Category Archives: Life

my baby driver

I survive heart palpitations  as Colette drives us (shown here approaching Golden Gate road construction) up to Santa Rosa to see Gramma, who is back home and doing really well. Phil took his bike up and came back on hiway 1 via Hog Island Oysters for dinner tomorrow.

Skywalker Ranch

I gave Laine my camera as we checked out SWR while we were waiting for Colette’s BBC broadcast. As we got back they were telling everyone, please don’t leave the building. Woops :) I don’t think this photo will violate this or that. Not like that moment of the birds and the bees and umm livestock that happened before she was able to shoot this :)

111 Minna Sketchy Night

Finally made it to one of these sketch things at Minna. I liked it a lot. Those young kids painting and drawing in front of everyone? In my day we kept all that in the privacy of our own studios. Studio is an out dated word, huh? Bonus points for nice artist who bought me a drink when he noticed I was neglected by all the bartenders :) I hope they raised a lot of money for  Will Draw For Drugs: A Sketch Party Fundraiser for Kelly Malone’s Chemotherapy Drugs and Cancer Treatment Fund

 

Lighthouse, Cowgirls and Big Ass Trees

Point Arena, CA We stayed in the old light keepers house. View from house (think funky 60’s style )

View of where we stayed from the lighthouse. Great weather for July on Cali Coast.

From the backyard.

Frontyard

Cowgirls

Then on to camping at the redwood nat’l forest. Amazing place, even bigger trees than these.

 

Colette in the NY Times

SAN FRANCISCO GIRLS CHOUS SELECTED AS FIRST-EVER U.S. FINALISTS IN BBC CHORAL COMPETITION “LET THE PEOPLES SING”AS ONE OF THREE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CHOIRS TO PERFORM IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, IN OCTOBER 2012

San Francisco, CA February 3, 2011—The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus (SFGC), conducted by Susan McMane, has made music history by being selected as the first-ever U.S. competitor in the prestigious BBC and European Broadcasting Union competitions, “Let The Peoples Sing,” in Manchester England in October 2012. The 45-year-old biennial competition features three choruses in three categories—youth, adult and an open category for choruses that perform music within a specific cultural tradition. SFGC was nominated by the programming staff of American Public Radio, and SFGC will sing against two other youth choirs, one from Tallin, Estonia, and one from Sweden. For information about Let the Peoples Sing, visit http://www.ebu.ch/en/radio/competitions/ltps_index.php and about the San Francisco Girls Chorus,www.sfgirlschorus.org.