A Stormy Livewire
(I know, too obvious, but with the guests and gusts, the headline just wrote itself).
When you work for a fun company, it sometimes comes with perks where you get to do fun things you wouldn’t normally do. Such as being a Haiku Hottie. Dressed like a Pirate Wench during the Holiday Party Season. During gale force winds and sideways sheets of rain.
For the uninitiated, Haiku Hotties are Live Wire’s ushers/program hander-outers/haiku form distributors. Since it’s a radio show with a costumer, we had to look the part. In keeping with the holiday spirit, our costume theme was “The Naughty and The Nice.” For some reason, we only had one “Nice” – Noreen, our angel. Our group was rounded out with a Madame, an inmate and a bad, bad elf. Our fabulous costumes came from Salem’s Lil’ Gipsy Vintage Boutique. Check it out at http://www.lilgypsy.com/
This show had it all â€“ swamp funk (yeah, you right), cookery, Yiddish lessons, New Year’s resolutions, flavored gin and a 6’9″ comic book super hero.
And then there was Storm.
If you aren’t a reality show tv-aholic or a regular at Dante’s, you may not know of Portland’s own Rock Star. Storm Large took Tommy Lee and the rest of the nation by, uh, storm, nearly running away with the title. She just rolled in from Iceland and crooned several songs and even had one of the Faces For Radio theatre troupe gush in a letter about how he was her biggest fan. One of our co-workers also has a rather large crush on Storm, putting news articles and photos on the back of his office door, affectionately known as “the storm door”.
To experience this Storminess for yourself, tune into OPB Radio on December 23 to hear the show.
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