October 27, 2008


Welcome  to Patrick Short’s Extended Family!

We’re proud to do annoyingly catchy, original pop music with many flavors, and we’re based mostly in Portland, Oregon, and partly in the mind of Patrick Short, the main writer and keyboard guy.

Cloud Land Clan is a project with Gypsie Raleigh. The album Bold found its way into the world on December 9, 2017. Check out Bold here.

Kaybert is a project with Donna Kaye Yarborough, Mike Short and me. Front Left Corner of Heaven was released in 2016. Check out Kaybert here.

counterclockwise  (2012) – 10 songs based on family reminiscence writing done by my mother and late father. There’s a CD and mp3s are on this site. Click on “counterclockwise” on the menu to access the mp3s, lyrics, track listings, and other info that you’d normally find in the liner notes.

Our album in 2008 was called Red Right Returning. You can download all of the songs on this site, as well as songs from our 2001 album, Midwinter Jicker.

Many of the performers are professionals with ComedySportz-Portland (www.portlandcomedy.com).  This allows us to improvise songs when we want to – or to fit the occasion.  It also means that we’re very busy helping people laugh in NW Portland, and at private and public events around the Northwest.  The future is full of interesting possibilities.