Archive for October, 2007

OLW #12

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

I submitted this layout for the challenge of the week at One Little Word. The word is “BELIEVE”. Enjoy!


Today’s Playlist

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Disc 1: “Smoooooth Jazz”

Over the Rainbow
Jane Monheit
Taking A Chance On Love 3:54

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Monty Alexander
Playboy: Jazz After Dark (Disc 1) 5:07

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Kevin Mahogany
Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now [Disc 2] 3:41

I’ve Got The World On A String
Robin McKelle
Introducing Robin McKelle 2:21

I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco
Kitty Margolis
Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now [Disc 1] 3:03

Just The Way You Are
Diana Krall
Live In Paris 5:01

Come Away With Me
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me 3:18

Erin Bode
Over And Over 4:36

Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind
Sonya Kitchell
Words Came Back To Me 4:09

Side Streets
Saint Etienne
Tales from the Turnpike House 2:58

These Are The Days
Jamie Cullum
Jazz Vocalists: Hear & Now [Disc 1] 3:22

I Melt With You
Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague – EP 4:01

High & Dry (US Version)
Jamie Cullum
Twentysomething 4:18

You Don’t Know Me
B.B. King & Diane Schuur
Heart To Heart (US Release) 3:56

Wedding Day
Rosie Thomas
Hear Music Vol. 8: Between Stories 5:28

City Hall
Vienna Teng
Dreaming Through The Noise 4:48

All This Time (Live) 3:12

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Ray Charles & Elton John
Genius Loves Company 3:59

Night & Day
Robin McKelle
Introducing Robin McKelle 3:50

(Originally By Radiohead) Richard Cheese
Lounge Against the Machine 2:56

Disc 2: “Party Time!”

Bound Too Long
The Crystal Method
Legion Of Boom 6:24

The Boxer
The Chemical Brothers
Push The Button 4:08

Build It Up,Tear It Down
Fatboy Slim
You’ve Come A Long Way Baby 5:05

Everything But The Girl
Like The Deserts Miss The Rain 3:54

Morgan Geist Presents Unclassics 4:54

Hollywood (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duck Mix)
Madonna & Missy Elliott
GAP A New Groove. A New Jean 7:09

International Flight
David Snell
The Outernational Sound 1:56

It’s Good To Be In Love
Frou Frou
Details 4:39

Jazz Music
Sky Lounge: Chilled Beats At 30,000 Feet 3:37

Light My Fire (Kenny Dope Remix)
Shirley Bassey and Kenny Dope
The Remix Album 5:04

John Mayer
Room for Squares 4:22

Quero Ver Você No Baile
Paula Lima
Brazilectro 5 [Disc 1] 4:38

Emotional Technology 4:21

Sweet Toffee
Brazilectro 5 [Disc 2] 6:23

Tribal Stomp
Charles Spencer & David Harness
Taboo Jazz – EP 6:33

Up, Up and Away
Bebel Gilberto
Up, Up and Away – Single 4:58

Flowers in Her Hair

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007


“I have never loved a man the way that I have loved San Francisco. Thirteen years ago, in June of ’86, I came to this town a tourist. I fell hard. Within two weeks, I had rented a room in a residence club, gotten a job proofreading, and tossed my return ticket to Miami — all before July 4, which I spent at Crissy Field searching for fireworks in the fog.”
— Diana Wynne, September 1999
Full story: “Flowers in Her Hair”


San Francisco Quotes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

“In San Francisco, Halloween is redundant.”
— Will Durst

“San Francisco has only one drawback. ‘Tis hard to leave.”
— Rudyard Kipling

“There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country, and some men are stationed in the Antartic and some are stationed in San Francisco… Life is unfair.”
— John F. Kennedy

“The City that knows how.”
— William Howard Taft

“The cool, grey city of love.”
— George Sterling

“The Bay Area is so beautiful, I hesitate to preach about heaven while I’m here. ”
— Billy Graham

“I love this city. If I’m elected, I will move the White House to San Francisco. I went to Fisherman’s Wharf and they even let me into Allioto`s. It may be Baghdad by the Bay to you, but to me it’s Resurrection City”
— Robert Kennedy

“You are fortunate to live here. If I were your President, I would levy a tax on you for living in San Francisco!”
— Mikhail Gorbachev

“You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist. The wonderful sunlight there, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown. Every race in the world. The sardine fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills. And all the people are open and friendly.”
–Dylan Thomas

“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.”
— Mark Twain

“It’s simply a very romantic place. Just one look at any of those streets, and you couldn’t be anywhere else — it’s so beautiful, and there’s that location, and the sense of the free spirit. Who couldn’t become ravenous in such a place?”
— Julia Child

“We’re crazy about this city. First time we came here, we walked the streets all day, all over town and nobody hassled us. People smiled, friendly-like, and we knew we could live here. We’d like to keep our place in Greenwich Village and have an apartment here, God and the Immigration Service willing. Los Angeles? That’s just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco.”
— John Lennon and Yoko Ono

“Somehow the great cities of America have taken their places in a mythology that shapes their destiny: Money lives in New York. Power sits in Washington. Freedom sips Cappuccino in a sidewalk cafe in San Francisco.”
— Joe Flower