Whitekeys grew up in South Dakota, Iowa, and Arizona. His
fondest childhood memories were the days his father, a doctor,
would bring home jugs of unusable blood which he would pour
on the rose bushes for fertilizer. No one in town grew better
Keys appeared as part of "The Oosik Music
Company" which was the house band for 5 years at Chilkoot
Charlie's in the early 1970's. During that period, he gave
Chilkoots the motto, "We Cheat The Other Guy and Pass
The Savings On To You!" They thought he was kidding when
he wrote that motto. Mr. Whitekeys has come a long way since
then---three-quarters of a mile down Spenard Road to be exact.
a brief time in 1972 he and his friend Bodfish held the Guinness
Book record for the world's longest banana split--an 800 foot
confectionery monster. That record was broken a few months
later in Minneapolis by some guys who cheated. Setting an
ice cream record in below-freezing winter temperatures presents
no challenge at all, but Guinness recognized it anyway.
In 1980, he opened Mr. Whitekeys' Fly By Night
Club in Anchorage, Alaska. The bar was designed to employ
other ridiculously over-educated people who just don't like
getting up early in the morning. Since opening The Fly By
Night Club in 1980, his life has been a fairy tale which has
come true. In February, 1995, Whitekeys was invited to the
Alaska Governor's Inaugural Ball where he was honored to be
the guy who introduced the guy who introduced the guy who
introduced the Governor.
his spare time Whitekeys is addicted to trout fishing, illegal
fireworks, and coral reef marine biology. He knows the location
of a species of reef fish which has a vocal language.