A friend referred to me today as Sacred Harp's latest media celebrity, because a photographer from the San Jose Mercury News came to the shapenote singing in San Carlos on Saturday and took a few pictures, some of them of me. A big dramatic photo of me appeared in Sunday's paper, and I also can be heard in snippets of interview (accompanied by more photos of me, for that part of the presentation) in an online slideshow about the event.
That slideshow can be found here.
Since then I've been seeing friends and walking around San Francisco and now I'm in Mountain View trying to grab the software engineers away from their terminals to talk with me about some projects. I return to SF this weekend. Originally I planned to schedule some visits to the East Bay to see friends this weekend, since I have a rental car this trip, but I've decided that I just want to spend more time in San Francisco itself. I bought a new book of historical walking tours, and there's a movie showing at the Castro Theater I want to see on Saturday, and Sunday evening is the San Francisco Freedom Band's banquet and awards ceremony. So that's plenty enough fun for now.
It's been raining a bit. I've never seen the hills of landfill along the bay east of 101 in Mountain View so green.