Just to continue the tangent…
I grew up watching ‘Almost Live!’ and am still a little sad that the talents of Pat Cashman, Nancy Guppy, etc. don’t shine through in new episodes every Saturday night. Here’s an interesting article written about whether Almost Live! could exist in the new Seattle. (this is going along with my quest to squash Seattle Magazine)
Everything is becoming more homogeneous, with condos stacked on Subways, luxury markets, Pottery Barns. Said Guppy: “I’m not sure who cares about the local thing — the Seattle thing.”
Or as Keister put it: “Ballard was old Scandinavians. Fremont was hippies. Capitol Hill was gay. Kent was where whites of modest means moved to escape Seattle school busing. Bellevue was the same for the rich.
“Today, you can make a joke about Ballard but it’s a bunch of wealthy people who work in the information industry. You make a joke about Wallingford and it’s a bunch of wealthy people who work in the information industry. Fremont? That would be a bunch of wealthy people who work in the information industry.
“And Belltown is a bunch of wealthy people who live in luxury condos … who work in the information industry.”
At this point, I feel like I have to say something positive about the new Seattle. I LOVE the Alley 24 building because the architects preserved and integrated the original brick warehouse facade. I love the Cobb…an old restored high rise. Cristalla…same thing.
So, it’s not all bad. 🙂