Author Archives: Brian

Eight Years

Eight years ago today I quit smoking cigarettes. After 32 years of Camel no-rags, I met a woman who answered “yes” when I asked if smoking were a deal breaker. Granted, it was the first time I’d asked that question: is … Continue reading

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Zines, Clickbait, Surveillance, and the CIA

“Zines are accessible, often friendly to the reader and easy and cheap to make. If you have a printer and a spare few hours and some ideas, you can become a zine publisher just like anyone else,” writes Jonno Revanche in … Continue reading

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Retreat from a Rising Sea

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey Columbia University Press What’s going with our planet’s climate is going to make the bursting of the real … Continue reading

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Michael Gulezian

“Mile High Country” performed by Michael Gulezian in Tucson in 2007. No shit, mile high! Damn, son, that’s some mighty handsome playing.

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What to Say to the Deplorables

I like what Bertrand Russell said to a fascist, a person he’d been corresponding with for quite a while. I have given some thought to our recent correspondence. It is always difficult to decide on how to respond to people … Continue reading

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Harry Manx Does an Irish Raga

Here’s Harry dang Manx covering Van Morrison, “Crazy Love.” “Dang” because I really want him to come to Spokane.

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Blue Bossa

Here’s me and Scotty Thompson covering “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham.

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Two Guns

It was 1976 or 77, I was 18 or 19, not much older anyway. Bi-curious, I was in love and living with another boy my age, Michael. Michael and I had for a few weeks or months shared an apartment … Continue reading

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Long Train Running

Snippet of Voodoo City Radio covering The Doobie Brothers classic, “Long Train Running.” Continue reading

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Moscow Farmers Market

Dylan in a Track Suit Continue reading

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