Rock and Roll Dream to Flying Pizza Scheme

By: DJM Publishing
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Jan. 27, 2021 - PRLog -- In the mid-1970's, one imaginative young man from a small town in western Montana dreamed of becoming a guitar-wielding, long-haired, rock and roll god.  He indeed started down that path, writing and performing his first songs at age fifteen on a twenty dollar electric guitar purchased at a pawn shop in Daytona Beach, Florida, during a wild summer there with his two older brothers.

In no time he was rocking out with a Montana band called High Voltage, long hair and all, showcasing many more original tunes, including his infamous Batman, which would come full circle later on.  Life was one big rock and roll party, but something ominous was about to happen.

At age twenty, this rock and roll fool got hit on the head with a flying frozen pizza during a kegger, immediately causing a vision that revealed the secret to obtaining world fame.  This, of course, was considered a Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds delusion by many of his friends and for valid reason.  But it led to the formation of a risky scheme, at least more risky than the rock band thing.

The brilliant scheme was the creation of a music production project consisting primarily of one obstinate entity: the pizza-wearing songwriter who would also become lead vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist, keyboardist, percussionist, music arranger, recording engineer, producer, publisher, and marketer all-in-one.  Mind you, this was during the era of tape recordings, typewriters, and actual paper letters with stamps on them, before affordable digital music recording, computers, and the internet.

Psychedelic and Groovy, Man!

The young man's notorious guitar-laden rock tunes, progressive, psychedelic, and "far out," hint of the groovy 1970's era when songs actually had guitar solos, but without the bell bottoms or LSD trip.  With a plethora of talented inspiration from period rock artists, enough to last a lifetime, pizza man has kept the commotion going for over four decades under the name Minteer.

Notable Minteer music anthologies include Get What You Expect (Minteer, 2021), Calling All Aliens (Minteer, 2017), and Third Millennium Mash (DJ Minteer, 2014).  Minteer also produced a thirty-six song collection throughout the 1980's and 1990's, though to this date most of it remains unpublished.

Holy 60's Star, Batman!

Minteer is known in more recent years for two official songs of the Adam West (Batman) celebrations in Walla Walla, Washington: Adam West Blues (Minteer, 2018), and 60's Star, a.k.a., Batman (Minteer, 2017), which were also released as a limited production, multi-colored, vinyl 45 rpm record.  The Adam West Day productions include accompanying music videos for the first three annual celebrations (see YouTube videos for Adam West Day Walla Walla 2017, 2018, 2019) by Daniel and Deborah Minteer.

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Tags:Indie Music
Location:Walla Walla - Washington - United States
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