Today I celebrate the birthday of my brother-in-law Dave. He would probably prefer a Domino's pizza, but since Domino's doesn't sponsor Johngy's Beat, the best I can do for now is to feature him here.
Over the last few years, Dave has developed quite an acting career. I don't think he has an IMDB page yet, but he is on his way. The picture below was taken at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, one of his homes away from home. I should get "On the Beat" and interview him on location some day, but he might be too big for me.
At least in his regular life, Dave always has time for me. He has helped me immensely over the years and is always good for a lively debate on many topics (including our long-running pizza debate).
We may disagree on pizza, but we have had a lot of fun over the years. I appreciate all he has done and his friendship. I lovehim like a brother (a brother who likes bad pizza, but a brother nonetheless..Hey, more good pizza for me, anyway).
Happy birthday, Dave. I hope Nancy takes you out to Domino's for a feast.
Dave Blais in Chicago, IL-September 2018.