In Between Days

(July 25, 2024) We are now seated in the festival section of the summer, where outdoor collections of music and people mix with fairs and rodeos to bridge the entertainment gap through late...

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At the Edge of the Fall

A review of Time is Glass by Six Organs of Admittance

(July 25, 2024) One sleight of hand I've maintained over the years of writing about records is I don't quantify them, I qualify my feelings about them. You won't see a grade assigned...

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Ain't Misbehavin'

(July 18, 2024) Despite last week's wild news cycle, you will not be getting any political talk from me now. I stand by my words from a few weeks ago, before the debate,...

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Summer Breeze

(July 11, 2024) "July is dressed up and playing her tune," is the relevant line from this week's headline song, a dark, soft rock masterpiece from way back when. The question is, are...

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Fanfare for the Common Man

(July 4, 2024) While I am not a fan of historical hypotheticals and counterfactual guesswork, it is enticing to imagine what a different world we'd all be living in if instead of that...

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Zero the Hero

(June 27, 2024) As far as humiliation rituals go, another debate between two of the oldest and worst men to ever run for president (with four more years of decrepitude stacked on since...

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Black Hole Sun

(June 20, 2024) Here's an interesting notion: This Thursday's summer solstice will be accompanied by a waxing full moon that will reach its peak two days later. This probably has a variety of...

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River Man

(June 13, 2024) Aldous Huxley had a regular column in Esquire Magazine in the mid-1950s where he once observed, "The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved...

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June on the West Coast

(June 6, 2024) What more is there to say? We are now nested in the month so many people love for so many obvious reasons that it seems trivial to list them. On...

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The Parting Glass

(May 30, 2024) I'm going to keep this one brief because I'm on the backend of the long weekend and reeling from some bad business that went down on Kinetic Saturday. I'm talking...

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Hardcore UFO's

(May 23, 2024) Well, it's finally here, Memorial Day weekend, which locally means the Kinetic Sculpture whatever it's called these days. The weather looks promising, and this stuff is always fun, a welcome...

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Farewell Transmission

(May 16, 2024) I don't have the space or interest for big elegies or bios just now, but I would like to note the passing last week of two American visionaries who were...

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Pomp and Circumstance

(May 9, 2024) It's graduation time again at Cal Poly Humboldt and due to the circumstances of our times, as well as the stupid pomposity of the University's president and his enablers, grads...

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Desperados Under the Eaves

(May 2, 2024) My serotonin levels are shot from reading too much of our local and national news, and, even worse, the responses in the comments section. The old adage "history is written...

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Freedom of Choice

(April 25, 2024) There was some sort of local scuffling happening during press time for this column, so under the comforting thump of a police helicopter in the near-full moon-lit sky over my...

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The Royal Scam

(April 18, 2024) On this year's 4/20, let's all take a moment to celebrate the true message of legalizing marijuana in the American way: Commodifying the struggle for freedom against oppression so...

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Big White Cloud

(April 11, 2024) No, we didn't get a proper eclipse last Monday, but I still found a momentary pulse beat of Satori from a gliding collision of outside sources, and that's good enough...

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Reap the Wild Wind

(April 4, 2024) Well, April is here, "breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain," according to the poet T.S. Eliot in one of...

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Down with the Sickness

(March 28, 2024) I'm going to be brief here because I'm recovering from some kind of minor crud. Looking through my recent history for possible disease vectors, from out-of-town visitors to a few...

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He Was a Friend of Mine

(March 21, 2024) The Ides of March came last Friday, some 2060-plus years since mighty Caesar got smoked, and we lost our little king. I am talking about my partner and I putting...

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Music Tonight: Thursday, July 25

(July 25, 2024) The Logger Bar is the spot for some country-tinged, folky rock music as Portland’s Cruise Control coasts into town for an evening of free music starting at 9 p.m....

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Music Tonight: Wednesday, July 24

(July 24, 2024) Speaking of the Miniplex, it’s a good time to remind everyone of Big Mood, the weekly queer dance party curated by DJ Pandemonium Jones. The fun starts at 8 p.m.,...

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Humboldt Folklife Draws a Crowd

(July 23, 2024) The Humboldt Folklife Festival delivered its usual week-long supply of Humboldt County musicians and bands to Blue Lake this past Sunday through Saturday, July 14 through July 20. The...

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