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... what he did with Muddy Waters. I said, “Yeah, you’re right.” I always wanted to pursue my own songs in my own style and he was cool with that.
I remember one time I was late for a gig in Seattle because my immigration papers weren’t ready. I had to fly from San Francisco to Chicago to get my papers to go to Canada the next day. I fly back from Chicago to Seattle and it was raining like crazy. Imagine that. The flight was delayed and I showed up for the gig half an hour late. Immediately I got docked. I lot of African-American groups, they get docked.... (more)
Stefan Wever is a guy I know who owns a bar in San Francisco I frequent now and then. For the longest time, I bought drinks from the man, knowing him only as a big guy who knows a lot about sports and is fun to talk to. I saw him around town, at SF Giants games and in North Beach and he was always pleasant. I didn’t know his story until a buddy of mine told me the details.
I find his tale fascinating, because he came so close to baseball stardom at the highest level, only to have it come crashing down with one pitch. And yet, he’s completely okay with the entire experience.... (more)
Farallon (450 Post Street, San Francisco's Union Square/www.farallonrestaurant.com) (see photo) is a seafood restaurant with a flair for the unique and unusual. Chef Parke Ulrich is a master when it comes to taking delicate seafood items like scallops, lobster, clams and crab and making them taste great without dominating them with other flavors. Ulrich believes in enhancing the seafood's natural flavors, not overpowering them with seasoning or sauces. Farallon has won a ton of awards for their incredible cuisine, from the Best Pastry Chef (Emily Luchettti) by the James Beard Foundation; The... (more)
... man. Totally clean.”
It could happen.
Grease is the word in the Bay Area right now. Restaurant owners used to pay to get rid of the stuff, but now it’s worth a ton.
Grease thefts are being reported more frequently than motor vehicle break-ins right now in San Francisco. This means that the people who used to steal your car stereo are now absconding with cooking grease from local restaurants.
David Richardson, a 49-year old man from Illinois, was arrested by the police in Morgan Hill, California. He was trying to steal used grease from a Burger... (more)
Bay to Breakers is still one of my favorite things about San Francisco. It is a celebration of life and the all around good nature of the bay.
For those who don't know - Bay to Breakers is a race that starts at the Embarcadero (the bay) spans the length of the city and goes through Golden Gate Park to end at the beach (the breakers). The race is only seven miles and the runners in the front usually finish it within a half-an-hour.
But behind the runners are thousands of people in cosutmes, drinking, singing, dancing and having what can only be described as a chaotic good... (more)
It was less than five years ago when the California Supreme Court voided numerous same-sex marriages for San Francisco couples. On voiding the 4,000 marriages, which were approved by San Francisco's mayor, the court determined that state law defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Starting today, the court has changed its tune, as thousands of gay couples rejoice. However, many are questioning if the various outraged conservatives will find a way to bypass the court’s ruling.
Ultimately, the court decided there are no specific laws limiting marriage... (more)
The study that AutoVantage does about road rage every year came out recently and Miami won again. My question is—how the !@^$#& did San Francisco fail to make this list?
With Barry Bonds as our hometown hero (and as the home of BALCO), we’re obviously the Capitol of ‘Roid Rage in this country, if not the world. But, with all the accidents, pedestrian fatalities and physical assaults on drivers, how is it that we never seem to be able to make this list? Quite frankly, it’s an insult to the motorists of San Francisco.
We’re just going to have to work harder this year at cutting... (more)
McCovey Cove used to be one of the really fun things about going to AT&T Park and seeing a San Francisco Giants game. With all the boats and activity, it was like a big pool party. I hadn’t seen that many drunks on the water since my last booze cruise or since the annual houseboat trip I take to Lake Shasta each summer.
It was a raucous crowd in rowboats, kayaks, floating dirigibles, ski boats – I even saw a guy one time floating around in a wash basin. The interplay among the sea faring revelers was one of the most fun aspects of the whole affair, especially... (more)
How does where you live influence who/what you write about and how you go about doing it?
I have lived in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. Both places are filled with completely insane, but wonderful people. You get a very random mix of characters that can spark an article in an instant. Truth is stranger than fiction, so the folks I have met in these places have definitely given me some material to work with. I think that if you keep your eyes and ears open in any given place you can find people or situations that inspire you. I guess that is my method, being curious... (more)
...was absolutely loaded with talent. The only problem was that the National League was a powerhouse full of great clubs back then. Milwaukee, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh—those were some good teams. We didn’t play particularly well that year and then in 1958 the team left New York and moved to San Francisco. I remember seeing signs from the fans that said ‘Please Don’t Go.’ I never thought we’d move to the West Coast, but we did. It was kind of sad.”
His relationship with Willie Mays: “Willie and I never had a conversation that lasted more than a minute. Mays has always been ... (more)