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each former band member. Besides the Cinnimon Haze crew, it includes Steve
Perl and Jim Jack, who were part of Hangtown and Woody Duke.
-- Chip Chapin.
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San Dieguito High School, June 1971
(l-r): Jim Jack, Marylou Redd, Carl Geiberger, Bill Lawrence, Cookie Redd, Chip Chapin, David (Chip) Burger, Hal Hoadley.
Somewhere between late 1972
and Summer 1973
(l-r): Larry Minton, Bob Adelski, Jim Jack, Carl Geiberger, Chip Chapin
Jim dated this June 1, 1972 but since I was hitchhiking around the country at that time, and did not acquire the 1960 Ford truck appearing in the background until late 72 or early 73, it must be later.
I like to think that we're holding our draft cards in our hands, but Jim and Carl claim it's our drivers licenses. Why?
|Photos and scans supplied by Jim Jack. I think my mother took the graduation photo.|
Larry in costume from Verdi's "Otello".
L.A. Music Center Opera, 1997, with Placido Domingo.
This is a detail of a larger image. Click on picture to see the whole thing.
Is there some connection between the furry thing on Larry's head, and furry critter held by Jim Jack in one of the pictures below?
Larry has gone on to do more in music than any of the rest of us. He currently lives in Fullerton with his lovely wife Sara.
Larry: I have stayed in music as much as I could. I've directed several church choirs over the years, and will be getting my M.M. in choral conducting from CS Long Beach in December . I was for many years in the LA Master Chorale and the LA Opera chorus.
Later he added: We have 3 kids, Sterling, Gordon, and Jessica, and two Golden Retrievers, Baby and Little Girl. A couple other bio-type tidbits - I appeared on "Jeopardy" in 1991 (finished with $0.00), sang the National anthem at a nationally televeised Giants-Braves game at Candlestick in 1985 (brother Greg was then a pitcher for the Giants), made my Carnegie Hall debut (along with the other 120 members of the LA Master Chorale, so not quite that special!) in 1986 on tour with the LA Philharmonic. (The greatest thing about that trip was, in New York, a guy on the street actually asked me "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" I silently thanked God and said, of course, "Practice, man, practice!")
Larry's email is: giacomoperti AT yahoo.com
Carl (46 yrs) with sons Peter (21 yrs), Ian (21 months), and Matias (4 months).
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Carl is one of the winners of our "I look better today than I did 30 years ago" award. He lives in L.A. with wife Vanesa and the three kids shown above. Carl does computer stuff for First Health, the people who probably compute your health insurance payments. If you aren't getting enough insurance money be sure to tell him :-).
Carl's email is: dospulgas AT earthlink.net
Kim "Machine Gun Mike" Hujsak
This is a detail of a larger
Kim runs a landscaping business and currently [June 2000] lives at his parents'
house in La Jolla.
Fender Mender staff: Phill, Mary, Monte, and John.
Guess which one is Monte?
Monte and Debbie
Monte is co-owner and operator of Fender Mender in Encinitas, California.
Be sure to check out their web page:
Monte lives in RSF with wife Debbie (Deloy, San Dieguito '71), married 30 years in July 2000! They have one child, David.
La Reine de
Nancy is owner of Chickadee, a public relations firm in Massachusetts.
Married to Mike since June 1992, she carries away First Place in the "I look
better today than 30 years ago" contest. They live in Wayland, Mass. I'm
very happy that Nancy was once in the band so I've an excuse to post pictures
of her. No pictures of Mike yet, but click here
for a June 2000 photo of Nancy and me!
Yeah, right. Anyway... I'm married to Evelyn (Fike), a 1973 graduate of Point Loma H.S, and 1977 from University of Southern Mississippi. Her dad was one of the editors of the San Diego Union for many years. You know those front-page messages from Helen Copley? He used to write them. Evelyn and I married in 1979, have four kids and have lived in San Jose, California since 1985. I finally graduated from UCSD in 1978 in Computer Science and much later (1997) completed a Masters in CS from Stanford. I've spent nearly all of the last 20 years as a manager of software development, including 13 years with Hewlett-Packard. As of now [July 2000] I'm intentionally doing nothing for a while (hence these web pages), and loving it.
Chip: Ever since I came back from the Marines at the end of 1973, most of my music has been church-related. I've more-or-less continuously played bass in the band at whatever church I was attending. Between about 1976 and 1978 I played in Christian band called Rapture that played quite a bit around southern california, and was notable for many outstanding originals (none were mine). Hey, I finally got to make a record in the studio: I played on one that some friends made in about 1977. In the last ten years or so I've actually directed a number of bands, including one that played monthly at the County Jail for two or three years. I also run the PA that my wife's band, Set Free, uses. They are an all-women group that mostly plays County and State correctional facilities.
Chip's email address is cchapin AT cs.stanford.edu (note: I don't
have any affiliation with Stanford anymore, but using my alumni account avoids
changing email addresses when I change jobs or ISPs.)
and The Pit
David lives in Escondido where he owns and operates a reptile and amphibian
business called Herp Nut. He is the world's leading breeder of
several species of rare reptiles! Check out his an excellent web page: http://herpnut.com/
David is married to the former Cindy Lane (San Dieguito '73) and they have two kids: Ryan and Dillon.
Jim Jack, 1997
Flying Dog Films on
assignment in Moab.
What's that furry thing?
This is a detail of a larger
Jim Jack, 1986
Working at the Grand Canyon.
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Jim is the owner an operator of Flying Dog Films, providing sound recording
and mixing services to the TV and film industries. He has also written a
couple of software programs and is selling them on the web as Minutiae Software. Check out Jim's
software company web site: http://www.minutiaesoftware.com
Jim has been married to Sheri since 1991.
Rancho Santa Fe
The Pit is a steel-reinforced concrete cylinder, 32 feet in diameter and about 8-10 feet high, that sat on the Chapin's property in Rancho Santa Fe. It was the reservoir when the property was first developed as an orchard in 1928 or so, long before the days of reliable water supplies. The Chapins bought about half the original property, including the main house (and the reservoir) in 1948. Except for just a couple of years, I lived there from my birth in 1953 until 1978 when I moved to La Jolla. My parents sold the property in 1979 and moved a mile up the street to a smaller house. After my father died in 1998, my mother moved one more mile to a yet-smaller house in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe where she resides today [July 2000].
In 1968 or 69, during a break from practice in our garage, the members of Cinnimon Haze inspected the reservoir. Carl immediately dubbed it The Pit. Inspired by visions of the ideal practice studio, we demolished its rotting roof and attempted to chisel a hole in the wall. The manual skills to bring the vision to reality were mostly beyond us, but my dad obliged by having a new roof put on and a 6-foot door jack-hammered into the wall. Then I ran the electricity, did all the wiring, and hung the famous "George Deukmejian" doors. Thereafter it became our exclusive practice studio. I even lived in it for a while. Most of the 1971 Membrane pictures are in the Pit. It's foot-thick walls certainly helped to contain the sound, however the doorway was, unfortunately, aimed directly at the only neighboring house in the area (about 100 yards away). As a result we still sometimes got complaints about the noise...