Friday, May 23, 2008

Roger, Joyce and Ken

Once upon a time in 1976 there were three friends with nothing to do. One afternoon they were drinking some Boone's Farm Apple Wine listening to Tony Orlando and Dawn and as the apple wine flowed, it began to seem like a very groovy idea indeed to make a record of their own. Roger, Joyce and Ken began as a trio, 'Like Peter, Paul and Mary!' Joyce said. 'But with a disco beat!' was Roger's idea. 'I was thinking more like Mark Spitz...' Ken said, dismayed at Roger's insistence that Mark Spitz was not a singer.

Things went downhill from there.

Joyce, initially in a long-term relationship with Ken, was easily seduced by Roger's many facets (versus Ken's mere two), and though the group did endeavor to record as a unit, their discord on the direction of the band coupled with Joyce's reluctance to choose between the men, quickly led them to pursue solo careers.

No one knows where the trio is today, although it has long been rumored that Joyce served as the inspiration for the character of Ana Gasteyer's beloved music teacher Bobbie Mohan-Culp.


featherproof said...

wow, how do i get ken's hair-cut? oh wait, i see now, by request only...

Katie Alender said...

Wow, Ken. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Wow x infinity!
I needed this.
Thank you.

Elizabeth Crane said...