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Lend A Hand If You Can

(September 12, 2019) It's been an active week for a news junkie like myself. Johnathan Franzen took a backheel approach to climate change in the pages of the New Yorker and, in doing...

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Listen Up

(September 5, 2019) The Book of Sirach, one of the Books of Wisdom from the Tanakh, tells me that if I conduct my affairs with humility, I will be loved more than a...

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Bienvenidos

(August 29, 2019) As an ad hoc cultural ambassador to the region and self-professed "music bozo," I'd like to humbly welcome the assorted students of the area back to the academic grind. I...

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No Country for Old Young Men

(August 22, 2019) I'll admit I am a bit of a jerk. I try not to be but my heart is heavy. The first election I was old enough to vote in was...

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Beautiful Music in a Cruel World

(August 15, 2019) Last week was marked by two high-profile deaths. The tragic suicide of troubled songwriter, poet and Silver Jews frontman David Berman, and the there's-no-fucking-way-that-I-will-ever-believe-that-was-a-suicide demise of professional scumbag and alleged...

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Lawyers, Guns and Money vs. Us

(August 8, 2019) It was a rough weekend for anybody who has a negative opinion about mass gun violence in America. I'd like to address this issue but I don't want to do...

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Reggae? Maybe ...

(August 1, 2019) The first big concert that I remember going to without an accompanying adult was Toots and the Maytals at the old Arcata Theater — when it was still mostly just...

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Hot Summer Nights

(July 25, 2019) Oops, I did it again. Another late night with one of my friends has led into a morning deadline panic and bleary-eyed struggle session with the English language. It's OK,...

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Midsommar Blues

(July 18, 2019) I started out this week's column by just underlining in my notebook a bunch of punk shows happening around the bay. But my notebook, full of fliers and Cy Twombly-esque...

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Summer Camp Splendor

(July 11, 2019) OK campers, pick a perch and cop a squat. I've got the 411 for you but this is not a recording and I will not be repeating myself. This week's...

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An Eye to the Sky

(July 4, 2019) It's the Fourth of July on Thursday and I'll be skipping that day here this week. After all, what could I really suggest for you that would outshine this...

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Tango and Experimental Jet Set

(June 27, 2019) In spite of the notorious Humboldt summer entertainment slump, this week actually has some pretty nice offerings. There are many shows happening that are unusual enough to merit attention:...

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Summer Farewells and Metal as Hell

(June 20, 2019) It's been an interesting local news cycle as far as the local music scene is concerned. The Mateel Community Center can't seem to catch a break, with back-to-back cancellations...

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Oysters and Outlaws

(June 13, 2019) It's too damn hot by half and I have stubbornly avoided the river this week, instead choosing to sweat it out at home. The reason has mostly to do with...

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Ascending

(June 6, 2019) Well, I made it home. And after 1,700 miles on a circuitous route from here to Escondido and back, I can now say with some authority that anyone who lives...

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Wanderlust

(May 30, 2019) There's a lot going on this week. Summer Arts and Music Festival is happening in Benbow, and although I don't know what the post-legalization attendance numbers have been looking like,...

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