Category Archives: Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest

Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest: How to Make a Record

I’ve been collecting vinyl records most of my life (and, I’ve got a pretty respectable collection.) There’s something so satisfying about vinyl. There’s the artwork. There’s the hiss and pop of analog sound. There’s the thrill of the chase, a particular delight that comes from unearthing old recordings and digging up treasures that have beenRead more...

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Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest: Ecstatic Music

Sometimes music just grabs you. You hear something and immediately connect. It’s like a language you didn’t even know you spoke. There’s a kind of resonance, a direct line between the ear and the soul. That’s what happened to self-described “whitebread American” Seattle resident, Ruth Hunter. When she was 16, she heard a Bulgarian bagpipe,Read more...

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Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest: Co Lam Pagoda

Tucked behind a McDonald’s and kitty corner to a Circle K, the Co Lam Pagoda is almost hidden from view until you’re right in front of it. Then, suddenly, it jumps out at you. Impish, smiling dragons stand at the gate, and the temple doors are decorated in gold and fiery red. A stone statueRead more...

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