January 29, 2021Since last summer, I have been working with the It Did Happen Here podcast production team (mainly producer Erin Yanke) as the “visual asset coordinator” digging up images (photos, posters) from personal and public archives that accompany the stories. It Did Happen Here is an independently produced podcast that documents the fight against Portland Oregon based racist white skinheads in the 1980s and 1990s after the murder of Mulugeta Seraw. The 11 episodes feature interviews with many people who worked together and reveals the unlikely collaboration between groups of immigrants, civil rights activists, militant youth and queer organizers who came together to successfully confront neo-nazi violence and right wing organizing in the Rose City. All eleven episodes are available now wherever you find podcasts.
Lookin’ at stuff from our Solstice - Xmas trip to the Alvord Desert. Stills from videos shot on December 24, 2020.
January 16, 2021
January 1, 2021"AULD LANG SYNE"
Performed by The Grand Style Orchestra
VOCAL CHORUS (in order of apearance): Shorty Grapes, Cointel Joe, Aoi Swimming, Aurelia, Capitol Buttercup, Chester Radish, Dan Currin, Tippy Sidelong, Sha Sha Beautyrest, George Wilson, Johnny Buffalo, Clarence Jacobs, Mark Derby, Venable, Holly, Eliza, Josephine, Moxie Daybreak, Lois, Gerdy Cuff, Plucky Pickins
MUSIC by the CORE-CHESTRAJohnny Buffalo - trumpet, kalimbaCapitol Buttercup - violin, glockenspeilGerdy Cuff - tromboneShorty Grapes - Kurzweil electric piano, alto saxLee Greengiant - tenor saxophoneCointel Joe - cornetPlucky Pickins - electric bassTippy Sidelong - flute
VIDEO by Anna Log & Tippy Sidelong
credits by Shorty Grapes
Release date: Midnight, 1 January 2021Video (c) 2021 Supermegacorporation
“The Girl on the Boat” music video
December 8, 2020
Vocals: Johnny Buffalo
Music: Grand Style Orchestra
Mix: Shorty Grapes
Video: Anna Log aka Julie Perini
August 30GSO video: Fairly Strong on the Wind
August 19Screen recording experiment: Belknap Hot Springs and Some Hikes
June 19GSO video: Say Their Names
June 8Bingo + Cheetah Experiment
Active Dog + Sleepy Dog, 16” x 20” photographic print, 2020
Artist Emily Fitzgerald invited several artists to create photographs for elders who are even more isolated than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. She interviewed the elders and paired them with younger artists to create a photograph for them as a gift. I read Emily’s interview with the delightful 92 year-old Gloria who said she loves dogs, so here you go Gloria!