Looking Back to Look Forward

(December 1, 2016) Nostalgia has been floating around like a faint mist lately, not quite as thick as a fog, but I've walked through bits of it unexpectedly this past week. I think...

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It's Getting Darker

(November 17, 2016) Pessimism had a good year in 2016. With an unreal election finally behind us, one that throve on negativity and peddled as fact the idea that we were all living...

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On the Road Again

(November 10, 2016) While I'm never fully clear what the "music industry" is comprised of, any professional musician will tell you things have changed on the business end of their profession. The "higher...

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Four More Years

(November 3, 2016) It sounds strange to even say this, but by the time some of you read this column, this piece of shit election season might already be over. So, my...

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Long Halloweekend

(October 27, 2016) Although Halloween falls on a Monday this year — much to the children's dismay — it seems everyone will go ahead and consider Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday Halloween or...

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The Trip

(October 20, 2016) Some of my luckier friends informed me how awesome this recent Desert Trip Festival was down in the hotlands of California. They shared because they know I'm a music...

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Where the Grass is Always Bluer

(October 13, 2016) A couple of weekends ago I got an unexpected call from my old high school friend Akshay, a man of many of talents. A Harvard-trained dental surgeon, he is also...

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Vote, Dammit

(October 6, 2016) In the event you have been dead for the past year, there is an election coming up next month. We're the most No. 1 country on the goddamn planet but...

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Blue Steel

(September 29, 2016) This past weekend I had the pleasure to see and hear from the Blue Dragon Steel Band while up in Blue Lake. Comprised of students from Blue Lake and Trinidad,...

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If It Ain't Broke

(September 22, 2016) While I spend a few hours on Sundays putting together these very insightful, informative and professionally written columns, I take some time to listen to some of the artists who...

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