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“MUSICAL EQUATIONS”(PT 1)

Most people have heard of math equations used to describe science—but how about for music/musical performances? Or for the way people behave when they hear music? Well,unbeknownst to most people, there are few equations that relate directly to musical performance that I will now reveal to you as “a public service.” (Hey—I love—I love.) MUSICAL […]

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (PT 7)

61) “CHARLESTON”: Of all the many tributes to the band “Boston”, “Charleston” was probably the most unique.Their approach to Boston’s “classic rock repetoire” was to remake their songs with the classic 1920’s “Charleston Beat”. It was an unusual approach,and tho all the musicians were graduates of Juillard and the show was performed with spot on precision,it […]

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (PT 6)

51)”JIMMY AND THE ROACHES”: Billing themselves as a “Tougher version of Adam and the Ants”,Leader Jimmy Deviderio once boasted that: “Yo,we DO drink,we DO smoke,and you know what else we do?We will f@ck you up!” (They actually had quite a cult following in New Jersey in the 1980’s–tho Jimmy Deviderio’s reported mafia connections always loomed […]

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (PT 5)

41)”MELISSA NEVADA”: Former Vegas stripper and lap dancer Melissa Nevada (Real name Melissa Priestley)made an ill advised attempt to do a “Fetish/Vegas style tribute to Hannah Montana”.The show was billed as “The Adult version of Hannah Montana”,and was highly promoted in the weeks leading up to its premiere at the Venetian hotel. The show was […]

“THE BANDS AND ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (PT 4)

31)”ABBOTT D ELVIS”: One of the more eclectic tributes in the history of Rock music,”Abbott D Elvis” did Abbott and Costello routines to Elvis Costello music. It was a very strange mix,and tho clever,never really caught on. 32)”TOO MUCH SOUL” JONES : A James Brown imitator, “Velveeta Jones”(Yes,that was his real name) was known for […]

THE BANDS & ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (PT 3)

21)”THE COUNTRY UNCLES”: When 2 brothers from the Appalachian mountains(Joe and Juke Bupkins),decided to do a bluegrass version of the “The Blues Brothers”,they encountered nothing but problems. Part of the reason was that most of the people at their performances had never heard of “The Blues Brothers”,and their marketing campaign(“We do both kinds of music,Country […]

THE BANDS & ARTISTS THAT HISTORY FORGOT” (PT 2)

11)”KIRSHNA”: “Kirshna” was a tribute to Nirvana that was the brainchild of Swami Mahatma Nahasa Pissdapeealotta (the founder of the main Hindu sect in Yakima, Washington). A firm believer in reincarnation, The “Swami”(Who for some crazy reason was inspired by Kurt Cobain’s tragic suicide)decided to have not only himself, but his ENTIRE BAND emulate Cobain’s […]