First off, a big thanks to everyone who made it out this past Sunday night for the sixteenth edition of LocalCut's Portland Lounge Series, featuring Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul and Michael the Blind. As always, a fine night of music, chatting and boozin' was had by all.
Even though it was Oscar night, we had one of the best PLS turnouts yet—and some fine interviews and performances, to boot. In a strange twist of fate (or perhaps PRA tech Ms. Saffron trying to save my rep), the audio of the Nick Jaina interview didn't turn out, so you'll just have to imagine me fumbling through a ramshackle list of subjects while Nick searched for questions within my jabbering. (It's always the people you've listened to and read the most who are the hardest to talk to, eh?) Guess two smooth interviews out of three isn't too bad! Somehow I knew that Jaina'd make it hard on me....JAINA!
Before we get on with it, let me add a big thanks to Portland Radio Authority for putting the whole thing down on (digital) tape, and thanks as well to Blackbird Presents, the Towne Lounge and new sponsor PBR for helping to make this awesome thing a monthly event (every last Sunday). What follows is audio of Jaina's performance, as well as audio of my interviews with and performances by both Michaels (please excuse the buzzing on Apinyakul's set; it's an old sound board and we're still workin' out the kinks a bit). Okay, then: less reading, more listening. Enjoy!
Michael the Blind:
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