Inquiring Minds

'90s Survivors the Gin Blossoms: "There Won't Be Too Many Left Turns"

When Rocks Off reached Gin Blossoms guitarist Jesse Valenzuela recently, he was a man on a mission. But it had nothing to do with either creating or playing music.

"I'm taking a walk through my neighborhood and going to the store to get taco ingredients. I'm making them for my boy tonight," he says. "It will be taco madness at my house! You're welcome to stop by!"

Seeing as how the West Coast is a long way to drive for a dish that Houston does pretty well already, we politely declined.

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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