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After an hour of the broadcast, I figured I’d head back to San Diego. I told the women what the bouncer told me about not needing to tip the waitress. I told them I wanted to leave a tip but was completely broke. I asked, “Can you cover it?” They pulled out a 20-dollar bill and said we were good.

A guy next to me said as I was walking out, “You sit with the two hottest chicks here and you make them leave the tip. You got balls.”

As I walked to my car, I heard a group talking about driving from Phoenix to be there and hoping to meet one of the Doors. I handed them my VIP pass and said, “Go meet them now.”

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sergal Feb. 4, 2009 @ 9:53 p.m.

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joelbmartin Feb. 5, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m.

So.. LA has less dorks, huh Josh?

I mean, Angelinos might have a shxxty attitude if you don't know them, but there's nothing to worry about. Unlike the traditional SD response to LA : "I just can't deal with all that traffic in LA." (Yawn....;) Yet, they've likely only driven through LA, if not only having landed once at LAX from an international flight, the only time they actually left the North American continent :}

Ummm, ok...

So then it's cool to be a freak who actually wants to go to a sports bar, say in the Kearny Mesa area on Clairmont Mesa Blvd, with 25 TV's, from 35" CRT's to 50"LCD's -- all tuned to Sports. I'm giving PB and Downtown a break from the usual tools walking the streets there. No news is good news, then maybe it won't exist. Just flip your condos around 2013..

Back to Kearny Mesa Sports Bar : No one is talking to anyone else besides whoever they might have come with -- Then, others who find themselves getting Bored (no pun intended) and walk 40' to Cheetahs.

Should one say, "Get a hobby."? How obvious could the answer to that question be?

Like, at least know who the Doors are. Even people from Phoenix are smoking the curiosity of SD... So it would seem. Plus, they're fours hours further... 'Come'on SD!!' Christ - even an '80's SD had an urban-bible-of-cool that included the Doors..

Nice one passing that VIP, Josh :)

Digression : Some might know this, but if you're in your late 30's, like Josh and I, Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood was a location for Body Double. That '80's, voyeuristic, Brian De Palma flick immediately after Scarface that used to always be on cable.. The scenes when Jake was sucked into Sam's web to be his alibi for Gloria Revelle..

I know.. Too much.. something..

Digression >> Best Bars in SD :

1 - Hamilton's Tavern (too many TV's, but when in Rome >> WTF can you do?..) Check the locals and Belgians on beer. Go Blair!

2 - Tower Bar - because they are what they are - a kitsch hang if you're punk, into Tatoos -- or just trying to maintain a safe distance. Keep it real, Mick. Oh, and I want that Hamm's bear life-size poster before another Cadillac takes out the bar again.

3 - Whistle Stop : 'cuz you're in South Park now and maybe we don't want you to know it. Great DJ's..

4 - Turf Club - Tried and True in an "OG" neighborhood. Since 1951, I think. Love the "Steaks" neon sign..

5 - Live Wire. Yeah, sort of, but are those Emo Fxxx Faces gone yet? Better in the '90's.

6 - Toronado -- again, like many of these bars, they're lucky I'm a sucker for a great selection of Belgians. However, unfortunately for them : I went to college in the Bay Area and they ain't no Toronado I used to know from the Lower Haight. This is like a safe and boring version, suburban style..

I can't even reach 10.. Scheiße.

"Not hating at all." One of my occasional favorite expressions of late..




Josh Board Feb. 5, 2009 @ 4:07 a.m.

Body Double was a great film. Nice little role for Dennis Franz as the jerk director (or is he really a jerk? if you are dracula, and can't stand being in a coffin, maybe he has a right to do a Christian Bale yell on your ass).

Turf Club is the most overrated place of all-time. The one inside Del Mar is cool. The one with a bunch of people that think they're cool before seeing a show at the Casbah...not so much.


rickeysays Feb. 6, 2009 @ 6:35 p.m.

It's nice to hear Manzarek not sounding as much like the hippie he used to talk like in interviews.


Corinna1983 Feb. 9, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m.

Hey Josh! it's nice to see, that you've still got my L.A. Woman Shirt =)


bbeglinger Feb. 9, 2009 @ 1:48 p.m.

There is a big blunder in this story. December 8th, 2008 would have been Jim Morrison's 65th birthday not his 60th. I liked your story but as a Doors fan you really should know that. Here's a link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=740


Josh Board Feb. 9, 2009 @ 2:14 p.m.

Hey Corinna...nice to hear from ya! Didn't I trade that with you, for another Doors shirt I didn't care for? I thought the LA Woman tee would be best to wear. I don't care for shirts that just have Jimbos face plastered on it.

bb...my bad on that. I guess it's just that Jim looks so good for his age. It's like he doesn't look a day over 25 in all the photos I see of him!


Corinna1983 Feb. 9, 2009 @ 3:55 p.m.

@ Josh

Yeah, you said, that I could choose between a Pink Floyd shirt and the Morrison shirt. I chose the Morrison shirt. I still have it and wear it, too =) By the way: great story! You're a lucky guy, because you met Ray and Robby.

enjoy your day!


PS: What are they doing in the Hyacinth House....? ;o)


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