The Return Of Henway

Last year at this time, we shared with you video of Florio Jr.’s band, performing at his elementary school’s annual talent show.  (For those of you who missed it, here it is.)
Some of you got a kick out of it. 
And so they’re back.  (Like cooked crack.)
Here’s Phil on guitar and vocals, Matt on bass and vocals, and Alex (a/k/a Florio Jr.) on the drums as they close out their sixth grade experience with a little number that required only minor lyrical manipulation.  (Special thanks go out to John Breen of WDTV, who edited the video and added the effects and stuff.)


41 responses to “The Return Of Henway

  1. Now Florio you know that great song writers can’t have easy lives growing up. They need pain in their lives so they have something interesting to write about. At least that is what my Father told me when I was trying to be rock star and I was mad at him.
    Kidding aside pretty good for a couple of scamps.

  2. “Like cooked crack.”???…Mike,you could’ve chosen a different comparison than that one,yikes!!!

  3. Tell that bass player kid that there’s no smiling allowed in rock music.
    Unless of course they want to be a butt rock band. If that’s the case, then time to break out the hairspray, spandex, and eyeliner.

  4. Bronkko says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    “whats a henway?”
    Not sure myself, maybe about 4lbs?

  5. It’s never a good sign when a musician paints their logo on their instrument before they know how to play.

  6. Hey!!!! I thought they were “The Suitable Nodes?”
    anyway, nice job by Florio Jr .
    Mike, the free lesson offer still stands for your next Fl trip …

  7. They play well, but need a 4th member who can sing. Aren’t there any emo kids at the elementary school?

  8. They need a new lead singer. He’s ok on guitar (better than Billy Joe but not quite on the level of that other guy that they won’t let officially join the band) but they need somebody with charisma to front the band. A Bruce Dickinson, a David Lee Roth. Maybe even you, Florio. Trey Cool’s got nothing on Jr.

  9. Florio…..As a parent who has basically walked the same trail….Let me tell you what happens from here on in…..It’s fun when in Junior high, they have enough cojunes to get up on stage, you video it, take cell phone pictures, and send it to everyone….Proud papa etc……Then when they get to HS, suddenly you’re basement becomes their “studio”, and don’t think about having a few guys over for some pool, or a few beers when practice is in session…..In the summer, that deck in the backyard becomes a stage for pool parties, and when the 16-17 year old girls arrive in swimsuits that look like 24 year olds, after the obligatory elbow in the midsection from the wife, after proclaiming “Holy F’n Shit” you realize what it’s all about…..Cool thing, man with a plan…..LOL

  10. you better have those talks with your son now. He will be having those girls over and those long haired freaks with the funny cigarettes.. know I’ve been there.

  11. All I want to say is that I think it is great that you support your son with his musical interests.
    My parents always allowed my band to practice in our basement as I was the drummer and had the most crap to haul around.
    It’s parents like you & your wife that nurture our youth to be the next generation of outstanding citizens, just please try to steer him away from being a lawyer…

  12. Mad props to DarthPirate for referencing Kyuss. Florio Jr. keeps the beat better than some drummers in bar bands. Nice work. Kind of surprising he’s turning out so normal. Tell him to work on the timing of his fills. If he can get that worked out by the time he’s sixteen or seventeen he’s money. He can spend his twenties drinking free beers and dating the kind of women that mom’s don’t approve.

  13. For all of you who wish to bash Jr’s talent… rest assured that you will NEVER receive a copy of QBF… wait… where’s the negative?

  14. Not gonna lie. I teach 7th Grade Science. I WISH that half my kids had this kind of motivation. Usually they are just on my case Monday/Tuesday about how badly the Vikings are playing! Kick Ass Henlay!!

  15. Finally. A Florio withe talent!
    I knew if I hung around this place long enough I would see one.
    I can’t wait to see if he can write too.

  16. Screw some of you lame a-holes. I’m glad Florio posted this. There is nothing wrong with being a proud father. Thank you for sharing that, Mike Florio.
    I started taking drum lessons at ten years old, then switched to guitar at eleven. This was back in 1980. Needless to say, I know my shit.
    Those of you trying to be funny, need to realize what it takes to get in front of people and do what these kids did. At there age, it’s a brave thing to do. Kudos to the kid singing and playing guitar at the same time. That’s not easy to do.
    Sure, these kids have a lot of work to do, but I’m proud of them without knowing them. You can bet the’ll only try to get better, and better they will get.
    I have to give Florio credit as well. Living with a child who is learning the drums, is a brave thing to do, let alone any other instrument. These boys inspired me to go out in my garage and crank up my guitar this evening, and that’s what I’m going to do.
    Raiders757. Rocking out for 29 years!

  17. nyg5658 says:
    June 13th, 2009 at 3:11 am
    They’re actually better than Green Day…
    Who isn’t?

  18. cramjones says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Bronkko says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    “whats a henway?”
    Not sure myself, maybe about 4lbs?
    Well played, sir.

  19. Florio Jr. should take up the harmonica. Or a kazoo. And become a Falcons fan. 😀

  20. They definetly have talent. Not nearly as good as Journey but better than Toby Keith for sure.

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