Josh Board's Blog – August 2013 Archive (4)

Getting Autographs at Book Signings -- Dedicated to Elmore Leonard

I was sad to hear about author Elmore Leonard passing away Tuesday. He was 87 and hadn’t been in the best health, but you hate when you’re a fan of somebody and you realize you’ll never get new material from them.

His gritty crime novels become fun movies – Get Shorty and Out of Sight. His short story 3:10 to Yuma was a movie in the late ‘50s, and a…


Added by Josh Board on August 20, 2013 at 11:33pm — 6 Comments

Washington Redskins Didn't Sign Autographs -- Fan took to You Tube (and Jimmy Kimmel)

As a kid that grew up playing sports, my favorite autographs to get were the athletes. Yet it was always so hard. After Padres games we’d wait by the tunnels, and you’d be lucky if one or two came over. I remember when Steve Garvey left the Dodgers and came over, he was a good signer. He was also doing appearances at sports stores often, and always very nice.

I remember a neighbor got a ticket stub signed by future Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield. I ended up trading him a…


Added by Josh Board on August 14, 2013 at 2:11am — 2 Comments

Johnny Manziel Busted -- For Signing Autographs?

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel makes the news a lot. Sometimes it’s for football related things, like wining the Heisman Trophy in 2012. Other times, it’s for fights in bars or his dad saying in an interview that his son has a “gambling problem.”

The recent story I heard today was rather interesting. He is…


Added by Josh Board on August 6, 2013 at 1:16am — 5 Comments

What do Taylor Swift and Spinal Tap Have in Common?

When I was a DJ at a classic rock station, it really helped increase my cool collection of autographed CDs and albums. I thought about one of my old adventures when a Taylor Swift story came out in the news.

I was supposed to do an interview with Spinal Tap, as they were doing a new record and tour (for those that don’t know, they’re actors/comedians that did a…


Added by Josh Board on August 4, 2013 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

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