Thursday, December 5, 2013
So there I was a few afternoons ago, waltzing back from Spartan Grill with my falafel awesomeness when my ears were overcome with the sweet sounds from a lone saxaphone player busking in Monument Square. Who was this guy? I'll tell you who it was, it was GLEN DaCOSTA. He used to play with Bob Marley and the freakin' Wailers and here he was, playing for tips right here in our fair city. He's collaborated with local musicians Kate Schrock and Todd the Rocket and hopes the book we wrote sees the light of day. Super nice guy and an exquisite horn player. So yeah, it goes to show you never can tell who you might run into right here in Portland. Peace Out. +ALP
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.