July 31, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wed. July 29, 2009

- by Jon Moore

Downtown has it’s own

Early morning crowd

Gather for a coffee

Things quiet more than loud

Wharf Road at it’s end
There sight one pelican
Soaring out of reach
Floats eyeballing the beach

Silence broke
Above the fog
Descending jet
Falls like a log

Mist so thick
A knife would do
Cutting the channel
Cormorants race through

Alas, again
Another jet plane
Dropping it roars
Melting fog into rain

Right here today on the Bo Bay

July 29, 2009


Why not indulge ourselves with the look-of-the-day while waiting for the playlist to arrive. It comes to us this time from the good people at Supersonido. Peruvian Psychadelia... (?)

- arrollando: Adverbial present participle of arrollar.

- arrollar
: to dumbfound, roll, roll away, sweep away, to wind

And as if their neckwear wasn’t enough, we’ll double your money with this stellar submission from madam President.

The Roots, “Guns are Drawn,” off their album Tipping Point

July 28, 2009


**Sonic Youth**
Sunday, August 2 - Fox Theater (1807 Telegraph Ave.), Oakland
Monday, August 3 - The Independent, San Francisco

Old Western Saloon
Friday, July 31 - Stephanie Keyes Band / 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 - Turning Point / 9 p.m.

Point Reyes Dance Palace

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 31 thru August 2 - Summer Stock Players Present: Arsenic and Old Lace

Bolinas Community Center
Sunday, August 2 - San Francisco Mime Troupe (in their 50th year)

Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Wednesday, July 29 -
MIDNIGHT ON THE WATER & BIRTHDAYs / 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. LARRY'S KARAOKE 9 - midnight
Thursday. July 30 - LADIE'S NIGHT with Emma Lee / 7-10 p.m.
Friday, July 31 - jazz and funk with SNAKE PLISSKIN Quintet / 9 - 1
Saturday, August 1 - DGIIN / 9 - 1

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Wednesday, July 29 - Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli) and J-Boogie
Friday, July 31 - An Evening with the Mermen / 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 - Malo and La Ventana / 7 p.m.

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday, July 31 - Ensnared, Pasnuta & the Maximals, Decent Criminal, Construct X
Saturday, August 1 - SpokenArt, Alkhemy, Chris Gunn

Peri's, Fairfax
Wednesday, July 29 - (W +T) J2
Thursday, July 30 - Scarlet Pimpernels
Friday, July 31 - Highway Robbers

19 Broadway
Thursday, July 30 -
Seneca from Ireland
Friday, July 31 - Moonalice
Saturday, August 1 - Dedicated Maniacs (New Riders Tribute), 21 Aces (Acoustic Dead Set)
Sunday, August 2 - 19 Broadway Swing Band

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, July 31 - Petty Theft
Saturday, August 1 - The Zydeco Flames

142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Thursday, July 30 - Ledward Kaapana: Slack Key Musical Legend, Rodney Johnson
Friday, July 31 - George Winston, Solo Piano Concert / 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 - Doug Beavers y su Conjunto Rovira's swinging salsa
Sunday, August 2 - A Community Jam: Second Annual Bee Kee Scholarship Concert
Tuesday, August 4 - Indigenous Dreams: Artist Kelli Hill
- Mark Pitta & Friends Stand Up Comedy / 8 p.m.

July 27, 2009

Giving Thanks!

To all of you who came out supporting KWMR at the Far West Fest, and to Fleamarket Funk – for reminding us... about the meaning of the word, “hella.”

And to the 5th Dimension

July 22, 2009

July 20, 2009


Point Reyes Dance Palace
Thursday, July 23 - Emma Hill and Her Gentleman Callers
Saturday, July 25 - Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers / 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 - Poetry Concert with Ruby: Wisdom into Song

Station House Cafe
Sunday, July 26 - Kevin Russell & Under the Radar

Old Western Saloon
Friday, July 24 - Gomorran Social Club & Pleasure Aids
Saturday, July 25 - Bruno’s Band

Bolinas Community Center
Friday, July 24 - Haile Conscious Productions Presents: Garnett & Comanche’s Earthday Bash and Solar Installation Celebration! Featuring Prezident Brown with Andrew Diamond, Solid Foundation Band, Tuff Lion & Lady Passion, hosted by Sista Irae Divine

Smiley's Schooner Saloon
Thursday, July 23 - Showcase: John Staedler
Friday, July 24 - DUKE & THE BOYZ
Saturday, July 25 - HONEY DUST
Sunday, July 26 - OPEN MIC New Moon Players
Monday, July 27 - SUCKER FREE

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma

Friday, July 24 - Shock G3 Trio featuring Kenya-B, Humpy Hump & DJ Fuze (of Digital Underground, Luniz, 2pac), Syncere & H-Nut, Taeda Boy and G-Saleem
Saturday, July 25 - Broken.FM Benefit: Surrendered, Uncut Faith, Your Pain My Victory, Second to Last, A Storybook Romance, Dilemachine/Covenant

San Geronimo Valley Community Center
Saturday, July 25 - Ted Wright CD release party / 8 p.m.

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Thursday, July 23 - The Donnas, Sticks & Stones, Luv Planet
Friday, July 24 - Luciano, Lumanation, plus DJ Jacques, WBLK
Saturday, July 25 - John Corbett Band, Alex Woodward
**Special Preview** Wednesday, July 29 - Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli)

Pari's Fairfax
Wednesday, July 22 - Royal Deuces
Thursday, July 23 - Unlawful Kings
Friday, July 24 - Rusty Evens and the Ring of Fire
Saturday, July 25 - 35 R

19 Broadway, Fairfax

Thursday, July 23 - Rock Nite Returns: Erin Montoya's Birthday feat. 5 Minute Orgy, Hold Outs / 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 24 - Points North, Danny Jones Band, Doug Doppler and Children of Time / 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 - Aram Danesh & The Super Human Crew / 9:30 p.m.

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, July 24 - The 85s
Saturday, July 25 - Hot Summer Night: w/Shana Morrison
Sunday, July 26 - Elvin Bishop plus Rancho Deluxe

142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Wednesday, July 22 -
21 Aces w/ Leena Culhane / 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 23 - Roy Zimmerman: Real American / 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 25 - AC/DShe: All-Girl Tribute to Bon Scott- Era AC/DC / 8 p.m.
Monday, July 27 - Gypsy Jazz Jam w/ Hot Club of Marin / 7 p.m.

July 17, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wed. July 15, 2009

- By Jon Moore

Fogust has arrived
She’s a hangin’ low
Feathering the canyons
Evaporating slow

A surfer
And a fishing boat
Bob about
Both afloat

In the center
Lagoon toward Stinson
Huddle maybe fifty
Big fat pelicans

Kids out early
Beach bound crowd
Cormorants dive
Without a sound

Being and nothing
At the coast
Pen some poems
Toast some toast

Right here today on the Bo Bay

July 16, 2009

So Much Better Late...

1. Brian and Brenda Russell, “A Word Called Love” - Word Called Love
2. Jerry Butler, “No Money Down” - You and Me
3. Valerie Simpson, “Silly Wasn’t I” - Collection
- This one sort of serves as our “hot-outfit-for-late summer” installation this week. There will be more.

4. Adriano Celentano, “Do Dae” - Yuppi Du
5. Jimi Hendrix, “Little Miss Lover” - Axis: Bold As Love

6. Champaign, “Lighten Up”
7. Fat Larry’s Band, “Act Like You Know
8. Everyday People, “World Full of People”
- This was a tough one to find, gimme a minute...
9. Major Lazer, “Can’t Stop Now” - Gun’s Don’t Kill People... Lazers Do
- Check this other video of theirs, it's cartoonish like the cover. youtube says "Embedding disabled by request."

10. Easy Star All Stars, “When I’m Sixty-Four” - Lonely Hearts Dub Band

11. MC Solaar, “Prose Combat”

12. M.I.A., “Bingo” - Arular
13. Does It Offend You? Yeah?, “Dawn of the Dead” - You Have No Idea

14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Soft Shock” - It’s Blitz
15. Most Def, “Casa Bey” - The Ecstatic
16. Diplo, “Smash A Kangaroo” - Decent Work for Decent Pay
17. Santogold, “L.E.S. Artistes,”

18. Sean Hayes, “Hip Kids,” Flowering Spade
19. Albino!, “La Koolie,”

20. Cristina, “
You Rented A Space

21. Yoko Ono, “
Hell In Paradise (Dub Version)

22. Calvin Harris, “Colours” - I Created Disco
23. First Touch, “
Pleasure For Your Treasure”
24. Carmen, “
Time To Move”
25. Deodato, “Keep On Movin'”
26. I Believe In Miracles, Jackson Sisters

July 15, 2009

July 13, 2009


142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley
Wednesday, July 15 - A Thousand Years at Sea and Midsummer Fiddle Band of Marin: CD Release, Barn Dance / 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 16 - Not a Genuine Black Man: written and performed by Brian Copeland, Directed by David Ford / 8 p.m.
Friday, July 17 - House Jacks vocal percussion, Megan Slankard opens / 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 - Alex de Grassi, Michael Manring, Jeff Titus: Virtuoso Guitar, Bass and Harp Sympitar / 8 p.m.
Monday, July 20 - Sessions: written by Will Marchetti, directed by Jayne Wenger / 7:30 p.m.

Old Western Saloon
Friday, July 17 -
Windshield Cowboys
Saturday, July 18 - the Pinks

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Thursday, July 16 - Lindsey Erin Band, P.O.E.
Friday, July 17 - Zoo Station
Saturday, July 18 - Hail the King Tour
Sunday, July 19 - Lone Star Retrobates

Masonic Hall
Friday, July 17 - Stevie Coyle / 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 - The Itals, reggae / 9 p.m.

Peri’s, Fairfax
Wednesday, July 15 - The Eldorados
Thursday, July 16 - Rahman's Songwriters in the Round
Friday, July 17 - John Korty and Friends
Saturday, July 18 - Lansdale Station

Point Reyes Dance Palace
Saturday, July 18 -
James Henry and the Hands on Fire Band / 7 - 11 p.m.

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Friday, July 17 - Mystic Roots, Top Shelf / Natural Incense
Sunday, July 19 - Arc Angels, The Aces

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18 - Walking Elephant Theatre Company presents: The HABIT project / Created by Actors 10 to 17 years old from Interviews with Addicts, Behavioral Psychologists, Environmentalists, Philosophers, Martial Artists and other Creatures of Habit.

Station House Cafe
Sunday, July 19 - Paul Knight & Friends

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon
Wednesday, July 15 -
Thursday, July 16 - New Band Showcase
Friday, July 17 - spin, reggae SUCKER FREE
Saturday, July 18 - WHORESHOES 2
Sunday, July 19 - OPEN MIC New Moon Players
Monday, July 20 - spin, reggae SUCKER FREE

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, July 17 - Big B and his Snake Oil Saviors / 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 - the Subdudes / 4 p.m.

July 12, 2009

July 10, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wed. July 8, 2009

- by Jon Moore

Kayaks color
Tan beach sands so dry
Seems not long ago
That the tide was high

Broad view this ocean
A big Montana sky
Flat as a pancake
No waves there to ride

Hot beams fry the skin
From my cheek to my teeth
Summer sun deliverin’
It’s a toaster on the beach

One gull yanks
Post-fourth booty
An oyster from it’s shell
A bivalve cutie

Of days of light
Onto shores most fair
A vision so bright
None else can compare

to right here today on the bo bay

July 8, 2009

07-08-09, I’m Learning to Edit

1. Originals, “Sunrise” (4:09) - Down to Love Town (Motown)

2. George McCrae, “I Get Lifted” - Rock Your Baby

3. The Rolling Stones, “We Love You”

4. Wavves, “Sun Opens My Eyes” (3:14)

5. Sleepy Hollow, “Sincerely Yours”

6. Chrome, “Critical Mass”

7. Brother To Brother, “Visions”

8. George Benson, “No Sooner Said Than Done” - Bad Benson

9. Horace Andy, “Skylarking” - Studio One Rockers

10. James Brown, “Hot”

11. Four Tet, “Joy” - Everything Ecstatic

12. Chip E, “Time To Jack”

13. Cameron Paul, “Sexy Dancer”

14. Ann Margret, “Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime”

15. Goldie Alexander, “I Want To Spend My Life With You”

16. First Touch, “Let Me Get Next To You”

17. Herbie Hancock, “Can't hide your love” (3:51)

18. Donald Byrd, “Think Twice”

19. Nightmares on Wax, “Ethnic Majority” - Carboot Soul

20. Lovage, “Pitstop” - Songs to make you love your old lady

21. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Dragon Queen” - Its Blitz

22. Les Savy Fav, “Comes and Goes” - Let's Stay Friends

23. Pixies, “Vamos a la playa” - Come on Pilgrim

24. Mos Def, “No hay nada mas” and “Pretty Danger” - The Ecstatic

25. Simple Kid, “Staring at the Sun”

26. Ozomatli, “Cut Chemist Suite”

Guilty Pleasures

1. Michael Jackson, “Wanna be startin something” - Thriller

2. Young MC, “Bust A Move” - Stone Cold Rhymin'

3. Guns n Roses, “Sweet Child O Mine” - Appetite for Destruction

BTW, Slash joined MJ in a 15-minute medley during the 1995 Mtv Video Music Awards... and the world did not implode

4. Moses Guthrie and Dr. J on the Playground... The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh


Old Western Saloon
Friday, July 10 - Dr. Codeman / 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 - Inner Rhythym / 9 p.m.

Mystic Theatre, Petaluma
Friday, July 10 - Alejandro Escovedo, Amy Cook / 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 - The Feud and Stiff Dead Cat Paulieeee's 50th Birthday Party!

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma
Thursday, July 9 - Planet of the Apes, Highlands, Purple Mercy, Heavy Hills, Summit / 8 p.m.
Friday, July 10 - NorCal Spirit presents: Battle of the Bands / 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Smoov-E / 8 p.m., ALL AGES

Rancho Nicasio
Friday, July 10 - Jeffrey Halford and the Healers / 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 - BBQ on the Lawn: Jim Lauderdal, Poor Man's Whiskey

Bolinas Community Center
Friday, July 10th - Big Fat Budget Busting Comedy Tour: Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Deb & Mike

Dance Palace
Saturday, July 11 - Mumbo Gumbo / 8 p.m.

19 Broadway, Fairfax
Thursday, July 9 - Becky White & the Secret Mission
Friday July 10 - Body Rock Dj Beset & Friends
Saturday, July 11 - Vise's 80's Dance Night with 8086
Sunday, July 12 - Second Sunday Jazz Series

Peri's, Fairfax

Wednesday, July 8 - Eldon Brown Band
Thursday, July 9 - Breakin Bread
Friday, July 10 - Sweetie Pie and the Doughboys
Saturday, July 11 - Sage
Sunday, July 12 - Sexy Sunday

Masonic Hall, Mill Valley
Saturday, July 11 - Jesus Diaz: Havana Grooves Afro Cuban Dance Party

142 Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley
Thursday, July 9 - Henry Moser Quartet, Roadhead / 8 p.m.
Friday, July 10 - Unauthorized Rolling Stones / 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 - Bastille Day Celebration: Cabaret D'Amour / 8 p.m.
Monday, July 13 - Fath Chamber Players: Josepha & Philip Fath and Colleagues
Guest Artists Steven D'amico, Paul Ehrlich, Glenn Fischthal, William Harvey and Anthony Striplen / 7:30 p.m.

Smiley’s Schooner Saloon
Thursday, July 9 - New Band Showcase: Mariee Sioux / 8-11 p.m.
Friday, July 10 - Americana/blues, 5 CENT COFFEE / 9-1 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 - "Junkyard Cabaret," The Gomoran social Aid & Pleasure Club / 9-1 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 - OPEN MIC New Moon Players / 8-11p.m.
Monday, June 13 - rec. spin, reggae: SUCKER FREE / 8-12 p.m.

July 7, 2009

The Groove Merchant

Soul legend William Pulliam, (aka Darondo) is known for salacious live performances. He’s still living in the Bay Area and has received considerably more attention lately, after appearing on a compilation from renowned digger and BBC 1 DJ, Gilles Peterson – (Brownswood USA). That album starts off with the 1973 single, “Didn’t I.”

Darondo recorded two other hit singles during the early 1970s, “Legs” and “Let My People Go,” which were compiled and re-released as the EP, Let My People Go on San Francisco’s Luv N Haight, an imprint for Ubiquity Records, which is now a sweet, if a little boutique -y, record shop in the lower Haight.

The legend is, that Darondo recorded only those three singles and played just four live shows then quit show business after opening for James Brown. During his hiatus he became a collector, “the king of Bay Area cable” with three shows per day, and worked as a physical therapist coaxing patients to walk again. Lucky for us, he’s touring again with some backing help from Ubiquity’s Nino Moschella. Catch Darondo and his backers at this year’s Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park. The line-up’s wild, and so is the price.

July 3, 2009

Bo Bay Today, Wed. July 1, 2009

- by Jon Moore

Splashing crashing
On the shore
At the door
To Neptune’s lore

Ships that sailed
Rest in the deep
Off this reef
Known by Indian chiefs

But now it is calm
Rocks hide below
That’s what sank them
So long ago

Inviting the ocean
Marine layer’s in
Folks stroll, dog balls roll
Some come down to take a swim

Midsummer daydream
Under overcast
Things never what they seem
Change and time both past

Right here today on the Bo Bay

July 1, 2009