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


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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