Ellie Riser

Hello my little musical goblins, it’s been far too long since I last wrote you, and for that, I’m deeply sorry…but today, the wait is over! I have put (what small bits I have left of) my heart and soul into curating a list of songs that are nothing short of perfect. I encourage you to listen along with the playlist I’ve created and prepare to laugh, cry, die, be reborn, and die once more as we dive into Ellie’s List of Perfect Songs. 

Ellie Riser

In my new series, I will be talking with local artists and creators about their projects and experience being an artist in Portland and how that impacts their interactions with the community. Last week I had the privilege to speak with Randal Wyatt, a Portland rapper and activist working against the rampant gentrification of Portland’s black communities. Here is our conversation: