When I first heard about the 5th Friday Open Mic from Mark Simnitt (singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Fossil Fools), I was amazed. I would love to see these happen elsewhere in the Church. If any of you would like to see something like this in your own stake, read on. Any successes should immediately be reported back to us. Rock on! – Syphax
My mid-life crisis took me by surprise when it hit seven years ago. I was happily married and serving in a bishopric, so the last thing I expected was to wake up one day and feel like there was something missing from my life. I got a personal trainer and ran a marathon which helped a little. I leased a Jaguar, which really didn’t help at all. Then I started guitar lessons and miraculously, the hole in my life started to fill in. Music, it seemed, was the answer. Continue reading “Open mic at your stake center?”
Featuring SURPRISE INTERVIEW from a special guest… the INSUFFERABLE HIPSTER!
Free – Checkpoint Charley
Fallen – Cindy Bury
State of Decay – American Hollow
I’ll Find You – The Neighbors
Perfect Eight – Fossil Fools
Treasure the Moment – Australis
Impressionism – Crossing Columbia
special thanks to Thomas Hatton, the Insufferable Hipster
Portland is blossoming like a rose with LDS talent. It takes a special place to be able to support great LDS artists like Lindsey Pool, Canoe, KaRyn Daley, and the very retro and impeccably stylish Fossil Fools, and one need look no further than the 5th Friday Open Mic to see that Portland isn’t your ordinary LDS community. Mark Simnitt is responsible for both Fossil Fools and the 5th Friday Open Mic, but don’t worry- just because he’s smarter and more talented than everyone doesn’t mean he’s not humble, because he is. He said so himself.
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