In case you haven’t seen it yet: Seattle Weekly goes west

Will the Young Evils play that tonight during their gig at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard? Maybe not, considering it’s being hailed as a potential West Seattle anthem. Seattle Weekly commissioned it to celebrate the issue that’s currently on the stands. We’re mentioning it tonight just in case you haven’t seen it yet, online or offline: It’s their one-week conversion to West Seattle Weekly, perhaps not coincidentally, shortly after West Seattleite Mike Seely was promoted to editor-in-chief. In an espresso-steam-filled room a few weeks before publishing the special edition, Seely sat down with your WSB co-publishers and asked if we’d help with one section – the section that resembles our main focus, top news stories – since the Weekly usually pulls that section’s content from stories covered by its Daily Weekly online operation, and needed the top West Seattle stories of the week instead. Here’s the link to the one story featured online, regarding the Steve Bushaw murder-case trial; if you have the print version, our West Seattle news roundup starts on page 9, and includes three additional stories, including the Charlestown/47th crash and power outage, the police/dogs shooting incident on 44th, and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s annual meeting. If you have some time to sit down and read this weekend, many great Weekly staff-reported stories too, including a closer look at the photo history book the Southwest Seattle Historical Society has just co-published, a review of West Seattle’s political clout, and a chat with the founder of Morgan Junction’s rockin’ Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), Jeff Gilbert, and editor Seely’s scene-setter.

7 Replies to "In case you haven't seen it yet: <i>Seattle Weekly</i> goes west"

  • WS fan January 22, 2011 (10:17 pm)

    Hey…. Kudos to WS Blog. You guys are the reason all this is happening. You make our community the wonderful place it is! Thank you… WS Blog!

  • Lindsey January 23, 2011 (12:44 pm)

    One of my favorite lines from the issue: “Among West Seattleites favorite weekend activities is not leaving West Seattle.”

    And why would we, when we have practically up-to-the-minute coverage of every event happening on the West Side? I also liked cartoon Tracy.

  • RJB January 23, 2011 (5:28 pm)

    Yeah! Love the blog, love West Seattle, love Troy & Mackenzie!!! Yeah West Seattle!!

  • throughthelens January 23, 2011 (7:35 pm)

    I know this isn’t nice since I was welcomed here with open arms, but I wish they wouldn’t have told the others. I moved here to get away from the hipsters.

  • JumboJim January 23, 2011 (8:58 pm)

    The hipsters are coming! The hipsters are coming! (Seems there *are* worse threats we could worry about…)

  • Cheryl January 24, 2011 (11:07 am)

    Loved this weeks issue of the (West)Seattle Weekly… First time in a long time that I read it cover to cover. Good job guys/gals! We West Siders already know what we have here, which is why we came, and why we stay. Too bad the rest of Seattle is too lazy (or chicken?) to cross the bridge & see for themselves. Then again, maybe it’s best they stay over there on the Mainland. We’re doing just fine!

  • DuckDecoyGuy January 24, 2011 (4:35 pm)

    Chords and lyrics please! I have a need to learn it.

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