I am posting here because our outreach budget is lo-fi (basically me posting stuff on the internet at 2am...) Kimya is great live... you prob heard her music in the Juno movie. if you liked her there, you'll find her awesomeness grows as you listen to her other stuff. She's really great for doing this benefit show at my son's school, too. This is my 15 yo son's 4th year at the Village Free School, and it's been amazing for him, and this kind of fundraising helps keep the school affordable so that it's accessible to people of many incomes. If you know a likely audience, help us spread the word about this show. Thanks.
Kimya Dawson, a Seattle artist and musical inspiration featured in the hit movie Juno, will play in Portland, Oregon on October 18th to benefit the Village Free School. Opening for Kimya is the critically acclaimed Jonah Matranga of the bands Far, onelinedrawing, and now solo performing across the globe.
The show will begin at 1pm at 8660 SE Foster Road in the "Freedom Theatre" of the dynamic school they are playing to support. Price is $15.00 for people 18 to 100 and $5.00 for people 5 - 17. People under the age of 5 are free. Additional donations to the Village Free School are welcome! Seating is general admission and includes floor (front rows) and folding chair (back of theater) seating- feel free to bring a pillow- we'll provide blankets to sit on to make it more cozy.
Tickets will go on sale online on Monday, September 22nd at www.villagefreeschool.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
Kimya Dawson is one of those rare birds that make you feel like she needs you as much as you need her. Her songs make you feel needed and important. And her fans/friends have been doing the same for her. Since the release of early Moldy Peaches recordings she has been hearing people say "thanks for making me realize that I am not the only one out there who feels like this" and to this she replies "thanks for making me realize that I am not the only one out there who feels like this". www.kimyadawson.com
Jonah Matranga is a man who needs little in the way of introductions. Matranga's influence looms large over today's post-hardcore scene. Currently residing in San Francisco, for the first time in his illustrious career Matranga is intent on going it alone under his own name. His most recent solo album is titled And. www.jonahmatranga.com
The Village Free Choir, a mixed ages group of people who love the free school, will offer a short opening for the featured artists, and this will also be the opening release of their new CD, Big Enough To Fly.
I ran into this wizened little man on a bicycle pulling a little red wagon and when I asked him how he was doing he said,
I'm just trying to find my
bounce in the universe
and headed for the sun.
Yeah, that's my attitude for the day. People in Portland have mad skills when it comes to poverty, we don't have bike shame, we have car shame. We have pizza places that kindly leave pizza in the box on top of the dumpsters for the kids coming by to dumpster dive at night. We dig through clothes at the bins, then we rip them apart, remake them into something beautiful. We can be a fearless city if we so choose, scoffing at Foxnewsfear and the like. It's a challenge for us all, a call to be the community we have been growing into for a long time.
Who You Callin’ a Maverick?
By JOHN SCHWARTZ
Published: October 4, 2008
There’s that word again: maverick. In Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican candidate, used it to describe herself and her running mate, Senator John McCain, no fewer than six times, at one point calling him “the consummate maverick.”
But to those who know the history of the word, applying it to Mr. McCain is a bit of a stretch — and to one Texas family in particular it is even a bit offensive.
“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.
In the 1800s, Samuel Augustus Maverick went to Texas and became known for not branding his cattle. He was more interested in keeping track of the land he owned than the livestock on it, Ms. Maverick said; unbranded cattle, then, were called “Maverick’s.” The name came to mean anyone who didn’t bear another’s brand.
Sam Maverick’s grandson, Fontaine Maury Maverick, was a two-term congressman and a mayor of San Antonio who lost his mayoral re-election bid when conservatives labeled him a Communist. He served in the Roosevelt administration on the Smaller War Plants Corporation and is best known for another coinage. He came up with the term “gobbledygook” in frustration at the convoluted language of bureaucrats.
This Maverick’s son, Maury Jr., was a firebrand civil libertarian and lawyer who defended draft resisters, atheists and others scorned by society. He served in the Texas Legislature during the McCarthy era and wrote fiery columns for The San Antonio Express-News. His final column, published on Feb. 2, 2003, just after he died at 82, was an attack on the coming war in Iraq.
Terrellita Maverick, sister of Maury Jr., is a member emeritus of the board of the San Antonio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
Considering the family’s long history of association with liberalism and progressive ideals, it should come as no surprise that Ms. Maverick insists that John McCain, who has voted so often with his party, “is in no way a maverick, in uppercase or lowercase.”
“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”
“He’s a Republican,” she said. “He’s branded.”
More Articles in Week in Review » A version of this article appeared in print on October 5, 2008, on page WK2 of the New York edition.
Alright, I'm not going to ask you about neighborhoods to live in or rent prices or anything like that. I've been lurking here long enough to have a good idea about that stuff.
But I do have two specific questions:
1) Has anyone had dealings with Round Hill Pacific? What are your thoughts?
2) With a goal of starting a lease in Portland on or about February 15th, and living in Oklahoma, how soon should I start actively searching? The plan right now is to spend 3 weeks in Portland in January doing job/apartment hunting, but there are rumblings from people that we should find an apartment before we even step foot in the city, say in November.
What say you, noble Portlanders?
Oh, and don't forget to VOTE OBAMA! :-D
So I've decided I need to look my shiniest for tonight's debate. Where can I get my hair chopped up for a good price?
Bonus points if the location is either in the SE or Lloyd Center areas, and if you know they can do short layery cuts very well.
Okay. Riding home in the rain last night, I took my glasses off because they were so wet. I put them in the same pocket of my jacket that I always put them in. But when I got home, they weren't there anymore. After a number of hours of biking back and forth with a flash light, squinting in the rain, in the dark, I still didn't find them. So if anybody happens to find them.... I will be so crazy happy. I really can't focus without them which makes working on a computer really painful--I just squint a ton. I don't have money for new glasses right now.
I biked across the Broadway Bridge, up North Williams, onto Rosa Parks, and on Willamette Blvd and a right onto Chautauqua. They are black frames, semi-rectangular, with the arms dyed slightly pinkish from my hair dye.
Thanks a bunch in advance for anyone who takes the time to look while they're biking home.
...my iPod went missing recently, and I'm posting on the slim chance that one of you awesome people may have seen it. I almost never lose things, and I won it a couple years ago for having the best Halloween costume at my office, so I'm rather pissed at its mysterious disappearance.
SO, if one of you fine folks should happen upon a blue iPod nano with "Lunar Logic Halloween 2006" engraved on the back, please, please let me know!
EDIT: To narrow it down a bit, I imagine it got lost somewhere between my house (SE), my job (Downtown/Waterfront), and my martial arts school (NW Industrial). I also regularly ride Line 17 on Ye Olde Tri-Met.
Here's a fun number to determine the strength of the economy, from the October issue of Oregon Business:
Help wanted ad count, the Oregonian
July 2007: 14,069
July 2008: 5,532
Just found my LJ and havent touched it for years wanting to reconnect with people and meet new people..Soooooo check out my many posts I just added all stuff written since i've been gone..life,words..what have you..I'd be greatfull for any and all input thnx....
I know this has been discussed before, but since I wasn't looking to rent a house I ignored it....
I think we all know Craigslist doesn't have much in the way of houses. Does anyone know of a good site with lots of house rentals for the area?
Thanks in advance!
Where are all you NE dwellers going to watch the debate? Was thinking Mash Tun, but it is often too loud in there. Ideas?
So...I was going threw a box of old CD's, and I came across my most prized possessions of my glorious and missed youth....Mother Love Bone "Shine" and Mother Love Bone "Apple". Two cd's that never left my car or my stereo at home. So I popped 'em in, and as the sounds of Stardog Champion filled my ears, it brought back many a happy memory....some of you will think/post snarky comments, that's cool...
but now, i'm on a "Grunge"(HATE that word) kick, so the long lost sounds of Alice in chains, Green River, Mud Honey, Soundgarden and many other off the SubPop catalog will be keeping my ears full of much greatness...
I know the post seems kinda random and pointless but I guess Nostalgia overtook me for a moment..
"So come bite the apple...."
I need a cheap tiara (you know rhinestone princessy).
Where does one find one in this fair city on a Tuesday night?
Hey you legal people - this is not a billable question, I don't think...
What's the difference between a legal file system and a regular file system? How do law offices do their filing? Is there some strange Dewey Decimal System or something?
Hey guys, this is more important that all your other babble.
I turned 21 at midnight! Wooo... the bar was empty as empty can be. Turning 21 in little old Oly ain't all that fun, but I guess that's why I can not only drink, I can buy alcohol for my own parties!
I'm sure someone else just had a b-day, so happy birthday to all you peeps!
ok friends. i'm out of games to play. ffxii has lost its luster and my WoW account expired. what games are there online to play (mmorpg style or rpg) that totally kick ass? and are preferably free (at least to start)?
I'm gonna try to go to Roots for the debates tonight. Anyone else going out somewhere for them?
Edit: Yeah, there was a thread about 'em, but it asked about NE. However, feel free to mock.
So who's going to Gogol Bordello tomorrow night?
If the president-elect dies between the election and the inauguration, does the vice-president-elect still become president?
Halloween, at least, should know this one.
I recently bought a nintendo 64 but it didn't have the expansion pack included. Do any of you guys have one? Other things I'm looking for : Legend of Zelda Majora's mask, Goldene 007, Perfect Dark. I'm in the Beaverton area. If you have any of these and want to make a deal let me know! Gametrader is overpricing their stuff like tards as always.
Did McCain just call Obama's stick small?
thanks, DPers, for the recommendations to Portland Cat Hospital. took my little girlcat there this evening and was very, very pleased with the service.
DP comes to the rescue one more time, thank you!!
anyone know of any samhain rituals coming up that are open to the public? i don't really consider myself a pagan anymore, but i miss going through the motions, if that makes a difference.
I am not one who normally gets sick very often. My usual MO is to get a moderate cold every few months or whatever. Nothing to write home about. I don't know WHAT has been my deal this year, but in the last month I've had strep throat TWICE and now even though I'm on penicillin (again) I feel all achey and exhausted and have a fever of 101.5.
I felt ok *enough* today to go to work but I'm going to have to play it by ear in the morning as to how I feel and if the fever is still there. But I've called in sick SO much in the last month, I really really hope I don't have to.
So my actual questions are these:
 Has anyone else had similar experiences with repeated strep throats and/or fever/achey/exhausted symptoms?
 Can you take penicillin (to kill my strep throat) and Tylenol (to reduce my fever) at the same time without interactions?
 And does anyone have any advice for a really good immune system boost?
I'm thinking I haven't been getting enough vitamins lately, so I've started taking a multi-vitamin and eating more fruits/veggies and am drinking green tea. Anything else? I really really really am sick and tired of being sick and tired. :(
Is it proper to say "The third time's a charm." or "Third time's a charm."?
My googlenets fail me.