June 30, 2004

Super Funk Fantasy At Jimmy Love's

When I first met Jennifer Gentile last November, she was an excellent waitress at Jimmy Love's in the Gaslamp Quarter, where I began going about once a month to see The Cubes. Every time I went there, Jennifer always recognized me and remembered that...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:43 AM in Music

June 29, 2004

Quincy Appearing At Twiggs Green Room

Quincy, a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, returns to San Diego on Friday, July 2nd, to play a 10 p.m. set at Twiggs Green Room on Park Boulevard. Joining her will be Geoff "Pearlz" Pearlman on lap steel guitar and Stewart "The Coalmine" Cole on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:35 PM in Music

June 26, 2004

If You Weren't At Schroeder's, You Blew It!!!

I got home from Schroeder's Club and Cabaret about 2:30 a.m.! What an incredibly intense night!!! I pity the poor fools who missed Friday night's show and party! If you weren't there, you really blew it! With all the words I know, I can't...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:22 AM in Music

June 24, 2004

Danielle Forsgren Appearing At Schroeder's

Danielle Forsgren will be the main attraction on Friday, June 25, at Schroeder's Club and Cabaret. I can't honestly say that I ever truly knew Danielle, because I'm not sure if we ever really spoke to each other, but I did see her act...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:43 AM in Music

June 23, 2004

Jose Sinatra At Claire De Lune Saturday

I saw my old bookseller/musician friend Jan Tonnesen, aka Troy Dante, on Tuesday, when I paid a visit to Downtown's great Wahrenbrock's Book House on Broadway. Jan told me that the band/comedy act he's been in for years will make one of their much-too-rare...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:28 AM in Music

June 21, 2004

Listen To Joan Rubin's "Locals Live" Show

I hadn't heard of Joan Rubin and her "Locals Live" radio show on KKSM-AM 1320 until last week, when I learned Randi Driscoll was to be a guest on the show. I tried to get the station on my radio, but didn't succeed, so...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:31 PM in Music

June 20, 2004

Happy Father's Day To All Of Our Dads!

Happy Father's Day to Dads everywhere! My own father, Madison J. "Bud" Green, passed away at 71 on November 20, 1987, so it's been a long time since I last got to wish him a Happy Father's Day. The family photo on the left...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 5:00 AM in DMG's Family, DMG's Friends, Holidays

June 19, 2004

Pacific Camerata Offering Two Concerts

Two old friends from my days taking pictures for Tom Rusch's Covenant Ark Theatre way back in the '70s, Vickie Jenkins (second from right in front row) and Dan Ratelle (far right), are members of a vocal ensemble called Pacific Camerata. I shot this...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:26 PM in Music, Theater

June 18, 2004

Silver Springs To Play Three Shows At Fair

A friend of mine named Annie Heller is in a new Fleetwood Mac tribute band named Silver Springs. Sandi Schena, who I've met once, also is in the band. The group has three shows scheduled for the Del Mar Fair, on June 20, June...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:06 PM in Music

June 17, 2004

Randi Driscoll In San Diego This Weekend

Randi Driscoll will be in San Diego this weekend. Today, June 17, from 1-3 p.m. she will be on Joan Rubin's "Locals Live" radio show on KKSM-AM 1320. Randi will perform some of her songs in the studio and also will share music from...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:25 AM in Music

June 16, 2004

Eve Selis CD Release Concert Is Saturday

I didn't meet Eve Selis until 2002, but I've been hearing about her since the early '80s, because before Eve ever became a well-known singer, she was a student and track star at University of San Diego High School, while I was teaching journalism...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:44 AM in Music

June 15, 2004

Jerry Gontang Has A Busy Week Planned

I haven't seen my St. Augustine High School classmate and old friend Jerry Gontang since St. Patrick's Day, but he has a busy week planned, so I hope to catch him either at Desi 'n' Friends in Point Loma on Wednesday night, or on...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:40 PM in Music

June 14, 2004

Harriet Schock Is Doing Improv In June

Back in the late '70s and early '80s I used to frequently comb through the many bins at Downtown's old Arcade Music searching for gems amongst their used records and DJ promo copies. It was there that I discovered three vinyl LPs by a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:13 AM in Los Angeles, Music, Theater

June 12, 2004

Willie McClister Passed Away June 11

I got a phone call Friday afternoon from Willie McClister's ex-girl friend, Kerry Durrell. She said Willie passed away that day. A couple of months ago Kerry had told me that Willie's health was failing, so I wasn't surprised to get Friday's call. He...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:48 AM in DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

June 11, 2004

Happy Birthday Jennifer Lively!

Happy Birthday to my Texan good buddy Jennifer Lively! This picture of us was taken at my birthday party in December of 2001. Jennifer and I met at the San Diego Parrot Head Club's 2nd Anniversary Party in March of 1997 and we instantly...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

June 10, 2004

Quincy Plays At Hollywood's Hotel Cafe

I met singer/songwriter Quincy on Memorial Day at Bridget Brigitte's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, where I shot this photo of her and Geoff Pearlman. I really like both Quincy's voice and her songs. After seeing and hearing her on May 31st, I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 4:29 PM in Los Angeles, Music

June 9, 2004

Jim Leeper Would Have Been 52 Today

My old friend Jim Leeper would have been 52 today. Sadly, we lost Jim in 1998 when he left his family and friends much too soon. I took this picture in 1977 of Jim and Patti Johnson, who eventually became Patti Leeper, his great...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:14 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, In Memoriam

June 8, 2004

SMGO Opens Schroeder's Club And Cabaret

I knew Show Must Go On Productions was planning to move their popular cabaret shows away from the Del Mar Hilton during the fair and horse racing season, and that they were going to stage them instead at Downtown's Westin Horton Plaza, but until...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:55 AM in Music

June 7, 2004

New USS Midway Museum Opens Today

Did you know San Diego will have a new tourist attraction as of today called the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum, and that it will be housed aboard a historic U.S. Navy carrier? The USS Midway arrived in our beautiful harbor on January 5...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 6:06 AM in DMG's Family, San Diego

June 6, 2004

34Below Plays Dublin Square Wednesday

I met Steve Ybarra and Chris James in October of 2002 when they did a set at the fourth and final installment of the late and much lamented Naked Songwriters Showcases at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge. In this photo I shot of them then, Steve...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:16 PM in Music

June 5, 2004

Two Actresses I Know Are In Plays On 6th

I know two excellent actresses who are doing plays right now on Downtown's 6th Avenue, in venues located just blocks apart from each other. Leigh Scarritt (right) is appearing in The Fritz Theatre's production of "I Do, I Do" that opened two weeks ago,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:40 PM in Theater

June 4, 2004

CDBaby Buying Can Help ShyCloud.com!

I recently learned that I could help my musician friends sell their independently released CDs, while also helping ShyCloud.com at the same time! CDBaby.com, where many of my friends sell their CDs, has a Partner Program, which I've joined. Now, if you go through...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:40 PM in Blogging, Music

June 3, 2004

Golden (not over the) Hill Players To Appear

Last year I videotaped two shows for Carlyn Ames and her senior theater group, the Golden (not over the) Hills Players. I also shot this photo of them back then, which features Carlyn in farmer overalls (must be her Indiana upbringing showing!) with a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:42 AM in Theater

June 2, 2004

Bridget's Music Monday Was Great Fun!

Bridget Brigitte really knows how to put together a great showcase! I had predicted that I was in for a quadruple treat on Memorial Day at her Bridget's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, but that estimate was way too low! The night was...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 AM in Music

June 1, 2004

Thanks to Patti and Bridget, I'm Back!

I had a great time Monday night at Bridget Brigitte's Music Monday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge! I saw some old friends and met a ton of interesting new people, and Patti Zlaket even singled me out from the stage as someone who does a...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:45 AM in Blogging, DMG's Friends, Music