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Chelan David
Location: Seattle, WA
Email: david(at)2walls.com

A groove can become a rut; this is a philosophy I have always lived by. I like variety, a fact that may stem from the variety of blood flowing through my veins. I’m half Indian, a quarter Irish and a quarter German. You add it all up and somehow you get a sports-addicted, travel-loving, experience-seeking bard.

I was born and raised in Kansas which partially explains my need for exploration. Upon disembarking from the heartland, I have groomed thoroughbreds in Lexington, KY, bartended on Bourbon Street, hawked T-shirts in Key West, and worked at an advertising agency on Madison Avenue.

I listen to music from Abba to Weather Report, from Conway Twitty to N.W.A. I like microbrews but my favorite drink is scotch and water. I read publications ranging from Vibe to Forbes to People (at the dentist office or course).

A few of the things I take pride in are I’m old school in sports – Sports Illustrated vs. ESPN The Magazine, the ‘86 Celtics versus the current Lakers dynasty, ‘77 Broncos uniforms versus ‘02 Broncos uniforms. I hate Hollywood blockbusters and the current fad of reality television programming. I hate it when people say, "You know what I’m saying," and I wish Celine Dion would retire for good. I would rather have a cheeseburger and fries than a filet mignon and a waiter with an attitude. And I like hanging out with people who talk about ideas and events, rather than about other people.

Currently, I reside in Seattle where I am an advertising account executive by day and a writer by night. I’m happily married and looking forward to starting a family within the next couple of years.

music reviews
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004)
Van Morrison - The Best of Van Morrison (1990)
Signal Hill Alumni Choir - Harambee (2002)
Suzanne Vega - Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega (2003)
Eleven Eyes - Depth Perception (2003)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Dave Stephens Swing Orchestra - Swing Out (1998)
Miles Davis - The Essential Miles Davis (2001)
Lucinda Williams - Essence (2001)
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)
book reviews
So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star - Jacob Slichter
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Dot.con: The Greatest Story Ever Sold - John Cassidy
The News About The News: American Journalism in Peril – Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
Skid Road: An Informal Portait of Seattle - Murray Morgan
A Devil in Paradise - Henry Miller
movie reviews
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
sports dish
Eruptions from the Northwest - October 2004
My First Minor League Game - August 2004
March Sadness for Jayhawks Fans - April 2004

The Culture of Sports in America - October 2003

Confessions of a Bandwagon Fan - June 2003

Why the NBA sucks - February 2003

Fair catches are for wimps - February 2003

anti-pop culture
A Lesson in eBay - April 2004
McReview - Sept. 2003
My Worst Job – Part I - February 2003
arts & leisure
Little Havana, Big Heart - June 2004
Completely useless lists: Best movies - May 2004
restaurant reviews
Phuket – Seattle, WA
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