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Jan 8, 2014 loudersoft commented on The Best Place for Us.
Carrie, if you read this, I'll never forget that Heatmiser show. The band recorded 'Mic City Sons' and then, after turning it into the label, had broken up. I guess they somehow committed to someone (Caroline Records? Virgin?) to tour behind this record that was essentially never supposed to come out, but eventually got relegated to Caroline Records. It would be one of their last shows ever on their last tour together.

Elliott and Neil seemed to simply be going through the motions, taking occasion to be playful with one another as they went. At one point they began throwing themselves into one another as they played, and if I remember correctly, a very heated argument seemed to break out between them just out of earshot. They all seemed spent, completely over the whole thing, that they were only doing it for the benefit of some entity that demanded they be together in spite of an obvious hatred for one another. I think I (much like you and others there) hoped it would be special.

But anyone watching that trainwreck could tell you that no good would come of the night. It was memorable for all the wrong reasons, a really unfitting last memory of a truly great Northwest band. Oh well, we can't rewrite all the histories, can we?
Jan 8, 2014 loudersoft commented on The Best Place for Us.
The first really big break I ever got was opening for Chris Connolly and William Tucker at MOE. It was my neighborhood bar/nightclub. Every single one of my friends and I practically lived at that place for the four years it was open. Almost every local band rehearsed in the spaces behind the Comet across the street or, some years later, two blocks away. The whole neighborhood was alive with musicianship. Try as I might, it's practically impossible to accurately put into words what a special time that was. This is a place that deserves every accolade.
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Nov 16, 2013 loudersoft commented on Alex Calderwood, Founder of Rudy's Barbershops and the Ace Hotel, Has Died.
Alex's impact not only on Seattle but many other cities can be seen in the work he did, but his efforts in Seattle were the signal of a pervasive cultural shift -- from rock promoter to Tasty Shows, Aro*Space, Rudy's, Ace Hotel, and more I'm leaving out, he was a dynamo. He never looked at what he did as necessarily "cool", he could simply look at an idea and shape it into what he wanted it to become. I don't think I ever heard a negative word come out of Alex's mouth in the time I knew him, and I never saw anything but progress and dedication. A truly great man left the building today.
Feb 13, 2013 loudersoft commented on Anti-Gay Bigots at High School In Indiana Can't Ban Gay Kids From Prom....
The "Billy Madison" treatment got handed to the special ed teacher, this is brilliant http://youtu.be/_SzEITzydzc
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