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Autographed Guitars Stolen

I was at a movie screening of “The Current War” (good movie), and my wife was laughing at how a movie involving Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, could involve autographs (Edison is asked, on three different occasions, to sign an autograph; one of those times being a doctor who came to treat his wife). I got home and turned on the news, and it was a less pleasant autograph story.

In San Diego, the Starlight Bowl…

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Added by Josh Board on October 22, 2019 at 10:36am — No Comments

JB Meets JB -- The Birthday Autograph Story

As a movie critic, I’m often lucky enough to meet or interview celebrities I’m a fan of. Sometimes that happens in unexpected ways. For example, a few days ago I was driving into a radio station to do my weekly movie reviews. On another radio station (which is in the same building), I happened to hear a comedian/actor that’s one of my favorites -- JB Smoove. I was a fan even before he started creating such a ruckus with Larry David on “Curb Your…

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Added by Josh Board on October 6, 2019 at 10:05am — 7 Comments

Hollywood Stuff -- Autographs from Joker, Spike Lee, and Springsteen

A few random Hollywood autograph stories I thought I’d throw into one blog.

First, the new Joker movie (which was surprisingly disappointing. My review here: https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/10/02/joker/ ). 

There was a great autograph…

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Added by Josh Board on October 4, 2019 at 5:05pm — 17 Comments

The Oldest Mark Twain Autograph -- Discovered on Cave Wall!!

This is one of those unique autograph stories that I always like uncovering. Well, I didn’t “uncover” it, two Mark Twain enthusiasts did. They spent over 20 years examining this Missouri cave that was made famous in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” It’s a cave where Sam Clemens and his friends played in. It was the mid-1800s,…

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Added by Josh Board on September 29, 2019 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

Meeting Jimmy Page -- An Autograph, Photo, and Hour Long Conversation

“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…

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Added by Josh Board on September 23, 2019 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Auctioned Underwear

There’s always that debate about selling Nazi and Hitler memorabilia. Well, this one takes the cake. It’s a pair of underpants that belonged to his wife, Eva Braun. At a British auction recently, they went for more than $4,600. And before you ask...all I know is it had her initials embroidered in them. I have no other details…

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Added by Josh Board on September 21, 2019 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

NFL Player Dissed Young Autograph Seeker

I feel guilty on how I handle my Sunday mornings. I sleep in, saunter up and grab the morning newspaper and turn on the pre-football games, while the wife gets ready to go to church. I do not go to church, because I’m a heathen who only believes in...who ever is my fantasy football quarterback this year (Matt Ryan this time).

I woke up a little earlier this morning and turned on the pre-game shows, but during a…

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Added by Josh Board on September 15, 2019 at 8:40am — 6 Comments

Eddie Money -- At That Big Concert in the Sky

I was saddened to wake up and hear that Edward Mahoney had died, known to most as Eddie Money. It’s not like it wasn’t expected. We heard about his stage 4 esophageal cancer last month, and he announced he wouldn’t be touring again.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of his stuff, but he had some tunes I liked. The former NYPD officer, left being a cop to pursue music, and it was a wise choice. …

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Added by Josh Board on September 13, 2019 at 8:02am — 9 Comments

Nirvana -- My Autographed Photo and a Cobain Check

I have two big regrets when it comes to Nirvana and getting their autographs. I was working as a DJ at a rock station in the ‘90s, and it was a few weeks before their huge record “Nevermind” came out. They previously had an EP, but I wasn’t familiar with it.

The band came to San Diego and did a record store appearance, where they performed and signed the new CD. About 50 people showed up. The ones I talked to said…

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Added by Josh Board on September 8, 2019 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Movie Scene Autographs -- Stephen King and Robin Williams

I met Robin Williams a few times, and he was always great signing autographs. One time, he was really upbeat. Another time, he got out of his limo, and seemed really sad. He was carrying a suit with him (that he would wear onstage that night for his performance in San Diego). I had him sign my "The World According to Garp" video, as well as a picture I ripped…

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Added by Josh Board on September 4, 2019 at 10:06am — No Comments

Sharpie Disasters

I hate much of the music that comes out today. Don't even get me started on that "Old Town Road" song, which might be the worst song I've ever heard in my life, yet it now has the distinction of being the longest #1 song in music history.

Yet there was a song I heard last year by rapper Lizzo that I think is kind of catchy. So when she was on The Today…

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Added by Josh Board on August 26, 2019 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

R. Kelly and R. Plant -- Phone Numbers Given to Autograph Seekers

We’ve all heard the crazy stories about R. Kelly and how he kept women locked up (allegedly), and the various rape charges. There was that crazy interview he did with Gayle King where he stood up and started freaking out and she sat there calmly, saying his name.

Well since the…

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Added by Josh Board on August 6, 2019 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Personalized License Plate Gets Signed on Side of Road

Odell Beckham, Jr. helped my fantasy football team last year. Someone was so disgusted with how bad he played in two straight games, they cut him to pick somebody else up. I snatched OBJ up and...although he didn’t have the stellar numbers he’s had in years past, I was happy with him usually getting a TD a game.

He’s with the Cleveland Browns this year, a team that is going to be interesting and fun to watch, but…

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Added by Josh Board on August 4, 2019 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Signing Autographs Caused Celeb to Break His Hand!

NASCAR star Tony Stewart is probably bigger other places than his hometown here outside San Diego. That’s because racing isn’t a huge sport in the beach side communities. I’ve had many opportunities to meet him at events because he is from the area, but never cared enough to go.

Last Friday, he appeared at a spring car All-Star racing event in Jackson, Minnesota. It was to celebrate “Tony Stewart Night.” What could…

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Added by Josh Board on August 1, 2019 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Autographs on the Body Part II -- The Richard Petty Edition

Bubba Wallace had a 2nd place finish in the Daytona 500 in 2018. It was the best finish ever for an African-American driver. He posted a photo of an autograph he got of Richard Petty on Twitter, and said if it got 43,000 retweets, he’d get it tattooed on his body. Now, he’s going to get that “champ stamp” as some are calling it (a cute play on the expression “tramp stamp”, bout the tattoos women have right above their butts).…

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Added by Josh Board on July 30, 2019 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

NFL Fan Gets Autograph -- Tattooed on his Head !

When I think of the NFL, it’s not what autographs I will be getting. It’s what players I will be getting on my fantasy football team when our draft happens. So when a player like A.J. Green gets hurt, I want to know the extent of the ankle injury. When great running backs like Melvin Gordon or Eziekel Elliott hold out -- I want…

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Added by Josh Board on July 28, 2019 at 7:37pm — 2 Comments

Signs Signs, Everywhere a Sign -- Keanu Reeves Edition

There was a video I saw a few years ago where MMA fighter Conor McGregor showed up at a fans house and signed autographs. It turns out, McGregor was working out for a month at a nearby gym. This guy was Irish, and a huge fan, so he hung signs off his balcony wishing him well, and different messages daily. One day McGregor had a film crew follow him, when he decided to go knock on the guys door. It was great to see how thrilled this guy was, and also great to…

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Added by Josh Board on July 22, 2019 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

I Got Dylan's Autograph !!!

The title of this blog might be a little of a bait-and-switch. Yes, I did get Bob Dylan’s autograph, but that was years ago, and that was purchasing a signed album from an auction. It was “Blood on the Tracks” -- easily his best album (that’s not even open for debate). It’s the other Dylan, his son Jakob, who I got in person recently. He did a great documentary that’s out now called “Echo in the Canyon” (you can read my review on it here:…

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Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2019 at 8:02pm — 5 Comments

Dangerous Situation with Spider-Man Autographs

The new Spider-Man movie -- Spider-Man Far From Home -- was rather disappointing. I’ll be doing a review of it soon, but...the fact that I loved Spider-Man Homecoming and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, made this new film that much more disappointing (despite it having a few humorous moments).…

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Added by Josh Board on June 27, 2019 at 10:04am — 8 Comments

Beethoven's Hair and Astronauts Insurance

My friends give me a hard time for being one of those old-timers that still likes to read the newspaper. I’m not sure what it is, but I just like to hold it in my hands. Sure, the black ink on your fingers sucks. I just don’t want to sit at a computer and read my news (even though, I...uh...appreciate you guys sitting here reading the stuff I’m writing on the computer). I thought Autograph Magazine was so much more fun in the magazine form, looking at all…

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Added by Josh Board on June 23, 2019 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

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