While attending Estancia High School in Costa Mesa during the 1980s, Jim Cooper loved the punk-influenced North Wales band the Alarm, which broke up in 1991.Reading the Los Angeles Times in 2004, Cooper discovered Alarm frontman Mike Peters pulled a hoax on the record industry. An idea for a movie w ... More >>
When is a reunion not really a reunion? When the principal member of a band doesn't participate (or, in this case, is dead), then it can't really be called a reunion without insulting your fans, right? Common sense would normally dictate yes, but in the case of the Jacksons, that apparently doesn't ... More >>
Health in WalesWill these be our new doctors? Here's further proof that we live in a Disney world. No, not Disney World, the Orlando theme park, but a world run by the Disney megacorporation. Kaiser Health News reports that a growing number of hospitals are turning to the Mouse for hel ... More >>
Like LiLo court coverage, details on the nuptials of the century are all but impossible to avoid in the news. One detail, however, managed to slip under the radar of salesmen trying to make a fast pound. Those precious mugs of Kate Catherine and her man-who-would-be-king, William, feature his bro ... More >>
Flickr user handyandy88On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to meThree small desserts, two tiny spoons and a minuscule cup of coffee.Orange County, the time has come for you to embrace the Gallic wonder known as the café gourmand, or as we say in American, the dessert sampler.
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
Super Bowl weekend ... no better time to acknowledge the ultimate, all-time, over-the-top act of devotion to one's team.
Oakland Raider hardcore sociopaths with their frothing-at-the-mouth, kick-the-crap-out-of-the-visiting-fans rabidity? Not even close. Green Bay/Minnesota/any cold-weather-team s ... More >>