What’s it all about…

Not watching out for you (1)

Meet a member of our crack investigation team.

The Portland Orbit currently obsesses over homemade signs, independent cinema and TV, art cars, murals, outsider art and other and additional forms of creative expression in and around the Portland, OR area. The Portland Orbit makes every effort to post on Fridays, by 6pm Pacific Time along with the occasional breaking news as it happens.

An Unscientific Portland Orbit Most Read Posts Top Ten

(Updated Weekly)

  1. The Trophy Wife
  2. Paint Paul
  3. Toyz in the Hood
  4. Creepy Stairs, Not Stares
  5. Ghost Bike
  6. An Orbit Obit: Two Closed Stores
  7. Graffiti Abuse
  8. Rough Day at the Office
  9. The Louie Files: The Greatest Moment in Rock History
  10. The Louie Files: Finding Pypo

 

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David Craig is the author and chief photographer for the Portland Orbit. He’s an English major, award winning film maker and sometime independent video producer.

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YouTube video channel link here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaQO2Dd0yzPEe43n5NQ3Mw

Journalism and writing achievements:

Spent most of his high school journalism class analyzing Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip Nancy.

Worked on his student newspaper, the Collgiate Times at Virginia Tech covering stories on the Ugly Man On Campus competition, the university bus system lost and found and bathroom graffiti on and around campus.

Contributed to fanzines most notably Mole magazine, highlights included interviewing the Baltimore Glass Man using a “hidden radio mic” and having a brief run-in with members of the band L7.

Ran a record and cassette label in the 90’s called Nut Music. Duties included rock poster design, writing press releases and a quarterly newsletter.

Wrote songs, recorded and performed under the stage name George Willard in the 90’s. Read Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesburg, Ohio. 

Produced 17 episodes in 4 years of a documentary based public access show called Odds and Ends in Fairfax, Virginia. Found it necessary to write the occasional narration and tons of interview questions.

Worked in education and government television, eventually directing Clark County meetings and hearings.

Has completed a feature length screen play!

Planning to release a chapbook of rejected song lyrics that read like poetry.

just sayin' baby

Comments:

I’m new to the publicity game. I’m opening myself up to all kinds feedback such as this:

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That Reddit, tough crowd!

Some cool stuff that Phil wrote can be found here:

http://twelvety.com/blog/kenton-audio-walk-portland-oregon

From a Facebook comment:

What transplant wrote that article?

 

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On the “set” of Pretty/Creepy, a documentary short. Here I am preparing to interview director Bryan Hiltner. Bryan took the photo and documented me mid-blab while warming up to get him blabbing.

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The world’s worst selfie.

Worst Selfie 45

Another bad selfie.

 

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An ungodly mess of a selfie!

 

David Craig has taken the pledge. HAVE YOU?

A Pledge to Prevent Nuclear Escalation

(Place your hand over your heart.)

I, your name here, pledge to no longer consider making nuclear weapons, use nuclear weapons in any shape or form or proliferate the ones that have already been made.

Our sometime contributors:

Copy Editor: Ronna Craig

Minister of Propaganda: Will Simmons

Narrator for the Portland Orbit Report: Chan

Fact Checker:  Position unfilled

Researcher:      Position unfilled

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The can’t decide Zombie/Juggalo look.

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “What’s it all about…

  1. Nancy Simmons says:

    Hi, Dave– fun to see your blog–hadn’t realize Will stole his gambit from you. Somehow found self going back to the Pittsburgh version (oh, yes–’twas due to Will’s technical cousin Jake [adopted son of my cousin Kathleen Craig & her U-Va husband] and Jake’s family’s recent move to Pittsburgh. So I thought–how better to get to know the real Pittsburgh via a real Orbiter. In the course of which I discovered Will wasn’t the first. Like what I’ve seen of yours so far. So glad you 2 stayed friends.
    ‘Nuf for now. Will’s Mom & former Humanities prof,
    Nancy

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