Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We're Hosting an Evening of Local Independent Media!

What are you doing next week? Want to come hear from some renowned independent filmmakers? Of course you do!

I'll be curating/moderating an evening of local independent media on Wednesday, March 28th (at 7PM) at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan) for the Oregon Jewish Museum.

I'll be chatting with Peter Richardson (director of the award-winning How to Die in Oregon), Rachel Blumberg (acclaimed musician and animator), Alissa Creamer (international documentarian), and Alicia J. Rose (photographer and music video director). I'll be chatting with each of them in addition to sharing some of their work. Tickets are $10 (and available to buy here) but the experience will be priceless.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On (or rather, in) The Edge!

I still remember the enjoyment I got each morning as a kid when I pulled out the 'Living' section of The Oregonian and read 'The Edge.' It was an always-entertaining round-up of jokes, strange news, clever haikus, or whatever else they jammed into the narrow column that was curated by the mysterious "Uncle Edgester."

So I was thrilled when I heard yesterday that we, The Pedal Powered Talk Show, made our way into 'The Edge.' Here's how yesterday's column started:

An Edgester remarked recently, "You know you live in an interesting city when you can no longer tell the newspaper stories from the 'Portlandia' episodes."

Ding ding ding! A bell went off, and we knew we had our next Edge column.

Here with, a quiz: Which of these is a real story, and which of these is a synopsis of a "Portlandia" sketch?

And what was the first line of the quiz?

1. A bike-powered talk show uses a cargo bike to carry recording equipment and a desk for the host.

That's us! We're a bike-powered talk show that uses a cargo bike! And you can read the rest of the column here.

I couldn't be happier right now. My 12-year-old dream just came true. This is almost as good as winning one of their famous haiku contests.

The writer of 'The Edge' has always been kept anonymous, but whoever you are - thank you! You made my day.

Monday, March 12, 2012

PPTS Live Was a Hit!

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to cheer us on. It was all a blur but I'm pretty sure I had a great time. And of course, thanks to our crew, the folks at the Bagdad Theater (especially Doug), our peeps at the Portland Hawthorne Hostel, and our rockin' guests.

Stay tuned for photos, videos, and more juicy tidbits coming soon!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Heed The Oregonian's Advice!

The Pedal Powered Talk Show LIVE event was at the top of my list this weekend, but now you don't only have to take my word for it. The Oregonian put our action-packed event at the top of Kristi Turnquist's Hot List!

So listen to The Oregonian and come on down to the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd) this Sunday, March 11th from 3 - 5PM (doors open at 2PM). You'll see some great guests, hear some great music, and watch some intriguing video! Tickets are 10 bucks but it all goes to support the Hawthorne Portland Hostel.

You can RSVP on facebook here.

Or buy advance tickets here.

I'll see ya there!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Reading Up For Next Week

Pedal Powered Talk Show LIVE is less than a week away and I've got some reading/watching to do. If you want to prepare for next week's show too here's your book/movie list for the week:

• Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Inventionby Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett

• Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvelby Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett

Livability by Jon Raymond

Rid of Me, a film by James Westby

Whether you read/watch or not though, you should definitely come out to the Bagdad Theater on Sunday, March 11th (the show's from 3 - 5PM, doors open at 2PM). Tickets are 10 bucks, but all that money goes to support the Portland Hawthorne Hostel. Make sure to RSVP on facebook. See you there!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

More Guests Announced for Live Show!

What are you doing on Sunday, March 11th? Coming to see our show live, of course! And in addition to our previously announced guests, Jon Raymond, Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, we're also happy to welcome director James Westby & actress Katie O'Grady from the Portland-shot film, Rid of Me. Check out the trailer:

Make sure to RSVP on facebook and buy tickets here (only 10 bucks, and it all goes to support the Hawthorne Portland Hostel).