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Thread #145261   Message #3360167
Posted By: Deckman
06-Jun-12 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
Subject: RE: Bad days in Seattle folk scene
I think that Seattle today is a very sad place. It's especially sad for me as I grew up in the area just south of the city. In the 40's and 50's, Seattle was a place of "neighborhoods." Great places, great people, great fun.

As the city grew, more problems have come with more people. No surprise there. But today's political climate in Seattle is beyond belief.

The present mayor is at war with all cars. He has succeeded in banning most private vehicles from any affordable parking. That's fine if you feel safe, or have the physical ability to ride public transportation, to "downtown. I strike out on both issues.

These days, "Bride Judy" and I go to Seattle rarely. And when we do, it's only to the safe homes of a few friends who live in "quiet neighborhoods."

For several years now, I have turned down paying gigs in Seattle. It's no longer a safe place. I will not even let my car head down there after dark.

bob(deckman)nelson ... still hiding out in Everett ... 30 miles north of Seattle