South Bay to South Bay
I had to go to the South Bay for work today. On the way, I made a few quick calls – one of them back home to the South Bay in which I grew up – the one in SoCal (which is what my mind stil pulls up first when I hear “South Bay” at all). Maybe it’s nomenclature, maybe it’s the sprawl and the lack of leafy foliage – but this more northern South Bay is comfortable to me. Sure every freeway there is perma-under construction. Sure it’s not SF proper. But it’s warmer and familiar.
Of note on the drive down – a man painting on the side of 19th Ave, just North of Geary – easel and everything. Couldn’t really tell his subject. Further proof that in San Francisco art can happen anywhere, anytime, and in any form – even shockingly traditional forms.
Lastly – since this is partly a what to see/do/watch/eat/hear/touch kinda site – I have to praise 97.3’s nightly radio program “Chill.” Does it make me pedestrian to admit to liking corporate radio? Should I only fess up to BBC, NPR, maybe KFOG or others? Probably. Maybe my cred is gone already. But I dig it – on Sundays from 10 – 2 and Mon – Thurs nights from 10 – 12, 97.3 plays what they describe as electronica and, uh, something else. It’s good to blog to at night in bed. And even better – take your walkman to Reverie (at Carl and Cole – now serving booze! will be great for my study habits!) in Cole Valley on a sunny Sunday – grab the paper, and sit on the back deck and bask in the air and the sound.