Today: Former Merriam Councilman Dan Leap’s Peep Show Rocks On

Life goes on…

Controversial, hard rocking Merriam City Councilman Dan Leap is no more. Politically speaking, that is. Leap lost his bid for re-election in April and has returned full time to the business of making Guitar Lamps and working at the family heating and cooling biz in downtown Merriam.

Oh, and fronting for local rock band Pompous Jack.

"Dude, I ain’t on the council anymore," Leap says. "I lost by about 40 votes. I got beat by a school teach, an ex school teacher. I was there for eight years."

Leap narrowly lost his bid to become Merriam’s mayor two years back in a hotly-contested, threeway struggle that resulted in the winner conceding and apologizing for misstated facts during the final days of the campaign.

As for life after politics, "It’s good," Leap says. "Hell, I’ve been so busy with the band and playing guitars is a lot more fun than politicing. But I’ve still got some political connections. I talked my bass player into running for Ward 1 City Council in Merriam and he ran unapposed. So I’ve got a connection if I need one."

Meanwhile, Leap broke up with his girlfriend of 20 years, closed his retail boutique in downtown Merriam but he still has a giant "peep show" display and hole set up in the window that fronts his combination home and guitar lamp manufacturing facility.

"I’m fully online now at guitarlamp.com," Leap says. "I was selling a lot more online than I was selling out of the store, so I decided to go 100 percent online. And you gotta come see my new toys. I got me a cotton candy machine and I made a slushy machine out of a garbage disposal."

Hey, he still has his "peep show."

"I’ve got a TV set up behind it and I just play videos now," Leap says. "Right now, it’s just cartoons."

Any word as to whether he’s missed now at City Hall?

"I don’t know how they feel about it," Leap muses. "I hear the new ward councilman in my seat’s been asking a lot of stupid questions. So I don’t know if they miss me or not. But my guess would be no."

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6 Responses to Today: Former Merriam Councilman Dan Leap’s Peep Show Rocks On

  1. Joe says:

    What happened to Greg Hall?
    What happened to Greg?

  2. smartman says:

    Greg Hall and Oates
    To quote the 80’s Super Duo I think we can say:

    He’s Gone He’s Gone Oh why? Oh why? We better learn how to face it He’s Gone He’s Gone Oh why? Oh why? I’d pay the devil to replace him He’s Gone He’s Gone Oh why? Oh why?
    What went wrong?

  3. Hearne Christopher says:

    What ever really goes wrong?

  4. smartman says:

    Greg Hall of Fame
    On the first day of the sixth month in this year Greg Hall stopped blogging. Some said it was the aftermath of the Glazer bomb While others told of a final retribution A terrible revenge of the gods But we understood the grand finale Fulfillment of a prophecy told many years before So all that was left was…All the women were captured and chained And national suicide was proclaimed And KCC fell to the ground And all the children lay crippled and lame But all the bloggers came together In fear of the thought of the end No more would we fight in the streets No courage had we to defend When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound A blinding light the sun had died A new moon took it’s place Tidal waves and open graves the fate of the unhuman race The city’s heart no longer beats no pity have I left to lend A sinner sits reciting Dylan it’s now that I welcome the end When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down Everybody ran as they screamed at the sound When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down When the Halls came tumbling down Nobody made a sound. And Tony Botello blamed it all on whitey.

  5. Hearne Christopher says:

    Whew! That was a mouthful

  6. Super Dave says:

    Leap
    Dan Leap a man for the people.

    To bad he wasn’t around when I worked for that silly little town.

    Together bet we could have really twisted or cause more than one pair of shorts to bunch up.

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