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ed@sdcitybeat.com

Edwin Decker likes music. Edwin Decker likes movies. Edwin Decker likes books. Short books are best, but he'll read long books if he must. Edwin Decker likes sports. Edwin Decker likes games. He likes serious games like poker and chess and silly games like Risk and Monopoly. Edwin Decker likes his family. He really likes being married to his wife. Edwin Decker likes to write. He wrote a book once. It's called Barzilla and Other Psalms. It's a poetry book. Edwin Decker has a website. You should go there.

eddeckersandiego
Jan. 11 2012
How is it possible that all the over-reactionistas and followers of The John Lennon Church of Latter Day Music Snobs don't recognize that redesigning old songs is an exciting and unpredictable part of...
eddeckersandiego
Dec. 28 2011
The bill is called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, and it basically does what all previous NDAA bills have done—fund the military—the only difference being...
eddeckersandiego
Dec. 14 2011
This is why I can't wait for Dec. 22, 2012. Because there will be not one, but thousands of kooky soothsayers who will have to backpedal like hell once Mayageddon is proven to be horse shit. And I know...
eddeckersandiego
Nov. 30 2011
What is going rogue, you ask? Going rogue is buying or doing something so wonderful, thoughtful, bla bla bla for your wife, that it causes all the women of the inner circle to blurt to their husbands,...
eddeckersandiego
Nov. 16 2011
On Nov. 1, Congress passed a non-binding resolution to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the national motto. There are two problems with this. The first, and most glaring, is that “In...
eddeckersandiego
Nov. 1 2011
Don't you hate when people make declarative, predictive statements about things that might happen in the future when everybody knows that nobody knows what the future holds
eddeckersandiego
Oct. 19 2011
I always get a big yuck out of these mainstream-religion types who scoff at fringe religions as being preposterous, which is like junkies scoffing at tweakers for being addicted to a more damaging drug
eddeckersandiego
Oct. 5 2011
While I received a lot of support from members of the LGBT community, a lot more sent very angry, accusatory missives, all of which boiled down to one or all of the following questions 1. Is Ed Decker...
eddeckersandiego
Sept. 21 2011
When the light turned green, he revved up and peeled out, leaving me in a poisonous cloud of noise pollution, hate pollution and pollution pollution. And what I thought as I stared at the back of...
eddeckersandiego
Sept. 7 2011
You know I know that the Chinese family-planning policy is barbaric. I would never support a law that limits our right to reproduce; however—isn't it time our government stops promoting reproduction?
eddeckersandiego
Aug. 23 2011
So, this week's column is about the fatwa-like death threat against David Letterman for sayi—waaait a minute! What the hell is that!? At the top left of this column? Is that my picture up there?
sordid
Aug. 3 2011
The “main mission” of any true drinking excursion isn't “conversation.” The main mission is drinking. All that other stuff—talking about problems, exploring philosophical...
sordid
July 19 2011
Imagine my delight when I read this July 7 headline on the Orlando Sentinel website: “Lightning strike at Caylee memorial ‘could be a sign from the angels.'”
sordid
July 6 2011
I love the Fourth of July. I am totally down with celebrating our country's independence from British imperialism. The only thing I can't stand about it is the excessive playing of patriotic music
sordid
June 20 2011
There's a lot of this going around. A lot of these scandalistas like to compare Congressmember Anthony Weiner's debacle to other famous political sex scandals, to determine what should become of him
sordid
June 7 2011
I don't know why I'm so depressed about this. I've lost bartending jobs before. However, this time, something's different
sordid
May 25 2011
Why the rush to canonize? Probably because any discussion of Deucey's potential sainthood must include the fact that it's his fault that God's Church became such an enormous smoking and sparking engine...
sordid
April 12 2011
Not that there's anything wrong with heavy Japanbience, I just like that at Sapporo, there's a good chance you won't get a dirty look if you ask for a fork instead of using the chopsticks
sordid
March 29 2011
Aside from writing this filthy little column, one of my many side jobs is as an event coordinator for an outdoor music and arts festival called San Diego IndieFest (SDIF)
sordid
March 2 2011
Having bartended live-music clubs in San Diego for the last 25 years, I can say that this city is home to some of the best bands in the country. Unfortunately, there's never been quite enough of a fan...

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