Season 2 Episode 8: Dani Schi, The Reformers, Adebisi

Our show began with the fabulous northern Minnesota 4H-member farm-grown non-problematic Comedian Dani Schi. Then, The Reformers had a sneak peek of their Neo-Horror show from an abandoned Lloyd Center storefront, We’re All Gonna Die. Audience members Zach and Miguel completed for fun swag and merch with Portland trivia. And then Portland Neo-Soul/Alt-R&B group Adebisi closed out the show with soulful sounds of the 7-piece band.
Enjoy the Show!

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Season 2 Episode 7: Carlos Kareem Windham, Lisa Loving, and Complimentary Colors

Each episode just keeps getting better and better! In this episode I invite comedian, wordsmith, activist, bon vivant Carlos Kareem Windham to the stage. Then I talk to my good friend Lisa Loving about her book Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community. The Game Show tests folks’ knowledge of local bridge trivia - then I bring up Complimentary Colors, a neo-folk duo with a big bold sound with sweet delightful performance.

Recorded live September 8th at the Slide Inn at 24th and SE Ankeny in Portland. The audio is a little high and low in volume - you may need to adjust accordingly.

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Dani Schi

Dani Schi was raised on a farm in northern Michigan and makes home here in Portland. In fact, she runs a non-profit that repairs homes of people in need all across Washington County, helping to stabilize housing, households, and our community. Dani also spends her time on stages all across the Portland area as a standup comic. She’s even returned home to her native state to perform in Detroit’s Women of Comedy Festival.

Dani will appear on the October 13th episode!

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October 13th My Real Portland Line Up!

My Real Portland Hosts Jenna Vesper, Adebisi, and The Reformers

Portland’s Favorite Monthly Live Variety Comedy Music Game Talk Show

Portland— Sept 11, 2019 My Real Portland: The Podcast announces it’s next episode recording live on Sunday, October 13th, 6 PM at the Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny St in Portland. Three Portland originals will take the stage – Portland’s Favorite Comedian of 2019, a Neo-Horror theater group, and a Neo-Soul/Alt-R&B – for an evening of live performance, conversation, and fun. 

Jenna Vesper, named Favorite Comedian of 2019 by Willamette Week  and founder of Comic Strip, SMUT, and Disowned will open the show. Then, The Reformers will perform a sneak peek of their  Neo-Horror show from an abandoned Lloyd Center storefront. Audience members will get the chance to complete for fun swag and merch with Portland trivia. And then Portland Neo-Soul/Alt-R&B group Adebisi will close out the show with soulful sounds of the 6-piece band. Band members Bisi Akuneye and Leo Hauser will talk about being cleared by a grand jury after being charged for assault of a MAGA-hat wearing man at the Growler Taproom. 

Happy hour begins at 5:30 PM with Jade Lounge’s extensive German food and cocktail menus. Free show so get there early - seating is limited. Event details at

My Real Portland is a creative project of lifelong Portlandian Joseph Lyons to highlight local entertainers and with an emphasis on celebrating the diversity, promoting equity, and inclusion of our full community. My Real Portland: The Podcast records live each second Sunday, and all episodes are released on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, & most other podcast platforms.

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Bisi Ashley is Adebisi Okuneye, a West African name in the Yoruba language meaning "another added to the crown." Through the healing sounds of their neo-soul music Bisi Ashley and her 6 sworn band mates are manifesting her truest self and creating a tribe of lovers, listeners, artists, free thinkers, and kind hearted people. Join us.

Bisi Okuneye- Lead Vocals
Lee Hauser- Drums/Percussion
Stephanie Kitson- Bass Guitar/Vox
Miguel Hernandez- Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Julian Lopez- Keyboard/Piano
Keith Cheek- Tenor Sax/Flute
Jeff Chilton- Trombone/Vox

Adebisi was cleared by a grand jury of assault against a MAGA hat wearing neo-Nazi on September 5th.

Adebisi on Facebook

Adebisi will appear on the October 13th episode

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The Reformers


Imagine the worst mistake you’ve ever made in your life. Close your eyes and visualize it in vivid, agonizing detail.
Now multiply it by a billion and you know how Stuart feels.

The Reformers’ latest production We’re All Gonna Die premieres at Lloyd Center Mall October 11th, 2019. This immersive, location-specific production promises equal parts laughter, fright and gross otherworldly creatures! Since 2013 The Reformers have been bringing Portland the cutting edge in Halloween entertainment, from a ride in a van with a zombie to a costume party that ends in supernatural bloodshed and beyond. Multiple nightly performances allow us to keep our audiences small and our theatrical experiences intimate. Join us for seasonal scares like you’ve never experienced before and discover why The Reformers is Lvoe!

LLOYD CENTER MALL CLOSES AT 8:00PM. THE ONLY ENTRANCE AVAILABLE IS ON THE SECOND FLOOR AFTER 8:00PM! Entrance and parking at the NW 2nd floor corner (near the newly haunted Nordstroms).

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The Reformers will appear on the October 13th episode

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Jenna Vesper

Jenna Vesper is Willamette Week’s 2019 Favorite Comedian ,a high energy, crass, hardworking, loud divorced/queer/chubby/hairy slut who loves jokes about her dead parents! She produces Portland favorite Comic Strip, and produces/hosts SMUT, DISOWNED, podcast Date Card Pod, and co-produces the Portland Queer Comedy Festival. She was a semi finalist in Queerspace Magazines Outstanding Queer Comedy Competition and graced the stages of the Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival, HAHA Harvest Festival, and Point Break Comedy & Meatball Festival. Validate her on all social media platforms @jennawithasmile ‘Seriously, give Jenna validation. She really needs this right now.’ - Jenna’s therapist.

Jenna on Twitter

Jenna on Instagram

Jenna will appear on the November 10th episode

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Complimentary Colors

One December day in 2016, two songbirds, Camille Rose and Ashley Elizabeth, flew in to each other’s paths in the Pacific Northwest. As winter faded and their love bloomed, the folk-pop of Complimentary Colors was born.

Complimentary Colors dances through a rainbow of emotions with childlike joy as they play small, often unusual instruments behind their lush harmonies. Hear them explore their folk and country roots together, adding touches of the theatrical, while they steal your heart with their catchy, heartfelt tunes and the love that they share.

Complimentary Colors on Facebook

Complimentary Colors’s Website

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Lisa Loving

Lisa Loving is an award-winning journalist and media activist. As a staff member and volunteer at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon, she has trained hundreds of everyday people in the tools of independent journalism. She has reported for WIRED and the Oregonian; she was the stringer on the ground for the The New York Times when Keiko the Killer Whale was flown into the Oregon Coast Aquarium from Mexico. But Lisa has spent almost her entire journalism career in community media, including a decade as news editor of The Skanner, an African American family-owned newspaper serving Portland and Seattle. Lisa was one of the University of Oregon Agora Center’s “Front 50” regional innovators in media, and she is convinced that everyday people are -- and have always been -- the real thought leaders in our media landscape.

Lisa at Microcosm Publishing

Street Journalism at Microcosm Publishing

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Carlos Kareem Windham

Word-smith, musician, activist, playwright, comedian, Carlos Kareem Windham has spent the better part of the last two decades performing for audiences and speaking with students, teachers and organizers on stages and in classrooms across the globe.  Carlos’ works are defiant, explosive explorations of the relationships between race, class and gender in the U.S. and abroad. Whether through the medium of storytelling, lyrics, workshop, or stand-up Carlos takes every opportunity to speak truth to power.

Currently, Carlos serves as emcee and lyricist with Wallace, freestylist and frontman for Lo Speed Chase, is a regular open-mic er and up and coming feature in the Portland stand-up scene, is a regular guest on Mylin & Melanin Podcast, and serves Principal and Founder of El Porvenir Services, LLC. El Porvenir Services, LLC is on a mission to bring communities into the future, and to center the voices of the most impacted in the reclamation of their power in the intersection of race, class, and gender. Through El Porvenir, Carlos works for the creation of just ecosystems where people maintain long-term relationships across difference, in the creation of outcomes that provide equitable opportunities for the most excluded.

Carlos will appear on the September 8th Show at the Jade Lounge @ 6 PM.

Carlos on Facebook & Twitter.

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