Stroopwafel, Are you in Seattle?
Sorry, just checked your profile, of course you are. I don't think too many people from this board are from the NW but I could be wrong.
Yup Seattle. Home of the outdoorsy passive-aggressives. I dig Modest Mouse. I remember when I was at UDub I thought they were going to go places.
I forgot to add locals like Pretty Girls Make Graves, Maktub, Death Cab For Cutie, Murder City Devils (and in a flash they were gone). Just for a shout out and to maintain thread cohesiveness
Naw, the music scene around here isn't for everyone. The stuff that lots of people are into around here gets blank stares elsewhere. I'm just glad Seattle is no longer cool. We thrive being a provincial backwater. It means there are less lines for shows and less people on the slopes, bike/hike trails, surf line-ups, and whatnot. But it also means less people in bars and meet-ups. But it balances out since people in Seattle don't date anyway:
"That sinking feeling: What does a single in Seattle have to do for a date? "http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2001950474_datingblues08.html
The manic-depressive weather (9 months of gray), the outdoorsy focus, and the need to have a "thing" that you are into kinda kills the flava around here. I've had friends from out of the area complain about how Seattle-ites are. And how much we suck. Too much Nordic reticence coupled with First Nation love of the outdoors. Mix that and shake with the general trend towards self medication just as protection from aforementioned weather.
"Pass me another chocolate and Zoloft chip biscotti for my triple gingerbread latte."
Cafe culture, micro-brews, marijuana, gloomy indie-rock, and anti-depressants.
We're a fun town, just don't stand up too fast. Ya sure, ya betcha.