Jim has worked for the Hood River News since 1996. In addition to working in the Composition Dept, which handles computerized page layout and ad production, Jim compiles the weekly Entertainment Update column and highlights the Gorge music scene with his popular Entertainment Blog.
Jim is a fan of bluegrass music, a dark beer lover, and an avid reader of science-fiction. He lives in Mosier.
Stargazing session March 29; Fire Weeds at CEBU Lounge; Hood River County is reading William Stafford; Second Saturday Dance March 8
Mandolin player John Reischman has umpteen years of experience playing, recording and teaching bluegrass on the West Coast —and he never plays one note out of place.
Marilyn Thompson has been singing since she was a little girl — and now, with help from her husband and family — she has a professional Nashville-recorded CD to show for it.
Red & Ruby play March 7; Dancing at Elks March 6; Second Saturday Dance March 8; more
Body Vox returns March 1; Trail Lovers movies March 12; ‘Congratulations’ screens Feb. 26; more
Cripple Hop at Double Mountain; Body Vox returns March 1; Trail Lovers movies March 12; more
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Fairy tales, Star Wars influence latest book in ‘Lunar Chronicles’ series
The other night I read a ten page science fiction story from 1957. The piece was called “The War is Over,” and it was written by a guy named Algis Budrys.
Junebug Boys do their ‘hokum’ at Everybody’s; more
Before diving into introducing you to folk musician Avery Hill I thought you should know that my last blog post caught the attention of a think-tank based in Washington, D.C., called the Tax Foundation — someone from that organization thought I might enjoy a blog post on “the historical realities of estate taxes on Downton Abbey and a discussion on how the real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) has dealt with these same issues.”
‘Finding the North American Bigfoot’ lecture Jan. 25; more