08 February 2015

Text from Steve James

05 April 2014

Text From Steve James

14 December 2013

Sometimes the cart people get wild...


Cart people: transients that wander the streets of Portland pushing shopping carts full of bottles and cans that they have collected to cash in for money.

One night, there was a very angry and amusing cart person screaming at our building. I gathered from his ranting that he stashed his guitar next to the dumpster so he could go collect cans down the street. When he returned, it was gone. Here is a clip from what I recorded. Enjoy!



06 June 2013

this happened one time and we are forever amused...


From: Tess
To: Emily; Jenna
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

What is snow monkey plum?


From: Emily
To: Tess; Jenna
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

This is a snow monkey…. Name’s Plum



From: Jenna
To: Emily; Tess
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

He’s very romantic.  His hobbies include poetry, laying on the beach, and talking about the love of his life and how she broke his heart.


From: Emily
To: Jenna; Tess
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum

He’s deep and complicated, yet life’s simplicities appeal to him the most.


From: Jenna
To: Emily; Tess
Subject: RE: Xanadu Snow Monkey Plum


He reads Walt Whitman and talks about living in a cabin away from humanity to focus on his art but in truth he can’t imagine living away from the city.  He needs people around him to tell him how talented he is… and how tortured.