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Rock Blog: Top 10 Primus Tracks

Today is the birthday of one of the greatest bass players of all time. Many would argue he IS the best. Les Claypool has undoubtedly influenced every bass player who came after him. He caught the attention and earned the respect of every bass player who came before him. The Primus lineup has...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 5 Beers for Non-Beer Drinkers

I was very confused when I saw #NationalDrinkBeerDay on Twitter this morning. WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?! Isn't that EVERY day? Well, it certainly is for me... And Frank The Tank... When you see it's #NationalDrinkBeerDay ... pic.twitter.com/ToAYErHldW — Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) September...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Eat Tacos. Drink Tequila.

I wish I could express with words just how excited I am about the return of Tequila and Taco Fest! I FULLY participated last year and had the absolute time of my life. I'm pretty sure Vicky Barcelona did to. We were pretty happy, as you can see... The 2015 event was the very first, and to say we...
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Rock Blog: 50 Years of Grateful Dead

I was a teenage Dead Head. I was familiar with 'Casey Jones' and 'Truckin' from hearing them on the radio, but I remember one day after a bunch of bong hits, a friend turned me on to 'American Beauty'. I was hooked. On the Dead…but probably the bong hits, too. From 1975 to 1982, I saw about 100...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Why Dive Bars Rule My World

As a "t-shirt and jeans" girl (or an "anything-but-high-heels" girl, really), I have always felt at home in a local dive bar. There are MANY reasons it's such a moth-to-a-flame situation for me. Within the dive bar culture, no one cares what neighborhood you live in or how much money you make. Egos...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Seattle Celebrates 'Nevermind' Turning 25

Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' , and Seattle's many celebrations are in bloom . If you think about it, KISW has been celebrating 'Nevermind' DAILY for 25 years straight, and will continue to do so for years to come. Nirvana is one of The Rock's most beloved artists and...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Climb The Needle, Fight Cancer

Cancer has touched all of our lives in one way or another. Base 2 Space strives to make the words "you have cancer" a thing of the past. Now THAT is an event everyone can get behind, right?! Video of Base 2 Space I am SO excited to be climbing the Needle for the SECOND year running (walking, really...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Baseball For The Blind

The thought of playing baseball with a blindfold on might sound a little intimidating, but the Seattle Sluggers baseball team steps up to the plate without fear. The Sluggers play in a league called The National Beep Baseball Association , which is a modified version of the game you grew up playing...
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Rock Blog: Krist Novoselic Visits KISW

Krist Novoselic of Nirvana fame stopped by to have a beer with The Mens Room last week and it RULED. The guys talked about everything from jamming with Paul McCartney in Seattle to playing the accordion.. In the second segment, they dove into rockstar pilots and slime-ball politicians. It's always...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Hot Topics on New Day NW

Today was AWESOME. If you missed the news, Thee Ted Smith and I were invited to KING 5 's New Day Northwest to weigh in on Hot Topics. The entire experience was VERY different from our daily radio lives, and it was an absolute BLAST every step of the way. Cameras, sticking a microphone up my shirt...
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