Friday, August 31, 2007
Kings of Leon, from left: Matthew, Nathan, Caleb and Jared Followill. The rockers play at 3 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
The Shins — 2:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Yes, The Shins sound great on your headphones, but these indie darlings also know how to amp up their orchestral pop for a dynamic concert.
Gogol Bordello — 9 p.m., Fisher Green
This genre-hopping gypsy-punk band is known for its live shows: One reviewer called them "a bit like the Clash having a fight with the Pogues in Eastern Europe."
Panic! At the Disco — 10 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Panic!'s emo-pop-punk is nothing groundbreaking, but their theatrical live show — replete with a troupe of sexed-up circus performers — is worth the trek to the Mainstage.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — 1:15 p.m., Memorial Stadium
BRMC's new album, "Baby 81," is a return to the loud, swaggering rock of their early albums. Expect a loud, swaggering rock show.
Kings of Leon — 3 p.m., Memorial Stadium
Arguably one of the most rock 'n' roll acts in current rock 'n' roll, these Tennessee boys serve up a sweaty, hard-driving, countrified good time.
Art Brut — 7:30 p.m., Broad Street stage
With more pop hooks than you can bob your head to, you can expect high energy from this British indie-punk quintet that grabbed the spotlight in 2005 with their cheeky hit "Formed a Band."
Roky Erickson & the Explosives — 6:45 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre
Legendary guitarist Roky Erickson (of groundbreaking psych-rock 13th Floor Elevators fame) returns to the stage after a two-decade hiatus.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists — 9:30 p.m., Fisher Green
The infallible and unassuming Ted Leo and his band know how to please a crowd: vigor, diversity, sets that chug through their mighty catalog of consistently good albums.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007
Looks like they went some place called "Hood Canal" too. Never heard of it. Sounded fun though!
(3-D pics are in the title)
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The last few weeks we have heard Karl Rove, George Bush, and Dick Cheney tell us how well the surge is working. We also have been told the Iraqi government has been making big strides towards running the country more independently. Remember, Bush said "wait until September" to assess the progress. September is here.
"Iraq has failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a draft of a Government Accountability Office report. The document questions whether some aspects of a more positive assessment by the White House last month adequately reflected the range of views the GAO found within the administration."
Read the rest from the Washington Post in the title link.
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The stranger has some great blurbs up about BRMC and Kings of Leon. BRMC is also playing a "secret" show at 5:30 courtesy of KEXP. Can't wait to see both bands.
The Strangers guide to Bumbershoot.
Pretty funny suggestions to the Shins r.e. their fourth album. They play Saturday.
Posted by Trent at 8:04 PM
Get better dude. You created and played one the funniest characters ever: Dignan in the movie Bottle Rocket. That movie plays better every single time I watch it. And, we ll screw it. I'm just gonna post the trailer above.
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Here is a free clip to listen to today. My buddy Brian at work was like "you gotta listen to this" and then hit play. I was like "Flight of the Conchords man, they rule! You should watch them on HBO." And he was like "Sweet!".
The video version from the special a few years back is here.
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Sunday, August 26, 2007
The horn was designed specifically so I could honk at the a-hole that that waits the very last second to merge. It was also designed to let grandpa know they raised freeway speeds up from 35. It was also designed to let Barbie in the Benz know her erratic driving while texting and playing with her gum needs to stop.
We can't keep the Sonics, we can't build a tunnel, we can't build a monorail, we can't stop rising rent rates downtown nor curb violence, but we sure as hell can give people a ticket for using their horn.
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Last night at the end of the block party a mini gang of teenagers started throwing rocks and chanted "white power" or something just as stupid.
People were chased, people were tackled, cops were called, and the mischievous youths were questioned and returned to their homes.
Here are some pics courtesy of Adam. If you know more (since I was chilling on the couch in Percacet Heaven), please add more to the story.
As always, click pics for larger view. Yes, that is Rachelle and Kylee in picture four making sure justice was served.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
See you all shortly between 5:00 and 6:00.
We'll have BBQs set up in front of 8539A and 8539B (the Mitchell's and Rossi's).
Please bring a cup for the beer, a side dish, and your meat to cook up.
You are of course welcome to bring any extra items to share.
Party starts at 5:00 and will go until dark. Or even later.
Pics from last year's party are here and here.
Update: The Block Party is on unless we are receiving substantial rain at 4:00. 4:00 is the big decision making time. We have grounds crew standing by. Check the site at 4:00 if you are unsure of party status.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mayor Nickels declares Aug. 27 "Mariners Monday" in Seattle. Fans are urged to wear Mariners Blue during crucial series against the Angels.
The Seattle Mariners are hoping to fill Safeco Field with a sea of navy blue Aug. 27-29, for the crucial upcoming series against American League West Division rival Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Read the whole press release here.I hope to see many of you next Monday night at the game. Pennant Fever is the only sickness I really enjoy.
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Monday, August 20, 2007
Hit next down at the video to scroll through all the videos from artists such as REM, Beastie Boys, Spritualized, and Built To Spill etc.
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Mariners vs. White Sox
I am thinking of getting tickets for next Monday nights Angels v. Mariners game. Join me with your rally fries in tow.
Posted by Trent at 10:18 PM
Facebook is a social utility that connects
you with the people around you.
OK, I admit it. I am addicted to Facebook. It's like MySpace for adults. Go ahead and give it a try and before you know it you'll be taking the music quizzes and looking up friends from 1987. Yesterday I poked Jolee, Rachelle, and Megan. Good times.
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Friday, August 17, 2007
You are missing out if you aren't watching this show. It's like Seinfeld meets Arrested Development. Thanks to Cheryl for turning me on...to this very funny show.
You can watch a brand new episode here.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
As many of you know, we have been working hard this summer to remodel and update the cabin. It's been a whole family effort led by my uncle BOB. We planned on a huge unveiling party this year, but since we did not come close to getting what we wanted done (a long, bad contractor story) we had a few friends up over the weekend to test out the deck etc. These are some of the pictures. As always, click on the pictures for a larger view.
Next year I am thinking of an official Cabin Fever party. We'll see. We would absolutely love to get ALL of our friends up there a couple of times next year.
Now with even more photos!!!
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Thursday, August 09, 2007
Can you dig it? I knew that you could.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Don't forget, our shindig is going down the 25th of August. Two bands, three kegs, circus animals, the Reptile Man, and an ambiguously gay acoustic guitar duo set from Trent and Jeff (with Rhiannon on violin).
Click here for the full set of pics courtesy of Jayron.
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But do they help me? Ahh, now we have something.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
From Seattle Times
Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem tickets go on sale Friday
Canadian indie-rockers the Arcade Fire will bring their tour to the University of Washington with a concert at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sept. 24. The seven-member band has had two critically acclaimed albums: the debut CD "Funeral" in 2004 and last year's "Neon Bible."
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Monday, August 06, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
My aunt Roni warned us that we had some very friendly raccoons living in the area. However, we didn't realize how friendly until I looked towards the screen door and three baby raccoons were stumbling in to see what was for dinner. Kylee was just minding her own business and then looked over to see the mini-invasion. I took a quick picture and Rachelle screamed at the raccoons to scare them. They didn't frighten easily as they just took up post outside.
(The picture is a bit misleading. The raccoons were not as close to Kylee as they appear. I promise.)
More pics here.
Click pics for larger view.
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Friday, August 03, 2007
This is obviously a fan-club set list as it is filled with numerous B-sides and rarities.
Pre Set List: Trouble, Dead Man, I used to work in Chicago, Chicago Cubs song, Picture in a Frame
Set List: All or None, Education, Sad, In Hiding, Parachutes, I'm Open, Wishlist, Down, Undone, Off He Goes, Hard To Imagine, God's Dice, World Wide Suicide, Rats, Gone, Why Go
Encore 1: No More, Inside Job, Lowlight, Love Reign O'er Me
Encore 2: Black Diamond (a Kiss song sung by Matt and was dedicated to "Keith" a roadie for Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Neil Young and Ben Harper), Comatose, Sonic Reducer
Encore 3: Indifference with Ben Harper
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Thursday, August 02, 2007
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting in August. It will
look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will culminate on Aug.
27th when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on
Aug. 27th 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars
may come this close is in 2287.
Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.
Posted by Trent at 8:44 PM
Jayron and Danny just stopped by to inform me that Midvale is having a block party next Tuesday night as part of the Block Party Around the Nation Celebration and Partization night across the US.
Bring your meat.
Bring your beverages.
It looks like we've confirmed the 25th as the date for our block party. Perhaps we should invite the Midvale All-Star team? It would be the neighborly thing to do.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2007
You heard it here first.
Posted by Trent at 11:45 PM
Check out this series on ESPN that chronicles the New York Son of Sam killer and the Yankees World Series winning season with Reggie Jackson simultaneously. It's a kick watching the pompus Reggie Jackson interact with the every-man catcher Thurman Munson in mulitple squabbles, and even funnier watching Lou Piniella as peacemaker. John Turtoro will be nominated for an Emmy for inhabiting Billy Martin in all his piss and vinegar.
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