Sunday, April 30, 2023

Music Monday: Soothing Music Medicine

 Music Monday: Just some songs about medicine to sooth your music soul:

And this pairing is so crazy that it works and I had to include this:

Hope everyone has a great Monday.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Classic Jefferson Airplane Music Posters


The Haight Street Art Gallery had a cool exhibit recently. It was called Jefferson Airplane to Starship. Jefferson Airplane was one of pioneer's of psychedelic rock in the 60's. They were formed in San Francisco is 1965. In 1974 former members of Jefferson Airplane Paul Kantner and Grace Slick started Jefferson Starship and that lasted until 1984 when Kantner left and the band became known as Starship and had some of its most commercial success. I focused mostly on the Jefferson Airplane posters as love the posters from the era:

The coolest thing was that they has some paintings by Grace Slick who retired from music in 1990 and became a painter:

This is my favorite because it goes on Jefferson Airplane's classic tune White Rabbit:

It was really cool seeing the history of a great San Francisco music group.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Ancestral Futurism


Ancestral Futurism is a series of murals at the Presidio Tunnel Tops Park in San Francisco. It is done by Favianna Rodriguez and it tries to show how nature and humans have been connected throughout history:

I think that they are super cool and it reminds me how connected we are with nature.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Movie Madness in Portland


In Portland, there is a unique video store. It is called Movie Madness. It is a video rental shop and a film history museum:

Movie prop from Mars Attacks

And they have some really cool and vintage stuff:

Elizabeth Taylor's dress from A Place in the Sun

Dee Wallace's cat costume from E.T.

Peter Boyle's costume from Young Frankenstien

Danny Kaye's costume from The Court Jester

P.J. Soles costume from Rock and Roll High School

This model was the Hotel Yukon from the Blade Runner also was used in Ghostbusters

Dresses worn by Diane Keaton(L) and Talia Shire(R) from Godfather II

Movie Madness is so very cool and a must visit in Portland:

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Music Monday: Just Some 80's One-Hit Wonders

 Music Monday: Here are some 80's one-hit wonders:

Hope you enjoyed this look back at some 80's one-hit wonders

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Walking the Steel Bridge


The Steel Bridge in Portland is only 211 feet long.  The upper deck has cars and the light rail. The lower deck carries the railroad and bikes/pedestrian traffic. It was built in 1912 and is the second-oldest vertical lift bridge in North America. It connects the Rose Quarter with Old Town/Chinatown:

It was cool walking over the bridge and seeing the city from a different angle.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

A Day of Errands


I haven't done this for minute. Here is a little Saturday of errands in my world. The soundtrack was 1st wave on the SiriusXM.

I started at Buffalo Wild Wings because I found a gift card in a drawer. Not a fan of the place but the tacos and the tater tots were good:

Then I headed to Grocery Outlet. Didn't get much but I stock up on the Propel Water and everyone needs a Star Wars oven mitten:

Then went by a park and saw this guy sitting there:

Then I went walked around the Niles district in Fremont for a little bit. Love seeing what is in the antique shops:

The Firehouse

Free Books

Had to stop and get some ice cream:

Found this in a antique store and had to buy it. Believe it or not, it still works:

With all the rains, the poppies are back. Sadly, with all the development in my area there are not too many poppy fields left. It was nice to see one and I had to pull over and take a pic of it:

And ended my day by going to Nick the Greek and getting a beef and lamb salad:

It was a good day for errands.