Mike Jones ran Schizophonic Records and NAIL Distribution before joining A to Z Media which provides “bespoke” packaging for bands like Sigur Ros, Best Coast, and OFF!
What was the food highlight of your year?
Discovering St. Jack, a new French Bistro that opened in Portland this year and having a feast there with a big group of friends including Tim Bierman from the 10Club and Nicole Cifani of MoheakRadio in LA where we all shared many dishes and wines and desserts and talked about music and food for hours.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Being asked to be an extra in Bob Mould’s video, The Descent. Having the opportunity to meet one of my musical heroes and taking part in his career for a micro-moment this summer was really special for me.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Immediately following the video shoot. I had dragged my 14 year old son, Max, along with me. He plays trumpet in the marching band at his high school and is a bit of a foodie (totally without pretense, though). I told him that after we were done I would take him to have the best hamburger of his life at Little Bird here in PDX. We wrapped, and after giving Mr. Mould a lift back to his hotel, Max and I sat down for a satisfying 11pm meal at the aforementioned Little Bird and I would have to say that the burger, ordered medium rare, blew his young, musical mind. A great evening.