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Happy Tuesday, Seattle. Ever seen this magical, musical being around town?

“Nothing to see here. Just a unicorn drumming.” - 📸: Kirill Zubovsky

That human with a unicorn head is Emery Carl, who calls himself “A Busker in Seattle with Guitars and Hula Hoops Gorilla Suits and Bucket Drums.” (Busker, for those of you who don’t know, is someone who entertains in a public spot for money). We aren’t sure if his personal site has totally up-to-date information, but it says he works at Biscuit Bitchmakes his own music, sells essential oils, and offers a “procrastination service.” 🤔

You can watch videos of him performing (and doing the dishes) in his unicorn head. Plus all his music is available for free online. And who knows? You might just see him in the wild yourself soon.

Thanks to reader Kirill Zubovsky, who tweeted that photo of Emery on the drums this weekend.

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NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY 🏘

What’s happening with Amazon’s HQ2. Amazon’s taking applications from cities that want to house a second headquarters while The New York Times already picked its winner. We’ve gotten lots of thoughtful reactions from you here (keep ‘em coming). And if you’re wondering why everyone cares so much, just look at how Amazon has changed this city over the last 10 years. 

Power to Pramila. Our congresswoman Pramila Jayapal shut down some serious mansplaining from an Alaskan rep last week. A video shows congressman Don Young calling her a “young lady,” saying she “doesn’t know a damn thing what she’s talking about.” Excuse you, Don. He later apologized and Pramila reminded “women of color out there to stand your ground and don’t ever be afraid to speak up.” (The Seattle Times)

The pros and cons of Seattle’s design review program. Boards of city-appointed volunteers have to approve most of the apartments built in Seattle. But those folks are from different backgrounds and don’t have much training from the city. Dan Bertolet, senior researcher for the sustainability-focused Sightline Institute, dives deep to explain, question, and criticize the process. (Sightline Insitute)

Two ways to one-up your fellow 12s. The Seahawks lost their first game of the season, but the team running video and audio at CenturyLink Field is definitely #winning. Get a GeekWire tour of all the cool gadgetry they’re working with. Then really bring your fandom to a new level with Russell Wilson’s TraceMe app. The goal? To give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite celebs and athletes, but for now it’s just a whole lotta Russell.

Smells like teen style. Fishnets, beanies, colored hair, and kilts. Those are just some of the staples fashion-conscious Seattle teens sported on their first day of school. We have to admit, we’re a little jealous of anyone with this much style. (KUOW)

THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY 👍

Keep an eye out for unicorn-headed humans. What a city we live in. — The Evergrey

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