Content for Thursday, December 9, 2004

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On the Bus from Rosa's Cantina to Home Sweet Broadway and First

A motorcoach journey from the Lone Star State.

Why buses are better than planes, part one. Flying to El Paso, my plane (ironically, an Airbus) began emitting strange high-frequency blips and unexplainable static from various locations above the passengers' heads. After an air-mile ...

Best Laid Plans

Movies reviewed this week: Blade Trinity and The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

Extravaganza

“I was going to be a pseudo-lab-and-cellar guy. I thought, ‘I’ll get to see all the different aspects.’”

"We Didn't Get Paid Anything"

"We didn't get paid anything and we had no one from the Warped Tour crew to help us," explained Underminded guitarist/vocalist Nick Martin about his band's experience on this summer's Warped Tour. They had to ...

"They Tell Us You Cannot Bring Headphones and Handheld CD Players to School"

"They tell us you cannot bring headphones and handheld CD players to school. I got in trouble last month." Matt Carter, 15, is the bassist/vocalist for Rookie 7. The Santana High sophomore said he was ...

During Thanksgiving Week, Delaware Band Fozzy...

During Thanksgiving week, Delaware band Fozzy was in town to shoot a video for their song "Enemy" on the rooftop of a downtown skyscraper. "The concept of the video was written by British filmmaker Paul ...

Lou's Records Manager Tony Vic

Lou's Records manager Tony Vic's name has been bantered about by radio insiders as a possible addition to KPBS's These Days (heard weekday mornings). Doug Myrland, KPBS general manager, and Vic would not comment on ...

Jefferson Jay

Jefferson Jay is getting a master's degree in history from San Diego State (he says his thesis will be on "mass media interpretations of Haight-Ashbury during 1967"), but he'll be singing songs and playing the ...

"The Sports Arena Sold... Their Land to AM/PM and Krispy Kreme"

"The Sports Arena sold... their land to AM/PM and Krispy Kreme," said Norm Leggio, owner of Blue Meannie Records. Because of this, Leggio maintains there's a lot less parking for the Sports Arena than there ...

Racist Hate Music

"Racist hate music is being distributed to your brothers and sisters and children in schools in San Diego," writes Eddie Phanichkul in a November 19 post at SanDiegoblog.com, but there's no clear evidence that this ...

According to a Website Based in Punjab, India

According to a website based in Punjab, India (www.onlypunjab.com), drummer Billy Ray (formerly of the Ike Turner's band the Ike Turner Camp) has joined beach bar locals Tubby. "Tubby's music is an eclectic amalgamation of ...

After Local Band Cage

After local band Cage played adjacent gigs with Germany's Scorpions at the Universal Amphitheater November 26, a Los Angeles zine reported, "Singer Sean Peck does his best to channel Rob Halford, even shaving his head ...

Smiling Jack’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is an excellent idea for an entrée or side dish, especially for the holidays. It's hearty enough to be a meal. I'm not a chef -- I'm a restaurant operator -- so ...

The Hank Show

'He made me a replica of Hank's suit, the white suit with black musical notes.'

Amy Lowell: Selected Poems

Amy Lowell: Selected Poems. Edited and Selected and with an Introduction by Honor Moore Library of America, 2004; 156 pages; $20. FROM THE DUST JACKET: A cigar-smoking proponent of free-verse modernism in open rebellion against ...

No Ghosts Need Apply

'We are lucky that he failed," says Leslie Klinger of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. "He had a practice as an ophthalmologist in Portsmouth. Then he moved to London where he didn't get any business. With ...

Discover Trail Canyon Falls, tucked away in a remote crease of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Rising starkly behind the San Fernando and Crescenta valley communities of Sylmar, San Fernando, Sunland, and Tujunga, the western ridges of the San Gabriel Mountains have a lean and hungry look. Yet there is a ...

American Chopper

“Hey, I’m going to come get you. You can help me move our new TV,” my cousin Joe informed me over a crackling cell phone connection. “What?” I asked through static, “What kind of TV ...

Temple Emanu-El

"In Reform Judaism there is no one doctrine. It is up to the individual to make this decision to what he or she believes. Individual choice is the hallmark of Reform Judaism," Rabbi Martin Lawson ...

Turkey Day Away

It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer 'Can you pass the gravy?" I waited patiently to fill my face with all kinds of Thanksgiving Day goodness. So far, everything on ...

Meat Poet

“I try to avoid healthy food. What’s the point of eating stuff you hate?”

Surf Camp

'They misnamed the sport; they should have called it paddling instead of surfing." "Is that what a lot of it is, paddling around the ocean, looking for the next wave?" "Absolutely." I'm speaking to Pat ...

Eight Million Ways To Drink

I play poker with a group of guys, and one always deals a game called Diablo. I never thought I'd hear the word outside the poker party. But when Marcy called to invite me to ...

Christmas cheer to soldiers

Every year at Christmas my kids are bombarded with store advertisements and commercials. Though I can't do much about the marketing machine, I can counterbalance the marketing monster by encouraging my children to do charitable ...

Eye amoebas

Hi Matt: I was out golfing on a sunny day and I noticed my eyes have these little marks in them, like you're looking through a microscope at little amoebas. They move around but don't ...

Attempted voodoo in the first degree

Dear Matthew Alice: I remember hearing on the news once that in one of those Southern states some men had been charged with attempted murder for hiring a hit man to kill a judge. The ...

Christmas Monster

'One time I wondered," says Ana Valdivia (her maiden name), "with the hours my husband was putting in, if maybe he was having an affair. But we laughed when he said, 'I'd be too tired. ...

Dubious Entanglements

It's great to have an internationally recognized name -- except when it gets dragged through the mud. Consider economist Arthur B. Laffer, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe. He is considered the father of supply-side ...

Alleged rogues and scoundrels

It turns out that San Diego Unified schools chief Alan Bersin managed to have that cozy dinner with the district's three incoming board members last week after all. The locale was San Francisco's posh Postrio ...

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