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

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Flying High with<br />

Twenty One Pilots<br />

Jeff Mann:<br />

The Nicest Guy in<br />

Holly wood<br />

Funk and Blues<br />

SAVE<br />

SPLASH<br />

MOUNTAIN<br />

On The Block


ART Feature<br />

Perego<br />

19<br />

44<br />

One of my “White<br />

Whales”<br />

Interview<br />

with<br />

Sully Erna<br />

of Godsmack<br />

50 On The Block-We Didn’t<br />

Learn Anything, We Just Know<br />

Everything<br />

52<br />

Rocktails<br />

STUDIOS<br />

DREAM. CREATE.<br />

6 Goddess<br />

8 Save Splash Mountain<br />

12 Let It Be: The Beatles<br />

Weren’t Orcs After All<br />

16 Musician’s Cookbook<br />

22 A Day in the Life of a<br />

Gigging Musician<br />

23 What’s in Your Phone?<br />

24 Funk and Blues<br />

28 Event Calendar<br />

38 Rare Earth Reviews<br />

39 A Word From the Throne<br />

40 Blues and Brits<br />

42 Chronicals of Cannabis<br />

14<br />

Flying High with<br />

Twenty One Pilots<br />

32<br />

34<br />

Jeff Mann:<br />

The Nicest<br />

Guy in<br />

Hollywood<br />

Tips For a<br />

Musician’s Holiday<br />

<strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> Media Group, LLC<br />

Sean Impara, Publisher<br />

Billy Chapin, Co-Publisher<br />

Jenny McLain, Editor<br />

Jamie Lee, Managing Director<br />

Bekka A. James, Graphic Artist<br />

COVER ART BY<br />

GARY KROMAN<br />

<strong>2020</strong>, <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong> Media Group, LLC. All<br />

rightsreserved. No part of this publication may<br />

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Making great music since 1999<br />

For scheduling, Contact Sean at (386) 847-2716


Oh My Godess...<br />

6<br />

STUDIOS<br />

DREAM. CREATE.<br />

Making great music since 1999<br />

Jenny is a full time dual enrollment student at Eastern Florida State<br />

College. As a young girl, she played competitive soccer; as she got<br />

older, she was a cheerleader and played on championship<br />

basketball teams in high school. Exactly one year ago, she<br />

was discovered by Premier Model Management in New Smyrna Beach<br />

and is now signed with Next Models in Miami.<br />

She is giving up hoops to live her dream on the runway!<br />

For scheduling, Contact Sean at (386) 847-2716


By Phillip Kippel/ Photo Credit Les Kippel<br />

For more than 30 years, Splash Mountain has been an<br />

iconic and classic attraction at Disneyland, Walt Disney<br />

World’s Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland, loved<br />

by millions of fans all over the world, many of whom<br />

have grown up with it and have many fond memories of<br />

riding it.<br />

Disney is considering Re-theming the Ride. Doing so<br />

would erode the nostalgia that lives in the Disney theme<br />

parks and take away the magic that is now there.<br />

Splash Mountain and the movie it is based on, “Song of<br />

the South”, are based on a series of short stories collected<br />

by Joel Chandler Harris and Robert Roosevelt (Teddy<br />

Roosevelt’s Uncle), who spent a lot of time in the slave<br />

quarters in the mid-1800s. Harris first heard the stories,<br />

along with many others, directly from the tellings of African<br />

folklore. Throughout his teen years, Harris worked<br />

on a plantation where he befriended slaves and listened<br />

to their stories and experiences. As a result, Harris preserved<br />

part of their culture and gave a voice to a race of<br />

people that did not have a voice back then. Harris, whose<br />

original stories are all set after the American Civil War<br />

and the abolition of slavery, was a reconciliation activist<br />

writer and journalist of the Reconstruction Era, when he<br />

would go on to write for the Atlanta, Georgia newspaper<br />

where he created the characters of Uncle Remus (who<br />

was based on a real person), Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer<br />

Bear, etc. to talk about racial issues of the time. Thus<br />

the Uncle Remus stories were literally written to inform<br />

people about racial issues in the 1800s!<br />

The ride never gets old and nobody wants to see The<br />

Laughin’ Place get replaced!<br />

The stories and folklore surrounding this wonderful<br />

attraction are from actual African folklore! The idea of<br />

erasing or burying the stories told by African Americans<br />

is really awful, as it represents a part of American history<br />

and it’s best that they not become forgotten. If they do<br />

become forgotten, history will be doomed to repeat itself<br />

once again!<br />

Another thing adding to all the hypocrisy is the fact that<br />

the popular song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” (which has become<br />

a Walt Disney Company anthem alongside “When<br />

You Wish Upon a Star”) is still being heavily featured in<br />

official Disney media.<br />

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah also won an Oscar for Best Song<br />

and is #47 in the American Film Institute’s Top 100<br />

Songs in Movie History.<br />

The Replacement for Splash Mountain is “The Princess<br />

and the Frog”.<br />

Walt Disney insisted on adding new attractions and improving<br />

the older ones by plussing them, not replacing or<br />

retheming such iconic legendary attractions.<br />

Walt did not like repeating himself with creative works,<br />

he always created new films and experiences--it’s the<br />

reason why he never made sequels to any of his full-length<br />

animated features and why he would never retheme an attraction,<br />

because he would’ve ended up repeating himself<br />

Walt Disney loved nostalgia--it is the reason why Walt<br />

loved steam-powered trains and created Main Street USA.<br />

As he once said, “I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we<br />

never lose some of the things of the past.” Plus the nostalgia<br />

factor is another key component of the Disney theme<br />

parks that has helped make them stand out from the<br />

crowd and be seen as better than most other theme parks.<br />

Going through with the retheme, 10 years from now, the<br />

revision to the ride will start being seen as racist - - The<br />

Princess and the Frog becomes “insensitive for modern<br />

times”.<br />

Stereotypes in The Princess and the Frog are MUCH<br />

worse than the ones in Song of the South. If anything,<br />

The Princess and the Frog is actually a racist movie deep<br />

down, whereas Song of the South is actually a movie that<br />

takes a stand against racism! Disney executives, employees<br />

and cast members need to wake up and realize that there<br />

are way more people that want to keep Splash Mountain<br />

as it is rather than destroy it!!<br />

Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom<br />

Lodge and Epcot’s African Outpost also serve as homages<br />

and tributes to African heritage and African American<br />

culture, from artifacts to architecture to symbols and so<br />

much more. This is a celebration, and Splash Mountain<br />

deserves to be treated the same way because they’re all<br />

related.<br />

Whenever Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear come<br />

out for meet-and-greets in the Disney theme parks and<br />

resorts, guests are always happy to see them.<br />

Not once do things like racism pop into the guests’ heads<br />

when meeting those wonderful characters! The Brers are<br />

just as popular, timeless, iconic, beloved and important to<br />

Disney’s history, legacy and lore as Mickey Mouse, Donald<br />

Duck, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Tinker Bell, the Princesses<br />

and all the other characters.<br />

The Brers have been mainstays at the Disney parks since<br />

the late 1960s and guests have enjoyed meeting them and<br />

seeing them ever since!<br />

The people upset about the announcement to retheme<br />

Splash Mountain and these other things are not racist,<br />

selfish or overly-nostalgic! They want to save them because<br />

they are NOT racist and want it all to be preserved<br />

for future generations! Retheming Splash Mountain<br />

would actually erase the voices of African Americans and<br />

slaves—it’s their stories and they deserve equal display<br />

alongside the likes of Cinderella.<br />

Retheming Splash Mountain to The Princess and the<br />

Frog would make it exclusive, not inclusive.<br />

Splash Mountain, along with Pirates of the Caribbean,<br />

Haunted Mansion, Enchanted Tiki Room, It’s a Small<br />

World, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Matterhorn<br />

Bobsleds, Country Bear Jamboree, Jungle Cruise, Carousel<br />

of Progress, Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain<br />

are the magnum opus amid quintessential Disney<br />

theme park experiences.<br />

The Disney parks have already been inclusive since the<br />

opening of Disneyland in 1955! Walt Disney wanted<br />

Disneyland and the other parks to be happy and magical<br />

places where guests from all backgrounds, races<br />

and walks of life can have a good time, create magical<br />

memories that will be cherished forever, travel to<br />

whole new worlds and forget about the problems in the<br />

real world for a while! He did not want political statements<br />

or political upbringings in his beloved parks!<br />

Disneyland, Walt Disney World and the rest are supposed<br />

to be free from politics!<br />

Ever since the announcement of Splash Mountain being<br />

rethemed to “The Princess and the Frog” on June<br />

25th, <strong>2020</strong>, it has divided many Disney fans and cast<br />

members alike, creating nothing but hatred and ignorance<br />

with fans attacking each other and defending vitriolic<br />

behavior nonstop and anyone posting comments<br />

on social media sites defending Splash Mountain and<br />

Song of the South getting met with personal attacks.<br />

Changing Splash Mountain’s theme is not going to<br />

make the parks or anything else better! Doing it will<br />

destroy many happy memories made there by guests<br />

who rode the popular iconic classic attraction! Retheming<br />

Splash Mountain will not erase the world’s<br />

problems, as it is a sacred attraction to most guests<br />

from around the world!


Many fans from all over the world<br />

and online are sharing and<br />

voicing that Splash Mountain<br />

must be kept as it is. It is<br />

one of Disney’s crown<br />

jewels and a legendary<br />

and well-done<br />

attraction. Fans share<br />

their passion for<br />

the attraction and<br />

they’ve shared their<br />

Splash Mountain<br />

merchandise<br />

collections, fan arts,<br />

letters, emails and<br />

T-shirts to show them<br />

that they’re true fans!<br />

The Splash Mountain fan<br />

testimonials and opinions<br />

show that Splash Mountain<br />

is here to stay, if not physically in<br />

the Parks, but in the minds of Splash Fane<br />

everywhere!<br />

If films like “Gone with the Wind”, “The Birth of a Nation”, “The<br />

Color Purple”, “Blazing Saddles”, etc. can still be made available to<br />

watch by the general public, it is time for “Song of the South” to finally<br />

follow suit and be released from the Disney Vault as well as<br />

SAVE SPLASH MOUNTAIN!<br />

Retheming is a great disservice to both Walt Disney’s legacy and the Black<br />

community as a whole!<br />

After all, as Uncle Remus taught Johnny, “You can’t run away from trouble.<br />

There ain’t no place that far.”<br />

Educate, don’t eradicate!<br />

To be kept up to date, join our Facebook group:<br />

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

<strong>November</strong> LIVE MUSIC Schedule<br />

Nov 6 th - Trees of Life 3pm<br />

Nov 7 th - Eric Von 2pm<br />

Nov 8 th - DJ E-Rock 2pm<br />

Nov 13 th - 5 Time Shag 3pm<br />

Nov 14 th - Foam Party 2pm<br />

Nov 20 th - Bobby James 3pm<br />

Nov 21 st - Bobby James 2pm<br />

Nov 22 nd - DJ E-Rock 2pm<br />

Nov 27 th - Bradford Buckley 3pm<br />

Nov 28 th - Smyrna Erb 2pm<br />

Splash Mountain Preservation Society, where many true are working<br />

on plans to get Disney to preserve the Splash Mountain attractions as<br />

they are, get Song of the South released and below:<br />

https://www.facebook.com/groups/751080852358711


Let It Be: The Beatles Weren’t<br />

Orcs After All<br />

I’m certain I am one of only 53 people in the<br />

entire U.S. who has seen the Beatles’ movie<br />

“Let It Be.” And now we Fab Four freaks will<br />

have to wait until August 2021 to see the new,<br />

totally revamped version, crafted by director<br />

Peter Jackson of “Lord of the Rings” fame and<br />

retitled “The Beatles: Get Back.”<br />

The way things are going, this is gonna crucify<br />

me -- but at least I got to see the original.<br />

When I was living in Dothan, Alabama, in<br />

the late 1970s, the local theater -- where my<br />

younger brother Rusty happened to work --<br />

would show midnight movies on weekends.<br />

The lineup was always cult films, alternative<br />

stuff (but not any faux classy art films!), and<br />

rock documentaries or concert flicks (yes,<br />

those actually existed back in ye olden days<br />

before MTV).<br />

Circle West Cinemas in Dothan, in the midnight<br />

hour, was where I first saw “The Rocky<br />

Horror Picture Show” – replete with Sonny, a<br />

theater employee, riding an<br />

actual motorcycle through<br />

the auditorium<br />

when the Eddie<br />

character<br />

arrived on the<br />

screen . . . which,<br />

by the way,<br />

would be<br />

plastered with<br />

raw eggs by<br />

audience members,<br />

much to the horror<br />

of Jim the theater manager, and despite the<br />

attempts of my brother and other ushers to<br />

prevent such wild-ass play-along<br />

with the movie.<br />

12<br />

By Rick De Yampert<br />

I also saw “A Boy and his Dog,” the cult film<br />

based on a short story by one of my favorite<br />

sci-fi writers, Harlan Ellison, and starring a<br />

young, unknown Don Johnson. “Kentucky Fried<br />

Movie” and other skit comedy flicks, which<br />

were a thing back in that era, were in regular<br />

rotation at Circle West.<br />

And so were rock documentaries: the Rolling<br />

Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” (editor’s note: Holy<br />

fuck you can see a<br />

gun-toting<br />

dude being stabbed to<br />

death by a<br />

Hell’s Angels biker!),<br />

Led Zeppelin’s<br />

“The Song<br />

Remains<br />

the Same” (I attended<br />

every<br />

repeat showing), a Yes<br />

concert<br />

film whose title I have<br />

forgotten,<br />

and, most<br />

magnificently,<br />

the Beatles’<br />

“Let It Be.”<br />

During the<br />

“Let It Be”<br />

screening,<br />

the film<br />

– this was<br />

long<br />

before<br />

the<br />

era<br />

of<br />

digital<br />

prints<br />

– broke eight or 10<br />

times. During one lengthy wait for the projectionist<br />

to fix the problem, some guy in the<br />

audience got out his harmonica – dude! – and<br />

treated the 50 or so of us Beatles fans to a<br />

plaintive tune.<br />

But man! This was the Beatles and “Let It Be”!<br />

I had never seen this Fab Four documentary<br />

before, and I haven’t seen it since. From what I<br />

can tell, the $300 DVD on Amazon is a bootleg,<br />

and contains only an edited-down version of<br />

the famous Apple rooftop concert.<br />

The $119 VHS version looks legit, but who the<br />

hell uses a video cassette player anymore other<br />

than to watch 1970s porn flicks?<br />

The surviving Beatles have long shunned<br />

re-releasing “Let It Be” for either theatrical or<br />

home consumption – shunned it so much that<br />

you’d suspect it shows the four of them farting<br />

around a campfire. It doesn’t. Well, not that<br />

I remember, but it has been 40 years since I<br />

saw it.<br />

However, as one of the 53 Americans and 72<br />

Britons who saw the doc – and I’m not so sure<br />

John, Paul, George and Ringo could claim the<br />

same – I can say that the accounts presented<br />

by Beatles historians are accurate: The film is<br />

not only humorless but depressing as it depicts<br />

the Fab Four pimp-slapping each other<br />

like Orcs while writing and rehearsing a few<br />

tunes in the studio.<br />

As a Beatles freak, I am<br />

gob-smacked that Peter<br />

Jackson is re-visioning<br />

“Let It Be” for theatrical<br />

release and utilizing the<br />

50-plus hours of film<br />

footage that was<br />

exiled to the cutting<br />

room floor<br />

during the<br />

making<br />

of the<br />

original<br />

flick in<br />

1969.<br />

According<br />

to early<br />

sneak-peak<br />

press accounts,<br />

“Get Back” is a<br />

radical reworking:<br />

It turns out there was<br />

a ton of footage that<br />

showed the Beatles being<br />

all goofy and Mop Top-ish and<br />

having a good time, and those<br />

are the scenes that dominate the<br />

new version. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr,<br />

who have seen a rough cut, have confirmed<br />

this.<br />

As Paul said during a call to Howard Stern’s<br />

show on April 24, <strong>2020</strong>: “It’s so lovely for me<br />

because I had kind of bought into this whole<br />

idea that me and John were rivals and didn’t<br />

like each other and stuff. But you see the film<br />

and it’s like ‘Thank God it’s not true.’<br />

We’re<br />

obviously having fun together.<br />

You can see we respect<br />

each other and we’re mak<br />

-ing music together. It’s<br />

a joy to see it unfold.”<br />

Yes, it’s odd, even<br />

stunning,<br />

that<br />

McCartney<br />

had<br />

allowed<br />

the<br />

chaos of<br />

fame,<br />

media<br />

accounts,<br />

historians<br />

and<br />

pop-culture<br />

commentators<br />

to alter<br />

his perceptions<br />

of intimate<br />

events<br />

– his<br />

relationship<br />

with John --<br />

that<br />

he experienced<br />

himself.<br />

But that’s a<br />

topic for<br />

another column.<br />

Last summer came news that “The Beatles:<br />

Get Back” faces a long and winding road: Originally<br />

set for release in September, the film<br />

has been pushed back to Aug. 27, 2021.<br />

Until then, we hundred or so Beatles freaks<br />

who saw the original are stuck with images of<br />

John, Paul, George and Ringo Orc-ing out.


Flying High with Twenty One Pilots<br />

Chances are if you’re over 30 you will not recognize<br />

the band on the cover of this month’s issue; but then<br />

again, you may be that one person that keeps up<br />

with the modern times and modern music. While<br />

you may not recognize them by their picture there’s<br />

no doubt that you’ve heard their songs as they seem<br />

to be everywhere on the airwaves and lately they’ve<br />

been at the top of the charts as well. One thing is for<br />

sure; if you take the time to listen to the lyrics of each<br />

song you will see that they are attempting to challenge<br />

you mentally. They are a duo from Columbus,<br />

Ohio with Tyler Joseph as<br />

According to the band, their purpose for making<br />

music is “to make people think” and encourage them<br />

to find joy in what they come to believe in life. Twenty<br />

One Pilots derives their band name and philosophy<br />

from literary origins. “Bicycle Thief ” and “Chill<br />

Coat” were among some of the rejected band names.<br />

This goes back to college days, according to lead<br />

vocalist Tyler Joseph, when he was studying theater<br />

at Ohio State University. He got the band’s name and<br />

meaning from reading the 1947 play “All My Sons”<br />

by American playwright Arthur Miller. In the story,<br />

the main protagonist is a war contractor named Joe<br />

Keller who crafts airplane parts for war planes. Upon<br />

discovering some are faulty and would fail if used, he<br />

must decide whether or not to recall them. Keller is<br />

forced to make a decision to either spend his money<br />

trying to repair the faulty parts or press forward<br />

and use them. Though he wants to do what’s right,<br />

Keller is afraid to lose money and needs to support<br />

his family, so he decides to send the parts anyway, to<br />

Europe during World War II. As a consequence of his<br />

decision, twenty-one pilots perish. At the end of the<br />

play, Keller commits suicide.<br />

While it’s not a happy story it represents the true<br />

nature of the deep thinking between bandmates.<br />

Here’s a little more history about twenty one pilots<br />

and why we should all look forward to some of their<br />

new projects:<br />

By Relctant genius<br />

Tyler Joseph and bandmate Nick Thomas were childhood<br />

friends; Joseph met the third founding member<br />

of Twenty One Pilots, Chris Salih, while attending<br />

Ohio State University.<br />

Their first (self-titled) album was recorded in the<br />

basement of the house they shared. Salih and Thomas<br />

both left the band in 2011; Josh Dun, a Guitar<br />

Center co-worker<br />

of Salih was invited to take his place in the band,<br />

abandoning his plans to pursue drumming in Nashville.<br />

Joseph and Dun released Twenty One Pilots’<br />

second album, Regional at Best, in July of 2011. After<br />

constant touring and building their social media<br />

fanbase, they caught the attention of several record<br />

labels as an unsigned local group playing a sold out<br />

concert at Columbus’ Newport Music Hall.<br />

In April of 2012, they announced their signing with<br />

Fueled by Ramen, an Atlantic Records subsidiary,<br />

and went on tour with Neon Trees and Walk the<br />

Moon. Their first charting single, Holding Onto You,<br />

reached number 21 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs<br />

chart. They joined Panic! at the Disco as an opening<br />

act for Fall Out Boy on their Save Rock and Roll<br />

Arena Tour in May of 2013.<br />

This success was followed by appearances on the<br />

MTV Movie Awards and Late Night with Seth Meyers.<br />

In December of 2014, they released a video<br />

for the song “Ode to Sleep”, depicting their rapid<br />

growth in the three preceding years. Their fourth<br />

album, “Blurryface”, was released in May of 2015<br />

and they also recorded the single “Heathens” for the<br />

soundtrack of the movie Suicide Squad. This made<br />

them the first alternative act to have two top ten<br />

singles at the same time. Their fifth studio album,<br />

Trench, was released on October 2018. This made<br />

them the first artist to have every song from two<br />

albums certified at least gold.<br />

The duo largely defies categorization, although they<br />

are best described as alternative hip hop. Their<br />

songs are a mixture of styles. Both Joseph and Dun<br />

are musicians, each playing multiple instruments.<br />

During live performances, they use programmed<br />

beats and pre-recorded keyboard tracks. They have<br />

become known for their energetic live shows. Their<br />

fans are called the “Skeleton Clique” (or just the<br />

Clique), referencing the skeleton’s use in many of<br />

their performances, graphics and videos.<br />

15


MUSICIAN’S COOKBOOK<br />

BY IAN OPALINSKI<br />

16<br />

QUICHE LORRAINE<br />

​<strong>November</strong> is here and we can expect<br />

some cooler temps… so, we need<br />

some comfort food! This month,<br />

I will be focusing on the ultimate<br />

breakfast pie known as the Quiche<br />

Lorraine. This fantastic breakfast<br />

food features bacon, eggs, cheese and<br />

cream in a warm flaky crust. This is<br />

not my first breakfast venture… my<br />

August article featured a wonderful<br />

potato & bacon dish known as the<br />

Spanish Omelette. If dinner is more<br />

your thing, read about my complete<br />

meatloaf dinner in last month’s edition.<br />

​The Quiche Lorraine is perfect for<br />

fall company staying over. Waking<br />

up in the morning will be a real<br />

treat when your guests come to the<br />

table. This plentiful dish feeds up to<br />

6 people and is truly a delight for<br />

everyone. Even the pickiest eaters<br />

will go for the winning combo of<br />

eggs, bacon, and flaky crust. As always,<br />

I encourage my readers to take<br />

advantage of Tupperware and Pyrex<br />

and save what they don’t eat. Quiche<br />

holds up especially well as a leftover<br />

so it will taste as fresh as the day it<br />

was made when reheated… so feel<br />

free to make two!<br />

​My discovery of this recipe stems<br />

from a chilly, fall morning where I<br />

attended a home estate sale nearby.<br />

This beautiful residence was full of<br />

classic glassware, cookware, and baking<br />

accessories. My attention caught<br />

an antique, ceramic pie pan with a<br />

big illustration of Quiche ingredients<br />

followed by a quaint, simple recipe.<br />

I had no pie dishes and figured this<br />

would be a great buy for just a dollar!<br />

Over the years, I have tweaked the<br />

recipe slightly into what I’m presenting<br />

you with today.<br />

Now, I’m going to admit right away that I do not<br />

make my own pie crust. If you would like to go this<br />

route, there are many recipes and videos available<br />

online walking you through the process. However, I<br />

feel that this is a tedious task and pre-made crusts are<br />

just as good and much easier to work with. Pre-Made<br />

pie crusts can be bought in their own tin baking pan<br />

(makes for a quick clean up!) or you can buy the<br />

Pillsbury style that you roll out on your own and affix<br />

to your own pie pan (If you don’t have a pie pan, buy<br />

the crust that comes with the disposable tin baking<br />

pan).<br />

Ingredients:<br />

Pre-Made Pastry Crust<br />

1 Cup Swiss Cheese (Shredded)<br />

12 Slices of Bacon (Crumbled)<br />

1/3 Cup Onion (Minced)<br />

2 Cups Cream<br />

1/8 Teaspoon Red Pepper<br />

3/4 Teaspoon Salt<br />

1/4 Teaspoon Sugar<br />

4 Eggs<br />

​Let’s get it poppin! Start by preheating your oven to<br />

425 degrees. Chop your onion very small or use a<br />

mincer. Cook your twelve pieces of bacon in a pan,<br />

remove from grease, and crumble. Add onion, bacon,<br />

and shredded swish cheese into pastry crust.<br />

In a large mixing bowl, crack and beat four eggs.<br />

Add cream to the large mixing bowl and beat more<br />

(either use heavy whipping cream or light cream).<br />

Add pepper, salt, and sugar to the mixing bowl and<br />

continue to beat the mixture very well. Pour the egg<br />

and cream mixture into the pie dish and bake for 15<br />

minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees<br />

and bake for an additional 30 mins. The best way to<br />

make sure this is properly cooked is to insert a clean<br />

butter knife into the top (1 inch from edge) and pull<br />

it straight out. If it comes out clean, your egg mixture<br />

is fully cooked. Let stand for at least 10 mins to allow<br />

the Quiche to finish properly. Use a pie knife to cut<br />

into wedges, serve, and enjoy!<br />

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THE ART of<br />

PEREGO<br />

For nearly three years, we have featured<br />

a different artist each month<br />

in this little magazine; while some<br />

of them are similar in the mediums<br />

they use, no two are exactly the same.<br />

That’s what makes it special. In fact,<br />

just being different is an art form in<br />

itself and this month’s featured artist<br />

is no exception when it comes to<br />

separating himself from others. His<br />

displays and talent of painting as well<br />

as his live performances make him<br />

stand out in the art community here<br />

in Florida and around the world.<br />

What makes him stand out is that he’s<br />

able to mix performing art with actual<br />

painting, creating a unique display<br />

of vibrant colors and high-energy<br />

music that usually have the crowd<br />

begging for more. Whether it’ using<br />

his hair to put on a finishing touch to<br />

a piece or taking fluorescent paint to<br />

highlight the soft curves of a woman’s<br />

body under special lights, crafting a<br />

sexy yet tasteful creation, there’s no<br />

doubt that Perego is a mastermind<br />

of charging up the crowd during his<br />

shows. Here’s a little bit more about<br />

this month’s artist and why we chose<br />

to feature him:<br />

What Criss Angel did to magic, performance<br />

artist Perego<strong>Live</strong> is doing to<br />

the art world. Making it rock.<br />

To see a Perego paint live (yes, he has<br />

a legal single name) is like a Motley<br />

Crue party with paint. War paint to<br />

be exact.<br />

Looking wild in his painted suit, he<br />

attacks the canvas like a beast. Fierce<br />

and precise, he spins his brushes like<br />

a gunslinger and slashes colors as if in<br />

a rage.<br />

“What i like best about doing live<br />

shows is that it satisfies my craving to<br />

blow people’s minds.<br />

What someone saw before, won’t blow<br />

their minds today, you have to give<br />

them something they have never seen<br />

before. To create an unforgettable<br />

moment to me is gold. Its magic.”


And like magic, before your eyes he<br />

paints an iconic image, stopping and addressing<br />

the crowd, even painting some<br />

of them with “war paint” then flies back<br />

to the canvas to add more brush strokes.<br />

His by-line is “Art that Rocks” and his<br />

tribute sets usually include musical<br />

legends and feature their music, giving<br />

the old school rockers something to set<br />

their teeth into, but Perego also always<br />

switches it up using Drum & Bass,<br />

Dubstep, Electro and other remixes and<br />

mashups to give the kids the killer beats<br />

to rock out to too. Critically acclaimed,<br />

his shows are nothing short of unforgettable.<br />

If creating a masterpiece in minutes<br />

doesn’t impress you, his signature<br />

sure will.<br />

At the close of his performance he has<br />

guests come to the stage, some VIP and<br />

some right out of the crowd, and has<br />

them pour paint down his long hair, (its<br />

nearly to his waist) and then he slams<br />

his hair against the canvas, the foot<br />

and a half long slash of paint being the<br />

downstroke of the “P”, he then takes a<br />

brush and writes the rest of his name.<br />

Perego.<br />

The crowd goes crazy and every phone<br />

is in the air, Perego bows and exits the<br />

stage. Usually. On occasion he stays<br />

and, believe it or not, it gets even crazier.<br />

During his now famous - or is it<br />

infamous - show, “A tribute to Jimi Hendrix”,<br />

he paints the iconic image of Jimi<br />

lighting his guitar on fire and worshipping<br />

the flames.<br />

After his signature hairslam, he then<br />

sets the canvas on fire, the painted flame<br />

becoming real, as he kneels like Jimi enticing<br />

the flames higher, the crowd now<br />

has lost their minds.<br />

A third start looking for an exit thinking<br />

Perego just set the room on fire, a<br />

third are people looking for a fire extinguisher,<br />

the rest all have their phones in<br />

the air, knowing they will never forget<br />

this moment but want the video of this<br />

artist badass to show all their friends<br />

this unforgettable performance.<br />

As the bewildered audience tries to<br />

wrap their head around what they just<br />

saw happen, Perego in closing shares a<br />

profound message to the crowd.<br />

“Thank you all so much! Now that I<br />

have your attention, I would like to<br />

share with you something. What this<br />

was tonight, wasn’t about me, it wasn’t<br />

about you, It was about US.<br />

THAT is the magic. EVERYONE is creative.<br />

Everyone is an artist. YOU are the<br />

art, and together we are the Art Army.”<br />

As he walks off stage, covered in paint,<br />

the crowd shows its gratitude, knowing<br />

that it just saw an Art Warrior in action.<br />

No one will ever be the same.<br />

A Perego<strong>Live</strong> show is beyond “entertaining”<br />

it’s revolutionary.


GEAR UP!<br />

What’s IN Your Phone?<br />

Most Used Social<br />

Media App: Instagram<br />

iPhone 11 Pro<br />

Max<br />

Number of<br />

Contacts:<br />

772<br />

GEAR up! The music season is in full swing and<br />

the holidays loom large. Musicians depend on lots<br />

of mechanical parts functioning perfectly. We know<br />

problems pop up and we also need a back-up plan<br />

for when things go haywire at the gig. Even acoustic<br />

players face these issues, with strings and windings<br />

and tuners and pegs. The bridges and bridge pins, the<br />

straps and locks, the nut saddles and even pics need<br />

to be perfect. The selection and maintenance of these<br />

many parts and pieces is fundamental to the professional<br />

string instrumentalists tone and sound, second<br />

only to the choice of instrument.<br />

These physical attachments in music are hard for<br />

me and other happy-go-lucky types. I am generally<br />

unconcerned with how many barrels are in the carburetor<br />

or how many inches on your rims. I wanna<br />

feel how the car DRIVES. Same goes for music<br />

equipment. Watch my eyes glaze over if we talk about<br />

watts and speaker brands. New tubes in your amp?<br />

Great! Let me HEAR them, I really don’t care if they<br />

were handmade by elves in Finland. When it comes<br />

to music equipment we want to trust our ears. First<br />

and final say is the ear.<br />

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

By Adam Floyd<br />

That being said, I do have a few pieces of advice<br />

regarding equipment: Well known brands are often<br />

better, especially in the mid and low price points.<br />

Next, remember that mass and volume are related.<br />

Get a richer sound with thicker strings, heavier pics,<br />

a bigger guitar and larger speakers. Strings, picks and<br />

bows have unmeasurable influence on your sound<br />

so go for high quality. There are many great brands<br />

of music gear. I like Shure Beta 58 mics, Fender or<br />

Gretsch guitars, D’Addario strings, Dunlop nylon<br />

picks, Ampeg amplifiers and Yamaha or Mackie<br />

sound reinforcement products. While I’m not sponsored<br />

by any of these brands, I do enjoy the many<br />

hundreds of thousands of dollars I’ve made using<br />

these products.<br />

I am obviously not a gear head and more prefer to get<br />

my tone from the hands. This isn’t the only way to get<br />

tone though, and we can hear amazing sound variety<br />

with stomp boxes and effects. Grab a delay pedal<br />

with a looper and the fun is endless. Be brave and<br />

experiment. Add a multi-effects processor and you<br />

can zoom around in 5th GEAR.<br />

Number of unread emails<br />

314, I read my emails everyday however, this is only<br />

two days of me not getting through all of them.<br />

Most-listened-to Artist<br />

Lately, I have been into old Dr. Dre, my phone is<br />

stating his, “2001” album is most played recently.<br />

Most-recent car-service ride<br />

I use Uber. On August 7th, I was in downtown<br />

Charleston, SC traveling back to my sister’s house on<br />

John’s Island, $46.31, & this was after we got out of<br />

the first Uber-which is a whole other story.<br />

Battery % at which you feel compelled to<br />

charge your phone<br />

I continuously charge my phone, I plug it in at night<br />

and in the car during the day, rarely does it reach a<br />

danger zone.<br />

Our very own Managing Director, 43, writer, artist,<br />

mom, wife, and entrepreneur sharing her phone.<br />

Outgoing voice Message<br />

There is usually space to leave me a message<br />

but, I will say text is better<br />

Essential travel app<br />

It is really a toss up between, Uber, Google<br />

Translate, and Units Plus-basically comes down<br />

to what country I am in...<br />

Does Your screensaver have a meaning<br />

It is a quote from Jacob Nordby, “Blessed are<br />

the weird people--poets, misfits, writers, painters,troubadours--for<br />

they teach us to see the<br />

world through different eyes.” I could not agree<br />

more.<br />

Can you live without your phone<br />

I could, as long as I had an<br />

endless supply of books


Funk And<br />

I think we can all agree that this year has<br />

been pretty weird and it doesn’t seem to<br />

be getting any less so. If you find yourself<br />

in a bit of an “election year” <strong>2020</strong> funk<br />

lately, may I invite you to get down and<br />

FUNK-a-delic with me instead for a while.<br />

With the election making everyone crazy<br />

and Thanksgiving just around the corner,<br />

maybe it’s a good idea to seek out something<br />

most people can agree on and appreciate<br />

together, like good Music!<br />

Last week my brother Jesse sent a link on<br />

the sibling text thread with a nice message<br />

that simply said “For anyone who needs<br />

a lovely day today”. As you might have<br />

guessed it was the song “Lovely Day” by<br />

Bill Withers. His text happened to come in<br />

at the perfect time, on a morning when the<br />

funk of the world, housework and homeschooling<br />

was starting to settle heavy on<br />

me. I had just read some awful combative<br />

commentary on FB and was feeling, well,<br />

less than enthusiastic about our society.<br />

By Candice Beu<br />

I reluctantly clicked the link he sent while<br />

warming my coffee. The funky intro stirred<br />

me even before the appealing voice of Bill<br />

Withers started speaking to me from the<br />

beyond, reminding me of some important<br />

things I was forgetting about being alive<br />

on this day. The lyrics not only made me<br />

smile but the rhythm of the beat made my<br />

own heart start beating differently. All of<br />

a sudden I was appreciating my day rather<br />

than dreading it. I must’ve played that one<br />

song on a loop, like an affirmation, for the<br />

next 15 minutes while I sipped my coffee<br />

and recalibrated my mood.<br />

My whole attitude shifted, due to one<br />

song and I soon found myself going down<br />

the YouTube rabbit hole in search of more<br />

good old fashioned Funk & Soul Music to<br />

combat the <strong>November</strong> funk and blues. In<br />

no time I found myself feeling like a Bad<br />

MamaJama and blaming it all on the boogie!<br />

This got me thinking, what kind of magical spell does music cast upon us? How does it<br />

affect our emotional barometer, that it can take us from one stagnant state and trans<br />

port us to an elevated one in a<br />

matter of minutes? I had<br />

to ask myself,<br />

could funk and<br />

soul music, (or<br />

any dance<br />

music for that<br />

matter) be the<br />

prescription<br />

out of a<br />

potential<br />

depressed<br />

funk? Could<br />

be, but<br />

music isn’t<br />

mere<br />

“magic”<br />

or<br />

“medicine”.<br />

Music is<br />

deeply<br />

spiritual,<br />

mysterious<br />

and<br />

alchemical in<br />

nature. Our<br />

creation and<br />

expression of it<br />

is as unlimited as<br />

the universe itself.<br />

When we unite through the experience<br />

of music we do connect with a kind<br />

of magic. We join with other humans in<br />

ways we may not have been able to do otherwise.<br />

We link up to the core of one another’s<br />

shared soul experiences. We start to<br />

feel into spaces of relatability and<br />

bridge the gaps to the ancestral, the<br />

archetypal, and to the one human<br />

tribe we all emanate from.<br />

We feel into it together.<br />

25


We fall into the beat of each-other’s<br />

universal heart-song. Music stirs us into<br />

rhythm and harmony, encouraging us to<br />

move in sync. We find the thread of existence<br />

therein and we start getting back<br />

to who we actually are as a people. It’s a<br />

reminder of what we are...limitless, boundless,<br />

joyful and free to be.<br />

When the bliss inside our souls rises<br />

up in song and brings our bodies and<br />

minds together, music is usually the<br />

one leading the way in this dance of<br />

humanity.<br />

There are so many possibilities hidden<br />

within a song. Through a shared love of<br />

music we can feel a little closer to our<br />

brothers and sisters and let our compassion<br />

and grace lead our interactions<br />

with people that we may not always<br />

agree or get along with. If nothing else,<br />

music just puts us in a better mood,<br />

faster than anything else can. Within a<br />

few bars our blood pumps differently,<br />

which helps us to see things differently,<br />

which encourages us to act differently.<br />

It may not be a permanent fix but it’s a<br />

great tool for getting our minds off the<br />

bullshit and out of the sludge of combative<br />

politics, false narratives and the<br />

divisive “Us vs Them” mentality that is<br />

devouring and destroying friendships<br />

and familial relationships. This coming<br />

holiday, if you feel an argument/disagreement<br />

coming on, or tension at the<br />

Thanksgiving feast, just go put on some<br />

classic Funk & Soul or whatever uplifting<br />

genre the whole family can appreciate<br />

and groove to together. Have a<br />

dance party.<br />

Music may just help us this <strong>November</strong><br />

to cut loose-cut loose-cut loose the BS<br />

and engage in gracious connect-ability<br />

over separatism. Come into harmony<br />

with the rhythms of life, if not permanently,<br />

at least whilst we gather.<br />

Go take a trip down that groovin’, Funk &<br />

Soul YouTube rabbit hole. You may discover<br />

some vibration raising tunes you forgot<br />

you loved, like I did. Make yourself a prescriptive<br />

playlist. Here are a few selections<br />

to get you into the groove.<br />

Bob & Earl “Harlem Shuffle”<br />

Sly and the Family Stone “Dance to the<br />

Music” and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice<br />

Elf Agin)”<br />

Kool & the Gang “Jungle Boogie” and “Get<br />

Down on It”<br />

KC and the Sunshine Band “Boogie Shoes”<br />

and “Get Down Tonight”<br />

Jackson Five “Blame it on the Boogie” and<br />

“I Want You Back”<br />

Carl Carlton “She’s a Bad MamaJama”<br />

Stevie Wonder “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a<br />

Thing<br />

The Emotions “Best of My Love”<br />

Redbone “Come and Get Your Love”<br />

Earth Wind and Fire “Let’s Groove” and<br />

“September”<br />

Marvin Gaye “Got to Give it Up” and “How<br />

Sweet it is (to be Loved by You)”<br />

Bobby Hebb “Sunny”<br />

“Lovely Day” or anything by Bill (rest in<br />

power) Withers<br />

I am deeply thankful for the opportunity<br />

to share words, ideas and music with you<br />

all on the regular. Thank you for reading<br />

and supporting my column and <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>. Have a lovely, musically rich,<br />

harmonious Thanksgiving everyone!<br />

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NOVEMBER <strong>2020</strong><br />

28<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 1, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Claire Vandiver 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Reed Foley 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Transfers 5pm<br />

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 2pm<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 2, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Bradford Buckley 9pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 3, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jessie Abbey 7pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 4, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Houston Keen 7pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - Are Friends Electric<br />

6pm<br />

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 5, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - The Transfers 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

Outriggers - Hannah Wilson 5pm<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 6, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - The Evening Muze 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Trees of Life 3pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Shaker Jones 4pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - Robert Keele 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Reed Foley 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Griffin Sinclair 5pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 7, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Griffin Sinclair 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Eric Von 2pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Hannah Wilson<br />

12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Jimmy Z 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Heather Craig 7p<br />

Ormond Garage - Bradford Buckley 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Oak Hill Drifters 6pm<br />

Tortugas - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Ceasar Frazier 5pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 8, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Chase’s - DJ E-Rock 2pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Bradford Buckley<br />

12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Brent Clowers 5pm<br />

Outriggers - The Cyclones 2pm<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 9, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Linda Long 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Smyrna Erb 9pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 10, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Mud Rooster 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski 7pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 11, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 12, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Velvet 45 6pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jonny Odis 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Evening Muze 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Resting Bitch Face 7pm<br />

Outriggers - The Transfers 5pm<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 13, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff Accornero 7pm<br />

Chase’s - 5 Time Shag 3pm<br />

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

Grind/Kona - Smyrna Erb 7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Psycoustic 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Reed Foley 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Savi Fernandez 5pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 15, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel 7pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Hannah Wilson 5pm<br />

Outriggers - The Evening Muze 2pm<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 16, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Claire Vandiver 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Bradford Buckley 9pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 17, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jessie Abbey 7pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 18, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Houston Keen 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Hannah Wilson 6pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Are Friends Electric<br />

6pm<br />

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Robert Keele 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

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

Outriggers - Corey Shenk 5pm<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 20, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Ricky Silvia 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Nate Utley 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Bobby James 3pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Claire Vandiver 4pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - Heather Craig 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Reed Foley 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Hannah Wilson 5pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 22, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson 7pm<br />

Chase’s - DJ E-Rock 2pm<br />

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

Flagler Tavern - Aaron Lightnin’ 5pm<br />

Outriggers - Robert Keele 2pm<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 23, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jason Lee 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Chuck Morel 9pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 24, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - The Transfers 7pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 25, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers 7pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - The Cyclones 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Laree App 5pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 26, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff Accornero 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 9pm<br />

Friday, <strong>November</strong> 27, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Casey Picou 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Bradford Buckley 3pm<br />

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

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

Ormond Garage - Ian Opalinski 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Off the Road 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - TBD 5pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 28, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Joe Young 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley 7pm<br />

Chase’s - Smyrna Erb 2pm<br />

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

Crabby’s Oceanside - Aaron Lightnin’ 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Oak Hill Drifters 7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - 5 Time Shag 6pm<br />

Outriggers - Jay Paski 6pm<br />

Tortugas - Love Bomb 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Sugar Fly Duo 5pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 21, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 14, <strong>2020</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band 8pm<br />

31 Supper Club - Ceasar Frazier 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Heather Craig 7pm<br />

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

Chase’s - Bobby James 2pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 29, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Chase’s - Foam Party 2pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Brent Clowers 12pm Bounty Bar - The Evening Muze 7pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Heather Craig 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Marty McCarrick Crabby’s Oceanside - Robert Keele 12pm<br />

Crabby’s Oceanside - Smyrna Erb 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Transfers 5pm<br />

Outriggers - Bradford Buckley 2pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Jessica Abby Duo 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Nate Utley 7pm<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 30, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Ormond Garage - Jay Paski 6pm<br />

Ormond Garage - The Evening Muze 6pm Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski 7pm<br />

Outriggers - The Waverlys 6pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jay Paski 9pm<br />

Outriggers - Stereo FM 6pm<br />

Tortugas - Sugar Fly 6pm<br />

Tortugas - Jonny Odis 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jimmi Soldo 5pm Yellow Dog Eats - Jay Paski 5pm<br />

29<br />

Community Events


THE TRIVIA<br />

THE CROSSWORD<br />

1. Their second album, Regional At Best, was<br />

released as a _______________ at the New Albany<br />

High School in Columbus, Ohio in 2011.<br />

2. The band once gave away two free unreleased<br />

songs in 2011 via their website’s newsletter.<br />

The songs are ‘_______________‘ and ‘_______ ‘.<br />

3. The band actually worked with<br />

______________, the producer of such superstar<br />

artists like Katy Perry and Adele, on their first full<br />

length album with Fueled by Ramen, ‘Vessel’. That<br />

album was released on 8th January 2013, reaching<br />

an ironic 21 on the Billboard 200 chart.<br />

11. The red armbands they wear symbolize the<br />

character they made up called, _______________,<br />

who is actually a representation of all of the<br />

things that people are insecure about.<br />

12. They’re signed by Fueled by Ramen, a subsidiary<br />

of ________________ since 2012.<br />

13. Twenty One Pilots didn’t have a major hit<br />

until their _____________ album, Blurryface in<br />

May of 2015. Their first single from the album is<br />

called ‘Fairly Local’.<br />

4. Twenty One Pilots is one of only three musical<br />

acts to have __________ singles appear simultaneously<br />

in the top five of the<br />

5. Their fan base is known as the<br />

_________________,<br />

6. Josh Dun was born on __________________ in<br />

Columbus, Ohio.<br />

7. They have won _____ out of _____ nominations.<br />

Noms have been by the American Music<br />

Awards, AP Music Awards, ARIA Awards, Billboard<br />

Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV<br />

Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards,<br />

MuchMusic Video Awards, and Teen Choice Awards<br />

– to name a few.<br />

8. Twenty One Pilots made their late night debut<br />

on the ___________________ on 8th August 2013.<br />

9. Twenty One Pilots is listed in four categories,<br />

Rock, Alternative Hip Hop, Indie-pop, and<br />

____________________.<br />

10. The band’s ____________________ profile is @<br />

twentyonepilots.<br />

11. The red armbands they wear symbolize the<br />

character they made up called, _______________,<br />

who is actually a representation of all of the things<br />

that people are insecure about.<br />

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14. They’re the ____________ alternative group<br />

to have two top ten singles run concurrently in<br />

the US in 2015, ‘Stressed Out’ and ‘Ride’ from the<br />

album Blurryface from the same year.<br />

15. They performed the song ‘Heathens’ for<br />

this 2016 blockbuster anti-superhero flick.<br />

16. Their band name comes from the play, All<br />

My Sons by Arthur Miller. The play focuses on<br />

a man who is responsible for the deaths of 21<br />

pilots whose planes had ___________ he’d sold.<br />

17. What do they often wear on their heads<br />

during their live shows?<br />

18. What is Josh’s favorite hair color?<br />

19. They were started in 2009 by<br />

________________, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih.<br />

The trio garnered notice from the public from the<br />

start, but changes in their line up brought about<br />

a new invigorating product that the public and<br />

record companies were hungry for.<br />

20. _____________ & ____________ left the<br />

group in 2011, as they didn’t have time to commit<br />

to the band. They were replaced by drummer Josh<br />

Dun later that year.<br />

21. They started as a self-releasing band<br />

of their songs but got the attention of about a<br />

dozen top record labels during a sold out performance<br />

at Columbus’ _______________ in <strong>November</strong><br />

2011.<br />

DOWN<br />

1. Tyler Joseph came up with the band name of Twenty<br />

One Pilots while reading a play in college. In which of<br />

Arthur Miller’s plays does the character of Joe Keller<br />

cause the death of 21 pilots after his factory provides<br />

faulty parts to the military?<br />

2. Seeming to not have an idea about the future success<br />

they would have, what was the name of the second<br />

album from Twenty One Pilots which was released in<br />

2011?<br />

3. Which song title released in 2016 by Twenty One Pilots<br />

completes the blank in the following lyrics? “Oh, oh<br />

I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ________”.<br />

4. The band Twenty One Pilots was formed in 2009 in a<br />

large capital city within the United States. Home of the<br />

Buckeyes sports teams, in what city was Twenty One<br />

Pilots formed?<br />

5. In the summer of 2016 the film “Suicide Squad” was<br />

released with a song by Twenty One Pilots featuring on<br />

its soundtrack. Seemingly describing the characters in<br />

the film, what was this song that included the line “Take<br />

it slow, wait for them to ask you who you know”?<br />

ACROSS<br />

6. The first single released by Twenty One Pilots reached<br />

number ten on the Billboard Alternative Top 40 in 2012.<br />

What was this song that includes the line “You are surrounding<br />

all my surroundings twisting the kaleidoscope<br />

behind both of my eyes”?<br />

7. The second half of the quiz will be about song lyrics<br />

from Twenty One Pilots. The popularity of Twenty Pilots<br />

skyrocketed in 2015 with the release of their “Blurryface”<br />

album. Which song was released as a single the<br />

same day as the album’s release and included the lines:<br />

“I truly don’t have a chance, tomorrow I’ll keep a beat,<br />

and repeat yesterday’s dance”?<br />

8. The three founding members of Twenty One Pilots<br />

were Tyler Joseph as lead vocalist and keyboardist,<br />

Chris Salih on drums, and Nick Thomas on bass guitar.<br />

In 2011 Chris and Nick left the band and a new drummer<br />

was signed on. Who is this drummer whose last name<br />

sounds like a football player named Warrick?<br />

9. The third studio album released by Twenty One Pilots<br />

was their first while utilizing a major label, namely<br />

Fueled by Ramen. Likely not recorded while asea, what<br />

was the name of this 2013 album?<br />

10. The first Twenty One Pilots song to crack the top<br />

three of the Billboard Hot 100 was released by the band<br />

in 2015. Relax and identify the song from the following<br />

opening lyrics: “I wish I found some better sounds<br />

no one’s ever heard”.


Tips For A Musician’s Holiday<br />

It’s <strong>November</strong> and you know that means - Christmas<br />

and Hanukkah are right around the corner. So what<br />

should you buy your favorite musician this year? Let’s<br />

take a look at some ideas:<br />

For that favorite singer, how about a new mic? Many<br />

musicians use the Shure SM 58, but how about upgrading?<br />

The Shure SM58-LC Vocal Microphone is an<br />

outstanding mic and is the first choice for many musicians<br />

and has a spherical filter which is built into this<br />

microphone to filter out the wind and help popping.<br />

By Randy Pepper<br />

of these is to try to find a used one; you’ll save about<br />

$200 that way. But new ones are $399.<br />

Or, how about bass lessons? You’re never too old to<br />

learn more<br />

Now, the easiest of all to buy for is the guitar player.<br />

Guitar players are always wanting something new<br />

whether it’s strings, pics, polish, straps or just a new<br />

tuner. But let’s look at a couple things that are always<br />

fun for guitar players:<br />

Or, how about vocal lessons? You’re never too old to<br />

learn more.<br />

How about for the drummers? Drummers always<br />

need sticks and drumheads. The best thing to do with<br />

sticks is grab an old set they have been using to find<br />

out what they like. For drumheads, you’ll have to<br />

measure each one of their drums to figure out what<br />

sizes they are using then go to the music store and ask<br />

for drumheads in that size. You might even get some<br />

really good drumheads to surprise them..<br />

Or, how about drum lessons? You’re never too old to<br />

learn more.<br />

How about bassists? Bass<br />

players could be a<br />

little bit more<br />

tricky as they<br />

don’t really<br />

need a<br />

whole lot,<br />

but<br />

maybe<br />

a new<br />

bass<br />

is<br />

in order? The Fender<br />

Squier 60s classic jazz bass is a great choice<br />

with its nice slim neck and decent sounding<br />

pickups you will get the job done and at<br />

a great budget price. The best way to buy one<br />

Pedals - Most guitar players love new pedals! It’s best<br />

to ask questions before buying one. Try saying, “I<br />

saw so and so and they had a bunch of boxes on the<br />

ground. Wwhat do they do? Have ever wanted any of<br />

them?” Companies that make great pedals are Analog<br />

Man, JHS, Rocket and for budget friendly try TC<br />

Electronics or NUX Pedals.<br />

Or, how about guitar lessons? You’re never too old to<br />

learn more.<br />

I hope this holiday season guide is helpful to you and<br />

if you ever need any help you can always call<br />

me at the Guitar Attic and I will be<br />

happy to help you out with what you<br />

need.<br />

Just tell me you saw my article.<br />

Till next month -have a great day!<br />

Randy Pepper is the owner of the<br />

Guitar Attic in Holly Hill, FL and a<br />

guitarist for hire.


Jeff Mann: The Nicest Guy in Hollywood<br />

Anyone who saw any of the Transformer<br />

movies, the flicks where the muscle cars turn into<br />

robots, has seen the work of Jeff Mann, the nicest guy<br />

in Hollywood. He’s the special effects set-designer<br />

and model-maker for dozens of spectacular movies<br />

and long-time-ago boyfriend of Courtney Love….<br />

before Kurt Cobain.<br />

Jeff Mann was born on August 28,<br />

1965 in San Diego, California and has become one of<br />

Hollywood’s best known production designers and<br />

producers. His most notable works include Swordfish<br />

(2001), Terminator 3 (2003), Transformers (2007),<br />

Surrogates (2009), and Zoolander 2 (2016). Over the<br />

years, he has worked on several other movies, TV ads<br />

and series.<br />

I first met Jeff in 1983 and tracked his career ever<br />

after… he was just such a nice guy. Courtney dragged<br />

Jeff up to meet me one week from Topanga Canyon<br />

in Malibu where she was living with his mother,<br />

Bernadette Mann, Sam Peckinpah’s go-to custom<br />

designer. That’s the year they were working on The<br />

Osterman Weekend, but Bernadette had also stitched<br />

rags for Straw Dogs and several other Peckinpah<br />

epics. Unconfirmed rumors persist that Jeff is Sam’s<br />

Bioboy, but Jeff ’s career took off suddenly and I no<br />

longer had a chance to ask… anyway, Courtney<br />

and Jeff just showed up one day on my porch in the<br />

Victorian in Menlo Park, I knew it was starting to<br />

get summery because the screen door was all that<br />

separated our living room from the street that day.<br />

They were just standing there these two future giants<br />

of the Entertainment Industry, not yet fully formed<br />

into their eventual roles. They were dressed in alternative<br />

punk-grunge garb carrying suitcases like two<br />

desolation angels out of a Kerouac novel…. two tall,<br />

messy, dangling and furry things who would become,<br />

essentially, my kids for that short while.<br />

“Come on up here so I can kick your ass”<br />

Courtney Love:<br />

Speaking from the stage to Stanford men<br />

By Hank Harrison<br />

Obviously Courtney was showing Jeff around her<br />

old stomping grounds and we were part of her tour.<br />

Courtney’s mom lived in Oregon and Jeff, being an<br />

L.A. child, hadn’t seen much of San Francisco, and<br />

since we were the only people Courtney knew over<br />

the age of 25 we were the default parents. I think she<br />

wanted Jeff to meet me as part of the freak tour.<br />

Later I figured that was Courtney’s not-so-subtle way<br />

of introducing a future husband…and she told me<br />

she was serious about Jeff within the first hour of their<br />

week-long visit. “don’t you think we’d make beautiful<br />

grandchildren?” she said. I was flattered, I wondered<br />

- was she finally going to settle down? I should have<br />

known better.<br />

They dated for another year, Courtney<br />

drove Jeff nuts until he dumped her and took a<br />

job in the West Hollywood Hare Krishna Xerox shop.<br />

Years later a mutual friend wrote and told me he was a<br />

wreck but apart from that info, I lost track of him until<br />

I heard about his stunning recovery as an academy<br />

award nominee for his work rigging the flying bus in<br />

the John Travolta movie Swordfish.<br />

Courtney went back to living with<br />

Bernadette the next week. Though I never heard<br />

from Jeff again, I sure heard from his mother, who<br />

harassed me on the phone for about a year and<br />

threatened to have me killed if I didn’t leave Courtney<br />

alone. Actually Courtney was still harassing us<br />

and demanding money for heroin between acting<br />

jobs as she pranced about the all LAX streets running<br />

into La Cienega and Sunset Boulevards.<br />

It turns out Jeff wasn’t completely forgotten because<br />

in her gold album Celebrity Skin, in the song Malibu<br />

Courtney writes a few secret lines to Jeff:<br />

“Hey, hey<br />

You know what to do, drive away from Malibu…<br />

Hey, hey<br />

We’re all watching you<br />

Oh, baby, fly away from Malibu…<br />

And I knew (my)<br />

Love would tear you apart<br />

and I knew<br />

The darkest secret of your heart...”<br />

From an early age Courtney set<br />

her hat on schoolyard boys and then finally fantasy<br />

lovers, mainly rock stars. When she grew old enough<br />

to venture out to see real rock stars, she developed<br />

a passive-aggressive fixation similar to stalking, a<br />

syndrome in which the stalker experiences self-love<br />

to the point of narcissism only in the presence of<br />

the trophy target. It never dawned on her that there<br />

might be something unethical or even amoral about<br />

her genius lyrics.<br />

In a legal letter to Courtney’s unauthorized biographer,<br />

the world renowned, author of “Courtney Love:<br />

Queen of Noise” (published by Simon and Schuster)<br />

Melissa Rossi was admonished for not including the<br />

“fact” that Courtney lived with Jeff Mann in Topanga<br />

Canyon from 1983-1985 in a monogamous heterosexual<br />

relationship. It was 1996 when Rossi read me<br />

the letter over the phone and I assumed Courtney<br />

was trying to stuff herself back into the closet and<br />

beat down her growing ac/dc reputation… not quite<br />

yet accepted as “Kinderwhore” in the fashion retail<br />

market. Nobody in Hollywood cared but it didn’t<br />

play well in exurbia.<br />

By bringing up Jeff in a legal letter, fully admissible<br />

in any court of law, Courtney opened herself up to a<br />

courtroom discussion of the wild nights she spent at<br />

Sam Peckinpah’s ranch. Courtney says she was faithful<br />

to Jeff Mann for two years. This stuff just doesn’t<br />

happen in the burbs. I got the impression the whole<br />

scene at Peckinpah’s was like the Osterman Weekend—one<br />

big dark and mysterious gang bang. I also<br />

realized that Jeff ’s mom acted as Courtney’s super<br />

heavy mentor. I got this impression because<br />

she called me one night and screamed into the<br />

phone “Get out of her life you fat pig, she’s mine<br />

now!” I was only ten pounds out of shape. But<br />

Hollywood is a world unto itself.<br />

Like Kurt, Jeff Mann was a gentle man<br />

but never a wimp. Yet, as strong and ethical as Jeff<br />

was, he could do nothing to quell the Neanderthal<br />

fire raging in Courtney’s blood. Jeff is very tall, a<br />

Celtic Manx-Norman by bloodline, again possibly<br />

directly related to Peckinpah. I wondered if I would<br />

ever see a grandchild that looked like this guy? We<br />

had dinner on two occasions in Menlo Park and the<br />

vibes felt warm. He had a gentle eye and he loved<br />

Courtney for the good “lady” he thought she was.<br />

That word “lady” isn’t used much anymore, but it has<br />

a special meaning to old knights.<br />

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~<br />

“Lady” means someone you respect.<br />

That’s what broke Jeff when he joined Hare Krishna,<br />

when he found out Courtney had a darker side.<br />

I wonder if Jeff knew Courtney carried several torches<br />

for several earlier dudes? The main scar tissue<br />

came from Roz Rezabeck, the front man for Nation<br />

of Sheep a small Portland Group, One of Courtney’s<br />

alienated friends told me in an e-mail: “The sole<br />

reason Courtney was commuting between Malibu<br />

and Portland on the dope express was to hang out<br />

with Nation of Sheep and stalk Rezabeck, If anything<br />

happened in Portland she could always ricochet to<br />

the southland and stop at your house in-between.”<br />

This sounds about right. I knew Courtney was<br />

traveling back and forth between Portland and San<br />

Francisco, and I assumed she was still stalking Rezebeck…her<br />

first rock star lover. I assume she held<br />

a grudge and wanted to Pay Roz back for rejecting<br />

her. But why Portland? As it turns out, Portland gave<br />

Courtney an instant fame fix. She was unknown<br />

everywhere else, but when she came back to Portland<br />

she was a “Mall Rat” luminary.<br />

To find out what<br />

happened to her in New York and<br />

Portland during this and earlier periods, you should<br />

read the book, Bongwater, by Michael Hornburg, still<br />

not the Jack Black, Luke Wilson comedy flick. The<br />

book is still available at Amazon.<br />

So as fate would have it Jeff made it pretty big in the<br />

movies. It was hard to find a picture of him online; he<br />

was elusive, even hermetic, didn’t need any extra PR.<br />

But it was great to meet him, I knew he was going up,<br />

somewhere, I just got that feeling.<br />

His first flick was Kalifornia. Then he did set designs<br />

for Bruckheimer’s cult film, Gone in Sixty Seconds,<br />

a flick which spawned Fast and Furious and at least<br />

ten other car grinders. A Super Bowl commercial<br />

followed. It was so good, so dynamic, that Jeff was<br />

immediately hired for Swordfish with John Travolta—Jeff<br />

designed the helicopter picking up the bus<br />

sequence. After that he designed most of the Transformer<br />

series and was called in for all sorts of films<br />

and projects, working with everybody in Hollywood,<br />

from Robin Williams to Schwarzenegger. I remember<br />

watching Eraserhead on Betamax, in our den in the<br />

old house on Laurel Street in Menlo Park with Jeff<br />

and Courtney. That puts a time stamp on it. I’m still<br />

astonished.<br />

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

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

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PARKINSON”S DISEASE


RARE EARTH REVIEWS<br />

BENEDICTION – “SCRIPTURES”<br />

GENRE: Death Metal<br />

HAILS FROM: Birmingham, England<br />

LABEL: Nuclear Blast<br />

PRODUCER: Scott Adkins/Grindstone Studios in England<br />

BY ANDY MINOR<br />

8 STUDIO ALBUMS CURRENT MEMBERS<br />

Subconscious Terror (1990)<br />

Darren Brooks – Guitar (1989 – Present)<br />

The Grand Leveller (1991)<br />

Peter Reninsky – Guitar (1989 – Present)<br />

Transcend The Rubicon (1993)<br />

Dan Bate – Bass (2018 – Present)<br />

The Dreams You Dread (1995) Dave Ingram – Vocals (1990-1998,<br />

2019-Present)<br />

Grind Bastard (1998)<br />

Gio Durst – Drums (2019 – Present)<br />

Organised Chaos (2001)<br />

Killing Music (2008)<br />

Scriptures (<strong>2020</strong>)<br />

Released on October 16, <strong>2020</strong>, Nuclear Blast has summoned from the metal catacombs, after a twelve<br />

year stent, BENEDICTION. Produced by Scott Adkins at Grindstone Studios in England, “SCRIPTURES”<br />

also marks the return of Dave Ingram’s classical death metal voice. Formed in 1989, BENEDICTION<br />

releases their first studio album Subconscious Terror in 1990. Guitarists Darren Brooks and Peter<br />

Reninsky have definitely proved the band’s longevity, and the addition of Dan Bate on Bass, and Gio<br />

Durst on Drums, have provided a precise, piercing and punching percussion and back line to the<br />

blistering solos and prime-evil pounding vocals. Rabid Carnality, the band’s first single off “SCRIPTURES”<br />

has an official music video as well, which is available on YouTube and is worth checking out. In my<br />

opinion, the production value is the best of BENEDICTION’S catalogue. I highly recommend picking up<br />

this return to the days of dominant death metal. There is not one hint of BENEDICTION forgetting true<br />

metal roots. In addition, the band has brought back Simon Harris, a Birmingham artist who’s artwork is<br />

reminiscent of their early album artwork.<br />

In conclusion, BENEDICTION “Scriptures”, in my opinion, will be one of the best death metal albums of<br />

<strong>2020</strong>; proof positive that true metal legends never quit grinding!<br />

A Word from the Throne<br />

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

By Billy Dean<br />

As I sit in the parking lot waiting for a dry window, Florida’s daily hurricane ebbs and flows like a child<br />

playing with the volume knob on an old Zenith. Rain drops transform into television static as time passes.<br />

Every second spent waiting, I am pulled further into the hum of white noise. My focus comes and goes<br />

with the intensifying and easing of the shower. After a spell I find myself surrounded by a cocoon of impenetrable,<br />

information-less noise.<br />

Although safe from the deluge, the metal and glass portal that separates me from the outside isn’t enough<br />

protection to keep my cab from being annexed into noisy nothingness. A billion droplets blend into the<br />

wash that invades the sovereign solitude of my mental space.<br />

Deafening static.<br />

The spell is broken by the familiarly branded sound of myPhone—details of the rehearsal on the other side<br />

of the downpour. My surroundings become less obscure as opaqueness turns to clarity.<br />

As if in a hurry the clouds vacate a spot for sunlight to squeak through.<br />

I depart my vehicle under the confused heavens.<br />

The literal last steps of this journey were the most treacherous. The trip up I-95 was the definition of “sunsoaked”.<br />

It was a regular, stress free day on the world’s friendliest straight away/my open audition for the<br />

Daytona 500. A postcard oozing humidity at high speeds—business as usual. At no point could I have<br />

predicted that the sky would decide to disrupt the events so firmly rooted in the calendar app on my phone.<br />

Yet as I approached, shade covered the green face of exit 284. Trees began to sway and fling away their<br />

leaves hysterically. The storm’s first drops splattered heavy on my windshield like cracking eggs. An accelerando<br />

quickly morphed the sound of individual drops into a continuous drum roll of crackling water.<br />

Lightning crashed and a left turn revealed that my destination was marked with the blackest of clouds.<br />

Upon arrival I was welcomed to park by the lone spot available.<br />

This friendly spot was prominently located at the epicenter of nature’s chaos.<br />

All I could do was wait, think, and hope to be spared.<br />

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BLUE AND BRITS By David Dequasie<br />

40<br />

When one mentions the term ‘The British<br />

Invasion’ of the early ‘60’s, a few artists immediately<br />

come to mind:The Rolling Stones,<br />

The Beatles, The Yardbirds, etc. To the less<br />

well rounded listener, it might be assumed<br />

that these bands were creators of a new style<br />

of rock and roll. This is hardly the case,<br />

although their sense of folk-like melodies<br />

and use of nicely arranged vocal harmonies<br />

may have been more advanced than American<br />

groups, to what they really owed their<br />

sound was American blues. How were these<br />

young musicians exposed to a form of music<br />

from another country....a category of music<br />

played mainly by African Americans who<br />

were then abandoning the form?<br />

It really comes down to just a few names and<br />

circumstances.1950’s England was somewhat<br />

of a hot spot when it came to dance<br />

halls and its bands playing a tame and unexplorative<br />

type of jazz. Not exactly inspiring<br />

for most teenagers. Add to that, by the end<br />

of the decade, rock and roll was headed to<br />

a downfall. Buddy Holly had died, Elvis<br />

had been drafted, and other popular figures<br />

seemed to be going through a slump. Enter<br />

Alexis Korner and John Mayall: the first<br />

‘bluesmen’ of England to get band bookings<br />

in the smaller jazz joints. This wasn’t polite,<br />

watered down horn band music or happy,<br />

bouncy rock and roll. This was some gritty,<br />

deep grooving nastiness - the kind of music<br />

that reminded the post World War II<br />

generation that things weren’t alright in<br />

the world. Alexis Korner even hosted radio<br />

shows exposing the real deal American<br />

blues to virgin British ears.<br />

Inspired by the wailing cries of the originators,<br />

it didn’t take long for the guitar to<br />

replace the saxophone in small combos.<br />

John Mayall can be thanked here for letting<br />

his lead guitarists crank up their amps on<br />

stage as well as the recording studio so that<br />

the amp would distort and provide some<br />

singing sustain. Now we had the first guitar<br />

heroes, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Peter Green,<br />

Mick Taylor, and Jimmy Page.<br />

The blues isn’t the most difficult music to<br />

get a handle on, and was nicely accessible<br />

as well to those who weren’t virtuosos, The<br />

Rolling Stones were gigging steady sticking<br />

entirely to blues covers as well as providing<br />

plenty of tunes for many other bands to fill<br />

their set lists. Ringo Starr once said that if<br />

you want to hear The Beatles really playing<br />

as a live band on record, listen to Yer Blues.<br />

The bass sound on that song is the meanest<br />

that Paul McCartney has ever sounded.<br />

The list of British rock bands fueled by the<br />

blues is enormous. Fleetwood Mac, Foghat,<br />

Deep Purple, Free, and so many other favorites,<br />

all have to thank the American artists.<br />

At the same time we can thank the Brits for<br />

bringing attention to this great music so that<br />

the early bluesmen will not be forgotten.<br />

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Chronicals of Cannabis<br />

By John Kent<br />

Let’s go to “Heaven” - Jardin Dispensary has a covered<br />

staircase near it’s entrance we used to “QC”<br />

smokables privately, or our cars back then - like a<br />

fan blowing behind a Sausage Sizzle proliferating<br />

aroma profiles Jack Herer would be proud of. And in<br />

one particular Tuesday afternoon incident, a team of<br />

marketers from an ad agency stopped by on a cold<br />

call. As part of my qualifying process, our team and<br />

I enjoyed having a smoke session with key people in<br />

key moments. Call it character revealing and this was<br />

one of those moments. Yes, even newbies partook in<br />

a ceremonial communion of new commerce. After<br />

all, indulging in something once so taboo was our<br />

new personal right in freedoms - while respecting<br />

local compliance.<br />

We had a great dialogue, their team and ours on<br />

what we needed to be accomplished, what goals<br />

were relevant and important, what expectations<br />

were tentatively agreed upon. We sparked a few<br />

joints - puff puff & passed - in a clockwise customary<br />

tradition - sharing perspectives on the local market,<br />

local commerce, the medical to recreational cannabis<br />

market transition post July 2017. We had a chinwag,<br />

exchanged stories and experiences from all over the<br />

world. We looked like the United Nations of all peoples,<br />

a glimpse into the rainbow warriors perhaps the<br />

Hopi prophesied. We arranged a meeting time for the<br />

next day at 4pm after contemplating all the world’s<br />

woes and blessings to review the proposal pitch. So<br />

the next day, 4pm rolls over... Then 5pm… I reached<br />

out to the marketing firm in confusion thinking,<br />

was I too baked to make a mistake? Was I mistaken?<br />

Nope - an email comes through notifying me, the<br />

gentleman had suffered a heart attack hours after our<br />

communion of commerce!<br />

But get this - cannabinoids help blood flow and<br />

blood vessels so this guy’s team let me know as his<br />

body relaxed and allowed better circulation he got hit<br />

with the little one - avoided the big one in the<br />

near future where smoking that joint saved his life!<br />

I’d never imagine such a moment manifesting - My<br />

Mind Blown!<br />

This event was talked about<br />

internally as we discuss and<br />

QC’d cannabis on a few<br />

occasions. So the team gets<br />

together often, shares<br />

insights, dialogues on<br />

various perspectives. I’m<br />

always amazed at how<br />

this plant brings about<br />

people from all walks of<br />

life. How this plant saves<br />

people in the weirdest of moments. This industry’s<br />

in its infant stages - first few years of generational<br />

formation in a new world economic order. Fast forward<br />

from 2017 to <strong>2020</strong> post Covid19 pandemic and<br />

still, similar stories of how this plant helps give life.<br />

I scour the cultivation and production market hunting<br />

for a customer centric value proposition - sight,<br />

smell, color, taste and feeling. How blessed to be part<br />

of the industry insiders to do this for a living in making<br />

a life. If anything has been revealed, doing what<br />

one loves is the surest way into happiness. Sharing<br />

this is joy. Serving the community in such a manner<br />

provides purpose and warmth I feel blessed to share<br />

with my fellow cannabis community values ingrained<br />

within our work ethic. And in this billions only cash<br />

economy the gratitude we share in common for the<br />

type or work empowers the companies doing it right,<br />

rightly as customers vote with their wallets. Until<br />

next month, stay safe.<br />

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my”White Whales”<br />

One of Catch RIGGS, GUY, & INTERN STEVE<br />

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Hello, friends!<br />

I finally landed one of my “White Whale” interviews<br />

as I caught up with Sully Erna of Godsmack ahead<br />

of his Daytona stop on the Aaron Lewis/Sully Erna<br />

The American Drive-In Tour. A unique show from<br />

a unique talent who has churned out stacks of hits<br />

with Godsmack as well as his solo material. Let’s peel<br />

away the layers & see what we get!<br />

RIGGS - Great to catch up with you, man! How did<br />

this tour with you and Aaron Lewis of STAIND come<br />

together?<br />

SULLY - Well, we both played in the clubs in Massachusetts<br />

before either one of us were signed so we<br />

have a long history together. And we’ve always wanted<br />

to kind of do something together or have a reason<br />

to get together.<br />

I think over the years a lot of the fans have even<br />

wanted to hear our voices together so it was kind of a<br />

no-brainer when they called.<br />

RIGGS - GODSMACK was supposed to be a big part<br />

of Welcome To Rockville here in Daytona but obviously<br />

fell victim to the pandemic. Was there a plan to<br />

remain on tour before it all went down?<br />

SULLY - No, we were coming off of an album cycle<br />

anyways and when you do that you know usually<br />

take some downtime yourself. I don’t go out, I’m not<br />

really one to go out and bar hop and all that stuff<br />

and then obviously to write music you kind of have<br />

to isolate anyways so you know, life really hasn’t<br />

changed a whole lot for me. Although I’ve been up<br />

on things pretty closely and trying to be responsible<br />

about it when I do have to go out.<br />

I have a daughter that’s very asthmatic and I wouldn’t<br />

want to roll the dice with her with this crap but for<br />

the most part, you know, we’re okay. I mean we didn’t<br />

really get hit hard up in New Hampshire where I’m<br />

at so it’s been fairly normal for the most part. I’ve just<br />

kept myself busy as best as I can helping people and<br />

make sure that they are able to have some work. I<br />

helped out with my crew guys, things like that and I<br />

helped another friend of mine and his wife renovate<br />

their restaurant so they didn’t lose their business and<br />

kind of revise it so it was even better than what it<br />

was. It gave them a new beginning so I’ve definitely<br />

kept myself busy and tried to distract myself just to<br />

pass time, you know, because in the end I don’t care<br />

which political view you take on this thing, time is<br />

the only thing that’s going to help this thing.<br />

RIGGS - Tell me about what’s behind this Sully and<br />

Aaron tour.<br />

SULLY - It is pretty stripped down, it’s pretty raw.<br />

We go out there every night and we really don’t have<br />

a plan, right? Me and Aaron just wanted to keep<br />

this loose and unpredictable. So we do some favorite<br />

Godsmack stuff, some favorite STAIND stuff, Aaron<br />

does some of his solo stuff and I do some solo stuff.<br />

And we’ll bust out some covers for fun, we’ll tell<br />

some stories, we’ll break each other’s balls, hahaha...<br />

and it’s just kind of a very organic unproduced show.<br />

RIGGS - That’s probably nice compared to a normal<br />

tour with production concerns and more, just to not<br />

have to worry about that.<br />

SULLY - Yes, you go up there and just play. Yeah<br />

that’s exactly what it is, we just go out there and we<br />

just kind of roll with it and feel out the audience and<br />

take it from there. But all in all it’s cool and it’s fun<br />

to get out there and just play music again. And I<br />

think the audience feels the same way where they’re<br />

just happy to be out somehow in some capacity with<br />

some sense of normalcy, to hear live music is very<br />

satisfying to them right now and that’s what we’re<br />

trying to bring.<br />

RIGGS - When GODSMACK started, the industry<br />

was very different. Do you like the way the music<br />

business is set up now, allowing for you to have more<br />

control on your product and allow social media to<br />

spread your music?<br />

SULLY - Well, that doesn’t really apply to us so much<br />

because we’re a band of 25 years now plus and I think<br />

maybe pertains more to the younger bands that are<br />

just starting out and getting a deal. But for us, you<br />

know, we have to kind abide by our contract to a certain<br />

degree but we also have earned the history with<br />

the label as well and they trust that they know when<br />

we come out with a product it’s going to be a quality<br />

product and so they don’t really have much they can<br />

do when it comes to pushing us in that way. They<br />

know once we deliver, we usually deliver something<br />

good and then we also tour on it for two, two and a<br />

half, three years at a time so we’re out there doing our<br />

work above and beyond probably what our duties call<br />

for. But we do it because we love it and we love what<br />

we do.<br />

RIGGS - The song “Under Your Scars” from your<br />

most recent album has become so much more than<br />

just an album track. It spawned The Scars Foundation...<br />

Can you give us the story behind that evolution?<br />

SULLY - Yeah, well it started almost two years ago.<br />

I had come across an event, I guess I can call it a<br />

situation, in my life and anybody who knows about<br />

me and how I operate as a lyricist and as a songwriter<br />

knows that I never write about anything fiction.<br />

Everything I write about has somehow happened or<br />

affected me on an emotional level, good or bad, and<br />

“Under Your Scars” was one of one of those songs. I<br />

was involved with somebody and I don’t really want<br />

to mention too much about that but it kind of made<br />

me realize that just through talking about subjects,<br />

acting a certain way sometimes, you can really hit<br />

people, strike a nerve with people and not know<br />

you did it. And what I found is that people are very<br />

embarrassed or internal about things that they feel<br />

insecure about.<br />

So long story short, when we discover these things<br />

the first thing we do if someone touches onto a topic<br />

or something that’s personal that they don’t really<br />

want to make visible to other people, what we do is<br />

we internalize it, right, and we shut down and we<br />

close up and we walk away. I feel like people should<br />

expose these wounds and these traumas and these<br />

things that we call scars. Whether they’re physical or<br />

emotional, I think that we should wear them loudly<br />

and proudly like a badge of honor to show where<br />

we’ve been in our lives and things that we’ve endured<br />

and how it’s made us stronger and grown from that.<br />

So, when the song came about this was about just<br />

letting people<br />

know that like,’<br />

hey, you know, I get it’ and we don’t have to kind<br />

of shy away from each other. I’m okay with the<br />

scars that you have as long as you’re okay with mine<br />

because we all have this baggage that we carry and<br />

then from there that thought process evolved into<br />

a song. And then the song got me thinking about<br />

all the things that I’ve went through in my life and<br />

how maybe this is a way I can help and give back<br />

since I always wanted to be involved in some kind of<br />

nonprofit and I just never could quite find my lane<br />

because I was never affected by someone who I lost<br />

from cancer or AIDS or something like that. Not<br />

that those aren’t serious topics because they are, but<br />

they didn’t ever affect me on a personal level. I’ve<br />

never thankfully lost someone to one of those categories.<br />

But the whole anxiety and drug abuse and<br />

addiction and life of abusive families and crime and<br />

all that stuff, that’s the life that I know and remember<br />

and I know that all those kinds of different topics<br />

can feed people into a depressive state of mind. So<br />

I started to figure out that depression, I felt, and<br />

especially after losing some friends to suicide... some<br />

of our amazing artists that people know about, the<br />

Chris Cornells, the Chester Benningtons, Amy Winehouse<br />

to addiction and Lane Staley, like I mean we<br />

can go on and on, right? But the bottom line was, I<br />

think people behave that way and they fall into these<br />

patterns because they are depressed to some degree.<br />

Some more than others, and so I wanted to find<br />

every topic that dealt with depression and that’s what<br />

the Scars Foundation became.... The only charity I<br />

think in the world that deals with multiple categories.<br />

Most charities deal with one and we decided to try<br />

to find out all the topics that funnel people into a<br />

depressive state of mind whether it is suicide prevention,<br />

bullying, PTSD, severe depression, addiction, all<br />

those things is what we cater to when we try to reach<br />

out and give people the tools that they need to try<br />

to help heal themselves. And to let them know that<br />

there’s a community here for them to have a voice,<br />

and that’s what The Scars Foundation is.


RIGGS - Well it is an extremely vital outlet for people<br />

for sure. Is the song something that you like to play<br />

on this current tour?<br />

SULLY - Oh sure, yeah, I mean it was written as<br />

an acoustic song and while we were recording the<br />

“When Legends Rise” album I kind of transposed<br />

it into a piano song and I found that it liked it even<br />

better. It really almost had a classic feel on the piano<br />

like a “Dream On” would and so I chose to go in that<br />

direction with it and make it a big epic ballad. But it<br />

certainly translates great on acoustic and translates<br />

great on a piano and vocal so I’m sure I will be playing<br />

that on this run.<br />

RIGGS - I know you are a huge New England Patriots<br />

fan and because your Pats are going through<br />

a transition, I want to know your feelings about the<br />

temperature of that team?<br />

SULLY - Well I can tell you the temperature from the<br />

fans (laughs) We don’t know what’s going to happen<br />

with the Patriots but In Belichick We Trust, that’s our<br />

saying.<br />

I know that he’ll continue as long as he stays in there<br />

longer to rebuild and that’s what he does. He created<br />

Tom Brady so it’s going to be interesting though<br />

because right now, the temperature is a little cool...<br />

hahaha! We don’t have the fever, that’s for sure. But it<br />

is what it is, Cam Newton is a great quarterback and<br />

he will continue to get sculpted and molded by Bill<br />

Belichick and he will get better and better and maybe<br />

have more weapons than Brady had. But I certainly<br />

don’t think he’ll be a better quarterback than Brady<br />

but he does have different tools because Brady is a<br />

straight pocket quarterback and Cam is very agile.<br />

But at the same time (Brian) Hoyer is in there now<br />

and he absolutely stinks. That is just the reality of<br />

that. That guy sucks. So we’re trying to get through<br />

our “COVID quarterback”.(laughs)<br />

RIGGS - Is it nice to be able to sit down on a Sunday<br />

since you’re not on tour and maybe watch an entire<br />

game, something that your schedule hasn’t allowed<br />

for over the last decade?<br />

SULLY - Well it probably won’t be the most interesting<br />

year to watch but I watch ‘cuz I’m a fan of<br />

football. I root for Tampa! I love Tom and Gronk. I<br />

have no bitter feelings or feel sour about it. I wish he<br />

would have retired in New England because Boston<br />

is known as a city of pride, especially with their<br />

sports. I don’t know of any other city in the country<br />

that is more proud of all their sports teams. I mean, if<br />

anyone wants to be honest about it and get off the<br />

competitive thing for a second, Boston has had a<br />

tremendous run in sports history between the Celtics,<br />

the Red Sox, the Bruins and the New England<br />

Patriots. So any New England fan right now that’s<br />

throwing their nose up in the air and is all bent, they<br />

need to get a grip on themselves because we had the<br />

greatest quarterback of all time. I mean we went to<br />

nine super bowls and won six of them! And for 20<br />

years it’s insane what we’ve done with this guy, so as<br />

much as everyone wanted him to have the integrity<br />

and be proud enough to stay in Boston for whatever<br />

reason, we don’t think that he and Belichick could get<br />

to the other side enough to be able to do that. And<br />

for whatever reason he left and that’s the only part<br />

that people regret. That we just wish that when he<br />

retires he retires with a blue shirt on.<br />

RIGGS - Do you have a top 4 “Mount Rushmore” of<br />

Godsmack tunes?<br />

SULLY - God, I don’t know, we have so many songs<br />

at this point... I’m not sure I could just riff off a<br />

perfect four period. I will say though that right now<br />

where time stands I would probably put more songs<br />

from the “When Legends Rise” album in front of<br />

older stuff because I just feel like the band has grown<br />

to a much better place. I think we sound better and<br />

there’s a lot more maturity in the playing and musicianship.<br />

I just love the old stuff because it’s raw and<br />

edgy and it’s just very exposed and raw but the new<br />

stuff is really better songwriting and it would be hard<br />

to put a list together without those songs. I would<br />

lean towards stuff like “Under Your Scars”, “When<br />

Legends<br />

Rise”, “Unforgettable” and “Something Different”...<br />

there’s a song that’s well done that works.<br />

RIGGS - Well I need to go blast some of your tunes<br />

RIGHT NOW! Thanks so much for your time, man.<br />

SULLY - Thanks for having me!


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On The Block<br />

By Jenny McLain<br />

We Didn’t Learn Anything, We Just Know Everything<br />

In January of 1981, Phil Collins<br />

released “In the Air Tonight” and<br />

it took on a life of its own. In<br />

addition to generating buzz about<br />

what is probably the most iconic<br />

drum break of all time, the song<br />

spawned a variety of urban legends<br />

with the common themes of<br />

drowning, revenge and loss. No<br />

body knew for sure whether the<br />

meaning was literal and people<br />

discussed it and theorized and<br />

listened and wondered. Today, we<br />

can Google “In the Air Tonight<br />

meaning” and learn in less time<br />

than it takes to listen to the iconic<br />

drum break itself – even Phil<br />

Collins doesn’t know what it<br />

means. In an interview with<br />

Rolling Stone <strong>Magazine</strong> in 2016,<br />

Collins said, “I wrote the lyrics<br />

spontaneously. I’m not quite sure<br />

what the song is about, but there’s<br />

a lot of anger, a lot of despair and<br />

a lot of frustration.” He had written<br />

the song in the wake of divorc<br />

ing his first wife. Phil Collins<br />

didn’t have to watch somebody<br />

drown to write “In the Air To<br />

night” but it made people take<br />

notice and wonder and experience<br />

the process of not knowing.<br />

There is a comedian named Pete Holmes who does a<br />

bit about how, in the past, if you didn’t know something,<br />

you just didn’t know. And there was a certain<br />

feeling of longing to know and then a certain<br />

feeling of accomplishment once you did know. But<br />

now, knowing feels exactly the same as not knowing<br />

because the information is available almost instantly,<br />

so you don’t feel what it’s like not to know something<br />

for any significant amount of time. The example he<br />

uses is that in the past if you wondered where Tom<br />

Petty was from, you would ask actual people, who<br />

also didn’t know (and then they would be curious).<br />

Then, one fateful day, you would come across a girl<br />

wearing a Heartbreakers t-shirt and ask her - and she<br />

would tell you that Tom Petty is from Florida. And<br />

you would feel a wash of endorphins and meaning<br />

and pleasure. The joke is even funnier with the ending,<br />

“...and that’s how you met your wife ...and your<br />

wedding song was Refugee”.<br />

Think about it; instant gratification isn’t really gratifying<br />

because there is no time to feel any void. There<br />

is an attitude of entitlement to know everything in<br />

a matter of seconds. This has created a generation<br />

of impatience because they will never know that<br />

wash of endorphins and meaning and pleasure in<br />

Pete Holmes’ story so they don’t understand that the<br />

frustration of not knowing something is worth that<br />

feeling you get once you have the answer. There is<br />

no anticipation of or satisfaction in knowing. The<br />

argument can be made that this instant access to all<br />

the answers has affected today’s music. Give them a<br />

beat and some catchy phrases repeated over and over;<br />

they don’t have to wonder whether there is a message<br />

because, literally, it is what it is. The analytics are the<br />

focus. It has become more about instant fame, going<br />

viral and being popular and less about expressing<br />

yourself through your music. This has created some<br />

wildly popular karaoke singers and YouTube stars -<br />

not artists or musicians.<br />

Who can remember sitting in their poster-plastered<br />

bedroom with headphones that weren’t wireless,<br />

tethered to a record player and listening to an album<br />

while devouring every bit of information printed<br />

on the cover, without interruption or distraction?<br />

Would most millennials actually sit and listen to an<br />

entire Pink Floyd album? It would take more patience<br />

than they have managed to develop. Would<br />

they even appreciate the experience if they could?<br />

Can you imagine how your life would be different if<br />

you didn’t have that experience somewhere in your<br />

soul?<br />

As comedian Pete Holmes says in his story, “We<br />

didn’t learn anything; we just know everything. And<br />

it’s ruining our lives.”


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THE ANSWERS<br />

Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)<br />

The drink: Greyhound<br />

Ingredients: Grapefruit juice, vodka<br />

and ice<br />

How to make it: Put a few ice cubes<br />

in a glass, pour in as much or as little<br />

vodka as you’d like, add grapefruit<br />

juice.<br />

Why it’s great: I stick to water, wine<br />

and whiskey on tour because anything<br />

else is not so great for singing, but<br />

when I’m not doing shows, this is my<br />

favorite alcoholic beverage. The grapefruit<br />

juice makes it taste good but its<br />

inherent bitterness reminds you that<br />

you’re drinking something serious and<br />

helps keep you from overdoing it.<br />

Nada Surf is an American alternative<br />

rock band which currently consists of<br />

Matthew Caws, Ira Elliot, and Daniel<br />

Lorca. Based in New York City<br />

and formed in the 1990s, Nada Surf<br />

continues to tour. Their ninth album,<br />

Never Not Together, was released on 7<br />

February <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

1. Their second album, Regional At Best, was released as a FREE CD at the New Albany High School in Columbus, Ohio in<br />

2011.<br />

2. The band once gave away two free unreleased songs in 2011 via their website’s newsletter. The songs are ‘HOUSE OF<br />

GOLD‘ and ‘TWO‘.<br />

3. The band actually worked with GREG WELLS, the producer of such superstar artists like Katy Perry and Adele, on their<br />

first full length album with Fueled by Ramen, ‘Vessel’. That album was released on 8th January 2013, reaching an ironic 21<br />

on the Billboard 200 chart.<br />

4. Twenty One Pilots is one of only three musical acts to have TWO singles appear simultaneously in the top five of the<br />

BILLBOARD HOT 100.<br />

5. Their fan base is known as the SKELETON CLIQUE.<br />

6. Josh Dun was born on JUNE 18, 1988 in Columbus, Ohio.<br />

7. They have won 30 out of 90 nominations. Noms have been by the American Music Awards, AP Music Awards, ARIA<br />

Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards,<br />

MuchMusic Video Awards, and Teen Choice Awards – to name a few.<br />

8. Twenty One Pilots made their late night debut on the CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW on 8th August 2013.<br />

9. Twenty One Pilots is listed in four categories, Rock, Alternative Hip Hop, Indie-pop, and ELECTRO-POP.<br />

10. The band’s TWITTER profile is @twentyonepilots.<br />

11. The red armbands they wear symbolize the character they made up called, BLURRYFACE, who is actually a representation<br />

of all of the things that people are insecure about.<br />

12. They’re signed by Fueled by Ramen, a subsidiary of ATLANTIC RECORDS since 2012.<br />

13. Twenty One Pilots didn’t have a major hit until their FOURTH album, Blurryface in May of 2015. Their first single from<br />

the album is called ‘Fairly Local’.<br />

14. They’re the FIRST alternative group to have two top ten singles run concurrently in the US in 2015, ‘Stressed Out’ and<br />

‘Ride’ from the album Blurryface from the same year.<br />

15. They performed the song ‘Heathens’ for this 2016 blockbuster anti-superhero flick. SUICIDE SQUAD<br />

16. Their band name comes from the play, All My Sons by Arthur Miller. The play focuses on a man who is responsible for<br />

the deaths of 21 pilots whose planes had FAULTY PARTS he’d sold.<br />

17.What do they often wear on their heads during their live shows? BALACLAVAS<br />

18. What is Josh’s favorite hair color? PINK<br />

19. They were started in 2009 by TYLER JOSEPH, Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. The trio garnered notice from the public<br />

from the start, but changes in their line up brought about a new invigorating product that the public and record companies<br />

were hungry for.<br />

20. THOMAS & SALIH left the group in 2011, as they didn’t have time to commit to the band. They were replaced by drummer<br />

Josh Dun later that year.<br />

21. They started as a self-releasing band of their songs but got the attention of about a dozen top record labels during a sold<br />

out performance at Columbus’ NEWPORT MUSIC HALL in <strong>November</strong> 2011.


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