Silly-Sad Chamber Pop from Portland, OR

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My friend Jason Ferris was kind enough to record some video at the album release show at The Waypost on 1/3/15. Here are some of his recordings. Also, don’t forget to catch me at The Waypost tomorrow (2/14, aka Valentine’s Day), accompanied by Mike Chastain on drums. I will be sharing the stage with Nikki ‘N’ The Pathos and Bedroom Microphone.

“Marvin Cone”

“Not Amused”

“Foster Nitez”

Spirit Duplicator performing “Edge Detector”


Hi millions of people who will inevitably read this exceedingly important blog,

As we teeter upon the precipice at the edge of 2008, staring into the unknown but beautiful chasm of 2009, I would like to let you know about the current and future plans of myself and the Poppin’ Fresh Love Engines. We will be working on recording our first legitimate album this coming month, tentatively named Praise and Supplication to the Benevolent Space Robots or Brevity is Not Necessarily the Soul of Wit. The actual release date is currently unknown and will primarily hinge upon the discovery of a box of money, or the emergence of a benefactor with questionable taste in art and music.

Around mid-February, I will be leaving town but shall return by the end of May. We are hoping to play a live public show before my departure. I will hopefully be playing some shows in New Orleans in these coming months, and the entire band will emerge from the depths of hiatus this summer to provide live entertainment to the people of Portland, and perhaps other Pacific cities.

-Dr. S


I had the good fortune to be chosen to do a special solo performance as part of the Portland Mercury’s annual Pizzazz talent show a couple Fridays ago. You can check out a video of the spectacle here:

It was a really fun show to be a part of, and a great mix of talent and silliness. The only drawback was that I couldn’t watch the performances from backstage. For links to all the fantastically ridiculous performances check out this page


On Friday May 30th at 7 PM, Rererato Artspace will play host to AN EVENING OF MAD SCIENCE!

The event will feature:

*Performances by us, Spirit Duplicator and Les Flaneurs

*A dramatic tale involving a mad scientist, a Skinnerian behaviorist and a candy store owner with dreams of rock super-stardom

*A chance to win fabulous prizes obtained from Portland’s finest garage sales in a game show hosted by the charasmatic and talented Paul Silveria.

Don’t miss this magical evening!