As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
Broken Social Scene at Treasure Island last year. Canadian art-rock collective Broken Social Scene is coming to the Bay Area at the beginning of next month for two shows on Oct 1: One at the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, and one at the not-free Fillmore. But while we've grown used ... More >>
Oh, craps...A Colma casino has sued anonymous YouTube users for videos on the site of card house patrons and security beating one another -- and not at cards.The videos, claim Lucky Chances Casino, "create the false impression that Lucky Chances card room is a disorderly and unsafe place" ... More >>
Joe EskenaziIt's a van...San Francisco is a city where an art car apparently designed by H.R. Giger can roll by and no one bothers to look away from Navy jet planes roaring between the skyscrapers. And yet, the vehicle pictured here threw us for a loop. From the front, as you can see, it's 100 pe ... More >>
Online card sharks beware...If ever anyone wanted to design a videogame tracing the exciting life of a copyright attorney, San Francisco's Zynga Game Network would be the operation to pull it off. But then, they don't have to play this game -- they lived it. Not quite three weeks after taking a comp ... More >>
Good night, sweet busYou got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,Know when to walk away and know when to run.You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.-- Kenny Rogers, The GamblerMuni's pretty yellow culture buse ... More >>
Rhett Miller feeds multiple musical beasts from one well of inspiration
She's not an addict (maybe that's a lie). Bouncer visits the Page.
Things get ugly when Infiltrator is unmasked at a celebrity impersonator convention, but all ends well when fake Arnold Schwarzenegger marries faux Shania Twain
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
When the captain brought the journalist along on the whale hunt, the elders predicted trouble. The elders were right. The whale tried to kill them all.
I went to Burning Man and all I got was this new lease on life
M. Ward's new album is damn fine folk -- from a guy who used to ignore folk music