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 on the margins and in and around the Portland, OR area. The Portland Orbit continually works up content along with the occasional breaking news as it happens.
Down the Rabbit Hole We Go
I’ve realized more and more that I make an effort to direct people to other sources. Just recently I discovered some commercials created for car dealer Scott Thomason that were mind-blowing because they seemed to skirt the line of decency at a time when it was uncommon. I don’t pretend to know it all but I enjoy the idea of pointing people in the direction of other information when I can and I’ve never had a problem with people who make the effort to set the record straight.
An Unscientific Portland Orbit Most Read Posts Top Ten
(Updated Almost Weekly)
- Antsy About Antsi
- A Message of Mystery: Graffiti Abuse
- The Trophy Wife
- The Kennedy Files: A Mysterious Memorial…
- The Louie Files: The Seaside Riots
- Paint Paul
- Toyz in the Hood
- Creepy Stairs, Not Stares
- Transmission Troubles: A Space Taxi Fundraiser
- The Louie Files: The Greatest Moment in Rock and Roll History
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.
YouTube video channel link here:
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 a couple of Clark County meetings and hearings.
Has completed a feature length screen play!
Wrote a chapbook of rejected song lyrics that read like poetry.
Here’s a blog post that outlines the origins of the Portland Orbit:
I’m new to the publicity game. I’m opening myself up to all kinds of feedback such as this:
That Reddit, tough crowd!
Some cool stuff that Phil wrote can be found here:
From a Facebook comment:
What transplant wrote that article?
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.
Another bad selfie.
An ungodly mess of a selfie!
The art of bad selfie.
DAVID CRAIG HAS TAKEN
THE PLEDGE. HAVE YOU?
(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 Editing: Ronna Craig
Minister of Propaganda and Art Direction: Will Simmons
Narrator for the Portland Orbit Report: Chan
Graphics Consultant: Andy “Poppa” Capp
Photo Cropping and Sizing: Ike Cuttit
Fact Checker: Position unfilled
Researcher: Position unfilled
Can’t decide Zombie/Juggalo?