Wednesday, May 22, 2013
the title is at best sophmoric, but i would lose a ball for world peace, or homeless sheltering, or yellow lights that were not run, or streets that were not used as freeways. i'd give up one if everyone within 100 miles has two belly laughs a day. as for the play, kopit is cool - operating out of left field with the arm of a right fielder. so the play is likely to sizzle at least a tad,
kopit is cool
after whiskey wild, nothing seems like too much, but i give them credit for coming close.
seems to me that mark has framed the question well. violence/right to bear arms/ cancel each other, but is the location appropriate? i don't like guns and i don't like snakes. having guns two blocks from my home bothers me many times more than snakes. crazy, but guns frighten me even more than snakes.
i admire Burg's original comment. 'Great. one more reason not to leave the grid.' but i am frightened by guns. for the record, Sims Hardware sold guns at 28th and J for years afore being replaces by a forgettable building. Sims did not frighten me. i pass that corner several times a week, more often than the old armory. and the armory was set back with roll up door, and not inviting me in. still thinking, tho one of by thoughts is to march in front of the spot with a sign that says NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. still thinking
might save my life.
i live in steve cohn's beloved district, the one he dumped for greener pastures. i have been to many council meetings and my opinion is that bonnie has served well and long, too long. a little new energy would sure as hell help the council and district 8. no fan of our mayor, i still think a new voice for district 8, is welcome. if this voice should turn into a cheerleading mayoral sponsor, i will figure i got what we deserved.
i have some familiarity with the area as i was living on tokay lane when i first moved here in 1975 and walked the RR tracks for miles to the south. tokay lane is just south of elder creek off hedge and does not show on the map. i took joy in roads THAT WENT TO THEIR NAMES. reminded me of living in and around boston in the early sixties. those were the days. i saw Julia Child's very first tv shows, and met JFK on labor day 1962 at the compound in Hyannis Port. two wonderfully lucky and life fulfilling episodes. blah, bla. bl.
the kings have been a purple pimple for sacramento. unfortunately our freeway system was built before greg luckenbill and friends figured out a way to develop north natomas. so we are left with colossal traffic snarls and a parking lot at the POWERBALANCEARENA useful for satellite landings. the series of owners has reached the bottom, with the plump, broke, clowns from arizona who give perhaps one whit for sacramento. (i am not sure how much is a whit, but i am sure they will gamble one for us.) the team that once starred oscar robertson, and here vlade divac, "sucks wind" year after year and we get excited when the piss actually makes it into the toilet. i say, bye, bye, lets put 15% of the parking money into bike paths and pedestrian safety, and wish the black and purple a bruised goodbye.
portland is a fine city, and bears little or no comparison to our fine and boring mess where our latest accomplishment is 4 blocks of single lane auto traffic on k street. now kansas city is being drawn as a sister city. i guess we will build a hill with a huge phallic symbol as a war memorial, and we will get some decent art in out museum. hey, the kings came from there
kings came here for real estate - develop north natomas. if we let them go will the undevelop natomas on the way out? that is an idea i will vote for.
i did not realize arborist Dan Pskowski had been demoted to root work. i remember him 15 years ago talking about the elms on N. the elm disease came to a halt when it came to the Siberian elms. he is a treasure of our city. he loves our trees and our trees love him. CITY STAFF is a sometimes thing, there are wonders among the moldy figs, but there are a lot of seeds in figs.
superior indian food has been hard to find, INDIA at 8th and J was very good, for quite a few years, but they sold it, and the same location produced the WORST i have ever experienced. they could not even cook rice. many folks are impressed by Bombay on 21st, but while friendly, i would not want to eat again there. so if `Mr. Singh can do well in Toronto, perhaps the most cosmopolitan city in North America, i have high hopes. But the sticky point will be cost/rent. Good, cost is not important.
another good reason to go to the historical society meetings. i however seem to be lapsed. i kick myself regularly
i have only heard your mom on the telephone, but i am going to give her a hug when she is on
ACL. hell i might even give you one too, the oldest vip
i enjoyed, thanks.
i will second bill burg on this, but i do so on faith that it cannot get worse. comedyspot brian is right on, if a later voice, to the chorus led perhaps by vrilakis. and brian, how about dougbiggie.com?
i wish Gus well. watching him for the last ten years has bee a pleasure. he has surprised me, principally that one so physically small could be so calm and careful. once or twice i found his explanations to the council very similar to those of the legislative analyst, and that is high praise indeed.
i think, no perhaps here, the most original piece in sacramento press. kudos,
and this award should go with a certificate that you can get up as late as feeld comfortable and still find everything you want or need at the sunday farmers' market. very good work!
sounds pricey. and i am reasonable sure i have little interest in the dj after some hearings/ i like the idea that the venue is walkable, but vivian lee's bit on sundays has had some real gems, and seems a better deal.
i went - to see my all time favorite rock guitar. one richard thompson. it was at least the fifth, maybe the seventh time i have seen him. i spilt because of the OVER THE @#%$& sound system. when ear plugs don't work - hard to imagine needing them for richard thompson, and you can feel the bass in your neck - honest ,i left my beer - you couldn't take it with you - and escaped with the hearing i had left. of course this is partially the fault of the promoters. but that subsonic shit has to die.
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