I ran into Brad. He used to be in all the high school plays. I said, "I remember hearing you were working in Hollywood. You were the sound engineer for an Albert Brooks movie."

He told me about his career, and I said, "Give me two good stories from those Hollywood days."

"There really weren't many," he said. "I would be in a studio, not on the set with the actors. One time, Steven Seagal and Kelly LeBrock came in while I was working. When he stood up, a gun fell out of his pocket. She got mad and seemed shocked. She yelled that it was the first time the gun had ever fallen out of his pocket.... Oh, there's a funny story about working with Ice Cube. His posse came in. I think there was a guy named DJ Poo. He put his gun on the console. He kept talking about how he was waving it on the freeway and scaring 'whitey.' They were all laughing, and I was the only white guy there. One of them said, 'My bad.' I had never heard that expression before. It might've been the early '90s. So, later, when I made a mistake, I said, 'My bag.' I thought that's what he had said. Ice Cube made everyone stop what they were doing and asked me what I said. I repeated it, 'My bag,' and they laughed for the longest time."

Next week, I'll finish reminiscing with the class of '87 from Mira Mesa High.

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