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Re: “Cap and Gown and Getting Down

And for those with a more classical bent or those graduates who want somewhere to take their parents, the Eureka Symphony's season finale is May 17 & 18 at 8:00 p.m. at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts. Student RUSH tickets are only $10 at the door.

Posted by Eureka Symphony on 05/16/2019 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Meltdown Fest

Don't forget about Obummercare. One of the worst pieces of legislations I can ever remember. It has cost me thousands and thousands of dollars and engorged the insurance companies.
The Hope and his acolytes are not to be trusted one bit.
Welcome the New Dark Ages?
Please sign this NDA...

Posted by Frederik Kalor on 05/10/2019 at 1:47 AM

Re: “Meltdown Fest

Sorry to announce that The Lowest Pair had to cancel their performance in Arcata, as well as the rest of their tour, due to a family emergency. There will be no show at the Sanctuary this Thursday May 8th, and we apologize for the un-planning of such a fun plan. Take good care out there...

Posted by Zenbowler on 05/09/2019 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Don't Let it Burn

I recently did the "3 LPs for a desert island" test with my friends. It wasn't that hard for me. First, by quite a distance is Karma Moffett "Golden Bowls of Compassion." He's a sound healer from the Bay Area who has been collecting singing bowls for 30+ years. The record is designed to open your chakras, one by one. If I had to live to music (which is something I certainly don't want to do), this would be it.
Second is the Beethoven cycle: Berlin Philharmonic directed by Karajan recorded in Berlin in 1961-1962 (released in 1963), the perfect zeitgeist for the cycle. If I had to pick one it would be the Ninth, the summation. Perhaps cliche but transcendent.
Third would be "Kind of Blue" which really need no explanation. It's perfect.
I get the feeling this would not be possible for you, care to give it a try? :)

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Posted by Frederik Kalor on 04/24/2019 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Don't Let it Burn

Are you a fan of Corsican male chorale groups with the "angel" voice? I have some great recordings of that. Apparently the angel voice is generated mainly by the bass singer but the overall sound of all of them add to the harmonics.
Big fan of throat singing in general. Can you say Huun Hur Tu?
It's amazing the variety of music we humans have managed to generate.
If you're ever in Phoenix first of all I wish you the best, not my favorite city, but there is an incredible Musical Instrument Museum there. Instruments from all over the world. It's absolutely mind blowing. I could spend days there. Check it out:

Posted by Frederik Kalor on 04/24/2019 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Don't Let it Burn

Yes I am a fan, particularly of the music from the Valaam Monastery and of the Konevets Quartet, who I covered and was lucky enough to see when they performed at St. Innocent in Eureka in February.

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Posted by Collin Yeo on 04/20/2019 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Don't Let it Burn

Love Palestrina. Are you into Russian Orthodox chorale music? It's sublime.

We have lost a cultural treasure, whatever you think of the forces that built Notre Dame, it stands alone as what we are capable of when inspired.

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Posted by Frederik Kalor on 04/19/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Ship of Fools

Wtf is the old man playing on the plaz or not? Please be clear cause I'm what some would call "dumb"

Posted by Christopher Willis on 04/01/2019 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Ship of Fools

I wish he would have said it was a regrouping of Air Supply. The I wouldnt have been all excited. For a minute.

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Posted by Brian Nash on 03/31/2019 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Ship of Fools

Please do not take off work for this April 1 show Collin is hyping right after a rundown of his cruelest April Fool's pranks. Unless you want to meet up with other sweet, innocent-minded Neil Young fans with time on their hands.

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Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 03/28/2019 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Ship of Fools

I'm thinking Neil is coming up to play "Ohio" as a farewell song to The statue of President McKinley, which is currently on his way to Ohio. That statue stood in the Arcata plaza for over 100 years. Neil Stands for peace against overseas wars and McKinley stands for Foreign war! Good on Neil for holding it down all these years.

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Posted by dtails on 03/28/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Ship of Fools

I think it's an April Fools prank, despite what the author says in the beginning. I think the clue is in the sentence: "But the temptations of old habits can tickle new senses and a return to one's roots is always possible." He's returning to the roots of playing an April Fool's Day joke.

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Posted by Chris C.1 on 03/28/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Ship of Fools

So, are you pranking us with the Neil Young info? I'll be really pissed if I take off of work and you're lying! :-)

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Posted by humboldtrick on 03/28/2019 at 11:04 AM

Re: “From Here to Eternity

Thank you for the article. John was a special man who touched many. I miss my brother and it helps heal us to see that so many care.

Posted by Kelsey McMahan on 01/17/2019 at 11:25 PM

Re: “A Cracking Good Time

And therein lies the power of classical music. Because of it's technology (which I consider far superior to ours) it can be interpreted and reinterpreted throughout the centuries. Notes written on paper allow generations of musicians to put their particular spin on a Mozart, Bach or Tchaikovsky piece. Glenn Gould comes to mind.
Will The Beatles be covered 200 years from now? Somehow I doubt it, the minstrels of Beethoven's time are long forgotten.
Maybe there will be some equivalent to the Renaissance Fair with a bunch of people dressed up as mop tops singing "Love Me Do."
There's nothing wrong with entertainment, but it is not built to last.

Posted by Frederik Kalor on 12/14/2018 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Let the Music Lift You

Just FYI: The GoAways (listed Sat. night at Sirens Song) do not feature Jay Forbes on drums. The drummer is Jeff Langdon. James Forbes plays bass.

Posted by Sean Ennis on 12/07/2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Life is Short but This Week is Long

The Battle of Little Bighorn happened 142 years ago, not 148 years ago. I regret the mistake.
-The author

Posted by Collin Yeo on 06/21/2018 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Great Artists, Appreciative Crowds, Beautiful Place

Thanks Emily, so happy to get feedback from the bands I cover. You have a great week too and I will see you at the show

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Posted by Collin Yeo on 04/05/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Great Artists, Appreciative Crowds, Beautiful Place

Hey! This blog is super cozy. I love the writing style. It makes me feel like you're a friend sending me a message about your plans this week. I appreciate the Zigtebra mention and hope to see you at the show. Have an awesome week! ^_^

-Emily Rose

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Posted by Emily Rose on 04/05/2018 at 11:48 AM

Re: “DJs, St. Paddy's and a Gut-string Quartet

Hi Collin,
I was glad to see the review of a string quartet and that you are "a sucker for string quartets and chamber music, so I will very likely be there as well."
Nothing against the all gut group playing in a very small venue, but the Eureka Chamber Music Series features nationally known chamber musicians (10 concerts this year) in a large venue with great acoustics, and so far as I can tell the only mention is in the online events. I wouldn't expect a big write-up for each ECMS group but why not a mention in the Setlist? I would be glad to send you the promotional material well in advance.
Thanks for considering.
Dan Chandler
PR coordinator for ECMS

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Posted by dwchandl on 03/15/2018 at 12:11 PM

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