“Portlandia—The other side of Portland, Oregon

Thursday, January 26, 2012 by cyberacoustics

Even though I’ve been working and living on the west coast for over 20 years, I still say I am from the east coast. I’ve lived outside of Boston, NYC, and Washington, DC. I’m a die-hard Yankees and Giants fan and understand the way of life back there, but I’ve been lucky enough to visit just about every major city in America. Each one has its own personality and distinctive culture. But when it comes to Portland, Oregon (“Ore-gone” if you’re a non-native), this city is in a world of its own.


Happy 30th Birthday to MTV

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 by cyberacoustics

I can’t believe it! 30 years ago this week, music videos could be viewed during the day instead of the wee hours of the morning. For years, we turned to MTV for music programming, as it was the bastion of hip culture. I bet you didn’t know that the first video ever played on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.


When Fiction is “Super True”

Monday, July 18, 2011 by cyberacoustics

I read a lot, and I’m a big fan of Russian author Gary Shteyngart, so when his new book “Super Sad True Love Story” came out, I was really excited to dive in. I blew through it in about two days, loving the dystopian picture of the future he presented.



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