Niki’s Weekend Word: Closings, commercials, pop shows, and pepperoni

By Niki D’Andrea

Friday, June 20: My weekend began with the news that my favorite Zia Record Exchange location, near 40th street and Thunderbird, was closing down. Bummer. Now I have to drive even farther when I want to browse bins of 99-cent records or maybe pick up a novelty “boxing nun” puppet. I had to console myself with two bottles of red wine and a YouTube marathon of ‘80s commercials, like this one featuring Elvira, Mistress of the Dark:

…And this classic:

Saturday, June 21: The New Times Summer of Sound pop show rocked The Sets in Tempe. Check out my recap here.

Sunday, June 22: I spent most of the day sleeping and working on the blog I linked to above. But that evening, I just had to head back to Tempe for some awesome pizza at Venezia’s, which is in the same huge strip mall as The Sets. Pepperoni helps me think.

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