Martin Barrett

Marty Barrett is a writer working in Los Angeles.

Most commented posts

  1. Dear John, I’m Not Dead — 10 comments
  2. Time To Invest in More Rocks — 6 comments
  3. How I Lived To Be 47 — 5 comments
  4. “Katmandu”: Cat Stevens — 4 comments
  5. “Space Oddity,” “Major Tom,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” — David Bowie, Peter Schilling — 4 comments

Author's posts

Today You Will Wear Jean Shorts

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Don’t be afraid of the inevitable.

Tucumcari Tonight: Lowell George’s “Willin'”

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Why Weed, Whites, And Wine are integral to long-distance relationships

Let Despair Be the First Celebrity Death of 2017

Isidorus of Seville

Be like Isidorus of Seville and cut it out.

How I Lived To Be 47

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Simple tips to help you beat the odds—and the will of God—to live to 47.

50 Years Ago Tonight: A Killer Lineup, Plus the Beatles, at Dodger Stadium

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A half century ago today, the other bands on the Beatles’ Dodger Stadium bill were just as interesting.

Thanks, Don Bailey

Ninth-grade Latin comes in handy yet again.

The Morris Day After

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How I learned to stop worrying and seek a Stella to rap to.

Hell Is Second Amendment People

There is no exit from Donald Trump’s boneheadery.

Larry Vaughn 2016

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His kids were on that beach, too, in 2016

What’s A Few Sharks Between Bombs?

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Great shipwrecks of the 20th century:
1. The U.S.S. Indianapolis
2. The Edmund Fitzgerald
3. Watership Down/The Ark of the Covenant