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2008 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • A Life Less Ordinary

    published December 25, 2008

    The Rod Blagojevich Senate-appointment-for-dollars ruse, though way controversial, may not come close to the uproar the Illinois governor caused... More >>

  • Disco Infierno

    published December 25, 2008

    English, bafflingly enough, is the official language of Arizona. Luckily, the political shenanigans seem to have little effect on the dance... More >>

  • Scratching for Santa

    published December 18, 2008

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as long as thumping music, fun, and great friends exist. Case in point: This Christmas Eve, Pinky... More >>

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Again

    published December 18, 2008

    It seems like only yesterday that we were stuffing ourselves with turkey. Adrian Orange can't shake Thanksgiving, either, because that’s... More >>

  • Christmas Evil

    published December 11, 2008

    Many a high jinks-filled road trip has been prefaced with the old axiom that getting there is half the fun. That certainly rings true for the... More >>

  • O Holy Knights

    published December 11, 2008

    Since the annual tradition of getting sloshed with people you can barely tolerate has been neutered by PC, lawsuit-fearing wimps, the Eastside... More >>

  • Christmas Evil

    published December 11, 2008

    Many a high jinks-filled road trip has been prefaced with the old axiom that getting there is half the fun. That certainly rings true for the... More >>

  • Ship Happens

    published December 4, 2008

    For the past year or so, DJ mig50 has brought Yacht Rock Sundays to the masses with a monthly event featuring the music of Michael McDonald,... More >>

  • Have Yourself a Nasty Little Xmas

    published December 4, 2008

    The commercialization of December 25 has steadily risen since a bald kid named Charlie Brown lamented killing a tree. It’s an annoying... More >>

  • Oral Victory

    published November 27, 2008

    Between blogs, talk radio, and television talking heads, there are countless sources of blather and idol chatter. That's why it's good that... More >>

  • Thanksgiving Daze

    published November 27, 2008

    "Oh, the humanity!" cried WKRP in Cincinnati reporter Les Nessman as 25 turkeys plummeted to their splatty deaths after being tossed... More >>

  • The Buffalo Within

    published November 20, 2008

    Native North Americans legendarily used all parts of any buffalo they managed to fell. Nothing was wasted. Similarly, Banding Hendrix... More >>

  • Six Degrees of Integration

    published November 20, 2008

    Luck, of the preparation-meets-opportunity type, has been on Ben Kenney's side for a long time. First off, Kenney's punk-tinged rock outfit... More >>

  • Group Hug

    published November 13, 2008

    "These are the people in your neighborhood/The people that you meet when you're walking down the street/They're the people that you meet each... More >>

  • Smut Peddler

    published November 13, 2008

    When Queen’s Freddie Mercury penned the line "I want to ride my bicycle,” it's doubtful he intended it to be a double-entendre. But... More >>

  • A New World Record

    published October 30, 2008

    DJ Seduce, a local jock who has dedicated his life as a music enthusiast to searching for grand grooves that shuffle people's feet while moving... More >>

  • A New World Record

    published October 30, 2008

    DJ Seduce, a local jock who has dedicated his life as a music enthusiast to searching for grand grooves that shuffle people's feet while moving... More >>

  • Rebel Rouser

    published October 30, 2008

    Dre of OutKast, amid a chorus of East Coast boos during the 1995 Source Awards, defiantly declared, "The South got something to say."... More >>

  • The Illuminati

    published October 30, 2008

    Ah, the comfort of the nightlight – its thin, pale beams chasing away the monsters of the imagination in our sugar-fueled childhoods.... More >>

  • Seventh Heaven

    published October 30, 2008

    The number seven has always been mysteriously alluring. Across different mythologies, it’s been associated with perfection and divinity.... More >>

  • Furious Styles Crew 15th Anniversary Main Event @ Fifth Avenue & Madison Event Center

    published October 23, 2008

    The Furious Styles Crew family, fresh from representing the U.S. in the Battle of the Year competition in Germany, will showcase b-boys and... More >>

  • Boys Will B-Boys

    published October 23, 2008

    Every epic event needs a killer party as its prologue, right? (China's Olympic opening ceremonies, anyone?) That’s why Phoenix's premier... More >>

  • Follow the Cheerleader

    published October 16, 2008

    It seems as though downtown Phoenix is finally taking shape as the vibrant place that the fifth-largest metropolis in the U.S. warrants.... More >>

  • Doobie Brutha

    published October 16, 2008

    Some rappers obsessively brag about moving product, whether record sales or controlled substances, but Devin the Dude is much more interested... More >>

  • The God-Loving Glam Goofball

    published October 16, 2008

    There's a sly smile that highlights Paisley Yankolovich's face. It's the kind of bemused calm of knowing that the Christian performance artist's... More >>

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