Monday, January 29, 2018

Pheaturing Robert LaRoche From The Sighs

Hey, kids, welcome the Phile for a Monday. How are you? Did you watch the Grammys last night? The Grammy are a great way to get to know the bands from you favorite car commercial. I was feeling really old and confused after trying to watch the Grammys.
I don't know who Joy Villa, but apparently she is a singer who is becoming more well-known for her political outfits than her singing career. Case and point is the 26-year-old's personalized gown she wore to the Grammys yesterday. Villa's gown and purse sported an anti-abortion message that she hand painted. Arts and crafts goes fashion!

On Instagram, Villa shared that the fetus image is her daughter, whom Villa gave up for adoption after giving birth at age 21. Villa also confirmed what you're thinking... the dress is a bridal gown she custom decorated. I had to Google Joy Villa, which I suppose is what she wanted. Villa made headlines at last year's Grammys for wearing the most pro-Trump outfit conceivable, from designer Andre Soriano. If you couldn't tell, Villa is into Trump. Despite her ardent support for Trump, Villa angered the Trump base in December when she accused Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, of inappropriately touching her at an event. While Villa may have lost some supporters for speaking out against Lewandowski, she's continued full-on with her Trump marketing ploy. The same day she sported the anti-abortion gown she released new music. If you'd like to follow Villa's career, don't waste your time looking for her on best dressed lists.
The biggest moment coming out of last night at the Grammys: Hillary Clinton, in a James Corden sketch, reading from Michael Wolff's Trump tell-all, "Fire and Fury." As celebrities like John Legend, Cardi B, and Snoop Dogg read passages from the bonkers behind-the-scenes look at the White House, the sketch saved Clinton for last. "He had a long time fear of being poisoned. One reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's," read Clinton. "No one knew he was coming, and the food was safely premade." And if Corden was hoping Donald Trump would clapback and up the prestige of his hosting gig (like Jimmy Kimmel before him), well, he's already gotten the next best thing. Don Jr. tweeted immediately.

Wrote Jr, simultaneously hating on Wolff's book... which alleges that the president's eldest son has an infantile relationship with his father... and Clinton. He wasn't the only Trump official to take a strong stand against the comedy bit. Trump's Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, also slammed the "trash," saying she loves the Grammys but doesn't need "the politics thrown in it." Congratulations to the winner of the defense-of-Trump tweet awards... James Corden. Stay tuned to see if he gets the biggest prize of the day. President Trump still hasn't tweeted.
It's time to pull out your detective hat, because a very important investigation is underway. Upon first glance, the 2018 "Vanity Fair" Hollywood portfolio cover is yet another glamorous celebrity portrait taken by the prolific Annie Leibovitz.

But upon closer inspection, Twitter has noticed something peculiar about Reese Witherspoon's legs. When you truly focus, it appears the Big Little Lies actress has three legs. Is this an illuminati conspiracy?! Has she had three legs all along and we're just NOW noticing?! People also have some feelings about how snug Witherspoon and Oprah appear to be. Naturally, people has been batting around some theories about Witherspoon's third leg. Is it merely an optical illusion caused by her flesh-toned dress?! Perhaps a bad photoshop job?! Maybe, just maybe, this is Witherspoon's long hidden secret. Weird. Could be a Photoshop error, but I'm not sure why they would have to Photoshop her leg into a different position. Most likely, what we see as the third "leg" is just the fabric of her dress that seems to match her skin tone because it's in shadow. To make matters even more bizarre, it also appears that Oprah has three hands. Did a "Vanity Fair" photo editor just execute the perfect prank?! Once she caught wind of the Internet's speculation about her third leg, Witherspoon decided to settle the score once and for all. Yes, she has three legs. And now, she finally feels ready to share her truth with this cold, judgmental world. At the time of writing, Oprah has yet to comment on her third hand. Man, 2018 is already off to a weird start, so Witherspoon's three-legged photoshoot feels completely on brand.
Speaking of Oprah... After weeks of excitement and speculation spawned by that transcendent speech she gave at the Golden Globe Awards, an interview with her excellency Oprah Winfrey explicitly states whether or not she will run for president in 2020. And... she isn't. Oprah is on the cover of "InStyle" magazine this month, and was asked point blank whether she's packing up and moving to Washington. "Why would I be president when I could be Oprah?" is not what she said, but it sure sounds like what she thinks. Well that's that. Incidentally, this interview was conducted weeks before her Golden Globes Oprah made it official in her own magazine. The electorate is understanding, and still can't believe there was such huge speculation in the first place. Seriously, people want a president with actual governing experience this time. Breitbart, for their part, is claiming this as a victory, assuming Oprah has a more sinister reason for rejecting the call than simply not wanting to. R.I.P. OPRAH 2020 January 7th, 2018 - January 25th, 2018.
One company has truly reached a new low with their "Slavery Gets Shit Done" slogan. Along with the text is a graphic representing the pyramids of Egypt. You know, because a lot of people think the pyramids were built by slaves. (They were not.) Umm? What? How does this exist? And as if the fact that the clothing was created in the first place wasn't bad enough, it was actually being sold by online retail giant, Twitter user @Queen__Grace tweeted this picture of a white baby wearing a bib bearing the slogan, but it was apparently also on mugs, bags, and T-shirts, all sold by third-party sellers on Amazon's website.

Amazon reportedly pulled the clothing after complaints from individuals and anti-slavery groups. In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said, “All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The products in question are no longer available.” David Westlake, chief executive of International Justice Mission (IJM) U.K., said to the "Post," “Children the same age as those modeling the t-shirts will be forced to work long hours for no pay in desperate conditions where starvation, beatings and sleep deprivation are common." Jakub Sobik of the charity organization Anti-Slavery International (ASI) told Thomson Reuters Foundation, “If it is meant to be funny, it fails miserably.”
So, there's a new band I want to get on the Phile...

I bet they're good. Hahaha. That's so stupid. That's as stupid as...

Hahaha. There's a new Star Wars book out that looks pretty cool...

Hahaha. That's actually funny. If you are thinking about cheating on your loved one you might wanna think twice after seeing this...

Ha! So, a few weeks ago there was a Women's March in Washington D.C. and other states when it was the anniversary of Trump being sworn in as president. Some of these women had very clever signs...

Hahaha. So, this is the Phile's 12th anniversary year and I have been showing you some celebrities how they changed since 2006. For example... Taylor Swift...

In 2006 she was singing about ex-boyfriends. Then in 2018...

She's singing about ex-boyfriends. Okay, maybe somethings haven't changed.

Hahaha. If you spot the Mindphuck let me know. Okay, so, yesterday friend of the Phile Laird was here and said he didn't like the movie Dunkirk. Well, that got me thinking... what movie does he like. So, I invited him back here to tell us. He's a singer, patriot, renaissance man. You know what time it is.

Good morning, humans. This movie is so thought provoking...

Not only do I highly recommend it, I think it should be required viewing for everyone over the age of 12. I won’t spoil the plot by describing anything further. Let’s just say... it’s one of those movies that’ll have you saying... “Holy shit!” many, many times. I give it five stars.

Okay, so, you know I live in Florida, right? Well, there's some stuff that happens in Florida that happens nowhere else in the universe. Well, this story might...

Jen Selter is an Instagram influencer who's gained roughly 11.7 million followers thanks to her curvaceous rear. While she's no Kardashian, Selter has created a well-known brand.

Thus, her getting into it with an airline equates to bonafide gossip. As gleaned from Selter's social media, Selter was attempting to fly from Miami to New York on American Airlines. Her plane was stuck on the runway for over two hours, creating a heated environment. It seems that some people were out of their seats and in the bathroom, which led Selter to believe she was free to grab a jacket from the overhead bin. Apparently this was a no-no and a flight attendant told ​​​​Selter as much. When asked if she wanted to leave the plan, Selter assented, only to later tell the pilot she was being sarcastic. The video shows other passengers getting mad for Selter, who remains calm when talking to the pilot. The only thing agreed upon is that nobody wants to be there. Selter posted follow-up videos of five cops coming onto the flight to remove her and her sister. "People kept coming up to me, and then all of a sudden five male officers come at me and it was really frightening," Selter told ABC News. Selter's sister talked to another passenger who got off the plan voluntarily following the incident. American Airlines released a statement in response to the hooplah. "Ms. Selter was asked to leave the aircraft after a disagreement occurred Saturday night at Miami International Airport (MIA). American offered her hotel accommodations and transportation, which she declined." The statement noted that Selter "flew on American Sunday morning back to New York (LGA)." Seems like Selter and American made up. That's great... I wanna see another pic of her.

Okay... one more...

Okay... I'm good for now...

During a CNN interview on Saturday night, rapper Jay Z called Trump a "superbug," noting that his toxic rise has empowered racist attitudes that were already embedded in America's DNA. "You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, you create a superbug. Then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug," Jay Z said, lamenting America's inability to confront racism head-on. In true Trump fashion, the president took to Twitter yesterday morning to come for Jay Z. His defense?! That his presidency has allegedly raised the black employment rate.

Presumably, Trump didn't actually watch Jay Z's interview. Since that very point was brought up in discussion. Several people pointed out that it was actually Obama's presidency that brought about these changes. And even so, there's a long way to go. Some people are relishing the concept of beef between Jay Z and Trump. While their lifestyles, career tracks, and political perspectives are vastly different, both of them technically do have a lot of experience with beefing. During his appearance on "The Van Jones Show," Jay Z also addressed Trump's "shithole countries" comment noting how dehumanizing it was to people in Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador. And in an interview that aired last night with Piers Morgan, Donald Trump doesn't identify as a feminist, a fact that rippled throughout the Internet to receive a collective "duh." "No, I wouldn't say I'm a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far. I’m for women, I'm for men, I’m for everyone,” Trump said in the interview. It's hardly news that the man accused by 22 women of sexual misconduct doesn't identify as a feminist. If you look at his lifestyle, and write down pretty much any of Trump's sexist quotes about women you can parse that he doesn't hold a deep respect for the ladies. The "revelation" rendered large portions of Twitter unable to pry their eyeballs from the backs of their heads. To be fair, it would demonstrate a much bigger cognitive dissonance on Trump's part if he did identify as a feminist. We're going to need more eyeballs to roll after this piece of breaking news.

The 74th book to be pheatured in the Phile's Book Club is...

David will be the guest on the Phile a week from today. And now for just the...

Phact 1. The Oakland Buddha, placed by a resident on a street corner to prevent illegal dumping, the statue has now become a shrine for the local Vietnamese population who leave offerings and have even built a shelter for the Buddha. Crime in the area dropped 82%.

Phact 2. As a child, Michael Jackson’s father would torment him about his appearance, calling him fat-nose. Michael went on to have four rhinoplasties and fussed over how his body and face looked for the rest of his life.

Phact 3. Sir Ian McKellen broke down on the set of The Hobbit, announcing “This is not why I became an actor," due to filming the entire movie along with the dwarves edited in afterward.

Phact 4. Carrie Fisher delivered a cow tongue inside a Tiffany box to a predatory producer who had assaulted her friend. She said, “The next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!”

Phact 5. A 17-year-old girl who hired two teens to murder her parents appealed her convictions on the grounds of being a minor interviewed by police without parental consent.

Today's pheatured guest is the lead singer and founder for the Massachusetts rock band The Sighs who had a little bit of success in the 90s. Their new album "Wait on Another Day" is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. Please welcome to the Phile... Robert LaRoche.

Me: Hey, Robert, welcome to the Phile, man. How are you doing?

Robert: I'm doing good, Jason.

Me: Great. So, should I call you Bobby or Robert? I saw you mentioned as Bobby in a few places on-line.

Robert: Well, my name is Robert, but folks who have known me for awhile, even my own family call me Bobby. Sometime after The Sighs when I do my side project which I'm still doing to this day I started using Robert. I'm comfortable with either but if I had a preference I'd prefer Robert. I'm 54-years-old, so Robert sounds a little better than Bobby. Haha.

Me: Good deal. I called you Robert at the top of this entry. So, when did The Sighs become a band, Robert, and was it a struggle when you guys first started?

Robert: It wasn't a struggle because it was fun. The playing was fun and we actually got a lot of gigs. I think the first one was in '81, and we were playing clubs in '82. I was pretty young, about 19 and I was the oldest in the band. The drummer who is now the bass player, Tommy Pluta, a little known fact, he started out playing drums and was a damn good drummer. He was only 18-years-old, and he would play, and get a belly full of beer and had to go to high school with a hangover the next day. We were all working part time and I am sure we were still living at home still. It was absolutely fun as we weren't that focused at that point on original material. We had some original songs but we were playing versions of Dion and the Belmonts, late 50s to early 60s songs and of course as time went by we started to write more and more. Primarily we started as a fun party and people knew the songs. That didn't last long, as about two years into it it was half and half... half originals and half covers. It was ten years playing clubs and colleges before we got signed by a Virgin subsidiary.

Me: The whole time were you thinking you guys wanted a record contract, or were you just happy playing gigs?

Robert: We were true believers and still are and I still am.

Me: Did you go to college or anything in the meantime? Surely you didn't just play shows and nothing else...

Robert: There wasn't a back up plan and we took it as far as we could. Even when Charisma, the label went kaput we continued on and did a one off with a good independent label which was called Big Deal Records.

Me: When did your first record come out, and what was it called?

Robert: "She Is Not the Girl I Used to Know," which was released on Relief Records which was in late summer '82. We were very clever... Sighs on Relief. I remember doing mailings to all these distributors. I had help of course, Jason. I had all these people in the music scene in Holyoke and North Hampton. This was a western Mass thing. It wasn't a Boston thing. Boston was only a hundred miles to the east but this was kinda regional thing. I don't have a copy of that single, I haven't heard it in a long time. Haha.

Me: What genre would you say your music was in 1992 when the first album came out? Rock? Grunge? Pop?

Robert: I wouldn't say grunge. If you listen to the Charisma release we were pretty straight pop rock and roll. I don't really hear any grunge on that. The second record was different. That was the one on Big Deal. It had I would say had a more powerful influence from let's say the post-Nirvana period. When "Nevermind" came out that decimated the plimsols, power pop, Raspberies influence that we were in to... that kinda got pushed aside as you know.

Me: So, how did you guys originally get signed? I bet you celebrated when that happened?

Robert: Well, we partied a lot in those days so I can't give you too much information, but could only say we were excessive in our celebrating. That would be the most diplomatic way to put it. I've been sober now for quite some years and I don't regret the past but I don't need to relive it. Haha. We were young and had a hell of a lot of fun.

Me: Gotcha. So, was it one of those things were you went and signed a big contract and they threw a large bucket of money at you?

Robert: I would say yes to that. That was still happening in the early 90s. New York City wasn't that far from where we lived, it was just a three hour drive. We started playing at a place called The China Club in New York City. At that time there was a string of them in L.A., Chicago, New York, and a couple of other big towns. It was on the upper west side of Manhattan on 75th and Broadway. It was actually located in the basement of the Beacon Theater. It was one of those velvet rope clubs and they would have live from about 9 til 12, and they would have a feature act. It was not like a CBGB hardcore lower east side with people with torn up jeans and Converse... it had a lot of music fans, and a lot of models, a lot of celebrities. The Stones were there, Rod Stewart, Hulk Hogan... I remember being completely as my dad would say "half my shoes on," very intoxicating, hanging off Hulk Hogan's biceps. We had a lot of stories like that during that time period. But we started playing this China Club and we started to get popular. What really turned it around, we started packing the place and that's when record companies started to come around. I remember being at CBGB and we did a good set. CBGB was a great place as it sounded good in there. It was a dirty place with dog shit all over the floor, it was a real dump but it had a good sound system and a good stage. It was at CBGB when the president of Virgin Records, Phil Quartararo, came out and solidified the deal and said, "Welcome aboard, guys." We had leaned towards going with Virgin and that is what we did. There was a couple of other offers too that we had to think about.

Me: That's a crazy story about Hulk Hogan, Robert, but I might be able to beat that. In the early 90s when I was living at home with my parents I came home from work and saw Hulk Hogan was sitting on the couch in our living room, with my dad sitting in a chair. My mum was in the kitchen making dinner, and was getting impatient that Hulk wouldn't leave. Apparently he had been there for hours and just wouldn't leave. At that time he was making the "Thunder in Paradise" show at Disney World and wanted my dad to write and perform the theme for that show. My dad was Lonesome Dave from Foghat, and was home from touring the time. Anyway, Hulk said, "Hi, brother," and I ended up getting an autograph for somebody at work. A half hour later Hulk left to my parents relief. It was crazy. Anyway, where are you from, Robert?

Robert: From western Massachusetts. I was living in New Hampton, Massachusetts which is a little college town. We all loved one or two towns from each other but we had a band house like Big Pink. We wrote there, we recorded there, we had a nice studio seer up for demos. We made pretty good demos and funny about that, we were gonna release that as a CD. Our great guitarist, Matt Cullen, was moving his studio into his basement and he found this box of tapes. We started to remix them and thought, "How many songs are there?" There were like twenty songs and we said let's release this and we'll call it "The Basement Tapes" as it was recorded in the basement. This is why things are were they are now with the new release.

Me: Okay, so, how did you and the other guys get back together for this album again?

Robert: Well, we have always been friends all these years, even though we might not talk for about 8 months. When I went home to visit my parents who are still living in western Massachusetts we would get together and play poker. And then we rekindled our own curiosity and interest in all these songs and wondered why they weren't on the record. We then realized that we didn't pick the songs that were going on the record. The label chose that. At the time we were quite happy, we were in the batters box and thought we'll do it. The funny thing is there were so many songs left over that is what the new record "Wait Another Day" is now.

Me: Are all the songs on the new album older songs or any newly written songs?

Robert: All written back then, but with new recordings. There are three songs on it that were written in 1987... 31 years ago. The other ones were written when we were with the label in '91, or '92. None of the songs are brand new songs... that I'm aware of. I'm pretty sure that they are all from that time period.

Me: When you were originally signed were you working a day job at all?

Robert: I was working for my family. They were so, so supportive and they knew myself and the other band members had been chasing this for years. When the time came and the opportunity was presented to us we were in good shape musically. We were ready to be signed. I didn't have to give a resignation because I worked for my family. We signed in June '91 and if I'm not mistaken it was only ten weeks later we were in Los Angeles doing preproduction.

Me: The first album, "What Goes On," was produced by Ed Stasium. What was that like? He's a pretty big producer, right?

Robert: Yeah. He heard the demos, and gave the label a price... a high price. At the time we didn't realize everything was in advanced. The labels like a bank, whatever costs the x amount of dollars for so and so, in this case Ed to produce the record we weren't gonna see any money til that money's paid back. That's just the business and it's nothing out of the ordinary. Years later we looked back and thought maybe we could've made a little less expensive record. We didn't and made a very, very expensive record. We decided to record it in Los Angeles... you're talking about flights and a place to live for 3 months. The irony is we knocked this new record out in five days. Expect for the lead guitar parts that Matt did in his home studio in Iowa. He's a full time dad and a husband so he did his stuff in his home studio. At the time it was a great opportunity, where did the basic tracks, Jason, was the room where they did "We Are the World." We were in studio A in A&M. Was it necessary? I don't know. In retrospect am I glad I got to experience it? Yes.

Me: Did you run into any of your idols or cool people at that time?

Robert: Yeah, a lot of heavy cats. U2 was mixing "One," but I did not get to meet them. Tommy Pluta did in the parking lot of A&M. It was the Charlie Chaplin soundstage that became the Herb Albert took over. I couldn't believe it was still there. That facility is no longer a recording studio now but it was ion '91 and U2 was there. Patti Smythe was across the hall, Maria McKee was also recording there. The legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who is an idol for us, who played with John Lennon, the Traveling Wilbury's was playing drums for the Maria McKee sessions so we actually got to go into the control room and got to see Jim Keltner cut a drum track and that was really interesting. We had to sit quietly in the back and Jimmy Iovine was the producer and he didn't let guests in but he was a friend of Ed's and let us watch. Sheryl Crow was in there, I remember I hung out with her one afternoon. They had a lounge with a bunch of fish tanks in there which they called The Fish Lounge I think, and this was before her first album "Tuesday Night Music Club," and she was real nice. There was other folks in there too, there was a guy from Bad English... so many people.

Me: Okay, so, you're in L.A., recording your first album, and got paid a lot of money. How did you handle it? What did you do?

Robert: To give you the idea how the tone was set the thing was we were young and we could party and still be productive. I wouldn't be able to do that now, but in those days we were able to do that. The night before we arrived at the studio they had a 40th birthday party for Sting. Sting had played the Hollywood Bowl the night before and they had a birthday party for him at the Charlie Chaplin soundstage. When we met the staff of A&M they said, "Hey, Sting was here last night and they left a couple of cases of Newcastle from England. Do you guys like Newcastle beer?" We were like sure. So, we started the session by cracking the case of Newcastle brown ale. The question is why wouldn't I? We partied a lot but in fairness we worked hard. That was part of our job... partying... recording, partying some more, recording some more.

Me: I don't remember you guys or when your first album came out. How come I didn't hear about you guys? Were you guys on the radio?

Robert: Well, the radio part happened in a nice way. The single "Think About Soul" was played on the radio and in those days it wax called modern rock radio. It did get national airplay but wasn't in the top 10 of the rock charts, but it was in the top 40. I remember going to perform in Chicago at the Metro, and we played with the band The Men. There were two guys and two girls in the band. As we pulled into Chicago for our first time there "Think About Soul" was on the radio so that was a real rush. There were other places like that. Portland, Oregon was great, Reno, Nevada was great. We could tell what towns the song was being played on the radio, that was the magic of radio back then. This would've been August or September in '92, when we were touring. Then what wound up happening was Virgin Records was sold and EMI bought out Virgin. That's the short version, they bought Virgin, and they switched distributors. We went on another tour with the Spin Doctors and Dada on an MTV Rock the Vote tour. This was when George Bush senior was going against Clinton. The problem was when the label was sold we would pull onto a town like Lawrence, Kansas we couldn't find the record. We got to Lincoln, Nebraska, and we couldn't find the record there. We were not unique and this was not a unique situation. I learnt that as the years went by and to be honest with you, I leaned to make peace with it. The real way I made peace with it is knowing it happens all the time in the music business. We managed to hang on longer than most. We made it into the following year where we were recording demos and still doing a lot of gigs. It's interesting, we were never officially dropped like most of the other acts were because we were signed by the president of Virgin who encouraged us and said let the dust settle, that it might take awhile. They wanted us to record a few new songs, and rerelease other songs but we didn't want to do that. We thought we'd sign to another label, but that's hard to do. That's like being struck by lightning twice. Who knows if we had stuck around and rode put the merger, who knows what would of happened.

Me: So, with the second album "Different," did you feel the same way, or was to different?

Robert: I think we knew that the golden opportunity... golden as in the financial backing, was not gonna come back. We were a good band, we enjoyed playing together. Like any band there might have been some personality differences but we did love each other and we are still friends today. We were very reluctant to sort of let it go, but we did after that record was released. I think we felt that we took it as far as we could. It had been fifteen years I guess, which is a long run.

Me: So, what happened when the band broke up?

Robert: With me personally I ended up moving to New York City, which we had been going to for some time. I really liked the city, I liked the energy, I like it you can fall flat on your face and nobody cares. If you failed, it didn't matter, nobody was impressed by it. To get noticed there you have to really work hard and so what I did I stepped out the lead singer role and I met a girl who I'm still working with to this day, Patricia Vonne, in Austin who has a great website you should check out. We tour Europe all the time still... I'm still on the road six months of the year. I'm not the lead singer, I'm the lead guitarist, but I get to write a lot. We co-write on a lot of the songs. Then two years ago I released my first solo CD called "Patient Man."

Me: So, where do you live now, Robert?

Robert: Austin... the fastest growing city in America. I've been here about 18 years, and when I got here in '01 it was still affordable. The sun is out 365 days a year and it's a music town.

Me: It's on my bucket list to go to Austin and do this blog from there. Okay, so, do you have any regrets or any fantastic memories of your career?

Robert: I guess recording at studio A at A&M... that whole experience was surreal. Ed Stasium is amazing producer and did a fantastic job. That would be the burning bush moment for me that whole three month period. There were some live shows that were great, and oddly enough the band is still playing very well live now because we all calmed way down. Of course we are advanced in years. The bottom line it's still fun and that's why it's worth doing. Equally important it's fun to play together.

Me: Robert, thanks so much for being on the Phile. Now I want to check you guys out. Mention your websites and if the Sighs come to Orlando I'll check you guys out.

Robert: Thanks. You can check out and Thanks, Jason.
Be good.

That about does it for this entry of the Phile. Thanks to my guests Laird Jim and of course Robert LaRoche. By the way, that's a really good album. The Phile will be back next Sunday with Gary Numan. Spread the word, not the turd. Don't let snakes and alligators bite you. Bye, love you, bye.

Not if it pleases me. No, you can't stop me, not if it pleases me. - Graham Parker

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