I say “Boom, Boom” Pat Travers say “out go lights”

Pat Travers is or was a Canadian blues rocker who released a live album in 1979, my freshman year at Gunn, that included a cover of the Little Walter song “Boom Boom”.

Did this become a Gunn football or basketball chant or just something people played at keggers and shouted



I actually yelled that last night at Gunn homecoming, moments after an electrifying 80 yard catch and run by Israeli-American Guy Kasznik, giving Gunn a lead, against Lynbrook, in an eventual rare victory. I yelled “boom boom” to no answer. The students were working something a bit more contemporary if not as topical (the lights went out for 30 minutes ala something in the World Series and Super Bowl we all saw recently, I will suss up later).

I had a field pass and Guy Kasznik stepped on the sideline not 10 feet from me, but it’s cool since he was held running under a sure touchdown last week. I also yelled “shabbat shalom” while standsing at the end of the first half, a few more broken tackles and prelude to his half 2 heroics.

Touchdown 3-pete man Guy Kasznik of Gunn, #81 greeted post score by Schuyler Son

Touchdown 3-pete man Guy Kasznik of Gunn, #81 greeted post score by Craig Ching

That is pretty fucking legendary, a long touchdown run, breaking several tackles and the stadium lights go out? Between the touchdown and the PAT? I did hear Tom Jaboubosky and Dean Lubbe muttering something is wrong with the lights moments before the blast or black out.

So if Glenn Bill “Max” McGee earns his moniker for intramural “Fayerweather” exploits at Dartmouth in the seventies, Guy Kasznik should be GFWYN “gif-win” for Go For What You Know a Pat Travers reference for this.

Henaini? Any body?
(as in, the guy says to the coach, “here i am, send me”)


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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