Kenneth Cole’s dream motorcycle as seen on Bush:
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(And here’s the nightmare.)
All right, keep on keeping on, TIGRE 99!
As promised, Jumping Taylor in a Fiesta. Wow:
And in the Financial, on California, near some fake cable cars:
More in Potrero Hill, on Bike to Work Day 2012:
And again in the Financial, being filmed by a radio-controlled chopper:
Matier and Ross say that there were donuts being done on the Bay Bridge – did anybody see that?
In closing, These Four Videos Showed Why Ken Block’s Recent “Gymkhana V” Filming was the Best Thing Ever.
Our San Francisco Ballet is on the road after just completing its 79th season.
This week it’s San Francisco>London>Moscow>Yekaterinburg.
Indeed, these are pretty high for the airport.
Here’s your ballet update for May 2012:
“The 80th Season
A world of dance awaits you as part of San Francisco Ballet’s 80th Season. The 2013 Season includes world premieres by Yuri Possokhov, Wayne McGregor, and Alexei Ratmansky; Onegin— back by popular demand! Hamburg Ballet performing John Neumeier’s epic dance-theatre work, Nijinsky; the return of audience favorites by Robbins, Wheeldon, and Balanchine; and the U.S. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, a production you don’t want to miss!
View the 2013 Season Overview
Subscribers, renew now to reserve your seats, or call415.865.2000, Mon through Fri, 10am to 4pm.
If you’d like to join the SF Ballet family as a subscriber, call 415.865.2000, Mon through Fri, 10am to 4pm, and you’ll have access to the best seats in the house when seating begins in July.”
SF Ballet School Student Showcase
May 30 – June 1
Each year, the SF Ballet School Student Showcase gives Bay Area audiences the rare opportunity to experience the extraordinary talents of the next generation of world-class dancers, many of whom will go on to perform with SF Ballet and other companies around the world. The performance highlights not only the breadth and depth of the School’s students — ranging from youngsters to SFBallet’s pre-professional Trainees — but also the outstanding caliber of its world renowned faculty. The performances are held in the intimate Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Watch highlights of the 2011 SF Ballet Student Showcase
Purchase tickets to Student Showcase
SF Ballet School 2012 Student Showcase Dinner and Performance Thu, May 31
Performance: 6pm, Novellus Theater at YBCA
Reception: 7:30pm, The St. Regis Hotel
Dinner: 8:30pm, The St. Regis Hotel
Hosted by the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, the Student Showcase Dinner celebrates the SF BalletSchool. The event raises funds to support the scholarship and financial aid programs of the School, one of the leading ballet schools in the world. The evening features the Student Showcase performance in the Novellus Theater at YBCA, followed by a reception and seated dinner across the street at The St. Regis Hotel.
Information and tickets for Student Showcase Dinner and Performance
“Get in Front” Benefit Performance June 6 featuring SFBallet Dancers
The “Get in Front” Performance is the first-ever event of its kind, featuring performers from 11 of the Bay Area’s most respected dance companies. The creative team behind this event are SF BalletSoloists Garen Scribner and James Sofranko. They have partnered with the Cancer Prevention Institute of California to “Get In Front” of cancer with this one-night-only benefit. Enjoy performances by Yuan Yuan Tan, Maria Kochetkova, Sarah Van Patten, Frances Chung, Pierre-Francois Vilanoba, Joan Boada, and others in the intimate Herbst Theater.
Performance tickets start at $35. The After Party and Silent Auction, to be held upstairs in the Herbst Green Room, are included in tickets priced at $125 or higher. Buy tickets online or call 415-392-4400.
Watch a “Get in Front” video featuring Garen Scribner and James Sofranko
Artist Spotlight: Vito Mazzeo
This month’s artist spotlight video features Principal Dancer Vito Mazzeo. Enjoy exclusive performance footage, and learn more about Vito’s life growing up in Italy, his training and career, and how he came to become a member of SF Ballet.
Watch Vito Mazzeo’s Artist Spotlight video.
This PG&E worker has the fun job of removing shoes from lines* overhead.
As seen in the Western Addition, ‘neath the Western Hemisphere’s largest classical dome.**
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My what a long pole you have…
This post was brought to you by:
PG&E: Yes We’re America’s Worst Large Utility Company, But What Can _You_ Do About It?
*A reference to “the first existential country song.” (Ignore the first ten seconds – it’s a little what you call saccharine.)
Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” ranked “Wichita Lineman” at #192.
“the greatest pop song ever composed”
“one of those rare songs that seems somehow to exist in a world of its own – not just timeless but ultimately outside of modern music”
I know I need a small vacation
but it don’t look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south
won’t ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you
and I want you for all time
And the PG&E Lineman is still on the line
**Yes, larger than the U.S. Capitol’s. On purpose.
O.K., so skip down below to see the ad from Target / Converse Shoes that caused a stir a while back. You know, over the whole “IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER” thing.
So I was thinking the photographer gal shown might actually have been a photographer who became a model for the first time because somebody took a photo of her OTJ photographing models.
And then I just saw this link here from Erin Williams talking about “the ad that I shot for Converse,” so I thought, yeah, she is a photographer IRL:
“My mom told me about this blog post that someone saw online in regards to the ad that I shot for Converse for Target. The tagline in the ad is “If you can’t be the model, be the photographer”. I guess not everyone liked the line… What do you think?”
But then one more click to one of the galleries on her website reveals she’s a model model:
(Because, of course, “the ad that I shot for Converse” can mean different things depending on whether you’re a model or a photographer.)
So, as stated, mystery solved.
Keep up the good work, Erin Williams.
“Maybe you can look at this new ad from Target and just lol.
But not Steve Meyer Photography, oh no:
“i just saw this ad on the back of a magazine. i feel so offended i need to take another deep breath before i start ranting. the tag line is “If you’re not the model, be the photographer.”
And Tzulin is not impressed, not at all:
“I’m a girl and I was like…what! Converse, my favorite brand, is saying … If you can’t be a model…then be the photographer, those who can’t do..teach… so offended !“
But You Make The Call.*
As seen on Masonic:
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I don’t see how SUPERGA can boast about being the “People’s Shoe’s of Italy” whilst selling old-school kicks actually made in Vietnam.
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Now the Italian brollies at Costco are different – they’re actually made in Italy.
But they kind of suck.