If there isn't a copy of the Scene's inaugural People Issue on your coffee table, nightstand, bathroom floor or passenger seat yet then, like, go get one today. It's got a glossy cover, so it works almost as well as an LP sleeve for, uh, anyway....
This week, we profile 30 of the city's awesomest people and--wouldn't you know it--some of them are involved in music (or sushi) one way or the other.
* First off, there's Taylor Swift, who you might have heard about, or seen on the Grammys, and who sold a few records last year. She's a big Kings of Leon fan, it turns out. (More on that later.)
* Secondly, there's Hide Watanabe. You might know him as a sushi chef--first at Wave Sushi Bar (inside Batter'd and Fried), now at his own restaurant, Watanabe. You might not know that he's also a badass banjo player and friends with Earl Scruggs.
* Then there's morning man Gerry House, a.k.a. Mr. Controversy Pants, soon to be inducted into the Country DJ Hall of Fame: He's trying to become a "happy buddha."
* Or what about Dean Shortland, nightlife award nominator, local music advocate and the reason I was so hungover last Sunday? Crikey!
* If you've ever had anyone start humming "Private Eyes" to you while trying not to be obvious about it, then you've probably crossed paths with Warren Pash, a.k.a. The Dude Who Wrote That Song. Cream readers will remember his funny-ass infomercial.
* And don't forget the New Kids on the Karaoke Block, Tiffany Minton and Lauren Gilbert, a.k.a. "the jackasses that can't sing" at FooBar every Monday night.