Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, I went out to Yoshi's in San Francisco. Yoshi's is a jazz club, there is one in Oakland and San Francisco. I went to see Eric Roberson perform. Roberson has been nominated for two Grammy's in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category. He has worked with Jill Scott and DJ Jazzy Jeff:
|One of the backgrounds singers doing his thing|
|Eric Roberson singing away|
|This cat played the coolest electric violin. I am starting to really get into it.|
Friday, February 21, 2014
I was at the Oakland A's Fan Fest (I should blog about that-oops) a couple of weeks ago and they had a display of the great work of former Oakland Tribune cartoonist Lee Susman. Susman who passed away two years ago, was cartoonist who depicted local college and pro football teams, baseball teams and basketball teams appeared in the Tribune from 1946 until his retirement in 1983.
In addition to his popular newspaper drawings, Susman designed the logos for the Oakland Oaks and Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League as well as the Oakland Oaks of the American Basketball Association. These are some of his baseball cartoons:
|When the A's moved to Oakland in 1968|
|1950 Oakland Oaks|
|When Billy Martin was hired as A's manager in 1980|
|The rarest Oakalnd Oaks decal from the 1940's|
|When the Tokyo Giants visited the Oaks|
|1950 and 1951 Oakland Oaks scorebooks|
|1946 standings that ran in the Oakland Trib|
|Some of the Oaks players from the 1940's|
|An original panel from the 1940's|
|Another panel from the 1940's|
|1948 San Francisco Seals vs. the Oaks on Casey Stengel day. Panel from 1968|
|An ad featuring Lee Susman for the Oakland Trib|
It was really cool seeing his work. His likes are missed in the sports pages.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I was walking In Downtown Oakland and I saw a sign for Lil Tuffy Gig Posters. I found out it was display of the great rock poster artist Lil Tuffy. He has designed posters for a lot of music artists and has had his work displayed all around the world. I asked if I could take some pics they said I could as long as I did not get too close:
|Some of Lil Tuffy's work|
|More of his work|
|Love his work|
|The Norah Jones poster is too cool|
|His work is so cool-The KRS-ONE poster is a classic|
|Some more of his work|
|The Train poster is nice|
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
It is President's Day here in the States. To me, it is an office that demands respect even if you do not agree with the views of the man (or woman) who holds the office. I was in Half-Price Books today and decided to take a couple of pics of some books and things that are dedicated to the people that have served as United States President:
And the two I ended buying:
So remember, while you are enjoying the day off that this day is to remember the people who have served this nation in its highest office.
|The Inaugural Address of six Presidents|
|Audio book of David McCullough great bio on John Admas|
|Out shortest term President-William Henry Harrison-He only was President for 41 days. He died of sickness that he got during his inaugural address which was the longest on record|
|James Polk-the man who made the young nation stretch from coast-to-coast|
|A DVD on Lincoln-The man who kept the nation together|
|Interesting slant on it-but good reading|
|A little dated but the audio CD is great.|
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
For the second straight year, I walked by the display window at the Macy's in Union Square in San Francisco and took look at the Heroes and Hearts sculptures that will auctioned off on Thursday (2-13-14) at AT&T Park.
All the money raised goes to the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation which does a lot of good in the community.
In the window display they had two sizes of hearts: The one that was a table-top heart and was 25 lbs and a mini-heart that are five lbs. They have the real big ones that weigh 400 lbs that will be auctioned off also.
I will start with a couple of the Table Top ones:
|My favorite one-Red And Gold-Brit Howard|
|A Nurtured Nest-Charles Gadeken|
|Blue Heart-Christine Arthur|
|A Woman's Heart-Wenia Lee|
|Unchain My Heart- Amy Neiman|
|Precious Heart of Mine-Vaishali Sanghavi|
|World of Love-Wesley Wong|
|Something Feels Different-Tracy Calk|
|Look for the Heart Inside-Glynnis Kays|
I hope these hearts auction off for a lot of money, they are so beautiful and it is for a good cause.