Chicano Park in San Diego’s Barrio Logan displays one of the largest assemblages of public murals in North America. The monolithic pillars, the pylons of the Coronado Bay Bridge, have been transformed into an outdoor museum of art and history. These awe inspiring murals are giant mirrors of Chicano Mexicano history, and a tribute to the force of community.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday April 8, 2014 8:00 pm|
This weekend I saw The Cult in San Diego. A band I’d written about here, Prayers, was opening for them so I bought a ticket and drove down. I’d never seen The Cult in their heyday, and I thought it was pretty cool that a friend of the lead singer Ian Astbury had shown him one of Prayers’ video, and Astbury tracked them down to open three dates. And I’m kinda proud that they played at the show I curated in January.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday February 12, 2014 4:47 pm|
Cholo goth. Makes total sense. Especially when you see “Ready to Bleed” the newest video from San Diego-based Prayers. This isn’t sad emo Morrissey stuff. Instead, hard-edged, rap-tinged lyrics about pride and struggle slam against swirling goth synth and pounding drums. NBC San Diego’s Dita Quinones has compared lead singer Rafael Reyes to Jay-Z in his HOVA persona, and there’s no denying Reyes’ street cred or the redemptive power of music in his life.
|By: TBogg Friday August 9, 2013 5:58 pm|
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is a real go-getter. When he sets his mind on something, such as running for Congress or becoming the mayor of America’s seventh largest city or awkwardly propositioning any woman within yelling distance, he doesn’t take “no” for an answer no matter how hard you try to squirm out of his Headlock of Seduction. So when his attorney and advisers told him he needed to go to sex camp he was all “Fuck yeah! High five!” until they explained that it was more like Not-Every-Lady-Wants-Your-Man-Meat Camp and then he was all, “Fuck”. But a-camping he did go, and he did it with a vengeance, passing his classes with flying T’s & A’s in record time and now he’s tan, rested, and ready to no longer grind his pelvis against the firm jutting buttocks of women he meets at social events … unless they look like they want it. And deep down, don’t they all? Amirite right, guys?
|By: TBogg Wednesday July 31, 2013 11:30 am|
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner asked the San Diego City Council to pitch into his Gropes For Dopes legal fund because, c’mon, bros before hoes, amirite?
|By: TBogg Friday July 26, 2013 3:46 pm|
As we wrap up this weeks coverage of The Sexy Adventures Of Sexy Bob Filner Who Is So Sexy (also known as the Great San Diego Mayoral Deathwatch With Extra Squickiness), we would like to note that Mayor Bob On This is not your typical creepy sexual predator in a position of authority who preys upon campaign workers, office staff, or anything that moves …. although it is still early here and more revelations are sure to come. No, when Bob Filner wants to score it’s Go Big, Or Go Home And Masturbate Furiously.
|By: TBogg Monday July 15, 2013 4:08 pm|
Oh, San Diego…
With your sun-kissed beaches, warm balmy nights and acres of tender and tanned young flesh just aching to be tapped, it is no wonder that, upon returning home, former Congressman turned Mayor Bob Filner has gone native and wants to sex up every lady he encounters.
|By: TBogg Monday August 27, 2012 3:31 pm|
Local priest-guy Salvatore “Big Sally” Cordileone who was recently called up by by capo di tutti capi Ratzinger to take over the San Francisco family after his fine work kneecapping the gheys when they tried to muscle their way into a piece of the California marriage racket, was down in San Diego this weekend, uh, partying. As in DUI partying.
|By: Peterr Saturday July 28, 2012 9:00 am|
On the Feast day of St. Francis, the Archdiocese of San Francisco will officially receive its new archbishop: Salvatore Cordileone. Between now and then, things will be very interesting for Catholics on both sides of the San Francisco Bay. Cordileone headed the Catholic church’s efforts to oppose marriage equality and pass Prop 8, for which he was elevated to become Bishop of Oakland and head of the USCCB’s anti-marriage equality programs nationally.
And now he’s going to be Nancy Pelosi’s new bishop.
Nancy may want to take communion often before October 4th. Something tells me she may have difficulty with that once Cordileone arrives on her side of the Bay.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Saturday July 21, 2012 12:45 pm|
This was an important LGBT year in so many ways: one interesting way was at the Stonewall Rally we raised San Diego’s new monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and LGBT community civil rights: a large rainbow flag was permanently raised on Normal Street. Perhaps it’s incredibly fitting that the flag pole is situated on Normal Street in between Harvey Milk Street and University Avenue — perhaps a fitting commentary on normality of LGBT people, LGBT activism, and the legitimate academic importance of queer studies.
In my speech at the rally, I called on community activism towards open service for transgender servicemembers.