Actually, this van was parked on Divisadero at a place the real estate ladies now call NoPA, so I guess you are changing, Western A.
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[Wow, touchy touchy we are, huh?]
Here is a video:
Please note that a total of five “fucking haters” unliked this vid on the YouTube. Can you imagine?
Here is the original version.
And here is Pyongyang Style.
And here is the Oregon Duck version.
Hopefully none of these words will offend any of the tens of thousands of art students who populate the 415…
And oh, here is info on BART
All your deets are right here.
“What are we looking for?
We’re looking for solo singers, girl groups, duos, boy bands or vocal groups. Maybe you and your friends have always wanted to form a group? Now is your time!
The competition is open to everyone that is 12 years old (as of January 1, 2012) and above, with no age cap.
Any type of music works – pop, rock, rap, country, R&B, alternative, hip-hop… you name it!
Where are we going?
This could be your first step to competing for the chance to win a $5 Million dollar recording contract with Sony Music. We are only going to six cities, so make your plans now!
Kansas City, MO – Kemper Arena March 14th (registration March 12 &13)
Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center March 22nd (registration March 20 & 21)
San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace April 20th (registration April 18 & 19)
Greensboro, N.C. – Greensboro Coliseum May 1st (registration April 29 & 30)
Providence, Rode Island – Dunkin Donuts Center May 10th (registration May 9)
How does it work?
You MUST register and pick up your wristband the day prior to the audition. The registration is simple – you can stop by anytime within 24 hours prior to the audition day – starting at 6am. If you plan on bringing family and friends to your audition, they must register as well.
You MUST bring two (2) forms of ID to registration day that show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card).
You must be a US citizen, or eligible to work freely in the US, and not currently under a recording contract.
Anyone younger than 18, that will be attending the auditions (auditioning or not) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Minors or those without a driver’s license, who are auditioning or supporters of those auditioning, may use a school ID or acceptable substitute (such as a yearbook page that includes a printed name with photo AND a birth certificate matching the name).
If the minor is too young to have any form of photo ID, then that minor’s parent or guardian should present a photo ID and the child’s birth certificate that includes the parent’s name with the child’s name on the certificate.
Check out the eligibility requirements on http://www.thexfactorusa.com/ and make sure you are eligible to participate!
On the day of the audition, you need to arrive at the venue before 8am. Please prepare a verse and a chorus of 3 songs without tracks or instruments. Pick your song choice wisely as it should represent you as an artist. Whether you are a soloist or a vocal group, remember this is your time to shine, so make sure that you are well rehearsed and dressed to impress!
There will be a long wait so prepare for the day with suitable snacks, drinks and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.thexfactorusa.com/.
If successful, you will need to be available the next day
DISCLOSURE: The fact that you have received this message should not be interpreted as a guarantee of eligibility or success in our competition. Response (or lack of response) to this message, and forwarding (or not forwarding) this message will have NO influence on your standing, if you choose to attend auditions. This is merely an attempt to inform the performing community at large of our open auditions.”
There I was, looking for hours for something apropo what rhymes with cuddie bang only to be rescued by the Bay Area Hip Hop Dictionary:
It’s all gravity, baby.
It was featured on Broke Ass Stuart’s Gosh Darn Website (remember him? He saved Bay to Breakers 2009, or something, pictured here in orange necktie) so you had to go. Doin’ It In the Park 2009 went off without a hitch in Golden Gate Park‘s Elk Glen Cove yesterday.
What’s this? A late 60’s / early 70’s muscle car? The owner simply can’t be from San Francisco, as the only time you see such cars in the 415 is when Hollywood comes to town, ala the dreadful old Nash Bridges show or the horrible new Trauma show.
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Free burgers, hot dogs and imitation cheese – that’ll certainly keep the YUPs away. Tinted fogglasses were the order of the day:
Urban headgear, digital cameras (note two-fisted style, a sure bet to catch all the action for the MySpace), $2.00 40’s of beer, and maybe even a little ganga that didn’t find its way to Burning Man:
See you there next year!
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All the deets:
Fresh back from E-40’s highly successful “Wake it Up Tour” Big Rich is set to release his sophomore album Heart of the City. After releasing the critically acclaimed album Block Tested Hood Approved on Street Cred/Koch Records in 2006 and the ground breaking SF Anthem in 2008 Big Rich is proving that he is here to stay. Though both of his previous releases reached nationwide attention with MTV & BET airplay Big Rich insists he is not satisfied. Still hungry for more Heart of the City is Big Rich’s best work to date. The official lead single “Ballin” produced by Auttomatik is currently in heavy rotation in the streets and catching a large amount of attention from radio stations throughout the entire west coast. Other tracks on the album like “Pushin,” were produced by D-Animals and “Fly Gangstas” by M.A., shows Big Rich’s growth as a nationwide artist, whose music has reached new heights. Along with his heavy bass street anthems “I’m Back,” “Wassup” featuring Glasses Malone & “Summertime” featuring Tha Jacka all produced by D-Animals, Big Rich continues to deliver his trademark sound.
After 2 plus, years since the release of Block Tested Hood Approved Big Rich remained relevant in the Bay Area Hip Hop scene with several street albums, countless guest appearances & staying in rotation on MTV. Never backing down from a challenge Big Rich is prepared to survive through our country’s and the music industry’s current recession by adapting and adjusting to the times. Heart of the City will be a fully independent album released his own label 3 Story Muzik/Street Cred Music Group. Guest Appearances include Glasses Malone, Tha Jacka, Dem Hoodstars, 3 Story Gang & more. Along with production by 3 Story’s own in-house producer D-Animals, Automattik and M.A, also contributed tracks to the album as well.
Poised and polished the 10 year veteran is BACK!!! BIG RICH SEASON HAS RETURNED.
STREET DATE: JUNE 30TH 2009
HEART OF THE CITY (TRACKLIST)
1. Heart of the City (Produced by: D-Animals)
2. I’m Back Feat The Gift (Produced by: D-Animals)
3. You Know me Feat Netta B (Produced by: D-Animals)
4. Wassup Feat Glasses Malone (Produced by: D-Animals)
5. Fillmore Rich (Produced by Money Alwayz)
6. Ballin (Produced by Automattik)
7. Automattik Feat Allen Anthony (Produced by Automattik)
8. Fly Gangstas Feat Yung Lott (Produced by Money Alwayz)
9. Somethin Special Feat Samm (Produced by Money Alwayz)
10. Pushin Feat Icon (Produced by: D-Animals)
11. We Do It Feat The 3 Story Gang (Produced by: D-Animals)
12. That’s Swagga Daddy (Produced by: D-Animals)
13. Summertime Feat Tha Jacka (Produced by: D-Animals)
14. Money Dance (Produced by: D-Animals)
15. Fastlane Feat Dem Hoodstars (Produced by: D-Animals)
16. Another Day (Produced by S.O.D.A.)
17. People Hold On (Produced by Automattik)