Street music

Sounds of silence -- and local rock


CHEAP EATS It's like a rubber band. It breaks.


by Hedgehog

Happy Current Year from the not-too-distant past! We celebrated New Years Eve at the Manse de la Cooter with good luck sausages, kale, and (for some of us) perhaps a little too much vino.

Oddly, it wasn't Chicken Farmer who over-indulged, though I expected her to drown her sorrows in the grape since earlier that day her knee doctor broke the news. Or rather, he tore the news: ACL.

"In the wind," as McNulty would say. Only permanently. Like, Chris escorted her left knee's ACL into a "vacant," and Snoop followed behind with a bucket of quick lime and a powder-actuated nail gun, you feel me?

But, in spite of her bad case of S.A.D. (Sad ACL Discovery) the farmer stoicly sang and storied the Chunks de la Cooter to sleep, and soberly designated drivered me home, where we've been burying our heads ever since, recording Sister Exister music.

And so, in deference to my honey's questionable sports future and entirely unsporty present, I'm going to focus my portion of the column on the thing I now know more about than I did last week: music in San Francisco.

What's that? The BG already has music writers? So? They already have a food writer, too. My new twist is: Us! That's right, it's 2013 and Sister Exister ( is primed for world domination. We are everywhere. We tweet, tumble, face the book, kick the songs, camp the band, and cloud the sounds with our patented brand of "What the hell was that? Are they serious?"

And it is thanks to my self-appointed role as the band's link to all things digital that I've discovered — gasp — we are not the only band in San Francisco. This epiphany was mostly Soundcloud's doing, since we never go outside, let alone to bars, let alone to bars playing loud, live, amplified music.

But maybe in 2013 we should because . . . The High Witness Co. ( Digging the "Leonard Cohen and Calexico in a blender" vibe of "Borrowed Time." And the Street Eaters ( Fuck yeah! And not just because of their name, either.

Chick drummer, fella plucking the bass, and that's it. And they sound like a full orchestra! OK not really but dang, only two people? Yowza. Check out their track "Blades" and forget what I said about there being only two people in the band. And then be amazed when I say again: all that energy is coming out of only two people!

This, and then all the bands we already know with all the people we already know in them, like the Verms, Yard Sale, the Low Rollers, 17 Reasons . . . In fact, everybody in the greater Bay Area is in a band! If this isn't true, if you in fact are not in a band then guess what? You, like us, have got a lot of audiencing to catch up on!

CHEAP EATS continued

Yeah but now I can't go out because I look like Rocky Balboa. I lasted just one round with the bathroom floor yesterday morning and now I have a broken nose, a black eye, and a swollen eyebrow full of dried blood, in addition to my depressing ACLessness. So I can't even dance, let alone be seen.

For now.

Go on ahead without me, Hedgehog.

I'll be here on the toilet, where I've spent most of 2013, when I wasn't Hillary Clintoning off of it.

She found me, dear reader, in a puddle of blood. Not Hillary — Hedgehog. And that awesome moment was the highlight of my year this year so far.

Oh. This morning I ate a half of a bagel with jam on it, and I held it down!

Or up, as it were. Other than that it's been white rice and dry toast on my menu. But you don't want to hear about this! Go give a listen to happier times, courtesy of Hedgehog . . .


oops! link not working... what about now?

Posted by Hedgehog on Jan. 09, 2013 @ 11:49 am

Hello to every body, it's my first pay a quick visit of this blog; this webpage contains remarkable and truly excellent stuff designed for readers.

Posted by Byron on Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:23 am

I just like the helpful information you supply on your articles.
I will bookmark your blog and test once more right here regularly.
I'm fairly sure I'll learn many new stuff proper right here!

Best of luck for the next!

Posted by auto Locksmith Houston TX on May. 24, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

Hey would you mind letting me know which webhost you're utilizing? I've loaded your blog in 3 different
browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then
most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable
price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

Posted by 24 hour Locksmith in Houston TX on May. 22, 2013 @ 7:27 am

I wanted to thank you for this good read!
! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it.
I've got you bookmarked to look at new things you post…

Posted by zeal For Life on May. 24, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all people you really realize what you're speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally consult with my site =). We could have a hyperlink alternate agreement between us

Posted by Http:// on May. 25, 2013 @ 3:36 am

I've been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this web site. Studying this information So i'm happy to convey that I've a very excellent uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I such a lot for sure will make sure to don?t fail to remember this web site and give it a glance on a continuing basis.

Posted by Charley on May. 23, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you
know a few of the pictures aren't loading correctly. I'm
not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I've tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

Posted by Locksmith Houston TX, on May. 24, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump
out. Please let me know where you got your design.

Posted by Marina on May. 25, 2013 @ 5:58 am

Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Thanks
for supplying this info.

Posted by Houston Locksmith on May. 23, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

Hi, I want to subscribe for this website to obtain latest updates,
therefore where can i do it please assist.

Posted by on May. 24, 2013 @ 8:55 am

You've made some decent points there. I looked on the net for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

Posted by Olivia on May. 31, 2013 @ 6:07 am

Greetings! Very useful advice within this post! It is
the little changes that make the greatest changes. Thanks
a lot for sharing!

Posted by Terrance on Oct. 19, 2013 @ 1:17 am

Related articles

  • Sink and swim

    Getting good with yourself -- and diving into My Father's Kitchen

  • Punting for Peru

    Faraway loves, a Cajun squeezebox, and huevos rancheros at Olivia's

  • Bowled over

    Move over New Orleans -- Front Porch has the best shrimp and grits

  • Also from this author

  • Three! Out!

    Baseball in Italy? Oh yes, it happened.

  • Three! Out!

    Grosetto, Parma, Scalera, and Hedgehog: In the Game goes to Italy

  • Fire fight

    Police versus fire department versus pig with mustache versus Pinkie (a basketball story)