So, are you wondering what are the guys doing with their downtime
this summer? Arts been working on the album in LA and
coming back to Portland to do Blackjack radio every Sunday night.
Craig has been busy with the opening of his coffee shop here
in Portland. And Greg is likely in LA planning for baby to arrive.
Ive really enjoyed listening to Blackjack radio every
Sunday; Arts been doing this now since April. Hes
covered such topics as teen drinking, all ages venues, various
local political and social issues, school vouchers, pornography,
and many other interesting topics that have randomly popped
up each week. The show is 2 hours long on Sunday nights from
6-8pm on KNRK in Portland. The format is simple, he takes some
calls, plays lesser known songs (including some Colorfinger),
and a lot of punk rock and obscure music, and has guests on
to talk about whatever that nights topic is. He frequently
describes the show as music, politics, and attitudes. Too bad
it isnt broadcast on the web anymore.
Last week was interesting because someone called in and wanted
to talk about Everclear and Art said I dont want
to talk about Everclear on this show, lets talk off the
air. That was interesting considering that Art has been
actually been saying a lot about Everclear on previous shows,
such as saying the title of the new album will be Slow
Motion Daydream and be released Oct 8th, with a tour to
follow. And also revealed that their first concert this summer
will be at the Portland Bite, over Labor Day weekend, and will
be playing songs from the new album. He even plugged Craigs
coffee shop one week, but he said the wrong road for the location!
Speaking of Craigs coffee shop, the Grand Opening was
a few weeks ago. Coffee Cartel is a drive up coffee shop in
Portland on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy near 45th. Its a small
building with shake siding, set on a small piece of land with
lots of grass and picnic tables, and theres also parking
and you can walk up and order coffee. Youre coffee will
likely be made by Craig, his Mom (who introduced herself as
Craigs Mom), or his roommate. Ive been
there a few times, and it looks great, the coffee tastes great,
and Craigs Mom told me they are doing very well. So, if
you find yourself in Portland, I HIGHLY recommend stopping by
for some coffee!