The Sons of Bernard

Back in 1973 I landed at Lewis and Clark College and soon fell in with a couple of ne're-do-wells by the names of Peter Whitmore and Mikel Parker. Ostensibly in the music department, the true purpose of our meeting would only become clear years later. We soon dropped out and started a band with the unlikely name of The Sons of Bernard (The SOBs). Along with our pal Kenneth Thompson (aka Big Daddy Cucumber) we set up shop at a funky old house on SE 10th at Division. Fast forward to 2007 when I returned to Portland. Along with Peter, Mikel friend and drummer extrordinare Ed Smith, we reformed the band. We played a spate of gigs from 2007 to 2009. Since then we get together regularly if occasionally. Here are a couple of videos from a couple of years back at The Nine Muses on SE Belmont. Check out the SOB website here.