Steve Payne's Pix
Pegasus Circa 1972

 

This is Bo Hall singing with Mike Torlone... in the background pretending he can play guitar.
This is Bo Hall singing with Mike Torlone...
in the background pretending he can play guitar.

 

Okay, here's one of Bo, Melanie, Me, and Cap. The only one who looks happy is Mel, but then who wouldn't be happy if they were married to me? Don't answer that.
Okay, here's one of Bo, Melanie, Me, and Cap.
  The only one who looks happy is Mel, but then who wouldn't be happy
if they were married to me?  Don't answer that.

 

Why look, it's Fred Lacy! Note his right hand. We tried to tell Fred that you used the sticks on the tops of the smaller drums, but he wouldn't listen. Still, he looks happy.  I'm trying to remember if he was married to me...
Why look, it's Fred Lacy!  Note his right hand. We tried to tell Fred
that you used the sticks on the tops of the smaller drums,
but he wouldn't listen.  Still, he looks happy. 
I'm trying to remember if he was married to me...

 

Meanwhile, I have a few more in the "life and times" category.  Like this one of John Blaine looking rock-starish in Ritter Park.
Meanwhile, I have a few more in the "life and times" category. 
Like this one of John Blaine looking rock-starish in Ritter Park.

 

And here's the late Mike Aluise looking equally rock-starish in the park.  I actually wrote a song about this day. It went something like "Saturday... in the park... I think it was the 4th of July..."  Anyway, I gave it to some guys in Chicago. I don't know if they ever did anything with it. Trying to think of the name of their band... 
And here's the late Mike Aluise looking equally rock-starish in the park.
  I actually wrote a song about this day.  It went something like
"Saturday... in the park... I think it was the 4th of July..."
Anyway, I gave it to some guys in Chicago.  I don't know if they ever
did anything with it. Trying to think of the name of their band... 

 

It was a simpler time... It was a hairy time!  Here I am sitting in front of stately Pegasus manor, pondering my future.  It wasn't bright enough to require shades...
It was a simpler time... It was a hairy time! 
Here I am sitting in front of stately Pegasus manor, pondering my future.
It wasn't bright enough to require shades...

 

Oops... Okay, that last one was a mistake.  That was my dog, Maggie Mae and this is me.  No wait... which is which... I'm really confused now. We were both so hairy.  Whatever, one thing is obvious in both pictures -- the lovely landscaping on the palatial Pegasus estate.  Obviously we didn't trim anything back in those days.
Oops... Okay, that last one was a mistake. 
That was my dog, Maggie Mae and this is me. 
No wait... which is which... I'm really confused now.  We were both so hairy. 
Whatever, one thing is obvious in both pictures --
the lovely landscaping on the palatial Pegasus estate.
Obviously we didn't trim anything back in those days.

 

Speaking of pets... My famous cat, Faust also wanted to pose, not to be outdone by a damn dog. Unfortunately, a mouse, all right a rat, ran by at the wrong moment and I didn't catch his face.  For that matter, he didn't catch the rat.
Speaking of pets... My famous cat, Faust also wanted to pose,
not to be outdone by a damn dog.  Unfortunately, a mouse, all right a rat,
ran by at the wrong moment and I didn't catch his face.
  For that matter, he didn't catch the rat.

 

And here is Dan Ferguson, looking kind of blurry.  It's not the picture, Dan just always looked blurry.
And here is Dan Ferguson, looking kind of blurry. 
It's not the picture, Dan just always looked blurry.

   

Well, that's all for now. I hope you have enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Steve

 

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