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Spring… summer … it’s all the same here

22 Jun

Barsuk Records Amazon Spring 2010 Sampler featuring Pearly Gate Music, Rocky Votolato, David Bazan, Viva Voce, and more. That’s a pretty good group, though I expect nothing less from Seattle’s own Barsuk.


Discount books and more

1 May

Hey Seattle friends, this weekend is Half Price Books’ Washington Warehouse sale, where everything is $3 or less.


It’s Saturday (today) and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  in Greenwood.

9241 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Seattle Library book sale this weekend

16 Apr

For Seattle friends:

The Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale is this weekend. It started today for members, and Saturday and Sunday it’s open to the rest of us. Click for more info.

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Patty Griffin

8 Apr

Today’s Amazon mp3 deal is Patty Griffin’s “1000 Kisses” for only $3.99.

I like Patty Griffin, but I don’t have any of her albums. Must do something about this. Also, I used to frequently have a bus driver in the afternoon who reminded me of Patty Griffin. Maybe it was just her red hair. It’s not like she sang to us while she was driving. Although if she sounded like Patty, I would have gladly listened. That bus driver is on my short list of favorite bus drivers, along with the driver who confided in me that she’s NOT a cyborg, and bus driver who keeps iced cinnamon rolls in that locked compartment by the door and gives them to his friends.

Oh, Metro drivers. Anyway, Patty Griffin…

Get excited for Record Store Day

2 Apr

Record Store Day is April 17! Click here to find stores in your area that are celebrating the day with sales, special releases, performances, and more!

Here in Seattle, Record Store Day is pretty popular, since music is a big deal, but I’d imagine lots of stores across the country are participating too.

Bazan’s Branches

8 Mar

Today’s mp3 deal at Amazon is David Bazan’s “Curse Your Branches” for $2.99.

I have not listened to this album, and in fact, I’ve never listened to any of his solo albums. But Pedro the Lion’s “Control” is one of my most favorite albums ever, so I have to assume Dave’s solo stuff isn’t too bad … though probably depressing.

Oh happy day

6 Mar

For Seattle friends –

I love The Broadway Grill in Capitol Hill for their delicious beef sliders during late night happy hour. Yesterday I discovered something even better: Broadway Grill now has happy hour all day every day.

All day every day!

Awesome sliders (although they now give you 2 sliders and a few fries instead of 3 sliders) and great drink deals – $2.50 for well drinks is impressive! They also have other $5 small plate specials, including dessert.

And Broadway Grill is only a couple blocks away from the Mystery Coke machine, so it’s a fun night all around!