Genetic Disorder has a long history of
being ripped off (like this incident),
and here's the latest example by a former
San Diego publisher who claimed he never
read this story from GD #16. Read the
two versions and you make the call.
My Zine Collection
For the sake of preservation, I started
scanning the covers of my extensive zine
collection before the silverfish can completely
devour them. Included are original copies of
Scam, Ben is Dead, Speed Kills, Cometbus
and tons more.
Check out some of the stuff I've built.
True Crime in San Diego
A variety of artists take a stab at illustrating
actual media releases by the San Diego Police
Department. (These originally appeared in
recent issues of GD.)
Mossy Nissan Moves You, Woooohooo!
Admit it: You secretly love the Mossy Nissan
jingle and sing along with it when it comes
on the radio. I dug deep to track down
Leonard Tucker, the voice behind the song,
and the people that concepted San Diego's best
known commerical jingle. (An edited version
of this story originally appeared in the
San Diego Reader.)
GG Allin Interview from GD #3
Mike Byrd phoned up the legendary GG Allin
for a short interview for GD #3 way back in
1989. It was one of the first announcements
GG made about his planned 1990 suicide, which
was thwarted by an arrest in Michigan. The
scum-rocker died of a heroin overdose in New
York City, June 28, 1993, at the age of 36.
When Johnny Thunders Came To Town
The May 19, 1981, San Diego Evening Tribune
does a short piece on Johnny Thunders'
appearance at the Bacchanal, a long-dead
nightclub in Clairemont. Good times were had
by all, except Johnny and the seven others that
went to jail.
Check out the updates to some of the stories that
appeared in your favorite back issues. While you're
at it, why don't you order a copy of the zine the
stories originally appeared in.
He Should Have Known Better
Follow my story about San Diego musician and
well-known local personality Chris Squire on
his crash and burn. (This story originally appeared
in the San Diego Reader.)
More to Life Than the Third Dimension
Hang out with the Unarians to discover when the
intergalatic spaceship Voyager will land in the
Bermuda Triangle and solve all of Earth's problems.
Hint: It was supposed to happen by 2001. (This
story originally appeared in the San Diego Reader.)
Teen Dead in Texas wore SD shirt
Genetic Disorder makes the newspaper
in an unfortunate way.
Cometbus H.Q. Year End Report - 12/94
Aaron Cometbus closes out 1994 with a four-page
update upcoming issues of Cometbus and what's
going on with the bands he was playing in at the time.
I found this is a box of fanzines I had in storage.
My Stamp Collection
The only pieces I'm missing is an Adi Amin
and a Robert Tilton
Random images of skateboarding from the '80s,
punk shows, people, travel and miscellaneous
locales and events.
The Mystery Tape
Who made it? How did it wind up in my car?
Why am I listening to it? (Originally appeared
in GD #16.)
We follow up on a secret business opportunity.
(Partial nudity alert - NSFW)
Air It Out
I borrow a car to make the 40 miles drive east to
Viejas Casino out in Alpine to catch the San Diego
leg of the 2008 Air Guitar National Championships.
I got news for you - these pretend guitarists get
treated a million times better than your average
cram-in-a-van DIY punk bands. (This story originally
appeared in the San Diego Reader.)
In the middle of the major label feeding frenzy during
San Diego's much overhyped music scene in the '90s,
the unassuming fellas of Truman's Water decided to
let the town know exactly how bad their favorite bands
A Letter From Tina
I used to get tons of mail from a GD fan from North
County named Tina. Her letters sometimes arrived
stuffed with postage-paid envelopes, expensive
shoplifted batteries that could be returned to the origin
of theft for cash, and tons of photos from big shows all
over Southern California. After disappearing for a few
years, Tina checks in from out of the blue to explain
where she'd been. Hint: It rhymes with "ail."
I break open the photo vault and present
my extensive collection of heavy metal