Several times between 1983 and 1985 I was asked to work at one of my employer's branch offices for a day. In each case, the day in question turned out to be that day; fourteen hours later I'd find myself driving home after flying to Salt Lake City or Phoenix, making half a dozen sales calls, then flying back to Denver. I was on one of these trips in early 1984, sitting in my rental car killing time before my flight home, when I heard "The Mask." I was surprised to learn that the song was Roger Glover's, but not the least bit surprised when it became a minor hit. Glover dabbled in the production side of the music business, working with a variety of new bands when not playing bass with Deep Purple. In 1988, Glover and Purple pal Ian Gillan released Accidentally on Purpose, a singular LP that contains "She Took My Breath Away," "Via Miami," and the prophetic "Telephone Box" (to which cell phone junkies everywhere should take a good, hard listen).