Part 1: Steve loved performers, so he invited The Flying Karamazov Brothers to perform at Apple in 1985. He paid them via barter: they each got a Macintosh. They saw the grand piano in the lobby and met Susan Kare, one of the first artists hired in the computer industry and a legend. She works at Pinterest today.
Randy Nelson loved computers and was swept away by the visit, but he had been performing with the troupe for 9 years as Alyosha. The troupe started in Santa Cruz performing on the street for gratuities. They eventually made it to Broadway stages and The Lincoln Center. Randy could never imagine where the performance at Apple would lead.
He has the blond braids in this photo: