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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, Jan 3, 2019.
God how I miss Seattle. Portland is such a constipated .....
I made a pilgrimage back last summer after Cornell killed himself. I kind of left in haste many years ago. It was great to close the loop on a huge part of my life.
Much of it is already down:
< where's the graffiti?
I might agree with you but finish that thought
Slightly off my own topic, but there is not much left of (Classic) Seattle. If you've lived here as long as me, you'd know what I mean. About the only thing left to demo is the Space Needle and The Croc. Luckily I don't think those are going anywhere.
I don't mind change, but could it not be improvements instead of (not)?
And the wheel rolls on...
The 'new' Seattle isn't the type to embrace the things we enjoyed so much in the 90s. It was a time and place to be that won't ever happen again, just like the other hubs of zeitgeist that have occurred in other times and other places.
I look back fondly. I did what I always wanted to do, which was to record an album that I am proud of that doesn't just sound like a demo. I met my ex-wife there and did things like drinking beer with Kim Thayil and eavesdropping on Chris Cornell writing his first solo album when he built a rehearsal space in the old paint factory where I worked. I saw the next to the last Nirvana show in the US and was at the legendary Pier 48 Nirvana MTV New Year's Eve show they didn't even sell tickets to. I played the Off Ramp and the Colourbox and most of the other cool places and was asked by the drummer of Tad to join their group (Tad knew nothing about it! LOL).
Life was good. Life is good. Full circle.
Everywhere is different, the price of playing I suppose . I still have Family up there and have gone back and forth my whole life. But I dread driving up there more than anywhere I have ever been.
Then the boring machine stays sunk there. They're doing the same thing here on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Those machines are custom built for each job. Its cheaper just to leave them buried in place
Nope, not much left at all...
I grew up in Wallingford late 60's-90's. Loved Seattle through that period. I moved to Gig Harbor, and now when I visit family and friends in Seattle, I really kind of dread driving up there.
All of the character of old Freemont, Wallingford, Ballard, Greenlake, and the U-district is gone. The old working class is gone and replaced with Microsoft and Amazon money.
Btw, I noticed youre from West Seattle. I REALLY feel for you during the next few weeks! Drive carefully.
Pretty observant! I plan to leave VERY early for work. I already get there early, I like to set up and get some coffee and stuff and ease into the day. No prob.
Still, it will suck. I take the bus when I can. The C line is pretty fast and cheap. But I am usually carrying thousands of dollars of laptop and VR gear. I don't think I'm going to be hit over the head for it, but it's a lot of cases to be carrying. Gonna suck in the pre-dawn hours with rain when I do.
When they were going to do the light rail out to West Seattle (the thing to do by the way), they bought property and everything. Then the program collapsed. Now there's a condo on the site of the cool old bar that used to be on the site that the city took to build the light rail station. Grrr.
Fremont, Wallingford, Ballard, Green Lake, and the U-District were my stomping grounds. I lived on NE 175th, NE 143, and owned a house on Phinney Ridge for a short time. My dog's ashes are at Green Lake, her favorite place to walk and chase squirrels.
19th and Denny, Capitol Hill/Central Dist.
then out by Duvall in the woods
then a warehouse on Airport Way near the Bus Barn
then Lummi Island off the coast of Bellingham.
I've lived all over this country, even other parts of this globe. I've lived all over this town as well. I've settled in West Seattle. It used to be one of those nooks. Still nice, but you know.
I'm 58. I plan to live here until I can't. I'm going to bury Sweet Pea and Bart here, on the only land they've ever known, even though whenever I look over there I will choke up.
....insecure, self absorbed, example of an axis two personality disorder.
there, i said it without once using the word dysfunctional...
I'm rather proud of myself.
I'm pastor of Green Lake United Methodist Church, the old grey castle on N. 65th.
Well I guess that's one way to say it,