This sure beats political karaoke. Mike DeSalvo, lead guitar; Ken Dixon, electric mandolin, guitar, vocals; Ralph Hohman, vocals, guitar; Pat Quinn, drums; John Alcott, bass; Mike Daly, keyboards. Who are these ancient minstrels rocking to Wild Nights at The Windmill in Stratford? They’re scribes, editors, wordsmiths at the Connecticut Post. They’re The Bad Slugs. What in hell is that? A newspaper term for a screw-up. Just like with many underrated musicians on MusicCritic, they do not get that much exposure to a wider audience. Also, music is constantly changing. Been there many times. Thanks to OIB friend Steve Krauchick from Doing It Local for the footage.
Maybe someday OIB’s resident guitar wizard Derek Brown (Bridgeport Kid) will crash the journal jingles. He can write a little as well.
Now just to compare a scribe band versus a hack political band, you must see this:
Bridgeport State House members Chris Rosario, Steve Stafstrom and Ezequiel Santiago, accompanied by City Council President Aidee Nieves, synchronizing Uptown Funk.
I’ll go with The Bad Slugs.