In an effort to flood some $$$ into programs and services for Portland’s homeless community during this winter storm we are currently experiencing in the Pacific NW, the charity record I was on with Elliott Smith, Spoon, The Strokes, The Dandy Warhols, Bright Eyes, Pearl Jam, Wilco, Pink Martini, The Shins and a bunch of other Pacific NW bands is now available for whatever price you feel like paying.
Get your copy of Live From Nowhere Near You : Volume Two from Greyday Records HERE now and pay what you want. When naming your price, just remember that 100% of the money goes to the programs and services of Outside In.
Check out a slideshow of the most beautiful #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photos alongside an article I wrote for The Huffington Post about our Photobomb Solidarity Project happening out of Portland for LGBTQ Russia HERE or by clicking the screenshot of me and Beyonce on the HuffPost Gay Voices homepage below!
Quick shout-out to Cameron Kude for his ideas and efforts and to photographer Chase Person for lending his talents to this project! I am always so moved when people give back in creative ways to the community I care so deeply about! You guys are awesome.
Here’s a shot of me at the sign this week:
It’s been really awesome to see the response to our #SochiSign #GayPropaganda Photobomb Solidarity Project so far! Thank you to each and every one of you who have showed up to plan gatherings at the square, taken photos, or helped us spread the word.
We love you for it.
The Oregonian caught wind of the story and met a bunch of us at Pioneer Courthouse Square today in Portland. Click HERE to read the piece on OregonLive, and be sure to comment, like and share the post! Read the rest of this entry »
Hey Portland! You may have seen me on KGW-TV last night talking about this #SochiSign “Gay Propaganda” photobomb solidarity project we kicked off yesterday at QBlog, where I serve as Editor-in-Chief.
Watch the segment here:
As is the case with many of you, I’ve been so frustrated watching the news coming out of Russia about the state-sanctioned torture and oppression of LGBTQ people happening there right now, and Read the rest of this entry »
Oh my god, you guys. My “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” video just passed half a million views on YouTube!
Big thanks to Kevin, Emily, Josh, Kelly and Benjamin from Hippodrome Media, to Robert for pulling off scary and creepy so well, to Spencer for co-writing the song with me and to Gino for producing it…did I already say “oh my god”?
Check it out HERE or by clicking play below. Thank you for watching, darlings. This was a difficult video to make, so I’m glad you like it!
Shall we go for a cool million next?
(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 1/2/2014, HuffPost Entertainment Section)
Portland’s Crystal Ballroom — an iconic, historic entertainment landmark for the city since 1914 — is celebrating its centennial birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
To ring in the anniversary, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom has amassed an epic, 100-night celebration, appropriately called “100 Nights!” The party has been going strong since this past October and keeps churning out banger shows nightly until the 21st, with a special performance by Colin Meloy of The Decemberists.
Any band who has ever played the Crystal Ballroom, any person who has every been to a show in that special place, holds some piece of this rich, 100-year history as their own — myself included.
This past week I caught up with Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, IFC’s Portlandia), Courtney Taylor-Taylor (The Dandy Warhols), Calvin Johnson (K Records Founder) and Jimi Biron (Music Director, Crystal Ballroom) to chat about the 100 nights of shows, what this birthday means for the NW music scene, and some of the more memorable moments from the ongoing Rock and Roll spectacle that is Portland’s Crystal Ballroom.
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I have to say, 2013 was a really trying, intense, transformative year. If I were to pick just one word to describe it, “pleasant” doesn’t make the top of the list…but my YouTube channel begs to differ. She had a fucking GREAT year!
Thank you to all of the talented people I have been lucky enough to get to work with over the years. The following metrics have everything to do with all of you. Well, you…and Miley Cyrus.
Check this out:
Happy New Year, everybody!