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.
Contributed to fanzines most notably Mole magazine. Highlights included interviewing the Baltimore Glass Man using a “hidden radio mic” and having a brief run-in with members of the band L7.
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?
A Pledge to Prevent Nuclear Escalation
(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?
18 thoughts on “What’s it all about…”
Just found your site…Love the photos of Skinner house on Sumner….if you are looking for other strange houses and art cars contact me.
Impressive list of exploits and credentials. Especially the juggalo/zombie look!
I could not get the make up right either way so it turned into a hybrid.
Hi, Dave– fun to see your blog–hadn’t realize Will stole his gambit from you. Somehow found self going back to the Pittsburgh version (oh, yes–’twas due to Will’s technical cousin Jake [adopted son of my cousin Kathleen Craig & her U-Va husband] and Jake’s family’s recent move to Pittsburgh. So I thought–how better to get to know the real Pittsburgh via a real Orbiter. In the course of which I discovered Will wasn’t the first. Like what I’ve seen of yours so far. So glad you 2 stayed friends.
‘Nuf for now. Will’s Mom & former Humanities prof,
Will has taken the gambit and run with it. I’m really impressed with his content. Like a true academic’s kid he includes footnotes too!
There is so much humor here and it starts to compound and tenth power the further down the rabbit hole of the site I go, I think I lost my mind somewhere near the crossroads of antsi and abuse. Thank you for keeping me company when the electric is out and the only light is my 20th century laptop.
Thanks so much for reading. I do consider this a type of humor that maybe not everyone gets so I appreciate your appreciation.
A search on “Mrs. Yuchmow” brought me here.
Congratulations on your many achievements. Making Mrs. Yuchmow proud….
Was she your teacher?
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Indeed. As I recall, Kindergarten *and* first grade
My best guess is that you spent time in New Jersey.
Most people wisely refuse any endorsement from me! But, let me tell you, this man is passionate.
Yes, but it’s hard to tell where passion and weird obsession intersect.
I enjoy what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure!
Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.
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