Posted: Dec 5, 2003 4:10 pm
Damien's awesome! Definitely a Brite Spot (Guess which PDX bar i'm punnin'!)in an otherwise dreary waterin' hole!
I never fit in with Portland EVER,and yes there are some sour grapes,but i don't want folks on this board thinking i'm some judgemental Straight Edge fuck-i've got nothing aginst drugs,i just don't wanna be tempted into bad behavior from my past!
The only place i felt at home (besides houses) in Portland was probably Billy Ray's when they had bands! Typically,i hated the post-Raver Hippie/Bad Folk Art "renovations" (esp.the smiley faces painted on the outside-i almost had a seizure when i saw that!),but once the music booking came correct it became a cool little peetree (yup,sp)dish for up-n'-coming local talent!
Some of the best Hunches shows i saw were there,and anyone that saw Adam Baby puke on stage when The Exploding Hearts played will never forget it,even if they were as shitfaced as he was when he was puking!Sure there were problems w/ that place too,but it was my own personal CBGB's for a while,and i'll always have a soft spot in my heart for it...
It always sucks when places close,but unless we go into Martial Law tomorrow,there's always someplace new around the corner,so get ready for what's next!!!