Thursday, April 18, 2019

Forest Books


In the Japantown section of San Francisco, there is a cool bookstore which I have been meaning to go into for the longest and finally I did. Forest Books is one of the coolest bookstores I have been in a while:










Besides being a cool bookstore, it also has a wonderful and interesting selection of titles to look at. Forest Books is definitely a place that needs to visited.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

AT&T Presents Game of Thrones


I will admit I have never seen the show Game of Thrones. I went by the AT&T store on Powell St in San Francisco (they usually have cool exhibits) and they had one going on about this popular show:












I learned a lot about the show and got a glimpse of why it is so popular.

Monday, April 15, 2019

2019 Cherry Blossom Festival


I went to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco and there was music, art,

















Artist Leanne Huynh
And I made a new friend:


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Music Monday: Songs with a Particular Instrument

Music Monday: Here are some songs with a particular instrument has moved me during the song. I love where I can hear instruments and can hear then clearly and stand out. That makes a memorable song for me. I know some may be instrumental songs but some thing in the instruments stand out in my mind:


The Melodica


The Piano:


The Guitar:


Sometime you just need the Keyboard in a hard rock song:


One of the best Saxophone solos ever:



And because I am hugely failed clarinet player (I played from fourth grade to six grade and was horrible), I always love songs with the clarinet. This pop song features a clarinet trio:


Hope everyone has a great Monday.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A's Opening Night


I went to the Oakland A's Opening Night for the 2019 season and had a great time. It is another at what is considered the worst stadium in the Majors-The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. As I have said it may be a dump but it is my beautiful dump. Glad to have it:



And or course I need to provide some game shots:



Albert Pujols of the Angles taking a rip
The A's Khris Davis looking a pitch
The game's best player Mike Trout taking a swing
The Eck in the third deck
This year I have what is a season ticket package- 24 games in the third deck (It is Oakland, so nautrually I will move down to better seats) and the other 57 games in what is known as the Treehouse, which is a section above left field. All for under $400. One the cool benefits is this:

Since I am season ticket person, I have this thing called A's Access. For concessions I pay the price in yellow. Half off
The best part is that my son bought the same package as I did and we can spend some time together:


Looking forward to a great season at the yard: