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Thursday, February 2, 2012

I'm Trying to Work Here

Posted by on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM

There's a man who every now and then on a winter's evening likes to stop under The Stranger's windows, pull out his saxophone, and serenade us and the passing traffic with an hour or two of smooth jazz. "You Don't Know What Love Is" and stuff like that.



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Chef Thunder 1
You work in a vibrant urban neighborhood this is part of what makes it magical. If you want to work in a sterile silent environment get a job at an office park in Blahview.
Posted by Chef Thunder on February 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM · Report this
Teslick 2
"This has been another edition of Stereotypical Seattle Passive Agressiveness."
Posted by Teslick on February 2, 2012 at 6:23 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 3
Is this why our website sucks so much?
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on February 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM · Report this
Zebes 4
You guys are basically Hitlers for posting this.
Posted by Zebes on February 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM · Report this

Wouldn't you be happier here:…

Yes, we all would.

The SLOG Campus.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 2, 2012 at 6:28 PM · Report this
Anthony Hecht 6
Geez, some comment thread woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
Posted by Anthony Hecht on February 2, 2012 at 6:39 PM · Report this
Fnarf 7
Smooth jazz played on the saxophone is a war crime prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. It is NEVER appropriate.

You need to put some big speakers in the window and blast some Anthony Braxton mid-70s skronk at him. Maybe he'll play along.
Posted by Fnarf on February 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM · Report this
Dougsf 8
You know, that's only a few yards from where Muzak used to throw out dumpsters full of their subscription cassettes every week. A little radioactive waste (bar mats from the Comet?) mixed with those things and you may have an actualized saxaphoning supervillian on your hands.
Posted by Dougsf on February 2, 2012 at 6:52 PM · Report this
wilbur@work 9
yes, smoove jazz in the late afternoon should be banned, and fake hipsters shitting in the back alley should be applauded.
Posted by wilbur@work on February 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 10
What @1 said, with the addition of the word "ASSHOLE" at the end of the final sentence.
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on February 2, 2012 at 7:46 PM · Report this
stirwise 11
A few weeks ago I was walking past as he started to play "Careless Whisper." I laughed 'tillI cried. Sadly, he did not remove his shirt.
Posted by stirwise on February 2, 2012 at 8:21 PM · Report this
you're a jerk that guy seems nice

move to the suburbs, bye
Posted by Swearengen on February 2, 2012 at 8:26 PM · Report this
Seattle City of Music (except for that one kind).
Posted by Show me your jazz hands. on February 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM · Report this
Greg 14
Don't hate. The guy's been having a tough time since KWJZ went off the air.
Posted by Greg on February 2, 2012 at 8:39 PM · Report this
emor 15
I love riding past that guy on my way home from work. Sure, it's a bit tacky. But I love tacky music inturludes in my life: like when some dude played a sad dirge on his bagpipes from the upper deck of the ferry as it left Friday Harbor.
Posted by emor on February 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM · Report this
Count your blessings. He could have one of those portable amps, a mike, and a backing drum track.
Posted by Toe Tag on February 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM · Report this
seandr 17
I thought that shit was funny.
Posted by seandr on February 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM · Report this
Grow the F up.
Posted by Up all night on February 2, 2012 at 10:24 PM · Report this
Renée Krulich (Nay) 19
Heh heh
Posted by Renée Krulich (Nay) on February 3, 2012 at 12:12 AM · Report this
venomlash 20
OMG! Did he died?!?
Posted by venomlash on February 3, 2012 at 1:36 AM · Report this
Love the saxophonist. Haters gonna hate!
Posted by gavastik on February 3, 2012 at 7:46 AM · Report this
Hey, at least he plays songs. Dude at my tunnel stop is clearly practicing for a class. And he's asking for money for it? Fuck you, we could have the flute guy or the guitar/pan pipes duo, and instead this fucker is taking up space with his grating fits and starts. Hell, I'd even rather have banging plastic shit on the ground guy. At least HE's trying to make music.
Posted by tired and true on February 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM · Report this
David Schmader 23
I heard him playing the Coltrane sax line from Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" on a rainy evening and it was gorgeous.
Posted by David Schmader on February 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM · Report this
This made me laugh!
Posted by Gillian Anderson on February 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 25
Have you considered dropping a flower pot on his head? That works so well in cartoons.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on February 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM · Report this
I work in Fremont and we're periodically tortured by a similar guy (also learning/practicing) who mostly plays smooth jazz and R&B on his flute. Hearing a bad busker for a few minutes as you walk by is one thing, but it's unbearable when you have to listen to it for three hours straight!
Posted by kate on February 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
You should try working at 6th and Pike when that fucker with the five gallon buckets is out there drumming on them.
Posted by beef rallard on February 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this

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