manson murders

Latest Obsession: Whitey Bulger

September 4, 2013 Compulsive behaviors

I’ve written previously about how my OCD gives me the tendency to latch onto certain subjects and research them obsessively. Examples include the history of the Manson and Amityville murder cases, to the point of getting a closer look at sites related to those cases. I’ve always considered this obsession harmless. It makes me read […]

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Telling the Tate-LaBianca Story: Truth and Embellishment

August 9, 2012 Crime and punishment

A while back I wrote a post about how, in my opinion, Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice by Alisa Statmen and Brie Tate, was the most important book ever written about the Manson Murders. Since then the book’s accuracy has been thrown into question. […]

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Tate-LaBianca, 43 Years Later: A Strange Society of Manson Watchers

August 8, 2012 Crime and punishment

This week marks the 43rd anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders. I’m marking it first with a prayer for the victims and second by making note of some interesting people I’ve met as a result of this lifelong Manson obsession I have. Mood music:  The BecomingNine Inch NailsThe Downward Spiral It’s been an interesting year for […]

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I Regret Wearing That Charles Manson T-Shirt

February 26, 2012 Uncategorized

In the early 1990s, Patti Tate, sister of Sharon Tate, was on a public tirade against Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose for going onstage every night wearing a Charles Manson T-Shirt. Around the same time, I had my own Manson shirt, worn regularly to freak people out. Mood music: Here’s Axl in his shirt: […]

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The Most Important Book Ever Written About Sharon Tate And The Manson Murders

February 25, 2012 Addiction

I’m reading a book called “Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice,” written by Tate family friend Alisa Statman and Brie Tate, niece of Sharon Tate. It may well be the most important book written on the Manson case. Mood music: The simple reason is that it captures […]

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