A lifetime of Schock and awe in banging the drums deserves pain relief

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The Maryland Crab Cake Tour hosted a special holiday edition of the show at Far & Dotter with our favorite Dundalk Rock And Rock Hall of Famer Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s joined by Curio Wellness Chief Brand Officer Wendy Bronfein to rock a great chat about the benefits of pain relief. Merging rock and roll and cannabis education as we roll into 2024 ready for more music.


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Gina Schock, Nestor J. Aparicio, Wendy Bronfein

Nestor J. Aparicio  00:00

Welcome back wn st Towson, Baltimore and Baltimore positive we are positively at foreign daughter cannabis dispensary holistic pharmacy wellness spaces with foreign daughter we got the daughter here Wendy brown fine is here from foreign daughter as well as we are joined by rock and roll royalty. I really thought when do you got the gogo shirt 1981 Dan and Mary whether on whatever tour that was maybe vacation tour, but I’m going to hear the whole story. Jean Jacques is here from the gogo saw you by our friends at the Maryland lottery I’ve given away so many tickets that I’m like running low these are gingerbread they smell like gingerbread. It smells legacy when you have whether they smell like gingerbread, Oh, snap metal a lot of your friends and window nation. I got my funky hat here. 866 90 nation. You buy two you get two free and our friends. And this is great. Jiffy Lube, multi care sponsors, the crab cake tour, and we have already had a crab cake and the crab cakes delicious from clean cuisine. Oh my god. So I look starving, Jiffy lubes my sponsor, and there’s a Jiffy Lube right out the window. And I realized that is the second time I’m reading Jiffy Lube. And I’m like, everywhere, too. She’s in Dundalk around the corner from me. How are you? How’s the Rockstar life when you just got back from doing the sphere with you too?


Gina Schock  01:20

Oh, you guys did? Okay, so

Nestor J. Aparicio  01:21

put the Coco’s back together. Get him in a sphere.

Gina Schock  01:23

Well, here’s the thing. Well, I got a lot to tell the sphere thing. I don’t think I can do that you guys because that would be like I think an overload. Sensory overload for me, like I get sick with that sort of thing. Like how many moves? I’ve been Yeah. And I’m afraid that I’m gonna go in there and you know, have to leave immediately because I’ve been on like, tried to get on a, like a ride or something. No, it wasn’t a ride. It’s

Nestor J. Aparicio  01:52


a motion sick.

Gina Schock  01:53

I get motion sickness. Yes. Basically, boats too. Yeah, I mean, I have I have to be moving

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:00

like moving, taking you out on the back river anytime.

Gina Schock  02:04

Moving So. So. And I don’t know. I mean, what what do you guys think it to me? I may be wrong, but I guess it’s according to where you are sitting. But I don’t know if like it is good. But are you paying attention to the band? Really, that’s just sort of mesmerized by everything is happening around? Yes. And the band is sort of secondary.


Wendy Bronfein  02:25

So I think one you feel like you’re inside of a music video. That’s how I felt. There are some times when the animation does make you feel like the space is moving. And you’re not seeing sail. But it’s it’s not all of it. It’s a very limited window. You go I felt like I was going back and forth. It really like any concert where like, sometimes you’re looking at them on the screen because it’s just so much bigger and clearer.

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:48

To be a screen right now there’s there’s a screen right? You can be preoccupied by the screen no matter where you are. Right, right. Are you sure but the screen so beautiful. It’s so clear. And this

Gina Schock  02:59

is like everywhere, everywhere.

Wendy Bronfein  03:02


Yes. But I was definitely watching them and I was in section two one. So like, the lowest part of the upper section. So you had that good like aerial perspective on the stage. And they still look normal size not like you were starts

Nestor J. Aparicio  03:16

moving up here though. Correct from your eyes scope. You start looking at the roof a little bit like a planetarium. Yeah.

Gina Schock  03:22

I think like planetarium. Exactly.

Nestor J. Aparicio  03:24

I my seats were so close. I was on that. I just watched the band. I sit there. I didn’t take it in maybe the same way I would have. Because if you’re up top, you see I need to go back and sit further away. I think and you wanted to get fish tickets today. Yeah, but I mean, it’s one of those things, I think all the bigger bands, the production value of what you’re going to have to do with video when you go in there. You’re not going to play one show they’re gonna be for, you know, for Taylor Swift. I mean, it’s that’s what it’s going to be for.


Wendy Bronfein  03:50

But then my sister and I were talking about it and said, like, I think you really just, I feel like it’s best if it’s a rock band, because the things that they did with the screen were like, additive, but like I don’t want to see a band. I don’t want to see something with dancers and all that or somebody who’s singing with the track. I just the acoustics were fantastic like you just want to see people play and then have this extra flourish

Nestor J. Aparicio  04:12

I think it’s like an EDM hall like a dancing. If they made the world’s largest disco if they made the world’s largest symphony, whatever they wanted to do in there. The sounds and the acoustics in the video can bring things I mean all the holographic stuff we’ve seen with Zappa and all that kind of stuff would really play all the mind F stuff would really well you bet you know anything that in music is great for music, so departure you know it’s why we love music, right? I

Gina Schock  04:40

mean, he can take it anywhere you want.

Nestor J. Aparicio  04:41


How are you happy holidays to you?

Gina Schock  04:45

Home and it’s always good to be home and I had you know some of my my dear friends greet me when I got home and Wendell and I’ve been just busy doing stuff but it’s good. It’s good to be home always.

Nestor J. Aparicio  04:59

Why not? Then I always send to different cabinets about you when you’re here because he you told me you didn’t always come back here and make it a public thing visit your family but the holidays now like your your lot of your family’s gone it really is about like, the spirit of being here and being bad.

Gina Schock  05:13

Absolutely. It’s just like sleeping in the house I grew up in, you know, and the neighborhood walking around and just, it’s a warm, good feeling. Well,

Nestor J. Aparicio  05:26

so drug City’s a sponsor of mine, okay. I met her drug city over a year ago. She did the show with me. The drug city I happened I did one show in October excuse because no no worries Did you drink? I did one show because it was the Oreos were gonna be in the playoffs right and everything’s sort of stopped. Didn’t know when their plants I want show for my birthday on Friday. And I’m Danna truck city to the shops. There’s my son who never comes on my show. came and did the show with me for half an hour. And I said let’s get downstairs get a drink and I had never had what is that the the bourbon drink with the ice cube ah, fast old fashioned. I never had one of those. So I went downstairs and they bet to make me one made one drank it in a walk down. I was about to leave. And it was like a song. I walk into the liquor store and here’s Jeanne Shaco my birthday. It’s your birthday. We gotta go have a drink. So next thing I know two hours later, we’re like telling stories. You my son got you. What do

Gina Schock  06:23

you do in here?

Nestor J. Aparicio  06:27

And that was a beautiful what’s less than my son? He’s about eight weeks ago and it was a good thing. Yeah. And I said, Listen, I said I’m gonna do a show here. And we foreign daughter used to cannabis dispensary. She gave me a tour of the place here. She got a t shirt. But more than that your dad who’s going to join us a little bit is rock and roll drum. Right? Like he’s a drum guy. So when I told her that and she knew you had on the show, and I’m gonna get Gina to come out for the holiday show. And

Gina Schock  06:55

it only makes sense, right? I loved it. What

Nestor J. Aparicio  06:57

happened with this shirt? Okay, so because she thinks this

Wendy Bronfein  07:01

Yeah, so no, no, no. So here’s what has that bootleg? Yeah, no, it is. So we so we stayed at Resorts World. And we’re walking through the hotel and there’s a Fred Segal, which is a store from LA. And I go into a very high end store and I and I see this one mannequin wearing this like old school Whitney Houston shirt, and I go over the corner. And I see there’s all these like shirts and jackets, and I start flipping through in the firt. As soon as I start at the end of the hangers. The first one is go goes in. I was like, well, that’s a sign because today I was like, Yeah, this is two days ago. I was like, I think I have to buy the shirt because I have this thing on Friday. And how could I not buy this shirt when it just appeared in front of

Gina Schock  07:39

me? Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, that was that was meant to have? Yeah, for sure.


Nestor J. Aparicio  07:43

So you are the artist of all artists, you have a book of art. You have a collection of God. She saw when we were together on my birthday, you were showing me all that cool art stuff. Oh my gosh, yes site that we’re taking pictures of you. And it was a spinning.

Gina Schock  08:01

This is my latest endeavor. You know, I did my book took me a year and a half to do that. That sounds called Made in Hollywood. And it’s, you know, my recollection my photos a lot 80% of vizpin of the gogos and our journey from the beginning. So, I that I was very, very proud of that. And, and then I started doing some gallery shows with my photographs. And then window met these these two fellas that have this company called scene four. Where do you find that window? Where do you see those? How did you have that come about? Stewart

Nestor J. Aparicio  08:39

Copeland, Stewart Copeland? Okay, all right. drummers and art, right. All right.

Gina Schock  08:47


So this, it’s so cool. Okay, so I said, I definitely want to do this. I saw photos of it. And and it’s on canvas. And so we went to si si our studios in LA, they had a drum kit set up and all these all these ring lights, different different colored ones. And he would just tell me to play beats, I would start out playing a song, a gogo song perhaps and then go off into another place with it. And the whole time he’s snap and snap and stuff. And so it comes out with all these images that are swirling and whirling around in different colors. It’s vibrant and crazy looking stuff. So yes, that’s what I have now. And they’ve been been selling like hot.

Nestor J. Aparicio  09:34

It’s sort of weird. So what

Gina Schock  09:37

exactly it’s it’s, it’s coming from drumbeats and motion of my arms and the sticks. The sticks that were LED lights in the sticks. So that’s been captured.


So keratolytic flare showed me this.


Nestor J. Aparicio  09:52

And I’d had an old fashion so I’d be looking better a little. Yeah, yeah.


We gotta tell Mike about this. Oh, well, he’s gonna be on Aren’t we should have in house it’s

Gina Schock  10:01

something you like it you know I we just started doing this they want me to do more and they we started out with how many windows for five

Nestor J. Aparicio  10:11


minutes? Yeah so I got window off Mike I gotta get him on Mike.

Gina Schock  10:15

Super cool stuff. It’s just it’s like psychic you know what it reminds me of when used we’d go down Ocean City and then you’d go into the spin art thing that Oh, and you’d splat splatter paint on it and would fly around. It’s kind of that concept that idea of as paint just well, whatever this is we thought

Nestor J. Aparicio  10:33

it was cool. I mean for sure. Yeah,

Gina Schock  10:36

well, let’s rock and roll. It reminds me of that. You know, as a kid, not quite, but it does remind me of that. And it is really neat. And I’m really proud of that too. I’m just always doing something.


Nestor J. Aparicio  10:50

We she said so you bottle it. What’s the brown find us here. She’s Chief Brand Officer we call our chief cannabis officer. We’re here for daughter. We’re on location. And we do have a crab cake. I have a clean, clean crab cake for you. Delicious. I’m gonna get that out for you. You have children. And you said that your child has a drum pad. And you even said something about chopsticks, which I didn’t learn any I’m missing a finger. So I didn’t learn how to eat with chopsticks until I was shamed in China. I was in Beijing. Yeah. And I couldn’t eat because they didn’t have forks. And I asked I showed him my finger. And the girl came back and brought me toothpicks to eat soup. So after this time in 2006, I said I’m gonna learn how to eat junk. So now I’m a chopstick guy. But as a kid, I never had chopsticks around the house. You’re in a drumming family. You really love kids and drumming of all things I ever talked to you about that you light up about. It’s some little eight year old girl that comes to one of your autograph things. It says I play the drums. I know that turns you especially girls with with you more than anything else. Right?

Gina Schock  11:57

Yeah, it’s so absolutely cute and wonderful. And because the times have changed, you know, you didn’t have that when you were a kid. No, there was no real encouragement to did my parents were encouraged me to do whatever it was. That was my passion. And it happened to be drums. So they backed me up but certainly the rest of the world wasn’t in this in the same spot as my parents were with like, you know, saying hey, you

Nestor J. Aparicio  12:20

can do judo another girl who drummed in 1976 7778 No, anywhere in the city. Any other band? No, no, no. We’re the only girls from the novelty

Gina Schock  12:30


thing people thought but like I was dead serious about it. I was like, this is going to be my life. This is what I want to do it he’s always to

Nestor J. Aparicio  12:39

George to the art gallery the other night George and Joyce right. Yeah, I took him to the BMA to see Damn, they were at my private party last Friday. And George can deal this was in her first band scratch and sniff George’s wife was my art teacher in 10th grade in high school. Choice. Buchi right. So this is how and they’ve told me for 30 years that they know Gina and it took me 28 To meet Gina finally. And now we fall in and I see her more than we see each other. But you know you were a not it was a novelty. Yeah, crazy to see a girl drama, the little girl that plays with the Foo Fighters. Oh my

Gina Schock  13:16

god. Mandy Mandy.

Nestor J. Aparicio  13:17

Yeah. You met her


Gina Schock  13:18

yet? No, but I was just watching some video of her the other night.

Nestor J. Aparicio  13:22

I want to see you and her beat it up.

Gina Schock  13:24

The hill is awesome. I love that kid. I started watching her years ago. You know, when she could surely use the drums. Yeah, yeah. And I thought, Man, she’s so dead serious the whole time. She would be screaming that face. You know, she was she’s, she’s gonna be a badass. She’s on her way to be in the real deal. Well,

Nestor J. Aparicio  13:44


your kid plays a little bit right and your dad plays a lot. We’re gonna get you in. Let me finish his segment. And I’m gonna give you the proper, I’m gonna bring you younger, I want to get your headset and make sure everything’s right. But I want to hear about his grandchild and third generation drummers. Well,

Wendy Bronfein  14:02

he can tell you more because he gave a lesson two nights ago. But he so since he was I mean, I can’t say born but he’s only four. So it’s been like the last two years or so. He has taken to it so much that he has three sets of drumsticks. And he’s got one of the kids go to draw. He’s got one of his practice pads.

Nestor J. Aparicio  14:23

This kid’s gonna play the drum kit and he clearly can


identify a beat and rhythm


Gina Schock  14:28

at the age of four. Yeah, yeah.

Wendy Bronfein  14:31

Oh, he has a music knowledge that well let me say this. I feel very confident saying he is the only four year old in America who knows Alan Hunter Mark Goodman and Casey Qassem?

Nestor J. Aparicio  14:43

Not Nina Nina Blackwood. There you go. Hold on here let me see this. Oh my god this you there’s there’s the kid right there. Trohman Look at this. That’s perfect. All right, we’re gonna you know what, I want to take a break. You want to do that? Great. I’m gonna get Michael in here. Wendy brown fine is here. We’re in the curio wellness and foreign daughter antimonium The great You shocked my friend the Rock Roll Hall of Famer for Dundalk. We’re giving away a Maryland lottery scratch offs these smelly gingerbread I’m running low on the peppermints our friends and when their nation and chiefy right across the street here we’re gonna be wise markets on Monday with former Maryland stadium authority chairman Tom Kelso talking stadium. We’re gonna be talking with John Mark from the Maryland lottery as well as former professional wrestler. So you thought you’re the biggest celebrity this week? Yeah. Derek Frazier has traveled the world professional wrestling. He’s managing the wise he was one wrestling tours back in the day. So we’re going to talk wrestling, rock and roll and we’re gonna get some football and we’re gonna come back here and we’re foreign daughter. And we got crabcakes clean cuisine. Stay with us. All right, we’re Baltimore positive

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