In Defense of Silence

In Defense of Silence

(August 17, 2017) You, like me, are probably someone that truly appreciates time spent listening to music. It's good for our souls. But as much beauty as we can find in the rhythm...

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Get Close

(August 10, 2017) Thursday It's not often that you can find a free show from the Absynth Quartet but tonight is one of those rare nights. AQ4 will be up at the Mad...

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Festivals and More Festivals

(August 3, 2017) Thursday It's been festival season here on the North Coast for a bit now as we're well over a month into summer, but the jewel in Humboldt County's festival crown...

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Modern History

(July 27, 2017) The music of Jonathan Richman and/or The Modern Lovers showed up on my radar when he started playing shows in Humboldt semi-recently. He has an earned status and a cult...

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Stop and Hear the Roses

(July 20, 2017) It's not often that I'm impressed with the trajectory of humankind. I wonder if we've hit a plateau and just can't biologically evolve in any significant relation anymore to the...

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Folklife and the Trane

(July 13, 2017) Thursday The Humboldt Folklife Festival continues tonight at the Carlo Amphitheatre with "Bluegrass and Beyond" starting at 6 p.m. You'll hear from locals The Compost Mountain Boys and Clean Livin'...

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Get the Folk Up

(July 6, 2017) Thursday You might want to start getting comfortable up in Blue Lake in the run up to the Humboldt Folklife Festival. Start off this evening at the Mad River Brewery...

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Musical Drag

(June 29, 2017) I wasn't on top of my game enough to get in a column relevant to the other week's Unpopular Opinions theme but I thought, even though late, why wouldn't I...

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For Want and for Need

(June 22, 2017) Summertime is here, and we're all hoping the living will be easy. To make that possibility that much less certain, my wife and I decided to cut our children off...

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The Kids are All Right

(June 15, 2017) As I wrote this column on Sunday evening in my "office" (a shed in our backyard) a serendipitous moment occurred. Over the occasional sounds of our dogs barking at absolutely...

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Kicking Off Summer

(June 8, 2017) Thursday Electric-acoustic "mayhem" are on the bill this evening at the Mad River Brewery Tap room in Blue Lake at 6 p.m. Returning to the outdoor stage is Kaptain Kirk's...

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Rock Rock

(June 1, 2017) Where did "Southern Rock" come from? The easiest answer is "The South" but you already knew that. Things get a bit more complicated after that. With a measure of...

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Entertained to Death

(May 25, 2017) Technology giveth, and technology taketh away. I've been pondering this thought for a while now. I won't claim to be a fully out-of-the-closet Luddite, but compared to many — my...

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About Bob

(May 18, 2017) My freshman year in high school, I'd hitch rides to school with my friend Cameron and his mother. Cameron and I would groggily listen to cassettes his older brother gave...

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(May 11, 2017) It's never easy nail down a music genre. As with many things ineffable, the more you describe them, the more elusive they seem. Much like quantum physics, the more microscopic...

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(May 4, 2017) There's a lot that makes Humboldt stand out among the other 57 rather bleh counties in our great state. (OK, Mendocino is pretty cool. And Trinity has the Trinity River,...

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  • Re: In Defense of Silence

    • I wouldn't mind someone cranking music 24/7 as long as it is 4 minutes 33…

    • on August 17, 2017
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