CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 |
Mark Shipper notes that the publication Radio & Records says that at one of Madonna's former estates in L.A., this sign was posted: "Madonna No Longer Lives Here. Dogs Attack at the Command Word 'Madonna.' " This reminded real estate agent Barry Peele of a notice displayed at the onetime residence of another actress who was well known as an animal lover. Peele recalled that it said "something to the effect, 'Please don't leave any stray animals at the door. Doris Day doesn't live here anymore.'
March 20, 1998 |
On Thursday, Dodger blue was the color of the mood, as fans waxed wistful about the end of a tradition. Of course, the concerns of business and sports long ago merged, the power brokers of each seeing an opportunity to fuel the other's interests. But, somehow, the taint of business seemed to elude the Dodgers. Fans reveled in the knowledge that the team--at least as a corporate entity--had remained serenely unchanged, owned by the same family for almost 50 years.
June 23, 1991 |
His stand-up comedy routine is not so much jokes as it is a guided tour of modern American youth delivered as a free-form monologue in surf-rap slang. His style is boyish and hip, his persona a 21-year-old half-brained kid in single-minded pursuit of parties, girls and gnarly guitar solos. "Stoney," he tells his fans. "You're chillin' major with the Weasel." Ten years ago, Pauly Shore's act would have had nowhere to go. Adult audiences in comedy clubs can barely decipher what he's saying, let alone appreciate it. But today there is a sizable younger audience of college and high-school students and even smaller kids--the "crusty little dudes" as he calls them--who have embraced Shore and "their" comedian.
December 30, 1990 |
It's a typical weekday morning and you're driving to work, distractedly switching from one radio station to the next. First stop: KQLZ-FM, hard-driving "Pirate Radio" (100.3). A commercial seems to be playing. You're about to turn to another station but something sounds a bit strange. . . . A man with an ordinary voice is saying: "So, it's 3 in the morning, the phone rings. It's some guy from MCI tellin' me how AT&T charges too much for long-distance, and how he can save me all kinds of money.