A Fistful of Appreciation

A Fistful of Appreciation

(July 21, 2016) A couple of music festivals are now behind us with the Folklife Festival and Northern Nights having just wrapped up. But with upcoming festivals on the horizon such as the...

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Letting the Days Go By

(July 14, 2016) A memory from the 20th century recently found its way back into my mind. During my somewhat unremarkable final two years in high school, I was able to leave campus...

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Let's Go Get Folked

Humboldt traditions and new blood

(July 7, 2016) We're a county of music lovers, are we not? Here in Humboldt, we have our fair share of summer music festivals, which probably outdoes many counties with much larger populations....

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Some Like it Hot

Some are even willing to stand in line

(June 30, 2016) The Fourth of July is nearly upon us and, as a red-blooded patriot, I quested to write something about music, America and perhaps Brexit. After long thoughts about John Phillip...

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Humboldt Played

Defining the locus of local

(June 23, 2016) By the time you read this you will hopefully have had enough time to deal with your grief over the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead and giving the...

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To Pre, or Not to Pre

(June 16, 2016) With summer almost/now upon us — depending when you read this — it's no surprise that we've got some busy musical weekends upon us. Oyster Festival (technically, Arcata Main Street's...

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Get Busy Living and Get Busy Deading

(June 9, 2016) As much as it might make my life easier here in Humboldt County, I cannot pretend, nor claim, to be a Grateful Dead fan — hereinafter referred to as...

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If A Band Plays and No One Hears it, Does it Still Rock?

(June 2, 2016) This past weekend I made it out to a local bar to hear an out-of-town band play — I'll leave identifying names out to protect the dignity of those involved...

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Sic Transit Gloria Humboldt

Or Thus Passes the Glory of Humboldt

(May 26, 2016) The Kinetic Grand Championship is upon us this weekend, and it's hard to think of an event that more completely captures the strange, silly and fabulous spirit of life here...

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The Sound of Silence

(May 19, 2016) It's the first official weekend with most of HSU's students out of town. Many of us (underemployed alumni ourselves) get to breathe a sigh of snobbish relief. Arcata returns to...

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Flights of Angels and Cries of Doves

(May 12, 2016) I originally hesitated to jump on the bandwagon of grieving for the former artist known as Prince, not because he wasn't deserving, but because the outpouring was near universal and...

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Folklife Does 'Send me Back Home' for Merle

(July 19, 2016) A full house experienced a magical “Sing Me Back Home” tribute to Merle Haggard at Saturday’s closing performance of the Humboldt Folklife Festival in the Dell’Arte Amphitheatre in Blue...

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