Still Crazy (after all these years)

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That’s me clowning around with my pal Dennis in the early 1980s a few years after graduating from high school together. By then, I was Public Relations Director at the Pinellas County Arts Council serving 26-adjoining municipalities in the Clearwater-St. Pete area and he’d been a roadie with Cheap Trip (from Rockford, our home town) and other bands. This picture was taken at Lassing Park across the street from my house on Beach Drive. I lived upstairs over the what had been the carriage garage for Bayboro House (now a bed & breakfast overlooking Tampa Bay). I later went into ad agency work and Dennis became a sound technician working with Keith Richards, Kid Rock and a bunch of others. We’re still buds. Still crazy after all these years.