Monday, October 22, 2018

The Sun Gallery- Dia de los Muertos


I went over to the Sun Gallery in Hayward. The Sun Gallery has been around since 1976 and stimulates the community interests in the arts as a cultural center. It sustains local artists. They try to reflect the diversity that is Hayward in their exhibitions. I remember going there as a kid on field trips. 

Right now, they are having their annual Day of the Dead  or Dia de los Muertos exhibit.  The art is done by local artists and it focuses on capturing beauty, vibrancy and celebration in memory of those who have passed on. Dia de los Muertos has its beginnings in Mexico and is celebrated many countries around the world:



















Sunday, October 21, 2018

Music Monday: Songs Using Unusual Instruments

Music Monday: Trying to explain my musical knowledge here some songs  using unusual instruments:



Spoons:


The Ocarnia - It is simliar to a flute. In this song there is a full-blown Ocarnia solo:



Chainsaw:



A Referee Whistle:



A mechanical glass harmonica:


Melodica-The band got their name from the nickname of this instrument. It is a cross between a wind instrument and a keyboard:


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Laurel Deli and Desserts


When I was in Fort Bragg, I went to this place called Laurel Deli and Desserts and I must say that it was one of the most amazing places I have been:





And the food was so good:






Laurel Deli and Desserts will be a place that I head to whenever I am in Fort Bragg.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Clancy's Pumpkins


I decided to try a new pumpkin patch. It is called Clancy's Pumpkins and it is located in San Francisco:















Clancy's Pmpkins is a cool place that is located in the city for all the pumkin lovers.



Monday, October 15, 2018

Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival 2018


After years of not attending because of the massive crowds, I decided to attend the Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival. The festival is amazing as it is held in Golden Gate Park and it draws some really top names. The best thing about the three-day festival is that it is free. That is right- Free. That is why it draws about 750,000 people and that is why I usually stay away. Too many people. I only went for Friday but what a great day to go:


The great Mavis Staples

Gregory Alan Isakov

Tim Berry
The late billionarie Warren Hellman's stage wear with his band. Hellman started and banrolled the festival in 2001. Before he died in 2011 he created a trust to keep the festival going and free

And the first of the two reasons I went-Lindsey Buckingham:



And the other reason I went- Alison Krauss, who I have loved her music for ages:




The music of Hardly Strickly is second-to-none. I am so glad that I went.