Dave Irwin

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  • 17 years ago | Longform

    It's early morning at the "Jungle in the Desert," the Combat Railfans' annual New Year's bash, which unfolds along the track southwest of Phoenix. Bacardi Carty, a founder of the fanatical Phoenix-based group, opens a beer for breakfast, the start...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Brian Setzer has made a career out of updating retro styles. As the front man for the Stray Cats, he updated the Memphis rockabilly sound of the '50s. His complex guitar licks added a surprisingly sophisticated jazzy element to the trio's minimali...

  • 18 years ago | News

    In Arizona, stealing someone's water is a crime second only to horse thievery. But the people attending the Rainbow Gathering in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest are illegally diverting hundreds of thousands of gallons of the privately owned ...

  • 18 years ago | News

    The Establishment is already freaking out over what promises to be the nation's largest gathering of hippies this summer, somewhere in Arizona. All indications are that the Rainbow Family of Living Light will choose one of Arizona's six national f...


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