A River For All.


Recently I had the opportunity to meet with community leaders to learn about a deeply important local resource to our city that has been sorely neglected, the Duwamish River.

The Duwamish is a huge part of our history as Seattleites. It’s the only river that runs through Seattle. For…


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Cam’ron f/ Nicki Minaj - So Bad

Walshy Fire Presents Royally Speaking

1. Intro/Warning
2. Hotta the Battle
3. Greedy Babylon
4. Modern Day Judas
5. Preying on the Weak (Overstand Ent.)
6. Clear My Head (Gachapan Records)
7. Light Like A Feather
8. Silent River
9. Good Morning
10. D.O.A (Dreaming of Africa)
11. Baby Let Me Be
12. Butterflies
13. Little Did They Know (XTM Nation)
14. Talk To Me
15. World Cry (Jus Bus Remix)
16. Wadada
17. Jam Rock (Gachapan/Palace Pikney Records)
18. Forever (Eccentrix)
19. Gimmie Likkle Herb
20. Muddy Road
21. Runnin
22. Get Away
23. If I Give You My Love
24. Journey (Gachapan/Palace Pikney Records)
25. Rastafari Call You/Outro

My grandma passed a way a year ago yesterday. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I didn’t really get to know my grandparents on my dad’s side very well, but was/am fortunate enough to have gotten to know my mom’s folks; my grandma — and I’m not exaggerating here at all — is the kindest, most caring, most decent person I’ve ever encountered during my time on this planet. I’m quite confident that those who knew her would concur; she was active in her community, teaching Sunday school and delivering meals to elderly and convalescent folks among other things; kind of odd: other kids in the small town where she lived called her ‘grandma’ as well; it used to weird me out when I was younger, but then I realized that it was a testament to how awesome she was/how fortunate I am to have had her in my life; other people *wanted* her to be their grandma too. Most of my friends’ grandparents passed away before they were born or able to get to know them; I was fortunate enough to have my grandma for thirty-two years, and my grandpa just turned 92 and is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

I can say without hesitation that I inherited most, if not all of my positive traits from her and my grandpa. My grandma instilled in me the virtues of kindness, empathy, a sense of charity as a moral imperative, and a good sense of humor.  I got my entrepreneurial spirit, geekiness and overall inquisitive nature from my grandpa (he’s also hysterically funny as well).

I remember the last time I spoke to her on the phone — it was a week or so before she passed away; I could tell she wasn’t doing too well…she actually thought I was one of my cousins; I sensed this was one of the last times I would get to speak to her, so I just played along (to the best of my ability; I don’t really know my cousins that well) without correcting her. We must have talked for a half an hour. After I hung up, I immediately felt at peace with everything; I got to tell her all the things I wanted to. 

I have no idea if Heaven exists or not; if it does, she’s definitely got courtside seats.


Bellingham’s Stimulating Onguent for the Hair & Whiskers, ca 1870

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The last of the Ramones, Tommy, died this past weekend

Music critic Milo Miles reviewed the Ramones’ last tour in 1996. He summed up how many fans felt about the band, 

"…they were perfectly dopey, delightful, and defiant to the end…None of it—-the mosh pit, the crowd, the kissers—-would’ve been the same without the Ramones.” 

Found by library intern Kimberly Springer. Original airdate 02/22/1996. Illustration courtesy of Mike Licht, Flickr.

I still remember their last Seattle show vividly.

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Dilated Peoples FT Aloe Blacc - Show Me The Way (Prod by Jake One) (New)

Kanye’s unaired HBO pilot…


Retired city bus converted into tiny living space
Two women with creative imaginations transform a junked bus into a unique mobile home.

so rad.

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A portable, simple way to get your butt off your chair. All you need is … a chair.

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