Brian McCarthy

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (Pt 13)

121) “THE ANTIDOTE”   Formed in the late 80‘s, “The Antidote” was a band made up entirely of pharmacists who all loved the music of Robert Smith and the Cure. As I researched this band,I soon found out that their shows were always packed—–and I was soon to find out why..   As I talked […]

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (Pt 12)

111) “5 INCH NAILS” Claiming to have formed their band 2 years before the famous “9 Inch Nails”, the all female group “5 Inch Nails” (Who are comprised of ex playboy bunnies) actually HAVE long nails—-5 Inch Nails—-and they are proud of it! When I asked her why they grew their nails out so long […]

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (Pt 11)

101) “THE LARVAE” Before the Beatles, there was the band”The Larvae.” Comprised of Bagpipes and Flutes and hailing from Glasgow Scotland,The only living remaining member of “Larvae” John O’Trotsky had some choice words about the Beatles. “They were a bunch of silly little wankaas” he said scoffing thru a thick Scottish brogue. “not a decent […]

“MISCELLANEOUS OBSERVATIONS AND MUSINGS “ (Pt 26)

1) As the great William Shakespeare once said: “Now is the winter of our disco tent!” 2) I really hate the saying “You know back in my day.” It’s such a defeated resigned sentiment. It assumes that “your time has passed” and that “you had your day”—-when the truth is, there is only one “day”=TODAY. […]

“BRIAN EATS HASH BROWNIES”(A True Story)

It was the spring of 1984, and I was in a band called “ICE”—a really good band with great musicians. We were all young, but I was the youngest at 19.We performed 6 nights a week all over the country—-it was a grueling schedule, a schedule that would probably kill me now—but ahh the joy […]

“MATRIARCHY?PATRIARCHY? OR NEITHER?

In recent times we have heard a rising chorus of voices decrying the current “Patriarchal system” we have—–not just in the west,but thru out most of the world. Oft times the cry is to “return to The Goddess” and that “If only women ran the show, we wouldn’t have all the war,corruption and other problems […]

“MY ENCOUNTER WITH THE MOB” (A True Story)

In 2008, I was the main pianist at the Green Valley Station Casino in Las Vegas, performing 4 nights a week at Hanks Steakhouse(Wednesday-Saturday) On many occasions, famous people used to come into the restaurant & the lounge: Andre Agassi(who came in several times),Reggie Jackson,Slash,Senator Harry Reid,Megan Fox & Shia Lebouf,Jane Seymour, the members of […]