Jul 8, 2017
Who were you in high school? Did you hang out back with the hoods, or have practice every day as a jock? Was it prepping for college that drove you, or just trying to survive while navigating a tough domestic life? Did you have a friend, teacher, or coach that affected you? Are we doomed to accept the stereotypes tendered by others? What can we learn from this study of “The Breakfast Club” with Jeff Tayama? We might find, just maybe, “each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.”
Jeff Tayama and I met 19 years ago on that same live tv show I have mentioned so many times. At the start, it was live at 7:00 am, so Jeff and gang showed up in pajamas. The band, Cleopatra Grip, literally played in their underwear, providing humor and levity to live broadcasting pressure. Since then, Jeff and I have seen each other at Comfest and other concert venues. I have seen him play guitar several times with various artists. His sound is true and comes from the heart. His choice of film is special to me on numerous levels. Take the hour long journey into 1985 as Jeff Tayama reveals how the movie “The Breakfast Club” moved him.