shake shake shake…

Seattle, we need to talk. I’ve tried not to let it bug me but if I can’t talk to you about it after five years, I don’t think we’ll ever be able to really discuss it honestly.
Seattle, you have an ass. Move it, already!
Now now, I’m not talking about doing this on the sidewalks or the highways or the lakes, although that might be a good idea too. No, I’m talking about something entirely different. A different, better place. Ready?
At the clubs and concerts I go to. There’s intense music being played, the joint is jumping and you… you stand there with all the gravitas of a bobble-head in slo-mo if you really feel like kicking out the jams. Hold on.
Now, maybe you’re still getting the vibe of the music or maybe you’re really just there to listen and you’re standing in the back or sitting in the other room of the club. Good on you. I can appreciate that. I can. Lord knows there have been enough shows where I simply stood back for a time, just enjoying the scene. At least you didn’t shove your way to the front of the stage (past those of us with no shame whatsoever) with your best friend and your girlfriends to recreate this same tableau in a new location.
Guys (and gals), this is life; not a beer commercial! Move a little. Shake your hips or bounce a little. Have some fun instead of maintaining that grim facade. I don’t want to look back from the front and see a recreation of Easter Island staring placidly back.
Hell, there shouldn’t be a sign behind the bar at the Crocodile that reads: “You could at least pretend to enjoy yourself.”
I care, Seattle. I just want what’s best for you. You know that.

3 Comments so far

  1. josh (unregistered) on July 25th, 2004 @ 8:33 am

    you really should’ve been at tonight’s !!! show at Neumo’s. (or at Franz Ferdinand a few weeks ago).

  2. Beth H. (unregistered) on July 26th, 2004 @ 4:01 am

    Should I ‘shake it like a polaroid picture’ or would you rather ‘she bangs, she bangs..’ Anyway, I thought that’s what us indie kids were supposed to do…sit around looking apathetic and disinterested…if someone changed the bylaws I’m gonna be pissed.

  3. Phil (unregistered) on July 27th, 2004 @ 4:49 am

    Have you ever been to Jambalaya on Friday nights at the Baltic Room? Alternating live band & DJ, LOTTA shakin’.

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