Something to look at other than your iPhone as you wait for your favorite underground public transit to finally show up, courtesy of Kathleen Bradbury. Check out more of her rad stuff here.
With the recent passing of the revered Jesse Morris, the punk rock Johnny Cash who used to welcome us onto the 24th St. BART every Friday morning with stirring renditions of “Ring of Fire” and other ballads, that station has been even drearier than usual. It’s easy to forget just how meaningful and significant these people can be in our lives until they’re gone forever.
Fortunately, local filmmaker Javier Roberto Carlos is trying to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself by making this short documentary about Marcos Alvarez, a blind street musician that plays at the 24th St. BART every Friday afternoon. Give it a look, and if you like what hear, go see the real show live in person this afternoon!
And don’t forget to toss this guy a few bucks if you like his music!
Last Saturday night I saw some dude with Google Glasses stumbling down Mission Street and I just . . . I don’t know. Anyway, today we have this pic sent in (via Bodieswork) of what appears to be a BART cop, or at least a cop, wearing Google Glasses. So, dear readers, I ask you, if this is what’s happening now, what the hell happens next?
Dum dum DUM!!
Good to see they got my tweet. Who says that hipsters get to have all the fun? I hope they woke up that NIMBY jerk who got the city to ban DJs at the Attic.
Burrito Justice highlights some work by historian Eric Fischer:
Eric Fischer has let loose with the historo-scanner once again.
1970: A line to see the brand new shiny 24th St BART station (looking south at the SW escalator — the side towards Valencia and 25th).
What a scene! Imagine a brand-new cavern opening up around the corner. Read on for lots more imagery and history.
It’s called Oakland Nights… Live and it takes place once a month, usually in a backyard near MacArthur BART. It’s always full of surprises, but this one takes the cake.
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Congrats, Mr. Cruz. We wish you well.
We do wish you’d reconsider your decision to practice your new livelihood at a more suitable office location, however. Nevertheless, your plainly mounted degree, visible to all, helps us to appreciate what is surely a high degree of skill that you offer your clients.
This is making the rounds on Facebook today:
Dear Mission Community!
After many years, the 24th Street BART Plaza will get a fresh face. However, BART is not planning on putting the face of the Mission Community on it. BART staff and committee members have decided to hire an artist from LA to do the work. They have said that the Mission is changing and that the new face must reflect that change. So, they are looking to give it a “Burning Man flavor”.
It was for this reason that Precita Eyes’ approved plan was rejected by the committee. Almost all of the committee members don’t live here.
The people of the Mission paid a huge price when BART was imposed on Mission Street. We need to let them know that we will not accept the wiping out of the community just yet!
So far the process has been flawed. We are still here and want the process stopped and redone with our voice included. We need to have people who live in the Mission be on the committee.
BART will host the next Community Meeting to update
you on the 24th Street plaza redesign next Wednesday night.
We hope you can join us for this meeting of the Community Advisory Committee.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Abel Gonzalez Apartments – Community Room
1045 Capp Street, SF
I mean, I thought we were all in agreement about Burning Man being a thing of the Mission past.
Cool Try kills it again, what more can I say?
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