Rock Around the Town Entries for September, 2007

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Badfinger VS Bob Dylan

New car commercial song plunders three more graves

Heh heh, as cool as it is to hear the Badfinger/Paul McCartney song "Come & Get It" in that new ...

Why Jackson Browne Hates Former Reader Contrib Richard Meltzer, plus Local Website Review: Pepperland

A Tragical History Tour, plus some trippy 'toons and famous cartoon neighbors

WHY JACKSON BROWNE HATES FORMER READER CONTRIB RICHARD MELTZER The first time Jackson Browne was profiled Rolling Stone [June 22, ...

Midnight Movies: A Local History, Part 1 - the '80s

MIDNIGHT MOVIES, A LOCAL HISTORY: The '80s Part 1 July 29, 1983, Ken Cinema: First Known “Shadowcast” Fan Participation at a ...

Judas Priest's Nostradamus - My Prediction, plus Swing Dancer VS Juno, Local Music Collector

Local swing dancer REALLY hates Juno

THE (NEWEST) RETURN OF JUDAS PRIEST – MY PREDICTION Judas Priest is putting the finishing touches on their double-album rock ...

GigSanDiego - New Musician Resource Courtesy of Tubby Drummer Bill Ray

NEW LOCAL MUSICIAN RESOURCE On his website GigSanDiego.com, local drummer Bill Ray explains “Gig San Diego was created by professional ...

Backstage Moocher - Living Off Rock Stars, plus YouTube Gems: Weird San Diego

Offbeat views 'round town

BACKSTAGE RAIDER – HE MOOCHES MEALS FROM ROCK STARS “When Axl Rose found out I ate his sub sandwich, he ...

Backstage Diplomat - He Removes the Brown M&Ms, plus Local Website Review: Karaoke Kings

HE REMOVES THE BROWN M&MS – BACKSTAGE DIPLOMAT Brian Lewis didn’t hire the entertainment while serving as venue manager for ...

The Day Beach Boy Brian Wilson Got Busted in Balboa Park

Beach Boy bust, plus Saturday morning music television, pre-MTV

THE DAY BRIAN WILSON GOT BUSTED AS A VAGRANT IN BALBOA PARK SUMMER 1978: BRIAN WILSON was picked up by ...

The Day the Monkees Turned Del Mar Into Clarksville

    THE DAY THE MONKEES TURNED DEL MAR INTO CLARKSVILLE      42 years ago (9-11-66), Del Mar was ...

Why Mexicans Hated Elvis, plus Celeb Sighting: Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson caught shopping at the Swap Meet.

WHY MEXICANS HATED ELVIS! May 1959: While Elvis Presley’s popularity in the U.S. was arguably at its all-time peak, Mexico ...

Worst Musical Halloween Costumes Ever, plus Meet the Mansonites

Encounters with Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten

WORST MUSICAL HALLOWEEN COSTUMES EVER   This year, Hannah Montana costumes are big, and more than a little creepy.... ******* ...

Backstage Rider Collection: 50 Rock Star Contracts, plus Virtual Balboa

BACKSTAGE RIDER COLLECTION EARTH WIND & FIRE are comprised of fourteen players and singers (including current bandleader Philip Bailey), earning ...

Judge Judy Takes On the Belly Up Tavern

JUDGE JUDY VS THE BELLY UP TAVERN So I was watching an afternoon repeat of Judge Judy (I like it ...

Celebrity House Hunting in San Diego, plus Local Website Review: Mosh King

THE CELEBRITY HOUSE HUNTER “I am the Breadman, he is the Walrus, goo goo ka joob…” Real estate broker Jeff ...

New Kids on the Block Versus Revolutionary Comics

Boy Band's litigious history with local company NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK VS REVOLUTIONARY COMICS (Here's one of the very ...

Komplete Kiss Komix Kronicles - Local Company's Kiss Comic Books

The Inside Story of a locally-produced Kiss comic book line

THE KOMPLETE KISS KOMIX KRONICLES I decided to compile a bunch of stuff I’ve done about working with Kiss on ...

Rock 'N' Roll Comics: The Inside Story of a Local Publishing Empire

I told Todd Loren in 1988 that I thought his newest brainstorm was the dumbest idea I’d ever heard Comic ...

75 Secrets About 75 San Diego Musicians

We asked 75 musicos to tell us something few would know or guess ----- 75 SECRETS ABOUT 75 SAN DIEGO ...

Rocker Chicks Do San Diego, plus Browsing the Boards

“It’s not easy being a chick rocker,” says Vv Loveland of Scary Mary. “One time at Scolari’s, when I went ...

Carnal Comics - the Inside Story, by Jay Allen Sanford

Local Comic Publisher Reveals the Secrets of Carnal Success I blame Gene Simmons. Yes, that Gene Simmons, bassist and founding ...

Pacific Comics: The Inside Story of a Local '80s Comic Publisher

The Rocketeer and other famous '80s comics began right here in San Diego.... 1 – Pacific Comics: The inside story ...

Comics and Censorship: A Local-Centric Illustrated History

Don't Be Afraid, It's Only a Comic Book! DON’T BE AFRAID, IT’S ONLY A COMIC BOOK! How dangerous can a ...

Deepest Dimension Terror Anthology: Inside Story of a Local Twilight Zone Spin-Off

Twilight Zone and Star Trek writer George Clayton Johnson presents... In the early ‘90s, I wrote and edited a comic ...

Before It Was The Gaslamp: PS

More RE June 21st cover feature

The Reader's June 21st cover feature "Before It Was The Gaslamp" detailed the local life and turbulent times of Vince ...

The Birth of Image Comics - An Illustrated History

The inside story of a local powerhouse comic publisher ------ THE BIRTH OF IMAGE COMICS Image Comics took the Creator’s ...

The Day Nirvana Played at Off the Record 10-24-91, plus YouTube Shat

Nirvana Does OTR, plus DIY ShatFest!

Nirvana Does OTR, plus DIY ShatFest! THE DAY NIRVANA PLAYED OFF THE RECORD: 10-24-91 Ticket and photos of Nirvana at ...

The Day Jimi Hendrix Came to Town 5-24-69: Noel Redding Interview

Hendrix Does Diego, plus the Kitsch Family Robinson

Hendrix Does Diego, plus the Kitsch Family Robinson THE DAY JIMI HENDRIX CAME TO TOWN: 5-24-69 May 1969: Two hundred ...

Star Trek: The Continuing Mission - Interview with Patrick McCray

Sith Apprentice co-star on the new internet Trek series

  STAR TREK: The Continuing Mission “I don't know how long the story will last,” emailed Patrick McCray awhile back, ...

LOCAL JOCK SAYS HE WAS STALKED - A REAL LIFE "PLAY MISTY FOR ME"?

The dark side of audiological obsession formed the basis of the 1971 Clint Eastwood thriller "Play Misty For Me" (the actor's directorial debut). Portraying a jazz radio DJ for station KRML in Carmel California, Eastwood's character finds his life upended by a high-strung female fan who repeatedly calls his show to request her favorite song...

LOCAL JOCK SAYS HE WAS STALKED - A REAL LIFE "PLAY MISTY FOR ME"? With help from fellow Rock ‘N’ ...

THE OB RANGER RIDES AGAIN: RETURN OF A ‘70S COUNTERCULTURE HERO

“We were going after the progressive rock or the album rock crowd,” says radio DJ and programming vet Gary Allyn about his early seventies on-air gig in San Diego.

THE OB RANGER RIDES AGAIN: RETURN OF A ‘70S COUNTERCULTURE HERO “We were going after the progressive rock or the ...

JIM McINNES: THE LAST DJ

"There goes the last DJ/who plays what he wants to play/and says what he wants to say/there goes your freedom of choice/there goes the last human voice/there goes the last DJ" -- lyrics from "The Last DJ," by Tom Petty

JIM McINNES: THE LAST DJ "There goes the last DJ/who plays what he wants to play/and says what he wants ...

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