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

Jun 082011
 
How Hot Soup is Making the Planet Cooler

by Sven Eberlein For the past three months, my daily walk down the street has been seasoned by a small but quite lovely addition to the neighborhood. Whenever I’d cross the street at Valencia and 21st, a friendly, almost fairy-like voice would ring from around the corner, beckoning me with a cherubic “Hello Sir, would you like to try some soup?” While fate conspired for me to have just eaten or be on the way dig deeper

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…