Mike Collins: Breaking Out Of the Comfort Zone

If there's one thing Mike Collins is a capable of? Putting the world into a tail-spin. His own world. Our world. But he offers perspective while the center seemingly cannot hold. And perspective is what I hoped for from Mike. Not sure if I would get it. During this worst year of loss in recorded music history, beginning with David Bowie, and most recently Guy Clark, we finally … [Read More...]

Meditation as a Way of Life

There's that famous Buddhist proverb that goes something like "When the student is ready, the Master appears". That goes for pretty much anything in life. The law of … [Read More...]

Andy and Blake’s Couple Degrees of Separation

Back in the late 70's and into the 80's, there's no doubt Portland was rockin' and reelin' with live music. All kinds of genres of the era, from R&B, to funk, to … [Read More...]

A Parting “Pearly” Gift

When Steven Hettum's bandmates heard about Steven's worsening health issues, they quickly got to work on creating a final album for release. Tracks they'd collected … [Read More...]

The Return of Vaudeville

There are, it turns out, some very potent reasons why several long-time honored forms of entertainment and theatre  are making a solid comeback. It has everything to … [Read More...]

John Cage: “Everybody’s Cage”

Reel Music is in its 33rd annual edition. Curation has been going all year and as always new pieces and those timeless classics are part of the Festival palette. No … [Read More...]

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