Balance in the Force

Balance in the Force

(February 16, 2017) Beatles or Stones? It's a silly question that's at least 50 years old. My wife answered "The Beatles" without hesitating. Yet it's one that haunts many of us music...

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Arts! Arcata and Beyond

(February 9, 2017) Friday Arts! Arcata gets us into our weekend and although I'm checking out the weather forecast here more than 20 minutes in advance, it looks like we should have a...

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The Keepers of Jewels, Run the World

(February 2, 2017) Although we live in an age of alternative facts, I can't sit here and lie to you and say that I'm a big fan of rap music. I'm not one...

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Come Together

(January 26, 2017) Somewhere and some time ago, I remember hearing the idea posited that music had the power, if we'd only let it, to stop war and aggression. It was phrased a...

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To Our Health

(January 19, 2017) To be healthy, wealthy and wise. Now not many folks know this, but music can help us achieve two of those goals, and I'll give you a half-second to ponder...

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For Two Nights Only!

(January 12, 2017) Thursday If you've been holed up since New Year's trying to stay dry through our winter storms, you've got a full weekend of events to check out. You can...

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Carpe Noctem

Reasons to go out for live music

(January 5, 2017) The year 2017 is upon us, presenting us with the opportunity to start somewhat fresh. Deep-seated character traits/flaws aren't likely to change — more superficial habits are the best targets...

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The 10 That Got Away

(December 29, 2016) Another year is behind us and, fortunately, another in front of us. When we look back to take stock of the year we're leaving, it's easy to focus on the...

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Happy Christmas

A non-traditional playlist

(December 22, 2016) At the Murphy's Market not far from my house this past Sunday, I got to chatting with Noah there about rock music in general and he made the astute point...

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Holiday After Day

(December 15, 2016) Time's flying. The New Year is approaching. The War on Christmas has officially begun. The kids are almost out of school for the winter — I mean, Christmas break. So...

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Art is Alive

(December 8, 2016) Thursday It's almost guaranteed that if you show up to the Mad River Brewery Tap Room during the evening, you'll recognize someone you know either at the bar or out...

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Valentuned In

(February 14, 2017) Contrary to popular belief, not all of us here at the Journal are hardened, loveless cynics. Some of us work in production and graphic design, like Jonathan Webster. Witness his...

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Jewels of Wisdom

(February 6, 2017) A sold-out crowd packed Humboldt State University’s Van Duzer Theater last night, with hip-hop supergroup Run the Jewels headlining. (View the slideshow at the bottom of the post.) The...

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