Things that made me happy this week.

The huge moon! The strawberry 🍓 moon was so bright.

Second night of it, just amazed by it.

Sat up near Grace Cathedral on Saturday and at tacos from @tahonamercado.sf so good!!

Then today went to the new park @franciscoparksf and it is lovely. The views, the garden and the history. (at San Francisco, California)
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Sorting out records I bought in LA:

– osamu – kitajima
– #hookworms – pearl mystic
– #icebergslim – reflections
– #ost – ecco ( riz ortolani)
– #williamhooker – subconscious
– #ost – long riders ( ry cooder)

#recordshopping #vinyl

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Final day was Sunday in LA. I actually woke up late so had breakfast @thelinehotel They have a beautiful restaurant called #openaire next to the pool So pretty

Next was a metro 🚇 ride to #highlandpark and some record shopping @gimmerecords and @the_artform_studio

Then back to LA and a long wait @losangelesairport as flight was delayed ( why @delta ? Might be nice to tell people what is going on! ). I did watch the sunset and the #bloodmooneclipse (at Los Angeles, California)
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Yesterday was wonderful. I had breakfast @alchemist_project delicious coffee ☕️

Then @niconography picked me up. A quick stop for #califoniadonuts

Then a super hot @cruelworldfest #cruelworldfestival2022 (note parasol in back it was invaluable I did not get sun 🌞)

A few photos only as I tried to stay in the show and not pull out phone at all. @trstmusic

@pilofficial

And a brief snippet of @thechurch_band who blew me away.

Full moon 🌕 at the end

All in all I saw: #sextile, #coldcave, #45grave, #tr/st, #pil, #thechurch, #pschedelicfurs, #berlin and #blondie

It was pretty epic. Lots of water was drunk and lots of sunscreen applied. (at Rose Bowl)
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First day in LA. I walked a lot.

Went to the fashion district, visited @foxbloodshop and then stopped and got my fav, a fruit cup filled to the brim.

Seeing the taco trucks always makes me want to move to LA.

And a stop at #bodegalouie is otherworldly.

Dinner with my fav person @niconography at @hereslookingatyoula

The food was amazing. We tried the Uni, the duck, the burrata and the octopus.
The company as usual great.

I had the Sunday Errands to drink. (at Downtown Los Angeles)
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My day today involved a ton of walking! Breakfast @tartinemanufactory (I had the omelette) while @gregoryadamson had the divine french toast.

The a walk around Valencia Street, many stops! Lots of popping in and out is stores, and a stop @dandelionchocolate for hot chocolate with fresh marshmallows.

A ferry ride across the bay to @squarepieguys in Oakland, then Bart home.

So nice having a friend visit! (at San Francisco, California)
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Went to a celebration of life for my friend Pat today. He showed me such kindness and care. When I needed contractor I got work done for the building he was the man. But, more than that. He was kind, nice and could talk! A classic old school Californian with talk takes, and a love of shooting the shit.

He constantly invited me to his place to see the ‘pirates cove’ he had built, with a treehouse, hot tub and multiple smokers and grills.

RIP Pat! (at Moraga, California)
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