friday concert, I zoom down the

interstate reminding myself not to speed. I need

to stop by the store and get some strings for my

guitars. Electrics for the Gretsch and acoustic

strings for my Yamaha flat-top. I’ll need at least

two sets of each so I’ll have spares. Get ready

to shell out almost forty bucks. Oh well, easy

come easy go. Probably the tips for my Saturday

afternoon coffee house gig will make up for the

expense. Fingers crossed, I arrive at the concert

hall with just enough time to put on a fresh set of

strings.

A musician has enough on their mind with

musical questions. I don’t want to get bogged

down in the mundane world. Insurance,

mortgages, stocks and bonds. What

about food and shelter in this cruel

world? Will I be able to provide for my

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family, keep a roof over my head and (egad!)

maybe save a little for a rainy day?. Pondering

the instability of a musician’s life only makes me

nervous. Buy a house, live on the cheap, save

when I can. I set my sights long term so I can

focus on the immediate.

What key should I sing the latest pop song in? If

I use the original key, it’s too high for my voice

(and that of the pop artist, but he got help with

electronic studio wizardry}. I could always go

down an octave, which is still technically the

original key but sounds strange. If I go up a fifth

and sing down an octave from there it works

pretty well. Still a bit high for me, but doable. Only

nine more songs to go and the clock keeps on

ticking.

The time for time off is over and I just keep

slogging until my next day off, which is never.

Classical violin concerts, weddings and planning

my summer tour keep me busy 24/7. Singing for

these bands and being a side-man for the other

ones. Practice and rehearsals, planning and

preparation keeps life exciting. Try to make a few

bucks to keep the wolves at bay. When it seems I

have no time and only a few coins to rub together

I remember I’ve got lots of music in my life and

that’s PLENTY.

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3/4/2020 Aaron Lightnin’ 7pm

3/5/2020 TBD 8pm

3/6/2020 Love Bomb 6pm

3/6/2020 Most Wanted 9pm

3/7/2020 The Vibe 6pm

3/7/2020 Most Wanted 9pm

3/8/2020 Psycoustic 2pm

3/10/2020 The Cyclones 8pm

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3/13/2020 Acoustic Inferno 6pm

3/13/2020 Pop Culture Poets 9pm

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3/16/2020 Jimmy Z 8pm

3/17/2020 Traders - Just Us 2pm

3/17/2020 Joe Payne 8pm

3/18/2020 Warren Beck 8pm

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3/21/2020 Rock Candy 9pm

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3/27/2020 TBD 6pm

3/27/2020 Boomers 9pm

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3/28/2020 Etc 6:30pm

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“These girls are gonna put a

hurtin’ on this world”. This was the

infamous prediction of Billy Ray

Cyrus to our family band on the

27th of February, 1999. Back then

we opened for him in Daytona

Beach under the name “Littil

Women”, kicking off the first night

of Bike Week that year. We mark

this event as a turning point at the

start of our burgeoning careers.

After a successful run of shows

at previous Bike Week Events,

Biketoberfests, and Seafood

Festivals, our local promoter Tom

Celli handpicked us to be the

opener for Billy Ray. Tom Celli

Productions had given us some

real star powered experiences

locally in the business when

we were first starting out. TCP

hired us in the fall of 1997 and

provided us with our first real,

professionally payed performance

experiences and opportunities

for the next two years straight.

Back in the day, Daytona Beach

Street venue shows were major

events in Volusia County and

Tom was an amazing promoter.

TCP never failed to bring in top

artists, and a good sized crowd of

vendors, bikers and music festival

enthusiasts. It was a dream come

true network to be a part of for

newcomers like ourselves. Celli

and his crew were very good to

us and treated us like the stars

we longed to become. I remember

Tom saying to us often, “Don’t

ever forget...this is how you girls

deserve to be treated. Never settle

for less”.

He always provided the best for

us and our entourage. By 99’ he

had us opening for the likes of

Pam Tillis, Daryl Singletary, Bad

Company, and Little Foot but

we were still surprised when he

asked us to open for Billy Ray. He

believed in us and knew

that the next step on our

mile marker goals was

to make a quality “VHS

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press video” showcasing our act

so we could send it out with our

“demo tape” to booking agents and

record labels (it was the 1990’s

afterall). On opening night of Bike

Week, Celli had hired us a film

crew and gifted us our very first set

of cordless mics for the occasion

so we could sound professional

and do our choreography without

tripping over mic cords. The night

seemed to fly by in a flash of

bedazzled red dresses, heels, long

hair and black cowboy hats. All

I remember is a feeling of being

totally on auto pilot. Everything fell

into place on stage as if we’d been

doing it our whole lives.

By Candice Beu

I know now that we didn’t just get

lucky that night though. That kind

of stage-magic isn’t accidental. It’s

actually the result of putting in tons

of work. My Mom, sisters and I had

been perfecting our performance

techniques as if it were our full

time job. We rehearsed together

every day in the living room and

backyard, for hours on end. We

drove an hour and a half every

weekend to take vocal lessons

with Linda Ronstadt’s vocal coach,

Manny Lujan. Each month, each

week, each day we set new goals

for our group and visualized the

outcome of our labors together.

By the time we got in front of an

audience we were more than

ready to rock it. By the finale of

our set we had totally won over

Billy Ray’s audience! We ended

the show with the reveal of our

6 year old baby sister Gabrielle

(our mascot) who came out from

behind us to sing the last verse

of the last song to thunderous

applause. I still marvel at how my

baby sisters held it together so

well under all the pressure and hit

every one of their marks on such

an important night. We came down

those backstage steps completely

out of breath, with hearts on fire

inside, smothering the little ones

in kisses and squeezing each

other tightly as we congratulated

ourselves. Tom Celli quickly led us

towards a very impressed and very

energetic Billy Ray, who was about

to go on next. He made a little joke

to us as he introduced himself,

saying, “I thought I heard some

angels out there...now how am I

supposed to follow that?” Even

though the crowd was chanting his

name, he still took the time to give

us encouraging words.

He may have been a larger than

life personality but he had the

air of a real down to earth family

man. I spied a blonde Momshell

with a toddler on her hip peeking

out the front windows of his plush

tour bus. Billy Ray waved to them

and told us he was here with his

beautiful wife Tish and his small

children who always traveled with

him (Miley was only a year older

than Gabrielle at the time). The

film crew for our show took the

opportunity to snap a few pictures

and (with his approval) shot our

interaction with the celebrity. Even

in the midst of all the pre-show

chaos, Mr. Cyrus so kindly obliged

our team with a touch of his star

power and even went the extra

mile to give our promo video his

seal of approval, telling the camera

in his most endearing southern

drawl “this here’s the future right

here! These girls are gonna put

a hurtin’ on this world”. This

moment has become a cherished

memory from our early days. It

still makes us smile. Just having

had that interaction in real time

and capturing it on film is truly

one of the best things ever. We

were never big “achy breaky” fans

but we were suddenly star struck

in his presence. He was such a

kind soul who took time to bless

us. His words have since become

a recurring catch phrase for us

during the course of our career.

“Well, Billy Ray did say we were

gonna put a hurtin’ on this world

(wink-wink)”. This little phrase even

got spliced right into our press kit,

knowing it couldn’t hurt to have his

endorsement. And it didn’t.

The video we made that night

was eventually mailed to over 100

people during the next year as

we tried to garner interest in our

Mother-Daughter act. It wasn’t until

we were low on resources, low on

hope and down to one of our very

last tapes that the right connection

clicked into place for us. Our

packet finally got into the hands of

an agent at William Morris Agency,

who got it to famed song writer

Desmond Child, who showed

our tape to Steve Greenberg of

Hanson, Baha Men (and eventual

Jonas Brothers) fame ...and the

rest is Beu Sister history. This

chain of events that (in less than

3 years’ time) brought us to the

signing of our first record deal with

S-Curve Records all began with a

little locally made VHS tape of our

Daytona Beach Bike Week show

and Billy Ray Cyrus’ foretelling of

our family’s future successes.

Many years later, while playing

Radio Disney gigs all over the

country with our songs from

Disney’s “Home on the Range”

and “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”,

we started being asked by our fans

if we knew any Hannah Montana

songs. I remember being like

“who IS this Hannah Montana that

everyone is suddenly SO into?...

I didn’t know. I was nearing 30 at

the time. To our surprise, Hannah

turned out to be Miley Cyrus, Billy

Ray’s “smiley” little kiddo who was

hiding in a tour bus backstage at

our turning point gig so very long

ago!

Life is funny that way. You never

know how experiences will

intersect or whose paths you

might cross at any given time.

In fact, Billy Chapin (one of the

owners of Static Live Magazine)

was the producer of our very first

4 song demo tapes! Years later

we worked together on a song for

a feature film called “Because of

Winn Dixie”. Nowadays, I get to

be part of this venture with him.

Music careers can often come full

circle over time, and have some

surprising twists, turns, and crazy

coincidences. I count on these

moments of synchronicity showing

up in my world and revealing the

deeper connections and meanings

of life to me. I absolutely cherish

them. It has made my precious

time here on earth and my musical

journey such a Beu-tiful ride.

My congrats to all at Static

Live for two wonderful years of

collaboration bringing music,

art, writing and wonderful

synchronicities together in this

incredible publication. The light

within me honors the light in all of

you.

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Rocktails

with G.W. Smith

3401 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 386-423-8787

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

March LIVE Music Schedule:

March 1 - Reed Foley 12pm

March 7 - Sean Holcomb 12pm

March 7 - Tony Cuchetti 5pm

March 8 - Sean Holcomb 12pm

March 11 - Sean Holcomb 3pm

March 12 - Jay Paski 3pm

March 13 - Travis Rudd 4pm

March 14 - Sean Holcomb 12pm

March 14 - Joe Payne 5pm

March 15 - Sean Holcomb 12pm

March 20 - Marty McCarrick 4pm

March 22 - Reed Foley 12pm

March 28 - Sean Holcomb 12pm

March 28 - Bobby James 5pm

March 29 - Sean Holcomb 12pm

Six Questions With . . . . Scotty Sudakis

I sat down with Scotty Sudakis, songwriter and lead

singer for the local band, Five Time Shag. Scotty

was born in Santa Monica, CA and moved to Volusia

County when he was ten years old. Scotty is from a

musical family, which surrounded him with influences

from an early age.

GW: Scotty, what’s going on with Five Time

Shag right now?

Scotty: Probably the most exciting thing is our six

song EP which just came out on January 23rd. We

recorded with Billy Chapin and Static Live Music. We

are very pleased with the result, and I hope our fans

will be too. It is a distillation of a lot of hard work,

practice, writing and lyrical expression. We are so

proud of it. It is available on all the usual platforms

- Jukebox, Touchtones, Spotify, iTunes and our Five

Time Shag FaceBook page. We are heading up the

Main Street Music Festival on February 8. Five Time

Shag is also booked for gigs in Orlando and around

Volusia County until December of this year so far. Nice

having that ahead of us. Billy Chapin is currently in

talks to book us as an opening act for larger bands and

bigger venues.

GW: What do you do when you’re not out

gigging with the band, any side hustles?

Scotty: Yes! I’ve been working as a bartender at

Peanuts Sports Bar in NSB for five years now. I love

the people and the vibe of Peanuts. It’s great to be a

part of that family and also be able to do some gigs

there with FTS. When time permits, I’ve gotten into

working with some local musician friends to explore

other genres. I also have been writing for Static Live

Magazine from time to time. Writing is a nice creative

outlet for me, and I truly enjoy it. I play the piano too,

so that relaxes me.

GW: As an artist, are there any other art forms

that interest you?

Scotty: More than the forms, I am interested in the

processes and mindsets that move other artists to

create. I have much respect for other musicians, as

well as painters, video artists, actors and others. I

look into what they do to make their mind concepts

flow into tangible form. I sometimes look at how they

use their God-given talent to express their feelings and

messages to us. It’s fascinating to me how they do it. I

am also interested in how musicians hone their craft to

improve their style and presentation to their listeners. I

constantly look at my own art as well, hoping to bring

out the best music that is inside me.

GW: What music do you listen to at home?

Scotty: Depends on the mood, I guess. If I want

retrospective, I may listen to Frank Sinatra or Tony

Bennett. That music, while appearing simple, is very

layered and complex. If I just want driving lyric, it’s

Anderson Paak. Also, NPR has a series called Tiny

Desk that is excellent. If I’m a bit sad, Elliot Smith or

any emo music is helpful. It’s so stripped down and

raw that it helps me deal with my feelings honestly. At

home, I always listen to music that is different than

what FTS does. I like to step back and study the other

forms.

GW: You seem like a chill guy. Is there

anything that bugs you?

Scotty: People fighting and not trying to understand

one another. We are all different and always will be.

So many people judge others by superficial things and

they don’t bother to dig deeper and see what’s inside

the person. But, if we put our differences aside and

focus on our shared views, we can begin to understand

and accept one another as we are. Finding acceptance

is the key to getting along.

GW: What’s the best advice you ever got?

Scotty: My Grandfather, Eugene Alexander Bruce, told

me, “Always show up on time or fifteen minutes early,

do the best you can at whatever job you have, and if

you see something that you desire, go for it. Never

have regrets because you didn’t try.”

GW: Thanks for your time, Scotty.

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CROSSWORDPUZZLE

Across

2. “Cheap Thrills” was released in 2016 by which

artist?

5. What is the title of Justin Bieber’s album released

in 2020?

9. Who sings the hit song, “Hotel California”?

11. What state was Michael Jackson born in?

13. What is the title of FKA twigs’ single that was

nominated for a Grammy Award?

15. What is the title of Harry Styles’ recently released

album: Fine ___?

16. What is The Weeknd’s birth first name?

17. What song off of Rush’s Moving Pictures album

was named after an airport’s identification code?

18. What is the first name of the rapper Gucci Mane?

19. What is the title of Tyler, the Creator’s

newest album?

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Down

1. How many members are in the newly reunited girl

group, The Pussycat Dolls?

3. What band sang the following lyrics: “Is this the

real life? Is this just a fantasy”?

4. Selena Gomez was born in which state?

6. Off of Eminem’s latest album, what is the title of

the song featuring the late Juice Wrld?

7. What is the title of Halsey’s newest album?

8. How old was Lorde when she released her hit

song “Royals”?

10. What is the first name of the rapper Ski Mask the

Slump God?

12. What country did the rock band Rush originate in?

14. What is the name of the 90’s girl band known for

their hit song ‘No Scrubs’?

16. Jaden Smith is both a singer and a(n) ____?

Answers on Page 37


On the Block

By Jenny McLain (Editor, Static Live Magazine)

A little over five years ago I met Sean Impara, the

Publisher of Static Live Magazine. At the time, he

was booking a lot of music around Volusia County

(but considerably less than he books now). I wanted

to see some of the artists he had been telling me

about and one day I offered to help him keep the gigs

updated on his website . . .

Little did I know, I was

witnessing the beginning

of Static Live Media Group,

Static Live Music and

Static Live Magazine. As

his booking business grew

bigger and bigger, Sean

always talked about starting

a music magazine in our

area. I thought it was a

cool idea, although a big

undertaking. I will admit, it took some convincing on

his part to get me to agree to contribute to the project,

but I finally had to acknowledge that I could make a

unique contribution to it.

In the meantime, Sean joined forces with musician/

music producer/entrepreneur Billy Chapin to record

some of the vast local talents. I remember being

nervous the day I was invited to have lunch with

the two of them. It was about a year later that we

published the first edition of Static Live Magazine. I’ll

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1. What does Post Malone’s face tattoo say?

2. What artist did Travis Scott sign a record deal with?

3. Which of Ed Sheeran’s hit songs stayed at number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for 16 weeks back in

2017? What is the title of YNW Melly’s 2019 hit song featuring Kanye West?

4. What is the title of Billie Eilish’s song to feature in the 2020 James Bond film?

5. Who was the lead singer of Nirvana?

6. What was the title of MC Hammer’s hit single from the ’90s?

give credit where credit is due – Sean certainly knows

how to assemble and manage a team of people. The

first issue was printed two years ago, in March of

2018 and we are beyond proud of the product it has

become.

We want to extend a special thanks to our

contributors, our business partners, our advertisers,

our fans, local venues and

musicians, and everyone

who supports our project

each month. We have had

requests for hard copies

from all over the country,

and we have even seen a

couple of issues listed for

sale on eBay in the United

Kingdom!

If you want to be a part of Static Live, you can contact

us through our website, staticlivemag.com. You can

send photos for the Snap It feature, a suggestion of

a restaurant for the Phantom Foodie to visit, a musicrelated

story you have written, or just an idea for a

feature. Be sure to include your contact information

so we can credit you for your contribution.

Who knows? You may see your work or your idea in

an upcoming issue.

7. What famous actor was featured in Paula Abdul’s music video for her song “Rush Rush”?

8. What is the title of Eminem’s eleventh studio album released in January 2020?

9. What is the name of the band that released the song “Hysteria” in 1987?

Static Live: Introspective

Answers on Page 37

Live Music Line-up for March

March 1

Jason “Gote” Vandemaat 1-5

March 6

Black Velvet 6-10

March 7

Tony Cuchetti 1-5

TBD 6-10

March 8

Trees of Life 1-5

March 13

Bret Messer 6-10

March 14

Gina Cuchetti 1-5

Mud Rooster6-10

March 15

Travis Rudd 1-5

Live Music Friday-Sunday

203 S Atlantic Avenue

New Smyrna Beach, FL

(386) 319-0000

March 20

Mark Moore 6-10

March 21

Marty McCarrick 1-5

Joe Santana 6-10

March 22

Adam & Farley 1-5

March 27

The Vibe 6-10

Under New Management

March 28

Jeff Jarrett 1-5

Trainwreck Orlando 6-10

March 29

Bradford Buckley 1-5


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1. Photo Credit Laura Mata Brito 2. Photo Credit Laura Mata Brito 3. Photo Credit Laura Mata Brito

4. Photo Credit Tim Tuech 5. Photo Credit Nicco 6. Photo Credit Tim Tuech

7. Photo Credit Laura Mata Brito 8. Photo Credit Tim Tuech 9. Photo Credit Nico

1. What does Post Malone’s face tattoo say? Always Tired

2. What artist did Travis Scott sign a record deal with? Kanye West

3. Which of Ed Sheeran’s hit songs stayed at number 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for 16 weeks back in 2017?

Shape of You

4. What is the title of YNW Melly’s 2019 hit song featuring Kanye West? Mixed Personalities

5. What is the title of Billie Eilish’s song to feature in the 2020 James Bond film? No Time To Die

6. Who was the lead singer of Nirvana? Kurt Cobain

7. What was the title of MC Hammer’s hit single from the ’90s? U Can’t Touch This

8. What famous actor was featured in Paula Abdul’s music video for her song “Rush Rush”?

Keanu Reeves

9. What is the title of Eminem’s eleventh studio album released in January 2020?

Music To Be Murdered By

10. What is the name of the band that released the song “Hysteria” in 1987? Def Leppard

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By Chris Rajotte, Andy Minor and Jeff Watson

VADER, abysmal dawn, hideous divinity

Photo Credit Nuclear Blast

On Tuesday, February 11th, Polish death metal band Vader

brought their form of horror and war music to The Haven in Winter

Park, along with California’s Abysmal Dawn and Italy’s Hideous

Divinity for some serious head thrashing. All the opening bands

did impressive sets to get the crowd and the pit rolling. Vader did

an impressively long set from their 37-year career that included

many early classics like “Dark Ages”, “Silent Empire “, “Incarnation”,

“Sothis” and “Reborn In Flames “. Storm Trooper anthem “Triumph

Of Death “ lit the crowd ablaze. They also did a killer cover of Judas

Priest’s “Steeler” to end the show and to send all parishioners on

their journey home.

New School Album of the Month

Orphan Stomper (Australia)

*Deathcore*

Releases:

November 13, 2019 – Feasting

December 28, 2019 – Flay and Spray

This 8-song self-titled album was released on February 18,

2020. Mixing classic Death Metal with force, Brad Evans’ vocals

do not disappoint, with brutal guitar lows and extremely slicing

highs. Combined with Lachlan Groenstein’s insane drum patterns

and driving guitars, this Australian duo deserves listening to. It

definitely delivers some thunder from down under……

Old School Album of the Month

When you think of extreme bass playing, one must consider the

pummeling roar of Steve DiGiorgio, bassist extraordinaire of many

ensembles including legendary bands Death, Autopsy, Obituary,

Testament, and Control Denied to name a few. Where would this

freak of the fretless finger plucking madness get his start? With

the California thrash/death foursome Sadus. “Swallowed In Black

“ is Sadus’ 2nd outing and is full of technically oriented bombs

to make your head explode. Released in 1990 on Roadrunner

Records, Sadus uses numerous tempo changes with extreme

complexity to break all the land speed records known to man.

“Swallowed In Black” is the death metal musician’s dream theater.

Intro “Black” along with “Man Infestation”, “ The Wake”, “Oracle

Of Obmission “ and the minute-long classic “In Your Face “ are

digesting ditties to soothe one’s, dirty soul.

LIVE MUSIC

Gotha Location

3/5 Rafael Rodriguez

3/6 Claire Vandiver Duo

3/7 Run Raquel

3/12 Jimi Papas

3/13 TBD

3/14 Wood Panel Basement

3/19 Theo Moon

3/20 Acoustic Rooster

3/21 CC Trio

3/26 Jim Reddin Duo

3/27 DME Young Musicians

Showcase

3/28 TBD

1236 Hempel Ave

Windermere, Florida

New Smyrna Location

3/1 Bret Messer 1pm

3/5 The Transfers 6pm

3/6 Beartoe 6pm

3/7 Travis Rudd 6pm

3/8 James Wise 1pm

3/12 Claire Vandiver 6pm

3/13 Adam & Farley 6pm

3/14 Jim Lord 6pm

3/15 Hannah Wilson 1pm

3/19 Marty McCarrick 6pm

3/20 Brent Clowers 6pm

3/21 Gina Cuchetti 6pm

3/22 Nate Utley 1pm

3/26 Jimmy Z 6pm

3/27 Austin Miller 6pm

3/28 The Big Beat 6pm

3/29 The Cyclones 1pm

147 Canal St,

New Smyrna Beach


MARCH 13

PATO BANTON

MARCH 19

VANA LIYA

MARCH 21

BUMPIN UGLIES

MARCH 27

RIES BROTHERS

MARCH 28

THE BROTHERS

WITHIN

APRIL 4

NIRVANNA

APRIL 17

SUBLIMINAL DOUBT

APRIL 18

ONE DROP

APRIL 24

BELLA’S BARTOK

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