When did you begin seriously listening to Top 40 radio?
the age of 4 years old, because of my babysitters
What station and where?
KYNO, Fresno, CA
For better or worse, earliest songs etched in your memory?
Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck Berry; I'm Sorry by Brenda
If stranded in the jungle, ten songs you would take:
Love me/Elvis, Nadine/Chuck Berry, My Prayer/Platters,
Caravan/Ellington, Jumping at the Woodside/Dorsey, Swing
49/Django Reinhart, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed/Allman Brothers
Band, You can't sit down/Paul Revere and the Raiders, 8:05/Moby
Grape, Little Wing/Jimi Hendrix, Pushing too Hard/Seeds
First few records owned and why:
Whispering Bells/Del Vikings...Girls Can't Help It/Little
Richard...My Prayer/Platters...Charlie Brown/Coasters...My
uncle left me all his records from the 'fifty's' when he
went to Viet Nam.
One Song, a Hit the first time you heard it and why:
Sweet Little Sixteen; Good beat and easy to dance to. Help!
by the Beatles
First trace of show business in your blood:
Playing the broom with the songs on the radio.
First performance in front of a captive audience:
Piano recital at the age of nine; I was scared s**tless,
Between the ages of 6 and 16 what was your favorite
KYNO with Sam Schwan in the morning
Between the ages of 6 and 16 your average daily exposure
late night radio when I could get away with it; then
garage bands at 13 y.o.
Ulterior uses of music (this one's for Julio but if
you can answer it too):
Therapy (yeah, right)
Name of first band?
The Royal Coachmen...kinda like Paul Revere and the
Musical repertoire of first band?
Earliest musical influences and why:
Chuck Berry, Beatles, local Fresno rock bands like
Jim Devol and the Gauchos (the first with 2 drummers)
Between ages of 6 and 16 favorite comedians?
Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Rusty Warren, Howdy Doodie,
Topo Gigio, Professor Erwin Cory, Lucille Ball
Punch line of earliest joke you can recall:
...he was walking down the train tracks and did not
hear the weasel.
Who or what influenced your sense of humor?
How did you first hear the name BWGP?
I was at the meeting...
When and why did you join BWGP?
They needed a bass and I had one. The first or second
Earliest recollection of performing with BWGP?
In the gym at St. Mary's College
Most desperate BWGP moment:
Having me play bass
Most embarrassing moment performing with BWGP:
walking on stage at the Great American Music Hall and
discovering that my bass was still in it's case downstairs.
Fondest recollection of BWGP:
Playing across Canada and in Guatemala
Dusty Rhoads with babypowder and spitting-up water.
Not so finest sketches:
Dusty Rhoads without babypowder at the Playboy Club, or
on Boz Scaggs' stage.
Weirdest BWGP moment (on or of stage):
What did Gordon have in his pipe at the Cave???
How do you explain your role in BWGP the 19th Annual
Farwell Performance to new friends or colleagues who have
never heard of BWGP and didn't know you have a secret closet
That I'm really a government agent trying to infiltrate
some tax evaders for the IRS.