Saturday, July 08, 2006

'Tis the Season

It's upon us again! No, not the next round of "Pirates of the Caribbean" with the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp can buckle all the swash in the world if he dares, and I really wouldn't bat the uninterested eyelid.

No, I speak of that other annual wonder: The San Francisco Jazz Festival. Jayita and I wandered into the city this morning (at 8:30am on a Saturday, mind you) to pick up tickets. Here's what we're attending:
  • Listening party with Zakir Hussein
  • Planet Drum: Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussein, Sikira Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Joe Zawinul
  • Sangam: Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussein, Eric Harland
  • Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltraine, Charlie Haden, Roy Haynes
Good, no? I thought so too.

Now that in itself would be good enough to pour a spot of sunshine into spirits of the poor sod who woke up one morning to find he had no e-mail access with his morning caffeine. But we don't stop there. Jayita and I wandered into the Ferry building across the street from the Embarcadero, and spent the next couple of hours wandering the aisles of the farmers' market, people-watching, picture-taking, sample-nibbling, and generally doing nothing in particular. One of the most productive mornings of my week, if you ask me.

Cherry tomatoes

2 comments:

kavvy said...

I lurvvv the Ferry Building....all the reasons to be up and alive at 8:30 am on a Saturday morning!! Love your pics too, esp. the "swing improvisation". You're quite the artist! Thanks for the tix!!

Zoonie said...

Thank you! As Jayita would (I'm sure) say: "It's all about the subject" ;)