Smokin’ a joint with Wisdom and other Portland shenanigans.

Posted: September 9, 2010 in Music
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Last weekend Karli and I went to Portland. Since we started this blog (a week or two ago?) one of the ideas for it was to take pictures of interesting people we meet, while traveling or not, and ask them their name, occupation, and favorite band. It doesn’t really need more explanation than that, sometimes we’ll blog about the bands, sometimes we won’t. Depends how we feel. Here are some Portland characters.


Name: David (pronounced: Duhhvee)

Occupation: Student awaiting in-state tuition status.

Favorite Band: Rodrigo and Gabriella (yes!)

Name: Ryan

Occupation: Trader Joe’s Employee

Favorite Band: The National (they’re playing this weekend… or maybe next.)

Name: Ryan (again)

Occupation: “Fun” (but also some sort of managing for Blitzen Trapper)

Favorite Band: XTC

Name: Majic I

Occupation: Karli forgot to ask.

Favorite Band: Tool

So after leaving the art-gallery party, with a handful of hobo-weed and a strip of exciting photobooth pictures, we made friends with a couple of intoxicated twenty-somethings walking the same way as us. Their mission? To scale the wall and sneak into the Chinese garden; an adventure we obviously decided to partake in. But before we made it to the roof and were rudely called down by an enraged police officer, the four of us met a couple of Portland-city gangsters who witnessed our scheming at the base of the wall and came over to talk to us. One of them, and the reason for this story, was named Lawrence Bastic, a self-christened hip/hop artist called “Wisdom.” Seeing as I now write a music blog, it seemed wrong to meet a local musician and not blog about him, so I spent a good deal of time looking for him on myspace but it turns out there are a lot of musicians out there who call themselves “Wisdom” (445 to be exact) so just know, I’m still searching for the one I met. Here’s his picture if any of you out there happen to find him.




A Side-note: This weekend I take off for Michigan for my grandmother’s 80th birthday. As exciting as her old-age and the ensuing family reunion is, I’ll be missing a lot of cool happenings on the West coast. So if you’re looking for something to do, check out Portland’s music festival and especially The Tallest Man on Earth since he’ll be playing there and is possibly one of the best folk musicians out there. Otherwise, the concert calendar!!




A disclaimer: You may have noticed that so far all of our profiles have been of guys (no gals). THIS IS NOT BECAUSE WE ARE SEXIST OR USING THE BLOG SOLEY AS AN EXCUSE TO TALK TO MEN. Stay put, keep reading, we’ll get some women up in hurrr.

Until Next Time,


  1. TheBoss says:

    Tasteful and well spoken.

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