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Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.

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April 18, 2008 5:11 PM

Welcome our guest bloggers

Posted by David Postman

I am going to be out of the office until Wednesday morning. While I'm away, you will find here posts from Seattlepoliticore.org, the hard-working team of UW bloggers led by professor David Domke. Regular readers will recall their fine work we used here earlier in the primary season, including from Texas, Idaho and our own state's Democratic and Republican presidential caucuses.

Starting to tomorrow, you should see the group's reports from Pennsylvania in the final run-up to Tuesday's primary election there.

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April 18, 2008 3:27 PM

Tomorrow is an important day

Posted by David Postman

Tomorrow is national Record Store Day. That's a way to support independent record stores. And the stores will be saluting you - the buyers of music - with all sorts of things at local outlets.

The Stranger has a good roundup of happenings at local stores.

And if you’re in Olympia or passing through tomorrow, go by Rainy Day Records. We’re lucky to have those guys.

I bought a great CD at Rainy Day of Lee Fields, a 70s funk master. I also got a copy of The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend, the only album put out by Baby Huey and the Babysitters. For a no-lose purchase, get something by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. (Amy Winehouse may have borrowed a bit more from Jones than just her backup band.)

Another favorite purchase, though it was a year ago now, will get you double points if you buy it tomorrow because it is on a local label. Jamaica to Toronto: Soul, Funk & Reggae 1967-1974 is from Light in the Attic Records. If the reggae part of that scares you off, ask for a Betty Davis album from Light in the Attic.

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April 18, 2008 12:13 PM

Dinosaurs and robots, oh boy

Posted by David Postman

My blogroll is long gone. But back in the day I listed both the wonderful and well-read BoingBoing and a small one-man effort, Hooptyrides. Now Hooptyride’s Mister Jalopy and BB’r Mark Frauenfelder have teamed up on a fantastic blog, Dinosaurs and Robots. It’s about dinosaurs and robots and so much more. As they describe it:

Rather than focus on the newest trend, we will seek authentic, handy, rarefied, disgusting, illuminating, delicious, mysterious, intoxicating, commonplace, historic, intensely personal, entertaining and enlightened objects, both priceless heirlooms and exquisite trash.

Everything looks cooler on Dinosaurs and Robots. Check out these canned tomatoes. There is wonderful art, collections, http://www.dinosaursandrobots.com/search/label/tools, music, cars and even mysteries to be solved.

It often makes my day. Please enjoy.

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April 18, 2008 7:56 AM

Politics-free Friday

Posted by David Postman

Mike Seely has a great read in The Seattle Weekly about Lake City's hottest cover-band drummer. Seely does a great job of getting across the world of Fred Holzman -- from the tale of how antihistamine ruined his lunch to the economics of bar-room cover bands.

Holtzman.jpg (Photo of Holzman by Justin Dylan Renney, courtesy of The Seattle Weekly)

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Apr 18, 08 - 05:11 PM
Welcome our guest bloggers

Apr 18, 08 - 03:27 PM
Tomorrow is an important day

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