Archive > April 2008

yodel lady who? 2008

yodel lady who? Originally published 3/26/2008 Oh boy, I get to yodel! Often I slip a yodeling number or two into my regular sets but this is the first time I’ve been asked to do an all-yodel show. Don’t worry, it’s only a 15-minute set. 9 to 9:15 p.m. April 10 at the World Famous […]

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keep music at McCormick & Schmick 2008

keep music at McCormick & SchmickOriginally published 2/20/2008 The Original McCormick & Schmick, 235 SW 1st Ave, Portland, is a wonderful old Portland business. Lots of wood and history. And a loft, where a pianist always played. Until the company discontinued the music. McCormick & Schmick has grown into a big national chain. Doing fine […]

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Me on Oregon Art Beat 2008

Me on Oregon Art Beat Originally published 1/24/2008 Well, it’s exciting to be featured on a TV program anytime but it’s totally thrilling when the program turns out so well: http://http://www.opb.org/television/video/blues-musician-steve-cheseborough/ Check it out! My thanks and praise to Shawn Hutchinson and his crew for boiling down my life and work to a fine eight-minute […]

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Day job 2007

Day jobOriginally published 10/17/2007 Flying back home to Portland from the Delta, after King Biscuit. I break into song as everyone stands to get off the plane at the Portland Airport. It had been a long and difficult trip, although wonderful in many ways. We had gotten stuck overnight in Salt Lake City the night […]

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"Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks needs help 2007

“Philadelphia” Jerry Ricks needs help Originally published 9/9/2007 “Philadelphia” Jerry Ricks has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tumor is operable and he is scheduled for surgery this week. He and his significant other, Nancy Klein, are expatriate Americans living in Croatia, which (like the United States) does not have socialized medicine. So they […]

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No-knead no-preheat sourdough bread 2007

No-knead no-preheat sourdough bread Originally published 4/8/2007 OK, I have to admit I’ve converted. A longtime sourdough home baker, I was skeptical of this no-knead craze. But I’ve been doing it for a few months now and the only drawback is that it makes only one loaf at a time (I used to make two […]

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Chezz and Taizz reviewed! 2007

Chezz and Taizz reviewed! Originally republished (in Steve Cheseborough blog) 3/21/2007 Old-time vaudeville revived in mirthful, mixed acts Review: Miz Kitty’s Parlour shows off more than parlor tricks, though the result can be tedious Monday, March 19, 2007 LUCIANA LOPEZ The Oregonian The building may have changed, but the parlor’s still the same. The vaudeville […]

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Listening spectrum 2007

Listening spectrum Originally published 1/23/2007 (I adapted this from a jazz newsletter; I think that writer adapted it himself from a music-appreciation class.) In most clubs, the best it gets is number 3, often it stays at number 2. When I give a concert I strive, and often manage to, get the listeners up to […]

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how to behave with live music 2006

how to behave with live music Originally published 10/23/2006 I played at a restaurant last night. There were a couple tables of people already there before I started. I played a song, then a second one, and got no reaction at all from any of them. They didn’t applaud, didn’t even look over to see […]

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glad to see Portland made the list 2006

glad to see Portland made the listOriginally published 9/14/2006 Forbes.com’s ‘Drunkest Cities’1. Milwaukee2. Minneapolis-St. Paul3. Columbus, Ohio4. Boston5. Austin, Texas6. Chicago7. Cleveland8. Pittsburgh9. Philadelphia9. Providence, R.I. (tie)11. St. Louis12. San Antonio13. Seattle14. Las Vegas15. Denver/Boulder16. Cincinnati16. Kansas City (tie)18. Houston19. Portland, Ore.20. San Francisco-Oakland20. Washington-Baltimore (tie)22. Phoenix23. Los Angeles24. New Orleans24. Tampa (tied)26. Norfolk27. Dallas-Fort […]

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