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1999 Stories by Gilbert Garcia

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  • Tales Out of School

    published December 30, 1999

    Lambert Ormsby is graduating with the Mesa High School class of 2000. He'll be only one of about 800 students donning the cap and gown next... More >>

  • Drum & Drummer

    published November 25, 1999

    ROB SCHUH USED TO BE ABLE TO bench-press 500 pounds. These days, he struggles to lift a more pedestrian 150. Schuh -- arguably the Valley's... More >>

  • Car Pool

    published November 4, 1999

    Car dealers have long been notorious for finding creative ways to make customers part with their money. But Tempe attorney Michael Shaw thinks... More >>

  • Mean Season

    published October 28, 1999

    Queen Creek is such a desolate place that when the Arizona Boys Ranch Spartans play football on a Friday, the lights of the stadium become a... More >>

  • Divorced From the Mob

    published September 23, 1999

    ANTHONY PERRI IS QUICK TO TELL PEOPLE THAT he's not an educated guy. He dropped out of high school on the first day of his freshman year,... More >>

  • Building Down

    published August 26, 1999

    At 1 p.m. on Friday, August 20, Dennis Burke was an inmate at the Madison Street Jail. Four hours later, he was speaking to the Phoenix Planning... More >>

  • Sid & Jesus

    published August 19, 1999

    A.T. Holder is a punk. On this Saturday night at the Fire Escape, he's only one of at least 100 kids finding high-decibel nirvana. But A.T.... More >>

  • Onward, Crispin Soldiers

    published July 15, 1999

    Mike Pallagi felt like he knew Ryan Page way before he actually met him. At Sandpiper Elementary School in Scottsdale, Pallagi was an... More >>

  • Recordings

    published July 1, 1999

    Lucius Parr We Got a Problem (self-released) Lucius Parr's name often gets unfairly overlooked when the Valley's premier blues... More >>

  • Gimme Shelter Again

    published July 1, 1999

    December 6, 1969, was one of the worst days of my life. Although I was barely old enough to spell my own name, I had already been programmed to... More >>

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    published June 24, 1999

    Between his weekly radio show on KJZZ and his work as entertainment director of the Rhythm Room, Bob Corritore has long held the title of the... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 24, 1999

    Pavement Terror Twilight (Matador Records) It's one of the little ironies of indie-pop that Pavement has hit its creative stride... More >>

  • On the Lightfoot

    published June 17, 1999

    No one would have blamed Ron Sexsmith if he'd decided to skip the Valley on his current tour. His last visit here, in July of 1997, qualified as a... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 17, 1999

    Cibo Matto Stereo Type A (Warner Bros.) When Cibo Matto made it to MTV in 1996 with a goofy, giddy novelty song called "Know... More >>

  • Family Jules

    published June 10, 1999

    Julian Coryell never really considered being anything other than a musician. His thinking is easy enough to explain: His father, Larry Coryell,... More >>

  • Easy Being Green

    published June 10, 1999

    It seems that every time Fred Green plays in California, the funk trio winds up relying on the kindness of rock heavyweights. At the... More >>

  • Taking Liberties

    published June 3, 1999

    For a guy once known for his unwillingness to do interviews, Elvis Costello has turned out to be one of pop music's most insightful commentators.... More >>

  • Blythe Spirits

    published June 3, 1999

    It hasn't been the easiest of weeks for the band Chula. For their first real road excursion, the emo-punk quartet had lined up a couple of... More >>

  • Recordings

    published June 3, 1999

    The Negro Problem Joys and Concerns (Aerial Flipout) If there's a weakness surrounding L.A.'s recent pop renaissance, it's that... More >>

  • Mojo Working

    published May 27, 1999

    Henry "Mojo" Thompson sits in his wheelchair, hunched over his kitchen counter, jotting down notes in a spiral notebook. His one-room South... More >>

  • Love Connection

    published May 27, 1999

    Nick Broomfield's controversial 1998 documentary Kurt and Courtney works very hard to paint a negative portrait of Courtney Love. So hard, in... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 27, 1999

    Various artists Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Maverick Records) The world inhabited by Austin Powers is more an... More >>

  • Auto Exhaustion

    published May 20, 1999

    It's not often that I feel like I'm in the middle of an episode of V.I.P. Actually, part of the inept glory of Pamela Anderson Lee's action series... More >>

  • Pretty Flawed

    published May 20, 1999

    The year is 1983. Offspring singer Dexter Holland--looking very much the blond, spiky-haired, ersatz Billy Idol that he is today--is pathetically... More >>

  • Recordings

    published May 20, 1999

    Ricky Martin Ricky Martin (Columbia Records) Whatever happened to the good old days, when the Grammy Awards were a joke and... More >>

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