Category Archives: Music

Garbage & Happy Hour. He Said Extra

Garbage Last year Garbage was touring in honor of the 20th anniversary of its eponymous album and I was all excited until I discovered they were not coming to Portland. I was really disappointed We had seen Garbage several years before … Continue reading

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Duran Duran.

She Said Tonight’s Agenda:  Duran Duran on the Waterfront I am a proud child of the 80’s.  With the exception of Ronald Reagan, you will never hear me apologize for the 80’s.  Not for the leg warmers, big shoulder pads, … Continue reading

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Portland Blues Festival, Barlows Artisinal Bar, Mucca Osteria, and the deLuxe Hotel

She Said Today’s Agenda:  Portland Blues Festival, Mucca Osteria, and the deLuxe Hotel Highlights: I have always found it surprising that Zydeco music is played at the Blues Festival. With its joyful and big bouncy beat, Zydeco seems the antithesis … Continue reading

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Two Who’s & Billy Blues Bar and Grill. He said extra.

He Said The Who, Part 1 The title of this entry does sound a bit like a Dr. Seuss Book about Cindy Lou and her twin. We have an ongoing family discussion as to what is the best band of … Continue reading

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Zoë Keating and Bible Club. He Said Extra.

Zoë Keating Part of the goal of empty nesting is going outside the usual comfort zone. Do things and go places I would not normally do. It is that or sit in the chair at home and watch reno shows. … Continue reading

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Heather Nova and Joan Osborne

She Said Tonight’s Agenda:  Heather Nova at the Alberta Rose Theater and  Joan Osborne at the Aladdin Theater Highlights: I think most of us in high school and college had that “go to” album we listened to that sustained us … Continue reading

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Clyde Commons and Cashed Out. Redux.

She Said Tonight’s Agenda:  Dinner at Clyde Common &  The Cashe’d—Out Band at the Star Theater Highlights: I was excited that tonight’s rendezvous would take us to downtown Portland.  I have been wanting to return to Clyde Common since we first … Continue reading

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Davenport and Emily Wells

She Said Tonight’s Agenda: Dinner at Davenport & Emily Wells at The Doug Fir Lounge Highlights Since Davenport has frequently popped up as a must try restaurant in multiple drinking and dining guides, I felt it was time for us to … Continue reading

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Mississippi Pizza and Dusu Mali. He Said Extra.

He Said I would not have thought it possible, but I am getting pizza’d out. With the boys it has been an 18 year pizza fest and even great pizza is still pizza. I estimate I have had at least … Continue reading

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Jesus Died. Patti Smith Lives.

She Said Tonight’s Agenda:  Patti Smith at the Schnitz;  Swine for cocktails & dinner Highlights: Patti Smith is proof you can still be cool at 69 years of age.  Her concert at the Schnitz reminds one of how much we need … Continue reading

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