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    Tommy Rock, singer/songwriter, guitarist of Rockstar Barbeque - What the hell are you listening to?

    Photo by Jeanne RiceThe Pixies, Come On Pilgrim. "I've always been a fan of the 4AD label, but the Pixies more than any other group have had a profound influence on me. The album Come On Pilgrim spun my head around. When it came out, I thought to my...

    on September 28, 2000
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    Oregon Bound

    OREGON BOUND Robert Deeble, Secret Hate and the Reventlos are the few local acts who have made the cut and are either in-or currently on their way to-Portland, Oregon, for this week's annual North by Northwest Music & Media conference (NXNW). Compar...

    by Rich Kane on September 28, 2000
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    Elvin Estela-a.k.a. Nobody-may be one of the only DJ/producers in the world who can capture the soul of head music (think Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain") and make it fresh. On Soulmates, he pulls this off by scraping away the fuzzy detritus of these tr...

    by ANDREW ASCH on September 28, 2000
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    A Citizen's Cane

    Illustration by Bob AulI just got back from a screening of Almost Famous, but instead of tripping wistfully down memory lane after a cool flick, I got to painfully trip back to my handicapped parking space because of you. You stole my cane, you scum...

    by ANONYMOUS on September 28, 2000
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    Burning Sensation

    Illustration by Bob Aul Fire season is officially here-and Clockwork without a thing to wear! Perhaps you heard the news-oh boy-about a fast-moving brushfire east of San Clemente that on Sept. 11 turned 500 acres of canyon brush extra-crispy before ...

    by Matt Coker on September 28, 2000
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    Crime Dog McGruff, the Early Years

    Sept. 1. A 23-year-old Costa Mesa dog owner discovered his wallet and two cell phones (Two cell phones? Relax, dude!) missing from his 1989 Volvo. With no suspects and only his Labrador/German shepherd mix Rudy on hand, the victim endeavored to snif...

    by KEN WIDMANN on September 28, 2000
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    Laguna Man Makes Cell-Phone Call in Public - Talks loudly about his beach house

    MARK'S RESTAURANT, LAGUNA BEACH-In a thinly veiled public address, Laguna Hills investment banker Joe Beuchler spoke loudly into his cell phone Friday, detailing several of his most expensive possessions, including a beach house. According to onlo...

    by KEN WIDMANN on September 28, 2000
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    A Big Disaster - Irvine high-tech firm snuffs extreme-sports' Bluetorch.com

    Photo by Keith MayOrange County is home to two of the world's richest men-Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli, founders of the Irvine-based computer network company Broadcom. Outside their low-profile hardware industry, the two corporate executi...

    by Nick Schou on September 28, 2000
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    This Little Website Went to Market - FuckedCompany.com sells out

    Illustration by Bob AulHow would you like to own a site that alternately pisses off companies, frightens investors, and provides hours of cynical amusement? Now's your chance. Web designer Philip Kaplan, founder and maintainer of dot.com dead pool F...

    by WYN HILTY on September 28, 2000
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    Beer! Porn! - The baby-sitter economy

    Photo by Jack GouldLong Beach rock stars are the discriminating mother's baby sitter of choice: just give them some beer and some porn, and they will frolic with your darling child till you or the cows come home, whichever comes first. It's the joyf...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 28, 2000
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    Yeah, We Want 'Bush' - Hell is waiting for George W. Bush with Tom Fuentes as your host

    On a cloudless Sept. 13 afternoon in Little Saigon, a lanky middle-aged white woman stood nervously on a Bolsa Avenue sidewalk. She chewed gum open-mouthed, smiled a lot, and wore tight, purple, calf-high polyester pants. A hot-pink shirt accentuate...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 28, 2000
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    Aim Higher! - And then shoot to kill!

    A word or two about slogans: the Army has that cool slogan "Be all that you can be," which you can't hear without singing the song and even finishing the line "in the Army Reserve" in your head. It's catchy. It's memorable. It works. Go Army! The Ai...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on September 28, 2000
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    'Hello...Is This Thing On?' - Nader and Benjamin try to get heard

    Photo by Debra DiPaolo When the Green Party's U.S. Senate candidate stopped by the Santa Ana Gypsy Den for a recent $10 per person fund-raiser, the person introducing her offered a half-assed, "The next senator from the state of California, Medea Be...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 28, 2000
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    Shiny, Happy Peephole - Ugly Duckling's Amazing Journey

    For all the cherried-out charm their old-school crusade exudes on record and onstage, the three members of hip-hoppers Ugly Duckling can get a little prickly in the privacy of their hometown. Maybe that's because a security guard has just kicked the...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on September 28, 2000
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    on September 28, 2000
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    Tom Mitchell - Bassist/Vocalist for the Over-Reactors, Insomnia Sufferer

    Photo by Jeanne Rice> Electric Warrior by T. Rex, Queen II by Queen, and The Colour and the Shape by the Foo Fighters. "If I were stranded on a deserted island, these are the three albums I'd want to have with me. All the vocals are melodic and out ...

    on September 21, 2000
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    Screaming Bedlam - Horrifying stories ripped from the pages of todays newspapers

    Bad, icky, horrible stuff! Human tragedy! Ecological mayhem! Glaring proof that our capacity for reason is silently slipping away! All this and "Garfield," too! There is still a pile of news in most newspapers. Despite the concentration of media s...

    by JIM WASHBURN on September 21, 2000
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    Ted Moreno, Rude? Guilty! - And ditto for that guy at the sandpiper

    Photo by Jack GouldIt wasn't like there were no straight men at the 15th-annual--and final--Big Splash party to benefit the AIDS Services Foundation Saturday night. There were two. And they were breathtaking. And they were holding the hands of two b...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on September 21, 2000
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    Cox Tales - GOP congressman still has boosters at the Reg

    In 1993, Newport Beach Congressman Christopher Cox stood before the national media, flashed his trademark toothy smile, and guaranteed that President Bill Clinton's policies would spark a cataclysmic depression. "It is the Dr. [Jack] Kevorkian plan ...

    by R. Scott Moxley on September 21, 2000
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    Ketchup Time

    Illustration by Bob AulWell, hepcats and kittens, so much has happened since we were last together that we scarcely know where to begin. When in doubt, Clockwork always checks our Dick--Dick Nixon. The Arrogance of Power by Anthony Summers--a new Ni...

    by Matt Coker on September 21, 2000
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