Noise Pop 2013

Noise Pop starts tomorrow! It’s that time of year where bands make a quick stop in San Francisco before going to SXSW. Of course the band I want to see is from here and plays all the time. Somehow I never tire of Sonny & the Sunsets.

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Miniature Pizza fun!

I finally used my sourdough starter again to make mini pizzas! I made 3 kinds; mushroom, brussel sprouts with fake bacon, and margarita! It was so fun, I can’t wait to make them again!

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Pliny The Younger

I’m on my way to try the highly anticipated, much talked about Pliny The Younger 2013 release from Russian River Brewing Co.

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Cheers!

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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

We rode our bikes up to Kabuki (Sundance) Cinemas to see Roman Coppola’s latest film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III on the big screen. He happened to be there in person for a Q & A post screening! The story follows the life of a sucessful graphic designer in Los Angeles in the 70’s who gal friend broke up with him. There are ups, downs, great fonts, and even better hairdos! I saw aspects of influential films (like 8 1/2) presented in a new way. The film-minded audience asked intuitive questions and Mr. Coppola answered modestly with ease and thoughtfulness.

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Jessica Pratt

New favorite music. She’s lovely. Musically and visually. You can buy Night Faces from Birth Records here.

Thanks, KW for the introduction! Hope to see your night face soon.

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The Naked City

The Naked City is a classic film noir shot partially in a documentary-like style in the streets of New York City. The city shots are impressive and the storyline is riveting. What more could you ask for?

 

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CODEX Foundation International Book Fair

Yesterday was the start of the Codex Foundation International Book Fair featuring hand-printed, hand-bound book treasures from around the world! It was pretty incredible to see that the book arts are alive and well. One of the standout books for me was Paul Frenzeny’s Chinatown Sketches: An Artist’s Fascination with San Francisco’s Chinese Quarter, 1874-1882.  These incredible illustrated woodcuts were first published in Harper’s Magazine to give insight into everyday life in San Francisco’s China Town. The fair runs into Wednesday so if you’re in the Bay Area stop by Craneway Pavillion to support the books and their makers.

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Birds and Blooms

The Birds and Blooms series from Dutch Door Press combines a few of my favorite things: flora, fauna, and letterpress . They happen to be located in San Francisco in a lovely Victorian with a dutch door up the street from my house. Let’s learn all 50 state birds and flowers!

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