There's a strange design flaw in one of Noe Valley's neighborhood coffee shops: The builders installed the cafe's overhead fan directly below one of the ceiling-mounted speakers, so that if you happen to be standing directly beneath the spot where the blades mangle the speaker's output, the shop's cool jazz froths like Frappuccino into a weird, spluttering connect-the-dots of disjointed notes and syllables. While the ensuing sonic spray must be disconcerting for hapless customers, admirers of Prefuse 73 (aka Scott Herren, under a name designed to reflect his fondness for pre-1973 jazz fusion) would doubtless be thrilled to hear the Atlanta producer's hallmark style sneak into mass consumption, no matter... More >>>