The Other Guy & Bohemia Afterdark

by mike
(se portland)

I've been working graveyard for over 20 years here in Portland.

I loved watching "the Other Guy" with its skits and live music of new artists and Bohemia Afterdark with it's music and skits as well.

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Apr 21, 2016
The Other Guy Lives!
by: Bobby Castaneda - The Other Guy

Thank you so much for your comment. When I tell my work colleagues that I produced and hosted a music show in Portland for 10 years, they do not believe me. I worked at Fox and started The Other Guy as a labor of love in honor of local/regional artists who were most excellent but not getting any airplay. I figured "Heck, I work in television! I can put them on the air! There's MTV and VH1, so I will just be the alternative to top 40 - The Other Guy!" If I had any idea how much work it would become to do it well, I likely would not have done it at all. But that is the beauty and power of naivete. The show gained national attention and before long, record labels were vying to get their artists to perform live on the show - several of which were Grammy award winners (Sheryl Crow, Duncan Sheik, Taj Mahal, Soundgarden and more). I admit the host segments were goofy, but in the spirit of my original intent, my drive was to always air under-appreciated artists that were innovative and exceptional - no matter the genre. Producing that show kept me in the industry 10 years longer than I should have (broadcast television is not a spiritually/ethically healthy industry), but every time someone took the time to write to the show or approach me on the street to tell me how much they enjoyed the show, I knew it was all worth it. I am currently working in the energy efficiency industry, which I love and living in Kansas City, which is surprisingly hip and rife with an amazing music scene. I will be returning home to Portland this fall. Thank you for taking the time to mention the show. I have all the original shows and hope to someday slow down long enough to put some of them on YouTube, as often requested. Before I go, I want to take a moment to thank all those such as yourself who watched the show every week, and for taking the time to let me know that it mattered. Take care and I will see you on the streets of Puddletown. Hopefully some will recognize me. Even though my hair is silver and I no longer have the Kramer do, I still have the hipster sideburns...

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