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Al Howard

On this episode of STP we feature San Diego musician, producer, raconteur and goodfellow, Al Howard. Also on the program, Ask Sordid Tales your Dumbass Question, Ed Decker's Mandatory Audio Gem of the Month and a reading and discussion of the... Read more

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How did I end up in a house in Clairemont grabbing bargain first pressings and having knives thrown by my head? Well, a week prior, I had met this lady piggybacking off of someone else’s yard sale in Ocean Beach. Read more

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Estate sales are the ultimate tease. They show a little leg when the estate sale organizers start posting delectable photographs of the contents on the website weeks in advance. Read more

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I dig for records. Not to romanticize it, but there are moments when I feel like an archeologist participating in the last gold rush on the frontiers of America. Read more

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