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May 14 philaros commented on Captain America: Civil War Is Such a Fucking Mess, I Don't Know Where to Start.
"Oh, he just directly caused a building full of civilians to blow up."—No, he did not. Scarlet Witch directly caused it by heaving the explosion skyward. Which she did to protect the many civilians on the ground (and Captain America) from blowing up. Which she had to do because *the villain was blowing himself up* to kill Cap and anyone else who might be around. Which the villain was doing because *Cap beat him and was about to take him into custody, ending the conflict and preventing further harm to the general public*. Cap is the least at fault in that situation. But, good job demonstrating how the Sokovia Accords come about in the film—by the public not knowing or caring to know the real story of what happened.
Dec 12, 2015 philaros commented on Emotions Run High at Ballard's Bauhaus Coffee, Which Is Closing Forever Because of "Financial Difficulties".
If the comments had upvoting/favoriting/liking, I would totally give a +1 to @5.

I'm almost more disappointed to see the Ballard location close, just because I've been so pleased by how well they captured the feel of Bauhaus in the new location—the temporary Cap Hill location suffered a bit in comparison just because most of the seating lacks a street view. But still, to me Bauhaus belongs on Capitol Hill before anywhere else, and that's the hardest to see close.

Good luck to the staff, hope they find good new places.
Nov 13, 2015 philaros commented on Attention, Capitol Hill Property Manager: It Took 45 Minutes to Get from Shoreline to Downtown on the Bus This Morning.
Either your math is off or your times are off—8:36 to 9:14 is 38 minutes, not 45. However, regardless of that, your point stands, it's not as convenient (or as cheap, or as easy) for people to just move out to Shoreline.
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Jul 29, 2015 philaros commented on Ladies Who Rock: Who Was Your All-Time Favorite Lady At The Capitol Hill Block Party?.
"All-time favorite" is a high bar, but still, this list must include Lesli Wood and the Redwood Plan. They kicked so much ass at the 2010 Block Party.
Feb 14, 2015 philaros commented on KEXP's New Midnight in a Perfect World Show Opens Decks to Rotating Cast of Notable Musicians and DJs.
@14 No, this show is Friday night/Saturday morning; it's cutting an hour off of Michele Myers' show. Seek and Destroy is Saturday night/Sunday morning, and remains untouched. And as far as "all the local heavy music" leaving Audioasis with Hannah Levin, it would be just as accurate to say that when she left Audioasis, it opened up again to more than just local heavy music.
Feb 11, 2015 philaros commented on KEXP's New Midnight in a Perfect World Show Opens Decks to Rotating Cast of Notable Musicians and DJs.
Let's see… "KCMU was better", check, "John in the Morning sucks", check, "who is [band x]?", check… I just need someone to bring up the supposed scandal of John Richards' salary in order to get the KEXP-complaint BINGO.
Nov 22, 2014 philaros commented on Capitol Hill to Get Its Own Pot Shop?.
…I guess I need to call my vet and find out what's going on?
Oct 31, 2014 philaros commented on Never Heard of 'Em.
I don't know how this falls into the category of "all the records that music nerds consider important". "Never Heard of 'Em"?—don't worry, no one else has, either. They're noteworthy in so far as one of the band members, Mike Howlett, later played a role in getting together three musicians who went on to become The Police.
Oct 23, 2014 philaros commented on The Song of the Day is "Dig Me Out" by Sleater-Kinney.
I'd heard *of* Sleater-Kinney before, but "Get Up" was the song that made me *hear* Sleater-Kinney. The Hot Rock is still my favorite album of theirs; funny how that's the common thread in the comments so far, because in my experience it seems to be the most underrated album among S-K fans.