Posts Tagged ‘disco’

The Giant Outdoor Disco Balls of Haight Ashbury

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

As seen on Ashbury near Haight:

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Worst Earworm Ever: “Doin’ It Right from Daft Punk ft. Panda Bear – DO NOT LISTEN TO THE ATTACHED YOUTUBE

Friday, May 31st, 2013

This one, don’t listen to it:

I think I’m finally immune to this tune but only after ten days of having it set to repeat forever on my iPod Touch (5th Gen.)* and only after blowing out the 6.5″ Marc Levinson subwoofer (or driver? Or is it another speaker? IDK) in my Toyota Bland Cruiser.

And my ears still feel a little weird, oh well.

But after hearing the first five seconds for the first time, I was thinking, “Is this the entire song, just repeated over and over?” And it was! Pretty much, anyway.

And the reviews are in:

“So we’ve all had well over 24 hours with the Important (capital I) new Daft Punk record, Random Access Memories. The album is one that is uncompromising in vision and full of strange left turns and maybe some moments of genuine transcendence. “Doin’ It Right” with Panda Bear is probably one of those moments. Much like “Get Lucky,” with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, “Doin’ It Right” is a perfect example of the marriage of style and vision that Daft Punk has been trying to convey with their overwrought web series The Collaborators. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that all they had to do was play some music.”

More encomia:

“Pretty sure Daft Punk don’t give a fuck what people wanted to hear them make. They made the music – they – wanted to make. That’s Daft Punk all over, and they’re true musical innovators because of that.”

“…the 70′s are back…well then. Who wants to go down to the Discotheque?”

“This particular song is very addictive.”

“This is great for listening while stoned! 2:27 is completely awesome.”

“Thanks Daft Punk for bringing us back to the 70′s and to those amazing beats, I really love this album!!”

“I love daft punk and I love panda bear. Perfect combination!”

“Using samples doesn’t mean you’re not an innovator. They write and construct the songs, the samples are just a small part. Besides, this album has fewer samples than anything they’ve done.”

ALL HAIL DAFT PUNK.

If you lose your way tonight/
That’s how you know the magic’s right

*Yes, an iPod Touch. It cost almost as much as an iPad Mini but I don’t want an iPad Mini. Now if Microsoft had kept up with the Zune HD the past four years, iPods Touch would be a lot cheaper I’m sure. But if I lost it I would buy another. It’s my Walkman. It’s my Samsung Galaxy Note II’s lil buddy. 

Wrong Way Driving: The Poorly-Designed Intersection of Grove and Hyde Sends Land Rover Driver Over the Edge

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The poorly-designed intersection of Grove and Hyde, where traffic sometimes backs up to City Hall, sent the driver of this Land Rover Discovery over the edge.

See? He’s driving the wrong way. He felt that the drivers ahead of him weren’t being aggressive enough moving past the stop sign:

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Oh well. (It’s true that the drivers ahead of him could have paid more attention, I s’pose.) The driver shaved about five minutes off of his trip so I guess that’s a small victory for him.

Anyway, the way to avoid this mess is to cut through the Great Parking Lot of Fulton (minding the peds, of course, the worst in the world hang out around here) to get on Hyde easily. Otherwise, you’ll be in this mess on Grove for ten minutes or whatever.

Happy driving!

Don’t Ever Change, Sunday “Skatin’ Place” at Sixth and Fulton, Where the 70′s (and Michael Jackson) Will Never Die

Monday, June 20th, 2011

This was the scene during yesterday’s “Healthy”* Sunday in Golden Gate Park.

Now, the other kind, inline skating, well, who knows about that, but no matter, roller disco will never die, looks like.

So get over to JFK Jr near 6th Avenue on Sundays and Skate, Bounce, Rock, Roll (feel free to mix up these imperatives as you please) forever:

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Hurray!

*Is this Orwellian or Hitlerian language? I get those two mixed up sometimes…

How Weird Street Faire 2011 a Huge Success – A Maypole for May Day – Buff Darth Vader Best in Show

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The 12th Annual How Weird Street Faire went off without a hitch today down in the SoMA.

(There’s little wonder about why the former Howard Street Festival is so popular, of course.)

This year’s theme was “Mythical Realms” a celebration of a pefect society where differences are appreciated as things of beauty.

Check it:

Now, doesn’t this maypole remind you of your schoolgirl days at Bryn Mawr?

Via Frank Farm

Hunky Darth Vader turned a few heads:

Via Ryan Leggett

It was just as you would have imagined it:

Via Babdelrahman

And, good news! It seems white people no longer get Chinese character tattoos anymore – they’re into pink poodles and whatnot. See?

Via JRitch77

How weird!

All right, that’s it for this year:

“I’m drunk and Osama Bin Laden is dead #howweird

Lastly, leave us give thanks to all the NIMBY’s of the SoMA, for not complaining so much this go-around. Huzzah!

“If theres a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now

Its just a spring clean for the May Queen”

See you next year!

Twitterloin Trilogy: So, Whatever Happened to LovEvolution, SF’s Love Parade? What Will Happen in 2011?

Friday, April 15th, 2011

A little hazy on what happened last year, back in 2010 when the whole meghilla got the kibosh.

And who knows what will happen this year

Via W. Kilinger’s Photostream – click to expand.

Oh well.


The Pet Shop Boys Bring Pandemonium to San Francisco’s Warfield

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The “English electronic dance music duo” known as the Pet Shop Boys came to the Warfield last night for a 90-minute set. Read all about it from Steven Gdula here

As it looked last night on Market Street. (Can’t show you the inside due to the “no camera” policy, right?)

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The PSB are truly All Right – look for them to do it again tonight.

The Roller Skaters of Golden Gate Park Know How to Have a Good Time

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Just look at these people oscillate wildly on a pleasant Sunday in Golden Gate Park at 368 John F Kennedy Jr Drive near Fulton and 6th Avenue.

You’d think some group would come along to put an end to this footloose tomfoolery, but be patient – somebody will find a reason to put a stop to this, soon enough.

Furry, bright red mukluks (as modeled by David Miles, Jr., the “Godfather of Skating”) strictly optional, as are skates, apparently. Let your freak flag fly, people. Click to expand:

In the meantime, cue the music and get on out there to the Skatin’ Place, which is not far from the Sundays-only, free, beginners-welcome Lindy in the Park swing dance thing. 

Bring your flashlight if you want to stay late.

See you there!

When: Sundays, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Skatin’ Place – 6th Ave. and JFK Drive – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (map)
Description: Every Sunday Kennedy Drive in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is closed to auto traffic. The roadway is transformed into a 21st century recreational paradise where skaters, bikes, runners and other park users use the asphalt to have a great time. There is a special area at 6th Avenue and Kennedy Drive called, “Skatin’ Place”. Here skaters boogie to the music all day long. They glide with style and grace. Some work on skate dance routines. Others hone their skills on the slalom course. Many sit on the hillside and watch in awe. It is the greatest example of a public outdoor roller rink in the middle of Golden Gate Park.  

The Best Time to Roller Skate in Golden Gate Park is at Night

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

At least that’s what these people think.

Sighted at 6th Avenue and JFK Drive:

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The Happiest Beer in the World Lives at the 21st Amendement Brewery

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The 21st Amendment Brewery on San Francisco’s 2nd Street near the Giants’ ballpark must have the happiest beer in the world, judging by this disco ball scene.

Of course, this is old news to Laughing Squid‘s Scott Beale, who, like MasterCard, is Everywhere You Want To Be.  

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