Sunday, March 18, 2018

Music Monday: My Underrated Favorites from the 00's

Music Monday: Here are my favorite underrated songs from the first decade of this century:

These are just my underrated favorites from the first decade of this century. I am sure that there is more but this mine.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fresno's Chuckchansi Park

I forgot I had this. With baseball deep in Spring Training, I forgot that I had gone to Chukchansi Park in Fresno-Home of Triple A Fresno Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are the top farm team of the Houston Astros:

One cool thing is that they have an area for great players who came from Fresno:

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Chance
Baseball Hall of Fame Announcer Lon Simmons
Chuckchansi Park is everything good about the minor leagues. It is a nice place and a lot of fun at the yard.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Copperfield's Books

I was in Petaluma and decided to go in Copperfield's Books which is one of best independent book store in Northern California:

I only bought one book in this trip:

Copperfield's Books is a great place to hang out browse around for a bit

Monday, March 12, 2018

Artifacts- The Rock Art of Emek

I went over to the Haight Street Art Center in San Francisco and saw one of best and most amazing art exhibitions I have ever seen. It is called "Artifacts-The Rock Art of Emek" Emek is known as "The thinking man's poster artist", all of his work is hand-drawn and then hand-silkscreened for each concert or event usually in limited editions of 300. In his posters, he merges music with environmentalism and civil rights in a blend of art and activism:

To me, Emek's work is so cool. Each piece is amazing. If you get a chance head down to the Haight Street Art Center in San Francisco, the exhibition will be running through April. The best thing about it is the cost-It is free.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Knitted Tree Art

Walking in the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco over the last few months, the trees have been looking different. It turns out the Trust for Public Land which is a nonprofit dedicated to creating parks and open space decided to improve Civic Center Plaza, which is famous for homeless people, open drug use and discarded needles, they called Lorna and Jill Watt who own "Knits for Life". The Watts in turn wrapped the trees in different animals and stripes:

What is cool is that I have noticed that Civic Center Plaza is a little more fun and less scuzzy these days with this tree art and another thing I have noticed is that no one has defaced or vandalized these knitted creations on the trees (it may have happened but I haven't seen it).