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    Where the Surf Meets the Turd

    True story: Clockwork ventured into the ocean off PCH and Brookhurst a couple of weekends ago, which was surprising considering Billy Carter was First Brother the last time we'd boogie-boarded. After 40 minutes of inching closer and closer to the br...

    by Matt Coker on August 5, 1999
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    Fender Blender

    Art 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. Fender Blender...

    by ANONYMOUS on August 5, 1999
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    CD REVIEWS

    Kla Tg Go Bog Green Linnet Granted, the new release by Kla, an ambitious, Dublin-based septet, is a lot to digest. Although you're a bit fatigued by the time the closing hidden track rolls around, your endurance has been rewarded. They li...

    on August 5, 1999
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    Dear Bill - What Gates should be reading this summer

    Art by Bob AulTo: billg@microsoft.com From: herself@agunn.com Re: Vacation reading list I hear you're the kind of guy who not only reads business and science texts on vacation but also actually reads the stuff writers write about you. Moreover...

    by ANGELA GUNN on August 5, 1999
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly. com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspon...

    on August 5, 1999
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    Extreme Commie Girl - Get your rock walls ready; only 5 months to the millennium

    Haven't bought your tickets to Egypt yet? Or laid in your stock of Dom Perignon? (Tip: buy two cases now--one for yourself and one to sell; we heard there's going to be a shortage. Of course, we haven't checked on that lately, but the worst that can...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on August 5, 1999
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    Fantasy Candidates

    Gloria matta tuchman's either crazy or brilliant, and the brilliant money is betting on crazy. There's good reason: Tuchman is a conservative Santa Ana activist who helped computer magnate Ron Unz author 1998's Proposition 227, which was designed to...

    on August 5, 1999
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    Box-Office Bingo - Teen strategy for sneaking into R flicks raises a question: How much money does a movie really make?

    This week's sixth-most-popular movie in the U.S. is Wild Wild West--a flashy, expensive and largely panned film starring Will Smith as an African-American lawman battling an evil genius armed with a mechanical tarantula in the old West. In theaters ...

    by ANTHONY PIGNATARO on August 5, 1999
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    Subcomandante Martin - Anaheim high school prez Harald Martin wants Mexico to paybut he cant add

    Patrolman Harald Martin of the Anaheim Police Department seems an unlikely supporter of Mexico's leftist Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). But he calls the Chiapas-based insurgents "the closest thing you can find to George Washington" an...

    by Nick Schou on August 5, 1999
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    This Is War? - Behind-the-scenes ties between El Toro Airport supporters and the countys biggest anti-airport groups have to make you wonder

    Photo by David KawashimaIn the popular imagination, the battle over the future of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is supposed to be Orange County's civil war--that's how one anti-airport leader put it when he said, "Blood has been spilled for f...

    by R. Scott Moxley on August 5, 1999
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    Carls Jr. Icon

    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. You ...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 29, 1999
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    Out of the Mouths of Boobs

    Photo by Jim WashburnArt Pedroza Jr., a onetime Weekly advertising salesman turned Republican Hispanic outreach worker turned--last we heard--Libertarian who's disgruntled with the GOP, recently e-mailed us "Pearls of Wisdom From Our Vice President,...

    by Matt Coker on July 29, 1999
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    Plating Sylvia Plath - Finding the true meaning of baseball in the Cosmic Baseball Association

    Illustration by Bob AulI dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night. The labor leader and songwriter (1879-1915) was on the mound, pitching for the Armageddonia Anarchists, which is currently ranked sixth in the Underleague of the Cosmic Baseball Association...

    by ANGELA GUNN on July 29, 1999
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    Letters

    Contact us via voice mail at (714) 825-8432, or by e-mail: letters@ocweekly.com. Or write to Letters to the Editor, OC Weekly, P.O. Box 10788, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Or fax: (714) 708-8410. Letters may be edited for clarity and length. All correspond...

    on July 29, 1999
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    Virtual Pansy Road Game - A virtual tour of touring

    By now, you're undoubtedly taken with the idea of starting a band and hitting the highway. But touring takes money, no matter how on-the-cheap you manage to pull it off. But why not really save moolah? Leave it to San Francisco-based Pansy Division,...

    by PANSY DIVISION on July 29, 1999
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    Tales of Touring Terror!

    Photo by Jeanne RiceLEE ROCKER, Upright-Bass Godhead A couple of years ago, I was booked to play 10 shows in Spain. I go to get on the flight in the London airport, and the airline sees this huge thing [his bass, for which Rocker bought a separate...

    on July 29, 1999
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    Clams - And other realities of life on the road

    I thought I had happily retired from the chaotic life of a full-time musician many years ago to nestle into the luxurious, sedentary lifestyle of a music writer. But with a new CD coming out soon, out-of-town dates are being booked, the first I've p...

    by BUDDY SEIGAL on July 29, 1999
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    Focus-Grouped to Death - The Second OC Weekly Local-Band Compilation CD!

    Photo by Jeanne RiceWell, we did it again--slapped together another CD, maxed out with 22 tracks from 22 local playaz, each of whom survived a strict, rigorous quality-assurance process, just to make sure that you, the loyal Weekly page turner, woul...

    by Rich Kane on July 29, 1999
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    The Ugly Reality - Ugly Duckling learns a beautiful lesson about the universality of alcohol and skanks

    Photo by Kate RomeroTwo days back in Long Beach after his first trip abroad--a 40-date tour of Europe as an MC for the hip-hop trio Ugly Duckling--was awfully soon to ask Andycat Cooper to crystallize the essential lesson of such a whirlwind experie...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on July 29, 1999
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    Hey, Mom, Im a Rock Star - On tour with a wildly famous Orange County band

    For anyone dying to know about all the drugs, booze, women, parties and general mayhem involved in being on the road with a major-label rock band, this saga is for you. Sure, there were a few perks in my brief tenure with Sugar Ray, such as playing ...

    by GEORGE FRYER on July 29, 1999
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