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Much, much going on, as always! (though I’m sure it’s hard to tell from reading this website)

Firstly, the diary and photos from the Curious Pets ’06 northwest tour are almost ready to post. With any luck, you’ll be vicariously rocking your way through the obscure northwestern regions of your subconscious by the end of the week.

Nextly, I’m gearing up for a brand spanking new recording project. More news on that later, unless I decide that it’s simply too top secret!

Lastly, I’d like to announce the 2006 Ross and the Hellpets “Five Quadrants” tour of Portland, Oregon. We will be playing one show a month for the next five months, hitting each of our city’s five beautiful quadrants in clockwise order. We begin on May 6th, playing the North quadrant with our insanely talented friends Quality Name Brand. Then, June 17th as the debut rock show of the Driftwood Bar in the scenic Northeast quadrant. And, to those who would write to point out the impossibility of there being any other number of quadrants besides four, I can only say: Welcome to Portland! According to certain locals, we have six.

 April 18, 2006  Posted by Ross at 8:23 pm Posts, Tour Diaries No Responses »
Apr 072006

Well, another year of helping to organize PDX Pop Now is finally over and it’s time to finish some of those outstanding projects…whatever they were. There are approximately three albums that I need to record, but that requires going down into the basement and it’s just too nice outside for that. Then, in a few months, it’ll be far too cold to go into the basement. And besides, there are sooo many DVDs I need to watch. Does the world really need more music anyway? Okay, probably.

It’s also time for me to work on some long-neglected personal matters…whatever those were. Anyone remember? Oh, you’re probably not talking to me now.

It’s also time to get ready for more festivals of local music! My fellow PDX Pop Now organizers and I have long said that if you didn’t like the way our festival is, then join us or start your own festival. At least two groups have taken that to heart: The “We Made This” Festival and “Halleluwah”, taking place in the next month at the 9th Street Public House and the Disjecta, respectively. Consider me there.

The Hellpets are playing a basement show on August 12th to celebrate our friend Amanda’s Sweet 16…though, she’s married, so from a legal standpoint I’m assuming she’s at least slightly older. Then, on the 18th, I’m playing a solo show with my friend Adam at a coffee shop near NE 20th and Sandy.

Speaking of birthdays, I had a great party this year. Thanks much to The Minor Thirds, Nick Jaina and Ali Ippolito for filling the house with sound. Duetting with Anne Adams at 3am was a pretty big thrill too.

 April 7, 2006  Posted by Ross at 6:46 pm Posts No Responses »
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