Author Archives: Bob Doran

The Hum ~ Simonized

The Hum ~ Simonized

Humboldt loves a good tribute. We have a plethora of tribute bands from Silver Hammer’s Beatles tribute to Pink Floyd covers from Money, Naive Melodies doing Talking Heads, and of course, multiple deadicated Grateful Dead tribute lineups including The Miracle Show, Play Dead, Rosewater and others. Then there are the major artist tributes: Chris Parreira’s

The Hum ~ A Fool’s Errand

This week the Union celebrates fools. While the news section has some sort of ironic “fake” news, here in the “Scene” we’re always full of foolishness and fool’s errands. Face it, for most people, music and art are not considered serious vocations. Fools are there to entertain us, to put on parties and fests of

The Hum ~ 3/8 ~ What’s New?

What’s new? I woke up this morning thinking about that word: new, and the news. This column isn’t generally “news” oriented, focusing instead on things that are supposed to happen in the future. “We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our

The Hum ~ 2/22 ~ Together

The odometer on our dear old Volvo wagon was still going, well past 200,000 miles. It was time for retirement. We settled on a newish Volkswagen SUV called a Tiguan. Curious about the word, which I never heard before, I googled it and learned that it’s made up, a merging of tiger and iguana thought

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