Artsy Things

mural of Charlie Chaplin, Theda Bara, and WC Fields on the outer wall of the Elsinore Theatre in Salem, OR

Oh, my heart…

I love me some art. Music is life. Words really do have power.

This is my favorite little part of this blog. You’ll see a lot of my original work and that of many of my friends, as well.

It’s not commonly known, right now, but Salem, OR has a very vibrant art and music scene that I plan on sharing with you all.

Let Me Draw You a Picture

Writers on the Storm

growth

beyond the chain-link fence
alternated ornamental evergreens
and fire bushes blaze
a barrier to foreign ground
surround a smooth, black lot
of high-financed cars
in pristine, seasonal shades
made with pride
in germany,
japan,
switzerland
while on this side,
a ‘58 chevy flatbed stands
rusted and forgotten
by all except lilac bushes, bluegrass,
and blackberry strands
snaked through the grill
in a testament to growth.
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Theatrickal Audiophilanthropy

American Strings an Evening with Ani Difranco

American Strings: An Evening with Ani DiFranco

During the school year, Oregon State University’s College of Liberal Arts does a monthly showcase called American Strings. Hosted by Bob Santelli, OSU director of popular music and performing arts, this series brings musicians from all corners of the country to Corvallis for an in-depth look at the role stringed instruments play in American music. Prior to Covid, these musicians would come, in person. Today during the era of the plague, we get Zoom meetings…which actually do really have some benefits (like…I don’t have to trek down to Corvallis to take part). Each event includes both a conversation and liveContinue reading “American Strings: An Evening with Ani DiFranco”

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Jonah selfie with band playing on Shotski's stage in background

About Me

Hey there! I’m Jonah. Welcome to my world.

We can cruise along the surface or we can cave dive via some in-depth soul spelunking.

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