D11 Light Rail Coyote

The coyote that jumped on the Portland MAX line at the PDX airport Feb 15th 20002

The coyote that jumped on the Portland MAX line at the PDX airport Feb 13th 20002

Oregonian 2/15/2002 Light Rail Coyote

Oregonian 2/15/2002 Light Rail Coyote

Sleater-Kinney’s tribute “Light Rail Coyote

Let’s meet in the city where
the rivers cross, bridges there
Let’s float down into the stream
of Rich and Poor Pioneers
A kid from a western town
wants to be seen, and go out
Let’s borrow my parent’s car
Let’s stay out all night up there
and Burnside will be our street
Where the kids and the hookers meet
Diners and strip club junk
Bookstores and punk rock clubs
I’m as green as this blade
in the grass that bends
in the wind that blows
on the long weekends
where I cross the bridge
to the water fountains
and drink in the hope
that the city brings
(Water, Building and Sin
Big Oregon city draws you in
A promise fulfilled or not
Just hang on until the summer, it’s hot)
We’ll make our home water-tight
Work all day, play all night
And hope we’re not washed away
By deceit or tragedy
And Joan of Arc rules Northeast
Where the poor and the hipsters meet
The grid that divides us all
The River makes final call
Out at the edge of town
Where airfield runs water down
Coyote crosses old tracks
And hops on the Light-Rail Max
And if you wanna be a friend of mine
Cross the river to the east side
Find me on the eve of suicide
Tell me the city is no place to hide
Take me out into a sunny day
Through the grotto or the promenade
You came to me in the nick of time
Thankful for the things I left behind
Oh dirty river, come let me in

Carrie still honors Portland oddities in her super-hit show Portlandia, and apparently Sleater-Kinney is getting back together now that the TV show is in its final season.

Carrie Brownstein in her hit show Portlandia still celebrating all the quirkiness of Portland

Carrie Brownstein in her hit show Portlandia still celebrating all the quirkiness of Portland

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