Wow, a huge blow to Capitol Hill. This is among the reasons I decided to leave Seattle, and to a larger extent why I left Phoenix as well. No fucking sense of history. How can a neighborhood maintain any sense of character when, as soon as they develop character, the people and places that give it that character are chased out by people with more money and no character, who are seeking to adopt the character of the place they're ruining? It's sad and it's rampant in Seattle. During my time there, I watched great neighborhood after great neighborhood get ruined by fucking condo development. Belltown, Fremont, Ballard, and Capitol Hill... All that's left in those places are hints of what used to be there, shivering in the shadows of "funky" "urban" condos with 1/2 million dollar price tags. Bars out, Starbucks in. Who's next? Georgetown? West Seattle? There's really not much left to ruin at this point. Fuck.
Pour some out for the Cha Cha, Bimbo's, Kincora, the old Twilight Exit, the old Pioneer, Twin Teepees, Chubby and Tubby, Leilani Lanes, and whatever else has boarded up in the last couple of years. Sad. Maybe I'll see if Marc can book us to spin records one last time at Kincora next year.