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2005 Stories by Katy St. Clair

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  • Radio Radio

    published June 15, 2005

    In what is becoming de rigueur in Bay Area radio, 95.7 the Bear is no longer bad country, or, as they called it, "young" country. It has switched... More >>

  • Bouncer

    published June 8, 2005

    I am not a flip-flopper. I tried to be a flip-flopper, and it hurt my feet. Flip-Flop People always look so happy and gay, thwack-thwack-thwacking... More >>

  • Bouncer

    published June 1, 2005

    Technically, an azalea is a rhododendron. The plant likes dappled shade and an acidic soil. Go ahead, put some pine needles around one for mulch.... More >>

  • Hill Street Blues

    published May 25, 2005

    There has to be a phrase for feeling nostalgic for things that never were. Or maybe that is actually the very definition of nostalgia. At any... More >>

  • Da Da

    published May 18, 2005

    According to Urbandictionary. com, here is the definition for "crunk": "The word in Yiddish means 'sick,' and was brought into the Southern Black... More >>

  • I, Parasite

    published May 4, 2005

    Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they... More >>

  • Flowers in the Attic

    published April 27, 2005

    One can't help but feel a bit melancholy when one's guinea pig dies. I buried him in the front yard under the fig. Not exactly his favorite spot,... More >>

  • Mother Knows Best

    published April 20, 2005

    My mother has just left, and I am now in what's called the "puppet period." The puppet period occurs after a parent you haven't seen for a while... More >>

  • Bouncer

    published April 13, 2005

    Good intentions are usually the kiss of death for a club. "Yeah, man," says the hypothetical art gallery/modern dance studio/bar owner, "we... More >>

  • Air Supply

    published March 30, 2005

    Oxygen bars emerged in the Clinton administration, when those not full enough on the milk of aromatherapy turned their olfactories toward the... More >>

  • Mission to Bars

    published March 23, 2005

    Methinks there is nothing flakier than a part-time DJ. Most of the places that I show up to in order to listen to a particular DJ usually inform... More >>

  • The Black Metal Arts

    published March 16, 2005

    Florida dominated the American underground metal scene at one point, and if that place can be an epicenter of doom and gloom, then surely the Bay... More >>

  • Hawaii Oh No

    published March 16, 2005

    Most of the time I have good feelings about Gavin Newsom. I think he is doing some great things for gay rights, and it's nice to see a liberal who... More >>

  • Caught in the Riptide

    published March 9, 2005

    The Sunset is the most David Lynchian area of the city. First, to get there you drive up the Lost Highway that is Market to Portola to... More >>

  • Keeping Up With the Johnsons

    published March 2, 2005

    One thing Nina Simone didn't like (except for having no sugar in her bowl, natch) was being called a jazz singer. (Famously, Sonny Rollins once... More >>

  • My Date With the Yeti

    published March 2, 2005

    The lure was unmistakable. A bar called the Bigfoot Lodge in Nob Hill, complete with a giant Sasquatch greeting all who enter that looks like it... More >>

  • Bootyology 101

    published February 23, 2005

    British zoologist Desmond Morris, author of such works as Homosexuality in the Ten-Spined Stickleback and The Toilet of the Cutthroat... More >>

  • Pop Goes the World

    published February 16, 2005

    It's weird for a musician to choose to be interviewed over breakfast on a Saturday, when even the best of us are dozing into noon. But then again,... More >>

  • Bouncer

    published February 16, 2005

    In 1929, a down-on-his-luck toy maker named Edwin S. Lowe picked himself up by his bootstraps and developed a game called Beano. It was modeled... More >>

  • Bouncer

    published February 9, 2005

    During one month in Indian summer of last year, according to a Stella Artois distributor who shall remain nameless, the Zeitgeist bar on Valencia... More >>

  • That Girl is Poison

    published February 2, 2005

    At the beginning of the night I was sitting on a large red couch that looked like a gigantic pair of crimson lips. I was splayed out on the center... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 26, 2005

    Standing motionless with your arms crossed at indie rock shows is soooo two years ago. New York's Radio 4 , along with bands like Interpol... More >>

  • Amber-jacked

    published January 19, 2005

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that two single women out by themselves should be in want of the approach of every greaseball in the bar... More >>

  • Phoning Home

    published January 12, 2005

    You know a bar is great when you've been there for four hours and suddenly realize, "Hey, man, like, is this a gay bar?" It slowly dawned... More >>

  • All Is Full of Luck

    published January 5, 2005

    A pollywog is a tadpole, which is a baby frog, which is a sperm with eyeballs. So why a female DJ would name herself after said larva is beyond... More >>

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