A house warming gift for Cara and Tobias and their new house. Congratulations!
Hey there, hey you, how’s it going? Good, I hope. Here be a facebox. It has one mouth and a separate tongue. Boy that sure is funny. By the way, thanks for reading and looking at this thing. I appreciate it, I really do.
I guess I don’t promote this as hard as I could or as hard as other people promote their sites or as hard as people expect me to. This week I had two friends come up and say to me that they had no idea that I had a blog and why didn’t I tell them about it. I just assumed that they knew. I mean I talk about it sometimes and once in a while post something on FB but I haven’t made t-shirts with the address on it, or work it into conversations, or start a twitter and locate everyone I have ever met and send out non stop send out reminders. I don’t want to be that asshole. I just try and draw stuff and keep it up and and so far it’s good and fun and it seems like more people look at this and come back and whoever you are I really appreciate it and once in a while someone says something about likely something and that is real nice.
So anyway, thank you and thanks for reading and if you see a drawing of a disgusting box with a tongue shooting out of it and you think that your gross-o weirdo buddy would really think that is tops I would sure appreciate your recommendation for them to check it out. I said appreciate about 12 times.
The Comet Tavern. A very old bar, or a tavern, but they serve liquor, so, that’s a bar right? Built around 1904 or 1917 or there abouts on Capitol Hill in Seattle. It used to be a hardware store or something on the east side of the space and something or another, maybe a bar, on the otherside. I read about the history of the space in this here article quite a while ago but can’t remember now. I do remember that the article has some neat historical pictures if you are into that sort of thing. Having been two spaces does explain the weird layout of the place and just the general lack of flow in the floor design, which you will understand if you ever go there. I do remember that when the two sides were separated, where the sound booth is used to be a picture window and the whole space used to be built up much higher off of the street, until they redid the streets.
If you ever travel to Seattle, and the Comet is on your itinerary, be sure to take a look at the ceiling. I believe they still have a genuine piece of the old Kingdome ceiling, which used to fall quite frequently near the last years of our beloved concrete dome stadium, tacked up there. The piece of ceiling may be signed by Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis, or may be signed by an old regular drunk or the thing might be gone by now. I can’t remember.
Upstairs of the Comet are what look to be old apartments but now are just boarded up weirdness and have been that way for as long as I have been around. I’ve always imagine all sorts of crazy occurring up there and despite my best efforts have yet to find anyone who has been up there or can give me an answer about what is going on up there. Maybe it contains the worst time ever. That’s what it looks like.
In conclusion, here is a drawing of the Comet Tavern, a very old bar.