It is a land of dust and grit…of thirst and itch. Of the heartsick and the long-gone…of the good, the bad, and the endless emotional greyscale that lies between.
It is the land created by Mr. Willy Vlautin, whose novels The Motel Life, Northline, and, most recently, Lean on Pete have been described as “true, tough, irony-free, heartrending American fiction about people living in the third-world sections of our country.”
This same emotional and figurative terrain informs Willy Vlautin’s other large-scale creative endeavor…the band Richmond Fontaine, for which he is the singer and lead songwriter. Their newest release, We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River, is an exceptional piece of homegrown Americana.
Join us on Sunday as we discuss music, terrible jobs, The Great American Novel, and the artistic medley which is Portland, Oregon.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: Paul Stanley of KISS…as a rubber duck.