The rocket ship in the background is a playhouse that my father and his friend built for my brother Neil and me. The rocket ship is long gone-- auctioned off-- we wish we could remember to whom! Built in the late fifties, it was the world's coolest playhouse! It had two stories linked by stairs, a bulletproof acrylic porthole in the door (from an old military plane), and an instrument panel populated with surplus aviation instruments from McDonnell Douglas which, back then, was located at the nearby Santa Monica "Clover Field" Airport. The rocket ship received international press coverage.
Later, my father started an enterprise selling plans for building the rocket ship playhouse. Rocket ship playhouses sprang up around the country, much to the delight of a lot of children.
But I digress...
Dean's date with Phoebe Snow
The Bongo guy got very lucky in '98--
I got to play drums for famed singer Phoebe Snow!
To read about it, click here.
The Bongo guy also sings (and does voiceover announcing). I don't look like this guy, but he's the only vocalist graphic I had in my GIF collection.
I have a blending voice, which is good for harmony and backup.
Coming soon... Bongo guy audio samples