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Archives: April 2007

April
28th

I’m going on the Iggy Pop workout program

I’m serious. Based on last night’s show at the WaMu Theater, this regimen includes spending an hour or so on stage with your shirt off, gyrating in a way that makes Mick Jagger look ready for assisted living by comparison; belting out lyrics to some of the rockinest proto-punk songs of the early ’70s; and taking the occasional stage dive into a crowd admiring fans. I need to work on that whole amassing a crowd of fans part. And, you know, arranging headlining gigs at large venues. And, uh, having songs. But if following Iggy’s program have me looking that

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April
27th

The three Stooges

Iggy Pop and the brothers Asheton are back together and ready to rock the WaMu Theater tonight. I haven’t quite warmed up to the new “The Weirdness” CD. But I can’t wait to hear “Down on the Street” live. I just hope ol’ Iggy doesn’t wind up breaking his hip when he stage dives.


A while back, I caught up with guitarist Ron Asheton, and we covered a ton of stuff, including …


… rekindling the old magic.


… being the band people loved to hate

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April
27th

Imus discussion continued

Haven’t yet polished off my first cup of coffee. But I’m already fielding calls and e-mails in response to my Don Imus column in today’s GO. One lady was incensed that people blame hip-hop for public figures’ racist statements since racist mentality has been around a lot longer than gangsta rap.


Then there was the gentleman who write the e-mail below, suggesting there was much more to the man than an overblown sound bite:



I’m still passionate about this topic, weeks later, which I guess is amazing given my usually passionless middle-aged existence.

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April
26th

What are the Most Egomaniacal songs of all time?

Mims is hot. Not only does he tell you, he also breaks down the reasons for his nuclear hotness in his club hit “This Is Why I’m Hot.” It’s an audio user’s manual on achieving hotness yourself, if you will.


And ol’ Mims got me thinking. In the days leading up to his performance at the Tacoma Dome, where on May 12 he’ll be part of KUBE’s Global Import’s Car Show, I figured I could come up with a pretty good mixtape of egomanical songs alone. Hell, rapping about how

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April
24th

Last night’s Air show

Alas, I am but a writer who occasionally pretends to be a professional photographer. And capturing the Air experience Monday night at the Pantages with my little Canon SLR was a bit more challenging than I imagined — especially since the Pantages doesn’t have a little thing that we in the industry like to refer to as a photo pit. So the blurry images below were about as good as I could get without crawling over paying patrons and all.


But enough of me whining. In case you didn’t go, Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicholas Godin (the guys

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April
20th

Broadway Center scores major cool points with Air






Catch Air Monday at the Pantages.

Linda Bujoli

In December, the Broadway Center sent out a survey of acts that were being considered for the Pantages and Rialto theaters. And the inclusion of the Decemberists, Ben Folds and Rilo Kiley on the wish list suggested that the group was looking to go in a younger, hipper direction (you know, the fact that Bob Newhart was also on the same list aside.)


And Monday’s Air concert at the Pantages may

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April
20th

Concerts at Marymoor series announced

The Lakeside Group and Live Nation announced the lineup for the Concerts at Marymoor series this morning. And it kicks off on June 22 at Redmond’s Marymoor Park. Check it out:



O.A.R. (7 p.m., June 22, $28.50)


Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas (7 p.m. July 7, $39.50 to $69.50)


The Tragically Hip (7 p.m. July 11, $37.50)


Brian Regan (7 p.m. July 14, $29.50 to $37.50)


The Fray (7 p.m. July 27, $40)


G. Love, Slightly Stoopid and Ozomatli (5:45 p.m. Aug. 9, $29.50)


UB-40 (7

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