Archive for September, 2009



28
Sep
09

David Byrne: friend with benefits

No, I don't actually wear suits that big anymore. Thanks for asking, though.

And you may ask yourself... wait, are you seriously singing that still? I wrote that roughly 65 years ago. I've done other things since then. Seriously, people.

David Byrne, oh he of the Talking Heads, Powerpoint, and capital-a “Art” in general is gracing the fair burg of Seattle with his presence this evening. Awesome, yes? Yes. Unfortunately it’s all sold out already. Not awesome? Correct. EXCEPT. Due to forces above and beyond our control, the Bus has come into possession of one (1) single ticket to tonight’s performance, which is going down at Town Hall from 7:30 to 9.

And we want to give it to you. Yes, you.

Here’s the deal: the first person who signs up as a new Monthly Member (aka, a Friend With Benefits) and emails toby(at)washingtonbus(dot)org OR the first existing monthly member who emails toby(at)washingtonbus(dot)org  will win the ticket. It’s THAT SIMPLE. Want it? Let us know. We can make it happen.

Aaaaand go!

28
Sep
09

Gabe’s Picks – September 28

THEESatisfaction are a local hip hop/electro group who also happen to be performing at the Bus’s Parliament event on October 7th at the Vera Project.  THEE Sat combine old school rhymes with new school beats to create expansive, futuristic soundscapes.  Reminiscent of groups like Blackalicious, Cat and Stas are constantly changing their sound and journeying to new musical dimensions.

Magnetic Blackness w/ Champagne Champagne

Myspace

28
Sep
09

No on 1033 at 10:33

When Colorado passed a similar law to I-1033, that state dropped from 29th to 48th in rank for prenatal care. That means less care for moms and babies! Boo.

25
Sep
09

If You Can’t Come Doorbelling…The Bus’s Official Recommendations

This week we have deemed that Seattle’s hottest show this weekend is Decibel Festival which actually started on Thursday.  Decibel Festival was founded in 2003 and is Seattle’s largest techno and electronic music festival.  As well as music, the festival offers visual art, workshops and panel discussions.  The festival takes place at venues around the city including Chop Suey, Church of Bass, Electric Tea Garden, Islander Cruises, Little Red Studio, Motor, Neumos, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Sole Repair, The Chapel Bar, Seattle Art Museum, The Triple Door and Volunteer Park.

Local favorites like Truckasaurus (Saturday, 9:45 PM at Chop Suey) will perform as well as national acts like Daedelus (Saturday, 10:20 PM at Neumos).

Flying Lotus at Decibel Festival 2008

Truckasaurus live at Capitol Hill Block Party 2009

25
Sep
09

Cute… or disturbing?

A member of the Bus family sent this video our way. It is, yes, another version of Beyonce’s Single Ladies – arguably the best video of all time (Imma let you finish, but…) – this time as performed by a baby. Sure, it’s cute – the kid can move it move it, better than most of the dancers you see on a typical Saturday night, but it’s also a baby, getting down with it. This raises an interesting question: is this video cute, or is it disturbing? We want to know.

Watch the video:

Then take the poll:

25
Sep
09

Your daily dose: No on 1033… at 10:33

Because we can. Every day from here until election day – precisely at 10:33 am – we’ll be throwing a quick fact of the day about Initiative 1033 up here on this ole’ blog. Need a talking point? We got you. Want some insight into 1033’s impacts? Double heck yes. And so it begins.

DID YOU KNOW: The nonpartisan Office of Financial Management released a study showing that I-1033 will cut revenues for health care and other government services by $5.9 billion over the next five years. Fact!

24
Sep
09

Jarv Dee back at it again

Bad words!

Bad words!

Those Cloud Nice fellas are absolutely kill. ing. it. Unreal. There’s about an album a week coming out of their coffers, and about 85% of it is fire. Quality and quantity rarely overlap, Cloud Nice is the exception to the rule. Check out the latest offering, from that dude Jarv Dee. Qualitah.

Download here.




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