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Showing posts from February 1, 2007

The Voodoo that You Do So Well

Tres Shannon is a superstar. The ever-friendly, all-inclusive, larger-than-life creator of Fantastic Events and WorldWide Ambitions is the co-owner of the amazing Voodoo Doughnuts. This shop is not new, but being newish to Portland, I must discuss it. My family and I went in there the other day, and were welcomed by a moustachioed Tres and a..good god! Is that Elvis?! It is!!!! The wacky freaky guy who used to be called Elvis and hang around Tres' OTHER venue of yesteryear, The X-RAY cafe, was there. He was smoking, compulsively, and getting smoke on the doughnuts, but I put it out of my mind and talked to Tres. He mentioned he had put out a compilation of music from the X-RAY cafe, and that there had been a documentary made about those heady times. Old news to some, but not to me. He asked if I was still playing music and when I said yes invited me to "play up there", waving towards the ceiling. I looked "up there&qu…