Trash Naming Hippies
Yesterday, I described soon-to-be-gone Seattle Weekly editor-in-chief Knute Berger as having a ponderous, hippie-vibe that was at odds with the self-consciously macho shtick of his new bosses. Thus, his recent resignation. However, my assertion sparked a conniption fit at the Weekly, and they demanded that I “Name” the hippies there!!!
I don’t really know anyone at the Weekly, but far freakin’ out: Turns out it’s The Stranger that’s actually crawling with hippies. And proud of it.
1. Stranger Copy Editor Kim Hayden: She makes her own clothes and doesn’t wear deodorant.
2. Stranger Senior Copy Editor Gillian Anderson: She went to Evergreen.
3. Stranger Theater Editor Brendan Kiley: He’s a guy, and he’s the theater editor.
4. Stranger Associate Editor David Schmader: Where’s the roach clip? The guy owns 30 Dylan albums and more than one bong.
5. Stranger News Writer Erica C. Barnett: Bikes everywhere. Green politics. For her vacation, she just spent the week camping (probably eating gorp) at a commune in Northern California.
6. Stranger Music Writer Megan Seling: She’s wearing a checkered bandana on her head today.
7. Me: Favorite record album is “Electric Music for the Mind & Body” by Country Joe and the Fish, 1967.
8. Stranger Film Editor Annie Wagner: Obviously, the biggest hippie on staff—strict vegetarian, Dean-delegate, lefty intellectual who doesn’t wear makeup. If this was 1970, she’d be defiantly burning her bra & writing a manifesto about it.
Stranger Associate Editor Charles Mudede insists he’s not a hippie. But the guy likes reggae. Oh excuse me, “Dub.”