Tuff Talk


 “We want less black people, less homeless, less garbage.

And don’t photograph me.

And I’m not going to tell you anything about my group.

I like psq because of the stiff drinks and the loose women on stiff drinks.

Hey…you ever ridden on the back of a motorcycle?”

Catch It Before It Changes


“If I could say one thing? It would be to come and see it before it changes over.

This used to be the grunge scene, with national acts.

It’s about to become Disneyfied.”

“And don’t make me look like a convict. All pictures make me look like a convict.”

No, you don’t look like a convict. And I’m glad your business is in the neighborhood. 🙂

He Probably Had a Job And A Home


Most people, if you live in a big city, see some form of schizophrenia every day,

and it’s always in the form of someone homeless.

‘Look at that guy, he’s crazy. He looks dangerous.’

Well he’s on the street because of mental illness.

He probably had a job and a home. –Eric McCormack

I just pass through



“I work in The Market and cut through Occidental Park

on my way to the International district. Theres a lot of grit.

I think of Psq has having a lot of frat bars and homeless.

But you certainly made me think about it.

I know there’s a lot going on down there now.”

Salumi, Seattle Art Walk and my doctor


“PSQ is a destination, there aren’t many places to linger and hang out.

There’s a bar I like down there…

I did the Seattle Ghost tour once.

It was good for some interesting historic facts,

but I’m cynical enough to just believe my own BS.

But Pioneer Square gets the bottom layer of the tourism with those activities.

I like to go there for Salumi, the art walk…and my doctor is there.”

Heard on Capitol Hill


“My husband works down there.

The reason my bookstore is here is because psq gets such a big tourist

population and most people have bought their books before they go on vacation.

But I like what’s going on with all the development.

In five years it’s really going to be something. I love going to The Mercantile.”