Category Archives: music

“Little Monster Mash 2017” by Richard F. Yates (and Mariah Yates)

Yesterday was my third year volunteering as the DJ for the Longview Public Library’s annual Little Monster Mash Halloween Party. Seems like I do a lot of volunteering, but this event is always worthwhile. Mariah (the wife) and I love … Continue reading

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“Wedding” by Richard F. Yates

Yesterday, my older daughter got married. (All hitched-up…) Exhibit A: It was an interesting wedding—superhero themed, because she and her new husband are both comic book fans. The centerpieces for the tables, which my wife and the girls worked on … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 047: Cured”

I became a Cure fan back in high school, right about the time the band recorded a rerelease video for their song “Boys Don’t Cry” to promote their Standing on a Beach (1986) hits collection. By my sophomore year of … Continue reading

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“Scary Goth” by Richard F. Yates

I read an article a few days ago that said some interesting and odd things about GOTH. I’m an old-school goth fan, from the 80s, and although I don’t look like a goth, I’ve been a HARDCORE fan of the … Continue reading

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“RADIO: Primitive Sound System” by Richard F. Yates

Greetings Sports Fans and All the Ships at Sea! FLASH! This just in: The Primitive Entertainment Workshop has entered the online streaming radio station business! The PRIMITIVE SOUND SYSTEM is now up and running, 24 hours per day, 7 days … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 031: KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money”

Although I wasn’t ever a huge KLF fan—they had a couple of good techno songs, but I never bought their album—I LOVED the Dr. Who novelty song, “Doctorin’ the Tardis,” which the same artists released in the late 1980s when … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 027: Swag – Rock Posters of the ‘90s”

Being born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I actually came of age in the swampy breeding grounds of Grunge, although I was never really a fan of that STYLE of music, (it seemed more like metal than punk to … Continue reading

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