Am I a girl or am I a muppet?

Tuesday 9 April 2013, 4am (London time) And finally I’ve made it into BUSINESS CLASS!!! I am not kidding. Champagne, warm nuts, a three course meal and … too much legroom! Honestly, I could barely touch the footrest with my feet. However, you can just make the seat into a comfy bed and that problem…

Good-bye, my lover

Monday 8 April 2013, 12 noon (Seattle time) Yes, there were a couple of tears during take-off. Fortunately, the clouds were hanging low, so I didn’t get to suffer seeing Seattle’s skyline slipping away below me. I’m leaving with a very heavy heart. Seattle was all I’d dreamed of and more. I still can’t quite…

C’mon, Seattle!

Sunday 7 April 2013, 8.30pm I’m down to my last day in Seattle – well, at least for this trip; there’s no way in hell I won’t come back here again. Sitting on Greg’s bed (my main sleeping place for the last couple of weeks), currently listing to Pearl Jam’s ‘Dissident’, I’m not sure what…

It’s Grunge time!

Friday 5 April 2013, 11am Today’s a weird day. My newsfeed is full of Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley RIPs and I remember feeling that sentiment last year too, but this year it’s all about celebrating music rather than go all sad about it. Tonight is the Malfunkshun show that made me add a few…

The flight of the raindrop

Thursday 4 April 2013, 4pm My holiday umbrella got a proper work-out today and it’s still raining (in an orderly London-style measure). As Greg just pointed out, this is the kind of weather that makes people crowd together in basements to make great music. Well, I’m sitting here with a peppermint tea and something called…

Morning glory grunge

Thursday 4 April 2013, 12 noon Alas, the rain is finally here! Just like London on most days, it’s grey and cold. I’m back in my winter coat and I still have to regret that decision. It’s as if the weather is preparing me for my return to the capital of rain showers next week….

Of sealions and hookers

Wednesday 3 April 2013, 6.30pm After stuffing my face again last night (Greg took me to a great Greek place on Capitol Hill), I had to have a proper lie-in today. I don’t even wanna reveal when I got up, let’s just say I just about had time to jump on the Harbour Cruise ship…

Island of friends

Tuesday 2 April 2013, 2pm The Bainbridge ferry again. It’s always been a bit of a mysterious name to me, having read about the musicians who were living on ‘the other side’ of Seattle, like Chad, the Wood brothers, Ben Shepherd … I had imagined this sub-culture of Grunge musicians playing in bands on the…

What took you so long?

Sunday 31 March, 11.30pm Today was a real nice sightseeing day. The weather was perfect. My skin feels like I got myself a hint of a tan. So, yes, I am now convinced that bad weather propaganda is handed out by Seattleites to keep tourists out of town. Outrageous! Greg took me on a Singles…