Music Monday: I grew up in the 80's and I found music really starting in junior high in 1981. Here are some of the songs that made me to this day. The first three are the first songs I can remember hearing from my three favorite groups- The Three R's, R.E.M, Rush and Night Ranger:
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
I went to the GLBT Historical Society and Museum in San Francisco. The Historical Society has been open since 2011 and is the first stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history and culture in the United States:
|Annie Hindle original sheet music. Hindle was the first popular male impersonator in the United States in the late 19th Century|
|A souvenir folder from the famed Finocchio's|
|A pair of drag queen's Vicky Marlone's earrings|
|A Japanese kimono worn by drag queen Jose Sarria|
|A 1983 flyer for AIDS education|
|A 2010 Gender Fabulous poster|
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in November of 1977. On November 27, 1978, he was assassinated (along with Mayor George Moscone) by disgruntled fellow supervisor Dan White. Even though Milk only served 11 months, he led to a shift of San Francisco politics. In 2019, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
|A Harvey Milk campaign flyer|
The first Rainbow Flag that was flown on June 25th, 1978 during the Gay Freedom Parade:
The GLBT Historical Society Museum should be a must see when visiting San Francisco.
Monday, June 14, 2021
This might be very personal and self-serving as I am going to talk about something I am passionate about and many people don't know why.
The view from my seat during the day and night:
|Out in center field is what is called Mt. Davis built in 1995 when the Raiders came back. It pretty much ruined the beautiful views of the Oakland Hills|
And just some random stuff:
|The cardboard cutouts they used last season. Joe DiMaggio actually was a coach for the A's 1968-1970 and the hot dog vendor is Tom Hanks who sold hot dogs at A's games in the mid-70's.|
|Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley who is an East Bay native|
And a little game action:
And the giveaways were an African-American Heritage Shirt and an A's Pride Rally Towel
The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is so East Bay. People who have grown up in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area are so authentic, original and organic along with gritty and tough. As she puts it "Authentic fans, not pretentious. Trying too hard-wanna 'appear trendy' folk."
The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is the Last Dive Stadium left in a world that is all about being trendy, chic and catering to the chichi crowd. It is about having fun and letting the good times roll.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
I guess I am a little tweaked upstairs. After teaching during the most bizarre year, I decided to teach ESY. ESY is being held at middle school between the Mission District and Noe Valley in San Francisco. I haven't taught in my classroom at my school for like 15 months but do to things out-of-my control I have taught in two different classrooms in two different two schools. Oh well.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
I went to over to the Dirty Bird Lounge in Hayward. It is a cool place and things are opening up more in the Bay Area and it was cool to have lunch there.
The cool thing it is a coffee shop in the front:
And then you walk through an entry way to the restaurant:
And the place just oozes character. I went right when it opened but come 5pm, the place is packed:
And they built this cool two-tiered patio outside:
And the food is super good: