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2000 Stories by Bill Blake

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  • Days of Beer and Promos

    published November 23, 2000

    I often picture myself lying naked in my trailer with the worst records imaginable spread across the floor around me. Empty beer bottles... More >>

  • Trailer Park Buddha

    published October 5, 2000

    There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success. -- Max Beerbohm There's the blackness that's... More >>

  • Hair Pain Turn

    published August 3, 2000

    The venue's tone rears its ugly head the moment I walk through the entrance. Dudes cut their eyes at me, chicks whisper. I feel surrounded by a... More >>

  • Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

    published July 13, 2000

    So the New Times music editor calls up to inform me of a couple tribute bands playing at some horrible yuppie hellhole in Scottsdale.... More >>

  • Liver Let Die

    published June 8, 2000

    The Tavern, as it's called, is the only rock 'n' roll bar in town. It's located down the highway, past the car dealership and the strip mall, and... More >>

  • Tommy Boy

    published March 23, 2000

    "You know, the negative stuff we're not really talking about," says an MCA Records PR flack prior to connecting me with Tommy Lee. "We are... More >>

  • Lick It Up

    published March 9, 2000

    See, Gene Simmons' publicist never gave me a specific time to be available for his call. She just said, "Oh, he'll call you sometime Monday or... More >>

  • Paperback Writer

    published February 24, 2000

    A whole day spent agonizing over three simple paragraphs. When you exhaust the better part of a day on a three-paragraph lead to a short story,... More >>

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