I like Halloween more now than when I was a kid. The songs I get to play (“Clap for the Wolfman,” “Spooky,” Evil Woman”) are great, and it’s just fun to spend a day driving around meeting Magic listeners, although I was distracted the time Gary Cannalte and I stopped at a house and a dripping wet woman wearing a too-small towel answered. Perhaps that was just her costume of choice.
This gorilla outfit kept me alive for several years. When I was a young, starving part-time radio guy in Minneapolis, I would do “Gorilla-Grams” for $20.00. For someone with no singing or theater ability, I was a good gorilla.
I’ve kept the outfit in case things go south at Magic.