I will live my death in moderation.
so glad to have all this time to 'green' the environment. thanks Lay Off!
My dear friend Portland: As the nation moves its weary eyes beyond your Willamette meets Columbia crosshairs and starts looking for a more exciting, new, hot, hip(per), less self-conscious music scene, it's going to hurt. A lot. In fact, you will see that the best thing about a scene is that its participants are completely unaware that it's a scene. The Craig Marquados of the world step in and shatter your fragile, fragile scene with shitty little (self)-promotional shows that unfairly "steal" the Portland brand away from your bat-shit-crazy self-aware little fingers, and your reactions are boring (protest) and lazy (let's start a Fbook page!). I'd recommend chilling out. That's what you are good at, Portland. That's why people love you and want to grow their children and their pot in your backyards & basements. You have a ton of over-educated musical talent and really beautiful porches. Embrace it. Pick up a guitar and play something innovative. Stop coming up with endless ways to congratulate yourself because, at some point, you'll lose your focus and your energy and your drive. Grab a pint! And meet me in Boise, where we'll muse on the good old days. Your Friend, Seattle
I am in Christchurch and hadn't a clue about the 'Kiwi rock sound of the 80s'! I need to delve into Kiwi music a tad bit more, methinks. Tho I am sad to have missed the Joanna Newsom concert a few nights ago in Christchurch (but tix were $40!). Perhaps I'll catch Pavement, AC/DC, The Pixies or Yo La Tengo at some other point in my NZ travels...
Micachu & The Shapes new album "Jewellery" is out today and I'm hella excited about the disc (I got an advance listen, being partially plugged into the music press scene). It could either fly under the radar or it will garnish a 8.0 review on P4k and be the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart. You decide! (er, I mean, P4k decides...)
I think this guy Kent had my job at Eugene Weekly before I did, and definitely before I was laid off last month. I look forward to writing/researching(?) books on Oregon's "fascinating" oral histories (fact or faux?) in the soon future. I think mine will be called "Places In Which To Lose Your Freaking Mind in a Soggy Timber Town, with Anecdotal Evidence." Look for it in your local Goodwill thrift stores in Fall 2011.
arewe talking bands or brands, b/c I reallyreallyreally can't take anymore references to Gucci & Gabbana in hiphop.
Whattabout scruffybeardedbuffdudeswithprettyeyes? Canwe getany love?
are there "unnatural helpers" in the world? i mean, there's so much fake, digi-stuff clouding out our "natural" world that I'd like to think that entities like Ask.com or even Google could qualify as an "unnatural helper." You, Ms. Bish, are my "natural helper" in weeding out what's good and what's just plain suck.
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