I’m excited about my pal Biff coming into the office on the 25th to talk to KW2 staff about creativity and ideas. He’s an inspiring fella.
In 1986, Biff and I were in ComedySportz, an improv comedy group. He was also in a band called The Gomers. He asked me to join the band that year, and outside of the Watertown Junior High and High School bands, it’s the only band I’ve ever been in. These days The Gomers play 8 to 10 times a month, and I join them once or twice.
Biffy is one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. He’s like Madison’s Les Paul: a ridiculously talented instrumentalist (violin, bass, mandolin, guitar), great singer, studio whiz, and builder of his own musical gear.
In the early days of the band, Biff had the idea to integrate themes into all The Gomers shows. Themes included bacteria, meat & toys, Elvis, and clown night, seen above. They’ve performed as Kiss. Here’s The Gomers Wikipedia info.
These days, he’s a recording instructor at Madison Media Institute. At night, he’s a Gomer, and frequent/occasional member of Madison’s renowned Reptile Palace Orchestra, Natty Nation, and the internationally-known Zombeatles. He’s toured as guitar tech and performed with legendary guitarists Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew.
Should be a cool conversation.