Zoo Station Rocks San Francisco on St. Patrick’s Day

Zoo Station – a Bay area U2 tribute band – rolled through San Francisco on a flatbed to electrify the crowd at the tail end of the 161st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – and they were running on all cylinders. Dubbed “The Complete U2 Experience” vocalist Bonalmost (Joshua Fryvecind) has a remarkable resemblance to…

Dare to Soar in 2012

What better way to start off 2012 than to reflect on the pearls of wisdom from brilliant minds of centuries past? In the words of Emerson, …”then in a moment, and unannounced, the truth appears.” I embraced the first day of the New Year with a walk along Crissy Field and felt so much creative…

The Drama and the Draw of Occupy SF

The Occupy SF camp is like one big storefront window this holiday season.  There’s mixed reaction as to whether it’s helping or hurting retailers.  Demonstrators spent one of the busiest shopping days halting cable cars and busses down Market Street on two occasions for 20 minute stretches.  That irritated some to the point of public…

A Year in San Francisco

Touched and moved by Andrew Clancy’s A Year in New York, I set out to assemble my own video tribute to San Francisco. ‘We Don’t Eat’ by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow is a beautiful and awe-inspiring song. Using video I shot throughout the year, these images reflect the San Francisco I live and breathe every…

San Francisco’s Maritime “Time Machine” eyes Voyage of the Future

One of the best kept secrets in San Francisco is docked down at Pier 45.  The S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien‘s all-volunteer crew keeps this Landmark WWII Liberty Ship immaculate and seaworthy.  Liberty Ships were a critical part of the war effort, transporting everything from trucks, food, medicine, weaponry and more to allied troops in Europe and…

Highland Games – Rhythm of Dreams

The Highland Games is about more than hefting poles and tossing hammers.  It is the brilliant backdrop for a co-creative dance of artists and musicians each moving to their own rhythm. I am always moved by artists who want you to appreciate their vision and inspire you to feel the vibration that feeds their soul.  While…

San Francisco’s Mayor Steps to Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets 2011 promises to be the longest season yet – with the street party offering up a double dose of entertainment in September.  It’s not yet on the website calendar, but organizers say September 18th will be the big day for Chinatown/North Beach.  There’s also a city-wide ping pong tournament about to be officially announced.…