Suspected Unabomber/National Book Award-winning novelist on Big Brother’s incompetence.
Q & A
As a journalist, William T. Vollmann has
traveled with the anti-Soviet mujahideen in Afghanistan. He has lived
for a year as a homeless rail-jumper, smoked crack and frequented
Portland jazz bids farewell to one of its leading lights.
How will Portland jazz survive without Andrew
Oliver? Since Hurricane Katrina blew the young pianist back to his
hometown in 2005 after a few years at New Orleans’ Loyola University,
Formed: In 2000 in Minneapolis.
Sounds like: Classically trained piano meets indie-rock drums meets jazz bass.
For fans of: Blondie, Igor Stravinsky, Paul Motian,
Flaming Lips, Abba, Joshua R
Born: In 1942 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Sounds like: Pop music filtered through classical training and imbued with a confrontational spirit.
For fans of: Patti Smith, David Bowie, Bri