Peace and Love from Gordon “Pete” Apps

2tridentnightshot2016Before there was an App for that we’ve enter the mind and memories of Gordon Peter “Pete” Apps who sends out Peace and Love to ya’ll.

“Speaking of unforgettable people: who could ever forget (I’ve tried, to no aaaaavail) mis compadres Charlie Bruscino and Larry “Bagger” Kimzey?   – and that wacky but lovable goon squad in the kitchen: Pierre, Barry Ginsberg, David Smythe, Harold Ehrman, Tom Eng, Nic(odemas), and Neil (“Uncle Wally”); and Toomey, Gordo (Ed Sanchez) kickin’ ass on the day shift – and that wacky but lovable goon squad on the floor: hostesses, bartenders, ‘spresso/juicers, table bussers, and enchantresses? – and that w-b-lovable goon squad in THE OFFICE!?!   I remember an impressive (well, I”M impressed [easily]) number of “floor” people’s names-matched-in with-faces and/or names-and-voices-matched-with-bosoms  – crucial when putting out orders through that tiny service window in the kitchen). Too, too many names to mention (Eduardo, Erik, Gary, Chris & Henry of Cosmic Popcorn, Gordy, Kenny Beckerman, Bruce Binder, Patrick Connally, Evan, Jack E. Flatt of Kid Courage , Wild Bill Pritchard, Buck, et. al.) I was fortunate to inter-be and have friendships with a number of them. And I gotta tell ya: What a cast of characters! Fellini should be rolling and rocking in his grave. If only. If only…. Kinda loved them all. Open-heartedly and com-passionately. In a perfect world I’d like to be able to see them (you, us) all again. In the next world, I cain’t hardly wait to “hey, y’all” Michael, Pierre, Lou, Frank, and Terry, and, sad thought, how many others? of us? Golden children in a golden era….

There were two ladies that I was especially fond of: Kathy Mac (Hughes-McMahon?) and Caroline Goldfish (Fishgold). Beautiful and always nice to me. Kinda friend-ly-like, when I think about it. Meant a whole lot to me. Still does. And ladies, poor me is widowed now, and available. Ready and eager to fall in love, or, at least,a deep and lasting like , again.”

One response to “Peace and Love from Gordon “Pete” Apps

  1. I worked at the Trident late 1971-the end of 1972. I was hired by Frank and worked mainly as the hostess. What a scene it was!! I was Elena Rogova then and lived in various places in Sausalito. The Dolphin Apartments is one place I remember and I rented a house that the band Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show moved into. A special time, a crazy time, those memorable times at The Trident and living in Sausalito.

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