The first time I had seen Mike Apgar was when my manager walked our training group through the Blue Room and the support floor to get the layout.
At some point during my tenure as a barista, I became the curator of the cafe’s music selection. It was my job to buy CDs for the fifty-disc CD changer that served as a primitive iPod, providing the musical backdrop for caffeinated web browsing.
I did a couple of music content ‘deals’ for Speakeasy, bundling eMusic and Rhapsody digital music services with customer’s DSL accounts.
What I remember is that we had to move quickly. If you knew how to get the job done, the job was yours.
There are too many memories! There were a lot of good times, but the best times were spent in Belltown and the bestest times were spent before the cafe burned down.
you | wonder whether if | with eyes closed | we could bend spoons | or ascend stairs | by desire alone
I lived right next door to Speakeasy, and I loved waking up, stumbling down the stairs, seeing my coworkers and friends right away, getting a cup of coffee at the cafe and laughing about something that happened the night before.
The Speakeasy Cafe hosted a fundraiser for the Green Party presidential hopeful, Ralph Nader.
In a brief setback, Speakeasy’s partner, Covad, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Speakeasy expanded its customer base by acquiring another local ISP, Jet City.