Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brian Chodorcoff ... you suck!

Posted By on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM

guitarjpg

OK, first, there is at least one thing wrong with that headline. Mainly that local guitarist Brian Chodorcoff's birthday isn't until next week. But, he is celebrating his birthday a little early, thanks to a pretty fantastic birthday show that's been set up at Will's Pub this Saturday in his honor. And that, my friends, is why he sucks.

Check out this lineup:

  • Jon Silva
  • Steve Krone
  • Jim O'Rourke
  • Big Jef
  • Thomas Wynn
  • Beth McKee
  • David Schweizer
  • The Downgettters (featuring Kaleigh Baker, Joseph Martens, Jeff Nolan, Anthony Manzo, Mike Kossler and Chodorcoff)
  • Changing Shapes (Chodorcoff's new project)

All of these cats – you know, just some of the best musicians in Orlando's rock scene – are people with whom Chodorcoff has worked. Either as a guitarist, producer, or co-conspirator.

And that is why he sucks. Because in addition being an awesome enough musician to play alongside and inspire guys and gals like that, Chodorcoff is also one of the Orlando music scene's friendliest and most generous dudes, and that's why they're all coming out to sing a tune or two in his honor. Yeah, couldn't just be a good player, could he? He had to suck and actually be a nice guy too. Jeez, the nerve of some people.

(Also, because he actually does not suck, but is in fact awesome, I hereby propose that on his birthday, everyone call Chodorcoff "Johnny Lightnin'," just like that cake up there.)

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 27, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation