Friday, April 17, 2015

My Tribute Page for Mayor Sam, Michael Higby (RIP 2015)

Sunday, April 19, 2015=Gathering in Remembrance of #MayorSam, Michael Higby 6-9 PM. Joselito's Restaurant 7308 Foothill Blvd. Tugunga Calif. 91042

Oh, no! Many of you know Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby passed away, this week. He was the creator/inventor/pioneer of L.A. political blogging; was my introduction into political blogging; my former "boss," (when Michael "The Blogfather," invited me to write as a contributor on his Mayor Sam blog); and what an era we had, together; with many of you reading this. Here is my comment on the facebook page (see link below). My LA Daily Blog (this URL) is a spin off blog, of Mayor Sam; so I really wanted to dedicate this page to/for him. Hard not to smile, thinking about him (though I've been cryin' like a mutherfucker, too). A good sign that you were a good dude/spent your time well.

I hope (pretty sure) The Higby Family sees this. I remember meeting y'all, that one time. Michael was my FAVORITE guy. ONLY guy who made me laugh, when I was cranky. He would NEVER let my spirit stay down. (Even when I was trying.) My total muse. I thought LA Times headlines were good, till I read his blog and learned so much. He INVENTED L.A. political blogging. The word, "panache," always comes to mind, when thinking of him. Total classy guy=reflection of The Higby Family. He was my Tony Clifton. And, damn; what history/institutional knowledge was lost. At least he burned rubber to blog it all. He was the glue of the activist/bloggers. (And instigating, boat rocker!) Man, I've never been sadder about losing someone. FYI: Over the weekend, I let him know how much I LOVE his profile pic of Valley Speedway. And, he told me the history, that Mr. Higby liked going in the 70's.

Mayor Sam Facebook Page with blog post & comments.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - - - - (Pop Culture: Music/Comedy/Rants by Zuma Dogg) - Click for

L.A. Press Quotes on Zuma Dogg: "Legend"/KABC, "L.A. Superstar, Cable TV Icon"/LAWeekly, "A Treasure of Venice"/LATimes

#ZumaDogg: Comin' straight off the #Venice boardwalk. L.A.'s real-life, "Wayne's World" -- turned political blogger/free speech advocate; when City of Los Angeles violated ZD's (and everyone else's) civil rights at Venice Beach. The ORIGINAL Reality TV, pop culture blog; on the political/free speech tip. #Serious #Fun - ZD

"Brain-seizing artistry. L.A. superstar icon." - LA Weekly
Zuma Dogg - Greatest Hitz

Debut of Zuma Dogg on Howard Stern Show

Real Reality TV: Harassed by CBS TV Shoot
Zuma Dogg on Larry King LIVE (Like #SNL Sketch)  
Early Reality TV (Y2K): Best of ZD TV Show

Is Zuma Dogg Dictating L.A. City Policy!?!
Impromptu Video (I don't know these people!)

"Breitbart, try as he might, could never illustrate the disjointed hilarity of #OccupyLA with the same brilliance, as Zuma Dogg." - LA Weekly
Exposing City Hall Shadiness on KNBC/L.A. TV
POSSESSED? Mouth Moving Faster Than Brain 
RETRO: Fun With Steve Perry/Journey #DSB!
@ZumaDoggShow: Each tweet=Best Of Video

"The city that silences a critic will injure itself as much as it injures the critic, for the gadfly’s task is to stir into life the massive beast of the city, to “rouse each and every one of you, to persuade and reproach you all day long.” (‪#‎PLATO‬, Five Dialogues, Hackett, 23 2d Ed., Trans. G.M.A. Grube, 35 (Apology).) - Federal Judge Dean Pregerson quotes Plato, in Federal ruling in favor of Zuma Dogg vs L.A. City Council. #EPIC!

"Zuma Dogg has distinguished himself as a mix of curiosity and crusader, fighting for free-speech rights. He's been able to do it with humor and at times be more direct and substantive." - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (the LOSER vs ZD)/Los Angeles Times

"Zuma Dogg, not only one of the most recognizable figures at City Hall, cordially greeted by passersby, including security guards and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, he also has the ear of high-level insiders, who feed him information in the hope that he'll expose, and possibly stop, one questionable government project or another." - LA Weekly 

"Andrew Breitbart, try as he might, could never illustrate the disjointed hilarity of #OccupyLA with the same brilliance, as Zuma Dogg." - LA Weekly

"Zuma Dogg fought the oppressive, tightly controlled L.A. City Council meetings presided over by Council President Eric Garcetti, who had banned video cameras. After police tried to stop Zuma Dogg from taping the council deliberations, he railed against the big shots for months, slamming Garcetti as “Garshady” on his show and on his whistleblower blog. "Whatever happened to free speech in this country?," Zuma Dogg asked. He prevailed against Garcetti’s rules, and now brings his cameracorder to every council meeting, as can any member of the public thanks to him." - LA Weekly.

"Well done. I agree with your comments." - Dr. W. Ed Deming (fax to me in 1989, in reply to my summary of his life's work/#14Points/#Quality&Productivity.)

"Fabulous" - Tony Robbins (letter in reply to published article in "Quality Digest.") 

"You took our concepts and extended them in ways I found very interesting." - Al Ries (letter to ZD.) 

"I enjoyed your 'Interpreting Deming's 14 Points'." - Bob Pittman (CEO/Clear Channel, former President, Time Warner Inc) 


Former BDS/Radio Director; Z100-NY/Research Director; Billboard Magazine/Director of Charts (Hot 100).

Published on Deming's 14 Points (Q&P): "Well Done" - Dr. W E Deming.

Published on Marketing Strategy Warfare: "You expanded on our ideas in very interesting ways." - Al Ries (Co-Author "Marketing Warfare/Etc.)

"Your 'Interpreting Deming's 14 Points,' is Fabulous" - Tony Robbins

"I enjoyed your article on Deming's 14 Points. Let's talk." - Bob Pittman/CEO, iHeart/Clear Channel

L.A. City Hall Political #WatchDogg/Media Personality: 

"Legend"/KABC; "Heroic"/KRLA; "More brilliance than Brietbart. An L.A. Icon"/LA Weekly; "Stunned and amazed. We've never seen anything like him."/LA Times

Covered by on ABC Nightline/Good Day LA/KNBC, KABC, KCBS, KCAL, KCET (PBS), FOX11 TV News.

Placed 3rd of 9 challengers for L.A. Mayor vs Villaraigosa in '09. 10,000 votes=$0.00 spent. Just the mere appearance of name on ballot, free media and public appearances.

Beat L.A. City Hall in FEDERAL COURT on Civil Rights/1st Amendment/Constitutional Issues. (A victory for all people of/in America.)

Full page article on Mr. Dogg in LA Times & LA Weekly. Seen/Heard on LA TV/Radio several hundred times. AND, Zuma Dogg is, "A very funny comedian." - Howard Stern. POLITICS by comedic ranter=HEAT POLITICS!

"Local Legend." - 790 KABC Radio

"Brain-seizing artistry. An L.A. TV icon." - LA Weekly

"Heroic" - AM 870 KRLA Radio

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