Sunday, May 29, 2022

Thi Ca Sử Việt 9

 Today was the performance for Thi Ca Sử Việt 9. This is the second time I've done it. It has been great fun both times. It is a variety show really. Music acts from a wide range of genres with performers representing all the generations from very young to bordering on the elderly. 

Here are some shots from yesterday and today...


I brought up an Eb alto horn with a large mouthpiece to practice on. 

I can only suppose a (not very respectful) young person did this.

Francis and I had dinner at Mazra in San Bruno. No food 
shots because they were about to close when we ordered, 
it was all in to-go containers. 


A view from the hill.

The performance took place in the auditorium at 
the Legion of Honor.


Soundcheck. This is some of the band and one of 
the vocalists. 

Afterwards I got take out from Curry Corner in 
South San Francisco.

It was good.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Trip to the Bay Area for...

performances at Thi Ca Sử Việt 9 and Bird & Beckett Bookstore with the Francis Wong's new quartet.

Here are some shots from the trip up today. I usually take some combination of the small roads between the Highway 101 and Interstate 5 on my way up to the Bay Area. It takes a lot longer, but is a more satisfying drive. I've never stopped in the oil town of Taft before, so decided this was the time. There are a few eateries there I want to try. Today it was Jo's Diner. I may go through Taft on the way back, though lately I've been taking the small roads east of Interstate 5. There is a BBQ place I'd like to try. Time will tell. 

There are also some shots here of the preparations for Coalinga's Horned Toad Derby Festival, which starts tonight. I'll miss it on this trip. It is definitely a small town affair, but more fun than you might think. 

Finally sone shots from a walk around Oyster Point Park, since I got into South San Francisco too early to check into the motel.