Let me not make you read through this whole section to get to the new news!
My poetry album, Blame It On The Gamma Ray, has been out for some time. You can order it through bandcamp. Fridays are always a good day to place orders, something about the money going directly to the artists or labels. This album is the result of a collaboration with Willard Simmons who writes the Pittsburgh Orbit. The album format is cassette, yes, kicking it old school, but a purchase comes with digital downloads too. If you do order bear in mind that the purchase reflects crazy high postage costs and you get a lyric booklet. Order away:
Now back to the show already in progress…
A member of our crack investigation team.
The Portland Orbit currently obsesses over homemade signs, independent cinema and TV, art cars, murals, outsider art and other and additional forms of creative expression on the margins and in and around the Portland, OR area. The Portland Orbit continually works up content along with the occasional breaking news as it happens.
Down the Rabbit Hole We Go
I’ve realized more and more that I make an effort to direct people to other sources. Just recently I discovered some commercials created for car dealer Scott Thomason that were mind-blowing because they seemed to skirt the line of decency. I don’t pretend to know it all but I enjoy the idea of pointing people in the direction of other information when I can and I’ve never had a problem with people who make the effort to set the record straight.
- An Unscientific Portland Orbit Most Read Posts Top Ten(Updated Almost Weekly)
- Antsy About Antsi
- A Message of Mystery: Graffiti Abuse
- Not Horsing Around: There’s No Corralling The Portland Horse Project
- The Louie Files: The Seaside Riots
- The Trophy Wife
- The Kennedy Files: A Mysterious Memorial…
- Evelyn Collins: Portland’s Mrs. Doubtfire?
- Paint Paul
- Creepy Stairs, Not Stares
- Toyz in the Hood
(The Portland Orbit’s Least Read Posts)
- Breaking Art Show News
- A Fact Checker’s Lament
- Read All About It
- Happy New Year!
- 2019 Year in Review: The Year of the Toothless Mermaid
- In the Streets #2
- When It All Literally Goes Down the Toilet
- Yard Art
David Craig is the author and chief photographer for the Portland Orbit. He’s an English major, award winning film maker (one award is all that descriptor needs) and an occasional independent video producer.
YouTube video channel link here:
Journalism and writing achievements:
As a kid he created a neighborhood newspaper called The Daily Doo. It lasted two editions.
Spent most of his high school journalism class analyzing Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip Nancy.
Worked on his student newspaper, the Collegiate Times at Virginia Tech, covering stories on the Ugly Man On Campus competition, the university bus system lost and found and bathroom graffiti on and around campus.
Ran a record and cassette label in the 90’s called Nut Music. Duties included rock poster design, writing press releases and a quarterly newsletter.
Wrote songs, recorded and performed under the stage name George Willard in the 90’s. Read Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesburg, Ohio.
Produced 17 episodes in 4 years of a documentary based public access show called Odds and Ends in Fairfax, Virginia. Found it necessary to write the occasional narration and tons of interview questions.
Worked in education and government television, eventually directing a couple of Clark County meetings and hearings.
Has completed a feature length screen play!
Wrote a chapbook of rejected song lyrics that read like poetry.
Here’s a blog post that outlines the origins of the Portland Orbit:
I’m new to the publicity game. I’m opening myself up to all kinds of feedback such as this:
That Reddit, tough crowd!
From a Facebook comment:
What transplant wrote that article?
On the “set” of Pretty/Creepy, a documentary short. Here I am preparing to interview director Bryan Hiltner. Bryan took the photo and documented me mid-blab while warming up to get him blabbing.
Another bad selfie.
An ungodly mess of a selfie!
The art of bad selfie.
DAVID CRAIG HAS TAKEN
THE PLEDGE. HAVE YOU?
(Place your hand over your heart.)
I, your name here, pledge to no longer consider making nuclear weapons, use nuclear weapons in any shape or form or proliferate the ones that have already been made.
OUR SOMETIME CONTRIBUTORS:
Copy Editing: Ronna Craig
Minister of Propaganda and Art Direction: Will Simmons
Narrator for the Portland Orbit Report: Chan
Graphics Consultant: Andy “Poppa” Capp
Photo Cropping and Sizing: Ike Cuttit
Fact Checker: Position unfilled
Researcher: Position unfilled
Can’t decide Zombie/Juggalo or neither?