Apr 26, 2019
Journalist, author and music aficionado, Jim Washburn, has a lot to say about Costa Mesa - and he's been saying it for years, writing for the OC Weekly, OC Register and LA Times (to name a few.) It's always fun talking to longtime Costa Mesans - they have the very best stories! Washburn does not disappoint. Check out our podcast interview, then follow him on Facebook to get more "Washburnisms" flowing through your feed.
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On this episode, we discuss:
Washburn's Article: "My Kind Of Town, Costa Mesa"
Mesa Theater: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4597
The Cuckoo's Nest: https://ocweekly.com/we-were-feared-film-on-70s-costa-mesa-punk-club-cuckoos-nest-tours-colleges-before-dvd-release-6471129/
Safari Sam's: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-09-17-ca-10439-story.html
Beggars Banquet Record Shop: http://newwavejunkie.blogspot.com/2009/08/
OC Market Place: http://www.ocmarketplace.com/
The Golden Bear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Bear_(nightclub)
Coach House: https://thecoachhouse.com/
James Harman Band: https://www.jamesharman.com/
Derek and the Diamonds: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-11-01-ol-5082-story.html
Chris Gaffney: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-dave-alvin-chris-gaffney-tribute-benefit-20190331-story.html
OC Weekly: https://ocweekly.com/?s=jim+washburn
'Lost In OC' Column: https://ocweekly.com/category/columns/lost-in-oc/
Pierce Street Annex: https://ocweekly.com/pierce-street-annex-announced-their-last-call-literally-7801949/
Country Club Restaurant: https://www.countryclubcm.com/
Greg Topper: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-greg-topper-obituary-rock-oldies-20190313-story.html
Pat Quilter, QSC: https://www.iheartcostamesa.com/play/quilter-labs/
Rickenbacker Guitars: http://www.rickenbacker.com/
Leo Fender: https://www.ocregister.com/2013/03/31/leo-fenders-legacy-is-still-making-music-in-town/
Irvine Meadows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine_Meadows_Amphitheatre
Pacific Amphitheatre: https://pacamp.com/
The Pond: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Center
Lotus Cafe we discussed is called Basil Mediterranean Grill: http://basilmediterraneangrill.com/
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Producer: Danny Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian
Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra