Once again, Chuck Prophet, Kurt Lipschutz, and the Mission Express have created an album that casts its net wide across the decades and brings it all back home into thirteen jukebox-worthy tracks. This is road music, a time-traveling journey to the heart of Post-War Americana and back. Put a dime in the Rock-Ola, take the ride.
Category: San Francisco
Tania: The Story of Patty Hearst and the S.L.A. (pt 1)
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Could there be a stranger time and place than the Bay Area in the 1970s? The saga of Patty Hearst and the SLA would seem to say no.
In this two-part episode of the TV Room, we revisit those events and review some of the tapes Patty and the SLA released to the media throughout the ordeal, which the public eagerly lapped up, and which chronicled the transformation of a frightened 19-year old kidnap victim into a gun-toting revolutionary.
Last Days of Stompin’ at the Saloon (For Mike and Joe)
January 2016. Two travelers prowl the wet surface streets of San Francisco like soldier ants working a freshly scrubbed countertop, looking for the greasy crumb trails that they knew were once there, and are now gone. That’s how the City…
San Francisco City Hall 100–A Day in the Life of the Bay Area
City Hall 100 was ostensibly a celebration of the century mark of the San Francisco City Hall structure itself, but the reason people came out on this June 2015 evening was not for events that happened 100 years ago, but for what started 50 years ago when San Francisco entered the rock and roll era: People were there for the live music.
The Penultimate Day of Summer
SATURDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2014. 17:56 PDT. VALENCIA ST. *** I came out to the Mission this afternoon on business. Once business was concluded there was still plenty of daylight left, so I decided to pay a visit to Valencia for…
A Prophet, A Poet, and a Package in the Mail (the journal entry that took three months to write)
For the first time all decade, I went out on New Year’s Eve. To the Starry Plough, where I saw Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express ring in 2014. After the show, I introduced myself to Chuck, and also got…
Though Thursday is usually my day off, my employer requested me to come in on Thursday Nov. 1, 2012 to do the Richmond route. With pleasure, said I. The Richmond route is barely any work at all. It is a…