Monday, June 16, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
My Ballard-dwelling friend Denise and a bunch of us closed out karaoke at The Sunset Tavern with some Night Ranger last night. Kirsten is still quite pleased with the cover of Ike and Tina's version of "Proud Mary" that I backed her up on (Denise's friend Evan was no slouch...we both sang the Ike parts). I sang on maybe four or five songs that night, the most karaoke I've ever done in an evening...
The rumor I hear is that Sunset Bowl will close for good Sunday, 4/13. The end of a personal era looms...I was never a great bowler here, and the days I'd close a bar like this on any sort of regular basis are long gone now. I will miss having one less opportunity to bowl and have a decent cheap drink with pals out in Ballard nonetheless. Ah, it was about time I switched up to the neighborhood lanes anyway (Imperial Lanes off of Rainier Ave South)...
Friday, April 11, 2008
I haven't marched against the Iraq War...the most that Kirsten and I have done since 2003 is hang our "No Iraq War" sign form our window and tell our friends and family how ill-concieved we think the war is. It's nice to read Sam's take on it, covered as it is with references to "pop culture", a.k.a. our culture...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Enough advertising...here's his speech for you. Let me know what you think if you like.
PS: Kirsten made some excellent comments about the speech on another board.
Monday, March 03, 2008
These were the kinds of tunes I was into at that age, right before my obsession with Tad, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth and Pixies...even after I gained those more atavistic obsessions I still enjoyed Healey's blues and his straightforward presentation: a guy who would sing and play the guitar. He didn't come off like an "act"; he came off like a blues player. It's a shame he died so young...41 seems young to me, anyway.