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Birthday Greetings to Andy Shernoff!


Happy birthday greetings go out today to the big dog himself, Andy Shernoff!

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The Next Next Next Big Thing?


Maybe there is hope for our future. At least this video of youngsters performing a Dictators cover has us believing it’s possible the doomsday prognosticators were wrong. These kids from suburban New York’s Westchester School of Rock bring a little edumacation to the masses with their version of “The Next Big Thing,” complete with this-is-just-a-hobby intro rap.

The littlest dude may have the biggest rock & roll ‘tude, but we love that they got the kid with the most ‘fro to take the lead vocals. Check it out:

— DFFD123

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Happy Birthday to the Thunderbolt!


Beat the birthday drums for Dictators/Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom/MANITOBA percussionist extraordinaire, Thunderbolt Patterson!

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Manitoba in Madrid: The Videos

Manitoba El Sol Madrid

Thanks to the extremely good people who make the effort to post their videos at YouTube, we can all vicariously experience the thrill of seeing the guys from Manitoba thrilling the masses in Madrid. Gracias!

Here’s a little “Who Will Save Rock and Roll?” followed by “Faster & Louder” and “Two-Tub Man” — enjoy!

— DFFD123

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Happy Birthday to Andy Shernoff!!

Andy Shernoff

Cheers to Andy Shernoff, who’s celebrating his birthday today!

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WFMU Tribute to Rich Teeter Begins Tonight

WFMU, the greatest radio station in the US of A, is running a 2-part Richie Teeter tribute on the Evan “Funk” Davies show. Part 1 airs tonight at 9pm ET, part 2 will follow next week, same night and time (streaming live over the interwebs). Tonight will feature Richie’s work with the Dictators, next week will be a special airing of some of his tunes as a member of VHF.

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It’s a MANITOBA House Party!!

For this week’s YouTube Tuesday: a little “Pussy and Money,” a lotta “Haircut and Attitude”! Click to watch a bit of MANITOBA’s performance in their Live at Drew’s house concert last weekend in N.J. Full report coming soon …

— DFFD123

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