By Pete Kotz
On July 11, 2008, the price of oil rose to $147 per barrel, a record high. Gas stations engaged in hot pursuit as the price of a gallon rocketed past $4. All hell was about to break loose.
The country's largest banks had already begun to implode through arrogance and ineptitude. Now t ... More >>
This really happened. See #1 for details.When it comes to presidential endorsements, musicians tend to be pretty predictable. Most all of them seem to go for Democrats, except for Ted Nugent. And then, inevitably, the Republican candidates go ahead and use the left-leaning rockers' music anyw ... More >>
Original shufflers.If you ask us Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be the last person to inspire a dance-floor anthem.
After all, his biggest claim to fame so far as hopefuls vie for the GOP nomination is being a steady rocking, under-the-radar, cardboard cutout candidate ... More >>
Palin inspires a diet plan.In an only-in-L.A. scenario, one ultra-lefty really wants Sarah Palin to run for president. So much so that he's been on a hunger strike for one month to urge the Alaskan to get on the campaign trail.
Our old pal Jerry Peace Activist Rubin (that's his legal name) i ... More >>
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When it comes to our musical preferences, we pretend that we value artistic integrity, strong musicianship, and meaningful lyrics above all else. But in truth we often fall for a good gimmick. Whether it' ... More >>
whitehouse.govObama, looking up.We like to make fun of Obama for his troubles with his West Coast constituency: He's been seen as no friend of the medical marijuana nation, especially after his federal agents continued to pursue pot shops even after his justice department told the troops to s ... More >>
D. VerdinComics telling the truth, Ruth: (l. to r.) Kenji, Martin Rizo, Flaco Martinez, Reggie Brown and Jimmy Ouyang
As the wholesome racial equality message emanated from the new movie The Help over the weekend, a group of stand-ups acutely debunked such propaganda Saturday at Pasadena's Ic ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshDear Brits: Enjoy our barbecued ribs.--Michelle Bachmann eats a footlong corndog. At least if this whole presidential run doesn't work out, she has other career options. [Telegraph]
--Some dude from Chicago wins Food Network Star. [Chi Trib]
--The Brits discover BBQ. [WSJ]
--Dine ... More >>
Bachmann is heading to L.A.Nutcase Congresswoman and right-wing Quixote presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann will come to the land of sunshine, sin and sexual liberation (that's here) Sept. 16 for the California Republican Party Fall Convention downtown (which is actually happening in summer ... More >>
The problem with being a Conservative, besides the fact that you spend all your time trying to ruin things for everyone else, is that, let's face it, you're really square. You probably have a million sexual hang-ups, you're always 50 years too late to claim credit for any social movements tha ... More >>
Apple pie and baseball? Nah, what's more American is good ol' fashioned political beef. We'd rather splash around in the we-know-why-it's-tepid kiddie than that cesspool, but Tom Petty supposedly issuing a cease and desist letter to Republican candidate Michele Bachmann over her use of "Ameri ... More >>
Maura LanahanOur eminent columnist, Mr. Henry Rollins![The one and only Henry Rollins contirbutes a weekly column and far-reaching reportage to the music section of the LA Weekly. Look for your weekly Henry Rollins fix right here on West Coast Sound every Monday and make sure to tune in to He ... More >>