Comment Archives: Stories: Arts + Scene

Re: “UPDATED: Drunk/Social Historian

"That's what a lot of comics do: travel, collect stories and report back on the human condition," he said. "I'm a culturally investigative journalist."

Future generations will understand that our self-indulgent travel habits only added to global warming. Travel reveals little additional knowledge about the "human condition", it merely reinforces the world-view you left home with.

Without Colbert and Stewart the field is wide open for satirists to feed the starving masses with the only source of real news modern media tolerates.

Entertainment, joy, energy, food, love...were always accessible within every human community.

We only lacked the proper education.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/16/2015 at 12:11 PM

Re: “So Long, Sewell Gallery

Folk Motto----If you dpn,t use it--you will lose it.....

Posted by jean doran1 on 03/13/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “So Long, Sewell Gallery

So long is too flip'' -- 'goodb,y and thank you --- appreciates what the

SewellGalery meant to this communuty

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Posted by jean doran1 on 03/07/2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “So Long, Sewell Gallery

Jack Sewelll is a fine SculptureArtist--=-Too bad we lose a fine Gallery he can no longer keep available to artists--

It was great while it lasted---andwill be missed----Thanks, Jack Sewell

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Posted by jean doran1 on 03/07/2015 at 2:04 PM

Re: “So Long, Sewell Gallery

Someone needs to investigate how it's possible to have so many empty storefronts while the cost of renting remains overpriced.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/06/2015 at 11:03 PM

Re: “That Time The Foo Fighters Played Arcata

They were great that night. Energetic and polished right out of the gate.…

Posted by Kevin Hoover1 on 02/26/2015 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Hello, Cowboy

An irreverent classic!

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Posted by Joel Mielke on 02/26/2015 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Rough Stuff

John J. Bennett, best in the bidness. Dude can write!

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Posted by ryan.burns.76 on 02/20/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Spent

who give a fuck,how is this fucking news

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Posted by Jon Bibba on 02/19/2015 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Life's a Tango

Never worked with Gary, but have seen some of his work. I have worked with Marilyn several times.

What amazing actors.

I am not surprised with a gifted director in Patrick Spike and two wonderful actors that this didn't receive this wonderful review.

I certainly miss being on stage in Ferndale.....what a wonderful venue.

Posted by Monica Govednik Abrahamsen on 02/06/2015 at 2:01 AM

Re: “UPDATED Former Blue Lake Resident, Musician Kyle Scott Killed in Car Crash: 'My Heart is Broken'

This is Steve Scott, Kyle's Dad. The wreck occurred at 10:47 central time, Saturday morning January 31st in Robertsdale, Alabama. Kyle was just 13 minutes behind me. We had spent the night with my sister and brother-in-law after an 8 day epic pilgrimage road trip to the Florida Keys. I met his Mom there in 1967 when I was in the Navy. It was a joyful journey and he reunited with many cousins, two of whom I had not seen in 38 years. They all still consider me family even though his Mom (a wonderful lady) and I have not been together since 1976. There was never more than 5 minutes of silence in the car. Also, knowing Kyle, you will appreciate that we recited almost every line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, sang songs, made up more, spoke in tongues (authentic gibberish), discussed the meaning of life, and found rare plants forms. We agreed that the trip could not have been more perfect. It was a gift to me from God. Although I am having to go through Hellish things, I am at peace. I have even managed somehow to forgive the low-life that hit him from behind at 125 miles an hour. We are having a small private family gathering in Fairhope, Alabama Saturday 7th and next January 31st we will scatter his ashes at his favorite place in the Florida Keys. I cherish all your stories and comments and they keep alive his memory. I would love to hear from Kyle friends and fans. You can find my Facebook page on Kyle's page. My email is: Please give me a week or so. Steve

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Posted by Steve Scott on 02/04/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “UPDATED Former Blue Lake Resident, Musician Kyle Scott Killed in Car Crash: 'My Heart is Broken'

A former Blue Laker texted me this awful news last night, and it still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I hadn't seen Kyle in a few years since we both moved away from Portland, but this doesn't seem real. He's supposed to be in Austin now living the dream, not taken away from us for forever.

It's funny all the little things you remember about people, and how they seep in and change you and/or your perspectives in subtle ways. Kyle taught me the word "thermocline" one sunny day at the Farmhouse as he was discussing his sunburn. He was truly one-of-a-kind. Only Kyle would be discussing something as random as thermocline while hunting in the garden for aloe vera.

He once did a whole feng shui reading in my house taking hours to get everything just right. Thanks to Kyle, I always now close my toilet lid when not in use so as not to "collect stagnant chi." In return for his careful plotting of my sacred space, I gave him a tarot card reading. We interpreted it as he needed to move to Portland, like so many other Blue Lakers at the time of the "Great Northern Migration" circa 2008-09, to pursue his musical career. He moved up not long afterward and I followed close behind.

While in Portland, I'd introduce him to new friends as "Cool Rocks," which became my nickname for him because of a Jade Stems song about searching in the forests and on the beaches for cool rocks. I thought it was the coolest song ever, because who doesn't like looking for cool rocks? And who else would've thought to make a song out of it? Only Kyle.

My first birthday in Portland, as I was moping about doom-and-gloom style, depressed over something as ridiculous as my birthday, Kyle helped organize a spur-of-the-moment music show/birthday party at a friend's coffee shop/theatre space. He showed up with his electric saw wearing thick black eyeliner. Really, only Kyle could get away with pulling off such a strange and wonderful combo. The highlight of the evening was having my then two-year-old daughter pulled up on stage to sing me happy birthday to the accompaniment of an electric saw over ambient techno. Thank you, Kyle. You turned that day around into one of the most memorable birthdays ever.

We saw each other less seldom in Portland. A trek from the Southeast up to where Kyle lived in the far Northeast wasn't as easy as meandering up a gravel road to the Farmhouse anymore. I had to leave Portland in a hurry in less than ideal circumstances and didn't get a chance to say good-bye to Kyle or many other friends. I had heard he had gone to Austin, though, to keep on pursuing his musical career. I think the Portland winters were a bit much for a Florida boy, and I was happy he had moved to another place with a happenin' music scene.

Again, in my mind he's still in Austin making wonderful, weird music on that saw of his. To think that he's no longer with us just boggles my mind. Wherever you are now, Kyle, I know you're searching for cool rocks on the banks of a warm, beautiful river, beloved Indy at your side, smiling down on all of us as you now know all the secrets of the Universe. Rest in peace, my friend, you will be dearly missed.

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Posted by Meghan Vogel on 02/02/2015 at 5:51 PM

Re: “UPDATED Former Blue Lake Resident, Musician Kyle Scott Killed in Car Crash: 'My Heart is Broken'

So very sad. He was always so engaging. I adopted a rooster from him that was too loud for his neighbors Worked with him at 6Rivers Brewery in the brewhouse off and on for years. This news just sucks. Rest in peace, friend. Check in any time.

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Posted by Brittany Stewart on 02/02/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “UPDATED Former Blue Lake Resident, Musician Kyle Scott Killed in Car Crash: 'My Heart is Broken'

There will be a gathering to remember Kyle at the Logger Bar on Monday, February 8th at 5pm. Please bring stories, photos, instruments, and a dish to share.

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Posted by Kate Martin on 02/02/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “UPDATED Former Blue Lake Resident, Musician Kyle Scott Killed in Car Crash: 'My Heart is Broken'

Thanks for sharing, Damian. I see on FB that you're in contact with Kyle's Austin friends. Sending love to you.

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Posted by Kim Wester on 02/02/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “UPDATED Former Blue Lake Resident, Musician Kyle Scott Killed in Car Crash: 'My Heart is Broken'

I was friends with Kyle at the beginning of my Portland journey in 2006. He was my roommate and had been randomly selected by my new landlord. We were fast friends, our Florida past lives, love of dogs, and eccentric music bonded us like not so distant cousins of a black sheep tribe of nomads. We stayed in touch over the years and I was there as he struggled with health issues sated by the love of his dog Indy and his membership in Molly Bang as their electric saw player. He helped me get a warehouse job under him at Concentrates Inc. where he had been working for some time, looked out for me, and we grabbed drinks sometimes after work at Apex. I looked after an aging Indy for him in her twilight years whenever he had to leave town, and I was sad to see him leave for Austin, TX but knew in my heart that he needed to follow his path. I intended on making my way down there to see him on a future road trip. Now it seems I'll never get to be around my quircky tall friend and make fun of the fact the he doesn't like to run, or talk music and women with him again. My heart sinks to hear this news, as the world is now a darker place without him in it. Someone please put me in contact with his circle in Austin. I have bad news to deliver to his friends up here, and I know we all have questions. I propose a interstate memorial of friends to gather in his honor, speak of his memory, and raise a glass in gratitude for having known this strange and wonderful man.

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Posted by Damian DeBuiser on 02/01/2015 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Bloody Good

Well written review. Must see now!

Posted by Pam on 01/30/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Typo or Fashion Insight?

Too funny!

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Posted by Elizabeth Edwards on 01/19/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Bowled Over

baba jamal koram--also?

Posted by jean doran1 on 01/15/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “UPDATE: CNN Gets Our Goat, or Not

This is my most favorite cheese - especially the Humboldt Tremor

Posted by TuMnyHats on 12/15/2014 at 8:16 PM

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