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'Stupid' luck

The story begins with a teenager who didn't know what tool his father needed to install a ceiling fan.

Or maybe it begins with a baseball player who collided with another player at home plate, breaking a vertebra and becoming confined to his couch.

However the story begins, it has, so far, a happy ending, for four teenage boys who will soon be traveling to Iowa to perform in a rock 'n' roll festival.

The teenager helping his father with the drill is the same teenager who injured his back playing baseball, and his name is Dominic Brino.

Brino, 17, will be a senior this fall at Scotia-Glenville Senior High School and, according to his father, Al, is an honor roll student.

According to Al Brino, the fathers of the teens who make up the band Stuck on Stupid have asked sons Brino, Garrett Damore, 15, Cory Jackson, 17, and Adam Albright, 16, to maintain honor roll status at their high schools. All of the teens attend Scotia-Glenville Senior High School, except for Damore, who will be a student at Colonie Central High School this fall.

Al Brino said Stuck on Stupid began after his son was injured playing baseball. Dominic was confined to the couch, and his father felt sorry for his son who could barely move from the sofa.

Digging through his closet, Al Brino found an old acoustic guitar and decided to challenge his son.

I said, 'When I come home, play me a song,' Al said. "When I got home the next evening, he played a song for me, and it was very good. The next day I said, 'Play another one.'"

When he got home, Dom played and sang along with a Green Day song, which his father said blew him away.

Al Brino, a mailman, knew his son had talent, so he encouraged him to get together with the son of a man on his postal route, Cory.

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