||Tuesday 12/05/2000 7:38:02pm
||P. Dawson Abrams, The First. dagnabbit
||Ok Ok, Alright allready, Jax Fl.
||If a tower falls in Coweta/Oneta, does anyone hear it?
OK OK. Seriously, The eminent and most verbal Dr. Bruhaha tends to stretch
the truth quite a bit, but yes, I did work there for a while. Let's just
blather over the fine points.
"puttin on really strong reading specs...."
"Pete was from the St.Louis 'burbs and was a child genius was a musician,
ingenious engineer, and great live event director."
Laughter is THE best medicine, especially when applied to anyone who's ever
worked at 8. Or 23. Or anywhere else, I assume. I ain't smart, I might be
lucky, and playing music is one of 2 things I'd really like to do for a living,
but nobody'll listen.
My toyroom at the house here in Jax is surrounded by a rather large amount
of soundproofing material. My Family has bad taste in music? Or perhaps I
can't play myself out of a paper bag? You are free to draw your own conclusions.
As for music, and especially directing/punching live music, well, that is
probably my favorite thing to do. I have been out of all of this directing
stuff for a while, but if my taxi fares/tips hold up a few years longer,
than yeah. I could afford to do that again. I spend most of my money replacing
televisions that were accidently bricked (with a real brick) because of my
dissatisfaction with the current slew of musical presentations. But life
goes on. Anybody who has some spare bricks, please contact me. Thanks in
"Last heard he was in cable TV. One of the best folks to ever work at 8,
All I can say is this - It was a gas, and I am still amazed at the Talent
that Ch 8 managed to procur and/or create, mostly through luck (Ed Dumit,
in one of my classes at TU, told me of a job opening at 8. I took the job.
Left Ed's class. Another story.) History has shown that this was an excellent
place to be from. If we ain't dead, we be doin OK. I'm amazed at the email
I've gotten in the past 24 hours. I thank you all.
"In the days before the internet - Pete met his wife on a newfangled thang
of the early '70's - a BBS. So his
romance by long-distance also utilized then state of the art DOS computer
Ha. On this I must be anal, something I'm kinda good at, btw, as I had a
very good Teacher. (bzzzt. hint - it was jmb) OK. It was '83, DOS was around,
but I was luring women into my lair with a portable Commodore, aka the SX-64.
I was working for Challenger Productions, a Dick Horan/Terry Phipps/Steve
Davis collaboration that had its great moments in the sun, including Live-Aid.
And a few that would be better off not talked about. My pre-nuptual-to-be
had an Atari. So There.
In any case, I'm tickled Black and Blue to have stumbled onto this place.
And I am also amazed at how many people that I knew then have checked in.
Keep dem cards and letters comin. I miss um, most of you.
Thanks for the memories, as well.
regards and ciao,