1. When did you first come to San Diego?
April 1, 1997
2. What is your favorite thing/attribute/place in or about San Diego?
The local music and art scene – from Cathryn Beeks to Tim Mays to Voz Alta to Tim McCormick to O to my favorite bloggers: Natalie Kardos, Lyn, Rosemary, Sara, Nina Garin, Chris Cantore, I love ‘em all.
3. What is your favorite place to eat in San Diego?
The Linkery, Stone Brewery, The Tractor Room, The Mission, Mama Testa, Urban Solace, Mtn. Mikes & Pizza Port! I'm hungry now.
4. What are your top 5 shows/concerts that you’ve been to?
Let’s see how well I can count:
• The Pennywise/Bad Religion not-really-a-show in 1990, El Portal Theater, North Hollywood
• Watching Jane’s Addiction rehearse backstage before playing Coors Amphitheatre, around 2005 or so
• Kyuss @ The Troubador, early 1990s
• Black Flag reunion @ The Casbah, 2005 or so
• Mark Eitzel (solo acoustic) @ a little bar on Fairfax, around 1994
• Phish @ Coors Amphitheatre, 10/4/2000 Bouncing Around The Room > Funky Bitch > Reba
• Kinky @ the High Sierra Music Festival
• Sigur Ros @ Spreckels Theatre
• Basement Jaxx @ the Casbah
• Beck, Ben Harper, Liz Phair playing live in-studio
• Rage Against the Machine opening for Pearl Jam @ Hollywood Palladium, 1991
5. What are the 20 albums that you can’t live without?
In no particular order:
• Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
• NOFX – White Trash, Two Heebs & a Bean
• Massive Attack – Mezzanine
• Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
• Ani Difranco – Dilate
• Grant Lee Buffalo – Mighty Joe Moon
• Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
• Kinky – Live at High Sierra (bootleg)
• Metallica – And Justice For All
• All of my Phish live recordings
• NWA – Straight Outta Compton
• Prince – Purple Rain
• Bad Religion – Against The Grain
• Ten Pound Brown - #2
• Transfer – Faded Signal
• Fugazi – Repeater
• The Clash – The Essential Clash
• Christopher O’Riley – True Love Waits
• Bob Marley – Songs of Freedom (box set)
• Mark Eitzel – Songs of Love – live (import)
6. If you could be one rock star for a day, who would it be (name and era)?
Kathleen Hanna, circa 1993
7. Who is the most intimidating person you’ve ever met?
Tom Araya from Slayer. Henry Rollins kinda freaked me out because I've been a big fan for a long time, but he was actually really interesting, and dare I say, nice. And Maynard James Keenan. He was very soft-spoken and didn't smile once the entire time he was in here, but somehow, he was friendly. Hmmm.
8. If you went into the witness protection program and had to rename yourself, what would it be?
9. If you had to create a burrito, what would be in it and what would its name be?
Chocolate, avocado, miso soup, mango, bool kogi, salt & vinegar chips, and red wine. I would name it Leonard.
10. What book would you recommend that everyone read?
Flippy Goes on a Road Trippy, by Dawn Kelsey