Essanay Cafe Open Mike

December 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm (fun, music, niles) (, , , )

I don’t  know if  anyone has put up any videos from  the Open  Mike,  but here is one taken on a new tiny  video  camera (  Kodak Z x 1) .  This is David, one of  the owners playing The Wild Rover :

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Another Mudpuddle Shop Picture

November 29, 2009 at 11:39 am (fun, music) (, , )

Micheal  has a lot of  eclectic  collections in  his  shop.   Makes  for  great picture  taking,

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A little music

April 8, 2009 at 9:56 am (fun, music) (, , )

Have you heard the ukulele orchestra of Great Britian. They are all over YouTube. Here is a sample and Today’s musical offering :

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what people do

January 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm (fun) (, , )

I sent a few people a link to the best music video of the year ( watch it full screen) — but I decided not to spam them with the best dance video of the year. So I am putting it here:

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Did you miss me?

March 31, 2008 at 3:45 pm (domestic life, food, fun, wine) (, , , , )

I wasn’t gone for long, but it was a very good vacation. We did a lot of things that were really good for us: we hiked , we biked, we relaxed , we read, we ate well, and we slept.

We went to Costanoa . It is what I call a luxury campground. There are everything from lodge rooms to cabins to tent bungalows and camp sites. There is a spa, a hot tub, saunas, and a restaurant on the grounds. It is about an hour from home and feels like a different world. Home is urban/suburban. Costanoa is country. There are hiking trails, beaches, and mountain bike trails. And a low key atmosphere.


*Durante’s restaurant in Pescadero,CA . perfectly cooked sunny sides eggs, excellent apricot pie, and soup to die for – green chile cheese and artichoke were the two we tried

* Mountain biking -I figured out about half way through the ride that it had been ten years since I had read on a real trail. Ow. Plus, I watched a snake escape from under DH’s rear tire. go,snake, go. No really, it was fun.

* hot tub

* Jack. A baby/toddler we met that really loved DH’s guitar. Oh yeah, his parents were really nice people to.

* The odd creepiness of the Bonnie Doon winery. We arrived to late to do any tasting, but that’s ok. We suspected the people that worked there might have been zombies.

* Realizing that the beach rocks were full of fossils.

* Sleeeeeeeep.

* Spending a rainy Sat evening in our room reading,drinking wine, and eating cheese. ( no tv , but yes there was wireless)

*Hearing Garrick Davis at the San Gregorio General Store . He is a happy man that can play guitar.

*Spending four day just us.

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December 20, 2007 at 9:49 pm (music, niles, weekend king) (, )

just for fun one of my friends – a local singer songwriter singing one of my favorite songs. And if you have done any exploring, you might have noticed that some of his music is in the movie I mentioned below – Weekend King

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