London’s Calling – Punk rock, UK Riots and the Tea Party

Friday, August 12th, 2011

When I was recently interviewed by the author Rick Moody I found myself digging back through my memories of the UK and my time during the punk rock years of 1976 through roughly 1981. It wasn’t a nostalgic exercise; the oft used colloquialism “it’s grim up North” was more of an astute observation than a [...]

Sex Pistols, ‘posh boys’ Cameron and Clegg, and those butter ads

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ahead of PiL’s UK tour, frontman John Lydon scratches his nuts and surveys the pop-cultural landscape – Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and all

Punk and Heavy Metal artist reception tonight at Life Gallery

Friday, June 19th, 2009

A few hours before the bustle of First Thursday in the Pearl began, a horde of thunderclouds rolled over Portland. Lightning flashed as emergency broadcast warnings of high winds, hard rains, and tornados (!) rolled across TV screens throughout the city. It was not hard to imagine that the diabolical collection of art at Life [...]