Flashback: “Sarge Blotto’s Hot Seat” With Gary Windo, Part I

Lo and behold, we’ve uncovered yet another episode of the lost, mid-’80s vintage, public access television show, “Sarge Blotto’s Hot Seat.”

This time around, Sarge sits down with British sax-blaster Gary Windo, who has blown his horn with folks like NRBQ, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, the Psychedelic Furs and, yes, even Tiny Tim, as well as various Nippertown music scene vets including Johnny Rabb. He led various bands of his own, as well, including Pam Windo & the Shades and the Gary Windo Orchestra (whose stunning 1985, Hal Willner-produced album, “Deep Water,” found him exploring the depths of Albert Ayler’s classic “Ghosts,” as well as such original tunes as “Don’t Bite Too Hard (Your Teeth Are Too Sharp).”

Sadly, Windo passed away in 1992.

We’re not sure of the exact date for this episode, but it’s likely 1984 or 1985, and it was – as always – produced and directed by the tireless Real George.

We’ll post the second half of the interview tomorrow, but here’s Part I:

Coincidentally, the Psychedelic Furs play the Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday. Tickets are $45.

Bert Sommer, Part I
Bert Sommer, Part II

1 Comment
  1. martyn says

    great to see this. I remember some amazing Gary Windo Orchestra shows at 288.

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