music

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Oct 252011

Aside from having a great name, these guys really brought the street down yesterday at Sunday Streets. Please Do Not Fight at Sunday Streets October 23, 2011 Runtime1:59 View count86

If Music Ruled the World...

Happy Solstice, everyone! The longest, most sunlight-filled day in the Northern Hemisphere feels like a good occasion to talk about visions. Visions by nature are somewhere in the distance, perhaps reachable, perhaps not. Where we stand right now is the result of past visions, some of them good, some of them bad, much of it in the eye of the beholder. Without vision, however, we stand still. This might be preferable to moving in the dig deeper

Pedal Power to the Music People!

by Sven Eberlein A couple of days ago the 6th annual Bicycle Music Festival, the largest 100% bicycle-powered music festival in the world, took place in San Francisco. Starting at Old Cabin Meadow in Golden Gate Park, the event then went mobile with a Live on Bike performance ride from Golden Gate Park to Potrero Hill, with the night time portion of the event happening at the Showplace Triangle at 16th & Wisconsin. I was dig deeper

Pretty awesome vid of local musicians and actual daily life in Jerusalem. If you like images of war, this is not for you. (hat tip to Brett) The creator of this video says he wandered around Jerusalem, met with musicians, and filmed them. That to me sounds like the perfect recipe to start any kind of peace process… Kutiman -Thru Jerusalem Runtime5:20 View count236,372

Jun 152011

The Fun Theory is a really cool project predicated on the idea that people are more likely to change their behavior if the reward is inspiring and uplifting. Sure, you can threaten and scare people into changing their ways but it’ll be a constant struggle and people will in fact get very creative in resisting and defying you, not even necessarily because they disagree with your message or goal but because nobody likes to be dig deeper

Another cool catch from Sunday Streets. Love their version of Ring of Fire. These guys were parked on a sidewalk on Valencia Street between 20th and 21st. Featuring some nice crowd shots, including a little girl chasing bubbles. La Familia Peña Govea plays Ring of Fire Runtime3:01 View count306

May 102011

Here’s another great musical discovery from this week’s Sunday Streets. The band’s name is Con Brio (meaning with spirit, or with vigor), and they were the perfectly spirited match for a spirited event. People of all ages and backgrounds in the streets, on wheels and on foot, taking in the groovy, funky and sometimes raunchy sounds. I’d apologize for the sometimes gusty crackles if they didn’t actually match the mood. This song is called Ghostrider, dig deeper

Random Acts of Music

Walking down 24th Street yesterday on the occasion of Sunday Streets I found myself stopped in my tracks by some crisp acoustic guitar music coming from up above. Notice the lack of cars. music from the window Runtime0:30 View count59 Here are a couple of photos for a better view…

USPS Releases Go Green Stamp (An Ode to the Letter)

by Sven Eberlein Last week the US Postal Service released its newest stamp series, Go Green. It’s a series of 16 stamps designed by Eli Noyes, a 68-year old farmers’ market going, veggie growing, composting San Francisco artist and designer. While the word “green” has become a bit of a cliche in recent years and suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of clever marketing slogans cashing in on our collective desire to be dig deeper

This is a really cool bike rap put together by the city of Amsterdam to call attention to how much of the 17th and 18th century city remains not as a museum but as a living, breathing, charming city as the city was once defined. Amsterdam Loves Bikes! Runtime4:43 View count89,393 I got turned on to it during a talk by the Dutch Consul General Bart van Bolhuis, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David dig deeper