first person http://www.kplu.org en If you don’t know this band, you don’t know anything about music – really? http://www.kplu.org/post/if-you-don-t-know-band-you-don-t-know-anything-about-music-really <p></p><p>I literally had someone say that to me the other day. My head almost exploded.</p><p>So if I am not familiar with a band that you happen to know or like, that means I have NO musical knowledge, whatsoever?</p><p>What is worse is that this is not the first time I have heard this from someone.</p><p><strong><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/08/06/if-you-dont-know-this-band-you-dont-know-anything-about-music-really/#.UD_to0Ix9SU">Read more on Groove Notes.</a></strong></p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:08:23 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 6160 at http://www.kplu.org If you don’t know this band, you don’t know anything about music – really? What the Cafe Racer was before the killings http://www.kplu.org/post/what-cafe-racer-was-killings <p>In this first person piece, Ed Skoog, a Northwest poet and musician and a regular at the Café Racer, shares his impressions of the local arts and music hangout before the shooting on Wednesday that killed four and wounded another.</p><p>Skoog said Drew Keriakedes and Joe &quot;Vito&quot; Albanese, two of the victims, were well known at the café and that Drew especially was a raconteur character who was &ldquo;always on,&rdquo; always ready with a dirty joke and a gritty blues song from the &rsquo;20s and &rsquo;30s, with plenty of songs he&rsquo;d created himself.</p><p>&ldquo;He was a magnetic performer,&rdquo; Skoog said of Drew.</p><p>Skoog said he&rsquo;d seen the man identified as the shooter around the bar from time to time, hanging out in the alley &ldquo;a little out of sight.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;He was a freaky dude, but normal looking enough to pass,&rdquo; Skoog said.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s Skoog writing about the Café Racer and its vibe:</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 22:34:32 +0000 Jake Ellison & Ed Skoog 5158 at http://www.kplu.org What the Cafe Racer was before the killings