Tag: Bootleg City

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Bootleg City: Bread in Las Vegas, July ’97

Let there be Bread. (Sorry, I don't have any Phish. You'll have to ask Jesus about those bootlegs.)...

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Bootleg City: Ex-Mayors Just Want to Have Fun

All the way from Tucson, Arizona, the ghost town of Bootleg City welcomes Cyndi Lauper and Ben Folds!...

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Bootleg City: The End

The mayor has found his true calling, so he's calling it quits as mayor....

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Bootleg City: Warrant in Tokyo, April ’91

Matthew Boles pays tribute to former Warrant frontman Jani Lane, who passed away on August 11, with a bootleg from the band's concert in...

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Bootleg City: Only the Good Die Young (The Rest Pray for Early Parole)

The incarcerated mayor of Bootleg City was deeply disappointed to hear that HarperCollins has canceled the publication of Billy Joel's...

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Bootleg City: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince in Los Angeles, June ’88

Matt Wardlaw shares some Fresh Prince bootleg love and, using Bootleg City's long-distance calling plan, shares his thoughts with Gary...

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Bootleg City: Megadeth in Japan, May ’95

Matthew Boles presents a Megadeth concert from May 29, 1995, and gets excited about Bootleg City Community College's new, ridiculously...

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Bootleg City: One Man’s Dystopia Is Another Man’s …

Todd Rundgren's Utopia performed in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 16, 1974, but Bootleg City is where you'll find the document of their...

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Bootleg City: Tonic in Minnesota, July ’10

Let’s cut to the chase on today’s edition of Bootleg City. While I could tell you a story about the time Mayor Cass took a...

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Bootleg City: Eric Johnson & Alien Love Child in Austin, November ’00

Sad news came out of Austin this week that Bill Maddox, longtime drummer for Eric Johnson, had passed away after a fatal...

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Bootleg City: Merry Styxmas!

It's Styxmas in Bootleg City, which means lots of heartfelt yet bombastic pop-rock caroling, tons of Mr. Roboto action figures under the...

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Bootleg City: The Spirit of Christmas Is Alive!

It’s Christmas Eve, so I’m going to keep this one short. Let’s face it, if you’re reading this, you should be...

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Bootleg City: Memo to Mayor Cass — Keep Your Hands to Yourself!

Hi, guys. I’m happy to let you know that I have a long-overdue update from the beloved (in only one small part of the zip code) Mayor...

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Bootleg City: Arlo Guthrie in New York City, July ’79

Matthew Boles presents a 1979 concert from Arlo Guthrie, whose song "Alice's Restaurant" has become a Thanksgiving classic....

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Bootleg City: The (Municipal) Political Shocker of the Decade of the Week!

Mayor Cass tips his hat (and the rest of his wardrobe) to the outgoing mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, and uploads a Nada Surf concert...

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Bootleg City: Please Stop Burning the Midnight Oil

Songs from Midnight Oil's 1993 acoustic tour are featured this week, while Bootleg City goes "unplugged" to fight light pollution...

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Bootleg City: Take Me Home

Mayor Cass returns with an end-of-summer recap from prison and features a 1990 bootleg from Phil Collins's Seriously Live! world tour....

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Bootleg City: The Charlie Daniels Band in Minnesota, May ’79

We had a small problem last week in Bootleg City when some guy named Guest tried to pull a fast one and disparage our happy home....

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Bootleg City: Take It or Leave It

The mayor of Bootleg City sends an update from prison, and the final two volumes of Y100 Sonic Sessions are featured in their...

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Bootleg City: The End of the Innocence

I need to remember this So baby, give me just one kiss And let me take a long last look Before we say goodbye Greetings, oh beloved...

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Bootleg City: While You See a Chance, Mayor Cass Will Take It

What’s it like being a career criminal? For the answer we go, as always, to our good friend Mayor Cass, keeper of the keys for this...

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Bootleg City: Robert Palmer in Maryland, September ’80

You may have noticed that updates from Bootleg City have been erratic the past few weeks. Well, it’s all the mayor’s fault. It seems...

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Bootleg City: Who’s Bad?

Yesterday morning I decided to take a leisurely bike ride along Whiskey River, the main waterway that runs through Bootleg City....

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Bootleg City: It Is Not Matt Wardlaw’s Destiny to Experience the Triumph of Victory

In addition to letting perennial electoral bridesmaid Matt Wardlaw write a chapter of my autobiography in exchange for bailing me out of an...

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Bootleg City: I’ll Need to See Some Identification

I’d like to start off by apologizing for my absence last week. After deciding to boycott all things Arizona from Bootleg City, I...

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Bootleg City: Arizona, It Was Nice Knowin’ Ya

On April 23 Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law the state’s controversial immigration bill, which aims “to identify,...

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Bootleg City: Crowded Classrooms

The Bootleg City teacher’s union went on strike this week, delaying the production of this week’s mayoral update. Or is it...

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Bootleg City: Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

There was no question as to which artist I wanted to feature this week in Bootleg City — one of my all-time favorites, Ronnie James...

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Bootleg City: Putting the Pedal to the Metal

Earlier this week I took a group of underprivileged kids to see the first big blockbuster of the summer movie season, Iron Man 2. Or at...

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Bootleg City: Mama Cass (Yo’ Mama Is a Mother From Another City)

Last week I mentioned that my mom took me to see Chicago in West Germany in 1977 with Matt Wardlaw and his older sister— I mean, his...