Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Let's Give This a Go


After working in technology for, oh, the past 8 years or so I finally just got hipped to the possibility of actually making a few bones from people checking out my stuff online. My flickr page page alone has over a quarter of a million views on it, and I pay $24 a year just to use the site. Pardon my honesty about this, but I'm hoping to flip the relationship I've had with the internet around at this point and start getting a few bucks back. Don't get me wrong - I don't want your money - I want some of those sweet micro-pennies from advertisers who are hoping you might look at my blog and take an interest in their camera equipment, or mixing consoles, or Kangol hats or whatnot.

Ok. That's it for full disclosure. Now onto the good stuff.

I intend to only post interesting words, pictures, inside information and juicy-but-true gossip on this page. I will share my thoughts on things I have experience with, on events that I witnessed and on arts that I feel meaning in. I will also share dirt, when and if it is appropriate. I keep secrets well and I don't intend for this to be a clearing house for those. But I will hip you to things that would interest you when I can.

And with that, let's kick this off.

My band Loquat went to the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay party last week. We won this year's reader poll for Best Indie Band which entitled us to 3 free beers at the party as well as the opportunity to hang out with strippers and alternative bookstore owners in a social environment. I brought my vintage Canonet QL G-III rangfinder along to snap a few pics. Here's proof:

above: DJ Paul of the Saturday Night Soul Party spins 45's for the kicks of my fellow victors.

above: the Lusty Lady Dancers seem to be having a very good time. And also having a stretch.

above: Oakland-based Craft Maven Tammy George cuddles up with Loquat drummer Christopher Lautz

above: Lusty Lady dancers enjoy the spotlight.

And that's it for now. Stay tuned for my future postings. I will be banging on and holding forth on subjects from the value of discontinued Canon L-series lenses, to dealing with the Chinese Consulate, to the lives of video editors in Hollywood, to the best places to drink on the street in San Francisco.

I love you,
Anthony San Francisco + The Hands Team