Tour Diary 7/13/2011: Portland OR at Holocene

Walked to a coffee shop and worked on the first part of the tour diary, free wifi. They forgot to put my espresso “on the rocks” and only had half and half. Guess what?: I’m fat, cool. Came back and Eric made a fantastic salad for me, what a host! Loaded in at Holocene and ate a pizza.

Breakfast Mountain played an extended set warming up the crowd with their processed found footage and synths. Rebecca Carlisle-Healy was jamming all night processing portraits of people’s faces. There was one moment in the evening when I looked up at the screen and there was a distorted image of @attica’s face with his eye’s photoshopped away as he DJed this glorious remix of “Moment’s in love”.

Megazord and E*Rock stole the show. Probably the best thing I’ve seen all year. E*Rock blazed some upbeat electro tracks while Megazord slammed on his computer opening hundreds of files and applications. Par Exemple: facebook, twitter, tumblr, Google+, PS2 and more. Things got really crazy when Adam Forkner (member of Purple and Green) joined in the dialogue from an off stage computer, all “deus ex machina” style. The performance ended with the Chronicles of Riddik and Akira playing with some original collaged videos. I thought da ‘Zord was going to rage until his computer crashed. Wish I had some screen shots to share. #cyberpunksnotdead #blackTeashades #hackerfashionisback

Tour Diary 7/12/2011: Portland OR at Mudai Lounge

Got a sich tour of the YU building from Adam (member of White Rainbow). It looks like great, nirvana-esque thngs are going to happen here. Megazord was there (duh) practicing racket ball. Met Justin from Green and Purple and he blew my mind with his new track called “Gay Bash”. Why isn’t this guy like the most famous artist of our time?!? #rolloverbeethoven

Gay Bash by jGreeN

Drank like nine million cups of coffee, c’mon it’s Portland. Ordered a side salad (or was it a small salad?) and chips and beans and rice (highly recommended). Freaked out when the restaurant played “like a pimp” because I guess that’s my song now(?!?!?). #lilflip #davidbanner #2003

Loaded in and then went and ate some fondue fries. #ew After we played some kid said, “play at a warehouse.” What does that even mean!?!? IDGI. White Fang killed it playing their “classic rock” set. CCR would have been proud. I know people are saying that their sound is maturing but I still believe they have that hungry fire. #erikonguitar

Went home and split a fancy beer that Jacob had bought at the Oakland Wholefoods. I fell asleep on a futon while Jacob and Eric Mast talked about art/design.