Entertainment Columnist Michael Deeds Inspires and Entertains

I thought I recognized the face of that other parent standing near the bounce-house at  the Idaho Stampede game weeks ago.

It turns out that my guess was right, and it  was columnist Michael Deeds, the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment editor. I have been reading and admiring his work for years. So it was nice to finally meet this pleasant and creative individual, and his lovely wife too.

His bio reads:

Scene magazine overlord and official music nerd. He co-hosts "The Other Studio" at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM "The River" and appears Thursdays on Channel 6 News. In the rare event that a reader disagrees with Deeds’ opinions, he prefers to settle things on the nearest ping-pong table.

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Deeds' latest column John Nemeth, Louis CK, Alan Jackson are coming to Boise, begins:

By the time these words become ink, John Nemeth will be walking in Memphis. But when I call him, he's still en route, driving alone outside Flagstaff, Ariz., with a jade plant and Christmas cactus seated next to him.

"Man, I got a 26-foot, Budget rental, straight-truck diesel with an SUV on a tow dolly behind me," the singer and harmonica virtuoso says.

He sounds rather ecstatic.
I enjoy Deeds' columns because they demonstrate more than just his ability to articulate an opinion. His  words make a lot of sense, provide insight, and are convincing. And Deeds is able to do all this in an entertaining way. .

Deeds mentioned how he has been with the Statesman for 21 years and how he loves Boise. It is always inspiring to read the work of a writer who possesses such a clearly developed voice.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/02/10/2446113/coming-to-boise-john-nemeth-louis.html#storylink=cpy