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The HUM: Holidaze Time: When makers shine and poets rhyme

The HUM: Holidaze Time: When makers shine and poets rhyme

That cool breeze is hitting us full force again: the “holidays” are here, when “good cheer” is mandatory, and the materialism that comes with “gift giving” makes us wonder, why? Well, because merchants and others depend on this holiday push at the end of the year, and why not help out, if we can.  We’ll

The HUM: Ch-ch-changes, here and there…

Ch-ch-changes, oh, look out, you rock ‘n’ rollers. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange. Ch-ch-changes, pretty soon now you’re gonna get older… – from Changes by David Bowie In part in the wake of the recent successful tribute to Joni Mitchell, my friend Lyndsey Battle is planning a multi-vocalist tribute to the late great David

The HUM: Halloweek is upon us

You probably don’t think of Halloween as a religious holiday, but officially it’s the night before All Hallows’ Day, aka All Saints’ Day, when Christians commemorate all the saints who’ve gone to heaven.  Nowadays it’s all about black cats, jack-o’-lanterns, skulls and costumes of sexy this-and-that, as well as the new beginning of the dreadfully

Popular Arcata sound engineer Russ Cole suffers heart attack; fundraising planned

Bob Doran Mad River Union ARCATA – Last Saturday, while driving up U.S. Highway 101 to attend a friend’s memorial at Moonstone Beach, soundman extraordinaire Russ Cole felt a strange pain under his arms, something he’s experienced a couple of times the day before. He sensed he had to do something about it ASAP and

The HUM: Out Front with Front Country

What’s in a name? As a band name, Front Country was supposed to offer an alternative to “back country” to indicate their roots in the more or less urban San Francisco Bay Area where they got their start.  But after moving to Nashville, it perhaps changed its meaning. “We do have ‘Country’ in the name,

The HUM: Fall colors

It’s early October, the time of year where leaves turn fall colors and you can find Halloween costumes on the same aisle as early Xmas decorations in holiday-conscious stores. Since we’re in Humboldt County, the first weekend of this month means at least a couple of things.  First, it’s time for Pastels on the Plaza.