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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.)


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41 Responses to “The Return Of Henway”
  1. empty13 says: Jun 12, 2009 5:28 PM

    you mean they wouldnt vote for obama like the old man did!

  2. Bronkko says: Jun 12, 2009 5:33 PM

    whats a henway?

  3. ncoolong says: Jun 12, 2009 5:36 PM


  4. Favre2012 says: Jun 12, 2009 5:38 PM

    Can you please explain their [terrible] band name?

  5. DynastyDriven77 says: Jun 12, 2009 5:39 PM

    What does this have to do with the NFL?

  6. BuckyBadger says: Jun 12, 2009 5:41 PM

    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.

  7. Ghost MkII says: Jun 12, 2009 5:51 PM

    2010 Super Bowl Halftime Show Preview?

  8. 1stngoal says: Jun 12, 2009 5:53 PM

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

  9. screaming sheep says: Jun 12, 2009 6:01 PM

    Much better video work this year.

  10. PurpleJeebus says: Jun 12, 2009 6:05 PM

    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.

  11. gentile610 says: Jun 12, 2009 6:06 PM

    Shouldn’t they be covering John Denver?

  12. cramjones says: Jun 12, 2009 6:19 PM

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

  13. DarthPirate says: Jun 12, 2009 6:46 PM

    Florio Jr. is pretty good.

  14. DarthPirate says: Jun 12, 2009 6:48 PM

    Oh and how about a cover a of a “Kyuss” song next?

  15. ftomeo says: Jun 12, 2009 7:04 PM

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

  16. LewD says: Jun 12, 2009 7:09 PM

    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 …

  17. umcouldbe says: Jun 12, 2009 7:27 PM

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

  18. Vox Veritas says: Jun 12, 2009 7:33 PM

    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.

  19. NYniner says: Jun 12, 2009 8:06 PM

    “No Suitable Nodes” is a far superior name

  20. bleedsoe9mm says: Jun 12, 2009 8:11 PM

    who gets better groupies , jr or the old man?

  21. EskinSux says: Jun 12, 2009 8:11 PM

    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

  22. The Jimmy says: Jun 12, 2009 8:37 PM

    Livin’ the dream

  23. ralphthedog says: Jun 12, 2009 8:44 PM

    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.

  24. nerdmann says: Jun 12, 2009 10:29 PM

    The drummer doesn’t look anything like Lou Diamond Phillips.

  25. Catfish19 says: Jun 12, 2009 10:32 PM

    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…

  26. mvlonergan says: Jun 12, 2009 11:15 PM

    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.

  27. zachintosh says: Jun 12, 2009 11:19 PM

    who cares

  28. make it rain says: Jun 12, 2009 11:35 PM

    Not bad! They might sound really good once Phil and Matt hit puberty.

  29. zipperhead says: Jun 12, 2009 11:49 PM

    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?

  30. rickwilson07 says: Jun 13, 2009 12:07 AM

    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!!

  31. rickwilson07 says: Jun 13, 2009 12:08 AM

    Sorry. . Henway!

  32. raidermot says: Jun 13, 2009 12:11 AM

    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.

  33. Raiders757 says: Jun 13, 2009 1:57 AM

    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!

  34. nyg5658 says: Jun 13, 2009 3:11 AM

    They’re actually better than Green Day…

  35. ihatethejets says: Jun 13, 2009 3:13 AM

    florio, get the kid into some real punk. get him a bad religion or clash cd.

  36. mixman34 says: Jun 13, 2009 9:19 AM

    ROCK ON!!!! BBBBLLLLLAAAAGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. The Jimmy says: Jun 13, 2009 3:15 PM

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

  38. smfowler says: Jun 13, 2009 3:17 PM

    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.

  39. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jun 13, 2009 8:31 PM

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

  40. hamburglar says: Jun 14, 2009 2:34 AM

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

  41. Pea Tear Griffin says: Jun 15, 2009 12:34 PM

    Good one…gramps.

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