If It Ain't Broke

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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Dropping the Bass

Jamming with your public servants

(September 15, 2016) Over a quick cup of coffee at Ramone's recently, I had a chance to sit down and chat music with Humboldt County 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass. I was curious...

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Teacher, Teacher

(September 8, 2016) There's the old saying "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." There's also a more recent addition: "Those who can't teach, teach gym." Leaving that last one aside, I...

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What's in a Name?

(September 1, 2016) In my brief musical career, I've always been a part of the rhythm section, far from "frontman" status. Partly due to my lack of charisma and over-active sweat glands, I've...

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Location, Location, Location

(August 25, 2016) In a previous Setlist, I mused on what qualifies a band as local. Now, I won't wade into those waters again, but on a somewhat related note, I've been wondering...

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Hot August Nights

Kneel before the Neils

(August 18, 2016) There are two Neils near and dear to my musical heart. The first I would hear cranking out of my father's car when my sister and I were small. I...

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Being There

(August 11, 2016) Last week I had the opportunity to chat with a hardworking band that spends a good portion of each year out on the road. Although we briefly talked about the...

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Will You do the Fandango?

(August 4, 2016) We all have daily struggles in our modern lives, trying to scrape by and hustle a living out of the crushing jaws of the free market. Money issues aside, it's...

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Who Needs a DeLorean When You've Got Ears?

(July 28, 2016) Some music will always hold a dear spot in our lives. It could be a song that we listened to obsessively for days on end after a high school...

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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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in our blogs...

All Species, All the Time

(September 20, 2016) The Same Old People's 43rd annual North Country Fair continued on Sunday with a large crowd gathered to watch the All Species Parade. It featured the Arcata Playhouse’s large and...

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Samba and Sunshine

(September 18, 2016) The two-day 43rd annual North Country Fair got off to a bright start on a warm, sunny Saturday on the Arcata Plaza. Organized by the Same Old People since...

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Dancing in the Streets

(September 7, 2016) Featuring good barbecue, local microbrews and live music from The Latin Peppers, SambAmore, Lizzy and the Moonbeams, and Timbata, the 31st annual I Block party attracted a large crowd in...

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