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deborah-grabien's picture
Nov.23.2009
So, David Templeton does a column for the Pacific Sun (one of our longer-lived regional NorCal newspapers) called Talking Pictures: takes someone interesting (hey, his word, not mine) to a movie, then to a coffee shop, and the movie is discussed. My turn: http://www.pacificsun.com/news/show_story....
ben-fong-torres's picture
Nov.19.2009
It’s been a rough year for most of us, but I guess I should count myself among the lucky ones. When Chronicle Books began mapping out promotional plans for the Grateful Dead Scrapbook, in late summer or early fall, I turned down one of the first bookstores to invite me for a signing. Lord knows, it...
allan-james-cox's picture
Oct.28.2009
Come, to hear. Hear what? Hear what’s inside you. Strange you would say that. It puts me in a cloud cover: silence, seeing nothing either. You know me better than anyone, lost, the champion miler. Your being here shuts me down, yet don’t go away. I have to start all over, knowing nothing. Let...
sylvie-simmons's picture
Aug.12.2009
The devil  (trust me I'm a rock music journalist)  has the best tunes, and villains have the best tailors. No lycra bodysuits; no capes unless they're long, black and swirling. Heroes just don't stand a chance. Take Dirty Harry. Had he been Nice Harry, would anyone have cared? What made his twisted...
ben-fong-torres's picture
Jul.05.2009
Lots has been happening, but not that much connected with books … until I got this e-mail from Kathi Kamen Goldmark (who’s added “Barry” to her name, having married HarperCollins SF’s Sam Barry recently). She is famously the creator of the Rock Bottom Remainders, the garage band comprised of best-...
pat-montandon's picture
May.17.2009
This image of The Buddha’s hand I attached to a large antique Buddha I have in my home. In the hand is a rock given to me by a child in an Ethiopian famine camp after I gave him a shirt. The synchronicity of the rock, the child and the Buddha across time and space is a mystical story and one I...
deborah-grabien's picture
Nov.02.2008
A little over a month ago, my old friend Michelle McFee, mainstay in the Bay Area music and arts scene since Bob Dylan's San Francisco press conference back in 1965, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Michelle is deeply beloved in the Bay Area. I had an idea, and a nonprofit organisation...
gregory-roensch's picture
Jul.28.2008
I’ve been a fan of The Who for just about as long as I can remember. For anyone who doesn’t know The Who, they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The four original members of the group were Keith Moon (drums), John Entwistle (bass), Roger Daltrey (vocals), and Pete Townshend (guitar)....
joshua-booth's picture
Jul.24.2008
The Lantern in Blacksburg is a basement rock club right next to the campus of Virginia Tech. The expansive stage features a circular DJ booth and a giant blackboard that has been signed by all the bands who played there, plus some friends, well wishers, and probably anybody who had enough courage...
k-c-hudson's picture
May.21.2008
I don't know what happened, but I started drinking at my company Christmas party and I never stopped. It's mid-May, so  guess I'm a drinker now. My friend once prefaced a comment with, "This is probably just because I'm a 37-year-old mother, but..." and it was something about wishing she'...