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Todd wrote at 2016-02-23 18:19:20
Andy, I do not think Brad's statement was directed to you. When I first heard it I thought he said "Hippie F*cks" ( plural ) and I still think the way he said it meant Hippie's in general.

Again it did not make sense till I read your bio of him at UCSC.

Thanks again,

Todd wrote at 2016-02-29 02:18:14

I think it's pretty safe to say you were Brad's favorite all time Dead Head Hippie F*ck and he did dedicate that performance of Scarlet Begonias to you.

I just noticed your picture is in the liner notes of Robbin the Hood. Now that's what I call being tight with the band.

Take care,



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I lived with Brad for two years and I was a close friend of his so I feel like I am pretty qualified to answer some questions about Sublime. I will do my best to answer questions about Bud, Eric, Miguel and of course Brad. I should also be qualified to answer a few questions about Brad's lyrics that are in Spanish. With many topics though, like merchandise, bootlegs, and many other things I am completely under qualified. Refer these questions and any others that require extensive research to Matt (ha, ha, ha.)


Most of my experience in the area obviously comes from living with and hanging out with Brad. I've read the Crazy Fool book twice and I've also watched Stories, Tales, Lies, and Exaggerations along with countless other interviews and videos. When it really comes down to it though, I have not become a Sublime scholar like Matt has. If you want a personal insight on some questions then I am your man for the job.

Some of my writings about Sublime have appeared on the Sublime Forum and on the Sublime Wiki.

I am not sure if it matters but I am a college graduate. Adequate writing skills combined with my personal experience enable me to answer many questions. If I don't feel like I can answer a question well, I will tell you so or refer you to Matt.

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