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If You Need a Haircut

If You Need a Haircut

…Come on in and I’ll fix you right up. Mention this post and get 50% off your next Brazilian waxing!
Technically Not Homeless

Technically Not Homeless

I spotted this unique structure the other day at an intersection downtown where panhandlers usually hang out. Apologies for the terrible photo, I took it from the car while waiting at the stoplight. It’s one of those plastic playhouses for little kids, covered with junk and held together with string. I’m not sure what those...
Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations (1991)

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations (1991)

Here’s a crime against pop culture that shouldn’t go unmentioned… This one pretty much speaks for itself. I challenge you to watch it all the way through. From a certain perspective, Marky Mark is something of an inspirational role model. After doing hard time for beating a man unconscious and leaving another blind in one...
Jeter’s Playground

Jeter’s Playground

Given the awesome name of this place, I’m sure there’s an interesting story behind it. Can any of the Amigos enlighten me? I’m envisioning a place full of see-saws, trampolines, and dudes wearing Worley Wraps. Did anybody go in there while it was open? If so, what was it like? Why is it now closed?...
Name That Costume

Name That Costume

I stopped in at my local Party City the other day to take care of some stuff for my son’s birthday party. While there, I noticed this display near their costumes section:   Let’s see: from left to right, we’ve got Santa, Party Girl, Elf Slut, and… uh, what is the person on the right...
Booger Eating: America’s Hidden Epidemic

Booger Eating: America’s Hidden Epidemic

You’re driving in your car, and eventually find yourself at a stoplight in a busy intersection. You’re going to be waiting for a while, and half-absently glance around at your surroundings while you adjust the stereo. The car next to you on the right is fairly nice, and in the driver’s seat is a professional-looking...
Please Explain This

Please Explain This

Ween - "Push th' Little Daisies" (1992)

Ween – “Push th’ Little Daisies” (1992)

The first time I heard this (I think it was either on KWOD, or possibly in some SF music store), I thought it was the most irritating thing I’d ever heard. It sounded like a cross between Prince, Elmo and Richard Simmons, three minutes of nails-on-chalkboard, please-make-it-stop-now pain. If you’re not familiar with this song,...
4 Non Blondes - “What’s Up” (1993)

4 Non Blondes – “What’s Up” (1993)

No introduction is needed for this one. It’s still played regularly as a token 90s song on many radio stations, which is most unfortunate. I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who didn’t hate this song. It just needs to go away. Little known fact: lead singer Linda Perry now lives with actress and fellow...
Mudhoney - “Suck You Dry” (1992)

Mudhoney – “Suck You Dry” (1992)

Like most of us, my views on 1990s music are highly opinionated. To me, grunge was an annoyance that had to be endured for several years while a bunch of mediocre bands tried to be the next Nirvana or Pearl Jam. I was never a big Nirvana fan due to my prevailing musical tastes at...

TOPIC: Worst Songs of the 1990s

We haven’t had a fresh topic in some time, and this one should be fun. Musically, the 1990s were a time of great transition. We saw the birth of several new genres, the death of a few others, and the terms “alternative” and “mainstream” became synonymous as popular styles were fused together in new experimental...
180 Gallons of Sweat

180 Gallons of Sweat

My wife and I purchased a new bed over the weekend. Our old mattress was actually one she’d bought before we got married, which made it over nine years old. It had been really comfortable up until a year or so ago, when it finally began to show its age. By the time we both...