Dirk Benedict (Lt. Starbuck) and The Local Strangers

If there was ever threat of a Cylon invasion in West Seattle, we crushed it this morning with a lively appearance from Dirk Benedict, the actor who played Lt. Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica series. In town for an appearance at the Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma this weekend, Dirk fired off anecdotes about his A-Team days, UCLA coeds who ignored him one day and loved him the next, and his hair. In fact, he even busted out his giant black plastic comb, ca. 1977, to show that he still knows how to man-groom. Ladies. But then he left the comb behind!! #ebay

Next time you miss your flight to Cancun, don’t be angry, be entertained. Our next guests have a regular gig playing the Main Concourse at SeaTac airport. After a rigorous security screening, Aubrey Zoli and Matt Hart of The Local Strangers end up playing to vistors from Japan to Juneau. While we can’t offer them a patdown this morning (well, we offered, they declined) we did give them an attentive audience. Their acoustified version of “Boys of Summer” left us swooning (and Don Henley probably suing). With a new double-CD set out in March 2015, The Local Strangers showcase one of their beautiful new songs as well.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have hair to blow dry.