Ready, Cassette, Go

A few days ago, my dad told me he had a boxful of cassette tapes he wanted to get rid of, and asked me if I was interested before he tossed them. “Thanks, but no thanks,” I replied. And then I saw this article and was like, wait a second. Maybe I was a bitContinue reading “Ready, Cassette, Go”

Keep Me Free From Birth

I’m walking through the cramped aisles of the used record store, shuffling through vinyl, searching for albums to add to my collection. George Harrison and Neil Young and Blondie are already tucked under my arm, awaiting their spins on my turntable, as I seek out additional treasures. It is a perfectly Portland Saturday afternoon, andContinue reading “Keep Me Free From Birth”

Spin The Black Circle

See this needle…a see my hand… Drop, drop, dropping it down…oh, so gently… Well here it comes…I touch the plane… Turn me up…won’t turn you away… Spin, spin…spin the black circle Spin, spin…spin the black, spin the black… Spin, spin…spin the black circle Inspired by the following comment left on yesterday’s entry: “Do you stillContinue reading “Spin The Black Circle”

My Hamster Ate The Piano Man

Earlier this week, Tara and I helped out a close friend by delivering copies of her free publication,┬áPortland Book Review, to a bunch of local businesses. We had had Chris over for dinner one day last week so she could meet my girlfriend. Chris and I go way back – once upon a time weContinue reading “My Hamster Ate The Piano Man”

A Retro Dude in a Digital Age

Got A Whole Lava Love Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong decade. This realization dawned on me yesterday. Probably when I was listening to my Woodstock record while my living room was lit up with the glow from my lava lamps. I’ve always been drawn to the styles and trends ofContinue reading “A Retro Dude in a Digital Age”