[via Colin Winnette]
Got a message from our pal Megan late last night:
breaking news: someone lit the Galeria de la Raza mural on fire tonight (which comes right after they re-put it up when it got defaced)
[Photo by Chris Klink]
— Carlos Bergfeld (@CarlosBergfeld) June 27, 2015
(Just click on that panorama a couple times to make it bigger.)
Local hero the Fog Bender spotted it this afternoon near Church and Market and “nearly shit [his] damned pants.”
If you’re not familiar, the Wikipedia entry on the Toynbee Tiles phenomenon is helpful. Here’s some of it:
The Toynbee tiles (also called Toynbee plaques) are messages of unknown origin found embedded in asphalt of streets in about two dozen major cities in the United States and four South American cities. Since the 1980s, several hundred tiles have been discovered. They are generally about the size of an American license plate (roughly 30 cm by 15 cm), but sometimes considerably larger. They contain some variation on the following inscription:
IN MOViE `2001
ON PLANET JUPITER
Some of the more elaborate tiles also feature cryptic political statements or exhort readers to create and install similar tiles of their own. The material used for making the tiles was initially unknown, but evidence has emerged that they may be primarily made of layers of linoleum and asphalt crack-filling compound.
Tired of storytelling events where storytellers just get up and tell a story? This thing’s different.
Corey, Phonographic Memory‘s organizer, tells us all about it:
Phonographic Memory is a storytelling event where folks from the community pick a record from their collection, tell a personal story about that record, and then play a song. We operate monthly at the Bernal Heights Library, but will be doing a special fundraising event at the Knockout. We’ve curated a lineup of contributors to the Bay Area music scene: Dan Lactose (of the seminal group Spazz), Lydia Popovich (comedian, used to manage Quannum Records), Justin Torres (record dealer, instrumental in re-igniting Darondo’s career), and Winston Smith (artist responsible for creating the Dead Kennedys logo). We’ll have DJ’s too, should be an awesome night.
Their website has some podcasts up too if you desire a sneak peek.
Oh and local street photographer The Tens (a fan of the show apparently) sent in this promotional video: