Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Take a Flight to Mars with Mike McCready

On this 12th year of Flight to Mars benefits, they 
raised a record $35,000.00 for Crohn's and Colitis
Foundation of America (CCFA), Camp Oasis
 and The Jenifer Jar Center

In reading this remember I am no spring monkey, so in recalling memories of Mike from the '80s and '90s, the exact places and dates may be slightly off!  My first memory of Mike is of seeing him in Pioneer Square at this restaurant where he worked. I want to say it was a pizza stand, but it may have been a restaurant. In any case, I remember seeing him, and Andy pointing him out as a local guitar player. I remember he always wore this snappy little hat so this is how I would recognize him from then on.  Also, Mother Love Bone's office was in Pioneer Square, so as those trips frequented so would our run-ins with Mike. It wasn't a great time for us; Andy was already on his second trip to rehab, and Mike seemed like a cool but serious kid who had his mind on his own life. So we'd never chat long, sort of a "Hey there," and "Bye, see you later dude" thing. I always loved his little hats though. 

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