Steve Esmedina didn’t soft-focus his lens when trained on himself either. So he invited everyone to call him Blubbo.
Steve Esmedina wrote his first story for the Reader in July 1973; his last story appeared in September 1994. He wrote about popular music and film, mostly in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Esmedina died on June 24, 2001.
In this issue, his closest associates remember him.
Drunk on 163 — Thomas K. Arnold
Slow Death — Mike Thomas
Cut to the Heart — George Varga
Student Steve — Eleanor Widmer
Blubbo vs the Kaypro — Linda Nevin
Friends Forever — David Zielinski
The Shadow Knows — Abe Opincar
Get Out and Get Drunk — John Brizzolara
I Feel a Jam Coming On — Ted Burke
Blubbo Adrfit — John D’Agostino
Better on the Music Page — Duncan Shepherd
Stumble, Stumble, Thump, Crash — Linda Nevin, from an interview with Jim Mullin
A Critic Looks at a Critic — Jonathan Saville
Blubbo's Secret Tongue — Bill Richardson