Nail in the Coffin

A story from Portland in the early oughts

That’s Dale with the guitar. Photo by Circle23 Photography, provided by the NW Subcultural Archive

I heard Dale “the Nail” Morris was dead a few months back, but you know how things are these days. People say all kinds of bullshit. The absence of any wave of public mourning on the social media only strengthened my skepticism. Just a few days ago, my old friend Lisa wrote and asked me if I could confirm that he was dead, so I looked and saw his daughter made…



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