Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Ghosts of Country Music

FOUND AMONG THE PAPERS OF THE LATE I.S. KNICKERBOCKER HUGHES. I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in love was in a grove of tall Ash, Birch and Dogwoods that covered the old Middletown valley. I had wandered … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump in the Middle of the Day

Darkness at the break of noon. Saints preserve us. A Halloween haunting on Thursday’s Outskirts. A portent of things to come. Bad omens, bad moons. Saints preserve us. Whoosh, goes the big one. Not yet. First things first. Jugular music … Continue reading

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I’m Darth Vader from Planet Vulcan

Portable music has been with us a long, long time. We’ve had singing bards, balladeers, and brakemen. We’ve had boom-boxes and now iPods. I even remember an old co-worker of mine at the Parrish Memorial Library on the University of … Continue reading

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The Goose & Gander: Molly Tenenbaum

Molly Tenenbaum, one of old-time music’s finest clawhammer banjo players is back with her second solo album, “The Goose and Gander.” It’s a wonderful collection of traditional songs and a showcase for the frailing style on banjo. Molly’s voice is … Continue reading

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Eli’s Victrola Favorites, Part One

I’m lucky. I have a ten month old son who I spend an entire day with every week. We have a Friday ritual where after his Mother has scampered off to work and before he goes down for his morning … Continue reading

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KBCS 2010 Fall Membership Drive

“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury Community radio is a fools errand. It’s dummies running headlong at windmills and pissing in the wind. It’s also our last … Continue reading

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Preachin’ to the Choir: A Fred Eaglesmith (Non) Primer

On Tuesday, October 12th, Fred Eaglesmith returns to Seattle’s Tractor Tavern. He and the band finished up a 50-date tour in early September, just in time for him to begin a solo tour up the west coast. To quote his … Continue reading

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