San Francisco - Part III
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.