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Jim Washburn: Lost In OC

The I Heart Costa Mesa Show

Release Date: 04/26/2019

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Journalist, author and music aficionado, Jim Washburn, has a lot to say about Costa Mesa - and he's been saying it for years, writing for the OC Weekly, OC Register and LA Times (to name a few.) It's always fun talking to longtime Costa Mesans - they have the very best stories! Washburn does not disappoint. Check out our podcast interview, then follow him on Facebook to get more "Washburnisms" flowing through your feed.


Connect with Jim Washburn:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jim.washburn.18

Washburn's Books On Amazon:


On this episode, we discuss:

Washburn's Article: "My Kind Of Town, Costa Mesa"

Mesa Theater: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4597

The Cuckoo's Nest: https://ocweekly.com/we-were-feared-film-on-70s-costa-mesa-punk-club-cuckoos-nest-tours-colleges-before-dvd-release-6471129/

Zubies: https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/oct/18/blurt-vandals-straight-narrow/#

Safari Sam's: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-09-17-ca-10439-story.html

Beggars Banquet Record Shop: http://newwavejunkie.blogspot.com/2009/08/

OC Market Place: http://www.ocmarketplace.com/

The Golden Bear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Bear_(nightclub)

Coach House: https://thecoachhouse.com/

James Harman Band: https://www.jamesharman.com/

Derek and the Diamonds: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-11-01-ol-5082-story.html

Chris Gaffney: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-dave-alvin-chris-gaffney-tribute-benefit-20190331-story.html

OC Weekly: https://ocweekly.com/?s=jim+washburn

'Lost In OC' Column: https://ocweekly.com/category/columns/lost-in-oc/

Pierce Street Annex: https://ocweekly.com/pierce-street-annex-announced-their-last-call-literally-7801949/

Country Club Restaurant: https://www.countryclubcm.com/

Greg Topper: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-greg-topper-obituary-rock-oldies-20190313-story.html

Pat Quilter, QSC: https://www.iheartcostamesa.com/play/quilter-labs/

Rickenbacker Guitars: http://www.rickenbacker.com/

Leo Fender: https://www.ocregister.com/2013/03/31/leo-fenders-legacy-is-still-making-music-in-town/

Irvine Meadows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvine_Meadows_Amphitheatre

Pacific Amphitheatre: https://pacamp.com/

The Pond: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Center

Lotus Cafe we discussed is called Basil Mediterranean Grill: http://basilmediterraneangrill.com/

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Producer: Danny Thompson (danny@themusicfactoryoc.com)

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra