Bone Daddy has often commented that Sky Pilot’s friend Turk provided “BIG INs” in L A….which was highlighted by an extended stay at The Magic Castle….plus “Three Princess Muses” in the City of Angels….which he followed up by saying “I Love L A”….but then again, this was in regards to the Olympic journey of Los Tres Amigos from Austin, Texas…..who landed in Los Angeles to attend 6 different Olympic events over a 13 day period wherein they set an Olympic fan record that can only be tied….and never broker.
Music & Olympics – 1984 – Giorgio Moroder Sings “Reach Out For The Gold” Put To Olympic Highlights
Since the boys from Texas did not have tickets to the opening ceremony…..they decided to call on three lady friends of Turk….their guy with “BIG INs” in Los Angeles, to meet them at a bar in downtown Los Angeles to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the XXIII Olympiad. Bone Daddy says he can’t even remember the name of the bar they met at….but he sure does remember those three “sweet thangs” ….who were some fine examples of Turk’s BIG IN’s on the left coast. Each one was “hot and saucy” in their own unique way….and to put the cherry on top of this L A sundae was that each one loved to party….which was the perfect entree for the Prince of Pleasure….who was stocked to the gills with an equalizer which made these less than stunningly handsome men on a Rocket Run in L A look even better.
Olympics – 1984 – Women’s Marathon Highlights Of The Most Incredible Final Lap In Olympic History – A Heroic Story Of A Thin Swiss Girl Named Gabriela Andersen-Schiess
The Opening Ceremony featured the arrival of Bill Suitor by means of the Bell Aerosystems rocket pack….. as he filled the role of “Rocketman” as he flew himself from outside the stadium, over the top and into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum….doing an inter-stadium flyby around the upper deck….then lower deck….while landing perfectly on a spot in the middle of the infield. For a lil ole Chiweenie….that would have been very exciting to see in 1984…..and guess what….we have a video of this wonderful entry into the Opening Ceremony.
Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Opening Ceremony – “Rocketman” Billy Suitor Enters The Olympic Stadium
John Williams composed the theme for the Olympiad, “Olympic Fanfare and Theme”. This piece won a Grammy for Williams….becoming one of the most well-known musical themes of the Olympic Games…. along with Leo Arnaud’s “Bugler’s Dream”…..the latter is sometimes attached to the beginning of Olympic Fanfare and Theme……then American music icon…Ms Etta James…..performed the National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony…..while singing a wonderful rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”.
Music & Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – John Williams & The Boston Pops Perform The Olympic Fanfare At The Opening Ceremony
The pomp and pageantry of the opening ceremonies was extremely stimulating….but not nearly as stimulating as Turk’s BIG IN’s in L A. Having heard BD tell this story many times….I think he says it best….”There was Wei….a stunning, tall wisp of a willow from Thailand…..whose presence in life was soft….quiet….like a breath of fresh air…..as Wei owned her own commercial office cleaning service. Then there was Audrey….a shapely blond with “banjo eyes” as bright and blue as the waters of the Caribbean. Audrey was a systems analyst for a large telecommunications company…..and last but certainly not least….there was Chauncey….a sultry brunette with olive skin and gorgeous green eyes….a body to die for….who was a real estate agent in the Woodland Hills area of LA. Any way you cut the pie….there was not a fly to be seen anywhere around these three beauties in the City of Angels. “Can you say California Dreamin’”.
Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Highlights Of Michael Jordan At The Olympics As An Amateur
After some serious drinking….a little dancing….and an occasional trip to the lil boys and lil girls rooms….“snorts of pleasure dust”….then like three muses right out of a Salvador Dali painting….they whisked Los Tres Amigos de Tejas….out of the bar where they had watched the Opening Ceremony and headed to the gut of the City of Angels…. for a real treat in downtown LA….to a world famous eatery….which had never closed it doors in 60 years since it opened it doors originally in 1924….called The Pantry. When the Tres Amigos and the Muses arrived at this historic restaurant on the corner of 9th and Figeroa in downtown L A….only to find that there was a long snake of a waiting line just to get into the place that went ¾ the way around the corner (at least 100 yards and 150 people). BD says he has never seen so many people waiting in line at 1am in the morning just to get something to eat.
Special – 2017 – A Cook’s Tour Of The World Famous Eatery “The Pantry” in downtown Los Angeles
Like with all things that happen when you are on a magic carpet ride….The Pantry was one of Wei’s commercial cleaning customers….so the band of six walked right past all those in line waiting….past the doorman….and straight to the seating host….who hugged Wei and escorted our party to a table…..as I understand you could even hear BD say…..”I love L A”….say what?….the dude who also says….”Why would anyone live here in L A during peacetime?”…..I wonder what changed his opinion? Duuuuhhhh.
Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – “Carry The Fire” – The Story Of The 1984 Olympic Torch Journey
The Pantry is not your basic short order grill….it is a great short order grill….with a myriad of choices of for breakfast, lunch and dinner menu….providing a wide variety of all short order alternatives from which to choose. The restaurant is known for serving coleslaw to all patrons in the evening hours….even if they ultimately decide to order breakfast. The Pantry had a little free gratis pocket pamphlet for customers to take….which showed the amounts of how much of each food group it took to supply the needs of The Pantry each day, week and year…..making printed claims to serve 90 tons of bread (or 461 loaves per day) and 10.5 tons (20,000-tree harvest) of coffee per year….needing 100,000 laying hens to provide the eggs needed per year….as the numbers for every food item needed to supply this place that never closes were staggering to say the least….more than enough to supply a large army. Heck, BD said that the waiter who served them at 1am in the morning had been working at The Pantry for 52 years….14 year more than BD had even been on this Earth at the time…..that is back in 1984….cuz in 2020 he is 74 years old…..and The Pantry still has never closed its doors.
Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Amazing Classic Highlights Of The Los Angeles Olympics
With their “tummys stuffed” and finding out that none of Turk’s “three lovelies” had ever seen or been in The Magic Castle….and since it was Sunday morning by then…..meaning that none of the muses had to work that day…..they decided to join the boys from Texas for some late night fun and more magic dust at The Magic Castle. Talk about “OPEN SEZ ME……OH WHAT A NIGHT !!!”
Olympics – 1984 – Special – The Training Of New Zealand’s Long Distance Runners For The 1984 Los Angeles Games