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MISCmedia MAIL for 10/31/16: DEATH OF A TALL COOL ONE
Oct 30th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

We say goodbye to John “Buck” Ormsby—a Fabulous Wailers member, a partner in a pioneering artist-owned record label, and one of the inventors of Northwest rock. We also speak of the end of the little cable-news channel that could; racists falsely claiming police support; a new deal for the Public Safety block; and Huskies and Sounders triumphing while Seahawks go pffft.

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/24/16: FIT TO BE TIED
Oct 24th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Tie scores are a lot rarer in pro football than they used to be, but the Seahawks managed to achieve one (in a game they objectively should’ve lost). We additionally take peeks at the latest media mega-merger deal; anti-you-know-who slogans good and less-good; more details of Mayor Murray’s homelessness master plan; a violent-crime allegation buried in media side topics; and a remembrance of newspaper “consumer” columns and of one of their best curators.

MISCmedia MAIL for 10/12/16: KNOCK ON WOOD
Oct 11th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Weyerhaeuser’s moved in its HQ staff (or what’s left of it) to Pioneer Square. Elsewhere we view a tragic near-end to the “Jungle” saga; a Comcast settlement; a plan to add greenery to streets and clean stormwater at the same time; a bunch of Hanjin cargo containers finally getting emptied; and the continued non-death of indie bookstores.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/26/16
Sep 25th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The big book party was such a success, we might hold another. (Watch this space for particulars.) For now, though, it’s back to the daily grind of local news digestin’, which this day includes some allegedly tacky actions by exhibit organizers against two Af-Am artists; a concept to help the environment by re-opening coal mines (?); a video game set at a space station called “Tacoma”; and lotsa local sports wins.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/13/16: THE HOT 100
Sep 12th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

We begin with three lists totaling 100 all-time Northwest indie-rock records. We continue from there with (alas) false state-income-tax allegations; anti-Muslim bigotry hitting home; what the costly homelessness consultant didn’t directly look into; a former “Drunk of the Week” (or was she?) suing; and the Mariners’ streak continuing.

MISCmedia MAIL for 9/12/16: SORRY, PROTEST-PROTESTERS
Sep 11th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The Seahawks failed to (1) lose, and (2) fuel the ire of neo-racist hate mongers. Other topics of inquiry this day include unfortunate decor at the current North Precinct building; the anniversary of John Williams’ shooting; more banter about what hi-paid consultants said about homelessness; potential justice for “adjunct” college teachers; and a beloved restaurant coming to Seattle from exotic Fife.

SAY, YOU THAT THING I’VE BEEN TALKIN’ ABOUT LATELY?
Aug 27th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

So I’ve been hinting, occasionally loudly, about an old book of mine that I’ve been trying to get back out one of these years.

Well, it’s out now.

At this link.

Or at this link.

Get it now. Hope y’all like it.

Oh, there’ll also be an e-book version soon.

And a release party’s in the works, perhaps in October.

And we’re working on getting it into local stores. More on that later.

And if you want a signed copy, contact me direct.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/23/16: A DIP IN THE MONEY POOL
Aug 22nd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Global speculators, having been made less than welcome in Vancouver, are already driving Seattle real estate even higher. In other Tuesday topix: wildfires are back; airlines (and Sea-Tac) boom while Boeing struggles; Councilmember Herbold wants a replacement for the despised old business “head tax”; and Town Hall’s selling off its parking lots for two towers.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/18/16: DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DORK
Aug 18th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

We’ve got a graphic example of how to avoid looking grotesquely “fake hip,” by visually celebrating your geek. Plus: how not to headline a story about a white supremacist’s violent crime; Seattle’s “most dangerous street” gets a little less so; a trans singer-songwriter tries to find his voice again (literally); and the heat’s gonna be brutal.

MISCmedia MAIL for 8/17/16: DE-BUNK-ING
Aug 16th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

There’s more rancor over the “Bunker” police precinct. Additionally, the judge in the police-reform case takes a stand; Councilmember Sawant makes a life change; City Light’s new boss was accused of sexist behavior at his previous job; a great indie grocery’s threatened; and Jacob Lawrence’s magnum opus’s coming here next year.

MISCmedia MAIL FOR 8/2/16: NOW SEATING
Aug 1st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

Some King County bureaucrats are floating the (quite improbable) idea of moving county government functions out of downtown Seattle, so its buildings could be sold to developers. It’ll probably never happen but I’m still against it. Our other topics-O-the-day include one Central District businesswoman who’s NOT leaving; a way out of the false dichotomy between NIMBYs and free-marketeers i/r/t “affordable” housing; wildfires getting close to Hanford; the (obvious) problem with bus-only street lanes; and Amazon’s stock price exceeding that of Exxon.

MISCmedia MAIL for 6/22/16: RIP CITY RIP-OFF?
Jun 21st, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

A Portland sportswriter sees the TrailBlazers hiring the ex-Sonics announcer, and imagines a secret plot to ship the NBA team to Seattle (apparently a secret to everyone in Seattle). In more fact-based reportage, we view more Cobain-sploitation coming across the USA; trouble for Virginia Mason Med. Center; K Records trying to right its fiscal ship; the rise of the “upper middle class” (aka the people all those “upscale” products are aimed at); and political organizing for renters.

MISCmedia MAIL @1!
Jun 7th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

We’ve been doing these weekday e-missives for a whole year! If you’re in town, come join us at a low-key fete tonight. (Details at the link.) In non-self-centered topics: Bellevue High football gets the proverbial book thrown at it; Ride the Ducks might escape some crash-victim lawsuits; Capitol Hill Pride might celebrate beyond what it’s been officially permitted; progress at last in a four-year-old rape case; and testing corn-based jet fuel on a regular passenger flight.

MISCmedia MAIL for 6/3/16
Jun 2nd, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The Mariners were down by 10 runs for the second night in a row. For the first night in a row, that’s not how it ended. Our weekend report also includes: New art-life for a closed gallery space; a Blue Angels flight ends tragically; a planned “bicycle of the future” will have to wait a while; the dorkiest media-company name you ever heard of; and scores of weekend activities.

MISCmedia MAIL for 4/26/16
Apr 25th, 2016 by Clark Humphrey

The Mariners won at home! And we also peer at more folk who want more light rail and they don’t mean decades from now; the eco-cost of the new Arboretum trail; a Seattle/Mexico joint theater project; local delivery trucks with out-of-state plates; and the business case for a $15/hr. wage.

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