A local author, historian and former OC Weekly editor/columnist discusses a subject that is very much associated with your favorite Orange County-based alt.-rag that debuted in 1995: the 1964-1966 "British Invasion."
WRITTEN BY JIM WASHBURN ILLUSTRATED BY JON GOTHOLD [Editor's Note: Summer in OC is never just about the here and now. Once the weather starts heating up, we start migrating to our communal gathering grounds--the beach, Disneyland, Theo Lacy Jail--and all the memories of summers past start flooding ... More >>
Back in 2002, former Weekly contributor (and eternal Weekling) Jim Washburn wrote an obituary on the Los Angeles Times' Orange County edition, a once-mighty beast that numbered over 200 editors and writers housed in a massive Costa Mesa complex during its heyday in the 1980s but by then was reduced ... More >>
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I am iron man!If you hopped into a way-back machine to the very early days of the OC Weekly, you could scan the advertisements from a fellow who went by the handle Ki Master. You'd immediately zero in on these because of the accompanying photos, which showed a middle-age man dangling a Sparklett' ... More >>
A sampling of the worst album covers of all time.Jim Washburn--the Weekly's first executive editor, longtime "Lost in O.C." columnist and lead music critic to boot--parlayed his fantabulous "The Orange Groove" Orange County rock 'n' roll history exhibition at the Orange County Fair in the s ... More >>
Art of Advertising takes on Style of Country Musicand loses
'And this one time . . . my balls itched. I washed them with Jim Beam and a paper towel.'
"To Answer Your Question About What to Do With the Dog Shit: EAT IT!"
You know who else had lots of supporters? Ted Bundy
Jim Washburn DJs New Orleans back to life
Nightlife and more
Sept. 22 - Sept. 29
Washburns Orange Groove Show Encores
The Year in Music
Making it through 2002
Hanging out with Jim Washburn