Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bay Area Wanderer: Frank at the ballpark.

* Bay Area Wanderer: 24 Willie Mays Plaza (King), San Francisco. It's game time. And where there's people, Frank Chu is there. Keep on keepin' on, Frank.

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The history and future of Lost Weekend Video, part II.

On August 19, just after Jonathan Richman's "There's Something About Mary" event at Lost Weekend Video, I had a sit-down video interview with store owner Dave Hawkins, and then spoke with Christy Colcord, also one of Lost Weekend's three co-owners. … Continue reading

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Can't an intoxicated guy with herpes get a cab in San Francisco?

One hand down his pants and one hand in the air, this guy could not get a cab. When he wasn't frantically shouting, he said loudly to anyone nearby that he had herpes, to explain why he had his hand … Continue reading

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Bay Area Wanderer: White skies westbound.

* Bay Area Wanderer: Chestnut at Van Ness, San Francisco. Get me some crayons, I want to draw on that sky.

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Bay Area Wanderer: Little boxes.

* Bay Area Wanderer: Lombard and Van Ness, San Francisco. One of my favorite sights in San Francisco is the Comfort Inn at Lombard and Van Ness around mid-day when the rooms' drapes are mostly open -- each displaying an … Continue reading

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The history and future of Lost Weekend Video, part I.

A few weeks ago, just after Jonathan Richman's "There's Something About Mary" event at Lost Weekend Video, I sat down with store owner Dave Hawkins. Hawkins is one of Lost Weekend's three founders. Previously, he drummed for the most-excellent rock … Continue reading

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Along The M: Where do you need to go?

* Along The M: West Portal Station. Good morning. Where do you need to get to?

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Along The M: Sunday logjam.

* Along The M: 19th Avenue and Eucalyptus, San Francisco. The northbound part of 19th Avenue is almost always jammed with stop-and-go traffic between Holloway and Sloat, even without the M's streetcar crossing over after Stonestown. Sunday is no exception.

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Bay Area Wanderer: There's no way this's coming out.

* Bay Area Wanderer: Cabrillo and 6th Avenue. Eastbound down Cabrillo, the just-past-full moon is looming low above USF's lit towers. I'm going to take the picture anyways, but there's no way this's coming out.

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Bay Area Wanderer: Water somewhere.

* Bay Area Wanderer: Gough and Vallejo, San Francisco. Pacific Heights, yes? Old buildings and old trees and somewhere, the sound of water trickling.

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