Sunday, March 04, 2018

San Francisco - Part III



Surf’s Up!

A bumpy bus ride through town ended at Land's End and the Sutro Heights, where we got this spectacular view of beachcombers and surfers enjoying the day:



Just down the hill were the ruins of the Sutro Baths, an area that had once been a vast complex of pools and facilities:



On the cliff above the ruins is the aptly named Cliff House restaurant complex:



We met up with DJ Cousin Mary (and her husband Ken) for lunch. Mary is an old blog-pal with whom I’ve shared Icelandic music information over the years. We shared stories for over two hours; I loved her story of how her radio station caused the premiere Icelandic surf band, Bárujárn, to regroup for a special show with the wonderful Hekla, thereminist extraordinaire. Mary and Ken are below, pictured in front of Tjörnin in Reykjavík:



Mary’s wildly eclectic Stream of Consciousness/Reverb Hour can be heard Saturday nights online (6 to 9 pm Pacific time) and is well worth a listen. Here is Mary in her element, surrounded by a Surf Band in the KFJC studio:



Mary gifted me this fabulous CD+USB of the station’s latest Surf Band compilation:



Volume VII! Thanks again Mary, for a wonderful luncheon and all the musical inspiration.

See all the FITK San Francisco posts here.

By Professor Batty


2 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

The pleasure was all ours to meet you and the Weaver, Batty! Thanks for this wonderful blog post.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Mary ~ What a great afternoon!

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