Author Archives: Bob Doran

The Hum ~ Why the hell not?

The Hum ~ Why the hell not?

I was sitting at my computer, working on this column, when a chime told me someone wanted to chat on Facebook. Matt Moss was on the line (or whatever you call that), informing me that his band, Steel Toed Slippers, was “back in Humboldt.” Matt and his musical partner Will Nicoll started playing music together

The Hum is Back (again)

“Bob’s back: Expect gut-rumbling music with a beat ”   That’s right, the Hum is back. I’m a Union man again, basically humming the same old song – offering my view of Humboldt culture. I’m not going to rehash the convoluted history of the Hum except to say it started in the Arcata Union a