Sunday, August 3, 2014

From RecycledRecordArt

Welcome to the Best Comment Contest!  In order to win, you need to qualify and then post the best comment for the item (on the list below).  Below is information on us, how to qualify, the rules, and a list of the Notebooks and Record Holders you can win by creating the best comments on them.

At, we rescue record albums from dark garages, and dank storage units, and keep them out of landfills (vinyl records are non biodegradable!) by turning them into working art.  We take album covers and up-cycle them into reusable Notebooks and vinyl records are forged into Record Holders -- Bowls, Boxes and Pencil Holders.  Record Holders and are perfect for holding small items in your office, living room, bedroom or anywhere you need to keep things. And they make excellent gifts!

How to Qualify
In order to win, you must qualify.  To qualify for the Best Comment Contest, you must be willing and able to:
  • travel to Kearney Mesa in San Diego, California to claim your prize
  • help make your Record Holder shape, which entails getting hot
  • post photos and comments all over Social Media during, and after the contest
  • post good, kind, humorous and witty comments on the pages of the RecycledRecordArt products on the list below
  • Email your name and phone number to: 
  • Click link(s) below to be taken to the page the item(s) you want to win
    • Once there, write a comment at the bottom of the page
    • Follow all protocols for leaving comments
  • In the comment, describe why you should be given this item free of charge
    • Share the page, and your attached comment(s) on Social Media
  • The best comment, placed (on qualifying items) during the contest dates, wins that item
    • The best comment is at the sole discretion of RecycledRecordArt
    • "There is no criteria for 'best' but I'll know it when I see it"
  • You may enter as many times as you like for as many of the items, on the list below, as you like
    • Only comments on the items listed below qualify for the contest
    • But go ahead and comment on other items too
  • You may comment as much and as many times as you like
    • Commenting in response to another person's comment is encouraged
  • All comments will be moderated 
    • Mean, Dangerous or non-clever comments will be removed 
    • Removed comments are disqualified
  • Encourage your friends to like your comments on Social Media
  • The Contest begins at 8:00 a.m. on 7/28/14 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on 9/1/14
    • Only comments made between the above dates/times will be considered
    • If someone purchase the item before that time you're out of luck
  • Winners will be announced September 2nd
    • You will be asked to contact us to schedule your processing and pick up time
What you can win
Each item has a link to its own page on To click the link of the item(s) you want to win and leave your comment(s) there.  We've sorted them by Artist, Album and Style.  Good luck and may the comments be ever in your favor!

Contest Cuties By Artist

Artist Album Style
Adams, Bryan Cuts Like a Knife 80s
Chorus Line Broadway Cast Album Musicals
Clapton, Eric Timepieces Classic Rock
Cocker, Joe A Little Help From My Friends Classic Rock
Diamond, Neil The Jazz Singer Musicals
ELO/ONJ XANADU Soundtrack Musicals
Jett, Joan I Love Rock N Roll 80s
Kool and the Gang Ladies' Night  R&B
Sister Sledge We Are Family R&B
Snow, Phoebe Phoebe Snow Classic Rock
Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle Classic Rock
Van Halen 1984 80s

Contest Cuties By Album

Album Artist Style
1984 Van Halen 80s
A Little Help From My Friends Cocker, Joe Classic Rock
Broadway Cast Album Chorus Line Musicals
Cuts Like a Knife Adams, Bryan 80s
Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller Band Classic Rock
I Love Rock N Roll Jett, Joan 80s
Ladies' Night  Kool and the Gang R&B
Phoebe Snow Snow, Phoebe Classic Rock
The Jazz Singer Diamond, Neil Musicals
Timepieces Clapton, Eric Classic Rock
We Are Family Sister Sledge R&B
XANADU Soundtrack ELO/ONJ Musicals

Contest Cuties By Style

Style Artist Album
80s Adams, Bryan Cuts Like a Knife
80s Jett, Joan I Love Rock N Roll
80s Van Halen 1984
Classic Rock Clapton, Eric Timepieces
Classic Rock Cocker, Joe A Little Help From My Friends
Classic Rock Snow, Phoebe Phoebe Snow
Classic Rock Steve Miller Band Fly Like an Eagle
Musicals Chorus Line Broadway Cast Album
Musicals Diamond, Neil The Jazz Singer
Musicals ELO/ONJ XANADU Soundtrack
R&B Kool and the Gang Ladies' Night 
R&B Sister Sledge We Are Family

Friday, August 1, 2014

Grandfather's Chair

My Grandfather was an electrician at the Chicago Opera in the 30s.  He died in 1976 and my Aunt took his house in Pacific Beach.  In the garage, she found, and cannot use, a chair from the Chicago Opera with the year 1929 stenciled on it.  So the chair, with the statute of limitations firmly past, passed on to me.  Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Oh, and I'll sell it to the right person for the right price.  Thanks!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

When your association gets you down watch a play

New Play Cafe is proud to announce the Simply Sci-Fi plays and playwrights


Nate Black Crash Bang Boom. By Nate Black Two young men and a doomsday prepper battle aliens. Playwright bio: Nate is, well, pretty much thrilled to be a part of the New Play Café Series. Currently Nate works at Cygnet Theatre Company where he does lights and works in the box office. Previous writing credits include Fugue State in the 2010 Philadelphia Fringe Festival and The Whispering Ruckus in the West Chester One Act Play Festival. Salvador Dali once said that any artist who is truly serious about creating good art should first marry my wife. Nate didn’t marry Dali’s wife, but he married Haley who is the most beautiful, supportive and patient woman in the world. Much thanks to Kevin, Jennie and Lizzie for this opportunity and much love to Echo and Makhai, the two most adorable pit bulls ever.

Don Juan Whitman on Earth by Carla Nell Reporter falls for alien; news at eleven. Playwright bio: Carla is the co-Artistic Director of InnerMission Productions. She has over 14 years of experience acting and directing in the San Diego theatre community. She is an SDSU graduate with a BA in Theatre Arts. Locally she has produced and directed The Marriage of Bette and Boo at 6th @ Penn, I Am a Woman at Claire de Lune, an evening of one-acts at Diversionary Theatre, First Love at St. Cecilias Playhouse, Dancing at Lughnasa at Onstage Playhouse (winner of four Aubrey award nominations including best direction and ensemble), and Personal Space in association with THE COLLECTIVE. Carla is a member of the Pasadena Playhouse Directors Lab West.

Ryan Roach Evil Alan by Ryan Roach Alan meets himself for coffee. Playwright bio: Ryan Roach is new the the "playwriting scene", as much as there is one. Is there one? Ryan Roach doesn't know. But if there is, he is new to it, and taking it by storm. Or maybe not. It's just too early to tell.

Bryan Finnigan Peripathetic by Bryan Finnigan The timing was almost perfect. Playwright bio: Bryan is an award winning playwright who has also written comedy for network television and nationally syndicated radio. New to the San Diego area he looks forward to furthering his work with the local theatre community. Learn more about him at

Kathleen Masse Romancing the Machine by Kathleen E. Massé The shiny promise of a perfect child, not to mention the convenience. Playwright bio: Since moving to San Diego nine years ago, Kathleen has been involved in several grass-roots projects in community and professional theatre as a performer, writer and director. After starving for her art for a while, she got hungry and decided to become a massage therapist. This career has brought her regular meals and enormous satisfaction, but she missed all the crazy people, so has recently returned to theatre via the New Play Cafe. She’s delighted to have her play performed among such worthy offerings and hopes you’ll enjoy the show as much as your dessert.

Janet Tiger  The Time Travel Café by Janet S. Tiger A quick trip to your past is easy and affordable. Playwright bio: Janet S. Tiger's monologues, one-acts and plays have been performed internationally and published in anthologies in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Tiger is the recipient of an NEA-COMBO Fellowship Award, numerous contest awards and multiple commissions. She has been a member of the Scripteasers playwriting group since 1979, and from 2006-2008 she was Playwright-in-Residence at Swedenborg Hall in San Diego. Her website is

For tickets and information, please visit New Play Cafe.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Finally, neighbors I like

OK, that title is not an entirely true statement.

But!  The fact that people I know and like are moving into a Village Woods condo is good news indeed.  I didn't even tell them how crazy the board and president are.  I did tell them which condos to avoid and how to not act like they're having any fun in the pool, which is right next to the President's condo.

GOD!  Why can't people be happy!  Like my with my new neighbors.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why I like this hat

I like this hat. It looks good one me, it has a cool graphic and nice colors.  I also connects me with 1 billion like-minded people and, while I like to stand out in the crowd, we need to stand together on some things.

Like violence against women.  Do you know anyone who's for that?  What about rape?  Anyone for that?  No?  Then stand with me.

On Feb. 14, 2013 I am joining One Billion Rising -- a global uprising to bring to light something that is not fun to talk about but that every person in the world would say he/she is against.  And you don't even have to get the hat.

If you want more information, visit: or

If you want the hat, visit

Thursday, August 30, 2012


So a group of friends met me at Skate World in Linda Vista.  The event? Roller Disco (or #RollerDisco as we call it in the age of Twit).  The reason?  To have fun.

And have fun we (for the most part) did.  There were some bruised knees, my bottom hurt for a few days and one lucky unfortunate twisted a knee exiting the hard wood rink floor.  Good news? The carpet landing was at least a little softer.

See the photos here... and you can watch the video below.  Maybe the next time you are invited to an event called Roller Disco, you'll go...