Tacoma Urbanist

Oct. 29, 2009 at 1:09am

Volcano Features Daniel Blue Addressing Rumors of Leaving Tacoma

With Blackwater and the Helm tragically closed, Tacomans don't see much of Daniel Blue anymore.



From the Volcano:

Fortunately, today's Volcano has a good update on his recent activities and rumors that he may be leaving Tacoma: Since then I've kept watch on Blue, waiting to see where he'd go, what he'd do, because it seemed impossible he'd go nowhere.  It hasn't been hard.  In the home of the Tide Flats and Nalley Valley, of Knapp's Restaurant and the Acme Grub Cage Tavern, Daniel Blue stands out.  He is DayGlo amidst gray.  He's a disco medallion at a folk show.  He''s an aesthete in a town where you can't swing a funky vintage shirt by the tails without hitting three or four pragmatists, a spotlight lover in Shadowsville.

...

The clip, unsurprisingly, sparked a shit storm.  Fans mourned Blue's seemingly imminent departure while cynics urged him to expedite it.  Meanwhile, as they have all along, the silent minority questioned whether Blue's work justifies all the talk. 

Finally, with Motopony, it does.


The article is worth the read.  As for the blogosphere:

That meant offering himself like a sacrifice to his readers at Exit 133 and to audiences such as the one last winter at the Helm.  That meant becoming Daniel Blue before becoming Motopony, and becoming Motopony before creating Motopony.


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by Erik on 10/29/2009 @ 1:25am
Bonus picture at the famed Blackwater Cafe


by L.S.Erhardt on 10/29/2009 @ 11:06am
WTF?

by Matt Driscoll on 10/29/2009 @ 12:37pm
It should be noted that presenting that last paragraph in all italics takes away from the difference between Motopony the band and Motopony (italics) - the new record. It makes more sense when only the new record is italicized.

As always, I think Mark Thomas Deming did a fantastic job with this piece, and I agree it's worth a read. Then again, I'm pretty biased.

by Erik on 10/29/2009 @ 12:50pm
Thanks Matt.

As always, I think Mark Thomas Deming did a fantastic job with this piece, and I agree it's worth a read. Then again, I'm pretty biased.


Very true. Great article because it says so much about Tacoma.

For a reference, here is the Exit 133 post that the Volcano may be referring to:

www.exit133.com/5530/tacoma-a-message-fr...

Also see:

i.feedtacoma.com/Erik/daniel-blue-rr-and...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/30/2009 @ 2:08am
As the dark days of winter approach we need Daniel Blue more than ever. It is true, without the Helm or Blackwater we just don't get enough Daniel Blue around here. It is going to be a rough winter, mark my words.

by NineInchNachos on 10/30/2009 @ 5:45pm
there is a technical term for the article in the volcano by Mark Thomas Deming from Oct 29, 2009: "Fawning Puffery" that is until you get to page 10 where it goes tragic.

You're a good guy Daniel Blue. Hang in there!

www.weeklyvolcano.com/2009-10-29/cover/4...

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/30/2009 @ 6:07pm
ok, ok. I've been holding this in for a long time, and this onus is finally too much:

Daniel Blue, that guitar of yours missing three strings really, really bothers me. Seriously dude, please, please, please fix that. Hell, I'll restring it myself.

I just can't watch any DB videos with that guitar in it... It's like nails on a chalkboard, man.

by Mofo from the Hood on 10/30/2009 @ 6:22pm
Mister Blue be walkin' the mean streets of Tacoma, just like so many Mister Blue's before him.

Well Mister Blue, keep pushin' ahead, 'cause you gotta keep adding to the story.

Do y'all know this song?:

"I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony..."

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/30/2009 @ 6:34pm
If the following by Daniel Blue doesn't move you then you have no heart. All you haters are pushing Daniel Blue away.


Tacoma:

I ainít trying to leave you
In fact Iím trying to stay
But everything that you do
Feels like, youíre pushing me away

I tried hard to believe you
But youíd nothing true to say
How can I continue
To pretend
That living
For tomorrow
Is ever going to be today

Love it or leave
You cant have both
You say to me
Iím like a ghost

I canít let go
My wont holds on
Ainít nobody knows
How well I come

Home
Tacoma
Tacoma
Tacoma
My home

I ainít trying to leave you
In fact Iím trying to stay
But everything that you do
Feels like, youíre pushing me away

I tried hard to believe you
But youíd nothing true to say
How can I continue
To pretend
That living
For tomorrow
Is ever going to be today

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/30/2009 @ 7:02pm
I assure you that being annoyed by a 6 string with 3 missing is not hating on DB.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/30/2009 @ 9:16pm
It is true that his guitar is like the smile of a syphilitic wino, but even so there is poetry in the soul of that wino.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/30/2009 @ 9:56pm
Sir, that itself is poetry.

Kinda creepy stalker-ish poetry, but poetry nonetheless.

by Erik on 2/9/2010 @ 1:10am
New fashion wear from Daniel Blue.

Check it out:





For more info, see:

www.facebook.com/daniel.f.blue