All the songs I sang at karaoke last night


It started as an accident and then spiraled out of control:

  1. Eloise – The Damned
  2. Delilah – Tom Jones
  3. Dawn – The Four Seasons
  4. Julia – The Beatles
  5. Veronica – Elvis Costello
  6. Beth – KISS
  7. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  8. Valerie – Amy Winehouse

It was awesome.

Support your local karaoke night! (In the Mission we recommend DJ Purple on Thursdays at Slate and Roger Niner on third Fridays at Pop’s.)

Drink of the Week: ‘Fruity, yet dry’ blackberry cider by Two Rivers

At Shotwell’s starting tonight:

Here’s a photo:

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[Photo by Amy K.]

Now please enjoy all these other Drinks of the Weeks…

“Dracula Dance” by David Enos

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Local animator David Enos just finished this great short film about some young people having a party:

Long-lived birdhouse mural finally going away :(


Capp Street Crap reports:

One of the most loved murals in the Mission is disappearing.

“Generator” — its intertwined birdhouses and frantic birds sprawl across an entire side of 3469 18th St. — is being painted over to complete much needed repair work to the building, according to Andrew Sorensen, who owns the shop at that address, Lexington Standard. The silver lining is that artists who created it, Andrew Schoultz and Aaron Noble, have agreed to paint a new mural in its place, he said.

Read on for lots more info.

Special guest DJ Tristes Tropiques tonight at American Tripps!

Here is what it will be like:

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Plus ping pong.

American Tripps (the “Berlin-style” ping pong party) is now EVERY MONDAY and Pop’s (and the big 5th anniversary party is coming up on a Friday night at Rickshaw Stop next month), and Tristes Tropiques hosts a radio show this Saturday on Radio Valencia.

When you just want to party at a bar

If that’s not enough to convince you, here’s a little more info:

FACE is trying out a new spot for our more ‘intimate’ of nights. You know, when you feel like partying at the club, but really just want to party at a bar?
Long, dark, mirror ball dreams, mini dance floor, cozy bar in the back to do your thing… there could be a future in this.

We welcome back our favorite viking MÅNS ERICSON (Rollerboys / Sweden), and local swede Johan aka PLAZA (Galaxy Radio / Sweaterfunk),
to join us in our trademark journey through the cosmic corners of discerning dance music. Here’s a quick lil interview w/ Mans:åns-ericson

$5 all night, 9:30pm – 2am … entrance is under the marquee “TONIGHT”! 2379 Mission St / SF CA

See you there!

Clare’s Deli is now Turner’s Kitchen and the sandwiches are still awesome

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Yum! Check out the full Turner’s Kitchen menu (which includes a lot of old Clare’s faves) here. And do note that there are a bunch of special sandwiches on the specials board every day.

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Wise Sons closed this week; returning soon with ‘a more enjoyable guest experience’

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Wise Sons explains:

After almost 5 years in business, serving the Mission District 7 days a week, the restaurant is in need of a spiff. Although most of the improvements will be behind the scenes, upon re-opening the 24th Street Deli will be able to provide a more enjoyable guest experience with updated outdoor seating and slight changes to the main dining room. In addition to the cosmetic changes to the space, the deli will reopen with some new menu items, drinks specials and some shifts in management – more on that later!

They should be open again in “about a week.”

Young adults in San Francisco in 2004


Longtime resident David Enos remembers the old days:

Everyone was unbelievably poor, too poor to drink or even have more than one meal some days. We worked like dogs for minimum wage. I think it was 6.25 back then. It was imperative to hold more than one job. Almost no one you knew owned a cell phone or had internet at their house. Sometimes there was communal internet, downstairs on a massive Dell with a thousandfold viruses and mouse covered in the black film of human hands. It was cause for laughter when you’d see a businessman with furrowed brow storming down the street, absorbed in the Blackberry pressed to his ear, getting surprised by car horns. A different time of the world.

Read on for more photos and more story.

Cool photo of the Golden Gate Bridge


[via Stain Gang]

Now please enjoy all these other great posts about the Golden Gate Bridge…

Allan Hough

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Biographical Info:

"I joked that living in the Mission would be the end of me. And there were nights where it felt like the case.

One night I went out with my friend Allan to the bar that no one goes to on 16th Street, where I lost half my drink and money on the dance floor. Later we skated down 16th to Evelyn Lee, where I fell off my board and landed on my head as the 22 bus sped past behind me. A sobering moment. At the bar, I sulked and nursed my wounds until Allan put on Amy Winehouse’s 'Valerie.' We danced, he dipped me, and I felt better."

— My pal Valerie, writing about life in the Mission