Friday, October 31, 2008

so true.

so true., originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

go. do. something.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Sixties

In running errands today I was taken to 49 Geary, that five floor building on the fringe of Union Square that houses five floors of art galleries. I had completely forgotten that the Fraenkel Gallery is having a Garry Winogrand show this month, and I owed it to myself to walk around and see some beautiful art so I had a look. It's a collection of his photographs from the 60's, many of which show the Kennedy/Nixon election which is so poignant during this presidential debacle...errr campaign...we're having. The feeling in these photographs is eerily similar to what is going on now. There's presidential campaigns between young men and old, there's homeless people in the street, there's civil unrest due to overseas tension, and of course there's an interracial couple with chimpanzees.

Also at 49 Geary are photographs by Todd Hido at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery, his signature houses at night were present as well as a series of overcast landscapes taken through a car windshield. His images are so desolate. I love the style. This show is up through the end of December and is worth the trip.

Monday, October 20, 2008

what message does this send?

I was thinking about the city I live in the other day; how we celebrate difference and variety in people, and how in so many areas of this country that same quality of difference is abhorred. I just watched a video that interviewed so many people who think Obama is a terrorist. A woman who said his name is too close to Osama. A man who said Obama spent his childhood from the age of 1 to 6 with islamic muslims. Is it illegal to be muslim? What kind of message is being sent to young children of differing faiths and colors – that they should be the same as everyone else? I certainly don't think that all McCain supporters are of this ilk, but the fact that they have brought about this kind of hatred in a country that was founded on violence and built on blood, I think that's reprehensible. We are so polarized and I don't see how we can ever reconcile as a country. With people on both sides saying they're afraid for the future of the country if the other side wins. I am not even a democrat! I just want someone who is reasonable.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fresh Eggs

Fresh Eggs, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

My brother says that everyone he knows in Santa Cruz who lives in a house with a backyard has their own chickens. I love the idea of having chickens, if only to have fresh eggs all the time. These were from our friends who live near Davenport. They were so much better tasting than normal store-bought eggs. I might have to get a coop for the fire escape!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

we all fall down

Sigh. I don't want to worry about societal troubles right now. I'm tired of worrying.
Time for Talking Heads.

Monday, October 6, 2008

you can hear music from the treetops

sitting serenely, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

This weekend was the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, which is a nice bike ride from our house. Sunday was even more packed than Saturday, and in order to get a good seat for Bonnie "Prince" Billy we climbed up into some trees on the sideline, snuggled into the ample branches, and listened to the tunes. It was much nicer than being packed in with the masses. There were so many amazing bands there, and the event is completely free! Such a nice weekend before the autumn weather settles in.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Rwandan Genocide Survivors

please read this and give what you can.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

ehh, it's October already?

How did that happen?

Last night my husband's band had their first official show at El Rio and it went quite well, it was just like hearing the songs as they practice in my living room. Only louder and with more people there.

Tonight I am going to forgo the comedy show that is the vice presidential debate and head over to my friend Jen Damas' solo show opening at Hang Gallery. On the way home I'll hit Rare Device for the Sarajo Frieden opening. Those rare device ladies always put on a good party.

Balsamic Threads by Jennifer Damas