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Re: “Get Your Party On

Not sure why we're not mentioned, since we submitted to the Journal, but the Latin Peppers are playing hot salsa and dance music on Friday, Nov. 22 at Jambalaya starting at 10 PM. Only $5!

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Posted by Jimmy Durchslag on 11/21/2013 at 7:49 AM

Re: “'Saw a Bunch of Amazing Music'

Oh, yeah! Meg White borrowed Steve Bohner's drum kit -- which I borrowed so Jay Forbes could give my kid drum lessons! Wild!

Posted by Jennifer Savage on 08/01/2013 at 3:09 PM

Re: “'Saw a Bunch of Amazing Music'

You could add to #2 the two times that the White Stripes played at the tiny Vista in Eureka!

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Posted by Aimee Hennessy on 08/01/2013 at 1:50 PM

Re: “How Many Degrees?

Oh wise Sagacious Steve, you are the winner of two tickets to tonight's show, courtesy of I Dreamt Last Night artist management and publicity...

Posted by Bob Doran on 05/09/2013 at 2:56 PM

Re: “How Many Degrees?

“All I really wanted was to try and live the life that was spontaneously welling up within me," writes Herman Hesse in Demian. And to partially answer his following query, that is so very difficult because my income is so very low. Even a tough employment outlook and stifling student debt cannot quell the youthful urge to get out there and dance the night away. For me, at least, this music isn't just a way to anesthetize myself from the tribulations of life. Rather, amidst the absolutely bonkers atmosphere of a MartyParty party, riding the waves of an ego-shattering sonic journey, I find myself able to take a deep breath, look within and tap into the core of my being that is Divine Love. It positively tickles! These embodied moments together on our rare Earth are precious, and with the time given me, I want to get down with the Bass crew for MartyParty, NoahD. and Dubspecialist at Nocturnum tonight.

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Posted by SagaciousSteve on 05/09/2013 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Your “Woo!” Immortalized

The Mateel calendar has Steve Earle for Friday night NOT Saturday!

Posted by Laird on 01/05/2013 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The Return

I went to this show. Great memories. Helped kindle my love of rock 'n roll

Posted by zach zwerdling on 12/13/2012 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Visionaries

The show was awesome. The opening acts was steller. Definitely wlll catch the Pyronauts next time thier in town. An...Dick dale.. WAS BITCHIN.Got to see him play jimi's foxy lady. To him druming on the back of the bass wile the bass's was sill jamin. Thanks Journal for posting great shows for every one to enjoy.An thank u Dick dale for stoping bye the north coast. Letting us groove on the tottaly bitchin wave u started back in the 62.

Posted by sawyer on 11/26/2012 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Music and Politics

Hows this for honest reporting.....Great show, No violence, not one mention of hatred. Booooom. Please keep protesting and boycotting venues so we can continue to be blessed with these intimate shows that very few get to be a part of. Its honestly working in our favor.

Posted by Morgan on 11/07/2012 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Music and Politics

Reggay Lover, "We have not had to hear the homophobic hatred at all in the last five years…" I'm glad about that, really.
Unfortunately, your good fortune is yet to be shared by most LGBT people in countries like Jamaica and Uganda, where performers like Capleton and Beenie Man are still happy to whip up murderous homophobia. Here, honest reporting makes the issue much clearer.

Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg on 11/02/2012 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Music and Politics

@ wallflower. It has been done. The artists know we don't want to hear it in our reggae and they have honored it. We have not had to hear the homophobic hatred at all in the last five years... The battle rages on despite the progress.

Posted by Reggay lover on 11/02/2012 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Music and Politics

I could careless if any dancehall artist plays here and i find these violently homophobic lyrics despicable, but here's an issue that Mitch, some (not all!) of the LGBT community members don't get, censorship. Clearly Mitch and the Sisters have every right to protest anything they want, but many think they are creating more division in our community. I know many of the people that attend these dancehall shows and none of them support violence against gays. Maybe a few are are homophobic, since it is a cross-section of the public.
I admit i don't know what percentage of these artists (murder musicians) lyrics are violent against gays, but i bet it is very few. These artists have made their "success" on many songs and not on gay bashing. I do agree with Mitch that even one song calling for violence is to many, but his frothing at the mouth towards Doran is going to far.
If every special interest group started attacking artists for any offensive (and yes, violent) lyrics, we'd be left with few artists and arguably a more sterile music scene. Remember Ice-T's Cop Killer song? Or the punk band Millions of Dead Cops? How about Slayer singing about dead Christians? Or, even the band Christian Death? We can go on and on with this game. Yes, these artists may have ugly lyrics, but in my view there are better ways to fight homophobia than protesting dancehall artists and pissing off people that just want to have fun at a show.

Posted by wall flower on 11/01/2012 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Music and Politics

If Bob Doran wonders where people get the idea that he is belittling of people's concerns about so-called murder music, perhaps he'll find it worthwhile to study this week's "The Hum." There he will find no reference to Beenie Man's 2009 concert in Uganda -- a country that is giving serious consideration to the death penalty for consensual gay sex -- in which he sang of how he wanted to cut the throats of all gay men. This led the sponsor, Pepsi, to declare: “We are appalled by the performer’s lyrics and find them repugnant. Our bottling partner in Uganda was not aware of the performer’s views and never would have sponsored the concert with this knowledge.” Nor will you find "The Hum" talking about the Examiner article headlined: "Beenie Man denies apologizing to homosexuals..."' Instead, you'll hear of what Beenie Man said in his awkward and uncomfortable youtube video, which is indeed a lovely sentiment. It's unfortunate that, for some Jamaican dancehall performers, a statement like "I respect each and every human being" requires a rapid followup denial. Imagine if an artist were singing, in a country considering the death penalty for attending a synagogue, of the need to kill all Jews, and Mr. Doran were covering a visit by the artist to the Ocean Grove.
Perhaps he'd give prominent coverage to a statement by the artist that he loves people of all religions. We can be relatively certain, based on Mr. Doran's column here, that he would not actually point out the artist had called recently for killing all Jews, and he would probably not have space to point out the artist's denial that he'd apologized to the Jews. Given that until recently it was Mr. Doran's voice more than anyone else's that described to this community what these artists have to say about their desire to burn, hang, machine gun, and throw acid at gay people, it's no wonder many people don't understand what the fuss is all about.
Mr. Doran, as much as the artists themselves, IS THE PROBLEM.

Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg on 11/01/2012 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Close Your Eyes

I have been playing guitar for a long time .I have fallen into a flat picking thing like Tony Rice ,Mark O'Connor (picking in the wind).I am also interested in the Chet Atkins playing. Can you offer me some guitar lessons to help me Master these great flowing licks? Let me know.

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Posted by Johnson on 10/24/2012 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Pressure Drop

I find it extremely interesting that the "embrace diversity" and "tolerate stuff" crowd seem always to be the most knee jerking bigotted sector of a "free" and "open" society. They seem to demand TOLERANCE and LIBERTY, but never seem willing to give to others what they demand be given to them. I have no interest in this particular issue as I don't prefer any of these styles of entertainment. Isn't it time for these self contradiciting hypocritical totalitarianist, extremist, bigots, and supremacists, to quit hiding behind terms like "tolerance" and "diversity"? This is America, not "gaytopia". All peoples are free to believe as they choose, and to express themselves as they choose. America is not a mono-cultural society. I'm tired of being told to be tolerant by people who are clearly biased and bigotted. People who clearly, contrary to thier claims, do NOT want a pluralistic society. People who obviously only want the "right kinds" of people, and reserve the right to determine for all the rest of us just what does or does not constitute the "right kinds" of people. I realize that the gaysupremacist crowd, and the tolerance hypocrisy crowd aren't about to be open minded, tolerant, and diversity embracing with regards to topics like this (wrong kind of perspective), but fortunately for me (wrond kind of person) this is currently still a free and diverse society and as such I still retain the right to think for myself and to have and voice my own opinion. Putting rainbow colored jack boots on Jim Crow thinking doesn't make it any less bigotted.

Posted by Pat on 10/18/2012 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Pressure Drop

Big Up! DJ Anya and DJ Gabe Pressure! Shame on any club or venue that hosts Capleton in Northern California!

Posted by SamK on 10/11/2012 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Audacious

Dang I wish I'd been able to catch that! Love Elvis Costello!

Posted by Missy on 09/28/2012 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Audacious

re: Avalon All-Stars. You're almost right, Bob, about this band being close to KVHW's line-up. Of course, there's Karan instead of Kimock, as you mentioned. But the AA has Eric Levy on keys, instead of KVHW's Ray White on guitar & vocals. Looking forward to this show!

Posted by GaryFish on 09/21/2012 at 1:16 AM

Re: “Shine Like Silver

Howdy, I just to mention that I gave 2-months notice and am actually still working here at KMUD though yes, I did step down as Station Manager.

Posted by Sarah Reid on 07/06/2012 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Shine Like Silver

Great write-up! Thanks Bob!
FYI, I'm just the volunteer music coordinator. It takes a village to pull the whole shindig together. Cheers!

Posted by Julia Minton on 07/05/2012 at 4:20 PM

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