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Song Exploder Is a Podcast That Gets Very Deep into the Musical Creative Process

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Song Exploder is a podcast hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway in which musicians dissect their songs in great detail to reveal how they were created. Each episode is about 10-15 minutes and by the end of it, you get a thorough understanding of the track under discussion and its creator. Show More Summary

Recording Allegedly Captures Republican Sen. Andy Hill Suggesting His Canvassers Don't Look Like "Thugs"

13 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Washington State State Senator Andy Hill Republican Andy Hill is in a hotly contested race against Democratic challenger Matt Isenhower to represent the Kirkland and Sammamish area in the Washington State Senate. And Hill seems to be worried, according to an audio recording provided to The Stranger. Show More Summary

Today's SPOOKY Song of the Day is Coil's Take on "Tainted Love"

We all know "Tainted Love." Most probably became familiar with the song from Soft Cell's undying (undead?) version, released in 1981 and essentially inescapable after that, whether you're at a wedding or a leather bar. Many (younger)...Show More Summary

Hari Kondabolu's Cure for the Redskins

Acclaimed comic and Stranger fave Hari Kondabolu applies himself the helping the Washington Redskins solve the problem of their idiotic name. Kondabolu's recipe for a cure: If the Redskins insist on keeping the name, they should consider...Show More Summary

Hollaback!, Queen Latifah, Anti-Street Harrasement, and the decline of Hiphop

You ain't a bitch or a ho! Now that everyone has seen the Hollaback! video, seen the young white woman getting harassed on the streets of NYC almost exclusively by black and brown men (the one white guy says to her "nice"—apparentlyShow More Summary

Today's Song of the Day is Grace Jones' "Slave to the Rhythm"

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Every death is the end of the whole world. When you die, everything else dies. There is no end that is not essentially an apocalypse. Even an old woman slowly expiring on a bed beside a small window with a view a lake and autumn clouds...Show More Summary

America Is Fighting a Class War, and Hillary Clinton Needs to Recognize That Fact

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

JStone / "And so let me begin by walking back that totally awesome thing I said the other day..." Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tried his hand at a little sporty shit-talk yesterday, when he told...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Is Getting Whiter

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

cpaulfell/Shutterstock Seattle's white population increased by 23,000 people in 2013. Seattle Is Now Fifth-Whitest Large US City: According to census data, the city’s non-Hispanic white population increased to 67 percent in 2013, up from 65.2 percent the previous year. Show More Summary

The Song of the Day Is Cream's "N.S.U." (Live)

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

As noted everywhere on the internet and in Mike Nipper’s Slog post, Jack Bruce died from liver disease Sat. Oct. 25 at age 71. He was a brilliantly emotive vocalist, imaginative composer of catchy rock songs, and a soulful, dexterous bassist who thrived in several different bands and as a solo artist over 50-plus year. Show More Summary

Tonight is NighTraiN's Very Last Show

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yes, this is it; I've been told this is the end of the line for local group NighTraiN (or at least they're taking "an indefinite hiatus"). If this truly is THE END, I expect these women, tonight, are gonna cut their shit loose on YOUR caboose!! Lordy, I don't think nobody should miss any loose-caboose business. Show More Summary

No Two Lit Crawls Are Exactly Alike (or, How Lindy West Rocked My World Last Night)

Ask any one of the scores of people packed into the Lit Crawl afterparty at the Hugo House last night what their favorite part of the evening was, and you'd hear a different answer every time. For such a well-attended event—hundredsShow More Summary

Seattle Is a City That's Supposed to Have Very Little Weather

CM Raining like never before... One of the reasons I settled in Seattle is because the city has very little weather. Chicago is a great example of a city that suffers from too much weather in the winter and the summer. This fact was the main source of the surprise I felt upon learning that the heads of Boeing decided to relocate there. Show More Summary

Mormons Invite Us Into Their Underpants

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' panties are in a twist over humanity's inability to properly respect their twisted panties. To help remedy the situation, the Church has released a video, which contains "more detailed...Show More Summary

LFO Member, Bjork and Depeche Mode Producer Mark Bell Has Died

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

British electronic musician Mark Bell died last week after complications following an operation, according to a statement on the website of his label, Warp Records. He was 43. Bell was best known as half of the UK electronic group LFO and as a producer on Björk's Homogenic and Volta and Depeche Mode's Exciter. Show More Summary

The First-Ever Orcas Island Film Festival Was Awesome

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

You're aware you live in a city where you can just get on a seaplane that takes off from Lake Union and lands in the San Juan Islands in 35 minutes, right? You're aware of this? And are you aware that if you take off from Lake UnionShow More Summary

Charles Mudede's Smoke Farm Symposium Talk "Adventures With Thomas Piketty"

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We've just uploaded the talk Charles gave at this summer's Smoke Farm Symposium. Topics discussed: His father's past as a highly principled economist in Zimbabwe (he refused to use the information he learned about its stock market for...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Responsible for the Ebola Crisis

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Republicans are proud of their endless budget cuts. They love to quote Ronald Reagan's joke about how "the nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help,'" which never fails to set Teabagger audiences into apoplectic fits of applause and mouth-breathing cheers of approval. Show More Summary

Bartender Crush: Anh at Momiji

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Anh Where: Momiji Buy Her A Shot Of: Well whiskey or Fernet. “I’m pretty easy,” Anh says. “I’m just trying to get there.” Ask Her To Make You An: Old Fashioned. “That’s probably my favorite, but I like making whatever people like to drink,” she says. What She’s Doing When She’s Not At The Bar: “I go out and dance. Show More Summary

Rare Native American Rock, Folk, Country Music Spotlighted on New LITA Comp

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

On November 25, Seattle-based label Light in the Attic will release a collection of ultra-rare songs by Native American musicians, Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985. LITA is calling this 34-track...Show More Summary

Your Robot Band Sucks: Captured! By Robots’ JBOT Reviews Three Robotic Bands

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Captured! By Robots' robotic band is ironically looking more human these days. Captured! By Robots is what happens when you take a misanthropic musician and throw him in a room with a bunch of tools and scrap metal—he builds his own emotionally abusive robotic band. Show More Summary

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