Monday, September 04, 2006

Quote: Syrah

"Syrah is an amazing wine. It's all smoky and smooth. It's sort of like a naked woman dancing around a camp fire." (David in Sonoma)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Story: Meeting DJ Shadow in Mill Valley

So last weekend I went up to Bodega Bay with a few friends. While en route, we decided to check out Joe's Taco Lounge, a favorite little spot of mine up in Mill Valley. This place is a very mellow little restaurant in a very mellow little town up in Marin. It is by no means a place where you would expect awesome things to happen, but I was proven wrong on Sunday.

I went in to Joe's with Glenn and Kevin, and we grabbed a spot up at the bar. A few minutes later a woman with her children came into the restaurant. No biggie. Then, the father walked in, and the guy looked odly similar to DJ Shadow. Soo... they grabbed a table, and the dad headed over to get a booster chair for his baby.

When he walked by, I asked if his name was Josh. Then I asked if it was Josh Davis. He said yep both times. Soooooo, then mentioned how I knew he was DJ Shadow. It was incredible. He was friendly as hell. We were able to hang out for a few minutes, and chat about various things. DJ Shadow is one of the coolest damn musicians I have ever met. Anyways, he then went back to eating dinner with his Mrs. Davis, and his little Shadows. Those are some damn lucky kids. I bet they have Fisher Price turntables already. When I was on the way out, one of the Lil Shadows pointed at me and smiled. Cool family!

The only thing more interesting would have been if someone called my cell while we were chatting. My current ring-tone is High Noon by DJ Shadow. Go figure. And for all you people who have been sleeping on his music for the past ten years, Endtroducing might be the best album ever.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Story: Please listen to the homeless. (or) Bitch Ass Cracker

I always use the same ATM. It is soo close to my apartment, and its all nice and pretty looking. BUT... It's right by a popular homeless person hangout. Here is what transpired the other day, that made me laugh and also feel really bad. But mostly laugh.

(The Giuce walks up to the ATM)
Homeless Woman: "Hey there man, you got any change?"
(The Giuce turns around to look)
The Giuce: "Afraid not. I don't ever carry change."
HW: "Well, you got any bills?"
TG: "Nah, otherwise I wouldn't be here at an ATM."
(The Giuce turns to the ATM.)
HW: "Does that thing give out bills?"
TG: "Yeah, but only 20's."
(The Giuce is now annoyed and zones out homeless woman.)
HW: "Blah blah blah blah." (My punctuation here might be incorrect.)
TG: "Yeah whatever."
(The Giuce now takes his cash, and prepares to walk away. At this time he notices the homeless woman is in front of him. He walks past her.)
HW: "Aw man! Where the hell is my twenty?"
TG: "What? What are you talking about?"
HW: "I asked you if I could have one of your twenties, and you said Yeah whatever.
TG: "Shit. That doesn't count! I win on a technicality here. I didn't actually HEAR your question."
HW: "Bitch ass cracker."

Moral is, listen to the homeless. You might accidentally offer up your first-born child.

Story: Chinese Fire Fighter

So this Sunday I was taking a stroll over to good ol' Union Square, and happened to run across one of the most ridiculous things I have seen in SF. Right at the corner of 4th and Market is the Palomar Hotel. It is really nice. Below the hotel is Old Navy. It is not nice. What I saw out front of Old Navy was dawn right obscene. Standing at the corner by the bus stop was a middle aged Asian woman, with her ~3 year old son. The lady was in the process of aiming for her son, who was relieving himself in the street. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT? I can understand if your kid has to go, or if the kid just so happened to get the idea to go on his own. But for his mother to help him out? What the hell do were they doing? I guess it could be possible that the kid saw a cigarette in the gutter, and said cigarette was right by a pile of newspaper, and next to the newspaper was a little kitty. If that were the case, the kid would be a hero fire fighter. Something tells me this story is not about heroics though. SF is dirty. Straight up. Oh yeah, this pic looks just like that kid.