Jun 062012
 
Liberating Streets: Of bubbles, hobby horses, and tumbling towers

Today Sunday Streets returned to my neighborhood in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sunday Streets is an event organized by the City of San Francisco, MTA, and Livable City that creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities. Or to be more specific, a huge street party for old and young to come out and be human for a dig deeper

Mar 122012
 
When Little People Take Over Big Streets

Yesterday was the kickoff to the 2012 Sunday Streets season in San Francisco, an event that creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities. The opener to what promises to be another glorious season of people-powered streets took place along the Embarcadero, from Mariposa @ 3rd Street at the southern end all the way to Fisherman’s Wharf. We’re dig deeper

Oct 252011
 

Aside from having a great name, these guys really brought the street down yesterday at Sunday Streets. No HTTP transports could execute GET to http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/amBk2LfiVJw?v=2&key=AI39si5uUzupiQW9bpzGqZRrhvqF3vBgRqL-I_28G1zWozmdNJlskzMDQEhpZ-l2RqGf_6CNWooL96oJZRrqKo-eJ9QO_QppMg

May 112011
 

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. No HTTP transports could execute GET to http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/vCIoAL2152k?v=2&key=AI39si5uUzupiQW9bpzGqZRrhvqF3vBgRqL-I_28G1zWozmdNJlskzMDQEhpZ-l2RqGf_6CNWooL96oJZRrqKo-eJ9QO_QppMg

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

May 102011
 
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. No HTTP transports could execute GET to http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/gu0qly3rd_k?v=2&key=AI39si5uUzupiQW9bpzGqZRrhvqF3vBgRqL-I_28G1zWozmdNJlskzMDQEhpZ-l2RqGf_6CNWooL96oJZRrqKo-eJ9QO_QppMg Here are a couple of photos for a better view…