Wednesday, December 08, 2004

TEN LISTS... San Francisco

1. Amoeba Records - In the Haight. Stunning assortment of new and used CD's - leave your wallet at home and bring a limited amount of cash - easy to break the bank here.
2. Farmers Market - Saturdays at the Ferry Building, mid-December and we're still bringing home the fat, organic fruits and veggies.
3. Great American Music Hall - A legendary music venue in S.F. since before my days. Many a live show recorded and filmed here. Recent SC3 gig was off the shuhnizzle.
4. Waking up to seagulls and Pier 38. South Beach - certainly the finest place to live in San Francisco.
5. 21st Amendment Brewery - One of two breweries in our 'hood. Currently offering a fine Holiday Ale with just a hint of "pumpkiny pie" aftertaste. Sure... it's no Jubelale. But a "might bit good ale" nonetheless.
6. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - One of many museums downtown - recently checked out "Beautiful Losers" - a collection of skateboard & street art and culture from the last 20 years. Stellar works by Shepard Fairy, Glenn Friedman and others. Obey Giant!
7. Lyon Street Stairs - When you just don't have the perseverance to put together a ferry trip/mountain bike ride in Marin - spending 45 minutes running up and down these bad boys is sure to kick your ass. Gotta keep those legs in shape for riding this winter!
8. KUSF - 90.3 on the dial. SF state's college radio station - chock full o' hip hop, avante garde and metal. Gotta keep the earhole intake fresh!
9. Warfield Theatre - Another landmark live music establishment. Last gig I witnessed here was King Crimson - a perfect, elegant theatre for the quality sounds of K.C.
10. Peet's Coffee - You can have yer "Fourbucks" - give me a black cup of joe from Peet's anyday - plenty of Peet's to be found in the Bay - there's even one up in Portland on Broadway.

Monday, December 06, 2004


I know I've sprayed a lot about my recent efforts to break into the world of television. But hey - I've never been happier - and I just want to share! Here is the official listing of shows that are currently airing that I actually work for.

Barbary Coast Adventures airs on KFTY out of Santa Rosa, which is channel 50 for most of Northern California. The show airs Sunday mornings at 8:30am and 11:30am. We just finished editing the first New Zealand show, so we now have 4 shows in rotation.

Marin Report. Program airs Mondays at 8:30pm on channel 26 in Marin County, Channel 27 in Novato and in San Francisco via Comcast Cable, Channel 11 on Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Fridays at 8:00pm. The gig? I'm a real life news cameraman - complete with two-shots, stand-ups, hot lights and plenty of heavy gear hauling. Learning tons and meeting a whole bunch a great people in Northern Cal. Next week we're shooting a story on Guide Dogs for the Blind and their headquarters in San Rafael - I love dogs! I love video cameras! What more could I ask for?