i love seattle: skagit county tulip fest

skagit county tulip festival

this last weekend we went for a drive north up to mount vernon to see a sh*tload of tulips! and it was a perfect saturday for it with temps in the lovely mid-60’s. i am not a fan of flowers, mostly because of the smell. but omg, there are acres upon acres of tulips in a variety of colors. it made me speechless and i took almost 100 photos! playing with some plastic colored filters from photojojo, i got some cool shots. this “festival” lasts the whole month of april and for more info visit: http://www.tulipfestival.org/

i love seattle: seattle rock orchestra

seattle rock orchestra performs radiohead

there is lots of excitement surrounding radiohead at the moment. the band’s newest release the king of limbs is currently available for download. and i absolutely love how they are releasing albums digitally and then following up a few months later with a beautifully put together vinyl and cd package. it will be like christmas in may! i still plan to frame some of the artwork that was included with the in rainbows set a few years ago. yes, i am slow to get to my projects but this might be moved up on my endless project to-do list.

anyhoo, the seattle rock orchestra performed music from radiohead’s ok computer and the bends this last weekend. i did miss this event (boo!) but the idea of something like this is so damn cool. luckily seattle show gal posted a review of the evening so i am not left feeling completely in the dark. oh and the special guests included seattle artists rachel flotard (visqueen) and john van deusen (the lonely forest) which made the evening more grand.

thanks to miss megan for posting this video, i’ve watched it about five times already. enjoy!

i love seattle: unique districts

the districts of seattle

i love the variety of districts that make up the great city of seattle. i have had so much fun exploring some of these neighborhoods in the last six months. so far my faves are fremont, ballard, wallingford, capitol hill and most recently west seattle. each area has its own unique identity and i just love that! this seattle districts screen print is pretty damn cool too and they are for sale at ork posters along with a slew of other cities.

this song from the postal service has always reminds me of this rad city:

i love seattle: scarecrow video

scarecrow video is unlike any other video store out there. i love how most of the first floor is organized by director. the prices are decent and there are thousands of rare titles. there are detailed classifications like documentaries, noir, music, westerns, science, etc. the comedy area has old tv classics like punky brewster, my childhood favorite. they have a screening room also. i love the fact that i can find classics and rarities that aren’t available on netflix and it is only a short five minute drive from the house.

i love seattle: kexp

kexp 90.3 fm

where the music matters! i know, i know… i can stream kexp on the interwebs but it’s a whole other ballgame being able to listen to it in my car. i love it. i support it. did i mention that i love it? some of my favorite dj’s are cheryl waters, quilty 3000, and kevin cole. i recommend a listen and you will be happy you did! the station is listener supported, so show some love and donate. oh, there is also a free iphone app!

also, kexp has thousands of performances on youtube. the quality is ahhhhmazing!

i love seattle: willy wonka smell-o-vision

willy wonka in smell-o-vision by SIFF!

i love gene wilder! blazing saddles is the reason for that (mostly b/c of my father’s influence…i can recite most of the film by heart). but anyhoo, siff cinema has awesomely come out with this annual weekend full of willy wonka sing-a-long, sniff-a-long and taste-a-long views of this stellar classic. while most everyone, even those under the age of ten, have seen this classic numerous times… it was still as exciting as seeing it for the first time…and i have no idea when my first time actually was but long live gene wilder!!

i love seattle: trivia at neptune coffee

friday night trivia at neptune coffee

it is not your typical pop culture trivia but rad themes like back to the future, 30 rock, star wars, buffy the vampire slayer, venture brothers and even sex and the city.

tonight’s trivia theme is…