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Mardi Maison Gras<br />

Party Animal in All of Us<br />



TABLE OF<br />

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The Sour Grapes of Wrath-------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Spiritual Renaissance Manifesto----------------------------------------------<br />

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Trivia------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Crossword----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Party Animal in Us All-------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Rocktails-------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Valentine’s Day Field Guide to Love Songs-------------------------------<br />

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A Word From the Throne--------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Sun Splash 1984--COVER STORY-------------------------------------------<br />

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Music & Events Calendar-------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Mother Earth Has a Broken Heart---------------------------------------------<br />

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The Ormond Beach Trifecta---SPECIAL ARTICLE-------------------------<br />

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Going to California, Kinda------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Musical Presidents------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Mud Rooster Blues------------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Rare Earth Reviews-----------------------------------------------------------------<br />

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Trivia & Crossword Answers---------------------------------------------<br />

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“<strong>Live</strong> for Yourself and you will<br />

live in vain; <strong>Live</strong> for others,<br />

and you will live again.”<br />

~Robert Nesta<br />

“Bob” Marley<br />

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Jenny McLain..................Editor<br />

Jamie Lee....Managing Director<br />

Bekka A. James..Graphic Artist<br />


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Making great music since 1999<br />

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Oh My Goddess...<br />

6<br />

Samantha<br />

My name is Samantha Comer; I am 28 years old and I live in West Virginia. I am<br />

an insurance managing rep for Transamerica, working as the top rep for the last<br />

four years in my district. The last two years, I have qualified for The Million Dollar<br />

Round Table, performing in the top 1% of the financial service industry and I<br />

plan to achieve that each year. When I am not working I enjoy fishing and riding<br />

horses.<br />

I have been modeling since 2011, walking in more than 50 shows, appearing in<br />

over 20 magazines and working on movies such as The Price of Beauty as the<br />

lead. My favorite music is metal! My fiance and I actually based our engagement<br />

photos from Motionless in White’s song, Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight<br />

Ride.<br />

“Creamy Gnocchi with<br />

Italian Sausage”<br />

This month, I’ve decided to go with a dish that’s<br />

extremely easy to make! This may be one of<br />

the quickest, simplest recipes I’ve written about<br />

so far. The basis for this dish is heavy cream,<br />

gnocchi, and Italian sausage. And… you only<br />

need one large pan and lid! A cooking time of<br />

25 mins is all it takes to whip this up. This dish<br />

is the definition of comfort food, the creamy<br />

sauce becomes a pink sauce once you add the<br />

tomatoes. The combination of flavors is just out of<br />

this world.<br />

Good Italian sausage is one of my favorite red<br />

meats. I highly suggest finding a good quality<br />

butcher for the freshest choice of meats. A good<br />

sausage will take this dish to the next level but<br />

store-bought from your local grocer is fantastic<br />

too… I promise. A great butcher within a half-hour<br />

of my location is Ray’s Quality Meats on US1 in<br />

Ormond Beach, FL. Huge selection and you will<br />

fall in love with other items there as well. Support<br />

your local butcher during these crazy times!<br />

Since this is a one pan meal, you will not have a<br />

ton of leftovers but, as always, it’s good to have<br />

storage options on hand. Pyrex and anchor glass<br />

leftover containers are the best. They come in<br />

a variety of sizes and shapes. They hold up<br />

extremely well and can be refrigerated or frozen<br />

over and over again and then microwaved. Let’s<br />

be honest, it’s much nicer to eat your leftovers<br />

out of glass as well.<br />

Ingredients:<br />

9 oz Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)<br />

½ Onion, Chopped<br />

4 Cloves Garlic, Minced<br />

1/3 Cup White Wine (Sauvignon Blanc)<br />

14 oz Canned Diced Tomatoes<br />

1 cup Heavy Cream<br />

1 lb. uncooked Potato Gnocchi<br />

½ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese<br />

Handful of Basil (Torn)<br />

Salt & Pepper<br />

\Begin by preheating your pan on medium-high<br />

heat. Prepare your Italian sausage. You can<br />

use either mild or hot depending on your spice<br />

preference.<br />

I’ve made this recipe with sausage<br />

links and loose sausage.<br />

Both work equally as well but<br />

loose ground sausage is a bit<br />

easier to work with. Chop up links<br />

into small pieces. Chop your onion<br />

into small pieces. Side note, the<br />

onions I’ve been using have been<br />

extremely teary. Chew gum if this<br />

bothers you too much! Now add<br />

both to your preheated pan and<br />

sauté for a few minutes until the<br />

onions are slightly translucent and<br />

the sausage is browned.<br />

Add your minced garlic to the pan<br />

and sauté for about 30 seconds.<br />

Careful not to burn the garlic! Add<br />

white wine and cook for about<br />

a minute. You will immediately<br />

experience a wonderful fragrance!<br />

Stir in diced tomatoes, cream and<br />

gnocchi and give the pan a good<br />

stir. Once you notice bubbling,<br />

reduce the heat just a bit (to medium<br />

heat). Cover the pan and cook<br />

for 5 minutes allowing gnocchi to<br />

become al dente.<br />

Uncover the pan and give it a stir.<br />

Notice the nice pink creamy color<br />

that the tomatoes bring to the dish.<br />

Cook for another few minutes and<br />

then taste test a single gnocchi<br />

to make sure they are cooked to<br />

preference. You can allow to cook<br />

for a few seconds longer if you<br />

desire a thicker sauce. Stir in fresh<br />

parmesan cheese, torn basil, and<br />

a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve<br />

immediately and enjoy!<br />

You’re going to love this, and your<br />

friends and family will be very impressed.<br />

Typing this has made me<br />

hungry so off to the kitchen I go.<br />

Thanks for reading.<br />

Cheers!<br />

Watch my full cooking video for<br />

this recipe on my Facebook page<br />

“Ian Opalinski Music” or follow the<br />

link: facebook.com/ianopalinskimusic<br />

BY<br />


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TRIVIA<br />

1. What is Bob Marley’s full name?<br />

2. What was the name of Bob Marley’s<br />

original Ska band?<br />

3. Whose cover of “I Shot the Sheriff” was a radio hit in 1974?<br />

4. What was Bob Marley’s first hit outside of Jamaica?<br />

1<br />

crossword<br />

2 3 4 5<br />

6<br />

9 10 11<br />

7<br />

8<br />

5. The Wailers were kicked off a tour in 1973 for upstaging<br />

what group?<br />

13<br />

12<br />

12<br />

6. What are the items buried with Bob Marley?<br />

7. What was the name of Bob Marley’s female back-up group?<br />

8. Bob Marley’s wife, Rita, had this hit song in the early ‘80s.<br />

9. Bob Marley received what honor in 1994?<br />

10. What were Bob Marley’s last words to his son?<br />

11. Who were the original members of the Wailers?<br />

12. What record<br />

label was Bob<br />

Marley with<br />

when he died?<br />

???<br />

14<br />

ACROSS<br />

DOWN<br />

DOWN<br />

3. Bob Marley's best subject in school 1. Bob Marley once lived in this US state<br />

9 This Bob Marley album spent 56 consecutive 2. The cause of Bob Marley's death<br />

weeks on the UK album chart 4. Bob Marley and the Wailers were the first<br />

1 Bob Marley once lived in this US<br />

11. The city where Bob Marley died reggae state band to perform at this iconic theater<br />

12. Before converting to Rastafari faith, 5. Where Bob Marley was born<br />

Bob Marley was part of this religion 26. Bob The Marley's cause of best Bob selling Marley’s reggae death album<br />

13 Maiden<br />

ACROSS<br />

name of Bob Marley's wife, Rita 7. Name of the musician who inducted<br />

4 Bob Marley and the Wailers were the<br />

14. Bob Marley's last tour Bob first Marley reggae into band the Rock to perform and Roll at this<br />

Hall iconic of Fame theater<br />

3 Bob Marley’s best subject in school<br />

8. Name of the luxury car driven by Marley<br />

5 Where Bob Marley was born<br />

10 Bob Marley's favorite sport<br />

9 This Bob Marley album spent 56 6 Bob Marley’s best selling reggae<br />

consecutive weeks on the UK album<br />

album<br />

chart<br />

???<br />

11 The city where Bob Marley died<br />

12 Before converting to Rastafari faith,<br />

Bob Marley was part of this religion<br />

13 Maiden name of Bob Marley’s wife,<br />

Rita<br />

14 Bob Marley’s last tour<br />

7 Name of the musician who inducted<br />

Bob Marley into the Rock and Roll<br />

Hall of Fame<br />

8 Name of the luxury car driven by<br />

Marley<br />

10 Bob Marley’s favorite sport

Party Animal in All of Us<br />

By Les Kippel<br />

Photo Credit: Les Kippel or Relix Archives (All)<br />

These were a while ago,, but Rock and Roll WAS fun!! Not always about the dollars and cents<br />

like today’s music with back up singers and fireworks. party with the promoters, party with the<br />

fans...<br />

Here are some of my “PHOTOS FROM YESTERDAY”... Enjoy.. After this shit is over with<br />

Corona, let’s get back there!!<br />

Of course, Buddy Cage, who played with Jerry’s Band and replaced Jerry Garcia in the New<br />

Riders of the Purple Sage, ALWAYS had a ‘thin’ for Jerry... We didn’t question it!!!<br />

Left:My Favorite picture!<br />

Below:1973, Nassau Coliseum, Back<br />

Stage<br />

Starting Above, working clockwise:<br />

Giant Stadium, before trip to EGYPT<br />

Psychedelic Jerry, playing Banjo. A rare picture indeed! 1963<br />

Fillmore East ,1971<br />

The Year Jerry left us . . . . .. . . 1995 Tribute Art. on the Year End<br />

issue of Relix, 1995<br />

14<br />

Right: Nudie Suite. Year Unknown<br />

Jerry<br />

had many<br />

personalities<br />

through the<br />

years... but he<br />

was ALWAYS<br />

JERRY!!!<br />


Rocktails<br />

By Dr. Peppar Spraed<br />

American singer, songwriter and<br />

actress. Well, let’s just say she’s<br />

starred in movies - her ability to<br />

actually act is still up for debate.<br />

Referred to as the “Queen of Pop”,<br />

she is regarded as one of the most<br />

influential figures in popular culture.<br />

Although after seeing how the “King<br />

of Pop” turned out she may want to<br />

reconsider her moniker. Madonna<br />

is noted for her continual reinvention<br />

and versatility in music production,<br />

songwriting, and visual presentation.<br />

For someone who so consistently<br />

reinvents herself, the Queen of Pop<br />

has a rather specific drink order.<br />

Imagine that? As it’s well documented<br />

that she’s very specific with almost<br />

everything she does, her rumored<br />

favorite go-to drink is the<br />

Pomegranate Martini<br />

~1.5 oz of vodka<br />

~1 oz of pomegranate juice<br />

~ 1.5 oz of blackberry puree<br />

~1 oz of cranberry juice<br />

~garnished with an<br />

orange.<br />

16<br />

Some may be thinking that<br />

a Botox milkshake or a<br />

Dysport rum runner<br />

would have been her<br />


single Release Party<br />

March 6, <strong>2021</strong><br />

9pm<br />

Beachside tavern<br />

690 e 3rd nsb, fl 32169

<strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>’s Annual Valentine’s<br />

Day Field Guide to Love Songs<br />

By Ric de Yampert<br />

Ever since Og the Caveman<br />

began wooing Ogette<br />

the Cavewoman during the<br />

world’s first ever Valentine’s<br />

Day, we guys have relied upon<br />

music to help us convince you<br />

ladies that this love thing isn’t<br />

just about getting your panties<br />

off – that it’s also about, well,<br />

the love thing.<br />

Like Cyrano de Bergerac, we<br />

guys rely on the great songsmiths<br />

of the ages to<br />

put words in our<br />

mouths, our Valentine’s<br />

Day cards and our gifts<br />

of mixtapes – words<br />

that we know (well, that<br />

we hope) will lay bare<br />

our affection for you<br />

and make<br />

you<br />

swoon.<br />

But, like Og, we modern-day guys, though wellmeaning,<br />

are Troglodytes when it comes to the<br />

love thing. Cupid makes us stupid. Given that and<br />

the fact that there is no such thing as a simple<br />

love song, it’s quite possible you women may<br />

open a Valentine’s Day card and discover a CD<br />

of MarilynManson’s “Valentine’s Day.” (Memo to<br />

my fellow Troglodytes – that would not be a good<br />

thing.)<br />

Guys, don’t let Cupid make you his bitch. Here is<br />

<strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>’s Annual Valentine’s Day Field Guide<br />

to Love Songs. Read it. Heed its lessons. Ladies,<br />

sneak a copy into your man’s secret porno stash<br />

– yes, the one you discovered months ago and<br />

decided to let it ride – so that he will have no<br />

excuse come Cupid Day.<br />

* Lesson No. 1 – Beware the trick love song!<br />

<strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>’s crack team of researchers has done<br />

the math and the results are in: To date in the<br />

history of the world, the bards and songsmiths<br />

have written 7,562,923 songs of the lovey,<br />

gooey “I Want to Hold Your Hand” variety, while<br />

those same bards and songsmiths have written<br />

7,562,924 songs of the “Love Stinks” variety.<br />

But <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>’s research department is still busy<br />

calculating the number of trick love songs – they<br />

are legion! These are the insidious little bastards<br />

whipped up by Cupid to make us guys look bad.<br />

Quote one of these songs to your lady and you<br />

may think you’re the all-time greatest Romeo,<br />

but you might as well give her one of those<br />

farting dogs CDs. “Every Breath You Take” by the<br />

Police? Total stalker song. “Love Is Blindness”<br />

by U2? No, the guy isn’t blinded by his beauty’s<br />

beauty – he’s a head case who thinks love is a<br />

“little death.” “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails? “You<br />

make me perfect!”<br />

Trent Rezner croons – before confessing he<br />

wants to have sexual intercourse with his babe<br />

like an animal . . . and not like some cuddly<br />

wombat. Beware, you magnificent dumb-ass<br />

Troglodyte! There are many more.<br />

* Lesson No. 2 – Don’t buy your sweetie a<br />

last-minute Valentine’s Day CD at a truck stop.<br />

So, you messed up again and forgot to get your<br />

lady a Cupid Day gift. You’ve just gassed up at<br />

your local truck stop on the way home and you<br />

notice some David Allan Coe CDs behind the pay<br />

counter. “Hey!” you say to yourself. “He’s the guy<br />

who wrote ‘Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of<br />

Stone),’ one of the greatest country love songs<br />

ever! Great! Problem solved. I’m gonna pull this<br />

Cupid stuff out of my ass!” So you buy a Coe CD<br />

and toss it into a red gift bag.<br />

Oh, you magnificent dumb-ass Troglodyte! David<br />

Allan Coe truck-stop CDs are a different animal<br />

than David Allan Coe record store CDs. Congratulations!<br />

Your honey will be quite joyed, I’m sure,<br />

to get a VD CD with such songs as “Little Suzzie<br />

Shallow Throat,” “Don’t Bite the [censored],” “Linda<br />

Lovelace’’ and other ditties with titles we don’t<br />

print in a respectable magazine like <strong>Static</strong> <strong>Live</strong>.<br />

* Lesson No. 3 – No silly love songs! So, you’re<br />

a clever bastard who’s determined to outwit the<br />

Cupid Day jinx. You’ll score a Hallmark card and<br />

scribble the lyrics to Paul McCartney’s “Silly Love<br />

Songs” inside and be done with it.<br />

Oh, you magnificent dumb-ass Troglodyte! You<br />

can’t win. Quote “Silly Love Songs” or some other<br />

silly love song to your babe, and she will reply in<br />

a pissy, snarky voice: “What? You think love is<br />

silly? You think this is some game?”<br />

OK, guys, by now you’ve got<br />

the point: Cupid, no matter<br />

what you do, will make you<br />

stupid. You are doomed. Your<br />

best bet is to buy your lady a<br />

CD of farting dogs performing<br />

pop hits. Just make sure<br />

it’s instrumental hits and not<br />

some of those tricks songs<br />

with lyrics mentioned above<br />

– and remember that all love<br />

songs, ultimately, are trick<br />

songs.<br />

She’ll love a CD of<br />

Chihuahuas and<br />

blue-tick hounds farting<br />

the greatest hits of,<br />

say, the Ventures, that<br />

1960s guitar<br />

instrumental group.<br />

Trust me on this.<br />

You’re<br />

welcome.<br />

20<br />


A Word From the Throne<br />

By Billy Dean<br />

Sixth grade was a time of unlimited<br />

possibilities. Like many boys lining up<br />

outside the club of manhood, I thought<br />

my admission was to be bought by<br />

dunking a basketball. My parents saw<br />

that I was serious about my aspirations<br />

so they enlisted me to be drafted by my<br />

local Police Athletic League.<br />

After being picked-up in a later round<br />

of the draft - fair for a kid who was more<br />

round than tall - I began my engagement<br />

in team activities.<br />

I loved everything about being on a<br />

team, the practice, planning, and the<br />

sport itself, especially. I spent most of<br />

my week looking forward to the next<br />

practice, next game, and next general<br />

opportunity to become Shaquille O’Neal.<br />

At home I would practice all of the basic<br />

skills that the coaches taught in practice.<br />

Everyday I’d work on layups, jump<br />

shots, and free throws (my closest skill<br />

comparison to Shaq, himself). I took it<br />

so seriously that I accidentally learned<br />

meditation by staring at a poster of MJ<br />

dunking from the free throw line on my<br />

bedroom wall before games.<br />

My whole week’s momentum led up the<br />

game and I loved it...<br />

On the court I was a mixed bag, but<br />

overall a helpful presence. I was<br />

exceptional at bullying the paint,<br />

snatching rebounds, and chiming in for<br />

an occasional jump hook. It didn’t matter<br />

to me if I was the focal point of the team<br />

as long as I was learning what I needed<br />

to actually become that someday.<br />

At 11 years old, however, I didn’t<br />

quite have the athletic gift, grace or<br />

coordination to try and accomplish my<br />

on-court goals without exceeding the<br />

personal foul limit. My opponents would<br />

leave the game with the most innocently<br />

gifted bumps, bruises, scrapes, and an<br />

occasional fat lip. Again, not from malice<br />

but a lack of coordination on my par -<br />

think Sir Charles as a toddler.<br />

For my transgressions I would have<br />

to leave the game and await my next<br />

opportunity to live out my dreams.<br />

This was the hardest pill to swallow,<br />

my dreams being put on pause by the<br />

powers that be.<br />

Fast forward from ‘94 to ‘21 and I feel<br />

that familiar pang from my childhood.<br />

The momentum of my dreams being<br />

arbitrated and squashed by the powers<br />

that be. This time a world traveling,<br />

ubiquitous pathogen ended the game<br />

and the people “in charge” of making<br />

the rules can easily be out classed by<br />

the amateur refs of the local Police<br />

Athletic League. For the other players<br />

of the world who can empathize with<br />

the frustrations that have been bred by<br />

the indefinite game stoppage, every tick<br />

of the game clock passes away with a<br />

more anxious and urgent gaze. Each<br />

wasted second chips away at our hopes<br />

of returning to the lives we love and<br />

erodes our collective faith in the people<br />

who make the rules. How much longer<br />

do we have to suffer the madness ?<br />

For every one of our dream’s sake, get it<br />

together, REF!<br />

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Come Stay With Us!<br />

22<br />

I was all-in.<br />

512 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169 USA +1 386-427-0512

SUN SPLASH 1984<br />

By Reluctant Genius<br />

24<br />

I’m really not sure how I was able to do it but<br />

ultimately I guess it was because my parents<br />

were just plain sick and tired of putting<br />

up with my antics, as I was a pretty wild<br />

teenager. The year was 1984 when I moved<br />

from my quiet little town of Roanoke Virginia<br />

to Montego Bay Jamaica I had just turned 17<br />

and pretty much thought I knew everything.<br />

I was there with my high school friend, his<br />

father and his father’s girlfriend. While my<br />

parents thought I had a chaperon to care<br />

for me, in reality my friend’s parents partied<br />

harder than I probably ever have in my life.<br />

My mom and dad came down to drop me off<br />

and to make sure that I had a roof over my<br />

head. Plus, they always wanted to go to the<br />

Caribbean so this was a nice opportunity to<br />

do so.<br />

It just so happened that the reggae Sunsplash<br />

was in town and we were able to get tickets<br />

for Wednesday night. It was a tough show<br />

to get into. Over the first few days we had<br />

been hanging with two Jamaican friends<br />

we recently met at Doctors Cave Beach and<br />

they mentioned there was a hill above the<br />

stadium where people would hang out and<br />

watch the festivities and hear the music.<br />

This turned out to be true so Tuesday night<br />

we decided to camp out on the hill. The first<br />

couple of hours of the show was absolutely<br />

unique and wonderful. The vibe was near<br />

perfect. It was at that time some of the<br />

locals decided to break down the iron gates<br />

and rush the stadium instead of paying for<br />

tickets, as I believe the shows were sold out<br />

each night. At first we just sat there laughing<br />

and watching the craziness below when all<br />

of a sudden the city police burst out of their<br />

stations with their M-16s rifles and started<br />

firing into the air to disperse the crowd.<br />

Everyone around us just started running<br />

and screaming and for the first minute or<br />

two it was quite scary. Ten minutes or so<br />

later it seemed to settle down and everybody<br />

returned to their places on the hill. We all<br />

laughed about it. Then, believe it or not the<br />

same thing happened again and then again.<br />

Finally it got a little too nuts and we left and<br />

luckily made it home safe and sound.<br />

The next morning during breakfast while<br />

listening to the local radio news cast it was<br />

reported that the police had fired their guns to<br />

disperse the crowd and several people were<br />

injured in the melee. My parents just shot<br />

me a dirty look, as I hadn’t told him about the<br />

incident. Later that week somehow, someway<br />

they decided that I was able to stay and they<br />

returned home thinking I soon follow. Little<br />

did they know that I would spend another 6<br />

1/2 months exploring the wonderful island<br />

and learning more about reggae music in<br />

Jamaica.<br />

The music of Bob Marley was a huge<br />

influence on me during the time I was there;<br />

of course, it seems everyone has a story<br />

about him and what his music meant to them.<br />

I never got to see him play but I did see Peter<br />

Tosh and also The Wailers perform, plus I<br />

got to meet Eek-A-Mouse at the Far Bar in<br />

Montego Bay. Marley’s music and reggae still<br />

have a profound yet beautiful influence on the<br />

world today, even after all these years. Here’s<br />

a little more about him and why his music will<br />

last forever.<br />

Born in St. Ann Parrish, Jamaica on <strong>February</strong><br />

6, 1945, Nesta Robert Marley (later changed<br />

to Robert Nesta Marley) was derogatorily<br />

nicknamed “White Boy” by neighbors. His<br />

father was a 60-year-old white British Naval<br />

Captain and his mother a 19-year-old village<br />

girl when Marley was born. This helped him<br />

develop his philosophy of not being on the<br />

white man’s side or the black man’s side, but<br />

on God’s side. He had a knack as a child for<br />

reading palms and telling people’s futures<br />

but after the age of seven, he refused all<br />

palm reading requests and declared that his<br />

destiny was to become a singer.<br />

Marley, Bunny Livingston and Peter Tosh<br />

formed a group called the Wailers and<br />

recorded for small labels throughout the<br />

‘60s; during that time, ska became popular.<br />

Marley’s lyrics became more spiritual and<br />

Jamaican music in general evolved into<br />

a more rock steady beat. The group was<br />

signed by Island Records in the early ‘70s and<br />

became popular with international audiences.<br />

Marley formed a new band after Livingston<br />

and Tosh went out on solo endeavors. He<br />

produced politically charged music about<br />

such things as unemployment, food and<br />

supply rations, and the political violence in<br />

Jamaica. This transformed him into a political<br />

icon.<br />

In 1976, two days out away from playing<br />

“Smile Jamaica”, a concert aiming to reduce<br />

tensions between opposing political factions,<br />

Marley and his entourage were attacked by<br />

a gunman. Marley and his wife, Rita, were<br />

both grazed by bullets but triumphantly took<br />

the stage with the Wailers before a crowd<br />

of 80,000 during the concert. This defiant<br />

gesture of survival enhanced his legend,<br />

galvanized his political outlook further and<br />

resulted in the most militant album of his<br />

career.<br />

Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981.<br />

He was listed as fifth on the 2018 Forbes<br />

Magazine list of the highest earning dead<br />

celebrities. In addition to Marley Natural<br />

(the label under which he fronts a global<br />

marijuana brand), his family also markets<br />

licensed brands of coffee, apparel, lifestyle<br />

goods and audio equipment. Not to mention,<br />

he has sold 75 million albums in the past two<br />

decades. A retrospective of his work, titled<br />

Legend, is the best selling reggae album ever.<br />


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

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TWANG said my guitar when I hit the last chord<br />

sometime after midnight. I ran off stage during<br />

the applause to the green room and packed<br />

away my axe in a padded, foam-lined hardshell<br />

case. My drummer with The POTLIKKERS<br />

says “It’s a tool, not a jewel” when I baby my<br />

equipment. It’s true that sooner or later gear<br />

will all fall apart if you play out and tour. It’s<br />

nice to be able to repair your own stuff when<br />

the inevitable malfunction happens. With a little<br />

patience and study, it’s fun to do most repairs<br />

myself. It saves me a few clams but more<br />

importantly keeps me up and running without a<br />

lot of down time driving to the luthier or electrics<br />

shop.<br />

I keep a small kit holding most “guitar tech”<br />

type tools with my travel set up. This covers<br />

repair contingencies for string instruments I<br />

play - guitar, violin, mandolin and banjo. I know<br />

I’ll need replacement strings for all of them. It<br />

also has the complete assortment of miniature<br />

screwdrivers and allen wrenches for making<br />

adjustments on the fly. At the bottom of the kit is<br />

a strap, a tuner and a bunch of guitar picks. I try<br />

to remember batteries, lots of spare batteries.<br />

Back at the studio I do all the major repairs<br />

on electronics and instruments. The soldering<br />

iron and multimeter are a must. I have many<br />

luthier tools like fret saws and nut slot files too,<br />

because I build fiddles and dulcimers. The skills<br />

I need are different when doing repairs though.<br />

People are sometimes shocked to learn that it’s<br />

easier to build from scratch than to do certain<br />

musical instrument repairs, especially if it’s not a<br />

repair you do regularly.<br />

The old German trade fiddle I’d been gigging<br />

with recently needed a neck angle adjustment<br />

so I took my time, watched a few videos to get<br />

my courage up and - voila, it turned out better<br />

than expected! Failure being an essential part<br />

of learning, I get lots of lessons there as well.<br />

Last week I was shaving down the violin bridge<br />

for low action and took it too far. I was humbly<br />

reminded that you can take wood off but you<br />

can’t add it back so easily. It’s worth it anyway<br />

because if I find that fine line between action<br />

being too low or too high, I can really make it<br />

TWANG.<br />

Feb. 5th Dennis Gallo -<br />

6pm<br />

DJ - 9pm<br />

Feb. 6th ETC - 6pm, DJ -<br />

9pm<br />

Feb. 12th Acoustic Inferno -<br />

6pm, Boomers - 9pm<br />

Feb. 13th Musikology - 6pm,<br />

Boomers - 9pm<br />

Feb. 19th Dennis Gallo -<br />

6pm, The Big Beat Band -<br />

9pm<br />

Feb. 20th Beartoe - 6pm,<br />

Cat 4 Band - 9pm<br />

Feb. 26th Sal & Friends -<br />

6pm, Psycoustic - 9pm<br />

Feb. 27th Etc - 2pm (Wine<br />

Walk), Paradoxx - 9pm<br />

Feb. 28th Marty McCarrick - 2pm

FEBRUARY <strong>2021</strong><br />

Feb. 1st - 7th<br />

Happy Valentine’s Day<br />

Feb. 8th - 14th<br />

Monday, <strong>February</strong> 1, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jessie Abbey, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jeff White, 5pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 2, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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

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

Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 3, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski, 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Jeff White, 6pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Jay Paski, 6pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Elvis Tribute, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff White, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Robert Keele, 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Click, 7pm<br />

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 5, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Sinatra Tribute,<br />

8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Nate Utley, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Morgan McManus, 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Heather Craig, 7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Bradford Buckley,<br />

6pm<br />

Traders - Dennis Gallo, 6pm<br />

Traders - DJ, 9pm<br />

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

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 6, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Cesar Frazier, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley, 7pm<br />

Chases - Sean Holcomb, 5pm<br />

Crabby’s - Griffin Sinclair, 5pm<br />

Crabby’s - The Transfers, 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 5pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - Brothers Within,<br />

6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Psycoustic, 9pm<br />

Traders - DJ, 9pm<br />

Traders - Etc, 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Heather Craig,<br />

5pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>February</strong> 7, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Ian Opalinski, 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Bradford Buckley,<br />

9pm<br />

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

Monday, <strong>February</strong> 8, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Linda Long, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Chuck Morel, 5pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers, 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley, 6pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 10, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel, 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Are Friends Electric,<br />

6pm<br />

Ormond Garage - The Cyclones, 6pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 11, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Velvet 45, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - The Transfers, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones, 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Stereo FM, 7pm<br />

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 12, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band,<br />

8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff Alcorneo, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Brasford Buckley, 4pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - Ian Opalinski, 6pm<br />

Traders - Acoustic Inferno, 6pm<br />

Traders - Boomers, 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - The Evening Muze,<br />

5pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 13, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Beartoe, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Casey Picou, 7pm<br />

Chases - Johnny & Heidi, 5pm<br />

Crabby’s - Claire Vandiver, 12pm<br />

Crabby’s - Marty McCarrick, 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Evening Muze,<br />

7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Brent Clowers,<br />

6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Aaron Lightnin’,<br />

9pm<br />

Traders - Boomers, 9pm<br />

Traders - Musikology, 6pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>February</strong> 14, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Jay Paski, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Casey Picou, 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Aaron Lightnin’, 9pm<br />

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

Yellow Dog Eats - Chuck Morel, 5pm<br />

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FEBRUARY <strong>2021</strong><br />

Feb. 15th - 21st<br />

Feb. 22nd - 28th<br />

Monday, <strong>February</strong> 15, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Rasta Bayers, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Griffin Sinclair, 5pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 16, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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

Grind/Kona - Rasta Bayers, 6pm<br />

Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 17, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Ian Opalinski, 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Griffin Sinclair, 6pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Are Friends<br />

Electric, 6pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 18, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - The Transfers, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jarrod George, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Robert Keele, 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Jessie Abbey, 7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Original OG Show,<br />

8pm<br />

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 19, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Dana Kamide Band,<br />

8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Griffin Sinclair, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Jay Paski, 4pm<br />

Grind/Kona - 5 Time Shag, 7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Heather Craig,<br />

6pm<br />

Traders - Dennis Gallo, 6pm<br />

Traders - TBD, 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jessie Abbey, 5pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 20, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Christie Beu, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson, 7pm<br />

Chases - Bobby James, 5pm<br />

Crabby’s - Heather Craig, 12pm<br />

Crabby’s - The Evening Muze, 5pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 9pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - The Transfers,<br />

6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Cody and Kyle,<br />

9pm<br />

Traders - Beartoe, 6pm<br />

Traders - Cat 4 Band, 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Rasta Bayers, 5pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>February</strong> 21, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - The Transfers, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Jarrod George, 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Evening Muze,<br />

9pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Michelle Marie,<br />

8pm<br />

Monday, <strong>February</strong> 22, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Bradford Buckley, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Chuck Morel, 5pm<br />

Tuesday, <strong>February</strong> 23, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Brent Clowers, 7pm<br />

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

Wednesday, <strong>February</strong> 24, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Chuck Morel, 7pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Bradford Buckley, 6pm<br />

Ormond Garage - The Cyclones, 6pm<br />

Thursday, <strong>February</strong> 25, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - The Evening Muze,<br />

8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jessie Abbey, 7pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 9pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - The Cyclones, 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - The Transfers, 7pm<br />

Friday, <strong>February</strong> 26, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Guy Walker, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Jeff White, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Jessie Abbey, 4pm<br />

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

Ormond Garage - Ian Opalinski, 6pm<br />

Traders - Psycoustic, 9pm<br />

Traders - Sal & Friends, 6pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Hannah Wilson,<br />

5pm<br />

Saturday, <strong>February</strong> 27, <strong>2021</strong><br />

31 Supper Club - Brent Clowers, 8pm<br />

Bounty Bar - Claire Vandiver, 7pm<br />

Chases - Casey Picou, 5pm<br />

Crabby’s - Hannah Wilson, 5pm<br />

Crabby’s - The Cyclones, 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Reed Foley, 5pm<br />

Grind/Kona - Big Beat Band, 7pm<br />

Ormond Garage - Psycoustic, 6pm<br />

Tayton O’Brians - Bradford Buckley,<br />

9pm<br />

Traders - Etc, 2pm (Wine Walk)<br />

Traders - Paradoxx, 9pm<br />

Yellow Dog Eats - Jarrod George,<br />

5pm<br />

Sunday, <strong>February</strong> 28, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Bounty Bar - Hannah Wilson, 7pm<br />

Crabby’s - Rasta Bayers, 12pm<br />

Flagler Tavern - Jay Paski, 9pm<br />

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

Traders - Marty McCarrick, 2pm<br />

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Mardi Maison Gras<br />

By Jamie Lee<br />

Everyone knows that I love Mardi Gras and I am<br />

not the only one. It seems people everywhere<br />

celebrate this holiday as an excuse to drink and<br />

be merry even if they are unaware of the religious<br />

implications that surround Fat Tuesday. Mardi<br />

Gras is a grand old time!<br />

Of course this year, like most every holiday<br />

event for the last 11 months, has been altered<br />

by Covid-19 but, even the ‘the plague’ cannot<br />

douse the fiery spirit that is Mardi Gras. The New<br />

Oreleanians have come up with a way to not only<br />

“shelter at home” but to celebrate this momentous<br />

holiday in a way that honors the tradition and<br />

keeps Mardi Gras artists afloat with house floats.<br />

The Krewe of Red Beans ‘Hire a Mardi Gras Artist<br />

Program’ was started to help supplement the<br />

income of the artists that work year round on the<br />

parade floats for carnival season with the twist of<br />

your home becoming the float. Over 200 homes in<br />

the New Orleans area have signed up to benefit<br />

these artists and to keep the season alive.<br />

It has even spawned DogHouseFloats.com; a<br />

contest for our fur babies to get into the fun and<br />

decorate dog house as floats as well as a contest<br />

online.<br />

No matter what the obstacle may be, the spirit of<br />

the Carnival Season lives on in the hearts of all<br />

that cherish Mardi Gras and it’s meaning.<br />

Clockwise-starting at Left Bottom-<br />

‘Acadiana Hay Ride, Krewe of Red Beans<br />

Hire a Mardi Gras Artist float, 948 Euterpe St.<br />

House No. 1 entitled, ‘The Night Tripper’<br />

‘Queen Jubilee’ float house at 2701<br />

St.Charles Ave., produced by the Krewe of<br />

Red Beans Hire a Mardi Gras Artist program<br />

Bee Hive Float house at 6106 St. Charles<br />

Ave.<br />

First Mardi Paws Dog House Float<br />

‘Pete Fountain and Jester’ float house, 808<br />

Napolean Ave.<br />

Lisa Browning works on a portion of one of<br />

the planned house floats in the upcoming<br />

Carnival season, which will not feature<br />

parades.<br />

All photos are photographed by Chris Granger of<br />

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans.

Mother Earth Has a Broken Heart<br />

by Hank Harrison<br />

Is the COVID-19 pandemic a signal from Mother Nature that we have<br />

gone too far? Are we finally out of balance? She gives us clean air to<br />

breathe; fresh water to drink; an abundance of food to nourish our bodies…but,<br />

like a battered housewife, she is sad and tired… Why? I think it’s<br />

because the human race does nothing for her in return. Like the abuser<br />

in a relationship, we grow selfish, materialistic…we take more and more<br />

resources.<br />

Her seas are becoming empty, her forests depleted, many of her favorite<br />

flora and fauna have vanished forever. We are headed towards Ecological<br />

disaster.<br />

An African proverb comes to mind:<br />

When man has killed all the<br />

animals on this Earth, he<br />

will die of loneliness.”<br />

The present climate crisis is the basis for all spiritual work in our<br />

time. Eventually, NOTHING else will matter. We lump all life forms<br />

together and speak of animals as projections of the human drama…<br />

that superiority shows our failure to recognize how intimate a part we<br />

are of the living web that covers this planet. There is no way we can<br />

separate ourselves from the ecosystem — we cannot exist without it<br />

but it can probably exist without us.<br />

With very slight rewording, the previous paragraph can serve as a<br />

description of our spiritual state. Thinking of ourselves as individuals,<br />

we fail to recognize how closely we are connected with others.<br />

Eastern religious teachings often speak of the illusion of individuality<br />

— this illusion is simply the failure to feel and act on our total<br />

inter-relatedness. Conflict, both inner and outer, is a symptom of<br />

this failure. Both ecological awareness and spiritual awareness set<br />

the same task before us, which is to learn to live in harmony with all<br />

things.<br />

Service is an essential part of spiritual development. Giving service<br />

helps us to develop — and development helps us become more able<br />

to serve. This service, especially required of us during this period of<br />

crisis and pandemic, is a radical reconstruction of our way of life so<br />

that we can live in harmony with the rest of the ecosystem so that life<br />

and spirit can survive on this planet. Much of what has been said and<br />

written about the eco-crisis has focused on specific villains, such as<br />

“the corporate polluters,” and on ways of opposing and preventing,<br />

their activities. But it is important to recognize that these activities<br />

are part of a larger pattern in which we all participate, based on two<br />

attitudes that most people seem to share without question:<br />

Ø The attitude that the earth and everything on it is<br />

“ours,” to do with as we wish, to exploit or change<br />

in any way we want.<br />

Ø The attitude that our purpose in life is to enjoy<br />

ourselves, especially by getting and consuming as<br />

much as we can of “the good things of life.”<br />

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The affluent society is the destructive society, using up, wasting,<br />

and poisoning at an incredible rate. Two obvious examples are paper<br />

products and cars. We destroy whole forests to make paper towels<br />

and cups that are used once and to print newspapers, magazines,<br />

and throwaways that are hardly read and soon discarded. Plastic<br />

throwaways: bags, bottles, etc., and now facemasks, pollute streams,<br />

rivers, and oceans.<br />

Automobiles are the major source of air pollution in most cities;<br />

the major cause of death and injury among young adults; a major<br />

consumer of space in our crowded cities; a major source of water<br />

pollution; a major user of many scarce resources; a major reason<br />

for tankers and pipelines and, therefore, a major cause of ecological<br />

damage.<br />

There are two major ways of doing lasting damage to the ecosystem:<br />

Ø By taking out of it what cannot be replaced (such<br />

as exterminating whole populations and species of<br />

plants and animals)…and<br />

Ø by putting into it deadly substances (such as<br />

long-lasting pesticides, poisonous air pollutants,<br />

and radioactive wastes).<br />

Aboriginal groups throughout the world did none<br />

of these things. Survival requires that we stop do-<br />

ing them as soon as possible. In addition, we need<br />

to reduce the tremendous burden we cause by our<br />

high and increasing level of consumption and by<br />

the enormous number of human beings. There is a<br />

great difference between replacing what we use and<br />

just using without allowing for sufficient replace-<br />

ment. The world’s forests are diminishing. So are<br />

many species of fish. If we are to stop destroying<br />

the ecosystem there will have to be drastic changes<br />

in the lives of each of us. Here are some examples<br />

of needed changes:<br />

Ø Giving up gas-guzzling autos as a major means<br />

of transportation.<br />

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Ø Recycling everything we use. Sharing more of<br />

our belongings, using things longer, repairing them<br />

more, using more second-hand items.<br />

Ø Drastically cutting consumption. For example,<br />

in North America, we need to cut energy consump-<br />

tion to roughly one-tenth of the present level, which<br />

would take us down to about the level of the 1950s.<br />

Ø Eating less food brought from far away. Giving<br />

up lots of “disposable” and“convenience” items.<br />

Growing our own would be a start.<br />

Ø Giving up many wasteful self-indulgence, such<br />

as candy, cosmetics, tobacco, alcohol, gadgets,<br />

gas-driven lawnmowers, joy rides, drive-ins, plastic<br />

cups, etc., etc.<br />

Ø Giving up some of Our “freedom” to do whatever<br />

we want with “our own property.”<br />

Ø Doing a lot more about population control.<br />

The eco-crisis also has contributions to make to spiritual work already<br />

mentioned that there are abundant opportunities for the kind of<br />

selfless service which is a vital part of spiritual work. Another contribution<br />

is to demonstrate the relevance and even the necessity of<br />

spiritual development for our lives. This is already realized by many<br />

people who have seen clearly the disorder and destructiveness of<br />

our way of life and recognize that spiritual work could lead to a very<br />

different way of life. The way that most of us now live is just as destructive<br />

spiritually as it is ecologically, and for the same reasons.<br />

The eco-crisis may help us to realize this and nudge life towards<br />

a more balanced life of service to the planet. We tend to think of<br />

service as a sacrifice, an unpleasant giving up of things we enjoy.<br />

Actually, selfishness is a kind of cage that prevents us from finding<br />

that colossal good vibe. This is a paradoxical discovery that we each<br />

have to make for ourselves. The planetary crisis may provide the opportunity<br />

for many more of us to make this discovery. If enough of us<br />

do, we can create the earthly paradise.<br />

By undertaking responsibility for the planet, by thinking of ourselves<br />

as gardeners and temple-builders, we can create both spiritual and<br />

ecological understanding. In short, to love Mother Earth we must first<br />

learn to get along.<br />

It took over 2 million years for the world’s population to reach 1 billion…in the last 200<br />

years that figure has risen to 7.8 billion…what does the future hold? 37

The ART of painter<br />

Eric e. fitzpatrick<br />

By Bartholomew Betelgeuse III<br />

Every town in the United States has its local<br />

heroes or legends and this month’s featured<br />

artist is one of those people. Having met him as a<br />

sophomore in art class there’s no doubt that Eric<br />

Fitzpatrick was a person that I could look up to as<br />

a inspiring young artist. His visit to the classroom<br />

was one of the highlights of that year. He proved<br />

there was a future in making a living with art. It’s<br />

not often that an artist can become popular or<br />

famous while still alive but Eric has proven it can<br />

happen and continues his work to this day, living<br />

in the same small town but now known for his<br />

work worldwide. It’s been interesting over the last<br />

few weeks getting to know him more and finding<br />

out that, like so many of the other artists we have<br />

featured, he’s humble and sincere and just an allaround<br />

good guy.<br />

Left Top: Voo Doo Jazz<br />

Left Middle: Reflections<br />

Left Bottom: Farewell to the Queen<br />

Above:Pope Paul Plays the Saw<br />

Opposite Page<br />

Top Left: The Jester - Self Portrait<br />

Top Right: Hep Cats<br />

Right Middle: High and Mighty<br />

Right Bottom: Moonlight Breakers<br />

Here’s a brief bio of Painter Eric E. Fitzpatrick:<br />

He is one of those exceptionally rare artists who<br />

paints equally well with either hand. Until an<br />

arm injury in 1988 Eric had worked exclusively<br />

with his right hand (doing mostly realistic work).<br />

During that year, however, Eric was forced to<br />

paint using only his left hand. The results were<br />

a revelation; award winning Expressionistic<br />

work that was full of raw emotion. Having won<br />

major painting awards with both hands, Eric now<br />

often combines the two. (As a general rule, the<br />

“Places of the Heart” and “Southern Culture”<br />

Series are performed with the right hand and<br />

“The Musicians” Series with the left.) Regardless<br />

of which hand is dominant in a work, the most<br />

important thing to Eric . . . is that it comes from<br />

the heart. You can find the artist’s paintings in<br />

such corporate collections as Nippon Steel,<br />

Hitachi, IBM, and yes . . . even McDonald’s.<br />

Mr. Fitzpatrick’s paintings currently hang in 16<br />

countries around the world.

The Ormond Beach Trifecta<br />

By Sean Impara<br />

It’s a commonly known fact that 50% of all<br />

restaurants close within the first three years of<br />

operation. Despite all the glamour and glitz of<br />

owning a restaurant, it’s not always as easy or as<br />

fun as one would think This last year has been<br />

especially tough on restaurants and other social<br />

type venues so keeping one going seems like<br />

quite an accomplishment. But imagine doing that<br />

times three, which is the case with the places we<br />

are writing about this month.<br />

There’s no doubt that there are plenty of decent<br />

restaurants to choose from when dining out at the<br />

beach here in Central Florida but the restaurants<br />

highlighted here undoubtedly have proven the<br />

hotspots and “places to be” in Ormond Beach.<br />

Let’s take a few minutes to talk a little about their<br />

history and what makes them special when it<br />

comes to adding to the ambience of an already<br />

outstanding community.<br />

Grind Gastropub & Kona Tiki Bar<br />

( live music 5 nights a week)<br />

There was once a semi-upscale restaurant/bar on<br />

Granada Boulevard that established a reputation<br />

for its hip and cool vibes when it opened back<br />

in 2013 . What was once Caffeine Bistro and<br />

Wine Bar has now been transformed into Grind<br />

Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar. By building out the<br />

back areas - including a stage - additional seating<br />

was added to the venue, creating a unique dining<br />

and listening experience. The outside is a huge<br />

covered tiki bar done in style with all wood and<br />

palm thatch and the inside is a true old school<br />

style gastropub.<br />

The concept of gastropubs, which originated in<br />

the United Kingdom years ago is still a popular<br />

theme. The menu is fun with clichés from some<br />

classic movies and themes, and the overall<br />

ambiance with the open brick walls and cool<br />

lighting take you away to an almost nirvana state<br />

of mind.<br />

31 Supper Club<br />

(live music 3 nights a week)<br />

Ormond Beach entrepreneur Bill Jones had<br />

created a force to be reckoned with on West<br />

Granada Avenue in Ormond Beach with<br />

31 Supper Club. Both he and owner Kevin<br />

Wakefield have helped the dining experience<br />

take a step back in time.<br />

On December 2015 a Prohibition-era speakeasythemed<br />

eatery opened in the iconic white Art<br />

Deco-style building Jones owns in the heart of<br />

the city’s downtown business district.<br />

Bill was quoted as once saying, “I want you<br />

to come in and feel like that you have walked<br />

through a time portal. Some people may confuse<br />

that as formality, but it’s not. It’s about being<br />

relaxed, going to visit something that hasn’t been<br />

around in 70 or 80 years,” Jones said of 31.<br />

The building sat empty for a few years until<br />

Kevin Wakefield and his vision of fine dining<br />

transferred the place into one of the most highly<br />

respected places in the surrounding area. It<br />

didn’t hurt that the property was designed by<br />

renowned innovators, The Shok Group. If you<br />

haven’t ventured out to see the place, the view<br />

alone is worth the visit and the food and service<br />

are always impeccable. From the zebra style<br />

chairs to the ice bar and iconic cigar lounge out<br />

back. It almost feels like you could be in Miami<br />

or some other big city, as the place is done with<br />

style and grace.<br />

Ormond Garage<br />

(live music 3 nights a week)<br />

Ormond Beach has a new brewery, located inside<br />

the historic Ormond Garage building, which<br />

was built in 1919. It’s a perfect place to show<br />

off cars from past races as well as have some<br />

great food and superb beer that’s brewed onsite.<br />

Once again Kevin Wakefield has outdone himself<br />

since he opened the Grind Gastropub and Kona<br />

Tiki Bar across the street on West Granada<br />

Boulevard, followed by 31 Supper Club.<br />

Although he’s thought about it for at least<br />

four years, the plan to open “Ormond Garage<br />

Brewing” was put into action about a year and a<br />

half ago.<br />

It wasn’t easy, as Covid and dealing with other<br />

local breweries delayed the opening, but where<br />

there’s a will there’s a way. After opening 31<br />

Supper Club, Wakefield was quoted, saying of<br />

Ormond Garage, “As soon as we got this one up<br />

and running, I’d already had in my brain that I<br />

wanted to make that a brewery across the street.”<br />

The brewery consists of about 3,200 square feet<br />

inside with a biergarten in the rear. The mural<br />

on the back outside wall brings one back to the<br />

very first races on the beach that made Ormond<br />

Beach and Daytona Beach famous around the<br />

world. The place serves a simple yet elegant<br />

menu and the fresh made beers will be named<br />

after the famous drivers and race cars that got<br />

their start racing on Ormond Beach’s shore, as a<br />

tribute to the city’s “Birthplace of Speed” history<br />

and the original Ormond Garage that burned<br />

down in 1976.<br />

Wakefield is also hoping to turn the brewery<br />

into a music venue, similar to some of the larger<br />

venues in the county. Their first National show<br />

featuring “Sister Hazel“ was a huge success and<br />

others were planned before covid struck. In <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

things should finally get back to semi-normal and<br />

more big shows are planned for the summer and<br />

fall season.<br />

There’s no doubt that the future looks bright<br />

for all three venues and it’s obvious that they<br />

have all added to the great dining experience<br />

in the Ormond Beach area. Let’s hope that<br />

this is just the beginning for Mr. Wakefield and<br />

that he continues his prowess of creating great<br />

entertainment eateries.<br />

As time has proven, the trifecta is here to stay<br />

and will continue to be “the” places to visit by<br />

both the snow birds and locals alike.

Going<br />

to<br />

California,<br />

Kinda<br />

By Randy Pepper<br />

Every January, every musician and store owner<br />

gets psyched to go to California to see what’s<br />

new in the world of musical merchandise. This<br />

year it’s going to be a little different there will be<br />

no NAMM in Anaheim California; this year it’s<br />

going to be virtual. Now there will be seminars<br />

and stuff like that that you can login and watch<br />

on your computer just like you would normally<br />

in person but now you can watch it in your<br />

underwear.<br />

This year they’re going to be honoring Garth<br />

Brooks and Melissa Etheridge and some others.<br />

Some of the musical distributors have already<br />

laid out what’s new. PRS has already done their<br />

virtual launch party. They introduced the 22 fret<br />

new Special Semi-Hollow edition. It has two PRS<br />

58/15 LT humbuckers and a PRS Narrowfield<br />

middle pickup that is paired with a five way<br />

blades switch and two mini toggle switches that<br />

tap the 58/LT pickups. They also re-introduced<br />

the studio model which they also did back in the<br />

1990s and it hasn’t been seen since, but it’s back<br />

in a whole new way. Basically the same thing;<br />

two single coils with one humbucker and a five<br />

way switch. For more info on all the new models<br />

including the new custom 24-08 Visit prsguitars.<br />

com.<br />

Takamine also had their launch party as well.<br />

They introduced their new LTD <strong>2021</strong> Blue Rose<br />

edition and a few others. You can check those<br />

out as well at takamine.com. Gibson announced<br />

that they would do their virtual show starting<br />

January 18th and in the coming weeks you’ll see<br />

more and more retailers coming out with new<br />

models - we will see models from Fender and<br />

others.<br />

The best way to follow all the action is to go to<br />

those websites and see when their launch parties<br />

are or keep an eye on YouTube as most of them<br />

will be streamed live for everyone to watch. That<br />

is a big deal because in the past you had to have<br />

a pass just to get in to NAMM and if you didn’t<br />

own a music store or know somebody in the<br />

music industry, you didn’t get in. This year is so<br />

different as everyone will get to see what’s new in<br />

the world of MI. It will be interesting to see if we<br />

only miss the January event and not the summer<br />

NAMM; all of the guitar shows are still canceled<br />

until the summer but God willing we get to do<br />

those shows as well.<br />

Although there has been talk of Holding a virtual<br />

guitar show, I don’t know how this would work<br />

because you would have so many dealers from<br />

all over the country trying to sell their stuff and<br />

not be able to do trades and buying as well. One<br />

thing is for sure - this has been a very strange<br />

time for everyone and that includes all of the<br />

musical industry, let’s just hope by this time next<br />

year we’re back to normal.<br />

Randy Pepper is the<br />

owner of the Guitar Attic<br />

and Holly Hill and a<br />

Guitarist for hire.

BlockMusical Presidents<br />

On The By Jenny McLain<br />

Although the Bernie Sanders memes<br />

are great fun, one of the highlights<br />

of the Presidential Inauguration in<br />

January was undoubtedly the National<br />

Anthem as sung by Lady Gaga. I<br />

was at work during the ceremony, but<br />

noticed FaceBook posts during my<br />

lunch break about Lady Gaga “killing<br />

it”, so I couldn’t wait for time to go<br />

home so I could see, exactly, what<br />

she had done that was so awesome. I<br />

watched the YouTube video after I got<br />

home and, I can’t say that I’m a big<br />

fan of Lady Gaga, but it was probably<br />

my favorite thing I’ve ever watched<br />

her do (sorry, I did not see the latest<br />

version of “A Star is Born”).<br />

I started thinking, since I had music<br />

and Presidents on my mind at the<br />

moment - I know Bill Clinton plays the<br />

saxophone and Richard Nixon played<br />

the piano; I’ve even seen a video<br />

of Barack Obama singing Amazing<br />

Grace (kind of). But how many<br />

US Presidents had/have a musical<br />

talent.? As it turns out, a LOT of them<br />

did/do!<br />

Sax player Bill Clinton once said,<br />

“Music is about communication,<br />

creativity, and cooperation, and by<br />

studying music in schools, students<br />

have the opportunity to build on<br />

these skills, enrich their lives, and<br />

experience the world from a new<br />

perspective.”<br />

Harry Truman was quite an<br />

accomplished pianist and never<br />

passed a piano without playing a tune.<br />

He once joked, “My choice early in life<br />

was either to be a piano-player in a<br />

whorehouse, or a politician. And to tell<br />

the truth, there’s hardly any difference.<br />

I, for one, believe the piano player<br />

job to be much more honorable than<br />

current politicians.”<br />

John Quincy Adams was a flutist and even<br />

wrote music. He is quoted as saying, “I have to<br />

study politics and war so that my sons can study<br />

mathematics, commerce and agriculture, so their<br />

sons can study poetry, painting and music.”<br />

Woodrow Wilson played violin and sang tenor in<br />

his college glee club. This quote from him is very<br />

relevant today, “The man who disparages music<br />

as a luxury and non-essential is doing the nation<br />

an injury. Music now, more than ever before, is a<br />

national need.”<br />

Other notable musician Presidents include John<br />

Tyler who played the violin (and his wife was<br />

a guitarist); Abraham Lincoln, who also played<br />

the violin; Calvin Coolidge, who dabbled in<br />

harmonica. And there was once a buzz about<br />

Ronald Reagan secretly learning to play the<br />

harmonica as well.<br />

Here are some more Presidential quotes about<br />

the importance of music:<br />

Music “brings us together, helping us reflect upon<br />

who we are, where we have come from, and<br />

what lies ahead.” The Arts and Music transcend<br />

“languages, cultures, and borders.” … “exchange<br />

ideas and styles and share in the artistic vibrancy<br />

born from diverse experiences and traditions.<br />

– President Obama in a 2010 message to the<br />

World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China<br />

“The Arts and Sciences, essential to the<br />

prosperity of the State and to the ornament<br />

of human life, have a primary claim to the<br />

encouragement of every lover of his country and<br />

mankind.” –George Washington<br />

I firmly believe that the interest in and practice of<br />

music can be a major contributor to a person’s<br />

happiness by helping them become more well<br />

rounded. It can serve so many purposes -<br />

music can be a goal to achieve; it can be a<br />

mood stabilizer, a release, an escape, a shift<br />

in perspective. And since it is a truly universal<br />

“language”, maybe music could somehow<br />

contribute to a more well-rounded society and<br />

global community. If only it were that simple ...

<strong>February</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

5 t h - Morgan McManus 4pm<br />

6 t h - The Transfers 12pm & Griffin Sinclair 5pm<br />

7 t h - Ian Opalinski 12pm<br />

12 t h - Bradford Buckley 4pm<br />

13 t h - Claire Vandiver 12pm & Marty McCarrick 5pm<br />

14 t h - Casey Picou 12pm<br />

19 t h - Jay Paski 4pm<br />

20 t h - Heather Craig 12pm & The Evening Muze 5pm<br />

21 s t - Jarrod George 12pm<br />

26 t h - Jessie Abbey 4pm<br />

27 t h - The Cyclones 12pm & Hannah Wilson 5pm<br />

28 - Rasta Bayers 12pm

Behind the mic: It’s my Birthday Month<br />


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Hello, friends!<br />

It’s my birthday month. I used to go hogshit wild<br />

for my birthday, dragging it out for a solid week<br />

with indulgences and fun. Now, I just want to<br />

make lists. So here we go....<br />

48<br />

Top “Adjusted” New Year’s Resolutions<br />

1) Develop a Gluten allergy<br />

2) Throw more things<br />

3) Instead of swallowing pride, puke it up<br />

4) Befriend some fish<br />

5) Write a screenplay about decadent mimes<br />

3 Favorite Places To “Go Yard”<br />

1) Baseball Field<br />

2) Fabric Store<br />

3) Carl’s “Meat by the Feet” Butcher Hut<br />

Worst Bands I’ll See In The Future<br />

1) Carpe Dimebags<br />

2) The Vance Funderbrunt Spontaneity<br />

3) That’s What She Shed<br />

4) Indifference<br />

5) Damp Camp<br />

5 Least Ordered Girl Scout Cookies<br />

1) Mesquite Leeks<br />

2) Toffee & Tomato Sammies<br />

3) Gin Fizzies<br />

4) Chocolate Iced Mistakes<br />

5) Grunion Snaps<br />

Worst Places To Hide In A Horror Flick<br />

1) Drain Pipe<br />

2) Linen Closet<br />

3) Behind Sheer Curtain<br />

4) Any Trunk<br />

If I Could Re-Name My Pets, They’d Be Called...<br />

1) Princess Pissalot<br />

2) Goodyear<br />

3) Dan<br />

4) Ambassador Flapjack<br />

Words I Plan To Use More in <strong>2021</strong><br />

1) Pendular<br />

2) Cattywampus<br />

3) Kerfuffle<br />

4) Pandiculation<br />

Potential Failed Video Games<br />

1) Frog Heist<br />

2) Dragon Stank 9<br />

3) Follow The String - Hyper Edition<br />

4) John Madden Takes A Bath<br />

Worst Questions To Hear At A Water Park<br />

1) “What’s IBS?”<br />

2) “Does This Look Infected?”<br />

3) “The Dermatologist said it’ll just fall off”<br />

Best Available Men’s Bowling Team Names Of<br />

<strong>2021</strong><br />

1) PinBrawl<br />

2) 4 Bros, 12 Holes<br />

3) The 7/10 Lickers<br />

4) Gutter? I Just Met Her<br />

5) Balls-A-Droppin’<br />

Worst Acoustic Duos of <strong>2021</strong><br />

1) Parsnips & Mayo<br />

2) Fletcher & Belcher<br />

3) Sherry & The Admiral<br />

4) Macadamia Mel & The Harlot<br />

3 Top Potential Announcer Calls During March<br />

Madness<br />

1) “That tangerine is ready to peel!”<br />

2) “Call your momma and tell her it’s a 3-ball!”<br />

3) “Bust out Grandpa’s change purse for that<br />

DIME!”<br />

Favorite Pizza Chains That Don’t Exist Yet<br />

1) Stuffie McCrusters<br />

2) Once Upon A Pepperoni<br />

3) Round And Ready<br />

4) Pretty Slices<br />

5) Monte Bellisimo’s Too Much Toppings Tavern<br />

Things To Look Forward To<br />

1) Unexpected riches<br />

2) Pineapple<br />

3) A goddamn break<br />

4) A first kiss<br />

5) Extra Nyquil sleep<br />

New Hobbies For <strong>2021</strong><br />

1) Spot Cleaning<br />

2) Line Drawing<br />

3) Kite Critique<br />

4) Blurry Photography<br />

5) Coin Washing<br />

Potential Autobiography Titles<br />

1) My Life: A Study In Confusion<br />

2) Wait For It...<br />

3) I’m Pretty Sure That Happened<br />

4) Arousal And Mozzarella - A Memoir<br />

In this month of love, I hope those take root in<br />

your heart. Pop THAT in a Valentine card & wait<br />

for the fireworks!<br />

Love you long time!<br />

Cheers!<br />

RIGGS<br />

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By David Dequasie<br />

Trends in music come and go. Sometimes, they<br />

go away more quickly than our musical tastes<br />

would prefer. A couple of trends that I look back<br />

upon with great fondness are the swing craze<br />

during the late 1990’s, and the blues resurgence<br />

of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.<br />

By the late 1980s, Stevie Ray Vaughn was a<br />

household name, unless of course your house<br />

was living under a rock. With the help of Stevie’s<br />

success and collaboration, young listeners heard<br />

Albert King and Lonnie Mack for the first time<br />

and record companies were taking the blues as a<br />

serious, money making form of music.<br />

Suddenly, artists who already had been recording<br />

and performing for decades, now had videos in<br />

heavy rotation on television. Many of the artists<br />

who had been dismissed as being past their<br />

prime were now more popular than ever. The Allman<br />

Brothers Band reformed with an astounding<br />

new line up and the great album, Seven Turns.<br />

Neil Young reinvented himself with Neil Young<br />

and the Blue Notes. Gotta love the horn section<br />

on that one.<br />

John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana,<br />

and others were even winning Grammys. Pat<br />

Benetar also seized the moment with the very<br />

fine True Love album. Jack Bruce and Ginger<br />

Baker did an excellent Cream re-form of sorts<br />

with 17 year old guitarist Blues Saraceno. Many<br />

recordings which had been out of print were now<br />

being reissued in compilations or original<br />

album form.<br />

Check out any of the Real Folk Blues series on<br />

the Chess label. Each one is a gem, there’s a<br />

reason that these vinyl records fetch high prices<br />

on Ebay. It was also good to hear<br />

veteran blues men such as Johnny Winter, Gary<br />

Moore, and Buddy Guy on the radio, having released<br />

their first singles in decades.<br />

John Hyatt and Sonny Landreth also experienced<br />

a sudden boost in popularity, Sonny being the<br />

first slide guitar virtuoso to come along in quite<br />

some time. Fortunately for us, record companies<br />

then signed new artists such as Blues Traveler,<br />

Gov’t Mule and Chris Duarte. Unfortunately,<br />

William Shatner seems to have missed the boat<br />

during those years, giving us a blues album in<br />

2020. Yeah, 2020 wasn’t such a great year.<br />

Blues festivals, at that time, seemed to be popping<br />

up everywhere. There was a real sense of<br />

community in the crowds and a feeling that there<br />

was something for us other than spandex wearing<br />

hair metal bands. The first time that I heard<br />

Derek Trucks was at a local festival. Only 10<br />

years old at the time, he was the sound of hope<br />

for the blues. Perhaps one of the<br />

greatest additions to the blues world were the<br />

number of musical prodigies who were given attention.<br />

Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd<br />

were soon to follow.<br />

It’s hard to say what’s in store for <strong>2021</strong>, but let’s<br />

hope that the live concerts come back, this is<br />

where the blues have always lived and that would<br />

be a good trend.<br />

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

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

Feb 6 th - Sean Holcomb 2pm<br />

Feb 13 th Johnny and Heidi- 2pm<br />

Feb 19 th - Bobby James 4pm<br />

Feb 20 th - Bobby James 2pm<br />

Feb 21 st - Bobby James 12pm<br />

50<br />

Feb 27 th - Casey Picou 2pm


In honor of Black History Month, I would like to<br />

highlight a few personal influences that in my<br />

mind prove that music transcends and has a soul<br />

everyone can relate to.<br />

ICE T This artist’s reputation is<br />

well known. He is the pioneer of<br />

transcending hip-hop and metal,<br />

by way of his band, Body Count,<br />

and he continues to collaborate<br />

with multiple artists from all<br />

genres.<br />

Terrance Hobbs One of<br />

the original founding members<br />

of Suffocation, Hobbs’ ability to<br />

completely shred metal riffs has<br />

never been questioned. To this<br />

day, he continues to pave the way<br />

for future metal masters.<br />

Mike Smith All one needs to<br />

do to familiarize themselves with<br />

Mike’s work is blast Suffocation’s<br />

“Effigy of the Forgotten” in its<br />

entirety. Truly one of my favorite<br />

drummers ever.<br />

Dr. Dre Dre’s ability to produce,<br />

write, kill the mic, and rule the<br />

business world, has proven he<br />

is a juggernaut in the music<br />

industry.<br />

Wu-Tang Clan<br />

Straight up, Wu-Tang<br />

Clan ain’t nothin’ to<br />

f*#@ with!<br />

KRS One Knowledge Reigns<br />

Supreme Over Nearly Everybody<br />

with this street lyricist’s ability to slay<br />

anyone in his path. Truly, a one-of-akind<br />

MC.<br />

By Andy Minor<br />

Jimi Hendrix What can be said<br />

about this legendary guitar player<br />

that hasn’t already been relayed<br />

a thousand times over? His<br />

influence surpasses time itself.<br />

Robert Johnson Legendary<br />

blues guitar player Robert<br />

Johnsen, the man who<br />

supposedly sold his soul to the<br />

devil “at the crossroads”. Blues<br />

and metal have always had their<br />

ties and Johnson definitely had a<br />

hand in bridging that gap.<br />

Chuck D From “Bring the<br />

Noise”, “Anthrax”, “Public Enemy”<br />

and more, Chuck D bringing the<br />

two cultures together, in my mind,<br />

was a great collaboration between<br />

the two genres. Although hip-hop<br />

and metal are different, I believe<br />

their core and spirit are one in the<br />

same.<br />

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Bad Brains This<br />

classic punk rock<br />

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was banned in DC<br />

for a reason. If one<br />

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that today.<br />

In closing, I do not believe music would be here today<br />

without these powerful influences from very powerful<br />

artists, tried and true. The one thing I love about<br />

music is that no matter what color, race, culture, or<br />

background you are, when you can see in a person’s<br />

eyes, you know if you are relating over the tunes,<br />

because music is a universal language.<br />

I hope you check out these top ten influences in my<br />

life, and maybe they will inspire you as well.

the answers<br />

1<br />

13<br />

2 3 4 5<br />

D C M A T H J<br />

6<br />

E A L P B A B<br />

9 10 11<br />

L N E X O D U S O M I A M I<br />

A C G L O N A W<br />

W E E L C A T H O L I C<br />

A N D E R S O N O C C<br />

R D E A<br />

E U P R I S I N G<br />

14<br />

12<br />

7<br />

8<br />

1. What was the name of Bob Marley’s female<br />

back-up group?<br />

I-Threes<br />

7. The Wailers were kicked off a tour in 1973<br />

for upstaging what group?<br />

Sly and the Family Stone<br />

2. Bob Marley’s wife, Rita, had this hit song in<br />

the early ‘80s.<br />

One Draw<br />

3. What is Bob Marley’s full name?<br />

Robert Nesta Marley<br />

4. What was the name of Bob Marley’s original<br />

Ska band?<br />

The Teenagers<br />

5. Whose cover of “I Shot the Sheriff” was a<br />

radio hit in 1974?<br />

Eric Clapton<br />

6. What was Bob Marley’s first hit outside of<br />

Jamaica?<br />

No Woman, No Cry<br />

8. What are the items buried with Bob Marley?<br />

His red Gibson guitar, a soccer ball,<br />

a marijuana bud, a ring that he had<br />

worn every day, and a Bible opened<br />

to Psalm 23<br />

9. Bob Marley received what honor in 1994?<br />

He was inducted into the Rock and<br />

Roll Hall of Fame<br />

10. What were Bob Marley’s last words to his<br />

son?<br />

Money can’t buy life<br />

11. Who were the original members of the<br />

Wailers?<br />

Bob Marley, Bunny Livingston, Peter<br />

Tosh<br />

54<br />

12. What record label was Bob Marley with<br />

when he died?<br />

Island Records

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