Tropical Influences from Far Away
I forgot to mention the important part about the art shows down the street from the Schtink Tank. Frank had a copy of "The Bird" framed on the wall (not installed in a frame, but centered in a wood frame affixed to the wall with the 45 held up by a pushpin through the hole in the center), and a basket of 45s beneath it. Of course, they were for sale.
Anyone in the know would know this almost comes almost immediately and directly from Martin Denny records of the time, and Frank would laugh about THOSE, too, when he saw them in my record collection. I was sailing wide during my Banana Boat phase in music then.
(I never mentioned too much about my brief career in show biz when I was in the tropics, but I always tried to dress well when I visited the telescopes as if I really wanted to impress them)
("Play that funky music, white boy ... "