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Hometown: Newport, Or. now San Jose, Ca.

When did you begin seriously listening to Top 40 radio?
Midnight to the next morning under the covers with a transistor radio.

What station and where?
Wolfman Jack who knows where and why.

For better or worse, earliest songs etched in your memory?
Sukiyaki or Stan Getz' Girl From Ipanema

If stranded in the jungle, ten songs you would take:
Any and all Spike Jones particularly Cocktails For Two, Holiday For Strings and the rest I'll have to think on

First few records owned and why:
Andy Williams my all time favorite crooner, The Beatles 'cause my dad didn't want me to have them

One Song, a Hit the first time you heard it and why:
Groovin' I just liked it, Can't Get Used To Losing You Andy Williams

First trace of show business in your blood:
I was born a ham

First performance in front of a captive audience:
3rd grade

Between the ages of 6 and 16 what was your favorite radio station:
Wolfman Jack, Astoria Oregon radio station what ever that is

Between the ages of 6 and 16 your average daily exposure to music?

Ulterior uses of music (this one's for Julio but if you can answer it too):
money and food

Name of first band?
The Probes (because we were Trekkers)

Musical repertoire of first band?
All original

Earliest musical influences and why:
Stan Getz, Spike Jones, Andy Williams, Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Gato Barbieri, Prez Prado, The Monkees

Between ages of 6 and 16 favorite comedians?
Rowan & Martin, Dick Van Dyke

Punch line of earliest joke you can recall:
I can never remember jokes so punchlines are always funny to me

Who or what influenced your sense of humor?
What humor?

How did you first hear the name BWGP?
Mikey Mongo Moore

When and why did you join BWGP?
When? It feels like a lifetime. Why? They needed someone to fill in for King Carl and couldn't find anyone else. They were desperate.

Earliest recollection of performing with BWGP?
Can't remember

Most desperate BWGP moment:
I got locked in the bathroom at Bimbos, that was scarey!

Most embarrassing moment performing with BWGP:
I couldn't remember which instrument I was supposed to play so I got on the wrong one. This is frequent though.

Fondest recollection of BWGP:
Meeting Peter Tork of the Monkees who was my favorite

Finest sketches:
Jose & Renee, Leader Of the Pack (I loved Julios Lawn Blower) there are soooooo many that crack me up

Not so finest sketches:
Mama Cass choking on a sandwich, Paul Anka Dinner Show, gagging on food doesn't do it for me.

Weirdest BWGP moment (on or of stage):
I'll have to think on that one

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 life?
I tell them this is what I do for a living, got a problem with that?


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