The first time I "met" Spelling, as at a show in Los Angeles. I was with Steve Cyrkin, who had a booth set up at an autograph show. He was trying to drum up some subscriptions to Autograph magazine, and I happened to be in town because I…Continue
“If I played guitar, I’d be Jimmy Page,” is a lyric from a Beastie Boys song. I always thought it was clever, but since I always wanted to be a drummer, I thought I’d have the line, “If I played drums I’d be John Bonham.”
The closest I got to being like Bonham was the dad-bod and beard I’m sporting now. But this isn’t about drummers, it’s about guitarists. Arguably, one of the best in rock…Continue
All of us that have gotten in-person autographs complain about how much harder it’s gotten over the years. With all the eBay people, and folks wanting selfies, it’s really a mess. In the old days, you could bring a few of your albums, get them signed, and sometimes have a great conversation with the musicians. Now they see a stack of albums, and figure you’re going to sell them. And having albums doesn’t show you’re a fan. Anybody can go to an old record store or antique…Continue
Of all the various autographs I have, it’s my signed album and CD collection I cherish most. That means I can’t resist looking at various things people are selling, usually cringing at how expensive everything is.
Of all the bands in music, and I’ve seen them all, the groups that have the most forged signatures are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Eagles. Now, don’t get me…Continue
I’m not much of a country music fan. The closest I get is Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Yet I’ve found that country musicians are among the best autograph signers (according to my friends and fellow collectors that meet them). One example is Garth Brooks.
There were a few years in a row, where he’d play with the San Diego Padres during their pre-season workouts in Arizona. Brooks would…Continue
A few weeks ago I posted the video of Kyle Busch being stuck in traffic and seeing a woman next to him wearing his hat. He honked, she freaked, and he signed the hat from his car. It was a wonderful moment, but it got me thinking about autographed hats. I've never liked them. It's for the same reason I don't like autographed shirts -- you can't wear them any more!
I’ve been playing basketball for almost 40 years. As a kid, aside from playing it, I loved getting autographs after Clippers games (back when they were in San Diego). Most of the big name stars would walk right by you to climb onto the team bus. My…Continue
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If you’ve ever used the expression “it happens in three’s” regarding celebrity deaths -- you’re an idiot. Unless three people died within an hour, it never even makes sense when people say it. And what qualifies as one of the three? George Kennedy might be a household name to us movie lovers, but not…Continue
I was talking to an old DJ I once worked with in the ‘90s. Rock and Roll Peg was not only the highest rated DJ in San Diego, she was a sweetheart. She knew I liked collecting autographs, and as the newest and youngest guy at the station, she was often hooking me up.
She interviewed the band Living Colour – got me a signed CD. Backstage at Joe Walsh, she got me a personalized signature. The amount of times she got things signed for me was endless.
I recently told…Continue