In my love-hate relationship with San Francisco, yesterday was a love day. I spent the morning rollerskating on the Embarcadero and listening to my Ipod. Who knew that Spoon was such a good rollerskating soundtrack? "The Way We Get By" and "All The Pretty Girls Go To The City" in particular. If you don't already own at least 3 Spoon albums, I'm going to have to ask you to leave. Now. Go.
After a trip to The Good Life (grocery) for some tofu dogs and buns, I picked Josef up and we headed to Steve's house in Mill Valley for his housewarming BBQ. Being a vegetarian, I'm not the biggest fan of BBQ's, but this one was excellent. Josef cooked up some mean veggie kabobs and corn on the cobs, and a selection of meats for the carnivores. All of Steve's guests were interesting and involved in the arts in one way or another. When the sun went down, we stood on one of the balconies and were reminded what starry nights are supposed to look like.
So, about Will Johnson and his band Centro-matic. Click on over to Misra Records' site and listen to some mp3s. Then buy stuff. Will is on tour now with SF's goodwill ambassador John Vanderslice. While you're at it, you can listen to eleventy hundred JV songs here.