George Varga

George Varga was a music freelance writer for the Reader from 1976 until 1981, during which time he did a three-month stint as the Reader's events listings editor (“and hated every minute of it”).

Articles by George Varga

Reader writers tell funny stories about dead colleague, Steve Esmedina

Blubbo's world

Esmo’s phone manner was so hugger-mugger that I could be sitting four feet away and could not make out a single word. For all I could tell, he might have been laying fifty on a pony.

Cut to the Heart

His short term as music writer for the San Diego Union

Perhaps the best tribute I can pay to Steve Esmedina, my departed compadre and fellow music critic, is that his legacy truly lives on. Today, 25 years after first having read his work in the ...

1977 San Diego guide to record stores

Chameleon, Swap-a-Tape, Monty Rockers, Blue Meanie, Arcade, Scratching the Surface, Flipside, Folk Arts

With record prices climbing higher and higher each year (many new releases now bear a list price of $7.98), it’s hardly surprising that the market for selling and buying used albums has rapidly expanded into ...