Static Live Magazine May 2020

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ROCK’S TOP<br />

5<br />

Most<br />

Memorable<br />

Jesus<br />

Moments<br />



QUARANTINE <strong>2020</strong><br />

VISIONARY INTENTIONS FOR <strong>2020</strong><br />

Babbs in<br />

Toyland<br />

Halsey<br />


why it’s important to<br />

know the real Ken Babbs<br />



Oh My...Goddess<br />

2<br />

Kenzie<br />

Hi, I’m Kenzie!! I’m from Tampa, Florida. I’m really passionate about<br />

health<br />

Hi, I’m and<br />

Kenzie!! fitness and<br />

I’m from my favorite<br />

Tampa, thing<br />

Florida. to do<br />

I’m with<br />

really my free<br />

passionate time is<br />

about<br />

to<br />

hang<br />

health out<br />

and with<br />

fitness my friends<br />

and my at<br />

favorite the beach<br />

thing and<br />

to swim<br />

do with in the<br />

my ocean<br />

free time for hours!<br />

is to<br />

I<br />

hang grew up<br />

out listening<br />

with my to<br />

friends all of<br />

at the<br />

the ‘80s<br />

beach music<br />

and and<br />

swim it holds<br />

in the a special<br />

ocean for place<br />

hours!<br />

in<br />

my<br />

I grew heart,<br />

up but<br />

listening I also love<br />

to all listening<br />

of the ‘80s to pop,<br />

music R&B<br />

and and<br />

it holds country.<br />

a special place in<br />

my heart, but I also love listening to pop, R&B and country.<br />

In the future, I plan to go to college while also sticking with my modeling<br />

career<br />

In the and,<br />

future, hopefully<br />

I plan to one<br />

go day,<br />

to college own my<br />

while own<br />

also business.<br />

sticking My<br />

with dream<br />

my in<br />

model-<br />

life is<br />

to<br />

ing travel<br />

career the<br />

and, world<br />

hopefully and see as<br />

one many<br />

day, own countries<br />

my own as possible.<br />

business. My dream in<br />

life is to travel the world and see as many countries as possible.<br />

The old song says “shine a light on me”, but what<br />

kind of light should you have shine on you? I<br />

remember running up and down the road with no<br />

less than 50 par cans and 8-16 pin spots for many<br />

of the bands I played with. We traveled the circuit<br />

a few years ago in big box trucks that would hold<br />

our large PAs and light shows. It would take all day<br />

just to set up the show; we would hang lights from<br />

large trusses or, when we were lucky, there were<br />

some bars that already had them installed in the<br />

ceiling. Most of the time, we would just hang the<br />

truss from the bar because it was a lot easier; but<br />

if a club did not have bars we would have to find a<br />

beam in the ceiling to hang a chain from to hold the<br />

truss. Things have changed a lot since those days.<br />

Bands are no longer required to bring a light show<br />

at all. In fact, a light show in many clubs now is 3-4<br />

spotlights shining on the stage.<br />


The good news is, lights are more affordable and better<br />

looking than ever. For less than $1000 a band can have a<br />

small but effective show. You can get a Chauvet GigBAR<br />

2 4-in-1 lighting system with stand for $499.99 which<br />

has pars, lasers and strobes all on one bar and comes<br />

with the mounting bar, foot switch, bag and remote. If<br />

you just want an easy color wash show, Chauvet 4BAR<br />

Quad RGBA LED Wash System has a transceiver that<br />

lets your 4BAR Quad receive wireless DMX from your D-Fi<br />

hub, or even your smartphone, for $549. If you’d rather<br />

set up your own show with a bunch of pars they offer<br />

an ADJ Mega Flat Pak Plus RGB+UV Par Package (8-<br />

pack) for $799, or one at a time for $100 each. You can<br />

also add some effect lights like the Chauvet’s Kinta FX<br />

($149) which does strobes, derby and laser effects. To<br />

make a show look great, smoke machines add a lot but<br />

they can make club owners mad if you use too much.<br />

You can pick up cheap Halloween machines for as low as<br />

$40 but a nice one will set you back at least $150.<br />

I hope these tips give you a head start on putting a light<br />

on you at your next show.<br />

Randy Pepper is a guitarist for hire<br />

and the owner of the Guitar Attic in<br />

Holly Hill.

“Music has healing power. It has the<br />

ability to take people out of<br />

themselves for a few hours.”<br />

~ Elton John<br />

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Oh My Goddess<br />

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

Cover Story - Halsey<br />

Wake up Dead Man -<br />

Rock’s Most Memorable Jesus Moments<br />

Musical Innuendoes - Boudoir Beats<br />

Babbs in Toyland<br />

Quarantine <strong>2020</strong><br />

On the Block - More Goin’ on Than Stacy’s<br />

Mom<br />

Art Feature - Gary Kroman<br />

Shine a Light on Me<br />

Behind the Mic<br />

Surf’s Up<br />

The Greatest Guitarist?<br />

Appetite for the Blues<br />

Rocktails<br />

Metal Compost<br />

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Halsey<br />

By The Reluctant Genius<br />

It seems that some people just have the total<br />

package; great looks, a killer voice and the big<br />

machine to help sell records. Madonna, Brit<br />

tney, Taylor - they all had it and the list<br />

can go on and on.<br />

Sure, there are guys that have it too<br />

but women seem to really take it to<br />

another level when it comes to breaking<br />

out and becoming famous.<br />

Recently another star had made<br />

some waves in putting out good<br />

music. While maybe a little under<br />

the radar compared to the others,<br />

there’s no doubt that this month’s<br />

featured artist has all the tools to<br />

be a superstar. With several hits<br />

already under her, belt it’s just a<br />

matter of time before she becomes a<br />

little more of a household name.<br />

American singer and songwriter Halsey was born<br />

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane on September 29,<br />

1994. She gained attention from self-released mu<br />

sic on social media platforms and was signed by<br />

Astralwerks in 2014. She released her debut EP, Room<br />

93, later that year.<br />

Halsey has since earned one number-one album on the<br />

Billboard 200 with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (2017),<br />

as well as two, number-two albums with Badlands (2015) and<br />

Manic (<strong>2020</strong>). She has earned two number-one singles on the<br />

Billboard Hot 100, including “Closer”, a collaboration with The<br />

Chainsmokers, and “Without Me”. She has also attained a top-five<br />

single with “Bad at Love”. In total, Halsey has sold over one million<br />

albums and has been streamed over six billion times in the United States.<br />

All three of her studio albums have been supported by a headlining tour.<br />

Halsey is noted for her distinctive singing voice.Her awards and nominations include<br />

four Billboard Music Awards, one American Music Award, one GLAAD Media Award,<br />

three Guinness World Records, an MTV Video Music Award and two Grammy Award<br />

nominations. Outside of her career, she has been involved in suicide prevention awareness<br />

and sexual assault victim advocacy.<br />

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8<br />


Boudoir Beats<br />

Boudoir is my absolute favorite genre of photography. It’s<br />

empowering, liberating, and just downright fun. The sexual<br />

female form has been photographed as early as the 1840’s and,<br />

thankfully, continues to be photographed to this day. Ladies (<br />

and men!) your sexuality is primal and the most natural form of<br />

expression you have. OWN IT!<br />

When photographing Boudoir I like to set the mood with a playlist<br />

inspired by my Boudoir Babe’s personal tastes. Before they<br />

even set foot in our private studio we ask them to answer a<br />

brief questionnaire where they get to let me know their preferences.<br />

I’m always pleasantly surprised by the answers I receive.<br />

Some women love country as it sets them at ease. When this<br />

is the case I throw on Pandora’s Taylor Swift station or their<br />

Country Built station. Songs like “What Happens in a Small<br />

Town” by Brantly Gilbert and Lindsay Ell can be incredibly fitting<br />

considering you have every right for what happens in the studio<br />

to stay in the studio (heck ya model releases!).<br />

But if you’re looking for some girl power really any song by<br />

Taylor Swift will do. One of my favorite Boudoir Babes, the lovely<br />

M., responded to “What is your favorite genre of music?” with<br />

“girrrrrl, i love gucci, 6lack, kendrick, drake, da baby, HIP HOP”.<br />

I had yet to meet this client but knew immediately she was going<br />

to be an absolute blast! When this happens, you’ll find me playing<br />

Pandora’s Cardi B, 90’s Hip Hop, and Trap Radio stations. 504<br />

Boyz and Booty Wurk stations sometimes finds its way into the<br />

mix.<br />

Music has this crazy way of sparking emotion and setting a<br />

mood. Music can either make my clients incredibly uncomfortable<br />

or let their wild side fly. It’s one of the most important<br />

parts of a session with Boudoir by Lunar Studio.<br />

Excellent music selection isn’t the only perk of a Boudoir session.<br />

My Boudoir babes all receive an aromatherapy neck wrap<br />

while sipping champagne and receiving a full make-over from<br />

my professional hair & make-up team.<br />

While you’re being pampered I go through your lingerie, chunky<br />

sweaters, and sexy stilettos and pick the right scene for each.<br />

Once you’re glammed up we spend an hour & a half shooting<br />

where I coach and pose you. Two weeks later you come to the<br />

studio for your reveal where we celebrate YOU and pick your<br />

products. My clients describe this experience as empowering,<br />

liberating, and something every woman needs to experience.<br />

My favorite Boudoir jam suggestion: Slow Jamz by Twista. Not<br />

only is it a sexy song it gives some great artist suggestions to<br />

add to your Boudoir playlist.<br />

What music makes you feel sexy, uninhibited, and care-free?<br />

Join our private, women’s only VIP group on Facebook and let<br />

me know the songs you feel drip sexuality.<br />

Search for Boudoir by Lunar Studio, answer a few questions,<br />

and connect with my former and future Boudoir Babes.<br />

By Samantha Tribble<br />

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Photography by Samantha Tribble of Lunar Studio, Boudoir by Lunar Studio<br />

Boudoir Photography: Intimate, sensual, & romantic style of photography in a studio or bedroom setting<br />

typically meant for a partner.<br />



Quarantine <strong>2020</strong><br />

In January I dubbed <strong>2020</strong> the year<br />

of the visionary. Although it may<br />

not look this way, I wasn’t far off.<br />

I just had no idea we would be<br />

given such a surreal opportunity to<br />

open our eyes in this manner. If you<br />

know me, you know I’m a treasure<br />

hunter of the gems of the journey.<br />

For those of you on lockdown with<br />

me, let’s take a moment together to<br />

sift and probe through the chaos and<br />

see what treasures we can behold from it.<br />

Let’s ask ourselves what jewels of<br />

wisdom and insight we can personally<br />

form from under the pressure of this<br />

rare and precious time in our strange<br />

lives.<br />

Without denying the insurmountable<br />

uncertainty, grief and pain of those on<br />

the front lines of this virus who are experiencing loss,<br />

actively fighting for survival or putting their lives at risk<br />

daily, I want to start by saying not all of us are having the<br />

same experiences and it may be difficult for some to see any<br />

blessings at this time. Even if we aren’t on the front lines or<br />

suffering with symptoms, we are all deep in it my friends<br />

and it is our job as the isolated and the quarantined to count<br />

our blessings and make those blessings count! We are the<br />

ones who must hold fast to a vision of health and peace of<br />

mind so we can hold up those who are carrying the heavy<br />

load and not add to it ourselves.<br />

Like me, you may be bubbling over with appreciation so<br />

let’s take a collective moment to acknowledge our everyday<br />

heroes: the first responders, respiratory specialists, nurses,<br />

doctors, janitors and sanitation workers who are all on<br />

active duty in hospitals and buildings across the globe. Let’s<br />

send our appreciation to those essential workers who have<br />

made our comfort in quarantine possible and our time at<br />

home more bearable. They are the ones assisting our economy<br />

in functioning during a time when we desperately need<br />

them most: the farmers, grocery store, mega store and<br />

gas station attendants, warehouse workers, truck<br />

drivers, garbage men, restaurant employees, the print,<br />

postal, utility and delivery services, the health care<br />

angels caring for our elderly, the teachers who are creating<br />

lesson plans and remote teaching our<br />

children…we see you! Let us acknowledge the<br />

unseen heroes too: the stay at home parents<br />

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By Candice<br />

Beu<br />

How amazing is that?! What a beautiful exchange to be<br />

part of as fellow human beings! If you haven’t yet, take part<br />

in some of these events or create an event yourself! They<br />

will change your day for the better. When this is all over, I<br />

think everyone deserves a standing ovation, big hugs and a<br />

parade.<br />

Although we may not always agree, can’t we still send<br />

prayers and gratitude towards our politicians and scientists,<br />

our journalists and analysts who are under pressure to<br />

provide up to date data and create solutions to uncommon<br />

problems? We may not have all the information but what we<br />

do have is each other and hopefully our sensibilities. Stay<br />

heart centered and remember to take breaths and breaks<br />

from the intensity. Don’t allow fear of the unknown to warp<br />

your sense of reality or good judgement. Keep in mind we<br />

are all human. Give our representatives a break and pray for<br />

their health and wisdom during this stressful time. There<br />

will always be those who choose to take advantage, hurt<br />

others and be negative and nasty online and in public spac -<br />

es, but we don’t have to fall into that pattern ourselves.<br />

We can choose to do better. What we are actually<br />

seeing, when you actively look for it, is that<br />

there are far more positive forces out<br />

weighing the negative out there,<br />

and that’s an incredible vision to<br />

witness being brought to light<br />

this year. Even if we aren’t experiencing<br />

this time in the same<br />

exact ways, it is clear that<br />

we have been given a massive<br />

opportunity to relate more<br />

compassionately to one<br />

another in ways we<br />

hadn’t before. Perhaps<br />

now we can more<br />

easily grasp the<br />

fact that what<br />

we do and<br />

how we<br />

do it truly<br />

does affects<br />

others and our<br />

world at large.<br />

Perhaps we may learn<br />

to appreciate and treat<br />

each other a little bit better<br />

each day. It hasbecome quite<br />

apparent that there is no end<br />

date in sight and we are all in this<br />

together. We each play an important<br />

role to how this<br />

all unfolds. The fact that we are able to<br />

see how much we rely on each other to a<br />

We can clearly look at our global footprint right now, our<br />

impact on nature and the impact nature has on us and that<br />

realization is priceless. This Pandemic is a great equalizer<br />

among the consciousness of the people of our planet. Unlike<br />

when a natural disaster (like a Hurricane) occurs, it’s not<br />

just our town or our state that is affected, but it’s our entire<br />

country and every country around the world feeling the<br />

effects. All humanity (regardless of race, religion, or politics)<br />

is experiencing similar monumental shifts in their day<br />

to day reality at this time. This unprecedented moment in<br />

our history is presenting itself in some of the darkest waves<br />

of fear and some of the highest peaks of love and light like<br />

no other time in our lives. Let us surf these tides with eyes<br />

wide open.<br />

To reiterate my January article: h<br />

I am still claiming <strong>2020</strong> as the year of the Visionary. For those<br />

who want to make a difference in your quarantine, in your little<br />

corner of the world, I encourage you to dive right into the eye of<br />

this storm we face together. Seek first your peace, then seek your<br />

active duty, and your visual acuity therein. Don’t waste this time<br />

of potential emotional, relational, spiritual and artistic transcendence.<br />

Do something great with it! Again, if you will, please<br />

declare with me my visionary intentions for <strong>2020</strong>:<br />

1. To segment our time and hone in with clarity on new ways to<br />

achieve our daily visionary goals.<br />

2. To be an exceptional, inspiring and unforgettable experience for<br />

our fellow humans...from our living room stages, online pages, in<br />

our homes and out in the world.<br />

3. To see the ordinary become extraordinary through our own<br />

personal lenses.<br />

4. To become artists whose medium is life itself.<br />

5. To remember that what is inside and outside of us are inseparable.<br />

<strong>May</strong> we witness the effects our actions and behaviors have on<br />

others and make changes wherever necessary.<br />

6. To express our highest, most loving potential in our days and<br />

what is most worth expressing in our creations, the inexpressible.<br />

7. To harmoniously balance our raw humanity with our spiritual<br />

and creative natures.<br />

8. To be thankful, kind, loving, vulnerable and limitless in our<br />

capacity for generosity, compassion, and forgiveness while still<br />

maintaining our personal boundaries (6 ft apart!)<br />

9. To be brave enough to see and be seen with new eyes during<br />

this rare time of life.<br />

10. To listen better and make more room for silence in our day. To<br />

be more aware of how we choose to communicate and connect to<br />

ourselves, our earth and all our relationships.<br />

In very practical ways we can grow as a collective right now while<br />

finding the healthy balance within. Start by being the change you<br />

want to see come out of all of this and remember the “blessons”<br />

of what we are learning from this time of crisis. Let us empower,<br />

envision and propel ourselves into a more loving, creative, compassionate<br />

and equal society in the days to come. I encourage you<br />

to be smart, stay home, stay safe and stay connected! Keep shining<br />

your light, keep singing your song, keep sharing the laughs, keep<br />

opening your hearts, keep spreading the love and keep<br />

creating your life’s work and music. As a dearly departed<br />

friend of mine used to say “keep keeping on”.<br />

ones and teens, doing<br />

massive loads of laundry,<br />

shopping, cooking and<br />

cleaning as well as providing<br />

emotional comfort…and those<br />

working and single parents who<br />

are juggling it all while still managing<br />

to provide during lean times, either from<br />

home or out in the workplace… We see<br />

you too. We appreciate you all.<br />

I’d also like to personally thank those providing our content<br />

streaming services, giving us equal parts entertainment and<br />

the much needed escapism we crave right now.To those<br />

active on social media connecting us to comedy, to our<br />

spiritual and creative outlets, to our exercise, dance, mediation<br />

and yoga teachers, to our entertainers and musician<br />

friends (who are individually and voluntarily pouring out<br />

live events from their homes into ours daily), I love you for<br />

it! You bring us just a little bit closer together and that is so<br />

kind and generous of you. All these wonderful, selfless people<br />

are working overtime with no raise in pay, to bring us<br />

smiles and keep us afloat mentally, to help balance our sense<br />

of normalcy and peaceful reality. Please show them your<br />

monetary appreciation if and when you can. They often<br />

provide links for tipping and support. Folks everywhere are<br />

who have been taking on quadruple duty in in<br />

stepping up to their highest creative potential in brotherly<br />

greater degree than we could ever admit<br />

love to help their neighbors stabilize and survive this time.<br />

house holds, entertaining and teaching little before is something special.<br />

I love you all.<br />


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More Going on than Stacy’s Mom<br />

By Jenny McLain<br />

One of the musicians who has been taken from<br />

us recently was Adam Schlesinger of Fountains<br />

of Wayne. He died on April 1, <strong>2020</strong> at the age of<br />

52 from complications related to the Coronavirus.<br />

He and Fountains of Wayne are well known<br />

for “Stacy’s Mom” but there is so much more to<br />

the story of this eclectic musician and songwriter.<br />

He wrote the one-hit wonder song by “The<br />

Wonders” in the Tom Hanks movie “That Thing<br />

You Do!”, which led to nominations for a Golden<br />

Globe and an Academy Award. He also won<br />

three Emmys for his work in television on shows<br />

like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.<br />

His IMDb profile outlines 74 soundtrack credits,<br />

14 composer credits and 25 music department<br />

credits. He wrote for Crank Yankers, A Colbert<br />

Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Saturday<br />

Night <strong>Live</strong>, The Howard Stern Show, Kathy Griffin,<br />

Sarah Silverman’s Perfect Night, the Emmy<br />

Awards, Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Jay Leno<br />

Show . . . the list goes on and on.<br />

His talent goes so much further. It makes me<br />

ANGRY that he’s most known for that.”<br />

To me, Adam Schlesinger is a classic example<br />

of the age-old story of an artist being known<br />

for something commercially, which is probably<br />

not even their favorite or best effort. Warrant’s<br />

Janie Lane had five albums reaching over $10<br />

million in international sales, yet he regretted<br />

“Cherry Pie”; Harrison Ford is reportedly not a<br />

fan of “Bladerunner”; Billy Joel didn’t like “We<br />

Didn’t Start the Fire”, going so far as to call it<br />

the worst melody he had ever written. Yet, the<br />

commercial success of these not-so-favorite<br />

works brings fans and attention to other, more<br />

favorite projects.<br />

In honor of Adam, Fountains of Wayne performed<br />

at a benefit called “Jersey 4 Jersey”,<br />

which is raising funds for Covid-19 relief. It is<br />

available for one month at fountainsofwayne.<br />

bandcamp.com.<br />

My friend who suggested I write about him put it<br />

this way, “He’s the only reason I was ever interested<br />

in ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’.<br />

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theBlock<br />



Behind the Mic: Riggs<br />

95.7 the Hog, Daytona Beach<br />

Hello, friends!<br />

Well, things are weird, right?! In the midst of this<br />

altered world I have found myself digging deep for<br />

ways to pass the minutes. If you too have found<br />

yourself striving to find fun to fill the social interaction<br />

void, I may have something for you. Try any or<br />

all of these options and perhaps you’ll find an easier<br />

path to ride out the eventual return to normalcy.<br />


•Alphabetize the items in your refrigerator<br />

•With just some blank cardboard, a Sharpie and<br />

some candle wax, you can make your own scratchoff<br />

lottery tickets. You’ll be a winner every time!<br />

•Tease a bird with a worm farm on your window sill<br />

•Make a list of your favorite body sounds<br />

•Read all the labels you’ve overlooked<br />

•Stand in your yard and try to control your neighbor<br />

with your mind<br />

•Start a VLOG about your passion for velcro<br />

•Pickle something<br />

•Blast a Rage Against The Machine album while<br />

blowing soap bubbles<br />

•Plan a vacation for a stranger then mail them the<br />

itinerary and just laugh at their confusion<br />

•Build a palace for your cat out of wine bottles,<br />

packing tape and old bed pillows.<br />

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•Go on a drinking binge… with Faygo Red<br />

Pop.<br />

•Google the Laws of Physics then challenge several<br />

of them in your kitchen<br />

•Start writing a musical about your life. Potential<br />

titles could be “You’ve Got To Be Kidding” or “Too<br />

Many Buttons”<br />

•Change your Facebook photo every 4 hours<br />

•Select a movie from Netflix and write a scathing review<br />

of it prior to watching it. Then write a retraction<br />

and mail a copy to a local zoo<br />

•Start your own zoo in your garage with just insects.<br />

Don’t forget, signage and names are important<br />

•Wash and dry your socks one at a time<br />

•Binge-cook pancakes. When you think you have<br />

made enough, keep going. Don’t be a quitter<br />

•Glue googly eyes on your stapler and engage it in a<br />

heated argument<br />

•Try new combinations of deli meats and cake icing<br />

•Delete your phone contacts then try to rebuild it<br />

with cell numbers you remember<br />

•Try to wash your hands in the dark and use your<br />

sense of smell to find the soap<br />

•Stitch your initials into ALL of your shirts<br />

•Put 10 Marshmallow Peeps on each blade of your<br />

ceiling fan, lay flat on your back on your bed and<br />

have a friend turn it on. Bonus points for catching<br />

one on your tongue!<br />

•Sing the National Anthem into an empty shampoo<br />

bottle<br />

•Write a poem about static electricity then read it to<br />

your dog<br />

•Shout lines from your favorite movies at passing<br />

cars<br />

•Practice different levels of shrugging<br />

•Label your cutlery<br />

•Spray adhesive on a tennis ball and show off your<br />

“magic” skills to the neighborhood children<br />

•Yell obscenities at fish<br />

•Inventory your pens<br />

•Put a wet sponge in a food dehydrator and see what<br />

the hell happens. Then craft a song about it<br />

•Swap your light bulbs with ones you drew faces on<br />

•Cut your ex out of old photos and replace with<br />

headshots from the cast of CSI: Las Vegas<br />

•“Stone Cold” 8 beers then run around your car<br />

chanting the lyrics to AC/DC’s “Have A Drink On<br />

Me”<br />

•Count all of your electrical outlets then give them<br />

hilarious nicknames<br />

•Rank your favorite nuts<br />

•Learn how to snap a dish towel then create a You-<br />

Tube channel to display your skills<br />

•Invent a new use for styrofoam blocks<br />

•Take an online non-credit short course then brag<br />

to your friends that you have detention after an “altercation<br />

with your proctor”<br />

•Play wiffle ball in your shower<br />

•Flex in front of a mirror and refer to your biceps as<br />

“arm-goiters”<br />

•Learn to crochet and then make a blanket with the<br />

message “Don’t Backsass Me” woven in. Give it to a<br />

grandparent as a holiday gift<br />

•Tape a gallon ziplock bag to your abdomen, fill it<br />

with old bananas then skip around wondering what it<br />

would be like to be a marsupial<br />

•Play Monopoly alone and cheat on the hotels<br />

•Piss away hours watching videos online then write a<br />

pamphlet on how to Purell your eyes<br />

•Waste your breath. It’s yours, you’re the boss<br />

•Insist on being called “Captain” but wear an Admiral’s<br />

hat. It will drive your boating friends loco<br />

I got hundreds more but we’ll start there and see how<br />

you navigate that bunch. If you have some of your<br />

own to add, send them to me via <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>. Or just<br />

write them in the margin here with a crayon. Until we<br />

can party in the streets again, I hope you stay safe and<br />

stay responsibly socially distant.<br />

Cheers!<br />




95.7 The HOG, Daytona Beach<br />


1. The members of the pop group 3T are all relatives of this legendary<br />

pop icon.<br />

2. Which band recorded an album in a California house where a mass<br />

murder occurred?<br />

3. President George W. Bush once called this artist “the biggest threat<br />

to American youth since polio”.<br />

4. Keanu Reeves was a founding member and bassist for this group.<br />

5. Who is the first artist known for using Auto-Tune vocal distortion?<br />

6. In 2014, music producer initiated legal action against which singer?<br />

7. Where is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located?<br />

8. Which pop superstar grew up on a Christmas tree farm?<br />

9. What is Fergie’s real first name?<br />

10. What is the name of the rapper who hosted MTVs “Pimp my Ride”?<br />

11. Legendary rock band AC/DC originates from this country.<br />

12. What hard-core rocker is known for taking ballet lessons?<br />

13. Lady Gaga got her name from a song performed by this band.<br />

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14. Michael Stipe was the lead singer for which group?<br />


Neighborhood Confidential<br />

Part I Growing Sideways With The Florida Blues<br />

When you’re a kid, the secret life you live in the<br />

neighborhood away from your parents tends to<br />

mold you in ways that isn’t about growing up so<br />

much as it is about growing “sideways”. Your parents<br />

knew what you needed, but your secret life in the<br />

neighborhood provided you with what you wanted.<br />

“There’s a dude plays harmonica over in the project<br />

called Willie ‘Fat Lips’ Smith you need to check<br />

out.” My friend Craig Bradley told me about him<br />

one day at Babe Ruth baseball practice. “Says he<br />

played with B.B. King on the streets up in Memphis.<br />

I’ll introduce him to you.”<br />

So, one Saturday morning I met Craig at his dad’s<br />

place and “Fat Lips” was already there hangin’ with<br />

Mr. Bradley in the kitchen. Craig made introductions<br />

and “Fat Lips” pulled out his harp and started<br />

blowing the train time riff. He made that thing<br />

sound good! When he was finished he asked if I<br />

could bend the notes. I said I don’t think so. He<br />

said, “Well, draw down on that second hole and<br />

make it sound lower”. I tried but I couldn’t do it.<br />

He said, “Can’t play no blues if you can’t bend them<br />

notes.” I tried again but couldn’t get it to go “low”.<br />

He said, “Listen at me again.” He did it again and<br />

it sounded so cool but I couldn’t get it. He told me<br />

to practice with a piano by playing a white note<br />

then the adjacent black note. “Them black notes is<br />

the blues”. “Ok, I have a friend who has a piano”.<br />

We said our goodbyes and all the way home I kept<br />

thinking about the black notes being the blues. I had<br />

never thought about it like that before but it was<br />

like the blues was sideways to all the other music. It<br />

was like sliding over to get a better look. I practiced<br />

till my lips bled and finally got the idea by listening<br />

over and over to certain harmonica riffs by Sonny<br />

Boy Williamson at half speed on my turntable with<br />

headphones on.<br />

The Bittersweet Blues Band was a trio of native<br />

Daytona Beach musicians. With Pete Carr on guitar,<br />

Lenny Leblanc on bass and lead vocals and the<br />

late Tommy Ruger on drums they were to be the<br />

first Blues outfit I would see perform in a teen club<br />

setting.<br />

The year was 1968. The location was the Daytona<br />

Main Street Pier.<br />

The “Pier” was a unique “teen” venue for all the<br />

great local groups. For a one dollar cover charge<br />

and at twenty-five cents a soda you could hear two<br />

bands on two different stages! The night I heard the<br />

Bittersweet Blues Band, I also heard a revamped<br />

version of the Nightcrawlers. My late friend, Floyd<br />

Miles played the Pier on a regular basis with “The<br />

Houserockers”. Floyd literally taught Greg Allman<br />

to sing R&B and the Blues, and would later become<br />

a Kingsnake Records (based in Sanford, Florida)<br />

recording artist and tour with Allman before Floyd<br />

passed away on January 25, 2018.<br />

The most important Blues venue in Volusia County<br />

during the 70’s and 80’s was Mac’s Famous Bar located<br />

on A1A in Daytona Beach Shores. Talk about<br />

a who’s who: Canned Heat, Elvin Bishop, The Nighthawks,<br />

Papa John Creach, Iron Butterfly, Vassar<br />

Clements, The Ventures, Erwin Helfer, Odie Payne<br />

Jr., Angela Brown, Noble “Thin Man” Watts, Bob<br />

Margolin, Cowboy, Jimmy Thackery, Jules Verne<br />

Auto Supply, The Curtis Willis Band (with Daytona<br />

legends Billy Bowers and the late Bruce Parker<br />

on guitars) The Midnight Creepers (Bob Greenlee<br />

on bass, Ernie Lancaster and Steve Shanholtzer on<br />

guitars, Scott Corwin on drums, yours truly on harmonica<br />

and vocals) and of course, Greg Allman all<br />

performed in concert there.<br />

Mac’s would also book local and touring acts on a<br />

seven night a week basis. Largely because of their<br />

entertainment policy you could make a living as a<br />

professional blues musician in Daytona Beach. It<br />

was time I set out on my own and take advantage<br />

of what my local heroes had shown me as a path to<br />

success as a Blues Professional.<br />

Part II A Room with a View<br />

© by Mark “MuddyHarp” Hodgson -Appetite For the Blues<br />

My old man brought home a record album after a<br />

night of drinking that would alter my perception of<br />

what adults did when they went out for a night on<br />

the town.<br />

If my dad was around when I tried to play the record<br />

on the family Hi-Fi he would stop me, “that record<br />

isn’t for you”. Well, that’s all the encouragement<br />

I needed to secretly put it on the turntable whenever<br />

my parents weren’t around. By today’s standards it<br />

was pretty tame but to a 13 year old it was racy stuff.<br />

The real impact was realizing Houston and Dorsey<br />

performed on the beachside in Daytona at the Kings<br />

Cellar in the Americana Hotel.<br />

The next experience that would shape my early life<br />

as a future musician was driving on A1A in the back<br />

seat of our 1967 Plymouth Fury and passing the<br />

Castaways Motel seeing the billboard advertising<br />

“Tommy Brown and the Nashville Mustangs Nitely”.<br />

“We started there in the Castaway’s Torchlight<br />

Room, then they built The Barn for us — we made<br />

’em a lot of money” [From 1967-89, Brown lived<br />

in an upstairs efficiency at the Castaway and took<br />

the elevator down to work, six night a week at first,<br />

then five] according to Ken Willis in a 2013 article<br />

for the Daytona News Journal. Tommy lived at the<br />

Castaways during that time....Light Bulb!! I bet he<br />

had a room with a view.<br />

I became obsessed with performing someday on the<br />

beachside in Daytona and living at the motel. Any<br />

motel.<br />

Neither one of aforementioned performers played<br />

the blues. As a matter of fact I wasn’t aware of any<br />

group on the beachside that was exclusively a blues<br />

act. The Allman Brothers influenced a ton of my<br />

contemporaries but the scope of how much blues<br />

was being played by local acts was usually limited to<br />

covers of Stormy Monday or Statesboro Blues. I saw<br />

an opening and my path was set was set.<br />

Being a vocalist and harmonica player gave me the<br />

edge I needed to reach my lofty goal of achieving<br />

the elusive “room with a view”.<br />

One of the greatest perks a musician can bargain<br />

for in a performance contract is having rooms<br />

included in the deal. When you are on the road it is<br />

essential. Traveling to a strange town is hard enough<br />

and having a place to park your van or truck makes<br />

your road life much more enjoyable... even if the<br />

rooms provided are dumps, (which is more times<br />

than not the case). I would play for less money if<br />

a venue would provide at least two rooms in the<br />

deal. The beauty of working at a hotel or motel was<br />

it was all in house and usually not deducted from<br />

the final paycheck. It was a win win for all parties:<br />

the venue knew how to keep an eye on you and you<br />

could relax. You could take the elevator down to the<br />

lounge and rehearse the band during the day or just<br />

hang out at the pool. The only downside was keeping<br />

track of your “tab”. This could be dangerous for<br />

some band members. I knew guys that would end<br />

up with 200 or 300 dollar room charge or bar bills<br />

at the end of the week. When you’re only making<br />

that much to begin with there isn’t much to send<br />

home.<br />

With a little discipline you could do pretty well. I<br />

guess that’s why the blues has always been a joyous<br />

music to me. B.B. King played big hotels all the time<br />

when he was alive....I bet he always had “a room<br />

with a view”. Hell, he liked the view so much he<br />

owned a home in Las Vegas.

Trivia Answers<br />

1. The members of the pop group 3T are all relatives of this legendary pop icon.<br />

A: Michael Jackson<br />

2. Which band recorded an album in a California house where a mass murder occurred?<br />

A: Nine Inch Nails<br />

3. President George W. Bush once called this artist “the biggest threat to American youth since<br />

polio”.<br />

A: Eminem<br />

4. Keanu Reeves was a founding member and bassist for this group.<br />

A: Dogstar<br />

5. Who is the first artist known for using Auto-Tune vocal distortion?<br />

A: Cher<br />

6. In 2014, music producer initiated legal action against which singer?<br />

A: Kesha<br />

7. Where is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame located?<br />

A: Cleveland, Ohio<br />

8. Which pop superstar grew up on a Christmas tree farm?<br />

A: Taylor Swift<br />

9. What is Fergie’s real first name?<br />

A: Stacie<br />

10. What is the name of the rapper who hosted MTVs “Pimp my Ride”?<br />

A: Xzibit<br />

11. Legendary rock band AC/DC originates from this country.<br />

A: Australia<br />

12. What hard-core rocker is known for taking ballet lessons?<br />

A: Mick Jagger<br />

13. Lady Gaga got her name from a song performed by this band.<br />

A: Queen<br />

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14. Michael Stipe was the lead singer for which group?<br />

A: REM<br />


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Jan, 23 <strong>2020</strong>…. tir Na nOg Irish pub in Daytona held an EP release party<br />

for the “Combo Metal” band Infiltrate. Rat Stick aggressively opened the<br />

show and got the crowd moving quick. Freeze, from PA, showcased their<br />

slamming hardcore skills. Madtown mixed some thrash with hardcore<br />

style. Infiltrate shred their set with a mix of death metal, hardcore and<br />

punk. Rhythm of Fear capped off the show with some blasting drums<br />

and killer bass. Hope to see a lot more local Metal Shows this year …<br />


Body Count - Formed 1990 in LA<br />

Seven Albums:<br />

“Body Count” - 1992<br />

“Born Dead” - 1994<br />

“Violent Demise: The Last Dayz” -1997<br />

“Murder For Hire” - 2006<br />

“Manslaughter” - 2014<br />

“Blood Lust” - 2017<br />

“Carnivore” - <strong>2020</strong> - 30 Years (Released 3-6-20)<br />

Crossover Thrash, Hardcore Punk, Speed Metal<br />

March 6, <strong>2020</strong> marks the release of Body Count’s seventh studio album<br />

“Carnivore”. Ice-T and Ernie C have done it once again in true Body<br />

Count fashion. Slamming, chunky guitar riffs, violent lyrics and some<br />

gut pounding percussions, tracks like “No Remorse” and “The Hate Is<br />

Real” are a couple of heavy examples. “Carnivore” also has a few collaborations<br />

with artists Riley Gale “Power Trip”, Jamey Jasta “Hatebreed”<br />

and Amy Lee “Evanescence”. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990,<br />

Body Count and 62 year-old Ice-T show no signs of slowing down and<br />

are true badasses. The last track on “Carnivore” is an unreleased demo<br />

“6 In The Morning”, a must listen to for sure. 1987 motion picture<br />

“Colors”, which Ice-T did the track for, gets remixed “Body Count” style.<br />

Hell, they even cover the great Motorhead, paying homage to Lemmy<br />

with “Ace of Spades”. Body Count In The House MUTHAF*%#!%…\m/<br />

Released on Century Media Records, I highly recommend picking up<br />

this gem!<br />


Influenced by the theatrics of Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden , Los Angeles<br />

based power/heavy metal band Lizzy Borden’s debut album “ Love<br />

You To Pieces” is what the 80’s traditional metal sound was all about .<br />

Released in 1985 on Metal Blade Records , “Love You To Pieces” dueling<br />

guitar attack and singer Lizzy Borden’s (not the early 19th century axe<br />

wielding female murderer of the same name) ear piercing vocals resembled<br />

other L.A. acts at that time such as W.A.S.P . This is an extremely<br />

overlooked album featuring metal massacre classics “ Rod Of Iron “,<br />

“Red Rum” , “ Psychopath “ “ Flesheater “ and the metal anthem “ American<br />

Metal “ . Just like the classic poem “Lizzy Borden took an axe and<br />

gave her mother forty whacks / When she saw what she had done / She<br />

gave her father forty -one “ . Precious lyrics indeed .<br />

FLAUNT is based out of Port Orange, FL.

3401 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 386-423-8787<br />


Reopening Monday, <strong>May</strong> 4 th !<br />

We will be reopening the doors at Chases<br />

on the Beach with 6ft apart seating,<br />

social distancing and following all the<br />

rules to keep our staff and guests safe!<br />

Can’t wait to see everyone!<br />

Join us for a special Mother’s Day music<br />

festival on Sunday, <strong>May</strong> 10 th .<br />

Drink specials all day<br />

Full bar and menu<br />

Five bands starting at 2pm (lineup TBA)<br />

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