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‘60s Zombies Play Pig Out Tonight

In retrospect, it’s kind of a miracle that the Zombies didn’t fade into obscurity after their 1960s heyday. They were one of the seminal groups of the British Invasion, they were responsible for two of the era’s defining singles – “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No” – and they played shows with everyone from the Beach Boys to the Shangri-Las. “It was a really exciting time for us,” the Zombies’ lead singer Colin Blunstone recalled during a recent phone interview. “When we recorded ‘She’s Not There,’ I was 18, and I went from being in a local band to traveling around the world. It’s what every young musician dreams of.” But after three years of incessant touring and recording an ambitious album called “Odessey and Oracle” that was released to public indifference, the band called it quits in 1968/Nathan Weinbender, SR Spokane7. More here.

Question: Which British band of the '60s that wasn't named Beatles or Rolling Stones was your favorite?

Cindy’s Column Good Enough To Eat

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Cindy’s fan loves column enough to eat it

In this SR file photo, Noah Krause, 7, of Spokane, Wash., shovels in a mouthful of almond chicken during Pig Out in the Park at Riverfront Park in Spokane.

A man was so impressed by Cindy's column re: Pig Out in the Park that he called the Spokane office to say that he had clipped it out and ate it. “It was delicious,” he said. Then, he admitted that he hadn't eaten the column but he had licked the newsprint. You can hear the phone recording on the link above.

Question: Have you ever had an unabashed fan?

Front Porch: Embracing Pig Out

I’m not a crowd person. I’ve never done Bloomsday. I avoid the interstate fair, and I’ve attended Hoopfest only once – and that was just to support my son. But there is one highly peopled annual event I never miss. That’s right. I’m a Pig Out in the Park participant. Or porker. Pig Out is a Labor Day weekend family tradition. A chance to savor strange and exotic foods like Sausage Jambalaya or Fried Pop Tarts, and hear great music from bands like The Yardbirds or Big Mumbo Blues Band. This year marked the event’s 33rd anniversary. Despite complaints about its inelegant name, Pig Out in the Park remains one of Spokane’s most popular festivals/Cindy Hval, SR. More here.

Question: Which Spokane events do you attend?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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