June 11th, 2004


David Sedaris @ Elliott Bay Books


So, I just want to brag that anyone [in Seattle] who missed the David Sedaris reading at Elliott Bay Books last night really missed out. The man is a fucking hilarious genious, much better in person than in radio/audio readings. I was one of the unlucky "fans" (inaccurate discription) who didn't have a "ticket", but because I was in the Losers Without Tickets Line really early, the first group of us were given seats in the main sitting area of the cafe. IT ROCKED!

I could almost say that the Sedaris reading beat 2003 Poet Lrt. Billy Collins [January 13, 2004, Benaroya], but they really are completely different kinds of writers and personalities [each with an equally fantastic sense of humor].

That's all. And the bragging is in good fun. I was so excited to have gotten in and not had to stand; it was DEFINITELY worth my evening.

Anyone else see the reading at Elliott Bay?

Need a car

My car just died and I need another one soon.
Here's what I'm looking for:
  • reliable
  • low maintenance
  • under $1000, preferably closer to the $500 range
  • I have a slight inclination towards manual transmission
  • located in the Seattle area
  • CD player would be rad, but at least a tape player and a working radio.

Email me or reply to this post if you have something.

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I'm looking for a Father's Day gift for my dad. He loves VW's and has since he was a kid. He recently paid off over $2000 in debts that I had and didn't let me know until after it was done. So I want to get him something special this year on a very limited budget.

Does anyone have a VW they're willing to sell/part with? Either an actual car or model. He has a few Bugs and Busses around the house, but there is always room for more.

If you have a used VW in whatever shape, please let me know. Thanks. :)

got dummy?

i know there are a lot of crafty/diy gals and guys in the community, so i was wondering-- does anyone happen to have a mannequin, dressmaker's dummy, or design bust laying around that they could loan/rent me for 2-3 weeks? preferably adjustable waist/hips/bust, but non-adjustable is fine too, and i can pick it up. i have a mannequin on order from joann's but it might not arrive for another month, and i need one ASAP. thanks !
we have a map of the piano

jason mraz tickets

hey everyone, i'm trying to sell two tickets to tonight's jason mraz concert at the 5th avenue theatre at 7:30.

they're great seats, floor, center, row t...(20th row by my calculation.) the floor seats are sold out and the best seats you can get now are in the very back of the balcony

i bought these tickets for $45 each through ticketmaster so i'd love to sell them for that much.

anyone who is interested please comment or e-mail me at mrseal65@hotmail.com

it's really important that i sell these tickets because i'm $90 down if i dont! plus, i dont want these great tickets going to waste.
gray woman

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I just spoke to the LJ at 107.7 The End about the jerk who posted on Craigslist that he got free tickets for the Blink 182 concert because he threatened the DJ to call the FCC. He was under the impression that the DJ was accepting money to play the Dead Kennedys and was trying to blackmail him for tickets.

The DJ said he was not accepting any money, it was a joke, and that when the guy threatened to post something on the internet about it, he did NOT give him free tickets.

So please do not call them to get free tickets.
Leary love

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Does anyone know where I can purchase an adjustable picture frame for a large-ish poster? It's from the Czech Rebublic and is not at all the right proportions for any standard American frames.

I'm not even sure what such a frame would look like (I guess they are adjustable in the corners or something?), but others have told me that they exist, so I'm hoping someone here will know what I'm talking about.
black and white

Beggin' and panderin' and stuff.

Long story short with no emo-esque drama: I'm suddenly and newly single, and I let him keep all the stuff. Does anyone know of any free/superdupercheap furnishings/housewares/whathaveyou? I'm a huge fan of older/vintage stuff (fun 'cause it's usually one of a kind!), but I'm not really super picky either. Any help would be muchly appreciated!

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Is there anywhere to drop off Goodwill-type stuff in the U-district? I have a pretty big stack of clothes and odds and ends that I'd like to take to Goodwill but I don't have a car.

Skinny Puppy Ticket (sold!)

I ended up with an extra Ticket for Tomorrow nights Skinny Puppy & Tweaker show at the Showbox. I paid $50 for the ticket and would like to sell it for that or the best offer.

If interested please email sono AT magnobeam DOT com

Update, email me with your price please. First to hit 50 gets it. If no one hits 50 then who ever is highest at noon on the 12th gets it.

Hindsight Film Series at Consolidated Works

Hey, for all of you Seattle film enthusiasts, Consolidated Works is putting on some interesting stuff as a part of their new film series. Descriptions are below. All shows at 8 pm, Friday - Sunday. Tickets $7/$5 for students and members. If you have any questions, you can check out their site at http://www.conworks.org or ask m_hulot, as he's the one who curates the series. Consolidated Works is located at 500 Boren Ave N, in the South Lake Union area.

June 11-13
dir. Thom Andersen and Noel Butch
A quick-moving look at the work of the blacklisted Hollywood filmmakers, both before and after their exile from the mainstream. Among them, Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) and Butch find a wide array of talent and political views, both of which are evident from close examinations of the work of these tragically forgotten artists.

June 18-20
dir. Su Friedrich
Su Friedrich (Sink or Swim) documents her own struggle for health and happiness as surgeries and a hormone imbalance wreak havoc on her personal life and that of her partner.

June 25-27
dir. Chris Marker and Yannick Bellon
Ostensibly a portrait of surrealist photographer Denise Bellon, REMEMBRANCE focuses on the years between 1935 and 1955, leaping from subject to subject, Marker-style, from a family portrait of Bellon and her two daughers, Loleh and Yannick (the latter co-authored the film), to a wide-ranging history of mid-century art and politics.

plays with
dir. Jay Rosenblatt
Did you know that Hitler had a flatulence problem? Or that Mao never bathed? A surprising look at the banality of evil, REMAINS unveils the personal lives of Hitlser, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco, and Mao in all their mundane, bizarre detail.