Polio Ferrari (real name: Jeff Conner) was the keyboardist and singer of JJ180. He was the most visible (if somewhat understated) figurehead representing the old-school Santa Cruz punk scene -- even after JJ180 had broken up and he had stopped performing. He DJed new wave music night at Dragon Moon and sometimes spun records between bands at the Catalyst. In late 1981, he began writing for Good Times using his pseudonym; in 1982 he started writing for the Santa Cruz Sentinel under the byline J.A. Conner. He was also part-owner of Cymbaline Records.