A 40 Tipped For Sandy West + East Bay Nostalgia

Here's an exercise in free association. I moved to the East Bay in 1994, just as Rancid's "Salvation" was eking its way up the charts in the wake of the massive success of Green Day and the Offspring. Five years later, I found myself onstage belting out "Alternative Ulster" with Mike Watt, Greg Hetson, Eric Melvin… » 10/24/06 3:00pm 10/24/06 3:00pm

Steve Irwin's Revenge: Viper vs. Sting Ray

Given the tragic death of the Crocodile Hunter over the weekend, we felt the sacrifice of a sting ray was only appropriate. And what better way to pay tribute to the reptile-loving Irwin than having the flappy fish go down at the hands of a Viper? True, it's more suicide than vengeance-killing, but hey, make do with… » 9/05/06 2:00pm 9/05/06 2:00pm