Friday, May 22, 2009

California Coastline

A National Treasure

My love affair with John Prine began in 1988 after my good buddie, Leah Fietsam, took me to one of his concerts in Chicago. She thought I would like his music and boy was she right. In my opinion, John Prine is one of our country's greatest song writers (maybe THE greatest). Apparently, I am not the only person who has this opinion. He was recently honored by the National Library of Congress for his songwriting. Whenever he is in town, I jump at the chance to go and see him. The most recent concert that we attended was in San Francisco at the Warfield. As always, he was amazing.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Ladies

When I lived in the city 20 years ago (YIKES!), the Ladies were a regular sighting. I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see them on my most recent visit. They were quite vibrant, walking the hills of San Francisco in their stunning matching outfits! They are San Francisco royalty and television stars -- as I recall their appearance in Doublemint chewing gum ads from my childhood days.