Au Revoir, Les Enfants Du CriterionCast or How Travis Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Tourbus [CriterionCast News]

Dearest CriterionCast listeners,

If you haven’t heard through pensive whisperings, in Ustream, or in our latest episodes, Episode 29 and 29.5 will be my last appearances on our podcast for a few months. In my personal life (rather, in that minuscule part in which I am not in front of a movie or television or computer screen), I am making a big move from Portland, Oregon and back to North Carolina from whence I came. My motivations are in very large part for family, but I will have added bonuses of warm weather, sweet tea, and good ol’ Southern hospitality.

As a last hurrah to the Pacific Northwest, though, I will be leaving on tour with my good friends in Horse Feathers (who are featured in our main episodes’ closing music). We’ll be all over the United States and Canada for quite a few weeks, so if we are in your area, I implore you to come out an make yourself known to me. We’ll exchange pleasantries and high-fives, most assuredly.

In my absence, James McCormick will be keeping my seat warm on the podcast. If you haven’t been reading his posts on our blog, you certainly should — he’s quite insightful and sharp. Plus, you’ll likely find his humor less arid and alienating than mine. Truly, I am bummed that I won’t be joining him on the next handful of episodes.

Thank you for your listenership and readership. You’ve turned our hobbies into Sundances and SXSWs and Tribecas. Be good to Rudie and Ryan while I am gone — I’ll be checking in with them and you as often as I am able — and you’ll find me again (suntan and potbelly-clad) sometime in June.

Dream of divinity!

[Note from the Editor – hopefully Travis will be keeping us all up to date with his Twitter feed, which you can find here.]

Horse Feathers Spring 2010 tour dates:

Upcoming Shows
Apr 8 2010 10:30P
Luigi’s Slice And Fungarden Sacramento, California
Apr 9 2010 12:00P
Sproul Plaza Berkeley, California
Apr 9 2010 8:00P
1078 Gallery Chico, California
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Fox Den Redding, California
Apr 11 2010 8:00P
Sam Bond’s Garage Eugene, Oregon
Apr 13 2010 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Tractor Tavern Seattle, Washington
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
The Media Club Vancouver, BC
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
The Empyrean Spokane, Washington
Apr 20 2010 8:00P
The Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 21 2010 8:00P
High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 22 2010 8:00P
Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Apr 23 2010 8:00P
Subkirke South Bend, Indiana
Apr 24 2010 8:00P
Billiken Club St. Louis, Missouri
Apr 26 2010 8:00P
Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 27 2010 8:00P
The Ninth Ward @ Babeville Buffalo, New York
Apr 28 2010 8:00P
Drake Hotel Toronto, Ontario
Apr 29 2010 8:00P
Divan Orange Montreal, Quebec
Apr 30 2010 8:00P
The Red Room @ Cafe 939 Boston, Massachusetts
May 1 2010 8:00P
Iron Horse Northampton, Massachusetts
May 2 2010 7:30P
Sunset Lake – Vassar College Poughkeepsie, New York
May 3 2010 8:00P
Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
May 4 2010 8:00P
Mercury Lounge New York, New York
May 5 2010 8:00P
Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 6 2010 8:00P
Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
May 7 2010 8:00P
The Southern Charlottesville, Virginia
May 8 2010 8:00P
The Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
May 10 2010 8:00P
Skull Alley Louisville, Kentucky
May 11 2010 8:00P
The Bishop Bloomington, Indiana
May 12 2010 8:00P
The Mill Iowa City, Iowa
May 14 2010 8:00P
Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
May 15 2010 8:00P
Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
May 17 2010 8:00P
Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
May 18 2010 8:00P
Casbah San Diego, California
May 19 2010 8:00P
The Fold In Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, California
May 20 2010 8:00P
The Cellar Door Visalia, California
May 21 2010 8:00P
The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
May 22 2010 8:00P
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen Davis, California
May 23 2010 8:00P
Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
May 25 2010 8:00P
The Tower Theather Bend, Oregon

Travis George

Travis George was born and raised in Carteret County, a seaside community in North Carolina's Outer Banks. In 2005, he made the inevitable twentysomething's pilgrimage to Portland, Oregon, where he studied American Sign Language and otherwise busied himself with the various cultural curiosities of the Pacific Northwest. In 2006, he began (inadvertently) to watch solely the films of the Criterion Collection. His marathon came to completion on June 18th, 2009 (at 477 films), and he continues to remain current with the new releases His arrangements and social relationships have suffered greatly.

Travis makes a living delivering medical supplies, and plays in a folk band called The Ivonrose Family Jamboree ( He is currently drafting a web comic which will launch in the upcoming month or two.

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