Month: July 2007

To catch a ghost

Paranormal investigators swarm Santa Paula’s Glen Tavern Inn in search of headless prostitutes, dead filmmakers and murdered card sharks

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Wok on the wildside

Seven years ago, my wife of 11 years left me and married my moneybags boss. Next, my girlfriend dumped me for my wealthy friend. Then, a different girlfriend left me to marry my best friend. Another girlfriend realized she was a lesbian; another couldn\’t say \”I love you\” back. Although I was a struggling grad student when my wife and girlfriend ditched me for rich guys, I now have a prestigious job and a large income. (The woman who dumped me for my wealthy friend mysteriously came groveling back when I got money.) I\’m a sensitive guy with a lot of love to give, but I\’ve been hurt so badly, I feel safest home alone with Chinese take-out. How can I overcome my fears before I die of loneliness? — Most Likely To Be Left You\’re looking for Action! Adventure! Romance! To ride the rapids of love — with all the drama and suspense of a nice warm soak in the bathtub; or, in action/adventure terms, something more \”Die Hard With A Plush Stuffed Bunny\” than \”With A Vengeance.\” \”But … but …\” you say, between sobs, from under your bed, where you\’re hiding out with a plate of lo mein, \”Love … doesn\’t … last!\” No, it often doesn\’t. In fact, a relationship is one of the more high-risk ventures you could enter into, precisely because it\’s based...

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~ PICKS OF THE WEEK ~

Lee “Scratch” Perry In the world of reggae, there is no figure quite as legendary — nor as uncompromisingly weird — as Lee “Scratch” Perry. Perry not only produced records for everyone from Bob Marley & the Wailers to the Clash to the Beastie Boys and not only released several of his own highly influential albums, but is acknowledged as the undisputed creator of dub, that ethereal, rumbling offshoot of reggae. Known for eccentric behavior and an odd fashion sense, the tracks bearing his name — either as a behind the boards presence or a featured performer — seemed...

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