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Welcome to Jim Drake's music blog project for 2011!

Listen to Jim Drake's local music show on Hood River's Radio Tierra, 95.1 FM, with a new show every other Thursday, starting March 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Each show is about an hour.

Some shows may be repeated the following week, but I should have 2-3 new programs a month.

Eventually, I hope to have shows archived on the web for podcast download on the Radio Tierra website. http://radiotierra.org/

The show will feature music from my personal collection (and believe me, I've got a lot of CDs) of bands from right here in the Gorge. I’ll also play bands that have stopped by to play for us over the years.

Tune in, and enjoy some songs from folks you probably know. Or, sit back and discover new music.

The show is always a fun, relaxed trip through the Gorge's musical archives.


Play List

Sam Hill (I Told You So)

Lincoln Crockett (Gone Away)

Victor Johnson (Mystery)

Onehum-Richard Tillinghast (Ghost Ship)

Hillstomp (Roustabout)

Nancy Cook (We’re Only Dancing Tonight)

Stephanie Schneiderman (First Crack)

April Verch (Monarch)

Jack Straw (Potter’s Creek)

Hit & Run Bluegrass Band (Home is Where I’ll Ever Be)

Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags (Legionnaires’ Disease)


Play List

The Gourds (Fossil Contender)

The Ultronz (Housesitter)

Clint Colbert (Outside My Window)

4th Plane Jaiant (Timing)

Kate Gaffney (What Kind of Man)

Eleven Eyes (Late Rent)

Blue Trick (We Don’t Know)

John Bunzow (Straight Into the Sun)

The Cascade Trio (Bigfoot Lives!)

Joe Craven (In the Pines)

The Strange Tones (Lock Me Up)


Play List

The Mother Hips (White Falcon Fuzz)

New Monsoon (Copper Mine)

The Clumsy Lovers (Pigeon on the Gate)

Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer (Tillman County)

Eric John Kaiser (La Ruee Vers L’Or)

Mark Hummel (Nickles & Dimes)

Spruce Baugher (Hell & Gone)

Moe Dixon (Bright Side of the Blue)

Laddie Ray Melvin (Something True)

Casey Neill Trio (Okanogan County)

Django’s Cadillac (Formosa Please)

Jackson Browne (Casino Nation)

Latest stories

Latest video:

Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge

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