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S.Y.S. Presents…
A fundraiser for City Councilmember Richard Conlin

Saturday, May 14, 3 to 6 p.m. At Linda’s
707 East Pine Street, on Capitol Hill, Seattle

On Saturday, May 14, S.Y.S. and the Seattle music and restaurant communities are teaming up for a special pay-what-you-wish – and please-pass-the-frosting – fundraiser for City Council member Richard Conlin: THE ROCK STAR BAKE SALE. Confirmed participants include oven-lovin’ members of United States of Electronica, the Catch, IQU, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, and Brad, plus Bumbershoot’s Michelle Scoleri, Carolyn “Terrible Hostess” Mark, and John Wesley Harding. Smaller items like cookies and scones will be available for immediate sale and consumption, while E-ticket items – such as a gingerbread house inspired by Misfortune, the new novel by Wesley Stace – will be up for silent auction. For those who are feeling especially creative or devil-may-care after partaking of a few libations, a D.I.Y. cupcake decorating station, sponsored by Cupcake Royale, will be in full effect. Even if you’re on the Atkins Diet, bring your checkbook: Campaign donations are also welcome!

About Richard Conlin – Richard Conlin was elected to the Seattle City Council in November, 1997, and re-elected in 2001. A long-standing friend of the Seattle music community, Conlin initiated the All-Ages Dance Ordinance, established the All Ages Dance Advisory Committee, secured funding for all-ages venue the Vera Project, and voted against a proposed Noise Ordinance. As the Chair of the Council’s Transportation committee, Conlin has been essential in implementing the region’s plan for improved transit, developed new funding sources for transportation maintenance and neighborhood transportation improvement, and encouraged pedestrian and bicycle improvements, to reduce dependence on automobiles.

About S.Y.S. – Formed in the wake of the 2004 Presidential election, S.Y.S. is the Stop Your Sobbing think tank, a footloose and fancy-free conglomerate of well-meaning individuals from the Seattle arts & music scene, who hope to affect political and social change, and raise much-needed campaign funds for candidates they support, through positive thinking, community action, and spooky arcane rituals. Their ranks include Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Victoria Gentry (VAIN), Scott Giampino (DJ Self-Administered Beatdown, The Triple Door), Kerri Harrop (DJ Cherry Canoe), David Meinert (Fuzed Music, Mirabeau Room), and Kurt B. Reighley (DJ El Toro, Purty Mouth).
For more information, please contact
Kurt B. Reighley, phone: (206) 890-2492