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Sunday Stealing: The Mad Hatter’s Meme
Gypsy, Billy, Johnnie, Gary & Bud
What’s the meaning or inspiration of your blog’s title? In my case it is pretty obvious. WTIT is how I grew up. I asked two friends, Bouncing Billy & Galloping Gary to “play radio” with me. We were 15. When we called it WTIT we thought it was for one tape. But then, we used it again. As the originals left: First Gypsy, then Johnnie, new friends (as with all us) replaced the old. Gregarious Greg replaced Gypsy and Many Miles replaced Johnnie. In the 80s, Cos, Bob Smirnoff & B.B. Bacardi replaced Billy, Gypsy & Gary. And then Rock replaced Bob. Midnight replaced B.B. and Captain Morgan replaced Cos. The irony?
July 2014: From left: Bouncing Billy, Johnnie Walker, Rock Rolling, Galloping Gary & me.
On one magic moment Billy replaced his successors Cos then Captain; Johnnie had long replaced Miles and then Gary returned. So the first five: Bud, Johnnie, Gary, Gypsy & Billy in 2014 recorded again with Rock still in and not Gypsy. It did not replace the magic of the night.
What do you consider your biggest strength? Honesty.
What do you consider your biggest weakness? Talking too much at work.
Tell us why we should like your favorite band. The Beatles. If I need to explain this then you know zero about rock and roll.
Who is your favorite model of all-time? Why? Twiggy. Cuz she was in those magical 60s with JFK, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe & sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll.
Does it bother you when people talk about their pets? Why? Yes. Why? I’m not at all interested.
Tell us about your favorite holiday. Whenever I get together with my kids. Usually in January my kids & grandkids come for Christmas. I love when we’re all together.
What was the last fabulous meal that you ate? Where were you? My mom’s last dinner out
Top: Ben – Seated: Heather, Maria, Alec with Zoey. Lauren, Bud Lindsay & Kathy
before going to a rest home. I had a baked stuffed lobster. Oh, and I saved my mom’s life. She was chocking and I did the hemlock maneuver that saved her life. She at 92 has since said that I shouldn’t have saved her. But at the time she thought I rocked. Oh, and we were at Max’s Oyster Bar.
What’s your lucky number and why? 3. I was born on the 3rd of November. I am one of 3 children born 3 years apart. My son Ben is the 3rd (I’m a Jr.) and was born on May 3rd.
What are five things you hate? This question, bigots, Trump, bad vodka and bullies.
What are five things you love? My kids: Ben, Heather, James & Julie and my lady, my wife Kathy.
Tell us a secret you can because other than us, who’ll read this anyway? You can love two people at the same time.
What is the favorite body feature of yourself? I get the most compliments about my eyes.
Is there a tattoo that you want? If you don’t have one, gun-to-your-head so you have to get one, what would it be? The WTIT logo.
What do you love about yourself? I am a good guy.
What do you hate about yourself? I procrastinate too much.
Who is someone you miss? My dad. He passed in 2014 and I still mourn.
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