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Meet the Sitkan behind the music of a certain cynical cartoon cephalopod

Although the show Spongebob Squarepants was carefully targeted at a cartoon-loving demographic in the late 1990s, parts of the delightfully offbeat production were a happy accident. Namely, Spongebob’s jazzaphile neighbor Squidward, and his somewhat random clarinet performances. The musical genius of Squidward can be traced back to one person who now lives in Sitka, and shares his gifts every week on his own radio program.

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