I traveled to India earlier this month and got to experience Gandhi’s 150th birthday celebration while I was there. The holiday is officially known as Gandhi Jayanti and marked by prayer services and tributes across the country. It felt similar to MLK day in the US where school, work, and government are closed. One big […]
I saw this film the other day and it blew me away. It’s beautifully shot and captures what it feels like to live in San Francisco better than any other movie I can recall. It was made by two native San Franciscan’s, Jimmie Fails and Joe Talbot, who funded it with a successful Kickstarter campaign. […]
Singapore has a reputation for flogging dumb Americans who do not adhere to the country’s strict rules. During an 8-hour layover there last weekend, I tried my hardest not become another statistic. I made a little film about my short experience in this lovely city/country.
This week’s album of the week is a brand new release of a Grateful Dead of a live show recorded at Giants Stadium in 1991. Featuring Bruce Hornsby on piano, the show opens with Jonny B. favorite, “Eyes of the World” – the only time the Dead ever opened with this song in their career. […]
Like many people, I’ve been closely following the news about the Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Santa Barbara earlier this month. This unspeakable tragedy hit especially close to home because I’ve also spent a few nights sleeping on a boat in almost the same exact location. Last spring, […]
Dang, more bad rock and roll news. The world lost one of its great poets this week. Robert Hunter, lyricist for the Grateful Dead died on Monday. This one hits especially close to home because I consider the Grateful Dead to be my third favorite band of all-time (after Ween and The Beatles). From Rolling […]
This week’s album of the week is Lookout Low by Twin Peaks. This album is the pinnacle of modern Rolling Stones-style dad rock, circa 2019. It just came out today and I’ve listened to it about three or four times. The A&R man can probably rightfully say he doesn’t hear a single here, but almost […]
Remembering Eddie Money and Rich Ocasek
Ashley and Jeff hosted an old fashioned New England style lobster boil Sunday in their backyard in the Mission District to celebrate the impending arrival of their first child. Celebrity backyard chef, Jonny B. worked the tanks and served up 40 Maine lobsters to the hungry crowd. I ate two myself.
Guess what season it is — fucking fall. There’s a nip in the air and my house is full of mutant fucking squash. Shopping for miniature pumpkins at Trader Joe’s this weekend reminded me that it’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers.