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Uptown Market

The video from our day at Uptown Market features some acoustic tunes by We Became Actors and facepainting by Rox. An older hippiesh woman saw Doodles face with the dinosaur and rocket on opposite cheeks. She said, “Oooh, I like it… embracing the past and the future…all in one adorable face.” Yeah, something like that. I think it was a coincidence. Doodles just likes dinosaurs and Rox does rockets, too.

Check it out – every third Sunday this summer.

“The Minneapolis Uptown Market is a street market with local artisans, craftspeople, small business owners, area farmers, and neighbors. Affordable, unique goods from both emerging and established local vendors. It will be held four times in 2009, on the third Sundays of June, July, August and September.

On 29th Street, between Lyndale Ave. S. and Dupont, the Uptown Market is located in the heart of a unique cultural center and easily accessible by public transportation as well as the Greenway. Think green. Think local.”

See you there August 16th. And here are my friends and some of the founders, Roxie and Abby, discussing it in a web interview:


Filed under song and dance, Take a Chance, video

Knights of the Bright Side by We Became Actors


Indie-pop-rock-new-wavers (and friends), We Became Actors
wrote a rousing fire-up tune about Pablo and Doodles inspired by the Bright Side Knights post. (I’ve also written a children’s story and poem but am waiting to hear if it either is published before posting them here.)

Watch the video. It sounds like the greatest U2 song they never did.

What do you think Jesse is singing? He hasn’t provided me with lyrics yet as they’re probably still being tweaked. But the mood of the song comes across loud and clear. The highest praise I can give were the evident goosebumps on my arms when I saw them perform it. They’ve told me they may even want to include Pablo and Doodles in the video.

When Pablo, Doodles and I listen to music we often air band jam together (especially in the car). Pablo plays lead guitar, so he said he was Christian in this video. I’m on vocals, so I got (had?) to be Jesse. (Don’t let it get to your head, sir.) And Doodles is on drums, always.

We’re extremely flattered. Thanks to Jesse, Christian and Paula (bass) for a song that gave me a chill.

Check out We Became Actors at the Stone Arch Festival on June 21st. Their EP, This is Where We Stand, inspired by INXS, The Cure, U2, Bloc Party, Tegan and Sara, and Metric, will be available this summer. Buy it.

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