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The Piping Plovers: A One Hit Wonder?

The Piping Plovers made a big splash on the Hamptons music scene a number of years back. Dan’s Papers ran story after story about their elevated status. Everywhere they went on the East End, they were treated as royalty. In some places, they were as well known as The Beatles. They had little competition and an endless supply of supporters. Money was thrown their way and they were a hit.

Fast forward to 2014. Haven’t heard a peep about The Piping Plovers. That’s because two new groups have taken over the scene.

The first group getting so much recognition is aptly called The Deer. They have been around for what seems like an eternity, but it is only now that they are getting recognition for their talents. For example, a recent article by Dan’s Papers founder Dan Rattiner, which appeared on, was viewed by more than 175,000 people, who were seeking updates on the group.

The impact this has had on The Piping Plovers is beyond explanation. Their Q rating (The measure of likability) has fallen to levels even below that of Matt Lauer (We love Matt, but his Q rating is still low nonetheless).

As if The Deer was not enough of a problem, now The Swans are the talk of the town. Everywhere you go it is, “The Swans this and The Swans that.” However, in defense of The Swans, it’s pretty impressive that they reached such notoriety in the music world…considering that they’re all mute.

Back to The Piping Plovers. To make it in this business, you have to have “staying power.” It has yet to be determined if The Plovers can mount a comeback and once again take center stage in our island paradise. It would be a crying shame if they turned out to be a one hit wonder.

In an attempt to get back on top of the charts, The Piping Plovers will be making appearances at many beach locations. Times have yet to be determined, but we can be sure local municipalities will rope off any area in which they choose to play.

P.S. For those people who don’t know…a Piping Plover is as globally threatened and endangered coastal bird. Its name is derived from its plaintive bell-like whistles which are often heard before the bird is visible.

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