Hey, you! Don't watch that — watch this! This time, the nuttiest sound is that of nostalgia crashing through the seashell of experience as author Mike Pearson signs his memoir, One Step Beyond. The book is a chronicle of what it was like to be a teenager on the Westside during those heady days between the Me Generation '70s and the Teflon '80s. It's all there: the Hessians, new wavers, punks, dorks, sluts, buttheads and other recreational miscreants. Pearson's essentially positive memories of his role as an artist and musician loom large from a time that really only finally faded when they painted over punk band The Last's graffiti on the Vons at PCH and Sunset. The book serves, at the very least, as a breath of fresh air after smoggy chaos — much like a ride down the Coast Highway itself

Thu., June 3, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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