KBOO at Pickathon!

The 11th Annual Pickathon indie roots music festival is upon us! The always eclectic lineup includes Blitzen Trapper, Dr. Dog, Vetiver, John Doe, The Sadies, Alela Diane, Dale Watson and many, many more across 6 stage. The unique, friendly, sustainable festival takes place all weekend at gorgeous Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley.

DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid are back on KBOO!

It's been six months since our last KBOO show, and DJ Anjali and I are excited to have the Anjali and The Kid show back on the air at our new day and time.  We had no intention of giving up our show, it was just that our schedule outside of KBOO made making our Sunday night show more and more difficult.  When we announced that we wouldn't be able to do Sundays any more back in February, we understood that getting a new show on a different day was not guaranteed, and we would just have to see what would happen. 

Tuesday nights from 10pm to midnight are just what the doctor ordered! 

Now that our show is happening every week, we are broadening our playlist.  While the South Asian diaspora will remain the focus of our selections, you can also expect to hear a smattering of sounds from various international hot spots that are tickling our ears at the moment.

Thinking of the classics

 On today's Stage and Studio, I talked with Connor Kerns and Debbie Hunter who have been running Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre concentrating on the classics and Connor's original plays. They started in 2001 and it's been a labor of love for most of this decade. Check out their interview about a new adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

Pammela Springfield of Cannibals

We’ve seen her all over town, at plenty of openings. She’s not the kind of person you forget. PDXart had the occasional photo of her posted, yet when I searched through its pages, I could no longer find her.

Pammela Springfield opened a place called Cannibals awhile back, but I think it began to make a dent in the art world when it delivered work to the CAP Auction. That’s when I started walking into galleries and overheard conversations about that wild place on NW 21st and the woman who runs it. But I’ve known Pammela for years – maybe I met her when she hosted a party for the Ramones in ’77, maybe a little earlier.

Movie Talk: Review of Sleep Dealer

 Ed's personal KBOO blog is still under construction. Until then, here is his latest review


Sleep Dealer (USA/Mexico 2008)

Director: Alex Rivera

With: Luis Fernando Pena, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas

Where: Hollywood Theatre


(Mostly in Spanish, with subtitles)

Dystopian vision of the not-too-distant future, specifically the US-Mexican border.  Water in Mexico is owned by corporate entities who sell it to farmers at exorbitant rates, and guard it with military drones and robot weapons.

36--NEWS--Sean Ongley to produce TRISTAN TZARA's "THE GAS HEART"

Hi gang,

Sean will produce  (as well as being a character himself in) Tzara's "The Glass Heart."

Anyone else interested in vocalizing a character in the play should contact Sean.




35--NEWS--Rolf snatches up Arrabal's "The Two Executioners"

As the subject line says.
Expect something deliciously horrible.





Here's a lovely little bit of playfulness from Tzara.  Enjoy.





Hi gang,

Here's a tough little piece by Fernando Arrabal, basically one long torture sequence.

While I was transcribing, I contemplated "adjusting" some of Benoit's closing words to his brother to sound more like some of the contemporary excuses being made for not further exposing the Bush/Cheney torture spree, but decided to leave the dialogue as is.

If you do decide to adjust the dialogue along those lines yourself, do keep it "familial" and working within the context of the play.



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