First the T-shirt, now the tune


On the eve of the Seattle Streetcar‘s debut (wah, we’re envious): We thought the singer’s name sounded familiar when we read this P-I Big Blog post about a “Ride the S.L.U.T.” song to go with the famous T-shirts. Indeed — the song’s creator, Ken Cofield, was in the WSB West Seattle Weekend Lineup just this past weekend, because he played C and P Coffee Company last Saturday night. If you were there, you can say you knew him when. (His trolley song is a one-song CD, with availability explained at his website.)

5 Replies to "First the T-shirt, now the tune"

  • grr December 11, 2007 (5:15 pm)

    lordy…with all the great musical talent in Seattle…THAT’s the best S.L.U.T. song anyone could come up with? yikes. Guess I shoulda done one.

  • moe December 11, 2007 (9:08 pm)


    No way. We wanted something that was above the traffic, not causing more congestion like this toy.

  • Todd in westwood December 11, 2007 (10:10 pm)

    The great South lake Union land give-a-way to Paul Allen, who happens to be one of the richest meninthe world. Not only did Seattle give him the land to build high end condos with no space for affordable housing, theyu built him a choo- choo to go along with it and to get people from their expensive condos to the shopping district. NICE. now if the Seattle govt. would spend more time makeing South/West Seattle a little safer, maybe i wouldnt be so damn bitter. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

  • grr December 11, 2007 (10:30 pm)

    I certainly didn’t want the monorail, that’s for sure. And exactly what did we get for the $100 MILLION debt that the mono-disaster left us with??

    We’ll have to agree to disagree on ‘Allen Town’. I love it down there. And no, it’s not ‘affordable’. Then again, NOTHING around Seattle is. Hell..$300k ain’t affordable for most people, yet you can’t touch anything ‘in town’ for that price.

    Perhaps if the Seattle Govt didn’t feel the need to build TWO stadiums, they’d have $$ to make areas safer.

    I’ve only been here since ’94, but I’m stunned every day at the amount of $$ the City of Seattle pisses away.

  • RS December 13, 2007 (11:01 am)

    According to the Times, the city considers one third of housing in South Lake Union to be affordable. A new development with 170 low income apartments is going in, a 377 senior housing complex is being built, and the mayor is trying to get Allen to give an additional $5 million towards affordable housing in exchange for being allowed to build taller buildings. So, “Allen Town” is not as terrible as people are making it out to be. And he is bringing a ton of business money into the area. The choo-choo is a little bit useless, but it is a step in the right direction, especially if it gets expanded into other neighborhoods.

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