Before I continue I would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to Nik Walton and his roommates for my shenanigans while crashing in their fine abode and thank them for the accommodations.
Upon arriving Nik and I set about scheduling recording times for our fine players of the stringy and horny bits for the upcoming ASD record (oh yes, we're working on a new record didn't you know? My, but you don't keep up on the news these days do you? ...oh wait...). We came prepared to work long and hard, everyday, whatever it takes! As it happened our lovely performers were only free a few hours on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Being the foolish young lads with little else to do we immediately went out and took in what was surely a positively tiny fraction of what Portland had to offer for the next four days. Highlights included long walk, good beer, better food, Powell's, Tender Loving Empire, Laughing Planet, wine, poutine, and a gas leak next door that forced us out of the house for a little longer than planned for fear of it exploding followed by little sleep and a recording mini-marathon.
A short plane ride and three day nap later, cradled in headphones listening to the fruits of our labors I have only this to say: holyshitradawesomesauce!