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Reader writers tell funny stories about dead colleague, Steve Esmedina

Blubbo's world

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 HeartGeorge 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

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Steve Esmedina didn’t soft-focus his lens when trained on himself either. So he invited everyone to call him Blubbo.
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 HeartGeorge 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

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