Tag Archives | political

And His Mama Cried…

Looks like Newt's getting warmed up for the '08 race! "The American people believe English should be the official language of the government…. We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a […]

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Seattle nightclubs need your help

I've goten a few emails this morning from folks active in the Seattle music scene, about a pending deadline for installing sprinkler systems in all Seattle nightclubs and the potential impact it might have. This just in, from former club-owner and all-around music scene advocate Dave Meinert: Sprinklers of course seem like a good idea. […]

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Vote No and Hell No

I remember the first day I came to Seattle, 13 years ago. My friends took me down to the Market, to introduce me to my new city, and to gaze out upon the glories of the waterfront. But as soon as I looked down from Victor Steinbrueck Park at the Viaduct, I was hollering like […]

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Happy Hollow


For those of you have lost track of the score at this point: Bush administration — several trillion, indie rock — two. In the span of a few months, the angst level surrounding our favorite patron saint of idiocy (let's just call him "he whose name shall not be spoken") has reached critical mass with […]

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"Bring 'Em Home Now!" concert

Show Date: March 20, 2006

Hipsters, hippies, suits, and sorority girls converged on 34th Street's Hammerstein Ballroom in eager anticipation of the "Bring 'Em Home Now!" concert, which featured an array of artists and activists, including Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Cindy Sheehan, Iraq veterans, Fischerspooner, and Steve Earle. The show marked the third anniversary of the Iraq War […]

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