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Friday, September 16, 2005
A Mighty Ruckus @ Islais Creek
Saturday, September 17th
What could be better on a Saturday than an outdoor stage featuring 8 bands, an art gallery with work by 4 artists, a groove lounge featuring 6 of the SF Bay Area's hottest DJs, and a Microcinema International Found Footage Fest hosted by our friends at SF IndieFest?
How about if it was completely free?
The Isotope definitely recommends you spend this Saturday checking out A Mighty Ruckus at Islais Creek and rock along with Plastination, The Copper Tones, Riot A Go Go, Radio Noise, Smash Up Derby, Babyland, New Model Army, and F-Space, check out works by artists Ally Beth, Tanya Regan, Sadie and Joseph Hren, and get down with DJ John from New Wave City, Church of Elvis DJ Moonshine, Bootie DJs Adrian & Mysterious D, and many more.
A Mighty Ruckus @ Islais Creek
Saturday September 17th
1598 Custer Ave (at Rankin)
Noon - 8pm
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Lots of Pictures & Video
of Isotope's PINE*am Show
Here at the Isotope people often ask us how we choose our special events. Is it simply a matter of scheduling something with every single creator who passes through town wanting to promote a book? Is it all about promoting our pals and those creators we already know and love? Is it all about picking a theme and creating a celebration sorrounding it?
The answer to all those questions is "No, that's not how we do it."
What we do here at the Isotope is we live the dream. And no one lives the dream better or more often than your friends at the Isotope. There can be no better example of this than getting our favorite band, PINE*am, to play live on our stage.
Come and live the dream with us and click here to check out our huge Flickr gallery of photos from this show. And for those who prefer an audio/video experience check out this great video from the event.
Living the dream. That's our thing. It's what we do.
Craft, Comics, IQ & Raw Carrots
Morrison @ PopThought
Grant Morrison always gives great interviews, full of manic energy, off-beat turns of phrase, and hilarious anecdotes that make writing comics for a living seem like the greatest job in the entire world. While some journalists are able to get more out of Morrison than others there can be little doubt that PopThought's Alex Ness gets the man to deliver the goods in his latest.
"I wrote The Invisibles Vol 1 issue 23 on my living room couch, hallucinating, and dying of MRSA-related septicaemia, (those cranky descriptions of demons and the crystal crown biting into Mister Six's head and the Gnostic Christ saying 'I am not the God of your fathers...' were scrawled notes from the delirious no-man's land between life and giving up) and the following issue was written from a hospital ward, waiting to hear if the near-fatal staph aureus infection I'd contracted had spread to my heart."
Click here to check out the rest of this most excellent interview
When Gas Prices Hit $3 Per Gallon
San Francisco Goes a Little Nuts
Make no mistake about it, I love SF with all my heart. I love the beauty of the city, the excitement of the community, the honesty of the people, the universal appreciation of the good things, the openness to new ideas, the thousands of creative individuals all co-mingling in a little spot of land between the ocean and the bay. And you'd better believe that I love the craziness of SF as well.
So I'm here to tell you that when gas prices jump through the roof it drives us all a liitle bit out of our gourds, but it's not like the pump prices here in SF are the worst or even close. And I gotta say San Francisco, sometimes your insanity can get a little much. Although seeing the extreme that some folks are willing to go to fill their tanks in this era of 3 bucks a gallon prices can be amusing, the 70's are over. Let's not go back to this, okay?
See the note I wrote to the owner of this car on Flickr here.