Streetlight Records–There’s No Place Like A Store!

Very recently, went ‘online’ to get a DVD of a film that has actress Margaret Avery in a pivotal role. I wanted to get several of them, as she will be here on Saint Valentine’s Day. The film arrived in time, but it was in horrible condition. I would have been mortified to have presented it to her for signature. It looked as if it had been dropped down a sewer & pulled out to dry, then sold as ‘used.’

This store carries a wide variety of recorded entertainment, going beyond records.  One of the few remaining 'brick & mortar' stores left in this type of business.

This store carries a wide variety of recorded entertainment, going beyond records. One of the few remaining ‘brick & mortar’ stores left in this type of business. Located near Castro Street, 2350 Market Street-San Francisco

You won’t have that problem @ Streetlight Records. The variety of items sold goes beyond sound recordings. I am supposing that they retained the name, in part, because of the simplicity of sound & customer familiarity.

They are very good in terms of carrying older DVD copies of films, and it was my luck to find a ‘like new’ version of the film I plan to present to Miss Avery when my turn comes Friday.

This is one of the few places remaining that sells DVDs, VHS, and 33 and one-third rpm recordings.

It’s nice to have a place like this, a place where you can see & touch the merchandise prior to purchase. They also carry new films & compact discs as well as newly released ‘classics.’ In terms of recorded entertainment, there is something for nearly everyone. If they don’t have a particular item in stock, they are good about arranging special orders.

We a lucky to have them in the City.

Streetlight Records, they buy, sell, and trade.

Streetlight Records, they buy, sell, and trade.

If YOU CAN’T FIND IT–

They are very helpful & customer service is one of their priorities.

They are very helpful & customer service is one of their priorities.

DVDs-READY TO TAKE HOME & ENJOY OR WRAP AS A GIFT…

Dreams to be watched, right @ your fingertips.

Dreams to be watched, right @ your fingertips.

And if you want to dream alone, without disturbing anyone—

They sell headphones for the loner, or those who like to enjoy late, late viewings, but don't wish to disturb others.

They sell headphones for the loner, or those who like to enjoy late, late viewings, but don’t wish to disturb others.

Mission Rock Street Rocks, even if there are no Rocks!

Why, you must be asking yourself, this 2nd Day of Xmas, 2013–does Mission Rock Street not have any giant boulders? Of course, you are asking this question, don’t try to get out of it, you were thinking about this issue ever since you were in 4th grade, unless you were held back in third grade, or are only in the second grade! Otherwise, I am convinced that every sentient being on this planet (except for “W”) has been studying this history with great intensity & fanatic-like fervour. Why are there no hills in Beverly Hills? There must be some celestial reason that links all of this. Why is enough spelled the way it is spelled, and given a pronunciation that has little, if any, relationship to the phonics of its letters.

Alas, I just don’t know. I do know that you have to be careful to remember that you are not on Mission Street, and you must click your heels and keep saying “Mission Rock, Mission Rock, Mission Rock.” If you don’t, you will wander around on Mission Street, and never find the true love you need.

SO HERE IS MISSION ROCK! LIKE BEVERLY HILLS, NO HILLS, NO ROCKS!

I went into a trance last night & consulted with Edith Beale, Jr--and she thinks that a decorating committee should come up with beautifully placed boulders at tastefully paced intervals, so that Mission Rock street has a reason for it's name.  Princess Melita Bonaparte has issued a command that this be done--Maybe they can donate some rocks from the grounds of Tatoi Palace.  Who will pay for the shipping?  It's always something!

I went into a trance last night & consulted with Edith Beale, Jr–and she thinks that a decorating committee should come up with beautifully placed boulders at tastefully paced intervals, so that Mission Rock street has a reason for its name. Princess Melita Bonaparte has issued a command that this be done–Maybe they can donate some rocks from the grounds of Tatoi Palace. Who will pay for the shipping? It’s always something!

You will find it easy access from the MUNI subway system, if there are any drivers. The exit sign seems to emit a sort of friendliness. You just want to be there. Don’t take my word for it, go ahead & find out for yourself…

Don't miss your exit & go way South.  The sign is marked & easy to read.

Don’t miss your exit & go way South. The sign is marked & easy to read.


If you are invited to a party to Mission Rock Street, you might be lucky and have hosts who are delightful & thoughtful enough to see to it that you don’t get lost on your journey. I was lucky and had that!
The most famous Reindeer in the world, once a victim of deer bullying (when in grammar school) lent his internationally known image, to show the way!

The most famous Reindeer in the world, once a victim of deer bullying (when in grammar school), lent his internationally-known image, to show the way!

YOU COULD NOT MISS IT!

There you are!  We all found it!  Candy Cane Lane, the site of the party!

There you are! We all found it! Candy Cane Lane, the site of the party!

Strata Apartments–Right on Mission Rock Street!

The Club Room @ Strata Apartments, 555 Mission Rock Street.  Now the Mission is to get some boulder sized rocks on Mission Rock Street>  Merry Christmas+What a fine party it was!  22 December 2013

The Club Room @ Strata Apartments, 555 Mission Rock Street. Now the Mission is to get some boulder sized rocks on Mission Rock Street! Merry Christmas+What a fine party it was! 22 December 2013.

In Texas, LONE STAR ATTITUDE Defines Fashion

When tornadoes or ice & snow storms, or missing aircraft wings, engines, pilots, computer power failures, just little things, leave you stranded in the gift shop area of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, you must take on your best bovine appearance, and just cross the line—you have entered, not the Twilight Zone, but the LONE STAR ATTITUDE. You will steer yourself gently into a ranch of fashion, roped in by the glamour, the allure of being truly not just ‘in’ Texas, but ‘of’ Texas! Your vows of poverty can no longer apply, you are now earthbound till the next weather alert! You are in Terminal C–and don’t you forget it!

In Texas, the cost of using human models for fashion statements has been out sourced, or taken to the pasture.  The cows have finally horned in & have taken over!

In Texas, the cost of using human models for fashion statements has been out sourced, or taken to the pasture. The cows have finally horned in & have taken over!

Fashion designers from Texas were in despair in their attempts to find human models who were not morbidly obese, so they switched to cattle.  It cost them less, and they did not move on to high paying careers in the film industry.

Fashion designers from Texas were in despair in their attempts to find human models who were not morbidly obese, so they switched to cattle. It cost them less, and they did not move on to high paying careers in the film industry.

THE FUTURE OF FASHION IS IN A MILKSHAKE–BE CAREFUL WHEN ORDERING YOUR NEXT CHEESEBURGER!

In Texas, the designers for Texas Attitude have beefed up their couture

In Texas, the designers for Texas Attitude have beefed up their couture.

A LOAD OF CRAP FROM TOBACCO INDUSTRY: STEALTH, LIES & DEATH!

How many more people have to suffer through the horrors of lung cancer due to tobacco addiction before this is brought to an end?

Every tobacco field should be turned into a forest, for the protection & nurturing of wildlife, not for a new Walmart parking lot.

The tobacco industry should pay for all the medical & funeral expenses for anyone who dies of lung cancer.

The tobacco industry should pay to retrain their employees in wildlife management.

The tobacco industry should voluntarily go out of the business of death, and invest their money in the business of life, becoming stewards of the planet, rather than promoters of its destruction. The growing of tobacco strips the land of precious forests & destroys the lungs of precious people.

Once this is accomplished, then guns & swords can be turned into instruments of healing. These ideas are not new, not original with me–but the obnoxious signs that I saw brought out these thoughts & here they are, in their unvarnished state.

The tobacco industry is right up there with Monsanto–killers, murderers–maybe not in a violent mode, but certainly we all feel the loss that they have inflicted upon us for generations.

It is time for this insanity to stop. It is time for mending to start.

A sunflower on a box of poison?  Isn't it supposed to be a skull & crossbones?  What lies these rotten corporations put forth!  If a corporation is the same as a person, then they are guilty of libel, false information, intentionally misleading people.  People go to jail for this, why not the managers of these corporations?

A sunflower on a box of poison? Isn’t it supposed to be a skull & crossbones? What lies these rotten corporations put forth! If a corporation is the same as a person, then they are guilty of libel, false information, intentionally misleading people. People go to jail for this, why not the managers of these corporations?

If you want to get clarification about your murderers, contact them!  If you want them to go away, tell them!  They have provided the information, use it wisely...

If you want to get clarification about your murderers, contact them! If you want them to go away, tell them! They have provided the information, use it wisely…

Let’s add insult to injury–E cigarettes?

There are thousand of amoral people who are investing money in this industry which will end up killing countless numbers of people.  Your lungs were not intended to be chimneys.  They were intended to bring you the breath of life, to sustain you, to enable you to thrive.  Any product like this causes biological compromise & will eventually ruin your health.

There are thousands of amoral people who are investing money in this industry which will end up killing countless numbers of people. Your lungs were not intended to be chimneys. They were intended to bring you the breath of life, to sustain you, to enable you to thrive. Any product like this causes biological compromise & will eventually ruin your health.

San Franpsycho–A Store For Your Inner Goth Child Vintage Look

San Franpsycho is the store for your unique make-over. It carries many hand designed items that have a twist & an edge that you won’t find in mainline stores–the very name of their business foretells a shopping experience going beyond a ‘one size fits all’ mode of thinking. You can get your skull poster right here.

Here is the address information for this store of unusual & fun merchandise.

Here is the address information for this store of unusual & fun merchandise.

Sometimes there is even a delivery truck emblazoned with their distinguished logo & branding parked in front. I don’t see it too frequently, so I am guessing that they keep busy delivering their products with the unique take on the Goth look.

Here are some point & click shots of the delivery truck.

This would be almost as much fun as driving a hearse.  The design is just plain crazy.  How could you not just love this?

This would be almost as much fun driving around town in as it would be driving a hearse. The design is just plain crazy. How could you not just love this?

They replaced eye candy with skull candy, well, sort of–another detail of the delivery truck.

Just bone up on your parking skills & you could be their delivery person!

Just bone up on your parking skills & you could be their delivery person!

They did a fine job in terms of their branding–the logo is simple, yet very identifiable as being ‘in The City.’ They find clever ways of repeating their logo on various products for the young & young at heart.

Well designed & used on many of their products.  "If you are going to San Franpsycho, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair..."

Well designed & used on many of their products. “If you are going to San Franpsycho, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…”

Show your inner core, the one we all have to deal with sooner or later.

Hang loose & celebrate your spinal column with some spare ribsQ

Hang loose & celebrate your spinal column with some spare ribs.

This skull poster was one of the first things I bought @ San Franpsycho.  It was just the perfect thing for Halloween & Dia de los Muertos. It will be back.

This skull poster was one of the first things I bought @ San Franpsycho. It was just the perfect thing for Halloween & Dia de los Muertos. As Mae West once provocatively said, “He’ll be back.”

The fellows who worked in this store were quite nice & helpful. Never met a Goth I did not like. Not sure if they use this term for their products, but it seems to fit. They were friendly, let me browse the store without making me feel as if I were an intruder & I found some fun things that fit into my budget. So, if ever you are in a Gothic mode of dress, here is a good place to stimulate your energy & the economy.

Drink in the logo--if you are a vampire, you now have a place for your overflow on a good night.

Drink in the logo–if you are a vampire, you now have a place for your overflow on a good night.

If inclined, you may co-ordinate your shirts with your drinking glasses or vampire storage.  There are always lots of non-conformist possibilities @ San Franpsycho.

If inclined, you may co-ordinate your shirts with your drinking glasses or vampire storage. There are always lots of non-conformist possibilities @ San Franpsycho.

For petroleum-free transportation, check out their skateboards–They have retained the logo, but embellished the City with cursive calligraphy, straight from Charlemagne’s Era!

You won't have to worry about expired transfers when riding one of these beauties.

You won’t have to worry about expired transfers when riding one of these beauties.

You can show your brand loyalty from head to toe.

A cap that would tempt Edith Beale in her All American Flag waving choreography!

A cap that would tempt Edith Beale in her All American Flag waving choreography!

This is where they do a lot of their shirt artwork, right in the store.

What goes into Goth--the untold story behind the fun & ready-to-wear logo!

What goes into Goth–the untold story behind the fun & ready-to-wear logo!


His Imperial Highness, Prince Roland Bonaparte II, wearing a creation from San Franpsycho.
Prince Roland Bonaparte II as shown in Dia de los Muertos, 2013-San Franpsycho style.

Prince Roland Bonaparte II as shown in Dia de los Muertos, 2013-San Franpsycho style. Photograph by Karen Latunski

For more images & information: http://www.sanfranpsycho.com/

Sew Right To Be Here! sfseamstress.com

Just discovered this sewing & design shop last week on a walkabout. It has a warmth & charm that just makes one feel ‘at home.’ The owner was quite receptive about my looking around & using my point & click. Turns out that they do more than just clothing. Their work includes full window treatments, furniture upholstery, and even room dividers for restaurants. Their website offers a more extensive view of their production–
http://www.sfseamstress.com/sew/index.html
The overall impression is of high quality craftwork & artful design implementation. It’s a very inviting atmosphere.

Simple & to the point, your thread awaits you @ sfseamstress.com

Simple & to the point, your thread awaits you @ sfseamstress.com

The store window was clever, yet understated. There was just enough for a customer to look at without feeling overwhelmed. Truly, a nice combination of differences that melded well.

Sew at your service, located @ 1421 Fulton Street San Francisco, easily accessible by going North via the Divisadero Bus.

sfseamstress, located @ 1421 Fulton Street San Francisco, easily accessible by going North via the Divisadero Bus.

Window design is clever, letting the tools of the trade speak volumes.

Window design is clever, letting the tools of the trade speak volumes, doing ballet with cloth.

Their windows tell you the story behind cloth, before it becomes a defined item.

Colourful spools of thread  add to the charm & coziness of this lovely shop.

Colourful spools of thread in the display window add to the charm & coziness of this lovely shop.

Sweet designs on display, for the child in all of us.

Sweet designs on display, for the child in all of us.

Detail of charming designs for children.

Detail of charming designs for children.

What looks like a cloth jellyfish is named "Billionjelloybloom development pattern & production."  It's a very SFMOMA kind of thing.  It would make a swell addition to my art collection!  Love it!

What looks like a cloth jellyfish is named “Billionjelloybloom development pattern & production.” It’s a very SFMOMA kind of thing. It would make a swell addition to my art collection! Love it!

Upholstery swatches displayed in the shop--beautiful & daring!

Upholstery swatches displayed in the shop–beautiful & daring!

Sew right in black & white, circles--timeless, yet exciting & vibrant.

Sew right in black & white, circles–timeless, yet exciting & vibrant.

You may email them –sew@sfseamstress.com
Or call @ 415-271-0212

Murder(S) In My Apartment–! 911!!!!!! Am I Next?

Someone was holding my hand! Shots rang out in the dark & I heard tires peeling off rubber, the squeal deal & not a uniform in sight. No, the police won’t come to my Grey Gardens–the corpse disappeared–or stuffed into a dumpster. All that is left are clues that it happened. The knife, intended for pies, went for a throat. A movie theatre ticket, proof of some connection, but what? What happened here? What was the motivation? A Dorothy Malone autograph, maybe?

You don’t leave a bloody knife in plain sight with a label, not unless you are trying to plant evidence to fool the county appointed investigator. It looks like the Court tagged the evidence before charging anyone with the crime.

BIRTH OF A PARK BENCH MURDER–MURDER, HE PAINTED?

A heinous crime on Corona Heights--reaching to the very inner sanctum of the highest ranking member of the Bonaparte Family.

A heinous crime on Corona Heights–reaching to the very inner sanctum of the highest ranking member of the Bonaparte Family.

Not a drop of the precious distilled spirits seemed to be touched, but what of the ticket, to where?  Was this meant as a warning?

Not a drop of the precious distilled spirits seemed to be touched, but what of the ticket, to where? Was this meant as a warning?

And the casually tossed newspaper–what was this person reading? Or, is this just something else to throw investigative journalism into a state of shambles? The only person who might know isn’t saying a word, at least not about this: Princess Melita Bonaparte.

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