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Snazzy Portland Cometh!

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Hello universe … nice hat! Please lend me your undivided attention for this Public Service Announcement!

There once was a band of malcontent street musicians known as The Bad Mintons, who embarked on a noble quest to serenade drunk people out of their spare change and cigarettes. The Mintons earned their money the hard way, and they spent it on the hard stuff. Whiskey was their muse, tobacco was their breakfast, and the Devil was their personal friend.
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Monday, May 7th, 2012

SNAZZY PORTLAND — the epic music video for the smooth-metal superhit of the same name — is nigh upon complete! Kudos to Rick Kent of Kentwood, California for taking on the crucial dual roles of editor & taskmaster, and driving this sucker out the front door!
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Alaska POSTPONED, again, shit shit shit shit shit …

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Arrrgh!  Sorry, sorry, sorry … again it’s happened that we must postpone this shot.  Sarah Palin can’t make it; something about a bowhunting appointment.  And I personally am caught with my pants down because I just got back in town.  For all of you who were able & planning to make it, please accept my apologies.
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Snazzy Portland vs. Cold Alaska!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Attention volunteers, weirdos and northern soaks!

Believe it or not, folks, but Snazzy Portland is still in production.  Like a grizzly bear, it takes long naps and wakes up HUNGRY!

We are now planning our third group-shot for the video, set in scenic ALASKA!  We’re very tentatively planning this shoot for SUNDAY MARCH 7.  (At this juncture it’s hard to be sure about the weather, so we will re-confirm or reschedule later this week.)
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Monday, February 8th, 2010

Crap!  Sorry folks, we have a hospitalized cat on our hands.  I have to reschedule this for Wednesday morning, one day later than planned.
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Snazzy Portland: The Second Shoot!

Monday, February 8th, 2010

a huge joint

UPDATE: Rescheduled to WEDNESDAY. .  Sorry.

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Attention citizens of Portland! Again I beg your assistance.

The second group shoot for Snazzy Portland is scheduled for TOMORROW, Tuesday February 8 2010, at 10am in the morning.The location: 1501 NE Davis Street, none other than the eastside location of Voodoo Donuts — Voodoo Too!  If you haven’t been there yet, you’re missing out.
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Snazzy Portland: the first shoot!

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Whee!  We just had a great organizational meeting, and the weatherman says we’re ON for tomorrow morning’s shoot for SNAZZY PORTLAND!  Again I beg your wacky assistance: please come if you can.  Fun times are assured!
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Snazzy Portland: first weekend shooting schedule

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Okay, it’s on!  This weekend we begin shooting the WORLD’S MOST AWESOMEST MUSIC VIDEO!  Please come be a part of the weirdness that is SNAZZY PORTLAND! 

This weekend’s shooting schedule:
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Snazzy Portland: The Motion Picture For Phones

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Hello 2010, and hello to everybody who’s expressed interest in helping make the Snazzy Portland video.  If you are reading this and you’re still interested, please reply with these three important pieces of info: Read the rest of this entry »

Snazzy Portland! And a cry for help …

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Bad Mintons make an entrance

Drama alert!  If you’ve ever wanted to portray an annoying Californian, a lumberjack or a stoner on the big screen — and by big I mean at least laptop-sized — then read on.

The Bad Mintons — that street-hustling superbusker band of Chet Lyster, myself and a cast of dozens — will be shooting a pop video this January for our super-mega-ultra-hit cassingle “Snazzy Portland.” It is our most popular song ever, and we believe that with the right video it might actually sell one or two copies of our nearly-released record, or at least amuse more of our friends.

But it’s 2009 in Portland and we’re all unemployed.  We have no budget — but we do have a plan.  Right now I’m asking you, our friends and fans and friends-of-fans, for a little help with that. Read the rest of this entry »