Screaming at the top of my lungs!

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Sonic Smith of Thee Emergency, KEXP Yule Benefit
Photo courtesy of Greg Perez

I’m going on vacation the first half of next week. John’s taking me to his lake cabin in Idaho. You’d think he’d get enough of me here in Seattle. So, last night I saw the rockin’-est show in the UNIVERSE. Thee Emergency played a private show at the Whiskey Bar and Dita was dancing and singing up on the bar and, as usual, Sonic Smith was writhing on the floor while mascerating his guitar. I always end up screaming at the top of my lungs every time I see them so my voice is a bit scratchy today. I also found out something interesting about my office-mate last night at the show. I already knew about his straight-boy man-crush on the Thee Emergency guitarist Sonic Smith. But, I did not know that he has 5 man-crushes (he keeps a list!) and Scott Weiland is on that list!!!!! Must be the heroin sheek thing. Anyway, it’s hard to look at him the same way now. I mean, Sonic Smith and Jeff Tweedy are one thing…but, Scott Weiland!!?? There’s not enough of that skeletal frame to have a crush ON. To each his own. I’m not one to judge. I wish them well. Tell me who your crushes are and I’ll tell you mine!

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  1. Kb
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    At least his list was mental… and not laminated or anything! Thee Emergency rocks socks and so do you C-Dub! I’ll tell you about my still-extant crushes later on…

  2. Tim
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi Cheryl,
    Not that I swing that way but isn’t Steven Colbert
    just the cutest thing? The way his right ear flips
    down like a puppy’s, and smart as a whip too! Not that
    I swing that way. Not that there’s anything wrong with
    that! What two consenting adults do in the privacy of
    their home is nobody’s business but their own. Just
    trying to stake out my heterosexual “bona fides,” you
    understand. Wanted to make sure that you knew that I
    was, “one of the guys,” in every sense of the word.
    I’m completely secure in my sexuality. Carmen Electra!
    Jessica Simpson! There, see? Barbara Streisand! Wait,
    scratch that one… Oh for God’s sake just please
    don’t tell the other volunteers about any of this.
    They’d eat me alive. You don’t understand! It’s like
    Lord of the Flies in there!
    Have a nice time in ID. The only thing better than
    having a vacation cabin is having a friend with a
    vacation cabin. :)

  3. Cheryl Waters
    Posted July 19, 2006 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I just remembered…. he actually said, of Scott Weiland, and I quote “That is one sexy man!” We all have our guilty pleasures.

  4. Posted July 19, 2006 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    If I may correct, Cheryl, he said Scott Weiland was a “sexy, sexxy man.” I was under the impression “heroin chic” had died in ’96, guess not?

  5. Gabe
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I’m in love with Sharon Van Etten, Nikki Monninger, bassist for the Silversun Pickups, Victoria Legrand, keyboard and vocals for Beach House, Zach Condon, Beirut. Olof Arnalds, Regina Spektor, EVERY MEMBER OF SMOOSH!!!!, and last but not least Alex Schaaf, Yellow Ostrich. I love you Cheryl!

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