Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.
What is this "radio" of which you speak?
Most people go back three hours going from East Coast to Seattle. pB apparently went back 19 years.
be sure to take the super train. I heard that they plan to play awesome music and serve even better coffee on it.
Is it raining/drizzling? Sun's coming out here - tomorrow is supposed to be the best day of the year
Seattle is the town Portland hopes to be when it grows up.
Never spent any time in Portlandia but I did spend a few months in Seattle around Y2K. I honestly was not that impressed...and I loved grunge and alt music.
I hear you, bu that's like saying 'I spent some time in San Francisco in the '80s and didn't like it, even though I like hippies and folk rock.'
I was trying to say I was predisposed to like the scene but did not.
...and I was trying to say that the scene you were predisposed to like was about as happening as a corpse by the time you got there. Microsoft and Californication (the phenomenon, not the song) killed it. The hardcore / grunge scene in the late '80s was pretty fucking awesome, in no small part because the cities were run down and depressing as fuck, and angry music by speed freaks and junkies was the perfect thing to listen to when you came in out of the rain.
Then Soundgarden got a major label deal and it was all downhill.
Californication is a pretty awesome song tho
I think your time table is a little off. I didn't want to get into, and simply tried to convey what I was saying and didn't want to be pedantic, but being in Seattle in Y2K was not missing the scene by 20 years like hippies and SF in the 80s. The best you could argue is grunge died in 94 with Cobain but I think that would be wrong. AIC did their unplugged album in 96. Garbage (Butch Vig driven) did not hit their stride until the mid-90s.
And after all this bandwidth...I still was not impressed with Seattle.
it's quite nice out today
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