OK, so every week I get on this here blog and tell you that this week’s On magazine is going to be great.
Here’s the secret: Some of them are better than others. But, man, you’ve got to believe me when I say that this week’s issue is going to be better than a million Super Bowls, two million Rolling Stones concerts and a very special episode of “Diff’rent Strokes” all put together.
Here’s what we’ve got:
• A cover story on “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show,” which opens a five-day run at the 4th Street Theatre on Tuesday.
• A feature on Seattle band Red Jacket Mine, which plays the Yakima Sports Center on Saturday.
• Music guy Simon Sizer’s thoughts on Warren Zevon’s eponymous 1976 album.
• An Indoorsman column about how watching television has changed over the years. ... “And you know what happened if you missed it? Brother, it was gone. You couldn’t on-demand it or Netflix it. Those things weren’t even nouns yet, much less verbs.”
• A Dear Crabby column about a stinky pickup truck. ... “That leaves you with only one option: Sell the truck.”
• Inklings Bookshop owner Susan Richmond’s review of Philip Caputo’s new travel book “The Longest Road.”
• Outdoors writer Scott Sandsberry’s On the Menu recommendation for the Riverside Bistro.
• 10 Days Out briefs including the upcoming Bonnie Prince Billy concert at The Seasons Performance Hall.
And, as always, we’ve got all the event listings you need to plan for the weekend and beyond. Make sure to pick up a copy in Thursday’s Yakima Herald-Republic.