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Tax Day musical montage: Tax Trials and Tribulations

| April 18, 2017 | 1 Comments
Tax Day musical montage: Tax Trials and Tribulations

Taxes are on everyone’s mind today, but the Schilling Show audience has responded with creative pushback. This piece, as heard on WINA’s The Schilling Show, was inspired by Diantha and the Pickpockets (Albemarle County Board of Supervisors) and the Charlottesville Silly Clowncil (City Council), neither of whom ever met a tax they didn’t like. Performed […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Lurid Tweets

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Lurid Tweets

Performance activist Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade, masterfully parodies the Twitter troubles of embattled Charlottesville Vice Mayor and Albemarle County High School teacher, Wes Bellamy. Lurid Tweets  is sung to the tune of the Fleetwood Mac’s last US top ten hit, Little Lies, with lyrical interpretation by The Blue Spade. This song was performed live […]

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Love Butt for Charlottesville City Council campaign theme song

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Love Butt for Charlottesville City Council campaign theme song

Following his announcement as a write-in candidate for Charlottesville City Council, the Love Butt has selected a campaign theme song. With lyrical interpretation by Carole Thorpe, vocal stylings by Rob Schilling, and apologies to Jack Jones! The Love Butt Campaign Theme Song Love Butt’s exciting and new! Rest assured – it’s not “working blue.” Love Butt is over the […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Councilor Galvin

| September 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Councilor Galvin

The Schilling Show presents another masterful musical adaptation by interpretive audio artist Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade. This time, Bandy parodies Charlottesville City Councilor, Kathy Galvin, and her pretentious, know-it-all Green Architect persona. Councilor Galvin is sung to the tune of the The Beatles’ classic, Lady Madonna, with lyrics penned by The Blue Spade. This song […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Single Shot Your Next Vote

| June 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Single Shot Your Next Vote

The Blue Spade (aka Scott Bandy) strikes again—this time with a salient message for Charlottesville voters. In an adroit reworking of Pat Benetar’s first top ten hit, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Bandy urges voters in Charlottesville’s June 9 primary elections to “Single Shot Your Next Vote.” Spade provides listeners with a not-so-subtle reminder […]

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The Blue Spade Sings: Who Said We Didn’t Build That

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade Sings: Who Said We Didn’t Build That

The long, storied, and sometimes sordid history of Charlottesville, Virginia is put to song by Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade. Set to the tune of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, the Spade covers fertile historic ground—from the original local slave trade to byproducts of today’s Democrat “plantation” overlords. This masterful musical interpretation […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Fry’s Spring Wants Corrective Zoning

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Fry’s Spring Wants Corrective Zoning

Performance activist Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade, takes us on a trip down to Fry’s Spring: the cradle of Charlottesville “snob” zoning and NIMBYism, where wealthy elitists wish to cleanse the neighborhood through an abrogation of property rights. Fry’s Spring Wants Corrective Zoning is sung to the tune of the George Straight’s, All My Exes Live in Texas, […]

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The Blue Spade sings: A Touch of Graft

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: A Touch of Graft

The Schilling Show presents another masterful musical adaptation by Scott Bandy, aka The Blue Spade. This time, Bandy parodies the late great Western Bypass and the encompassing Democrat-induced political debacle. A Touch of Graft is sung to the tune of the Grateful Dead’s, A Touch of Grey, with lyrics penned by The Blue Spade. This song […]

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The Blue Spade sings: Bob is No Long an Independent

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Blue Spade sings: Bob is No Long an Independent

Lamenting the insta-morphing of former independent politician Bob Fenwick into a full-fledged Democrat, the Spade uses Don Henley’s “The End of the Innocence” to make a sharp point about personal integrity. This masterful musical interpretation was performed live on WINA’s The Schilling Show, October 29, 2013. Click below to listen: [Audio clip: view full post […]

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Exclusive 911 calls: Virginia ABC agent says assault victim “tried to run over people;” witness says “gun was pulled”

| July 4, 2013 | 55 Comments
Exclusive 911 calls: Virginia ABC agent says assault victim “tried to run over people;” witness says “gun was pulled”

Exclusive to the Schilling Show, below is the harrowing 911 call placed by “Ann, Downy,” presumably a passenger in the vehicle driven by 20 year-old Elizabeth Daly as Daly’s SUV was surrounded by plainclothes Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents. Daly was arrested on the night of April 11, 2013 following a terrorizing […]

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