Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, January 25-Tuesday, January 31: Will Sheff/Okkervil River | Windser | Frankie and the Witch Fingers | Inspector | Junior Boys | The Kabbs & The Havnauts | Dark Star Orchestra | Film School | The Wood Brothers |
Monday, January 23, 2023
CoViD-19: Your Rapid Tests Still Work (Mostly) | Egg Producers Accused of Gouging | Klantee Teen Outs Herself As Bigot & Shill For Anti-Trans Groups |
|Sweet Denny (Taken 1.23.23)
After a brief zoo trip on Saturday when Denny was being especially playful, I worked for comedian Matt Braunger at Soda Bar, which was a great time. On Sunday it was more of the same, after the Zoo closed I went to check out Mardi Gras at Sea World, which has their hours extended until 7 on weekends for the next 5 weeks.
Fast forward to Monday and Darren officially started his two-day a week part-time job delivering flowers. I dropped him off and decided to do a full day at the Zoo, lunch and laptop in tow in case any necessary work or email popped up. I've mentioned the crazy photographer bully before, but today she was on a tear. She cornered a woman who was with her toddler, shooting with her magnum lens over the mom's shoulder. The mom was having none of it. When told to mind her boundaries and respect the mom's personal space, a whole screamfest ensued and the bully was eventually escorted out of the zoo. I don't know what will come of it, but I for one will not be heartbroken if I never have to see her again. She can find a new hobby somewhere else. Or maybe we should hire her for security at Emo Nite so she can go aggro there. Blame that new moon, I guess.
There were two mass shootings within days in California and it is heartbreaking and scary thinking small incidents and sudden rage can have such deadly consequences. Be vigilant, be alert, pay attention to your surroundings, and sad to say, always assess escape routes in public spaces. The whole world has gone mad.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
CoVid-19: Here Comes The Kraken | Are We Finally Taking Avian Flu Seriously? | What Exxon Knew About Climate Destruction | Silly New Yorker Visits San Diego | Gas Stove Gaslighting |
|Downtown San Diego & Coronado Bridge As Seen From the Bayshore Bikeway
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, January 18-Tuesday, January 24, 2023: Spiral Stairs | Blind Boys of Alabama | Mapache | Unwritten Law | Emo Nite | The Trebels | Hibou | Macy Gray | Stones N Roses | Alexa Villa | Elise Trouw |
I was in the middle of a regular post when I realized it was time to do listings so I powered through and got them done even though I very easily could've been in bed by 9pm on Tuesday night. The regular post will have to wait a day. I had a really great week -- on Thursday we got to go to the media party for The Sound, which was super cool and spacious and looks like it's going to be a great place for concerts, though don't let the seating chart dissuade you, the balcony is much closer to the stage than indicated on the map.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Things To Do in San Diego: Wednesday, January 11-Tuesday, January 17, 2023: The Planet Smashers | Dale Watson | R.A.P. Ferreira | RFTC | Idlehands | Transfer | Richard Marx | Reverend Horton Heat | HR | Pato Banton |
I know you only see me posting about the zoo these days, but I do swear I get out every once in awhile. I'm looking forward to checking out a preview party at The Sound, and I'm hoping to make it to see Transfer on Saturday night, too. There are also lots of new shows being announced, including Sylvan Esso at The Sound, Avey Tare at Casbah and more to come this week. 2023 is going to be a great year for music and it's only just begun.
Full listings after the jump.
Stay safe out there.
|Kaja on his 1st Birthday (Taken 1.4.2023)
It's been a minute since I've posted COVID data and whatnot, but with good reason...it finally got Darren. I talked about it in a recent post, but because everyone was sick in my house, I was pretty much trying to give them space. I was making myself scarce around the house, spending full days at the San Diego Zoo, going to Sea World, shopping, just doing whatever to let them rest at home. Nova still has a cough, though her locally based doctor said she's okay to be at school with a mask, but I'm happy to report that the Paxlovid seemed to work for Darren and he didn't get the dreaded rebound. He's been working but it's now slow season at the park, so we hung out at the Casbah on Thursday for a private party with The Airborne Toxic Event and then I went to work with him on Friday and enjoyed a chilly day at the Safari Park. Sea World's Christmas Celebration went through the 8th, so I was double dipping, going to the Zoo, then Sea World after, hanging out with the walruses.
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Things To Do In San Diego: Wednesday, January 4-Tuesday, January 10, 2023: Social D | Cayucas | Vanguard | California Honeydrops | The Fall of Troy | Bowie Birthday Bash | Lady Dottie | The Sounds of Animals Fighting |
|Bowie Celebration with Ziggy Shuffledust & The Spiders From Mars (Taken 1.8.2020)
Happy New Year! Or, Happy New Year. Or, Happy New Year?