Friday, June 02, 2006

The Lighter Notes: Taking It To The Big Top Stage

This one could be fun. The band has played the Waterfront only once before, in a big tent at a party featuring Bill Walton. I decided to wear a tie-dyed shirt in his honor and he mentioned it during his speech. We have exchanged occasional emails ever since - the latest after UCLA made it to the NCAA Finals this year.
As great as that was, that was the Bite, and this week is the Rose Festival. Once more the band will venture to the edge of the Willamette to charm, delight, and hopefully entertain the good citizens of the Rose City. The Lighter Notes will close the show under the Big Top this Tuesday night.
Erik Sten likes to depict bloggers as do-nothing complainers from the sidelines of life, while his band of politicians is out there every day making Portland a better place. So how does this appearance at the Rose Festival by a blogger and his band fit into the Sten view? Does this make Portland a better place? Hmm......Come to think of it, Erik might be right.

Rose Festival :: Events :: Waterfront Village


At 8:04 AM, Blogger Kari Chisholm said...

Erik Sten likes to depict bloggers as do-nothing complainers from the sidelines of life

I don't think that's quite right. Certainly, he thinks that SOME bloggers are....

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Come on, Kari, you can say it. He was talking about Jack, who was sitting not more than 20 feet away.
I was going for a joke here, but not all of them work.
By the way, Erik Sten was wrong - Jack has made a good contribution to Portland, while not everything Erik has done has been a big help. Search for "Water Bureau, Portland, Fiasco."

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