STEVE MILLER BAND
(Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) If Steve Miller walked down the street, would anyone recognize him? This is one of the most successful musicians who's ever lived, whose biggest hits are as familiar as the backseat of your parents' Oldsmobile. This is the guy who sang "The Joker," a song that you have heard 87 zillion times and never, ever need to hear again. This is the guy responsible for "Take the Money and Run," for "Rock'n Me," for "tick tock tick, doo doo doo-doo." And yet no one knows what he looks like. He could easily hire an impersonator to knock out "Abracadabra" (in Daft Punk headgear, perhaps?) and I don't think anyone would really care. Therefore, I submit to you that Steve Miller is not an actual person but an entity that's been collectively manifested out of '70s FM radio waves, bong resin, and the pompatus of love. NED LANNAMANN
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