Author Archives: Iaan Hughes

About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.

Slim Whitman: January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013

Slim Whitman Is Not Like the Others: Our First Cosmic Cowboy This blog was originally posted on January 21, 2012. Tune in Sunday morning to KBCS 91.3 in Seattle or to this Sunday morning, June 23, 2013, for a … Continue reading

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The Battle For the Basement

In the beginning of Jean Shepherd’s epic baseball rant “Balls” he tells us who he would choose to storm a German Pillbox in a sure bet suicide mission. It’s not the players, it’s the fans. Tonight the battle for the … Continue reading

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Clutter and Vinegar

The room is cluttered. Whatever you’re imagining right now after reading those words double it. Triple it. Okay, ready? The room is cluttered. Let’s begin with the egg tree. The egg tree is a holdover from my childhood. On the … Continue reading

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Play Ball (with apologies to the Astros)

“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” Ernie Harwell … Continue reading

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Rise Up

In November of 2012 Washington State voted to approve same-sex marriage. Shortly after election day I asked a friend of mine who had worked as a field director for Washington United for Marriage if she would talk with me about … Continue reading

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Cheesecake Waitress Breaks Out

Today, January 28th, 2013 marks the 200 year anniversary of the publication of an obscure screenplay called Pride & Prejudice. The now widely praised, though little read script by Cheesecake Factory waitress and budding screenwriter, Jane Austen, languished in Hollywood … Continue reading

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Yawn. We’ve been through this all before, haven’t we? I must admit, and perhaps its my upbringing talking here, but this whole Mayan apocalypse just doesn’t have the drama of a good ol’ fashioned rapture. Where’s the moon turning to … Continue reading

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