February 15th, 2003


bad boring dreams all come true

The show at the Crocodile was very fun. Lots of good people. Ellen and I kept trying to find people who were on the livejournal, but were mostly unsuccessful.

Carissa's Wierd and The Prom were super excellent, as usual. The Decemberists were a nice surprise too. Another great feature of the performance was hearing Carissa's Wierd cover my favorite guilty pleasure song, Avril Lavigne's "Complicated", complete with special appearance by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard.

Carissa's Wierd dressed up for Valentine's Day. Most of them were wearing ties. The lead singer even stood up and didn't wear his traditional mesh-hat.

After the show, and after closing out my tab I talked to William WIlson from Aveo. I told him that I really liked his band but thought that the fuzzy hat was questionable. He wasn't really very receptive, saying that he used it to cover for his out of control hair. He also mentioned that he lost his brown hat and that the fuzzy hat was a replacement from his bandmates.

My throat is all funny. I think that's about it for now. I'll look at the pictures tomorrow.

give peace a chance

Despite the morning weather, I'm glad that I decided to go to the peace rally at Seattle Center. Not protesting on account of rain would have been a really lame excuse and the The weather turned out to be pretty decent anyway.

Carole and I planned to meet on the 74 bus, but when I saw the crowds at the bus stops it was pretty evident that the bus would be overfilled. It was kind of funny seeing the tiny bus packed with people and ignoring bus stops. We caught an express bus to the tunnel and took the monorail to Seattle Center. The politeness of Seattleites always impresses me. A tiny example: people coming off the elevator to board the monorail deferred to the people who took the stairs!

The rally was OK. The speakers weren't exceptionally good (for instance: a US Congressman reading a silly poem), but the crowd was a great cross section of the population: people with kids, dogs, grandparents for peace, punks for peace, etc. etc. Just being around all of those people, reading their signs, and taking lots of crappy pictures was fun. The general good vibes continued on the long march to the INS building in the International District. For the first half of the march, everyone would cheer whenever the monorail would pass overhead. It was pretty funny.

Another funny detail: a few blocks into the march, I realized that a certain singer with a questionable hat was directly behind us. He didn't seem to be too bitter about the unsolicited (and unqualified) fashion advice from last night and joked about how he was still wearing the hat. However, I did notice that it didn't stay on his head for very long.

Big Fun Saturday? Now I guess I'll sort through my pictures and try to put some of them online to contribute to the overexposure of the event.
the only earth?

out of order

also: pictures from Friday night:

[ Click ] to see gin & tonic (some glowing), a light fixture as a placeholder, fun people, abdomens, the decemberists, and carissa's wierd.