My favorite magazine, The FlyFish Journal, ran a feature article on the fight to get hatchery fish off the McKenzie River.
It’s worth a read, if you want to relive that great night back in 2010 in the Springfield Amory.
I haven’t gotten around to the rest of the issue yet, but I’m sure it’s amazing. Plus, it also features a short essay I wrote on my favorite Oregon, band Red Fang.
To date, Red Fang’s video for the song Prehistoric Dog has over 1.5 million views. I account for about a third of them. The premise of the video: Beefy heavy metal dudes drink enough beer to build weapons and suits of armor out of the aluminum cans and attack a group of LARPing kids in a Portland park.
In another video, they weld a plow to the front of a station wagon and drive it through a wall made from 80 gallons of milk, shotgunning PBRs and huffing nitrous oxide through balloons.
The music is great, but the magic of these videos is the guys themselves. The dudes in Red Fang look old. But they’re having this amazing time. And that inspired the story in the magazine.
Pick up your copy at the shop and enjoy.