Josh Board's Blog – January 2016 Archive (6)

A Pen Pal Friend of Mine, and Basketball Legend, Has Passed -- Who Said White Men Can't Jump?

When I was a little kid, I became obsessed with basketball. I'd go to the rec center and play most days, even if it was rainy weather or I had basketball practices. I had T-shirts with various basketball players on them -- usually Lakers players or Pete Maravich. One day I had a substitute teacher in 10th grade. I was wearing the warm-up shirt of the JV team I played on and…

Added by Josh Board on January 31, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Missed Opportunities -- The Autographs That Slipped Through My Fingers

We all have those stories about the person we approached for an autograph and got turned down. I thought I'd do a slightly different blog on this. It's the autographs I didn't get, because of something that was my own fault. They'll be in a random order, of how they come to me.
While working in radio in the early '90s, Pete Townshend was coming to La Jolla, only 15 minutes from my radio station, to work on what would be the live version of Tommy. I got press credentials and was…

Added by Josh Board on January 28, 2016 at 11:24pm — 25 Comments

Award Show Autographs

There's one big problem with having a job in media and being somebody that is into autographs. It's the fact that, if you're at an event or interviewing a celebrity, you lose credibility if you ask for an autograph. It just looks unprofessional. Now, the years…

Added by Josh Board on January 21, 2016 at 12:49am — 9 Comments

The Dead Weather -- Thoughts on Jack White during the rain storms in California

I've talked before about my love of Jack White and The White Stripes. They were an amazing band. And since I was a fan in the early days when they played smaller clubs, I got lots and lots of stuff signed. Even as they got bigger, I'd buy the current CD and get them to sign it before and after shows (of course, the crowds of fans got bigger and it was a little…

Added by Josh Board on January 5, 2016 at 11:21pm — 12 Comments

Johnny Depp -- A Class Act (but overpaid)

I have been having computer problems, and found this old blog that didn't post. So, here it is. Perfect timing, with reports coming out that Johnny Depp is the most overpaid actor (his last few movies making a lot less than he is paid).…


Added by Josh Board on January 1, 2016 at 10:11pm — 1 Comment

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- The Cheap Trick Edition

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their entries the other day. I've always had problems with that organization. How can they not have Yes, Jethro Tull, or any band Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free) has been a part of? Oh, and The Cars. What an amazing group. They have three albums that didn't have a single bad song on them (self-titled…

Added by Josh Board on January 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

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