This was posted by today on Slog (thank you, Eli Sanders), and since I’ve been meaning to write up a post almost exactly like this but just haven’t gotten it done, I figured I might as we’ll reference what has already been said well enough there:
Since 2006, Washington’s Republican Secretary of State has canceled more than 450,000 voter registrations in an effort to “clean up” the voter rolls. Sure, many are duplicate registrations or persons who moved out of state. But many are persons who think they’re properly registered and intend to vote in November. I personally know people this has happened to!
It doesn’t take much to get removed from the voter rolls. You may have been removed if, for example:
(1) you haven’t voted in a long time, (2) your signature on your absentee ballot envelope wasn’t deemed a match with the signature on your registration card, or (3) your absentee ballot was returned by the post office (the post office doesn’t forward ballots to your new address).
Everyone should check to make sure you are currently registered at your current address. You can do this online, and in most cases you can update your registration online. But you must make any changes by October 4!
Please take a minute to check your registration by clicking here.
Please forward this message to your friends and family! Everyone should check their registration before October 4!
Not that the Hall has much significance anymore, but it looks the blatant (and very welcome) campaigning by inductees the past few years might pay off, as The Stooges were announced this morning as nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Voters, please get it right this year!
Bobby Womack and Little Anthony and the Imperials are also nominees that I’d love to see get some recognition.
We’ve finally got a release date for the Eagles of Death Metal’s next album Heart On. It will drop on October 28th, with an extensive tour opening in Seattle on October 30th. (I’ve got to say, Halloween in PDX with EoDM? That’s worth coming back early from New Orleans.)
Wired just posted an in-depth article on the lighting design on Nine Inch Nails current tour, which was just enough to answer some of my theater geek questions regarding just how they hell they’re doing it. The show is, by far, the most intricate and well-integrated lighting design I’ve ever seen on a rock tour.
There have been rumors floating around for weeks, but this is the first confirmation of their veracity.
I’ve so many tremendous memories from that space, musical and otherwise, that this news is some of the best I’ve heard in quite some time. My advance thanks to all of those working hard to make this possible!