100 Years of Seattle Music

100 Years of Seattle Music <p>A tribute to the rock guitarists, jazz stylists, banjo-picking folkies, smooth crooners, world-class cellists, avant-garde innovators, and one didgeridoo pioneer who&rsquo;ve made Seattle one of the best music cities in the country. Kyla Fairchild finds a home for the roots-music zine No Depression online, and another for herself on Camano Island. Will Seattle&rsquo;s American Idol Sanjaya Malakar make a successful leap from notoriety to stardom? Also in this issue: When one of the worst storms in a generation hit Lewis County, Dil and Sue Griffiths lost everything in the churning floodwaters of the Chehalis&mdash;but they found a reason to stay. Plus, tips to stay healthy: Seattle doctors and specialists answer 30 of the biggest questions you&rsquo;ll have at every stage of your life.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


His and Hers

John Kelly makes his own kind of music, Joni Mitchell’s way.

12/09/2008 By Steve Wiecking


50 Most Influential Musicians

Rock guitarists, jazz singers, folk pioneers, world-class cellists and more—these are the people who changed the sound of our lives.

12/09/2008 By Steve Wiecking, Bart Blasengame, Peter Blecha, Gillian Gaar, Hannah Levin, Michaelangelo Matos, Thomas May, Kurt B. Reighley, Riz Rollins, and John Ross


American Idolatry

With his mile-wide smile, unreliable voice, and parade of hairdos, Sanjaya Malakar became a star—and a pop culture punch line—on American Idol. Now, with his sister Shyamali always at his side, he’s made a TV commercial and written a book, and waits for

12/09/2008 By Emily White


What a Hoot!

How Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie caught the hootenanny spirit in Seattle.

12/08/2008 By Eric Scigliano


Green and Blues Brother

Rocking out with Seattle’s singing Seahawk.

12/08/2008 By Jim Gullo


The Sound of Windows

Microsoft’s tuneful team showers your yuletide with geek-love cheer.

12/08/2008 By Cherise Watts

Style Counsel

Body Electric

A conversation with political pop duo Team Gina.

12/08/2008 By Laura Cassidy


In a Meinert Key

Rock promoter, hip-hop impresario, political powerhouse—activist and entrepreneur David Meinert has shaped Seattle’s music scene.

12/08/2008 By Michael Hood

Eat & Drink


Italian Soul Food

Handmade Piedmontese pasta is heaven on 14th Avenue.

01/11/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Top of the Pops

12/10/2008 By Cherise Watts


Kumquat-glazed Duck Breast

Recipe courtesy Chef Kerry Sear of Art Restaurant and Lounge



Shaken, Not Sipped

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Lillet.

12/09/2008 By Brad Thomas Parsons


Just Ducky

The dining world’s favorite fowl comes home.

12/09/2008 By Jess Thomson


Anita’s Crêpes

12/09/2008 By Kathryn Robinson

Watering Hole

Bin Vivant

12/09/2008 By Kathryn Robinson

Neighborhood Hot Spot

Bistro Turkuaz

12/09/2008 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

Listen Up

12/08/2008 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness


This Is Your Life

Who doesn’t know that taking care of your body early on will pay off in the end? How to do that is another story. Seattle doctors answer 30 of the biggest questions you’ll have at every stage of your life.

12/09/2008 By Matthew Halverson


Don't Get It Twisted

Competitive yoga may seem like a sport based on contradictions, but its fans call it physical enlightenment.

12/08/2008 By Matthew Halverson

Home & Real Estate


Second Life

Kyla Fairchild finds a home for No Depression online, and another for herself on Camano Island.

12/09/2008 By Brian J. Barr


Down-Market Marketing

Cash reward: Know anyone who wants to buy my house?

12/08/2008 By Matthew Halverson



Mail from the Metro


News & City Life


Things They Lost in the Flood

Dil and Sue Griffiths were still recovering from one life-altering tragedy last December when the worst storm in a generation sent Lewis County through a wash cycle of swelling rivers and mudslides, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage and killi

12/09/2008 By James Ross Gardner


Imaginative Bank Robbing

This fall the Pacific Northwest was home to a rash of bank heists—and at least one conviction—in which the thugs used more mind than muscle. A tour of the season’s smartest felonious withdrawals.



Santas Behaving Badly

He used to shimmy down chimneys with a wriggle of his nose and drink Coca-Cola, but lately that nose has been looking awfully red.

12/08/2008 By Camden Swita


Lost in Transit

Sea-Tac’s sleuths reunite harried travelers with their treasures.

12/08/2008 By Eric Scigliano


Special Ed Ghetto (or) a Seat in the Class?

Distressed parents complain that Seattle Public Schools isolates disabled children in failing schools. Officials insist they’re doing the best they can—and maybe those kids don’t belong with other students.

12/08/2008 By Juliette Guilbert


Heart Song

Once upon a time in the Cloud Room.

12/08/2008 By Eric Scigliano

Style & Shopping


Sounds of the City

To those who want to rock, roll, swing, or jam: We salute you.

12/12/2008 By Laura Cassidy


Life of the Party

She’s got a stack of invitations and nothing to wear, but these shops can fix that.

12/08/2008 By Leah Finn

Travel & Outdoors


Site of the Living Dead

How a logging town turned vampire lit into tourism lifeblood.

12/08/2008 By Heather Larson