Monday, February 8, 2016

Campaign mode!

Ok - I'm in campaign mode this week -

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Reminder - Blues for the Palace - Tonight in SF!

Hey There - My Royally Rockin' Friends!

Sending you a friendly reminder that we (Mari Mack and Livin' Like Kings) will be at the Saloon for Take 2 of "Blues for the Palace"  - a grassroots people's effort to raise awareness about the completely LUDICROUS plan to develop the beloved, iconic Palace of Fine Arts and lease it to a long term tenant for 40, 50, 55+ years!

Yes, it is a real head scratcher. If you can't make the show, please sign this online petition that asks the powers that be to "REJECT ALL CURRENT PROPOSALS for DEVELOPMENT" - reason being, the only three proposals still in the running are a luxury boutique hotel/retail and a museum sponsored by an oil company, coupled with a "fine dining experience."
Come on folks, this is San Francisco - hotbed of creativity - we can do a LOT better than that!

Downbeat is at 9:30 pm - here's the facebook event. 
"Hey all you lovers of music and the arts - are the proposed plans to develpp the iconic Palace of Fine Arts into a "Luxury Boutique Hotel" or "fine dining experience" giving you the BLUES? 
Please join kindred spirits at San Francisco's most notorious watering hole - The Saloon in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach! Come dressed as a Weeping Woman, a meandering Maybeck or just come as you are - a thirsty concerned citizen! 
The important thing is to show up! 
Wherever you are - show your support for the people's Palace! Invite some friends. If you can't show up - just post in this event and on social media - maybe one of our creative culture loving innovative techie friends can Periscope it or something! 
or share the petitions(s) :
We are all in this together - time to say "Enough is enough! NO HOTELS OR RESTAURANT in the Palace of Fine Arts! It is a bad idea. " 

If you want to join the facebook page to follow along, I just started it a couple of days ago, since there seemed to be some "mission drift" in the group. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Musings : 2/1/2016

Good Morning! Hope this note finds you well and happy. Another week to use our powers for good - I love Mondays for that reason. Try not to roll your eyes too much.

First things first - on the Music Front :

We (MM&LLK) have a show this Friday - Take 2 of "Blues for the Palace" - at The Saloon in North Beach : 1232 Grant Avenue, SF, CA : $5 cover Be there or be square. 9:30 pm!
We are doing what we can to continue to raise awareness about the need for another people's "Save the Palace of Fine Arts" (people for the palace) movement.

Sharing a song that seems to fit - posting in remembrance of Paul Kantner, RIP. Say "Hello" to my friends and family. Too many to list

Update on the Marin County Supervisor, District 4 race :
It only took a couple of days to get the minimum required amount of signatures for the nomination, though I am still waiting to hear that the signatures have been verified. They had some changes in the computer system at County. I have been told that candidates are not even allowed to officially file formal nomination papers until 2/15/2016, but some have already had a jumpstart in the media.

Speaking of signatures, I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that each signature is only valued at .25 - that's 25¢ - toward the filing fee of $1133.60
It doesn't say much about how government views the people.
We have to remind ourselves that "we the people" are the government. It is not supposed to be "us vs. them" - as I have said many times before:  we are it. If we do not involve ourselves in local affairs, you can bet that someone else is involved and making plans - and sometimes, they bend the rules so far they break - that million dollar four block concrete sidewalk is a glaring example.

Speaking of politics, here's an interesting article by Bill Moyers :

Have a read and let me know what you think.

That's it for now. Have a great day!


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