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August 5, 2008 at 12:50pm

Tacoma Photo of the Day

Filed under: Photo of the Day, Tacoma,

August 5, 2008 at 2:01pm

Donald Glaude comes home

BRAD ALLEN: FUTURE THINGS ARE COMING >>>

Donaldglaude250 During the past 16 years as an international DJ, Lakewood-grown Donald Glaude has been responsible for seeding vibrant musical landscapes for audiences up and down the West Coast. Born in Tacoma, he grew up listening to Parliament, Funkadelic and R&B radio. After falling in love with the precise, hypnotic, bass-heavy sound, Glaude amassed a huge record collection before he ever got his hands on a mixer.

Welcome Glaude back to town Wednesday, Aug. 13 when he brings his high-energy show to The Swiss.

LINK: Music and DJs tonight

August 5, 2008 at 2:06pm

Get dizzy for less

BRAD ALLEN: PUYALLUP FAIR >>>

The Puyallup Fair is making deals online. Check it here.

Filed under: Events, Puyallup,

August 5, 2008 at 2:50pm

Rock the Books

BRAD ALLEN: BEST PLACE TO LEARN >>>

Sirensinthesky After joining the Sex Pistols, bassist Sid Vicious had no choice. He had to learn how to play the bass. And so it goes in the world of punk. Any good punk rock guitarist has to know only about three chords â€" he just has to be able to play them loudly and quickly.  What’s that you say?  You can do that?  OK, head to the Tacoma Public Library and check out guitar lesson book. Since Seattle rock band Truce and Tacoma’s hardcore quintet Sirens In the Sky are rocking the downtown branch Saturday night, why not make the trip then. Just saying.

[Tacoma Public Library, Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., all ages, no cover, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, 253.591.5666]

August 5, 2008 at 4:12pm

Flickr Post of the Day


The Poodle Dog, 1950's, originally uploaded by Roadsidepictures.
Filed under: Flickr Post of the Day,

August 5, 2008 at 4:20pm

LeMay to be sold to Cali company

MICHAEL SWAN: CALIFORNIA COMPANY BUYS LEMAY >>>

This just came over the PRNewswire:

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Harold LeMay Enterprises, Incorporated ("LeMay").  Founded in 1942, LeMay is the largest privately-owned solid waste services company in the Pacific Northwest with total annual revenue of approximately $100 million.  LeMay provides solid waste collection, recycling and transfer services, a majority of which under exclusive G Certificates for the counties of Gray's Harbor, Lewis, Pierce and Thurston.  The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval and receipt of local municipal consents.  Closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of2008.

Waste Connections also announced that it has entered into an agreement with entities affiliated with LeMay to acquire the remaining interests in Pierce County Recycling, Composting and Disposal, LLC ("PCRCD"), a provider of solid waste disposal, transfer, recycling and composting services, which is currently a majority-owned subsidiary of Waste Connections.  Upon completion of this acquisition, PCRCD will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Connections.

Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in September 1997 and is headquartered in Folsom, California.

Filed under: Business, News To Us, Tacoma,

August 6, 2008 at 6:54am

Calendar Girl

SUZY STUMP: 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY >>>

11:45 A.M.-10 P.M.: Steve Carell makes an ideal Maxwell Smart, the bumbling but ambitious and unreasonably self-confident agent for CONTROL, a secret U.S. agency.  Get Smart is funny, exciting, preposterous, great to look at, and made with the same level of technical expertise we’d expect from a new Bond movie. Roger Ebert gives it three and a half stars. Get smart here.

7 P.M.: In the University of Puget Sound’s Trimble Forum â€" candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington’s 6th Congressional District (that’s you, most of Tacoma!) will gather for a “Candidate Forum.” Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County, the “Candidate Forum” will be moderated by the News Tribune’s Peter Callaghan (not a woman) and will definitely feature candidates Paul Richmond (D-Port Townsend), Doug Cloud (R-Tacoma) and Gary Murrell (Green Party â€" Hoquiam).

7 P.M.: Playing upwards of 200 gigs a year and hosting several jams throughout the Puget Sound, trombonist Randy Oxford is the hardest working musician in the Northwest. Oxford and his band host a weekly Wednesday jam at Jazzbones dubbed The Randy Oxford Blues Theater Open Jam.  The minors get kicked off the stage at  8 p.m.

7 P.M.: Jerin Falkner lyrics range from deep and thought provoking to sarcastic and surprisingly blunt. Each song is deliberately and gracefully delivered with her signature smoky yet ethereal voice. She joins Jean Mann and Meridith Connie on the indoor porch at Rhapsody in Bloom tonight.

7 P.M.: Every Wednesday Doyle’s Public House in Tacoma hosts Knowledge Night where individuals or teams answer two pages of brain teasers, trivia and current events for shirts, tickets and gift certificates. It’s a challenging, fun night.

LINK: Viva South Sound arts and entertainment calendar
LINK: Live music and DJs tonight

August 6, 2008 at 7:04am

Cheese and drinks

JAKE DE PAUL: THE MORNING BREW >>>

Themorningbewcup 1. Starbucks offering $2 iced-coffee drinks after 2 p.m. (New York Magazine)

2. The white wines of Greece (New York Times)

3. France's Clochette rings a chevre lover's bell (SF Gate)

LINK: Weekly Volcano restaurant reviews
LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

Filed under: Food & Drink,

August 6, 2008 at 7:16am

The Tacoma Files: Kelsey Medved

DANIEL BLUE: MEET KELSEY MEDVED >>>

Tacomafileskelseymedved Tacomafilesart Kelsey Medved is the best boogie dancer in the Northwest. Nothing seems to scare her, no dance is too dorky or obtuse, and when she performs them you will feel jealous at her freedom of expression and her obvious skill in kinetic demonstration. 

Long time girl of our beloved Elephants front man, Trevor Dickson, Kelsey is something of an envy generator for girls from miles around. Out of the limelight and in person, she is kind, sweet and hosts an intelligence that is somehow immune to the typical trappings of American women. Nothing seems to bring her down; I have seen her face life's strangest and most tragic twists with her head held high and an un-quivering lip. I am glad for her strength and her beauty, she is an example to women young and old alike of how to be chic, hip and urban without becoming jaded and bourgeois.

Posing here in the final stage of a secret dance move, Kelsey proves she is a sport and a friend. Up high, down low, out-the-win-dow, side to side, front to back, shake that SHARK ATACK! Thanks for helping all of us to stop pretending we are too cool to be happy, we all should loosen up and boogie more with Kelsey.

LINK: The Tacoma Files archive

Filed under: Community, Tacoma, Tacoma Files,

August 6, 2008 at 9:25am

Spoony love birds

BOBBLE TIKI: BREAKFAST WITH BOBBLE TIKI >>>

THE DAILY WORDBreakfast11807

Spoony \SPOO-nee\, adjective:
1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love.

USAGE EXAMPLE: Mr. and Mrs. Tiki can’t wait to head to the theater to catch the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and make out throughout the entire thing like the spoony love birds they are.

MORNING NEWS

TACOMA: National Night Out recap

OLYMPIA: Campaign talk

SEATTLE: 8/8/08

UNITED STATES: Here's why the media should cover the Edwards scandal

ENVIRONMENT: Eco friendly Olympians

JUST BIZARRE: 26 cheerleaders in an elevator

MORE STRANGE NEWS: Karma

THINGS TO DO TODAY
FILM LISTINGS: Look here
MUSIC LISTINGS: Here’s what’s happening
SHOOT THE SHIT: Weekly Volcano forums

Filed under: Music, News To Us, Olympia, Screens, Tacoma,

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