Thursday, October 31, 2013

MarchFourth in China @ Hollywood Theater Dec. 1st

In May of 2013, MarchFourth Marching Band was honored to do a US State Department cultural exchange tour in China, sponsored jointly by the United States Embassy in Beijing, Sias International University, Sias Foundation, and the Government of Henan China Cultural Affairs. This film traces the band's path through Henan, a relatively remote province of China often referred to as the "Cradle of Chinese Civilization," as they present an American musical experience in concerts, workshops, parades and civic events, promoting peace and goodwill through art and the common language of music. The freaky and urban MarchFourth juxtaposed against Henan's traditionally more rural community not only reflects an unusual slice of modern Sino-American relations, but also provides a unique glimpse into a part of China that most Americans don't see.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Beautiful 4 BDR House in SE Portland

Before I bought my current place around 10 years ago, I spent a few months at my friend Benjamin's house in SE Portland. He's since bought the place and rebuilt it up over the last couple of years. It's now available for renting by the day and has really incredible value - especially for small groups of visitors or family who may be visiting Portland for a short spell. If you know anyone looking for a spot to call home for a couple of days, I'd highly recommend this house. Now if I can just convince him to let ME have a retreat there...