Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Didn't get many good pictures of Poison, unfortunately. This one captures the savage vibe.Other Raske was rocking this over his shoulder. Show off!
Green Day! The drummer killed it!
Sorry for the harsh flash but I love how this shot has both the Southern Comfort and that noise-making dealy. Janis was smart enough to only pretend to drink that swill.
I really wish I had pics of Mamas and Papas.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Speaking of Oriental Chow (hey, I didn't name the puzzle!) here's Babs new hangout. The puzzle den!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Join us at the next city council meeting After losing in Court twice trying to impose a “Strong Mayor” system on Sacramento city government, Mayor Kevin Johnson is trying another end-run around the process.He's introduced a new, hastily prepared proposal that radically changes the City charter and is demanding the City Council ratify it in time to place it on the June 8th ballot.Tell the Mayor to get down to business and focus on the issues we care about – like fixing the projected $40 million shortfall in the city's budget, NOT continuing to push a measure that makes significant revisions to the City charter with no public debate or community input.Join us at the next city council meeting...February 16, 2010Sacramento City Hall, 915 I StreetMeeting begins 6:00 p.m.Meet outside Council Chambers 5:30 p.m.Parking: Metered parking available around City Hall.City Hall parking lot is between 10th and 11th, off I Street.andCall or email the Mayor & your Councilmember today and tell them how you feel…Mayor Kevin Johnson – 808-5300 www.cityofsacramento.org/mayor/forms/emailCommentForm/ Dist. 1 Councilmember, Ray Tretheway: 808-7001 firstname.lastname@example.orgDist. 2 Councilmember, Sandy Sheedy: 808-7002 email@example.comDist. 3 Councilmember, Steve Cohn: 808-7003 firstname.lastname@example.orgDist. 4 Councilmember, Rob Fong: 808-7004 email@example.comDist. 5 Councilmember, Lauren Hammond: 808-7005 firstname.lastname@example.orgDist. 6 Councilmember, Kevin McCarty: 808-7006 KMcCarty@cityofsacramento.orgDist. 7 Councilmember, Robbie Waters: 808-7007 email@example.comDist. 8 Councilmember, Bonnie Pannell: 808-7008 firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more information call 484-3732 or go to www.savesac.com
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So there they were, warming up the crowd, but with a hungry fan contingent of their own. Hungry for more Bananas shows! Two brothers had flown in from Las Vegas to see the show, and one of them had a Bananas tattoo. MikeRMike was in rare form-cracking everyone up and performing scissor kick after flawless scissor kick. Even though I have seen the Bananas more than any other band, they can still blow my mind and give me goosebumps.
Best Coast were good, but they frontloaded their set with their best songs and played a little too long. Vivian Girls sounded great. I liked the new material. They sang an acapella doo-wop song and it was fucking adorable.
On a political note, if you are opposed to the mayor's new strong-ish mayor proposal, you should attent the city council meeting next tuesday and make your opinion known.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Friend of the Grid,
The Midtown/Downtown Grid is the heart of our city. It is the economic engine that fuels our region. It is the cosmopolitan core that gives our city an identity. It is also the home to tens of thousands of our city’s citizens. From bookstores and galleries, parks and the river, to restaurants and nightlife, the Grid has it all. The businesses, the organizations and the people of the Grid make Sacramento the vibrant, world-class city that it is.
Despite the critical role we play in the city, the interests of the residents of the Grid are ignored at City Hall. On numerous issues, the interests of the outlying areas take precedent over residents of the Grid in making decisions for our neighborhood. Two critical examples:
Development -- Massive, upscale residential developments are consistently favored over affordable middle and working class projects that would be affordable options for those of us who live in the area.
Homelessness – Time and again, decisions are made to ensure that whatever the city chooses to do for our homeless population, it does not happen in “My Backyard”. While most of us on the Grid do not have backyards, NIMBY attitudes too often mean that, instead of employing rational, effective, cost efficient solutions, the homeless end up on our doorsteps.
It is time for a change in the power dynamic in our city. It is time for our community’s interests to be taken seriously at City Hall. Vote the Grid is being created to empower our community. To register, inform and engage voters from all walks of life, all across the Grid. It will use the best of the Grid, music, art and people, to excite and motivate voters and build a more engaged, involved community.
Please join us to discuss the needs of our community and how the organization can fill those needs. We will be meeting on Wednesday, February 10th, 6 pm at the Fungarden (1050 20th St). RSVP requested to email@example.com.
Friday, February 05, 2010
There has been a hue and cry for more Babs pictures so I will oblige. Who doesn't love a cat in a bag?
She plays this new funny game that we call "cage rage". She gets under this stool and gets wild. Sometimes she climbs on it like a wrestler using the ropes.
Listen up, vegetarians-I know how you love a grilled cheese because there is precious little else that you can eat. Fatface has one today that will blow your mind. She posts her menu daily. This was a rich tomato cauliflower soup, not sure if it was vegetarian.
Here's the sandwich. Walnuts, aged cheddar and garlic herb butter. Insane.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Also, the Davis Co-op has Cuvee de Ranke back in stock. This is one smooth drinking "sour" beer. Some call it Cuvee de Raske.
Random blurry Mantles picture.
Here's some crappily grabbed stills from Festival Express. Lesh building it up and breaking it down.
Here's the pigs busting some heads. All these Canadian kids want is to get into this concert for free, is that so wrong? Nothing will make you feel like a conservative like watching this movie. I was like "this hardworking guy put on these awesome concerts and these dumb young punks think they should get in free?! Fuck them!"
Here's Jerry calming the crowd with mellow vibes.
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Here is Sha Na Na blowing everyone's minds. Including mine.
Blowing the pigs minds. They are so fucking punk!
Since everything is on the internet, here is the clip. I say this with the most love possible: they are reminding me of Personal and the Pizzas here.