Category Archives: Seattle

Foo Fighters And Heart ‘Kick It Out’ On The Late Show With David Letterman – TURN THIS UP LOUD

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Do you get goosebumps when you hear music that is beyond thrilling? I do, and let me tell you–I had goosebumps all the way up to my hair last night after watching Seattle’s own HEART  (Ann and Nancy Wilson) brrrrrinnnng it hard with “Kick It Out” on The Late Show With David Letterman.

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Watch it til the very end…after Ann and Nancy kick everyone’s ass into orbit, Dave Letterman damn-near loses his mind. It’s awesome.

If you aren’t aware by now, Foo Fighters are Dave’s guest band every single night this week, and Dave Grohl’s HBO mini-series “Sonic Highways” is premiering Friday, October 17. DVR the crap outta this thing–here’s the trailer!

Honestly. I love Dave Grohl so bad. Hey–wanna see something funny? Watch this:

Listening to Dave Grohl talk about music and his parents…then discuss more music and his own kids, is more than great. It’s delightful.

Seattle Named As LGBT-Friendliest City In America!

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Seattle, y’all!!

See? It’s not always about The City By The BayThe Sparkling Emerald City (read: Friends of Dorothy!) is finally getting some respect. Seattle has been named The Number 1 LGBT-Friendliest City in America!

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To honor this year’s Pride, personal finance website NerdWallet compiled a list of the top-20 LGBT-friendly cities. They considered three factors for their rankings:

1.    Presence of gay community, based on U.S. Census data on the percentage of households with same-sex partners in each city.

2.    LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities, based on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Municipal Equality Index.

3.    LGBT safety and tolerance, based on FBI data on the number of sexual orientation-related hate crimes per 100,000 residents in each city.

Seattle aced all three categories. No city has a higher percentage of same-sex partner households (we broke that news last year here on FYI Guy). Seattle also had a perfect score of 100 on the HRC equality index, and a relatively low rate of sexual orientation-related hate crimes at 0.95 per 100,000 residents.

With a final score of 96.8, Seattle easily beat out No. 2 San Francisco.

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Live Long And Prosper in Seattle!!

Oh, hey. Did I mention that the Grand Marshall for the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade is EVERYONE’S Facebook friend, the iconic George Takei? 

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George Takei, best known as Sulu from the original “Star Trek” series, will take the helm at the big event, according to a news release on the Seattle Pride website.

Takei, who is openly gay, has become an outspoken supporter of human rights issues. He has also became an internet celebrity, with more than six million Facebook likes and more than one million followers on Twitter.

Takei and his husband Brad married in 2008 and have been together 27 years. They live in Los Angeles.

The Seattle Pride Parade will take place at 11 AM Sunday, June 29, on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle.

You read that correctly, my friends. Sulu is comin’ to town. Oh, MY!

Nirvana With Joan Jett – Performance At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Cerermony – VIDEO

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Photos: via Billboard.com

Well, the FEELS I’m having while watching and listening hard to Joan Jett perform ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘ with the [remaining–ugh] members of Nirvana at last night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony…I mean, I knew it was gonna be great, but I sure didn’t expect to get all fucking emotional about it! Honestly, you people.

Oh well. Whatever. Nevermind. Watch for yourselves, man. 


Right? Joan MuhFuh’n JETT. All DAY. I really just have to roll my eyes to the very back of my skull at the idiots out there who bitched about Dave, Krist and Pat asking this ICON to lead them in what is an American classic; the song that CHANGED EVERYTHING. I’m going to make a couple of blanket statements about who’s doing the actual bitching: Dude-bros and people who were NOT EVEN BORN yet, to understand just how perfect of a choice Joan was to stand it Kurt’s place.

You probably also heard that Lorde, Annie Clark and Kim Gordon each took on ‘All Apologies’, ‘Lithium’ and ‘Aneurysm’, respectively.  Please feel free to catch these performances via 107.7 The End – Seattle.  You might get an idea of how we, the local people, feel about the induction performances.

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Joan? You rocked your shit harder than ever. Kurt? We all still miss you.