May 16, 2011
Simon says, “Woof!”

Simon says, “Woof!”

9:07pm
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April 20, 2011

April 19, 2011

7:55pm
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February 20, 2011
Impromptu Blues Funeral

Johnny Nitro’s life ended like one of his gigs: in an old North Beach bar, on a Saturday night, surrounded by fans.

Mr. Nitro, whose raspy voice and low-down rhythm guitar made him a beloved fixture in the Bay Area blues scene, died Saturday evening in his apartment upstairs from the Saloon on Grant Avenue, where he performed regularly for decades.

"The paramedics came. It was chaos. But when they brought his body down wrapped in a white sheet, everyone just got quiet and started applauding. It was amazing," said Futoshi Morioka, a San Francisco guitarist who was playing at the Saloon when Mr. Nitro died.

"We finished the set because Johnny would have wanted that," Morioka said. "But then we played Bill Withers’ ‘Lean on Me’ in his honor. I just played my heart out for him."

San Francisco Chronicle

February 17, 2011
Mosaic detail from one of the photos I posted to my main blog Tuesday.

Mosaic detail from one of the photos I posted to my main blog Tuesday.

February 15, 2011
Rorschach Mosaic

Rorschach Mosaic

February 15, 2011
Before and After

January 25, 2011
Park Boulevard Tilework

Park Boulevard Tilework

January 12, 2011
Yet another, um, “satisfied” ebay customer.

Yet another, um, “satisfied” ebay customer.

December 24, 2010
Two Tone

Two Tone

7:09pm
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