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Go! Spotify Playlist, October 6: Mad World

“Black Sun” by Death Cab for Cutie: Say what you want about Death Cab and its frontman Ben Gibbard, but old Ben knows how to write a song real good. This one’s off the band’s new album released this year. Somehow a bit of the impetuous angst-ridden tone of 90s grunge finds voice in Gibbard’s music, but it’s understated and more sophisticated. Like Nirvana for grown ups. I’d recommend this band to a 15-year-old or a 50-year-old alike, it’s just plain good (and Gibbard’s from Bremerton too).
Digital Edition now available

Digital Edition now available

We live in this world of smartphones, self driving cars and selfie sticks — but many of us still enjoy the distinct feel of a newspaper, the look of pressed ink and the idea that the print world is still around. However, actually having the paper at your fingertips can be tricky from time to time in our busy lives. When the paper isn’t always handy, our new Digital Edition will be readily available to take its place for anyone who has a print or online subscription.

5 worthy Instagram accounts

Nat Geo, NY Times, Kim Kardashian, ESPN or Cats of Instagram. I’m sure you follow at least one of these accounts on Instagram, right? As stimulating as it is to see a selfie of Kim Kardashian run across your news feed, I have some new suggestions for Instagram accounts that will actually interest you.

Go! Spotify Playlist - Sept. 29: Cover Me

“Bad Blood” by Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams recently released a track-for-track remake of Taylor Swift’s album “1989” and it’s been making quite the splash. Some say it’s brilliant, others deride it as nothing more than a publicity stunt. Personally I think it’s brave and interesting. He brings a depth and nuance to Swift’s music that I didn’t even think was there. It’s definitely worth a listen.

Dom's Spotify Playlist: Sept. 22: Fall back

“Never Come Down” by Brave Shores: Fall is in the air and it’s back-to-school time. Every back-to-school season deserves a few tight, fun little pop songs to remember it by. This one is a good song to strut to – it builds well, has an air of mischief and is just plain fun. Every student needs a few songs in the walkman (or its modern equivalent) to boost the old confidence. It was “Touch the Sky” by Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco for me Freshman year of college, and it made ...

Go! Spotify Playlist: Bon Voyage!

“Rio” by Hey Marseilles:This song is just plain fun, but also complex and soaring. It will make you want to dance. The reason I chose it is because Hey Marseille played Caffe Mela last week and I wanted to give a shout out to the lady responsible for keeping live music alive at Mela, Alli Steblina. You’re doing a great job Alli!
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Shopping local benefits community

In preparation for writing this piece, I googled “shopping local” purely out of curiosity. One article that caught my attention was a piece that Forbes published by the contributor Nickel, titled “Shopping Local vs. Shopping Locally.” It is a great read to truly understand how the two differ.
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August 25: Into The Fire

 “Into The Fire” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: “May your strength give us strength, may your faith give us faith, may your hope give us hope, may your love give us love.” Springsteen wrote “Into The Fire”for the firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11, but it’s a fitting choice to honor the firefighters who were hurt and killed last week near Twisp. Songs and words fail to describe the sacrifice.  
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Fire season proves community correspondence

This past winter was mild, and then add in this summer’s early and dreadful heat —  the outcome created is that of a disastrous one for this year’s fire season. If you have lived in North Central Washington for long, it becomes second-hand knowledge that late summer usually entails heavy smoke and torrid days. However, it seems as though Mother Nature’s wrath hit too hard this year, leaving all of us to play catch up.
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Go! Spotify List - Top Picks August 18, 2015

“Nevermind” by Leonard Cohen: As eerie and disturbing as it is hypnotic,, “Nevermind” is perfect intro for the second and most recent season of HBO’s True Detective. The finale was last week and I chose this song in part as a homage to that stunning series, but also because it’s just plain cool. No one growl/croons like Cohen and at 80, this old Canadian poet’s still got it. This track is from an album released just this May.
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Go! Spotify List - Top Picks August 11, 2015

“The Joker” by the Steve Miller Band: This song I chose for two reasons; the first is Steve Miller played a killer show at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee last week (and if you weren’t there you missed out). The second reason I picked it is as a homage to the great American satirist of our day – Jon Stewart – who left The Daily Show last week.

The best night ever comes your way

So, if you are trying to plan your next few weekends before summer ends, I’m sure you are perusing events on, right? Well, Aug. 22, starting at 6 p.m. may just be one of the greatest nights of your life…
Go Spotify Playlist July 27

Go! Spotify Playlist for July 27-31, 2015

Gallant, "Weight in Gold": This song is the perfect mix of R&B slowjam mixed with a dazzling house/pop song. It starts a bit slow but by the time you get to the meat and potatoes, the urgency in which he cries the lyric "I'm pulling my weight in gold" makes you stop pay attention to the rest of the song.  

Apps we find useful

My iPhone is not just for talking. It also helps me track my food and exercise, organizing my tasks for the work day, listening to music, pinning, reading articles from the Wenatchee World at, planning dinner, you name it. To stay on top of all of these things, I use a variety of apps to keep my days steady.

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Across the sea in a foreign land, the visions of the foothills and the Columbia River flood your mind. You picture the sunrise from Saddle Rock, cresting over the East Wenatchee horizon on a warm summer morning.