The Usual Suspects

Was it Professor Plum, with a dagger in the study?
Or perhaps Miss Scarlett, with a revolver in the dining room . . .

That’s right- you know what I’m talkin’ about. It’s time to play Clue!

Clue - The Donating Drummer

Emilie’s League

A recent transplant to Portland from Canada, Emilie Wapnick (the multipotentialite over at just started The Portland Clue League, a group dedicated to searching for the identity of poor ol’ Mr. Boddy’s killer (or Dr. Black, depending on what version you’re playing).

This month, TheDonatingDrummer is going to help uncover the dirty details of the murder by paying the $144 cost of one year’s dues to, the service used to organize the group’s members and get-togethers. That way, Emilie can keep it free to be involved with the league’s games. “I’d prefer not to have to charge members of the club. I really want it to be accessible for everyone, and just pure fun- no cash involved (unless we’re talking tournaments, but that’s a different story altogether. Most games will have no buy-in or anything like that).”

Gone Country

August’s project is funded by a gig I played near the beginning of the month with my friends Joe Shinkle & 99 West. For the second time, were asked to be the opening act, performing just before country music legends, Confederate Railroad at the Yamhill County Fair in McMinnville, Oregon. As before, the show was a blast, the band sounded great and we had fun rockin’ the big stage!


If you ever find yourself in Portland, look up Emilie’s Clue League and join in for a game or five! It’s been ages since I’ve played, so tonight, I’m headed to Portland to participate myself! I have no clue (sorry!) how hanging with such a motley crew of criminals will go this evening. But don’t worry about me . . . I’m taking my candlestick.

Thank you . . .

. . . to everyone who has been passing TheDonatingDrummer along to your friends, coworkers, families, tweeps and FB followers. I appreciate all of your help!

(photo by Andrew Lynch)