Thankful # 9: I’m thankful for my brother Stan! Stan showed me that there was more music out there than listening to KFRC. He opened my eyes to all different types of music! He got me the gig, playing drums with Steamer. He taught me all about cars when we worked together at our dads Goodyear store. Him and I loved going to A’s games, but in his later years he crossed over to the dark side and became a Yankees fan.
During the Steamer years, I was the kid drummer in the band, …7 to 10 years younger than the rest of the guys. Stan always watched over me, and kept me safe. (Lots of strange things happen when you play in a band) Besides the band, my favorite times with Stan were all the Grateful Dead concerts we went to. When the band is in the groove, Stan and I would look at each other, and smile. We both loved the music! Brother time doesn’t get any better than that!