INTERVIEW: 'SNL' stalwart Dan Aykroyd brings the Blues Brothers to St. Pete's Taste of Pinellas
"Sean — it's Aykroyd!" Dan Aykroyd is calling me on a Tuesday morning. He is immediately, exhaustively in trademark crazed-carny mode. His voice is both booming and 100 mph, as if he's selling the Bass-o-matic all over again: "Let me just say I'm excited about returning to the seahorse-breeding capital of the world!" On Saturday, Aykroyd will be at the Taste of Pinellas in Albert Whitted Park with his Blues Brothers Band, the winky boogie act that he, as "Elwood Blues," started with John Belushi ("Joliet Jake") in '78 as an Saturday Night Live bit. They made dark suits and dark shades supercool, still a viable Halloween getup. He carries on the Blues Brothers vibe with John's Hollywood bro, Jim Belushi ("Brother Zee"). Who's up for another helping of Rubber Biscuit?
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