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Portland, There Is Nothing Wrong With Moving to LA.

03/24/2014

Portland, there is nothing wrong with moving to LA.
There is nothing wrong with taking your project to a metropolis.
There is nothing wrong with taking yourself or your work to “the next level.”
There is nothing wrong with working hard, being successful, and working hard *in order* to be successful.
There is nothing wrong with money. There is nothing wrong with money that you were given. There is nothing wrong with money that you earned.
There is nothing wrong with a salary. There is nothing wrong with working a day job. There is nothing wrong with your art making you money.
There is nothing wrong with having more money or success than your friends. And there is nothing wrong with not spending your money on your friends even though you have more money than they do.

And there is nothing right about sneering at our artists, or friends, when we hear they are moving to LA. There is nothing wrong with moving to LA. For the sun, for success, for relevancy, for money, for fame, for fashion, for happiness.

I, for one, am proud of those of you who are bravely moving to LA, or Brooklyn, or London, or Chicago. And I wish you all the success in the world.

Scully.

08/11/2012

The press continues to taunt X-File fans with word of a Duchovny/Anderson undercover affair.

Holy. Moly. @fuckyeahwildflag

05/05/2012

Imagey

They are trying to break our hearts.

04/15/2012

First Aid Kit came through Portland last week and not surprisingly needed a venue upgrade to meet the size of their new audience. That’s after their second album kids.

Here’s their heartbreaker, Emmylou, an extra track they gave away via iTunes for a bit.

And then, the heartbreaker of all heartbreakers, aging, and battling a mammoth stadium. It’s Jeff Tweedy, singing to an audience wandering and indifferent.

And this! St Vincent at Coachella 2012 crowdsurfing! Skip to 37:45.

[music] The Thermals: “Here’s Your Future” (Live @ Easy Street Records, Seattle, 09.03.06)

04/12/2012

I forgot how much I love the Thermals!
Catch them opening for Wild Flag at the Crystal Ballroom May 4.
Get tickets.

“Here’s Your Future”

Live @ Easy Street Records in Seattle September 3rd, 2006

from the album “The Body, The Blood, The Machine” (2006)

His son said, “I will but Dad, I’m afraid”

 

(You live in Ohio, or Washington, or Wherever.)

04/06/2012

This is what 2012 feels like.

04/03/2012

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