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Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:29 pm
I'm curious who the band was...
, and the groupies ate all the steak...
Hey John, we had a Sambo's here in NY, nice reference...
Also, in NY, it's not chili, it's Dinty Moore's Beef Stew...
Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:52 pm
Google, and you shall recieve:
Yes, I have had beer, liquor, and wine tonight, but I'm not drunk. I've only had one of each. That's not that much.
But it was enough to prompt a trip to Randy's by Boeing Field
. Randy's certainly used to be a Denny's.
Now it's kind of like an unofficial Boeing museum + 24-hour diner.
I only had my cell phone camera on me, but you get the idea.
Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:27 pm
"Who has been putting out their Kools on my floor?"
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:39 am
That was a great installment!
Back in Alaska where I grew up a man's stash of canned chili is somewhat akin to a normal American's savings account. I've known fellows who, when asked if they had given any thought to their retirement plans, pointed with confidence to a stockpile of canned chili.
That made me wonder... if I date an Alaskan, and he presents me with a can of Chili one day, does that mean he's proposing? And what is the Austrian equivalent to the Alaskan chili? Probably chocolate (and wine for the crazy Burgenländers).
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:00 pm
what is the Austrian equivalent to the Alaskan chili?
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:59 am
me too! but he'll never tell, im sure.
referring to ones canned chili as a savings account had me giggling.
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:51 pm
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:00 am
Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:22 pm
stupid internets. i left a comment on that article but i think it was eaten.
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:53 pm
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:01 pm
the whole thing makes me kinda sad. or i guess more nostalgic than sad.
i, like john, have seen many changes to the seattle scene. whose hot at the time, which were the shows to be at, the feeling, etc, etc.
personally for me, no time was more fun or had the greatest feeling than when it was all about the posies, super deluxe, the cunninghams, harvey danger, peter parker, nevada bachelors, etc, etc, and some other bands no one else would probably remember. none of that was about acting as if you didn't care to be there. that's the thing that made it hard for me to get into or really understand about the whole "indie" thing. one by one the bands i loved the most broke up and each time i was left with a hole that was never filled. as i've gotten older and more domesticated i've pulled away from the local scene because i've found it hard for me to find bands to fill that hole. i feel by now i'm almost completely out of touch with what is going on which is funny because i never thought that would happen. nowadays i hardly ever go out to a show, i know a lot of band names and whose popular at the time, but usually i have never heard them or don't like them so i don't "get it". it has been a very long time since i have found someone to be excited about. the last band to come along that got my heartfelt love and dedication as much as those other bands i mentioned above have been the long winters. and i'm not just saying that because we're here. they are the only other band i have ever followed as closely. i keep waiting for that next local band to be excited about but it has yet to happen.
Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:44 am
i agree.... i dont live anywhere near seattle but as ive gotten older, the local scene is just getting to watered down and usual. if that makes sense. its almost like bands either copy what was hott or they are trying to score a hit for whatever thats worth.. before i start rambling, i guess im trying to say that the long winters are one of the few "new" bands that i get excited about new releases and shows for anymore. i too am not just writing message board material. i find Johns music and words inspiring and entertaining. ask my wife and kids, if im not boring her with "exciting" rare ebay purchases by eels, she is hearing what John and co. are up too. but its all good. i guess indie is a frame of mind not a haircut after all. thanks for reading
Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:46 pm
Where are these Bun Family Players demos at? Someone's gotta have a tape in their attic.
Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:50 pm
Yeah, that's the first thing I thought too. But maybe some things are better off unheard of?
Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:32 pm
Says the person who never heard "Dining Car", or "The World's Greatest Living Dancer"...
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 5:45 am
This is true. Immediately after writing it, I was kinda like "wtf am I saying? I don't even drink, but I sound drunk."
Maybe something for the SUPER SECRET SOCIETY OF LITTLE LONG WINTERS?
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 6:31 am
sour29 wrote:But maybe some things are better off unheard of?
That might be so, but one cannot help being curious, right? :) That's one of the sucky parts about becoming famous, every little thing you ever did will be of interest to your fans, and no matter how hard you might try to prevent it, it will most likely show up in some corner of the net one day.
sour29 wrote:"wtf am I saying? I don't even drink, but I sound drunk."
Now don't be silly my lossless-soundfiles-wielding friend!
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:47 am
I was drunk on Iron Man, I maintain!
What a kickass start to the summer blockbuster season.
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:33 am
I was thinking I'd see Iron Man and Speed Racer on the same day,
but if it was really THAT good...
Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:00 am
I may be a bit biased, but yeah. It was really good. And stay for after the credits!!!