If you live out of the area or simply haven’t been able to make all the cool events that have gone down at the Someday Lounge in NW Portland, take heart that they’ve launched their archive of past performances in streaming video. There’s a lot of great stuff housed here, including Garett Strickland’s Phase One reading/performance series that I was fortunate enough to be part of back in October, along with Matthew Korfhage, Pash, Mattress, Parenthetical Girls and Lidia Yuknavitch.
And if you’ve never seen Lidia read, you’ll definitely want to check this out (she’s at the 45 minute mark), as she goes totally oldschool with a classic from Her Other Mouths. The audience very rightly adores her, and she gives a great performance. Me, on the other hand: I don’t appear for yet another 45 minutes, but stick around and you’ll see how I bumble through my opening while the entire audience leaves the room just seconds after I’ve taken the stage.