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27 Years Ago We Lost Steve Clark

  • 5:54 pm Monday, January 8th, 2018 by fingers13

Def Leppard has had their fair share of heartbreak, setbacks and challenges and some how has managed to stand tall and work through it all triumphantly. Two of the worst were the loss of Steve Clark and the Rick Allen accident. Today marks the anniversary of Steve’s passing and I love how Rick chose to remember him. See below. – Fingers

My Five most viewed videos of 2017 In case You Missed them

  • 5:46 pm Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 by fingers13

I love playing with video. Whether on my iPhone or with pro cameras it’s always fun shooting editing and putting it out there. Here are 5 popularly viewed videos from last year in case you missed them. Thanks as always for your support. Be it listening or watching I am truly grateful.  – Fingers

1 – My round-table chat with members of Zebra, Rat Race Choir, White Fire and Vixen ahead of the Hammerheads Reunion 2.

2 – My interview with Dave “Snake” Sabo of Skid Row ahead of Paramount show

3 – My Silly Stroll through our Halloween office party prep.

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Watch! 80’s Flashback-How Many Did You Remember? How Many Did You Have?

  • 4:30 pm Thursday, December 21st, 2017 by fingers13

Check out this abundance of 80’s commercials most from around Christmas. Watch the full video below.

My Takeaways:

1  I still have my Polaroid

2) I remember thinking it was weird that Tonka made Puppies

3) I always liked the 7UP commercials

4) I shopped at Consumers

5) All the TV Christmas Specials

Bonus Juicy Fruit Gum!

So what spark memories for you?

Merry Christmas Long Island – Fingers

Unearthed Zep Tracks From Page in 2018

  • 4:09 pm Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by fingers13

Led Zeppelin fans will see unreleased tracks in the coming years says Jimmy Page. To celebrate the bands 50th anniversary he said “Next year will be the 50th year, so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.” You can watch Page’s full interview with Academy of Achievement below.  – Fingers

Cutest Puppy Ever!?

  • 5:34 pm Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 by fingers13

Say hello to Nugget my daughter’s new pup if you think he’s cute click like below thanks – Fingers

Gene Simmons Wants to Visit your Home!

  • 5:25 pm Monday, December 11th, 2017 by fingers13

Iconic Kiss founder, singer, songwriter, bassist, entrepreneur and marketing genius releases almost 40 pound “Gene Simmons Vault” filled with tons of rarities and cool collectibles for the ultimate fan. Plus he will hand deliver it to you and hang out to meet your family.  Limited to a few thousand “Vaults” worldwide this set is the largest of its kind. Has Gene every done anything small? Listen in as we chat about the set and the drive behind it. Then check out the un-boxing video and sample some tracks.

Rock n roll , Fingers

Interview…

https://cmgwbabthefingerfiles.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/gene-simmons-vault-final.mp3

Photo Credit Mark Weiss

Sample track montage

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Hammerheads Reunion 2 Recap

  • 5:03 pm Friday, December 8th, 2017 by fingers13

Well the weekend is here and I wanted to share with you this amazing gig from last weekend.

This past Friday and Saturday nights were and amazing time capsule of Long Island night club band history. Zebra celebrated its 40 anniversary of coming to to LI,  Rat Race Choir reunited the classic 70’s lineup and Vixen and White Fire opened the nights respectively. And I got to host it all! It all went down at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh which for the record is a great venue and I remember hitting that place when it was a third of the size [More]

Eight 80’s Holiday Classics We Love

  • 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by fingers13

Looking for a new holiday tradition? Find a way to binge watch these 80’s Holiday classics. Scroll on for the full list!

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Ernest saves Christmas

Scrooged

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Carol

Prancer

Santa Claus (1985)

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Watch – Happy 70th Birthday Sammy Hagar

  • 5:50 pm Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 by fingers13

Hagar’s birthday was October 13th. It was a 4 day celebration and it’s coming to a theater near you  “Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party” 

Watch all these rocker wish Sammy a Happy Birthday and then get the details on the film coming to theaters showing all the antics featuring Long Island’s own Eddie Money, Bob Weir, Toby Keith and others. – Fingers

Long Island Club Daze Roundtable (NSFW)

  • 6:07 pm Monday, November 27th, 2017 by fingers13

On December 1st & 2nd Zebra, the classic Rat Race Choir lineup, White Fire and Vixen will play Mulcahy’s in Wantagh. It’s the 40th anniversary of Zebra hitting the Island scene. Playing their debut in its entirety and some ZEP plus a special set from the classic Rat Race Choir lineup along with club favorites White Fire (Friday) & Vixen (Saturday).

I grew up with these bands and eventually worked for and with them. White Fire gave me the name Fingers when I was hired as their light man. This is the late 70’s and early 80’s music atmosphere on Long Island [More]

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