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    The Rock Star Track - For Giant Sucking Sound, gigs are for kicks

    Photo by Jeanne Rice Giant Sucking Sound doesn't describe the band's music, although singer/ songwriter/guitarist Patt Gallagher admits that even friends figure the name must mean "we suck in a really big way." Nor does it refer to the sound of disa...

    by Nick Schou on July 27, 2000
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    Q & A - Quick answers to questions we needed to ask OC's finest roots musicians!

    Photos by Mark Savage (Zoom), Jack Gould (Alvin), and Myles Robinson (Rocker) CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: > FREDDIE BROOKS leads Freddie Brooks & the Dirty Crooks. > LEE ROCKER is the former Stray Cats bassist and a current solo artist. > CHRIS GAFFNE...

    by BUDDY SEIGAL on July 27, 2000
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    American Cheese - The Feedback Music Quiz

    Illustration by Bob Aul You should read some of the fantastic crap-filled press releases we writers wade through every day. EVERY DAY! It's enough to make you scream. It's enough to make you claw your eyes out. It's enough to make you compulsively...

    by ALISON M. ROSEN on July 27, 2000
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    30 Years of Rocking in Place - How not to become a star

    Photo by Davis Barber When I first started rocking, it waswith the same grandiose dreams that everyone else has. I was in junior high. My friend Dave Grogan's parents had bought him a hulking new Fender Bassman amplifier, and of course we had to do ...

    by JIM WASHBURN on July 27, 2000
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    And the Davey Goes To...

    Photo by Jack GouldThe Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce bestows its inaugural Business Excellence Awards at a Waterfront Hilton luncheon on Monday. The wieners are: Boeing, Mandic Motors, Coatings Resource, Rainbow Disposal, the Waterfront Hilto...

    by Matt Coker on July 27, 2000
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    Dog Tricks

    Illustration by Bob Aul I was walking my dog on a leash the other night when your Hound of the Baskervilles emerged from the darkness to latch onto my dog's neck and bite down vigorously. Your dog--some kind of nasty mix of Lab and shepherd, I'd gue...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 27, 2000
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    Ask Lex Aupulents, Bonded Etiquette Arbiter

    Dear Lex, I'm currently in the Boy Scouts, and I just hate it. The meetings are boring, the outings are boring and dangerous, and I always end up sleeping next to a fat kid with gland problems. The uniform I'm required to wear to school each week ...

    by Steve Lowery on July 27, 2000
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    Revenge of the Nerds

    July 1. A clerk at the Mesa Verde Library in Costa Mesa arrived at 8 a.m. to find the parking lot a virtual Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Munchies. The ground was littered with empty beer cans, cigarette butts, exploded fireworks and disc...

    by KEN WIDMANN on July 27, 2000
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    Who Lost High-Tech? - The Times knows, but it ain't saying who's responsible for the high-tech letdown

    In its lead article on Sunday, July9, the Orange County edition of the Los Angeles Times asserted that the county is finally waking from its decades-old dream of becoming Silicon Valley South. "Few now mention Orange County in the same breath as h...

    by R. Scott Moxley on July 27, 2000
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    I'll Tumble for You - Anthony Micheal Hall! Candy Apples! Sandra Ramos! The loney drunk guy 15 years past his frat-boy prime!

    I didn't actually witness Brat Pack legend Anthony Michael Hall being turned away from the Swinging Utters show on July 14 at Club Mesa. But blond-about-town Arrissia Owen swears the former geek/ cutie and current force of nature (didja see his scar...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 27, 2000
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    Dave Cornblum - Lead singer of Shave, substitute/summer school teacher

    I'm a professional geek from 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. A button-down shirt and long pants--to hide my tattoo--are musts. My main objective is to get through the day without catching too much shit from the kids--I believe that no ...

    on July 27, 2000
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    Coleen Rider - Singer/Songwriter, Waitress

    I'm a waitress at a fine-dining but casual restaurant (555 East Steak House, Long Beach) with the best steaks in town--well, I think the best steaks anywhere. It has a New York/Chicago steak house feel. We have fantastic regulars who have actually b...

    on July 27, 2000
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    Dan Perkins - Singer/Guitarist of Lo-Fi Champion, customer service at an Internet start-up company

    Photo by Jack Gould The site is a business portal where businesses would go to get goods or look for services. My card says "Customer Service," but it's really product services, like when people have inquiries about products or if they need help pro...

    on July 27, 2000
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    The Terrorist Next Door - The U.S. says a former Anaheim resident is trying to kill us all

    Photo by AP/Wide WorldKhalil Deek is either one of the world's most dangerous men --a close friend of terrorist financier Osama bin Laden--or a naive computer geek whose religious beliefs and social connections led overzealous authorities to mistake...

    by Nick Schou on July 20, 2000
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    Mostly Guilty - Of boring me to death!

    Photo by Jack GouldThe day I got my jury summons was a day of much rejoicing. I don't think you understand just how excited I get about jury duty. I am all about doing my civic duty--just one of the many reasons I overthrew the will of the people ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on July 20, 2000
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    Fest-O-Mania Wrap-Up

    Photo by Jack GouldSo were those 120 hours from Thursday, June 29, through Monday, July 3, the biggest, most mega five days in OC rock history? Sure, why not? And even if they weren't, we'll just say they were! Inevitably, with such mammoth aural ov...

    on July 20, 2000
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    Weenie Roast

    The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council reported that Americans consumed a record 155 million weenies on the Fourth of July. That beat the old record set on July 4, 1999, by 5 million hot dogs. How the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council figures out e...

    by Matt Coker on July 20, 2000
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    Drug Stink - UCI goes deep cover to bust student for Excedrin possession

    Photo by Daniel C. TsangA recent drug sting in Irvine netted authorities three suspects, 11 marijuana plants and 11 grams of pot in a plastic bag. But it also turned upside-down the life of an innocent UC Irvine student when his over-the-counter pai...

    by DANIEL C. TSANG on July 20, 2000
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    Order Up!

    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. I s...

    by ANONYMOUS on July 20, 2000
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    Welcome to Long Breach Airport

    June 19. As the summer travel season reaches its zenith, it's always frustrating to wait in long lines at the airport as baggage is x-rayed and examined for added security. No waiting or security seems to take place for certain local airport workers...

    by KEN WIDMANN on July 20, 2000
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