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September 4, 2009 at 3:06pm

Club hopped last night


Thurs-Varsity-two Thurs-Varsity-One After a slow start due to the Seahawks game Varsity Grill’s dueling piano show gained speed thanks to the talents of Miss Angie Savage and Joshua Stewart. For such a large venue, the dueling piano show brings an intimate feeling to the joint.

Thurs-HK Thurs-HK-underride Afterward, I jetted over to Hell's Kitchen to catch Underride's set. Snapped a couple pics.

Thurs-Cans The award for packed house of the night goes to CANS.

Thurs-Kry I ended the night with Kry at Jazzbones. It works for me.

September 4, 2009 at 3:47pm

Happy Hour: Puget Sound Pizza and 50 MPH Man


Discuss the above video during happy hour at:

Puget Sound Pizza
317 S. Seventh St., Tacoma, 253.383.4777
Happy Hours: 3-6 p.m. daily
Drink Specials: $3 wells, $2.50 micros
Food Specials: $6.50 personal pizzas, $2 cheesy garlic bread

LINK: Other South Sound happy hours

Filed under: Food & Drink, Screens, Tacoma,

September 4, 2009 at 4:26pm



Burn-Logo Early this morning I sit still on a platform, facing the land â€" the mountains surrounding on all sides, the Man effigy serene kissing the still sky, native flute music at, it seems, 1,000,000 decibels reverberating through the soft breeze morning.

I sit onstage, legs dangling. Last night this platform throbbed with 300 ecstatic dancers â€" bodies writhing in joy.

A hillbilly log cabin complete with working outhouse just drives past me.

Feeling a little too warm in my shirt. It comes off NOW. Ahhhhh. Breasts bare and desert barren except for quiet morning hearted riders, mutant vehicles and an infinite number of art and sounds exhibits expansive before me.

In my world, the most magical thing about Burning Man festival is the concept that “the Playa Provides” anything one needs, when you need it. (Except wifi yesterday (hence the late posting). There is no cell reception here, even in the media center. It’s what keeps this place magical. Pray I luck out today and get this to you. I have angels everywhere. Miracles. We'll see.

Jaguar and I arrived the day before in the afternoon, welcomed by a Centar that demanded me out of the car, lifted me and then humped me. He then, in his excitement, left a little wet spot on my dress, then did the splitz on the top of my van.

Our van would not turn over at Will Call. We laughed. And prayed it would start. A very hunky handy guy offered a jump and thanks to Charger, I had me some cables ready to go.

Driving in, the car stalled, and shockingly, with multitudes of people driving by, hunky handy stopped again with his caravan of brazen beauties to jump me again (and invite for kisses).

More prayers. We pulled up to our camp Red lightning ... a sacred geometry of very large teepees.

Once again the car died.

As jag and I released this as a problem and celebrated we'd arrived, handsome Templar arrived, in full mechanic uniform and said, let me check your voltage. His van, parked perpendicular to ours contained an auto mechanic shop. He got to work on the connections, and now the van, which had no air, no vent, and no radio works! He fixed it all â€" to return better than when I'd borrowed it!

My burn is a 3rd degree one. Upon the urges of my friends, I stopped into a medical tent. And, with synchronicity being as it is, Epoxy, one of the few burners from Tacoma, stood in line behind me, giant turquoise butterfly resting on her head and a rug burn on her ass like she slid into home at Cheney Stadium.

"It’s from the slide," she explained.

"I'd like for you to be able to tell everyon at home that I, Pop, kissed you ass,” I replied. So I whipped up her skirt and planted one next to her butt burn.

She watched the gore as the doctor ripped off my bandage, parts of my skin and I sang out loud instead of screaming. The playa provides. Thank you for Epoxy, good doctors and the guy walking in front of me with three ponytails, and a chipmunk finger puppet clinging to his penis.

I love you. I love burning man.



Filed under: Burning Man, Tacoma,

September 5, 2009 at 12:12am

5 Things To Do: Saturday


Brotherhood 1.Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel holds a CD release show with the Fun Police, and Ghostwriter at 8 p.m. inside Bob’s Java Jive.

2. Elma Outlaw Days will feature wild full throttle high speed lawn mower races beginning at 2 p.m.

3. Author Jill Richardson will talk about the issues explored in her book, Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It, at 3 p.m. inside King’s Books.

4. Windham Hill artist/keyboardist Scott Cossu performs from 6-9 p.m. at Dockside Bistro in Olympia.

5. Victor Cutoff, Sledgeback, and Rat City Ruckus play The New Frontier lounge at 9 p.m.

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: Local movie starting times

LINK: South Sound Restaurant Guide

September 5, 2009 at 3:27am

Jam on it


Jesse-Turcotte-300-9-3 When Jazzbones hosted the Big Friction Jam in 2007, you could find a damp me on the dance floor every Sunday night.

Well, I’m thrilled to report that one of the powers that created the Big Friction Jam, Jesse Turcotte, has organized a BFJ reunion tonight at Doyle’s Public House, which just so happens to be where Turcotte bartends.

The evening will begin with the popular grungy Tacoma hip-hop band The Revengers from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Afterward, the band will join a few teachers from Seattle’s rock school, members of The Higher Vibes (including Turcotte), All Night Yardsale, The Say Hi Band, and assorted musical friends from Tacoma. Expect a funky, bluesy vibe.

[Doyle’s Public House, Saturday, Sept. 5, 9:30 p.m., no cover, 208 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.PINT]

Filed under: Music, Tacoma,

September 5, 2009 at 7:56am

Morning Spew


OK, We Guess You're Cool: Puyallup City Council has changed their city’s anti-solicitation laws to exempt religious organizations, um, like for instance the United States Mission Corporation.

McNeil Island Blues: When they hear that water pump blowing, they hang their heads and cry.

Different Kind Of "Cruising" in Spanaway: Pierce County sheriff’s deputies are busting men having sex at Spanaway Lake Park. No word yet if this will change Fantasy Lights theme this year.

Screw The Congress: White House ready to draft own health care bill.

Put Down That Joystick: Teenage jobless rate reaches record high.

G20 Finance Ministers: Proposes curb on bank bonuses.

Holy Darth Plagueis!: Star Wars Becomes An Official religion.

One Man's Emergency Is Another Man's Crime: Man allegedly calls 911 twice to say he's hungry.

September 5, 2009 at 10:21am

Grittyshoot: Fueling Up


Spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from our own backyard:

Mandolin-waffle The Mandolin Café
3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, 253.761.3482

Hours this weekend: 8 a.m. to midnight today, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. Breakfast ends at 2 p.m.

Scene: 35 people reading, writing and chatting over breakfast. Seven people standing in line waiting to order.

Remaining performances: Today: Mike Connelly boogie blues piano 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Marilyn Kay & Co. acoustic bluegrass 6-8 p.m. Tomorrow: gypsy swing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mandolin-quiche Is anyone out there still foolish enough to proclaim, “Real men don’t eat quiche?” Well, nonbelievers, we are here to tell you that the most amazing collection of baked pastry, egg and filling this side of the Atlantic â€" fit for a man or woman â€" can be found at Mandolin Cafe.

Their Quiche Lorraine is incredibly rich, creamy and exploding with fresh flavor. It's massive, intensely fulfilling and damn near addictive. $6.

Two tire-sized, cushiony thin waffles topped with strawberry slices and real whipped cream on the side. A sweet treat even without the whip.$7

LINK: Mandolin Cafe Web site

Filed under: Food & Drink, Grittyshoot, Tacoma,

September 5, 2009 at 11:32am

Grittyshoot: they're arriving


Spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from our own backyard:

RV Folks are arriving in Tacoma for a holiday weekend.

Filed under: Grittyshoot,

September 5, 2009 at 2:18pm

Grittyshoot: The T-shirt


Spending Labor Day weekend enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from our own backyard:

Grittyshoot-T-shirt Sonja Clothes to Live In
2701 N. 21st St., Tacoma, 253.272.1565

Hours this weekend: Today 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eight years ago Tacoman Sonja Silver â€" "Fed up with potshots from the media" aimed at her beloved Tacoma â€" created her infamous “Gritty Tacoman” T-shirts. Her definition of "gritty" means: courageous, brave and plucky â€" which accurately describes the City of Destiny’s prideful locals. She sells the shirts â€" for women, men, children and dogs â€" out of her North Tacoma store Sonja Clothes to Live In for $18.

It's the perfect shirt to wear during your Labor Day weekend adventures in Tacoma.

Bonus: Now through Oct. 3, $3 from every Gritty Tacoman T-shirt sold will go to Heart Walk.

LINK: Sonja Clothes to Live In
LINK: Gritty Tacoman Facebook page

Filed under: Fashion, Grittyshoot, Tacoma,

September 5, 2009 at 2:34pm

Grittyshoot: Quick Lunch


Spending Labor Day weekend enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes and smells from our own backyard:

Grittyshoot-Dave's Dave's Meat and Produce
1312 N. I St., Tacoma, 253.280.9999

Today's outside barbecue hours: until 4 p.m.

If you're on the run, drop by Dave's Meat and Produce for a quick burger.

Julian Long flips their amazing homemade burgers until 4 p.m. today. He's quick, too. 

The burgers run $4. He also has brats for $3.

LINK: Previously on Spew

Filed under: Food & Drink, Grittyshoot, Tacoma,

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