hasta luego

by Geezer on January 17, 2015

barraganNo need for panic. The Daily Geezer will not be published next week as I will be off exploring the wonders of Mexico City.

 

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blowing it

by Geezer on January 17, 2015

harmonicaBay seniors ready to take up a musical instrument that they can carry around in their pocket, might want to look into the Beginning Harmonica class at the Jazz School in Berkeley. It’s a serious 10-week class led by a musician with the amazing name of Winslow Yerxa and delves in the details of breathing, chords and single notes as they are performed in blues, jazz folk and country. Saturdays 10-11:30. $395.

 

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he’s back

by Geezer on January 17, 2015

potatoBay seniors (and I know who you are up in Santa Rosa) whose affection for their childhood toys is a love that never dies might want to check out the last weeks of the Boomer Christmas exhibit at the Saratoga History Museum. We’re talking about the greatest kiddie hits of the 50’s and 60’s, displays of GI Joe, Chatty Cathy, Frisbees. Wonka Trucks, Silly Putty and Mr.Potato Head. Closes Sunday January 25. Free.

 

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locavore basketball

January 17, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who call themselves real, old-fashioned sports fans will be happy to hear what The Run & Only is doing to local basketball. It’s basketball but it’s different. Some of the best local players compete each month in 4×4, 15 second shot clock without stopping. Instead of cheerleaders there’s a DJ “scoring” the […]

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sounds like fun

January 17, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors no longer have to hustle down to Burbank if they want to join a cheering game show audience. On Monday January 26 at the Castro Theater Ask Me Another, a new NPR show in the style of Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me will be taped and you’re invited. It is billed as […]

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codgertations #10

January 15, 2015

Tweet This week’s prize for most ridiculous tech advance is Genworth R70, the 100-pound full-body “aging suit” that simulates decrepitude including restrictive fabric that mimics arthritis and heavy boots that recreate muscle loss plus a helmet that stifles vision and hearing. The intent is to make our grown kids more sympathetic to our ailments. An […]

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eye opening

January 7, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors not bothered by the blurring boundaries between art and design are invited to check out the best stuff at the annual FogFair at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion Jan 15 to 18. 35 mostly blue chip SF, LA and NYC dealers and designers will be doing their darnest to put our town on […]

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pound cakes

January 6, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors interested in extending their New Years Celebration might want to turn up at the Asian Art Museum this Saturday January 10 from 12-1. In Samsung Hall the Kagami Kai will be maintaining Japanese tradition with a display of Omochitsuki mochi pounding. Mochi are not drums. They are rice that is made into […]

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shooting spree

January 5, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors may not be aware of how close we came to becoming Hollywood. Back in 1912 the Essanay Film Company set up production in Fremont, shooting an early silent western starring Bronco Bill Anderson. Its producers built a $50,000 studio in Niles and for a few years they were shooting two 15-minute one-reelers […]

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getting warmer

January 4, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors eager to take the chill off winter might want to consider making their own ramen. I’m not talking about throwing packaged noodles in the microwave. Ramen is a refined art in Japan and increasingly so here at places like Nombe, the izakaya in the Mission. On Saturday January 11 at 2pm, they […]

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