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NW Passage: Pierced Arrows in stories and acoustic

by David Krough


Posted on April 9, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:48 PM

Fred and Toody from Pierced Arrows at the Northwest Passage lecture series.

Packed into the Waypost on N Williams.

Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records did a great job interviewing the pair about their early lives and years of running music stores while playing the dives and clubs, conquering Eurpope in the 90s as Dead Moon.

The Coles' story is also documented in the independent film "Unknown Passage." Starting with his early days as "Deep Soul" Cole playing clubs in Vegas, getting burned by 60s cheeseball record companies and eventually landing in Portland.

(All 14 Dead Moon records plus a ton of singles)

Isaacson's label Mississippi Records reissued all the vinyl by The Rats.

As for "special musical surprise guest" at the end of the interview - all a ruse - as Isaacson asked Fred and Toody to play a couple songs, which they were happy to do. Three acoustic.

The Dill Pickle Club, which sponsored the event, is hoping to document the series, and present it in a forthcoming audio CD and booklet.

It should be out in late August and will be a quarterly publication.

Portland Radio Authority also will have recordings of the events.

"Tell me about your tragedy, tell me about your youth
Confidence is sacred, it lies beside the truth

Let it rain let it rain
wash away the pain

Don't waste your thoughts on failure, that's a nowhere scene
Go for what you want the most, it's the only way you're free"