I started off doing tech support in the evenings on the weekend and found I had a lot of interesting things to learn.
One of my new roommates brought me down to the Speakeasy Cafe one night after Bumbershoot in early September. It was a packed house and Aaron Straight’s jazz group, ‘Mustard, Ketchup, Relish’ was playing. I was so immediately drawn to the place and the vibe.
Here’s my Killer saga; I was mercilessly taken out by Vain’s owner, Victoria Gentry.
Belltown Killer was organized by myself and Adrienne Dailey. The participants (around 30 in the first run) were mostly members of Speakeasy, but other Belltown denizens were also playing.
It was the most relaxed work environment I’ve ever experienced and we always had a blast together.
Speakeasy was conceived around March of 1994. The main impetus was that while the Internet was fascinating to me, I found the necessity of access only at home to be both socially debilitating and much too slow.