I was in Los Angeles on work, staying at Magdalena's Lodge, and that is how I met Paz. I had left the BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT album playing and I come into the room and Paz is sitting there intently listening. She turns to me and says "This is me playing... I haven't heard it in years." This long hair beauty is one mean bass player and has continued to do so with her new band THE ENTRANCE BAND.
I can't tell you how many times I've listened to that album, and I had no idea it was her.It's always a pleasure to meet the musicians you listen to and love. The album's slow psychedelic music has been a life saver on international flights and for getting in between the sheets ; )
Paz and Magda met while touring at SXSW this last year, Paz with THE ENTRANCE BAND, and Magda with GREEN AND WOOD. The three of us were girl power to the max, taking the world by storm. We ended the visit with a 12 person dinner and a all night dance party with a vinyl playlist. One for the books.
San Francisco --> Caribbean --> Chicago --> Michigan --> Los Angeles --> Portland --> Los Angeles --> San Francisco
Man am I happy to be home. Lessons learned....
When I eat. I eat well.
One of the greatest things I have adapted to my travels has been packing lunches. So, while you are sitting there eating microwaved Cordon Blue I'm cracking out a mason jar full of roasted beets and fresh greens made with love and grown within 100 miles from my house. YUP. Plane travel is probably the worst experience until you get up there and are peaking out at the world and all it's little squares. Making sure that you are getting well fed guarantees you are not to dead to the world on the other side. GOLD.
This is San Francisco with me everywhere. So, when I come home I can't help but share the wealth. I've paired up with a kid who was born and raised in SF and who now cooks for THE PIZZA PLACE on Noriega and OUTERLANDS while hitting the ground running on his own sh*t. We have collaborated to bust some posters to let kids know you are able to use FOOD STAMPS at the Farmer's market. This is our way of giving back to the community with what we have available. Opening these doors can lead to a grand place for SF residents, making our community a little bit more luscious. YUM. Here are a few pics from the market the other day and posters are coming soon so look out for 'em.