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Hayley's Sexy Time Playlist

courtesy of Kylie Minogue

Due to copyright issues some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Music at Warped Speed

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The twelfth annual Vans Warped Tour at the Shoreline Amphitheatre  offered concert-goers punk rock music and extreme sports. The concert featured classic acts such as Bad Religion and Circle Jerks as well as newcomers like Bleed the Dream.


Angels of Darkness

The Black Angels
Light in the Attic Records

(Not So) Permanent Vacation II

courtesy of Cannon Films

Greetings and salutations
film nerds. I’m still on my much-needed sabbatical from the Reel. In the meantime, here’s a list of film happenings around town. Until we meet again, be bad and, get into trouble baby.

Happenings About Town:
•    Twelfth Annual San Francisco Silent Film FestivalCastro Theatre (this weekend)

Exclusive Video at MusicBox

Check out exclusive video of the first installment of MusicBox, featuring indie rocker Chris Clouse and hosted by and Heineken.

Video produced by Michael Coleman and Jason Jurgens, guest blogger.

Electric Eccentric

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Super kooky bass player and Primus member Les Claypool played a funky solo set at the Warfield Friday, June 29. Claypool, a Bay Area native, donned a Pinocchio-esque prosthetic nose during the show. Modern folksters Two Gallants opened the bill.


Hot 20 2009: Hans Robertson, Sanjit Biswas and John Bicket, Founders of Meraki

Photography by Bryan Davis.

Next time you’re on a desert island and can send out an SOS via email, you might want to thank Meraki. The SF-based company, launched in 2006 by three former MIT grad students, has since brought affordable wireless Internet service to more 140 countries, from places such as Cape Horn on the tip of South America to SF’s City Hall. They’ve even been responsible for making sure movie stars have Wi-Fi connections while on sets as remote as Tropic Thunder’s, which was filmed in the rain forest of Kauai.

Hot 20 2009: Attorney Rafael Mandelman

Photography by John Lee.

Mention to Rafael Mandelman that some of his supporters have favorably compared him to Harvey Milk—who initially won the hearts and minds of the Castro community with a pooper-scooper law—and the charismatic lawyer-cum-politician dismisses the comment with a wave of his hand. “That is so sweet,” he says. “That’s too much. He was a lot funnier and a lot smarter.” Smarter? This coming from a Yale grad who went on to get both a law degree from Boalt and a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s JFK School of Government.

Hot 20 2009: Sabrina and Eunice Moyle of Hello!Lucky

Photography by John Lee.

In the age of Tweets and IM, sending a handwritten note—via snail mail no less—seems archaic. But everything sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle create at their letterpress stationery shop, Hello!Lucky, is based on deliberate and painstakingly precise actions that take time.

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