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Friday, April 6, 2007

Oly and Out

posted by on April 6 at 10:51 AM

I’ll be out of Slogging commission today … and yesterday. I’m on assignment for the papier.

So, here’s some quick stuff: Postman’s got the latest chapter in the budget drama I was Slogging about last week. He’s also got a great write up from a meltdown that I missed on the House floor yesterday involving Dem Majority leader Lynn Kessler (D-24, Hoquiam) and Rep. Dan Roach (R-Bonney Lake).

Meanwhile, I just got off the phone with Rep. Maralyn Chase (D-32, Shoreline), who’s working on the condo conversion bill a bill that guarantees financial assistance for tenants displaced by condo conversion. Chase reports that despite some last-minute GOP stalling shenanigans, the bill will go through. We’ll see. (And perspective: The bill has already been stripped of the more powerful conversion cap.)

*There were 2,352 condo conversions in Seattle in 2006as opposed to 430 in 2004. And the average price of the new condos was $250,000. I dont imagine 2,352 renters have that kind of cash.

Beyond that: Back in elementary school, I thought the SSes in KISS were Hebrew Lameds… Ls. I thought that was too cool. Here’s a song I like on a real spring day.

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Holy shit! "The Paul Lynde Halloween Special!" How have I lived the last 30 years without having seen that bitter old queen's halloween special? I'm completely speechless.

Posted by Brian | April 6, 2007 11:21 AM

-- though never a KISS fan, i do admire their stage show and originality... thanx for the vid.

-- paulus just played an NPR interview of gene simmons upstairs for us, kept us entertained for a while.

: )

Posted by Aaro)))n Edge | April 6, 2007 11:25 AM

"Detroit Rock City" by Kiss.

Voted #6 "Best Metal Song" by VH1. (Which will forever sound to me like damning with faint praise.)

Was the "A"-side of a 45rpm 7" single that had "Beth" as the "B"-side. Most radio stations flipped it over and gave Kiss their biggest hit. Strange how KISS fans will forgive them for "Beth" and for taking off their make-up when Vinnie Vincent was in the group, but not for going disco.

Sorry, but "I Was Made For Loving You" sounds even better on a spring day...and it doesn't make me think about dying in a car crash on my way to a KISS concert.

EXCELLENT video find! Did Sid & Marty Krofft have something to do with this?

Posted by pgreyy | April 6, 2007 12:15 PM

Oh, thank god on that condo conversion bill. Josh, your Oly coverage has been awesome. Thank you!

So, back to KISS. I think it's bizarre that despite all of their get-up, their music was more rock than metal and perhaps even more pop than anyone would admit. (And yes, Beth made me cry.)

Posted by Kings in Satan's Service | April 6, 2007 12:27 PM

amazing car crashes

Posted by real car crashes | April 16, 2007 7:26 AM

amazing car crashes

Posted by real car crashes | April 16, 2007 7:26 AM

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