September 17th, 2008 is the second anniversary of the death of James Chasse Junior, Jim Jim, an early fixture in the Portland Punk Scene, a schizophrenic man living independently in Downtown Portland, and the victim of a brutal and fatal police beating. Two years ago James Chasse was attacked and beaten to death by Multnomah County Sheriff deputy Bret Burton, Portland Police officer Christopher Humphreys and Portland Police Sargent Kyle Nice. on NW 13th and Everett before a dozen eyewitnesses. Chasse was not suspected of a crime, he had not committed a crime, and had no criminal record. The officers beat him, kicked him, tasered him repeatedly, and broke 17 ribs and his shoulder.
This is an interview with Joe Carducci, author of Rock and the Pop Narcotic and Enter Naomi: SST, LA and All That. He was also the first punk rock DJ here at KBOO. We also talk with David Lightbourne, at the time the KBOO DJ who shared his airtime so Joe could get on the air.
This is an interview with the writers and editors of Destroy All Movies, Zack Carlson and Bryan Connonly.
They say "Destroy All Movies may be the most dazzlingly insane film reference book of all time, Destroy All Movies!!! is an informative, hilarious, and impossibly complete guide to every goddamn appearance of a punk (or new waver!) to hit the screen in the 20th Century."
Voices of the Women's Health Movement is a newly published anthology by long time activist and woman's health advocate Barbara Seaman, a long time activist and woman's health advocate, who died in 2008. Laura Eldridge is co-editor of the anthology.
Erin Yanke interviews Mark Baumgarten, author of the book Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music. Mark will be reading in Portland July 12th, 7:30pm, at Powells Books on Burnside. The reading and book signing will be followed by a K Records tribute concert at Valentine's (9pm, $3, 21+) with Clea Partridge, Grey Anne, and others.
Our good friend Dennis Dread did an interview with the surviving members of XINR at their official record release party on Saturday September 15th, 2012 at Portland's EAST END. Erin Yanke helped with the editing, and it aired on Heavy Metal Vomit Party on September 19, 2012. Enjoy!