Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Visit to SeaCliff State Beach

I know that summer is officially over but here are some pics from the Seacliff State Beach which is near Santa Cruz to get you wishing for summer 2015:

From the top of the cliff
One of the seacliffs
Driffwood on the beach
The Surf
The Pacific Ocean

My feet in the water

Only eight more months until summer 2015. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

David Bowie on this Music Monday

Decided to a little David Bowie tribute for a Music Monday

and my favorite Bowie song:

And a bonus track:

Hope you enjoy

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Kezar Pub

One of my favorite places to eat and hang out is the Kezar Pub in San Francisco. It is located in the Haight and across the street from old Kezar Stadium which was the home of the 49ers until 1970. It still one of the best places to eat, drink and hang out and watch a game:

Inside the dining area
Inside the pub
It is a great place to catch the English Premier League
Loved this barrel
One thing I love about is that it is a great place to look at 49er history with pictures. autographs and old programs on the wall:

The 49ers were in the AAFC before the NFL and here is a program from that era

Another AAFC program

Legendary 49er QB John Brodie(left) with HOFer Hugh Mcelhenny
An autographed pic of the "Million Dollar Backfield"from left to right: Y.A. Title, Joe Perry, Hugh Mcelhenny and John Henry Johnson. All are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

A program from the early NFL days

Kezar Stadium used to the epic-center of Bay Area college football back in the day. Here is a program from that era.
Besides being a great place to view history, Kezar has some great food. It is mostly sandwiches, burgers, nachos, pork chops and etc:

One of their tasty cheeseburgers and fries
Got to love their BBQ pork sandwich
The Kezar Pub is one of the best pubs around. It is a great place to relax, have a pop, watch a game and some good food.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Back to the Chabot College Flea Market

I headed over the Chabot College Flea Market recently and since I have blogged about it for a while, decided to so:

People enjoying themselves
And some the finds:

Got to like this old trombone
Don't know why I love this Rock Coke Bear.
I think I owned this table and chairs at some point
Kermit wanted a Selfie
Loved this statue
And this flask
Cool vintage sewing machine
Kettle Corn is a must
And my booty for the day (I sports geeked-out sorry):

Added to my bobblehead collection-St.Mary's basketball coach-Randy Bennett
94 Donruss baseball and 94 Topps Series 1 wax boxes
A Bobby Hull autograph- I had it checked out and it is the real deal
The Chabot College Flea Market is one of the best around as it has a lot of cool stuff and people telling their stories when they sell their stuff.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Music Monday: Staple Stadium Songs

Those Stadium Songs:

Sirius by Alan Parsons Project (above)was used the Chicago Bulls in their Championship Days

Got to include Wild Thing from Major League

Steve Perry (Journey) leading the San Francisco Giants Faithful at AT&T. This was the Giants theme song during their 2010 World Series Championship run.

The Yankees Mariano Rivera was one of the greatest closers in baseball history. When he entered a game Metallica's "Enter Sandman" would be played at Yankee Stadium. Metallica performed at his retirement from the Yankees.

"The Victors", the all-time best college football fight song

"Let's Get Started" has become a staple in every stadium

Finally an oldie but a goodie that is another staple in a lot stadiums:

Hope you enjoyed some of the songs that are heard in stadiums across the land.  

Friday, September 19, 2014


Another post from pics on my phone. I am actually cleaning out my phone because I am getting a new one in a couple of weeks, so I might as well share what I got:

I am a sucker for water fountains
That is me-since my daughter goes to college there
A view looking down on Cliff Beach, near Santa Cruz
A summer morning in San Francisco
Part of the San Lorenzo Creek
Need to add this to my collection
Got to love some street art
The deconstruction of the famed Santa Anita Racetrack from the air.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Welcome to the D.King Gallery

Before taking her to college, my daughter and I stepped into D.King Gallery in Berkeley to take a look at what they had. King's has been a cool place ever since I was in high school and will continue to be as they some of the coolest posters and stuff around:

Got to have the "King of Pop" book
The French Jabba The Hutt
Nippon Baseball League Chunichi Dragons hat
Sorry, had to include the Baseball Cards
Mars Attacks Doll
Bat Girl Doll
 Even though King's has really cool stuff, they are place to go and get original rock and other music posters:

Jeff Bridges in Concert
Iron Maiden and Molly Hatchet concert tickets
King's does have original movie posters
You can't beat this lineup
I so want this
This pretty rare poster for a classic movie, made just for Berkeley
For decades, King's has been for the cool (at least in my view) and will continue to be.

Inside the D.King Gallery