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Thread #98059 Message #1938336
Posted By: GUEST,Ada
16-Jan-07 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: Where does Steve Suffet come from
Subject: RE: Where does Steve Suffet come from
I can't top what Joel wrote, but here's a little more info, some of it actually truthy.
Steve was once a finalist in the "World's Biggest Teddy Bear" contest. He lost out to a Yeti but was featured as a caveman in a fashion magazine. He's about to celebrate a significant birthday, which, strangely enough, is not exactly his 30th but is a significant anniversary of that event.
His wife Marilyn has learned to tolerate his guitars all over the house, his groupies calling at 2am, and (worst of all) his philately. She's a strong woman, that Marilyn. (And just for the record, he wasn't REALLY married to that Barbary doll; she was just another of his groupies. Anyway, it's all in the past, before he met Marilyn.)
Steve's musical career really got started when he borrowed a guitar from the late "Sis" Cunningham and sang "Pastures of Plenty" for her, and she founded a new chapter of Steve's groupies. Soon thereafter he shared a cab with Pete Seeger, and the rest is oral history.
Steve was educated in Rochester, New York, where he was a classmate of a future famous Hollywood writer, but left to continue his education in New York City, where he enrolled in second grade. In New York he learned to talk like a cab driver, which has hampered his career ever since, to such a degree, indeed, that he had to become an educator to get any respect. He is President-for-Life of the New York Philatelic Bandits.