Tag Archives: Josh Duke

What the Hell Happened to Radio Shack?

I can only imagine that some of you out there reading this are one of many that frequent Radio Shack. Hell, I still go there when I need batteries, or ummm…whatever else they sell. As far as I can tell, Radio Shack is really nothing more than a placeholder in every stripmall that does little more than sell cell phone …

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Strip Club or Restaurant?

I was in Portland the other week, and boy howdy there are a lot of strip clubs. To make things worse, nearly every restaurant has some crazy suggestive name that sounds like like a strip joint, so really its just a crapshoot as to whether boobies get rubbed in my face or I order an appetizer of Clam strips. Of …

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Fancylad in All of Us: My Dreamed up Conversation with Chris Elliott

Josh: Hey Chris Elliott, thanks for being in my dreams and stuff. Out of all the quasi- washed up stars that would insert themselves into my unconscious mind, I never thought it would be you, the Fancy Lad from Cabin Boy. Chris Elliott: I’m not even going to begin to ask how I got here, and I’ve totally done stuff since …

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From the vault: Ryan Adams Heartbreaker

Have you ever felt so righteously depressed that you thought you’d never want to feel happy again? Has it ever felt cool to be so down that you’re more than ready to tell your caring friends to “fuck off” when they try to cheer you up? Or perhaps your sense of middle-class guilt has tempted you to lie about your …

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Places in Arcata that need a bar

Some may Say that four bars in Arcata is enough. those people suck, unless they’re 12-stepping, and then that’s just sad. Third floor of HSU library Nothing makes a government records depository fun like a round of daiquiris! Bored with the microfiche room? Make yourself a Caucasian. Not only will the third-floor lounge and bar make for a more fruitful …

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AMEN my quest for spiritual seniority

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be able to marry people, but I remember being told that the only people that could do so were ministers and boat captains. I wasn’t about to spend time in a seminary or learn to pilot a boat, so my childhood aspiration has been left unmet until now. Thanks to the …

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Oh yeah. Forgot about that one.

“Orange Rhyming Dictionary” – Jets to Brazil  Or maybe you didn’t. This band fronted by post-punk legend Blake Swarzenbach warmed my teenage melancholy heart in ways that still mystify me. It’s an album that makes the rounds through my iTunes playlist even today. What’s unfair to Blake is that anytime anyone reviews anything about every bit of musical minutiae that …

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Duke does the Boonville Beer Festival

There’s nothing that brings people together like beer. It’s a varied, refreshing beverage that makes that most maladroit, philistine glance the realm of the sophisticate. The Anderson Valley Brewing Company hosted the 14th annual Boonville Beer Festival on May 8. For $40, I got to taste the crafts of up to 85 different breweries from around the country. Being a …

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savage henry guide to naming your band

We here at Savage Henry are what you might call opinionated. And with opinions come generalizations. There are often times that I decide to see a show based solely on the name of the band, and how their flyer is made. When coming up with the name for your band, keep in mind it’s the first impression that anyone will …

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Humboldt Professional Wiffle Association

A funeral is a helluva place to meet a friend, but I guess we can’t pick these sorts of things. I didn’t even know why I was there; all I got in my inbox was a notification of a funeral — a “remembrance” they called it. Pretentious dingo pack of a family sent out the proclamation of services to anyone …

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