In order to keep myself busy while I take a hiatus from school, I decided to start writing again. I have been dabbling with poetry and short stories for several years, but it has slowly fallen to the way side. I hope that by creating this blog I can get back into the habit again. I have been writing music reviews and working for a few companies in the independent music scene for the past several years. Now, I am attempting to write my first full length piece on a local band and I hope that I can turn this into a fun hobby.
Recently, I was published in Razorcake and Verbicide magazines. Razorcake featured my first printed ad for GC Records and Verbicide published two album reviews, one for HOTS latest 7″ EP and one for Mall’d to Death’s debut album, Can’t Make a Living.
I am more into telling stories through my photographry, but I want to learn the skills of photojournalism. I recently began a quest to interview local bands and take on more live shows to get a feel for what is happening in the Portland music scene. Several months ago I ran into the boys from No Red Flags (Myspace) No Red Flags (Facebook) and we hit it off quite well. They are very down to earth and genuine. We have been doing some casual interviews and I was treated to a rehearsal last week where I shot a bunch of photos and got to listen to them live. It was loud, upbeat and a really good experience.
I am working on the full length interview and putting together a full write up in the next several weeks. In the meantime listen to No Red Flags.