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    Roots Canal - The fourth OC Weekly local music sampler

    Sorry, kiddies--we have no punk/alternative/emo/ska/hip-hop/electronic or any other modish modern music for you. Instead, here's 16 servings of time-tested roots music--pure as a mountain dawn, wild as a boar hog in season, tuff as a T-bone from Den...

    by BUDDY SEIGAL on November 23, 2000
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    Girls with Guitars - A SoapboXX for every young woman who doesnt know how to get her band out of her bedroom

    Alex Scott's brother never let her touch his drum set. Heather Tucker played guitar for a while with another girl in her bedroom, but it never went any further. "She said we'd suck," Tucker says, "so why bother?" But now, on a dusty Sunday afternoon...

    by Chris Ziegler on November 23, 2000
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    Kottonmouth Komrades - Music, marijuana and one bands battle for your civil liberties

    It's 13 stories to the circular rooftop of Capitol Records headquarters, although the Kottonmouth Kings can tell you many more than that. "The seed of this band comes from back in the punk rock days," says front man Brad X, still bleached-blond and ...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on November 23, 2000
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    New York City Serenade - Jay Buchanans CMJ diary

    Last month, Fullerton singer/songwriter Jay Buchanan and his band landed a much-coveted showcase slot at the big, boffo College Music Journal (CMJ) conference in New York City. On the confab circuit, CMJ is mega: an annual record-industry schmooze-a...

    on November 23, 2000
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    Were Bad, Were Worldwide - The Offsprings weird, weird realm

    Weird is having to call a New York City publicist to arrange an interview with a punk rock band's lead singer who lives in Huntington Beach, a scant 10 minutes from where you do. Weird is driving to this interview, which will take place at the sin...

    by Rich Kane on November 23, 2000
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    Were Shallow, They Say - After the big-time, Mirainga just want to have fun

    Photo by Jack GouldThere's this thing that Mirainga singer Craig Poturalski does when people give him unwanted music-industry advice: he imagines going into their house and looking at their CD collection. Then he thinks about whether he'd own any of...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on November 23, 2000
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    The Secret of 77 - In search of . . . buried treasure with Jesus Wore Dickies

    Photo by Jack GouldLate-morning traffic over the Vincent Thomas Bridge from the Long Beach Freeway is light. Beneath the bridge sits a copper-colored Southern California Edison plant, a windowless display of Batman-style Gothic architecture that bel...

    by Nick Schou on November 23, 2000
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    Pot (Hed)

    >>> Jahred Shaine, lead singer of OC testosto-dude rap/metal band (Hed)pe, was busted at a Quality Inn hotel in Waterbury, Connecticut, on Oct. 27 after signing for a FedEx package that allegedly contained an ounce of marijuana. Shaine was released ...

    on November 16, 2000
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    I Voted For George W. Bush! - And now Im loving Charlies Angels!

    Photo by Jack GouldI voted for George W. Bush--that is, I would have, if Tuesday, Nov. 7, had actually occurred by the time you're reading this on Thursday, Nov. 9, which, due to the vagaries of the publishing process and the space-time continuum, i...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on November 16, 2000
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    Worm in a Web - Its all good, brother, on Rodmantv.com

    Illustration by Bob AulWhen a local television news show did a story on the launch of Dennis Rodman's website--which features around-the-clock video feeds of his Newport Beach party house--producers decided to get a reaction from local police. Aft...

    by Matt Coker on November 16, 2000
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    The Great Farce - El Toro Airport Watch No.148

    The Irvine City Council resembles the county Board of Supervisors a lot more than members of either panel might want to admit. Both have five members. Both have one member who is a complete moron. Both have just one member who believes in penetratin...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 16, 2000
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    Throw the Baum! - This weeks featured NFL matchup: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Kansas City update: There are plans to build a Wonderful World of Oz theme park just 20 miles from downtown K.C. The park would be based on L. Frank Baum's classic children's books, one of which later became the classic movie starring a drug-addled ...

    by Steve Lowery on November 16, 2000
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    The Prayer Witch Project

    Illustration by Bob Aul Sandi Ciz and a friend got more than they bargained for when they entered what they believed to be a typical haunted house in the parking lot of the Block at Orange on Halloween night. Called "Heaven-n-Hell," the joint featur...

    by Matt Coker on November 16, 2000
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

    Illustration by Bob AulSend anonymous thanks, confessions or accusations --changing or deleting the names of the guilty and innocent--to "Hey, You!" c/oOC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-0247, or e-mail us at letters@ocweekly.com. We ...

    by ANONYMOUS on November 16, 2000
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    Closing Time - Greens go home early, celebrate nationwide whomping

    Avila's El Ranchito sports bar and restaurant in Santa Ana. Lots of brave talk at the Green Party "victory" celebration--there's not a dime's worth of difference between Gore and Bush, Gore and Bush are corporations running as humans, and it doesn't...

    by Nick Schou on November 16, 2000
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    Out on the town - Nausea, lots of nausea

    9:30 p.m. Election Night, and two wobbly 21-year-olds stand outside Costa Mesa's Kona Lanes smoking. Both are Bush supporters, but only one voted. "I didn't vote, but if I did, I'd vote for Bush," says the other one. "I don't want Gore in there. He'...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on November 16, 2000
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    Fantasy Land - Next time, for sure!

    Disneyland Hotel: the food was gone by 9:20 p.m., not an hour into the OC Demo cratic Party's Election Night gathering. But the party faithful's political appe tites weren't nearly as voracious. Seven teen national and state seats were up for grabs ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on November 16, 2000
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    Breakthrough? - Libertarians win one

    Being a Libertarian on Election Night meant gathering in a Laguna Hills sports bar to watch results of elections you knew your party had no chance of winning. "We're cheering for third place," said Doug Scribner, local party chairman and candidate f...

    by Steve Lowery on November 16, 2000
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    Bray New World - OCN reporter delighted with Bush 'Victory,' nearly wets self!

    Tom Fuentes was getting pissy and obviously didn't care who in OCN's viewing audience knew it. In a live feed from the Republican Party Election Night soiree in Newport Beach, the county GOP chairman fumed over what the nation had just witnessed on ...

    by Matt Coker on November 16, 2000
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    Hey! We're all Liberals Now!

    Did anyone else notice that Republican Party officials were either Manchurian Candidate-treated to go off at 10 p.m. election night or were reading from the same prepared index cards? In separate television interviews, central committee member Jo El...

    by WILL SWAIM on November 16, 2000
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