The Urinals Are Coming To Pedro!

3 08 2009

*Extra! Extra! This just in!  Mike Watt + The Missingsecondmen will also be opening this show for  THE URINALS! I had a feeling that this was going to happen! It’ll be a quick half hour set blasting it out with Pete and Raul. Get there early!

Welcome to the wonderful world of AUGUST! I’ve put together a show on August 15th at Harold’s Place on Pacific Avenue here in town. The seminal Los Angeles Punk Band…The Urinals…aka 100 Flowers (remember the Minutemen’s cover song Ack Ack Ack?) will headline the show and blow your little heads off!  If you were born in the ’80’s, and you probably were, then you missed it! Well now’s your chance to get a dose of what put Los Angeles on the map. Those were the days…Germs, Nervous Gender, Minutemen, Peer Group, The Bags, The Alleycats, I.U.D. …there were no rules, no formulas. This was and still is the stuff of great invention.  This notorious band, The Urinals are wonderful and very dear friends of mine.  This is a show that’s not to be missed! You might think you’re Punk Rock but then there are those who know what it is and where it comes from.  So jump on this tip! Travel back, back to before you were born.  It’ll be just fine.


Along on the bill is the Freak Folk Punk Collective Harbinger…Black Sparrow Press…straight from Pedro! Watch out for Danny on lead bucket and the right and left handed mirror image of brothers Chris and Adam banging away on their guitars respectively.  Songs of drunken bliss, sober torment and love in the toilet reign as staples in their set.  Shown is Adam and Danny, sadly sans Chris but I liked this photo. Come on down and see Chris in person! I hope they’ll be selling their new CD at the show.  It’s beautiful and features an amazing artwork poster by Danny. Get it!


Last but not at all least is a band that’s been through a few incarnations led by local heart-throb, recent graduate and guitar slinging genius, Giovanni Boskovich and his new band …Black Warhol…This guy can write a pop song that will ring in your head for days. This show is free, and as always, presented by Guitar Safari.  Again, Another Fine S.L.U.T.  Production (Support Local Unsigned Talent) .  The video below highlights the Pope Of Pop, Giovanni, with one of his very best songs. Usually he can be found wearing his Greek Captain’s hat scored at the soon to be  defunkt Pedro Stalwart, Union War Surplus Store over here on 6th Street (okay! 63 years in the making, and demise…what the hell do you want? How about 63 more years?)  Thanks to Cheerful Al!…Sorry to see you go! Many thanks for all the 501 jeans and camouflage g-strings over the years!  More information for the show as it rears it’s ugly head.

bspCome on down and see Chris in person!

big Big BIG NEWS!!!

24 07 2009

Howdy!  I’ve been so busy selling a pile of guitars for a friend who inherited over 30 from a dearly departed collector. Check my eBay auctions for more to come!  Do a search for bigmilk…that’s me!  Okay, so the Crazy Danelectros are in stock and everyone is flipping out about the look and feel of the new series.  C’mon down and take a test drive!

I had the privilege of recording a song for the new Reactionaries tribute record.  The Reactionaries pre-date the amazing, San Pedro’s own, MINUTEMEN.  I played the drums with  Mike Watt on bass and Jack Brewer (from Saccharine Trust) on vocals.  Kevin Carle played guitar.  It was very hot and sweaty but just about the most fun I’ve ever had.  The song we played is “1979” and is also the title of the record.  Basically the project consists of ten songs culled from a practice tape and names were drawn from a hat to see who would be playing on each song…how lucky can one man be?  Me?!?!!?  Not on your life usually, but this time I scored!

I sold about six Republic Resolians last month.  This is the most popular item I’ve had, ever.  New ones are arriving all the time so get your name on the list…these only last a day or two every time I get one in stock.

Now the good news!  The August Issue of Los Angeles Magazine just gave my humble shop huge props for being the place to be.  Check it out. Page 47! Yeah!  Thanks to those great folks for recognizing how much hard work goes into having a business and highlighting my efforts.

Remember! My Set-Up charge is half of what the other clowns are charging…and I do a good job!  $45.00 for new strings and a neck adjustment, fret polishing with the intonation set…what a deal!  Bring me your tired, your hungry, your huddled guitar masses…and I’ll do something with it to make your life better.  In closing I would happily welcome you to feast your eyes on Guitar Safari’s Official Spokesmodel Arielle in the latest series of eye popping photos featuring a 1957 Salmon Pink Gibson Lap Steel and a 1952 Gibson ES-295…WOW! Evil and lovely all in one package!  You can look but don’t touch!  arielleLaparielle295

8 06 2009

6-13 harolds show

23 01 2009

WOW! Guitar Safari is San Pedro’s exclusive dealer!

Pre-order any of these models now.


Guitar Safari is very proud to present this classic line of fine instruments.  I know it might be a bit premature, but I couldn’t wait to tell you folks about these.  They’ll arrive sometime around March ’09.  I’ve already placed the order for one each of the six string models but let me know if you’re dying to get your hands on a killer bass or baritone and I’ll get that added to the order.

All of these fine guitars will be priced at only $399.oo… BUT… all pre-orders will be eligible for an additional 10% off!  That’s a $39.90 discount for all of you Rocket Scientists in the house.  Gimme a call 310-547-9355.
…and have a totally boss Summer!

The New Republic!

12 01 2009


Well, well, well…look who just showed up on my doorstep.
This is the latest offering of Repblic Resonators. These are simply great guitars and are priced from $399 and $629 including the form fit case. Slide on in and check these out! Great for slide or fingerstyle playing…set up and ready to go.

Call for special individual pricing on these and the new selection of Republic Ukuleles in wild new finishes.

The number 310 547 9355 Will get you the very best deal! Shhhhhh!


NEWS UPDATE! Two Republics sold this last Saturday!!! One is to be used for soundtrack work for a Television Special!!! How cool is that?
Thanks to Jeff for making the trip down and also to MR.? (it’s a secret!)  for picking up a way sweet reso-uke!!!

Hello 2009

5 01 2009


Thanks to all who came by and made the holidays such a great time.
We sold a pile of guitars and met a whole lot of new friends.

Totally sold out of all Republic Resonators, but all new stock is arriving today! These are the hot ticket and won’t last long. Check the New Gear Page for models. I made a special buy on a couple models that will be discounted right from the get go.  One is a Single Cone with a one-of-a-kind paint job! Matte Finish with Exploding Palm Tree Design…this will not be seen again! I have the latest Ukulele designs as well. Please call for best available price.

Remember we do repairs on any kind of junk and set-ups at a better price than anyone around. Only $45.00 on most electrics including strings…all of you Floyd Rose guys and gals better get your wallets out, those are a bit more because they can be a nightmare. Repairs on TUBE AMPS too are never a problem. We carry all of the tubes you need to make that baby scream. Come on in for a quote.

Cheers and have a fine ’09!



Last-minute shopping?

9 12 2008




Surf’s up! Hit the beach and start a luau with the Hawaiian Acoustic Guitar from Recording King.

The Hawaiian features an idyllic beach paradise where surfers chase world famous waves and cruise ships get ready to dock. No detail was spared in making this guitar an authentic original. This is a great guitar to take to the beach and start a party.

Each package features original box art and comes with a delicately embroidered guitar strap, songbook, and a signed certificate of authenticity.

World-renown for designing guitars for heroes such as Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Gene Autry, designer Greg Rich is a leader in reviving the cowboy guitar tradition. The tropical Hawaiian summer is right in front of you when you have this Recording King guitar within your reach.

ONLY $149.00


The Lucida Spruce Top Classical is available in a package that includes everything you need to get started. The Lucida PlayerPac includes the LG-520 guitar, a padded DuraGuard bag, Pitch Pipes, Peg Winder, and Guitar Strap.
List price $139. Guitar Safari Price,$99.00 while supplies last!


Join The Ukulele Craze!!!!!

28 11 2008

We’ve been selling the Republic Ukuleles since the doors opened way back when in May 2008. These little Metal Body Ukes have a 1930’s style resonator installed and they really pack a wallop when it comes to the volume they can produce. I’ve shipped these to folks in Florida, Canada, Texas…one even found it’s way to Poland.

Now the’ve become quite popular for just about any kind of music…just ask Scott from Seatbelt & The Pecking Order. Rockabilly Ukulele!!!

Now for your listening pleasure…Check out this fellow playing some CRAZY Blues on his Republic Uke!!!

Pick up one of these Ukes for that special someone on your Christmas List!!!

ONLY $299.00 Including case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

REPAIRS! Feel free to bring down whatever kind of junky axe that’s been collecting mold in your closet and we’ll get it up and running as soon as humanly possible. Amps too! Sell me your record collection or come in and brouse through the wide variety of stuff in the bin. You never know when you might need a backup copy of that old Yma Sumac LP!!!

First Thursday November 6

4 11 2008

Come on down for another installment of great music!
Free show at Sacred Grounds, presented by Guitar Safari!


New Look

25 10 2008

Hey, check us out now!
We didn’t even have to spend $150,000 to put lipstick on this pig!  Stay tuned as we load more images of things you want to buy!

And remember: Christmas is coming, so wouldn’t it be nice to cross everything off your list now?  Guitar Safari will treat you right, with great deals for the beginner and know-it-all players on your list.  Inquire about gift certificates!

Don’t forget to check out Sonadora tonight at 6pm at Beacon House in San Pedro!!  FREE!