I never got a proper picture of me playing at pitw, but I got this. That blurred person with the blue hair in the back was me about to go on stage. God I love you guys so much.. #punxinthewoods #freecascadia #northwestisbest
It may not be a "war" but it is certainly neglect. Granted, Portland is part of a larger system of calculated American institutional neglect of the arts, but that is no excuse for the failure(s) of our city government to protect and nurture the cultural landscape that makes this place tick. @chloeeudalypdx knows exactly what I'm talking about from running Reading Frenzy for so many years -- we had many private conversations about how unsupported we felt trying to survive in a merciless capitalist economic system while being fundamentally against the sociopathic edicts of profit and endless growth. The city needs to, at the very least, stop exploiting us in their perfidious marketing efforts -- because the myth of PDX and the reality of PDX keep drifting ever further apart... So I'll reiterate that the "Noise Office" can get the F off my back.
Notes: approx $400 million of Berlin's arts and culture budget is funded by the city itself; $160 million comes from "regional district councils"; $360 million from the federal government. Portland partners with RACC for our arts and culture efforts, with approx $4 million coming from the general fund. #thisisnotberlin #portland #artsandculture #makenoise #discoverportland #myth #reality #supportculture #latestagecapitalism #freecascadia @portlandforeveryone @travelportland @visit_berlin
This is why I love the PNW, watching sunsets on glaciated peaks and glowing islands all while riding some of the best trails out there... grateful for moments like this.
Number three thousand sixty five, for why I intend to become an expat: At a W.H.O. Conference this spring, the US threatened taxes and trade tariffs on countries who said they supported the concept that Breastfeeding should be encouraged by nations over infant formula. “The intensity of the Trump administration’s opposition to the breast-feeding resolution stunned public health officials and foreign diplomats.” - @nytimes #dignityoverdollars #fucktrump #howcanitcontinuelikethis