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Alice Radio Karaoke Party

Greetings chums,

San Francisco’s DNA Lounge was the venue on Friday night for an evening of crooning and howling as Alice@97.3 hosted its annual karaoke contest. Top-rated morning show hosts Sarah and No Name were the masters of musical ceremonies. Matti produced and Charlene kept score. 

Yours truly was on the judging panel along with record exec Joy and song spoiler HOOMAN.

Basil and Booze: The Perfect Summer Combo

Bartenders have been playing around with fresh herbs lately, so I decided to try my hand at it, using basil from my parents garden up in Sonoma, the handle of a wooden spoon as my muddler and some citron vodka as a start. From there, I looked for inspiration on Hangar One’s website, where they have a whole bevy of good cocktail recipes. My final—very popular, I might add—concoction was based on SF bartender David Nepove’s recipe called The Retreat. The only difference is that I only swirled each glass with a good dash of Pernod (the anise-flavor of Pernod perfectly reflects the basil), rather than go for a full ounce. I also added a bit of cointreau to the shaker. If you serve it on the rocks, top with club soda as Nepove does.

Love and Labor Day

If you’re not having sex in the desert this weekend, you can still have random acts of sex (and love) right here at home.

courtesy of SF Swingers Convention

San Francisco Swingers Convention 2007
Aug. 30-Sept. 4, SF Bay Area

Summer of Love 40th Anniversary
Sept. 2, Sunday, Speedway Meadows at Golden Gate Park

Self Love

Sneaker Pimps: Where Hip-Hop and Shoes Rule

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Saturday, August 11 Mighty hosted Sneaker Pimps, a sneaker-fetishists dream come true that featured rare, vintage, limited edition and collectible trainers as well as sneaker-inspired art and photography. Hip-hop heavyweights Too $hort and Kid Capri performed and Dem Hood Stars and J-Billion opened the rowdy show.

Public Enemy Rock Apple

photography by

Hang time with Flava FLAV

After 20 years together, the godfathers of rap Public Enemy are still going strong. They still have an edge and still have something to say. They wrote songs loaded with rhymes that were as brutal as their ear-splitting music—bringing the noise of black militancy into the rap mainstream and burning their mark on a generation.

Joan Rivers Project

Magic Theatre hosted a party for Joan Rivers, who is currently starring in a new play running through Sept. 2 called The Joan Rivers Theatre Project along with local actors Carrie Paff, Susannah Livingston and Lucas Rocco Alifano.

Teresa Baum_Laura Edwards Rick Reiss_Yvette Beebe Lucas Alifano_Carrie Paff

A Shower and a Beer

After the El Tesoro tequila anniversary party and the Family Winemakers tasting, my poor liver was more than ready for some serious detox; but the beer-drinking gods, however, had different plans.

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