(Auto)Biography Channel Entries for February, 2010

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Confessions of a Concert Crasher

Following is one of the first articles I ever wrote for the Reader, back in the early '90s ------------------

Get To Know Me (and stop sending those goofy questionnaires)

Get To Know Me (and stop sending those goofy questionnaires)

  GET TO KNOW ME - THERE, I FINALLY FILLED OUT THIS STUPID EMAIL, SO EVERYONE STOP STOP SENDING IT ...

Lazy Old Rocker Dude Goes To a Hip-Hop Open Mic

We get a lot of emails asking "Where's the Reader's hip-hop coverage?" Hopefully, readers have noticed increased coverage throughout the music ...

Creepy Old Wannabe Outlaw/Cartoonist Goes To a Rave

Okay, I know chances are good that my "newest" pair of jeans is older than a lotta people reading this blog. I’m old. ...

Battle of the Bouncers - Concert Security Wars

Local Firms Fight for Rights to Bounce You

Local Firms Fight for Rights to Bounce You Your average concertgoer rarely pays much attention to event security. Most of ...

I Was An Undercover Deadhead

Deadheads after the head Deadhead was dead  I WAS AN UNDERCOVER DEADHEAD Once upon a time, the icons of their ...

R.I.P. Porn Biz (and good riddance!)

RIP PORN BIZ - WHY THE PORNO INDUSTRY DESERVES ITS SLOW DEATH Modern day porn movies are notorious for their ...

One Night at Black's Beach

"Black's Beach, everyone knows, you don't need no buttons and bows. Black's Beach, everyone goes - there's a bunch of ...

A Phone Call From Bob Dylan?!

This happened to me 2/12/01: “Is this the number where ahh kin reach Mr. Jay Allen Sanford?” asked the man ...

My Ten Favorite Local Concerts EVER!

MY FAVORITE TEN LOCAL CONCERTS EVER!! 12-15-78: I saw the Ramones play this Montezuma Hall show. The band was still ...

Touring Tijuana Bathrooms - Everybody's Gotta Go Sometime

TIJUANA BATHROOMS: EVERYBODY’S GOTTA GO SOMETIME Every weekend evening, thousands of people travel southbound across the San Ysidro-Puerta México Port ...

The Day I Finally Sold My Record Albums

“This isn’t the original paper sleeve, you know. It looks like someone just cut it out of a grocery bag ...

Life on Downtown's Grindhouse Theater Row 1978 - 1982

LAST OF THE ALL-NIGHTERS - MY LIFE ON DOWNTOWN'S GRINDHOUSE THEATER ROW IN THE 70s and 80s I spent my first ...

That Old House - Reflections on a Childhood Home

THAT OLD HOUSE: Reflections on a Childhood Home Recently, I was online looking up property values, with an eye toward ...

Tales of the Palms Hotel - Living in Downtown San Diego circa 1978 to 1982

Tales of the Palms Hotel - Living in Downtown San Diego circa 1978 to 1982

On arriving in SD in 1978, eighteen and on my own for the first time, I rented a room at ...

My Brunch With Yoko

Brunch with a Beatle Bride

MY BRUNCH WITH YOKO Yoko's personal secretary called me early on a Friday afternoon. "Miss Ono and her companion will ...

The Midnight Rambler - Life Between Deadlines

THE MIDNIGHT RAMBLER - LIFE BETWEEN DEADLINES It’s been going on for around six months now. Maybe longer. Nearly every ...

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