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25 Things I Learned At Burgerama in Southern California

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I know a Prius or Car2Go is better for the environment, but if you show up at a music festival in this, well... YOU WIN. Kelly O Burgerama is a festival curated by the excellent Burger Records label. The actual hamburgers at the fest were dry as hundred-year-old pieces of cardboard, and I firmly believe Burgerama should team up with In-N-Out instead. Show More Summary

An Apology For Anyone Who May Have Watched Saturday's Sounders Match

I feel the need to apologize for Saturday’s Sounders match, which ended in a 0-0 draw with FC Dallas. Let’s be clear: it’s not the fact of a tie that was the problem, nor even the lack of scoring. 0-0 draws take a bad rap, but contrary...Show More Summary

Seattle Driver Blocking Bicycle Lane to Cyclist: "I Literally Don't Give a Fuck About Anything You Say"

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The driver parked in the cycle track, right in front of a sign telling her not to. YouTube This situation escalated quickly. SDOT In a video posted on Reddit (see below), a car driver appears to be parked directly in front of an official...Show More Summary

What Do Plastic Bags Want to Tell Their Makers?

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This plastic bag wants to tell its maker, a New Yorker, something. Anna May Dutton A passage in Timothy Morton's Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World recently lead to my discovery of Ramin Bahrani's masterpiece...Show More Summary

Seattle Band Theoretics Beat Up Vangelis's "Blade Runner Opening Theme"

Seattle quintet Theoretics have remixed Vangelis's grandiloquent main theme for Ridley Scott's classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, bolstering the chugging rhythm with staunch backbeats and mostly dispensing with the first 90 or so seconds of atmosphere-setting and brass fanfares. Show More Summary

The First Part of the Bertha Rescue Mission Involved a Little Drama, a Lot of Waiting, and Plenty of Symbolism

Workers watch the first part of Bertha rise from the ground after more than a year of being broken. Alex Garland After nearly two years of being underground, and after more than a year of being stuck, the world's largest tunnel-boring...Show More Summary

The Morning News: Oso One Year Later, Jean Godden's "White Guy Talk-a-Like" Opponents, and Home Pot Grows

The Oso mudslide on March 22, 2014 killed 43 people. Kelly O It's Been One Year Since the Oso Landslide: On Wednesday, the state Legislature awarded the Medal of Valor to the communities hit by the disaster. Now, those communities are bracing for the attention and emotions that'll come with the anniversary on Sunday. Show More Summary

Male Strippers at El Corazón: Boob Grabbing, Boxer Briefs, and Zero Penis

Last weekend, we went to a male strip show. At El Corazón. Let that sink in for a second. The Ultimate Males "Sex You Down Tour" was advertised as A LADIES NIGHT FOR LADIES—aka the kind of strip show men are not encouraged to attend....Show More Summary

Six Questions Seattleites Should Ask Governor Inslee on Reddit Today (Plus One Question That Will Definitely Get Asked)

Would u rather... Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Jay Inslee will be answering a Reddit AMA at 1 p.m. today. Here are some questions, oh, I don't know, somebody might want to ask him: 1. Are you opposed to Arctic drilling? 2. Will you call on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reject all Arctic drilling? 3. Show More Summary

Want to Hear Some Amazing Modern Irish Music on St. Patrick's Day? Check Out Cian Nugent

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This is the GOOD Nugent. No Quarter Records If all you can think about when the subject turns to Irish music—as it inevitably does on St. Patrick's Day—is hoary trad Celtic stuff, Van Morrison (who is great, don't get me wrong), Thin...Show More Summary

Missouri Lt. Governor Pretty Much Calls Obama and Holder Uppity Niggers

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Some real uppity going on in this picture. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy An unarmed black male is killed, a predominately black suburb erupts, and it's eventually revealed by the Department of Justice that white policeShow More Summary

Mayoral Ally Pramila Jayapal Endorses Kshama Sawant's Reelection Effort

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ed Murray ally Pramila Jayapal is supporting Kshama Sawant's city council campaign. Of all the city council races this year (jesus, there are so many) District 3 will be one of the most closely watched. It's the district that coversShow More Summary

Hear the Drummer Get Wicked—on Synthesizers: Terminal Fuzz Terror's Andrew Crawshaw Unveils Meridian Arc

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

"Haphazardly whittling away at full blown chaos and noise": Terminal Fuzz Terror's David Nelson, Justn Thomas Kleine, Andrew Crawshaw, Darwin Rodriguez Stephanie Oster Besides running Broken Press in Fremont, Andrew Crawshaw is the powerhouse...Show More Summary

It’s Friday the 13th, and Dolly Parton is an Alien

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

GANYMEDE There’s no way around it. Dolly Parton was born in the sea they just discovered on the Jupiter moon of Ganymede. Say it with me, GANYMEDE. If you say it enough times, it begins to sound exactly like, “Islands In the Stream.” Which is Dolly and Kenny Roger’s not-so-cloaked duet about laying down in a stream, on Ganymede. Show More Summary

Why the "Blurred Lines" Decision Is Ultimately Good for Music: A Dissenting View

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Robin Thicke solicits donations to defray the $7.4m settlement. Debby Wong/ Many pundits are decrying the March 10 verdict that determined Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams's 2013 single "Blurred Lines" too closely resembled...Show More Summary

Rachel Lark Performs a Special Show in Seattle on Friday

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Rachel Lark, the amazing SF-based singer-songwriter who has made two appearances on my podcast, will be performing a special show at the Independent Pizzeria in Madison Valley this Friday night. "The evening will feature her original music and a themed dinner by critically acclaimed chef Joe Heffernan," says the press release. Show More Summary

New Age/Ambient Legend Laraaji to Perform at Machine House Brewery April 24

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Laraaji: His new-age music is no laughing matter. In a major coup for the Seattle promotional crew Elevator, new age/ambient musician Laraaji (aka Edward Larry Gordon) will be playing Machine House Brewery April 24. Laraaji is best known...Show More Summary

Why You Should Be Giving Hell to Port Commissioner John Creighton

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Meet port commissioner John Creighton, who wonders whether rejecting Shell's Arctic drilling fleet in the port might lead to rejecting GMOs. Don Wilson/Port of Seattle Five Port of Seattle commissioners. One Shell Arctic drilling fleet. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Seattle Times Editorial Board Decries Protesters' "Hooliganism"

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Protesters filled the chambers of the King County Council last month as it considered a contract to build a new youth jail. The Seattle Times thinks protesters have created "intimidation" at public meetings. Ansel Herz 'Disruptive Hooliganism...Show More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Money Woes and Massive Dildos

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm a gay male who's been partnered for four years, and for the last four nights my S.O. and I have been sleeping in separate beds. Money's been tight, there have been fights over that, including one last night, and our sex life hasShow More Summary

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