Archive for September, 2013

The SLOMO Movie!

Holy crap! How did I miss that there’s a SLOMO movie? As most San Diego residents know, John Kitchin is an iconic character of Mission/Pacific Beach – that older dude who skates in slow motion and most people presume has to be crazy. But for anyone that doesn’t, Kitchin is a former neurologist that quit his practice to spend his days gliding along the boardwalk, high-fiving beach-goers and making everyone smile. It’s a pretty unique story of someone living life exactly how they want to and I for one can’t wait to hear all about it. Find links to upcoming screenings including San Diego, the Bay Area and more below.

UPDATE (4/1/14): Watch the film here.

Movie website and full screening calendar

October 6th
San Diego Film Festival

October 5th and 7th
Mill Valley Film Festival

Slomo on Facebook
Slomo on Twitter
Slomo’s trippy website

PARK(ING) Day 2013: Tomorrow!

Shame on me for almost forgetting. Tomorrow is PARK(ING) Day! While parklets have become super popular in San Francisco, tomorrow is the annual worldwide event started by Rebar for cities across the world to participate. Think as the critics may, this isn’t a day to slack off or be hippies (yes, we were actually called that once). It’s a harmless demonstration creating mini-parks in metered parking spots. The goal? To get people thinking about how much public space we give to automobiles, when perhaps it could be better used to promote community.

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Over the years, we’ve seen lots of interesting spaces. A sixth grade class in San Francisco designed a space. Others provided free bicycle tuneups. We made several spaces with musical performances and invited everyone we knew to join us. It’s always been full of hi-fives, making strangers smile and educating the people that just don’t get why we care about our public space.

You may have work, but take the time to visit the mini-park(s) in your city (peep the map here) and keep an eye on the #parkingday Instagram tag to see what’s happening across the world.

You deserve to hear Spencer Owen

You know that feeling you get when an opener is so good that you kinda just wished they played the entire night? That’s exactly what happened to me last week with Oakland’s The Spencer Owen Timeshare. I met Spencer a while back through a mutual friend and since he was playing his first show in SF in forever, I decided to go. Man was I glad. Their short set was full of energy, catchy tunes, quirky mannerisms and vocals I’m totally envious of. Listen to one of the band’s newest tracks below and watch their Knock ‘N’ Rock performance to see what I mean. Venues, book this band!

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