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Women’s March in Seattle on January 21, 2017

Women’s March in Seattle on January 21, 2017

Over 100,000 people marched through the streets of Seattle in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump. Here is a gallery of photos I took at the event (well all except the one about Trump’s mother that was sent to me by my neighbor who made the sign).

Who Fucked Up Bumbershoot?

Who Fucked Up Bumbershoot?

For reasons unknown to me, Bumbershoot lost money last year even though it drew pretty big crowds and had one of the better musical lineups of the past decade, including The Replacements. As a result of the loss, One Reel handed over the reigns to AEG Live for 2015. I hadn’t bought tickets in advance, and heard on Saturday that it was sold out that day. I really wanted to go on Sunday to See Israel Nash and Neko Case,…

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RAW POWER! on the roof of the Pike Place Market

RAW POWER! on the roof of the Pike Place Market

Seattle super group RAW POWER. From left to right that’s Duff McKagan on bass, Mark Arm singing, Barrett Martin on drums, and Mike McCready on guitar. They played a forty-five minute set of Iggy and the Stooges covers at this KEXP/Market Foundation fund-raising event.

Super Bowl XLIX: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots in University of Phoenix Stadium at 3:30 p.m. PST

Super Bowl XLIX: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots in University of Phoenix Stadium at 3:30 p.m. PST

Big game for Seattle fans today. A chance to repeat as Super Bowl Champions. You can read the expert opinions here and here about why the Patriots will win or why the Seahawks will win. You’ll find the experts are pretty evenly divided, and their score predictions are all pretty close. I’m no expert, but I say Seahawks win because they’re good enough and smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like them! And it’s not just people in these parts that do. So my…

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Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dance Group at Bumbershoot 2014

Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec Dance Group at Bumbershoot 2014

My buddy and I were sitting in the shade inside Fountain Lawn beer garden enjoying a cold beer when we heard some loud drumming start up behind us. We turned around, and this is what we saw: the Ce Atl Tonalli Aztec performance group. All photos taken with a Sony NEX-5, 55mm – 210mm zoom. Click to embiggen.

Valerie June at Bumbershoot 2014

Valerie June at Bumbershoot 2014

Valerie June played Bumbershoot today and told the audience some things about the songs she played. Here she is telling us about the title track to her 2013 album, Pushin’ Against a Stone. And here are some more shots of her performance at the Mural Amphitheater. All photos take with a Sony NEX-5 with using a 55mm – 210mm zoom, loaded here as 50% of actual size. Click on photos to embiggen.

The Replacements at Bumbershoot 2014

The Replacements at Bumbershoot 2014

The Replacements were my favorite band back in the eighties. Paul Westerberg wrote great rock ‘n roll lyrics, and the band was loose and wild. You never knew what to expect from them. They could be sloppy drunk, they could decide to shave their eyebrows… Buy one thing you knew was they would play at deafening volumes. I blame them for much of my hearing loss. They recently reformed with original members Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson on bass. They’ve added Dave Minehan…

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Greetings from Georgetown, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood

Greetings from Georgetown, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood

According to Wikipedia, it is Seattle’s oldest neighborhood, established in 1851. I was in Georgetown Thursday evening drinking beers at the Machine House Brewery with friends. I hadn’t spent much time in the neighborhood before, and didn’t wander around much while I was there. I did, however see dozens of very large jets flying just a couple hundred yards above the buildings as they approached the landing strip at Boeing Field. Very loud, and quite startling at times. I thought…

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