Posts tagged: farming

God Damn You, NaPodPoMo! (BLBH #17)


annihilator of dreams

What went wrong?  Breakdowns take many forms.  Some are brief and intense.  Others linger like a scratchy throat.  We can say that we can change.  Change is impossible.  Breakdowns and breakups are the blues and browns in the fog-bound mountaintops and silicon pastures of our Broken-hearted Hours, and all that we see or seem is but a podcast within a blog.

We who are about to upload salute you – Shawno and Jen, Dr. Normal and Cami Kaos,  David Grizzly Smith, Rowland Cutter, Jennifer Navarrete, Spanking Bea Arthur, and all the others too numerous to sample, for sticking together through that sullen and desperate NaPodPo Month of November, 2008.  We hope to play with you more in the new year.

“Music” by Broken Hours, with help from Alex H. Williams’ “Hey, Mr. Bankerman” and Phobia via Renegade Recordings.  Specious retrofaction from Shawno and Chloe Randolph, and from the Castrobot, whatever you are tying to accomplish.  Paranoid Russian-American woman, on the streets of downtown Seattle, speculates.

Dan Cadmus – part two (BLBH #15)

Dan Cadmus

Dan Cadmus

More of our protracted and serene conversation with Linnton Feed and Seed proprietor Dan Cadmus, which will conclude with a third and final part next time in BLBH #16.

Here, Dan discusses his life’s travels, spending “a great number of years on farms and ranches,” from growing up on his family’s Willamette Valley farm and through his work with the Peace Corps in South America.

He also tells a surreal story of responding to his summons for the military draft. and touches on the economics of agriculture, the iBucket and Thunder Road.

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Dan Cadmus – part one (BLBH #14)

Dan Cadmus

I tried to  say, “I love you,” my golden-baled and allergenic Broken Ears of autumnal corn, but my work schedule got in the way.  Here, then, after three days of NaPodPoMo have slipped away, is the first of a perhaps two- or three-parter that I hope will make up for what gets us down.

The subject is the well-spoken and endearing Dan Cadmus, proprietor of the finest store in the city limits of Portland, Oregon.  No links to send your broken days twittling around with to be found here, folkies, mainly because the man is rooted in the soil of practical endeavor and has not one toe stuck in the technological junk-bucket of this fierce era of wires sticking out of everyone’s ears and pockets and everything.

Grab an herb tea or a bottle of organic pinot and enjoy learning about the history of Linnton, and about how life can be when one has, just by working hard and hanging around long enough, landed softly, bus transfer in hand, at the end of one’s rainbow.

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