· The artist who is Prince and also a symbol and also the color purple has an Afro now. It could be bigger, but so far it's looking pretty good.
· The Evaporators played a most excellent show at the Funhouse over the weekend. Nardwuar totally still has it! Patrons of the Lower Queen Anne establishment were dismayed, though, by the darkened back porch area where showgoers usually gather to smoke, play basketball, and flash one another. Apparently, the fire department told the Funhouse to remove the extension cords that powered the back porch tent lights because they were deemed too dangerous. But a completely pitch-dark porch area where a bunch of tipsy Friday nighters are reveling is as safe as can be?
· The 2012 Genius Awards party was a smashing success! Big congratulations to Lori Goldston, this year's music Genius! And to all the Geniuses and fine (like, fiiiine) folks who participated in the joy. "Everyone looked better than normal this year," observed an anonymous Stranger staff member. The Seattle Rock Orchestra concluded the ceremony with Michael Jackson hits, causing spontaneous stage dancing to occur. A single surprised security guard attempted to keep the stage-hopping at bay, but you simply aren't allowed to tackle someone if they are wearing sequins and/or a bow tie.