If I crane my neck around my cubicle wall I can hear the strains of Yellowcard. They and about 20 other bands are playing the local alt-radio station festival (BFD) at the Shoreline Amphitheatre today. I think I'm going to take a longer than normal afternoon coffee break and wander a bit nearer the festival stage to hear the Von Bondies. Unfortunately, the great bands like the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Strokes and the Beastie Boys will be taking the stage right around the time I'll be back in Pleasanton. At least I'll get to hear the musical stylings of the um, well, the Silicon Valley Houserockers at the Concert in the Park. Yep. Perhaps P-town can persuade The Strokes or the B-Boys to perform at one of their deals soon.
photo: Jason ShellenMany happy returns. I'm glad you came along when you did. My life wouldn't have been the same without you. Thanks to Ev, Meg, Paul, Matt and Derek for dreaming up such a fun playground for me personally and professionally. Thanks to those who helped power the [b] during the hard times and for those keeping it real over at Google. You know who you are.