And by west I mean east...
I remember at 18, visiting and helping my grand folks out, in Dec. 1988 and seeing a sign over a little store a couple of doors west of Bobo's on Grant. Toxic Ranch Records huh? Sounds... wonderful. Left with an armful of records and t-shirts the first chance I got. Coming from a small New Mexico town within earshot of '80s college radio but no record store of its own, I was in heaven.
Moved here in '94 and freaked when I saw the coolest record store in the world was gone. I found it though. I can't thank Bill enough. Not many of us can. For coming to Tucson, for sticking through it, for Gimme Indie Rock! (fuck you Tony Ford), and for just being a genuinely nice guy I'll always love you Jolly Rancher and I hope you can continue.
SonoranWinds: Thanks, but I did not include that comma. It got messed up in editing. I even double checked my original pieces to make sure that I had not been making that mistake.
Anything that Nick Lowe puts his hands on is pretty much a winner!
This store brought me into a world 20 years ago that I have never left. Punk rock is tribe and I feel much pride in saying that Toxic Ranch was my homeland. I remember living in the dump basement apartment across the alley and coming out to defend the store during the UofA basketball riots one year. The cops thought we were rioters too and shot at me with beanbags! But the store windows survived as far as I remember...Thanks Bill for always keeping me plush on nirvana t-shirts and 45s. Wish I were in Tucson to see you off!
Rip, I'm flattered that you'd confuse me with Dan. But make sure you read things fully before jumping down someone's throat.
Obama is certainly not a superstar; the health care debacle proves that much alone. At the same time, I'm not convinced that anyone else who may have filled his desk chair would have done any different, policy-wise (Obamacare aside).
Hurri, this is the fourth Word Odyssey column, and I've got about 40 more already written, so I won't be short of material any time soon!
This is pretty tragic, but if Bill's at peace with it, I should be too. It's always somewhat annoying when a property owner starts gassing on about doing something different with a place that a business has been in for a long time, though. But it's their place, I guess... I fear a new yupster "bistro" may be on the way.
Toxic is a grand oasis of genuineness and good taste in a world gone mad!!! All the best to Bill and Julianna!
No brainer. Al Perry. He even ran for president.
There are many who merit being "busted." I often wondered why anyone would wish to have their effigy on which pigeons will freely defaecate?
How long has this feature been in existence without my knowledge? I can imagine material will run short before long, but I'll enjoy it in the meantime.
You honestly need to get your head checked. Blind Man Deaf Boy are a group of amazing musicians, and great kids doing the things they love.
The food at the Parish is not particularly inspiring.
Mountain View, California, has FREE parking throughout its downtown -- on-street and in garages just behind the street-facing retail buildings.
Question - can you take the tax credit for just one contribution per year, or if you make contributions to multiple organizations that serve the working poor, can you get multiple credits?
Again, its not it's.
Joy's desserts are among THE BEST in this 'burg!
Martha McSally should read this:
She is out of line. On this and most everything else.
The "cuts" to military retirees' pensions are for those under 62, presumably still working, many at big defense contractors. So they ain't hurtin' too much! Oh, and the MILITARY recommended this budgetary action.
Wish they'd bring back a few more copy editors. Way too many mistakes in the print product every day, 'specially in the Sports section.
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