I arrive to my principal’s office door. As I walk into his office, he hands me an envelope and says to me, “You know why you’re here.” I nod, look deeply into his face, and comment that he must’ve had some hard conversations today. The envelope he hands me is neither pink nor a slip. It is simply an 8.5’’ x 11’’ piece of paper in an envelope.
For the first time in about 15 years the Anchorage Press didn't host an official party during the Alaska Press Club Conference. We found this out on Monday, April 10—a week before the Conference—when we were contacted by a Press Club board member and asked if we'd be interested in hosting a Crude party in its place. In one week we put together one of the most epic parties we've done to date. Huge thank you to Tubby & Friends, DJ Gre, Brown Bag Sandwich Co., The 49th Supply Co., Alaska Fireweed, The Alaska Press Club and everyone who showed up to party their faces off!
They both went into the Exposure project wanting to create something that would inspire the same emotions those Boarderline videos – 100%, Survival of the Tightest, The 49th Chamber, to name a few – gave them. Feelings of hope and ambition that create hometown heroes.
You see, “back in the day” is the best for everyone, everywhere, always. From the first human to the last. Because, literally, colors were brighter, loves were lovelier, pain was more painful, and the days did go on forever.
Some may be scratching their heads wondering, “why is this chick likening Modest Mouse and Wu-Tang to some music festival put on by UAA student activities?” Because the people behind this event are just as passionate about bringing the community together and supporting local artists as you are about playing Pokemon Go.
I hadn’t seen Deez until I walked into the Juneau Boarderline last year – it had been 8 years since the last time we saw each other. While we talked, I remembered what a special time that was, back in the old Boarderline days. To have a shop that united so many people is an amazing deal. It was an outlaw time.
"I’ve had the honor of being considered one of the best lyricists from Alaska ever to do it by peers and fans alike. In terms of legacy, the beauty of it is that the story is still being written. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know one thing: I’ll still kill any song I’m ever on. So step your bars up!"