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Racing home to the Mexican National Anthem

While one can’t go home again, sometimes it’s nice to visit. My semi-annual return to Southern California this week was filled with great time with family, seeking out new experiences and reliving fond memories. Turning on the radio on my way home … Continue reading

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Brandon Heath in concert

Photo via brandonheath.net I had the pleasure of attending a Brandon Heath concert on Feb. 4, in Oroville. I’m always surprised by the names that pass through this area. Heath was in town doing a fundraising benefit concert for the … Continue reading

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Sing, sing a song … or 226 of them

I challenged myself to sing 200 different songs during karaoke in 2011. At the end of the year, I estimated I sang about 226 songs at karaoke — that’s about 14 hours of non-stop music. Here’s the list: I think … Continue reading

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Steve Aoki — the untold story

Photo by Dove Shore A newspaper being what it is, most writers can’t include everything they want due to the physical constraints of the paper (aka as a “newshole”—yes, snicker all you want. The industry is full of such terms, … Continue reading

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Is the party over for ’80s nights?

I recently attended ’80s night at LaSalles Bar, but it didn’t turn out as advertised when the DJ started mixing in dance hits from the ’90s and the aughts. Although that was fun in its own way, I was expecting … Continue reading

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The four stages of listening to Christmas music

It can be fun to deck the halls, roast chestnuts or go on sleigh rides, but when it comes to a-wassailing, I find that there are four stages to enjoying or singing Christmas music. These stages could be circled on … Continue reading

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