Rock Around the Town Entries for February, 2008

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(Paint)Brushes with Fame, & the ‘70s OB Ranger

He paints rock stars, and the OB Ranger rides again!

He paints rock stars, and the OB Ranger rides again! Illustrator Ken Meyer Jr. illustrates trading cards for role-playing games ...

Where’s the Reader’s Hip-hop Coverage?

Hip-hop quest, Rave culture tutorial, & a trip thru Tijuana's bathrooms

Hip-hop quest, Rave culture tutorial, & a trip thru Tijuana's bathrooms “Where’s the hip-hop coverage?” We get a lot of ...

That ‘80s Club: Straighta Head Sound, plus Pornographer Confessions

The story of a long-gone club & confessions of a local pornographer

The story of a long-gone '80s heavy metal club & confessions of a local pornographer If you’re interested in Generation ...

Jim McInnes: The Last DJ, Busted at Boomer’s, plus the Monroes Story

KGB legend Jim McInnes raps, busted at Boomer’s, and the inside story of a local one-hit wonder

KGB legend Jim McInnes raps, busted at Boomer’s, and the inside story of a local one-hit wonder... "There goes the ...

Removing Brown M&Ms: Backstage Diplomat Speaks, plus My Worst Celeb Encounters

Fulfilling backstage riders, plus how not to interview a celebrity!

Fulfilling backstage riders, plus how not to interview a celebrity! BACKSTAGE RIDER ON THE STORM Brian Lewis didn’t hire the ...

Cartoonist Confessions: How’d He Do That?

Secrets Behind Overheard & Famous Neighbors

Overheard In San Diego and Famous Former Neighbors are anomalies in the comic strip world – they’re based on real ...

Tattoo Rock & A Pile Of Shat

Locals rocking tattoos and a Bill Shatner Freakfest

ROCKIN’ TATTOOS Tattoo shops flourish in San Diego, and pretty much always have. Customers used to be perceived, correctly or ...

My Brunch With Yoko, plus Weird Beatles Merchandise, Yoko Ono Comix and Stories

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 ...

Worst in Rock: Busted, Burned, & Barefoot in Balboa Park

Trouble in Paradise, plus Famous Cartoon Neighbors, and Local Fashion Wearabouts

Worst in Rock: Busted, Burned & Barefoot in Balboa Park STEPHEN STILLS August 14, 1970 In late 1970, ex-Byrd David ...

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