So, I’m doing a bit of an experiment with my new Ultra Flip video camera. I’m shooting and editing small films [nothing more than 120 seconds] of mid-century, historical and not-yet forgotten buildings and sites around the Portland metro area.
I might even work up to doing interviews and – gasp- edit them into the footage.
But first I have to buy a tripod.
Yeah, I know. It’s shaky, amateur and not edited very smoothly but I figured if I don’t get something up – even if it’s a bit suck, I never will.
You’ve been warned.
So, the Kellogg Bowl in Milwaukie. Amazing signage [duh] and architecture for a building that’s still very much in use. And everyone loves bowling: seniors, families, and hipsters [many who might be actually bowling non-ironically]. The day we were there [9:30 on a Sunday morning!] the place had a decent crowd and two – three tops – beers on tap: Michelob, Miller Lite and something else.
If I remember correctly, I had friends back in the day who wore bowling shoes – in daylight and in public. I think they were going for the punk/mod aesthetic. Pfttt. They wish. The old dude bowling his ass off on a Sunday morning then going our for a smoke break every 10 minutes is way more punk rock then they ever were.