San Francisco, California

Senior editor, Collector of rock posters, postcards, and handbills, mostly from the late 1960s


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Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park - Musicin Music
Small Boyd's Vaseline Chick Salt - Glasswarein Glassware
Butterfield Blues Band at the Fillmore, 1967 - Musicin Music
Cheech & Chong, with War, 2013 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
David Singer Cannery poster, 1973 - Advertisingin Advertising
Wes Wilson ACA poster, 1968 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Chaotic License, 11/17-18/67, Denver - Musicin Music
Big Brother at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, 1967 - Musicin Music
Roger Kastel, signed Empire Strikes Back poster - Moviesin Movies
Traffic, BG-111, 1968 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints


  1. This is a great magazine. Inside, there are also several Irving Penn photos of the Grateful Dead and Hells Angels.
  2. Hi ho2: We ran the cafe from 1978-1983, or so. Another lifetime ago...
  3. This is awesome!
  4. Hi David: Just put this in Lucite for you since manufacturers used to laminate all sorts of stuff in that material. Here's an article we wrote about it:
  5. My wife uses one of these to make the most amazing ginger cookies...
  6. Hi Peter: It could be one of these: Best, Ben
  7. Hi toracat: It was the same place, but it was called Pepperland by that point. There's a black-and-white photo of the speakers you are talking about half-way down this page: http://cryptdev.blogspot...
  8. Nice! I was there the other night.
  9. Hi toracat. Nice bottle. Here's my contribution to Shark Week: Best, Ben
  10. Hi fort: Tx for the kind words. Yes, I have also read (and heard from the folks I interviewed) that rust can be added to a batch of glass to make it more green, but the lime and/or soda in a batch ca...
  11. Hi fortapache: Vaseline glass can be green, but a lot of it is yellow (also called canary). People disagree from country to country about what the word actually means, and some don't consider a piece...
  12. Nice bell... ;-)
  13. Hi ho2cultcha: Congrats on the AM contact! Here's the first of our two interviews with Mike, just as an FYI:
  14. Thanks for the chuckle!
  15. Such a beautiful piece, really nice.
  16. Rob: I swear you have done and seen it all! Here's the companion card I was rambling on about: And thanks ve...
  17. Blunder: Yes, perfecto! ;-) Good taste, too... Best, Ben
  18. It was a blast. I'd just interviewed Chong (link below), but had never seen them live. And Wa...
  19. Yeah, thanks how we rolled back then.... Concert promoter Bill Graham used to complain about exactly that. This poster was created after Wilson stopped working for Graham, although the argument was ab...
  20. Felix looks like a car dealership near USC in Los Angeles, right?
  21. Lovin' all these postcards... tx!
  22. Hi Trey: Thanks for the comment. Here's the article on Roger Kastel I was talking about: Best, Ben
  23. You guys saw Lisa's article on Clowns on our home page, right? If not:
  24. Hi AR: Congrats on hitting the big 3-0-0! I just put this in Office because it looks like something an old-school business type would have on his or her (but probably his, back in the day...) desk. ...
  25. Been there, done that... ;-) Best, Ben
  26. Hi Wishthen: This is one of my fave Lee Conklin posters, but it's not BG-263. It's BG-126 from June 1968. Here's a link to 263:
  27. Here's another one from around the time of your Ozark Fest: I like the way the band's name is misspelled... ;-)
  28. Thanks, Kerry. I was lucky enough to meet her and the rest of the band a couple of times. First time I saw them was at a free show at a Unitarian church in Terra Linda (north of SF) in 1967...
  29. Hi Kerry: We just published a different sort of picture of Roy Rogers here: ;-) Ben
  30. My first motorcycle, too!
  31. Hi Majestic: I used to work at Sunset (both at the magazine and in the book division) in the 90s and 00s. There were a number of shelves in the storage area filled with these things, from numerous ye...
  32. Not sure who did this, but definitely not Warhol or Neiman.
  33. Very nice. Here's a post from a while back on Grandma Prisbrey's bottle vilage:
  34. Hi DoubleEnvelopment: You may enjoy this short piece I wrote a few years back about my son's "Expensive Magic." Best, ...
  35. Henri Matisse art poster.
  36. Thanks for the info, Scott! And thanks agh, rob, and vet for the loves. Ben
  37. Thanks, Kev! Best to you and yours, too. Best, Ben
  38. Nice sign; my wife was born in West Allis. ;-)
  39. Yes, it's been a good one, unless you are a fan of Golden Glove-level defense. ;-) But the pitching has been stellar, Beltran coming back after being hurt was cool, and Ortiz has been otherworldly. I ...
  40. Thanks for all the loves and kind comments. Yeah, I'm in the thick of it... ;-)
  41. Just updated the images on this one because I met Santi Pozzi yesterday, who is a sweetheart of a guy and kindly signed my Pearl Jam poster. Pozzi printed the show posters for the actual gig in Buenos...
  42. Brag away... ;-) I saw Pink Floyd perform most of Dark Side at Winterland, several months before the album dropped and it became a monster hit. Does that count? I think I was the same age as you at th...
  43. Thanks Tom. That sounds like a great show. I did not see them until 1999, and that was at a Bridge School benefit. Since I posted this, Chuck Sperry has signed the print and Santi Pozzi will be in tow...
  44. Our article on Staffordshire leads off with the tiger: Enjoy!
  45. Just FYI, here's a short article we published on Windsor chairs.
  46. I'd put rock posters in it. ;-)
  47. Great question and answer, thanks gents! Ben
  48. Hi vansky. Just making sure you saw this story we published: Best, Ben
  49. If I had a nickel for every time I've seen "‘tobacco card’ and ‘wet plate camera’ in the same sentence," I'd have a nickel...
  50. Took my kids to see Gorillaz on their first tour in 2002. At the end of the show, they gave away this poster, which we still have.
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