Interviews

Quarantine Creativity Interview Series: Cory Gray

Ben Allen, music editor It’s August 2000 and Desert City Soundtrack has just finished a phenomenal set at Rumours Lounge in Eureka, California. My band, Relapse, has just returned to Humboldt County earlier in the day after more than six weeks on the road playing shows in ten states. While performing with such consistency has made our live show very …

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Quarantine Creativity Interview Series: Vern Rumsey

Ben Allen, music editor Vern Rumsey is a guy from Olympia, Washington. He has created some exceptional music over the years that has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. Rumsey is widely known for his playing in the band Unwound. In the 1990’s, the group successfully blew minds everywhere by obliterating the preconceived notion of what a “punk” group …

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Quarantine Creativity Interview Series: Patrick Foss

Ben Allen, music editor Patrick Foss is a musician who resides in Portland, Oregon.  He has an affinity bordering on obsession for rock and roll in its purest, unbridled forms. His musical tastes span a wide spectrum, but he tends to appreciate punk, garage and maybe even a bit of power pop. In Perfect Buzz, Foss plays guitar and sings. …

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Quarantine Creativity Interview Series: Ethan Miller

Ben Allen, music editor The subject of this Quarantine Creativity Interview is Ethan Miller. Miller is an imaginative, productive musician, constantly occupied with an assortment of inventive artistic pursuits. There’s Howlin Rain, a band he fronts, writing the songs, singing and playing guitar and described as “classically soulful.” He plays bass and sings in Heron Oblivion, a neo-psychedelic group comprised …

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Thank God That Happened Now – The Seth Milstein Interview

Isaac Kozell, staff   Eugene, Oregon comedy stalwart — and the writer behind Savage Henry Magazine’s “Cliff Hanker” series — Seth Milstein knows that it takes more than a few hell gigs to build both a scene and a career. After slowly making his way across America, Milstein finally settled down in Eugene to raise a family. “I looked at …

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Whatever Way Possible – The Matt Knudsen Interview

After a five-year run with the Merchant Marines, Matt Knudsen coasted into LA on the hope-and-dream fumes of becoming a comedian and actor. Since then he’s appeared in numerous shows and films, like Gangster Squad with Sean Penn, Workaholics, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and The League. He also just released his third comedy album, Yes And, recorded at the LA staple Josh …

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Henderson Centaur Interview

When the Henderson Centaur awoke from its 352-year slumber in the remote coastal village of Eureka, it was confused. The half-man/half-beast was disoriented and angry. In a moment of absolute desperation, the creature began screeching, screaming and vocalizing its discontent in a frightened, abrasive manner. These sounds can be heard while strolling through Eureka’s Henderson Center, the captive beast expressing …

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The Audacity of Soap

Evan Vest, contributor   In the later 1990s, Ryan Jaunzemis was the king of soaping, a sport that combined elements of skateboarding along with what now would be called parkour. Using shoes with a grind plate attached at the bottom, Ryan was soaping his way into magazines and sponsorships, until an e-mail blunder cost him almost anything. The short documentary …

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Smooth Like Granite – The Derek Sheen Interview

Derek Sheen was born a poor, funny child. His mother’s use of comedy as a retreat from the difficult periods in her life rubbed off on the young Sheen, who used jokes to combat school bullies and an abusive stepfather. “Comedy isn’t just a healing mechanism. It’s also a big, fat shield and a weapon when used correctly.” After a …

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Ngaio Bealum is no stranger to Humboldt County

Few things say weed and comedy more than Ngaio Bealum. The Sacramento-based comedian has been smoking and telling jokes across the country for years, even back when you had to go to the Bayshore Mall to see stand-up. He’ll be returning to Humboldt Feb. 7 to do a set at Humbrews.   Savage Henry: What was it that pushed you …

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