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A Quick Trip by Schecter Guitars at NAMM 2017 – Dot Com Music

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A Quick Trip by Schecter Guitars at NAMM 2017As some of you know, I’m a retired drummer from my previous life.

And every year I used to attend the National Association of Music Merchants Convention in Anaheim, California or ‘NAMM’.

NAMM is the world’s largest music products trade convention, and if you love music related stuff it’s a must go if you can get a pass.

This year stopped by briefly to see one of my closest friends, John Gaudesi at Schecter Guitar Research. John is one of the preeminent electric guitar builders in the industry and I mainly just wanted to see him.Continue reading

Friday (don’t let off), Trump, Is Ken a Debbie Downer, NAMM Show

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Friday (don’t let off), Trump, Is Ken a Debbie Downer, NAMM Show

Me and Michael Anthony (Van Halen)

Greetings from rainy Southern California!

We’re still in the throes of El Nino in what used to be sunny So Cal but the rain is not letting up. A good thing though as we really need it.

So in my Facebook Live video this morning (below)… let me cover what’s happening in our world (and how it affects you), follow me as I follow some burnt out musicians, and shoot you (hopefully) a few nuggets of wisdom.

Covered in today’s video (below):Continue reading

South Beach Bar and Grille in Ocean Beach – Dot Com Food

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South Beach Bar and Grill in Ocean Beach – Dot Com FoodIf (when!) you make it to San Diego make sure to cruise on down to Ocean Beach.

There you will find a beach culture like any other. And if you’d like some gorgeous views, some yummy fish tacos and cold champagne, then you’ll love South Beach Bar & Grill…Continue reading

Brigantine Point Loma – Bring on the Fish Tacos! – Dot Com Food

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Brigantine Point Loma – Bring on the Fish TacosMy all-time favorite place to eat in San Diego is The Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar Restaurant…more commonly known to the locals as The Brig.

The Brigantine first opened in 1969 and has several locations around SD. But the one I’ve been going to for years is in Point Loma.

In the interest of full disclosure and honesty, I have never eaten in their dining room. I have always dined in the oyster bar section where they serve a much simpler menu. Just habit I guess…

Watch the video as I showcase a quick Fish Taco (what they’re known for) and a delicious Ballast Point Sculpin:

NOTE: The Brig also has another great location in Del Mar next to the Del Mar Horse Racing Track and Fairgrounds.

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Fish, Sourdough, Point Loma Seafoods – Dot Com Food

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Fish, Sourdough, Pt. Loma Seafoods – Dot Com FoodIn today’s video, I went to one of my favorite places to eat…Point Loma Seafoods.

Point Loma Seafoods was started by Kelly Christianson and his wife Marie in 1963 when they began selling fish out of a small store. From there it has grown to one of THE go-to places in San Diego.Continue reading

California: Deserts to the Mountains to the Sea – Dot Com Travel

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California: Deserts to the Mountains to the Sea – Dot Com TravelThere’s nothing quite like California…

In the space of a couple hours, you can literally travel from the desert to the mountains to the ocean.

Which is exactly what I did today.

Well, I didn’t get to the mountains, but in today’s video, I’ll show you how easy it is to hop in your car and get from the desert near Palm Springs and end up on the beautiful coast of the San Diego County beaches.

Enjoy…Continue reading

Carlee’s Place in Borrego Springs – It’s Cooler Here…

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Carlee's Place is the hot nightspot in Borrego to grab some grub and some drinks

Carlee’s Place in Borrego Springs, California is a great burger, beer and entertainment destination in the Southern California desert

If you ever get a chance to visit the Southern California low desert, make sure you pay a visit to a little town called Borrego Springs.

There, in the center of town, you’ll find a 70’s-ish looking restaurant-burger-joint-cold-beer-bar called Carlee’s Place.Continue reading

The 50th Borrego Days Desert Festival in Pictures

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Borrego Days Desert Festival

As a lifelong desert lover and partial time resident I really enjoy attending the Borrego Days Desert Festival in Borrego Springs, California.

The Borrego Days Desert Festival is a yearly gathering of people, food, music, art and community (from Oct. 23rd to 25th) set in a beautiful desert valley about 2 hours east of San Diego. And I cannot overstate the beauty here!Continue reading

Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino…Where I Like to Relax

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Fantasy Springs Resort and CasinoI am not a big gambler, but one place where I thoroughly love staying is the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California.Continue reading

Harry Bennett and Mr. Ford, the Desert Hideout

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Harry Bennett and His Sky Valley Hideout

 

If only Harry Bennett could (not to mention Mr. Ford) talk from the grave…

The name Henry Ford is easily recognizable to most Americans as the legendary founder of Ford Motor Company, the car company that bears his name.

But most do not know one of Ford’s most notorious employees by the name of Harry Bennett.Continue reading