Almost Famous I - February 2001 - My maiden voyage as an SF HERALD columnist - the first installment of my autobiographical rant about my serio-comic musical quest for fame and fortune through SF, LA, NY, Nashville and London, and back again...

Interview with "The Tubes" lead singer Fee Waybill - March 2001 - What you need further explanation??? Okay, I promise you'll be entertained and amused by this entertaining and outspoken frontman, who I boldly dare to speak with...

Art for Art's Sake - April 2001 - A loving tribute and farewell to my dear dad, and SF HERALD fan, Art Goldberg, who regretfully passed away March 22, 2001

Don Henley & Suzanne Vega Concerts Review - May 2001 - 2 great singer songwriters, getting the 3rd degree by yours truly. You'll feel like you were there, on and behind the scenes, whether you wanna be or not!!!

Rodney Crowell Concert Review - June 2001 - A SF treatment on one of my favorite singer/songwriters from Nashville who recently graced one of our SF Bay Area stages

Almost Famous, Part II - July 2001 - The 2nd installment of my already legendary-in-my-own-mind musical comedy/tragedy, I mean, life...

Almost Famous, Part III - August 2001 - delightful mix of the following: An interview with Kathy Valentine of THE GO-GO's, a CD review of "GOD BLESS THE GO-GO's", a concert review of LIVING COLOUR, a CD review of DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, "EVERYDAY", a concert review of DMB, Dido, and Macy Gray, all interspersed with more tragic and ridiculous tales of my "Almost-Famousness"..

Almost Famous, Part IV - September 2001 - An interview with PAUL RODGERS (and Simon Kirke) from BAD COMPANY!! Concert reviews of: BAD COMPANY w/ STYX and BILLY SQUIER at Chronicle Pavilion!! RICKIE LEE JONES at Bimbo’s!! BERLIN at St. James Park in San Jose!! ani di franco at the Greek Theater!! SADE at Shoreline Amphitheater!! And even more ludicrous anecdotes about my "Almost Famous-ness"!!

Almost Famous, Part V - October 2001 - Concert reviews of: JOHN WAITE / PETER FRAMPTON / JOURNEY at Shoreline Amphitheater !! The Delphines (Kathy Valentine of The GO-GO’s other band) at The Pound and a review of their new CD "Cosmic Speed"!! THE GO-GO’s at The Warfield!! And a few more (just a few this time) anecdotes) about my "Almost Famousness"!!

Almost Famous, Part VI - A travel diary of my journey to and from "The Now Smaller Apple" August 24 - September 4, 2001 and some thoughts about what it all means..."Unsung Heroes" - Some "un-signed-to-major-label" artists I've uncovered coast-to-coast who deserve some major attention... "Local Color" - Various Bay Area Musical Happenings I happened to stumble upon & a Concert Review of : Stevie Nicks at Shoreline!!

Almost Famous, Part VII - December 2001 - The 24th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival!!! W/ special guest stars!! Ray Davies "Storytellers" show at The Warfield, SF!!

Almost Famous, Round VIII - January 2002 - RYAN ADAMS - live at The Fillmore and a review of his new CD "Gold"!! An interview w/ "Q" - QUINCY JONES by Ben Fong-Torres, (former senior editor of Rolling Stone Magazine) - on stage at the Marin JCC. BOZ SCAGGS - live at The Warfield Theater and a review of his new CD "Dig"!! NATALIE MERCHANT - live at The Paramount Theater and a review of her new CD, "Motherland"!!

Almost Famous, Round IX - February 2002 - A close encounter w/ Kathryn Crosby! John Hiatt / John Eddie! Macy Gray! Unsung Heroes and Zeros

Photo by: Nathan Purdee

Almost Famous, Round X - March 2002 - ACT's production of "The Beard Of Avon", a new play by Amy Freed (Mick LaSalle's wife!) Bad Company (again!) Nikka Costa! Unsung Heroes and Zeros!

Almost Famous, Round XI - April 2002 - An interview with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde! A review of their show and new CD, "Group Therapy"!! Show review of The Motels!

Almost Famous, Round XII - May 2002 - An in-store reading, book signing, and on-stage interview with Willie Nelson by Ben Fong-Torres, Jukebox Jury w/ Jack Black from Tenacious D, and other highlights from the last Gavin Radio and Records Convention! Show reviews of people from my "Almost Famous" LA past: Lowen & Navarro and Chuck E. Weiss! Concert review of Grammy Award winning artist Nelly Furtado! Show review and interview with Wayne Brady, star of ABC's "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and The Wayne Brady Show!

Almost Famous– Round XIII - June 2002 - Enrique Iglesias (Julio's son) at the Paramount Theater! Cheryl Crane (Lana Turner's daughter) on-stage interview with SF Chronicle's Mick LaSalle at ACT! Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at the Warfield and a chat before the show! The Tubes at the Backbeat! Siouxsie and the Banshees at the Fillmore! Unsung Heroes 'N Zeroes!

Almost Famous– Round XIV - July 2002 - Kimberlye’s adventures in LA-LA land!!

Almost Famous – Round XV - August 2002 - Berlin (featuring Terri Nunn)/Petrol Local Color: Jenna Mammina, Valerie, Damir Stosic, Unsung Heroes ‘N Zeroes: Maia Sharp (opening for Keb Mo’) Tommy Womack CD review!

Almost Famous – Round XVI - September 2002 - Moby, David Bowie, & Busta Rhymes! Allison Moorer! Pink & Lenny Kravitz! Local Color and Events!

Almost Famous – Round XVII - October 2002 - An in-depth interview with comedian, actor and author RICHARD LEWIS!

Almost Famous – Round XVII - November 2002 - The 25th Annual (and my 2nd) Mill Valley Film Festival! An interview with Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer!

Almost Famous – Round XVIII - December 2002 - Sixpence None The Richer In Saratoga! San Francisco Film Arts Foundation Festival – screening of “Love Will Travel!! Blondie at The Fillmore! Laughter Arts Festival: Richard Lewis, Father Guido Sarducci, Wendy Leibman and Jeff Cessario – in Palm Desert!

Almost Famous – Round XVIV - January 2003 -Year End Picks for 2002! The very first interview EVER with: The Know-It-All-Boyfriends (featuring Butch Vig and Duke Erikson from Garbage, Freedy Johnson, and their Madison, WI musician pals)

"They Do It Their Way" - Simon Stinger Buzzes to the Top - Music Review

Almost Famous – Round XXI - April 2003 - An interview with comedienne Margaret Cho! The Pretenders!

Almost Famous – Round XXII - May 2003 - A Tribute to the late Eva Cassidy

Almost Famous - Round XXIII - August 2003 - A review of “Masked and Anonymous” starring Bob Dylan

Almost Famous - Round XXIV - August 2003 - Paul Rodgers at Shoreline, Jenna Mammina at the Fox Theater

Almost Famous - Round XXV - October 2003 - This ’n That From Here ‘n There & Unsung Heroes and Zeros

Almost Famous - Round XXVI - December 2003 --The 26th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival!

Almost Famous - Round XXVII - January 2004 --The World's Most Ridiculous Reality Show: The SF Live Music Scene

Almost Famous - Round XXVIII - Mar - April 2004 -- Best of 2003, Unsung Heroes 'n Zeroes, David Bowie/Macy Gray at HP Pavilion

Almost Famous - Round - May -June 2004

Almost Famous - Round - July - August 2004

Almost Famous - Round XXVVII - November - December 2004 -- BIZARRO’S POLITICOMEDY-A-GO-GO TOUR – August 23, The Punch Line, San Francisco

Almost Famous - Round XXVVIII - January - February -- Mill Valley Film Festival – (better late than never!), Juliette Lewis & The Licks!

Almost Famous - Round XXVVIV - March - April -- Beach Blanket Babylon Auditions!

Almost Famous - Round XVVIV - Autumn 2005 -- John Corbett at the Mystic Theater