Music composer, Kielen King.

“Run-DMC First Said a DJ Could be a Band.” -Chuck D

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Throughout human history, music has adapted, evolved, and cross-pollinated, each amalgam mixing and swirling the disparate forms together, often to create something staggeringly new.

One thing, however, remains a constant: the player, the singer, the songwriter. In a room or in a studio, attempting a kind of artistic alchemy: the transformation of imagination into physical form. To capture -on tape, paper, or hard drive- what exists only as a free-floating magic within the creative center.

Sometimes, it seems so amazing that it’s a wonder it ever happens at all.

On this week’s Outlook Portland, we’ll speak with Kielen King, a Portland musician whose latest idea has been successfully transferred into the realm of the real. His past albums include Soundtrack for an Automated Night and (as part of Azure Noir) Addicted to Blue. His new project is Star Pilot’s Lament: A Musical Sci-Fi Epic.

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.

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SCRAP.

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Here’s something to ponder the next time you’re up late and staring out the window, wondering about your place in all creation:

Scientists who study the dispersement of material throughout the universe theorize that the Earth is so fantastically efficient at redistributing its matter –so mind-bogglingly good at re-using things– that every time you inhale, you are, in fact, breathing in at least a bit of Mr. William Shakespeare. (I swear, you couldn’t make this stuff up.)

And so it goes with water, dirt, air…and everything else. The Earth is, indeed, recycled…every last bit of it. And what is true for the planet at large is true for our own fair city.

On the next Outlook Portland, we’ll be joined by Alyssa Kail, Creative Reuse Center Manager of SCRAP. If you haven’t heard of SCRAP, just ask around: you’ll find that this quintessentially-Portland endeavor is making quite an impact on how our fellow townspeople reuse, recycle, and refashion everything.

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: the leader of The Decepticons…Megatron.

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Stephen Cassell and the Q Center.

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A truly fascinating conversation with Mr. Stephen Cassell, most recently known as the man behind “Hands Across the Hawthorne”. He’s also the founder of public-relations firm Cassell Communications, and sits on the board of The Q Center, which builds awareness and support for Portland’s LGBTG community.

We’ll talk about the art of marketing, advertising challenges in The Age of Irony, and the 1980s biography which inspired his career choice.

PLUS: a discussion of Portland’s Q Center and Q Patrol PDX, as well as look ahead to Portland Pride 2011.

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: The Last Son of Krypton…Superman.

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On the next Outlook Portland (Sunday, 6:30am, on NW32 TV)…I’ll talk with two of Portland’s premier online broadcasters.

In 2009, they moved from terrestrial media into the world of online entertainment as the hosts of FunemploymentRadio.com. And then, earlier this year, they added online television to their resumes when the Portland Trailblazers began airing their program, Sportlandia. (And, somewhere, back in the mists of time, they worked alongside an edgy, Gen-X motormouth whose name currently escapes me.)

Sarah X. Dylan and Greg Nibler…on the next episode of Outlook Portland.

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: Megatron, Leader of the Decepticons.

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Podcasting in Portland.

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There’s a lot that science fiction got right in terms of prediction: atomic power -and atomic bombs, for that matter- spaceflight, the practical application of lasers, and cloning, to name just a few.

Where dreamers of the past got it wrong, however, is where designers and creators of today get it right….and that is matters of size. One device -which fits in one pocket- and represents the miniaturization and consolidation of…everything–your phone, your videophone, your computer, your GPS, your Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In fact, the only thing immense about this device is the vast, nearly limitless amount of content it can access. In the blink of a figurative eye, terms like “radio” and “broadcast” have become either augmented or obsolete, depending on your view.

Sunday, we’ll talk with two Portlanders who are knee-deep in this ongoing change: Mr. Matt Hunter, creator and host of A Jumps, B Shoots, which focuses on video game news and culture, and Mr. Kyle Yount, founder and host of Kaijucast, which centers on all things directly or tangentially related to Godzilla. We’ll get their take on owning and operating  a podcast in 2011, as well as pitfalls that might face up-and-coming programs. It is a glorious time to be alive.

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: The King of the Monsters…Godzilla.

Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Vampire Diaries, and Rick Emerson..