Month: May 2006

The Inland Northwest Top 10   Northwest Bestsellers at Local Record Stores   May 2006 Built To Spill You In Reverse (Warner Bros.) Mudoney Under A Billion Suns (Sub-Pop) The Blowouts Self-Titled (self-released) Postal Service Give Up (Sub-Pop) Seaweed Jack The Captain (self-released Reverend Shines Today’s Good News (self-released) Five Foot Thick This Cold Life …

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MAY MUSIC REVIEWS   BAND OF HORSES Everything All the Time (SubPop) It may be premature to start dropping phrases like “best release of the year”-after all, we’re only a quarter of the way into 2006. That said, Band of Horses’ debut album is strong enough to incite such hyperbole. Channeling Neil Young by way …

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BOOK REVIEWS   Weekend Rock: Washington David Whitelaw Mountaineers Books, January 2006, 240 pages.   When the opportunity to review the guidebook, Weekend Rock: Washington by David Whitelaw presented itself I was excited for two reasons. One, after reviewing the book I might have new climbing destinations to visit, and two, I would have beta …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors   By Jess Walter   I apparently own climbing shoes. I bought them at the Nordstrom Rack for fifteen bucks because I wanted brown and black shoes to wear with jeans. It wasn’t until I got home that I saw they were “for alpine spires, talus scrambling and moderate climbing.” …

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Attack of the Bloodsucking Ticks   By Derrick Knowles   There are plenty of good reasons to hate ticks. They are creepy little blood-sucking, disease carrying critters that latch on to unsuspecting nature lovers and immediately seek out your warmest, darkest nether regions for a quick meal. But if you spend much time outdoors in …

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Roadtrip to Historic Dayton, WA   By Erin Beil   CLOSE YOUR EYES AND IMAGINE. The open road stretches to the horizon line with rolling green hills in the rearview. Your windows are down with the sweet smell of spring rushing through the car. White windmills cover fields, moving in slow, relaxing rotations while the …

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