Author Archives: Ed Simon

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.

Sandy Haley Brings Her Mix Of Blues, Gospel and Motown To The Ojai Blues Fest This Coming Weekend

Sandy Haley brings her mix of Motown and blues to scenic Ojai on Saturday, June 4. Her performance, part of the Ojai Blues Fest, brings a return of the Blues Fest to the stage which was on hiatus since 2019. … Continue reading

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Marlon Hoffman Interview: Le Happy, La Paix And LA, Rock N Roll Stories Won’t Fade Away

Marlon Hoffman has led a very interesting life, both in the music business as an artist and also as a fan. He’s presently recording a new album, with many friends of his that others would love to have on an … Continue reading

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Howard Hessman Dies AT 81: Some Friendly Memories With ‘Dr. Johnny Fever’

Howard Hesseman passed away Saturday, due to complications from a surgery. He was 81. His career spanned many decades, but he’s probably known vest for his role as Dr. Johnny Fever, the counter-culture DJ on WKRP in Cincinnati which ran from … Continue reading

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PTSD: The Next Pandemic; A New Story From Author Jason Lee Morrison

Ed note: Jason Lee Morrison released this short story in conjunction with the new release of his first book, The Perfect Fucking Life; now at Amazon Books; and this week at Barnes and Noble. A full interview with Jason is … Continue reading

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Woodystock Blues Festival With Headliner Jimmy Carpenter Coming to Laughlin: Blues, Casinos, Camping and Lots of Fun!

Woodystock Blues Festival is coming up again soon; and this one’s going to be a doozey of a weekend! This is the second year for the new location for Woodystock. This year, Woodystock takes place in the Laughlin, Nevada, Bullhead … Continue reading

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Tito Jackson Headlines Upcoming Long Beach New Blues Festival

Tito Jackson and his band are coming to Long Beach, to headline the Long Beach New Blues Festival on Saturday, November 13. The event will be held at a new location, the beautiful Shoreline Aquatic Park, on the water in … Continue reading

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Wife Of A Spy Builds a Hitchcock Style Thriller Based In Pre-WW2; Releasing September 24

Wife Of A Spy is an exquisitely crafted film from Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata). The film, in Japanese with English subtitles, takes place in Kobe, Japan, pre-war 1940. Satoko (Yū Aoi, Japan Society’s 2021 Honoree) is … Continue reading

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Treefort Music Fest: Venture Up North To Boise For Over 400 Bands, Plus Storyfort, Foodfort And Many Other Forts Too

Treefort is Back! Boise’, and the Pacific North West’s most popular event has returned after the unplanned ‘hiatus’ that was called 2020. All the top ‘Forts’ will be there, including Foodfort, Alefort, Comedyfort, Kidfort, Hackfort, Filmfort, Dragfort, Yogafort and Storyfort. … Continue reading

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Dusty Hill, Bass Player/Vocalist For ZZ Top, Dead at 72–A Driving Memory

Dusty Hill, the bass player as well as one of the vocalists for blues-rock giant ZZ Top, died today at his Houston home. This brought an interesting memory to me. Around 2005, I took a cross-country trip with a friend … Continue reading

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Dio Cancer Fund To Celebrate Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday With Virtual Fundraiser

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was established to honor one of the top heavy metal rock vocalists of all time. He tragically lost his fight with stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. On Saturday, July … Continue reading

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