We just recently got home from the Urban Craft Uprising at the exhibition centre at Seattle Center. One word comes immediately to mind to describe the event: underwhelming. The getting out part was nice, but the event itself was, well, mediocre- most of the things of even moderate interest seemed vastly overpriced, and there was a huge amount of stuff which just didn't seem particularly inspired. Think the Fremont Sunday Market, inside, without the atmosphere or most of the more interesting vendors.
Before that, it was Hockey Morning in Metro Seattle. Alexander's team beat his old coach's squad handily for the fourth time this season. Wheee.
Made it out last night and met A. for tea at Mr. Spot's in Ballard. Ended up having some nice chatter before the evening's entertainment started- a guitarist/vocalist who was fair but needs to discover the lower ends of his register, an indie-rock quartet called Seeing Blind
(note: crappy website- they're redoing it, but the audio clips may be of some interest) who list Ani DiFranco, Jeff Buckley and Dave Matthews band amongst their primary influences, but who sound like the Indigo Girls with cello thrown in for good measure, and were quite good. [OK, i can hear Ani in there as well] They were followed by Operadesiac, a trio who do sketch comedy and light burlesque based around opera arias (and other songs performed in operatic style). This was incredibly funny highbrow low comedy. All in all, it made for a good evening out.