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Sunday, August 9, 2009

As Per Adam Shearer's Request...

Posted by Alison Hallett on Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 12:33 PM

at the Portland Cello Project's dance party last night that the ladies in the audience post Mercury I Saw U's for Brian Perez:

PCP Show

Your cello-backed George Michael cover was pretty much the greatest thing I've ever seen. You are a talented man. And, like many of the women in the crowd last night, I am prepared to offer you my womb.

When: Saturday, August 8, 2009

Where: Doug Fir

I saw a: Man

I am a: Woman

Score one for enthusiasm over irony: Even post PDX Pop and Pickathon, the Portland Cello Project's dance party at the Doug Fir last night was the musical highlight of my summer. A handful of local musicians rotated on the mic to cover a selection of poppy, familiar dance tunes—"Take on Me," "Man in the Mirror"—backed by cellists from the Portland Cello Project. Doug Jenkins of the PCP is an organizational wizard (yeah, you can quote that!) who orchestrated incredibly quick and smooth transitions between songs; the show's pace was good, the crowd was excited, the musicians were clearly having a great time. The whole thing was just ridiculously goofy and fun. And when all the performers took to the stage at the end to cover "We Are the World"? It was actually kind of moving.

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