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Friday, March 30, 2012


A friend and I were talking about famous and not so famous girls/women we had crushes on over the years. My friend said I had unusual taste. He's right, I never got Pamela Anderson or any other number of famous women. So I put together a little picture of 4 women who at one time or another I had had a bit of a crush on and thought were pretty.

Three actresses and a news anchor. And no blondes. With three actresses who worked in Hollywood I can justify posting this in an L.A./SFV themed blog.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

More Momentos

LP openers from Tower Records. Not much use for these anymore
Gone but not forgotten. The best bookstore in the SFV
A Muntz key chain
A Las Vegas souvenir from The Sahara Hotel
 A gift from Radio Rat

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Favorite Sign

This hangs on the outside of my home office door. After so many years of being interrupted at work I have reached the age where I can no longer tolerate being interrupted when I am working on a project. It has worked very well and my throat feels much better since I no longer have to growl (as much, I still do)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jane Russell at Taos West

Below is a picture of Jane Russell from January 1972 taken at her apartment complex "Taos West" on Woodman Ave. in Van Nuys California

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Steak Burger Van Nuys CA

Does anyone remember a small place called Steak Burger that was at 6336 Woodman Ave. in Van Nuys? It was on the east side of the street just south of Victory Blvd. We used to go there back in the 70's. They had very large hamburgers on what I recall seemed like a specially made bun. We would cut classes at Valley College and go there or to Jack in the Box on the other side of Woodman. Then we would go play golf. This is probably why I spent too many years at Valley College and ended up with nothing but memories of cutting classes. The location of Steak Burger was about at the spot in the picture below

Thanks again to Google Street View

Friday, March 9, 2012

Various Momentos

The piece below is from the print shop at Birmingham High School. I don't recall how I came to have it because I don't recall taking print shop

Below is a milk bottle cap. I used to keep my paintbrushes in the bottle which is now long gone

My badge from Butler Bros Department Store, circa 1973

Yes its blurry and I should redo it

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Builders Emporium

Here is an article that appeared in the Valley paper for the opening of the store in Woodland Hills. Radio Rat and I helped set up the store. He went on to work there when it opened. While we set the store up we had a hotel room at the Holiday Inn nearby where we did let off some steam, albeit not Rock Star level it was fun and we left the furniture intact.

Butler Bros Department Store

Who remembers the Butler Bros credit cards. Here are some blanks.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Photo Scans

Universal City Walk 1999

1973 Battle of the Bands Flyer our Band Participated in