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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Twelve

In looking at these videos I have reminded myself that #N/A was an enjoyable person to talk to, when he was in a talking mood, which was not all the time.  In all of the drama that we had as … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Ten

He was an artist I definitely would have liked to have seen live, but he didn’t seem interested in touring.  I’m not sure why that was the case.  I mean, I know he was shy, but there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Seven

At first we liked the fact that #N/A was being nominated so much for awards, but eventually it became a problem. How would we preserve anonymity in the face of the attention that we were getting for the music?  Pretty … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Six

I have to admit that the way we went about making recordings was pretty strange.  Any of the musicians in our label could record their part or get a group of others to record individually or separate and then call … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Five

One of the most important aspects of the Portland Anonymous Crew was names, and while most of our musicians chose flamboyant names for themselves, he chose the most obvious name of all, #N/A.  The hashtag was appropriately hipster for coming … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Four

A lot of people would have complained about being known for their ballads, but I don’t think he was one of them.  It was clear that his taste in music was broad just from what he recorded, whether it was … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Three

I’m always surprised about how much people like to talk about “Beside Me.”  Like many songs of its kind, it is one that came together pretty easily.  The chorus came first, and it came to me while I was struggling … Continue reading

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Portland Anonymous: Fragment Two

I suppose it would be best to begin at the beginning.  I don’t know why I didn’t do that last time, but I guess I’m still not really sure of what I want to do here.  I have been given … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Outkast

I can’t remember when I first heard of Outkast.  The first songs of theirs that I was aware of were probably Rosa Parks and Bombs Over Baghdad, but the first ones I remember hearing on the radio were Ms. Jackson … Continue reading

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I Want You To Be Happier

By and large, I am pretty happy that Bastille has their second top ten hit with their collaboration with top producer Marshmello in “Happier.”  To be sure, it is not nearly as good a song as the group has been … Continue reading

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