'It seems that I am in the midst of a wicked streak of bad luck this week," blogged San Diego-based singer/songwriter Laura K (aka Laura Kuebel). "It all started Sunday afternoon, during an otherwise enjoyable visit with my dad. While we went hiking up Cowles Mountain, some bastard smashed the window of [my father's] rental car to steal my bag. Contents included my cell phone, digital camera, favorite T-shirt, keys, and all the necessary information to steal my identity.... As my week has been turned into a huge pain in the ass while putting all the pieces back, I realize what a slave to convenience I have become. Can I honestly complain about a lost cell phone while headlines on thousands of hurricane victims scream at me every day?"
Laura K frequently plays at Twiggs, the Tiki, and Blind Melon's, where she has hosted open mic nights. She describes her favorite guitar: "My Alvarez RD20 is one of the first guitars I ever picked up, and she's been my loyal companion ever since. I bought it at Blue Eagle Music in Athens, Ohio, this tiny guitar shop in my college town, with familiar folks who have played guitar since long before I was born. If I went back years down the road, they'd probably still remember what kind of strings I use."
-- "Lists," 1-26-06