I am deeply sadden, angry, and without words each and every time that I learn of another fatal accident has happened. Bike, pedestrian, it is a LIFE.
Beyond trucks, bikes, helmets debates there is A LOT to be improved and done for PEOPLE. People who walk and people who ride bikes and their safety, as well as people behind a wheel being responsible at all times in a vehicle. As humans: seconds of distraction, impatience, carelessness MATTER.
A LIFE WAS LOST.
I think about what her family and loved ones are going through. It is something I DO NOT wish to no one, no one ever. to go through. EVER.
This affects all of us in the walking and bicycle community.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family, and anyone that knows the intensity and deep sadness of sudden premature loss.
Life is fragile, be safe out there – please.
Woman on Bike Killed by Truck Driver on Folsom August 14, 2013
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Anthony’s Putsch: King of the world
From Tim, long time cyberamigo
i love seeing new videos by CDZA, first found them back in April this year. via the youtube monthly emails:
An awesome set of New Orleans beats by longtime reader, twitter pal y fellow super A’s fan Andy K. Here we go:
Trombone shorty – SO GOOD!
Automatic mood enhancer:
“The Subdudes are an American roots rock group from New Orleans. Their music is a blending of American folk, swamp pop, New Orleans rhythm and blues, Louisiana blues, country, cajun, zydeco, funk, soul and gospel with harmonic vocals.” [wiki]
and boogie woogie’s finest Dr. John:
+a clip from “TREME by HBO” w/The Hot 8 Brass Band and a live performance [embedding disabled]
link → The Hot 8 Brass Band: “New Orleans After The City” | Treme Season 2
link → Hot 8 Brass Band – New Orleans (Live from Pickathon 2012)
thank you for reading,
Got to check out Phono del Sol a little over two weeks ago.
My two girlfriends got there a bit before I did so they got to see a couple more bands.
I was interested in checking out local darling band Thee Oh Sees for the 3rd time, and Bleached for the first – which I randomly found on the internets a few months ago and was curious to see them live.
Only got to see the last 2 songs by Bleached and they were pretty good. I liked these Angelenas and I hope they play again and come back to the city at some point.
Bleached at Phono del Sol.
Bleached at Phono del Sol.
Then, Thee Oh Sees were awesome.
Their energy is super vibrant, and you couldn’t ask for a better sunny Saturday, british-sounding beats (reminds me oh so very closely of the epic The Fall) y skater kids in the background, sweaty teenagers crowdsurfng and a non-stop-all-ages-mini-moshpit, which during the band’s last set they said ‘everyone just come up here’ and the stage was immediately flash-flooded [band’s view]
Only foto I took of them is the one atop.
I also took a video for once. This is dedicated to my friend Adrienne, who says that you know it is a good live music time once you find the Trippy Dancer.
and then we sure found him:
I have made a small effort to not be online that frequently, to not read (every) set of rss visual overload because, boy do I know and love reading a myriad of them. In all honesty I enjoy being overly curious and knowing off the top-of-my-head often useless facts – like say, which year Buddy Holly died, JFK was shot, Fidel went into power and the year Psycho was first released. (1960s recent history affinity, can you tell?…)
I love it.
And to be honest, I have also learnt that it is equally important to learn a habit, a routine – to dim the lights, be computer AND device-free, say after 10PM and really nourish, embrace and quietly dedicate a personal time to the closure of each day. It is not about age, not about genexers or millennials – it is acknowledging once you are purely running on fumes, whatever that means to each of us, and act upon it. Sometimes it takes years, a person, or a change of appearance (hello under-eye bags) to really come face to face with yourself and own the first step in order for you to do something about it.
I’ve found pure enjoyment in hearing friends and even my mom, describe to me what they thought I would love to hear about. Or to see them be surprised that I haven’t heard about a particular something or seen a video which shows a particular mutual interest (typically sports> typography> or local flavor)
How amazing is that?
Not only do you (I) enjoy the company, the conversation – but LOVE that face to face time, describing in each other own words, something that you could have easily scrolled through on whichever size monitor or screen and re-shared as easily as forgetting about it. Without much of an interaction and reaction thread or vocal conversation to it.
You know who you are.
And I know that you know people, friends like that as well.
Athletics, Warriors, pixels, coffee, design, ice cream, babies, weddings, divorces, espanglish, upcoming concerts, finance, code.
Don’t let those opportunities pass by. Make the time for those moments.
Even if our schedule is tight or seems difficult to arrange the time to do so.
In my case and with some of my friends and relatives, it has taken me some years even, after life changing cycles to slowly come out of my shell again. Without a rush, but without forgetting about it either. Some months have also passed to even reply to some messages and phone calls. I’ve missed a lot without feeling that I have missed out, at all.
The attempt and the intention is there to get together, once again, when the time is right.
And once you do when it’s meant to be, what a beauty in human social behavior to forget how long it has really been and to pick right up where you left off.
Have you recently made small scale or big time changes in your everyday life that have impacted you? I’d like to hear about it and how it has affected you for the better (or worse)…
I have been making small daily efforts to draw more, sketch frequently and spend less time in front of the monitor or my phone when unnecessary – asides my worktime cyber log.
Drawing and sketching is great. A longtime love and passion of mine.
Thought I’d begin to share more of my sketches. I have sketchbooks and doodles for miles. Mi first annual moleskine I bought was in 2004, and have had one every year since.
Also, at work we have a weekly lunch hour drawing group – how cool is that? 🙂
Hope you enjoy them, xxom♥
On Monday, July 22, 2013, celebrate Arizmendi’s 10th anniversary.
Join them for free cake and other fun festivities. From 3-5 pm, enjoy live music from Candelaria (reggae style Colombian music), free face-painting, and chow down on free cake, home-made lemonade, and hibiscus Jamaica.
via SFfuncheap More info: Arizmendi page on FB
4301 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, California 94608.
When I worked in Berkeley between 2006-2008, I would bike a 5mile round trip from the studio to the bakery which is a block or two from the Pixar studios. Those two years I loved biking over from south-west area in Berkeley to that Emeryville corner, it would make my belly so happy to enjoy a couple of their delicious pizza slices, great coffee.
I made pals with their staff and enjoyed chatting with the customers who like, me enjoyed having a slice, pastry or a break in their school/workday. A few years have passed and I’m glad Rafa and I have remained friends. At that time, his band (¡FUGA!) I had first heard through local Berkeley station KPFA, so I think we were both equally surprised we knew of it the first or second day we met. Music connections, I tel you. We have since stayed in touch and I love checking out his band at local venues whenever possible.
The staff at the bakery is super nice. Their pastries delicious y there is always something good happening in that corner in Emeryville – I now reminiscence with cariño and miss going to weekly.
Anyways, that is my story with the Emeryville Arizmendi.
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