First, a quick recap from my trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to the green chilis, the trip to Albuquerque was awesome! The conference was really great with an incredible lineup of speakers. I have to say my favorite was Jamie Caliri who gave three very inspirational presentations. That guy is a creative machine with a real passion for what he does. He also turned out to be an extremely funny and humble guy. Very glad I got to meet and speak wi...Read more
Quick blog from ABQ (aka Albuquerque, New Mexico).
I have eaten green chilis everyday since I've gotten here. In burritos, on hamburgers, in pasta...you name it.
think life couldn't get any worse after the financial crisis? think again!
Mother's Cookies, an Oakland institution for 92 years, has been shuttered, its owner seeking bankruptcy protection for the company.
The ending was abrupt: Workers for the company, which shifted its baking and distribution operations to plants in Ohio and Canada in 2006, told workers Friday that operations would cease and cookies would no longer be made as of Monday.
The company cited rising prices for ra...Read more
In a word, Lovefest this year was EPIC!!!! The weather forecast was for rain, but at noon the clouds opened up and it was nothing but sunny skies all afternoon.
I had an absolute blast playing on our float during the parade. DJing while rolling down Market Street and passing by tens of thousands of people is something that I'll never forget.
Our float at the staging area before the parade:
For anyone in the San Francisco area, come check out Lovefest this weekend! Our float will be #24 in a lineup of 28 floats!
Check out the lineup for the entire event here:
The parade starts at 12:00 noon and goes from 2nd and Market all the way to the Civic Center. Remember, it's not like a normal parade where you sit on the side of the road and watch the floats go...Read more
after two years of insanity, we decided to take a break from having a float in the parade and doing an afterparty.
however, several of us decided to volunteer as float monitors to help guide the floats during the parade. perks included an official Lovefest shirt and VIP badge.
my hair matched the shirt:
if you're familiar with San Francisco street festivals and parades, you ...Read more
to follow up on my previous blog about Lovefest, here's our story from 2006.
our original plan was pretty badass. we were going to rent a giant scissor lift like this:
our design would be pretty basic with a huge painted tapestry of the san francisco s...Read more
something's fishy. according to my statistics, my AnD profile has gotten over 1000 visits in the last 24 hours.
i wonder if one of my recent blog posts has some combination of key words that are coming up in people's searches?
because i know i'm not that popular.
in San Francisco, we're known for our wacky parades and street faires. there's the Pride parade, Haight Street Faire, Howeird Festival, the Folsom Street Faire, Carnival...and then there's Love Fest.
Love Fest originally came to SF in the form of the Love Parade, a fully sanctioned off shoot of the famous Berlin Love Parade. that was back in 2004. we had it again in 2005, but in 2006, the organizers of the Berlin Love P...Read more
This is Brandon / Bam, a motion graphic designer / DJ now based in Brooklyn via San Francisco. Check out my portfolio at: www.invibe.com