KevMo over at MissionMission points us to this melancholy yet joyful edit of Dia de los Muertos footage scored with "Hellhole Ratrace" by Girls. He also laments the overwhelming whiteness of the celebration in recent years. I think the video/music mix itself captures that duality.
For extra weirdness, check out the video creator's other clip.
Some say Beauty Bar is super-douchey and should be shunned. I live equidistant between it and Bender's, and I have to say that the nights I've chosen Beauty have never been disappointing - rowdy, cheesy, caveman fun. I look forward to seeing how the remodeling turns out.
Valencia Street and 18th.
Made all the more urgent by the recent news that Alameda Point flea market is possibly shutting down, some locals are bringing a little bit of North London to San Francisco, beginning Saturday, November 7th, and happening every Saturday after that.
Organizers Barbara Billee & Siobhan are converting Sub-Mission gallery on Mission at 18th from a punk Latin club into a Casbah market for artisan goods. Admission will be free, and DJs, including Jonah Sharp, will be spinning throughout the day.
From an email to vendors:
We are veterans of Camden Market in North London and we've finally found the right venue to start a weekly market in San Francisco!
The gallery is large, with three connected interior spaces, a back patio for chilling and a killer sound system. The bar will open at noon.
We have room for fifty vendors: the pitch size is 6ft x 5ft, vendors will supply their own tables and display materials. The space has bathrooms, security, power outlets and a roof - perfect for year-round trading.
You wish you thought of that headline. This guy appreciated it when I dropped the pun on him:
UPDATE: It's dead, Jim. Enjoy the medical pun industry which has just been given a shot in the arm.
Somewhere near Capp and 18th Streets.
Wow. I mean, holy crap. I aspire to this level of sleuthistry. I really really do.
And why have I never seen him in the neighborhood until yesterday?
10 p.m., Tuesday night.
San Francisco has an antiquated sewer system, but with a "green" twist. It's the only community in California that operates a predominantly "combined" system, which means our wastewater and our stormwater flow through the same pipes to the ocean/Bay. More after the jump...
I guess I spend a lot of time staring off at points in the distance. Further the better, and some days are better than others. With odd cloud formations and no rain, today was perfect.
Above, the Mission around 1pm. Another after the jump...
Please don't upset the Castro population's Christian sensibilities with your demonic pagan rituals.
All dummies headed there this Halloween looking for fun, you will be dispersed. Many of you will flow down the very slight incline into the Mission, where you probably parked anyway, trickling through the alleyways and sex-vomiting on the curb.
Welcome, and I love you.
It was out there this morning, just kind of sitting there, creeping slow and moppy through the Mission's alleys. Nothing left now but subtropical mugginess.
Take a close look at the image above. The blue highlighted streets are the ones covered by Google Street View. "A" marks the approximate location of my house. You'll notice that a whole range of surrounding blocks are not highlighted, in addition to an adjacent area to the west. Accordingly, if you try to navigoogle off of Mission Street onto 19th Street towards Capp, or Lexington... well, you can't do that.