Phil Straub

Phil Straub

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Let’s see … well, I spent much of my youth reading the liner notes printed on the backs of vinyl records. I could waste away hours in a music store, simply reading, ogling and pawing all the latest releases. I grew in northern Virginia in a suburb of Washington, DC. I listened to a lot of radio: the bluegrass and hot jazz on WAMU (original home of All Things Considered), the great rock and roll on WHFS with Weasel, Damian and the gang, Go-Go and soul on the AM stations, and (of course) the oldies station.

I spent a lot of time at DC Space, the Birchmere and the 9:30 club, as well as the Wax Museum, the Warner Theatre and countless hardcore shows held in the basements of forgiving churches. At the time, DC was a great hotspot for movies as well, and I spent a lot of time in darkened theaters across the district. One of my favorites was the American Theater, which showed triple features of Kong Fu movies all night long.

I went to school at Umass and like so many before me, I ended up staying here because I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I’ve worked as a janitor, waiter, record store clerk and at a museum devoted to comic book art. I went back to school recently, and learned how to take xrays of people. So nowadays, I spend my days taking xrays and my nights in Philville.

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