Sunset Season Opener at Stafford Lake. April 25, 2010. FREE.

26 04 2010

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What a glorious day in the park.

I took the Transported SF bus to Stafford Lake again and I think I’m committed to this relationship.

As long as this bus is going to Sunset I will be on it.

It was really interesting to be part of a dance floor experience that traveled down Mission St at golf cart speeds to confused looks from the locals, take flight down the open highway, and then come down for a landing in the outskirts of Novato to one of the greatest free massives the West Coast has to offer.

We touched down at 2PM and there was easily more than a thousand people already there with hundreds more marching in over the horizon like an invading army. It was epic.

There’s already several videos online but I like this one courtesy of chrislrosa because I think it’s great that we live in an era where less than 24 hours after any major event you can find video footage of yourself online filmed by a stranger. Watch out for those flying elbows, Mike.

It’s interesting to think of life in the underground as a neverending adventure. Everyone has a different story to tell and there are certain events that are chaos magnets, they pull thousands of different stories to one place in time and weave hundreds of loose ends together to form the background of your story, which in turn is just the background to someone else’s story, all sharing the same soundtrack to that day.

Everyday in the underground is like a new episode of LOST.

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Sunset. FREE Party on Treasure Island.

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If There’s Something Inside That You Wanna Say, Say It Out Loud, It’ll Be Okay. I Will Be Your Light. I Will Be Your Light. I Will Be Your Light. I Will Be Your Light.

11 04 2010

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Upper Haight, SF.

Every time I see this geisha street art piece I think of the Beta Band classic, Dry The Rain.

It’s the perfect mood to go with rainy Sundays like today.





Hey Lady, You Might Want To Invest In Some Brakes For Your Bicycle. They Sure Come in Handy When You’re Riding Around With Firearms.

10 04 2010

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Lower Haight, SF.





10th Annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race. Easter Sunday, 2010. San Francisco. FREE.

8 04 2010

Photo courtesy of Douglas Zimmerman

I usually have a lot of fun checking out the BYOBW race every year, but it has been raining sporadically these past few weeks and I’m old and cranky. It takes a lot for me to get out of the house these days, especially on a wet Sunday.

Fortunately my good friend Doug made it out and took some great pictures.

Such is the glory of the Internet. You never have to leave your house anymore and can still live the event vicariously through your computer.

Man, I think there’s a good chance that Sunset at Stafford Lake is going to get rained in this Sunday. Although if we pool our collective energies and prayers of restitution together, we might still be able to pull off a miracle. We’ll see.





32nd Annual Saint Stupid Day Parade. April Fools Day, 2010. San Francisco. FREE.

2 04 2010

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Man, I took such better pictures last year

Sorry about that, folks. What can I say?

Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t.

On the way back home I passed by the Conservatory of Flowers which had a lot of life for a random Thursday afternoon.

I love that we all have our own little rituals in SF.

Each of us have our regular hangouts, domiciles, and favorite temporary autonomous zones.

Some of them are once a week, others are once a year, and some of them are even once every 13 years. It’s a pretty amazing culture…





Amandeep Jawa (Flashdance) and D Miles Jr (Skatin’ Place) vs SFPD. San Francisco Halloween 2009. FREE.

2 11 2009

Amandeep Jawa (flashdance) and D Miles Jr (Skate’n Place) vs SFPD. San Francisco Halloween 2009. FREE. 1

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That was an interesting night.

Now this is Halloween! 10/31/09

Photo courtesy of Kevin Kranzky

The Embarcadero on a beautiful low-70’s, Indian Summer, clear night, really is a glorious place to be in San Francisco.

That Taking Back Halloween team-up between Flashdance and Skatin’ Place was a very well-executed idea. A great Small Victory on the Death of Fun campaign.

Thank You, San Francisco.

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DJ Garth (Wicked) VS SFPD. DJ Tribal Stompy-Stomp. Golden Gate Park. 2009. Sometimes in life you get what you paid for. FREE

26 10 2009

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That West Fest Woodstock day in Golden Gate Park was kind of a mess.

Here are some tips to help the promoters move forward when they plan their next, inevitable, Woodstock reunion party.

1) Make sure you have your DJ Tent, that you advertised online as being part of the line-up, set up under the boundaries of your park permit. That way they can actually play more than a few records before being shut down.

2) Invite the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to help with bicycle parking. I’ve been to several of these festivals over the years; some with 80,000+ people, and this was the first one where there was almost no regard what-so-ever for the thousands of people that rode their bike there. West Fest goons were threatening some people that locked their bikes to fences and steel barricades that their bikes would be towed and prevented others from trying to park there. I saw thousands of dollars worth of bikes locked to shrubbery and small trees. Get it together people …