December 29, 2004

Happy 8th Birthday To! is eight years old today! I launched it onto the World Wide Web back on December 29, 1996. During the first seven years of its life, this was a rather dull-looking web page that didn't change very much. You can see what I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:00 AM in Birthdays, Blogging

Worst Conditions I've Driven In Locally!!!

I've lived in generally sunny San Diego, California, since January of 1955, and I have never, ever, ever driven in worse conditions here than I did just now! It's 2:30 a.m. and I've been home about 25 minutes. I went to Winston's in Ocean...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:20 AM in San Diego

December 27, 2004

Winston's Offers "Cuz Chicks Rock"

Winston's in Ocean Beach will present a show called "Cuz Chicks Rock" at 9 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, December 28. Carol Ames is the headliner for the show, which also will feature Joanie Mendenhall, Saturns Day and Marcia Claire. There will be a $5 cover...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:46 PM in Music

December 26, 2004

Happy Birthday Marci Shipp, From Davy!

Happy Birthday to Marci Shipp, where ever you are! This picture of Marci is from an 8mm movie I shot in 1970 when she and I went to Disneyland with a bunch of our friends. A week ago today I wrote about Julie Ginze...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:32 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates this holiday! May the most that you've asked Santa for be the least that you receive!...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:45 AM in DMG's Family, DMG's Friends, Holidays

Thanks For A Wonderful Birthday Week!

Thanks to everyone who helped make my birthday week so wonderful this year! I had already written about my party Tuesday at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge and my evening Thursday with Annie Lorkowski, then yesterday I talked about beginning my actual birthday with a very...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:10 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 24, 2004

Happy Birthday To Laura Quinn & Me!

Hey! Today is my birthday and I just started it off with a very enjoyable phone call to Laura Quinn in New Jersey, who signed our Guestbook recently with a message saying she also was born on Christmas Eve! We've been e-mailing since then,...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:43 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 23, 2004

Thanks Annie Lorkowski For A Nice Night!

I'd like to thank my friend Dr. Anne Lorkowski for a very nice evening! Now a veterinarian up in Rancho Cugamonga, she's an OLP graduate who I met on the Internet over 10 years ago. Annie drove down today to spend Christmas with her...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 PM in DMG's Friends

December 22, 2004

I Survived An Excellent Birthday Party!

Good afternoon! It's 2 p.m. and I have recovered from my excellent birthday party and I'm ready to get to work! First of all, I'm going to write about my party, since I've already received several e-mails and a couple of phone calls asking...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:04 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

This Web Site Was Hacked Tuesday!!!

I now know about terrorism from a personal level. :( I arrived home late Tuesday from a very great birthday party to discover that for the second time in a week this web site had been hacked, this time by something called "The Infektion...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:06 AM in Blogging

December 21, 2004

Thanks In Advance If You're There Tonight!

I want to thank in advance everyone who makes it to my birthday party tonight! About 20 people have said they are going to try to make it, but I won't be surprised if not that many of you show. After four years of...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:47 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 19, 2004

Congratulations San Diego Chargers!

Congratulations to the professional football team I've followed through thick and thin since 1961, the San Diego Chargers, who just beat the Browns 21-0 in snowy Cleveland to clinch their first AFC West Championship since 1994! The Bolts are back! Everybody click here and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 1:21 PM in Sports

Happy Birthday Di'Zsa Wilde & Julie Ginze!

Happy Birthday to Di'Zsa Wilde, one of my current friends, and Happy Birthday to Julie Ginze, a long-lost friend! You can tell by the amount of hair I have (or don't have) in the two photos here that they were taken quite a few...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:27 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 18, 2004

DMG's Birthday Party Is December 21!

My birthday is Christmas Eve, and I've decided to celebrate it this year with a party on Tuesday, December 21, from 5 p.m. until about 9 or 10 p.m. at my favorite music club, Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island! All of our
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:12 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family, DMG's Friends

December 17, 2004

To Thank Me, See Someone I Mention!

I've received several e-mails lately thanking me for mentioning people, bands or events in my articles. After the last thank you, it hit me that there is one very excellent way for a person to thank me for writing about them or an event...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 7:16 AM in DMG's Friends, Music, Theater

December 16, 2004

Happy Birthday Rich Campbell!

Happy Birthday to Rich Campbell, one of my former Journalism students from St. Augustine High School! Rich was on The Oracle staff for two school years, from 1982-84. After graduating from Saints, he landed a baseball scholarship to the University of Dubuque (Iowa), where...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 10:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 15, 2004

Golden Hill Players Offer Winter Show

The Golden (not over the) Hill Players, a senior theater company run by my friend Carlyn Ames, will present "Winter Wonderland" at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, December 17-18, at the Masonic Lodge in Hillcrest (corner of Front and University). Join them to...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:53 AM in Music

December 14, 2004

Photocharity Concert Aids Homeless Teens

For several weeks now I've known about a show this Thursday, December 16th, at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge that I've been thinking of as just a Carol Ames and Friends Christmas Concert. I knew the names of all the artists scheduled to perform, and I...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 2:10 AM in Music

December 10, 2004

Pacific Camerata To Perform Two Concerts

One of San Diego's premier choral ensembles, Pacific Camerata, will present two performances of an international program of Renaissance music for Advent and Christmas on Saturday, December 11, and Thursday, December 16. Part of the Foundation for Early Music Performance, Pacific Camerata has been...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:41 AM in Music, Theater

December 9, 2004

Happy Birthday To My Sister Diane!

Happy Birthday to my one and only younger sister Diane! The top picture was taken at Christmas time in 1954. Diane was a year old and I turned 6 that Christmas Eve. Soon after the photo was taken, the two of us and our...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:42 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Family

December 6, 2004

Next Bridget's Music Monday Is Tonight

The next edition of my friend Bridget Brigitte's excellent Bridget's Music Mondays is tonight from 6:30-11 p.m. at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island. Bridget knows a ton of artists, and she fills her shows with them. I went to one of her showcases...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:30 AM in Music

December 5, 2004

Happy Birthday Lee Dronick!

Happy Birthday to Lee Dronick, a multi-talented guy who I first crossed paths with in the early '90s at Apple II User Group meetings! When our beloved Apple II computers slowly became extinct, Lee and I both chose to remain loyal to Apple and...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 9:45 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends, Theater

December 4, 2004

Happy Birthday Lori Peckham!

Happy Birthday Lori Peckham! I haven't heard from Lori since the late '70s, but I had a huge crush on her at San Diego State back in 1971-72. Lori and I both were in Francisca Rascon's Spanish 2 class in the spring of '71....
Posted by Shy Cloud at 11:11 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

Happy Birthday Jim Harmon!

Happy Birthday to my old St. Augustine High School and San Diego State buddy, Jim Harmon! This picture of Jim and his wife Linda was taken at our Saints Class of '67 35th reunion by my friend Marisa Cullen. Jim and I probably met...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:33 AM in Birthdays, DMG's Friends

December 3, 2004

Abigails Attic At Brick By Brick Saturday

I first saw Abigails Attic on Memorial Day at one of Bridget's Music Mondays at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge, where I shot this photo. Holding the mic is the group's lead singer Jana Losey, who also plays sax, flute and piano! That's Valerie Easterbrook playing...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 3:21 PM in Music

December 2, 2004

Jane Lui Plays At Lestat's West Tonight

I've seen Jane Lui sing twice in the last five weeks, and I enjoyed both of her performances. She was the first act I caught on the initial night of the GoGirlsMusicFest on October 28, then I saw her again at the San Diego...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 8:34 AM in Music

December 1, 2004

Happy Birthday Cousin Paula Bard!

Happy Birthday to my cousin Paula (Rummelhart) Bard, a retired English teacher in McAllen, Texas! I took this picture of Paula when I visited her way back in February of 1973, while I was on the second half of a 15-day cross-country road trip...
Posted by Shy Cloud at 12:53 PM in Birthdays, DMG's Family